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Marvel’s female Thor comics selling 30% more than previous series

Marvel’s female Thor comics selling 30% more than previous series

While Marvel surprised many comic book fans last summer when it announced a new series of Thor with a woman as the title character, sales numbers over the last few months have proven it to be a smart move, at least business-wise if nothing else. After the first issue of the new Thor Vol 4 series hit stores in October, it and the following four issues have each sold better than those that began the previous Thor comic series from 2012, titled Thor: God of Thunder.

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Robert Downey Jr. brings a bionic Iron Man arm to a 7-year-old fan

Robert Downey Jr. brings a bionic Iron Man arm to a 7-year-old fan

Robert Downey Jr. plays the super hero Iron Man on film, but to 7-year-old Alex he's a real hero. In this video, Robert Downey Jr. delivers a real, 3D-printed bionic arm to Alex, who was born with a deficient right arm. Alex's new bionic arm lets him be just like his hero, Iron Man. He can grip with new fingers and an opposable thumb. His new arm even has a light built into the palm so he can blast away bad guys just like in the movies.

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s Groot to get his own Marvel comic

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Groot to get his own Marvel comic

He is Groot. That walking, talking tree from Guardians of the Galaxy that partners with a gun-totting raccoon and only says his own name. Well, now he's finally going to star in his own comic book, thanks to Marvel. It's not clear when the series will hit the shelves, but issue one appears to be in the can, and Marvel says the story will focus on some of Groot's backstory, as well as finally detail how he and Rocket Raccoon met and teamed up in the first place.

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Sony, Marvel agree to bring Spidey to Marvel film universe

Sony, Marvel agree to bring Spidey to Marvel film universe

Now, this sort of deal might sound strange at first. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have inked a deal that will let the webslinger, well, sling between multiple films created by the two rival studios. This means that, aside from whatever Amazing Spider-Man film Sony Pictures has planned, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will soon be making an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as well, first by himself and, perhaps, with others. There is even a possibility of MCU characters coming into Sony Picture's films.

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Marvel’s ‘A-Force’ comic to feature all-female Avengers team

Marvel’s ‘A-Force’ comic to feature all-female Avengers team

This spring will see Marvel Comics launch a new storyline event called Secret Wars, which sees all superhero groups broken up, and new crossovers across the entire Marvel Universe. Part of this new event will be a run of A-Force, a team entirely made up of Marvel's female heroes, put in place of the original Avengers. The A-Force comics will include She-Hulk, Medusa, Dazzler, and Nico Minoru. One of the writers for the series mentions that it serves as proof of Marvel's commitment to gender diversity.

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LEGO 2015 includes Invisible Jet, Hulkbuster, Stormtroopers

LEGO 2015 includes Invisible Jet, Hulkbuster, Stormtroopers

This upcoming LEGO-filled year is going to be filled with some really, really strange sets. The January - June catalog (the German version) for LEGO has been released and it's packed with Avengers: Age of Ultron, new DC and Marvel Comics sets, and Star Wars. Don't expect to see any Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets quite yet as the film is set to be released in December, but feel free to get pumped about the inordinate amount of Stormtroopers coming in multiple sets in the first quarter of the year.

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Dark Horse’s classic Star Wars comics 50% off before final discontinuation

Dark Horse’s classic Star Wars comics 50% off before final discontinuation

Before Disney's acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, the comic book rights were held by publisher Dark Horse. Since 1991, a large number of stories have been told that take place in the renowned galaxy far, far away, coming to be known under the umbrella of the Expanded Universe. Sadly, Disney and LucasFilm have decided that the Expanded Universe is now considered non-canon, and starting January 1st, 2015, Marvel will be taking over the rights to Star War comics.

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Original Star Wars comics to be remastered ahead of movie

Original Star Wars comics to be remastered ahead of movie

It won't be long before we have a new Star Wars movie to enjoy, and ahead of its release late next year will be original Star Wars comics remastered into graphic novels. The news was recently announced by Marvel Comics, which plans to release the first graphic novel in May 2015. The graphic novels will include the entire original mini-series comics starting with A New Hope to be followed by The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi mini-series.

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Stan Lee hints massive Marvel cross-over considered by movie studios

Stan Lee hints massive Marvel cross-over considered by movie studios

Stan Lee, former editor-in-chief and president of Marvel Comics, seems to have just hinted that the higher-ups at several of the world's largest movie studios are at least considering a giant cross-over feature with some of the most popular comic book properties. At a special interview and Q&A session this weekend to celebrate Marvel's 75th anniversary, a fan asked if there would ever be a movie with the Avengers, Spider-Man, and the X-Men together. Judging by Lee's response, it appears fans aren't the only ones who realize how awesome that would be.

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SkinIt Review: Marvel, Star Wars on MacBook Pro, LG G3, Xbox One

SkinIt Review: Marvel, Star Wars on MacBook Pro, LG G3, Xbox One

It's time for a quick look at the latest from SkinIt here with a couple of skins from their newest Marvel Comics collection as well as a classic skin from Star Wars. SkinIt sent us samples for three rather different devices to get a good feel for the quality of their product on different sorts of surfaces and at different scales, as well. What you're seeing here is a MacBook Pro, an LG G3 smartphone, and the Xbox One gaming console.

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