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June, 2017

  • 27 June

    All Hail Queen Margot (1994)

    To view Queen Margot click here. Anyone who read my appraisal of The Brontë Sisters (1979) a little while ago shouldn’t be surprised that one of my favorite actresses of all time is Isabelle Adjani, who had a significant impact on my young moviegoing mind in the 1980s and early 1990s. Her list of towering […]

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  • 27 June

    ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Arrives on Marvel Games

    “Spider-Man Homecoming” swings into theaters next Friday, July 7, but we’re starting the party this week with a slew of new updates to your favorite Marvel Games! You’ll see a ton of fresh Spidey content over the course of this week and next as we celebrate the film’s release.

    To make things easy for all you fans of the web-head, we’ve gathered all the info on these updates in one place.

    “Marvel Contest of Champions”

    Spidey dons a new Stark Tech suit and leaps back into the fight! Meanwhile, a new Event Quest and a set of new Assignments from Tony Stark himself round out the new content for the fabulous mobile fighting game from Kabam!

    Newly released into the Battlerealm, a Stark-enhanced Peter Parker gets swept up in the nefarious machinations of the Black ISO Mafia. As the villains begin to amass a mysterious power source with the help of The Vulture, this new Spider-Man sets off to foil their plans, against the urging of his mentor, Iron Man. With the help of the Summoner, Parker fights to prove his worth to the Avengers and make the Battlerealm safer for everyone.

    Tony Stark takes a breather from saving the world to help mentor the next generation of Super Heroes. He’s got his sights set on Peter Parker and has given him the gift of a Stark-Tech modified suit. Tony’s got some rapid-fire scenarios set up to test Peter’s Spidey-Sense and the new features of his suit, but he needs your help to test them out first! Participate in Stark Assignments: quick, challenging Quests that appear at irregular intervals throughout the day. Complete as many as you can throughout the month, and collect valuable rewards, including rare Spider-Verse characters! Follow @MarvelChampions on Twitter to get notified when each Stark Assignment starts!

    Download “Marvel Contest of Champions”

    “Marvel Future Fight”

    Our friends at Netmarble have put together a bunch of original content starring the web-slinger and his most fearsome foes! Spider-Man goes back to basics with his new uniform—modeled after Peter’s homemade suit first seen in “Captain America: Civil War”—and The Vulture joins the party, donning a new suit based on his “Spider-Man: Homecoming” gear. Alongside these new looks, players can recruit six familiar Spidey villains for their team, but not before battling them in the game’s latest sinister event quest. Take on the likes of Sandman, Lizard, Kraven the Hunter, Rhino, Mysterio, and Vulture himself to bring them to your side in the interdimensional battle!

    “With the ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ film coming up, we thought it was fitting to introduce six new characters that are closely related to Spider-Man,” said Seungwon Lee, Chief Global officer at Netmarble Games. “Now players will be able to play as or against Spider-Man, and take part in a quest where the hero battles it out with his while earning a new quest pack.”

    Download “Marvel Future Fight”

    “Spider-Man Unlimited”

    The wall-crawler hits the ground running in the latest update for “Spider-Man Unlimited”! Players have two new suits in which to deck out Peter Parker—both his homemade one and the new, advanced Stark Tech look. And he’ll need every advancement that gift from Tony Stark will bring as The Vulture threatens New York in the game’s latest boss battle!

    Download “Spider-Man Unlimited

    “Marvel Puzzle Quest”

    The Sinister Six storm “Marvel Puzzle Quest” in hopes of finally stopping Spider-Man. There will be two Boss missions, featuring three members of the Six, and each comes with its own set of Supporting Character missions. Gather your alliance and work together to progress through each round and earn new rewards! These missions will run on July 6 and again on July 24.

    Of course, who better to lead the charge against the Sinister Six than Spider-Man himself? Recruit Spidey to your team starting on July 6! If you prefer more villainous teammates, Vulture will be more than happy to join up starting on July 13.

    Grab both new heroes and jump into the latest PVP Tournament: Junkyard Wars! Vulture will headline this tournament starting on July 20.

    Download “Marvel Puzzle Quest”

    “Marvel Avengers Academy”

    It’s a veritable Spider-Party at the Academy this month! Spider-Man swings back to campus just in time for the Midtown School of Science and Technology’s Homecoming dance, but the villainous Vulture has other ideas. The almost-hero found himself spurned by both Midtown Sci-Tech and Avengers Academy amidst accusations that he stole tech and ideas from other students to further his own goals. Believing the schools and the world at large to be conspiring against him, Vulture attacks both the Academy and Spidey’s Midtown stomping grounds. To aid in the battle, Peter calls on other spider-heroes from across the multiverse! Recruit a batch of new heroes alongside some familiar faces from Spidey’s first appearance at Avengers Academy.

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    For all the latest on Marvel gaming, stay tuned to Marvel.com and follow us on Twitter @MarvelGames!

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  • 27 June

    Star Wars Spotlight: Knight Errant – Deluge

    Each week Star Wars Spotlight combs through the digital archives of Marvel Unlimited to showcase one classic story from that distant galaxy filled with Jedi, Sith, princesses, scoundrels and droids.

    STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT introduced readers to Jedi Knight Kerra Holt, a warrior who had made powerful enemies in the form of crazy Sith Lords Daiman and Odion. With STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT – DELUGE, she returned to continue fighting their evil influence in the world, but found other shades of it as well.

    John Jackson Miller returned to the character he wrote in KNIGHT ERRANT, this time joined by artists Ivan Rodriguez, Iban Coello and David Daza. Like its predecessor, the 2012 five issue limited series took place 1000 years in the past before Luke Skywalker came to power. In this era both Jedi and Sith counted many members in their respective fold.

    In the case of Jedi Knight Kerra Holt, she made it her life’s mission to defend the forgotten people of the galaxy from the evil of the Sith. As the story kicked off, that mission lead her to a familiar place, her home planet Aquilaris and against a familiar foe, Sith Lord Daiman.

    Star Wars: Knight Errant - Deluge (2011) #1

    Star Wars: Knight Errant - Deluge (2011) #1

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    Upon arriving home, Holt found more than a few surprises waiting for her. First, Zodoh the Hutt attacked the Sith’s slave camp and, even worse, her people had become so addicted to a spice called Deluge that left them wanting nothing, including their own safety.

    The Jedi decided to strike back against the Hutt’s forces on her own, but discovered some fellow fighters on her side: Captain Jenn Devaad, Grace Command and the volunteer Devil Squadron.

    At the same time Zodoh threatened Sith Lord Odion and Arkadia Calimondra to give him his own piece of the pie in their area, or else the attacks would increase. Meanwhile, Kerra joined up with Devil Squadron. They intended to leave Aquilaris, but then Zodoh showed up with a flew of Stormdriver ships, intent on networking them to create enough rain to drown the entire world!

    As the story unfolded, we learned the truth behind Devil Squadron and their true intentions as they visit various worlds, none of which sat well with Holt. After clearing up some grievances, Jenn and Kerra focused their efforts on their true enemies: the Sith Lords.

    From the Jedi Temple Archives

    Consider this a major spoiler for DELUGE, but Devaad eventually admitted that the time-release boxes of supplies the Devil Squadron left behind on worlds didn’t hold food as originally stated, but instead the drug Deluge. Their plan revolved around leaving many, many samples behind in hopes that the Sith soldiers would take one hit and become hoplelessly addicted. They didn’t exactly care that regular people on the planets became addicts themselves because the people of that sector didn’t reach out to help Devaad and her people when they needed it the most. Eventually, she realized that all people can be lead towards hope and fought alongside Kerra Holt to strike an impressive blow against the Sith.

    Legendary comic creators Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson tackle “Empire Strikes Back” in the pages of STAR WARS #3944.

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  • 27 June

    ‘Batman’ Director Matt Reeves Teases a “Noir-Driven” Movie

    The 'War for the Planet of the Apes' filmmaker also sees a connection between his two leading men (well, primates).read more

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  • 27 June

    Celebrating Star Wars #20

    We all know that the first Star Wars film changed the face of pop culture forever when it hit theaters 40 years ago today—but it’s not just the movie that’s celebrating that milestone in 2017. Star Wars comics arrived with force in 1977, and hundreds of issues later, they’re more popular now than ever.

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, we’re looking back at our 40 favorite moments from the history of comics from a galaxy far, far away—one day at a time.

    Star Wars Tales (1999) #9

    Star Wars Tales (1999) #9

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    Of all 24 issues of STAR WARS TALES, perhaps no single story better embraced the idea of creating noncanonical stories that fans really want read better than “Resurrection” in issue #9 (2001). Here’s all you really need to know: Darth Vader versus Darth Maul.

    Ron Marz’s story begins with Vader and a squad of stormtroopers landing on Kalakar Six, a Mustafar-like lava planet, where a tip has led them to tracking down Rebels said to have stolen the Death Star plans. Turns out, it’s a trap laid by a cult of Sith followers who do not believe that Vader was meant to be Palpatine’s true apprentice, and—oh, yeah—they’ve resurrected Darth Maul to do something about it. Rick Leonardi’s pencils beautifully illustrate the epic duel to follow—one of the best lightsaber fights ever written into comics.

    Of course, it has since been revealed through “The Clone Wars” and “Rebels” that Maul survived his encounter with Obi-Wan, but a canonical Vader versus Maul lightsaber battle never actually occurred. Luckily, fans craving an awesome showdown between Sith Apprentices can always turn to STAR WARS TALES #9 to scratch that itch.

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  • 27 June

    Fired Han Solo Director Tweets Cryptic ‘New Hope’ Message

    "Situation normal," Chris Miller tweeted. read more

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  • 27 June

    How Did Peter Parker Show Up in the MCU 6 Years Before ‘Civil War’?


    'Spider-Man: Homecoming' director Jon Watts did his research — and concluded a fan-favorite theory was true.

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  • 27 June

    DC Early First Look: NEW GODS Return in MISTER MIRACLE #1

    MISTER MIRACLE #1 isn't on stands til August, but we've got your first look at interior art.

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  • 27 June

    EDGAR WRIGHT Has Never Seen ANT-MAN – Uses Interesting Analogy

    Wright says he has 'zero regrets' over leaving ANT-MAN.

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  • 27 June

    DC Collectibles is Now on DCComics.com

    DC Collectibles is Now on DCComics.com Who has the biggest collection of DC Collectibles? Read more

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  • 27 June

    Stan Lee Hated 1970s ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ TV Series

    "They left out the humor. They left out the human interest and personality and playing up characterizations and personal problems," the Marvel icon once said. read more

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  • 27 June

    Hunger Turns to Horror in JUGHEAD #16

    This ain't AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE.

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  • 27 June

    DEADPOOL 2 Begins Filming

    RYAN REYNOLDS is back on set for DEADPOOL 2.

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  • 27 June

    ‘Deadpool 2’ Gets Underway Shooting

    Ryan Reynolds on Monday shared a photo of the slate for day one.read more

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