The way comic books are released and serialized is pretty standard. One publisher hopes to change that with a new distribution plan that aims to give readers more choices for how they read comics.
A Wave Blue World will be publishing two new series in October: Mezo No.1 and Dead Legends No.1. Mezo is about a young woman who seeks to take down an evil emperor who murdered her father for refusing to bow to him. Dead Legends follows several different warriors who enter a fighting tournament to settle personal grudges.
After the first issues are released, those who subscribe will have two options for continuing the series: They can opt for a twice-monthly digital release schedule, or wait for the complete physical release two months later. This system is part of their new Premier #1 Program.
The reason that AWBW chose this method of distribution is to streamline comic serialization as much as possible, offering a sampler for readers before they commit to a whole series.
“Two of the challenges that prevent fans from reading indie comics are the difficulty in finding all the issues and waiting long periods of time for them to come out. We’ve addressed both of those problems by having the full series completed in advance and ready to deliver in whatever format the reader prefers.”
Does this new distribution model sound like a winner to you?
Marvel and Disney, I hope you’re listening. Keanu Reeves, since making his appearance as bad-ass assassin John Wick, has made it incredibly clear he wants to be Wolverine.
If you’re a Keanu Reeves fan, and who isn’t, then this isn’t any new information. In fact, it has been something Reeves has repeated several times. Last month in an interview with BuzzFeed, he was asked what Marvel character, if any, he would want to play. He responded “When I was a kid, I always wanted to play Wolverine. So Wolverine.”
In December of 2018, he was asked whether he would rather play Batman or Wolverine, to which he once again responded Wolverine. Though now that it comes up, Keanu Reeves as Batman sounds pretty epic, too.
Marvel is recasting the role after being bought out by Disney, and it will be interesting to see where that takes us. While Reeves wouldn’t be too much of a change of pace from Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, he would definitely stray from the comic book version of the character. I see no issue with this, and I’m ready to let Reeves take on the role.
What are your thoughts? Do you find Keanu Reeves to be the super hero type? Who do you want to see Keanu Reeves play?
Captain Marvel was a huge success, bringing in over a billion dollars worldwide and making Carol Danvers a household name. But there’s another hero who remains a fan favorite among comic book fans who shares the Marvel name. Kamala Khan, a Pakistani immigrant who hails from New Jersey, was hailed as one of the best comic book characters of all time. She’s been hailed for allowing a Muslim character to headline a major comic title, as well as her personality being funny, full of heart, and showcasing her as a young, new hero making her way in the wider Marvel Universe. Fans have been clamoring for a big screen adaptation of the character for sometime and it appears Marvel is hoping to make that a reality.
ComicBook has revealed that Mindy Kaling has been in talks about the character on a recent press tour. Kaling noted Marvel is extremely excited about the character and trying to figure out what to do with her. Kaling seems to share the enthusiasm, noting that an unknown talent might be best for bringing the character to life (similar to how the big stars of the MCU, such as Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr became mega stars for playing Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man). Kaling has previously offered to a pitch a script to adapt the comic character. The overseer of the MCU, Kevin Fiege, has noted they did Captain Marvel first with the intention of doing Ms. Marvel later, in order for Kahn to have someone to be inspired by.
With all this passion around the project, we hope Kaling is brought on board to adapt this character and we can’t wait to see her brought to life! What are your thoughts?
If you’re like me, and the only place better than a library, or bookstore is a movie theater, then you would completely lose control of social etiquette and squeal like an owl in heat if one of your favorite characters decided to serve you popcorn. Well, that’s exactly what happened to the citizens of Jersey Saturday night when Brie Larson surprised her fans at the AMC Clifton Commons 16 in Clifton. A committee of squealing owls was lucky enough to have their opening weekend Captain Marvel experience enhanced by the woman in red, yellow and blue herself. Not only did Ms. Larson make an appearance, but she full on embraced the role of moviegoer and then employee?
Insiderspoke with Susana Moimenta, a woman who took her little cousins to the event:
“It was completely surreal to see her at the concession stand. We weren’t expecting it at all,” Moimenta told Insider over Instagram. “We heard another moviegoer say Brie Larson is here and thought they were joking.” “I am so so grateful that we got to meet her. My little cousins are HUGE Marvel fans and to have them actually meet one of their heroes in incredible. Brie Larson did a tremendous job,” Moimenta added of getting a chance to see Larson. “[I’m] so overjoyed that my family gets to grow up with role models and representation of strong women on screen.”
The endearing thing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the community of celebrities, creatives and fans it has accumulated. I went to a screening Saturday myself and thoroughly enjoyed the movie- one because Marvel has perfected a winning formula, two, a character has finally gone super saiyan in mainstream cinema and three, because of simple things that outlined the night. More than the plot or overall message of the film, I’ll remember the young girl three rows back and her loud “oooohhhhhhh shoot” reaction to a line in the movie spoken by the character Maria- “I’m going to put my foot…” It was the only reaction in a theater full of people to that line, and everyone heard it. What followed was an outburst of laughter all around me, not at the movie but at the young girl’s amusement with a certain character’s gumption. When the credits began to roll, I, with a handful of other people, took a well-deserved bathroom break before returning to a still full theater. The mid-credit and end credit scenes have had that big an impact on the movie-going experience.
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I don’t think anyone thought that Iron Man in 2008 would be the beginning of an entire cinematic universe that would have such an effect on so many people. Multiple movies helping further the battle against issues like representation and totalitarianism while maintaining the simplistic appeal of valour and heartfelt dedication to one’s moral compass. Brie Larson is clearly embracing the love and excitement that surround these type of films while gracefully settling into her new position of superhero. If Saturday was any indication, one of the most important things Brie Larson and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taught us is to do two things in life—-be nice, humble and have fun.
Captain Marvel had a record-breaking weekend, making $455 million at the global box office. The sixth highest grossing movie of all time (internationally).
P.S. That opening Stan Lee montage and subsequent cameo were charming and well done.
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R.I.P. Master Lee. You showed the world that there’s a hero in all of us.
Today is International Women’s Day, and I think its fairly appropriate to give some props to some of the most inspiring women from comic books. These are women who—with or without superpowers—inspire young girls (and those of us who are still young at heart). Real heroes are those who are willing to sacrifice everything for the betterment of others, those who are strong, and brave, and have heart and hope through the darkest of times. These are just a few of the endless inspiring women who encompass these ideals of heroism… and a few of their most iconic, empowering quotes!
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1. Captain Marvel
“This isn’t a question of what I’m not. This is a question of who I could be.”
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2. Wonder Woman
“I will fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.”
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3. Agent Peggy Carter
“Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say: ‘No, you move’.”
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4. Super Girl
“No hero can save everyone, not even Superman. But a real hero never stops trying.”
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5. Black Widow
“Don’t think I’m helpless just because I’m soft and cuddly!”
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“I don’t bow to any king.”
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“You counter despair with hope. You strive forever for the best you are capable to be! Therein lies the victory!”
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“Sitting at that desk, staring out that window, watching the city that we grew up in rot at its core. You find a way to not break.”
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9. Jessica Jones
“I can control myself, which means I’m more powerful than you ever were.”
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10. Bat Girl
“I’m strong enough and smart enough for anything you throw at me.”
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11. Gwen Stacy
“There will be dark days ahead of us too and there will be days when you feel alone and that’s when hope is needed most. Keep it alive.”
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12. Harley Quinn
“You think I’m just a doll. A doll that’s pink and light. A doll you can arrange any way you like. You’re wrong. Very wrong.”
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“Just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.”
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“I have all the powers of Africa now. From the fox to the Elephant… I am the life of Africa, and I believe in life.”
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15. Jean Grey
“We come into this world alone and we leave the same way. The time we spent in between is all that makes life worth living.”
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16. Black Canary
“To fight the unthinkable, you have to be willing to do the unthinkable.”
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“But they wanted more. They wanted it all. And I gave it to them.”
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“I call the shots! Got it?!”
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“I have spent most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I will be grateful to die among my friends.”
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“On Tamaran we appreciate the past. We respect it. But we don’t live there. We live here. Now. In the moment.”
Honorable Mentions include Okoye, Zatanna, Scarlet Witch, Poison Ivy, Sharon Carter, and Valkyrie. In truth, there are too many heroes to count!