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NIGHTCRAWLER Finale

Nightcrawler #12 courtesy Marvel

Nightcrawler #12 courtesy Marvel

One amazing journey ends for a fan-favorite hero, a legendary writer and artist who captured the spirit of the greatest X-Men era.

Nightcrawler #12 by Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck arrives this week. This is the final issue after an uncanny year and adventure.

Kurt Wagner represents the heart and soul of the X-Men and what it means to be a mutant. This solo series followed Kurt’s comeback in Jason Aaron’s Amazing X-Men.

Nightcrawler came home to the X-Men to find his fellow Children of the Atom dramatically changed: Continue reading

JENNIFER LAWRENCE Exits After X-MEN APOCALYPSE

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

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

Jennifer Lawrence will play Mystique one last time in X-Men: Apocalypse.

You read correct. One final turn in blue.

This 2016 showdown with the villainous first mutant will be the final film for Lawrence as the shapeshifter.

“It is my last one, actually,” the actress replied to MTV News when asked about the sequel on the red carpet for Serena. Continue reading

SURPRISE HEROES In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

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courtesy Marvel

Avengers: Age of Ultron is packed with new and returning favorites but director Joss Whedon says expect even more Marvel icons in Earth’s Mightiest Sequel.

In a Marvel.com interview, the director was asked if there are more characters in the film we haven’t see in the trailers and promos.

He said a simple, “yes.”

Let the speculation begin!

Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye,  Hulk, Nick Fury and Maria Hill are back. The new film introduces Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Vision.

The most recent poster revealed Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Anthony Mackie as Falcon and Idris Elba as Heimdall will appear in the film.

Who else will assemble? Continue reading

CIVIL WAR In SECRET WARS

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courtesy Marvel

Marvel returns to the bitter hero vs. hero fight that inspired the next Captain America movie.

In Secret Wars the Marvel Universe is destroyed and a new Battleworld emerges made of Warzones inspired by the publisher’s greatest epics.

Marvel announced a new Civil War by Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman) and Leinil Francis Yu (Secret Invasion) via CNN.

In the original story by Mark Millar the U.S. government passes the Superhero Registration Act after a group of rookie heroes took on overpowering villains and thousands of innocent people died. Iron Man and Captain America took different sides leading to a war of heroes.

Soule will take the story from a decade ago in a new direction and prep film fans for the upcoming sequel. Continue reading

WHO’S on the AGENTS OF SHIELD Index?

Agents of SHIELD by Gabrielle Dell'Otto courtesy Marvel

Agents of SHIELD by Gabrielle Dell’Otto courtesy Marvel

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. delivered an action packed new episode introducing new characters, hidden secrets, Easter eggs and one of the most unexpected characters I never thought would jump from comics to screen.

In “One of Us”, Kyle MacLachlan returned as “Cal” the psychotic father of Skye. The scientist is recruiting villains in his crusade of revenge against S.H.I.E.L.D. including Drea de Matteo as the metal clawed Karla Faye Gideon.

Here’s what we learned:

“The Index” is a S.H.I.E.L.D. watch list for super powered people – some are kept hidden in prison. Continue reading

STUART IMMONEN Joins MARVEL’s STAR WARS

Unfinished Star Wars #8 courtesy Marvel

Unfinished Star Wars #8 courtesy Marvel

Marvel announced Stuart Immonen will join writer Jason Aaron on the new Star Wars series starting with issue eight this July.

Today’s announcement follows John Cassaday saying he would leave after issue six.

The publisher also revealed an unfinished look at the Immonen’s pencils for the Star Wars #8 cover.

Aaron confirmed via Twitter he is staying on the new book “for the long haul.”

Immonen’s journey to a galaxy far far away follows his run on All-New Captain America and All-New X-Men. Continue reading