Everything You Need to Know About BLACK PANTHER: An Introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s New Addition

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Of the new characters set to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the next five years, one of the biggest fan-favorites has to be T’Challa, aka the Black Panther.  The Black Panther is different from most heroes due to the fact that he runs his own country.  Yes, T’Challa is the leader of the fictional African country known as Wakanda, a technologically advanced powerhouse that is light years ahead of the rest of the world in almost every respect.  The Black Panther is set to star in his own movie in November of 2017, will have a prominent role in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, and the role has already been cast with Chadwick Boseman of Get On Up and 42 fame bringing him to life.  With such a high-profile character finally getting the big screen treatment, now seems like a good time for an introduction to one of Marvel Studios’ newest heroes.  Check out everything you need to know about the Black Panther after the jump.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap – “The Things We Bury”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left our heroes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the former S.H.I.E.L.D.  agent antagonist turned crazed serial killer had been thwarted and the alien language’s true origin had been revealed…somewhat.  With the language now shown to be the schematics for an ancient city, will this be the first revelation that begins the snowball effect toward Marvel Studios’ recently announced Inhumans film, as many are theorizing?  Meanwhile, this episode also promises to give us a Ward vs. Ward slugfest as former Agent Grant Ward fights his brother Christian, now senator, in a case of violent sibling rivalry.  Will this episode be the introduction of Attilan, the Inhuman city?  Which Ward will ward off his brother?  Will we get an appearance from Lockjaw, the giant bulldog with a tuning fork on his forehead the Inhumans use to teleport across the globe?  It’s as weird as it sounds folks.  Hit the jump for our recap of the latest episode, “The Things We Bury”.

Jeremy Bernstein Talks SANTA CLAUS: PRIVATE EYE, Hopes for a TV Adaptation, Who He Would Cast as Santa, and More

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Jeremy Bernstein has had a diverse career to say the least, writing for video game properties such as Dead Space 2 and Pretty in Pink, and television in the form of the TNT show, Leverage.  Continuing this streak, Jeremy is teaming up with the digital comic book publisher, Thrillbent, to release his take on the world of private investigators, through the eyes of Santa Claus in Santa Claus: Private Eye.  That’s right, Jeremy’s latest endeavor finds old Saint Nick living in a grim noir fantasy piece, putting the skills he’s learned as the jolliest creature in fiction into the art of being a private dick.  Collider was able to sit down with Jeremy and talk about his latest endeavor as well as his background.  Hit the jump for our interview.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “The Writing on the Wall”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left the Agents, the team had a few new members including Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird.  Also, once good guy now Hydra goon, Agent Ward had escaped from custody and is on the run from the team after being told for the umpteenth time how much Ward and co. hated his guts.  While chasing after their former colleague, the team also begins to discover bodies, with the alien language Agent Coulson has been etching on desks and walls etched into them.  Will the team be able to juggle both of these problems while also juggling their ever growing cast members?  Will it be revealed that Skye’s father is in fact Calvin Zabo, aka Mr. Hyde and she is in fact, Quake?  Will Dr. Doom appear as a nefarious blogger who plagues the team with negative yelp reviews? Hit the jump for some of these answers and more in my recap of “The Writing on the Wall”.

Who Is The Vision and What Does He Do? An Introduction to One of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’s New Additions

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If you can say anything about Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s that it’s certainly not lacking for new characters.  While the film introduces the menacing Ultron to the world of the Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’re also getting three new additions to the MCU in the forms of Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and today’s topic, the Vision.  The Vision, much like Ultron, is a robot, but unlike the big bad of the sequel, he ends up on the side of angels, working alongside the Avengers to put a stop to Ultron’s nefarious schemes of wiping out humanity.  Who is this ghostly hero, what are his abilities, and how will he be changed for the movies from his comic book origin?  Hit the jump for a breakdown of one of the newest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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

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Welcome back, true believers! Heck of a news day, huh?  If anything, the current slate of Marvel films will certainly have a gigantic impact on the world of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (if of course it’s still around at that time, fingers crossed).  How will Coulson’s team react to a superhuman civil war?  Will the crew be swinging around Wakanda now that Black Panther’s been confirmed?  These are questions for another day as tonight’s episode finds Hydra impersonating S.H.I.E.L.D. and attacking the United Nations.  Will our team be able to combat their brand new public relations problem?  How is Mockingbird fitting in with the rest of the team?  Why can’t it be 2018 already so we can all watch Avengers: Infinity War?  These questions will be answered on tonight’s episode, “A Fractured House” when you hit the jump….

Now That We’ve Seen the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer, Who Is This Ultron Fella?

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How about that Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, eh?  What an entrance!  We’ve come a long road and seen a lot of Marvel films to get to this point, and it seems certainly well earned.  You may be wondering, though, who is this Ultron fella that seems to be creeping out our heroes by shambling into Tony Stark’s pad?  What’s his deal and where does he come from?  In the comics, Ultron is, arguably, the major Avengers villain as he is first and foremost an antagonist to the group itself, rather than say Loki who’s really more of a Thor villain. While the origin of Ultron may be different in the movie, we thought we’d walk you through the birth and “life” of this sinister automaton who has been a thorn in the Avengers side for so long.  Get better acquainted with the comics history of Ultron after the jump.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “A Hen in the Wolf House”

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Welcome back, true believers!  Our latest installment promises to introduce a long standing character from the comics into the Marvel cinematic universe in the form of Bobbi Morse, played by Adrianne Palicki.  Bobbi, aka Mockingbird, is the ex-wife of Avenger, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner in the movies), and has found herself on quite a few incarnations of the team herself.  In our most recent installment of the series, the gang will find themselves at odds with Ms. Morse as she is revealed to be the current head of security for Hydra.  Whether or not this is a con or a new take on the character is yet to be seen, though it would be funny to see how many undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agents there are in Hydra at this point with the recent episode focusing on Simmons.  (Maybe there are no actual Hydra agents left!)  Will the team be able to battle the forces of Hydra this go around?  Is Mockingbird friend or foe?  Has Agent Coulson been working on his dance routine from last week?  All these and more revealed in our latest Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap after the jump.

What Is Marvel’s Civil War? An Introduction to the Comics Storyline That Pits Iron Man vs. Captain America

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Quite the bit of news has been revealed the past week.  Not only is Robert Downey Jr. in talks to co-star in the third installment of the Captain America franchise, but this may very well usher in one of the biggest storylines in Marvel history, Civil War.  Don’t know what Civil War is and why it’s causing such a fuss?  Collider has your back as we thought it would be a great opportunity to walk you through the origins of the event, its players, its ending, and how it could possibly be orchestrated in the current Marvel movie landscape.  Hit the jump for our in-depth look at the Marvel storyline, Civil War.

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

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Welcome back, true believers!  We join our heroes, after having been shown that Simmons is in fact deep undercover in the depths of Hydra, as Coulson and Agent May must go undercover themselves by cutting the dance floor.  This episode promises to uncover some of the secrets that “Coulson has been looking for”.  Will Coulson find the answers that he’s looking for?  Will Hydra put a stop to his search?  Will Civil War really take place in the Marvel cinematic universe?  Two of these questions will be answered as you hit the jump for our Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Making Friends and Influencing People”

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Welcome back, true believers!  Recapping from last week’s episode: Fitz is still crazy, Coulson’s still busy, May’s still fighting, Ward’s still in lockdown, and yet Simmons was still nowhere to be found.  Tonight’s episode, entitled, “Making Friends and Influencing People”, will show us what has become of Agent Simmons and her apparent heel turn against the team to join the ranks of Hydra.  Also in this episode, the return of one of the super powered baddies from the first season, Blizzard.  Is Simmons really an agent of Hydra?  Will the team be able to talk some sense into her?  Will Spider-Man really be brought into the Avengers movie franchise?  Two of these questions will be answered once you hit the jump…

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Heavy is the Head”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left our band of wayward agents, the hidden artifact known as the Obelisk had been taken by Avengers-villain, Crusher Creel (aka the Absorbing Man).  The team lost one of their newest members apparently as Lucy Lawless’ Hartlay bit the bullet and was killed in the final minutes of the season premiere, though this is the Marvel universe and resurrections are fair game for any character.  Tonight, we’ll see the return of the mysterious “woman in the flower dress”, Raina, apparently seeking to help the team rather than inhibit them.  Will the team join their old foe in attempting to reclaim the Obelisk?  Will Fitz go even crazier in this episode?  Why oh why didn’t I make a joke about the Absorbing Man not being played by Nick Nolte during the last recap?  All this and more in the recap for the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “Heavy is the Head”….

Alex de Campi Talks VALENTINE, Her Approach to Writing, Digital Distribution, and GRINDHOUSE

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The way we read comic books seems to be, along with most other methods of print media, changing.  More and more readers are deciding to pick up their books over their phones or tablets using digital means of distribution, and Alex de Campi, writer of the comic series, Valentine, and the upcoming Grindhouse Season 2, had a hand in taking this movement forward.  Valentine began in 2009 and was one of the first series to be released across numerous platforms, digital being the most important.  Valentine itself evolved and changed distributors along the way but was recently discovered by comic creator, Mark Waid, and was added to the digital comics company, Thrillbent.  With the second volume of Valentine having just been released, we took the opportunity to talk with Alex about the book, digital distribution, Grindhouse, and her style of writing in general.  Hit the jump for our interview.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Premiere Recap: “Shadows”

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We’re back, true believers!  The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have returned with a new purpose and some new cast members to lead the way. Following the dismantling of S.H.I.E.L.D., during both last season and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its up to Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of his team to pick up the pieces.  The team however now finds itself without the extensive resources of S.H.I.E.L.D. at its fingertips and must battle old foes, and new, in order to carve out a new place for themselves, and their new organization.  Along with the old teammates, the team is joined by Hartley, Lucy Lawless, as well as the returning Patton Oswalt as Agent Koenig.  What new threats face the team this season?  How many Marvel characters will make their first televised appearance?  Who will survive?  Hit the jump for our Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 premiere recap entitled, “Shadows”….

Grant Morrison Talks up His New Legendary Comics Project ANNIHILATOR, Plans for a Sequel, Working with Artist Frazer Irving, and More

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You’d be hard pressed to find a more notable writer in the world of comic books today than Grant Morrison.  Having written for both Marvel and DC Comics with his legendary runs on New X-Men, Batman, All Star Superman, The Invisibles, Final Crisis, Animal Man, and Seven Soldiers of Victory to name a few, Morrison hopes to knock it out of the park diving into new territory: the seedy underbelly of Hollywood.  With his upcoming series through Legendary Comics titled, Annihilator, Morrison has created a protagonist named Ray Spass and his creation, Max Nomax, who must attempt to complete a screenplay to veer away from their gruesome ends.  Collider was able to spend some time with Morrison to discuss his latest projects, plans for a sequel, working with artist Frazer Irving, and which one of the characters he’s worked with would he bring to life, to name a few.  Hit the jump for more.

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