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Are Action Figures a Dying Play Pattern?

  The Wall Street Journal thinks they might be. A double-digit decline in domestic action figure sales suggests to some a dying play pattern, but Hasbro which is highly exposed to the category — isn’t vexed…when asked why action figures were still sitting on shelves while role-play shields and hammers based on “Avengers” characters were […]

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  So…Tom Hiddleston is apparently pretty awesome. He wrote an essay for The Guardian last week, in which he outs himself as a fanboy and defends superhero films as worthy art.  After hearing an anecdote about Christopher Reeve being mocked by his Julliard classmates for accepting the role of Superman, Hiddleston laments the second-class status […]

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New York Yankee Pitchers as the Avengers

If the New York Yankees pitching staff were Marvel Comics’ Avengers, here’s who they would be:   CC Sabathia – The Hulk The tank. You know what you’re getting. Just set him off and watch him go. The rest of the staff, after the jump.

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Pooh Hulk

Charles Paul Wilson III

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In today’s New York Times Magazine, Alex Pappademas argues for more variety and cinmeatic daring in our superhero movies. Citing X-Men: First Class as an example of a film that has a style and tone all its own, outside of the traditional constraints of a “superhero” movie, he laments that there aren’t more like it.  […]

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Last month, in an interview at Comic Book Resources, Marvel’s Tom Brevoort appeared to say so. A phalanx of bloggers and Twitterers (most notably @SonofBaldwin) called him to task, and then Kurt Busiek, Phil Lamaar, Gail Simone, and a herd of fans roamed the internet debating the issue. You may have encountered pieces of this […]

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Last month we steered you toward a thread at RebelScum.com dealing with vintage Star Wars figures. This month, we head over to TheFwoosh.com’s thread discussing the Avengers motion picture. The pertinent portion begins on page 28, where a poster called gearseffect (who posts with a surfeit of improper grammar and misspelling) is upset with the exclusion […]

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It appears that the character Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon) may have a brief cameo in Marvel’s  Avengers movie. Actor Jason George is said to be cast. A source remaining anonymous because they were not authorized to speak on the matter, says that Wilson will not appear as the Falcon, but as a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative. The appearance […]

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Curt Franklin and Chris Haley provided ComicsAlliance with a comic nutshell of the history of Dr. Henry Pym (aka Ant-Man, Giant Man, Goliath, Yellow Jacket, Wasp). Apparently this was posted over a month ago. I’m not sure how I missed it but if you did as well, why don’t you enjoy it now? Check out […]

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The series premiere of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes isn’t until October 20, but Disney will air the first (of 20) five and a half minute micro-episode tomorrow night at 8:30 PT/ET on Disney XD directly after the show Pair of Kings. That will be followed by a new micro-episode every day for the next 20 […]

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