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MARVEL: 15 WTF Things That Happened Behind The Scenes – CBR (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

In 1939, it was becoming clear in the publishing industry that there was money to be made by producing comic books. One of the people who saw this happening was Martin Goodman, who was a publisher of pulp fiction magazines. Goodman’s first comic book, Marvel Comics, sold 80,000 copies. Impressed, he then put out a second printing, which sold 800,000 copies. He was now fully on board with comic book production…

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Is Marvel’s First Real Comic-Book Movie in Years – The Atlantic

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

In Marvel lingo, Guardians 2 feels like a great six-issue arc, the kind of storytelling that used to be the backbone of superhero comics. It resolves the question of Peter’s parentage (his father is Ego, a celestial being whose true form is a giant planet), a mystery introduced in the first film and fully resolved here. Like many a classic team story, it breaks the Guardians up for most of…

FXX Orders Adult Animated Comedy The Untitled Marvel’s Deadpool… – Marvel (press release) (registration) (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

FXX orders ten episodes of the first season which is scheduled to debut in 2018 FXX has placed a series order with Marvel Television and FX Productions for the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series, an animated adult action-comedy TV series adaptation of the hit Marvel character Deadpool, it was announced jointly today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, Head…

Cartoon Network’s animated Lego Movie spinoff doesn’t have any actual Lego – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Unikitty was one of the biggest breakout stars from 2014’s The Lego Movie — Lego has made the temperamental, perky unicorn-cat character a marketing focus, with a series of individual playsets, and eight different mini-figure variants to date. But she was also an audience favorite, prompting a wave of cosplay and fan art. So like Lego Batman, she’s getting her own spinoff property — in this case, an animated Cartoon…

Ousted cheese curd stand turns up heat against Minnesota State … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

The State Fair’s purveyor of the Original Cheese Curds is turning up the pressure over the ouster of the family business from the Great Get-Together. Tom Mueller, who claims he hasn’t heard back from the State Fair about his request to keep the family stand open even as public support grows, has a lawyer and is ready to go to court. As a public corporation, the fair is “entrusted with…

What is a Fidget Spinner, and why can’t kids put it down? – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Move over Beyblades and homemade slime, there’s a new toy craze sweeping playgrounds in Sacramento and beyond. If you’ve been near a group of elementary school-aged kids recently, and in some cases even high-schoolers, chances are you’ve seen a certain toy whirring between their fingers. It’s not much of a gadget, just a spinning device with two or three prongs, but young people can’t get enough of them. And teachers…

FXX Orders Adult Animated Comedy The Untitled Marvel’s Deadpool… – Marvel (press release) (registration) (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

FXX orders ten episodes of the first season which is scheduled to debut in 2018 FXX has placed a series order with Marvel Television and FX Productions for the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series, an animated adult action-comedy TV series adaptation of the hit Marvel character Deadpool, it was announced jointly today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, Head…

Cartoon Network’s animated Lego Movie spin-off doesn’t have any actual Lego – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Unikitty was one of the biggest breakout stars from 2014’s The Lego Movie — Lego has made the temperamental, perky unicorn-cat character a marketing focus, with a series of individual playsets, and eight different mini-figure variants to date. But she was also an audience favorite, prompting a wave of cosplay and fan art. So like Lego Batman, she’s getting her own spin-off property — in this case, an animated Cartoon…

What is a Fidget Spinner, and why can’t kids put it down? – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Move over Beyblades and homemade slime, there’s a new toy craze sweeping playgrounds in Sacramento and beyond. If you’ve been near a group of elementary school-aged kids recently, and in some cases even high-schoolers, chances are you’ve seen a certain toy whirring between their fingers. It’s not much of a gadget, just a spinning device with two or three prongs, but young people can’t get enough of them. And teachers…

Donald Glover’s Surprising New Project Involves. . .Deadpool? – Vanity Fair

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Donald Glover has never been one to follow a predictable path. The likable comedian veered from genial network sitcom star to rapper to would-be Spider-Man to award-winning Prestige TV auteur to Star Wars leading man to Disney prince all in less than a decade. The next step for the Atlanta creator? The most unpredictable character of all: Deadpool. FX Productions announced today that Donald Glover and his younger brother, Stephen…

Cartoon Network’s animated Lego Movie spin-off doesn’t have any actual Lego – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Unikitty was one of the biggest breakout stars from 2014’s The Lego Movie — Lego has made the temperamental, perky unicorn-cat character a marketing focus, with a series of individual playsets, and eight different mini-figure variants to date. But she was also an audience favorite, prompting a wave of cosplay and fan art. So like Lego Batman, she’s getting her own spin-off property — in this case, an animated Cartoon…

Ousted Minnesota State Fair cheese curd stand turns up heat against State Fair – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

The State Fair’s purveyor of the Original Cheese Curds is turning up the pressure over the ouster of the family business from the Great Get-Together. Tom Mueller, who claims he hasn’t heard back from the State Fair about his request to keep the family stand open even as public support grows, has a lawyer and is ready to go to court. As a public corporation, the fair is “entrusted with…

It took me 23 years to watch a Star Wars film – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Enlarge Image Some are born with Star Wars, and some, like CNET editor Daniel Van Boom, have Star Wars thrust upon them. Jen Bisset/CNET In 2015, I watched a Star Wars film for the first time. I was 23. I know what you’re wondering — what was I doing for the first 22 years of my life? Being a video game nerd who loves getting absorbed in intricately detailed fantasy…

Marvel Legacy Indicates the Publisher Is Listening To Its Fans – CBR (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: Marvel has announced a new initiative for the end of the year that will change the landscape of the Marvel Universe for years to come. Over the last several years, Marvel has found a winning formula by relaunching multiple titles with a shiny “#1” and cover branding along the lines of “Marvel NOW!” and “All-New, All-Different Marvel” after a blockbuster event to…

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is exploding, and it shows no signs of stopping – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last weekend, Marvel is now 15 films into its grand Cinematic Universe experiment. The studio is only a third of the way through Phase Three, a planned 10-film cycle scheduled to end with the fourth Avengers movie in 2019. But Marvel’s efforts keep expanding, becoming more ambitious and wide-reaching across different media and genres. Not every studio can turn a…

Marvel’s Deadpool Animated TV Series From Donald Glover Ordered By FXX – Deadline

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Archer is getting a famous (and foul-mouthed) companion. FXX has given a 10-episode series order to a Marvel’s Deadpool animated adult action-comedy series, an adaptation of the hit Marvel character, with Atlanta creator/executive producer/star Donald Glover and writer Stephen Glover attached as showrunners, executive producers and writers. The untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series, set to debut in 2018, is produced by Marvel TV in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios. It marks…

Marvel movies need to match the diversity of the comics – The Diamondback

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What’s interesting to me about this predicament is that the comics don’t necessarily have this issue. Within the past couple of years, there’s been a major shift in the type of hero people are seeing on the cover of Marvel’s comics. In 2014, Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American girl, became Ms. Marvel; she was the first Muslim character to star at the center of a comic book series. In 2015,…

Toys R Us bets that fidget spinners are more than just a fad – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Just like its customers’ kids, Toys R Us is itching to get its hands on more fidget toys. “They’re pretty much evaporating the minute they get on shelves,” said Richard Barry, Toys R Us executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Enthusiasts say the colorful toys, which sell for $2.50 to $25 or more online, help kids pay attention by keeping their hands occupied. One version spins when the fidgeter…

Toys R Us finally gets serious about e-commerce – USA TODAY

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

The Toys R Us Web team in Wayne, N.J., works April 25, 2017, on a revamped website making its debut May 8, 2017. The makeover will feature bolder images, streamlined menus, and a pared down check out process.(Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY) While Toys R Us was minding the store, it admits that it fell behind on e-commerce. Now the company is taking action in a bid to make up…

When is Star Wars: The Last Jedi released, what’s in the Episode 8 trailer and who is Gary Barlow in the cast? – The Sun

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

AFTER the prequels trilogy divided Star Wars fans, eyebrows were raised when Disney announced it was resurrecting the saga for three new sequels, along with a series of other standalone titles. However, the franchise made a triumphant return with the well-received Episode 7 – The Force Awakens in 2015, and the similarly acclaimed spin-off film Rogue One at the end of 2016. The office poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is reminiscent of the…