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Wolverine’s Dead, Angela’s Asgardian, and Daredevil’s Mom: Marvel News From C2E2 2014

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Marvel went to C2E2 armed with a plethora of publishing announcements for the Chicago crowd, focusing largely on special projects like miniseries and some pretty cool-sounding Original Sin tie-ins, but with a couple auspicious new series as well. In an inspired bit of comic book casting, Our Love Is Real and Avengers A.I. writer Sam Humphries will write the The Legendary Star-Lord, a new series drawn by Paco Medina starring the Guardians of the Galaxy leader. In similarly agreeable news, fan favorite X-Men leader Storm will star in a new ongoing series, this one courtesy of Greg Pak and Victor Ibanez.

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The Cosplay of C2E2 2014

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As you know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we’re big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics were definitely on display last weekend at C2E2, and you’d better believe we were on hand to document as much as we can.

Also known as the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo, C2E2 has come and gone, but memories of its plentiful colorful cosplayers needn’t only live on in your hearts. We’ve assembled a gallery of the show’s costumed fans we met at Chicago's McCormick Place convention facility.

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The Creators of C2E2 2014 [Photo Gallery]

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Among the colorful cosplay, massive booths, interactive displays and walls of merchandise at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo -- colloquially known as C2E2 -- remains the most important component of the show: Comic creators. ComicsAlliance hit the show floor to catch the men and women who tell our favorite stories in sequential art and captured the enthusiasm that comes from fans getting to meet their favorite storytellers at one of the biggest conventions of the year.

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Parting Shot(s): Cosplay Highlights from C2E2

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Some interesting news came out of C2E2 over the weekend, and as with any major comics convention, so did some cool cosplay. ComicsAlliance snapped some photos on the con floor, and we've shared a few of our favorites (including the Castle Crashers guest-starring Heineken Thor and Budweiser Wolverine) after the jump.

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Shia LaBeouf’s Self-Published Comics May Be a Secret Code from Space

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Better known as an actor, the son of Indiana Jones, and a renowned scholar in the language of Cybertronian, Transformers star Shia LaBeouf made a surprise appearance at the C2E2 comics convention in Chicago this past weekend, signing self-published comics that the Chicago Tribune described as being "borderline philosophical" and having "crude, child-like drawings." I unfortunately missed the signing, but when I disco

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Marvel’s Sunday at C2E2: ‘Thor’ Crossover with ‘Journey into Mystery,’ McKelvie on ‘Defenders’

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It was a somewhat slow day for announcements this Sunday at C2E2; besides the announcement of a new Gambit ongoing series, we learned that the Ultimate Comics "Divided We Fall" event will include all three Ultimate Comics titles and begin in July; the Asgardian titles Thor and Journey Into Mystery are set to clash in a major crossover in August titled "Everything Burns"; and Jamie McKelvie, fresh off of X-Men: Season One, will be joining Matt Fraction as the new regular artist on Defenders.The first major announcement of the day came at the Ultimate Comics panel, with the titles of the previously-announced-at-the-retailer-summit Ultimate crossover revealed as "Divided We Fall";

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New ‘Gambit’ Ongoing Comic Launching in August

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Will it be third time's the charm for Marvel's most charming mutant? Today at the C2E2 convention in Chicago, Marvel Comics announced that Gambit will get another crack at an ongoing comic book series this August in the hands of writer James Asmus (Generation Hope) and artist Clay Mann (X-Men: Age of X).

The dashing Cajun seems like a natural for his own title given his high potential for swashbuckling adventure, thrilling heists and s

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Matt Fraction Takes Aim at ‘Hawkeye’ [Interview]

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As Marvel Comics announced at the C2E2 convention yesterday in Chicago, the former Immortal Iron Fist creative team of writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja are reuniting this August in an all-new ongoing Hawkeye comic. ComicsAlliance t

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Marvel’s Saturday at C2E2: Hawkeye, Scarlet Spider, Fantastic Four and ‘Sabretooth Reborn’

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Today at the C2E2 expo in Chicago, Marvel elaborated on a number of major announcements they've been teasing of late. Perhaps the biggest news is the introduction of a new ongoing Hawkeye series by part of the acclaimed Immortal Iron Fist team of Matt Fraction and David Aja; meanwhile, Khoi Pham will be replacing Ryan Stegman on Scarlet Spider, with Stegman moving to help Jonathan Hickman wrap up his Fantastic Four run. The previously-previewed Jeph Loeb

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New ‘Battle Beasts’ Comic and Action Figure Set to Debut at C2E2

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Battle Beasts fans are going to want to get ready to party like it's 1987. As revealed at the new Battle Beasts website, a fresh take on the brand is set to debut in both toy and comic book form at this weekend's C2E2 in Chicago. Current North American license holders, Diamond Select Toys have partnered with IDW to release a print version of

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