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‘Captain America: Civil War’ gets striking fan-made opening titles


If you’re not already counting down the days until May 6, 2016, these fan-made opening titles for Captain America: Civil War may just change that.

Produced by Turkish animator Saruhan Saral, the animated sequence does a wonderful job of introducing all of the key players — with 15, give or take, that’s no easy task — before clearly depicting the two sides. It’s so nicely done, you’ll probably watch it a couple of times.

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Creepy, incredible Venom cosplay makeup will fuel nightmares


With his tentacle-like tongue, razor-sharp teeth and trail of saliva, Venom is well-suited for Halloween scares. However, Marvel’s fan-favorite symbiote can be a tough costume to pull off for all but the most skilled cosplayers. But thanks to a well-timed Throwback Thursday post, we get a look at an impressively scary Venom that you can put together in plenty of time for trick-or-treat.

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Hulk rampages through Los Santos in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’


Considering how much damage armed criminals do to Los Santos, the last thing the city needs is a rampaging Hulk, but that’s exactly what it gets in this new PC mod for Grand Theft Auto V.

Created by JulioNIB, the mod allows Marvel’s roaring Green Goliath to leap through the air, hurl vehicles and wield a street lamp like an enormous club. This Hulk is even armed with his signature thunderclap.

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Jeb Bush declares Supergirl is ‘pretty hot’


Following days of heated exchanges regarding his brother and 9/11, Jeb Bush should’ve welcomed a softball question about his favorite Marvel superhero. However, the struggling Republican presidential contender swung, missed and then got a little weird.

Appearing Wednesday at a Libre Initiative forum in Las Vegas, the former Florida governor initially seemed prepared for the question (“Who is your favorite superhero — Marvel, they have in parenthesis — and why?”), delivering a response tailored to the conservative audience. “I like watching the movies,” Bush said, “and I wish I owned Marvel, as somebody who believes in capitalism.”

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Batman, Thor and Hulk star in minimalist ads for dental floss


Superheroes like Batman, Thor and the Incredible Hulk have been used to promote a wide range of products over the decades, but this may be the first time they’ve been enlisted to promote dental floss.

Produced by Ecuadorean agency Independiente, this series of ads for Oral-B cleverly uses dental floss to create instantly recognizable outlines of the Dark Knight, the thunder god and the Green Goliath. They’re probably not authorized by Marvel or DC Comics — there’s no trademark information to be seen — but they’re clever nonetheless.

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Watch Michigan State marching band’s tribute to Marvel Universe


Michigan State University’s Spartan Marching Band transformed into the Merry Marvel Marching Society on Saturday, saluting the Marvel Universe during halftime of the game against Michigan.

During the six-minute-plus choreographed performance, the band gave musical nods to Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, The Avengers and, yes, even the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon.

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Comics A.M. | ‘Nimona’ shortlisted for National Book Awards


Awards | Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona has made the shortlist for the National Book Awards, only the third graphic novel to make it that far. At 23, Stevenson is apparently the youngest NBA finalist ever. Nimona is based on an idea Stevenson began toying with in high school and developed into her senior thesis at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She started posting the comic online, and a literary agent spotted it and signed her on. “I don’t know if I actually expected anything to come from signing with an agent — I assumed I’d self-publish, like most webcomic creators did,” she said. “Then my agent called me when I was in the middle of a class critique to tell me that he had sold it to HarperCollins, and that was that.” [Comic Riffs]

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Daredevil Mr. Potato Head is … the Yam Without Fear


Hell’s Kitchen is boiling over with crime and corruption, leaving the neighborhood in taters tatters. There’s only one spud who can protect the small fries: Daredevil Mr. Potatohead.

Newly introduced alongside Star-Lord, Groot and The Vision, it’s part of PW Toys‘ Marvel Heroes Collection, released under the “PopTaters” banner.

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Company creates Iron Man, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Frozen’ bionic limbs for kids

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With some help from the Disney Accelerator program, a U.K. company has developed prosthetic limbs for kids inspired by Iron Man, Star Wars and Frozen.

“Now kids can get excited about their prosthetics,” states Bristol-based startup Open Bionics. “They won’t have to do boring physical therapy, they’ll train to become heroes. They’re not just getting medical devices, they’re getting bionic hands inspired by their favorite characters.”

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This Punisher action figure is fully locked and loaded


Justice comes at a high price, and so does this impressively detailed and accessorized Punisher 1/6th-scale action figure from Sideshow Collectibles.

Mind you, if you’re a fan of collectible figures and Marvel’s popular antihero, the $240 price tag may be worth it. After all, this fully articulated Frank Castle stands 12 inches tall, and comes equipped with removable dual shoulder holsters, a belt with fully functioning pouches, two knives, two revolvers, two pistols, six pistol magazines, a rifle, three rifle magazines, four hand grenades, five interchangeable pairs of hands, and a removable tactical vest with The Punisher’s signature skull symbol.

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Watch the new trailer for Stan Lee’s graphic memoir


Stan Lee narrates the trailer for his upcoming graphic memoir Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible, a collaboration with writer Peter David and artist Colleen Doran.

Announced in April, the graphic novel is billed as “the story of how modern comics came to be,” chronicling the life, career and legacy of the co-creator of the Marvel Universe.

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Baymax turns menacing as ‘Big Hero 6′ meets ‘Age of Ultron’


Caring and cuddly Baymax became an international sensation last year, as audiences left Disney’s Big Hero 6 wanting their own personal healthcare companion. However, this trailer may lead fans to change their minds about the hairy baby-petting robot.

Created by Zenlike Productions, “Big Hero 6: Age of Baymax” is (as the title suggests) a mashup of Disney’s animated hit and Marvel’s blockbuster Avengers sequel. It’s impressively edited, combining footage from Big Hero 6 and dialogue of Age of Ultron to tease the story of a homicidal Baymax bent on the destruction of humanity, and the group of teenagers determined to stop him.

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This Iron Man mini-fridge is as cool (or hot) as Tony Stark

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Decades of hard work and innovation, first by Howard Stark and then by Tony Stark, have brought us to this: the Iron Man Mini-Fridge.

Forget all of the battle armor, weapons of mass destruction and nano-whatsits, this may be the pinnacle of Stark Industries achievement. Sold by ThinkGeek, the 14-cubic-foot fridge holds an entire six-pack, and its door is molded to resemble Iron Man’s helmet, complete with light-up eyes. It even has a handle, for easy carrying.

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NYCC: Marvel artists create superhero helmets for FDNY auction


As part of the 150th-anniversary celebration of the Fire Department, City of New York, the FDNY Foundation has teamed with Marvel to display and auction off specially designed helmets at New York Comic Con.

According to the New York Daily News, 10 helmets featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Hulk and Black Widow and others were designed by such artists as Joe Quesada, Kaare Andrews, Walt Simonson and Damion Scott. The full lineup will be unveiled today during the “This Week in Marvel” podcast at Discovery Times Square.

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Vengeance has a name in this ‘Punisher’ TV series fan trailer


Fans eager to see The Punisher make the leap from Daredevil to his own television series get a taste of what the Netflix drama might look like in this slickly produced fan trailer.

The work of YouTuber Jor-El of Krypton, the video borrows from several sources, including Daredevil, The Purge: Anarchy and Punisher: War Zone, to craft a convincing teaser for a story of vengeance starring Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle. Perhaps the most impressive thing about the trailer is that it’s surprisingly light on violence, yet it still manages to strike the right chord with the character.

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