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June, 2018

  • 23 June

    Tom Holland Reveals Next ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Is Called ‘Far From Home’

    The next Spider-Man movie title is 'Spider-Man: Far from Home.'read more

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  • 23 June

    ‘Jurassic World’ Director on the Shot Making Audiences Tear Up

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' director J.A. Bayona explains why that Brachiosaurus death is one fans will never get over. read more

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  • 23 June

    ‘Jurassic World’ Director on the Shot Making Audiences Tear Up

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' director J.A. Bayona explains why that Brachiosaurus death is one fans will never get over. read more

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  • 23 June

    Will Jason Blum’s High-Concept Horror Work in China?

    Blumhouse's pact with Tang Media Partners to make scary movies for the Middle Kingdom arrives as the market begins to look beyond Hollywood tentpoles.read more

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  • 23 June

    How a ‘Jurassic World’ Surprise Unbalances the Franchise

    James Cromwell's Benjamin Lockwood rewrites the history of the 'Jurassic Park' franchise. read more

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  • 22 June

    This Week in Marvel Makes Room for Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2

    The second season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” hit Netflix today and Ryan and Jamie are ready to kick off your bingewatch! They welcomed showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker to the studio to talk about how he planned to top his powerful first seas...

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  • 22 June

    Five Artists, One Story: The Immortal Hulk #3

    In the story of IMMORTAL HULK #3, four people encounter a monster…yet they all see different things.

    Written by Al Ewing with a framing sequence by series artist Joe Bennett, this very special issue sees a journalist visit four civilians who have each come across a monster known as the Hulk. But as they each recall their stories, their interpretations of the events differ drastically. And to tell each of those four stories, Ewing and Bennett have teamed up with four artists who will tell the tales in four different artistic styles.

    Leonardo Romero draws a cop’s version of the encounter with old school, classic Super Hero visuals. Paul Hornschemeier contributes a bartender’s version of the encounter in “indie” style. Marguerite Sauvage illustrates an old woman’s version of the encounter with a romance comic interpretation. And Garry Brown adds a priest’s version of the encounter with a horror approach.

    Get the exclusive first look inside July 18’s IMMORTAL HULK #3 right here:

    Immortal Hulk #3 art by Joe Bennett (pencils), Ruy José (inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
    Immortal Hulk #3 art by Leonardo Romero (pencils & inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
    Immortal Hulk #3 art by Paul Hornschemeier (pencils, inks, colors, letters)

    Immortal Hulk #3 art by Marguerite Sauvage (pencils, inks, colors) and VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
    Immortal Hulk #3 art by Garry Brown (pencils and inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)

    We caught up with Ewing to break down the process of devising such a powerfully distinct story.

    Marvel.com: What is it about the IMMORTAL HULK that makes it so conducive to this multiple perspective tale?

    Al Ewing: I had issue #3 as a multi-artist issue right from the original pitch—it seemed like a really smart way to give Joe a breather in the middle of the first arc, to make sure he has everything he needed for the huge stuff in issues #4 and #5. I know how readers feel about “guest artist” issues, so I wanted to make the first one a special thing in its own right—something to get people talking in a positive way. That’s when I had the idea of a Rashomon-style issue—now that we’ve been introduced to the new Hulk in issue #1, and given Bruce Banner gets his turn in the spotlight in issue #2, it makes a lot of sense to use this third issue to look at the different ways the general public perceives the Hulk.

    Is he a Super Hero? A mindless beast? A horror? Or just Bruce Banner, a guy you wouldn’t look twice at?

    Marvel.com: When writing this issue, how did you decide on the manners in which these four stories would be told?

    Al Ewing: I knew going in that as well as Joe Bennett on the framing sequence, I wanted to do a classic Super Hero style and a horror style, so we had the classic mode of the Hulk covered as well as his newer tone. And I also wanted a much more indie style than we generally see in a Marvel book, something that might have crept in from the ’90s art-comix I used to read. And with one slot to fill, I figured we’d have something completely different—and since there was a doomed romance at the centre of the plot, a romance-comic style fits the bill.

    Marvel.com: Why did each style feel specifically relevant to the respective characters telling those stories?

    Al Ewing: The narrator of our “Super Hero” segment is a small town cop—a genial guy who’s a big fan of the Avengers, and who’ll be dining out on the slam-bang action he witnessed for life. Leonardo did an amazing job there—I know it’s gauche to compare artists to other artists, but he’s really reminiscent of the greats like Toth, and I’d love to work with him again on something soon.

    The “indie” segment is brought to us by a grouchy bartender who’s telling his story to camera—he’s on the edges of the action, but his story is important because it gives us a look at Banner. Paul lettered that one as well, and it just fits perfectly in—like a slice of an auto-bio comic. I can see that being the point where readers get a little stunned by what they’re seeing.

    The “romance” segment is narrated by an old lady who saw the best in the “villain”—he does look very like James Dean—and Maurgerite took that ball and ran with it. Her pages—self-colored—are probably some of the funnest and funniest in the issue, but it’s so beautifully handled that the joke never overwhelms the art. I really hope she had a good time on this—it looks like she did.

    And finally, the “horror” pages come to us from a shell-shocked Priest, who’s been very badly affected by the awful events. Garry gave us a really dark, shadowy, sketchy feel, and Paul Mounts colored that perfectly…a really classic horror look, but at the same time very much its own thing.

    Immortal Hulk #3 cover by Alex Ross

    Marvel.com: Were you inspired by any other films, genres, books, or comics for this issue?

    Al Ewing: There’s an episode of the Italian strip Il Commissario Spada, by Gianluigi Gonano and Gianni De Luca, I think, that involved the titular policeman chasing a purse-snatcher and asking various witnesses about him—each witness describing him differently, accompanied by a visual sketch of what they’re talking about. The actual perp looks totally different, of course. That was in my mind while I wrote this—we see a very different Hulk and Hotshot in each of the segments.

    Unless you’re seeing Joe Bennett’s framing sequence, readers probably shouldn’t trust anything they see entirely.

    Marvel.com: How does this issue propel us forward in the larger story of the Immortal Hulk?

    Al Ewing: It’s another Hulk sighting, so we’re one step closer to Bruce’s return being common knowledge. It’s the return of Jackie McGee, doggedly on the trail of the Hulk—and we’re starting to find out about something else that might be lurking in the background of things, below everything…One Below All, if you will. Oh, and there’s a guest appearance by a certain hairy Canadian with claws—not that one—who’ll become very important to this book…

    Here’s the full cast of creators teaming up for this extraordinary issue of IMMORTAL HULK:

    WRITER: Al Ewing
    FRAMING SEQUENCE: Joe Bennett (pencils), Ruy José (inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
    COP’S STORY: Leonardo Romero (pencils & inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
    BARTENDER’S STORY: Paul Hornschemeier (pencils, inks, colors, letters)
    OLD LADY’S STORY: Marguerite Sauvage (pencils, inks, colors) and VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
    PRIEST’S STORY: Garry Brown (pencils and inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
    COVER: Alex Ross

    On July 18, experience a story unlike any other with IMMORTAL HULK #3! Contact your local comic shop now to reserve an issue!

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  • 22 June

    Kelly Thompson Joins Women of Marvel with Her Plans for the WEST COAST AVENGERS

    This week on Women of Marvel, Kelly Thompson sat down with Sana and Judy to get everyone excited about her upcoming WEST COAST AVENGERS series! The Eisner Award-winning writer has been in the Super Hero game for a long time and talked about creating he...

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  • 22 June

    A New Doctor Octopus Debuts on the Next ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’

    This coming Monday, Spider-Man will learn that the name Doctor Octopus is still one he needs to be worried about, in a brand new episode of “Marvel’s Spider-Man.”

    In “Between an Ock and a Hard Place,” as Spider-Man discovers there is a new Doctor Octopus taking up the mantle from Otto Octavius, our hero finds himself drawn into this new mystery – and misses the danger right under his nose.

    You can check out a preview clip from the episode at the top of the page!


    “Marvel’s Spider-Man” – “Between an Ock and a Hard Place” airs Monday, June 25 at 6:30-7:00pm ET/PT on Disney XD.

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  • 22 June

    How Disney’s Paradise Pier, the ‘antithesis’ of Walt, became California Adventure’s Pixar Pier

    The early days of Disney’s California Adventure theme park next door to Disneyland boasted a number of peculiar design choices: a paparazzi-themed family ride, a coaster alluding to reckless drivers on Mulholland Drive and an extreme sports story l...

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  • 22 June

    How Disney’s Paradise Pier, the ‘antithesis’ of Walt’s vision, became California Adventure’s Pixar Pier

    The early days of Disney’s California Adventure theme park next door to Disneyland boasted a number of peculiar design choices: a paparazzi-themed family ride, a coaster alluding to reckless drivers on Mulholland Drive and an extreme sports story l...

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  • 22 June

    Disney transforms California Adventure’s Paradise Pier into the ‘tapas’-like experience of Pixar Pier

    The early days of Disney’s California Adventure theme park next door to Disneyland boasted a number of peculiar design choices: a paparazzi-themed family ride, a coaster alluding to reckless drivers on Mulholland Drive and an extreme sports story l...

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  • 22 June

    Queer Romance Hit ‘Bingo Love’ to Return With 2 New Releases

    Tee Franklin's comic book smash will return in November with an expanded edition, ahead of a second volume in February 2020.read more

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  • 22 June

    SILK Getting SPIDER-MAN Spin-Off From Sony – Report

    Sony is reportedly developing a solo movie for Korean American superhero SILK.

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  • 22 June

    SCOUT COMICS September 2018 Solicitations

    SOLAR FLARE, STABBITY BUNNY, and more.

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