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GEEK GIFT GUIDE MARVEL MOVIES

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 courtesy Marvel

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 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 hits.

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

AVENGERS vs. ULTRON FOREVER

Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 courtesy Marvel

Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 courtesy Marvel

Ultron owns 2015!

The evil A.I. stars in Avengers: Age of Ultron on the big screen and in a new graphic novel, Avengers: Rage of Ultron.

Marvel announced Avengers: Ultron Forever #1, New Avengers: Ultron Forever #1,  Uncanny Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 – three oversized special issues by writer Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers) and legendary artist Alan Davis.

The daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones will play a huge role in a future ruled by Ultron. The roster includes the present day Vision, Black Widow, and new Thor, plus Thor from Walt Simonson’s run in the 80’s, James “Rhodey” Rhodes as Iron Man, a new future Captain America, and a pre-Avengers Hulk. Continue reading

HULK to KLUH in AXIS

AXIS #4 courtesy Marvel

AXIS #4 courtesy Marvel

We saw it coming from previews but the debut of KLUH in AXIS #4 was still a shocker and a puzzler.

Bruce Banner’s inner monster has evolved into many incarnations from the gray “Joe Fixit” of Vegas to the Incredible monster to my favorite – Banner in control of Hulk’s body and running the Pantheon from the Peter David era.

In the Hulk by Gerry Duggan it’s Doc Green in control.

But this week KLUH emerged! Continue reading

MARVEL Returns to HULK’s FUTURE IMPERFECT

Future Imperfect courtesy Marvel, a Comics Alliance exclusive

Future Imperfect courtesy Marvel, a Comics Alliance exclusive

Is Marvel taking us back to the Future Imperfect?

 

After revealing a brand new Secret Wars event for 2015 by Jonathan Hickman, Marvel is unleashing teaser after teaser for more possible stories based on classic events and storylines coming next year.

 

The latest is Future Imperfect starring the Maestro front and center over his trophies – the remains of the heroes he defeated. Continue reading

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Teaser Trailer

Avengers: Age of Ultron courtesy Marvel

Avengers: Age of Ultron courtesy Marvel

Ultron arrives early!

Marvel promised to reveal the first official teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron in next week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode but after a leak today it’s officially unleashed along with a first teaser poster.

Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Bruce Banner are back together again in the follow-up directed by Joss Whedon.

One of the all-time favorite Avengers villains makes his horrific on screen debut in the super sequel.

Watch and enjoy: Continue reading

HULK VS. THANOS

Thanos vs. Hulk courtesy Marvel

Thanos vs. Hulk courtesy Marvel

Legendary creator Jim Starling is crafting a Clash of Titans!

 

Marvel announced Thanos vs. Hulk, a four issue limited series written and drawn by Starlin.

 

The creator says showdown is a self-contained story connected the Thanos Annual and set before The Infinity Revelation featuring the Mark Waid Indestructible Hulk version of the Green Goliath. Continue reading

Don’t Call DOC GREEN the HULK

Hulk #5 courtesy Marvel

Hulk #5 courtesy Marvel

Gerry Duggan kicked off his Hulk run by unleashing a new persona from within the Green Goliath.

 

Doc Green is ready for SMASH the Marvel Universe with his enhanced muscles and mind.

 

In Hulk #5 Duggan and artist Mark Waid introduced an Extremis enhanced Hulk who may be smarter than Bruce Banner and in complete control of his powerhouse body.

 

Doc Green may remind you of the Hulk when he ran the Pantheon. Bruce Banner was in control of the Hulk’s body in that run by Peter David that also introduced the grey, cunning “Joe Fix-it” persona. Continue reading

RICK REMENDER On MARVEL AXIS INVERSION

AXIS #5 courtesy Marvel

AXIS #5 courtesy Marvel

Marvel’s main event for 2014 is a showdown between Avengers and X-Men vs. the Red Onslaught in AXIS. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Children of the Atom must be ready to rumble with a reborn Red Skull armed with the powers of Professor X’s brain.

 

The March to AXIS begins in multiple titles including Uncanny Avengers and Captain America. Writer Rick Remender and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort shared new cover art from Jim Cheung while answering fan questions about Act Two in a special Marvel live event. Continue reading

HULK By DUGGAN Begins

Hulk #5 courtesy Marvel

Hulk #5 courtesy Marvel

No more Banner?

 

Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) takes on the Jade Giant with Hulk #5.

 

The creative change comes after big revelations connected to the Original Sin tie-in book. Bruce Banner learned how Tony Stark was involved in the accident that created the Hulk. Continue reading