It’s The Comics Debut Of Lady Thor! But Just Call Her ‘Thor.’ Yeah It Sounds Weird But…

- 09-29-14Comics Posted by Aspry Jones

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After the traumatic events of the ‘Original Sin’ storyline, Male Thor has been rejected by his “best friend” and is having a hard time dealing. He is distraught in the face of forced failure, but somebody has to be a Thor because the power of Thor is Asgard’s greatest weapon. The god’s prized possession Mjolnir sits stubbornly on the surface of the Moon while Male Thor struggles to budge it with everything he’s got. And he gets zero sympathy from his father Odin, who just berates him for being tricked by dark magic. Dumbfounded at not being able to lift the mighty hammer himself, Odin decrees that there simply must be a Thor. Male or female, Thor’s gotta happen. And on the day when the chosen men were deemed unworthy, there came a lady to take up the mantle. (more…)

Marvel Releases Official ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Plot Synopsis

- 09-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Marvel released the first official plot synopsis for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron earlier today. Don’t worry though, there’s not any smoking gun here. Nothing that spoils everything unless you’ve been on an Amish retreat in a remote ice cave in Antartica. It does set up the frame-work in which we can begin to speculate like demons though. Take a look after the jump. (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…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Journeys With A Turkey’s Dream In Space

- 09-04-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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You came back! This time on RadioBastard things get a bit weird, Jeremy and Jason face-off against AJ and Paul (aka Apple Jax and Saul) from the Gobbledygeek Podcast in a test of wits and endurance as they all banter about the prospect of joylessness in the DC Movie Universe, Jimmy Olsen’s legs, the latest Doctor Strange rumors, a Hunger Games theme park and more!
This time on the show: (more…)

Joss Whedon Wraps ‘Age of Ultron’ Like a Gangsta

- 08-07-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Marvel is just winning all over the place this week. Fans (and likely the studio heads) of the comic book publisher/movie studio cheered when the ridiculous box office numbers for Guardians of the Galaxy were reported on Monday; they cheered even more uproariously when Warner Bros. flinched with respect to the release date of Batman v. Superman, which was also held by Marvel’s Captain America 3 until yesterday when WB decided to change dates. Still, with all of this excitement, Joss Whedon managed to up the still take it to the next level with this simple tweet: (more…)

SDCC14: New Thor & Hulk ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Posters – Now Completed Banner

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We’ve been posting the Avengers: Age of Ultron banner posters as they’ve hit the Internet, and as predicted, the last two, Thor and Hulk, went online this morning. That’s the entire Avengers gang, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and the surprise inclusion of the Vision. Check out each individual poster, and how they all fit together. (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…)

New Captain America Announced on Colbert Report – Surprises No One

- 07-17-14Comics Posted by Leo Johnson

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While the recent news of Thor being replaced by a female Thor caused quite a stir in the comic community, the way it was announced was definitely more odd, as it was Whoopi Goldberg breaking the story on The View rather than any major comic news site. Now, Marvel has set up another seemingly big announcement, but this time on The Colbert Report, which has a bit better link to the comic community. Colbert himself has appeared in a comic, has a replica of Captain America’s shield as set dressing, and has even chatted with Joe Quesada a few times, so the show is a decent pick for an announcement of this kind. (more…)

Thor Falls. New God Of Thunder Takes Over… And She’s Female

- 07-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We were teased the other day with mysterious hints that there would be big news from Marvel coming out of The View today. Now we know what it’s all about. It seems that Thor has lost his mojo and his hammer after he becomes unworthy to hold the mighty Uru hammer. Details are sparse, but the big announcement was that a female character will be filling the gap and taking up Thor’s hammer and powers. (more…)