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Now Playing: Marvel Studios “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (11/11/2022)

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The time has come my friends and the long-awaited sequel to the Marvel Studio’s smash-hit “Black Panther” has arrived in theaters everywhere. The film is “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and continues the saga after the death of King T’Challa. From the looks of it, the film will add a score of new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I am okay with that. Let’s review the brief premise, casting and some art down below and if you’ve missed any of our other posts about the release just click HERE before continuing along.

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The Premise: The leaders of the kingdom of Wakanda fight to protect their nation from invading forces in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
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Presenting The Fifth Annual Ringo Awards Winners

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Last night, the winners of the Fifth Annual Ringo Awards were announced at the Baltimore Comic-Con and without any further adieu here is the full rundown.

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist):
WINNER – Jeff Lemire
Sas Milledge
Eric Powell
Caytlin Vilbrandt
Thom Zahler

Best Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Merryweather
Chris Miskiewicz
Tom Taylor
WINNER – James Tynion IV
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Marvel Reveals “No-Prize” Variant Covers For February 2023

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The Press Release:
Coveted by generations of True Believers, Marvel Comics’ legendary No-Prizes return in the form of eye-catching new variant covers this February! Coined by Stan Lee, the legendary Marvel No-Prize was originally awarded to fans who called out continuity errors in stories and later were given to those who could expertly explain them away! Over the years, the term and format of the prize itself evolved in many ways, but the spirit of it has remained the same! Celebrating this staple of comics fandom, these variant covers will take readers back to the glory days of the No-Prize by utilizing photographs of the actual iconic envelopes that were mailed out to “winners” in decades past!

Check out the three NO-PRIZE COVERS and stay tuned for announcements about exciting Marvel Comics variant cover programs coming your way in the months ahead! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

On Sale 2/8
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19: NO-PRIZE VARIANT COVER

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #19 (No-Prize Variant)

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Marvel Reveals Alex Ross “Fantastic Four” Portrait Variant Covers

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The Press Release:
The Fantastic Four are about to enter an all-new era! The upcoming run by writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello will be ripe with mystery and overflowing with suspense as it finds the team separated after a devastating incident back in New York. The first three issues will deliver exciting standalone adventures starring Ben Grimm and Alicia, Reed and Sue, and Johnny before the team’s heartbreaking and revelatory reunion in February’s FANTASTIC FOUR #4!

In addition to gracing the series with breathtaking main covers, legendary artist Alex Ross will mark this major milestone with a series of variant covers for the opening four issues! Presented in striking black and white and capturing the team’s timeless appeal, the iconic Fantastic Four artist has crafted classic portraits of all four members of the team in these must-have SOLO VARIANT COVERS!
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Marvel Studios “Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania” Official Trailer

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While many felt that “Thor: Love and Thunder” was a little too silly for their liking, it still was a good continued progression into the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe as it showed us other Gods like Zeus and Hercules who I am sure that we haven’t seen the last of. Currently, the excitement is high for the upcoming “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” film which opens up in a couple of weeks and to hold us over before a probably “Final Trailer”, we have gotten the first Official Trailer for the 2023 release “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” which I’ve shared below along with some premise and some casting. Enjoy.

The Premise: After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne, along with Hope’s parents, Hank Pym, Janet van Dyne and Scott’s daughter, Cassie, go on a new adventure exploring the Quantum Realm after accidentally sending themselves there with no way to get back and will encounter threats in a breathtaking world, plus might fight against their newest enemy, Kang the Conqueror, who has a ruthless army and a mysterious agenda.
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