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CHECK OUT COMIC VINE’S REVIEW OF FLASH GORDON
12/01/11 @ 1:56 pm EST
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THE Comic Vine Review by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero

If you ever seen Flash Gordon in animated, live-action or printed form, you will be in for a treat. If you're not familiar with the characters, get ready to meet them for the first time.

Whether you've read any of Flash Gordon's old exploits or watched the 80s movie or various animated attempts, the idea is known to pretty much everyone. Flash Gordon is a normal human who has been placed in a situation to save Earth from invaders.

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Dynamite has revived several franchises over the years and many have been with great success. While I was never a true die-hard Flash Gordon fan, I became more than familiar with the characters due to the different portrayals over the years. I've enjoyed the different revivals Dynamite has taken with old properties and thought I'd give this series a shot, mainly due to Francesco Francavilla's involvement with the variant covers. I was more than pleasantly surprised.

The first wise decision was to keep this grounded in the original time period of 1934. The issue captures the feeling of what a Flash Gordon story should be like. The art is amazing. Daniel Indro is a name you should take note of. He gives that painted feel full of detail yet still remains true to the pulp-feel of the time period. Check out the first five pages below.For the full review visit Comic Vine!
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MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD: DOUBLE AGENT WEB SERIES
03/04/15 @ 10:21 pm EST
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ABC and Marvel has announced Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent, a new five-part web series tie-in to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the ABC television network.

The series follows a double agent who has infiltrated the Marvel Universe and is leaking sensitive top secret information about upcoming episodes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.The series debuts today at MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app.

Sponsored by Lexus, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind. In each episode, The Mastermind orders the Double Agent to infiltrate different restricted areas on the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. set, including executive offices, wardrobe and soundstages, among others. Through hidden cameras, The Mastermind can see everything, providing viewers with an inside look at the secretive world of the show -- often uncovering critical story elements to future episodes.

Beginning today, viewers will have the chance to weigh in to predict where they think The Mastermind will send the Double Agent next. After each episode a poll will be posted with a list of possible locations from which they can choose. Once viewers pick where they think the Double Agent should go, they will be given an opportunity to enter for the chance to win prizes from the sets of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent. The remaining four episodes will post at 9:00 a.m. PT on March 18, April 1, April 22 and May 6. A winner will be chosen at random Wednesday May 15, 2015.
PHILIPPE DRUILLET'S LOAN SLOANE RETURNS TO PRINT AFTER 20 YEARS
03/04/15 @ 10:06 pm EST
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This July, Titan Comics is debuting the first in a Lone Sloane masterpiece library series, The 6 Voyages of Lone Sloane by Heavy Metal artist Philippe Druillet. The 72-page oversized hardcover book tells the tale of Lone Sloane, a troubled space traveler, wandering the universe 800 years after a catastrophic event. He encounters space pirates, gigantic robots, dark gods and other dimensional entities. These stories are back in print for the first time in 20 years.

The 6 Voyages Of Loane Sloane is scheduled for comic shops July 8th.





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DOODLE JUMP COMICS GET IN MOTION
03/04/15 @ 6:32 pm EST
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AnimangaPlus and Lima Sky are releasing a series of comic apps featuring the very popular Doodle Jump franchise. These apps are motion comics based on the recently released Doodle Jump comic series from Dynamite Entertainment.

The comic featured all new storylines for Doodle the Doodler, the character from the mobile game.

The app will be available on iOS and Android devices and will release a new motion comic every two months.



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1872 #1! WARZONES! ‘NUFF SAID!‏
03/04/15 @ 6:26 pm EST
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This June, the frontier gets a bit more Marvelous in 1872 #1 – the debut issue of a blockbuster new Secret Wars series! Fistfuls of action, drama and suspense await you as critically acclaimed creators Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova, Hulk) and Evan “Doc” Shaner (Flash Gordon) bring you the Marvel Universe as you’ve never seen it before!

All is not well in the small frontier town of Timely. Among the grit and the gristle of day-to-day life, corruption runs rampant. A steadfast lawman armed with a six-shooter and his bare knuckles, Sheriff Steve Rogers is out to clean up the town--but casino owner Wilson Fisk has other ideas. And when a mysterious stranger blows in from parts unknown, everything in Timely is going to change--for anyone left standing, that is!

“I’ve always loved superhero comics and I always loved western comics so seeing Marvel’s heroes as gunslingers is a dream mashup for me,” says series Editor Mark Paniccia. “I’ve never seen Gerry so enthused about a project and Evan Shaner has been turning in some truly inspiring artwork. Marvel fans are going to love this. The characters are all true to their core and some of the designs are going to be outlandish. Wait till you see what Doc Ock looks like.”

This June, witness one man’s quest for justice through the wildest Marvel Universe you’ve ever seen. Saddle up, True Believer – 1872 #1 is coming to comic shops and digital devices this June!

1872 #1
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
On Sale in June!

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JEFF LEMIRE, MATT KINDT, AND PAOLO RIVERA MARK THE LAST STAND OF THE VALIANT #4 (OF 4)
03/04/15 @ 6:17 pm EST
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After ten millennia and three sold-out issues, the battle for the heart and soul of the Valiant Universe is about to reach its gut-wrenching conclusion!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) – the long-awaited final chapter of the four-issue epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Descender) & Matt Kindt (NINJAK, RAI) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)! Be here on March 25th as Lemire, Kindt, and Rivera bring the magnum opus of 2015 to a universe-spanning climax that will leave everyone it touches forever changed in its wake!

The Immortal Enemy has all but won and only Bloodshot and the Geomancer are left to stand against his darkness. Are they willing to save humanity even if it means losing their own…and each other?

Everything has led to this…and, on March 25th, the darkness is now! Don’t miss the shocking last stand of the series that Entertainment Weekly calls “a great introduction to the wider Valiant Universe” as Bloodshot, Geomancer, and the rest of the world’s most formidable heroes confront unthinkable evil head on in THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) – featuring covers by superstar creators Paolo Rivera (Mythos), Jeff Lemire (Trillium) & Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), and Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie)!

The first series to be released in the VALIANT PRESTIGE format, THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) comes complete with deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive creator-curated back matter – all with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!



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BATMAN AND DC COMICS-BASED MOBILE GAMES IN THE WORKS
03/04/15 @ 6:09 pm EST
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Warner Bros. Interactive has some DC-oriented mobile games upcoming that are in development.

After revealing plans to launch a version of Mobile Kombat X for mobile devicessometime in April, the publisher has four other games in the works, all based on well known franchises.

Batman: Arkham Underworld (Developed by Turbine)

Rule Gotham City! Build your hideout, then recruit and train an army of henchmen to do your bidding. Command iconic super-villains from the Batman: Arkham universe, including the Riddler, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc, to become Gotham City's next criminal kingpin. Sign up for beta at www.arkhamunderworld.com.

LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham (Developed by TT Games)

The Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe in this premium game and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and stop Brainiac before it's too late.

DC Comics Legends (Developed by WB Games San Francisco)

Gamers will grow their collection of legendary DC Comics super heroes and villains, customizing super teams with the right heroes for each encounter in this mobile RPG.Release dates for these games have yet to be announced.
‘WOMEN OF MARVEL’ TAKE CENTER STAGE IN MARVEL GAMES FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
03/04/15 @ 6:00 pm EST
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In case you’ve been on holiday in Asgard for the past six weeks or so, know that Marvel has been seriously upping their game when it comes to their female characters. First there were the variant covers — drawn exclusively by female artists — celebrating characters like Ms. Marvel and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and now MTV News can exclusively reveal the “Women of Marvel” initiative with Marvel Games, which will add multiple badass (playable!) lady characters to the Marvel gaming universe.

“Part of Marvel’s history has always been how diverse we are,” Marvel Games creative director Bill Rosemann told MTV News over the phone. “We’re not always perfect, but we’re trying our best to authentically let everyone tell their story, and to say that everyone can be a hero… So March is Women’s History Month, and I saw that Marvel was doing a really cool variant cover program to celebrate the Women of Marvel.

“A lightbulb went off, and I just thought ‘Hey, I wonder if we can share this news with all of our partners in Marvel Games, and see who would be excited about having events in March that would put the spotlight on and celebrate the Women of Marvel.’”

Marvel Games (and their partners) will be adding a diverse slate of female heroes — like She-Hulk, Spider-Girl, and Squirrel Girl — to their existing line of adventure games, action combat runners, player versus players, and RPGs.

Additionally, the game “Spider-Man Unlimited” will boast a weekend-long, female-driven Spider event for International Women’s Day on March 8-9, featuring Spider-Gwen, Spider-Girl, Silk and Spider-Woman; and the popular “Marvel Heroes 2015″ will introduce a new costume for Rogue — an element that Rosemann says is extremely important for Marvel moving forward.



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AMC ANNOUNCES MEGA-SIZED MARVEL MOVIE MARATHON
03/04/15 @ 5:54 pm EST
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For brave Marvel enthusiasts wishing to push the limits of their fandom, AMC has announced the ultimate test of endurance: the Ultimate Marvel Marathon.

The epic film event kicks off with "Iron Man" 6pm on April 29 and features all 10 Marvel Cinematic Universe films played back-to-back before the premiere of the 11th installment,"Avengers: Age of Ultron," on Thursday, April 30.

The full lineup can be seen below.

6:00pm IRON MAN

8:25pm THE INCREDIBLE HULK

10:35pm IRON MAN 2

1:00am THOR

3:10am CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

5:30am THE AVENGERS

8:48am IRON MAN 3

11:15am THOR: THE DARK WORLD

1:45pm CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

4:20pm GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

7:00pm AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
CHRIS HEMSWORTH BRINGS A THUNDERSTORM TO THE AGE OF ULTRON
03/04/15 @ 5:46 pm EST
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Thor just can’t get enough of Earth.

The Asgardian super hero returns once more for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” May 1, and it sounds like this time Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will need him more than ever.

Chris Hemsworth, who has played the Mighty Avengers since Marvel’s “Thor” in 2011, wields the hammer for a fourth time in the film. According to the actor, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” continues to raise the stakes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe without going too big to lose sight of its grounded conflicts, all courtesy of writer/director Joss Whedon.

Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on the battlefield in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

Coming off of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ I couldn't wait to read this,” recalls Hemsworth. “I just loved how it upped it in a way that wasn't just bigger and flashier. Everything had been amplified, but in an intelligent way. All the stories are relevant to what's going on in the world, as far as the exponential growth of technology and artificial intelligence, and then [you add] the questions of good versus bad and the AI world.

“He's [also] managed to bring all of the Avengers back in and give them a relevant reason to be there, [with a] justified conflict. I mean, it's a tricky balance. I'm glad I'm not the one writing the thing and having to pull that off.”

Thor’s relationship with his brother Loki, the villain of “Marvel’s The Avengers,” proved one of the driving forces of that film. Now, Thor continues to bring a different perspective to the central conflict.

“We pick up with Thor having stayed on Earth from ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ establishes Hemsworth. “He's part of the team. This is his home for the moment. The initial attack from Ultron is personal because it's at all the Avengers, and Thor then begins to see a bigger sort of picture here about what this threat could be potentially. And it begins to tie in to all of our films. It’s hard to say too much without talking about what I can’t talk about.

“It would be easy to fall into [a model of], ‘They're all just there because we're all contracted and [we] look cool if we’re standing in the same room.’ I kept saying to Joss, ‘Okay, what do I bring to the table, besides Thor being one of his foot soldiers and the muscle and the fight scenes? What is his knowledge he can bring to it? What information can I bring?’ So [Thor] calls upon some of his guardian knowledge and is able to go into another realm to pull out some information that's hugely useful [and] certainly benefits where they are at that point.”

Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, hitting theaters May 1

Given that the Avengers face a larger threat than ever before, either as a team or individuals, that knowledge Thor can access may give them the ability to stop the menace of Ultron before it gets too large to handle.

“I think he openly admits he doesn’t think we can win this one,” admits Hemsworth. “The threat is so great that all of them are scratching their heads wondering if this it. It's just an onslaught, and it doesn't stop. It's a floodgate, and it could also set in motion is an even bigger threat. I think that's what Thor’s stuck on, or where his attention certainly is. An even bigger picture of Thor being from Asgard where he can just say, ‘Hang on, there's a whole universe here which is signaling something else.’”

Thor’s time on Earth has also given him a new layer, one that Hemsworth happily embraced.

“He’s loosened up a bit,” Hemsworth says of his character. “This time there's more humor in Thor, because he's been on Earth, [and he’s] a little more accessible now. He's off Asgard now, so he doesn't have to be as regal and kingly as he is in that world, which is nice. I enjoy that more. Here you can have a gag with the guys and he can throw away lines and be in a party scene with them in civilian clothes.

“I walked on set [for] a party scene, and I was in a nice coat and jeans, and the guys just kept joking, ‘When did Thor go shopping? Did he buy this online or did Jane do it, or did he actually go shopping?’ The question’s raised because he's not dressed in his own guardian attire. He's more human in the film, definitely.”

In the time since the Avengers’ first adventure, the team has bonded considerably since their conflict-ridden early days—but that doesn’t mean some of our heroes won’t still butt heads.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), and Captain America (Chris Evans) in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

“We're not as conflicted [as a team] as we were before,” promises Hemsworth. “[But Thor] has a pretty solid battle with Iron Man in this one, which is cool. It's a lengthy fight scene of destruction.”

Another source of friction comes from some of the new characters introduced in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Adding the super powered twins helped to keep them from falling into too much of a familiar rhythm, in Hemsworth’s eyes.

“It shakes things up,” he elaborates. “In the individual films, you get comfortable. You get into a rhythm or a routine, and you think you know it until there's a challenge and you think, ‘Oh, yeah, that's right, there is another option here.’ We keep changing it and mixing it up. This new cast breaks the familiar rhythm that we may have and makes it a bit more unpredictable. We're lucky, to actually want to come back and work with these guys and hang out again and pick up where we left off is a pretty special thing.”

In one sequence, the Scarlet Witch unlocks a number of the Avengers’ worst fears, plunging them into a nightmare world—something that will help open Thor’s eyes to the larger threat.

“I think [the Avengers] will begin to have their fears held up in front of them,” promises Hemsworth. “For Thor, I think it's a corruption of power. Trying to have the understanding that we're in this endless battle here and wondering when this is going to end, and how does it end. That's where he really starts to kind of move through the story. Once that dream occurs, he can see what's coming. It’s a ticking clock.”
WELCOME TO THE WILDEST OF THE WARZONES! IN WEIRDWORLD #1
03/04/15 @ 5:32 pm EST
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This June, the most dangerous corner of the Marvel Universe is born on Battleworld in WEIRDWORLD #1 – a brand-new entry in the Secret Wars! From the blockbuster writer who brought you Star Wars, Thor and Original Sin comes a series unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Jason Aaron teams with visionary artist Mike Del Mundo (All-New X-Men, Elektra) to take you deep inside the strangest domain of all for a Secret Wars saga that should not be missed!It is a world of swords, sorcery and all things bizarre. A land of gods and monsters. Where perverted science and arcane magic run rampant.

It is Weirdworld, the land where lost things go. Among its twisted and crazed landscapes, a lone warrior walks unaided. He is ARKON, the barbarian king. With a sword in one hand and a battle bolt in the other, he ventures through Weirdworld on a dark and savage quest. A quest to find…home.

“[Arkon] was once a great king and conqueror,” says Jason Aaron in an interview with Marvel.com. “The lord of the warlords. A badass barbarian ruler who’s been trained to kill since birth. But when we meet him in WEIRDWORLD #1, he’s lost and alone in a land he can’t explain or understand. A world where he has to fight every day just to survive, as each bend in the road brings new horrors, new monsters, new awful ways to die or go mad. All Arkon wants is to find his way home.”

A lost man in a lost world. Struggling and clawing each day just to survive. Follow him if you dare this June as Arkon’s quest begins in WEIRDWORLD #1!

WEIRDWORLD #1 Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

On Sale in JUNE!



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