Marvel Announces a New Female THOR Set to Take the Lead in the Comics Starting This Fall

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Marvel Comics told fans to expect a big announcement on today’s installment of The View and boy, did they deliver.   That news of course being that the title of Thor, starting this fall, will be filled by a woman in the Thor comics.  Now this isn’t to say that our old God of Thunder is completely out of the picture, but rather that someone else will now wield his power and hammer, Mjolnir; she just so happens to be a female.  Hit the jump for a breakdown of the announcement as well as a look into who else has held the hammer in the past.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Profile: Get to Know Rocket Raccoon

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Last, but certainly not least, in our character profiles for Marvel’s new film Guardians of the Galaxy, we look into the life and times of Rocket Raccoon.  Voiced by Bradley Cooper, Rocket is by far the strangest of the Guardians you’ll be seeing on screen, and that’s saying something when one of his teammates is a walking, talking tree.  This diminutive anthropomorphic gunslinger packs the most artillery of group, carrying guns that you would think would be difficult for a normal person to wield, let alone a raccoon.  Hit the jump for more info on what’s sure to be the breakout character of the film.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Profile: Get to Know Gamora

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She’s not called the deadliest woman in the galaxy for nothing.  Our next stop on the Guardians of the Galaxy train is Gamora.  The green skinned assassin will hit the screens this August, played by Zoe Saldana who has done her fair share of butt kicking in her catalog of roles.  Much like Drax, Gamora has a background deeply entrenched in the Marvel Universe and has a rich history that’s spread over the decades.  The only woman on the team (for now anyway as there’s a slew of them to choose from within the Guardians’ roster for potential sequels), Gamora is a character who will slash first and ask questions later.  Hit the jump to read on.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Profile: Get to Know Drax the Destroyer

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Drax!  The Destroyer!  Played by wrestling superstar Dave Bautista, this is one of two members of the Guardians of the Galaxy with a green complexion.  To describe Drax as part of the team, think of him as the “Wolverine” of the group.  Dark, brooding, and typically a loner by trade, Drax has one mission and one mission only: to destroy the Mad Titan, Thanos.  Whether or not this will remain true in the Marvel film, aptly titled Guardians of the Galaxy, is yet to be seen. But rest assured, Drax’s hot temper and solitary personality most assuredly will.  Of the Guardians, Drax probably has the most appearances in the Marvel universe under his belt, and this article will help to shed some light on the one man army.  Hit the jump to read on.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Profile: Get to Know Groot

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Our next Guardians of the Galaxy member may have you thinking you’re barking up the wrong tree, but rest assured, you’re not.  It’s Groot! That’s right, Groot, the talking, walking member of the Guardians who only has three words in his vocabulary: “I AM GROOT.”  Played by Vin Diesel of Fast and the Furious and Riddick fame, Groot promises to be one of the more exciting to watch characters of the team as he’s a 12 foot tall piece of shrubbery and created completely from computer graphics.  Groot is actually the oldest of the Guardians, both in age and in comic history as he was introduced extremely early on in Marvel’s history.  Hit the jump for more info on the powerhouse of the Guardians/mode of transportation for Rocket Raccoon and click here if you missed our profile of Star Lord (Chris Pratt).

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Character Profile: A Look at Star-Lord from Comic Books to the Big Screen

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The Guardians are coming!  With the movie a little more than a month away, we’re taking the opportunity to introduce, and examine, each of the main characters of the Guardians of the Galaxy. In this series, we’ll be examining what makes each of these characters tick, what are their backgrounds, what are they currently up to in the world of the comics, and how they’ll be brought to the big screen in Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster.  To start, we’ll look at the current leader of the Guardians, Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt. Take one part Han Solo, one part Tony Stark, and add a whole mess of space, and you get Peter Quill in a nutshell. Hit the jump for an in-depth look at this boisterous rogue.

4 Marvel Characters Who Should Get Their Own Netflix Series Including Moon Knight, Sleepwalker, and Cloak and Dagger

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With the recent casting of Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin in Marvel’s Netflix series Daredevil, it’s clear that Marvel Studios is putting some serious thought into the casting and preparation of their impending Netflix shows.  Alongside other creations Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist, Daredevil will crash onto the scene representing the “street level” characters of the Marvel movie-verse.  “Street level” characters are essentially those heroes who operate in New York City, leaving the giant alien hordes and universe ending calamities to superheroes like the Avengers.  The heroes that will be featured in Marvel’s Netflix endeavor tend to focus their fights on ninjas, gangs, drug dealers, and kingpins, fighting hand to hand rather than firing off repulsor rays or Asgardian hammers.

Should this first round be successful, Marvel will most likely be looking for additional properties to add to the roster.  I’ve come up with some ideas for other Marvel characters that would fall nicely into this stable of heroes in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: The H.I.G.H.S. and L.O.W.S. of the ABC Series’ Freshman Season

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And so ends the initial chapter of Marvel Studios’ first foray into the world of network television.  Whether you liked the so-called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or they weren’t your cup of tea, you have to admire Marvel for attempting to create a running television show that reflected the events of the movie universe that they currently have running.  Since I’ve been with you true believers since the beginning of this season, who better to diagnose the best, and worst, parts of the first season?  Go ahead and grab your level 7 clearance, rock your finest suit, and hop on the “Bus” as we walk you through what aspects the show can focus on for season two and which can be avoided. 

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Beginning of the End”

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And so we close the first chapter on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Hot on the heels of it’s season two renewal announcement, tonight’s installment promises an explosive conclusion joined by none other than the man himself, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.  Through the highs and lows, we’ve followed the agents as they fought the forces of Centipede, possessed sticks, Asgardian temptresses, and viewership approval.  Though treacherous roads to be sure, Coulson and the gang have found their footing and are moving full force at the remnants of Hydra and cyborg Bill Paxton (you know it’s a great gig when you get to type that sentence out).  In our final installment, will everyone make it out alive?  What will become of the agents now that S.H.I.E.L.D no longer exists?  Will more be revealed with regards to Skye’s “monstrous” lineage?  All this and more will be revealed in tonight’s installment, “Beginning of the End.”  Hit the jump for our Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap.

Who Is THE FLASH? An Introduction to the DC Comics Character Debuting on The CW This Fall

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Welcome to the year of comic book television shows, everyone!  Moreso than any other television season, this year fans will be privy to more comic book shows than they can shake a stick at!  Aside from the return of Arrow for it’s third season on The CW and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its second on ABC, newcomers will join their ranks in the form of Constantine on NBC, Marvel’s Agent Carter on ABC, Gotham on Fox, and iZombie and The Flash on CW.  Speaking of the latter, now felt like an opportune time to fill you in on the scarlet speedster and what we know about his second live-action television debut (the first of course being the 1990 John Wesley Shipp entry).  Hit the jump as we take a tour through the speed force and examine all things The Flash, from supporting characters to his gallery of villains.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Ragtag”

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Welcome back, true believers!  On our last episode, the Agents of N.O.T.H.I.N.G. continue to try to fight the dastardly deeds of Hydra while also struggling with the loss of funds, backup, and a place to rest their hats outside of a dingy motel swimming pool.  Coulson, in a giant twist, discovered that he is in fact responsible for the T.A.H.I.T.I. project, which left him speechless.  This week, we’ll delve into the past of Agent Ward, the once milquetoast agent, now much more interesting agent of Hydra.  Twists!  Turns!  Explosions!  Bill Paxton!  All this and more can be found in this week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, “Ragtag”…

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Nothing Personal”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left our heroes, Agent Koenig (Patton Oswalt) had left this mortal coil at the hands of the treacherous Agent Ward, who has taken Skye from their new HQ, Providence!  Agent May, meanwhile, has decided to leave the gang in order to find Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) who has left for greener pastures at Stark Enterprises after the dissolving of S.H.I.E.L.D.  On tonight’s episode, Coulson and the agents must fight off Hulk villain, Glenn Talbot, and an enclave of army soldiers looking to acquire their resources and put an end to what they see as potentially dangerous shenanigans.  Sabotage! Danger! Explosions! A giant size comic book reference!  Hit the jump for all this and more on tonight’s recap of “Nothing Personal.”

S.H.I.E.L.D. Has Company – A Look at Other Acronymous Organizations in the Marvel Universe

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With an extremely important role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and their own television show, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the fictional Marvel organization has been making the rounds as of late.  Though they are the “top cops” in the world of Avengers, X-Men, and Spider-Man, they do have some company that you may not have heard of yet.  Though, with the events of Cap 2 still rippling through our collective consciousness, now may be the perfect time for new organizations to begin springing up throughout the Marvel movieverse.  We’ve heard of S.H.I.E.L.D., we’ve heard of Hydra, now hear about the rest that you may be seeing on the silver screen.  Hit the Jump to read on.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “The Only Light in the Darkness”

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Welcome back, True Believers!  Last week’s episode gave us an in-depth look at Agent Garrett’s, aka Bill Paxton’s, Hydra.  Fun was had by all as the charismatic team took over a S.H.I.E.L.D. installation and rallied behind the idea that the once nearly omnipresent agency was unraveling at the seams.  Meanwhile, the Agents tried to pick up the pieces and were met by Agent Koenig, aka Patton Oswalt, in a secret base set up by Nick Fury.  On tonight’s episode, the often mentioned “Cellist” (love interest of Coulson originally brought up in the Avengers movie) makes an appearance, played by Amy Acker.  Also, another villain from the funny books makes his Marvel “movie-verse” premiere. Hit the jump for our recap of “The Only Light in the Darkness.”

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Providence”

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War has changed and so too have the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Following last week’s episode and the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the agents are left without the resources of which they’ve become accustomed.  The series has begun to turn itself around with traitors, espionage, and revelations coming fast and heavy, throwing some unexpected curveballs our way.  Did I also mention that this episode sees the arrival of Agent Eric Koenig, played by comedian extraordinaire Patton Oswalt?  Can the agents defeat Hydra that have taken over S.H.I.E.L.D. bases across the world?  Will the show continue its hot streak moving forward?  Has Ward turned heel for real?  Hit the jump for our recap.

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