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With the current television season ending and the idiot box being taking over by summer reality TV, we’ve switched gears at MHD to focus on movies and comic books- with the latter dominating. This piece of news concerns comic books adapted to the small screen.

TV Guide broke the news earlier this week that Marvel would be halting production of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes after the shows second season (which is currently airing). The show is being replaced by two new Marvel animated show, Avengers Assemble (pictured left) and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Both shows will join the Ultimate Spider-Man series and will all share one Universe, with the characters expected to crossover between the shows.  All three shows are expected to be put together in a Marvel Comics block on Disney XD (Disney of course owns Marvel).

Avengers Assemble will sport the team from Joss Whedon’s Avengers movie; Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk, along with the new addition of the Falcon. The look and feel of the series will be more serious than Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The cast in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. will focus on Hulk, She-Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar, and A-Bomb. Both new shows will start in 2013. Will you be watching? Are you disappointed about Marvel canceling Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Let us know in the comments!

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With The Avengers movie ruling the box office, it is no surprise that a new video game is on the way from Marvel and Ubisoft for Xbox 360 Kinect and Nintendo’s Wii U. The game, Avengers: Battle for Earth is based on the popular “Secret Invasion” storyline which saw the alien Skrulls invade earth while impersonating various Marvel heroes causing The Avengers to not know who they could trust.

The game will feature more than 20 characters. So far they have announced Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man, Magneto, Spider-Man, Storm, Thor, Wolverine and Venom being in the mix. Each of the playable heroes and villains are equipped with four unique powers that you use different movements to trigger the attacks. Game modes include campaign, co-op, arcade, challenges, versus, and tournament. As you can see in the picture above, the game is done in a cartoony style inspired b the actual “Secret Invasion” storyline.

Official description: The Skrulls have landed and now it is up to you to embody your favorite Marvel super heroes and defeat epic enemies during the Secret Invasion. Unleash your inner superhero in Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth!.

You can watch the game’s trailer here.

Release Date: July 3, 2012
Studio: Sony
Director: Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer)
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary and Rhys Ifans.
Plot: Peter Parker, an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy, and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets.

As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance — leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Thoughts: When Sony first announced they were abandoning Spider-Man 4 and rebooting the series (so soon after the last flick int he series) I was pissed off. As off the mark as 3 was, I still wanted to see that series continue and get a proper ending. Or in the very least a better ending that it did get. But no, Sony didn’t want to fight to keep Sam Raimi on the project and instead we would get a reboot by the director of 500 Days of Summer, a great movie but by no means a movie that screams “I’m ready to direct Spider-Man!”

Months and months later and we only a few weeks from The Amazing Spider-Man coming out, and I have to admit, I’m really looking forward to it. The cast lives up to the title and really is amazing. Andrew Garfield looks spot on as Peter Parker (much better than Tobey Maguire ever did) and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey is inspired casting. Bringing it back to High School, a setting that Raimi jumped over for no good reason, was a great idea. The footage looks great and I’ve stayed away from spoilers, so I will genuinely be going in not knowing much and will be ready to be surprised.

Sure, the big screen adaptation of Deadpool with Ryan Reynolds in the title role is no closer to being made, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get our monthly fill of the merc with the mouth. In June, Deadpool gets “Reborn” by writer Daniel Way and artist Shawn Crystal. Marvel has released cover images (above) for the issues and official descriptions (below). Then get excited for August, in addition to the regular title we get a weekly 4-part mini-series, Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic. Hey, if anyone could take down the Marvel universe, it’d be Deadpool.

DEADPOOL #56
Deadpool is beaten badly. By the dumbest member of the Intelligencia. Guest-starring Taskmaster!

DEADPOOL #57
Wrapping up the “Deadpool: Reborn” arc! Will Deadpool and Taskmaster pull of their heist? Will Trapster beat the glue out of this new Deadpool?

You can read Deadpool issue #56 on June 13, 2012 and Deadpool issue #57 hits stands on July 04, 2012, both from Marvel Comics.

Posted on May 29th, 2012 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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An announcement trailer for am all new Sim City has been released and words can not express how excited I am about it. Now if I’ll be able to find the actual time to play it is another story altogether.

While on the subject of simulations, Hollywood the Game is going as strong as ever. The game is completely open ended and player run. You start off in the slums of Hollywood with 500k in your pocket and you decide how you will play. Do you want to fight to become a movie studio head or a network executive for a television network? Open a creative company? Become a critic? Journalist? The possibilities are endless.

Avengers mania is reaching new highs as we inch closer to the mega superhero team up film that no one thought was possible to get together. Apple has posted a bunch of new exclusive videos. Check them out here. Will you be doing the epic Marvel marathon of all the past movies followed by Avengers in 3d?

After the short lived Mr. Sunshine and the cut off too soon Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Matthew Perry is being given another chance with a new show on NBC. Go On co-stars Julie White and Suzy Nakamura, with Perry as a sportscaster who uses group therapy to try to move on from a loss. White portrays a member of his group who is stuck in the anger state of grief.

A preview has been released for the Smallville Season 11 online comic series. The panels are a look at Lois and Clark’s relationship 6 months after the series finale. Give them a look.

Working on a new project? Heading up a company? Don’t forget Go Green Electricity. Keep your pollution to a minimum.


Trying to attract new readers via this summer’s epic crossover movie comes Marvel Comic’s Avengers Assemble #1, an all new Avengers series that focuses on the cast of the upcoming movie and eases the movie audience into the vast Marvel Universe.

The Avengers Versus The *Brand-New* Zodiac! • One Of The Greatest Avengers Villains Of All Time Gets Reinvented For The Modern Age Just In Time For The Blockbuster Movie Event Of The Summer! • A Perfect Jumping-On Point Featuring The Cast Of The Summer Blockbuster But In Marvel Universe Continuity!

The issue hits stands on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art from Mark Bagley.

Yesterday we talked about Captain America: The First Avenger, which comes out this weekend, and now thanks to Comic Con we have the first official poster for Marvel Studio’s The Avengers.

Directed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Joss Whedon, The Avengers brings together Marvel’s Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Sam Jackson) along with new additions Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and SHIELD agent  Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), and of course our new Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

I think it is a safe assumption that we’ll get a taste of the team up flick at the end of this weekend’s Captain America, likely after the credits. Are you excited for The Avengers? I can’t wait to see more…

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