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Did Marvel rip off Kyle Ritter’s indie comic project “Starblades”?

As part of their Marvel Future Fight mobile game, Marvel recently announced a new all-Asian superhero team: the Warriors of the Sky. The characters include War Tiger from Thailand, Blue Dragon from Vietnam, Sun Bird from Malaysia. and Shadow Shell from Taiwan, all of whom are identifiable with color-coded designs and animal “totems”. Looks fine, right? Well, as Twitter user

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DC and Marvel Comics artist Tom Lyle in a coma after suffering aneurysm

Longtime comic book artist Tom Lyle is in a coma after suffering a brain aneurysm. Tomb Raider artist Phillip Sevy broke the news on social media: “So my mentor & friend #TomLyle is in the hospital right now after suffering a brain aneurysm. The doctors are hopeful but he could use all the good thoughts/wishes/etc.” Sevy provided additional information on

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J. Scott Campbell reveals all five variant covers for “The Amazing Mary Jane”

Over the past 24 hours, renowned comic book artist J. Scott Campbell has teased out five variant covers for The Amazing Mary Jane #1, a spinoff book featuring Peter Parker’s stunning, scarlet-haired love interest. These variants feature M.J. styled in era-appropriate dress across a span of five decades: the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and I suppose the 2019 version is

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Could Conan the Barbarian join the MCU?

Marvel reacquired the Conan comic book license earlier this year, and since then, the Conan comics have been a fairly successful sales story, by modern standards, anyway. Marvel must be happy with the performance of the Conan property, because earlier in September, the publisher acquired the comic book rights to two other Robert E. Howard characters: Dark Agnes and Solomon

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“Graveyard Shift” creator Jon Malin defends fellow comic artist Rob Liefeld from detractors

Rob Liefeld is responsible for creating some of Marvel’s most enduring comic book characters from the 1990s. Deadpool, Cable, the X-Force- all of these were born of Liefeld’s brain, after which he went on to become one of the founding fathers of Image Comics. However, that hasn’t stopped Liefeld’s detractors from criticizing his work (including the often-parroted “Rob Liefeld can’t

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Crystal Dynamics’ “Avengers” characters get a face-lift

Following their reveal at the Square Enix press conference at E3 2019, the character designs from Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Avengers game received quite a bit of ribbing and well-intentioned ridicule. The latest footage of Marvel’s The Avengers from Gamescom, however, seems to indicate that the artists at Crystal Dynamics have taken the feedback to heart. Take a look at the

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Comic Store Owner Perch reacts to Marvel’s “Absolute Carnage” and “Future Foundation” Events

One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below are Perch’s thoughts on how Marvel’s editorial practices are evident in two of the company’s current events: Absolute Carnage and

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