THE AVENGERS ASSEMBLED: The Visual Evolution of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

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Iron Man and Hawkeye are the most changed since their first appearances

Paul Antonson and Michael Calia have this great item at WSJ:
The bulky physique of the Hulk. The near-impregnable armor of Iron Man. The athletic ferocity of Black Widow. There are certain aspects of Marvel’s Avengers teammates that have remained consistent over the years, which is necessary to keep the characters always present in the minds of fans.
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But times change, and so must the appearance of comic book characters, even if just by a little bit. The Wall Street Journal’s graphics staff assembled Avengers cover images from the Marvel Unlimted app to study just how much things have changed in several of the main characters’ appearances over the past 50-plus years….(read more)WSJ.com

[VIDEO] New ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Confirms it: Captain America’s in Charge

“He’s the boss. I just pay for everything and design everything. Make everyone look cooler.”

— Tony Stark, in a new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel Studios released this all-new TV spot Thursday during the March Madness telecasts, and like the last trailer, it is chock-full of new footage and dialogue.

With only 43 days to go before Avengers: Age of Ultron, we can expect a barrage of stuff like this after months of a tantalizing trickle….(read more)

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China Is Getting its Very Own Comic Con

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‘Geekdom is a universal language’

Event producer ReedPOP is bringing Comic Con to China this spring.

“China is a massive frontier for ReedPOP, a huge market and boundless community of fans that we are eager and enthusiastic to build events for. Geekdom is a universal language and we’re sure that the Chinese people will celebrate fan culture in their own unique and amazing ways.”

— Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP

The Shanghai Comic Convention will take place on May 16 to 17 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center, ReedPOP announced Wednesday. The inaugural Chinese Comic Con follows on the company’s growth strategy of bringing its pop culture events to international markets, including India, Singapore and Germany.

[See Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art]

“China is a massive frontier for ReedPOP, a huge market and boundless community of fans that we are eager and enthusiastic to build events for,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP, in a statement. “Geekdom is a universal language and we’re sure that the Chinese people will celebrate fan culture in their own unique and amazing ways.” Read the rest of this entry »