THE BIGGEST MARVEL LEGACY REVEALS SO FAR ARE AMAZING

Yesterday, Marvel Comics rolled out a series of gifs that featured classic covers and newly created homages for the upcoming Marvel Legacy initiative. And while most of the titles appear to be continuations of the previous ongoing titles, there are a few new books coming to the Marvel Universe starring some fan favorite characters. First up is the new Marvel Two-In-One, a relaunch of the Thing’s team up title that ran in the ’70s and ’80s. For

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BATMAN #25 COMIC WILL SEE A HUGE CHANGE IN THE JOKER

Fanatic readers of DC’s Dark Knight probably already know that Batman made a significant life changing choice after questioning whether he should give up his calling as Gotham City’s greatest hero. But before Bruce Wayne can enjoy the closest thing to a happy ending that he’ll ever get, he’ll share his deepest, darkest secret from a hidden chapter of Gotham’s history. Writer Tom King and Mikel Janin are kicking off the first installment of their next multi-part

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Marvel’s Captain Phasma Comic Looks Amazing

Can you imagine being in Captain Phasma‘s shiny metal boots when she has to explain what happened on Starkiller Base? You couldn’t pay me enough credits to take the kind of punishment the First Order would dole out for more or less being responsible for the destruction of a key outpost. We might get an idea of how Star Wars‘ shiniest soldier does or doesn’t bounce back in Marvel‘s four-part Captain Phasma mini-series, and we

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WONDER WOMAN: HERE ARE SOME COMIC BOOK AND POP CULTURE INFLUENCES THAT INSPIRED THE FILM

Editor’s Note: there are spoilers for Wonder Woman in this post—you’ve been warned! After decades of waiting, Wonder Woman fans around the globe finally have their first big screen adventure for comics’ #1 super heroine. Diana Prince’s film debuted to huge numbers and incredible reviews for our new Amazing Amazon, Gal Gadot. This was a long, long time coming, after years of different media versions of the character that almost happened—almost all of which had little to do with

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FIRST WONDER WOMAN REACTIONS ARE PRETTY DARN POSITIVE

As excited as we may be for Wonder Woman, it’s been a bit tough to be all-out optimistic for the picture. Even those of us who enjoyed the contentiously received Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Suicide Squad have to recognize Warner Bros’ somewhat shaky hold on its DC Comics universe, evidence of which rears itself behind the scene of almost every picture in the works. For instance, the trapped-in-oblivion The Flash movie, and the giant question mark that is

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TOURING DISNEY’S NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ATTRACTION: THE COLLECTOR’S MANSION

We all know how it feels to realize that our search for that must-have collectible has quietly turned into an obsession. All logic is lost and the hunt is the only thing that matters. I can relate, as I write this surrounded by Tsum Tsum, counting the days since my last purchase (it was yesterday). It’s that enthusiasm for collecting that will draw guests inside Taneleer Tivan’s fortress to visit the world of The Collector at the new Guardians of

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BATMAN/THE SHADOW #1 TEAMS UP THE TWO LEGENDARY CRIMEFIGHTERS

Nearly a decade before the debut of Batman in the pages of Detective Comics, America’s favorite mysterious nocturnal avenger was The Shadow. Appearing on radio as well as in pulp magazines during the 1930s and ’40s, the character was an early example of a vigilante who wears a dark cape and fights injustice in the gritty streets of the big city, but in secret is a wealthy playboy about town. Sound familiar? It should, because the

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MARVEL LEGACY BRINGS BACK CLASSIC HEROES, ORIGINAL NUMBERING

Publisher DC Comics has had tremendous success over the past year with their “back to basics” approach to their line with DC Rebirth, and now Marvel Comics seems to be taking a cue from their so-called “distinguished competition” and doing a rebirth of their own, with the just announced Marvel Legacy. After paying homage to their legacy heroes this upcoming summer with the Generations series, Marvel Comics is set to launch a new initiative that puts the spotlight on their most

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THE NEXT THREE X-MEN UNIVERSE MOVIES JUST GOT RELEASE DATES, AND THEY’RE ALL NEXT YEAR

In a world where the MCU seems to rule when it comes to releasing multiple movies per year (three are coming out in 2017), the X-Universe has decided that 2018 will be their turn in the spotlight. According to this tweet from Box Office Pro, we are going to be getting our mutant fill next year: Fox has confirmed this morning a slew of release updates, including #NewMutants (4/13/18), #Deadpool2 (6/1/18), & #DarkPhoenix (11/2/18) —

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15 Batman Villains Arguably More Evil Than The Joker

If you came across an article listing Batman’s villains, who would you expect to be number one? Of course, chances are that the Joker would be right at the top. To most people, the Joker seems to be Batman’s main enemy, largely because the comic books and movies have made us believe that. Publishers such as Wizard Magazine, Empire’s List, IGN, Wired, Complex, CollegeHumor, and many others out there who decides to rank all the

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JAMES GUNN TEASES ADAM WARLOCK’S FUTURE IN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

After the reveal of Thanos at the end of The Avengers, Marvel fans have anticipated Adam Warlock‘s arrival in the MCU. And while many expected Warlock to make his debut in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has revealed that Warlock almost had a role in the new sequel, and he will have a major part to play in the future. Via Slashfilm, Gunn told reporters that he originally

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FIRST LOOK AT CAPTAIN MARVEL’S MCU COSTUME!

  One of Marvel’s biggest heroines is heading to the MCU, and her name is Captain Marvel! While we’re likely to see Brie Larson make her debut as Carol Danvers in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War, it may be some time before we finally see Danvers suit up for Captain Marvel’s solo film. However, the Nerdist team was at Marvel Studios’ open house this week, and today’s Nerdist News is all about our early look

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SYFY’S SUPERMAN SERIES, KRYPTON, HAS AN AWESOME FIRST TRAILER

It’s been a couple of years since Syfy announced a series about Superman‘s long-lost home world, Krypton, set in the days of Kal-El’s grandfather, Seg-El. The series is spearheaded by Man of Steel and Dark Knight trilogy writer David S. Goyer, and the pilot was directed by Colm McCarthy, and written by Goyer and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time). Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) is on board as series showrunner. Now we have our first ever trailer for the

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CAPTAIN PHASMA COMIC MINISERIES ANNOUNCED AT STAR WARS CELEBRATION

To some fans, Captain Phasma is the Boba Fett of the new Star Wars movie trilogy — she looks impossibly cool in her full-body armor, but she has maybe ten minutes of screen time and doesn’t really do all that much. Now, however, she’s finally getting her moment in the spotlight. As announced at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this weekend, Phasma will be the star of a new comic miniseries meant to bridge the gap between The Force Awakens and The

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JOSS WHEDON IN TALKS TO DIRECT BATGIRL MOVIE FOR WARNER BROS. AND DC FILMS

If we can’t protect the DC Extended Universe, you can be damn sure we’ll avenge it. That seems to be the M.O. for the new management behind Warner Bros.’ DC Comics film adaptations as Joss Whedon is in talks to write, direct, and produce a Batgirl standalone movie. Variety broke the news earlier on Thursday and Nerdist has since confirmed it with sources close to the project. The news may come as a shock given

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HAS THE VULTURE REALLY CHANGED THAT MUCH IN SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING?

Nearly thirty years ago, Michael Keaton redefined Batman for a generation of comic book movie fans. But this summer, Keaton is making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as the Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming. And while the Vulture isn’t as well known among the general public as some of Spidey’s other enemies, director Jon Watts and the film’s creative team have found an inventive way to transform a low-level villain into a true bird of prey. While

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MARVEL GENERATIONS TEAMS UP ORIGINAL AND LEGACY HEROES

It wasn’t too long ago that Marvel Comics revealed plans for an event series called Generations, something we knew would likely bring back the classic versions of iconic characters while having them team up with their current, younger namesakes. We originally speculated that alternate dimensions or time travel might be involved, but according to Marvel’s official announcement today, they are bringing back all of the original characters seen in the Alex Ross teaser image back

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SPIDER-MAN’S FEMME FATALES BLACK CAT AND SILVER SABLE GETTING A TEAM-UP MOVIE

While the upcoming Venom movie had been rumored for awhile, there’s also some Spider-Man spin-off news you likely never saw coming: According to the Hollywood Reporter, it seems that long time Spider enemy turned love interest The Black Cat is getting a movie, along with longtime Spider-Man ally (and also sometimes nemesis) the Silver Sable. While Warner Brothers may be teaming up their female Batman villains for Gotham City Sirens, it seems Sony had this little ace

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