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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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Doctor Strange officially played by Benedict Cumberbatch

Doctor Strange officially played by Benedict Cumberbatch

It's finally official, officially - Benedict Cumberbatch will play Marvel Comics' Doctor Strange. This magical mystic, a commander of all things strange, will be played by an actor "capable of great depth and sincerity." So says Producer Kevin Feige, who continued, "in 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character. Cumberbatch is best known for his roles as Sherlock Holmes, Smaug the Endless, Smaug the Enormous, Smaug the Dragon in The Hobbit, and the big villain in Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 may have both Marvel Comics and Star Wars characters

Kingdom Hearts 3 may have both Marvel Comics and Star Wars characters

It's almost time - Kingdom Hearts 3 is nearly upon us. The co-director and game designer of both Kingdom Hearts 1.5/2.5 HD remasters AND Kingdom Hearts 3 Tai Yasue has spoken on the future. This future may very well have Disney characters (guaranteed, as in previous releases), as well as Marvel Comics characters AND Star Wars characters. Yasue suggested this week that while he couldn't "go into specifics," that since the release of Kingdom Hearts 2 was released 9 years ago, and Disney acquired both Lucasfilm and Marvel Comics, "nothing's off limits."

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Avengers: Age of Ultron believed to be Marvel’s first $2B movie

Avengers: Age of Ultron believed to be Marvel’s first $2B movie

May 1st, 2015 is going to see the U.S. release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, a superhero team movie that not only serves as the anticipated sequel to The Avengers, but is another entry in the individual series of characters like Iron Man and Captain America, and serves to further advance the Marvel Comics Universe. With the recently released Age of Ultron trailer racking up over 34 million views in the first 24 hours, it's beginning to look like the movie will set new box office records.

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Watch: Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer extended edition

Watch: Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer extended edition

A "Special Look" at Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" was presented last night during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and now you're allowed to watch it over and over again. After a day of so many Marvel Comics movie announcements your hear was likely to melt, today you get the fallout. It begins with a bit of Thor's Hammer for a good laugh. Mjolnir, Thor's Hammer, also known as Mjölnir in mythical Norse mythology, translating to "The Crusher" in English. It can only be lifted by whosoever is worthy of the powers of Thor.

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Marvel Movies Phase 3 timeline: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 rescheduled

Marvel Movies Phase 3 timeline: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 rescheduled

There's a bit of a rescheduling going on right this minute in the Marvel movie universe. Per a Marvel special event being held this week, we're to understand that Guardians of the Galaxy will now be released on the 5th of May, 2017 - and this is only one of the several changes that've been made to the movie lineup coming up sooner than later.

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Marvel Contest of Champions trailer: PvP for late 2014

Marvel Contest of Champions trailer: PvP for late 2014

Just in time for New York Comic Con comes the first full-length trailer for Marvel Contest of Champions. We’ve been teased and prodded with bits and pieces of this game over the past few weeks and beyond - now it’s time to finally get a look at some of this games most infamous contestants. And what do you know - Guardians of the Galaxy’s Collector is sitting at center stage. Didn’t see that coming!

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Watch Donald Glover as Spider-Man in black

Watch Donald Glover as Spider-Man in black

Donald Glover will be voicing the alternate-reality Spider-Man Miles Morales in an upcoming episode of the Disney-run television series coming up this Sunday. For those of you (what we must imagine the very few of you) that know Miles Morales from the comic book series, this should come as an awesome surprise. The original character was, after all, based in part after Donald Glover in the first place.

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Baby Dancing Groot toy released by Funko

Baby Dancing Groot toy released by Funko

The Dancing Baby Groot toy is real - it’s even got a bobble-head. The folks at Funko have turned super-popular underground interest in the Guardians of the Galaxy character Baby Groot into a toy in what must be record time. It was that or watch people rip the heads off their Adult Groot - good choice!

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