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Spider-Man is ready to swing in with new ‘Civil War’ merchandise

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We’ve seen barely a trickle of Spider-Man merchandise tied to Captain America: Civil War, such as the recently revealed Funko Pop! figure and the Hot Toys Cosbaby, but you can rest assured the floodgates are about to open.

USA Today offers a first look at just some of the products on the horizon featuring the well-received new wall-crawler (played by Tom Holland), ranging from the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes “Tanker Truck Takedown” set (which also includes minifigs of Captain America, Vision and Hawkeye) to Hasbro’s Civil War Miniverse pack, which will feature Spider-Man alongside Black Panther, Cap, Black Widow, Falcon, War Machine, Iron Man and Ant-Man.

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Avengers and X-Men wage war in action-packed fan trailer

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Fans at last saw Spider-Man introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Civil War, but it will be a long, long time before they witness the X-Men do the same. Until then, they can watch this epic fan trailer, which pits Marvel’s mutants against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, over and over and over again.

Seriously, Fox and Marvel aren’t going to reach any kind of deal in the foreseeable future, so settle in with this video on a loop.

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Tom Holland’s Spider-Man snags his own Funko Pop! figure

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One of the breakout stars of Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is swinging into Funko’s Pop! line — and he’s bringing Hawkeye with him.

Oh, and he’s carrying you-know-who’s shield.

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‘Captain America’ theme gets a heavy metal makeover

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It’s not often that you can say “Captain America rocks” — after all, he’s a straight-laced superhero who’s roughly your (great-) grandparents’ age. However, here it’s fitting, and without an ounce of irony.

Eric Calderone (aka Erock), whom you may recognize from his 2014 rendition of the Iron Man theme, pay tribute to the Sentinel of Liberty with a metal version of Alan Silvestri’s “Captain America March” from Captain America: The First Avenger — with a little assistance from “Underoos.”

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‘Civil War’ short film has Iron Man taking on Captain America in first-person

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A new video lets you (literally) see things from Iron Man’s point-of-view in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Created by Danny Shepherd of ismahawk, a short film titled “First Person: Iron Man” takes a “Hardcore Henry” approach to “Captain America: Civil War” by presenting a completely first-person version of the film

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Valentino debuts Batman, Superman and Spider-Man sneakers

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The designers at Valentino must have an appreciation for superheroes, or at least their aesthetic. After first introducing a capsule collection inspired by Wonder Woman, the Italian fashion house has partnered with DC Comics and Marvel for a trio of sneakers based on Batman, Superman and Spider-Man.

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“Captain America: Civil War” Hasbro Legends set includes Spider-Man’s new suit

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Ever since Spider-Man’s introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via his shield-stealing scene in that “Captain America: Civil War” teaser, everyone has been talking about Spidey’s new suit.

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Spidey tries the samurai look in Tamashii Nations’ Manga Realization line

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Following up on their Movie Realization line of acclaimed “Star Wars” figures, Tamashii Nations is exploring a Manga Realization line — kicking it off with a samurai-influenced take on Spider-Man.

Packaged with two blades, a few sets of web-slinging hands, and a grappling hook and line, the highly-articulated samurai Spidey figure comes from a design by Takayuki Takeya, the designer of Tamashii’s “Star Wars” toys.

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Face front, True Believers! There’s now a Marvel credit card

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It’s not a Merry Marvel Marching Society membership card, but this new Marvel credit card may be as close as you’re going to get.

Partnering with Synchrony Financial, the company has introduced the Marvel MasterCard, available in five designs: Marvel heroes (the Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy), Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America’s shield, and a more subdued gray version, featuring icons of some of the characters.

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‘Star Trek’ redshirt brilliantly has cosplayers ‘kill’ him, repeatedly

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Attending a comic convention dressed as a Redshirt from Star Trek is, y’know, fine but not exactly inspired. But attending a convention dressed as a Redshirt, and then posing with other cosplayers as they “kill” you over and over again? Genius!

That’s what Timothey Adam did last weekend at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, recruiting cosplayers dressed as characters ranging from Batman and Harley Quinn to Chewbacca and the War Boys to put that Star Trek trope to the test.

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Superheroes face their archenemies in this steamy latte art

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A superhero and his archenemy go together like peanut butter and jelly or, in this case, espresso and steamed milk: One just isn’t complete without the other.

As the latest wave of superhero movies begins to wash over us, Elite Daily turned to latte artist Michael Breach to recreate a handful — or is that a cupful? — of classic pairings in his medium of choice. The results are, yes, pretty steamy.

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Li’l Spider-Man learns a valuable lesson: Don’t sneeze into the mask

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Despite facing regular threats from such deadly foes as Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus and the Lizard, you have to imagine it’s the everyday concerns that trouble Spider-Man most. Like, where to get his costumes cleaned without giving away is identity, or what to do when he has to sneeze while wearing the mask.

It’s the latter problem that defeats the pint-sized Spider-Man in this video before he can even swing into action. Laughed at by the very citizens he planned to protect, the littlest wall-crawler can only pull at his mask and whimper. Spider-Man no more …

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Captain America returning to Disneyland as Super Hero HQ closes

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Marvel’s First Avenger will return next month to Disneyland, just in time for the opening of Captain America: Civil War.

Captain America left the Anaheim, California, resort in October to make room for Spider-Man in Tomorrowland’s newly renovated Super Hero HQ, which houses “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” and “Iron Man Tech Presented by Star Industries.”

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Artist reimagines heroes, villains in minimalist ‘Masks’ series

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Experimenting with the iconic nature of their costumes, Ukrainian illustrator Yuri Krasnoshchok has distilled the masks and faces of numerous fictional heroes to sparse geometric shapes in a minimalist series called simply “Masks of Superheroes.”

Spider-Man, represented only by those oversize white eyes, is probably the most successful of the bunch, but most of them are almost instantly recognizable, without the aid of the characters’ names.

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Comics A.M. | Stan Lee announces final appearance in Canada

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Creators | Stan Lee has announced his visit to Fan Expo Canada in September will mark his final appearance in that country. “It’s so pleasant to go somewhere where people like you and want to hear what you have to say,” he said. “It’s very flattering. But I’m 93 years old. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to do it. I want to make this one big event.” When it was pointed out that Lee doesn’t look as if he’s slowing down, the legendary creator replied, “Well, I can’t run the marathon and win the way I used to.” Lee made his final convention appearance in Europe in 2014. [Toronto]

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