All Star SupermanLast night, The Paley Center in New York City hosted the world premiere of "All Star Superman," the animated adaptation of the famous and critically-acclaimed, 12-issue series by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.

The direct-to-DVD feature was adapted to the screen by comic book creator and screenwriter Dwayne McDuffie, and stars James Denton ("Desperate Housewives") as Superman, Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") as Lois Lane, and Anthony LaPaglia ("Without A Trace") as Lex Luthor.

In the film, a cosmic adventure leaves Superman with significantly greater powers, but with one big catch — they're slowly killing him. The Man of Steel is left wondering how much he can accomplish in his last days with his newfound power. Read More...

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ThorIn the other-dimensional realm of Asgard, Thor and his people have spent their lives fighting the demonic Frost Giants that constantly try to invade their home. However, Frost Giants aren’t the only menace a hero has to face when he’s both a god of thunder and a superhero of the Marvel Universe.

With more and more news hitting the wire these days regarding the upcoming "Thor" film directed by Kenneth Branagh, it's time to get reacquainted with some of Thor’s deadliest foes.



KilowogEveryone’s buzzing about the new "Green Lantern" trailer showcasing Ryan Reynolds in the role of cocky test pilot Hal Jordan.

The trailer also shows a few of Hal’s alien colleagues in the Green Lantern Corps, including his brutish trainer, Kilowog. The massive alien is a fan-favorite character that can be seen around the 1:50 mark in the trailer, giving Hal an up-close appraisal that makes him wince.

However, since we know the Green Lantern universe might not be familiar turf for all of our readers (and some might need a refresher course), here’s a primer on the baddest poozer ever to wield a Green Lantern ring — but beware of potential spoilers!!! Read More...

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Green LanternNow that the first "Green Lantern" trailer is online, there's still quite a bit of time until the movie's June 2011 premiere. So, how about a little light reading to get you caught up with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern universe?

When hardcore comics fans discuss their favorite Green Lantern stories, some of the first to come up include modern arcs like “The Sinestro Corps War,” “Rage of the Red Lanterns,” or the “Blackest Night” saga. However, while those are definitely great stories, they’re not necessarily the right entry point for people new to Hal Jordan's ring-wielding adventures.

That's why we've come up with a list of stories that can act as a crash course on pilot-turned-superhero Hal Jordan and the basics of the Green Lantern Corps, the group of intergalactic warriors who each wield a power ring fueled by willpower and imagination. Read More...


MorbiusTHE STORY: "Morbius the Living Vampire" - Created by Roy Thomas (W) and Gil Kane (A) - Marvel Comics.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Dr. Michael Morbius is a brilliant biochemist and neuroradiologist who develops a rare blood disease that’s killing him. In his quest for a cure, he winds up mutating himself into a “living vampire,” with chalk-white skin, a hypnotic stare, superhuman strength, accelerated healing, razor-sharp talons, the ability to glide on winds, a lethal allergy to sunlight, and the need to constantly feed on blood and plasma.

Discovering that he can’t survive off of animals or blood bank supplies (due to the chemicals used), Morbius eventually swears to feed only on the guilty, the worst criminals mankind has to offer, while simultaneously seeking out a cure to his condition. Read More...

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The AvengersMore and more news arrives each day regarding Marvel's upcoming "Avengers" film that teams up Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and possibly even the Hulk.

In the comics world, the Avengers were initially a group of solo heroes who met up in a joint effort to capture the Hulk. Realizing that the green goliath was largely misunderstood, they offered him friendship, and then decided they could all work together as a team that would fight menaces no single hero could handle.

Over the years, the team has altered, grown, disbanded, reformed and has even expanded into different branches working simultaneously in different areas. They’ve fought aliens, world conquerors, time travelers and alternate-reality menaces. So the question becomes: Who will they battle in the live-action movie?

While some of their classic stories would involve a heavy dose of continuity, here are a few arcs that could be streamlined (with a little imagination) into a two-hour film for the mainstream audience. Read More...


In the Marvel Comics universe, Thor is the greatest warrior in Asgard. With the mystical hammer Mjolnir given to him by his father, King Odin, Thor can command the weather, hurl lightning bolts, fly through the air, and smash through just about anything that gets in his way. But the god of thunder doesn’t always fight alone.

With buzz growing about the upcoming movie starring Chris Helmsworth in the title role, we thought it was time to take a look at some of the supporting cast from the film — namely, Thor’s greatest allies.

Just in case you're new to the world of "Thor," here's your guide to the characters he calls upon when even the might of a Norse god isn't enough to save the day. Read More...

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Scott Pilgrim Vs The WorldLast night at the Apple Store in SoHo, NY, a press event was held for "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," the upcoming film based on Bryan Lee O’Malley's popular graphic novels. Speaking before press and fans were director Edgar Wright and actors Jason Schwartzman, Anna Kendrick, and Michael Cera.

To win over the crowd of the Apple Store, actor Michael Cera, who plays the titular character, greeted the audience with the declaration "F--- PCs!" He later claimed ignorance when a film clip showed Scott Pilgrim using a PC instead of a Mac, much to the laughter of the others on the panel.

“When I read the first book... it reminded me a little bit of the television show 'Spaced' I’d done with Simon Pegg,” Edgar Wright explained. “'Spaced' was a show where there were lots of dream sequences and flashbacks. But this film, and the books, felt like the dream sequence that never ends.” Read More...

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Iron Man 2 - A.I.When Tony Stark is Iron Man, he's usually on his own while battling villains and cosmic menaces. But is he really flying solo? Anyone who saw the films “Iron Man” or “Iron Man 2” saw that Tony’s suit was patched into an artificially intelligent computer program named J.A.R.V.I.S. that ran his lab and home.

This J.A.R.V.I.S. program was based on the character Edwin Jarvis, who was Tony’s family butler in the comic book universe and later became the caretaker of Avengers Mansion (which also happened to be the original Stark family home). The program even acted as a babysitter for the Fantastic Four for a while.

[TRIVIA NOTE: In the novelization of “Iron Man,” writer Peter David said that the J.A.R.V.I.S. acronym stood for “Just A Really Very Intelligent System.”]

Perhaps fearing that having a sarcastic butler around would make Tony seem too much like Batman, the "Iron Man" filmmakers decided to make Jarvis into an A.I. program since, over the years, Tony has had more than a few helping him out. The models for these programs have ranged from the aforementioned butler to a teenage "girl Friday" over the years, and we've compiled a list of some of our favorite A.I. assistants from Iron Man history. Read More...


Iron Man - Stealth ArmorTony Stark’s powerful Iron Man armor is capable of a great many things. He can fly, tap into certain computer systems, shrug off conventional weapons, and deliver powerful repulsor blasts. But sometimes, Tony’s in a situation where, as cool as the suit is, it’s just not right for the mission.

In the recently released "Iron Man 2," we got a look at Tony's briefcase armor, a portable version of his standard armor that allowed him to suit up on the go — and defend himself from a surprise attack by Whiplash.

In the comics world, Tony's had a multitude of special armors designed for very specific occasions. We've assembled a list of some of our favorites — because it's only a matter of time before some of them make an appearance in the live-action world, too. Read More...

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