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Marvel Comics Finally Gives Quicksilver His Due

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After years of serving as a side character, Marvel’s main speedster, Quicksilver, is finally getting his share of the spotlight in the comic books, despite no longer being relevant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Quicksilver has become one of the principal characters of “Avengers: No Surrender”, described as one of the biggest Avengers stories ever. In Avengers #677, Quicksilver had to step up to the plate to prove himself to his doubters.

Though Pietro Maximoff has never reached the popularity of his DC counterpart, the Flash, he has managed to gain a significant fan-following since his creation in The X-Men #4 in 1964. Fans of the character had reason to be excited when it was announced ...

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Rian Johnson Responds to Last Jedi Haters: Wouldn’t Change a Thing

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson responds to the hateful criticism leveled by fans against the film. It’s been quite a roller coaster ride for Johnson and The Last Jedi since its release December 15. The film had the momentum of overwhelming positive reviews from critics going in, which no doubt helped it score an impressive $220 million haul domestically in its opening frame. But while the film skyrocketed toward a $1 billion gross worldwide by New Year’s Eve, grumbling from fans quickly intensified, and some went so far as to create a petition to remove The Last Jedi from the Star Wars canon.

Among the ...

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Last Jedi Deleted Scene Footage Reveals Rey’s Final Lesson

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The Star Wars Show is back with a preview of the deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Doomsday Clock’s New Villains Change Watchmen Mythology

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Marionette and Mime from Doomsday Clock

Mime and Marionette seem to have changed a fundamental aspect of the Watchmen universe in Doomsday Clock #3. The two villains were introduced in Doomsday Clock #1 as being part of the same world that is the setting of Watchmen and were recruited by Adrian Veidt (aka the hero Ozymandias) to help him with a plan to save their world from nuclear destruction by locating the missing Dr. Manhattan.

Mime and Marionette were apparently introduced as analogs to the classic Charlton Comics villains Punch and Jewelee. Punch and Jewelee were originally puppeteers on Coney Island, as well as petty thieves, who stumbled across a box full of alien technology they decided to use in their ...

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Rian Johnson: Last Jedi is the ‘Training’ Part of the Star Wars Trilogy

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Rian Johnson pitched his idea for Star Wars: The Last Jedi as being the “training” portion of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars sequel trilogy. J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens successfully brought back the characters from George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy while also laying the foundation for a new trilogy, and a new series of characters and stories, to flourish. But, when Johnson’s Episode VIII came along, many of those stories were tossed aside.

A number of questions audiences had after seeing The Force Awakens remain unanswered, and several plot ...

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