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Werewolf by Night: The Dark History of the Bloodstones

If you’ve been watching She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, you know that the MCU likes to dig deep into the decades-long backlog of Marvel Comics to find weird and obscure characters, including Mr. Immortal, El Aguila, and Porcupine. The upcoming Halloween special Werewolf by Night seems like a continuation of that approach, pushing lesser-known wolfman character Jack Russell to …

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WEREWOLF BY NIGHT

10 Werewolf by Night Comics to Keep You Up at Night

Before the superheroes, monsters ruled the Marvel Universe. Well, sort of. While Marvel’s forerunner Timely Comics published stories about Captain America and Namor the Sub-Mariner in the 1940s, the superhero bubble burst after World War II and capes disappeared from magazine racks. Timely morphed into Atlas Comics, where writer Stan Lee teamed up with artists …

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Samuel L. Jackson in Secret Invasion

Will Secret Invasion Restore SHIELD in the MCU?

SHIELD seemed so cool at first. Well, that’s not strictly true. When Agent Phil Coulson sheepishly arrived in Iron Man, babbling about the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division, he just seemed like one more nerd for Tony Stark to dunk on. But when Nick Fury showed up in Stark’s penthouse to talk about the …

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Marvel’s Werewolf by Night Trailer Explained

Among the more exciting bits of news at the 2022 D23 Expo was a trailer for Werewolf by Night. A one-off Halloween special coming to Disney+ on October 7, Werewolf by Night not only brings a cult Marvel character to live-action, but it also serves as the directorial debut of Michael Giacchino, the Academy Award-winning composer who wrote …

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Marvel’s Wonder Man Is About to Make the MCU Really Weird

Ever since three of its key members died or retired in Avengers: Endgame, MCU fans have all had the same question: who even are the Avengers anymore? MCU chief Kevin Feige has been pretty tight-lipped about when we’ll see the next lineup or who’s in consideration, but a mainstay of the comic book team will be making …

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10 Must-Read She-Hulk Comics For MCU Fans

In the new Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, starring Tatiana Malsany (Orphan Black, Perry Mason) and Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), the origin of lawyer Jen Walters’s superhero code-name is the subject of legal dispute, but in real life, She-Hulk came into existence precisely to avoid such squabbles. Like Spider-Woman before her, She-Hulk was the idea …

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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Comics Are a Masterpiece. Here’s How to Read Them All.

After years of development, the long-awaited adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman finally comes to screens. The Netflix series stars Tom Sturridge as Dream aka Morpheus aka Sandman, ruler of the Dreaming and master of Dreams. The series picks up as a something of a hybrid between a mad scientist and a petty magician named Burgess (Charles …

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Why Fantastic Four Is the Perfect Movie to Open Marvel Phase 6

Let’s face it, Phase 4 of the MCU has been… messy. Even the best recent entries, such as Shang-Chi or Ms. Marvel, feel either disconnected from the rest of the universe or overburdened by expectations. The relatively clean line of the first three phases, building first to The Avengers and then to Infinity War and Endgame, appears missing among the many movies and …

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Kang the Conquerer

How Avengers: The Kang Dynasty Can Build to Secret Wars in Marvel Phase 6

No matter how popular Iron Man and Black Panther were, the MCU really came together for most casual viewers when the primary villain took center stage. After years of cameos and hints, Thanos the Mad Titan fully emerged in Avengers: Infinity War, giving the previous decade of movies renewed focus and purpose. Although we know that Jonathan Majors’s Kang the Conqueror will …

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