Death of Wolverine

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At New York Comic Con over the weekend, the big Marvel Comics news was that the publisher is cancelling Fantastic Four in the new year, just months before the new FF movie is released in theaters everywhere. Many pundits and fans are taking the move as an “Eff You!” on the part of Marvel Comics to a rival company that owns the license to make movies based on their characters and won’t give it back. The X-Men are in the same boat, so the question was asked at NYCC, or at least one related to the issue of whether or not Marvel likes other people getting to play with their toys. The rumor’s been persistent, so one dedicated fan asked, “Why doesn’t Marvel make any new mutant characters?” (more…)

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Oh yeah, cons are also about comic books! This unsurprising revelation was brought home at Marvel’s All Access panel Saturday at the National Fan Expo in Toronto where some of the publisher’s roster of talent took part in a friendly Q&A with fans. Artists Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar and Ryan Stegman, writers Greg Pak and Charles Soule and editors C.B. Cebulski and Jeanine Schaefer were all on hand to discuss what was in the works at Marvel Comics, that diversity is working for the publisher, and what they’re looking for in their artists. (more…)

Marvel Annouces the Death of Wolverine – No, Really!

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So it’s come to this. Killing the Human Torch wasn’t enough, and killing Spider-Man (twice, in the regular and Ultimate universe) wasn’t enough, now Marvel Comics announced that Wolverine is the next superhero in their crosshairs. The news came out this morning along with some accompanying art work, all pointing to one inevitable fact: the X-Men brawler is going to be taking a dirt nap once Back to School time rolls around this coming fall. Details, and art, follow. (more…)

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