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To capture the synergy and hype around Marvel Studios‘ very popular collection of Netflix shows, Marvel Comics is going to be releasing a new comic book version of The Defenders this coming June. In the past, the comic book Defenders has featured the likes of Doctor Strange, the Silver Surfer, the Hulk, and Namor, but they’re all now heroes that have appeared on the big screen, or may still have their own movie. So naturally, this new comic line-up is going to reflect the upcoming Netflix show, and it will feature the team-up of Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. Shall we check out a sneak peak? (more…)

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Unless you’ve been living off the grid in a cave or something, you’ve heard that Tony Stark is quitting the Superhero business after Civil War II wraps and is handing the Iron Man mantle to a 15-year-old mechanical genius Riri Williams. The first question in many folks minds was, “What is she gonna call herself… Iron Girl…Iron Maiden…?” Now writer Brian Michael Bendis has revealed the new super hero code name that Riri will adopt when she takes the reins in The Invincible Iron Man #1 later this Fall. (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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If you’re eagerly awaiting Jessica Jones starring Krysten Ritter, Marvel‘s latest series coming to Netflix as much as I am, this little extra just might be the thing to tide you over a few days. Marvel has just released a one shot comic Jessica Jones that you can download for free over at Comixology. Written by Michael Brian Bendis and drawn by Michael Gaydos this is just the thing to get those Jessica Jones juices flowing. Damn… that does sound kinda creepy doesn’t it… didn’t really come out the way I thought it would. Find out how to get your free digital copy after the jump! (more…)

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Obviously, Daredevil generated a lot of excitement when it premiered on Netflix earlier this year. Although Marvel Studios‘ other television endeavours haven’t been universally-praised, the Netflix format and distribution structure were definite assets for Daredevil, a bone-crunching, high-stakes, complex crime drama. But can lightening strike twice? Netflix has four more Marvel series to launch, and the next up at plate is Jessica Jones. Expected later this year, Jones can be seen as almost a bigger gamble than Daredevil, but after the success of the Man Without Fear’s series, can the private investigator formally known as Jewel possibly surpass expectations with her own series? Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg is betting on ‘Yes.’ (more…)

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We haven’t really heard much from Brian Michael Bendis, the co-creator along with artist Michael Gaydos of Jessica Jones, about the new Netflix Jessica Jones series and that’s kinda strange. Bendis is usually very vocal about his creations and what’s going on with them. In a recent Ask Me Anything on his Tumbler Page Bendis! he explained why we haven’t heard much from him and his thoughts and reaction after watching the first two episodes. (more…)

Marvel Comics Teases Miles Morales 616 Solo Debut

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We all know that after Secret Wars, things are going to be “all-new and all-different” in the Marvel Comic Book Universe (as they always are after a major event series). One of the most tantalizing bits is that elements from the regular Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Marvel Universe will be merging, thus resulting in a new normal that may genuinely be “all-new and all-different” after all. The biggest change is that Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales, will be in the regular Marvel 616 Universe and be part of the new Avengers line-up, but more than that, Marvel is releasing a solo book for Miles, which will simply be called Spider-Man. (more…)

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Since the X-Men were originally introduced in 1963, they’ve always been a strong metaphor for minority groups that have been denied basic civil rights simply because they are different from the “norm.” At the end of the day, though, the series focused on five straight, white characters, and it would be some time before characters representing actual minority groups – blacks, Native Americans, gays, lesbians – were introduced. That will change again with tomorrow’s issue of X-Men. Bobby Drake, AKA: Iceman, AKA: one of the original five X-Men, will come out as gay in tomorrow’s All-New X-Men #40. The series follows the original X-Men team who have been brought to the present day in an attempt to make a better future. (more…)

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Playstation Network‘s adaptation of Brian Michael BendisPowers, the second go around at it, has some new cast photos making the Internet rounds. The first attempt didn’t make it past the Pilot stage for the FX Network, but the powers that be liked the concept material enough to give them another go at it, albeit with a different cast and moving it to the Playstation Network. Let’s take a look at the cast in costume. (more…)

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For the last several weeks, Marvel Comics has been releasing teases through press releases of promo art featuring different comic book stories from the publisher’s past, both from tales set in the prime Marvel continuity and those set in alternate realities. Most comic book fans and pop culture news outlets assumed that the teasers featuring such stories at Old Man Logan, The Infinity Gauntlet, and Armor Wars had some connection to the publisher’s 2015 Secret Wars comic book event. Marvel confirmed that assumption today with the release of a video teaser entitled Secret Wars: Battleworld Revealed!, depicting how Old Man Logan et. al form part of the larger tapestry of the Secret Wars story. (more…)