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Geeky gifts for comic book geeks (including yourself)

Charmaine Blake

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Whether you love drowning in the pages of a graphic novel or just enjoy keeping up with your favorite universe on-screen, we all have heroes and villains that we just can’t get enough of. Indulge your geeky obsessions or those of your friends with some comic swag. We swear we won’t tell if you decide to treat yourself to a holiday gift. 

 

Codenames – Marvel Edition

Codenames is a card game where two teams have to try and make their partners guess what words they’re thinking of. In the Marvel Edition, you play on either Team Shield or Hydra and try to get people to guess heroes and villains based on clues like “tragic backstories” or “portrayed by white guys named Chris.” It’s the perfect gift for Marvel fans who want to spice up game night.

Batman Wallet with Money Clip

It isn’t exactly WayneTech, but this Batman wallet is a great geeky way to hold on to all of your cards and cash. It has three slots for cards and a money clip to keep your bills secure. Never leave the cave without it. There’s also a Wonder Woman version if your preferences are more Amazonian. 

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game

Based on the cult classic series by Bryan Lee O’Malley, this game lets you come up with your own Scott Pilgrim storyline. You can beat down evil exes for points and unleash crazy card combos to pave your road to victory. It can’t be any crazier than a day at Honest Ed’s.

Groot Mini Fridge

Perfect for a Marvel marathon leading up to Infinity War, this mini-fridge with Baby Groot printed on the front can hold your snacks and drinks so they’re on standby when you’re blasting through movies. Bonus: It has both warm and cool settings.

Deadpool Sports Jacket

Who wouldn’t want to dress up as the merc with a mouth? This stylish sports jacket is waterproof and makes you look killer, pun sort of intended.

Wonder Woman headphones

After Wonder Woman’s spectacular cinematic debut this year, who wouldn’t want to show some love for Diana of Themyscira? These over-the-ear headphones have Wonder Woman’s signature logo and star-spangled designs that only true Amazons will appreciate.

Hela handbag

Hela is our new favorite (and unfortunately one of like, two) villainesses of the MCU that rocked the god of thunder’s world in Thor: Ragnarok. Honor your newfound love for the goddess of death with this handbag styled after her epic armor. 

Herocross DC Comics Metal Figures

You deserve cooler looking display toys than Funko Pops, and these Herocross DC Metal figures can do just the trick. The Superman and Batman figures are fully poseable and come with their own accessories.

Lady Deadpool Heat Changing Mug

Your morning coffee could definitely use more mouthy mercs. This Lady Deadpool mug changes when you add your hot beverage, revealing some awesome art of the deadly assassin strutting her stuff. The perfect geeky pick-me-up.

Sodium Batman shirt

If you don’t get this joke, then we sort of feel bad for you, but here’s the quick explainer. The symbol for sodium is Na — ring any bells? Like the Batman theme song, perhaps?

Thor Winter Hat

Let the god of thunder’s headgear keep you warm this winter as you strut around in the snow like a true Asgardian.

Wonder Woman Sword

Not unlike your average lightsaber toy, Diana’s epic God Killer sword makes sounds as you swing it. The blade is also made of foam so it’s relatively light, but you should still be careful not to hit anyone with it.

Captain America Canvas Crossbody Bag

This canvas bag is strong and brave, here to save the American way. It’s got plenty of pockets and patriotic patches to show your love for the Star-Spangled man in style.

 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/21/comic-book-geek-nerd-gift-guide-dc-marvel/

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IMAX is having a 20-film Marvel movie marathon

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Marvel’s having a 10th birthday bash, and you’re invited.

IMAX, Marvel Studios, and Walt Disney Studios have announced that, in a celebration of the franchise’s 10th anniversary, all 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are coming to IMAX theaters this Labor Day weekend.

Yup, all of them – including, for the first time ever in that jumbo-sized format, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America: The First Avenger.

And the Marvel crew couldn’t be more excited, as explained in this promotional video explaining just why it’s so important for you to not just watch these movies, but to watch them in IMAX.

“A lot of superheroes coming together. Sounds like IMAX was the appropriate call,” says Chris Evans.

Hey, who are we to argue with Captain America?

The “Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Film Festival,” as it’s called, will run from Thursday, Aug. 30 through Thursday, Sep. 6 in select IMAX theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

For the first five days (Aug. 30 – Sep. 3), all 20 films will be shown in the order they were released. The following two days (Sep. 4-5) will be “theme days” centered around origin stories and team-ups. Finally, the event will wrap up on Sep. 6 with encore showings of two of the films, as voted on by fans.

Tickets are on sale now at IMAX.com/MarvelFest.

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DC disaster: can Supergirl save the universe for Warner Bros?

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With the titanic tedium of Batman and Superman having left the studios vision in mortal danger, execs have recognised its time for the boys to step aside

“Its probably fair to say that Supergirl likely to be the next costumed titan to get their own movie is not the first DC superhero who springs to mind for the average comic-book fan. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman occupy far taller plinths on the pantheon than Kara Zor-El, who, prior to the current TV series starring Melissa Benoist, was best known for the 1984 movie so terrible that the characters fellow Kryptonians were probably happy to be dead and buried so they didnt have to watch it.

Yet there is a problem with DCs holy trinity. DC has ruined its plans for a shared universe centred around the three superheroes, with the heavy metal cacophony of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice having jarred horribly with the prosaic lilt of Justice League. If the studio, Warner Bros, has any plans to to get the gang back together again, it will have to do a much better job of getting audiences interested in its characters before trying to unite them in a money-spinning, Marvel-style mega-team.

The good news is that the best instalment so far has been Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman, which was cheerfully unconcerned with the rest of the DC extended universe (DCEU), the movie taking place in a different era to the other films……………….

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/09/supergirl-movie-batman-superman-warner-bros-dc

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‘Iron Fist’ Netflix teaser has a first look at Danny’s comic book mask

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It’s been said many times before that what looks cool in the comics doesn’t always translate on film. Here today with an object lesson in that idea is Netflix’s latest teaser for Iron Fist Season 2, which also confirms (again) that the Marvel series will return on Sept. 7.

Brace yourself. Here it is:

Just for the sake of comparison, the comic book version looks like this. So as you can see, the Netflix version isn’t too far off, style-wise. But it also reads very differently here.

Iron Fist returns on Sept. 7, and for all the time we spent razzing Danny Rand during Season 1, there’s reason to suspect that this second season will fare much better.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/07/28/iron-fist-netflix-teaser-comic-mask/

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