Marvel and Image on the Newsstand: More Details Emerging About Diamond and Books A Million

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When last we discussed what was going on with Diamond and Books A Million (BAM), it wasn’t entirely clear what was going on, other than there were comics on sale and they were coming from Diamond, bagged & boarded.  Interestingly, _nobody_ wanted to comment about their monthly comics being available at BAM.  Diamond would not […]

You’re Spinning an Event Out of WHAT? Sales Numbers from the Parents of Convergence and Secret Wars

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Event comics are supposed to be the big sellers and pull in the widest possible audience, correct? (Key word being “supposed.”) I’m looking at the December sales estimates and scratching my head over Convergence and Secret Wars. Convergence is supposed to be spinning out of Futures End/Worlds End (and Worlds End is practically an extension […]

Marvel Secret Wars; Don’t call it a reboot…but maybe it is

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It’s been the super secret plan of the Marvel staff for more than five years. It’s been a glimmer in Jonathan Hickman’s eye for even longer. But now, Marvel is joining the “big battle changes fictional universe forever*” trend with Secret Wars, which launches in May leaving carnage in its wake.

As announced at a press conference with Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and E-i-C Axel Alonso at Midtown Comics downtown location, as part of the eight issue Secret Wars event Secret Wars #1 and Secret Wars #2 by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic, the Ultimate universe is folding into the 616 Marvel universe and “There will be only Battleworld,” promised Tom Brevoort. Issue #2 will be a huge extra sized reference staking out the new world, which ties in to the teasers marvel released last fall. Various universes form popular mini series of the past from Civil War to Marvel Zombies will return.

Updated: Marvel Dissolves the Ultimate Universe into the 616

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By: Alexander Jones During a special video presentation this afternoon Marvel announced that they are dissolving the Ultimate Universe into the main 616 Marvel continuity. Details are scarce, but so far we know that there is the equivalent of a major continuity alteration underway after the big Secret Wars event. Secret Wars #1 ships in May, while what is […]

Loot Crate Star Wars #1 confirmed with Gabriele Dell’Otto cover

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With sales of more than a million copies and the number of confirmed variant covers at 89, Marvel’s first Star Wars #1 in nearly 40 years is already one of the best selling comics of the decade. It was assumed that a Loot Crate edition was part of what propelled the sales to the million dollar […]

Marvel: Heed the cry—we need a new swimsuit special

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As mentioned earlier, I’ve been on a deadline and haven’t had time to jump all over breaking industry news, but that worked out just fine in the case of the disappearing Marvel Swimsuit Issue update. It seems artists Kris Anka and Kevin Wada posted some images of what would be a NEW Marvel Swimsuit issue, updating the strangest comic of the 90s with a much needed new look at lycra and tencel. The initial pin-ups of some lissome lads were tasty, but the women had not even been drawn when the project had been KILLED. KILLED DEAD, taking with it the hopes and dreams of a thirsty nation.

Rumor: Is Spider-Man finally headed to Marvel Studios?

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Take this report with a grain of salt until something is officially announced, but if it pans out, this could be the moment Spidey-fans have waited for: Latino Review (possible spoilers at the link) is reporting that Marvel and Sony have worked out a deal that would land the film rights for Spider-Man back with Marvel, or […]

Review: time, tide and Agent Carter wait for no man

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If Marvel was hoping Agent Carter would improve on its ratings from last week’s 2-episode season premiere, they must be somewhat disappointed this morning. While Agent Carter still snagged second place behind NBC’s Parks and Recreation, it’s ratings are still down 21 percent from last week. Marvel should be interested in more than just ratings, as the show has received considerable critical acclaim.

Disney Infinity 2.0 Adds A Couple of Notorious Marvels And A Ravager

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By Davey Nieves When Disney’s Infinity game series added Marvel to their stable it unlocked a giant wish list of characters fans wanted to see in their abundant sandbox game. Today Disney Interactive announced a few more names we can cross off our list as Spider-Man’s arch-nemesis the Green Goblin and Guardians of the Galaxy rabble-rousers Ronan […]

Advance Review: Star Wars Done Right

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Star Wars returns to Marvel, and nearly every other ancillary, non-movie-adventure of Luke Skywalker & Co. has been wiped out of continuity. Back in December we knew that Star Wars #1 would be, almost certainly, the biggest-selling issue of the year with 1 million copies ordered by comics retailers and other outlets. The first issue hits stores this week, with launch parties, dozens of variant covers, and a major media push. But what about what’s actually on the page?

To put it simply: this feels like Star Wars.

Latest Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer features the team’s possible breaking point

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“I’m going to tear you apart from the inside.” Is it possible that Ultron is the first truly worthwhile “dyed in the wool” bad guy that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had since Loki? He’s striking a menacing enough presence in this new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that I’m hoping the end of toothless, […]

First look at Zombie Deadpool

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Yep it’s another high concept zombie crossover as RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOl takes dead Deadpool and brings him back! Prepare for pools full of undead Deadpools as RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL #1 shambles in to comic shops this February! Blockbuster writer Cullen Bunn (Magneto, Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe) joins Marvel newcomer Nik […]

Look What Marvel Has Planned For The Middle Of 2015!

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Yup!  It’s that time of year again!  Marvel has released their book catalog for May-August 2015, and it’s chock full of reprints, collections, slipcases, and omnibi!

Marvel Kills Again in 2015

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The Merc With A Mouth To Meet His End By David Nieves In Marvel Comics ongoing — who can we kill that isn’t in our movies — quest; it appears as though the publisher has set their sights on fan favorite loony bin Deadpool. News broke today over on Nerdist that says April’s Deadpool 250 […]

Bendis and Humphries delve into Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: The Black Vortex

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Hitting stores next month is Marvel’s latest cross-over between the X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy: “The Black Vortex”, just 12 months after 2014’s “Trial of Jean Grey” which brought together these two Brian Bendis written teams for the first time.  For this event, Bendis is following the lead of Sam Humphries, writer of […]

Review: The 100 Spider War Continues

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Too Many Spiders By David Nieves Amazing Spider-Man #12 Written by Dan Slott   Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, and Justin Ponsor  (NO ASM 12 SPOILERS) We all know the cliché about too much of a good thing. Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott probably hasn’t heard it, which is far from a bad thing. […]