What's That Hiding Under Captain America?

What's That Hiding Under Captain America?

What do Captain American, Iron Man, Root and Spider Man all have in common? They all fit over the Ozobot Evo! Evo is the little robot that teaches kids how to program using the STEM approach, and the addition of the Avenger superhero skins makes learning just that much more fun!

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Thursday Cosplay Photos! NY Comic Con (Day 1 of 4)

Thursday Cosplay Photos! NY Comic Con (Day 1 of 4)

Photos by: Young Jeohn

Welcome to Thursday's selection of photos taken by our friend, Young Jeohn. More photos from Friday to Sunday will be posted as soon as they're edited and selected.

Want more? Check for updates at: http://youngfromnewyork.com/nycc2015pics/

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Press Release: Marvel will release Official MCU Guide Book

image credit: Marvel  

image credit: Marvel
 

At long last, the Marvel Cinematic Universe receives its own guidebook! Beginning this October, go deeper than ever before in the very first GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE! In the vein of the classic Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe, take a deep dive into the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television series and see their genesis in the pages of Marvel Comics!

But this isn’t your daddy’s Official Handbook – the new MCU Guidebooks are completely overhauled. Sleeker, slicker and jam-packed with information about the people, places and things across the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chock full of “fast facts,” movie-to-comic comparisons and production stills – these comprehensive compilations are essential reading for hardcore Marvel fans!

Kicking off this October with GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S IRON MAN – witness the rise of Tony Stark into the Armored Avenger from a new perspective, with an indispensable volume of information on Marvel Studios’ first blockbuster hit! Then, November brings the GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S INCREDIBLE HULK/MARVEL’S IRON MAN 2. This second issue, in a fantastic flipbook format, shines a spotlight on the Jade Giant’s gamma-fueled feature film along with Iron Man’s second silver-screen outing!

Relive all the big-screen thrills of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this October, and build your library of reference books as the first GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere!

GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S IRON MAN
Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
On-Sale in October!

GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S INCREDIBLE HULK/MARVEL’S IRON MAN 2
Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM
Covers by MIKE DEL MUNDO & PASCAL CAMPION
On-Sale in November!
 

Marvel Becomes Inspired by the Music Industry with Marvel Comics’ Hip-Hop Variants

Marvel Becomes Inspired by the Music Industry with Marvel Comics’ Hip-Hop Variants

Expression and art form merge between Marvel Comics and the world of hip-hop with a unique line of HIP-HOP Variants covers inspired by some of the most iconic and well received hip-hop and rap albums of all time. 

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Civil War #1 2015: First Look

Image Credit: Marvel Comics  

Image Credit: Marvel Comics
 

Hey O&G fans, Marvel has given us a little clue about what the 2015 Civil War/ Secret Wars tie-in is about. Battle world has been re-visiting some of Marvels great story arcs, and this time from creators Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman) and Leinil Yu (Avengers). Heroes fighting one another in a nation divided, the conflict has been going on for six years now. Captain’s forces square off against Iron Man’s, under the command of General Steve Rogers and President Tony Stark. 

Peace is far from attainable, and each side will do whatever it takes to end the war. The Top-Secret project Bellcurve is said to have the ability to end the war in one swift stroke, there is talk of damning information that could topple the President Stark administration from within, and what will our heroes’ enemies do to exploit the Superhuman Civil War to their advantage.

Marvel history is reshaped on Battleworld in Civil War #1.

CIVIL WAR #1 (MAY150682)
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by LEINIL YU
Promo Variant by ADI GRANOV (MAY150683)
Variant Covers by STEVE MCNIVEN (MAY150686)
And SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAY150687)
Ant-Sized Variant by PASQUAL FERRY (MAY150684)
MAOS Variant by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAY150685)
Inhumans 50th Anniversary Variant by NICK BRADSHAW (MAY150689)
FOC – 06/08/15, On-Sale – 07/01/15

Here is first look at the issue:

Interview with Madison Embrey at Marvel Universe LIVE!

Interview with Madison Embrey at Marvel Universe LIVE!

Marvel Universe LIVE! is a full scale incredible stadium show of truly epic proportions. It brings together characters from across the Marvel Universe to save the world from Loki and the immeasurable perilous power of the Tesseract. Performers fly through the air. They are on motorcycles, flipping cars and engaging in incredibly choreographed fight scenes. Travelling to a city near you this is one show you won’t want to miss whether you’re a comic fan or a family ready for an adventure!!

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15 Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In Marvel Movies



Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, Here are some Easter eggs you might have missed in some of your favorite Marvel Movies. Some where Known and out in the open, Some where hidden and True comic fans would notice, and others were deleted scenes just on DVD.



THE ORGINAL HUMAN TORCH


When Bucky and Steve Rogers enter Stark Expo a figure in a bright red jumpsuit is seen behind glass. This is the original Human Torch, Marvel's very first character, back when it was called Timely Comics.

The original Human Torch, from the Golden Age of comic books, was an android character who started out as something of a villain, and later became a superhero. The character eventually fell into obscurity while Captain America prospered, and is something of a forgotten relic today.


 AMAZING SPIDERMAN (ITSY BITSY SPIDER)



During the climactic battle with Electro, the two bounce through the electrical conduits causing them to emit singular notes, which play out to "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" nursery rhyme.

X2 MUTANT INDEX LIST

 
In X2, Mystique hacks a computer in a government building where Striker works. It brings up a list of the names of many famous marvel Mutants. Remy LeBeau (Gambit), Ororo Munroe (Storm), Jamie Madrox (Multiple Man) ,Maximoff (2)  (Quick Silver and Scarlet Witch), Danielle Moonstar (WarPath).

THE WOLVERINE- BROWN AND YELLOW SUIT

 
In a deleted scene taking place after the events of The Wolverine, Logan is given a suitcase, he opens it to reveal the original brown and yellow comic suit. Most fans will remember this suit when Wolverine joined the X-Men. (Not to be confused with the Yellow and Blue Suit)


THE THIEF THAT APPEARED IN BOTH FANCHISES


 The only actor to appear in both Spider-Man franchises, the actor who played the burglar who killed Uncle Ben appears as Ratha's chauffeur.


 FELICIA HARDY (AKA BLACK CAT)


 Harry Osborn's assistant is named Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat. Black Cat has been both a villain and an ally to Spider-Man over the years when she's not busy cat burgling. Felicia Hardy is the daughter of a world-renowned cat burglar. After suffering a traumatic event as a college freshman, she trained herself in various fighting styles and acrobatics and, after deciding to follow in her father's footsteps, adopted her costumed identity as the Black Cat

 CROSS BONES (CAPT AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER)




A mercenary, The Red Skull, and of Hydra, Brock Rumlow makes his first appearance in Winter Soldier. By the end not only is Crossbones charred to a crisp but his criss-crossed gun straps make for a pretty great translation of his comic costume. Crossbones first appeared during the "Bloodstone Hunt" storyline in the issues of Captain America. Technically, he first appeared in issue #359, in one panel, as a figure watching from the shadows. In the next issue, he was shown in costume, but again he simply observed the Captain and his allies from afar. He later revealed his name to Diamondback before knocking her unconscious in his first full appearance in issue #362.

THOR ALTER-EGO DR. DONALD BLAKE


 In the original run of Thor, the mighty god was sent down to earth and into the body of disabled med-student, Donald Blake. The alias has popped up over the years and is winked at with the Thor's fake ID in the film.


THE AVENGERS TOWER

 
Right before The Avengers cuts to the credits, though, we see Tony Stark and Pepper Potts in the damaged Stark Tower, throwing together some new plans on that awesome computer thing. If  you look closely ( PAUSE THE DVD LOL) there are symbols for each of the member's quarters symbolized by their icons: Thor's hammer, Hawkeye's bow, Cap's Shield etc.

 THE LEADER (INCREDIBLE HULK)




Dr. Samuel Sterns (Tim Blake Nelson) ends up with the Hulk's radioactive blood dripping into an open head wound and his entire head begins to expand, he smiles. The Leader, Hulks nefarious nemesis BIO: Born Samuel Sterns in Boise, Idaho, he worked for a chemical plant there in a menial capacity. While moving radioactive materials into an underground storage area, some of the radioactive materials exploded, bombarding Sterns with gamma radiation. He recovered, and found that the radiation had changed him from an ordinary human into a green-skinned, super-intelligent entity with an oversized brain housed in a towering cranium. As was the case with most individuals mutated by gamma radiation early-on, the particular set of characteristics Sterns acquired by exposure to it were said to result from a subconscious desire; in his case, the desire to be as smart as his brother Philip, who was a physicist in the employ of the same facility. Calling himself the Leader, Sterns embarked on various ambitious criminal schemes.

SUPER SOLDIER SERUM AND WEAPON X 


General Ross dusts off a Stark Industries branded liquid serum to give Blonsky, revealing the name Dr. Reinstein. In comic cannon, Reinstein was the man who administered the Super Soldier Serum to Steve Rogers making him into Captain America. Weapons PLUS is also a Marvel reference to the Weapon's program that brought us Wolverine, (Weapon X) and Deadpool etc.

 GWEN STACY"S DEATH



 Most comic fans knew Gwen Stacy was going to die once they saw the Green Goblin in Amazing Spiderman 2. But the most subtle nod was when the broken hands of the clock finally stop spinning to point at 1:21, Gwen Stacy died back in Amazing Spider-Man #121

 THE COLLECTORS COLLECTION



Adam Warlock's cocoon appears in The Collector's chamber. The character debuted in Fantastic Four #66-67 (Sept.-Oct. 1967) in a story written by Stan Lee and pencilled and co-plotted by Jack Kirby. After a second appearance as "Him" in Thor #165-166 (June–July 1969), writer and then Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas and penciler Gil Kane significantly revamped Him as the allegorical Messiah Adam Warlock in Marvel Premiere #1 (April 1972)


DOCTOR STRANGE (CAPT AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER)

 
 In a scene when Capt America and Falcon are Interrogating Jasper Stitwell, He mentions Stephen Strange as one the people they are keeping an eye on as a potential threat to hydra. This leads us to believe there will be a Doctor Strange Movie Coming soon and will be linked to the Avengers Universe.

S.H.I.E.L.D'S  MAP


 At the end of Iron Man 2, a map on the wall at S.H.I.E.L.D's  HQ shows some parts of the map Highlighted. Africa (Possible appearance of Black Panther in future Movies) and the Atlantic Ocean (Namor a Member of the Avengers) This could also be a good way for the studios to connect the Universes as NAMOR, Professor X, Reed Richards, Iron Man, and Doctor Strange are all apart of the Illuminati.The group forms at some time in the aftermath of the Kree-Skrull War, and probably after the Avengers/Defenders war. Iron Man realizes that each of the individual members had information about these alien races beforehand, and they could have collectively stopped it. He brings together the Illuminati with the Black Panther in Wakanda, and proposes that they form a government of superhumans.




There are many other Marvel Easter Eggs though out different movies, Like Capt. America's Body in a Deleted/Alternate Opening in the Incredible Hulk and when Agent Coulson hands Tony Starks a file that reads:"Project Pegasus" and "Project 42". These are codenames for a project Iron Man works on during the Civil War storyline, a prison for super villains called Project 42, at a place called Project Pegasus.

If you saw any Easter Eggs I missed let me know in the comments Below!



By Sean Tucker