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Exclusive First Look – Vampirella: Feary Tales #1

One of the announcements going into Comic-Con that had people talking was the new Vampirella: Feary Tales from Dynamite. Now we have an exclusive first look at some of the interior pages and the solicitation for the new five-issue series. …

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Eighty-One Photos Of Cosplay At San Diego Comic Con – Gender Swapping Is All The Rage

Cosplay, cosplay, cosplay. What would San Diego Comic Con be without it? Some of the most inventive costumes we’ve seen cropped up this year, and slightly zombified mashups were once again popular. Homestuck was out, and gender swapping Loki/Thor were …

Maxx’s Super Awesome Comic Review Show – From Guardians Of The Galaxy To Mercenary Sea And Low

Maxx’s Super Awesome Comic Review Show returns to Bleeding Cool, recorded at the one and only Astro-Zombies Comic Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosted by Maxx MacLennan. They say: Holy cow was this a great week for comics! Foxi called …

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Comics And Cosplay Reviews Guardians Of The Galaxy Plus Costume Critique

By Ian Mageto Welcome to another episode of Comics and Cosplay here on Bleeding Cool. In this episode, host Ian Mageto, our Senior Cosplay Correspondent, gives his thoughts on Marvel Studios’ latest film Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, as always, …

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SDCC 2014: Word Balloon’s John Siuntres Presents Rare 1978 Comic Book Documentary

Nikolai Fomich writes for Bleeding Cool: Last Thursday evening, John Siuntres of Word Balloon Podcast presented “The World of Comic Books,” a fascinating documentary created in 1977 and 1978 for the Canadian TV show Behind the Scene. This 20-minute short …

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There Is A Storm At Marvel And What A Sight She Is

By Julz Hendricks Female-led comics are stealing the spotlight, making us want more glorious issues to consume. By consume, I mean read over and over again. Storm #1 sets the standard high for all the other female led books coming …

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The Robot Kingdom Steals The Spotlight In Issue #21 Of Saga

By Christine Marie Vinciquarra If you’ve read my past reviews of Saga, you’ll know that I have always favored Alana and Marko’s storyline over any other events that happen in the plot. However, my opinion has definitely shifted after reading …

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Marvel Trademarks Squirrel Girl – Cartoon, TV Or Film Appearance On The Way?

Marvel Comics usually registers trademarks to protect TV and film rights rather than comic book rights, unless there’s a specific threat. Which is why its trademark registry is full of Age Of Ultron, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon, Agent …

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Looking At The Villains Of Guardians Of The Galaxy By Looking At The Comics

Ian Melton writes: The anticipation for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy is getting a bit crazy as the movie prepares to open in the US at the end of this week.  A lot of the plot has actually been …

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New Titles From Archaia Celebrate Jim Henson’s Legacy At San Diego Comic Con

By Michele Brittany I grew up watching The Muppets Show, Dark Crystal and my personal favorite, Labyrinth, so I have a fondness for Jim Henson’s genius when it came to puppetry. In reality, he was a creative maverick in so …

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There’s A ‘T’ In Equality: San Diego Comic Con’s First Ever Transgendered Issues In Media Panel

Liz Hey reports from San Diego Comic Con 2014 Amidst the exclusive movie trailers and big announcements this past weekend, history was made in an entirely different way. This year’s San Diego Comic Con was the first ever to hold …

Speculator Corner: Avengers #30, Your First Female Thor

So, we know that Thor is being recreated as a woman, wielding the hammer Mjolnir. And that whatever there was of the original Thor, no longer worthy to wield the hammer, also survives. But how long will the new character …

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Geoff Johns Announces… The Darkseid War

This was the scene from today’s Justice League, a peek at the future to come by looking at Power Ring’s past. And combined with Geoff John’s tweet. Justice League #33 out today! Lex Luthor’s run at joining the team continues, …

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One Hundred And Sixty Things We Learned At San Diego Comic Con(UPDATE)

From Peter Svensson, Joseph Kyle Schmidt, Jeremy Konrad, Daniel Celko, Peter Sailer, Joe Glass, Rich Johnston, Joshua Stone, Marq Romero, Hannah Means-Shannon, David Dissanayake and Nikolai Fomich of Bleeding Cool. Van Jensen loves working for DC, so don’t get it …

Cosplay ≠ Consent

Comic-Con International have been asked to make their any harassment policies more explicit rather then the general catch-all language they use at San Diego Comic Con. “Code of Conduct Attendees must respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, …

Adventure Time #30 Banned In The UK – We Have The Offending Art!

Adventure Time is Boom! Studios’ best selling comic book, measuring all lines of revenue. Based on the cartoon, it’s won plenty of awards, and I came home from San Diego with plenty of copies for my girls. And me, obviously. Including …

Regular Show, Written By A Regular Voiceover

Actors on long running shows sometimes start to get ideas above their station. They start to believe that they know the character more than the writers do, after lived in the character’s shoes for so long. Before you know it, …

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So… Who Exactly Is Charles Xavier’s Widow? (SPOILERS)

In a recent issue of All-New X-Men, we saw Moira MacTaggart giving birth to the future Charles Xavier Jr.

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Wayward Manor Is A Bit Wayward In Terms Of Gameplay

By Jared Cornelius When I sit down to write reviews I’ve found it to be pretty easy most of the time.  A game like Shovel Knight, or a comic like Andre The Giant Life & Legend that I got a lot of enjoyment out …

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Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist Webseries Gets Sequel In Street Fighter: World Warrior

By Sage Ashford A bit of gaming news that slipped under the radar during the massive torrent of geek news that occurs during every SDCC, Variety reports that Capcom has greenlit the sequel to the Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist webseries …

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Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Gets Poster

The tumultuous history of the Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight may finally be back on the right track. AiCN is reporting that this new poster shows it will be Tarantino’s next film and will be out in 2015. Last …

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More Casting News – The Flash Gets Plastique And Agents Of Shield Adds A New Recuring Character

From the CW we get news that Kelly Frye (Rake, The Mentalist) will be playing Bette Sans Souci on the fifth episode of The Flash and may be signed on for more. The character also goes by the name Plastique and according to …

Marvel, Fox, And What We’re Calling The Blue Aliens Now

By Nas Hoosen [*Incredibly minor Guardians of the Galaxy spoilers below] If you’re a Marvel Studios exec, I’ll bet there are days you want to kick someone over the contracts signed during the company’s bankruptcy. Specifically those that handed over …

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Warner Bros Options Dragonriders Of Pern Series

After Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit have finished their theatrical run, Warner Brothers will still need a tent pole fantasy epic series and they may have just found it. According to deadline, the studio …

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Remember That Young Justice Cartoon Announcement?

You remember a few weeks ago when folks were taking a cryptic message inside of a Comic-Con panel announcement to mean the return of the Young Justice cartoon? And at the time I said don’t get your hopes up since …

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Comic-Con Trailer For Interstellar Released

Here is the video that had folks talking and had Christopher Nolan show up to his first Comic-Con. Interstellar is directed by Nolan and written by his brother, John Nolan, based on the theories of physicist Kip Thorne. The film stars …

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Zenescope’s The Library Optioned By Mythology Entertainment

Word from THR is that Mythology Entertainment will adapt Zenescope’s series The Library as a feature film. The Library is a spin-off of Zenescope’s flagship series Grimm Fairy Tales and focuses on of a teenage girl and her brother as they …

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So About That New Constantine Pilot At San Diego Comic Con – With Brief Teases From David S. Goyer

By Ray Flook   Heading into San Diego Comic-Con with a pilot that “somehow” (I’ll explain that later…) found its way onto several torrent sites  and a major shake-up in the show’s casting (Lucy Griffith‘s Liv Aberdine replaced by Angelica …

Bioware Shows Off A New Hero With A New Ride At San Diego Comic Con

By Dan Celko Madeline Ricchiuto and I got our first glimpse into the world of the new Mass Effect game currently in development by Bioware. The Mass Effect panel at San Diego Comic Con was nearly impossible to get into, …

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Live(ish) From The Games Shop: The Last of Us Remastered, Rogue Legacy, Crypt Of The Necrodancer, Zen Pinball 2 Guardians of The Galaxy

By Jared Cornelius Welcome back to Live(ish) From The Games Shop.  With San Diego Comic Con and E3 out of the way, it looks like we’re finally in the home stretch of summer.  I know we have a whole month left, but one of …

Agents Of SHIELD Blooper Reel

ABC has released a blooper reel for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and we get to see Agent Coulson, Agent May and all the rest slip slightly out of character.

Marvel’s Video Of The Ant-Man Panel From SDCC

From Hall H, we get Marvel’s official video from the cast of Ant-Man with moderator Chris Hardwick. On the stage were director Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lily and Corey Stoll.

Stephen Amell Sat Down With Nerd HQ At 9 AM Sunday Morning

Arrow star Stephen Amell sat down at the Nerd HQ (the Nerd Machine) with Zachary Levi and talked with fans to raise money for charity (Operation Smile). It’s an entertaining interview with a few spoilers.

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New Trailer For The Maze Runner

New trailer for The Maze Runner from 20th Century Fox based on a series of YA novels by James Dashner. It’s the story of an amnesic boy dropped onto a maze-ridden island with other youths. The movie is directed by …

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Bruce Timm Returns To DC Animation As A Director – Then Again (Updated)

Though there were many large announcements at the convention last weekend, the one that will make most DC Animation fans smile is that Bruce Timm is returning. The co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series has agreed to direct the upcoming …

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Evangeline Lilly’s Character In Ant Man *Will* Be Called Hope Van Dyne

There has been quite a kerfuffle over the announcement of Evangeline Lilly‘s character Hope in the new Ant Man movie. Announced as Hope Pym, the daughter of Hank Pym and his deceased wife, a number saw this as a betrayal of …