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SDCC 2013: Marvel’s Revolutionary War – The Return of Marvel UK!

Hot off the press from the Marvel website comes this news straight from Comic Con about their next big story arc, Revolutionary War. Andy Lanning and Alan Cowsill are behind this mini-series and they had this to say.

“[Alan Cowsill and I] plan to be setting up all you need to know in the story itself but the main thing readers need to know is that back in the 1990’s Marvel UK had a brief glorious spot in the sun where we got to develop our own UK based heroes as part of the greater Marvel Universe.”

marvel uk return deaths head

The UK characters joining with the Marvel Universe proper is long overdue. Death’s Head has just recently popped up again in Iron-Man (the original design, not Death’s Head 2 or 3.0), so this is great news.

Living in the UK myself, these were some of the first heroes I was exposed to after I had sought out the X-Men and Spider-Man annuals. Titles like Overkill featured some incredible stories all set in their own universe, but including the Marvel main stream characters (the X-Men popped up regularly). For UK readers these were our characters, operating in areas that we knew about and even lived in. The sense of excitement reading these characters made directly for the UK was amazing. It seems that Lanning remembers these days fondly, as he had this to say.

[box_dark]“It was a very exciting time to work in comics in the UK and I have a lot of fond memories of the time we spent working on our own, UK-centric versions of super heroes. I was given one of my early breaks into comics by Paul Neary at Marvel UK along with a great number of current comic creators [including] Liam Sharp, Carlos Pacheco, Salvador Larroca, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Pascal Ferry, Doug Braithwaite, Simon Coleby, Richard Elson, Gary Erskine, Cam Smith and more.”[/box_dark]

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The fun thing about this new series of stories was the new villains that were created. The Mys-Tech Corporation were the main villains here. They pulled all the strings in the Marvel UK universe and almost all of the characters in these stories were affected by this company. Looks like Lanning has also remembered how popular and unique this new villain group were as his quote below elaborates.

[box_dark]“It’s been over 20 years since then and it seemed like a good time to revisit the Marvel UK landscape and see what has happened to the heroes since the last Marvel UK comic was published. The biggest surprise has been rereading the old issues and rediscovering how cool the characters and their stories were. Many of the stories revolved around the evil machinations of a shadowy organization called Mys-Tech, which was formed of 7 ‘techno-wizards’ who, in 987, sold their souls to Mephisto in exchange for immortality. As part of their pact the board must supply a steady stream of souls to the demon or else forfeit their own. Many of the stories and characters were linked to Mys-Tech’s efforts of finding a way to escape their compact with Mephisto and becoming immortal in their own right and the machinations and the numerous nefarious plots that they hatched to do this”[/box_dark]

marvel uk return mys tech

But who will we see in this mini-series? There is such a diverse amount of characters created for the Marvel UK Universe it seems difficult to fit them all in. Luckily, Lanning has taken all this on board and has clear plans on what he and Alan Coswill wants to include.

“In re-reading the Marvel UK titles and researching old continuity we’ve realized there’s actually a very large and diverse cast of UK based characters available to us. We’ll be revisiting most of the popular old Marvel UK characters and a few of the more obscure ones. I think it’s safe to say that Captain Britain and Pete Wisdom will be involved. It would be sacrilege not to feature them in a story set in the UK. Fans of heroes like Warheads, Knights of Pendragon, Death’s Head, Warheads, Dark Angel, Super Soldiers, Motormouth and Killpower will be pleased. We will strive to fit as many in as possible so keep your eyes peeled as your own old favorite may very well make an appearance!”

This is incredible for all comic fans, not just UK ones. The return of these characters is awesome news and will be a welcome treat for older readers who remember them in their prime, and new readers who have yet to experience them. How they will be used is yet to be seen but with the extracts from this interview makes this reviewer feel that these characters are in safe hands. Keep your eyes on this new series because I think it will be full of surprises. Make sure you are prepared for the return of the UK heroes by checking with Grizzly Bomb for a who’s who of the Marvel UK comic characters which will be coming soon.

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SDCC 2013: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Panel, & All the News from Comic-Con!

Starting off this years Comic Con strong, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 released a short teaser that brought us our first footage of Jamie Foxx as Electro. This whet the appetite of fans, until the actual Amazing Spider-Man 2 panel on Fri, in which a ton of new information was teased, including some new footage shown.

We’ll cover some of the news, descriptions of the footage, and discussions with the cast about the film today. We’ll try to move through quickly so try and keep up! First up…

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SDCC 2013: Watch the Marvel Studios Panel!

Yesterday we brought you the big news and some of the descriptions from the Marvel Studios Panel, which did not disappoint. Today we actually get to watch the entire Marvel Studios panel, minus the footage that was shown.

After the jump is the entire Marvel Studios panel, in all it’s glory:

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SDCC2013: The Lego Movie Gets a Poster, a Game, and Big-Name Voices!

So I’ve already gushed over The Lego Movie trailer but now there’s even more news coming out of Comic-Con, plus a new poster so I get to do it all over again!

First off, check out this new The Lego Movie Comic-Con exclusive poster!

Lego Movie

Love that lens flare.

Not only is there a new poster, but it was announced this week that there will be a The Lego Movie video game as well. Much like their other games, such as Lego Marvel Super Heroes, it will have plenty of characters to collect and play, 90 to be exact. Plus 15 levels of Lego Movie fun!

Just that news would be enough but during the Warner Bros./Legendary panel at Comic-Con, which brought us the news of the Man of Steel sequel and Flash and Justice League movies, the actors who would be providing some of the voices of the characters in The Lego Movie were announced as well.

It had already been announced that the main character, Emmet, would be voiced by the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy star, Chris Pratt, but now we also know that Channing Tatum will be providing the voice of Superman and Jonah Hill that of Green Lantern. While those are big names, it’s the voice of Wonder Woman that is a little bit surprising.

Wonder Woman The Lego Movie

Perhaps having one of the busiest Comic-Con’s this year, it’s none other than Cobie Smulders. One minute she’s part of the huge Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, the next she’s moving over to DC (sort of) as Wonder Woman’s voice. Oh and her CBS show, HIMYM, officially announced it’s final season. Girlfriend is a hot commodity right now!

One big update on Lego Marvel Super Heroes and his name is Stan Lee. I don’t know if you’ve heard of him, but you might have. Check out what the guys over at IGN have to say about the Marvel mastermind’s involvement.


That does if for a Lego update, be sure to catch all of Grizzly Bomb’s Comic-Con coverage through the weekend and in the coming days as we consume and digest this gluttonous amount of info from San Diego!

SDCC 2013: Man of Steel Sequel News! Flash and Justice League Officially Announced!

Let’s get right to it. At Warner Bros.’s Comic Con panel today, the veil was lifted on major plans for the DC cinematic universe. Extremely major plans. WB is setting on the path to creating a DC Universe much like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a Man of Steel sequel, a Flash movie, and perhaps the biggest news, firm confirmation of a Justice League movie.

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SDCC 2013: Preparing for the Marvel Studios Panel, & Catching Up on the MCU

I am a Marvel fan. Time to be real, get a little personal, Marvel is my slow jam. So over the last few years I have been known to get crazy excited for the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H. There has been an impressive display every year since the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, leading up to the huge unveiling last year of Marvel’s Phase Two. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of all comics, and I’m excited for the potential of a DC Cinematic Universe, but this year it’s Marvel.

This year we can expect more from Phase Two, including some probable first looks at the next slate of films. Probably some casting news and more revelations regarding Phase Three, which so far includes Ant-Man and Doctor Strangeplus 3 mystery movies we previously discussed here.

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