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After saving the citizens of San Francisco from the worst of THE WAR OF THE REALMS, the Superior Spider-Man is the toast of the town! The key to the city! A ticker-tape parade! Adoration of the masses! That should make him feel good, right? Whatever he’s feeling, he should treasure it, because someone very dangerous is coming for him…
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THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES! The superhero CIVIL WAR rocks the world! A hero’s death changes everything for both PETER PARKER and his family as LIFE STORY continues into the 2000s!
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DOCTOR OCTOPUS TRIUMPHANT! Revealing his master plan, DOCTOR OCTOPUS unleashes the devious DEVIL’S BREATH virus on an unsuspecting New York City! Can a poisoned and beaten SPIDER-MAN find the strength to save his city… even if it means protecting NORMAN OSBORN and MISTER NEGATIVE? Even If PETER PARKER can rise to be greater, will his efforts doom those closest to him? All this, plus another behind-the-scenes look at Spidey’s award-winning, blockbuster video game!
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Spider-Man: Far From Home is going to win the weekend box office easy but the question is how high will it swing?
The film opened with the largest Tuesday debut of all time with $39.25 million. That beats the previous record holder which was The Amazing Spider-Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man opened with $137 million over six days in 2012. Sony is predicting $125 million for six days for Spider-Man: Far From Home. It’s likely the studio is underestimating the grosses due to 2019 seeing a string of films failing to meet expectations.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opened with $117 million in July 2017. It’s hard to compare the two films due to their opening days and when July 4th falls this year. Spider-Man: Far From Home is expected by some to bring in over $175 million over six days.
The film has opened up internationally with openings in China, Japan, and Hong Kong. So far it has earned $111 million. It expands to the rest of the world, minus Italy, this coming weekend. It opens in Italy on July 10.
Spider-Man: Far From Homeupdates have officially been added to MARVEL Future Fight, the popular Super Hero mobile game by Netmarble Corp. The update includes new characters, uniforms, battles and other improvements all inspired by Marvel Studios’ upcoming film.
In the new Spider-Man: Far From Home update, Spider-Man must step up and take on new threats to the world. New characters featured in the film have been added to MARVEL Future Fight’s roster of Villains: Molten Man and Hydro-Man.
Spider-Man will receive brand new uniforms inspired by Spider-Man: Far From Home and its Stealth Suit. Mysteriowill also receive a new costume inspired by the film. Agents can suit up for battle with the All-New, All-Different uniform for Spider-Man 2099 as well.
In addition to new characters and costumes, a new Spider-Man: Far From Home theme has been added to Legendary Battle, along with three new stages and backgrounds inspired by the movie.
New ultimate skills have been added for Doctor Strange, who can now be upgraded to Tier-3; and the ‘Realize Potential’ feature is now available for Molten Man, Hydro-Man, Mysterio, Spider-Man 2099, Vulture, Sandman, Rhino, Lizard,Kraven the Hunter, and new character, Electro.
The update also brings improvements to Uru Growth System. Agents can now earn ‘Premium Uru’ if they compound 6-stars level of Uru.
Other improvements to MARVEL Future Fight include:
Agents can join ‘Battle Practice’ regardless of the daily limitation of entering World Event
Character gear can be upgraded with crystals after +15 level
Agents can now buy Stark’s Supply Chest once a month
MARVEL Future Fight recently celebrated its four-year anniversary with 100 million players across the world. The game is currently available worldwide in the App Store and Google Play.
Greetings, kids, and happy Marvel Movie Day! Yes, we’re moving the column up a couple of days this week because of a) Fourth of July, and b) it’s extremely appropriate to run this on the day that Spider-Man: Far From Homeopens wide. Once again, we thank the fine people at Hasbro for providing this set of figures free to us for the purposes of review. Let’s dig in; I think you’re going to like it.
Upon the initial reveals, the figure that I was most excited for was the
Doppelganger. I’d been waiting for this one for quite some time, as I’ve always
liked the look of the character and thought it would be another fine addition
to the line. Seeing this line in person, though . . . wow. They nailed this. On
Spider-Man: The basic Far From Home Spidey in the red and black suit is simply another stellar entry in Hasbro’s long history of crushing it with Spidey. I love the fact that the company created the distinct teen bucks several years ago, and they continue to deploy them in excellent fashion. As the line goes on, things like scale get more important, not less, and the smaller teen body for the movie Spider-Man just makes perfect sense. It’s got a great paint job overall, and it’s imminently poseable (it makes for an excellent Spidey crouch). This figure comes with an extra set of hands (one set of fists, one set of Thwips). This is also the one in the assortment that DOES NOT include a BAF figure, so it’s a great stand-alone buy for casual fans or young fans just getting into Legends. It would be a great desk-shelf-rider at work, too. Very nice.
Spider-Man (black/stealth suit): Possibly the least essential entry in the assortment, but it still looks great. The best part for me is the extra head with the flipped-up goggles. Again, the body type is a crucial element in what makes it good. There’s also really nice texturing and detail on the figure. Like the regular Spidey, it also comes with two sets one hands (fists and Thwips).
Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter): Julia first appeared in the original Secret Wars comic from 1984. She later became a member of the West Coast Avengers, Force Works, and Omega Flight. These days, she’s the new Madame Web. There’s been one prior ML Carpenter in her classic look (a variant in the 2006 Toy Biz MODOK wave), and it was decent. This one, however, is a huge leap forward. The hair alone is tremendous; I included a close-up shot that puts a fine point on how good Hasbro has gotten with the hair on the female figures in the past couple of years. This is a strong figure. It also comes with a “psychic web” accessory that’s attached to a swappable right hand; it looks pretty good. This is a well-done figure and a good inclusion for people that didn’t get the other one from (wow) 13 years ago.
Doppelganger Spider-Man: We knew when we saw the Six-Armed Spidey from the Kingpin assortment that this one would be on the way. That torso type obviously paved the road for it. Doppelganger is much better than that (nevertheless enjoyable) figure, as it adds a level of articulation to the extra arms that pairs well with the other details, like a solid head sculpt, and comic-accurate monstrous feet. As I said, this is the first one that I was here for in this wave, and it doesn’t disappoint me. I also like that the packaging mentions the infusion of demon-power from the Demogoblin; frankly, I think it would be cool to see a couple of other (comics) Infinity War Doppelgangers, but I know that the Spider-version is the one that’s actually hung around in continuity. I would ALSO like to see this new body type applied for an Outrider, which I think would be a great army-builder figure.
Scorpion: Holy crap, kids. This is a GREAT figure out of the package. The tail is ENORMOUS. I love that this is also a classic look that reminds me of when I first encountered the character as a kid. The articulation on the figure and the bendable nature of the tail combine to make this a figure with a lot of posing options. Great, solid color overall, and the defined lines created the ribbed look of the costume are great. This is one of my favorites in the group, which I didn’t expect at all. The second I had it out of the box, it won me over. If you don’t have a prior version of Mac Gargan, you’re doing to want this; if you DO have a prior version, you probably want this.
Hydro-Man: Now this . . . THIS is Hydro-Man. There was a Hydro-Man in the 17th wave of the Legends-adjacent Spider-Man Classics in 2006, but he’s got absolutely nothing on this. This is a classic, comic-accurate, HUGE Hydro-Man with a pair of absolutely amazing “water arms”. The size and weight of the arms make it a little more difficult to stand on its own; HOWEVER, the clever addition of the watery foot covers provides a sturdier base. You can actually see the problem-solving that went into the question of how to provide a figure that is both dynamic and impressive while being engineered to, you know, stand up. Kudos to Hasbro for demonstrating the time and care to address that while simultaneously making a great-looking figure. Also, that face! What a great, smarmy villain expression. Hydro-Man is a big win.
I’ll register one small complaint: it would have been nice to have a
Gyllenhead. Regardless, this is a terrific interpretation of both the movie
version and one of the greatest crazy-looking characters in comics. The
fishbowl head is just right, and the costume detail is positively ornate. It’s
a really beautiful sculpt. I expect this to be a very popular figure in its own
right. Solid, solid work.
Molten Man BAF: My 14 and 12-year-old sons get to weigh in for a moment. They LOVE this Build-A-Figure. Based on the movie form rather than the frequently shiny-gold, frequently burning Mark Raxton of the comics, this melted monstrosity is one of the reasons that we have the BAF format in the first place. This figure feels like the sculpting team just went crazy, and that’s a good thing. There are literally girders sticking out of it. And it’s HUGE. I’ve always embraced the BAF concept, but I really like when it’s used to give us unusual or oversized figures; this checks both boxes and does it well. Sure, I’d like to see classic Raxton at some point, but this thing is great. I’m happy that it exists, and I know a lot of people will dig it.
There you go. Thanks again to Hasbro for another win; next time, we’ll be looking at the next Marvel Legends Avengers: Endgame assortment. Tell us your thoughts, campers.
It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited about? What are you all getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Marvel Entertainment returns to San Diego to join in on the celebration for San Deigo Comic-Con International’s 50th anniversary, with all-star panels from Marvel Comics, Marvel Television, Marvel Games,Marvel Animation, and Marvel New Media.
This year will also mark a first-ever Hall H presentation for Marvel Television’s flagship series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.that will be guaranteed epic. With exclusive announcements, special video presentations, star-studded signings, and unforgettable fan experiences at the Marvel booth, this Comic-Con is one not-to-be-missed – all starting Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21.
Check out the schedule of Marvel Entertainment’s panels and featured Television signing below. A full schedule of Marvel Entertainment booth activities, including additional signings and events coming soon.
MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT PANELS SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, JULY 18th
Marvel Games Panel 1:30 PM, Hall H
Get an inside look at the latest and greatest from Marvel Games! Attendees will see exciting new content from MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, and Marvel’s Avengers, with many unannounced surprises and panel exclusives. Host Greg Miller (loudmouth at KindaFunny.com) will be joined by Bill Rosemann (VP & Creative Director, Marvel Games) and other special guests from titles throughout the Marvel Games family!
Marvel Television: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3:30 – 4:30 PM, Hall H
The cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return to San Diego Comic-Con in epic fashion as they take over Hall H for the first time ever! Be the first to hear the scoop about the show-stopping conclusion for season six and what awaits in season seven of Marvel’s flagship television show. With your favorite stars in attendance, including Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb, this is a must-see panel to celebrate seven seasons with the world’s greatest fans! This action-packed series from Marvel Television and ABC Studios airs Fridays at 8/7c on ABC.
*Please note: talent is subject to change.
FRIDAY, JULY 19th
Marvel Comics #1000 Revealed: A This Week in Marvel Special Event 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Room 5AB
Marvel’s flagship podcast comes to Comic-Con loaded with secrets, giveaways, reveals, news, guests, and more! And, if you think you’ve got the stuff and want some swag, you can challenge the Marvel crew in a special House of Ideas Throwdown! Join host Ryan Penagos (aka Agent M, VP & Creative Exec, Marvel) along with CB Cebulski (Marvel Comics Editor in Chief) and an array of Marvel creators as they dig into Marvel Comics #1,000, one of the biggest Marvel Comics projects ever assembled, and celebrate Marvel’s 80th Anniversary!
Get caught in Spider-Man’s tangled web along with Executive Editor Nick Lowe, Assistant Editor Kathleen Wisneski, as well as writers Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man), Seanan McGuire (Ghost-Spider), and Frank Tieri (Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool, Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors) to find out what’s on the horizon for all of your wall-crawling favorites! Spider-Man’s mysterious new foe sets his plan into motion! Ghost-Spider joins the Marvel Universe! And New York experiences Absolute Carnage! PLUS – Don’t miss an exclusive giveaway variant comic of SPIDER-MAN: CITY AT WAR #5! The stunning rendering by Skan depicts an homage to the classic AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 cover by Steve Ditko!
Join Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Kalia Ramirez (Director, Family Entertainment – Development & Partnerships), writers Mark Hoffmeier (Spider-Man: The Animated Series) and Marty Isenberg (X-Men: The Animated Series), and fan-favorite voice actors Josh Keaton (Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) and Jennifer Hale (Wolverine & the X-Men, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy) as they take a journey through highlights of over five decades of Marvel cartoons. Including behind-the-scenes dish on the making of classic shows, a run-down of all ten of Spider-Man’s series, and a 10th anniversary retrospective of Marvel’s Animation division, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Plus a special in-memoriam look at Stan Lee’s greatest animation moments.
SATURDAY, JULY 20th
Women of Marvel: 10 Years and 200 Episodes 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Room 5AB
Celebrate ten years of Women of Marvel panels and 200 podcast episodes! Join hosts Sana Amanat (VP of Content & Character Development, Marvel) and Judy Stephens (Producer, Marvel) and special guests to talk 80 years of Marvel history, what it’s like working as a woman in comics, and the future of the industry.
MARVEL COMICS: Next Big Thing 1:45 – 2:45 PM, Room 6A
Legendary writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski and other Mighty Marvel Guests to bring you all the latest and greatest news straight from the House of Ideas! Learn what comes next for the X-Men after the senses-shattering revelations of the House of X and Powers of X!! Plus, stick around for a few things we can’t even hint at yet!
This is your chance to meet the head of editorial at Marvel! In an exclusive and intimate panel experience, Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski, along with superstar talents including Rob Liefeld and Skottie Young,will talk about anything and everything involved with Marvel Comics. What secrets are held in the House of X? Can Venom prove himself a true hero in Absolute Carnage? When is Dazzler’s next album coming out? What were C.B., Rob and Skottie’s favorite Marvel characters as kids, and how do they feel about those characters now? Ask these questions and more in the Q&A! PLUS – Don’t miss an exclusive giveaway variant of SILVER SURFER BLACK #2, Giuseppe Camuncoli’s take on Carnage soaring the spaceways on Silver Surfer’s board! Cover image here.
SUNDAY, JULY 21st
Making Comics the Marvel Way 1:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Room 5AB
A slew of Mighty Marvel guests take you behind-the-scenes and show you how a Marvel comic book is made! Learn about every aspect of production including writing, penciling, inking, coloring, editing, and more – with creators on hand to offer personal insights and anecdotes. If you’re interested in the ins-and-outs of the comic book industry, this is the one panel you can’t miss!
MARVEL TELEVISION AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE:
Please note this signing is a ticketed event and passes will be available on a first-come, first-served lottery basis beginning when the floor opens on Friday, July 19 at the Marvel Booth (#2329).
FRIDAY, JULY 19th
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Signing Event 3:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)