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hypable:

At their Comic-Con panel WB revealed their first Batman v Superman footage, and included was the first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

The footage from the panel has yet to come online, but people in attendance quickly took pictures of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman as this was our first reveal of her. 

See the full image at Hypable.com

cbldf:

That’s right, it’s another Humble Bundle benefiting CBLDF! This one from IDW Publishing is all Doctor Who, all the time. Pay what you want for up to 14 collections of Time Lord goodness along with the mobile puzzle game Doctor Who: Legacy for Android.

awesomesauce!

herochan:

Events: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Dates: April 25 - 27, 2014

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - also known as C2E2 - is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Bringing the best of popular culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions.

Location: South Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois

Tickets: $25-$45 (1 Day) $60-$70 (3 Day Pass)

Event Schedule || Guest List

WHO’S GOING TO C2E2?!?!

I’ll be there!

Come find me (Izabel) - idk which days, but I’ll be a punk!Sailor Mercury and also a TARDIS because blue hair.

Ticket prices increase tonight at midnight, so get yours now! :D

cheshirelibrary:

Always!

explodingdog is the best

cheshirelibrary:

Always!

explodingdog is the best

kodanshacomics:

Here’s a preview for Fairy Tail 37 by Hiro Mashima! Out today in print and digitally for Nook, Kindle and iBooks!

A RECKLESS RESCUE!

To the surprise of no one, Natsu hasn’t really thought through his plan to rescue Lucy. Along the way, they face a death trap, a team of magical executioners, and…another Lucy?! Meanwhile Erza struggles through a three-way free-for-all with the world’s other two most powerful women wizards! Will the world survive Fairy Tail’s attempts to save it?!

Like what you see? Read more of the preview at RandomHouse.com! If you’re new to the series and would like to see the preview for volume 1, head on over this way or download Kodansha Comics Digital Sampler - UNREAL for the full first chapter of volume 1— along with a wide sampling of other Kodansha Comics titles!

New Bookmarks in Young Adult! 

beinggeekchic:

Comics are truly great. But they can be a little intimidating, there’s no denying. Issue numbers in the hundreds and beyond. Comic book stores with wall-to-wall selection staring down at you. What’s an average Joe or Jane to do? “Like This/Read That!” is your semi-recurring comic book breakdown here at Being Geek Chic, sending out fresh reading recommendations that are simple, sensible, and positively super.

Like Captain America himself, frozen away for years in cold, suspended animation, I’ve been missing-in-action from my comic recommending duties over these past few months. But there’s nothing like a new movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to wake me from my blogging slumber! 

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters in just a matter of days, and in honor of that exciting occasion, I’m back in action with some comic book recommendations, focused squarely on the First Avenger’s return to the screen. Whether you’re building your excitement before heading to the cinema, or you want to dive deeper after the credits roll, these recommendations have got you covered.

You want to explore the original inspirations for the movie

Read This: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Vol. 1 (Digital, Print) and Vol. 2 (Digital, Print)

Captain America’s newest film doesn’t just borrow its name from this mid-2000s story arc; in the pages of these issues, you’ll find much of the direct inspiration for the story being told in the Captain America sequel. So it only makes sense to start your reading list here. Written by Ed Brubaker, this is amongst the most well regarded modern Captain America stories. Give it a look to explore the roots that inspired the filmmakers.

You’re searching for a topical, modern Captain America story

Read Captain America: The New Deal (2002-2004) (Digital, Print).

I’ve always found the “man out of time” hook to be the most compelling thing about Captain America. How does a soldier birthed in an era of national unity, when lines between ally and enemy were apparent and clear, adjust suddenly to a world of complex geo-political tensions, compromises and ever-present shades of gray? How does an icon of patriotism rally and reflect the people’s will in an age of cynicism, hyper-partisanship and bitter political divides? I’ve yet to find the story that completely satisfies on these fronts, but here’s one that scratches the surface. Imagining the actions of Steve Rogers in the wake of the September 11 attacks and the ensuing War on Terror, this series treads sensitive ground, but is filled with strong art and some thought-provoking moments.

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You enjoy Black Widow’s increasing role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Read Black Widow (2014) (Digital, Print).

The marketing and promotion campaign leading up to the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier has put a large focus on the Black Widow and her relationship with Steve Rogers. If this and some recent rumors of a standalone Black Widow film are to your liking, you’ve got to check out the brand new Marvel NOW! series starring Black Widow. It just kicked off with issue #1 in January 2014, and early buzz is strong. Get in on the ground floor with these early issues to explore the life of Natasha Romanoff and her past as a KGB assassin.

You’d like to see more of Cap’s newest partner-in-heroics, the Falcon

Read Captain America and Falcon (Digital) and Ultimate Nightmare (Digital, Print)

While Captain America isn’t known for his sidekicks to the same extent that some other heroes are (cough, Batman, cough), he has definitely had a few. There’s been Bucky Barnes, Sub-Mariner and the Invaders, and perhaps most prominently, the Falcon. Falcon has been a mainstay in the pages of Captain America comics over the years (including a couple of the ones I’ve recommended above), and now he’s set to make his cinematic debut. Want an intro to the Falcon? I recommend these two comics as a start. The one-off Captain American and Falcon issue provides a more classic look at the character, while Ultimate Nightmare sees the character’s first appearance in the more contemporary Ultimate Marvel universe – where you can expect to see a Falcon that more closely reflects the film’s take on the character.

You’re pondering the possibilities for Captain America 3 and beyond

Read Winter Soldier (Digital, Print)

It has been unclear to me whether the identity and role of the Winter Soldier falls into movie spoiler territory for non-comic book readers, but ever mindful, I’m offering this final recommendation as something to be read only after seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Winter Soldier may or may not have a further role to play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (a la our friend Loki), but in either case, this series bearing his name will give you an outlet to explore more of his background, and to join along in his continuing misadventures, whatever may come of his on-screen counterpart.

So there you have it friends, there are five fresh comic book recommendations that should pair quite nicely with the latest slice of Marvel cinematic goodness, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Enjoy the movie, enjoy the comics, and as always, be sure to share your own thoughts and recommendations in the comments below.


imageGuest post by Adam Giorgi, who also happens to be my brother. He’s a writer, gamer, reader and Potter head. He also makes cool comics from time to time. Check out his blog: Geek-Attack. Follow him on twitter: @adamgiorgi

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Join us at 6:30 in the basement meeting rooms ^_^