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Toy Fair: ‘Civil War’ Marvel Legends

Hasbro has big things in mind for the Marvel Legends, and ahead of Toy Fair the company announced a new 12" scale for the Legends banner. Hold onto your butts.

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‘Beasts of Burden’ Returns in May

Dark Horse's creepy critter comic Beasts of Burden returns in May with a new one shot, What the Cat Dragged In, by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer and Jill Thompson.

Archie art by Dan DeCarlo and Henry Scarpelli

Vote For Riverdale’s True Power Couple

With Valentine's Day nearly upon us, we need you to decide the biggest, most romantic question of all: Who should reign supreme as Riverdale's True Power Couple?

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Toy Fair: Batgirl Joins The Icons

The DC Icons line is about to expand again, with characters like Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Darkseid getting all-new action figures.

Sorry, But ‘Deadpool’ Won’t Have a Director’s Cut After All

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20th Century Fox

Deadpool star T.J. Miller recently said that there’s a more profane, more violent and more “raw” cut of the film, leading many fans to believe that we’d eventually see an unrated, extended version of the movie hit DVD and Blu-ray. Unfortunately, that won’t be happening, as director Tim Miller has revealed that he has no plans for a director’s cut of Deadpool, so you’ll just have to enjoy the one that’s out there.

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‘Deadpool’ Is Already Breaking Box Office Records

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20th Century Fox

Tim Miller’s R-rated adaptation of the beloved, foul-mouthed superhero was on track to make $60 million at the box office this weekend, but Deadpool is now expected to top that estimate as it has already begun breaking box office records for February. The Merc With a Mouth’s first solo outing is primed for the biggest R-rated movie opening of all time, as well as the biggest opening for a film released in the month of February.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Posters Show You Both Sides of the Fight

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Warner Bros.

There are three sides to every fight, but in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice there are only two sides: Justice, and…justice. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel simply cannot agree on how to properly deliver said justice. It’s all a matter of perspective, you know? If that’s not clear enough, these new posters for the upcoming superhero showdown illustrate the concept of perspective, showing you the two sides of this fight.

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Slott and Camuncoli Bring Back Scorpio in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #9 [Preview]

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Peter Parker, the elder of Marvel's two equally important Spider-Men, teams up with Nick Fury to take on Scorpio in Amazing Spider-Man #9 by Dan Slott and Guiseppe Camuncoli, the first chapter of "Scorpio Rising."

Scorpio is of course an old enemy of the original Nick Fury, and leader of the Zodiac criminal organization (not to be confused with Zodiac Starforce). The original Scorpio was Nick Fury Sr's brother, and later the name was used by Fury's son. So whichever Scorpio this is must be related to Nick Fury Jr somehow, mostly like as an uncle or half-brother. Either way there's sure to be some drama when Nick and Peter catch up to him.

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Weekender: Solarman, Roz Chast, and Remembering Sudhur Tailang

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What a week! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to sit back and read some comics. The weekend is finally here, and the world can relax and rest once more — but the comics industry has been busy too, you know, and the last seven days have seen a flurry of comics-based news and announcements fly past at high speed.

ComicsAlliance have got your back, though: when it comes to comics, we never slow down, and so here’s a look back and just what’s been going on. New comics, new stories, new podcasts, new art being made — it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!

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Act Out Your Wildest Civil War Fantasies With Hasbro’s New Roleplay Gear

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Marvel

Well, this year is the year Marvel Legends becomes the all-encompassing elite collectors line for Hasbro. After being home to the 6" adult collector figures, then adding in the 3.75" figures, Hasbro announced earlier today a 12" scale would be under the Legends umbrella, too. The company isn't stopping there. While Hasbro has been making roleplay toys for kids for the past few years, including weapons and masks all with a decidedly childlike bent, there hasn't been much for those of us with hands big enough to hold a basketball. This fall, the Marvel Legends line will expand to take care of that.

Coming sometime during Q4 this year, Marvel Legends' roleplay gear will finally give the big kids exactly what we've always wanted: replica Captain America shields and Iron Man helmets. There have been others, there's no denying that. Many companies have tried to fill that void, but have either been relatively cheap alternatives or so expensive, you barely want to breathe on it, let alone wear it. While the jury is still out on how well-made Hasbro's Marvel Legends accessories will be, they certainly do look up to snuff in these first teaser images.

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‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 1, Episode 4: ‘White Knights’

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After a half-season of set-up in both Arrow and The Flash, it’s finally here: the CW’s latest super-show, Legends of Tomorrow. Featuring Arrow’s Atom and White Canary, as well as Hawkgirl, both halves of Firestorm, and rogues Captain Cold and Heat Wave from The Flash, the show follows Rip Hunter and his team of misfits across time.

Our longest-serving Arrow and Flash recappers, Matt Wilson and Dylan Todd, have joined forces to deliver our Legends of Tomorrow post-show analysis, Stuff of Legends. In this week's "White Knights," the team heads off to "the height of the Cold War." No, not the Cuban Missile Crisis like the history books told you: 1986! They're here to uncover a fiendish plan to create a new weapon. The episode was written by Sarah Nicole Jones and Phil Klemmer, and was directed by Antonio Negret.

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DC Pays Homage To DC With May’s ‘New 52 Hits #52′ Variants

Detective Comics #52 variant cover by Francis Manapul

In the cryptic numerology that rules the DC Universe, there is no number more significant than 52. It's been at the center of crossovers, titles, the otherwise inexplicable number of not-so-infinite Earths, and more, so naturally, when the books of the "New 52" Universe actually hit #52 this May, it's not going to go by without comment.

To that end, the 52nd issues of the surviving titles from the relaunch --- Action Comics, Aquaman, Batgirl, Batman, Catwoman, Detective Comics, Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman --- will hit shelves with variant covers that homage the first issues from back in 2011. Check 'em out below, along with the original covers that inspired them!

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The First Great Adaptation: Celebrating The ‘Adventures of Superman’ Radio Show

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"Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!"
"Look! Up in the sky!"
"It's a bird!"
"It's a plane!"
"It's — Superman!"

Nowadays, those words are so inextricably tied to Superman that it's hard to imagine the character existing without them, but it wasn't the comic book page that brought them to audiences. It was the Adventures of Superman radio show, which debuted on this day in 1940 and would spend the next decade helping to shape the character and how people related to him, adding interesting twists and characters to the ongoing mythos and providing the source of genuine change in the world beyond the airwaves.

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New ‘Flash’ Trailer Teases King Shark’s Return, Zoom’s Identity Revealed

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The Flash has a literal world of work ahead of it for next week’s “Earth-2” conclusion to live up to the easter egg-filled premiere, and plenty more DC goodness ahead. Not only does a new full-length trailer tease the Arrow crossover of King Shark’s return, but so too do we finally get a peek under the mask of big bad Zoom.

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