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Marvel is in the midst of Civil War II, the new face-off between that comic universe’s superheroes that has divided them and forced them to fight each other rather than, you know, the bad guys. While these big events are used to get readers back to the comic book store, the secondary objective is to shake things up so that the fans don’t get too used to where their favorite characters are, what they’re doing and who they’re do it with. The first Civil War was followed by “The Initiative,” which showed how the fallout of the war effected the Marvel Universe; Civil War II, meanwhile, will be followed by “Divided We Stand.” (more…)

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This is one of those stories that we’re kind of obliged to cover. It’s a small detail, it may not be exactly what we think it is, but it involves a highly popular character from a hotly anticipated movie that we really have no other official information for so far. Other parts of the internet believe the artwork on a business card for one of the bigwigs at Marvel Comics reveals the image of what Spider-Man will look like when he makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in this May’s Captain America: Civil War. Having said that, he also looks like how Spider-Man always looks. (more…)

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Sure, Marvel Comics is investing a lot into promoting their upcoming massive re-organization of their comic book universe, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for a sustained flashback. As part of the “All-New, All-Different” Marvel this fall, the publisher is planning, well, let’s call it a prequel book. As other new series look to the future, like The Avengers, which will feature Miles Morales as Spider-Man, the new Spidey! will look to the past by revisiting the high school days of Peter Parker, and his early adventures as you friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Sound interesting? Marvel is certainly hoping that you think it does… (more…)

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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…)

Welcome to the NerdBastards.com live blog of the Marvel Comic — The Next Big Thing panel from San Diego Comic-Con. Scheduled speakers are editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, editor Sana Amanat, and talent scout C.B. Cebulski.

The program states that Marvel will offer the latest news on their “plan for their biggest heroes and villanins, with some surprises along the way. We’re hoping that that means a little more information on the Marvel Universe after Avengers vs. X-Men, the soft reboot that is Marvel Now, and the fate of some characters that may not make it into the next generation.

Keep checking this page for updates during the panel.

(4:37) Alonso, Amanat, Cebulski, Marjouri Liu, Asmus, Daniel Way, Peter David, Abnett, Lanning, Jeanie Shaffiet, Neal Adams, in attendance.

(4:39) New Gambit book being talked up. Mann and Ausmus involved. Ausmus has a man crush on Gambit.

(4:43) Honeymoon issue of X-Men planned for Northstar and Kyle.

(4:45) Matt Fraction on Hawkeye, he thinks it will be the next Daredevil.

(4:46) Daniel Way is leaving Deadpool, no word yet on what he is going to be working on next… maybe D-Man: The Almost Avenger?

(4:50) Alonso says that Deadpool is his sons favorite character, not the end of the character, just the next phase.

(4:51) New Mutants to come to an end at issue 50.

(4:53) New mutants characters will show up in new and exciting and unexpected places. Also a joke about ending X-Factor falls very flat. (more…)