While digital comic sales have been good business for both DC and Marvel, it’s so far done little to encourage sales of printed comic books. But now Marvel has announced that starting in June, when you buy certain titles in print form, you’ll get a code to get a digital copy of the same issue.
Own Captain America’s shield, Thor’s hammer, Red Skull painting, more awesome stuff from Marvel auction
If you’ve got deep pockets and you like super fucking awesome Marvel superhero movie props, you might take a gander at all the cool shit Marvel is auctioning both online and in person at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.
From this year’s New York Toy Fair, Marvel showed off the first look at the Avengers LEGO set, coming in May to coincide with the Avengers movie. They also mentioned that these figures and accessories aren’t the whole thing, which is good, because I’m seeing a serious lack of a Nick Fury minifig, motherfuckers.
I don’t know who half of these actors are, but it’s still a cool project, by Alex Tuis. It’s sort of like “What if Robert Downey Jr. was Iron Man?” but different. I definitely like the idea of Bruce Lee as Spider-Man and Harvey Keitel as Wolverine.
Marvel’s Avengers vs. X-Men event kicks off in April, but Marvel gave a sneak peek of the many individual battles we’ll be seeing during this huge crossover.
For all the discussion on the pages of comic books about whether mutants are human or not, when it comes to the real world, Marvel is arguing fiercely that X-Men are not human. But it’s not an ideological debate, it’s all about taxes.
Today is the 89th birthday of one of the greatest comic book character creators to have ever lived. He may or may not have created your favorite comic book character, but he’s created a shit-ton of them that have become household names and cultural icons: The Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Captain Marvel just to name a few.
Marvel is holding a press conference tomorrow at 3pm EST with more details, but it’s known that the event will announce their next major storyline that will see the return of the Phoenix, which will pit the Avengers against the X-Men.
In an interview about his upcoming movie The Immortals, actor Mickey Rourke talks about how he’s not going to be in The Expendables 2 and never planned on it, and how he was disappointed with Iron Man 2 for being one of Marvel’s “mindless comic book movies”. Well look who just woke up. Hey there, sleepy head.