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Avengers: Standoff courtesy Marvel

Avengers: Standoff courtesy Marvel

The All-New, All-Different Marvel Now is here and the publisher revealed a major crossover starring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Marvel announced Avengers: Standoff during the Iron Man and Avengers panel at New York City Comic Con.

The crossover is tied to the 75th anniversary of Captain America and will run through all the core Avengers titles. The story starts with an Alpha issue (Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill) by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz and wrapping with an Omega book. Continue reading


courtesy Dark Horse Comics

courtesy Dark Horse Comics

Dark Horse Comics is taking sci-fi fans back to Pandora is a brand new comic based on AVATAR, the number one movie of all time.

At New York Comic Con 2015, Dark Horse Comics with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment announced that AVATAR, will expand into the world of comic books in anticipation of the three upcoming film sequels.
In a special prerecorded message, James Cameron revealed that the new series of comics will help shed more light on the mythology and history of the beloved film franchise. Continue reading


Ant-Man #1 courtesy Marvel

Ant-Man #1 courtesy Marvel

Marvel makes room for an Ant-Man sequel while pushing other Phase Three movies back.

The Carol Corps will have to wait a little longer for Carol Danvers to soar in a Captain Marvel movie and the Wasp becomes the first Marvel heroine to get in the title of a film.

Ant-Man and The Wasp is the official follow-up set for July 6, 2018 and the studio announced new dates for other heroes.

Here’s the revised superhero movie timeline. Continue reading


Power Man & Iron Fist #1 courtesy Marvel

Power Man & Iron Fist #1 courtesy Marvel

Power Man & Iron Fist are back together again, sharing adventures and a comic book title. Earlier this week Marvel announced David Walker and Sanford Greene as the team for the new book coming in 2016.

Both characters starred in solo books but when the Heroes-For-Hire came together in one book they became a hit and fan-favorite duo. Each hero took different paths but both ended up in New Avengers.

Luke Cage and Danny Rand will share a book again. Writer David Walker reveals what brings the two heroes back together: Continue reading


X-Men: Days of Future Past courtesy Fox

X-Men: Days of Future Past courtesy Fox

We’ve seen the Days of Future Past but what about the near future for the cinematic X-Men?

Producer Simon Kinberg is enjoying the blockbuster success of The Martian now an  Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the horizon while working a series of X-Men movies. Three X-films are coming out in 2016.

X-Men: Apocalypse is the third film with the First Class cast. From the 1960’s to the 70’s and the 80’s – we’ve seen the cinematic back story of the mutant heroes and villains but is this the big finish? Continue reading

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Sequel & Phase 3 Update

Ant-Man courtesy Marvel

Ant-Man courtesy Marvel

The cinematic adventures of Ant-Man will continue with his famous partner co-headlining the sequel.

Marvel announced Ant-Man and The Wasp for July 6, 2018. The sequel will mark the first Marvel film named after one its heroines.

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) will return for a new adventure following the blockbuster success of Ant-Man.

In the first film, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) showed his daughter, Hope, the new Wasp uniform he had been working on with his wife who vanished in a microverse. Continue reading


Batman and Robin Eternal courtesy DC Comics

Batman and Robin Eternal courtesy DC Comics

Batman and Robin Eternal #1 arrives with shock, awe, the comeback of a fan-favorite and a conspiracy that could shatter everything that makes you believe in Batman.

A mystery villain is striking the families of Batman’s allies. Every hero who was ever Robin and Harper Row is a target.

The new weekly story is centers on a secret Batman kept from the Robins. Now that Bruce is an amnesiac, the secret is creeping to the surface and threatens hundreds.

Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV are again acting as showrunners with a team of writers. This first issue marks the return of artists Tony Daniel and Sandu Florea to Batman.

A fan favorite makes her modern DC debut taking on a Robin and exposing the truth.

But before we continue here’s a…

SPOILER ALERT! Continue reading


Invincible Iron Man #1 courtesy Marvel

Invincible Iron Man #1 courtesy Marvel

Brian Michael Bendis has left Uncanny X-Men and writing Invincible Iron Man #1 but he’s not finished with the mutants yet.

The first issue of the Armored Avenger’s new ongoing was packed with revelations of what’s to come in the All-New, All-Different Marvel Now.

Marvel already revealed the Terrigenesis that’s creating Inhumans is destroying mutants. The Children of the Atom are on the fast road to extinction again.

But does a member of Tony Stark’s supporting cast have the secret to saving or damning the mutant race?

Back when Bendis was writing New Avengers, his stories had a huge impact on the X-books (the House of M “No More Mutants” Decimation) and Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign led to the mutants leaving the mainland United States and establishing Utopia.

A big moment in Invincible Iron Man #1 proves Bendis is not through putting the mutants through turmoil even after exiting the franchise with this month’s milestone Uncanny X-Men #600. Continue reading


The Joker: Endgame courtesy DC Comics

The Joker: Endgame courtesy DC Comics

Bruce Wayne created Batman to be a symbol but the role of the Dark Knight but the cape and cowl eventually come back to Wayne.

Is the Joker closer to being what Bruce intended for his alter ego?

I’ve been thinking about this after watching The Last Laugh, this week’s theory shattering episode of Gotham.

Azrael, Dick Grayson and now Jim Gordon have been the Batman but it’s always back to Bruce.

But think of how many versions of the Joker we’ve seen and accepted? Continue reading


All-New X-Men #31 courtesy Marvel

All-New X-Men #31 courtesy Marvel

Iceman is out and in two big new X-books this month.

Earlier this year, young Bobby Drake came out to young Jean Grey. Young Iceman stars in All-New X-Men while the adult Drake is part of Jeff Lemire’s Extraordinary X-Men team.

The genetic crisis affecting the mutant race is priority but Bobby’s personal life is still on top o of readers minds. While answering fan questions on X-Position, Lemire confirmed Drake’s sexuality will be part of the story and another gay hero will join the cast. Continue reading