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‘Mighty Avengers': A Step Forward For A Publisher, A Change In Tone From An Editor



After days of teaser images from Marvel hinting at some kind of new series, this morning the publisher finally announced a relaunch of Mighty Avengers. Written by Al Ewing with art from Greg Land, the new series features a team led by Luke Cage, with Falcon, White Tiger, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Blue Marvel, Monica Rambeau (now named Spectrum), a new Ronin, and the new Power Man as members. Notably, the team is comprised mostly of heroes who are people of color and/or women.

Mighty Avengers has been championed by Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, who in the past has gone on record as describing the idea of an Avengers team comprised of all or mostly black characters as being "contrived," but now says, "people who are interested in these characters and want to see heroes that reflect them have a genuine point."

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Parting Shot: Ty Templeton Takes A Look At ‘The Legion Of Characters From A Different Time’


The history of superhero comics, from a cultural and racial standpoint, can be troubling. Sometimes it seems like we've either barely learned from our mistakes, choose to ignore them, or instantly get defensive whenever anyone brings them up...

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Link Ink: ‘DMC’ Comics, The ‘Ni No Kuni’ Launch And ‘Breaking Bad’ Plush


Digital: If you've been enjoying the new DmC video game, Titan Comics has launched the first of a two-issue series of tie in comics called DmC: Devil May Cry: The Vergil Chronicles on ComiXology that might be up your alley...

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Mighty Marvel Missed Opportunities: A Tarantino-Written/Directed Luke Cage Movie?


While we're wondering where Luke Cage is going to show up in the Marvel Universe next - not to mention when/if we'll ever see the Genndy Tartakovsky Luke Cage comic promised years ago - here's something to tease fans of Marvel's original Hero for Hire: Quentin Tarantino once wanted to make a Luke Cage movie starring none other than Laurence Fishburne...

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‘Marvel Heroes’ MMO Releases New Trailer And Character Designs [Video]


Gazillion's Marvel Heroes video game had a pretty big presence at last weekend's New York Comic Con and our own Chris Sims clocked some time behind the controls, which he'll be reporting on in detail later this week...

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Parting Shot: Misty Knight, Luke Cage And Hawkeye Hit NYCC 2012


The power of cosplay at New York Comic Con: Our own Chris Sims spotted three cosplayers dressed as Misty Knight, Hawkeye and a slightly afro-challenged but nonetheless resplendent Luke Cage on the convention floor...

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Genndy Tartakovsky on The Status of His Luke Cage Comic


It sounded so cool. Way back in 2007, Marvel announced CAGE!, an out-of-continuity mini-series celebrating Luke Cage in all his '70s Power Man glory. The book was to be written and drawn by Genndy Tartakovsky, the creative mastermind behind Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the good version)...

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Luke Cage Gets an Updated Look For ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Animated Series


Marvel's been on a roll this week unveiling official images of young S.H.I.E.L.D. trainees from Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man animated series debuting on April 1. Now, joining Spidey, White Tiger and Iron Fist is Luke Cage a...

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Link Ink: Mini Libraries, ‘Shaman King’ Sequel and ‘Star Trek’ in Lego


Libraries: Miniature libraries are popping up all over the US and comics are coming along for the wonderful ride.

Creators: Mick Anglo, creator of Marvelman (a.k.a. Miracleman), has passed away at the age of 96...

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Dap Bros: Fictional Fist-Bumps Illustrated By Henry Bonsu [Art]


The work of artist Henry Bonsu lit up our Tumblr feeds this week with this awesomely understated series of cartoons depicting some of our favorite fictional or otherwise larger-than-life fellows greeting each other in that most traditional of gentlemanly salutations, the dap or fist-bump...

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