Who should direct Avengers: Secret Wars?


X-Men: First Class Character Movie Posters

Check out two “International” movie posters for the Matthew Vaughn directed X:Men: First Class via MovieWeb.

The first features Michael Fassbender as Eric Lensherr, the Master of Magnetism – Magneto.

The second – James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier ie Prof. X.

Hate to say it, but the more images I see from this film the worse it looks.


Trailer: WWE Allstars screen shots and roster reveal video

Here are 15 recently released screen shots to WWE Allstars and a roster reveal video.

WWE Allstars is available March 29th, 2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Wii.

The revolutionary new addition to THQ’s distinguished WWE videogame portfolio and debut release from the company’s San Diego-based studio, WWE All Stars will bridge generations of WWE enthusiasts and casual followers alike with a fun, fresh and fast-paced experience inside the virtual ring.

Screen shots (click any image to launch viewer):

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Marvel Comics On-Sale 3/2/11

Press Release Marvel Comics On-Sale 3/2/11 Hey there True Believers, here's your official list of comic books, collections and posters arriving in comic stores on March 2nd, 2011. For more information on any of these titles, and on upcoming mighty Marvel releases, please visit Marvel.Com or contact your local comic book retailer at 1-888-comicbook. Stay …

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Cosmic Book News lands Boom! Studios cover blurbs!

Cosmic Book News gets a mention from Boom! Studios on the back covers to the Muppets: Sherlock Holmes TPB and Farscape: Scorpius Vol. 2: Glorious Basterds TPB!

Thank you Boom! Studios!

All the credit has to go to CBN reviewer, Brandon Barrows, who reviews Boom!’s Farscape books and also the Muppets — nice job, Brandon!

Brandon just doesn’t talk the talk – he writes it!


What’s The Frequency Bendis? Blocks CBN Twitter



While attempting to write up a news story on the fact that Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Von Oeming’s “Powers” got picked up by FX for a television show, I went to Bendis’ twitter to find a quote and discovered that CBN was not following the Avengers scribe.

Now, I’m sure we were following him, as I make it a point to follow all the creators on twitter. You can find useful bits of information and, perhaps, even tweet back and forth. Plus, I know Bendis has tweeted an article or two of ours.

Well, I hit the “follow” button and a message popped up informing that we had been blocked from following this particular user:


Of course, this got me thinking as to what we may have done to turn off Brian Michael Bendis.

I am aware there are “Bendis-haters” out there, however I don’t consider myself one. Heck, I’ve been contacted and complained to about CBN’s reviews being so Bendis-favorable!

However, it is quite possible that three of our more recent articles may be the culprit:

1. Avengers #10 Review.

2. The Cosmic Triune: Marvel Editorial to Cosmic Fans: “We’re just not that into you.”

3. Avengers #11 Solicit: Bendis Goes Cosmic! Kills off Nova and Star-Lord!

I highly doubt it to be the Avengers review. While M.E. Byron Brewer did have some fun with the review, many of his others have been positive.

The third, was part of a series of “playful” articles on why Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy may have been canceled from yours truely. The solicit reads that Avengers #11 introduces a new cosmic character. Not really much to this one to garnish a reaction, I would think.

Okay. What about #2? This one was from our very own “Timelord,” CBN’s expert on all things Nova, having been a fan since the ’70s. TL wrote up an opinion piece on the fact that Marvel keeps rebooting the same characters over and over – while his favorite disappears in the blink of a Thanos. This, actually got quite the reaction from the Senior Vice President of Publishing of Marvel Comics, Mr. Tom Brevoort.

Here’s the Moon-Knight related blurb that could be the one to turn the Cosmic Book News twitter off:

So recently, we’ve gotten news of yet another attempt to lure the Bat-fans to Marvel with a Bendis version of Moon Knight.  How many chances has MK been given to catch fire now?  I’ve lost count.  He guest stars constantly, gets promoted way more than his sales warrant, has a place in the blazing hot best selling Secret Avengers – and no sooner does one of his ongoings fail miserably than he’s given another one.  Now don’t get me wrong – I like MK.  I’m just saying, “Where’s the parity for cosmic?”

Enough to warrant banning Cosmic Book News?

Eh, could be! Or maybe it’s all of the above and more.

I suppose seeing how Mr. Bendis has 34,000+ followers – it’s gotta count for something. I think J.J. would think this to be actually quite the positive!

Or, this could be a simple twitter glitch.

Regardless, Cosmic Book News will still go on with covering all things Bendis, reviewing his titles and putting up any news-worthy stories.

CBN will also go on with our opinionated pieces as we don’t cater to any publisher – or creator, thank you very much. 🙂

Feel free to follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/cosmicbooknews.

Anyway, maybe the culprit is one of these?

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Preview: Smallville: Scion Clip Image Stills



The KryptonSite has somehow managed to grab image stills from an as of yet unreleased preview trailer to next week’s Smallville episode “Scion.”

Looks a bit different than this past week’s!

Head on over here for the first promo video.

Tune in to Smallville on the CW Fridays at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central.


Lois and Clark are shocked after they receive a gift from Tess. Meanwhile, Lionel and Tess face off for control of LuthorCorp.

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