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Todd McFarlane: The Origin of Venom Revolves Around His Hatred of Spider-Man’s Black Costume

For those fan’s familiar with Todd McFarlane, they know that he came into major prominence when he took over the Amazing Spider-Man on issue #298. With his styilized rendition of everyone’s favorite web-spinner, he became a fan favorite. What fans might not know, is that when McFarlane took over Spider-Man, he was wearing the iconic Black and White costume. McFarland HATED it! He wanted to draw Spider-Man in his traditional red and blue suit. It was during this early time that he created Eddie Brock, better known as a Venom. Recently, McFarlane took to Instagram to talk about his creation
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Schwarzenegger Showcases New ‘CONAN’ Comic – Still Has “itch” To Play Character

Back in the early 80’s, when Arnold Schwarzenegger was just beginning to take over the Hollywood action scene, he made two movies based on Robert E. Howard’s iconic Barbarian Conan. Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer in 1982 and 1984 respectively. While neither film killed at the box office they did well enough and although Schwarzenegger moved onto other projects, he never forgot Conan. Fast forward to today and Schwarzenegger who is now 71 still has the itch to play the character one more time. He put it out there when promoting Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian#1 which just so happens
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Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse Movie Special Review

With Spider-Man into the SpiderVerse swinging, it’s way to the top of the cinematic food chain have you wondered what went into creating such an abstract movie when Disney Marvel films practically dominate the Comic-Book genre? Or maybe you’re simply interested in learning more about Miles, Gwen, Ham, and every over Spider-Person and villain from that universe? Well, don’t fear because all of that and more can be answered in Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse Movie Special, a wonderful Movie tie-in which beautifully showcases everything that made the movie so fantastic for general audiences and Comic-Book nerds like us alike. Exploring
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Avengers: Endgame Trailer Breakdown

So its finally here, Avengers 4, now confirmed to be Avengers: Endgame has blessed us with its first trailer and honestly its pretty damn perfect. It Showcases how each of our heroes is dealing with the fallout of Infinity War without giving away any details about the film’s plot and still leaving us asking more and more questions. That does make breaking this beast down a little tricky but I’m going to give it my best shot. The trailer starts off with a really somber and heartfelt moment when Tony touches his damaged Iron Man helmet and activates it to
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Man-Thing: More than Man, More than Monster

Ted Sallis was a chemist and biologist working on trying to replicate Captain America’s super-soldier serum. He toiled away in his hidden lab deep in the everglades, his only companion being his beautiful girlfriend, Ellen. After finally breaking the code, and a passionate night of love making, Ted comes face to face with an Advanced Ideas in Mechanics (AIM) hit squad. Seems Ellen was more than a pretty face. Ted burns his notes and sets his lab ablaze, snatching the formula and making his escape in the confusion. He doesn’t get far, however. AIM is hot on his trail; firing
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How the Avengers Became A Chop Shop Where The ‘Immortal Hulk#7’ Is Concerned

mllkatI am a 50 something child of the 70’s who admits to being a Star Trek/Star Wars/Comic Book junkie who once dove head first over a cliff (Ok, it was a small hill) to try to rescue his Fantastic Four comic from a watery grave. I am married to a lovely woman who is as crazy as I am and the proud parent of a 15 year old boy with autism. My wife and son are my real heroes. https://mllkat63.wordpress.com
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Producers for Sony Film ‘Morbius’ Express Excitement About Jared Leto’s Impending Performance

mllkatI am a 50 something child of the 70’s who admits to being a Star Trek/Star Wars/Comic Book junkie who once dove head first over a cliff (Ok, it was a small hill) to try to rescue his Fantastic Four comic from a watery grave. I am married to a lovely woman who is as crazy as I am and the proud parent of a 15 year old boy with autism. My wife and son are my real heroes. https://mllkat63.wordpress.com
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Marvel Throws A Tiny Dose Of Wedding “Shade” At The Batman Nuptials

As a long time fan of the Fantastic Four and an admitted hopeless romantic, an event is transpiring that has been in the making since not long after her first introduction in issue#8 way back in 1962. Marvel proudly presents: The Wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters. (Please hold down the applause people). Ben Grimm and Alicia have been on and off again partners for over 50 years (in comic years anyways). Finally they are tying the proverbial knot in Fantastic Four issue#5.  Here is the cover (suitable for framing in MY humble opinion) Along with the Happy announcement,
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Opinions of a Traditionalist: Is Hawkeye the Most Courageous Avenger?

Unless you have been frozen in ice for the last 70 years, most people know who the Avengers are. Before they became a staple of the MCU, they were a comic book that Marvel introduced as a competitor for DC’s Justice League which came out in 1960. As Stan Lee recounted in Origins of Marvel Comics: “Martin[Goodman] mentioned that he had noticed one of the titles published by National Comics seemed to be selling better than most. It was a book called The Justice League of America and it was composed of a team of superheroes. … ‘If the Justice League is
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