Composing for Heroes: Continuity and Emotions

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TweetBy: Nick Eskey There are many pieces that go into creating a successful movie and television series, especially when trying to bring something to life from a printed medium. There has to be a solid script, right choice of actors, a fitting venue, and of course perfect music score. All of these aspects paint a […]

SDCC’13: Lego Time! Batman Lego, Star Wars Lego, Hobbit Lego…

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TweetLego have been making quite the splash at SDCC so far, as you may have seen from some of the various photos people have been taken. There’s a scale version of Hobbiton on-site, along with lifesize models of characters like Batman, Catwoman, and Joker. But Lego have also announced some new sets this weekend – […]

SDCC13: Marvel’s House of Ideas Isn’t Just Made of Cards

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TweetBy David Nieves Arune Singh, Ryan Penagos (Agent M), TQ Jefferson, Brian Michael Bendis, Axel Alonso, Ron Perazza and C.B. Cebulski talked to fans about Marvel Comics in the digital age showing why they are the House of Ideas.

What Happens to Iron Man Next?

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TweetThe dust’s been settled for a while now in Britain, and a grateful nation have begun to wipe the shrapnel from their eyes. With Iron Man 3 over and Robert Downey Jr possibly looking to wander off from Marvel at some point soon, where does the character go from here? I’ve assembled (puns!) a few […]

IRON MAN HOUR: Hannah Meets The Mechanic in Iron Man 3

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TweetThe first Iron Man movie landed like a bomb blast in my personal pop culture universe, making me believe that superhero films could find their own voice while forming a dialogue with comics. Strict adaptations hadn’t been that great in the past and there needed to be another approach, one that had a deeper understanding […]

On the Scene: Pros Wrestle with Tony Stark’s Appeal in ‘Iron Man at 50′ Event

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Tweet The fact that both the Iron Man character and the Avengers team has reached their 50th anniversary since creation hasn’t received a lot of attention in the press, and this could be because the immense success of the IRON MAN and AVENGERS films means that the powers that be don’t particularly want the public […]

Matt Fraction Says Iron Man 3 is as Big as The Avengers!

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Tweet Matt Fraction skyped in to celebrate Iron Man’s 50th anniversary at a Comic Book Round Table event held at John Ordover’s Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York on Wednesday night, and provided some heartfelt insights into the way in which the armored playboy has drastically changed Fraction’s own life. Along the way, […]

INTERVIEW: Marie Javins on Super-Geekdom and Compassion in IRON MAN: EXTREMIS

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Tweet Reading Marie Javins new IRON MAN: EXTREMIS prose novel, released April 16th, on my iPad, gave me an eerie moment of realizing how much had changed in the technological surface of our lives since Warren Ellis and Adi Granov released their Iron Man comic arc EXTREMIS in 2005 and 2006. Facebook was around then, […]

A Snap Seen Around the World: What Happens when Superhero Films Get Grim?

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TweetThe biggest success for comics over the past five years hasn’t actually been comics at all: it’s been the movie industry. Superhero films are gigantically big business now, with The Avengers pulling in over a billion dollars worldwide, and the industry paying top-dollar for any new comic rights they can get their hands on. At […]

The Blue Ear Triumphantly Returns to Marvel Comics

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TweetLast year, Marvel received a letter from the mother of a young fan, Anthony Smith, who had hearing difficulties, and had been told by doctors that he would require a hearing aid. The mother was wondering if there were any heroes who had ever had hearing difficulties, who might serve as the inspiring spark for Anthony […]

Iron Man is semi-nude in new Secret Origin teaser

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It has been suggested to me that running Big Two teasers as news is destroying the very fabric of comics; however, when they are a cute, clever Image, I reserve the right to run them.

This refers to some yet to be revealed storyline involving the character Iron Man, as far as I can make out.

Kieron Gillen Discusses Iron-Man: The Godkiller

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TweetConference calls! You love them, Marvel loves them, and today saw the first in a new wave of conferences take place. This time we were here to talk about a surprise, which turned out to be Kieron Gillen, and his second arc for Iron Man – ‘The Godkiller’.

ADVANCE REVIEW: Iron Man #1

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Tweet Iron Man enters the Marvel Now orbit with a relaunch, shiny artist, and British writer at the helm. Kieron Gillen and Greg Land are the new creative team on Tony Stark’s series, following on from Matt Fraction’s run – but without touching heavily upon it. This is a fresh start, with Greg Land’s unique […]

Studio Coffee Run: Arrow, The Walking Dead, Kickass 2, The Hobbit, etc.

Alo' Govnah - David Morrisey makes his eagerly anticipated debut in this Sunday's episode, Walk With Me

Tweet  While the 2nd episode of Season 3 of The Walking Dead dropped in the ratings from the first episode, it still topped the ratings for all non-sports related programming ratings ages 18 – 49.

NYCC: Marvel Announce Season One Books for Wolverine, Iron Man, and Thor

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TweetAnd now we enter into the world of NYCC, with sprawling corridors filled with multi-limbed octopeople, powerpoint presentations, and announcements. Marvel have today announced that they are to continue their series of ‘Season One’ Graphic Novels, with the release of Wolverine, Iron Man, and Thor books. Telling the origin and first adventures of these Marvel […]

Marvel Reveal Jonathan Hickman's Avengers Lineup

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TweetBy Steve Morris Via that very best of methods: the Dustin Weaver giganti-cover. The covers for issues 1-3 of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers relaunch have been revealed by Marvel today, establishing that more X-Men have moved over to Cap’s Crew. While there are no surprises about which members of the Avengers movie cast made it into […]