Wednesday Trending Topics: Thor 2, Dark Elves, And Maybe Malekith

Watching the development of this one closely, as the source material is a favorite: These two snaps from the London locations of Thor: The Dark World show a number of dark elves, showing of their rather distinctive look. One of them stands apart, and has his own design. Is this Malekith, as played by Christopher Eccleston? Well, most probably, yes.

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The Triumph And Disaster Of Marvel NOW! – Fantastic Four, Thor, All New X-Men, X-Men Legacy And Avengers Assemble 

One of the things I really love about science fiction and fantasy is the way they can take subtexts of everyday life and make them text. And superheroes to this possibly better than anyone, people’s abilities, actions and desires magnified through the genre.

So Who Are Wolverine’s New Mutant Enemies Then? Massive Spoilers

The last page of today’s Wolverine & The X-Men. Massive spoilers, obviously.

Fourteen Thoughts About Fourteen Comics – Batgirl, Amazing Spider-Man, Walking Dead, Thief Of Thieves, Saga, Ultimates, Wolverine And The Uncanny X-Men, Avengers, The Boys, Suicide Squad, Phantom Stranger, Punk Rock Jesus, Locke & Key And Saucer Coun

And there we have it. Saucer Country out and says it, conflating conspiracy theories about political assassination and alien abduction

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Tom Hardy Signed On To Splinter Cell Movie 

Tom Hardy‘s trajectory from interesting actor to film lover’s favourite on to tentpole… er… tentpole and finally to star of videogame movie is all but complete. See also: Michael Fassbender

First Images Of Thor 2′s Dark Elves And, We Think, Malekith

These two snaps from the London locations of Thor: The Dark World show a number of dark elves, showing of their rather distinctive look.

New Robocop Gets Another Look – This Appears To Be His “Combat Mode”

The script for the new Robocop features several different looks for our lead character, aside from the not-yet-shot, pink-and-juicy human stylings of Joel Kinnaman.

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To John Constantine

If you’re reading this (and I hope you are, or else we?re both losing our minds), odds are you?ve heard the fate of John Constantine.

How To Make Marvel Hold The Line On $2.99

Did you buy a Marvel comic book today? A $3.99 one? Was it around twenty pages long? Did you get annoyed paying an extra dollar than you would have from DC Comics? Did you use the digital code you get free with the comic? No?

Where Were You During Cosplay Appreciation Day?

Here are some comic book professionals takes on yesterday’s goings-on.

 

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The Return Of Wuvable Oaf And Other Fantagraphics Delights For December 2016

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This Possible Plot Synopsis For Jumanji Sounds Pretty Weird

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New Artist Greg Scott On Sun-Drenched LA Noir And The Black Hood

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Joe Books To Publish Adaptations Of Disney’s Moana, In December 2016 Solicits