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    Superior. One word, and Spider-Man fans across the country get caught up in neo-Western stand-offs (anyone a friend of Jonah Hex? The Lone Ranger? Somebody?). Over the course of what has been EXACTLY 15 months, it has been the focal point of all Mar…

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    Original Sin

    April 17, 2014 by Yoyoyoyolo

    Original Sin is an upcoming comic event that I am extremely exited for. Uatu the Watcher is found dead by Nova, so he sets up a team to find the killer. But the Punisher, the Black Panther Emma Frost and Ant-man have also been assembled to accomplis…

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    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back this week with "Providence" an episode in which Coulson and his team begin to uncover S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most dangerous secrets -- secrets that could destroy them all!

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    Lagging Behind

    April 16, 2014 by TheDanishWhovian

    Have you ever lagged behind on a subject?

    I have. Lots of time.

    Right now, I need to watch a ton of Doctor Who, all the TOEI Spiderman series, and a couple of TPs.

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    Hawkeye2701

    To try and keep busting out Reviews while I have free time to do so, I've decided to round out my X-Men reviews for now with the finale of the first Season of X-Men the Animated Series. It's been near enough four months to the day since I started re…

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    We're creating another new episode of Agents of T.R.I.V.I.A., our weekly video series that highlights cool-spottings in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and WE WANT YOU to help find Easter egg references/comicbook trivia, and other facts in "Providence."

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    What are your favorite WACKY and WILD movies, TV, and comics? Tell us here!

    Calling fans of all things Wacky and Wild! Wikia recently posted a Wacky & Wild Entertainment Guide showcasing some of the latest and greatest in off-the-wall entertainment. …


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    Jamie

    Death is so final. So permanent. Unless you're a comic book character, of course. Marvel's summer story arc, Original Sin, will explore the death of a character who has been present at many of the most important events in the recent history of the U…

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Marvel Comics began life as "Timely Publications" in 1939, with comic books featuring Captain America, Namor the Sub-Mariner and the original Human Torch. Legendary comics writer Stan Lee was hired as an office assistant in 1939. Within two years, the 19-year-old Lee was promoted to editor of the Marvel Comics line, a post that he would keep until 1972.

Everything changed in 1961, when Lee and artist Jack Kirby created The Fantastic Four -- a new style of superhero comic that focused on the characters' internal drama as well as their heroic adventures. The style was a huge success, and the Lee/Kirby team went on to create the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, the Mighty Thor, the X-Men and the Avengers. The prolific Lee worked with artist Steve Ditko to create one of Marvel's greatest success stories, Spider-Man. Stan Lee's Marvel revolution extended beyond the characters and storylines to the way in which comic books engaged the readership and built a sense of community between fans and creators.

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Today, Marvel has broken the barrier of comics, attracting new fans thanks to their notorious presence in animated series, video games and movies, of which Marvel's heroes are blockbuster stars, with Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and the Avengers becoming regular features of the summer movie season.

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