Category Archives: Comics
We have more news for you this week promoting the spring release of the latest Marvel Iron Man movie, “Iron Man 3.”
Harley-Davidson and Marvel have joined forces for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Man and Machine contest. The Man and Machine contest allows fans to win the chance to be a part of a comic book created by Marvel. You can go online and select a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle to design. The winners will be drawn into the comic book as a member of the “Road Force” team.
Five people will be selected as winners of the Man and Machine contact and have the opportunity to become part of a Marvel Avengers comic book. These winners will find their likenesses be drawn into the series along with the motorcycles they selected and the characters they create. All winners will also receive a VIP trip to Comic-Con International, where they can participate in an event where their Road Force characters will be unveiled and immortalized. One grand prize winner will also win the custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle they created.
It looks like Marvel has announced their newest comic event, and it appears to be a doozy. Every year, Marvel sets up a community wide event in their comic universe, one that is usually game changing, and it appears this one is going to be cosmic wide, and will bringing back one of Marvel’s biggest, and baddest villains to the forefront, Thanos. It makes sense, especially considering that Thanos is looking to be the big bad in two upcoming Marvel Studios films, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘The Avengers 2′, so this is a great way to bring him back to the public conscious. Hit the jump for Marvel’s full press release about the upcoming event, Marvel Infinity, and let me know what you think in the comments below.
- Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe ($6.99)
Ralph, Felix, Vanellope, and other favorite characters fromWreck-It Ralph star in this exciting Storybook Deluxe app. Follow Ralph as he wrecks his way through the arcade in search of a hero’s medal—and ends up finding much, much more.
My opinion: I loved this App!! I know it is a bit pricey but it is worth every dollar. This App is 2 activities in one. If you pick the Read option you get get a live action story book. When you are in the storybook or read option be sure to touch the screen to see the scene play out and be on the lookout for Vanellope glitching around the screen. I think younger children will love the read option because instead of just hearing the story they get to see it play out right before their eyes. Honestly I am an adult and I really enjoyed the read option, so did my teenage daughter.
Christina D’Allesandro, mother of five year old Anthony Smith, found herself desperate to try and help her son and get him to wear his hearing aid. Anthony didn’t believe he should wear if because “superheros don’t wear hearing aids.” Anthony is fully deaf in one ear, and is partially deaf in the other. Not sure what to do, Christina went on Marvel Comics’ website, looking to reach out to someone, asking if they had any hearing impaired heroes. But the answer she got from Marvel was more than she ever expected, when they reached out to here a few weeks later, and made Anthony’s dreams become a reality. They turned Anthony into a superhero, named The Blue Ear, and made him an honorary Avenger.
Two Marvel artists, Manny Mederos and Nelson Ribeiro, both created two separate comic covers featuring Anthony as his new superhero alter ego, one featuring a young version of Blue Ear with Hakweye, and another featuring an older version of Blue Ear, now as a full fledged superhero. According to Christina, when Anthony first saw the cover, he exclaimed “‘Oh my God, it’s me!” The artists gave Blue Ear an ear power, which gives him the power to hear the pin drop on the other side of the state, which he uses to hear when people are in need of help when they’re in trouble.
This week’s new Star Wars comic from Dark Horse brings about the end of the “Lost Tribe of the Sith” story line. Lord Dreypa’s Leviathans continue their destruction of the lost tribe of Sith, searching in vain for an ancient, well-hidden Jedi starship. Beating Dreypa to the ship, a Sith rebel finds himself on the cusp of attaining his dreams—destruction of the tribe and discovery of a way to reach the galaxy. But there could be something that would cause him to have a change of heart, and Lord Dreypa could have found it!
Once again, great work from Miller on this story as well as visuals from the entire art team! If you haven’t picked up the series do yourself a favor and check out the entire 5 issue run as well as the novels from DK Publishing!
Purchase your copy of “Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith – Spiral #5″ at your local comic shop or online at DarkHorseComics.com!