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X-MEN PRIME #1 Sets The Stage For A New Beginning – Your First Look!


New York, NY – March 1st, 2017 – The RessurXion begins here! In the wake of Inhumans vs. X-Men, the Children of the Atom pick up the pieces and charge headlong into tomorrow! And it’s all kicking off in March’s can’t-miss X-MEN PRIME #1! Featuring a collection of blockbuster creators, the next chapter of the X-Men’s saga begins in this oversized one-shot!

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THE UNWORTHY THOR #1 Brings the Original Thunder God to Marvel NOW!


This November, superstar creators Jason Aaron and Olivier Coipel bring the thunder and the lightning to Marvel NOW!. Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside THE UNWORTHY THOR #1 – the first issue in the highly anticipated new series! Once, he wielded the mighty hammer Mjolnir, but has since been deemed unworthy. Now, his desperate quest for redemption will take him to the far reaches of space, where whispers tell of a mysterious other Mjolnir – another weapon of unimaginable power.

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Punch It Into Hyperspace With Your New Look at STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1!


One of my favorite – and let’s face it, he’s one of all our favorites – characters from the Star Wars franchise is Han Solo, and now Marvel Comics is giving the lovable rogue his own series. Get the details, and your first look, after the jump.

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Biff Bam Pop’s It’s All Connected – Just a Kid from Brooklyn: Captain America, American Memories of World War II, and the MCU, Part II


Splash page from The Ultimates #1, 2002. Script by Mark Millar, art by Bryan Hitch.

Splash page from The Ultimates #1, 2002. Script by Mark Millar, art by Bryan Hitch.

In the first part of this essay, I briefly sketched the construction of American memories of World War II that began slightly before the war and continue into the 21st century. In many ways the war has become a defining part of American identity, and the dominant, triumphal memory narrative we have created about it serves to elevate American participation in the war almost to the level of the sacred, and certainly to the realm of the simple black and white, good v. evil duality that is much more comforting than any messy and contradictory reality might be. The character of Steve Rogers/Captain America is one of the more perfect cultural artifacts to illustrate this process of memory construction, and the ways in which counter-memories, which challenge the dominant narrative, inevitably influence the national mythology.

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Locked and Loaded – Your New Look at THE PUNISHER #1!


With the release of “Marvel’s Daredevil” Season Two on Netflix, and Jon Bernthal’s intense performance as the character there, the Punisher is on the comeback trail. Now with a superstar creative team, the Punisher is locked and loaded for action again. Meet me after the jump to check out the preview for THE PUNISHER #1!

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Celebrate Captain America’s 75th Anniversary With the Oversized CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #7


Marvel Comics continues to recognize the 75th anniversary of Captain America this March as superstar creators unite to celebrate the sentinel of liberty in CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #7! Meet me after the jump for your first look!

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STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 Soars This April – Your First Look Inside!


If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you’ve probably wanted to know more about the legendary pilot Poe Dameron. Now Marvel Comics brings you this new ongoing series featuring the fan favorite character, set before the events of the film. Meet me after the jump for your first look at STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1!

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Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away With Star Wars #1 On The Wednesday Run

Star Wars 1 coverIn a certain sense you could say it’s like coming home again.

Back in 1977, Marvel Comics, on the back of the popularity that Star Wars (the first movie) had generated, began publishing monthly Star Wars comic books. In hindsight, it was an early look at the comic book industry licensing rights from other companies in order to publish their characters – something we see regularly now.

This partnership with Lucasfilm lasted the better part of a decade. Eventually, Star Wars would find a new home and partner with Dark Horse Comics, and a prosperous relationship (with absolutely fantastic – and now legendary – comic book Star Wars stories) lasted twenty-three years.

And then Disney, who had already purchased Marvel Comics, bought Lucasfilm.

Today, everyone’s favourite story from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, returns home with the release of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars #1.

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide – 3 BIG Hardcover Comic Book Collections

Planetary OmnibusWe’re into day two of Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide and we thought it was about time to get you exercising this season, building your muscle mass and working your cardio.

No, not with weights or elliptical machines.

We thought we’d make a select list some of this year’s fantastic – and weighty – tomes of comic book collections. They’re heavy (hence the muscle building) but they’re also page turners that will undoubtedly have you burning calories.

Follow me after the jump for some books that will make great gifts this holiday season!

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Planetary In Name & Planetary Omnibus In Size On The Wednesday Run–January 22, 2014

Of late, there’s been a plethora of genre comics, specifically sci-fi comics, being published in everyone’s favourite pop culture industry. We’ve highlighted many of them here in this column including Saga, Federal Bureau of Physics (once called Collider), Trillium, and Black Science among others.

But it’s not like sci-fi and spec fiction just hit mainstream comics yesterday. No, they been around for along, long time. And today, you get to revisit one of the best of the genre in the perfect format to read the entirety of the series.

It’s a book planetary in size and Planetary in name!

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