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Something Feels Off About The Avengers Gameplay Demo

Crystal Dynamics’ take on Avengers looks like a slightly skewed version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—just similar enough to pique your interest, but just different enough to make you feel itchy. Five of the most film-famous Avengers star in a 25-minute gameplay demo that Kotaku saw behind closed doors at E3: Thor,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What We Loved About Captain Marvel (There’s A Cat)

Captain Marvel came out last week, and three of Kotaku’s Marvel aficionados—Seung Park, Mike Fahey, and Maddy Myers—have thoughts about this adaptation and presentation of one of Marvel Comics’ most powerful superheroines. We do spoil the movie in this chat, so steer clear if you still haven’t seen it and plan to do…Read more… Continue […]

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Does a Spider-Man Superfan Know NYC Better Than a Local?

The world of Marvel’s Spider-Man is full of love for the titular web-slinger and his comic book history. But is the playground of New York it recreates good enough to guide a first time visitor around? io9 decided to find out, by shipping the site’s resident Spider-Fan to the Big Apple to take a pop […]

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West Coast Avengers is a sunny, screwy superhero romp that’s ending too soon

Kate Bishop needs a movie. A TV show. Something that will boost her profile so that she can sustain an ongoing comic without it getting cancelled when there’s way more story to tell. The female Hawkeye is one of Marvel’s most compelling creations of the past 20 years, and writer Kelly Thompson has done exceptional…Read […]

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Your Guide to the Kree-Skrull War, the Cosmic Conflict That Captain Marvel Could Bring Into the Spotlight

Pretty much since the original Avengers movie, Marvel movie fans have speculated that the cinematic universe could slowly build toward the most infamous interstellar skirmish of Marvel’s comic history: the Kree-Skrull War. It’s taken awhile, but Captain Marvel looks like it could finally be the film to do it—so here’s…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Marvel Is Celebrating Black History Month With Some Excellent (and Free) Black Panther Comics

It’s already been a good time for the King of Wakanda lately, with the Black Panther movie earning some historic Oscar nominations, and heading back to theaters to celebrate. But Marvel’s keeping the celebration going, and highlighting Black History Month, with a sweet deal on some of the best comics Wakanda has to…Read more… Continue […]

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The Best and Worst Comics Moments of 2018

One of the upsides to 2018 feeling like a year that was never going to end was that it seemed as if there was an eternity to read comics instead of, say, giving into the existential dread lurking within you. With that in mind, let’s look back at some of the best and worst comics […]

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Excited for Into the Spider-Verse? Read These Comics!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has thwipped itself into theaters as one of the best films of the year. Its earnest, almost brazen adoration of the simple joy of comic books oozes from every stylish frame—and if you found yourself enchanted by its comic style and cast of Spider-heroes, we’ve got some reading…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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