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Upcoming comic book solicitations and reviews of key titles along with comic book publishing industry news.

DC Comics Announces “Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular”

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The Press Release:
Since the character’s introduction in Detective Comics #38 on March 6, 1940, Robin has become an icon to millions of comic book fans, establishing the “sidekick” as a permanent part of comic book lore. Since a young Dick Grayson donned the distinctive yellow cape and domino mask, many have taken on the mantle of Robin, joining The Batman in his war on crime, while also growing into their own and taking on new adventures, both solo and as part of other super-teams like the Teen Titans, the Justice League and others.

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“Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Pg Super Spectacular” #1

On March 11, 2020, DC celebrates Robin’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular. This instant collectible includes stories from comics’ greatest Robin writers, paying tribute to the character in various guises, including Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown and Damian Wayne. The Talent list for these stories reads like a whos-who list of comic luminaries, such as Marv Wolfman, Tom Grummett, Chuck Dixon, Scott McDaniel, Devin Grayson, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin, James Tynion IV, Peter J. Tomasi, Judd Winick and others.
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Marvel Says “The Future Is Now” w “Iron Man 2020” Trailer

It was back during the annual NY Comic Con when I helped to broadcast the news about the upcoming series “Iron Man 2020” and if you didn’t see that announcement just click HERE. Now, an Official Trailer clip has been served to the masses for the series and we’ve assembled that with some other information for you below.

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The Press Release:
Arno Stark is the new Iron Man for a new era! So get ready to meet the Iron Man of 2020 in this all-new trailer, featuring a sneak peek at exclusive artwork!

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Marvel Announces “Outlawed” One-Shot For March 2020

The brand-new year is getting closer to happening and while many are slowing down the amount of new content on their websites, thanks to the folks at places like Marvel Entertainment, we barely have time to sit back and reflect upon the past year. I am always game for a new title and this “Outlawed” series seems interesting. Let’s examine the scoop about it and enjoy some of the artwork that Marvel publicity also shared with their Media Thinktank of Scribes.

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The Press Release:
This March, Marvel’s brightest heroes will defend their very right to save the world in OUTLAWED, an event one-shot that will kick off one of 2020’s biggest events! Announced this morning by A.V. Club, a devastating tragedy causes the government to crackdown on young vigilantes, sending shockwaves throughout the entire Marvel Universe. With various stories spinning out of it throughout next year, OUTLAWED is just the epic beginning of a bold new era for Marvel’s most promising heroes!

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“Outlawed” #1

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Sony Pictures: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” Official Trailer

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The time has come to return to the time of the Ghostbusters, a crackshot team who protected Earth from the denizens in the deceased and supernatural. Of course, with the team disbanded and unaccounted for I ask you this my friends. “Who you gonna call?” – The answer can be found in this first Official Trailer for the new film.

The Premise: A single mother and her two children move to Oklahoma after inheriting property from a previously unknown relative. They discover their family’s legacy to the original Ghostbusters, who have become something of a myth as many have long-since forgotten the events of the “Manhattan Crossrip of 1984”.

The Cast/Characters:
Mckenna Grace as Phoebe
Finn Wolfhard as Trevor
Carrie Coon as Callie
Paul Rudd as Mr. Grooberson
Logan Kim as Phoebe’s classmate
Celeste O’Connor
Bokeem Woodbine as Sheriff Domingo
Oliver Cooper
Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz
Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett
Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I truly loved the first “Ghostbusters” film, enjoyed the second installment for the most part and like so very many of you, never even bothered with the redo of the franchise from a couple of years ago. That being said I was curious as to how this new movie might be and when it proved to be a many years later continuation of what we all enjoyed I was game. The idea of the family members of the famous team who long since retired brings some appeal to the front and with the young cast can “Stranger Things” be a good comparison. I liked what I saw here and look forward to more reveals. Though the summer of 2020 is far away, I will likely be sitting in the local theater for this one. What did you think? Chime in down below in the comments.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters:_Afterlife

Marvel Comics Announce “Strange Academy” Series For March 2020

As the new year steadily approaches, the new comic book series announcements begin to pick up steam. We’ve already talked about “INCOMING” and “SPIDER-WOMAN” and next up comes this really interesting title featuring Doctor Strange and more. Let’s investigate.

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The Press Release:
Through its history, the Marvel Universe has seen magic rise and fall to warp minds, control the future, and even destroy the very fabric of reality. Now, magic has changed and is more powerful – and dangerous – than ever, and Doctor Strange is forced to do what he’s avoided for decades: he’s opened a school for young sorcerers…but as they will soon learn, magic always comes at a cost. Welcome to STRANGE ACADEMY!

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“Strange Academy” #1

Announced by the Associated Press, STRANGE ACADEMY will launch this March as a new ongoing series helmed by best-selling comic book veterans: Eisner Award-winning writer Skottie Young (Deadpool, Rocket Raccoon) and critically acclaimed artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man, Champions). The new series will bring together a whole new class of students from Earth, Weirdworld, Asgard, the Dark Dimension, and beyond to learn how to control their gifts in the Mystic Arts under Doctor Strange, Brother Voodoo, The Ancient One, Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom, and all of Marvel’s most iconic magicians. But with a new threat looming on the horizon, is it too late?
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