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Secrets Revealed in Avengers #29 – a Tie-In to Original Sin!

This May, the collision of the Avengers and New Avengers is imminent as treacheries come to light in Avengers #29 – an Original Sin tie-in!

The Illuminati, a secret cabal of the Marvel Universe’s greatest minds, was brought together for a single purpose – to protect the world from the threat of multiversal armageddon. But to save our entire universe, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, Namor, The Black Panther, The Beast and Black Bolt would have to do the unthinkable.

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.

With Captain America’s memories restored, the Illuminati’s days are numbered. The clash of the Avengers and New Avengers is upon us. What shocking secrets have Tony Stark and his secret inner circle been keeping? Find out as the truth stands revealed in Avengers #29!

AVENGERS #29
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by LEINIL YU
Cover by FRANK CHO
On-Sale This May!

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Preview: Adapt or Die – Your First Look at Avengers #27!

This March, secrets stand revealed in Avengers #27, from writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Salvador Larroca! They have come from another space and time, but they are not who they seem. As the science war overtakes the globe, the truth behind the All-New Avengers stands revealed! And it will shock Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to their core. If they live that long. The collision of the Avengers and New Avengers is imminent, and no fan can afford to miss the clash of these two titanic teams! This March, secrets can only stay buried for so long in Avengers #27!

But that’s not all! Avengers #27 also contains the full story from All-New Invaders #1 as bonus content at no extra charge! Now is your chance to hop on board one of the hottest new series of All-New Marvel NOW! as Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Namor and the Original Human Torch re-band to wage a new kind of war!

AVENGERS #27 (JAN140753)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Variant Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER (NOV138100)
FOC – 3/03/2014, On-Sale – 3/26/2014

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Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Comic Based Movies

It’s Monday and that means a brand new Facebook Fandom spotlight where I look at the statistic of Facebook users when it comes to some part of geek fandom. With so much buzz recently about comic book movies and casting, I thought it might be interesting to look at various comic-based movies and how they did individually and as a series when it comes to gender.

The first thing that stands out to me is that both Catwoman and Elektra have women as the majority of their “likes.” Men in Black as a franchise does well, but though it shows women as a majority, they are most likely just under 50% due to Facebook’s returning fuzzy results with large numbers such as this.

But, what also stands out is Superman Returns being split exactly 50/50 when it comes to men and women. Director Bryan Singer has spoken about how he wanted a movie that would appeal to women as well as men, and it looks like he achieved that according to these numbers.

Many movies on this list came out well before Facebook existed, but overall the results are interesting to me.

Constantine which will soon be a television series does shockingly well when it comes to gender, with 45% women, and the recently rumored Fantastic Four casting had me interested in those results, which was some of the worst when it came to women with 16.67% for the franchise.

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The snow has kept is indoors here at Graphic Policy DC HQ. Hopefully you all are being entertained with this week’s new comic releases!

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CBR – All-New X-Men #23

Comic Vine – Avengers #26

ICv2 – Deadman Wonderland Vol. 1 TP

Comic Vine – Kick-Ass 3 #6

Comic Vine – Letter 44 #4

Talking Comics – She-Hulk #1

CBR – She-Hulk #1

Review: Avengers #24.NOW

avengers 24Avengers #24.NOW kicks off Marvel‘s new initiative, All-New Marvel NOW! This issue kicks off the “Rogue Planet” storyline which will play out in five parts. Captain America and Iron Man plan for the next version of the Avengers and with a warning from a visitor from the future, discover a runaway planet is on a collision course with Earth.

There’s a lot I liked about this issue. Writer Jonathan Hickman gives us a clear starting point, one of the better ones Marvel has released for some time. The next part is in reality it’s a one issue story, even though it’s part of a bigger storyline. The story itself is pretty cool, starting in the future and coming back, some nice action and lots of hints as to the various time issues the Marvel Universe is having right now.

There’s also some minor quibbles like the part in the beginning where everyone is in their costume, yet they make comments about Captain America and Iron Man constantly working. Why weren’t they in the civilian clothes? It’s a minor issue that stood out to me.

Esad Ribic‘s art is fantastic. There’s little issues I saw and some minor details he adds here and there shows off why he’s on a high-profile comic such as this. He also juggles all the characters quite well making them stand out as individuals.

This issue is meant as a starting point, even though there’s a number 24 on the cover and Hickman pulls that off quite well with a fun, action packed issue that’ll give those interested a good taste as to what they can expect going forward.

Story: Jonathan Hickman Art: Esad Ribic
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

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The weekend is almost here! I’m catching up on comics and some movies. What’s everyone else up to for the weekend?

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CBR – McCann & Lee Acquire “Dapper Men” Rights from Archaia – I want more Dapper Men!

Washington Post – THE TRIAL BALLOON: O teachers, after a banner year for graphic novels, don’t ban these books – More comics in schools!

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Talking Comics – Avengers #24.NOW

Talking Comics – FF #15

Talking Comics – Origin II #1

Talking Comics – Star Wars Darth Vader #1

CBR – Superman Unchained #5

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The weekend is here as my vacation continues! How is everyone’s holiday(s) going? Anyone get any geeky cool presents?

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ICv2 – ‘Umbrella Academy’ Returns – Awesome!

 

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CBR – Avengers #24.NOW

Picture Me Reading – The City Of Ember

The Daily Star – The House that Groaned

SF Crowsnest – Sacrifice

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Hope everyone had a great holiday!

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CBLDFPlease Include CBLDF in Your Year-End Charitable Giving – Give people!!!

 

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Comic Vine – Avengers #24

Comic Vine – Doctor Who Special 2013 #1

Comic Vine – Forever Evil #4

Collected Editions – Guards! Guards!

Comic Vine – Justice League #26

Comic Vine – Origin II #1

Comic Vine – Robotech/Voltron #1

Preview: Past Meets Present – A First Look at Avengers #25!

They have come from a different place and time – and today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers #25, from blockbuster creators Jonathan Hickman and Salvador Larroca. United against threats no single super hero could withstand – the Avengers have faced dangers unlike any other. But what happens when the danger is themselves? From the splintered fringes of time comes….the Avengers?! And the heroes of the past must face the horrors their present has wrought.

In a release, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said:

After wrapping up INFINITY, Jonathan and I were pretty tired. Too tired to come up with anything new. That whole All-New X-Men thing with the X-Men from the past has been working out pretty well for Brian Bendis, so we thought we’d jump on the bandwagon. Hence, the All-New Avengers! Sounds like the sort of thing that we’d do, doesn’t it?

Past and present collide this January in Avengers #25. But when the dust settles, will there be a present worth fighting for? Not everyone makes it out alive!

AVENGERS #25 (NOV130579)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Variant Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
FOC 12/23/13, ON-SALE 1/22/14

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Lego Quinjet Aerial Battle & Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush Soon to Retire

I received an email this weekend from Lego to check out sets that’ll soon be retired and two are Marvel sets, so get them while you can. The Quinjet Aerial Battle and Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush sets are both on the lists that’ll soon go out of print. So, if you haven’t, make sure to pick them up if you’re interested. The quinjet is even on sale. Also going out of print are some Hobbit and Star Wars sets as well.

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