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Hasbro Reveals “Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary” Comic Book Covers

If you’ve been following the website over the last couple of weeks, you already know that I’ve been letting the Pop Culture side of the fence take over as the massive Comic Con International: San Diego gets closer to happening. Part of the event will actually begin tomorrow and you’ll want to click HERE to see all of the posts that have been loaded onto the website so far. Now its time to share this super cool news from the fine folks at Hasbro Toys so do dig in.

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The Press Release:
In celebration of 80 years of Marvel Comics, we’re thrilled to share that Hasbro has created some amazing comic book cover images featuring a variety of figures from the new Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary line, including characters such as Iron Man, Thor, Storm, Colossus, and more. During San Diego Comic-Con later this week, the covers that feature the Marvel Legends X-Men figures will be made available for free for guests during two poster giveaway sessions at the Hasbro Booth (#3213)! Giveaway sessions will take place Friday at 10:30am and Saturday at 4:30pm. During each session two of the four posters will be distributed. Fans can swing by the booth during these times to collect all four to create one large X-Men poster. In addition, the Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary figures will be available for pre-order on Thursday, 7/18.

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Opening: “X-Men: Apocalypse” (5/27/2016)

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Marvel Comics fans are super lucky this month because not only did we get a fantastic new Marvel Studios film with “Captain America: Civil War” that successfully built upon an already dominating franchise, but now 20th Century Fox is tossing its hat into the ring with another one of its X-Men installments. Today “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens up in theaters everywhere. Take a look at the poster, the premise and cast and I’ll return with additional thoughts at the close. We’ve already shared some Promotional Posters and the films second https://piercingmetal.com/check-the-official-trailer-x-men-apocalypse-2016/ so click those hyperlinks to see some additional awesome about it.

Poster - X-Men Apocalypse - 2016

The Premise:
Since ancient times, the first and most powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, also known as “Apocalypse”—immortal and invincible—has been worshipped as a god. But when Apocalypse awakens from a hibernation of thousands of years, he is disgusted to find out what the world has come to and decides to change it. He recruits four followers, Ororo Munroe / Storm (“Famine”), Warren Worthington III / Archangel (“Death”), Elizabeth Braddock / Psylocke (“Pestilence”) and Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (“War”), to help him with this task of destroying humanity and building a better world, led by him, from the ruins. Now, Raven / Mystique and Charles Xavier lead a team of young X-Men to face Apocalypse and defeat him. (thanks Wiki)
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Entertainment Weekly’s First Look @ “X-Men: Apocalypse”

I’ve been a casual reader of Entertainment Weekly for the last couple of years and love how they are often giving us a first glimpse at some of the superhero films that I have been speaking to in our “On Screen” postings. With that being said, the other day we saw a first look at the 2016 film “X-Men: Apocalypse” and I wanted to share that cover visual with you. Take a look.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Just in case you readers are not too up on who Apocalypse even is, well he is the big bad in the world of the X-Men and a whole lot more dangerous than Magneto ever could possibly be. He is from many thousands of years ago and in some sense is thought of to be the first mutant. In this film he is played by Oscar Isaac and the outfit looks alright I guess. I think I was expecting a bigger more threatening look like we got in the pages of “X-Factor” where he first appeared. That’s Michael Fassbender to his left aka Magneto and the girl is Olivia Munn who will be portraying Betsy Braddock or Psylocke. So glad she is finally appearing in these X-Men films since she is a character I liked. I expect this film will find a lot of young ladies doing cosplay of her come the 2016 NY Comic Con. It will be a nice change of pace over all the Harley Quinns out there. So what do you think my fine readers? Are you liking the way this looks at all? There is no trailer yet but I am sure that will come soon enough. We have a bit of time before this one is released and it looks like 2016 will be a great year for superhero films. On a side note I will try to keep stuff like this coming when they give us a first reveal if you don’t mind me doing so. Since its film related they will be relegated to the “On Screen” section of the website and keep company to the film trailers and release announcements. Until next time I bid you adieu.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men:_Apocalypse
Official Website: http://www.ew.com

Marvel Comics Unveil “Gwen Stacy” Variant Covers For June

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)

“1602 Witch Hunter Angela” #1 (Gwen Stacy Variant)

2. Armor Wars #1 by David Lafuente (Iron Gwen)

“Armor Wars” #1 (Gwen Stacy Variant)

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Opening Today: “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” (5/23/2014)

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The fate of Mutantkind’s future lies deep within its past as X-Men of all generations and teams unite for battle in “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” which opens up in theaters everywhere today. I’ve been a fan of the X-Men comics franchise for many years and have so far seen all of the films so this one interests me quite a bit. Check out the Official Poster, premise and casting below and if you’ve missed any of our previous items about the film in terms of trailers and promotional posters just click HERE. It’s worth a look.

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The Premise: X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 superhero film directed and co-produced by Bryan Singer and written by Simon Kinberg from a story by Kinberg, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics and is the seventh installment of the X-Men film series, the sequel to both X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and X-Men: First Class (2011). The story, inspired by the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, focuses on two time periods, with Wolverine traveling back in time to 1973 to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
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