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The iconic Marvel comic book, The Micronauts, has been rebooted by IDW Publishing, hitting the shelves this past April. Image Comics and Devil’s Due have attempted reboots of the classic series in the early 2000s – but those comics failed to catch on like that amazing book that rockedthe worlds of many a reader back in the day. A brief history: In 1974, the Japanese toy company, Takara, started up the Microman line, ranging from action figures and vehicles to playsets. The storyline had it that the “Micro” characters came from a world called Micro Earth and the tiny alien cyborgs hid on our worlds, disguised as action figures. 19 76 saw the Mego Corporation, who gave kids action figures from Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, and Space: 1999 and some cool respective playsets, releasing the Micronaut toys. Flash forward to December 1977 when prolific Marvel Comics’ scribe Bill Mantlo’s son received some Micronaut figures as Christmas presents. Mantlo was intrigued by the toys and felt there was potential for interesting characters and a fascinating Microverse that they inhabited.  (more…)

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The ’87 cult classic horror-comedy The Lost Boys has proven to be almost impossible to measure up to when dealing with sequels. Some straight-to-DVDs have been attempted, but none gathered as much momentum as the original film, featuring Kiefer Sutherland as the charismatic vampire leader David, and the wily antics of the dynamic duo Corey Feldman and Corey Haim.  The newest plan to resurrect the franchise features one difference that may turn the tide in a more favorable direction: a comic book miniseries format, brought to you by Vertigo. (more…)

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Just because Big Trouble in Little China is getting a remake, doesn’t mean there isn’t any love for the original. BOOM! Studios, currently known for handling the excellent comic adaptation of Adventure Time as well as the current Power Rangers comic series, has been on the radar of your average comic-geek for a little while now for both aforementioned series, and it seems like they’re ready to make another splash in a big, John Carpenter-esque kind of way with the newest series they announced on July 11th.

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When Marvel Comics promised in issue #3 of Civil War II that “One of the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe will fall!” they weren’t kidding. Literally or figuratively. The newest Civil War has been cutting a bloody swath through the comic book Marvel Universe since May, and has already claimed at least one marquee name, but in the latest issue of the event miniseries, which hits comic book store shelves today, a superhero that’s been at the forefront of the MCU for decades falls and – you guessed it! – nothing will ever be the same again. Spoilers follow, obviously. (more…)

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Way back in the legendary 80s, the comic book versions of Transformers and G.I. Joe crossed over in a Marvel Comics miniseries. Great idea, right? Comic books are no stranger to crossing over characters from their own distinctive worlds and universes, but strangely there weren’t a whole lot of comic books based on toys crossovers at the height of when that stuff would have been not only acceptable, but expected. Rectifying that three decades later is a new series from DC Comics that will bring together two heroes with desiccated, undead arch-nemeses. Prepare for the awe-inspured power of the combined blades of He-Man and Thundercats! (more…)

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It only took a whisper from Nick Fury to shatter Thor’s world, and we’re still waiting to find out exactly what the Watcher knew about Thor, but now it seems there’s a new hammer on the horizon for our favorite Odinson. Writer Jason Aaron and artist Olivier Coipel might just have the answers we’re all seeking, Thor and Thor fans alike, in the new The Unworthy Thor series. (more…)

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We first talked about Riri Williams and her reverse engineered Iron Man armor back in May, now it is official. Williams, the 15-year-old mechanical genius that dropped out of MIT after building her own Iron Man armor from scrounged parts around the University, will become Iron Man when Tony Stark decides to step back after the events of Civil War II. Brian Bendis and artist Stefano Caselli will relaunch Invincible Iron Man #1 with Riri Williams as the gal in the Iron suit. (more…)

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Marvel is in the midst of Civil War II, the new face-off between that comic universe’s superheroes that has divided them and forced them to fight each other rather than, you know, the bad guys. While these big events are used to get readers back to the comic book store, the secondary objective is to shake things up so that the fans don’t get too used to where their favorite characters are, what they’re doing and who they’re do it with. The first Civil War was followed by “The Initiative,” which showed how the fallout of the war effected the Marvel Universe; Civil War II, meanwhile, will be followed by “Divided We Stand.” (more…)

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After seeing how much ass he kicked in Captain America: Civil War, it’s no wonder why Marvel fans are craving to see his first Marvel Cinematic solo feature. After the sloppy, overstuffed mess that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we can certainly see why. Homecoming will certainly be an awseome way to kick off the 2017 summer movie season next May. Of course, what is any summer blockbuster without a high-speed hype train? In addition to Kevin Fiege promising a John Huges-style screenplay, the cast attached to it is pretty damn impressive as well. We’ve got Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as iron man, Marissa Tomei returning as the unexpectedly attractive Aunt May, Michael Keaton reportedly playing the Vulture (Finally! Birdman 4!), and even Childish Gambino himself playing a part. There are even some cast members that you may not have heard of, but are nonetheless welcome additions to the movie. (more…)

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Writer/producer J. Michael Straczynski (Thor, World War Z, Sense8) has enjoyed a successful career with his extensive work in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books and more. The Babylon 5 creator has a knack when it comes to sci-fi and superheroes, working on such titles as The Amazing Spider-Man, Before Watchmen, and Superman. Now he is getting the opportunity to bring one of his own creations, the comic book series ‘Rising Stars,’ to the big screen. (more…)