During the SDCC the fine folks at Hasbro Toys revealed that a brand new awesome set of Marvel Legends series was coming our way and this group will bring back memories to collectors of a certain age since its an homage to the original series and packaging that surrounded some truly mighty action figures. I don’t think that I need to mention who they are since the images are clearly marked. Let’s take a look at Wave One of the Vintage Series.
It’s time to get excited about the superhero film stuff once again because Phase 3 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe begins here with the opening of “Captain America: Civil War”. After the massive amount of mixed opinion that DC’s Extended Universe found with “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” I can honestly say that I am so looking forward to this live-action adventure. Check out the official poster and the premise along with the main cast and then I will return with some thoughts.
One year after the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, another international incident involving the Avengers resulting in collateral damage occurs, prompting politicians to form a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to call in the team. When Steve Rogers attempts to protect his friend Bucky Barnes from this act, he is brought into conflict with Tony Stark. This results in the fracturing of the Avengers into two opposing factions—one led by Rogers, who wishes to operate without regulation, and the other by Stark, who supports government oversight—while the world is threatened by a new enemy. (thanks Wiki). Continue reading Opening: “Captain America: Civil War” (5/6/2016)→
Welcome to our March Media Madness posted aimed at the magnificence from the Marvel Comics side of the fence. For those just joining in on these kinds of posts, it’s a continually running series of comic book solicitations that showcase the first issue offerings from the publishers and features some official press copy and artwork along with our thoughts on the batch. I’m a long time “True Believer” in the Marvel Comics way so let’s get down to business and see what is coming out in the first issues and special presentations. Enjoy, and please be aware that a couple of these titles might already be on the stands based on the first of the month passing us already.
All New All Differet Marvel Universe: SECRET WARS has ended, and the Marvel Universe has been reborn — better and brighter than ever before! To celebrate, Marvel is proud to present this all-new, all-different guide to the Universe! This edition includes brand-new profiles on Phil Coulson’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ms. Marvel (Khan), “Spider-Gwen” Stacy, Lash, Parker Industries, Singularity (A-Force), Ghost Rider (Reyes) and more! Plus updates on major characters starring in new titles: Iron Man (Stark), Ant-Man (Lang), Doctor Stephen Strange, the Inhumans, Thor (Foster) and Wolverine (Kinney)! Also featuring a global-sized entry for Doctor Doom’s SECRET WARS patchwork planet, Battleworld! Get in on the ground floor of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe which starts now!
It’s without question that Gwen Stacy in her guise as Spider-Gwen is one of the hottest characters to be introduced in a very long time. In order to celebrate her popularity Marvel Comics will be issuing a big batch of Gwen Stacy themed variant covers. Check out the press release below along with the images.
The Press Release:
She’s smart, charming and she can lift a car! She’s Gwen Stacy, the Spectacular Spider-Woman and she comes to you each month in the pages of the critically acclaimed SPIDER-GWEN series! But what if Gwen Stacy had lifted Mjolnir to become Thor: Gwen of Thunder? What if she had been awarded the Eye of Agamotto, and battled the forces of the supernatural as Dr. Gwenge? Find out as she powers up for June’s can’t miss GWEN VARIANTS, as the industry’s top artist show you a side of Gwen Stacy you’ve never seen before!
“Gwenom? The InGwenible Hulk? The Mighty AGwengers? What about G.W.E.N.D.O.K.?,” asks Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “The possibilities are endless. As soon as the idea came together to portray Gwen as a variety of Marvel heroes, our artists couldn’t sign up fast enough. They’re having a ton of fun putting these together and it shows.”
“Just wait till you see Chip Zdarsky’s ‘Brian Michael Gwendis’ cover,” continued Gabriel. Gwen Stacy Variants will be available throughout the month of June, coming to these 20 exciting titles:
1. 1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1 by John Tyler Christopher (Gwengela)
The merry Manhattan maniacs at Marvel Comics are going to pay some awesome tribute to the Big Apple with their May comic book cover variants that depict our fair city with their most popular characters. There are fifteen in all and I’ve snagged most of them for you to browse. Take a look and make sure you tell your local comic book shop to set these aside for you.