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Marvel Legends Reveals Thanos, Spider-Verse, More

During Friday’s Hasbro Pulse Fan First Friday live-stream, new Marvel Legends were revealed including Infinity Gauntlet Thanos, figures from the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse movie and more. Check out the information and images below! The figures will be available in Spring of 2021. HASBRO MARVEL FAN FIRST FRIDAY 11/13/2020 MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH-SCALE THANOS Figure …

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Feige Says “Everybody’s There” For Avengers: Infinity War

Monday saw an IMAX preview for Doctor Strange in which IGN caught up with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige who spoke about The Avengers: Infinity War. Fans of the Jim Starlin Infinity Gauntlet comic book will recall that the Avengers and Earth’s heroes took a last stand against Thanos after he destroyed half the universe. …

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High-Res Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Image From The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Blu-Ray

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Check out a high-res image of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet above that a Reddit user snapped from The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Blu-Ray as it appears the Infinity War teaser (watch below) is in the set.

You can also check out the Thanos mid-credit scene from Avengers 2 below.

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Blu-Ray will be released on October 2nd and can be ordered through Amazon at a discount.

Update: The Avengers Infinity War featurette is now online.

“The Avengers: Age Of Ultron” is directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Paul Bettany as Vision, with James Spader as Ultron.


When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

The Avengers 2 Thanos mid-credit scene:

Avengers: Infinity War Teaser:

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Avengers Marathon & Infinity Gauntlet Challenge Announced (Video)

Registration is now open for the Marvel Avengers Super Heroes Marathon, which takes place in November at Disneyland for National Running Day.

Multiple running events are planned including the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon and Infinity Gauntlet Challenge.

Check out the video announcement above featuring Marvel’s Ryan Penagos and Judy Stephens.

You can register for the events at



Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon

Sunday, November 15, 2015

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Disneyland Resort

Join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the most extraordinary course on Earth!

Break out your inner Super Hero and team up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes during the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon at the Disneyland Resort. The Avengers team will be out in force to cheer you on along an amazing 13.1 mile run through the spectacular Disneyland Resort and along the historic and colorful streets around the Resort area. Your heroic feats will be rewarded with a Super Hero victory celebration at the finish line and your very own Avengers Super Heroes Finisher Medal. Unleash the Super Hero in you! Join the fun during the first-ever Avengers Super Heroes Half-Marathon.

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Race Participants Receive

• Commemorative Finisher Medal
• Champion Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut
• Official Event Guide
• iGiftBag
• Personalized bib 
• On-course and post-race refreshments
• ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking signup for friends and family
• Personalized results website


Infinity Gauntlet Challenge

Saturday, November 14, 2015 Start Time: 5:30 a.m.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 Start Time: 5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Disneyland Resort

Brave the ultimate Super Hero adventure—the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge!

Put your Super Hero skills to the biggest test yet – 19.3 miles of awe-inspiring runs in the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge! Its two power-charged days of spectacular runs that combines the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon PLUS the Captain America 10K. The Earth’s mightiest heroes, the Avengers, will cheer you on your way through the Disneyland® Resort and along the historic streets of Anaheim in this action-packed adventure designed to challenge the mightiest Super Heroes. Magical memories, fantastic sights, and plenty of Disney entertainment await! Complete both races within the pacing requirements and you’ll earn the coveted Infinity Gauntlet Challenge Medal in addition to your Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon and Captain America 10K medals. Registration for the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge is required to receive the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge Medal.

Infinity Gauntlet Challenge Race Participants Receive

• Infinity Gauntlet Challenge Medal in addition to your Avenger Super Heroes Half Marathon and Captain America 10K Finisher Medals
• Champion Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut
• Official Event Guide
• iGiftBag
• Personalized bib (Must register before August 4, 2015 for name to appear on bib)
• On-course and post-race refreshments
• ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking signup for friends and family
• Personalized results website

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Review: Secret Wars: Infinity Gauntlet (In Name Only) #1



An Opinion-Editorially Oriented Review


First off, don’t believe the hype for this book being shoveled high and deep by Marvel shill websites like CBR and IGN.  This book is really just another showcase for Duggan’s un-originality and an opportunity for Marvel to answer all the media criticism about females and racial minorities being in short supply in their universe with yet another replacement of an established superhero with someone with politically correct demographics.

Duggan freely admits that he blatantly re-packaged teen Spiderman tropes for his excruciatingly bad NINO series which thankfully and mercifully ended this week.  For Infinity Gauntlet in Name Only (hereinafter referred to as IGINO), he simply begins with the tired old “Lone Ranger” cliché that has too often been applied to the Nova concepts, adds a Good Times-like family with all the desired PC demographics as the protagonists of the story, inferiorly re-packages the Annihilation Prologue storyline, and throws all this into a War of the Worlds type setting with a raggedy-looking Thanos skulking around in the background looking for Infinity Stone fragments as the only real tie to the namesake of this storyline – Marvel’s best pre-Annihilation cosmic story, Starlin’s original The Infinity Gauntlet.  Given all that, I’d have to conclude that Duggan has replaced Bendys as the King of Hackery.  He’s obviously poorly versed in Science-Fiction and it shows.  He simply re-packages concepts from popular SF-oriented comic books, TV, and movies – and produces something vastly inferior to the original.

Frankly, I’m tired of all the PC nonsense.  All this howling in the mainstream media is mainly directed toward the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is primarily coming from critics who don’t buy and read comic books.   If there really is a comic book market of buyers eager to buy books about female and racial minority heroes, it isn’t evident if sales history is used as a measure.  She-Hulk, Spider-Girl, Spiderwoman, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Falcon, etc. have all had multiple re-launched books and have never really been able to stay above cancellation threshold for very long.  Sure – some of them were kept on life-support for a while.  But none of them have had real staying power.  I give credit to Marvel for trying.  But if the buyers aren’t there, they aren’t there.

What annoys me is when Marvel cheats and takes the lazy (and racist and/or sexist in its own way) path out.  Instead of taking the risk and creating new characters with PC demographics from scratch and trying to make them compelling enough to catch on with the general population of comic buyers, they, in a form of reverse racism/sexism, replace beloved white male superheroes who already have a large following with female and/or racial minority characters knowing that the buyers will continue to buy the books they habitually buy for a while – all the while knowing in the back of their minds that the originals will return.  Does anyone really believe that Thor Odinson and Steve Rogers won’t return to their respective roles of Thor and Captain America once the PC characters now filling their shoes wear out their welcome?  Of course not.   Marvel doesn’t want to lose those habitual buyers.  The exception to this rule appears to be Richard Rider’s Nova.  For some reason, Marvel doesn’t care about alienating his fan base, and Marvel Writers and Editors go out of their way to insult and denigrate his fan base.

First we’ve had Loeb’s truly pathetically bad half-Xandarian-half-Hispanic teen idiot, Sam Alexander, as Rich’s permanent replacement.  Now comes Black Female teenage Xandarian, Anwen Bakian, and her family – including a salty old grandpa and a dog.  Could you get more PC than this?  I think not.  And the zombies and the small minority of PC-lovers are standing in line to drink this Guyana Kool-Aid.  Of course, I fully expect to be viciously attacked by the PC-Police with their Ferguson-Missouri-Police tactics merely for expressing these views.

Let’s talk about how clichéd and dumb this IGINO concept and storyline are in the first place.  How many times have you seen this kind of chase and narrow escape scenario?  In just about every monster movie you’ve ever seen, right?  How many times on how many TV shows have you seen a grandpa and son-in-law argument such as presented in this book?  On how many dumb child-oriented TV shows are the teenagers and children portrayed as wiser, smarter, and braver than the adults?  And how stupid is that anyway?  I’ve got no problem with there being dark-skinned Xandarians.  I do have a problem with there being a dog on Xandar.  Why is there a German Shepherd dog on Xandar?  I have no problem with a dark-skinned adult female Nova Corpsman.  I have a problem with the entire family getting Nova powers.  Once again, Marvel is going down the immoral child soldier pathway.  And I have a huge problem with Anwen being the next in line as Rich’s replacement.  I suppose the dog will also get powers – or more likely, since Duggan can’t resist a good cliché, the dog will die a tragic, heroic death since none of the principals except maybe dad or grandpa will get killed.  Why is Thanos skulking around in the background?  He’s not that kind of guy.  He’s a lot more powerful than the bugs and Anwen’s mom.  Why doesn’t he just stride in and take the stones he’s looking for?  Also, why do we need another NINO type book aimed at children?  Wasn’t the original NINO experiment a big enough failure? This book is hardly original or of high quality – unless you have the deficient mentality of a CBR/IGN reviewer or a CBR forum regular or one of the chronic complainers who show up on Facebook to take issue with me.  In that case, you probably think it’s wonderful as you wash it down with the rest of your Pablum.

Weaver’s art is decent for most of the book.  At times – such as the underground scene and some of the chase scenes – it’s muddled and confusing.  But for the most part, it’s well done.  It’s not enough to save this book – but it keeps the book from being a total waste of paper.

So, my advice, particularly if you’re a Rich Rider Nova fan, is to vote with your dollars and boycott this Politically Correct NINO-ette (hereinafter referred to as PC-NINO-ette).  Marvel needs to be slapped down for disrespecting the Rider Nova fans once again, for disrespecting the Annihilation and The Infinity Gauntlet source material, and for producing this PC-NINO-ette disgusting, hackneyed trash.  Making this book a sales failure is a good way to do it.

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Doctor Strange Director Teases Infinity Gauntlet

With all the recent rumors surrounding which actor will be cast as Doctor Strange, now comes a teaser of sorts from director Scott Derrickson as well.

Derrickson took to his Twitter to post a panel from the Jim Starlin Infinity Gauntlet comic which features Doctor Strange.

Scott Derrickson added, “Open your eye,” with the image.

As fans know, the Infinity Gauntlet featured the Mad Titan Thanos who recently appeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie as well as The Avengers.

Infinity Gauntlet sees Thanos acquire the six Infinity Gems (Infinity Stones in the Marvel movies) giving him omnipotence.

Perhaps Scott Derrickson is teasing Thanos and the Infinity Stones will play a role in the Doctor Strange movie.

Below you can check out the full pages from Infinity Gauntlet #1 featuring the panel that sees the Silver Surfer warn Doctor Strange about Thanos.


From Infinity Gauntlet #1:



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Jim Starlin Receives Fantastic Reproduction of Infinity Gauntlet


Below you can check out a cool photo of Jim Starlin with a reproduction of the Infinity Gauntlet.

Infinity Gauntlet was a huge cosmic event back in 1991 with George Perez and Ron Lim on art that saw all the Marvel heroes take on the Mad Titan Thanos who had aquired the Infinity Gems.

I remember the one tie-in which featured all the popular characters getting killed off (turned out to be a dream), but for me at the time the issue was cool as heck.

I still have promo art that was given out at comic shops for Infinity Gauntlet as well, and can actually remember the stack of issues sitting on the table at the LCS.

Other than Quasar, I didn’t know much about Marvel Cosmic, but the artwork and cover drew me in. I also recall being ticked at Starlin for killing off Quasar in the series when I thought the Protector of the Universe could have been better utilized (lol).

Great series.

Just received a fantastic reproduction of the Infinity Gauntlet from a very talented sculptor in the Philippines. He and I had exchanged messages some time back and he said he was going to send a copy off to me. It finally arrived yesterday. But now I can’t locate his message, to give him credit and a plug. I’ve got more than 5000 friends and regularly receive more messages than I can reply to. His identity is presently lost in the mess I call my Facebook. So if my currently-unknown benefactor (or someone who knows him) recognizes the piece, please let me know how I can contact him. I’m also going to get everyone (who worked on the Infinity Gauntlet) I can find at the Baltimore Comic Convention to sign a copy of the Infinity Gauntlet for him. Thanks.


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9 Awesome Star Wars Episode VII Fan Poster Includes The Avengers & Thanos

Below you can check out nine awesome fan-made Star Wars Episode VII movie posters that someone uploaded to Imgur.

The last one is particularly cool in that it connects the Marvel movie universe to Star Wars.

If you recall the recent video that Parks and Recreation released featuring Patton Oswalt pitching his version of Star Wars Episode VII, that’s where the poster gets its inspiration.

We also see a couple done similar to the Benedict Cumberbatch Star Trek Into Darkness posters.

5th one down is pretty cool as well.

Star Wars Episode VII has a 2015 release date directed by J.J. Abrams.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Star Wars hub for more news.

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Cool The Avengers 2 Poster Features Infinity Gauntlet (Fan-Made)

With Iron Man 3 right around the corner, fans are sure getting excited about the upcoming Marvel Studios movie.

From the same team that gave us the fan-made Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy movie poster, comes an Infinity Gaunlet The Avengers 2 piece.

Cosmic Book News was the first to confirm that Thanos would be in both The Avengers 2 and the Guardians of the Galaxy, and where the Mad Titan lies, the Infinity Gauntlet can’t be far behind.

The Infinity Gauntlet gives the wielder omnipotent power through the combined use of the six Infinity Gems: time, space, soul, power, mind and reality.

The Infinity Gauntlet was even featured in the Thor movie.

Check out the fan-made The Avengers 2 poster:


(via DiamondDesign)

The Avengers 2 assembles May 1, 2015 filming in London, with Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie on August 1, 2014 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015..

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Avengers Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.

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