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Kabam Unleashes New Trailer For ‘Marvel Contest of Champions’ Mobile Game

Kabam, an interactive entertainment company, has unveiled a new trailer for the mobile game “Marvel Contest of Champions” at New York Comic Con. Players will be able to create teams with super heroes and villains including Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Thor.

The video embedded above offers fans glimpses of gameplay featuring Wolverine, The Hulk, and The Punisher—what do you think? A release date has been scheduled for December 2014.

Archie Comics & Dark Horse Comics Partner Up For ‘Archie Meets Predator’

Archie Meets PredatorArchie Comics and Dark Horse Comics are partnering together for a crossover project called Archie Meets Predator. The two companies made this announcement at New York Comic Con.

Writer Alex de Campi will pen the story. Artist Fernando Ruiz will create the illustrations. A publication date has been scheduled for Spring 2015.

Here’s more from the press release: “Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for spring break, where party and beach games soon get replaced by the most dangerous game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?”

John Lennon Stars in Comic Book

John LennonBluewater Productions has created a biographical comic book profiling legendary musician and songwriter, John Lennon.

Writer Marc Shapiro had this statement in the press release: “I approached writing Tribute: John Lennon as an exploration of a life full of potential and promise that was, sadly, cut short. We all know the importance of John Lennon as part of The Beatles. But I felt it was more important to concentrate on his post Beatles’ life and career, both good and bad, so that readers would get the clearest possible idea about who he was as a creative entity, husband and father.”

This new project, part of the Tribute series, features interior artwork by Luciano Kars and cover art by Graham Hill. Other recording artists who have been featured in this series include Queen lead vocalist Freddie Mercury and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

Marvel to Debut Squirrel Girl Comic Series in January 2015

marvel logoMarvel has given the green light for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comics series. The first book starring Squirrel Girl (a.k.a. Doreen Green) will be released in January 2015.

Here’s more from Entertainment Weekly: “In her first appearance, she defeated Doctor Doom. Since then, she’s taken on Wolverine, Deadpool, and freaking Thanos—and she’s never lost. Not a bad track record for a superhero–especially considering that the superhero in question is Squirrel Girl, a Marvel Comics back-bencher who’s probably best known for being Luke Cage’s nanny.”

Writer Ryan North and artist Erica Henderson will collaborate on this project together. Henderson created a cover for the first issue that includes appearances from The HulkThorCaptain America, and other heroes. Veteran comics creator Art Adams designed a variant cover. Follow this link to read an interview between North and Comic Book Resources.

‘Naruto’ to End its 15-Year Serialization

NarutoNaruto, the popular Japanese manga series, will soon end its 15-year serialization. Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump only has 5 installments left to be published.

According to, the concluding episode will appear in “the magazine’s 50th issue to be published in Japan on November 10.” For fans in Japan, the 71st volume of the manga book will come out on November 4th and a new anime film adaptation entitled The Last: Naruto the Movie will be released on December 6th.

Book Riot Launches New Comics Website

PanelsThe Book Riot team has launched a new comics website called “Panels.”

2% of this venture’s gross revenue will be donated to philanthropic causes. The website has formed a partnership with the Open Books literacy organization. Editor Paul Montgomery penned a welcome letter for readers. Here’s an excerpt:

“We wanted to drum up a community of seasoned comic book readers as well as novices to the form. That’s who we hope to speak to and also who we are. We looked for a wide array of voices. We found ourselves a chorus, and will continue to grow. Every day we get to play show-and-tell with our favorite new finds. We’re excited about that.”

Alison Bechdel to Create Third Graphic Novel Memoir

Alison BechdelCartoonist Alison Bechdel has become well-known for her graphic novel memoirs. Her first, Fun Home, came out in 2006 and her second, Are You My Mother?, followed in 2012.

Bechdel plans to create a third entitled The Secret to Superhuman Strength. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will release the finished book in 2017.

According to The New York Times, this project “chronicles her decades long obsession with various fitness and exercise fads, including downhill skiing, uphill skiing, rollerblading, martial arts, running, hiking, weight lifting and home workout videos and currently, yoga. The book will also explore the history of American fitness fads, and Ms. Bechdel’s efforts to rekindle her creativity through exercise, and it is shot through with her signature darkness.”

Stan Lee Stars in a Banned Books Week Video

How does Stan Lee feel about censorship? In honor of Banned Books Week, the legendary comics creator participated in the virtual read-out.

In the video embedded above, Lee talks about the value of comic books and graphic novels; he firmly believes that these books cultivate a lifelong love of reading. What do you think?

Sheryl Sandberg Stars in Comic Book

FFSherylSandbergBluewater Productions has created a biographical comic book profiling Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg.

Publisher Darren G. Davis had this statement in the press release: “Our goal is to show the behind-the scenes machinations – many of them ignored by the mainstream media – that resulted in Sheryl Sandberg becoming a leading voice in empowering successful businesswomen. A visual medium provides perspective that is not only accessible but more relatable to the average person without losing any of the information involved.”

This new project, part of the Female Force series, contains a story written by Michael L. Frizell and artwork by Angel Bernuy. Other women who have been featured in this series include Mother Teresa, Hillary Clinton, Tina Fey, and more.

New Trailer Unleashed For For ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

20th Century Fox has unleashed a new trailer for the Kingsman: The Secret Service movie adaptation. The video embedded above features scenes with actors Colin Firth and Taron Egerton playing spies Harry Hart and Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin.

According to Indiewire, the story (based on a comic series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons) follows “a veteran secret agent who leads a protégé into the world of espionage.” The initial release date was scheduled for Fall 2014; it has been pushed to February 13, 2015.