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Countdown to Comic-Con: DC Comics Reveals Its Entire Schedule

Jul
20

It's not called Comic-Con for nothing, and DC Entertainment is planning a huge list of events for the convention this week. Included on their schedule are panels for Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, a preview of the "Multiversity" event by Grant Morrison, early looks at Vertigo books, and more. Check out their entire line-up below.

Funny Books: 10 Characters Marvel/DC Have Tried to Make into a Thing

Jul
18

With Thor turning into a woman, and Batgirl getting a pretty great new costume, it seems that comic companies are trying to make their characters more culturally meaningful. Sometimes this is a happy accident, sometimes it’s a blatant marketing ploy. With that in mind, here are 10 characters that Marvel and DC tried to push into being a thing.

HBO's Games of Thrones Will Continue Without the Books if It Catches Up

Jul
18

George R.R. Martin likes to take his time with his books, but unfourtunately, that means that HBO's Game of Thrones is catching up to the published material at an alarming rate. Barring some kind of miraculous surprise on Martin's part, the TV show will run out of material to adapt in just a few short seasons. If (when) we hit that point, fans are split on whether or not HBO will take a break, or continue on without a book to guide them. We now finally have an official answer.

Avengers 2: Ultron and the Vision's Origins Revealed

Jul
17

Marvel has been trying to keep a tight lid on Avengers: Age of Ultron rumors since the sequel was announced, but in the past week, they've shifted into full-on reveal mode. In addition to giving us a first look at Ultron, we also now know where he came from, and how his origin ties into a new character: the Vision.

The Pull List: Templesmith's The Squidder Proves Dark and Inaccessible

Jul
16

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where I check out the first issue of a new comic and tell you whether or not you should start following that comic based only on that. This week I'm taking a look at the dark, bizarre, and occult world of Ben Templesmith's The Squidder. What the hell is a "squidder," you ask? I have no idea. Let's find out, together.

The Next Captain America Will Be African American

Jul
16

Someone new is taking on the mantle of the red, white, and blue hero, and he's finally going to be black. Captain America, now 90-years old in the Marvel Comics universe, is retiring, passing the torch on to his longtime friend and ally, the Falcon.

IDW Returns to Baldur's Gate with a New D&D Comic Book Series

Jul
16

The heroes of the iconic RPG games series Baldur's Gate will live on in a new IDW comic book run. Best of all, it stars Minsc and his hamster Boo!

Here is Our First Look at Ultron from Avengers 2

Jul
16

Marvel Studios is usually pretty secretive about their movies (not surprising considering there are around 14 billion blogs out there trying leak as many details as they can), but they certainly aren't playing coy about The Avengers' next nemesis. Gracing the cover of Entertainment Weekly is none other than Ultron himself, and he's got a slick new character makeover.

Thor is a Woman Now, and Why That's Actually Kind of Stupid

Jul
16

So Marvel announced today that a female character will be taking over the mantle of Thor in the comic world soon. Awesome! Cool! More strong, female characters in the comics world, especially in the world of big-name heroes, is awesome to see. But, is there really a need to turn Thor into a woman?

Marvel's Thor is Going to Become a Woman

Jul
15

Today on The View of all places, Marvel announced that there's going to be a new Thor, and she's a woman. While they haven't revealed their specific plans for the character yet, we do know that for some reason, the old Thor (Man-Thor?) is no longer worthy to wield Mjolnir. This new character will be stepping in to replace him.

Archie Andrews will Die Saving His Friend in Life with Archie Issue #36

Jul
14

Earlier this year, Archie Comics announced that comic book icon Archie Andrews would die in issue #36 of Life with Archie, the franchise's alternate timeline series. Today they revealed how the beloved character will go in the upcoming issue, which hits shops this Wednesday.

Last Night's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Anniversary Party was Fan Heaven

Jul
13

In honor of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th anniversary, gallery Nucleus hosted Heroes in A Half Shell: A TMNT Art Tribute Exhibition, featuring original artwork from over 30 artists, original memorabilia from the 90s films ("GO NINJA, GO NINJA, GO"), animators and writers from the currently airing Nickelodeon TMNT show, and a pair of siblings who put all other TMNT fans to shame. Click through for photos and a brief interview!

Don't Cry, But Matt Fraction Is Ending His Run On Hawkeye

Jul
12

Ah, c'mon Fraction, say it ain't so!  To be fair Fraction's twitter announcement doesn't sound like he's looking forward to it any more than we are. If you haven't been keeping up, Matt Fraction and a rotating crew of artists, lead by the superior David Aja, have been turning probably the least well-known Avenger into one the best books on the shelf. This has been Hawkeye doing Hawkeye things, like punching criminal Bros in the face and making coffee, a lot of coffee.

Funny Books: Vampirella vs. Red Sonja, Battle of Bad Girl Art [Series Spotlight]

Jul
11

Howdy Folks! In the comic world, the term “bad girl art” refers to depictions of tough and violent heroines in hyper-sexualized poses. This week were spotlighting two of the most famous “bad girls” in comics, Vampirella and Red Sonja.

Countdown to Comic-Con: Full Friday Schedule Revealed!

Jul
11

Comic-Con has released the full Friday schedule, and it's jam packed with more TV shows than you can shake a remote at. There's Cartoon Network and [adult swim], Legend of Korra, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Marvel's television projects, and the world premiere of Batman: Assault on Arkham.

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