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On top of all the new releases this week in Marvel Unlimited, including the final issue of Secret Wars, I wanted to re-read a few issues of one of my favorite comics “Ms. Marvel”. Set in New Jersey, it details the rise of one Kamala Khan, bringing her from your average teenager dealing with all the pressures of being a young woman to, thanks to a cloud of Terrigan Mist, taking over the mantle of Ms. Marvel from Carol Danvers.
I fell in love with this comic from page one. Much like how Stan Lee presented Peter Parker in Amazing Fantasy #15 all those years ago, G. Willow Wilson and company present a character that anyone can relate to. She’s awkward, dealing with the feelings young kids get when they first realize others can be attractive. She has family that she feels is overbearing but she loves them nonetheless. She »
- Tim Jousma
Funko has already unveiled a host of exclusives for this month’s San Diego Comic-Con International [see here, here and here], and now the pop culture specialists have debuted one final wave, which includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Game of Thrones, X-Men, Suicide Squad, Pete’s Dragon, iZombie and more; check them out here…
Pop! Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Han Solo with Chewie Bowcaster
Pop! Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Thumbs Up Bb-8
Pop! Disney: Indiana Jones – Indy with Idol
Pop! TV: Game of Thrones – 6″ Mag the Mighty
Pop! Disney: Pete’s Dragon 2-pack – 6″ Invisible Elliott with Pete
Pop! Movies: Suicide Squad – Underwater Batman
Pop! TV: Peanuts – Patriotic Snoopy
Pop! TV: iZombie – Olivia Moore
Dorbz: Stan Lee
Pop! Rides: Freddy Funko in Red Buggy (500pc Le)
The San Diego Comic-Con International runs between July 21st and July 24th.
- Gary Collinson
With X-Men: Apocalypse settling for just over $500m at the global box office, in what direction should the series head next? A few thoughts.
The X-Men franchise has never been one to set the box office alight in the way that, say, The Avengers does, with 2014’s Days Of Future Past’s box office topping out at $748 million world wide. Granted, X-Men kickstarted the current cinematic superhero revolution to much acclaim but after the initial two entries in the franchise, public and critical reception began to dwindle, as did box office returns.
X-Men: First Class proved to be the creative shot in the arm that the franchise needed and with Days Of Future Past hitting the highest box office results yet, it was expected that Apocalypse would catapult the series nearer to the billion-dollar club.
But it didn’t. In fact, X-Men: Apocalypse’s take is just north of $500m, »
How many people has Wolverine killed in the X-Men franchise? How many plot holes and unanswered questions are there in X-Men: Apocalypse? Did you know Stan Lee wasn’t in the actual strip club scene from Deadpool? Which comic book flick is the most tweeted about movie of the summer? All that and more in this […]
- Ethan Anderton
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Fake Commercial of the Day: How does Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters get so full in X-Men: Apocalypse? With this 1983 recruitment ad starring Jubilee and the voice of Stan Lee: Character History of the Day: In anticipation of his return in X-Men: Apocalypse, here's a look at the evolution of Wolverine in movies and TV: Movie Tribute of the Day: Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman recognizes this week's Top Gun anniversary with a photo of him and his jet: In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the move Top Gun and, of course, the all important #Tbt - call sign Wolverine pic.twitter.com/IiqDLSumHe — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) May 19...
- Christopher Campbell
Big spoilers lie ahead for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Whichever side of the imaginary rivalry you fall into, there's no denying that when it comes to movies, DC has got some catching up to do. In the same year as Marvel Studios released their first major crossover, The Avengers, Warner Bros released The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter in Christopher Nolan's acclaimed Batman trilogy, which was firmly grounded in the notion that Bruce Wayne is the world's only superhero.
Nolan's disinterest in the larger DC toybox left Warners a few steps behind Disney and Marvel, especially after the failure of 2010's Jonah Hex and 2011's Green Lantern, the latter of which was intended as the first step into a wider universe. »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 4, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Punisher, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers: Ultron Revolution, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, Suicide Squad, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern Corps, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batman: The Killing Joke, Heroes Reborn and more…
Hello and welcome to The Week in Captain America: Civil War, or at least it feels like it! As Marvel’s latest offering kicked off Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve posted a tonne of coverage of the film this week, including a few Flickering Myth exclusives!
We’ll start things off with our coverage: Be sure to read Eric Bay-Andersen’s ★★★★ review here (although only if you’ve seen the movie, as it does contain spoilers »
- Gary Collinson
After what seems like decades of waiting (oh wait: it was actually about 10 years!) the Deadpool movie finally opened in theaters this past weekend to the tune of a record-shattering $135 million at the box office; and it was everything I’d hoped for. It was exactly the Deadpool movie that we needed at this point to get the franchise rolling – a dynamic R film that pulls no punches about who Deadpool is and why he’s not a traditional hero, yet invests us in his unorthodox character and worldview and gets us rooting for him anyway. And as I walked out of the theater, despite any minor critiques I may have, I felt distinctly the warm, zen-like glow of happiness from having just experienced the fulfillment of longtime hopes I’ve cherished for the manifestation of just such a Deadpool film.
Anyone who knows me or reads my work will »
- Emily S. Whitten
Directed by Tim Miller.
A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
After nearly 11 years of studio hesitation and apparently enough sexual favors for Wolverine, Deadpool finally has his own superhero movie (something that star Ryan Reynolds has fought long and hard (see, I can make sexual innuendos too and use parentheses inside of parentheses) for to see come to fruition), and with opening credits featuring billings such as “some really hot guy” and “an overpaid tool” the tone is set for an irreverent and refreshing outing from a genre slowly entering a phase of stagnation and repetitiveness.
Deadpool is a very juvenile and crass film, but that’s just the »
- Robert Kojder
While visiting the set of "X-Men Apocalypse" and after a full day of shooting a scene where Apocalypse comes and recruits Angel with his three other horsemen, we find time to sit with director Bryan Singer in his trailer and pick his brain about what we just saw. This time around Bryan is shooting using a 3-D camera, has set this film in the 80's, and has introduced a new set of actors to play younger versions of our favorite characters.
The last scene that we have witnessed today deals with the special powers that pertain to Apocalypse. With the brush of his hands he can enhance your mutant powers as he does with Angel. Here is what Bryan had to say about his version of Apocalypse.
How has your day played out today?
Bryan Singer: It was a very intense day. Just quite a day, extraordinary. I wrote »
- Fernando Esquivel
10 items from 2016
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