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Marvel Comic’s Captain America is the mightiest soldier with the super powerful secret soldier formula that makes him a super man. Sadly, this muscle bound hero that took on the whole Nazi army during WWII seems to be afraid of those American people who’ve joined the Tea Party movement. Not only is Cappy quaking in his little red booties, but he’s sure that the Tea Party folks are dangerous racists, too.
Marvel Comics making patriotic Americans into your newest super villains...Full Story here .... Dont Miss !!! http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/marvel-comics-captain-america-says-tea-parties-are-dangerous-and-racist-wtf/
Isn’t it wonderful that a decades old American comic book hero is now being used to turn readers against our very political system, being used to slander folks that are standing up for real American principles in real life — and one called “Captain America” at that?Marvel Comic’s Captain America is the mightiest soldier with the super powerful... more
Do we really want the world in the hands of a supervillain? Maybe ... see some of the comic books world's best bad guys in a new light.Do we really want the world in the hands of a supervillain? Maybe ... see some of the... more
Marvel Entertianment has approved an 'Agreement and Plan of Merger' with the Walt Disney Company, meaning that Marvel will be in wholely-owed subsidiary of Disney. The merger is subject to the remaining conditions which Disney filed on December 2nd.
Source: http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=8947Marvel Entertianment has approved an 'Agreement and Plan of Merger' with the... more
According to reports, Disney might cash-in on lesser known characters in the Marvel universe, and possibly might see more characters on TV and movies.
According analyst David Miller "With Marvel, it's not just about Iron Man and Hulk... It's all about the other 5,000 characters that you and I don't even know about yet." Disney will finalised their takeover of Marvel later this week.
Source: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/comics/news/a192965/disney-sees-dollars-in-marvel-unknowns.htmlAccording to reports, Disney might cash-in on lesser known characters in the Marvel... more
Marvel Studios’ “Captain America” movie may finally be heading in front of cameras next June.
This almost reads like a follow-up to an earlier article posted to Current:
http://current.com/items/91748937_captain-america-filming-in-the-uk.htmMarvel Studios’ “Captain America” movie may finally be heading in... more
After checking out the trailer on Apple, why not see how it measures up by the numbers.
http://blogs.current.com/movies/2009/12/16/that-fancy-iron-man-2-trailer-by-the-numbers/After checking out the trailer on Apple, why not see how it measures up by the... more
Trailer footage at the link and maybe a little extra...
Marvel has announced Girl Comics, a three-issue anthology super-hero miniseries, completely created by women writers and artists, to coincide with Women's History Month in March 2010.Marvel has announced Girl Comics, a three-issue anthology super-hero miniseries,... more
David Maisel will be stepping down as chairman of Marvel Entertainment when Disney finalises the takeover of the company at the end of December.
David joined the company in 2004 when he was president of Marvel Studios, until 2007 when he become chairman following the news that he raised $252m to start producing movies. While David is pursuing other opportunities, he will still serve as Excecutive Producer for the next three movies: "Thor", "Iron Man 2" and "The First Avenger: Captain America".
Source: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118012358.html?categoryid=13&cs=1&ref=vertfilmDavid Maisel will be stepping down as chairman of Marvel Entertainment when Disney... more
Costing around $1bn for construction, this is just one of the concept pictures for a Marvel-themed theme park in Dubai. The plans are part of a joint venture between Al Ahli Group and Marvel Entertainment. The theme park is expected to open in 2012 (let's hope the country sorts out their finances by then).
Source (+ additional concept pictures): http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Poniverse/news/?a=12353Costing around $1bn for construction, this is just one of the concept pictures for a... more
Marvel are now offering a subscription service for iPhone, iPod Touch and PSP users, which will allow them to download a large number of Marvel titles to their device (for a fee, of course).
Great idea: hardcore fans will still buy the comics, but won't have to worry about damaging the hardcopy as they can take the downloaded version around with them. Genius gouging from Marvel.
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/DisneyandMarvel/news/?a=11459Marvel are now offering a subscription service for iPhone, iPod Touch and PSP users,... more
The Marvel Heroes have come and gone over the past few years; some have successfully had multiple movies, while others were finished after their first.
Here is the ultimate face-off between heroes, as reviewed by Total Film.
http://www.totalfilm.com/features/battle-royale-marvel-movie-superheroesThe Marvel Heroes have come and gone over the past few years; some have successfully... more
"What is it in France they say? 'America contributed three things to culture: jazz, musical comedy and comic books.'" You can already buy two on iTunes. And if things pan out, you'll be get the third on the Apple tablet.
It's an easy presumption for comic book fans. The Sun Times' Andy Inhatko is betting that LongBox, a digital distribution platform for comic books, will make an appearance on Apple's upcoming tablet. More than just an appearance, really:
I'm pretty sure that Apple is entering into a formal alliance with LongBox. When I asked [LongBox CEO Rantz] Hoseley about what kind of partnerships the company is forming, he spoke vaguely of what was taking up most of his time at the moment: a lengthy and complicated agreement with a seriously large company operating in the media space.
One problem: Several sources I spoke to over the last couple of weeks, including top-level executives at giants like Marvel and DC, have said they've not heard a whisper from Apple—despite a nearly desperate hope that Apple would come a-courtin'. One executive said to me, when I mentioned the possibility of putting his comic books on the Apple tablet, "If you've heard anything from Apple, please tell them I'm ready to do it.""What is it in France they say? 'America contributed three things to... more
This is one of six ski masks inspired by the characters of the Marvel universe.
Others includes: Wolverine, Spiderman, The Punisher, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk. They cost $20 each and they can keep your head warm.This is one of six ski masks inspired by the characters of the Marvel universe.... more
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner has been talking about the upcoming live action Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds. http://teaser-trailer.com/2009/10/deadpool-live-action.htmlProducer Lauren Shuler Donner has been talking about the upcoming live action Deadpool... more
"You’d be hard-pressed to find a recent comic book that didn’t have the stylish scrawl of the artists somewhere on the cover, but that was not the case when Jack Kirby was making pop culture history back in the 1960s with his wildly kinetic drawings of the X-Men, Hulk and the Fantastic Four. “I think I have a highly unique and unusual style, and that’s the reason I never sign my drawings,” the proud Kirby told an interviewer in 1987, seven years before his death. “Everybody could tell any of my covers a mile away on the newsstand, and that satisfied me.”
The satisfaction was fleeting. The artist may be reverently referred to as “King” Kirby by the pop scholars and younger artists who celebrate his genre-defining work but Kirby is, in some ways, an overlooked figure in the broader view of American culture. He didn’t live to see his creations fly across the movie screen over the last decade and his four children made nothing from those lucrative films, although they are now pursuing legal action to claim some of the future Hollywood wealth. “There is,” daughter Lisa Kirby says, “a bittersweet legacy to my father’s work.”
On a recent afternoon, in Beverly Hills, a different man was autographing a giant lithograph reproducing one of Kirby’s classic Fantastic Four covers. It was Stan Lee, the writer who was Kirby’s most famous collaborator until they became estranged over creative credit, artwork custody and money. An art dealer had brought stacks of limited-edition lithos, some to be priced at $850, to Lee’s Santa Monica Boulevard office along with a check in his pocket to pay the 86-year-old Lee for his autographs.
Lee had written the stories for the classic comics, of course, but considering all the history, it was still odd to see his name etched on the cosmic Kirby tableau from 1966.
“Yes, there was a time when there was some hard feeling on his part ... but he got over that and we were friends,” Lee said. “It really is sad that he didn’t get to see all the big movies. None of us could predict that we would get to this point with the films. I don’t dwell on it too much because I’m always so busy doing what I am doing today. Unfortunately the guys back in the day did not make as much as they do today. Years ago also you had artists doing these comics who, well, there was nothing else they could have done. Their style wasn’t right for advertising or magazines like Saturday Evening Post or Collier’s. And as for us writers, well, we weren’t qualified to write for the New Yorker. Comic book writers were considered hacks, and artists weren’t really thought of as much beyond that.”
Lee studied one of the other art pieces, a dazzling revisiting of a Kirby cover for Captain America. "Wow, look at this one." The pieces are being sold by the Santa Monica gallery called Every Picture Tells a Story as part of a new licensing deal with Marvel to create high-end wall art from illustrations that were, in their day, the most gaudy and disposable entertainment imaginable. “As far as I’m concerned,” Lee said with his endless zeal, “it is fine art."
The story of two “hacks,” as Lee would frame it, will be scrutinized much more considering recent events. Last month, the Walt Disney Co. paid $4 billion to scoop up Marvel Entertainment and its vault of florid characters who over the last decade have become Hollywood box-office heroes. Many of the most valuable properties in that vault were created by the wildly prolific tandem of Lee and Kirby in the 1960s; there are two big-budget movies now in the pipeline for Marvel Studios that are based on Lee-Kirby creations (“The Mighty Thor" and “The Avengers”) and a third (“First Avenger: Captain America”) based on the work of Kirby and writer Joe Simon. The Kirby brood watched the Disney deal happen and within days were conferring with new attorneys."
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http://current.com/groups/movie-news/"You’d be hard-pressed to find a recent comic book that didn’t have... more
Entertainment Tonight posted online the video of the set visit of Iron Man 2, you may watch it below: http://teaser-trailer.com/2009/09/iron-man-2-set-visit.htmlEntertainment Tonight posted online the video of the set visit of Iron Man 2, you may... more
Iron Man 2 Trailer: Iron Man 2 Sneak Preview http://iron-man-2-trailer.blogspot.com/2009/09/iron-man-2-sneak-preview.htmlIron Man 2 Trailer: Iron Man 2 Sneak Preview... more