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Change is in the air at Marvel Comics. With the mega-super-duper-literally-everything-and-the-kitchen-sink event Secret Wars well under way, it’s naturally the perfect time to see what the future holds. While Marvel has already previewed a few “All-New All-Different” titles and status-quo changes, we haven’t seen much of that good ol’ Marvel Comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe synergy. That changes today with the announcement of two new titles: Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel. Luckily, don’t expect either book to be dictated by what will eventually be on screen; both creative teams are looking to produce fresh spins on these unique characters.In his first ongoing series in over 20 years, Doctor Strange, Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme and the Marvel U’s go-to magic man, will take on supernatural threats with his intellect, his mystic arts and his … battle axe?
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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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…Hobby. Collecting antique pie plates. Now you know. Joking aside, it would make sense that Marvel Comics, free to create not just a whole new expanded universe, but have it officially recognized as part of Star Wars canon, would throw a curve ball into the story we think we know. In that spirit, the latest issue of Star Wars features a surprising twist for one of the main characters from the Original Trilogy. In a move that’s sure to be almost as controversial as Greedo shooting first – well, maybe – there’s a piece of information revealed at the end of Star Wars #6, which hits the stands today, that reveals Princess Leia is not the first woman to win the heart of the charming rogue captain of the Millennium Falcon. (more…)

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Well, maybe not leaked exactly, but the true identity of Marvel‘s female Thor hits newsstands and comic book shops tomorrow. Since most shops get the weeks comics the night before or morning of, it was sure that someone would post this big reveal before most could get to their local shop to pick it up. Now would be the time that we would insert a huge spoiler warning for anyone that doesn’t want to know.

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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…)

Official ‘Deadpool’ Pic Goes Meta Early

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Ryan Reynolds has not had the best of luck with comic book movies. Clearly, he’s a fan of the genre, and he’s the kind of guy that gives 110 per cent to the part once he’s cast, but it’s been one swing and a miss after the other when it comes to his big screen superhero ambitions. Deadpool got dissed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Green Lantern was dead on arrival, and the less said about R.I.P.D. the better (and Jeff Bridges would thank you never to mention it again). For all appearances though, this solo Deadpool looks like it may be Reynolds chance through. Like Chris Evans before him, he’s found his comic book muse. Or maybe this is just a picture of a guy on a toilet. (more…)

Stan Lee is a ‘Lucky Man’ with New Series on UK TV

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You’re 92 years old, you’re basically responsible for the creation of an entire comic book universe, and you’re more famous now than you’ve even been, what do you do for an encore? Well, if you’re Stan “The Man” Lee, you make a move into television. And not just the hoi polloi of American television, but the snooty, top shelf level of British television. It’s an interesting twist in the long career of Lee, who could basically live off the residuals generated by all his characters and their movies and TV series for the rest of his life, but I doubt retirement’s ever been in Lee’s vocabulary. Still, it’s an unusal move for Lee, but he’s always been a Lucky Man. (more…)

Netflix Releases Two New ‘Daredevil’ Clips

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Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil premieres a week from Friday on April 10th. Earlier today Netflix released a new pair of clips from the series starring Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio. Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, Ayelet Zurer, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, and Vondie Curtis-Hall. If these two clips are any indication, this series is going to blow us away. (more…)

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What’s this?! Angel? Wasn’t that character introduced in X-Men: The Last Stand played by Ben Foster? Who cares?! I guess we’re retconning that thing right out of existence now because thanks to some production act released by director Bryan Singer, it looks like Warren Worthington III is going to popping up 80s style in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. The art work is the latest reveal concerning the next X-film which begins shooting in Montreal next month, but it also has some interesting implications on the franchise and some interesting references back to the comic book. From the looks of things in the art work, matters aren’t looking too good for Angel, but if you know the comic books, that doesn’t mean it can’t get worse… (more…)

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Secret Wars is coming! If you’ve been following the developments in Marvel Comics over the last couple of months, then you know that this latest big event miniseries is being billed as Marvel’s biggest and eventiest miniseries ever put to the printed page, and easily bigger than last summer’s event, whatever that was. (Seriously, what was it again?) Anyway, Marvel’s been teasing us the last couple of days about who’s going to make the cut when the Avengers are re-formed and re-united post-Secret Wars, and if the rumors are true, then the creative team had all the Marvel Universes to choose from. So who ended up making the cut? (more…)