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Diving Into the Comic Vault: Pep Comics #3

Welcome back to Diving Into the Comic Vault! If you haven't read this series yet, no worries. Check out our first post here! Today we'll be focusing on Pep Comics #3, with its signature hero — The Shield. In this issue, we open with The Shield in another daring adventure. American ships are being attacked […]

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Rebecca Hall Shares New Details About Her "Iron Man 3" Villain

When it comes to Marvel Cinematic Universe movies the one that is probably the most divisive among the fanbase is Iron Man 3. There are some people who think it's the best of the Iron Man movies and some who, to this day, are still mad about the twist ending involving the Mandarin. As we are […]

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"Warface" Reached One Million Players On Nintendo Switch In A Month

Chalk it up to a combination of the world's current status and people being interested in the game, as the game Warface scored a quick record for itself. MY.GAMES announced this week that the title now has one million players on the Nintendo Switch version, and it scored that number in under a month. That's […]

DC Officially Rebrands, Dropping Vertigo

DC Publish Selection of Digital Comics, Wednesday April 1st

Bleeding Cool just ran DC's statement to comic book retailers, confirming that they will be seeking alternative distribution (and presumably printing as well) during the current coronavirus pandemic shutdown that has seen Diamond Comic Distributors close, their printers Transcontinental close and thousands of comic book stores and bookstores close. As well as getting certain comics […]

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Tom Hanks Posts Thank You Message After Returning Home

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were down in Australia on the set of the Baz Luhrmann Elvis biopic Hanks is filming, when the unthinkable happened. Both were diagnosed with COVID-19. The two stayed in high spirits the whole time, posting regular updates on social media and joining the entertainment industry in encouraging people to stay […]

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FOX Esports Madden NFL Invitational To Air On FS1 On March 29th

Today FOX Sports announced that they would be hosting their first-ever FOX Esports Madden NFL Invitational, airing on FS1 on March 29th, 2020. The tournament is being done as a sort of a live event to help take people's minds off the coronavirus issues as of late. And while it may not be football proper, […]

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DC Comics Will Use Other Distribution Methods To Get Comics to Stores

Since the Diamond Comic Distributor shutdown and the closure of DC's printer Transcontinental in Canada, there has been much discussion wondering what DC and Marvel Comics would be doing, regarding comic books published this coming week. A number of publishers have declared they will suspend publication, print and digital, while many comic stores are also […]

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"Dark Side of the Ring" Preview: New Jack Talks "Mass Transit Incident"

Vice's Dark Side of the Ring returns this Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT, when AEW star and WWE alum Chris Jericho narrates a look at the controversial life and professional wrestling career of hardcore legend New Jack. Though having wrestled for numerous promotions and won nine championships throughout his career, it would be the "Mass […]

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"Half-Life: Alyx" Provides Insight Into Gordon Freeman's Future

If there's one thing Half-Life fans have accepted, it's that Gordon Freeman's life is uncertain now. At least, until Half-Life: Alyx came out. One of the aspects to the game is that while it is a VR title set in the Half-Life universe, it is meant to not be a prequel or a sequel of […]

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Rick Remender's Ka-Zar Pitch Had Kingpin Dealing Drugs for Dinosaurs

A recently unearthed pitch by Rick Remender for a Ka-Zar series would see the Savage Land transported to New York City, and all that entails. It's all Rick Remender, all the time here at Bleeding Cool. The comics industry is temporarily shut down due to coronavirus concerns, which leaves the comic book media with a […]

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"Birds of Prey" Bruno Oliver Shares Harley Quinn's Sandwich Recipe

One of the memorable moments of DC's Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is the too-brief sequence of a girl and her breakfast love: a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. Actor Bruno Oliver, who played short order cook Sal, showed Variety how to make the culinary treat. "You couldn't tell […]

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Nintendo Makes A Huge Donation To Help Aid In Coronavirus Fight

In the midst of Washington state being one of the hardest0hit areas for the coronavirus, Nintendo made a huge donation to help battle it. According to the state's official website, North Bend, a Nintendo representative by the name of Jerry Danson contacted Eastside Fire & Rescue to donate over 9,500 N95 Particulate Respirator masks on […]

Bryan Talbot Offers Free Comics Compilation Download

Legendary comics artist Bryan Talbot is offering a free download of his rare comics on his official website! This is a gift for everyone stuck in self-isolation. Head over to bryan-talbot.com and you can download a PDF or CBR file of over 90 pages of comics drawn by Bryan. It includes rare stories written by the likes […]

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"Downhill": New Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Comedy Now Streaming

Downhill was just finishing up it's run in theaters when the Coronavirus outbreak started to take hold of the world. Now, like most other film's that have come out in the last 6 weeks or so, it is available already on streaming VOD channels. The Will Ferrell/Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy about a couple forced together to […]

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Niantic Updates Players On "Pokémon GO" Event Changes

In the wake of what's going on in the world right now, Niantic has updated its players as to what's happening with a few events in Pokémon GO. The company briefly released details yesterday about a few events, which you can read below. Some have been extended to give people more time to play while […]

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Diving Into the Comics Vault: Pep Comics #2

Pep Comics #2 is an eye catching comic. Featuring The Shield going against some bad guys, kids can see immediately that Shield is bulletproof, and ready for a fight. The comic opens with exactly that — a fight. The Shield is going after whomever has made 5 American oil tankers vanish near Puerto Rico. The […]

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"All My Children" Alum John Callahan Passes Away, Age 66

It's a sad day for fans of classic ABC soap staple All My Children, with news that former cast member John Callahan passed away on March 28 at Eisenhower Medical Center from complications stemming from a massive stroke. Callahan suffered the stroke at his home on Friday, and was placed on life support after being […]

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Transformers ReAction Figures Wave 2 Now Available From Super7

Transformers fans have four more ReAction figures to add to their shelves. Super7 is now taking orders for Grimlock, Rumble, Shrapnel, and Skyfire join the Autobots and Decepticons from Wave 1. One of the most underrated parts of these figures are the vintage style cardbacks. Super7 did a fantastic job taking the classic transformers packaging […]

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Succubishez's Michelle Lam Sells Meesh the Bad Demon For 6 Figures

Michelle Lam, creator of the Succubishez comic on WebToons and on Instagram, (with 415,000 followers) is a character animator and artist living in LA, specializing in storyboarding, 2D Animation, and illustration. She also illustrated DC character promos for San Diego Comic Con 2017. And she has now just sold two debut print graphic novels to […]

Guy Pearce On Being in the Alien Franchise: Cool Besides the Make-Up

Guy Pearce got to play a pretty iconic movie villain over 30 years after he was introduced. In Prometheus, he got to play Peter Weyland. Those familiar with their Alien mythology, you know that is a huge thing. While that first film was not as connected to the original films as some had wanted, the […]

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Square Enix Offers Another Update On "Final Fantasy VII Remake"

As we inch closer to the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake in the midst of the coronavirus slowing things down, Square Enix has provided another update. You can read the full update below, but the short version is that while the company is sending out the game, they cannot control when it is received […]

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Corey Egbert Turns Visitations into YA Graphic Novel

Designer and illustrator Corey Egbert, creator of the online comic book Spillside, has sold his debut YA graphic novel Visitations to Joy Peskin at FSG for publication in two-and-a-half years, the winter of 2022. The story features a teenage version of the author, Corey, and his younger sister, Sarah, as they struggle with visits to see […]

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Disney "Dapper Dans" Bring Us A Little Disney Magic at Home

Disney fans: I feel you. Almost on an hourly basis, I think about the Parks. While I have never been to Disneyland, I have been to Disney World on multiple occasions, and life is basically just passing the time until I can get back again. The snacks, the rides, the magic. Yes, magic. Disney magic […]

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"Scientists with Guns" Return in James Rollins "The Last Odyssey"

This episode we're talking to James Rollins, author of the new book The Last Odyssey from William Morrow/HarperCollins– a book in which Rollins' Sigma Force returns to investigate a mystery surrounding an ancient path to Tartarus, the Greek Hell. As Sigma Force investigates, different powers begin to move in on a radioactive discovery that could trigger […]

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Duncan Jones Next Project is a Graphic Novel Titled Madi

Moon and Mute director Duncan Jones has committed to making a movie based on the 2000AD comic book Rogue Trooper but the last update we got on that project was back in January of 2019. While that project appears to be stalling a bit Jones is now working with legendary comic creator and innovator, and […]

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"Scrubs": JD Inspiration Handling LA Hospital's COVID-19 Response

From Bill Lawrence, the creator of Scrubs, we learned what the inspiration for Dr. "JD" John Dorian (Zach Braff) is up to. Time to update your headcanon, so turn on some early 2000's college rock and prepare to be excited and inspired by what our real-life "JD" has been up to: This is the guy […]

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"Assassin's Creed" Actor Abubakar Salim Launches Silver Rain Games

This week we learned that actor and producer Abubakar Salim has launched a new UK-based video games studio called Silver Rain Games. Salim is no stranger to gaming as he has voiced characters in for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and The Bradwell Conspiracy, but is probably best known for Bayek in Assassin's Creed: […]

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John Constantine Praises the NHS in the Next Issue of Hellblazer

This week saw a most excellent issue of John Constantine: Hellblazer #5 from Si Spurrier and Matias Bergara. It's an excellent issue that, due to coronavirus greatly impacting all aspects of comic distribution, many stores in Britain get copies of.  As Britain celebrated the work of doctors, nurses and other staff of the NHS with […]

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"Doctor Who": All-Star Cast Joining "Vincent and the Doctor" Rewatch

The next global fan re-watch for Doctor Who is the beloved "Vincent and the Doctor" on Monday March 30th at 7 p.m. UK time (2 p.m. US Eastern Time). Richard Curtis, screenwriter of Four Weddings and A Funeral and Love, Actually, wrote the episode, which featured the Doctor and Amy meeting Vincent Van Gogh. The […]

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In Churl Yo's "Isonation": Ultimate Social Distancing

This episode we're talking to In Churl Yo, author of Isonation. The book presents a future in which fear of contagion has led to a world where people live in hermetically-sealed apartments: social distancing has become complete social isolation. The family unit never leaves, and only communicates with the outside world through virtual reality (called the […]

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Boom Studios Stops Printing Comics, Keeps Graphic Novels, No Digital

Comic book publisher Boom Studios has issued the following to comic book retailers, in the light of the current coronavirus pandemic shutdown of the comic book direct market. Including letting us know that Diamond Comic Distributors has two weeks worth of the industry's comics in storage, that Boom won't be printing any more for now […]

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"Star Wars: The Clone Wars": Ashley Eckstein Dishes On Ahsoka's Return

In February, Star Wars: The Clone Wars returned to Disney+ for a long-awaited seventh, and final, season. Last week, Anakin Skywalker's epically popular former padawan, Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) crashed back onto the show. Now, there are rumors that Ahsoka might soon make the jump to live-action in Mandalorian. Just when the world needs hope, and […]

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XSEED Games Announces "Story Of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town"

XSEED Games announced this week that they will be bringing Story Of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town to the Switch this Summer. Of course, we know the game under its Harvest Moon title in the West, but this version will be a complete reimagining of the 2003 Bokujō Monogatari title. Completely re-envisioned for modern gamers […]

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Kara Bodegón Auctions Squalo & Mage to HarperCollins for 2023

Kara Bodegón is a music journalist, games journalist and comic book creator. She's written for publications such as PULP Magazine, Juice PH, Billboard, and Bandwagon Asia. There's a wonderfully candid blog on her site that makes me want to read more of her work, though she hasn't updated it in awhile. And for three-and-a-half years […]

"Doctor Strange" Almost Featured Jessica Chastain in a Key Role

Doctor Strange turned the MCU on its head when it was released in 2016. While the cast of that film was very strong, it could have been even better. It could have had Jessica Chastain. In an episode of Junkfood Cinema, the film's screenwriter C. Robert Cargill revealed that the actress was approached by director […]

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"Gigantosaurus: The Game" Officially Launches On All Consoles & PC

For those who have kids who are into Gigantosaurus, a brand new racing game has been released based on the series simply called Gigantosaurus: The Game. Put together through a combination of companies including Wildsphere Studios, Cyber Group Studios, Outright Games, and Bandai Namco, they've created a fun little game. You can play as Rocky, […]

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Diamond Issues Survey to Comic Stores Regarding Coronavirus Effects

Direct Market distributor Diamond Comic Distributors is conducting a coronavirus impact survey, on comic book retailers still reading their e-mails. In case it missed your retailer, here's what Diamond are saying – and asking of comic book stores this weekend. We continue working with our publishing partners on programs to support the retailers in this […]

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"Legends of Tomorrow": Brandon Routh Offers Fans A Marvel/DC Crossover

Though The CW's DC's Legends of Tomorrow bid farewell to Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford at the end of "Romeo v Juliet: Dawn of Justness," we're not sure you ever really leave the Arrowverse family. That feeling's even stronger during times like these, with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forcing people to self-isolate and social-distance – […]

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"STATIONflow" Will Be Coming To Steam's Early Access In April

DMM Games announced this week that they will be releasing their upcoming game STATIONflow into Steam's Early Access on April 15th. The game is basically setting itself up to be the ultimate in transportation management on a highly detailed level. As you will have to manage the continuous non-stop flow of passengers in a major […]

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Frank Miller, Marvel, DC Comics, Diamond – The Daily LITG, Mar 28 2020

Welcome to the daily Lying In The Gutters. A quick catch-up on the comic book, movie, tv, games, and collectibles news from the day before and a glimps at the day ahead. The news is busier than one might think these days, and yesterday we had stories about DC Comics Omnibuses and Absolutes, Marvel Comics […]

"Black Widow": David Harbour Says Red Guardian is the "Best Character" in the MCU

David Harbour Thinks it Would Be Fun if Black Widow Released Online

David Harbour thinks we shouldn't have to wait for theaters to be open to see Black Widow. He thinks we should see it now. The actor has thrown his support behind just putting the movie out on VOD services, instead of waiting for theaters to reopen after the current situation is over, as he told […]

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Xbox Game Studios Reveals More Details On "Gears Tactics"

Xbox Game Studios, along with The Coalition and Splash Damage, revealed more details this week about the Gears Of War spinoff title, Gears Tactics. The info came down on Xbox Wire, where the devs showed off more from a hands-on preview they did. But oddly, didn't include a video. This is a very basic look […]

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How Tim Seeley is Finding a New Audience for his Series at Vault Comics

How to find a new audience for comic books? It remains an elusive trophy. Movies and TV shows have helped sales of the likes of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Hellboy and Scott Pilgrim but not much else. Free Comic Book Day now seems to speak more to existing customers. And new stories about deaths or […]

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"Bloodshot" 4K Blu-ray Gets a Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook

Bloodshot was only in theaters for three days before they all started shutting down because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Because of that, the film has been made available for all to watch at home via VOD streaming. So, if you are so inclined you can watch Bloodshot from your couch as you read this article! […]

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Michael Denny Named Vice President & Studio Head Of TT Games

Earlier today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that Michael Denny has been named Vice President and Studio Head of TT Games. He will be reporting to Paul Gouge, who is the Studio Head for Playdemic. According to the info released, Denny will "oversee strategy, execution and business operations for all TT Games offices and its portfolio […]

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The Frank Miller Cover That Killed The Daredevil and Dog Cartoon

Once upon a time, George Clooney was all set to play Nick Fury in a Marvel movie, that preceded Samuel Jackson's portrayal in Iron Man, but plenty of time after David Hasselhoff played him in a previous movie. Clooney was a big fan, it was seen as a redemption for his Batman, and he was […]

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Josh Brolin Wants to Play Cable Again According to Rob Liefeld

Josh Brolin is comic book film royalty at this point. Not only did he play Thanos, the Avengers ultimate villain in the MCU, but he also played Cable, the time-traveling mutant in Deadpool 2. He was also Jonah Hex, but we don't talk about that one. After being teased in the after credits scene at […]

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Apple Offers Several Games To Play For Free This Weekend

Apple has decided to help out in this time of people being under lockdown by offering several games for free to play over the weekend. For a limited time, you can download all of the games featured below for absolutely nothing. Hopefully, those of you stuck at home during the coronavirus lockdowns in several states […]

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Rick Remender Shares Marvel Art for X-Force, Deadpool, Avengers, More

As the comics media does its best to survive in a world where, for the foreseeable future at least, there will be no new comics, here at Bleeding Cool we're doing our best to continue to produce the high quantity content our readers have come to expect. Thanks to coronavirus quarantines, superstar writer Rick Remender has […]

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Shiri Appleby May Direct New Disney+ Body-Switching Film

Shiri Appleby is in talks to direct a new body-switching film for Disney+. The deal is being worked on right now, as talks have taken place over Zoom while the Hollywood shut-down continues with no end in sight. The film is titled Wouldn't It Be Nice, with a script by writer Emma Fletcher (Parks and […]

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Star Wars Black Series GameStop Exclusive Figure Goes Live

GameStop has opened before for another Gaming Greats Star Wars Black Series figure. We have already seen two figures come out of this line with Battlefront II Heavy Battle Droid and Knights of the Old Republic Jedi Knight Revan. The next figure is from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed with the Stormtrooper Commander. This trooper […]

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Melissa de la Cruz's Gotham High Graphic Novel Gets a Trailer

Gotham High, the young adult graphic novel by Melissa de la Cruz and Thomas Pitilli, is set to hit stores in April, and it aims to give young adults exactly what they want: a love triangle between high school versions of Batman, the Joker, and Catwoman. Gotham High Written by Melissa de la Cruz Illustrated […]

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"Wynonna Earp" Offers Season 4 BTS Look Ahead of 2020 Return [VIDEO]

Fans of SYFY's Wynonna Earp had two reasons to be excited about watching the cable network on Friday night. First, there was the premiere of new sci-fi comic book adaptation series Vagrant Queen – but we're guessing it was the second reason that actually took the prize. That reason was the premiere of a new teaser for […]

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"Shadow Arena" Will Have One Last Closed-Beta In Mid-April

Pearl Abyss will be giving players one more shot at a closed beta for Shadow Arena, as the game will be holding one more event in mid-April. According to the info they sent out, the beta will take place from April 17th-19th, 2020, and will be available for the North American, European, and Asian servers. […]

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Comic Store In Your Future – If It Has One

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. This article will give an update on our situation and my thoughts on it. Last Thursday here in Iowa, the governor gave the order that non-essential retail such as my store had to close. Currently, the closing is to last until […]

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"Brahms: The Boy II" Hits Blu-ray on May 19th, Digital April 3rd

Brahms: The Boy II is hitting digital VOD streaming services on April 3rd, and Blu-ray on May 19th. We now know what will be available as far as special features for bot as well. An alternate ending and deleted and extended scenes will be available to watch. Well, you can watch it. I can't handle […]

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"Resident Evil 3" Receives A New Jill Valentine Trailer

As we make our way to the release of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Capcom has rolled out another trailer to check out centered around Jill Valentine. The trailer itself gives us a good two minutes of Jill being amazing while also running for her life against the undead. We also get the cool news that […]

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The Hordeculture Return For Empyre: X-Men #2

This week saw Marvel publish The Road to Empyre, tying up Meet The Skrulls, Incoming and a munch of Kree/Skrull Avengers stories from the past few decades, and a little Young Avengers for good measure, to make some sense of the Kree, Skrulls and Cotati races that seem to be behind much of the upcoming […]

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"My Hero Academia": Returns & Reveals Power Solid "Tweener" Ep [REVIEW]

This season, My Hero Academia has given us one quality episode after the other – and "Japanese Hero Bilboard Chart" keeps that momentum rolling along. It was interesting to see how they are finally trying to get things back around to superhero action again. This episode proved much more of a balance between slice-of-life anime […]

SEGA Releases A New Combat Trailer For "Sakura Wars"

SEGA dropped a brand new trailer today for Sakura Wars, this time showing off the in-game combat as you'll be piloting your mecha into battle. There isn't a ton to this trailer as it's only about a minute long, but you get a pretty good idea of how the battles will go. Especially when you […]