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Cover for issue 584 of Amazing Spider-Man

It has been a year since “Brand New Day” turned back the clock on Spider-Man, and we’re finally coming to a head on a lot of the story lines that developed since the status quote change. The New York Mayor election will be decided and the mystery behind the Spider-Tracer Killings and the identity of Menace will be revealed!  The issue is written by Marc Guggenheim with art by John Romita Jr.

It’ll be hitting stands on January 21, 2009.

Ain’t It Cool News scored a new cast promo shot for the upcoming X-Men spin-off flick X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The image features Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Liev Schrieber as Sabertooth, and Taylor Kitsch as Gambit (as pictured above), along with Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Lynn Collins as Silver Fox. You can check out the full image and a message from Hugh Jackman about the films current reshoots by heading here.

The film, directed by Gavin Hood, hits theaters on May 1st, 2009.

IGN has a really cool first look at the all new video game based on X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  While I usually hate video games made after films, this game sounds brutal, bloody, and very true to character for the X-Men’s wild card. It is also being developed by Raven Software, the team that brought us Marvel Ultimate Alliance and X-Men Legends. Alliance and Legends are two of the best games ever made from comic properties.  I can’t wait to see what they do with Wolverine’s origin.

You can check out more pictures and IGN’s first look at the game here. While no release date has been announced, it’ll likely hit stores in May along with the film’s release.

Posted on January 13th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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Iron Man 2 Casting

This morning we got some big news on one of my most anticipated films of 2010!  Variety is reporting that Mickey Rourke, the tough as nails star of The Wrestler (best film of last year) and Sin City, is in talks to go head to head against Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark in Iron Man 2.

Rourke would be stepping into the red armor of Crimson Dynamo, a fan favorite villain who is Tony’s equal in power, but is ruthless and destructive.  You can learn more about the various men who have been Crimson Dynamo in the comics here.

Also in talks to play a villain in the Jon Favreau directed sequel is Sam Rockwell.Although it is unknown who Marvel wants Rockwell to portray, could it be the Titanium Man? Titanium Man and Crimson Dynamo have teamed up many times over the years to over power and attempt to take down Iron Man. This would also stack huge odds against Stark in the film.

Sadly, there is no word on if we’ll see the Mandarin or Nick Fury in the film. Lets keep our fingers crossed for some more news.

Good Morning! Another week, another Pit! Grab a beverage, breakfast, sit back and enjoy…

  • Who are Hollywood’s hardest working actors? (Yahoo)
  • Read the first chapter of Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando. An engaging look at Brando’s posthumous legacy. (New York Times)
  • If you perfer pictures to text, you can also read the full first issue of Mark Millar’s War Heroes. (Newsarama)

Writer Ed Brubaker, the man who killed Captain America, and artist Sean Phillips are teaming up with Marvel Comics for an interesting twist on the superhero genre with Incognito. The new series begins this week on January 2nd, and focuses on an ex-super villain who is in the Witness Protection program. I love the noir influenced art and intriguing lead character. The two preview pages below along with the core concept already have me hooked.

Click on the images to enlarge.

Posted on December 31st, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (2)
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In mid 2000, writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillion teamed up and brought us a ground breaking 12-issue mini-series focused on the Punisher, titled “Welcome Back, Frank”. The series was realistic, brutal and filled with black humor which helped to revive the character’s popularity. Now, almost nine years later, the team of Ennis and Dillion is reteaming for a special 6 issue sequel story arc titled “The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci”. I have less than a week (the issue hits stands on Wednesday) to pull out my old comic boxes from the attic, brush off the dust and re-read the old issues in anticipation of the new 6 part story. What is even more cool is that the story is shipping weekly, so we don’t have to worry about waiting a month between issues, or even worst, delays that could force us to wait months for the next issue.

Marvel Comics’ Official Description of the issue: The latest offering from the red-hot Marvel Knights line reunites the seminal creative team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon for a special, weekly-shipping 6-part limited sequel to their legendary story arc, “Welcome Back, Frank.” It all starts when two mobsters take a trip to the zoo and piss off the wrong monkey. Limbs are lost (the kind you can’t easily replace), vultures are fed (with said appendages), and then things get, like, really crazy. Like back-from-the-dead crazy. That’s right — she’s back and she wants payback. Ma Gnucci. Eighty-five pounds of hairless, armless, legless evil.

The issue comes out on January 2nd, 2009.

Posted on December 27th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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