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TNTM: Young super-heroes unite in CHAMPIONS!

These aren’t the Silver Age Champions you are familiar with. From the ashes of Civil War II arise the All-New, All-Different Champions. Sporting a classic name they look to the future like no super team ever before.

Concerned with healing the deep rifts in the Marvel Universe and repairing the reputation of the super hero concept.

CHAMPIONS #1 boasts the reunited team of writer Mark Waid and artist Humberto Ramos. The Champions are an unprecedented group of the hottest Marvel teen heroes: Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Nova, the Hulk, Cyclops, and Viv Vision. The book will address topical issues that the creators hope will spur discussion and the place of youth activism in modern society.

When asked what will be the impetus after Civil War II that will drive your characters to form the new Champions? Mark Waid replied, without giving too much away all I can tell you is that to their mind the reputation of super heroes has taken a very public beating. They’re very intent in proving to the world that super heroes still have value and still have relevance.

Marvel Comics solicitation:

CHAMPIONS (2016) #1Published: October 05, 2016
Rating: Rated T
Writer: Mark Waid
Penciller: Humberto Ramos
Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos
Following the fallout of CIVIL WAR II, Avengers Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man strike out on their own — joined by Cyclops, Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk! Six young heroes determined to change the world — and they’re only the beginning!

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Talk Nerdy to Me Spider-man Homecoming

Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com geek out about the upcoming Spider-man Homecoming movie

After the hack of Sony Entertainment we found out they were working with Marvel Studios to produce a string of Spider-man films.  We have already seen Spider-man in Captain America: Civil War.  Spider-man was easily one of the favorite characters of that movie.  The prior Spider-man movies have not been able to capture all the little nuances that make Spider-man so popular.  That seems to have changed now with Marvel back at the helm.

The movie has some big names in the cast.  Tom Holland will be returning as the title character.  Robert Downey Jr. will be reprising his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man.  Marisa Tomei is back as Peter Parker’s Aunt May.  Bokeem Woodbine has been signed to play an undisclosed villain.  Add to that Michael Keaton as the Vulture.  The route Marvel wants to take with the Spider-man films is to follow Peter Parker through his high school years.  They want to capture his conflicts as he struggles to balance normal high school issues with fighting deadly super-villains.

Marvel’s Plans

“We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years because frankly there’ve been five Spider-Man films and… there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet. Not just characters or villains or supporting characters, but sides to his character… I think it was midway through the first film that he graduated high school. At the beginning of the second Marc Webb film, he graduated high school. And some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the MCU…”

—Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios

Feige also said if additional films were made one of the ideas [Marvel] has is for the films to follow the model of the Harry Potter film series.  The plot of each film would cover a new school year, adding “it was sort of how do we do a journey for Peter not dissimilar for what the students of Hogwarts would go through each of their years”.

With Spider-man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe the door is open for other Marvel characters to appear alongside Peter Parker.  While he is great as a solo act, some of the best stories have him working with other superheroes.

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TNTM: Penn Jillette to write SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL

Penn Jillette to write SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL issue #11

Penn JillettePenn & Teller are American magicians and entertainers who have performed together since the late 1970s. Their ongoing act combines elements of comedy with magic. They are currently headliners in Las Vegas at The Rio. Penn Jillette serves as the act’s orator and raconteur. Teller does not speak while performing. He communicates through mime and nonverbals.

Famed magician, comedian, and author Penn Jillette will be writing a guest issue of Spider-Man/Deadpool, as recently appeared in the latest episode of the the This Week In Marvel podcast. Jillette appeared on the podcast and talked about the issue which will feature himself and long-time partner Teller teaming up with Spider-Man and Deadpool. Scott Koblish will draw the issue.

Penn’s reaction

“I had to mull it over for like two or three seconds,” Jillette joked on the podcast. “I mean, what book could be more exciting?  Of all the characters in comic books it doesn’t get better than Deadpool and Spider-Man. It’s a dream come true for a lot of things.”  Penn joked about signing over the rights to his own likeness to ensure that he remains a mainstay of the Marvel Universe.

The issue will feature art from Scott Koblish.  Koblish is no stranger to Deadpool fans. He previously illustrated the “inventory” issues of “Deadpool” as well as the upcoming “animated” “Deadpool Annual.” This isn’t the first comic credit that Jillette has earned, however. Jillette had a written homage to the Dark Knight published in 1989’s “Batman” #600 and contributed a story to “Dark Horse Presents” in 1998. Oni Press published his own one-shot, “The Adventures of Rheumy Peepers and Chunky Highlights,” in 1999.

“Spider-Man/Deadpool” #11 is scheduled to arrive in stores this November.  Reserve your copy.

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TNTM Theater Edition: Captain America Civil War

Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com watched Captain America Civil War at Alamo Drafthouse in El Paso and give their review of the movie.

Don’t go into this movie expecting to see the Civil War comics played out on the big screen. A different name for the movie would have made much more sense. There are a lot of differences between the movie and the Civil War comics. Don’t get us wrong, the movie was great. It followed the typical Marvel formula (little bit of drama, little bit of comedy. and lots of awesome action sequences).

The problem for us was the misleading title.

**Spoilers may follow**

In the comics it was the fallout from the Stamford, Connecticut disaster involving the New Warriors that prompted the government to start the Superhuman Registration Act, not the Sokovia and Wakanda incidents.

In the comics Peter Parker was actually older, married, and working for Tony Stark at the time. The suit Tony built for Spider-man was Iron Man’s colors and had other spider arms on it with special little attachments. Tony convinced Spider-man to unmask on national TV in support of the Superhuman Registration Act.

Nearly every mutant, hero and villain, was involved. Government backed mutant police forces were set up in every state to find mutants that refused to register and arrest them. The “criminals” were sent to a prison in the Negative Zone called Project 42, not the Raft like in the movie.

Another difference is the Fantastic Four, mostly Reed Richards, play a big part in the comics. Reed helped develop the Project 42 prison. Tony Stark also cloned Thor from a hair sample. They programmed this clone to follow their orders. Something went wrong and the clone killed one of Team Cap (Goliath).

During one of the bigger battles Captain America realized all the injury and devastation they were causing by fighting. He decided to surrender himself to stop it all.

While being transported Captain America is assassinated by Crossbones (under orders from Red Skull) and Sharon Carter (brainwashed by Doctor Faustus). It was actually Sharon Carter who pulled the trigger.

These are just a few of the differences. The Civil War comic book could easily fill 2 movies. Captain America Civil War would have made much more sense with a different name.

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TNTM Spider-man Dead No More discussion

Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com geek out over the upcoming Spider-man story arc “Dead no More”.

A villain is collecting Spider-Man’s greatest foes for some nefarious and sinister purpose. That villain has the ability to return the dead to life in some capacity. So far these resurrections have only affected supporting characters. There are several big names that have been brought up recently though such as Rhino, Electro, Madame Web, Doctor Octopus, and Lizard.

The most obvious name is Otto Octavius who was revealed to still be alive in the body of The Living Brain at the end of Amazing Spider-Man #1. Doc Ock transplanted his mind into Peter Parker’s body in the Superior Spider-man series.  He then proceeded to become what he believed to be a Superior Spider-man.  During his short time in Peter Parker’s body he was able to finish Peter’s PHD, turn Peter’s company into a financial success, fix Aunt May’s legs, fix Flash Thompson’s legs, reduce crime in the city to a minimum, and put J. Jonah Jameson under his control.

One Spider-villain turned ally has been waiting to make a return as well. Ever since Silver Sable was killed by The Rhino in “Ends of the Earth” Peter has felt guilty about her death. He has obsessed over his inability to save her and what he would do to save everyone.

Someone with the ability to bring the dead back to life is plotting against Peter and collecting some of his greatest foes to help. “Dead No More” is bound to feature The Lizard, The Rhino, Doctor Octopus, and Silver Sable all in some capacity The only major question is who is behind all of this?

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Miles Morales is the Ultimate Spider-man

Miles Morales is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is one of the characters who goes by the identity of Spider-Man.

The character was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli. Bendis and Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso drew inspiration from both U.S. President Barack Obama and American actor Donald Glover.

Miles Morales first appeared in Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011) following the death of Peter Parker. He is a teenager of Black Hispanic descent. Miles is the second Spider-Man to appear in Ultimate Marvel, an imprint with a separate continuity from the mainstream Marvel Universe.

Morales is featured in the Ultimate Comics Spider-Man comic book series. He is not the lead character in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated TV series that debuted in April 2012 on Disney XD. After Marvel ended the Ultimate imprint in 2015 Miles was made a character in the main Marvel Universe. His beginning in the main Marvel Universe was with stories under the All-New, All-Different Marvel brand published that same year.

Reaction to the character varied. Some, including Spider-Man’s creator, Stan Lee, approved the creation of a positive role model for non-white children. Others showed displeasure at the replacement of Peter Parker. Some even decried it as a publicity stunt motivated by political correctness, a charge Alonso denied. Alexandra Petri of The Washington Post called for the character to be judged on the quality of its stories, which have garnered positive reviews.

The character possesses powers similar to those of the original Spider-Man, which were derived from the bite of a spider genetically engineered by Spider-Man’s nemesis Norman Osborn in an attempt to duplicate those abilities.

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