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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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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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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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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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