SJW Marvel No More? Disney Fires Editor in Chief; Instead of Promoting Also-an-SWJ Second in Command …

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… Disney Goes Outside the Leadership Chain to Put the “Talent Liaison” in .

AceofSpades writes: Oh, don’t believe the “SJW Marvel No More.” It’s my theory that Disney is responding to SJW attacks on its profitable movies by giving the SJWs its not-very-profitable stupid comic books.

The comics are being sacrificed on the Bonfire of the Social Justice Vanities so that the movies can keep having those damnably cisnormative, toxically-masculine straight males playing the heroes.

Men who like icky things like hammers and heavy-metal tech and vaginas and stuff.

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If you remember, Marvel Comics president Ira Perlmutter appeared with Trump to give him a check for “the veterans” when he did that counter-programming stunt, appearing at “for the vets” fundraiser in a broadcast competing with the debate he was boycotting. Ira Perlmutter does not seem then like the kind of guy to give the order to turn every straight superhero gay and replace every male superhero with a female version.

No, I’m pretty sure this is Disney. Pure corrupt leftwing Disney.

[Read the full post here, at AceofSpadesHQ]

While this transgenders-are-superheroes-if-you-think-about-it initiative was greeted by many of Marvel’s hard leftist “creators,” this really wasn’t Marvel Comics’ corporatedecision. I think the word came down from the real Corporate Masters, the leftwing ideologues of Disney, to placate the hard left by setting the comics on fire with stupidity and leftist politics. Read the rest of this entry »


X-Men Artist Apologizes for Reportedly Anti-Christian, Anti-Semitic Imagery

Oliver Gettell reports: Comic book artist Ardian Syaf has issued an apology for including hidden messages in an issue of X-Men: Gold that have been interpreted by many readers as being anti-Semitic and anti-Christian.

“My career is over now. It’s the consequence what I did, and I take it.”

The panels in question appear to allude to religious and political tensions in Syaf’s native Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

“My career is over now,” Syaf said in a statement posted to Facebook on Monday. “It’s the consequence what I did, and I take it. Please no more mockery, [debate], no more hate. I hope all in peace.”

Syaf went on to address his inclusion of the number 212 and the phrase “QS 5:51” in the comic, writing that they were meant to represent “justice” and “love.” He also apologized “for all the noise.”

As reported by Bleeding Cool on Saturday, Syaf’s artwork in the first issue of X-Men Gold appeared to reference hardline opposition to Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the Christian governor of Jakarta, as well as anti-Semitic sentiments. Read the rest of this entry »


Captain America vs Adolf Hitler

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[VIDEO] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Godzilla, like Conan and Tarzan, is in the Marvel Universe


Classic cover by Bernie Wrightson from ‘Chamber of Darkness’ #8, Marvel, December 1970

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Mighty Thor Scooter Wind-Up Toy, 1967

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Daredevil #53

Daredevil #53

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Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

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Micro-Marketing? Marvel is Promoting ‘Ant-Man’ In The Teeniest, Tiniest Town In Canada

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With tiny, little billboards, of course.

Daniel Roberts writes: Marvel’s big summer superhero blockbuster of the moment is “Ant-Man,” starring Paul Rudd, and the studio is working to get billboards for the movie placed in a Canadian town—of six residents.

“It’s a perfect match, in our minds. We’ve had this interesting campaign where we have these mini-sized billboards… It crossed our minds that wouldn’t it be fantastic to have the smallest billboard in Canada in the smallest town, which is Tilt Cove.”

— Disney marketing exec Greg Mason

As part of Marvel Canada’s marketing strategy for the film, it has placed more than 2,500 miniature billboards (a nod to the size of the character, who can shrink to an ant’s level) all over the country so far. They range in size, and the smallest of them is just one-foot tall.

[Read the full story here, at Fortune]

But Marvel Canada is especially interested in placing one of those billboards in Tilt Cove, NewfoundlandCBC News reports. Marvel Canada tweeted its wishes:

“It’s a perfect match, in our minds,” Disney marketing exec Greg Mason told CBC in an on-air interview. Read the rest of this entry »


Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles, 1976

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[REWIND] The Avengers on David Letterman

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What to Get On Free Comic Book Day

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IT’S THAT TIME of year again: Free Comic Book Day. Comics shops around the country will open their doors today for the annual celebration of the occasionally-funny books that are always looking to lure in a few new believers. It’s a wonderful time for comics fans, but with so much material on offer—publishers are releasing 50 special issues for readers to sample—you’d be forgiven for feeling paralyzed when it comes to knowing what to pick up. To make your life a little easier, here’s Wired’s guide to the many books on offer…(read more)

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For Real: Captain America Shield Pizza


[VIDEO] Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

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ALEX SCHOMBURG (American, 1905-1998) Flying Saucer Landing, Fantastic Universe Magazine Cover, July 1954

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Schomburg, Alex: Alex Schomburg (American, 1905-1998): is perhaps most celebrated by comic book fans for his action-packed superhero and airbrushed “good girl” covers done during the Golden Age. In addition to his comic book art, Schomburg is also remembered for his stellar science fiction scenes, done for pulps, digests, magazines, and children’s books. In later years Schomburg re-created some of his most famous comic book covers as finely detailed paintings. Former Marvel writer, editor, and publisher San Lee has said, “I’ve always felt that Alex Schomburg was to comic books what Norman Rockwell was to the Saturday Evening Post. He was totally unique, with an amazing distinctive style. You could never mistake a Schomburg cover for any other artist’s”


Disney is Banning On-Screen Smoking in All Future Films, Even Marvel Movies

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Read more… Variety Magazine


John Romita: ‘The Incredible Hulk on Drums’

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Comic Panel: ‘Suddenly, Tony Stark…’

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Marvel Announces New Wave of Superhero Movies

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UPDATED [VIDEO] ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Leaks Online

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Marvel and Disney’s first trailer for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” leaked online Tuesday.

The clip, which features never-before-seen footage including scenes with the villainous Ultron, played by James Spader, was expected to debut during next week’s “Agents of SHIELD” on ABC.

Marvel acknowledged the leak via a meta Tweet:

 

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Iron Man is Forever. Robert Downey Jr. Isn’t

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For The VergeRoss Miller writes:

After weeks of back and forth, will he or won’t he, Marvel finally announced Robert Downey Jr.‘s next appearance as Tony Stark / Iron Man, playing counterpoint to Chris Evans’ Steve Roger in the NSA-fueled Captain America 3.

But the most interesting part of the announcement is this behind-the-scenes blurb from Variety:

Originally, Marvel wanted to hire Downey for a small role, which would have required just three weeks of work. But Downey wanted Stark to have a more substantial role in the film’s plot, which would give him more screen time and naturally a bigger payday. This angered Marvel Entertainment chief Ike Perlmutter, who ordered the screenwriters to write Iron Man out of the script entirely, according to 51ZfnmGAFdL._SL250_sources with knowledge of the situation.

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Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark. Tony Stark, likewise, is Robert Downey Jr. (with a dash of Elon Musk). There’s no point arguing otherwise; so much of Stark the character feels like an extension of Downey’s own. Marvel Studios has merged the two personalities into one inextricably linked entity, which is why Marvel is more likely to write the character out completely rather than recasting. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Captain America 3’: THR’s 5 Things to Know About the Planned Civil War Story Arc

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Whose Side Are You On?

For the Hollywood Reporter, Abid Rahman writes: The incredible news that Robert Downey Jr. is in talks to bring Iron Man to Captain America 3 has set the Internet on fire and with good reason as the most likely story arc that Marvel will use in this casting scenario is Mark Millar‘s fabled Civil War limited series from 2006-7.51mbHDux7JL._SL250_

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Nothing has been confirmed at this stage, with no definitive word on Iron Man gracing Cap 3 or that Civil War will be the source material. However, with all the rumors, leaks and drip drip of information coming out of people close to the project, there’s a high likelihood that Marvel will base the basic premise of Cap 3 on Civil War.

[Variety has its own edition of “Marvel’s Civil War: 5 Things You Should Know”. Who started this # of things you should know thing, anyway? Anyway, check it out here]

Marvel Entertainment started off its 75th anniversary celebrations at this year’s New York Comic Con with the announcement of what the company is calling its biggest event yet: Secret Wars.

Marvel Entertainment started off its 75th anniversary celebrations at this year’s New York Comic Con with the announcement of what the company is calling its biggest event yet: Secret Wars.

[Read more Marvel Announces ‘Secret Wars’ Cross-Platform Event for Spring 2015]

So what’s the fuss about Civil War? Well, THR have put together 5 key things that occur in the comic series Civil War that will have heavy ramifications for both Cap 3 as well the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe, future Ant-Man and Dr. Strange movies and even planned Avengers sequels several years 61nLpE0yQSL._SL250_from now.

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Warning, major Civil War spoilers ahead.

1. Civil War needs more than just Iron Man and Cap – Millar’s Civil War featured a huge universe of Marvel characters who were forced to take sides following the introduction of the Superhero Registration Act, an American government initiative to regulate and control vigilantes who also must reveal their identities. In the comics, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Daredevil, Cable, Nick Fury and Captain America rebel against this government attempt to control superheroes. In favor of the legislation you have, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Black Widow, She-Hulk, 51ZfnmGAFdL._SL250_Venom, Mr Fantastic and many others.

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The inherent problem with adapting Civil War is that Marvel would need to populate the film with enough superheroes for a ‘war’ to look like a war. Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four are out as the rights to those characters rest with other studios, so Marvel will have to get creative to flesh out the secondary superheroes. Read the rest of this entry »


Robert Downey Jr: No Plans for ‘Iron Man 4’

Say it isn’t so!    Read the rest of this entry »


‘The Coffee Bean Barn’ by Larry Lieber from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #4, 1967

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THE SPINNER RACK


IRON MAN: Seen on Break Room Chalkboard

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Wow.

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[VIDEO] Marvel Studios Looks Back on Its First Ten Films

 writes: After seeing the disappointing Lucy last week and wondering why anyone would think it was a good idea to take a silly premise and turn it into a profound statement, I did not want to see another summer movie with delusions of grandeur. So Friday, my family and some friends went to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Ah, now that’s more like it.

Marvel has of course been promoting Guardians heavily on TV, even highlighting the claim that it’s the “best Marvel movie ever.” Sorry but that’s not true. The Avengers and the first Iron Man are both better films. But it’s a credit to Guardians that after those two high points it at least becomes arguable whether Guardians could be next in line.

[Also see – VIDEO] LUCY Movie Trailer HD – Writer Director Luc Besson, Stars Scarlett Johansson]

As if inviting the comparison..(more)

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NASA and Marvel Super Heroes Have something in Common? Yes…


Vintage Comic Panel of the Day: IRON MAN

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Vingage Comic Panel of the Day: Batgirl

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COMIC BOOK CLOSE UP

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Detective Comics #497 (Dec. 1980)
Art by Jose Delbo (pencils), Joe Giella (inks) & Gene D’Angelo (colors)

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Johnny Depp as Doctor Strange?

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Depp May Join Marvel’s Superhero Universe 

 reports:  It was only a matter of time before Marvel Studios started courting Johnny Depp to play one of its superheroes.

Sources have told Latino Review that the Mouse House’s main man is in very early discussions with Marvel to take on the role of eccentric magician Steven Strange in “Doctor Strange,” which the company has long been developing as a solo pic to join the ranks of its “Iron Man,” “Thor” and “Captain America” franchises. “Ant-Man” is another character it hopes to launch in 2015 as a standalone franchise around one of the comicbook company’s heroes.

While it makes sense that Marvel would want to have a conversation with Depp over how it could launch a new franchise with the thesp, sources tell Variety that such talks have yet to take place and any possibility of such a pairing is premature.

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‘Iron Man’ Deployed to Hong Kong Disneyland

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Patrick Frater reports: Already hugely popular in Asia, “Iron Man” is to become the newest attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland.

The attraction starts with the progression of Tony Stark’s suit and his other technologies. The anchor of the attraction is the Iron Man Experience, where guests will take flight on an adventure ride that pits Iron Man, and guests, against alien invaders in the streets and skies of Hong Kong. Read the rest of this entry »