The one constant throughout the Star Wars films has been everyone’s favorite droid duo C-3PO, and R-2D2. Although the two spent most of The Force Awakens on the sidelines in favor of newcomer B-88, they still are very much a part of the heart and soul of Star Wars. They have gone on adventures with both Anakin Skywalker and his son Luke throughout both trilogies. When the promotional material for The Force Awakens first began to surface, there was a slight change in our favorite protocol droid’s appearance. No longer did he have his gold plating throughout his body. For some unexplained reason, C3PO was seen sporting a red arm on his left arm. Even though it was clear that he had a red arm, in typical C-3PO fashion, he spent some time to irksomely explain that he had a brand new red arm that everyone had to notice. While this was an interesting aesthetic, it was not explained at all during the film, it was just something that “happened” and now we’ll just have to get used to it. This left some fans to ponder: Why is his arm red? What happened? In typical JJ Abrams fashion, we didn’t get an answer… until now.
Most people remember Secret Wars for giving the world the black Spider-Man costume, but its influence is far more pronounced than that. Sure, the black Spidey was kind of a big deal, but did you know that it was one of the first, if not the first, company-wide crossovers done by the major comic book publishers. Regardless of whether not it was the first, Secret Wars has a long-standing impact on the comic book business, and since three of its primary architects – writer Jim Shooter, artist Mike Zeck, and inker John Beatty – were at Toronto ComiCon this past weekend, the venue was used to mark three decades since the release of Secret Wars. (more…)
When a man turns 75, that’s usually a sign that it is time to start slowing down and taking things a bit easier. They are probably retired, and looking forward to a nice, quiet life. Not so if you happen to be one of the great, enduring symbols of America, and one of Marvel’s flagship properties as Captain America is set to blow out a whopping 75 candles on his birthday cake this year, and what better way to ring in the event than bringing back one of Geekdom’s most beloved comic enthusiasts, Joss Whedon, to pen an all new story.
With the first full-length Deadpool feature film coming to make super-powered movies R-rated again, most nerds have to wonder: who really is the Merc With The Mouth? What are his secret origins? Who are his buddies and what makes him the Internet’s favorite anti-hero?
After some considerable soul-searching and a lot of trudging through back issues of the Internet’s favorite anti-hero, we are finally ready to give you…
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEADPOOL… MOSTLY
It’s not unusual for comic books to explore the real life issues affecting everyday life. Iron Man Tony Stark became an alcoholic, Captain America became patriotically disenfranchised after Vietnam and Watergate, the Green Arrow’s sidekick Speedy had a drug addiction, and an issue of The Amazing Spider-Man dealt poetically with the sorrow of 9/11, and that’s just to name a few. Following in this tradition, the latest version of Venom, Spider-Man’s friend Flash Thompson, is about shown in a very personal struggle that a lot of armed forces vets will be able to identify with, and Marvel Comics is working with the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP) to make it as real as possible. (more…)
If you follow Captain America in the comics, then you know he’s been out of commission for a while. While he has had a couple very worthy successors, Steve Rogers will always be Captain America. For fans of Steve Rogers, there’s some good news. During Marvel‘s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years special on ABC, a sneak peek of a new Captain America series was shown. Yes, Steve Rogers fans, it appears that the classic Cap will be returning in a new series entitled Steve Rogers: Captain America, which will be written by Nick Spencer with art by Jesus Saiz!
Marvel seems to be as on top of their game as ever. After dominating the world of superhero cinema for the past seven years, Marvel decided last year to revolutionize longform television series involving superheroes. First, they redeemed Daredevil in a way no one thought possible, with an explosive, violent, street level show. Then, they topped themselves with the gritty noir that is Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones blew fans away when it debuted on Netflix in November, partially by embracing what Marvel consistently does so well, which is to allow their properties to explore different genres, telling stories that happen to involve superheroes rather than trying to build a story around a superhero. This year fans are getting a second season of Daredevil, followed by a new series, Luke Cage, and it appears that the hits are going to keep on coming. Jessica Jones has been confirmed for a second season!
First we were told we’d be getting to see The Punisher as a supporting character (played by Jon Bernthal) in Daredevil‘s second season, premiering Friday, March 18th. Then, rumors started swirling that Netflix and Marvel were interested in pursuing a standalone series based on the troubled comic book character. According to TV Line, not only is the rumor true, but developments on the series are now underway at Marvel! (more…)
The Disney brand has already come out strong this year. With the Star Wars franchise breaking records, and a full slate of Marvel movies coming this summer, in addition to some fan-favorite tv shows, the Mouse House seems to have its hands full. Or so one would think. But more is coming. Between Marvel shows such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Jessica Jones, it may be surprising to hear that another story within the Marvel Universe could be coming to the small screen soon. After some on and off again rumors last year surrounding an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, it seems ABC has finally made up its mind. A pilot episode has been ordered for the new original show titled Marvel’s Most Wanted, starring (more…)
Deadpool Movie Checklist: Tights…check, Guns…check. Matching industrial set katanas…check Marvel superhero cameos…you bet your sweet hinny. If only we got a teensy bit more roundhouse kicking…oh wait. Now we do. Deadpool is kicking things up a notch in this new television spot that aired over the weekend. Go ahead and watch it, your boss isn’t looking and if he or she does catch you at it… blame us.