Tag Archives: comic books

Marvel Comics Founder Stan Lee Dies At Age 95

TMZ reports: Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died … TMZ has learned. We’re told an ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We’re told that’s where he died. Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so — he had a bout of …

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GLAAD Hails Deadpool 2 For Gay Superhero Storyline

Via press release: GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today applauded 20th Century Fox for including two new LGBTQ superheroes in Deadpool 2 which is scheduled to be released nationwide on Thursday night, May 17. In the film, Negasonic Teenage Warhead (played by Brianna Hildebrand) meets a girlfriend in her fellow X-Men teammate, Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna). During the …

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Avengers Flick Breaks Global Box Office Record

CNN Money reports: Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” made an estimated $630 million at the worldwide box office for its opening weekend, according to Disney. That shatters the record for biggest worldwide opening held by Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious,” which made $541 million for its global opening last year. “Infinity War” also brought in an estimated $250 million …

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Black Panther Breaks $1 Billion At Box Office

Variety reports: Marvel’s “Black Panther” continues its record-breaking streak, passing the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 26 days. The Ryan Coogler tentpole is the 33rd movie to gross $1 billion. It’s the 16th Disney film to reach this milestone, and the fifth Marvel film to do so — joining the ranks of “The Avengers,” “Avengers: …

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Black Panther Smashes Box Office Records

From the Hollywood Reporter: Black Panther is shattering records in its box-office debut, grossing $192 million for the three-day weekend and a projected $218 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend. The film boasts one of the top openings of all time in North America, and the second-biggest launch for a superhero pic behind only fellow Marvel title The Avengers, …

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TRAILER: The Justice League

USA Today recaps: DC’s big-ticket supergroup unites in the Justice League trailer that debuted Saturday, though director Zack Snyder has been working on forming this heroic team for much longer. “The thing that’s awesome about these icons is that a lot of them we haven’t seen in the movies before on the big screen,” Snyder says of the newer superheroes …

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Power Rangers Reboot Features Gay Superhero [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop: Power Rangers is breaking down a barrier no superhero movie has before. The Lionsgate reboot of the ’90s children’s TV show is the first big-budget superhero movie to feature an LGBT protagonist. During Power Rangers‘ second act, there’s a scene in which the titular heroes learn that the Yellow Ranger Trini (Becky G) is …

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TRAILER: Wonder Woman

Via Entertainment Weekly: “I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta. In the name of all that is good, your wrath upon this world is over,” Gal Gadot triumphantly declares in the latest Wonder Woman trailer, which she first shared on Twitter following her and costar Chris Pine’s appearance Saturday night on Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. After promising on Friday …

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TRAILER: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Via Rolling Stone: In the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the web-slinging superhero makes his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The clip also gives a first look at the movie’s winged villain, Vulture, played by Michael Keaton. Homecoming brings Peter Parker back to high school. The early Spidey suit he wears features web wings, a design only seen …

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TRAILER: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Wired recaps: It’s been more than two years since Guardians of the Galaxy got moviegoers hooked on Marvel’s gang of wily space-explorers—and if the first full trailer for 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is any indication, you can expect even Gamora action, adventure, and interstellar wise-assery the second time around. The trailer, which you can watch above, features …

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TRAILER: Wonder Woman

Four million views in one day. The Verge recaps: The latest trailer for Wonder Woman just landed, and here we see Diana (Gal Gadot) looking back on how ugly a world at war can be. Here, she sees men invade Themyscira, and feels the pull to help stop “the war to end all wars.” Unsurprisingly, she’s more than ready for …

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Justin Trudeau, Superhero

Via Mashable: Justin Trudeau can save us any day. The Canadian Prime Minister will be gracing the cover of Marvel’s upcoming Civil War II: Choosing Sides, issue #5, coming on August 31st. Oddly enough, he looks even better in ink form than in real life. A Marvel spokesperson told Mashable that Trudeau would also be a minor character in the …

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#LGBTSuperheroes [VIDEO]

Via press release: Why are LGBT Superheroes missing or desexualised in hollywood blockbusters? Iceman, Mystique, Catwoman and many other well known superheroes are written as LGBT in the comic books, only to then appear as straight when they hit the big screen. Launching in partnership with MCM Comic Con today and following #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend trending last week, this trailer gives fans …

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TRAILER: Doctor Strange

Aaand another comic book movie. The Verge recaps: The very first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange has arrived. Here we get a closer look at Benedict Cumberbatch in his role as Dr. Stephen Strange, the next Sorcerer Supreme. And already it’s a much darker and much, much weirder world than what we’ve already seen in the Marvel films. Doctor …

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TRAILER: Captain America: Civil War

18 million views overnight. The Week recaps: The latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War has finally been released – and there is a new face in town. Hailed as this summer’s Marvel superhero battle royale, the film pits Captain America against Iron Man, with the other Avengers forced to choose sides. The trailer reiterates much of what we already …

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Archie Comics: Jughead Is Asexual

IO9 reports: The Archie comics reboot has to be one of the biggest surprises in the comics industry of the last few years. Ever since the publisher dropped the comics code authority and began diversifying its approach to Archie and his friends, Archie has become one of the best comics around—and now it’s going a step further by revealing Jughead’s …

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TRAILER: Deadpool

Via The Verge: It’s Christmas Day and Deadpool is celebrating in red and green. A new full-length Deadpool trailer gives us a closer look at Colossus and all the violent and bloody action you’d expect. If you want all the swearing and blood spatters then pick the red band version, or there’s a green band version that’s a little more …

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TRAILER: X-Men: Apocalypse

Coming Soon has a recap: Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful …

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TRAILER: Batman Vs Superman

Earlier this week we got a short teaser clip and today we get the full trailer. IO9 recaps: So that happened. After years of intense secrecy around Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the latest trailer went from 0 to 100 in terms of spoilers. Not only did the trailer show the reveal of Wonder Woman, but it even introduced …

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TEASER: Batman Vs Superman

The Atlantic takes a look: Batman wears a cape, and a cowl. Famously, he wears a belt. But generally, while he’s out and about on his superhero business, Batman does not wear a coat. Until now: In the latest trailer for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the upcoming mega-blockbuster that pits the titular heroes against each other, Batman (Ben …

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