Robert Downey Jr. added to Captain America 3 for Civil War

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WHOA. It turns out that Civil War tease Marvel sent out was just the prelude to the real blockbuster news: Robert Downey Jr. will play a major role in Captain America 3 which will feature the Civil War storyline.

NYCC’14: Marvel Spider-Announcements to Close the Show

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By David Nieves Marvel saved some big reveals for their NYCC curtain call. Among the top of those announcements is the creative team on Spider-Gwen #1. The ongoing series will be written by Jason Latour with Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renz. Introduced in Edge of the Spider-Verse #2, Gwen Stacy Spidey has become an overnight fan favorite and […]

NYCC’14: New Black Widow Project and Gamora Series

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By David Nieves During Marvel’s “Women of Marvel” panel it was revealed popular YA author Margaret Stohl will be writing a new YA novel style Black Widow book for 2015. When talking about the project Stohl had this to say, “This is the badassiest thing I’ve ever been asked to work on in my life. […]

NYCC’14: New Ant-Man Book Coming From Marvel

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By David Nieves Next year will be a big year for Ant-Man as the character gets ready to hit the big screen in next Summer’s Marvel Studios film. Announced today at New York Comic Con was a new Ant-Man title written by Avengers World scribe Nick Spencer and drawn by Ramon Rosanes. This book will […]

NYCC’14: New Hawkeye Creative Team Announced

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By David Nieves During Marvel’s “Axel-in-Charge” panel at NYCC, the publisher’s editor-in-chief Axel Alonzo announced that Spring would see a brand new creative team on Hawkeye Vol.2. Marvel enlisted the creative team of Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez. Lemire was quoted on the panel as saying, “I think it’s a high water mark for modern comics. I […]

NYCC’14: Marvel’s Cup O’ Joe Panel Reveals a Black Vortex, Peggy Carter, and Star Wars Galore

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by Alexander Jones Marvel Comics just unveiled a ton of new information regarding their publishing line, and even announced some brand new female-led titles. The news broke at Marvel’s Cup O’ Joe Panel, where Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, announced a brand new crossover with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, the All-New […]

NYCC’14: Marvel Announces Spider-Gwen

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By David Nieves During Marvel’s exclusive retailer meeting at NYCC, the publisher made a few updates concerning recent announcements. One of which will make the Spidey fans ecstatic was word of a new Spider-Gwen series in February of 2015. No official title was given but will see writer Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez returning to the […]

Marvel Relaunching Secret Wars in 2015 “in a synergistic fashion across the Marvel brand”

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Marvel’s going back to the well for one of the mid-80s bigger hits in the form of Secret Wars.  Reports have Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic working on a year-long story that will follow the “Time Runs Out.” Marvel told the whole story to USA Today and it’s a doozy.  Reportedly, Hickman has been planning […]

Marvel announces Unbeatable Squirrel Girl from Ryan North and Erica Henderson

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  A young woman who goes around dressed as a squirrel. And defeats Doctor Doom and Thanos. Yes, it';s the ultimate cosplay Mary Sue, Squirrel Girl, and she’s getting her own ONGOING SERIES. SQUIRREL GIRL ONGOING SERIES. Clearly, Marvel has learned the Rocket Raccoon lesson well. The series will be written by Ryan North (Dinosaur […]

Jack Kirby and Marvel Settle: what we know, what we don’t

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Friday’s announcement of a settlement between Jack Kirby’s heirs and Marvel seems like good news—but is it? And what does it mean?

I’m told Jeff Trexler, whose identification of the “instance and expense” aspect of the lawsuit may have helped get that into the petition to the Supremes, is writing his summary for TCJ.com, so while we all eagerly await that, here’s a little of the known knowns and known unknowns:
First off, Mark Evanier, a Kirby family confidant, a witness at various Kirby-related trials and filier of an amicus curiae brief is certainly in a position to know more of the Kirby position and this is all he had to say on the matter:

Joe Quesada’s Star Wars #1 cover variant revealed

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has unveiled Joe Quesada’s variant cover to Star Wars
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January with story by Jason Aaron, and art by John Cassaday and
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Thor #1: (Not Yet) A New Beginning

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By Matthew Jent Thor #1 Credits: Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Color Artist: Matthew Wilson Letterer & Production: VC’s Joe Sabino Cover Artist: Russell Dauterman & Frank Martin Variant Cover Artists: Sara Pichelli & Laura Martin; Esad Ribic; Andrew Robinson; Alex Ross; Fiona Staples; Skottie Young Publisher: Marvel Comics   “There must always be […]

Marvel and Jack Kirby estate settle their disputes

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A joint statement has just been released by Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby indicating that a settlement of somekind hs been made:

“Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby’s significant role in Marvel’s history.”

Marvel cancels upcoming Milo Manara variant covers

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Ripples from Spider-Woman Butt-Gate continues to rock the world of comics! Every day lots of changes in shipping products are announced on Diamond’s website. And today two little sentences were sent out:

A Deadpool movie has been announced! Here’s what you must know to survive in this new world!

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Rob Liefeld was right! The co-creator of Deadpool has been hinting about a movie for the “merc with a mouth” for years, and he’s finally been vindicated, as Fox has announced a Deadpool movie for February 12, 2016. While Ryan Reynolds—who portrayed Deadpool in Wolverine: Origins—hasn’t been signed yet, given his decade long opsession with […]

Varmint variants: A whole month of Rocket and Groot in November

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Can’t get enough of Rocket Raccoon and Groot, the dynamic duo that busted 2014 wide open? Marvel thinks you can’t and in November will present no less than 20 comics with Rocket and Groot variant covers, by artists including Chip Zdarsky, Ulises Farinas and Tom Fowler.