Aquaman #41 kicks off a new direction with the DCYOU campaign. Do Cullen Bunn and Trevor McCarthy deliver a great start or not? Find out here!

I never really understood why Aquaman got so much bad press. His character is no sillier than many if not most other superheroes. He’s basically the same character as Namor over in the Marvel Universe, and the Savage Sub-Mariner gets way more respect. Maybe it’s because Namor always straddles that line between hero and villain. Maybe Namor just exudes a more potent sense of gravitas, but that can be blamed on whoever is writing Aquaman at the time, can’t it? Maybe it’s because of SUPER FRIENDS, wherein Aquaman was never given much to do except summon fish. Who can say?

A concerted effort has been made to portray Aquaman in the comics as a badass. This trend seems to be continuing, as preview for issue 41 of the sea king’s current series promises a new direction and new storyline, combined with a new, edgier look. I admit, I kinda dig it, and I’m kinda excited about the new story arc. We can expect to see the character both visually and thematically start to resemble Jason Momoa more and more as we get nearer the release of the new Batman/Superman movie. And for him to quickly switch back to his “vintage” look, if the movie tanks.

source: www.comicbookrevolution.net

Although he’s famous as Marvel’s first and primary Spider-Man, there have been been questions about what Peter Parker’s role will be following the universe shattering events of Secret Wars . Well, wonder no longer.

I might as well come right out and admit it. I hate Miles Morales.

It’s not really his fault. It’s Marvel’s. If they had called him “Spider-Boy” or “Arachnakid” or whatever, I might have ended up loving him. But they went and named him Spider-MAN. And he is NOT, and will never BE, Spider-Man. Do I care that’s he’s biracial? Hell, no. (Although I do dislike the trend in comics right now, of creating new minority heroes just for the sake of having minority heroes. It feels like just what it is: tokenism. And that ends up DISrespecting minorities.) I care that he’s NOT Peter Parker, and Peter Parker IS Spider-Man. Simple as that.

It seems that Marvel, now that they’ve merged their 616 universe with the Ultimate Universe (Another confession: I never liked the Ultimate universe. It’s not the REAL Marvel.), intends to have TWO web-swinging superheroes of the same name. Okay, I won’t pitch too big a fit as long as they keep the REAL Spidey around. But I will never call Miles Morales Spider-Man. He will always be just Miles Morales to me. Or “The Imposter.”

(And if they’d just named him “The Imposter,” I’d have been okay with THAT, too.)

source: www.cinemablend.com

Marvel Comics is ready to turn the page on its superhero universe as fans know it.

Fans of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four aren’t happy these days. As they see it, Marvel is tossing their favorite characters into the dumpster. I say, worry not, X and FF faithful. All will work out in the long run. It may be a bumpy ride, but Marvel has a plan.

Any comics fan living back in the nasty 90s would have found it hard to envision a future wherein the X-Men were NOT Marvel’s crown jewels. Times have sure changed, haven’t they? But just because the Avengers are kings of the mountain now, along with Spider-Man, doesn’t mean the mutants and the “first family of comics” aren’t still valuable to big M. Why then would the company NOT offer us new series featuring the FF and the familiar X-Men? Because Marvel is its own movie studio now, owned by Disney, and big M/big D don’t currently own the rights to those franchises in the cinema. Thus they undermine them, hoping that they underperform at the box office, and the rival studios will hand them back to Marvel to “fix,” just as they’ve done with Spider-Man.

Patience, peeps. It may take awhile, but the X-men and the FF will come home. And it’ll be worth the wait.

source: www.nydailynews.com

Now we’re one month into the story, with three issues in the main  miniseries and at least a dozen tie-ins and spinoffs out in the wild — and this  is crazy, but “Secret Wars” is really good. 

Such a simple idea, when you think about it. “Let’s combine the Marvel universe and the Ultimate universe!” They’d already flirted with the concept before, when Brian Michael Bendis had the “real” Spider-Man, the original, Peter Parker, visit the Ultimate universe and meet his pint-sized namesake, Miles Morales. A simple idea, and probably an inevitable one. But oh, what a complex, intriguing and intense story has been woven from this seemingly mundane foundation! For the past few years, Marvel, and in particular writer Jonathan Hickman, have offered fans some of the freshest, most entertaining superhero drama to grace the painted page in a loooong time.

Parallel universes collide, or rather parallel planet Earths, and both universes are destroyed. Unless only one Earth is destroyed, which saves both universes. Would you kill billions to preserve, I dunno, quadzillions? This is the impossible scenario faced by some of our favorite heroes. Gut-wrenching, soul-searing postulations, uncomfortable to read, but also so much fun. That it would come down to just two remaining universes, the 616 and the Ultimate–maybe if we’d thought about it we would have seen it coming. Now that it’s here, though, “Secret Wars” is just plain EPIC. Are YOU reading it, or are you missing out?

source: www.businessinsider.com

Joss Whedon and his heroes and villains epic offers more this time around — more characters, more plot points, more action — and a few reasons for concern.

Here we are on the precipice of Age of Ultron and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been waiting for this one since the credits rolled on the first Avengers and the wait is almost over everyone. I’ve heard positive things and above all, I can’t to hear James Spader’s Ultron. Judging by the trailers we’ve seen so far he’s very badass.

Director Joss Whedon definitely tried to include more in AoU and just all around make the picture bigger according to all accounts. I haven’t seen the film yet so I’ve yet to confirm these claims. Along with our current listing of Avengers we have newcomers Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver joining the group and I’ve yet to see their dynamic play off each other but I will…oh yes I will. I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life…at least I’ve finished this movie and then I’m waiting for Civil War next year.

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Robert Downey, Jr.’s  “Iron Man” suit was a shameless copy, kind of like a designer ripping off a Vera Wang wedding dress … so claim 2 guys who now…

I read this one and was just…in awe. Can you believe that there are people actually suing Marvel and Disney (who at this point I’m sure have genetically engineered lawyers) for copyright infringement on Iron Man? I’ve heard some stupid stuff in my time but that’s just asinine. 

Apparently this is a suit that’s been going for a couple years for having “A character with a mechanized suit doing stuff” because they had it in their comic that I’ve never even heard of. Just goes to show that haters ‘gon hate and the set of balls these guys are ridiculous. On top of that they even say Marvel ripped off one of their comic covers with the cover of the latest Iron Man movie, I’m just shaking my head at this stupidity. Not only do they think Iron Man, a character older than the people claiming the suit is infringing on their character but they also think they have a case! 

Gee, I guess the produce world will be taken by storm when Green Giant sues Marvel for having a giant Green Dude. 

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Frank Miller is returning to DC Comics to finish his Dark Knight story with an all new chapter in his most famous storyline.

So I checked my watch and you know what time I saw? You guessed it: IT’S MILLER TIME!

That’s right everyone it’s about time for Frank Miller’s newest installment about The Dark Knight Returns. Originally written in 1986 this comic book explored a point in the Caped Crusader’s life where he had been retired for 10 years after the U.S. Government turned on the Justice League and Superman had defected to a thug for Uncle Sam, this action completely changed the public reception of Superman to the point where he was only referred to as “Him”. During the events of this book, our Dark Knight came out of a retirement to once again serve a Gotham City that he had once given up on. 

Frank Miller returned to the universe in the early 2000s with The Dark Knight Returns which ended in a showdown of our once loved Superman versus Batman which resulted in the Dark Knight proving triumphant against the Last Son of Krypton in a battle which shook the foundations of Gotham CIty. Now Frank Miller is returning to the universe to make a trilogy in this universe. As of right now not much is known about the overall plot of the story but it is expected to start in the Fall of this year. Be sure to check out DK3: The Master Race to see the ultimate resolution of the conflict between Superman and Batman as inferred by the bloody Superman icon. 

source: bloody-disgusting.com

In the year 2015 of our dear lord and savior, Batman, we live in a world where comic books movies and TV are everywhere. If you had gone …

So I checked this out and honestly, at this point it’s too early to say if superhero movies are just a fad that will die out, or will be a permanent fixture in the community. They’ve really only just hit their stride after beginning with Iron Man in 2008 and 7 years have proven to be lucrative, with the Avenger’s 2nd outing, Age of Ultron coming in just a couple days. 

It was also mentioned what would be coming next, and I think video game adaptations is a very positive suggestion. Sure, so far the movies we’ve gotten have come under a lot of scrutiny but as gaming and its community become more prevalent in mainstream media, so has people’s sense of importance in making sure these adaptions are good. Considering that there’s going to a World of Warcraft movie coming out in a year or so directed by Sam Raimi and a new Hitman movie releasing this Fall, that medium is slowly but surely catching steam but in my opinion, the movie that will serve as game adaptation’s “Iron Man” would be Assassin’s Creed, coming out in the next 2 years with Micheal Fassbender tapped to play the main protagonist. Either way, don’t think about it so much and watch some good movies. 

source: moviepilot.com

“There is a dirty little rumor running around today about a major Easter Egg in the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer referencing a certain Boy Wonder.”

Dude, I have stared at this picture for like, 20 minutes, and I do not see a yellow cape! Not the picture above, but like, this picture, here in the source post. Okay so Ben Affleck is staring, all gloomy and sad, off into the dark distance of his… um, apartment or bat cave or whatever, and looking all grumpy. But! Then, you turn up the exposure, or at last, someone with a lot of time on their hands does… and you see the image of a yellow cape in the background. Dude. There is like, nothing yellow in that image. I’ve looked, and I just checked again to make sure! If you can see it, please, for god’s sake, give me some arrows, a red circle, something. 

Anyway, so, a lot of surmising at this point is going on, and people are theorizing that the events of this movie are played out on the backdrop of the Batman comic issue, A Death in the Family, in which Joker kills Robin, and that’s why Batman is going after Joker later on, I guess….? in Suicide Squad. It all sounds a little far fetched to me, because I see no F*CKING CAPE, no yellow, nothing, to begin with, but hey, what would I know… maybe I became color blind in the last half hour, and didn’t figure it out until now. … Nope, I can still see yellow, just checked. Well. Gee. Anyway, please comment, tell me where the yellow thing is?!

source: ftw.usatoday.com

New ‘Fantastic Four’ images reveal Thing and Dr. Doom!

And obviously, The Human Torch, yum. Fox released a new trailer over the weekend, which imparted to us images of Dr. Doom and Thing, –which seems like kind of a pejorative, honestly… poor guy can’t help being made out of orange-ish rocks… Anyway, I know that lately we’ve been all about the comic book movies, so I promise to bring you solid comic book stuff tomorrow, and hold off on the movies for at least two or three days. I mean, y’all are smart, you know what you like!

It’s just that this has been a pretty big year for comic book movies and lots of superhero stuff is in the works. The new Avengers movie is coming out, the Batman vs Superman trailer is was leaked before it was supposed to be shown in IMAX, and now we’ve got an awesome new trailer for Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot, –which I really hope is better than the other movies with Jessica Alba (barf!). And don’t even get me started on my beef with her, –herpes, *cough*… I am looking forward to a full year of great superhero and comic book flicks, so check out the new stills from the trailer and then! Go check out the trailer, –both are available on the source page. 

source: bloody-disgusting.com