Marvel Comics is Bringing Back FANTASTIC FOUR!

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In 2015 Marvel Comics brought an end to Fantastic Four, which was one of its longest continuous comic series ever. It was a big surprise, but it happened around the time when Fox was going to release that terrible Fantastic Four film. I heard rumors that the reason Marvel canceled the comic series was to stick it to Fox because they were going through some tense times. But regardless of what the reason was, Marvel brought it to an end.

Marvel Comics has now revealed that they are officially bringing Fantastic Four back in a new ongoing series! I guess now that Disney is buying Fox, they feel it’s okay to bring Marvel’s first family back together. If we ever do see a new Fantastic Four movie, it’s going to come from Marvel Studios next time. It only makes sense that they’d want a Fantastic Four comic to help in their marketing efforts.

The comic will be written by Dan Slott, with art by Sara Pichelli. The new Fantastic Four book will bring Reed and Sue back to Earth, reuniting the team for the first time since Secret Wars. Fantastic Four #1 launches this August.

You can watch the full announcement from Marvel’s editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski below:

Spider-Men II: Double Your Pleasure

Peter Parker and Miles Morales reunite for a milestone story!

In 2012, writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli gave us the legendary team-up of Peter Parker and Miles Morales with SPIDER-MEN. Through the dimensional tampering of Mysterio, Peter ended up in the “Ultimate” universe and came face-to-face with his own death as well as a brand-new and younger hero with the mantle of Spider-Man. Five years, one Secret Wars and a Civil War II later, and the two now live together in the Marvel Universe, but one massive question still remains: Who is the Miles Morales of Earth-616? The first five-issue event left that particular juicy nugget of information on a cliffhanger that has yet to be resolved…until now.

The highly-anticipated follow-up to SPIDER-MEN arrives this summer from the reunited team of Bendis and Pichelli along with colorist Justin Ponsor. Luckily, you won’t have to wait until the first issue of SPIDER-MEN II drops in July for some answers. We spoke with Brian about the long-awaited sequel, the iconic web-slinging legacy of Spider-Man, and the question he’s been asked the most on social media for half a decade.

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Star Wars Spotlight: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

Luke and Leia fight for their lives and try to escape the Empire!

Each week Star Wars Spotlight combs through the digital archives of Marvel Unlimited to showcase one classic story from that distant galaxy filled with Jedi, Sith, princesses, scoundrels and droids.

Blowing up the Death Star at the end of “A New Hope” might have seemed like a final nail in the coffin to some viewers back when the film came out, but as we all saw in the ensuing sequels, the Rebellion still had its work cut out for it. In the wake of those heroic events, Luke and Leia continued their efforts to unify more people against the evils of the Empire as seen in adaptations like SPLINTER OF THE MIND’S EYE by Terry Austin and Chris Sprouse.

The story began with the siblings who didn’t yet know they were related flying to Circarpous IV, but having to land on the fifth planet in the system due to Leia’s ship being damaged. While trying to land, the pair find themselves hit by a strange energy that downs both ships. Eventually, the two heroes of the Rebellion—as well as R2-D2 and C-3PO—met up with one another and discovered the source of the unusual signals they’d received: An Imperial mining operation! To survive, Leia and Luke dressed as miners and infiltrated the colony.

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Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Comes to Comics

Before you play the new game, read up on its comic book prequel!

The Guardians of the Galaxy have defied expectations, as the ragtag team of space adventurers jumped from comics to movies to cartoons and now video games with “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series,” an interactive episodic game series launching today.

But wait—it doesn’t end there.

The team has now come full circle, as writer Fred Van Lente and artist Salva Espin get set to tell the story of what happened before the story that will unfold in the game with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: THE TELLTALE SERIES, a five-issue comic book prequel to Telltale’s game beginning in July.

We caught up with Van Lente and Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann to find out more about the new series.

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History of Hydra Pt. 1

Learn how the evil organization got its start!

For years, Hydra has lurked in the shadows of the Marvel Universe, a corrupting influence that taxed even the greatest of heroes. With the group scoring their greatest victory in Secret Empire, we take a look back at the History of Hydra…

Though some believe the roots of Hydra’s subversive evil grew out of the early 20th century, its tendrils in fact date back centuries and beyond, making the organization one of the oldest on Earth.

Few records exist of Hydra’s birth, but stories persist of a species of cold-blooded alien reptiles that came to our planet in the time before mankind’s assent and planted the seed that flourished into today’s evil empire. Eager for power and to spread darkness, the aliens branched out to touch upon many paths to their goals, thus first cementing the idea of a many-headed creature, undying and malignant.

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Guarding the Galaxy: Original Sin

Discover what happened to Star-Lord, Nova, and Thanos in the Cancerverse!

Celebrate this incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s tenth anniversary while also prepping for the May 5 release of the new film with these gems from Marvel Unlimited!

One of the biggest mysteries ever surrounding the Guardians of the Galaxy finally got answered as part of the Original Sin event in the pages of Brian Michael Bendis’ first run on the series during issues #1820. Drawn by Ed McGuinness and Valerio Schiti, these issues explained exactly what happened to Star-Lord, Nova, Drax, and Thanos when they locked themselves away in the Cancerverse at the end of THE THANOS IMPERATIVE. Readers knew that Peter Quill along with Drax and Thanos had mysteriously returned from that death-defying dimension sans Nova, but didn’t know the how or the why until Gamora literally knocked Star-Lord out, tied him to a chair and demanded to hear the truth.

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HE-MAN and THUNDERCATS Will Crossover in New Comic Series for DC

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He-Man and Thundercats were a couple of the more popular franchisesto come out of the ’80s. DC Comics is launching a crossover comic series that will feature the popular toy and cartoon franchises together for the first time! Continue reading

Will IDW answer why “Command” starts with a “K” in M.A.S.K. comic reboot?

The 1980s cartoon “M.A.S.K.” was one of many action series, and it could make for a hell of an awesome film. With the right script and director, (think George Miller) it could be at the same caliber of greatness as Mad Max: Fury Road. If you hope that Paramount Pictures and the creative team they’ve gathered to develop the film will do the series justice, then you will have another Jem and the Holograms at your hands. If you want this to be somewhat decent, on the other hand… that’s another story.

Before that movie comes out, though, fans will be treated to a comic book reboot from writer Brandon Easton and artist Tony Vargas. The comic is being published by IDW, and according to USA Today, they will be giving it a Fast and Furious spin. Continue reading

Marvel Plans ‘Deadpool vs. Gambit’ Comic Book Series

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The Merc with the Mouth faces off against the X-Men’s gentleman thief in the summer miniseries.

It’s Ryan Reynolds vs. Channing Tatum — or, at least, their comic book counterparts. Marvel Entertainment announced a “Deadpool vs. Gambit” comic book miniseries to launch this summer. Continue reading

POE DAMERON Comic Series Coming in April

J.J. Abrams originally planned to kill off Oscar Isaac’s fighter pilot character Poe Dameron early in the development of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but thankfully he changed his mind. USA Today reports that Dameron is getting his own Star Wars comic series from Marvel, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Phil Noto. The comic “focuses on the lead-up to the opening scene of The Force Awakens, which saw Poe seeking out mysterious traveler Lor San Tekka (Max von Sydow) on the planet Jakku for a key to finding the missing Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).” Continue reading