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ICv2 – Joaquin Phoenix Out as Doctor Strange – Remember when all those sites reported him as cast and signing a deal?

Huffington Post – New Comic Books Aim To Teach Students In Common Core Classrooms – Interesting.

ICv2 – Another DC Licensing Apology, for a Game – Interesting.

New York Times – In the Beginning, It Was All About Comics – Some interesting history.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – American Vampire: Second Cycle #5

Talking Comics – Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1

Comic Vine – Captain America #25

Comic Vine – The Flash: Season Zero #1

Comic Vine – Gotham Academy #1

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Two Annual #1

CBR – Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow

CBR – Men of Wrath #1

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #8

Comic Vine – Silver Surfer #6

Talking Comics – Voids Enigmatic Mansion Vol. 1

Talking Comics – The Walking Dead #131

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Thor_1_Ribic_Design_VariantWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up. And this is a week that this list could easily be double the size.

Pick of the Week: Thor #1 (Marvel) – Could anything else be in this top spot? This week debuts the new female Thor, yes that thing you’re seeing in a lot of media outside of comics. It’s been a controversial move, but we’re betting writer Jason Aaron will pull this off like he does pretty much everything else.

Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1 (Marvel) – Original Sin shook up the Marvel universe radically changing Nick Fury’s role into a cosmic assassin protecting Earth. He has moved on, but it looks like Bucky will now be stepping into those shoes. Another radical shift, and it should be interesting to see how well it’s done.

Captain America #25 (Marvel) – Another passing of the guard this week sees Sam Wilson, The Falcon, stepping into the role of Captain America. A pretty important issue for sure.

Critical Hit #1 (Black Mask Studios) – Writer Matt Miner‘s Liberator continues in this new volume focusing on the previous series’ two heroines. It’s comics with a message, one you don’t see in comics too often.

Fiction Squad #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Spinning out of Paul Jenkin’s Fairy Tale universe. It’s a detective story that sounds awesome and looks amazing.

Gotham Academy #1 (DC Comics) – We’re guessing this is a perfect series for fans of Gotham. A new comic that looks at the students at a prestigious Gotham school. It sounds perfect for the tween set.

Guardians 3000 #1 (Marvel) – We’re old school Guardians fans, and this new series is written by our favorite Guardians writer Dan Abnett. Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, Starhawk and Charlie-27 are back!

Men of Wrath #1 (Icon/Marvel) – A gritty new limited series launching as part of Marvel’s creator-owned Icon imprint! Witness the story of Ira Rath – the coldest hitman ever to walk on Alabama soil and the black cloud that hangs over his family name. Explore the blood-soaked history of the Rath family as Ira embarks on a job that will decide the fate of his cursed family once and for all.

Ricky Rouse Has a Gun (Self Made Hero) – A graphic novel that skewers copyright and intellectual property, and at the same time pokes fun at the sub-culture that appropriates it all.

Skandalon (Arsenal Pulp Press) – Julie Maroh burst onto the scene in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Color, a tender, bittersweet graphic novel about lesbian love. Maroh’s new graphic novel Skandalon is a bold and literary look at sex, drugs, and rock and roll—and the cost of fame. “Skandalon,” a term found in the Gospels, refers to a persistent trap or obstacle.

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal ‘ Captain America #25′ Exclusive Variant Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco For Austin Comic Con

cap am 25 variantMarvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. have revealed the latest edition of the 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Captain America #25, drawn by Argentine artist Julian Totino Tedesco. VIP attendees at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con, October 2-4 at the Austin Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.

Totino Tedesco is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of Captain America #25 (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

The exclusive version of Captain America #25 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Austin Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.

The Eisner-Award nominated Totino Tedesco is a native of Buenos Aires who began working on American comics about five years ago. He has drawn covers for many titles, including Marvel books Season One, Uncanny X-Force, Thunderbolts, John Carter: Gods of Mars, Original Sin and others.

Who is the All-New Captain America? The conclusion to the story that began in Dimension Z as Zola strikes in unison with The Red Skull! The final fate of Jet Black! Rated T. Writer: Rick Remender; Artists: Carlos Pacheco, Stuart Immonen.

Morena Baccarin, Evan Peters, WWE Phenom The Undertaker and Katie Cassidy are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con.

In addition to Totino Tedesco, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Neal Adams, Kaare Andrews, Bob Layton, CAFU, Ethan Van Sciver, Ramon F. Bachs, Rob Prior, Kevin Maguire, Greg Horn, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam and many others.

Preview: Witness The Birth of a New Hero in Captain America #25!

This October, witness the heart stopping conclusion to the story that began in Dimension Z in the oversized Captain America #25! Superstar writer Rick Remender and blockbuster artist Carlos Pacheco bring the saga of Dimension Z to a close, and give rise to the All-New Captain America!

Arnim Zola and his army of mutates have invaded Manhattan, aided by the devious Red Skull. As two of Captain America’s greatest foes stand united, Steve Rogers stands a broken man. Drained of the Super Soldier Serum that grants him strength, he must rely on his allies if he is to stand a chance! As he and his son Ian, Sharon Carter, Jet Black and Sam Wilson make their last desperate stand against Zola and his armies, witness the birth of a new Captain America! Before the highly anticipated All-New Captain America #1 hits in November, be there when Sam Wilson wields the shield for the first time as a new era of the Sentinel of Liberty begins!

You do not want miss out on the epic, oversized Captain America #25 when it hits comic shops and digital devices this October!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 (AUG140742)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by CARLOS PACHECO & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Covers by STEVE MCNIVEN (AUG140743) &
ADAM HUGHES (AUG140744)
DEADPOOL 75th Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG140745)
Stomp Out Bullying Variant by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (AUG140747)
Hasbro Variant Also Available (AUG140746)
FOC – 09/08/14, On-Sale – 10/01/14

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Marvel and Stomp Out Bullying Team for Variants and Awareness Program

SOB-logo1select_color_V4Marvel is enlisting its biggest Super Heroes to bring added awareness of the problems of bullying. This October, Marvel will join forces with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens in the U.S., to launch a special variant cover program to commemorate National Bullying Prevention Month and support STOMP’s relentless efforts to stop this growing epidemic. Throughout the month of October, the world’s most popular Super Heroes – Captain America, The Avengers, The Guardians of the Galaxy and more — will be featured on all-new variant covers to spotlight both National Bullying Prevention Month and STOMP’s Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention.  The variant issues will be available exclusively at comic shops.

STOMP Out Bullying focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying. It educates kids and teens in school and online, provides  help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raises awareness, conducts peer mentoring programs in schools, creates and distributes public service announcements by noted celebrities, and engages in social media campaigns. An additional focus educates parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.

In 2008, the organization created Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention to signify the importance and bring awareness to the fight to stop bullying and cyberbullying. Taking place the first Monday of October – this year on October 6, 2014 – Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention is designed as a sign of solidarity against bullying by having kids, teens and adults wear blue and make that the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world.

The following comic books, on-sale in October, will feature special STOMP Out Bullying variant covers:

  • Rocket Raccoon #4
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #20
  • Avengers #36
  • Inhuman #7
  • Hulk #7
  • Captain America #25
  • Legendary Star-Lord #4

Marvel HeroClix: The Avengers Quick-Start Kit

29567Marvel HeroClix Quick Start_LGWizkids is looking to repeat this year’s Free Comic Book Day offering with a new Heroclix starter set for individuals to get an easy introduction into the game.

The Marvel HeroClix: The Avengers Quick-Start Kit will include two figures, Captain America and Iron Man, as well as character cards, quick-start rules, and a board game map. The set will retail for $4.99 and the two figures are meant as non-collectible figures, so not to be used in tournaments.

The next Free Comic Book Day is on May 2, 2015.

Diamond Select’s Buck Rogers, the Batmobile and the Borg are in the September Issue of Previews!

The new issue of Previews is in comic shops, and Diamond Select Toys has another diverse array of amazing merchandise in its pages! Pre-orders open today for ten new items, including banks, bottle openers, retro figures, Minimates and silicone trays, from license like Aliens, Batman, Buck Rogers, Godzilla, Kill Bill, Marvel, My Little Pony, Star Trek and Universal Monsters! It’s the best of all worlds!

Alien Egg with Facehugger Vinyl Money Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Putting aside a nest egg? why not keep it in an actual egg? This 9-inch vinyl bank resembles an actual xenomorph egg from the Alien film quadrilogy, complete with a Facehugger alien skittering around on its outer surface. With a coin slot on the top and a door in the base, it’s the perfect place to keep your loose change safe from squeamish criminals! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #SEP142249, SRP: $22.99)

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Alien Facehugger Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys Release! There is nothing more unnerving than the site of a facehugger alien skittering towards you. Those grabbing legs and prehensile tails make them fierce opponents… and great bottle openers! Your next bottled beverage won’t stand a chance once you break out your 3″ facehugger opener. Its solid metal construction will have that bottlecap off in a split second,  and the magnets on the back allow it to hang on your refrigerator door, or the nearest bulkhead, waiting for its chance to strike. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #SEP142250, SRP: $18.00)

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Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys Release! What’s in the glove compartment of the Batmobile? Probably things that won’t fit in Batman’s utility belt, like Bat-pens, Bat-straws… and this solid metal bottle opener of the Batmobile itself! Depicting the famous vehicle, as seen in the Batman Classic TV Series, this 4″ solid metal opener has magnets on the back, so it can park itself on your refrigerator door until Commissioner Gordon calls. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #SEP142255, SRP: $18.00)

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Buck Rogers Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Warp into the 25th century with the first-ever Minimates box set based on the classic Buck Rogers TV show! This box set includes four 2-inch Minimates mini-figures of Captain Buck Rogers, Colonel Wilma Deering, Princess Ardala and Tigerman, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Plus, you get a bonus 1″ micro-figure of TWIKI! Re-create Season 1 of the sci-fi classic in the palm of your hand! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142251, SRP: $19.99)

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Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 2 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Classic Godzilla Minimates line continues, with new 2-inch mini-figures of Godzilla and his greatest foes! Series 2 includes tiny versions of Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar and Hedorah the Smog Monster, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts. Mix and match to create your own kaiju hybrids! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142253, SRP: $19.99)

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Kill Bill 10th Anniversary Minimates Masters of Death Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Beatrix Kiddo was not always a sword-wielding, highly skilled assassin. It took years of training, and the newest Kill Bill Minimates box set features the men who made her what she is today. Pai Mei, Hattori Hanzo and Bill himself join Beatrix Kiddo in the Masters of Death box set, each with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142252, SRP: $19.99)

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Marvel Retro Captain America Limited Edition Action Figure Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1970s live again! The response to DST’s new Marvel Retro line has been overwhelming, as fans quiver in anticipation of getting their hands on reproductions of the classic Marvel Mego figures of yesteryear. Now, DST is proud to reveal the next Marvel gift set, featuring Captain America! A reproduction of the vintage Captain America figure comes packaged inside a reproduction window box, alongside two alternate heads, two all-new costumes and a variety of accessories. Dress your vintage Cap figure up as either World War II soldier Steve Rogers or a more realistic version of Captain America! Includes both the original and classic shields, as well as a booklet on the history of Megos! Set comes packaged in a deluxe gift tray. Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys!  (Item #SEP142256, SRP: $80.00)

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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rarity Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The newest line of vinyl banks from Diamond Select Toys with the fashion-forward Rarity! Joining Fluttershy and Applejack in DST’s line of 7-inch vinyl banks, this rendition of Rarity is not only a beautifully sculpted and painted representation of the generous unicorn, it’s also a durable vinyl bank, with a coin slot for change on the base and an access door underneath! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #SEP142257, SRP: $22.99)

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Star Trek TNG Borg Cube Silicone Tray

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to assimilate some snacks! This silicone rubber mold will allow hungry Star Trek fans to cast up gelatin and chocolate in the shape of a 1.5″ Borg cube, thereby turning one of the Federation’s greatest threats into a bite-size morsel of deliciousness. Or make a Borg ice cube, and keep your beverage of choice as cold as the depths of space! Refreshment is futile! Comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #SEP142254, SRP: $9.99)

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Universal Monsters Metaluna Mutant B&W Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Metaluna Mutant is back in black (and white)! The horrific monstrosity that served a superior intelligence in the sci-fi classic This Island Earth (as well as the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 takedown) is getting the silver-screen treatment with a new, film-accurate grayscale edition of his vinyl bank! He’ll still make a big impression on your shelf, with high-quality sculpting and paint details, plus his brain alone will hold several dollars in change, thanks to the coin slot on his back! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #APR148519, SRP: $22.99)

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Deadpool Invades Marvel’s 75th Anniversary For Epic Variant Covers in October!

This October, Marvel celebrates its milestone 75th Anniversary – commemorating three quarters of a century of the best stories, the most iconic characters and one of the biggest legacies in entertainment. Oh, and Deadpool. The Merc With a Mouth is invading Marvel’s milestone anniversary for a series of special Deadpool 75th Anniversary Variants – as some of the best and brightest in the industry recreate famous covers from the past 75 years guest-starring the regeneratin’ degenerate.

Remember that time Deadpool fought the original Human Torch? Or the time he helped form the New Avengers? No? Well, that’s what these awesome variant covers are for! Be there when Deadpool makes his Marvel for these can’t miss variant covers!

  • All-New Ghost Rider #8
  • All-New X-Men #33
  • Amazing Spider-Man #7
  • Avengers #36
  • Black Widow #11
  • Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1
  • Captain America #25
  • Deadpool #36
  • Guardians 3000 #1
  • Hulk #7
  • Inhuman #7
  • Ms. Marvel #9
  • New Avengers #25
  • Nova #22
  • Rocket Raccoon #4
  • Secret Avengers #9
  • She-Hulk #9
  • Spider-Man 2099 #4
  • Uncanny Avengers #25
  • Uncanny X-Men #27

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on these hotly anticipated variant covers as they hit comic shelves through the month of October. No fan will want to miss the chance to see the Merc With a Mouth invade the Marvel Universe in a whole new way when Deadpool 75th Anniversary Variants come to your favorite Marvel comics in October!

Updated: Marvel Announces a New Captain America on The Colbert Report

ColbertshieldContinuing their tour of television shows, Marvel has made a stop at The Colbert Report. Tonight, Colbert (referencing the now infamous issue #21) not only caught America up on what’s up with Captain America, but also had an announcement with the help of Joe Quesada…. after some prompting from the audience that Colbert should take over the role.

Quesada, and Colbert actually talked comics for a bit, a great change from some other television appearances, and handled it with humor, and lots of entertainment.

And the big announcement is……

The next Captain America is Sam Wilson, The Falcon! We also got a first look at Wilson as the new Captain America.

But, with that, there’s a void, and a new Falcon is needed. Quesada felt Colbert could fill the role and did up Colbert as the Falcon courtesy of artist Kristafer Anka (who cryptically hinted about the art last night on Twitter).

This isn’t the first African-American Captain America. Isaiah Bradley was introduced into the Marvel universe in 2003 in Truth: Red, White, & Black, in which a Tuskegee like program was created in an attempt to recreate the super serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America.

And here’s a look at the new Cap and Colbert as The Falcon!

IMG_20140716_234844874 IMG_20140716_234814469It looks like Wilson’s new uniform will mix Cap’s and his current Falcon one. It does look like wings still in the arm.

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Update: Here’s Marvel’s official release:

Marvel is excited to announce that beginning in November 2014, the title of Captain America will be passed to Sam Wilson, The Falcon, in the pages of All-New Captain America #1 by series writer Rick Remender (Captain America, Uncanny Avengers) and series artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men).

 

Announced on “The Colbert Report” by Joe Quesada, “Sam Wilson…The Falcon, is the new Captain America.”

 

Addressing how Sam Wilson will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Steve Rogers, Remender says, “Sam wants to lead by example. To help people see their own selfishness and to turn it around. To build better communities, to never forget the little guy.”  Remender continues, “Sam follows his heart and his belief in what the American dream means and how it belongs to everyone.”

 

The question remains: what happens with the original Captain America, Steve Rogers? Executive Editor Tom Brevoort says, “Steve’s spirit is as willing as ever, but his body is no longer up to the task of being Captain America. So he’ll employ his skills as the new Cap’s remote strategic advisor, running Cap’s missions from his headquarters in Avengers Mansion and providing Sam with technical support and field information from a distance. He’ll also tutor Sam in how to throw the shield, a skill that’s deceptively difficult for the new Cap to master. So Steve will continue to be a vital part of the series moving ahead.”

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