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Marvel, “A Propaganda of a Cult of Violence”

406px-VanguardWhen it comes to censorship, Russia loves their crack downs. Russia’s federal media watchdog is investigating Marvel comics as a “propaganda of violence.” Part of the issue is the comics “denigrating Soviet symbols.” Via The Moscow Times, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media watchdog is investigating the superheroes. All of this stems from a complaint from a distributor called Rospechat who cited “violence and cruelty” in the comics.

Part of this is over Avengers #1 from August 2014, which has Soviet symbols, likely involving the character Vanguard, who is affiliated with the Winter Guard, a group of heroes based in Russia. Vanguard sports a Russian hammer and sickle on his chest.

It’s likely Marvel will receive a warning. If it receives two in a year, they’ll have their license revoked. The publisher Egmont, operating under an agreement with Marvel’s parent company Walt Disney, still intends to release the comics next month, but most likely with the Soviet symbols removed.

 

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are folks excited for?

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Kotaku – Transformers Pens Are More Than Meets The Eye – I want! That Nemesis Prime one is so cool.

CBR – “Constantine” Scheduled for Late October Debut – Around Halloween, and pretty sure that’s when Grimm debuted last year.

The Beat – Legendary Comics teams with Penguin Random House for three more titles – Where is my Pacific Rim ongoing!!!!

Complex Popculture – Shut Yo’ Mouth: “Shaft” Is Returning As A Comic Book – I can dig it.

 

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Time Runs Out for Avengers and New Avengers This September!

This September, leap into tomorrow as the Marvel Universe fast forwards 8 months in Avengers #35 and New Avengers #24! All-Star artists Jim Cheung and Mike Deodato join writer Jonathan Hickman for two oversized issues taking readers to the battle-worn Marvel Universe of tomorrow. But how could this all happen?

The Incursions by parallel Earths from other dimensions have increased in number! To save both universes, each time one Earth must be destroyed! Up until now, the Illuminati has dealt with this problem in secret! But 8 months from now, who is left to shoulder this burden—and is the entirety of the Marvel Universe itself doomed?

In an interview with Marvel.com, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said:

After the cataclysmic events of the Avengers Original Sin tie-in, and the revelation as to what the Illuminati has been up to all this time, we jump the storyline ahead 8 months in both Avengers #35 and New Avengers #24 – to the moment that time runs out for everybody! So in addition to setting the table for the astonishing climax of Jonathan Hickman’s run, we’ll also be providing a glimpse into the immediate future of many of our characters, and what changes await them over the next 8 months of publishing. This isn’t some maybe-future, this is the real deal, what’s awaiting the Marvel Universe in the coming year.

As these two epic issues jump forward into the future, what has become of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? With the war between the Avengers and the Illuminati at its peak, who will be left to fend off the Final Incursion? Who are the new Cabal? And…what is coming in May 2015? The clock is ticking and your questions will be answered this September!

This September…TIME RUNS OUT!

AVENGERS #35
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art & Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Coming September 2014!

NEW AVENGERS #24
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Coming September 2014!

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Kotaku – X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Sentinels Could’ve Looked Very Different – Huh.

 

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Art of Level 7 Variant Covers Debut In August!

Marvel has debuted of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Art of Level 7 comic book variant covers available this August. These variants will feature artwork from the exclusive, sold-out art initiative launched to support the final six episodes of the series’ inaugural season.

Featuring an award-winning roster of artists – Mike Del Mundo, Paolo Rivera, Pascal Campion, Stephanie Hans, Emma Rios and Phantom City Creative, the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. art pieces will be a great addition for both fans of the hit ABC series and comic book fans alike.

The limited-edition variant covers will be featured in the following comic books:

  •  ALL-NEW X-MEN #31 (DEL MUNDO AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. VARIANT)
  •  AVENGERS #34 (RIVERA AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. VARIANT)
  •  DEADPOOL #33 (CAMPION AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. VARIANT)
  •  NEW AVENGERS #22 (HANS AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. VARIANT)
  •  UNCANNY AVENGERS #23 (RIOS AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. VARIANT)
  •  UNCANNY X-MEN #25 (PHANTOM CITY AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. VARIANT)

ALL-NEW X-MEN #31 (JUN140692)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by MAHMUD ASRAR
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Variant by MIKE DEL MUNDO
On-Sale This August!

AVENGERS #34 (JUN140621)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art & Cover by LEINIL YU
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
On-Sale This August!

DEADPOOL #33 (JUN140618)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN
Art by JOHN LUCAS
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Variant by PASCAL CAMPION
On-Sale This August!

NEW AVENGERS #22 (JUN140629)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by DALE KEOWN
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Variant by STEPHANIE HANS
On-Sale This August!

UNCANNY AVENGERS #23 (JUN140635)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by SANFORD GREENE
Cover by AGUSTIN ALESSIO
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Variant by EMMA RIOS
On-Sale This August!

UNCANNY X-MEN #25 (JUN140626)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Variant by PHANTOM CITY CREATIVE
On-Sale This August!

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Kotaku – The New Batman Sure Looks Sad – Ha!

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Kotaku – Wizards Of The Coast Is Suing Someone For Cloning Magic: The Gathering – Doh.

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The Miniest figure is often the Mightiest.

The Diamond Select Minimates are some of the best figures ever made. The designers at Art Asylum have created hundreds of characters from a wide variety of comic books, movies, video games and TV shows. The Marvel Minimates are by far the most popular and have been seeing steady releases for over 10 years! To celebrate, Diamond Select is releasing a 3rd wave of the “Best Of Marvel” series.

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The series will consist of:

  • Marvel Now Captain America & Modern Spider-Man
  • Transforming Grey Hulk & Extremis Iron Man
  • Classic Hawkeye & Ant-Man
  • Luke Cage Power & Iron Fist

Diamond has been including a lot more accessories of late and this “Best Of” wave stays the course. Grey Hulk has extra pieces to allow a transformation from Banner into Grey Hulk (a series first) and Ant-Man comes with a lab coat to rock a Hank Pym look. The Luke Cage and Iron Fist set includes accessories from looks the characters have had during their long histories. The biggest score from the series is probably the Hawkeye. A Modern Hawkeye was recently released in a Toys R Us 2-pack, but this one is a great update of the Classic Hawkeye release we saw 6 years ago (not including the hard to find Disney Exclusive Avengers Box set). The “Best of Marvel” Wave 3 arrives this summer.

In a nice Minimate double-dip, we get our first look at the set from X-Men: Days of Future Past. The newest X-Men film seems rather light on the merchandise, and these minimates might be all the figure love we get from our merry mutants’ latest romp.

The serieDays-of-Future-Past-Minimatess will consist of:

  • Future Professor X & Past Magneto
  • Future Magneto & Past Mystique
  • Future Wolverine & Future Storm
  • Past Logan & Past Charles Xavier

It’s a little funny how the 8 figures actually represent only 5 characters. Time travel is great! The pairings are also a little odd, mixing the future and past versions of different characters together. Also, Storm? Really? I’m pretty sure, oh, KITTY PRYDE plays a bigger part in the film than Storm. Oh well. Like other minimate sets, the X-Men: Days of Future Past figures will come with movie-specific accessories for each character. Look for these to arrive this summer.

Preview: The Illuminati Face a Reckoning in Avengers #29 – an Original Sin Tie-In!

This May, the collision of the Avengers and New Avengers is imminent as untold treacheries come finally come to light. Marvel is proud to present your first look at Avengers #29 – an Original Sin tie-in, from the creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Yu!

To stop multiversal armageddon the Illuminati, a secret cabal of the Marvel Universe’s greatest minds, had to do the unthinkable. To save a universe, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, the Black Panther, Namor, The Beast and Black Bolt were forced to assemble the most terrifying weapon in the known universe – the INFINITY GAUNTLET!

To protect their secret, they tampered with the memories of Captain America – erasing his knowledge of their terrible acts. But no secret stays buried forever. And Steve Rogers is about to discover the betrayal of his closest allies.

Information held by the all-seeing Watcher has restored Steve Rogers memories – and the Illuminati’s days are numbered. What unfathomable secrets have Tony Stark and his inner circle been keeping? What will happen when the Marvel Universe at large discovers their treachery? Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are on a dangerous collision course – and before it’s over, only one of them will be left standing.

The Earth-shattering clash of the Avengers and New Avengers is upon us, and it all starts here! But when the dust clears, is there still a world worth fighting for? Find out as Earth’s Mightiest are thrust headlong into Original Sin this May!

AVENGERS #29 (MAR140631)
ORIGINAL SIN TIE-IN
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by LEINIL YU
Cover by FRANK CHO
Sketch Variant Also Available! (MAR140632)
FOC – 04/21/04, On-Sale 05/14/14

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