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Secret Wars Will Combine the Marvel Universes

At today's live event from Midtown Comics in New York City, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso, and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort announced that the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Marvel Universe will combine in Secret Wars. This will ultimately leave one combined world moving forward.


"The Ultimate Universe and the Marvel Universe will collide and the heroes of those two worlds will have eight hours to figure out what to do about it before both universes are destroyed...", said Breevort to some up the events of the upcoming Secret Wars #1 at today's live streaming event.  


Just in case fans were thinking that this could be another short term gimmick to sell event issues, Alonso decided to put those fears to rest by dropping another "bomb" as they called it. "It's really simple...the Ultimate Universe and the Marvel Universe are going to smash together...Imagine them as two pizzas, slapping together.  You're going to get brand new toppings, some toppings are going to drop off, you're going to yell about some that are missing, you're going to love some that are there... that's going to be the Marvel Universe moving forward."


When asked about the "Battleworld" map that we we're given a glimpse of previously, Breevort stated "Battleworld is the new little melting pot in which the new Marvel Universe will be created...all the little pieces that were in those incursion zones will be infused into a gigantic organism that is which various characters will live their lives, contend with this new situation and will set up the new building blocks of what the new Marvel Universe will be from that point going forward...Once you hit Secret Wars #1, there is no Marvel Universe, there is no Ultimate Universe, all there is is Battleworld and a whole lot of empty void."


These statements confirmed rumors that have been swirling for some time and will surely shake things up moving forward in the world of Marvel Comics. "It is difficult to imagine something that would be larger in scope than what we are doing with Secret Wars.", Breevort added as he tried to reitterate the impact that the event will have moving forward.  


Needless to say, the 2015 version of Secret Wars should lead to some interesting times, controversy among fans and lots and lots of issues sold  Mission accomplished again, Marvel.


Check out the full live event below!


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Vampirella Feary Tales #4
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Nancy A. Collins, Eric Trautmann, Stuart Moore (w)
Jack Jadson, Mirka Andolfo, Chad Shepherd (a)
Jay Anacleto, Arthur Adams, David Roach (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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In the penultimate issue of the all-star anthology series celebrating the 45th anniversary of Vampirella’s creation, every fang-boy’s favorite pin-up ghoul is (un)dressed for success in “The Vampire(r)s New Clothes” by Stuart Moore. Vampirella then goes on to find herself in a very sticky situation in “Hard By A Great Forest” by Eric Trautmann, while  Nancy A. Collins has her learning more about her mysterious blonde doppelganger.
Red Sonja Vol. 2 #14
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Gail Simone (w)
Walter Geovani (a)
Jenny Frison, Yasmin Liang (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Red Sonja's new soul-searing epic, the FORGIVING OF MONSTERS, continues, as a brutal and repulsive parasite has infected the She-devil, right as
she is on the trail of the last survivor of the marauders who murdered her village! This is Sonja as you have never seen her before, don't miss it! Gail Simone’s epic story ends with issue #18, so prepare for the culmination of her epic run!
Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance #1
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Mark Rahner (w)
Edu Menna (a)
Guiu Vilanova , Francesco Francavilla, Jay Shaw, Jonathan Lau (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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A successful but deeply troubled writer returns to his home town for a book signing, to find that he’s stepped back in time to encounter his
abused and maladjusted younger self. Can he save the boy from the misery coming his way? Should he, when it’s the trials he endured that made him
the man he became?
Red Sonja: The Black Tower #4
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Frank Tieri (w)
Cezar Razek (a)
Amanda Conner (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Final issue! The pulse pounding finale to the biggest Red Sonja event of the year! But after last issue's shocking ending-- where can our story go from here?  What will happen to Red Sonja as the Black Tower reveals all its secrets and the true force behind it is revealed? Find out in our startling conclusion!
Path of Exile #3 - Death to Sin (digital only)
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Royal McGraw, Edwin McRae (w)
Carlos Rodriguez (a)
Carlos Rodriguez (c)
32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
As the rebel army beats upon the gates of Sarn, Victario rouses the people to insurrection from within. A dangerous plan is hatched. One gate. One attack. One final battle to unseat a tyrant and destroy his twisted dreams of a Gemling Thaumatocracy. But Chitus and his gemlings aren’t about to give up without a fight, and neither are they about to play by the rules.  The Army of Purity must give everything they have to win the day. And though devoted to his cause, Victario may find the sacrifice simply too great to bear.  Grinding Gear Games and Dynamite Entertainment present the never-before-told story behind the devastation of Wraeclast. The road to Cataclysm continues in Path of Exile: Origins #3 - Death to Sin!
In Search of Lost Dragons
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Elian Black'Mor, Carine-M, Jézéquel (w)
Elian Black'Mor, Carine-M (a)
Elian Black'Mor (c)
FC • 224 pages • $34.99 • All Ages  ­
Over 200 pages of gorgeous full-color paintings, accompanied by a unique story of world-wide exploration and dragon encounters!  On the trail of dragons forgotten, an intrepid illustrator and reporter journeys from Europe through the Middle East and finally to Saigon in search of the dark caverns and mountaintop perches where the elusive winged serpents dwell.   With the gift of seeing the invisible, our explorer friend records each encounter in a journal of gorgeous, fully painted artwork, capturing every majestic and fearsome visual detail of the scaly behemoths, and accompanies his findings with snippets of local lore as evidence that these hidden beasts continue to shape the world in ways we may never expect!
Shadow Master Vol. 3
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Andrew Helfer (w)
Kyle Baker, Joe Orlando (a)
Howard Chaykin (c)
FC • 264 pages • $24.99 • Teen+
The Shadow is dead, a victim of a biological weapon... but his soul survives!  Believing that their father's ultimate fate rests in the hidden city of Shambala, the twins Chang and Hsu-Tei carry The Shadow's body deep within the Tibetan mountains, only to find themselves hunted by Chinese authorities and the outlaw denizens of a town called Malice. Meanwhile, without their master's guidance, the agents of The Shadow struggle to find their place in a violent, corrupt world. Intent on curing the disease of crime, the unhinged agent Twitch assumes a fearsome identity of his own as The Inoculator… but his brand of vigilante justice draws the attention of a deadly enemy.  Will the network of agents survive an assault by The Avenger, a master of disguise as brutal and unrelenting as The Shadow himself?
Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the complete, ground-breaking "Body & Soul" storyline by Andrew Helfer and Kyle Baker, plus two additional stories of The Shadow's past, revealing the secrets that bind his most loyal agents – Margo Lane, Harry Vincent, Burbank, and more – to his never-ending war!
Doc Savage Archives Vol. 1
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Doeg Moench, Marve Wolfman, John Buscema, Tony DeZuniga, Marie Severin, Val Mayerik, John Warner, Ernie Chan, Rico Rival, Ken Barr (c)
FC • 512 pages • $49.99 • Teen+
The Man of Bronze is back with a vengeance! In this brand-new archival edition, the harrowing adventures of Doc Savage return straight from the 1970's — fully remastered and ready for action. With art rendered by John Buscema, Tony DeZuniga, and Ernie Chan to accompany writer Doug Moench, this book is a must-have for any and all fans of Doc Savage and his Amazing Five. Revisit the classic Curtis Magazine issues and relive the glory days of the Man of Bronze! Collecting the complete, first eight issues of the 1970s Doc Savage Magazine in its entirety!

Marvel Announces 'Run The Jewels' Variants

April, Deadpool #45 & Howard the Duck #2 will feature variant covers inspired by Run The Jewels


New York, NY—January, 16th—Marvel, in collaboration with the rap group, Run The Jewels, will be release two unique variant covers to celebrate the one of the currently most distinctive and celebrated names in rap. Deadpool #250, by Skottie Young, and Howard the Duck #2, by Mahmud Asrar, will feature Deadpool, Howard the Duck and Rocket Raccoon, as they display their love for this rap group by replicating their socially iconic logo on these variant covers.

First debuting on, Axel Alonso talks about his awareness of the “tag the jewels” movement and how he was first introduced to its cultural significance by one of his son’s football games. "He caught a touchdown pass that won the game. And on the sidelines, he took off his glove and he pointed at it and his friends were going "Run them jewels fast," Alonso tells RS, quoting the chorus to RTJ's ‘Close Your Eyes.’ 

"Seeing the way that my 11-year-old son and his friends were improv-ing off of this really vibrant, iconic image…It got me thinking. If you've got this movement around the world from Bangladesh to Taiwan, people are doing their interpretations of this logo, and I got these roughnecks doing it on the sideline of a football game…maybe Marvel could weight in on this and have some fun." 

Run The Jewels, featuring El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and pulverized all expectations with their critically lauded Run The Jewels 2 collaborative LP last year. Tapping into the creative synergy they’d discovered on their 2013 debut, Run The Jewels cemented their musical alliance with a set of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop, garnering limitless critical accolades including album of the year nods from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Newsweek, SPIN, Complex, and more.

Fans can get their hands on these two variant covers exclusively in comic shops this April!





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Gotham: 'What the Little Bird Told Him' Review

Written by Richard "Chubtoad" Sheldon

The Electrocutioner stirs up trouble in Gotham City as the war starts heating up between rival gangs.  Here is my review:


Gotham has been getting better in the way the creative team balances several plot threads while giving us a compelling story of the week.  As we left off in the last episode 'Rogue's Gallery', we find Jack still on the loose with his meathead thug Aaron.  The papers have dubbed him "The Electrocutioner", which tickles Nygma's funny bone.


The opening of the episode is probably one of the best delivered to date in my opinion.  We see a Gotham villain take what he lost and needs for his sinister plan in a most awesome and brutal way.  All the while Johnny Cash's 'God's Gonna Cut You Down' is playing over the scenes.  Very well done.  This gives me the tone I want from a Gotham episode.


Jack visits old crime partners and regains some equipment left behind when he went to Arkham.  While the scene was incredible to watch, it really was not anything more than a piece of the setting for the story to unfold from.  Most importantly we find out that of his many targets of revenge, Maroni is one of them.


We are introduced to Commissioner Loeb played by Peter Scolari.  Comic fans of 'Batman: Year One' are excited to finally see this character.  I was also happy to see Peter Scolari on screen again.  Always takes me back to 'Bosom Buddies' in my mind.  The commish has it out for Gordon and Gordon uses his knowledge, although some of it is a lie, of The Electrocutioner to leverage him being reinstated to detective.  I was kind of sad at this thought as I wanted a bit more of Officer Gordon at Arkham.


The fate of Jack's plan unfolds in some humorous ways.  He takes out the PD in an interesting way, save Gordon who wore his police issued "rubbers".  The manner in which he is foiled is simple, yet funny and entertaining.  So we see Jim re-instated to detective.


In other plot threads we see Penguin getting ready to leave a Maroni laugh factory around the dinner table.  He makes an excuse to see him mother, but the Penguin is running to see Falcone who has summoned him.  This is when the Electrocutioner attacks and sends a jolt to Cobblepot's bird brain.  The event almost has him singing like a canary to Maroni about Falcone.


Falcone has troubles of his own.  His gal pal Liza has been taken.  Where is Liam Neeson when you need his particular set of skills when you need him?  Penguin finally gets to Falcone and spills the beans on Liza and Fish's plan to de-throne the Don.  Falcone has been to the rodeo a few times and smells something is fishy with Mooney and calls her bluff. Falcone gives Liza a choking and Fish is left alive for future needs.


A few smaller points are we get a throw away scene with Barbara and her parents.  I like her less and less.  We also see Gordon lock lips with Dr. Tompkins.  I think they make much more sense.  Which means Barabara will probably find a way to make her go bye bye.


We find out Jack's real last name is Buchinski which matches the comics for the electrocutioner.  I still think he is Hugo Strange in disguise.


We had a few cute scenes of awkward exchange between Nygma and Ms. Kringle.  Seems silly, but I am interested in where this is going.


Episode 12 and things are primed and ready.  The pieces have started to fall in place and now Gotham is poised to put the pedal to the floor.  Get ready!  It is going to be a fun ride!


I give this episode of Gotham 3.75 out of 5 stars. 

Star Wars #1 Featurette @Marvel

As Star Wars makes its historic return to Marvel with the official release of Star Wars #1, hear from series writer Jason Aaron, series editor Jordan D. White, and Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso about the creation of this monumental new ongoing series.
STAR WARS #1 is available now in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App and on


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