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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY OF Gifts

Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX courtesy Marvel

Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX courtesy Marvel

Marvel heroes dominated the movie box-office. 2014 is the year Marvel really went into orbit with a ragtag bunch of “losers” who injected new excitement into their cinematic universe.

Here are great gifts for Marvel fans inspired by this year’s hit.

Guardians of the Galaxy was Marvel’s biggest gamble yet with little known heroes who aren’t really superheroes. Chris Pratt was Peter Quill/Star-Lord who assembled Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot into unlikely heroes against the Ronan the Accuser. Writer/director James Gunn gave fans a Star Wars for the Marvel Universe. The film also introduced the Nova Corps, Nebula and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is a critical stop on the road to Avengers: The Infinity War I, II. Continue reading

CULLEN BUNN’S Villain Hit List

Namor: The First Mutant #1 courtesy Marvel

Namor: The First Mutant #1 courtesy Marvel

Magneto, Sinestro, Lobo.

Cullen Bunn is writing acclaimed series starring iconic villains along with anti-hero Deadpool.

Which other unusual suspects does Bunn want to take on next?

“I’ve often said that Namor is one of the most fun characters to write. There’s pure joy in channeling that level of self-confidence. But writing Sinestro, Magneto and Namor might be too much narcissism for me to handle. There are many villainous characters I’d love to see in their own book. Continue reading

New HOWARD THE DUCK Series

Howard the Duck courtesy Marvel via Entertainment Weekly

Howard the Duck courtesy Marvel via Entertainment Weekly

The most surprising comic book comeback continues as Marvel announces Howard the Duck by Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals) and Joe Quinones via Entertainment Weekly.

Howard stole the show in the post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy. Now the hero known as the Master of Quack Fu gets his own comic book series again in 2015.

Howard, a creation of Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik in the 1970′s, starred in his own film in 1980′s. In the new series the duck from another world is a private investigator. Continue reading

X-MEN Holiday Gift Guide

X-Men: Days of Future Past courtesy Fox

X-Men: Days of Future Past courtesy Fox

One week until Black Friday and we begin our holiday geek gift guide starting with the Children of the Atom.

We’re thankful for producers pulling off an astonishing mission. X-Men: Days of Future Past united the cast of the original trilogy (Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and more) with the cast of X-Men: First Class (Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence) in a time-travel epic with Sentinels, incredible action and emotion. Director Bryan Singer introduced Quicksilver, Sunspot, Warpath, Bishop and Blink to the X-Men movie-verse and set the stage for war with Apocalypse in 2016. Continue reading

JENNIFER LAWRENCE On MYSTIQUE In X-MEN APOCALYPSE

Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: First Class courtesy Fox and Marvel.com

Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: First Class courtesy Fox and Marvel.com

Jennifer Lawrence is promoting her third appearance at Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One but X-Fans are already curious about her third turn as Mystique.

After X-Men: Days of Future Past, Raven was no longer allied with Professor X or Magneto. Where does Lawrence think Raven is when X-Men: Apocalypse begins. Continue reading

X-MEN Wild Card In AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT

Avengers #38 courtesy Marvel

Avengers #38 courtesy Marvel

What’s Cyclops doing on the cover of Avengers #38?

What until see inside!

The X-Men Revolution leader is the wild card in the latest chapter of Time Runs Out set in the near future before Secret Wars.

But with writer Jonathan Hickman there are no wild cards in his elaborately plotted epic that began with Avengers World and building up the comics event of 2015.

While the Avengers been battling the Builders, Thanos and A.I.M. – the Illuminati (Tony Stark, Reed Richards, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Black Bolt, Beast, Namor) have committed unheroic acts (brainwashed Steve Rogers, destroy other planets) to save Earth from incusions from other Earths in the Marvel multiverse. The action jumped into near future with heroes vs. heroes, unholy alliances and an array of classic Marvel weapons like the Ultimate Nullifier. Continue reading

AGENTS OF SHIELD BLUE ALIEN REVEALED – UPDATED

courtesy Marvel

courtesy Marvel

The origin of the blue alien from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will finally be revealed. This the mystery alien whose blood saved Agent Phil Coulson’s life in “Tahiti” – a major story thread since the show debuted.

In the December 2nd episode it will reveal the alien is Kree, Executive Producer Jeffrey Bell told TV Guide.

Update: Continue reading

GOTHAM Showrunner on Harley Quinn, Robin, Joker

Harley Quinn #1 courtesy DC Comics

Harley Quinn #1 courtesy DC Comics

Gotham Showrunner Bruno Heller gives an update on iconic Batman characters are coming. The Fox series is set just after the Wayne Murders and focuses on rookie detective Jim Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) and a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz.)

The show already introduced younger versions of Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and possibly Joker. This week’s episode introduced Harvey Dent, the future Two-Face.

Fans can expect a Robin-themed story starring the famous sidekick’s family*. Continue reading

POLARIS Reunion in MAGNETO

X-Factor #243 courtesy Marvel

X-Factor #243 courtesy Marvel

The Master of Magnetism became a mutant variation of the Punisher in his acclaimed new series by Cullen Bunn.

Magneto left the X-Men to become a one-man mission exacting vengeance against any human who threatened his race.

Now he’s front and center in the fight against the Red Skull in AXIS. The Red Onslaught was stopped for a powerful price no one expected. Heroes have turned ruthless and villains are seeing the error of their evil ways in this new reality caused by an inversion spell. Continue reading