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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Release Date Announced Even Before Release of First Film!

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Sony must be quite convinced that they’ve got a hit on their hands, as the studio has just announced a release date for the second film…just under a year before the first film hits theaters! The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is officially green lit and set to release on May 2nd, 2014 — two years after the [...]

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Marvel Releases First Teaser Trailer for “The Consultant” One Shot

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Marvel has been hinting at their plunge into movie shorts for quite a while now and officially debuted their new initiative in late July at Comic-Con International, where the comic giant revealed “The Consultant” — a Marvel film short aimed at bridging gaps left in the story and explanation of The Avengers.These shorts are officially known [...]

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DC to Female Comic Champions: “We Hear You”

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DC Comics has been on the receiving end of a massive wave of hate following their appearances at Comic-Con 2011, during which they were asked to address fans’ belief that women and comics are becoming increasingly under-represented. One fan in particular, Kyrax2 – a Batgirl cosplayer – took the question directly to DC Comics and was [...]

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Marvel vs. Kirby Estate: Battle over Rights to Characters

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For the past few years Marvel and the Jack Kirby estate have been in and out of the courtroom over the legal issue of who owns some of Marvel’s most prevalent comic book characters such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Hulk, and many of the Avengers. The time period in question was between 1958 and [...]

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Comic-Con 2011: DC New 52 Update Summary

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DC “New 52” panelists Dan Didio, Jim Lee, Eddie Berghanza, and Bob Harris talked this weekend at Comic-Con about what exactly DC audiences can expect from the upcoming 52 title revamp. First they answered the prevalent question of many fans – why the heck is this even happening! The answer is the simple and obvious one. [...]

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Comic-Con 2011: Marvel Updates Summary and Upcoming Titles List

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Five for Free on Mondays! Marvel is offering something special to, as they put it, “help you through your school and work week. Every Monday Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited will be posting newly digitalized comics, five of which will be free to non-subscribers. Even better, these new, free comics will be from recent collections or even [...]

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Comic-Con 2011: Dark Horse Fall Preview – Big Names with Big Upcoming Titles Equals Lots to Look Forward To!

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The Dark Horse fall lineup is exciting for science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans across the board. Along with its regular line of comics, Dark Horse announced three new comic book titles set to debut consecutively from October through December: Orchid by Tom Morello, House of Night by P.C. Cast, and The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck [...]

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Comic-Con 2011: Marvel Announces New Title, DEFENDERS

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   Defenders #1 Cover by Terry Dodson A-list team Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson come together once again in the upcoming Marvel series, Defenders, set to debut in December. This classic Marvel league of heroes will include Doctor Strange, Namor the Sub-Mariner, The Silver Surfer, Iron Fist, Red She-Hulk, as well as a rotation of other favorites. The [...]

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Either It’s In You Or It’s Not – Marvel Teases Next Event After FEAR ITSELF

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Fear Itself is to end in October. Consider Marvel can hardly go an issue without a big event, surely there is something to follow on it’s heels right? Of course there is. Today Marvel released the following teaser image with a promise to reveal more at Comic Con.  Find out more at the Fear Itself [...]

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Osama bin Laden: Big, Green, and very much Alive in the Pages of Savage Dragon

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  Erik Larsen, writer, artist, and creator of Image Comic’s title, Savage Dragon, doesn’t shirk from controversy for the sake of a well-written story. He’s already portrayed many political figures within his decade of writing this book: Hitler, both the Bush men, Barak Obama, even God and the Devil. And like the days of comics-old, he [...]

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