11 items from 2014
A ton of awesome comic book characters have been introduced to us over the years, but not all of these characters were created for the comics. There are a handful of them that were created for other media before they found their way into the comic universes of Marvel and DC. Here is a list of ten comic characters that you may or may not know originated outside of the comics.
That's right folks, everyone's favorite sadistic Joker sidekick wasn't introduced into Batman's Rogues Gallery until Batman: The Animated Series. She was an instant classic! The first comic she appeared in was The Batman Adventures #12 in September of 1993. Over the years she has had her own series and also teamed up with Poison Ivy and Catwoman several times to beat down on Batman. She is my favorite female villain of all time.
- Joey Paur
X-Men: Days of Future Past opened this past Memorial Day weekend to enormous box office success. And suave fans have noticed that the film is filled with easy-to-miss references to earlier films and subplots only found on the pages of the Marvel comic books. There are plenty of hidden Easter eggs to be discovered in this latest X-Men franchise adventure. Check out some of the moments you may have not noticed the first time around, before seeing X-Men: Days of Future Past again in theaters this week.
1 The Maximoff Family
True X-Men fans know that Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is the real father of mutant siblings Quicksilver (Evan Peters) and Scarlet Witch. This is never said outright in the movie, but it is alluded to. When Quicksilver hears Magneto say that he can control metal with his mind, he responds by revealing that his mother knew someone that could do the same thing. »
X-Men #1, September 1963
Founding Members: Professor X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman and Angel
Members: Mimic, Changeling, Polaris, Havok, Petra, Sway, Darwin, Vulcan, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Banshee, Storm, Sunfire, Colossus, Thunderbird, Phoenix, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Phoenix II, Magneto, Psylocke, Longshot, Dazzler, Forge, Jubilee, Gambit, Bishop, Revanche, Cannonball, Joseph, Cecilia Reyes, Maggot, Marrow, Thunderbird II, Cable, Dani Moonstar, Sage, Emma Frost, Xorn, Chamber, Stacy X, Lifeguard, Slipstream, Northstar, Husk, Juggernaut, Mystique, Warpath, Lady Mastermind, Sabretooh, Omega Sentinel, Armor, Hepzibah, Pixie, Karma, Sunspot, Auroa, Magma, Dr. Nemesis, Box, Magik, Namor, Domino, Boom-Boom, Ariel, Danger, Cypher, Warlock, Fantomex, X-23, Hope Summers, Frenzy, Legion, X-Man, Warbird, Blink, Firestar, M.
The traditional headquarters of the X-Men has been the X-Mansion, Charles Xavier’s family home-turned-private school and superhero base. At times, the X-Men have also operated out of a mystical island in the Bermuda Triangle previously occupied by Magneto, an abandoned town in the Australian Outback, »
- Austin Gorton
It's Memorial Day weekend, a time for elaborate getaways, family reunions, excursions to local sunny spots, and/or three-day staycations. As with every stretch of non-work bliss, gaps of downtime are inevitable. If you find yourself hopping over to Netflix to pass the time (and satisfy whomever's around), here are few scenario-specific options:You want to see X-Men: Days of Future Past this weekend, but the opening-weekend hordes are scaring you off.Tracking down the original X-Men movies will cost you (find them all on iTunes), but superhero alternatives are readily available. If you're dying for mutant action, try the animated X-Men: Evolution from the late '90s and its follow-up, Wolverine and the X-Men. For live-action, there's the original Spider-Man, Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy, and the gold standard of comic book movies, The Avengers. Interested in how the X-Men started in the first place? Check out the origin story »
- Matt Patches
Fun Little Kids is available for free viewing at FilmOn. If you are looking for new kinds of entertainment for your children, Fun Little Kids is the channel that just might be what you’re looking for. Fun Little Kids comes from the makers of Fun Little Movies and features award-winning webisodes and animated shows. One of the shows you can see on Fun Little Kids is “Dork Hunters from Outer Space.” The animated show, created by Rick Ungar (the mind behind cartoons like “Biker Mice from Mars,” “X-Men: Evolution” and one of the co-founders of the highly successful entertainment magazine show, “Access Hollywood”), launched on the UK broadcaster GMTV and [ Read More ]
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X-Men #1, September 1963
Nicknames and Aliases
Marvel Girl, Phoenix, Dark Phoenix, Red, Redd Dayspring
Powers and Abilities
Jean is a mutant born with tremendous telepathic and telekinetic abilities, enabling her to read and control minds, project her thoughts, enter the Astral Plane, mentally lift and move objects, and fly by levitating herself, amongst others.
When augmented by the cosmic Phoenix force, her abilities increase exponentially, enabling her to telekinetically affect matter on a molecular level (changing her clothes with a thought, for example), travel through space, and transform matter into energy.
Friends and Allies
Cyclops (Scott Summers, her husband), Marvel Girl (Rachel Summers, her daughter from an alternate future), Cable (Nathan Summers, her son born of her clone), Storm (Ororo Munroe, teammate and friend), Professor Xavier and the X-Men, John and Elaine Grey (her parents), Sara Grey (her sister), resurrection.
Foes and Antagonists
Magneto, Mr. Sinister, powerful cosmic entities »
- Austin Gorton
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Constantine, Justice League: War, Son of Batman, Batman & Robin, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Thor 3, Ant-Man, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more...
So, Henry Cavill in Michigan and production reportedly set to get underway, we've finally found out who'll be playing Kal-El's nemesis Lex Luthor in Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman. No, it's not Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington, Idris Elba, David Ramsey or any of the other names plucked out of thin air these past few months, but rather The Social Network and Now You See Me star Jesse Eisenberg. "Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, »
- Gary Collinson
Well, it seems that Marvel's Phase Three is starting to take shape. Earlier this week it was announced that Captain America: The Winter Soldier directing duo Anthony and Joe Russo are developing Captain America 3, and now Marvel has revealed that veteran Marvel writers Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle will pen the screenplay for Thor 3.
"I am proud of Craig and have enjoyed working with him over these past years," said Marvel chief Kevin Feige. "His creative instincts have helped shape Thor and Thor: The Dark World at every level of the filmmaking process. The entire team at Marvel is very happy to continue collaborating with Craig as he continues as a screenwriter working with Christopher on the forthcoming chapter of Thor’s adventure."
The duo certainly have plenty of Marvel experience between them, including the animated offerings X-Men: Evolution, Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, The Invincible Iron Man, »
- Gary Collinson
While Marvel is starting to branch out their cinematic universe with "Guardians Of The Galaxy" this summer, and "Ant-Man" in 2015, that doesn't mean they're abandoning the staples. Earlier this week, the ball got rolling on "Captain America 3" with directors Anthony and Joe Russo tapped to return, and that's not all the news Marvel had. Variety reports that the comic studio have re-upped Christopher Yost and tapped Craig Kyle ("X-Men: Evolution," "Hulk Vs.") to co-write "Thor 3." Between this and the new Captain America flick, you might think Marvel is setting the stage for another "The Avengers," but according to Unleash The Fanboy (yeah, we know) the Phase 4 superhero team-up movie will actually be "New Avengers" though it's unclear what heroes will be involved (in the comics they included Spider-Man and Wolverine, but since those rights are elsewhere, it's unlikely to happen). Anyway, you can toss around your thoughts below and check »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With the post-Avengers bump, Thor: The Dark World grossed $633 million worldwide, a 40% increase on Thor's $449 million total. That is sufficient reason for Marvel to follow up on the cliffhanger at the end of The Dark World in a sequel. Variety reports the studio has hired Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost to co-write Thor 3. No plot details are known at this time, but Chris Hemsworth is expected to return. Kyle and Yost's first writing credits are for the animated series X-Men: Evolution. Yost worked on the Thor 2 script while Kyle worked his way up to senior VP of production and development at Marvel Studios. This comes on the heels of the announcement that the Russo brothers are in early negotiations to return for Captain America 3. Hit the jump for a look at all the Marvel movies on the calendar. Here is the list of projects we know for sure: Captain America: The Winter Soldier »
- Brendan Bettinger
Synopsis: Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Cast: Chris Hemsworth (Marvel’s Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman) as Thor, Natalie Portman (Marvel’s Thor, Black Swan, Star Wars Episodes I-iii) as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston (Marvel’s Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers, »
- ComicMix Staff
11 items from 2014
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