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    XD1

    Season 2 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues with "Heavy is the Head," picking up right where we left off last week for a change.

    Hunted and running out of solutions, Coulson puts his team right in the line of fire in the hopes of saving the…

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    Jamie

    Episode 20 - Conventions

    September 25, 2014 by Jamie

    Rab and I recently visited Toronto FanExpo, Canada's largest comic book convention. I had lots of fun, but it got us to thinking about conventions, in general. This week we're talking about our experiences, and we even have a few tips for those of y…

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    Brian Linder

    Season 2 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered Tuesday night with "Shadows," a fun, action-packed episode that set a new direction for the MCU TV series. We like it.

    Here's what else we like: A new season of Wikia Fan Brain! Each week we'll re…

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    Nausiated

    Project 11/61 - Big Fish

    September 21, 2014 by Nausiated

    My next little bunch of updates has been added. As per my last blog post I tackled three big name Atlantean characters that are integral to the Sub-Mariner's history. Here are some notes:

    Thakorr

    • Most of the stuff about Emperor Thakorr was already ad…
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    Byzantinefire

    Kicking off with Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it would come to be known has gone from strength to strength as we've seen from the success of Guardians of the Galaxy this summer. Now, with a worldwide total of over $7 billion at…

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    Byzantinefire

    Marvel and Disney have just released the first official plot synopsis for Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to…
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    Brian Linder

    Are you a Marvel fan headed to New York Comic Con? Marvel will be there highlighting the new Daredevil Netflix series, Marvel Animation happenings, and showing a new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Wikia will be there, too, and we want fans to joi…

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    Jamie

    Episode 19 - Nerd Bullies

    September 15, 2014 by Jamie

    A bit serious topic this week: Bullying. In this episode we talk about bullying in the geek community, including the strange, but very common practice of 'gate-keeping'. Please check out what we have to say on the matter, and join the conversation!

    W…

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    Blinkn

    How Old Are They?

    September 14, 2014 by Blinkn

    How old was professor Xavier, I'm assuming he was younger than Magneto.

    I know Magneto has been physically de-aged to about his 40s but he's probably the same as Captain America (Steve Rogers).

    Forge's bio says he lost his leg in Vietnam, even if he w…

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    Fortechar

    Following Hela

    September 9, 2014 by Fortechar

    Hello, I guess I will start off by saying this is all new for me. I would like to know more about using the Marvel database. I have a Hela facebook page (Hela "Goddess and ruler of the northernmost realms of Asgard") that I try my hardest to keep th…

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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.

The Marvel Universe

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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