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Marvel is Reviving Its Classic Star Wars Comic, for One Issue Only

The classic Marvel Star Wars comic was one of the earliest, tentative steps into what would ultimately transform into the original Star Wars expanded universe; a world that fleshed out Han, Luke, and Leia’s adventures between and beyond the original films. These days, its stories are left to legend, with a new canon taking their place. But not anymore...at least for one issue. Read More >>

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Marvel is Celebrating Black History Month With Some Excellent (and Free) Black Panther Comics

It’s already been a good time for the King of Wakanda lately, with the Black Panther movie earning some historic Oscar nominations, and heading back to cinemas to celebrate. But Marvel’s keeping the celebration going, and highlighting Black History Month, with a sweet deal on some of the best comics Wakanda has to offer. Read More >>

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Loved Into the Spider-Verse? Read These Comics!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has thwipped itself into cinemas as one of the best films of the year. Its earnest, almost brazen adoration of the simple joy of comic books oozes from every stylish frame—and if you found yourself enchanted by its comic style and cast of Spider-heroes, we’ve got some reading recommendations. Read More >>

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Marvel Just Revealed One of Its Most Intriguing Spider-Man Comics In Years

Spider-Man is one of the most beloved superheroes in the world for a reason – the ideals Peter Parker and the other people who’ve donned the Spider-mantle over the years have a reach that’s far and wide, and can be used to tell all kinds of different stories. But a new series out next year promises to tell one of the most intriguing tales yet. Read More >>

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Marvel’s Next Big Screen Superhero Is Shang-Chi

Though we once swore it was never going to happen, Marvel is moving forward with a movie starring Shang-Chi, one of its comics’ lesser-known martial arts experts turned superheroes. Read More >>

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The Vision Is Coming to Disney’s Scarlet Witch Streaming Series

As the sun sets on the Netflix-bound portion of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, the new slate of shows premiering on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service are rising to seemingly take their place. Read More >>

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A Brief Guide to the Comics History of Spider-Man PS4’s Three New Suits 

Another batch of Spider-Man DLC is out now, and you know what that means—hot new spider-threads to collect, and take pictures (pictures of Spider-Man!) with. This time around, all three new suits are actually from the comics, so here’s a quick little primer to their origins on the page. Read More >>

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Marvel’s Darth Vader Comic Is Doing Something Extremely Wild With the Dark Side

We barely know what the Force is in Star Wars. Pushing, sensing, lifting rocks, projecting yourself across millions of miles—it just scratches the surface of that mysterious ephemeral energy that binds us all together. But the latest arc of Darth Vader might have opened a bonkers new door. Hell, it might have blown the door clean off. Read More >>

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Legendary Creator Stan Lee, Who Changed Comics and Pop Culture Forever, Is Dead at 95

Stan Lee, the public face of Marvel Comics and co-creator of iconic superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and Black Panther, has passed away at age 95. Read More >>

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Ryu From Street Fighter Fights Captain America in This Animation, Because It’s Cool

Ryu’s been getting around lately. Sure, yeah, he’s in Street Fighter. But he’s also in Smash Bros. And he’s a Power Ranger? And now he’s a Lego man, fighting Captain America? Read More >>

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A Brief Guide to the Long, Ever-Changing History of How Star Wars Has Portrayed Mandalorians 

From the Holiday Special to The Mandalorian, the Star Wars race that counts Boba and Jango Fett among its numbers has a long history in and out of the narrative of the galaxy far, far away. It’s one that Star Wars has long been enamoured with—but its portrayal has ebbed and flowed in fascinating ways over the last four decades. Let’s take a look, shall we? Read More >>

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The Comic Book Lore Behind the 3 New Costumes Coming to Marvel’s Spider-Man

Next week, the excellent Spider-Man game for PS4 is getting its first piece of downloadable content. It’s a new mission that brings Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat herself, back into Peter Parker’s Spandex-clad life. But it’s bringing with it even more costumes, if you can believe it, including a pair right out of the comics. Read More >>

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We Asked a Biologist What Would Happen If You Vaped Venom’s Alien Goo

Venom – Sony’s recently released tale of the world’s worst journalist and his head-chomping pet alien parasite – poses a number of interesting questions, such as “Is this movie bad or perfect dumb fun?” “Where do the heads go when Venom eats them?” and “What kind of accent, exactly, is Tom Hardy trying to do here?” Leaving the cinema on Saturday, however, one thought in particular stuck with me: “What would happen if you crammed Venom in an e-cigarette and vaped it?” Read More >>

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Venom’s Excellent Post-Credits Scenes Are Reason Enough to See the Movie

Since Venom takes place in a universe where Spider-Man doesn’t really exist, the idea that the movie’s meant to be the beginning of a symbiote-centric franchise is a little odd – Venom doesn’t exactly have the largest rogues gallery to incorporate into subsequent sequels. Read More >>