All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Saturday!
Marvel commissions script for Dark Avengers
Batman Animated Series boxed set comes out October 30
Darth Vader ending at issue #25
IDW celebrated 20 years in 2019
Star Trek will have TNG, DS9, Voyager, and Original Series crossover
Wolverine The Long Night podcast being made into a comic
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man comic coming out in 2019
Invaders will show Captain America and Namor as allies/enemies
Hasbro developing action figures for Black Order, Beta Ray Bill, Night Thrasher, and more
All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Thursday!
Bruce Greenwood cast in “Doctor Sleep”
Ryan Coogler will produce Space Jam 2
Aubrey Plaza cast in “Child’s Play” reboot
Walking Dead planning movies and spin-offs
Garfield gets a reality show in “Garfield: TV or not TV #1”
“Cheryl Blossom” and “Go-Bots” will release on Local Comic Shop Day
Carol Danvers origin retconned in “Life of Captain Marvel”
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” moving to Boom Studios
Wolverine’s healing power not quite right in “Return of Wolverine #1”
Dark Horse to publish “Berserk” hard cover deluxe editions
Lex Luthor makes a deal with Batman Who Laughs
All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Wednesday.
Disney Streaming Service will have Marvel superhero series
Shawn Michaels to return to WWE
Netflix developing Avatar: Last Airbender live action series
Adam Driver to host Saturday Night Live
Return of Wolverine on shelves today
Professor X has a daughter
She-Hulk and Thor are in a romantic relationship
Infinity Warps merges Power Pack and Punisher
Avengers hard cover collection offered for $500
Marvel to publish prequel trilogy one shots
Darth Vader has a castle
Batman Damned shows Batman’s penis
NYCC exclusive Okoye Funko Pop has removable wig
Rainbow Six Siege banning team killers
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releasing alternate character costumes
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.
Everyone knows nobody stays dead in comic books…except for Uncle Ben. Marvel ran Wolverine through the wringer recently. First he started losing his mutant healing powers, then he discovered they were making more Weapon X type mutants, lastly he died stopping the Weapon X program and ended up being encased in Adamantium. Kinda ironic to be killed by the very metal that is infused to your skeleton.
But wait… several years later we find out Logan was not killed by being encased in Adamantium. He made his reappearance in Marvel Legacy. He has made some cameo appearances at the end of other comics in the meantime. Now we are getting a series of one-shot comics leading up to the Hunt for Wolverine.
The Hunt for Wolverine explains how it was discovered that Wolverine was no longer in the adamantium encasing. It also lets you in on how he escaped from the encasing. This answered two of the big questions I had after reading Marvel Legacy. One of my other questions is what does Logan plan to do with the Mind Stone.
Marvel Legacy introduced a lot of questions about many of their more popular characters. They seem to be focusing a lot on the return of Wolverine. With all the cameos and the multitude of one-shots centering on him, I have to believe he will play a key role in how they will deal with the crazy Celestial that landed on earth. They made a big deal about it in Legacy, but you haven’t heard much about it since then. I’m hoping they circle back and pick up that story-line again. You can’t just dump an insane Celestial in the middle of the Marvel Universe and then not talk about it.
Most people are happy to see Wolverine walking around the pages of Marvel again. There are others that believe dead characters should stay dead. Which side are you on in this debate? What other characters would you like to see be resurrected?
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)
Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com geek out about the All-New Wolverine. It’s not Logan using that name in Marvel Comics any more. It’s Laura Kinney (X-23), a clone made from his damaged DNA.
X-23 took on the Wolverine mantle following the Secret Wars event. She has a new costume resembling Wolverine’s. X-23 is now the main character in the series All-New Wolverine.
X-23 is a female clone of Wolverine. X-23 has a regenerative healing factor, superhuman strength, senses, speed, agility, and reflexes similar to Wolverine. She also has retractable adamantium-coated bone claws in her hands and feet.
In addition to her own innate powers and skills, X-23 has twice been the host of the Enigma Force, providing her with many special abilities particular to the entity. She is the first mutant to be chosen by the entity as its host, as well as being one of a handful of individuals to do so more than once.
Cloned from a damaged copy of Wolverine’s genome, X-23 was created to be the perfect killing machine. For years she proved herself a capable assassin working for an organization called the Facility. A series of tragedies eventually led her to Wolverine and the X-Men. She attended school at the X-Mansion and eventually became a member of X-Force.
The only genetic sample from Weapon X is damaged. They are unable to salvage the Y chromosome. After 22 failed attempts at reconstituting the DNA using a duplicate X chromosome, the 23rd sample yields a viable sample to combine with an embryo.
After seven years X-23 is exposed to radiation poisoning in order to activate her mutant gene. He extracts her claws, coats them with adamantium, and reinserts them back into her hands and feet. This procedure was performed without affording the child any anesthetic. A “trigger scent” is derived that drives X-23 into a murderous rage when she detects it. X-23 is then trained to be a hired assassin. She is ordered to kill “anyone … everyone … for a price.”
Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com geek out over “Wolverine: Old Man Logan”. Old Man Logan is an eight-issue story line from the Wolverine ongoing Marvel series by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven.
It began in June 2008 and ran through Wolverine #66–72. It ended in Wolverine Giant-Size Old Man Logan in September 2009. It is set in an alternate universe designated as Earth-80128.
A new volume of Old Man Logan debuted during the 2015 Secret Wars storyline written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Andrea Sorrentino. This story is continued in an ongoing series with the same name written by Jeff Lemire with Sorrentino returning as artist.
Set over fifty years in the future the world’s super villains band together to finally destroy all superheroes. The United States has been conquered and divided among super villains. Territories belonging to The Abomination (later conquered by the Hulk), Magneto (later conquered by a new Kingpin), Dr. Doom, and the Red Skull (who has named himself President).
Heroes have been wiped out of existence. The few survivors are in hiding. Logan lives with his wife Maureen and young children Scotty and Jade on a barren plot of land in Sacramento, California. This area is now part of the territory known as “Hulkland.” Logan needs to pay rent to his landlords (the incestuous hillbilly grandchildren of the Hulk and his first cousin She Hulk) so he accepts a job from a now blind Hawkeye. The job is to help Hawkeye travel east to the capital of New Babylon and deliver a secret package.
Logan and Hawkeye encounter several diversions on their journey. They rescue Hawkeye’s daughter from the clutches of the new Kingpin. Before she murders Kingpin and reveals her intention to seize his territory.
They escape a cluster of Moloids who are destroying cities by sinking them from beneath the surface. They then get chased by a Venom symbiote-infused dinosaur (imported from the Savage Land) before being rescued and teleported by the White Queen and Black Bolt.
Throughout the story it is reiterated that the “Wolverine” persona died the day the villains attacked. Logan has refused to use his claws ever since. Via flashbacks it is revealed that on the night the attack happened a group of forty super villains apparently attacked the X-Mansion. Unable to locate his teammates Wolverine slaughtered the attackers to ensure the safety of the mutant children. As the last “attacker” was killed, Logan realized that the entire assault was an illusion created by Mysterio.
His perceived enemies were actually his fellow X-Men. This destroyed him emotionally and mentally. He fled the Mansion and wandered away to a train track in shock and shame.
When they finally reach the capital Hawkeye delivers his package to an underground resistance group hoping to begin a new Avengers-esque team. The package is revealed to be a case of Super Soldier Serum. It is enough to form an army. But Hawkeye’s clients expose themselves as undercover S.H.I.E.L.D agents. They shoot and kill Logan and Hawkeye.
However, Logan’s body heals and he awakens in Red Skull’s trophy room among the armaments and costumes of the world’s fallen superheroes. Without using his claws he kills Red Skull’s men and engages Red Skull himself. Logan eventually decapitates him with Captain America’s shield. He grabs a briefcase of money (their intended reward for the delivery) and uses pieces of Iron Man’s armor to fly back home.
Upon arriving, Logan discovers that in his absence the Hulk’s grandchildren murdered his family, and left the bodies unburied. This results in Logan finally unleashing his claws. He seeks out and slaughters almost the entire Banner clan before encountering old man Banner himself.
Banner displays monstrous strength even in his human form. Banner reveals that while the murder of Logan’s family was intended as a message to others he really just wanted to get Logan angry enough to fight him because he had gotten bored being a “super-villain landlord” like the others.
In his Hulk form Banner is enormous. He is bigger than the Hulk has ever been shown before and easily defeats Logan. Hulk then consumes him. Logan recuperates within Banner’s stomach and bursts out, killing the Hulk. Afterward he discovers a baby hulk, Bruce Banner Junior.
A month later, Logan and his neighbors hold a small memorial for Logan’s family. With nothing left on his old home Logan plans to defeat all the new world villains and bring peace to the land. He and Bruce Banner Junior being the first members of a new group of superheroes.