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    Spencerz

    San Diego Comic Con is upon us once again, and that means it's as good a time as any to rampantly speculate about what we'll see from Marvel.



    Despite the name, Comic Con has become known in recent years as the best time for movie announcements and upd…



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    Gcheung28

    Guardians of the Galaxy is almost out! The cast and crew celebrated their hard work with a world premiere yesterday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and what a star gathering it was! Friends and family made an appearance and we recognized more tha…

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    XD1


    Wikia's "Summer Season" of Qwizards continues! To celebrate next month's release of Guardians of the Galaxy, three expert contestants from Wikia's community of super fans put their collective knowledge to the test... all in an effort to be crowned …

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    Nausiated

    Just finished updating the Impossible Man's profile. It now covers all his appearances up to March 2014. Next stop: The Hulk! Like I mentioned in my previous blog, this will only cover his early life up until the first 10 years of Hulk Comics, as we…

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    Spencerz

    Marvel has issued a press release today announcing multiple new release dates for unnamed films.

    Previously, Marvel had 6 Cinematic Universe films planned for future release:

    • Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014)
    • Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015)
    • A…
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    EDN1980

    Thor is a girl??

    July 18, 2014 by EDN1980

    This is something I need to rant about, so Thor is going to become a girl....

    Great idea really, what is she supposed to do fall in love with Jane Foster or crush on Captain America, should Loki call her his sister now?


    This is asinine and is obvious…

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    Jamie

    Episode 15 - Sidekicks

    July 18, 2014 by Jamie

    Since the dawn of capes, there have been sidekicks. Sometimes a worthy helper to the protagonist, other times a hapless agent of the writer to progress the plot. They can be a member of the family, a friend, or even another costumed hero. Regardless…

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    XD1

    New Captain America!

    July 17, 2014 by XD1
    Marvel Announces New Captain America on 'The Colbert Report'


    Following the hotly-debated announcement of plans to replace Thor with a new, female version, Marvel confirmed another long-held rumor - started by an earlier tease - when CCO Joe Quesada …


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    ADour

    Prepare for AVENGERS NOW!

    July 17, 2014 by ADour

    Today was announced in Entertainment Weekly the next phase of the Marvel NOW! initiative. A third wave of new titles under the banner of "Avengers NOW!," which is solely focused on the Avengers side of super heroes, and is coming this October.


    Some of …


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    ADour

    Not only did Entertainment Weekly reveal the cover of their upcoming issue featuring Avengers: Age of Ultron as well as some details of the movie from interviews (as you can see here), but they also revealed six pictures of the movie, plus two behind-t…

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The Marvel Logo Comics Story

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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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