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Marvel has announced merchandising plans for their mature TV properties, unveiling some pretty sweet “Jessica Jones” swag before the premiere of the series on Netflix tomorrow.
Some of the “Jessica Jones” apparel includes laptop sleeves, tank tops, and t-shirts, for both men and women. CafePress.com has launched an online store dedicated to the series, offering an assortment of merch for adult fans of the series and comics.
In plenty of time for the second season of the hit Netflix drama, Funko is expanding its Pop! Marvel series with four figures based on Daredevil.
The first wave of 3.75-inch figures features three versions of Matt Murdock — in his civilian clothes, in his black vigilante costume, and in his Daredevil armor — plus Wilson Fisk. Sorry, no Foggy Nelson, yet. There’s also a Daredevil bobble-head keychain.
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.
What if Aubrey Plaza played Kate Bishop in a Netflix original “Marvel’s Hawkeye^2″ series based on the acclaimed run by David Aja and Matt Fraction?
Gotta admit — it’d be a cool story, bro.
Frank Castle is a simple yet evocative character who would be as much at home in a pulp novel or in a ’70s action movies as in a comic book. He’s a man out for revenge, which is an age-old trope. However, the fact that there are three Taken movies proves we don’t care; we just want to see it. What was initially a throwaway Spider-Man villain has become a fan-favorite character, making The Punisher ripe for adaptation in other media.
Being so popular means you can survive a lot of bad ideas, like Dolph Lundgren or being an Angelic host. But what’s the best use of the Punisher?
With Daredevil renewed for a second season, Netflix and Marvel may be looking for a way to expand the series into a franchise. Allow us to suggest a kid-friendly spinoff, starring 3-year-old Parker as the guardian of Hell’s Preschool.
The son of John Nettles of City Light Studio, Parker is simultaneously fearsome and cute as a button as Daredevil in this terrific series of cosplay photos taken by his father.
Marvel and Disney hope to reach a broader audience with products tied to Avengers: Age of Ultron, which means more items that appeal to women and fans of individual superheroes.
“For the first film, we primarily focused on the Avengers property and the group shots,” Paul Gitter, Disney Consumer Products’ senior vice president of Marvel licensing, tells Variety. “Now we’re broadening the line and scope to create SKUs that focus on the team and the individuals characters, as well.”
Marvel announced late last week that a bunch of their classic cartoons are being released for Netflix streaming. Actually, “a bunch” is an understatement. It’s just about everything:
Today Pop Candy’s Whitney Matheson did something that some consider too revealing even in this socially networked, airport x-ray’d age: She posted 20 movies from her Netflix “Watch Instantly” queue. Like anyone else’s, it’s a motley crew of movies made possible by a massive library of films and the power to watch any of them at any time with a few clicks of a mouse — a blend of “comfort food” you want access to at all times, unwatched stuff you’re dying to see at the next available opportunity, major investments of time or energy you haven’t been prepared to make just yet, “eat your vegetables” fare you know you ought to watch eventually, and goofy guilty pleasures you’re simply tickled to be able to watch whenever you feel like it.
This got me thinking. I know there are any number of logistical and financial reasons why such a thing doesn’t exist for comics. But we comics readers are an imaginative bunch, no? And today I choose to imagine a world where I can load up pretty much any book I can think of and read to my heart’s content. So here’s what my imaginary “Read Instantly” queue would look like, circa today. Check it out, then let us know what’s on your queue in the comments!