Jim Starlin

Captain Marvel

It has been rumored for quite some time that the Carol Danvers incarnation of Captain Marvel would be hitting the big screen prior to absolutely destroying the box office with her own solo movie when it is released on July 6, 2018.  For the most part, rumors have had Danvers playing a part in Avengers: Age of Ultron, albeit in a cameo capacity.  AoU writer/director Joss Whedon has teased fans off and on throughout the production of the Avengers sequel and if the rumors are true, those teases may actually lead to something much more substantial.  Word around the campfire is that Marvel has found their Carol Danvers and audiences will indeed meet her during the events of Age of Ultron.  There may be spoilers ahead.  You’ve been warned. (more…)

Thanos_vs_Hulk

We know that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe there’s an ultimate showdown pending between The Avengers and the cosmic big bad Thanos in The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2, so one might hardly be blamed to read a little more than usual in a preview for a new comic book miniseries, Thanos Vs Hulk. Want to know what it’s about? Well, the title kind of says it all, doesn’t it? The new series, which will be written and drawn by Thanos’ co-creator Jim Starlin and premieres early next month in a comic book store near you, will take the long way to get to the title bout, but with the pending battle coming to movie screens near you before the end of the decade, you better believe that Marvel’s calling this the “Heavyweight Battle of the Century.” (more…)

Well, the big Marvel baddie being in the Avengers sequel isn’t really all that surprising since he was the mid-credit scene (sorry for the spoiler no one, since by now everyone and their mom has seen the movie.) Now Thanos also being the villain (or one of them at least) in the space rodent movie,  Guardians Of The Galaxy was nothing but a fanboy assumption. Well he is, according to Cosmic Book News, apparently they had someone on at Montreal Comic-Con over the weekend that spoke with the Mad Titan’s creator, Jim Starlin, and he confirmed it.

“Armand Rock attended the recent Montreal Comic-Con and spoke with Jim Starlin who said that the deal is already in place. Jim Starlin even mentioned that Thanos will appear in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie in 2014 and The Avengers 2 in 2015.”

Now, Cosmic Book News goes on to add that Guardians of the Galaxy may have more than one bad guy saying that Adam Warlock and The Magus are rumored to also face off against Rocket Raccoon and friends. I find that last bit a little harder to believe, but you never know.

What I am more intrigued by, and this is just pure speculation on my part, the thought that we will see hints of Thanos in some of the Marvel Phase 2 movies. With Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World  and, Iron Man 3 all up in the next year or so that leaves a lot of room to tease us with old wrinkle chin.

Source: Cosmic Book News via Bleeding Cool

COMICS REWIND: ‘The Infinity Gauntlet’

(Welcome to Comics Rewind, a weekly column devoted to discovering – or re-discovering – great comics published some time in the past. Here you will find looks back at comics published in every era, from the Golden Age to the Modern Age, as well as retrospectives on the work of important comics writers, lists of “essential” comics, and evaluations of important works, as well as works worthy of a second look or a wider audience. Enjoy!)

SPOILERS! Those of you who’ve seen The Avengers at this point will understand why I’m approaching this book this week. It’s timely, don’t you think? The truth is I’ve never been as well-versed in the exploits of the Mad Titan Thanos as I’d like to be, and now I’ve got a nice opportunity to remedy that. There’s really no better place to start than The Infinity Gauntlet. It’s not the first Thanos story, but it is one of the biggest, and the set-up for the Infinity stories that follow. It’s also the story that set the Mad Titan up as one of the most formidable and epic-worthy villains in the Marvel Universe, and it’s a damn fine comic.

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