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The Most Awesome Toys and Collectibles That Will Destroy Your Wallet at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

If you’ve heard a rumbling sound recently, it’s probably the tumultuous herald announcing that, oh god, San Diego Comic-Con is next week. That doesn’t just mean new trailers, crazy cosplay, and wild panels, though; it means there will be so many cool and expensive toys you can try and get. Here’s a few (dozen) of […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Captain America Is a Timely Story About Steve Rogers and the Country We Live In

Captain America is not just a superhero or the Avengers’ on-again, off-again leader. He’s a symbol, both in Marvel’s comics and here in the real world, for all of the potential the US has to be an agent of justice and change in the larger world. io9 recently spoke with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about the […]

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The A.V. Club’s favorite comics of 2018 so far

Comic books provide infinite opportunities for creative expression in the interplay between text and artwork, and 2018 has been a remarkable year for titles with unique, confident perspectives. From invigorating takes on decades-old properties to new works about interspecies romance, “alt-right” conspiracy theories,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Harlan Ellison Wrote One of the Best Daredevil Stories Ever

The first place I fell in love with the late, beloved science fiction author Harlan Ellison was in comics. Specifically, it was in Daredevil #208, a comic I obsessively read over and over again when I was a kid. After re-reading it last night, I can definitely state that it holds up extremely well.Read more… […]

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GameStop Explains How and Why It’s Going to Start Selling Comic Books

A few weeks ago, America’s largest video game retail chain announced that it’s going to enter the comic book business. It was a move that took many by surprise. Now, we’ve got an interview with a GameStop executive who explains the thinking behind the decision.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Secret Beauty of Marvel’s What If Comics

Mainstream superhero continuities encourage readers to remember every step of every journey a character has taken. Marvel’s What If series was one of the first to capitalize on fans’ obsessive attention as a jumping-off point, resulting in stories that ran down wildly unpredictable paths.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A Quick Guide to the Sinister Six, the Villainous Team-Up Menacing Spider-Man’s New Video Game

Last night at the E3 gaming expo, Sony and Insomniac Games gave us another amazing look at the PS4 Spider-Man game dropping this September, introducing us to a few of Peter Parker’s worst enemies… six of them, in fact. In the comics, six is a rather unlucky number for Spidey, because it’s the size of […]

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Marvel Comics Does Its Most Exciting Work in Alternate Universes

With its most recent Secret Wars event, Marvel destroyed most of its parallel universes where some of the most interesting stories were set. These “elseworlds” stories (those that take place outside of a publisher’s regular canon) reimagined classic characters like the X-Men and the Avengers as versions of themselves… Read more…

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Marvel Can’t Stop Doing Weird Crossovers With the DC Universe

Outside of that one incredible moment in the ‘90s in which their universes were literally smushed together, DC and Marvel usually keep their houses in order and well away from each other. But recently, Marvel has been making some sneaky little trips into the reality of its fellow comics publisher.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2: The Kotaku Review

When we last left Lego Marvel Super Heroes, the Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four had banded together to gather the cosmic doohickeys needed to finish story mode and get to the exciting free-roaming bits. Four years later, the X-Men and Fantastic Four are gone, but everything else is pretty much the same.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Marvel Cancels Comic Crossover with Defense Giant Northrop Grumman [Updated]

Marvel has reportedly ended its comics partnership with defense contractor Northrop Grumman, having previously cancelled Saturday’s New York Comic Con announcement event, after facing criticism for seemingly promoting war profiteering. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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When Thor And Hulk Teddy Bears Battle, Everybody Wins

With the November 2 release of Thor Ragnarok, the most exciting Thor film since 1988's The Incredible Hulk Returns TV movie, the folks at Build-A-Bear gird their cuddly line-up for battle with an online exclusive team of Marvel’s mightiest god and monster.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite Could Do Without Story Mode

Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite arrives this week, bringing a revamped two-character tag-team battle system and cinematic storytelling to the long-running crossover series. The fighting is a blast. The storytelling could use some work. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Iconic Thor Creator Walt Simonson Talks About Jack Kirby, the Most Important Comics Storyteller Ever

Today is the 100th birthday of comics legend Jack Kirby, the artist who co-created many of Marvel’s most famous superhero characters, including Thor. In the video below, hall-of-fame creator Walt Simonson talks about Kirby and the impact his work had on his own career, and the medium of comics overall.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Stan Lee: “Bigotry and Racism are Among the Deadliest Social Ills Plaguing the World Today”

A lot of people causally dismiss comic books as “just for kids” but that’s because they’ve never bothered to read them. Aside from the bulging muscles and alien invasions, comics have been tackling social issues long before the internet cranked the volume up to 11. A large part of the reason for …Continue reading Continue […]

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What We Mostly Didn’t Like About The Defenders

The Defenders mini-series made its Netflix debut Friday, bringing together Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Iron Fist as Marvel’s street-level super team. We assembled Gita Jackson and Mike Fahey to discuss what worked, what didn’t, and how horrible Danny Rand is. So horrible.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What We Mostly Didn’t Like About The Defenders

The Defenders mini-series made its Netflix debut Friday, bringing together Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Iron Fist as Marvel’s street-level super team. We assembled Gita Jackson and Mike Fahey to discuss what worked, what didn’t, and how horrible Danny Rand is. So horrible.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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