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The Transformed Man, Act 6: Shadowplay

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye vol. 3

I've never liked the Transformers. The franchise didn't get its hooks into me as a kid, and while I've tried to give it a shot as an adult, it never really clicked. But now, with a recommendation from almost everyone I know and a well-timed Humble Bundle sale that left me with three years worth (and counting) of IDW's More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise comics, I'm going on a quest to see if these comics can turn me from someone who has never cared at all about Optimus Prime into someone who uses words like "Cybertron" and "alt-mode" with alarming regularity. And Primus help me, it's working.

This week, Orion Pax is back in action and back in time!

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Marvel and Director James Gunn Have Already Started Casting ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

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Marvel

While the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is partying together on the set of Captain America: Civil War, the Guardians of the Galaxy must be feeling a little lonely. While they haven’t yet been integrated into the larger Marvel universe, director James Gunn is ready to expand the Guardians universe. During a Periscope chat with fans yesterday, Gunn revealed that he’s already in talks with an actor about joining Guardians of the Galaxy 2 for a major new role, a new Guardian.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer: A Hero Can Be Anyone

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Rocksteady Studios

The latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight will remind you of what the Caped Crusader meant to inspire in us all.

Warner Bros. Interactive has launched its 'Be the Batman' trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. This video features a simple, but awesome premise. It starts off by showing a few people in some dangerous situations. A man walking through an alley gets cornered by a group of would-be muggers. A heavily injured basketball player grimaces while being bandaged. Hooligans terrorize an old man in a subway car while multiple onlookers try to ignore the injustice in front of them. The last scary situation features firefighters struggling to contain an explosive inferno while a woman is trapped by a second story window, surrounded by flames...

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Robert Kirkman Joins the Writers’ Room for ‘Transformers’ Movie Franchise

Paramount
Paramount

A couple of months ago, we learned that Paramount, along with producers Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg, hired Akiva Goldsman to head up a new Transformers brain trust, giving Goldsman creative control over the future of the franchise. Goldsman has just put together the writers' room for the upcoming sequels and spinoffs, and it’s…interesting.

According to Deadline, Goldsman has wrangled The Walking Dead creator and Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman, Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim 2 writer Zak Penn and Jeff Pinkner, who’s written for Lost and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. That’s a bit of a mixed bag, but each writer has one thing in common (aside from being your average white dude): they’re all versed in large scale sci-fi.

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The 2015 Glyph Black Comics Award Winners Are…

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This weekend saw the annual Glyph Awards Ceremony take place in Philadelphia, at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention. The awards champion and celebrate the best in comics made by, for, and about Black people, although the nominations are not exclusively limited to black creators.

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Mezco Pits Batman Against the Mutant Leader for SDCC Exclusive

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Didn't get your hands on one of Mezco's One:12 Collective Dark Knight Returns Batman figures the first time around? Do you really love that moment from the book where Batman takes on the Mutant Leader in the mud pit and loses horribly? Good, because Mezco's upcoming summer convention exclusive is a pretty bogue box set commemorating the fracas.

Mezco kicked off its One:12 Collective series this year with a standard Dark Knight Returns Batman, available in a variety of outfits from the seminal comic series. All of them quickly sold out. At Toy Fair, the company teased the Mutant Leader as one of its next figures (as well as a sick Judge Dredd we're eagerly awaiting) in the One:12 Collective, but were vague about its potential release date. Now we know why.

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Meet the Time-Traveling Spies of Michael Moreci’s ‘Transference’ [Interview/Preview]

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Michael Moreci has been building his name as a stand-out genre comics writer in the past few years, starting with paranormal investigator series Hoax Hunters at Image, co-written with Steve Seeley, and more recently with the sci-fi noir odyssey adventure Roche Limit, with art by Vic Malhotra.

His new series, Transference, sees him unite with artist Ron Salas at Black Mask Studios for a high concept tale of time-travel and counter-terrorism, as an elite special agent transfered into his own past-self must track down an enemy agent to save the future. ComicsAlliance chatted with Moreci about his relationship with comics, working with Ron Salas and Black Mask, and why he's not afraid to court Hollywood through comics. He also shared an exclusive eight-page preview of Transference #1.

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‘Batkid Begins’ Trailer: Get to Know the Tiny Hero Who Melted Your Heart

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You undoubtedly remember November 15, 2013, the day when the entire city of San Francisco rallied around Miles “Batkid” Scott, helping to make a little boy’s wish come true for just one day. The story of Miles’ magical, crime-fighting day has been made into a new documentary, Batkid Begins, which not only gives you a proper introduction to Miles and his family, but shows the ways his story touched the lives of people around the world.

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13 Weirdest Comic Book Movie Props You Can Buy

Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

We've been under a deluge of comic book movies for what seems like decades. The frequency at which our favorite characters like Spider-Man, Hellboy and the Hulk are appearing on the silver screen has increased tremendously since the early aughts, and so has the desire to take a part of these movies home with us.

Though the prop replica market has definitely seen a drastic increase in volume over the past few years, there's nothing quite like owning a piece of the real thing. We did some digging to see just what kind of comic book film memorabilia was currently setting the internet auction house aflame.

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Get a First Look at a Brutal Fight on the ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Set

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Captain America: Civil War continues to film outdoors in Atlanta, which is currently standing in for the fictional African nation of Wakanda, home to the Black Panther. We brought you a first look at Frank Grillo as Crossbones, the new villain, and today you can get a look at Crossbones and Captain America in a major fight scene, including some video from the set!

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