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Hulk: Heart of the Atom. A Tragic Love Story

May 26, 2018

In yesteryear, when the Hulk was a savage man-brute, the world usually responded to his might with distrust, fists, and weapons. He wanted to be left alone yet his enemies, mainly the Armed Forces, pursued him endlessly in a vicious circle that brought more destruction than solutions. Surrounded by hatred, the Hulk was slowly caged in a dark pit of solitude. [...]

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Infinity War: Who is This Thanos Guy and Why is Everybody Out to Get Him?

May 2, 2018

As usual the Avengers: Infinity War film is based on events in the Marvel (Comics) Universe. And the big bad Thanos is 1 of the top villains in the MU. I'll lay out here an overview of his life, illustrated by some key issues we have in our database, and indicate where this film and some of its characters sprang from. [...]

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Chris Evans is Captain America No Longer After Avengers 4

March 25, 2018

Sadly, actor Chris Evans, who plays Steve Rogers / Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies, will no longer reprise the role of the WWII hero and Avengers leader after the 2019 Avengers 4 movie. In an interview with the New York Times, Chris Evans even said that he has no plans to return to the franchise (except for retakes that may happen this fall). [...]

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Heroes Are Ready for Thanos

March 14, 2018

Thanos will be the most powerful enemy the Avengers have ever met when the Infinity War film debuts in theatres, worldwide, on April 27, 2018.Yes. The "Mad Titan" - as he is called, is so mighty that not even Thor or Hulk could take him out single-handedly.No... Defeating Thanos requires the whole Avengers team, and more... [...]

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Entertainment Weekly Avengers Infinity War Comes in 15 Alternate Covers!

March 9, 2018

The March 2018 edition of Entertainment Weekly (EW) has the Avengers: Infinity War movie on its cover. But not just on one cover, on FIFTEEN of them...The US film, TV and music magazine depicts the upcoming mega event in a magnificent way.The fifteen covers showcase 23 characters in total: Twenty two super heroes and one villain, Thanos. [...]

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Original Spider-Man Cover Sells for Almost Half a Million Dollars

March 6, 2018

The cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #100 (dated September 1971) reads: "The Wildest Shock-Ending of All Time!" Fast forward almost 47 years: Not wild, not an end, but still truly shocking!As John Freeman posts in his downthetubes.net comics blog, the original artwork of the cover from that iconic Spider-Man issue sold for $478,000 US dollars on February 23, 2018. [...]

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Toys R Us Exclusive Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy Infinity War Toys

March 2, 2018

I am Groot, and you can be Thor, Rocket or Groot, too.As informed by @mcucollector24 in his Instagram page, Toys R Us is releasing three EXCLUSIVE action figures from the 2018 Avengers: Infinity War movie! Eye-patched Thor Odinson with Bifrost sword; gunslinger Rocket (Raccoon) with two pistols and a ray shotgun; or tablet-addicted teen Groot. [...]

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Toy Giant Toys R Us Files for Bankruptcy

September 19, 2017

In the Kung Fu Panda film, wise Oogway told master Shifu, in regards to the so-called "bad" news, "There is just news. There is no good or bad."But the old martial arts expert may find an exception to that sympathetic rule in the case of Toys R Us.At least I do.The giant toy retailer filed for Chapter 11 on Monday, September 18, 2017. [...]

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RIP Len Wein (1948-2017)

September 11, 2017

Unfortunately, writer Len Wein has passed away. One of his main achievements in comics was co-creating the Wolverine. Wolverine debuted in the pages of Incredible Hulk #181 (with a short cameo in #180). Len was the scribe of hundreds of comics, including some favorites of mine like Incredible Hulk #210 where the green Goliath battles an axe-wielding powerhouse called Mongu. [...]

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Spider-Man and the Avengers Invite You to Parties!

July 17, 2017

Invitation cards are looking more heroic than ever with the new Marvel Online Invitation Collection by our friends at Punchbowl.com, the leading online invitation platform.Invitations, featuring Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and other Marvel characters, can be created on any device and sent online and for free via email or social media. [...]

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I Want a Wolverine to Go

May 17, 2017

What is the price of becoming Wolverine? Well, if we could turn into him, that is. Let's do some numbers... Back in the early 70s, when the now hugely-popular member of the X-Men made his humble debut in the very last page of Incredible Hulk #180, the cost for his Adamantium skeleton was about $5.5 million (USD). Today, considering inflation, that same skeleton would cost closer to 24 million! [...]

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Let's Give This Man A Hand

December 2, 2014

Patrick Blaine's dream was to become a comic book artist for a living. And he made it. His artist credits include works for DC Comics and Top Cow.But a few years ago, his dream evolved into something a little bit more challenging yet not less interesting. He wanted to paint comics, not just draw them. [...]

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From the Almighty to the All-Father, We're Inspired by the Gods

February 19, 2014

Perhaps ignited by the "nothing finally happened" December 21, 2012 Mayan-End-of-the-World event, people went back to their religious roots and established a closer relationship with their beliefs.  Gods are the new trend. [...]

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Thou shalt make unto thee any graven image of Odin and Thor!

November 30, 2013

'Tis I say to thee, Midgardians, hear All-Wise Odin!Those who call thyselves the Marvel, and brought us, the Asgardians Gods, back from the void of legends, have produced images of us for 50 and so years. Images in my likeness, and in the likeness of such as Thor and Loki, appear in literature called "comics", although humor is not all thou can find in them. [...]

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In the Beginning There Was Us But Then We Died

November 13, 2013

Hear all-wise Odin! The end of times hath already come! And gone...'Tis not the same Midgard as it used to be.Eons ago, the sun and the moon were different. Thy names were Sol and Mani. They were not as fair as those thou see in Midgard skies today.Hear me! 'Tis not without sacrifice I speak to thee!On those old Midgard days, near the end, Demon Wolves chased the star and moon. [...]

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The Cost of Becoming the Hulk: Then and Now

August 1, 2013

The first Hulk comic came out in 1962. That was 50+ years ago.Anyone following the Hulk knows that a LOT changed for Ol' Greenskin in that time.And the cost of being Bruce Banner / the Hulk is no exception. Enter inflation, the inescapable characteristic of any currency. Inflation is how much a currency loses its value over time. [...]

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Old Superheroes Never Die, They Join the Real World

January 7, 2000

In the year 2000, Herb Trimpe wrote an article for the New York Times where he explained how he got laid off by Marvel circa the end of last century after working for the House of Ideas for almost three decades. The article was published in the newspaper on January 9, 2000. [...]



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