Free Comic Book Day 2013 Will Be Out of This World

Free Comic Book Day 2013 Will Be Out of This World

According to Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, Axel Alonso, Marvel’s next big event, after the Age of Ultron miniseries, will begin on Free Comic Book Day 2013, and the crossover will become clear when Marvel releases the Free Comic Book Day issue’s cover in two weeks. In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Axel Alonso had this to say, “I can’t tell you too much now, but I can say that in two weeks we’re going to…

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Marvel NOW…With More Digital Content

Marvel NOW…With More Digital Content

Marvel recently announced that all the volume one hardcovers under the Marvel NOW! banner will now come with a digital download of said hardcover at no extra charge. If you’re a fan of Marvel’s Augmented Reality app, then you’ll be glad to hear that each Marvel NOW! hardcover will also feature special augmented reality content containing cover recaps, behind the scenes features, and more. How this will affect the rest of the industry remains to…

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Loeb: Marvel “looking at” Heroes For Hire

Loeb: Marvel “looking at” Heroes For Hire

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Ultimate Spider-Man showrunner Jeph Loeb stated that Marvel Studios is looking at the Heroes for Hire franchise as one they may potentially develop. “Just like we just announced Guardians of the Galaxy, we are certainly looking at the Heroes for Hire franchise which is Luke Cage and Iron Fist” Now, whether or not this means Marvel is moving forward with such a project is anyone’s guess. Heroes for Hire would…

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Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel Bring an All-Female Cast to X-Men

Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel Bring an All-Female Cast to X-Men

As many sources had surmised last week when Marvel released their “XX” teaser, the image did indeed represent an upcoming X-book by Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel. As suggested by the teaser image’s XX in front of a DNA strand, X-Men will feature an all-female cast and will star Storm, Rogue, Psylocke, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, and Jubilee. The news was released via USA Today where Brian Wood stated, “I feel like as far as…

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Lego Marvel Universe

Lego Marvel Universe

The Lego video game franchise has been very successful over the past few years, and now the Marvel Universe is getting the Lego treatment with Lego Marvel Super Heroes. For those of you who have never played a Lego game, it’s a humorous, family-friendly, platformer/adventure/puzzle title with each game set in a different universe, such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and even Batman. As often is the case, the object of…

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Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Mystery Begins to Unravel

Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Mystery Begins to Unravel

Since its announcement, the S.H.I.E.L.D. television show has been on a need to know basis with the general consensus being that the public needs to know very little. As of late, however, news has been trickling out like water through a crack in a dam. Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, who are writing the pilot with Joss Whedon, along with Jeffrey Bell, who worked on Angel with Joss Whedon, will be running the show on…

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Fraction on Hawkeye Sandy Issue

Fraction on Hawkeye Sandy Issue

Last week, Marvel Comics scribe Matt Fraction sat down with the folks at iFanboy and discussed the process of creating issue #7 of his hit title, Hawkeye. This issue has drawn a great deal of attention on the heels of Fraction’s announcement that he would be donating his entire payday from the issue to help fund relief efforts for those still hurting from the effects of the super-storm. When asked why he chose to make…

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Jonathan Hickman Goes Big with “AVENGERS #1”

Jonathan Hickman Goes Big with “AVENGERS #1”

“Avengers #1” has been one of the most anticipated books of the year. Writer Jonathan Hickman has been riding a rocket to the top of comics since his breakout hit The Nightly News was released in 2006. He is coming off a wildly successful and critically acclaimed three-year run on Fantastic Four. Now he’s been handed the keys to the proverbial Ferrari. Avengers is currently Marvel’s most valuable property, undisputedly enjoying a period of public awareness…

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“Hawkeye #6” Preview

“Hawkeye #6” Preview

This week, Marvel comics released a three-page preview for a late-December issue of Hawkeye. With David Aja returning for regular art duties, the preview depicts the hard-knock life of a human hero who contends in an arena of super-humans. Check it out, then make sure to pick this book up when you hit the comic shop this month! OFFICIAL SOLICITATION: “Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Hawkeye #6, continuing the all-new ongoing series from…

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Meet Marvel’s Newest Man of the Macabre: Dexter Morgan!

Meet Marvel’s Newest Man of the Macabre: Dexter Morgan!

Dexter Morgan, television’s most charming serial killer and blood spatter analyst, is making his mainstream comic book debut at Marvel. Originally announced in October of 2011 and planned to release this last month, Marvel has announced via USA Today that the five-issue Dexter mini-series now has a firm release date of February 2013. The comic book adaptation will be written by Jeff Lindsay, author of “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” and subsequent Dexter novels upon which the…

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