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Batman: Strange Days animated short celebrates 75 years of Batman

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the caped crusader, DC Entertainment has released an animated short from Bruce Timm. The short is a throw back to the 40′s era of Batman’s origin featuring Hugo Strange, one of the dark knight’s very first recurring villains. We will reportedly be seeing more anniversary related treats soon. Keep your eyes peeled!




New Guardians of the Galaxy clip featuring Chris Pratt as Starlord

A new clip from Guardians of the Galaxy has surfaced. While we have seen most of the scenes from this new clip before, we do get a chance to see a slightly extended portion of Starlord’s introduction, in addition to, finally getting a good view of his mask.

Join us after the jump for a look at the mask and how it compares to the comic!


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Peter David to helm new monthly on-going Spider-Man 2099

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Peter David is set to take the helm on a brand new monthly on-going series, Spider-Man 2099. Events in The Superior Spider-Man have trapped Miguel O’Hara in the past. David will take us on a ride as Miguel becomes acclimated in this new environment and sets out to make change and avoid the problems of his future. Peter David is no stranger to the characeter from Marvel’s 2099 universe as he was Spider-Man 2099′s creator and long time scribe. Will Sliney will be joining David on art for the series.

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Official announcement can be found after the jump!
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Wonder Woman is Gal Gadot in Batman/Superman film

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Rumors of Wonder Woman’s casting have been swirling for years and that has only heated up with rumors that the Amazon might appear in the forthcoming Batman/Superman film featuring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, respectively. The HollywoodReporter is reporting that actress Gal Gadot has been cast for the role in the Man of Steel sequel.

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.” -director Zack Snyder.

This will be Gadot’s first time in a leading role after having portrayed mostly supporting roles in notable films in several of the Fast & Furious movies and Knight and Day.

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Gal seems to have the right look, but she has a very small frame. I would have imagined a female body builder more in line with the look for the role. This seems like a hard sell. I look forward to seeing how they will make it work.

[Source: HollywoodReporter]



First Impressions: Marvel Heroes (PC)

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This past weekend I was lucky enough to participate in the open beta for Gazillion Entertainment’s free-to-play MMORPG Marvel Heroes. I got an invite for the closed beta a few weeks back, but didn’t have the chance to play for very long. I took more time with the Beta this past weekend, and was impressed by it. Since progress in the beta won’t carry over to the game’s launch, I avoided making too much progress in the game. At the same time, I got a good sampling of what the game had to offer. Marvel Heroes will feature over 2 dozen playable characters (including Rocket Raccon and Squirrel Girl), each with their own upgradable skill tree, Unreal Engine 3 powered graphics, randomly generated environments, and a script by Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Ultimate Spider-man).
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Angela makes the jump to Marvel; New look finally revealed

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After a 10 year court battle between Neil Gaiman and Todd MacFarlane over the ownership of several characters, we are finally seeing the ramifications and fallout. Angela, a character created for the pages of Spawn (an Image comic), will make her debut in Marvel Comics in the final chapter of the Age of Ultron event currently playing out at newsstands and comic shops.

Spawn_9_cover_AngelaThe lawsuit, started in 2002 by Gaiman, ended in a settlement at the start of 2012. It was clear that things were going in Gaiman’s favor as he won motion after motion and came out on top for several important rulings on other characters. In the end, the settlement left both men with 50% ownership of the Angela character. What we are seeing here is that it may have been a bit more specific than that. It could be surmised that Gaiman was awarded 100% ownership over the name and character, whereas MacFarlane got ownership over the look and design. This would explain the high-profile overhaul that Joe Quesada has given Angela.

Say what you will about Quesada as an editor, but the man was and will always be a great artist. I think the new design captures the character pretty well while dispensing with some of the goofier parts of her attire. After Ultron, she will be following Gaiman over to the Guardians of the Galaxy series with Brian Michael Bendis and art by the extremely talented Sara Pichelli.

Press Release after the jump
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Did Iron Man 3 introduce Man-Thing to the Marvel Movie-verse?

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I know what you are thinking. Man-Thing? How on earth is he going to make this connection?

I’ll be honest. I had to do some research when I came home after seeing Iron Man 3. There was a scene that piqued my curiosity. Do you know the scene I’m talking about?

Join me after the jump as I take you on a magical origin filled journey! (spoiler free!)
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Free Comic Book Day – May 4th, 2013

FCBD 2013 LogoMay the 4th be with you this Saturday at Free Comic Book Day! Local Comic Shops around the world will be celebrating this unofficial holiday with free comic books, parties, costumes and all around love for comic book characters and stories. At least, thats what they do around here.

Some comic shops put a limit on the number of free books you can get, so its not always easy to choose what books you want on the spot with the crowds waiting for you to move on. And since FCBD is kind of a big deal around these parts of the internet, we decided to put together a guide for all the books that will be available this weekend.

Join us after the jump for the full lowdown!
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