Square Enix Reveals its Avengers Video Game

First off, apologies for the delay. I’ve been on vacation, and now have a ton of catch-up to do. I won’t be covering everything, but select things that are interesting. Square Enix revealed their long-awaited Avengers video game at this year’s E3, showing off a massive, beautiful world inside the game. Additionally, Avengers will take place within an ever-expanding universe with a consistently growing roster of superheroes, and Square Enix has confirmed that every new hero and world will be added to the game for free.

Assemble your team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, embrace your powers, and live your Super Hero dreams.

Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix® are excited to unveil Marvel’s Avengers, an epic action-adventure game that combines cinematic storytelling with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Developed by Crystal Dynamics® in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal™, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest, the game features an original story and delivers the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Assemble into teams of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.

Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Featuring regular content updates, Marvel’s Avengers will take players on an epic journey delivered over multiple years. This game is what’s next for the Avengers.

Release Date: May 15, 2020

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Pull Box: May 8

While the Magic Lands story hasn’t exactly been captivating by any means, everything happening in the background has been amazing. Black Adam races to the Funlands to destroy Billy Batson, fearing for the future of the World if the Magic Lands get word of each other. Now, the sudden appearance of Doctor Sivana forcing Black Adam to join Mr. Mind or fight him? That’s a pretty fantastic matchup.

With Carter’s will restored, the Deathbringers were no match for him and his many past lives, given all that they’ve been through. Now that they’ve been defeated, and all of his memories restored for countless generations, it will be interesting to see the repercussions of storing that much information in your head. There has to be a limit, right?

This has been one of the best starts for a new book that I’ve seen in quite a long time. The Outsiders have spent well over a year establishing their chemistry in other books, and they’ve earned the right to have their own. They all have their own individual styles and issues to deal with, but they work well together. Throw in a potential time travel plot, and you have the makings of an interesting new title.

This is an interesting twist to the Arkham Knight that I did not see coming. Astrid Arkham, the daughter of the Arkham family itself is the Knight, twisting and contorting Batman’s rogues gallery to her own end. After releasing Damian without a fight, he seemed a bit more jovial than usual, and something seemed entirely off. Almost as if he was possibly considering betraying Batman, but more to his owns ends.

The War of the Realms has been a heavy-hitting, emotionally charged battleground, and this light-hearted baby chase that is Journey Into Mystery has been a breath of fresh air, giving some much needed levity to the story. I love the rag-tag team that’s been assembled to escort the baby, as well, and then throwing in random things like off-grid Skrulls that live in an RV camp is just icing on the cake.

This issue seemed to move as fast as The Flash himself, with attempts at establishing a new origin for Barry Allen and his powers. The obvious here is the end scene, and the effort it puts into establishing Turtle as a threat to the future for Central City. A little too heavy-handed in that narrative (Green Lantern: Secret Origin did it considerably better with Atrocitus), but I’ll wait to reserve too much judgment for the next issue.

Truthfully, I know very little about the Agents of Atlas, and I haven’t read any of the Champions books, so I go into this only looking for more War of the Realms goodness, and I can’t say I was disappointed. A whole bunch of international superheroes with elemental powers with Amadeus Cho, Shang-Chi, and Silk – all fighting the Queen of Cinders. I can get behind that.

Marvel Releases Horde of Avengers: Endgame Character Posters

It looks like the hype train is running full steam on one of the most anticipated cinematic events in film history, with Marvel releasing a bevy of character posters for Avengers: Endgame. The posters were released by the many cast members across various social media outlets.

The posters show the remaining Avengers in full-color, with those that fell victim to Thanos in black and white. The tagline “Avenge The Fallen” adorning every poster. It’s a punch to the heart for fans of the franchise as we have only one month remaining until Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th. Hit the jump to check out all of the posters in full quality.

UPDATE: Additional posters have been released. Check the full list out after the jump.

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Hulkbuster Confirmed for Avengers: Endgame

Though it’s not entirely unexpected given the stakes in the upcoming finale to the Infinity Saga, a Chinese banner for Avengers: Endgame has confirmed the return of Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster armor, seen previously in Avengers: Infinity War being piloted by Bruce Banner.

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.

You can hit the jump to check out a full size look at the fantastic banner.

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New Trailer for Avengers: Endgame Now Online

Following the release, and subsequent record-breaking opening weekend, of Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios has released a new full-length trailer for Avengers: Endgame giving us our best look yet at the upcoming film. The new trailer gives us confirmation of Captain Marvel being with our heroes in the film, as well as Iron Man and Nebula confirmed to find their way back to Earth fairly early on in the film. We even get a look at the rumored Quantum Realm suits for the team, which are quite impressive in motion.

Avengers: Endgame looks to shatter quite a few records when it releases on April 26th, being the final chapter in The Avengers saga, and ending the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

First Live-Action Image from Avengers: Endgame

Thanks to the most unusual of sources we now have our first live-action piece of promotional art from Avengers: Endgame. The image of the six original Avengers was released as part of an Avengers: Endgame-themed contest run by popcorn company, Orville Redenbacher. The image gives us our first look at Hulk’s new costume, as well as a good look at Clint Barton in his new Ronin garb. It even shows new costumes for Captain America, and Black Widow.

“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th.

Avengers: Endgame Revealed With First Trailer

The wait is finally over, as Marvel Studios has revealed the official title for the fourth installment in the Avengers franchise as Avengers: Endgame. The first teaser trailer for the film was certainly that, a tease. Giving us a glimpse into where our heroes are at after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.

Tony Stark adrift in space with Nebula, while the Avengers on Earth concoct a last-ditch plan to avenge the Universe. We even get a look at Hawkeye, now in his Ronin persona in the film after the rumored loss of his family. There’s not much to take in here, aside from hype, but that should be enough to sustain us all for a while before the film releases on April 26th, 2019.

First Avengers 4 Promo Art Leaks Online

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The first rumored promo artwork for the still-untitled Avengers 4 has leaked online, showing off a few new costumes, and new looks for the post-Infinity War team, as they prepare to face Thanos again. This may still be fan-made, but given the similarities to past artwork, it’s very likely official. The most interesting takeaways are Hulk’s new costume, Hawkeye and Ant-Man are there, with Hawkeye not yet sporting his new hair, and Captain Marvel joining the fray.

Most, however, will likely point out Captain America’s lack of his now-famous beard. Which, is simply tragic. Hopefully we’ll learn more about the film soon, as Marvel Studios has opted out of Comic-Con this year, leaving us with quite a few mysteries to unravel.

Check Out 22 Avengers: Infinity War Posters

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Marvel Studios has released 22 new character posters for this months Avengers: Infinity War. The culmination of 10 years worth of films for the entertainment giant, the film has become a celebration of the impact that Marvel Studios has had on film, and Hollywood as a whole.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27th. You can hit the jump to check out all of the posters, and get hyped for the movie.

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Hot Toys Unveils Full Avengers: Infinity War Cosbaby Line

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It’s become tradition at this point that when a new comic book film hits, Hot Toys releases a new official line of adorable Cosbaby toys representing the films main characters. Of course, Avengers: Infinity War is no different. The design studio unveiled the full line this morning, and it’s filled with quite a few spoilers and confirmations.

If you’re not looking for some surprising moments from the film, I wouldn’t proceed further, but if you don’t mind you can hit the the jump for over 50 images of the new toys.

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First Trailer for Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel Entertainment has followed up this crazy week of Avengers: Infinity War coverage with the first official trailer for one of the most anticipated films in cinematic history. Infinity War brings together our heroes from across the galaxy, with many of them interacting for the first time to combat the intergalactic threat of universal destruction at the hands of Thanos.

It’s an epic trailer that just barely seems to touch on anything in the film. It even holds back on Marvel’s usual depth of key scenes to draw the viewer in, knowing full well that everyone on the planet plans to see it in theaters.

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Dropping Tomorrow

Marvel Entertainment dropped a massive bombshell to continue the week of coverage and excitement for Avengers: Infinity War with the announcement that the first trailer for the film will be debuting tomorrow.

The announcement alongside a goosebump-inducing video featuring key scenes and trailer reactions throughout the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this is any indication, then the MCU is going to be pretty emotional for many fans the next two years.

Avengers: Infinity War Vanity Fair Covers Unveiled

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Vanity Fair has debuted the exclusive covers for its upcoming Holiday issue, that give us our first official look at characters from Avengers: Infinity War. Captain America is still sporting his Civil War costume, and Thor is sans eye patch, but a look at all is still a look.

The covers feature a total of 17 different characters: Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Vision (Paul Bettany), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly); and finally Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Hit the jump to take a look at the covers in full.

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New Comic Books: September 27

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Weeks like this are the reason that I love comic books so much. So many surprises, great endings, new beginnings, and fantastic starts. This week was filled to the brim with some of the best stories that comics have told in years. It’s a great time to be a fan of comic books, right now, as DC and their continued run of wonderful events such as Metal, and the upcoming anticipated Doomsday Clock have forced Marvel to up their game exponentially. Not since Civil War have I been this excited about a Marvel event, with Legacy recapturing the magic that used to make Marvel the “House of Ideas.”

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Even Diana is back on track, now! Wonder Woman tackling with Darkseid as he attempts to kill the Old Gods, and steal their energy. That’s going to be a hell of a ride. James Robinson is one of the best writers in comic books, and the art was amazing. That Diana looked like Gal Gadot was a bonus, making things feel more fun and alive. I’m excited for this arc.
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Can we please just get past the Negative Speed Force, already? I’m glad to see Kid Flash back in the fray with Barry, but these “horrible” powers are really getting old. I know that Bloodwork, who was actually a great, quick antagonist was just to help him get a hold of them, and I hope that now we’re on the right path to Barry inevitably entering the Speed Force to get his real power backs.
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A good way to end one of my favorite arcs in quite some time. A battle between the Green Lantern Corps and these Kirby-inspired cosmic golems was where it always ended. That the Highfather got involved, and John Stewart got to be a sniper to take one out was always just a bonus.
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Tim Drake has always been truly the greatest Robin. Dick’s strength lied in his independence, and ability to lead without Batman. Tim’s has been his ability to truly strengthen Bruce. That was evident in his origin here. Now, the Tim Drake of Tomorrow seems to have a different view-point, so it should be interesting to see where truly leads.
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This Metal tie-in wasn’t quite as great as Red Death. Murder Machine’s back-story was sad, with the death of Alfred, but he just wasn’t quite as dynamic a character for an evil Batman. Little by little, though, we keep learning more and more of what brought the Dark Knights into existence, and lured them to our world, though.
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There was never going to be any way that Thor could defeat the War Thor without revealing herself to Volstagg as Jane Foster. But, that didn’t make it any less an emotional moment for her character. This almost felt the most Jane Foster we’ve seen of Thor herself during her run. Perhaps Mjolnir is letting more of Jane in. Maybe she’ll save her from the cancer spreading throughout her body?
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Of course the lesson that Miles learns is about how personal the role of Spider-Man is. That no matter how hard he tries, he can never fully distance his personal life, from the life of Spider-Man. No matter how hard he tried, Peter Parker could never do it, either. It’s a consequence of being a hero, and it was a great lesson for him to learn, even if it was the most uneventful of all the Generations adventures.
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The Generations line has been wonderful, but this was on a completely different level. The prescient message that was said, and the strong characters and themes. It was obvious that Sam would have the largest shadow before him, but I wasn’t expecting him to live an entire lifetime. Start a family, and inspire Captain America himself. It was something else entirely, and completely changed the way I was thinking the Generations titles were happening. It wasn’t time travel, it was a message.
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Holy shit. That was fantastic. That was the best single issue of a comic book that Marvel has put out in the last 20 years. The resurrection of Wolverine, the impending resurgence of the Fantastic Four, and the coming of the celestials. It all feels so… Marvel. So wonderfully Marvel. A Marvel that we haven’t seen in a very long time. Maybe this really is Marvel’s Legacy…
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Jor-El’s experience was immensely tragic, and the obvious intervention of Doctor Manhanttan sets up so much for Doomsday Clock. This event is going to be something special, and I can’t wait. DC’s events are the best in comics, right now. They encapsulate everything that’s great about the medium, and what it allows.

R.I.P. Len Wein – 1948-2017

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The comic book industry is in mourning today, as we’ve lost one of our most beloved, and talented creators. Comic book writer/editor Len Wein, co-creator of characters such as Swamp Thing and Wolverine, passed yesterday at the age of 69.

A master of many aspects of the comic industry, Wein worked as an artist and editor, but was primarily known for his writing, having written for a who’s who of classic comic characters, including Batman, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Flash, Daredevil, and more. Wein even served as Lead Editor for Watchmen, after working on Swamp Thing with fellow legendary creator, Alan Moore. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family in this difficult time.