Category Archive: News

Jul 08 2015

Élodie Yung cast as Elektra in Marvel’s ‘Daredevil: Season 2’

Marvel has officially announced that Élodie Yung has been cast as Elektra in the second season of Marvel’s DAREDEVIL, set to debut on Netflix in 2016. The French TV and film actress, best known outside Europe for for G.I. Joe: Retaliation and District 13: Ultimatum, will play the mysterious figure from Matt Murdock’s past, “whose …

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Jul 07 2015

Grant Morrison named new Editor-in-Chief of ‘Heavy Metal’

Long-running science fiction and fantasy anthology HEAVY METAL has a brand new Editor-in-Chief, reports Entertainment Weekly: and it is none other than superstar writer Grant Morrison. His first issue in the new role will kick off in February, with plans to contribute his own prose, comics and other material in addition to his editorial duties. “We’re …

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Jul 07 2015

DC Comics announces 8 new mini-series for 2016

USA Today has announced that DC Comics will be expanding their universe by publishing eight new six-issue mini-series in 2016. This announcement comes on the back of the freshly minted New DC Universe, also known as the DC You campaign. Among the titles announced, the mini-series will include SWAMP THING, METAL MEN, RAVEN, FIRESTORM, KATANA: CULT …

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Jul 06 2015

Marvel places smallest hero on Australia’s big things for ‘Ant-Man’ promo

It was inevitable. Australian marketing for ANT-MAN has already seen some very tiny billboards going up around the country, and now they are going slightly bigger. Taking advantage of the local running joke around Australia’s big things, a series of novelty roadside attractions that are essentially tourist traps,  they have used the same theme as the …

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Jul 03 2015

Image Expo 2015: Gallery of highlights and announcements

The second IMAGE EXPO for 2015 brought with it a slew of massive announcements for the publisher, including a look at their upcoming slate of new creator-owned titles, publications, licences and other releases. Held on Thursday, it was opened by a keynote address from publisher Eric Stephenson. “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to what we do,” offered …

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Jul 02 2015

Official: Marvel’s 45 All-New All-Different titles for Fall

Not long after several leaks, Marvel has sent through the official ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL line-up with promo art and a complete list of creators and artists. Thankfully, all those details are listed on the cover so we don’t have to retype them all here. Whether the leak was intentional or an annoying accident that robbed them …

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Jul 02 2015

Cover Story: Best Comic Book Covers of June 2015

Each month, hundreds of comics are released to stores for the hungry masses of fans around the world. To stand out on the shelves, you have to put the great art up front. You can judge a book by its cover. This is Cover Story. Welcome back to our continuing monthly column. With almost 40 covers this month, it’s …

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Jun 30 2015

Watch ‘Ant-Man’ shrink in a new extended clip

Following the red carpet premiere of ANT-MAN in Los Angeles, Marvel has released a new clip from the forthcoming film. It depicts Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) shrinking in detail for the first time, showcasing the primary effect of the film. Seemingly thrown in at the deep end by the disembodied voice of Hank Pym …

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Jun 30 2015

Sequel officially titled ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

If you’ve tried to swing a cat on the Interwebs today, chances are that you’ve not managed to do so without hitting the news that writer/director James Gunn’s sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy will be officially titled GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 2. The title was announced when Marvel producer Kevin Feige jumped the …

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Jun 24 2015

Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man, Jon Watts to direct

After much Interweb speculation, Marvel and Sony Pictures have officially announced that the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man is the young actor TOM HOLLAND. He will be directed in the next Spider-Man film in 2017 by JON WATTS, who recently made a splash at Sundance with Cop Car. The press release goes on to say that it …

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Jun 23 2015

Marvel to release new ‘Doctor Strange’ and Miles Morales ‘Spider-Man’ comics in Fall 2015

Marvel has announced two new ongoing titles for it’s All-New All-Different Marvel line-up kicking off in the US Fall: DOCTOR STRANGE #1 from creators Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers), and a Miles Morales led SPIDER-MAN #1 from his co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. These announcements in part answer some of the mysteries …

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