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Feature Robert Leane 18 Nov 2013 - 06:09
Written by Mark Millar, Marvel's Civil War was a fan favourite. Rob looks at how it could translate to the big screen...
Nb: there are spoilers ahead for the Civil War comic book series.
First published in 2006, Marvel's Civil War was and remains an enormously popular comic book cross-over series, and it kicks off in dramatic style.
As the New Warriors - a group of young superheroes at the centre of a reality show - seriously screw up a super villain battle, their battle with Nitro incinerates a whole block, including an elementary school, causes 600 casualties, and rips the Marvel Universe in half.
It's cinematic stuff, and these events could act as an outstanding opening sequence in a movie adaptation - it's perfect for the kind of elongated intro that studios seem to love these days.
Within the make-believe world of comics, the world's »
In comics news this week, it looks like Storm will be getting her own series next year – the reveal came from Marvel’s latest retreat. DC’s Stormwatch could be the next New 52 title to fall – the recent solicits have #28 being the finale of a story arc and the next trade paperback is a whopping 288 pages. The large page count usually means DC want done with a series and put a ton of comics out in one go in a collected edition like this. The title – like so many DC titles these days – has had a rocky time with original series writer Paul Cornell leaving after the first story arc and the series floating around aimlessly before the legendary Jim Starlin came on board to turn the tide. Sales however have been slacking and the future doesn’t look rosy for this Wildstorm team.
The second issue of the eighth biggest selling comic last month, »
- Noel Thorne
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine, Deadpool, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Justice League: War, Captain Underpants and more....
Over the past few weeks we've been inundated with news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but 20th Century Fox stole a few headlines from Marvel Studios this week by releasing the first trailer for Bryan Singer's hotly-anticipated mutant epic X-Men: Days of Future Past, next year's time-travelling X-sequel sequel which brings together Fox's original X-Men and X-Men: First Class timelines. Although lacking in any real visual effects (owing to the fact they're yet to be completed), the teaser gave us a look at the majority of »
- Gary Collinson
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So, The Wolverine opened last weekend, and it seems audiences were still suffering an X-Men Origins: Wolverine headache, with Hugh Jackman's sixth X-Men outing pulling in an opening weekend of $53.1 million in North America to take first place at the box office, albeit with a new franchise low (for comparison 2000's X-Men debuted with $54.5 million, while X-Men: First Class opened with $55.1 million in 2011). Here in the UK, »
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4 items from 2013
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