ComicCon 2012: Marvel Officially Reveals DEADPOOL Video Game Trailer

It’s official that Deadpool is getting his own video game! After Deadpool invaded ComicCon at Marvel Video Games panel, the “Merc With A Mouth” himself revealed the new trailer for the game filled with boobies, bouncy castles and guns.
Deadpool is being developed by High Moon Studios, the same studio behind Transformers: War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, with a release date planned for sometime in 2013. Platforms for the game were not announced but the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC seem a safe bet.

Nolan North (who previously has voiced Deadpool in Hulk Vs and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions) returns to voice Deadpool in this action-packed video game that definitely is not for kids. Check out the trailer below to see the perfect embodiment of Deadpool we have all been waiting for!!

The game is a third-person action game full of Deadpool juvenile humor and violence plus the classic breaking of the fourth wall. This is the first time the character of Deadpool has had a game all to himself after last making an appearance in Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Marvel Ultimate Alliance before that.

-Brian Lansangan
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Comic-Con 2012: Marvel’s "Item 47" to screen at end of SDCC scavenger hunt

Marvel will be unveiling at Comic-Con the One-Shot short film titled “Item 47” that will be released officially with “The Avengers” when it hits stores on September 25th of this year on Blu-Ray and DVD.

It all began with the Thor and Captain America Blu-ray/DVDs, Marvel Studios had started releasing short films or One-Shots. The Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) shorts were cute, and interesting but nothing particularly groundbreaking. However, Marvel might be adding some more weight with their latest One-Shot, “Item 47”.

The short film will be available on the Blu-ray/DVD for The Avengers (which will stores on September 25th), but Marvel will show Item 47 at a special screening at Comic-Con. The title refers to an alien gun that falls into the hands of a hard-luck couple played by Lizzy Caplan (party down and Cloverfield) and Jesse Bradford (Swimfan and Flags of a Fathers) after the epic battle in The Avengers. Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernández and Titus Welliver) are tasked with getting the gun and capturing the couple, who are going on a crime-spree with their new toy.
While the first two Marvel one-shots, “Something Funny Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer” and “The Consultant” both ran 4 minutes, “Item 47” will run 12 minutes.  

In addition to the poster and announcement, Marvel also let fans in on another surprise this morning. Those attending Comic-Con will be offered the chance to download a special app “Avengers Second Screen” that will work as a scavenger hunt guide to clues, ultimately leading to a special showing of  “Item 47” the evening of Thursday, July 12th. 

-Brian Lansangan
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Character Spotlight: Wolverine

A long-lived mutant with the rage of a beast and the soul of a samurai, James “Logan” Howlett’s past is filled with blood, war, and betrayal. Possessing an accelerated healing factor, enhanced senses, and bone claws that along with his skeleton are coated in adamantium, Wolverine is the ultimate weapon.

REAL NAME: James Howlett
OCCUPATION: Master samurai Warrior Headmaster, adventurer, instructor; formerly bartender, bouncer, spy, government operative, mercenary, criminal, soldier, sailor, miner
BIRTHPLACE: Alberta, Canada
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Westchester County, New York
WEIGHT: 195 lbs. (Without Adamantium skeleton) , 300 lbs. (with Adamantium skeleton)
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Black
EDUCATION: Privately tutored as a child
KNOWN RELATIVES: Unidentified grandfather (deceased), John Howlett Sr. (father, deceased), Elizabeth Howlett (mother, deceased), John Howlett Jr. (brother, deceased), Viper (Madame Hydra, ex-wife), Amiko Kobayashi (foster daughter), Erista (son), Laura Kinney (X-23, clone), Daken (son), Itsu (wife, deceased)
FIRST APPEARANCE: Incredible Hulk #180 (1974)

Wolverine, aka Logan, was born in the late 19th century with the name James Howlett. His parents were respectable and well to do. During a break in by the ex-groundskeeper Thomas Logan and his son Dog, James saw the groundskeeper kill his father in an attempt to get his ex-love back, James’ mother. In turn, James’ mutant gene activated and his bone claws came out. He attacked and killed Thomas Logan and wounded Dog. His mother killed herself shortly afterwards.

James ran away with his longtime friend Rose, and the murders were placed falsely upon James. They escaped to British Columbia and lived there for some time, James taking the name, “Logan” to hide his identity. Unfortunately, Dog tracked them down and attacked Logan hoping to kill him. Logan defeated Dog, but in the process, accidentally killed his love, Rose. Logan ran into the wilderness and lived with the wolves for some time.

During the next hundred years, Logan wandered the countryside. He met Captain America during WW2 fighting with the Canadian army. He is thought to have been a samurai and a covert operative. Then, much later, he joined Weapon X, a project that worked to create a superhuman being. During this time, Wolverine had his bones grafted with Adamantium and had memories implanted, making much of his history unknown whether it is true or not.

He was sent to stop The Incredible Hulk, who was rampaging in the Canadian wilderness. It was then that he was approached by Proffessor Charles Xavier, head of the School for Gifted Youngsters and leader of The X-Men. Professor X was recruiting for a new team and Wolverine agreed to go with the Professor.

Wolverine has since become a major part of the X-Men team and has been a leader on more than one occasion. One of the main reasons for his staying was that he fell in love for Jean Grey, even though she married fellow X-Man Cyclops. Despite all of this, Wolverine continues to serve the X-Men as a leader and teacher to the younger generation.


Wolverine has many animal like powers attributed to his mutant gene. His senses are extremely heightened, making him able to track by smell alone and detect nearby enemies. He also has bone claws that can pop out through the skin of his knuckles and are razor sharp weapons.
One of the things that allow Wolverine to do the things he does is his superhuman healing factor. Cuts, bullet wounds, broken bones and much more can be healed in a matter of minutes, if not seconds to heal him from most any injury. A side effect of this healing factor is that drugs have little affect on him (including alcohol) and that he has an unnaturally long lifespan.
When Wolverine joined the Weapon X program, an indestructible metal known as Adamantium was grafted to his skeletal structure, making his claws able to cut through just about anything and also making him even more resistant to damage.
Wolverine is also a master of many martial arts, including ninjitsu. When in times of great stress and anger, Wolverine can revert to a more animalistic stage and can go into a, “berserker rage,” not caring if he lives or dies, but unrelenting in his attacks.In contrast to his brutish nature, Wolverine is extremely knowledgeable. Due to his increased lifespan, he has traveled around the world and amassed extensive knowledge of foreign languages and cultures. He is fluent in English, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Cheyenne, Spanish, Arabic, and Lakota; he also has some knowledge of French, Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese, German, Italian,Portuguese, Korean, Hindi, and Persian.With these powers, Wolverine is one of the most dangerous mutants alive.

Wolverine has made many enemies over the years, but has made alot of allies. Among those allies, he remains close more then anyone include: Nightclawer, Colossus, Captain America, Luke Cage, Fantomex, Spiderman and Deadpool. Wolverine is frequently depicted as a gruff loner, often taking leave from the X-Men to deal with personal issues or problems. He is often irreverent and rebellious towards authority figures, though he is a reliable ally and capable leader. He has been a mentor and father figure to several younger women, especially Jubilee, Rogue, Kitty Pryde and X-23, and has had romantic relationships with numerous women (most notably Mariko Yashida, as well as a mutual, but unfulfilled attraction to Jean Grey, leading to jealous run-ins with her boyfriend (and later husband), Scott Summers. He also married Viper as part of a debt, and then later divorced her.When Squirrel Girl is hired as a nanny for the daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, Wolverine reveals that he and Squirrel Girl had a relationship at some point in the past, and she uses his given name, James, indicating she knew him at some point when he was aware of his birth name. According to Wolverine, the relationship ended with the two agreeing never to see each other again, but Squirrel Girl stated she hopes they “can be professional” during her tenure as nanny. He is most often depicted as a member of the X-Men, Alpha Flight, or later the Avengers.


Wolverine has been around for many years and has pissed off alot of people either by himself or with the X-men or Avengers and have built up quite a long list of enemies

Magneto- Once friends when Magneto was at Xavier’s Institute, after Wolverine tried to kill him, Magneto lost all sympathy for him. But, Magneto, with his mutant power to manipulate magnetic forces, proves to be a very deadly foe, as evident when he forcefully removed the adamantium that was bonded to Wolverine’s skeleton through his pores.

Daken- who is also Wolverine’s son and blames Wolverine for his mother’s death, Sabretooth- Both were experiments in the Weapon X program and it is hinted that Sabretooth knows much of Wolverine’s past in the program.

Omega Red- Wolverine first encountered Omega Red while working for the CIA. Omega Red is a Russian mutant supersoldier with carbonadium tendrils that emerge from his wrist and he also secretes a pheromone that drains the life out of his victims. He uses his tendrils as a conduit for the pheromone.

Cyber- Part man, part mutant, part machine, Cyber was one of the very rare enemies whom Wolverine feared. Cyber has even snapped off one set of Wolverine’s bone claws. But Cyber was tested by the Dark Riders (actually, they were testing his adamantium skin). Genesis released mutant Death Watch Beetles upon Cyber, and they ate away Cyber’s flesh, leaving behind his adamantium skin which Genesis tries to bond into Wolverine’s bones.

Lady Deathstrike- Daughter of the man who created the adamantium bonding process which culminated in Wolverine’s adamantium skeleton. Led to believe Wolverine was involved in stealing the process, Yuriko, in her thirst for revenge, had her body altered into a cyborg, thus giving her the ability to fight Wolverine at an equal playing field. At a confrontation she discovered that he no longer had the adamantium, and she stopped the fight, seeing that there was no honor in killing someone that was not equipped to fight her (in another words, Wolverine was adamantium-less).

Silver Samurai- Silver Samurai is a very skilled Japanese warrior who has clashed several times against Wolverine in his never-ending quest to restore his family’s honor. He accomplished this in a trade off with Wolverine: in exchange for the Honor sword in Wolverine’s possession, he agreed to provide for the welfare of Wolverine’s adopted daughter, Amiko.

TEMPLAR NOTE: Wolverine was my clear and present reason on why I loved and read Marvel Comics and the X-Men. Even after I dropped Marvel mostly now for DC Comics, I still catch myself buying and reading comics that involve Wolverine such as X-Force, and Deadpool (future character spotlight) comics. I also loved Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of the battle ridden and struggled life of Wolverine in all 3 X-Men movies and X-men Origins: Wolverine…even though the movie was not that great. Below is a collection of the Best of Wolverines from the 90’s cartoon…its awesome.

-Brian Lansangan
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So it’s Officially Happening, ‘Avengers 2’ is in Production!

So this is one of those things we all knew was going to happen, but we are going to write about it anyways. Disney has officially announced on Tuesday that The Avengers 2 is in production!

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the news at the beginning of a conference call with reporters, describing the success of the first film as “a great illustration of why we like Marvel so much.

Over the weekend, The Avengers broke box-office weekend records with a whooping $207 million opening, earning the second-highest single day gross of all time (after “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2”). And that is also not including that the film has accumulated over $500 million overseas alone, bringing the grand total to about nearly $744 million. The Avengers is currently estimated to reach $1 billion by this Sunday! So yea, I believe that means there will be a sequel.

There has even been some good ol’ fashioned fan rivalry going on over the success of The Avengers and how it will do against the upcoming Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘. The Avengers has already taken the title from the Dark Knight for being one of the fastest movies to reach 250 million opening weekend. So Batman, you have some big shoes to fill.  

So far all of the original cast of The Avengers are planning to return for the sequel and even director Joss Whedon has been given a option to return to direct the film if he wants. But just in case you can’t wait that long for the return of the Avengers, Disney has already put more coal in the fire to keep your Marvel excitement nice and warm. Iron Man 3 is scheduled to hit summer of 2013 and Thor 2 will follow in the fall, and Captain America 2 is scheduled to hit theaters April 4th of 2014.

(Source) Nerd Reactor, Huffington Post, Wikipedia

-Alexander Gothelf


YES! Those things we held in our hands as kids, full of color, dramatic story lines and mind blowing art called “Comics” have a day to call their own.

What is Free Comic Book Day? Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation and rules.

The only reason why people across the world are flocking to theaters to see The Avengers this weekend is because… many years ago, back in 1963 there existed a comic book by the same name.

Comic books are as important to the arts as classical music, literature or paintings. And today you could argue that the only reason why Hollywood still manages to make any money is because of the stories found within these printed and bound works of art.

Comics are modern day Greek Mythology. They are older than books or even words all together. If you walk into any historical cave site today you are sure to find drawings of mass hunts or bonfires lining the inside walls. And to top it off Comics aren’t limited to words, they transcend language barriers. You could pick up a comic book printed in a different language (i.e. Manga) and still know whats going on.

Wether you’re into Sunday funnies, Graphic Novels, Manga, Comics or  Digital Comics, they all need to be appreciated by the young and old, the fanboy and the casual reader alike.

So take your kids, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your friends, your nieces and nephews to a participating comic book shop in your area for a day of discovery (or in some cases re-discovery) of inspiring art and entertainment.

And if you’re on the fence about comics in general Free Comic Book Day is the perfect opportunity for you to dive in head first to see what it’s all about without it costing you a dime.

-Eric Chacón