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Win a Copy of Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United
6 hours ago
In case you missed it, Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United was released last week and we’ve got one giveaway package of the Blu-ray Combo Pack along with an exclusive Iron Man MiniMate courtesy of our friends at Shout! Factory.
In order to win, tell us who would win a fight — Iron Man or the Hulk — and why. Your entries have to be received by 11:59 p.m., Saturday, December 14. Open only to readers in the United States and Canada. The judgment of ComicMix‘s judges will be final.
Marvel makes history again with one of the greatest Heroic team ups in the universe. Hulk’s brute strength and Tony Stark’s high-tech intellect come together to create a powerful duo necessary to face off against one of the most dangerous enemies.
When “Zzzax,” a seemingly invincible, energy devouring monster threatens to destroy the planet, these two »
- Robert Greenberger
Watch the “Doctor Who” Christmas episode trailer
9 hours ago
The Time of the Doctor, this year’s Christmas special, and the final episode to star Matt Smith, has only become more tantalizing not that the BBC has released its first trailer.
The official synopsis from BBC America – “Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them – the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.”
There’s a Lot to take in there. Daleks, Weeping Angels, Cybermen (including one made of wood, presumably so the sonic screwdriver won’t work on it)
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Review: Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season One
10 hours ago
Batman in media has often been a victim of budgets and a fickle public’s tastes. His success or failure has also impacted the comic book incarnation. For example, after the camp live-action series crashed in 1968, the comic sales plummeted, freeing editor Julie Schwartz to take things back to the beginning and reinvent the gothic look and feel which evolved into the 1980s’ grim and gritty comics. Similarly, after a successive series of dark, moody and brilliantly execute animated series, it was most definitely time for something fresh.
Along came Batman: The Brave and the Bold, a bright, colorful, action-packed series that was a sheer delight to watch. This was a Caped Crusader who worked well with others, didn’t brood a lot but took his job far more seriously than his costumed companions. He operated in a universe where heroes and villains from across the DC Universe operated, letting »
- Robert Greenberger
Mike Gold: The Man Who Didn’t Save Krypton
18 hours ago
I’ve gone on record many times about how I enjoy much of DC Comics’ digital line. I’ve even been snotty enough to note that, unlike much of The New 52, these titles are quite readable and are DC’s saving grace. So I’ll take it one step further.
One of these weekly digital titles is called Adventures of Superman. Yes, I realize it’s not the first comic book (let alone teevee or radio show) to employ this name. This doesn’t matter. Like DC’s digital Legends of the Dark Knight weekly, each story is by a separate creative team and said stories usually run across several “issues.”
If you’re thinking about sampling, let me strongly recommend the three-part story that was just completed (Adventures of Superman numbers 31, 32 and 33). The story is called “The Dark Lantern” (yes, I will not be surprised when DC does “The »
- Mike Gold
Wolverine vs. Sabertooth Motion Comic Comes to Blu-ray January 14
10 December 2013 4:25 PM, PST
At the start of the New Year, Marvel fans are invited to witness one of the most ferocious battles in the Marvel Universe. The superstar team of writer and Executive Producer Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Artist Simone Bianchi (Astonishing X-Men) team up to deliver the thrilling comic book action adventure Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth. This pulse-pounding story captures the biggest rivalry of the Marvel Universe in Marvel Knights Animation’s Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth DVD, debuting for the first time on home entertainment shelves nationwide on January 14, 2014 from Shout! Factory.
This highly anticipated Marvel Knights Animation adventure boasts unparalleled storytelling combined with rich visual animation and insightful bonus content. This deluxe DVD is collected in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. Marvel Knights Animation’s Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth DVD is priced to own at $14.97 Srp.
An exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content »
- ComicMix Staff
The Point Radio: Why Agents Of Shield Disappointed You
10 December 2013 1:09 PM, PST
After a tremendous start to the season, Marvel’s Agents Of Shield has faced a few challenges, mainly in growing an audience that keeps waiting for familiar super heroes to show up. We talk to Joss Whedon, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb and Ep Jeffrey Bell about just why they isn’t likely to happen. Meanwhile, X-men:Apocalypse starts to build a cast, and what TV are you tweeting about?
The Point covers it 24/7! Take us Anywhere! The Point Radio App is now in the iTunes App store – and it’s Free! Just search under “pop culture The Point”. The Point Radio - 24 hours a day of pop culture fun for Free. Go Here and Listen Free on any computer or on any other mobile device with the Tune In Radio app - and follow us on Twitter @ThePointRadio.
Originally published on ComicMix as The Point Radio: Why Agents Of Shield »
- Mike Raub
How To Start A Comic Store… By Stealing From One
10 December 2013 1:07 PM, PST
Rich Johnston reports a story that has to be read to be believed.
A few weeks ago, a few books were stolen from the store only to end up on eBay. We have video tape of a guy stealing a pile of Cgc books from us – included is a Batman #251 Cgc 7.0, an Amazing Fantasy #15 Cgc 1.0 SS and a few other books.
Well, the Amazing Fantasy #15 was sold on eBay and was sent to Florida.
The Batman #251 was apparently sold at a pawn shop earlier this week for $50.
We know who the perp is and he’s been charged – but get this – he said to me that he stole the money just so he can start his own comic book store.
via The Man Who Started A Comic Store. By Stealing From A Comic Store? – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors.
The thief was so brazen and »
- Glenn Hauman
Review: Space Stars
10 December 2013 1:02 PM, PST
By the 1980s, the cartoon creations of the 1960s must have looked pretty tempting given the failure of so many properties from the decade in between to latch on to the hearts and minds of the young television viewers. After Scooby-Doo’s triumphant arrival, so many series came and went, aping the premise or adapting films and television series with little to show for the effort. It must have made sense, then, to dust off the last round of interesting space age series, produce a few new episodes, and cram them together for a potpourri hour-long romp. And so was born Space Stars, which lasted all of a season on NBC. An opportunity for new Space Ghost tales and a new adventure with the Herculoids can’t be beat. To freshen the batch, though, Hanna-Barbera decided to offer up Teen Force, inspired by ABC’s The Mod Squad, and a »
- Robert Greenberger
Jen Krueger: Perils of the Group Watch
10 December 2013 5:00 AM, PST
Hello ComicMix readers! My name is Jen, and I’m really excited to be joining the fold here so I can expand the arenas in which I nerd out about comics, movies, TV, books, and any pop culture ephemera that strikes my fancy. I host a podcast to dive into stuff that’s under the radar, take a look at how things in popular culture now got there, and muse about where trends may go in the future. But exploring pop culture in the written word is another beast entirely, and it’s one I’m pumped to tackle! So let’s get to it!
My favorite TV show is Doctor Who. I embrace every opportunity to talk about it, and have maybe, possibly, sometimes (read: definitely, absolutely, often) turned conversations about entirely unrelated things toward the Doctor, and why the person I’m talking to really should give him a shot. »
- Jen Krueger
Shout! Factory Unveils 20th Anniversary Edition of The Shadow
9 December 2013 4:17 PM, PST
The Shadow, the template for most of comic books’ mystery men, captured America’s imagination in radio and pulp magazines for decades. His paperback revival in the 1960s and 1970s (the latter with spectacular covers from Steranko) led to his brilliant portrayal by Denny O’Neil and Michael William Kaluta in the short-lived DC Comics adaptation. Currently, he’s cutting down the weed of crime for Dynamite Entertainment but this overlooked gem of a film is worth a look. Here are the official details:
Who knows what evil lurks in the shadow of men? The Shadow knows! Adapted from the long-running classic radio program and Walter B. Gibson’s popular pulp fiction, legendary crime-fighting superhero The Shadow comes to life in the 1994 film adaptation The Shadow, starring Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) from visionary filmmaker Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction, Highlander). Brimming with non-stop action and suspense, this wildly entertaining cinematic adventure »
- Robert Greenberger
Review: The Wolverine
9 December 2013 2:00 PM, PST
Despite being one of Marvel’s most insanely popular characters, Wolverine has struggled a bit on the big screen. Sure, Hugh Jackman defied expectations when he first signed on to play the Canadian mutant. After, in the comics, the guy is short and stocky whereas Jackman is over six feet tall. He fit the ensemble in the X-Men trilogy of films quite nicely, playing off James Marsden’s Cyclops as both vied for Jean Grey’s love only to both watch her die in X-Men: Last Stand.
If there was any character ready for a spinoff film, it was Wolverine but X-Men Origins; Wolverine was a bit of a messy disappointment, overstuffed with other mutants and telling his poignant backstory. Still, the character was tantalizing for 20th Century Fox so they went back to the drawing board – and the comics – for inspiration offering up this summer’s The Wolverine, »
- Robert Greenberger
Review – Doctor Who: Legacy
9 December 2013 1:56 PM, PST
Doctor Who has gotten a number of videogames in the last couple of years, from games for the Playstation 3 to a Nintendo 3Ds version of the card game Top Trumps. Doctor Who: Legacy is the latest in the series, a game for iOS and Android tablets and phones that packs a great deal of addicting gameplay into a simple mechanic.
At its core, Legacy is an iteration of the “Line up three jewels” game as seen in the many variations of Bejweled. The big different is the player is not limited to moving an “orb” only one spot, but anywhere on the screen, within a number of seconds. With orbs sliding out of its way as you go, this simple change allows a deft player to set up a number of combos in one play. It’s s skill that takes a bit to get used to, but opens up a great deal of strategy. »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Meet Jen Krueger
9 December 2013 11:40 AM, PST
I’m guessing that throughout an average lifetime we meet approximately 25 billion people. I could be wrong, but that’s what it seems like. After all, not all of these folks are worth meeting – and more than a handful of them are truly disgusting.
Well, tomorrow morning ComicMix is going to do you a favor: we’re going to introduce you to a clever, funny, intelligent and knowledgeable person who is definitely worth meeting. This is because tomorrow morning, at 8 Am Est-usa, we’re happy to say you are going to meet our newest columnist, Jen Krueger.
I could say a lot about Jen, which is weird because I’ve yet to meet her. Outside of the fact that the entire continental United States separates us, it is clear to me that if we were to meet for an early dinner our conversation would last until closing time, and then »
- Mike Gold
Mindy Newell: Monsters Of The Id
9 December 2013 5:00 AM, PST
I may be behind the eight-ball here, but last month much blogging, Facebook and Tumblr posts and Twitter accounts were ablaze with comics artist Tess Fowler’s account of sexual harassment at the 2007 San Diego Comic Convention – a comics pro used the age-old pretense of being interested in her work to try and get her to come up to his room, and when Tess declined, he then went about insulting her work, her cosplay and talking bullshit about her to other male comics professionals and anybody else who would listen on the convention floor, i.e., in public.
Yeah, I know I’ve written about this subject before, and so has Heidi MacDonald over at The Beat, Colleen Doran on her own blog, former Dark Horse editor Rachel Edidin on her Tumblr site Postcards From Space, Jill Pantozzi at The Mary Sue, and Corrina Lawson on her site, Geek Mom. »
- Mindy Newell