Marvel and Kirby Family Settle Long-Time Legal Dispute

- 09-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Marvel Comics, after making billions and billions of dollars based on the works of Jack Kirby, appears to have become magnanimous to the Kirby family, who have now achieved at least a small victory in its intense legal fight with Marvel and their owners at the Walt Disney Company. Just as the case looked to be heading to one final trial at the Supreme Court of the United States, both sides have come out today to say that their differences have been settled and all systems are go for comics, movies and other media to me made about the characters co-created by Kirby at Marvel during his legendary Silver Age run at the publisher. (more…)

Edmonton Wants (Needs) A Life-sized Wolverine Statue

- 09-22-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

city-of-edmonton-wolverineMetropolis, Illinois, has a 15-foot-tall statue of Superman, Detroit will (eventually?) unveil a 10 foot bronze rendition of RoboCop and one day Edmonton, Alberta, could have life size tribute to Wolverine. Well, that’s the goal a new online petition is trying to achieve. Yes, I know, frivolous online petitions are so 2013, but seeing as the insanely popular Marvel character was reportedly born in the Canadian province  and is currently set to die in the comics some time soon, it’s not a stretch to say it might be well timed and even more well deserved.  (more…)

Is the World Ready for ‘Supreme’ the Movie? Rob Liefeld Hopes So

- 09-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It would be simplistic to say that comic book adaptations are limited to the books published by DC Comics and Marvel, but when it comes to movies about superheroes, the publishers more or less have that market cornered. That’s kind of surprising, especially for a Hollywood desperate to a) jump on a bandwagon with seemingly infinite rewards, and b) buy up any idea that comes pre-delivered with its own built-in audience. Throughout much of the 90s, Image Comics cranked out one new superhero book after the other, and for a time they did mighty battle with the big two publishers. So where are the movies based on WildC.A.T.s, or Savage Dragon, or Cyber Force? Perhaps this drought is about to be addressed because one of the architects of the Image boom, Rob Liefeld, says that there’s some serious studio interest in one of his characters: Supreme. (more…)

Marvel Comics Offers Sneak Peak at the First Issue of (Lady) Thor

- 09-04-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When Marvel Comics announced earlier this summer that they were relaunching Thor, it didn’t come as much of a surprise, Marvel does this sort of thing every couple of months after all. But turning the God of Thunder into the Goddess of Thunder?! Now there’s something newsworthy. Thor #1 hits the comic book store shelves next month, marking the first appearance of the new Thor with lady parts. It’s quite a bold and brazen new direction for the character, but can it succeed? Writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman are betting on it, and so is Marvel. And if you want to bet on it to, then you should check out the following press release and accompanying gallery of covers, variant covers and interiors. (more…)

FAN EXPO – Marvel Staff Teases Big Changes on Comics Side of Things

- 08-31-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Reveals The Terrible Secret of 2025 and Celebrate The 111th Batman Mention

- 08-19-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Welcome back to the self proclaimed nerdy podcast of record, RadioBastard. This time on the show, Jeremy and Jason warn you about multiple robot threats, reveal the forbidden love of Daryl Dixon and Herschel’s Head (I loved that show) on the Walking Dead, discuss how Aquaman will cut you for real and the french fried circle of life.

Do you crave more? Jeffrey, you are a gluton! How about… (more…)

Quesada Adds Art to ‘The Death of Wolverine’ With Variant Cover

- 08-12-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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He’s only (arguably) the most powerful man in comics and comic-related media, but Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada was once a simple artist for anyone who could pay to cover the cost of sharpening his pencils. Well every now and then he likes to remind himself, and us, of his humble beginnings, and it’s usually around the special occasion of a mega-crossover, or the death of a popular character. And hey, there’s no greater comic artist catnip than the title, The Death of Wolverine. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Avenges The Mighty Howard The Duckules

- 07-22-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Hello prospective listener, thank you for your interest in the RadioBastard Podcast. Do you like weeks that give bigoted comic book fans a case of the sads, talkin bout tacos, ninjas that do karate, long term planning for your movie ticket purchases, Caroline in the City jokes and 8-bit video game warriors? Swell, because we’re talking all about those things and more on RadioBastard!
Also, do you like details? You’re in luck! Here’s something close to that… sort of! On the show this week, Jeremy and Jason discuss: (more…)

Marvel Comics Reveals the New ‘Avengers Now!’ NOW.

- 07-18-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Jeez Marvel, same some stuff for Comic Con… Seriously, it’s been a jam-packed week for Marvel news, and not just of the big screen variety. After revealing the new, female version of Thor on The View, and new Captain America Sam Wilson on The Colbert Report, Marvel is now revealing the new Avengers line-up that will be coming to a comic book show near you this fall. The watch word for this new line-up: diversity. (more…)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Roundup: Two New TV Spots & Kevin Feige’s UK GOTG Press Interview

- 07-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s just a touch over two weeks to go until the August 1st premiere for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy and that marvelous marketing machine that is Marvel Comics isn’t missing a beat when it comes to getting everyone’s butt into a theater seat opening weekend. This time around we’ve got two new television spots and the complete video of Kevin Feige‘s, Marvel Studio‘s President of Production, UK Press Roundtable Interview. (more…)