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Black Panther has highest domestic Bluray sales for 2018
Venom one shot comic for opening weekend at AMC theaters
Elizabeth Tulloch cast as Lois Lane in Arrowverse
Cassandra Jean Amell cast as Nora Fries in Arrowverse
Hulu developing Into the Dark horror series
Today is Batman Day
Xander Berkeley cast as Ben Lockwood’s father on Supergirl
The Thing is getting married in Fantastic Four #5
Marvel had 40% + market share for month of August
Soul of the Dragon OGN has Tommy the Green Ranger saving his son
Daredevil season 1 on Netflix is the series that started the wildfire of Netflix Marvel superhero series. The popularity of Daredevil made it possible for Netflix to produce series for Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and the team-up series The Defenders.
Daredevil season 2 improved on what we saw in the first season. The fight choreography was phenomenal and the story gave us more depth into Matt’s past. The Hand and Elektra were introduced and clearly defined. We were also introduced to fan favorite character The Punisher.
Season 3 promises to be even more epic. Kingpin is back and the Hand is still around. Hopefully we will see some cameos from the other Netflix series characters. I’d like to see this be the push for a second season of The Defenders.
If you haven’t watched any of the Netflix Marvel series, you have time to catch up on all of them. Watch all the individual season 1’s before watching The Defenders so you have a back story for all the team members.
Marvel killed Wolverine back in 2014 in their “Death of Wolverine” series. He was supposedly sitting encased in Adamantium this whole time. We learn that Kitty Pryde phased through the metal and pulled Logan’s body out.
The X-men decided it would be best to remove him and bury him in an undisclosed location so nefarious people wouldn’t be able to abscond with his body and study how to replicate his powers.
Now, in 2018 the world discovers Logan is not in that Adamantium due to a botched robbery by the Reavers. A quick visit to his grave shows that is empty as well. Then we spot Wolverine in Marvel Legacy. He takes out a Frost Giant and nabs the Mind Stone (Infinity Stones).
Wolverine has been making cameos in a lot of Marvel titles. There is a “Hunt for Wolverine” intiative going on right now. All the other mutants have heard that Logan is alive and well. Some want to find him for good reasons, others for bad reasons.
All of this leads into the five issue “Return of Wolverine” series. Logan will be coming back with a new set of powers. When his Adamantium-laced claws are popped they have the ability to heat up. One of the many “Hunt For Wolverine” miniseries and one-shots should reveal how Logan will come to possess these new powers.
Marvel is billing “Return of Wolverine” as the final part of a trilogy that includes 2014’s “Death of Wolverine” and 2018’s “Hunt For Wolverine”. Return of Wolverine #1 (of 5) by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven arrives on September 19 from Marvel Comics.
Marvel introduced a new character in Thanos #16, the Cosmic Ghost Rider. It is revealed later in that issue that the Cosmic Ghost Rider is none other than… Frank Castle (Punisher). If that isn’t twisted enough for you, the story of how he became the right hand of Thanos is very warped.
Thanos came to Earth and is in the midst of easily defeating all the heroes. During this battle, Frank thinks “I would give anything to punish that purple sonofabitch.” The old saying “Be careful what you wish for” applies here as Mephisto heard this thought.
Mephisto makes Frank his newest Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance. There is one small problem though. Thanos left no survivors. There is no one to punish or even talk to. Cosmic Ghost Rider is left with his own thoughts causing him to lose a bit of his sanity.
After a millennia passes, Galactus appears on Earth in rough shape and on the run from Thanos. Since Cosmic Ghost Rider wants revenge on Thanos himself, he agrees to become a herald of Galactus. He is granted the power cosmic from Galactus.
The pair hunt down Thanos only to have him behead Galactus and easily defeat Cosmic Ghost Rider. Thanos sees something in Cosmic Ghost Rider and offers for him to be his right hand man. Cosmic Ghost Rider will be able to punish countless people across the cosmos.
Cosmic Ghost Rider is such a popular character he is getting his own mini-series (5 issues) with the first one hitting shelves July 4, 2018. The series will be written by Donny Cates with interior art by Dylan Burnett and cover art by Geoff Shaw. This series promises to be very interesting.
What do you think about Cosmic Ghost Rider? Let us know in the comments.
Marvel Comics decided to cancel the Fantastic Four back in 2015. As a result of the Secret Wars story-line Marvel’s first family is torn asunder. A phenomena known as incursions caused the Multiverse to come to an end.
Reed and Sue Richards are thought to be dead by most inhabitants of the Marvel Universe. Survivors believe they sacrificed themselves to stop the final cataclysmic incursion of another world into Earth-616.
Most of the heroes returned home to the remade Marvel Universe. Reed, Sue, Valeria, Franklin and other members of the Future Foundation stayed outside of the universe in order to help remake and bring order to the Multiverse.
Marvel Legacy showed Franklin and Valeria talking about returning home. A new volume for the Fantastic Four is currently planned for release in August 2018, as part of Marvel’s A Fresh Start event.
Having the Fantastic Four back on the shelves every month will be a welcome sight. We can’t wait to see how Marvel works them back into the main universe.
What do you think about the Fantastic Four coming back? Are you happy to see them again or do you think they should stay gone? Do you agree with Jack that Dr. Doom is the most menacing villain in comics? Let us know in the comments.
Two of Marvel’s most popular characters are the Incredible Hulk and Wolverine. Most avid comic book people know the first full appearance of Wolverine was in The Incredible Hulk #181 (Wolverine appeared as a shadowy figure on a hilltop at the end of #180).
This highly detailed maquette (a fancy French word for scale model) is inspired from that first meeting/fight between Hulk and Wolverine.
Product description taken from manufacturer’s web site:
ABOUT THIS MAQUETTE
There have been many amazing dueling duos in history, but few could possibly be as Earth-shatteringly matched as that of Hulk and Wolverine.
Sideshow’s Hulk and Wolverine Maquette is an amazing 3D recreation of not only the pair’s first meeting but of Wolverine’s introduction to the world. Captured in stunning detail, the maquette has these two brawlers locked in eternal combat. Wolverine is flying through the air while Hulk prepares to take a swing that might just end the fight.
Crafted in high-quality polystone, the Hulk and Wolverine Maquette is an impressive 23” tall. Marvel collectors won’t want to miss Sideshow’s latest dynamic diorama with this Hulk and Wolverine Maquette.
Manufacturer: Sideshow Collectibles
Ariel Olivetti (Design)
Martin Canale (Design, Sculpt)
Guillermo Barbiero (Sculpt)
Alfred Paredes (Sculpt)
Walter O’Neal (Sculpt)
Adam Smith (Mold & Cast)
Chadwick Andersen (Mold & Cast)
Jaime Grove (Paint)
Kat Sapene (Paint)
Bernardo Esquivel (Paint)
Chie Izuma (Paint)
ADDITIONAL DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
Product Size: 23″ H (584.2mm) x 20″ W (508mm) x 18″ L (457.2mm)
Box Size: 21.00″ H (533.4mm) x 21.00″ W (533.4mm) x 25.00″ L (635mm)
Product Weight: 20.00 lbs (9.07 kg)
Marvel Comics is back at it again. The Fresh Start Initiative will have them relaunching with a series of new #1 titles. If this sounds familiar to you, that is because they have done it several times in the recent past.
Marvel has relaunched its lineup five times since 2012: NOW!, All-New NOW!, All-New, All-Different, NOW! 2.0, and Legacy. We can only hope they realize they are doing more long term harm, than they are reaping on short term profits.
There have been hints of Fantastic Four returning to the printed page ever since film rights for that franchise returned to Marvel. We have seen Valeria Richards in Legacy talking about being homesick. We’ve also seen the Thing and Johnny Storm make reappearances. It seems like a no-brainer that we will see Reed Richards get the band back together.
We can expect to see a lot of Marvel characters return to their classic form. Steve Rogers will be Captain America, Tony Stark will likely be back in the Iron Man suit, Bruce Banner is back as Hulk, Logan is back as Wolverine, and Thor Odinson should be getting Mjolnir back since Jane Foster is being teased as dying.
If Marvel is smart they will find a way to utilize what is working right now instead of trashing it all. Riri Williams as Ironheart is a great idea, but not at the cost of getting rid of Tony Stark. Jane Foster as Thor breathed a new life into the Asgard stories. Having Miles Morales around in the main Marvel Universe added lots of plot potentials.
Hopefully Marvel will wake up and realize the long term damage they are doing to their comic book titles by rebooting them every time readers start to get accustomed to them. The Marvel movies are doing great, but that is because they have a long and rich history of great story-telling and character development to draw from. That well only runs so deep. Marvel needs to start making modern classics that future movies can be based upon.
What do you think about all the Marvel comic book reboots? Does it affect the way you approach their titles or big events? Let us know in the comments.
Two of Marvel’s most dangerous Spider-man villains are Norman Osborn and the Carnage symbiote. Now try to imagine if both of those were merged. Ka-Blooey! mind blown!
Norman has been searching for more power ever since Peter Parker found a way to negate the Goblin formula in his body. Norman figured out he has a penchant for using magic/sorcery. He tried to convince the Temple with No Name to instruct him in the ways of sorcery. Despite his immense potential, the keepers of the temple deemed him to be too villainous and evicted him. He even went so far as attempting to break into the Sanctum Sanctorum…unsuccessfully.
Norman learned the Carnage symbiote was being held in the Lock Box, an underwater containment facility for dangerous extranormal artifacts located at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. He had his henchmen retrieve it and it appears he has bonded with the symbiote. The big question is which crazed personality is the dominant one.
So far, most of the goblin copy-cats have been lackluster. This one looks promising since it is the original Goblin coupled with an equally insane symbiote granting him unimaginable power.
Do you like the idea of the Red Goblin being a bonding between Norman and Carnage? What do you think it will take to stop this villain?
The Colossus and Kitty Pryde relationship has been off-again/on-again ever since Kitty first showed up at Xavier’s School for the Gifted. Marvel has finally allowed them to tie the knot.
In X-men Gold #20, Kitty proposes to Colossus. We haven’t seen his answer in print yet, but it seems Marvel is planning for a big blockbuster wedding. Unless they throw some kind of demented twist at us, we will be seeing Colossus and Kitty at the altar later in 2018.
Long time X-men writer, Chris Claremont, returns for an all-new story in X-Men Wedding Special #1. This will be a companion one-shot to the Kitty Pryde and Colossus wedding taking place in X-Men Gold #30.
The side story will feature Kitty Pryde. It is being billed as “the wedding of the century.” Writers Kelly Thompson and Marc Guggenheim will also provide stories for the momentous occasion. The artists will be Greg Land, Marika Cresta, and others not yet announced.
Do you like seeing your favorite characters getting hitched? Do you think marriages add to the story or detract from it? Let us know in the comments.
Black Panther is one of those characters that most people know about, but they don’t know his back story. This movie gave you enough of his origin story along with a really great story-line to keep you interested.
T’Challa becomes King of Wakanda after the death of his father. He is thrust into the position of deciding whether to share Wakanda’s wealth and technological advances with the world to help all of humanity or to protect Wakanda citizens by continuing to let the rest of the world believe they are a poor agricultural country. Oh yea, there is also a malicious individual trying to usurp his throne at the same time.
What really set this movie apart from the rest of the Marvel movies is all the strong female leads. The women in Black Panther really steal the show. The comedy was toned down a bit in this movie as well. There were some funny spots, but not as much as in other Marvel movies. It seems like they may be gearing more to a serious tone to prepare us for Infinity War. There really isn’t much room for comedy in Infinity War.
Jack and I both really liked Black Panther. The acting was top notch, the CGI effects were realistic and didn’t detract from the scenes, and the story was very Shakespearean. There was a political undertone to the movie, but it didn’t beat you over the head with it. Black Panther is Marvels graduation from sophomore to junior. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for their upcoming movies.