Now that the threat of Marvel’s Inhumans has abated, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is at long last returning for its fifth season. There’s no-telling what spacey comic characters might crop up as the team goes galactic, but four full seasons have delivered some major Marvel characters into the MCU that you might have forgotten about.
For all intents and purposes, 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for Thor. Not only are the Marvel Comics still going strong heading into the Legacy event, but he's also starring in one of the year’s most anticipated sequels, Thor: Ragnarok. With every new Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Hasbro's turned to the Marvel Legends line to provide some action figure excitement to tie into the big event. However, this year, Hasbro also made Thor the star of one of its Comic-Con exclusives, and the “Battle for Asgard” set is more than worthy of Odin himself.
Last year, LEGO introduced Brick Headz to the world at San Diego Comic-Con, and the blockified-character building kits have been a staple of the company's release slate ever since. The line is still relatively small in comparison to LEGO's other vehicle and building playsets, but that Brick Headz are seeing continued support is great for LEGO fans working on a budget. This year's Comic-Con exclusives bring two more of the biggest heroes in the DC and Marvel universes to life in special two-packs focused on Supergirl and Spider-Man.
The Hollywood Reporter recently unearthed a vintage interview with comics giant Stan Lee from back in 1977, and on the occasion of Spider-Man: Homecoming’s release, they’ve decided to share some of its contents with the public. And if I may editorialize for a moment, it’s the single most relatable, humanizing media appearance the famously camera-friendly Lee has ever done. Because the unearthed truth of this Q&A is that Stan Lee did exactly what I would do — what any of us would do, really — if I was the head of Marvel Comics during the ‘70s: mess with DC all the time.
Earlier this year, Marvel and Lucasfilm announced plans to continue the comic book legacy of 'Star Wars' with all-new series to debut in 2015. To kick off this new era, comic book aficionados will be able to relive the magic that was the original 'Star Wars' Marvel comics with the newly announced 'Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years...
'Captain America 2' will soon hit theaters this April, bringing Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to Washington, D.C. to take on a new shadowy threat. But first, Marvel comics will fill in the blanks on what the Cap has been up to in between the big 'Avengers' battle in NYC and his next run against 'The Winter Soldier.'
It appears that Marvel Comics has realized that women read comic books too, so they've decided to take a hint from '50 Shades of Grey' and get all romantic with two new novels featuring the love lives of She-Hulk and 'X-Men's Rogue. Seriously? Seriously.
Comic books have pretty much dominated the movie world with fun-to-watch (if not incredible) film adaptations of the X-Men, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four story lines, to name just a few. Marvel Studios is currently in the middle of a renaissance of sorts when its box office hit 'The Avengers' becoming one of the top movies of summer 2012, thereby making the branche