The feud between Thanos and Deadpool might not be as well-known or widely explored as say, Wolverine and Sabretooth or Daredevil and Kingpin, but the Mad Titan and the Merc With a Mouth have a real beef going. And it all stems from their mutual affection for the fair lady Death and that one time Thanos cursed Deadpool with life unending. As one does. At long last, Marvel has commissioned a mini-series specifically devoted to this rivalry. It's one that provides plenty of entertainment in its first issue, but also hints at a deeper, more somber core.
Writer Tim Seeley quickly settles into Deadpool's world in this issue. Similar to the recent Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars, there's a jumbled chronology approach to the story that cuts between a hyper-violent reunion between the two characters and the events leading up to that encounter. It does seem like that approach is more trouble than it's worth in terms of setting up up this pairing. This is more a team-up story than a real, extended battle between Deadpool and Thanos, but this entire opening chapter is devoted to setting the stage for said team-up. The conflict could be moving at a more brisk pace, especially in light of an opening scene that, while amusing, doesn't really add anything to the story.
IGN has a new exclusive preview for Extant's season finale, as Halle Berry's Molly Woods meets an exact copy of herself! Check out the video below:
Extant: Season 2's finale airs Wednesday, September 9 at 9:00pm ET/PT on CBS.
The recent reveal of promotional art from Captain America: Civil War -- thanks to Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner, who tweeted the images out -- has given us a good idea of which characters will be siding with Cap and which will be siding with Iron Man when the Marvel heroes go to war in the film next year.
Some spoilers follow.
But those images have also raised lots of questions. Why would Black Widow side with Iron Man and not Captain America, despite her being the only original Avenger left on the team with Cap at the end of Age of Ultron? Where's Scarlet Witch, who we know is in the film but not in these shots? And what about Spidey?! He's in the movie too, but whose side will he take?
Microsoft's newest Xbox One console bundle is extra special because it includes the hot new Elite gamepad as well as a 1TB SSHD hard drive. We break down the benefits you can expect as well as whether or not it might be worth upgrading to. Plus: we analyze Halo 5's newly released opening cinematic, take a guess at the real reason DICE is doing a Star Wars Battlefront beta, dry heave at Square Enix's pre-order incentives for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and...oh yeah, we give away a custom Gears of War-painted Xbox One console too.
The CW has unveiled the key art for Arrow: Season 4.
The poster features Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen, fully clad in his new superhero getup. It's worth noting the art is actually a reworking of the first photo the network revealed showcasing Arrow's new costume for Season 4.
Arrow returns to The CW on Wednesday, October 7 with a premiere titled "Green Arrow." In the meantime, watch our SDCC interview with Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, and executive producer Wendy Mericle below.
Mark Waid has the distinction of writing the longest unbroken run on Daredevil, surpassing even luminaries like Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Miller. It's a run that's been characterized by Waid's efforts to return Matt Murdock to his swashbuckling roots and veer away from the darkness that's permeated the hero's life over the past decade. Even so, things have grown pretty dark for Matt these past few months as he's faced the all-seeing eyes of the Owl and the return of the one and only Kingpin. Despite an overcrowded cast of villains, this finale issue wraps up this final conflict in a way that remains true to the book's optimistic spirit.
Strange as it may sound for such an iconic villain, I'm not convinced bringing the Kingpin into the picture was the best course of action for the series. The one flaw with this volume of Daredevil is the brisk way Waid has cycled through most of the villains. Here the conflict hinges on Fisk, the Shroud, Ikari and both the Owl and his daughter, leaving the plot feeling a little overstuffed. Kingpin's presence still seems a bit random considering that he played no part in Waid's run until this late hour.
When Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor) was last seen on The 100, she was leaving her people behind for parts unknown. Now, the show's executive producer, Jason Rothenberg, has revealed the first photo of Clarke in Season 3 and she is sporting quite a new look.
Wrote Rothenberg in his tweet with the photo reveal, "Sneak peek of Clarke in Season 3. You guys aren't ready. 2016 isn't THAT far away."
There's a slew of familiar faces in the new trailer for iZombie's second season, and a handful of teases for what we might expect.
Liv's boss Ravi appears, Season 1 villain Blaine returns, and Max Rager head Vaughn Du Clark (returning guest star Steven Weber) shows up in his menacing glory.
A quirky action drama, iZombie is based on the Vertigo comic written by Chris Roberson and illustrated by Michael Allred. Starring Rose McIver as Olivia Moore, the show depicts Liv's struggle to solve crimes after discovering she can access the memories and personality of anyone whose brains she eats.
Turns out that "Kombat Pack 1" comment made on a Mortal Kombat X live stream does suggest more DLC characters are in store.
Creative director Ed Boon took to Twitter today to tease four new characters with an image of four silhouettes and a large "Who's next?" written across the front.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) September 2, 2015
John Wayne and Captain America may have something in common. That is, if Steven Spielberg's prediction on the superhero movie genre proves true.
"We were around when the Western died and there will be a time when the superhero movie goes the way of the Western. It doesn't mean there won't be another occasion where the Western comes back and the superhero movie someday returns," said Spielberg.
Warning: full spoilers for Defiance Season 3 follow.
Defiance had a fairly rough go in its second season. As much as the show thrived on its increasingly endearing cast of characters, it also suffered from an underwhelming main conflict and a seeming unwillingness to take advantage of its dramatic new status quo. We've long since passed the point where the show can bank on the hype behind the Defiance MMORPG for its continued survival. It needs to work on its own merits and offer viewers a strong enough hook to keep them coming back each summer. Season 3 succeeded where Season 2 failed in that regard, proving that this show has plenty of life left in it yet.
There's a Bowser Jr. Amiibo coming, but it can only be found in one place.
Toys R Us announced today via Twitter that the Amiibo figurine would be available exclusively through their national chain of stores starting on September 11. Purchases must be made in-store, and only while supplies last.
— ToysRUs (@ToysRUs) September 2, 2015
Arkane Studios co-creative director Harvey Smith has pulled the wraps off a few secrets from the Dishonored 2 announcement trailer.
For starters, Smith promises that "everything Emily
does in this trailer, you can do in the game." That includes visiting the stately home in the video, which Smith says is part of a mission called the Clockwork Mansion.
In fact, the man behind the desk in the reveal trailer is Kirin Jindosh, the grand inventor for Serkonos who works for the duke. He also has a portrait of Anton Sokolov, because "Jindosh was actually one of Sokolov's students," according to Smith.
Machinima, a multi-channel gaming network based in California, has decided to settle Federal Trade Commission charges over allegations that it deceived consumers by releasing paid video advertisements for the Xbox One disguised as personal opinion.
According to the FTC, Machinima paid two YouTubers in its network $15,000 and $30,000 to create videos expressing endorsement of Microsoft's Xbox One console.
These content creators were instructed by Machinima to create content that "showcases Microsoft products in positive light," but were not required to disclose the compensation they received for doing so.
“When people see a product touted online, they have a right to know whether they’re looking at an authentic opinion or a paid marketing pitch,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Theon Greyjoy's hot-tempered uncle, Euron, has been cast for Game of Thrones' sixth season.
First reported by WatchersOnTheWall, then confirmed by Variety, Danish actor Pilou Asbæk (Lucy, The Borgias) is playing the eye-patched Euron (also called "Crow's Eye"), uncle to both Theon and Yara, younger brother of Balon. A warrior so brutal that his ship, called "Silence," is crewed entirely by mutes whose tongues he himself ripped out.
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Crackle's new animated comedy series SuperMansion debuts October 8th, and IGN has the exclusive debut of several character posters for the series.
From the studio that brought you Robot Chicken, SuperMansion looks at the life of a team of superheroes/roommates, The League of Freedom, led by Titanium Rex. Bryan Cranston not only voices Titanium Rex but is one of the executive producers of the series, along with Seth Green and the show's creators, Zeb Wells and Matthew Senreich.
Check out the posters -- and get some info on the characters -- below!
Disc copies of Shovel Knight are normally $25, but right now PS4 and 3DS copies are discounted to $20.
We just gave Mario Maker a 9. If you have Amazon Prime, you can get it for $50. And if you prefer a digital copy, Amazon now sells too, in case you're sitting on any Amazon credit.
Year Walk developer Simogo has created an illustrated e-book that tells additional stories from the creepy adventure game's world.
Called "Year Walk: Bedtime Stories for Awful Children," the e-book features five different fairytales. And Simogo has translated them into English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.
The e-book tells grim tales. For example, one of the stories focuses on a beautiful teenager who grows jealous of a pretty newborn baby. And what she does to rid the infant from her village definitely comes back to haunt her.
Along with "Bedtime Stories for Awful Children," Simogo is also bringing Year Walk to Wii U with the assistance of Dakko Dakko. For more on the adventure game, be sure to check out IGN's review of Year Walk on iOS.