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Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – Teaser Trailer

Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron, in theaters May 1, 2015!

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Marvel Teases Old Man Logan #1 in Summer 2015


Marvel Reveals Bobbi Morse a.k.a. Mockingbird’s Look

Played by Adrianne Palicki, Marvel has released a look at the tactical suit that Agent Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird will wear on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The character debuted on last night’s episode.

Mockingbird Agents Suit

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal Superior Iron Man #1 Exclusive Variant

Superior Iron Man #1 Exclusive VariantMarvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. have revealed the latest and final edition of the 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Superior Iron Man #1, drawn by noted Canadian artist Ty Templeton. VIP attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Reno Comic Con, November 21-23 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.

Templeton is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of Superior Iron Man #1 (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 Superior Iron Man #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Reno Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.

A newly-minted member of the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame, Templeton has worked on such characters as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Simpsons, the Avengers, among many others. The Shuster Award-winning and Eisner Award-nominated writer and artist has hundreds of credits, including his own graphic novel, Bigg Time and cult favorite Stig’s Inferno.

Be Superior! How much would you pay for perfection? Beauty? Immortality? Tony Stark knows, and he’s ready to give it to you in Superior Iron Man #1! But at a terrible price. Spinning out of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, the old Tony Stark is back, only this time he’s SUPERIOR! More stylish, more confident, and more cunning than ever before. And he’s ready to lead you into the future! San Francisco is about to become the prototype for his new world concept. The first step? Release Extremis upon the entire city! Only Daredevil isn’t down with Stark’s new vision of the future. Does the Man Without Fear have a place in the city of tomorrow? A bold new direction for the Armored Avenger begins this November from the all-new creative team of Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us, Earth 2) and Yildray Cinar (Supergirl).

Norman Reedus, William Shatner, Jewel Staite, Bruce Campbell, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West and Burt Ward and WWE Superstar Roman Reigns and Divas The Bella Twins are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Reno Comic Con. It is the final of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series and will also feature a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

In addition to Templeton, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, Phil Ortiz, Kevin Maguire, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, Ken Kelly, Pop Mhan, Greg Horn and many others.

TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S2E5 A Hen in the Wolfhouse

Agents_of_SHIELD_logoCoulson’s team is up against the beautiful and deadly Bobbi Morse — Security Chief for Hydra. Meanwhile, Skye’s father forces Raina to reunite him with his daughter at any cost.

The first third of the episode, I honestly tuned out. Not much jumped out at me as exciting our all that interesting. It wasn’t until Coulson talks to Skye, and reveals she might be an alien…. now you have my interest…. until predictably Jemma is threatened with being outed as a mole for S.H.I.E.L.D. by Hydra. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. summed up in a two minute span right there.

But, really the episode is about the introduction of Bobbi Morse into the Marvel cinematic universe. And boy does she enter in a pretty bad-ass way.

The rest of the episode mixes things up a bit getting things settled for the rest of the season. Bobbi is now part of the team, and clearly has some history with folks, REALLY entertaining history. Skye’s pursuit of her father is probably the main story for the season, and I’d expect a big reveal at the end about Skye, or for it to lead to a further mystery next season. There’s the weird symbols Coulson is drawing. And Jemma is back, which can mean a whole lot of things for Fitz.

Overall, better than last week’s episode, but not quite the quality from the end of last season.

Overall Score: 6.5

Marvel Teases Infinity Gauntlet #1 for Summer 2015


Marvel Teases House of M #1 in Summer of 2015


Preview: Zombies! Deadpools! Zombie Deadpools! Return of the Living Deadpool #1 is Coming!

This January, he rises from the grave! And this time, there are thousands of him! Prepare for an undead epic like you’ve never seen before in Return of the Living Deadpool #1 – the follow up to last year’s smash hit limited-series Night of the Living Deadpool! Fan-favorite writer Cullen Bunn and newcomer artist Nik Virella take you to a world overrun by undead Deadpools!

To “cure” the horror of a zombie outbreak, the Merc With a Mouth used his own healing factor to save the day. Any zombie that ate Deadpool transformed…into another Deadpool!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Bunn said:

So there are thousands of Deadpools, all of them originating from the one and only Wade Wilson. Every time a zombie takes a bite out of one of these Deadpools, the zombie becomes Deadpool. But the ‘copy’ is degrading from rebirth to rebirth. You know how Deadpool has numerous personalities? Well, these newly created Deadpools start to latch onto different aspects of Deadpool’s split psyche, forming factions. And these factions don’t all get along!

As hordes of Deadpools battle for undead supremacy against the zombie hordes, witness a world gone completely insane! Time to find out what’s worse – an army of flesh eating corpses, or an army of wisecracking Deadpools. You decide this January in Return of the Living Deadpool #1!

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Cover by JAY SHAW
On Sale in January!


Review: Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1

Death_of_Wolverine_The_Logan_Legacy_1_CoverWolverine—the greatest X-Men ever—is dead! With this mutant powerhouse now permanently out of the picture, various factions of both good and evil are scrambling to fill the void left by Logan’s death! Will Wolverine’s Legacy be shaped by heroes who valiantly fought alongside him …or by those villains treacherous enough to have challenged him over the many years of his long life? The answers will be revealed in this special 7-issue limited series that spins directly out of the Death of Wolverine!

Wolverine might be “dead,” but that’s not stopping Marvel from cashing in, much like when he was alive, with the character appearing (or at least his name), on as many comics as the market can bear. The first, of many to come, cash-ins brings together many of the characters most important to the now in limbo Logan.

This first issue is little more than set-up, taking on the rather disheartening move by Marvel lately to pitch further books instead of focusing on delivering a fleshed out story. Like it or loathe it (I lean latter), the issue teases what’s to come for the characters introduced within Daken, Sabretooth, Mystique, X-23, and Lady Deathstrike. I can maybe ignore the continuity issues (Isn’t Daken a Horseman now? Isn’t X-23 in the Ultimate Universe? Isn’t Mystique and Sabretooth fighting as part of AXIS?), but this first issue is set up for the rotating cast of characters to come. It feels more like a zero issue, or even one of those free books to handed out to get you interested in what’s to come. Writer Charles Soule, whose talent shines in numerous other series, gives us a solid take on the characters and their personalities, setting up what might be an interesting mystery, but overall the issue feels more like Marvel wanting to do a wake and in memoriam, and not sure exactly how to accomplish that.

The first issue isn’t helped at all by Oliver Nome‘s art which is passable at best, and atrocious most of the issue. Faces at times don’t match the emotion. Many don’t even match the perspective or general shape of “round.” It’s a mess not helped by the fact Steve McNiven had art duty for the Death of Wolverine. The quality of the art made me generally think “cash in” while reading the issue.

The mini-series lasts seven issues with the next five being handled by a rotating creative team and Soule coming back to wrap it all up. It’ll be interesting to see what comes of it all, but this first issue doesn’t provide me with much hope of what’s to come in the many months to come.

Story: Charles Soule Art: Oliver Nome
Story: 5 Art: 4 Overall: 4.5 Recommendation: Pass

New York Comic Con 2014: Spider-Man Swings Into the Library of American Comics & IDW Publishing

The Amazing Spider-ManAdding to IDW Publishing’s ever-growing partnership with Marvel, the publishers announced at New York Comic Con they will be teaming up to bring the world’s most popular Super-Hero, The Amazing Spider-Man, to IDW’s Library of American Comics (LOAC) imprint.

The wondrous wall-crawler’s long-running newspaper strip by Stan Lee, John Romita, and others will be collected in a series of deluxe new hardcover editions that are sure to leave Super Hero fans and comic-strip collectors equally delighted. Consistent with the other newspaper strip reprints in the Library of American Comics line, each volume in the Spider-Man series will include full-color Sunday pages.

Launched in 1977, the Spider-Man newspaper strip begins with Peter Parker’s arachnid alter-ego facing off against the deadly menace of Doctor Doom! Classic Spidey villains, including Kraven the Hunter, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, and the Kingpin,  make appearances in pulse-pounding tales drawn by master Spider-artist John Romita Sr. and written by none other than Spider-Man co-creator Stan “The Man” Lee! As the series unfolds, the artistic torch was passed to Larry Lieber (Stan’s younger brother), Paul Ryan, Alex Saviuk, and legendary inker “Joltin’” Joe Sinnott. No matter the artistic interpretation on display, The Amazing Spider-Man comic strip features the kind of fast-paced action and genuine human emotion that has made Peter Parker a star in movies, theatre, TV, video games, and the comic books that started it all back in 1962 with Amazing Fantasy #15.

LOAC’s Spider-Man series is designed by Dean Mullaney and edited by Bruce Canwell, both winners of multiple 2014 Eisner Awards for Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth.

The Amazing Spider-Man, Volume 1 goes on sale in early 2015, so plan a visit to your favorite comics shop or bookseller so you can enjoy the special Lee/Romita storytelling magic and learn with Peter Parker once again that, “With great power comes great responsibility”.

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