The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that ABC has green-lit (green-lighted?) Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. an additional nine episodes, bringing the total for the first season up to 22 shows. This is despite the fact that ratings have been on a steady decline since the premiere even though the most recent episode has been lauded by critics. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on ABC on Tuesdays at 8pm.
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Remember this great Thor: The Dark World poster we posted the other day? Well it turns out it isn’t just there to look pretty (unlike much of the cast of Thor: The Dark World) and just a day later it was announced that an eight character DLC pack of Asgardian goodness will be available the day of release. There seems to be no info on what the characters will be, but if you subtract the Thor and Loki figs from that poster (since they’ve already been confirmed) it just happens to leave eight characters. See kids, math can be fun if it leads to playing with Natalie Portman. As, playing AS Natalie Portman.
Could there still be even MORE information to come from this weekends NYCC? I guess we’ll find out soon.
As promised a couple weeks ago, the page with all the available Marvel LEGO cover variants can now be found in the feature section here. In every possible case we’ve included the virgin art without titles and barcodes as well as final cover art. At the moment we are only really trying to nail down the majority of the Hawkeye art. Poor Clint, his book is critically acclaimed and more popular than any he’s had before and he’s still the last guy picked.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Marvel for sending us the file images and Leonel Castellani for doing such a great job with all these covers. Hope everyone interested has found the ones they’re looking for!
Forbes posted a small but significant update to the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game.
Venom: Through the power of Change.org, it seems that TT Games will be listening to its fans and include a big fig version of Venom in order to keep the character true to it’s comic book counterpart despite the petition not reaching its 500 signature minimum.
No Wii Version: There is still no Wii version, only Wii U, and that doesn’t stem from any other reason other than attrition. With support for every platform including the new(ish) Wii U, Playstation 4, and Xbox One, one platform had to be let go, and that was unfortunately the Wii.
Baxter Building Gameplay:
Wednesday’s new comic book day for this week has three new LEGO covers promoting the upcoming game. Fantastic Four #13 and Superior Spider-Man #19 have been pushed back into next weeks grouping, which should put it at six books. As it already looks like my local shop doesn’t stock enough of those titles to get these variants, I’m wary of such a large bunch all at once. So, I may have to make use of Midtown myself to get the Cap and Loki variants. I’ve really enjoyed seeing the sketch variants of these covers and seeing the changes made to the final images. Personally, I would have been even more excited had the final colour version been of the classic Captain America suit, but I’d be happy either way.
- Avengers A.I. #4 LEGO Variant Colour Cover $17.00, down from $20
- Avengers A.I. #4 LEGO Variant Sketch Cover $63.75, down from $75
- Captain America #12 LEGO Variant Colour Cover $17.00, down from $20
- Captain America #12 LEGO Variant Sketch Cover $63.75, down from $75
- Thor: God Of Thunder #14 LEGO Variant Colour Cover $17.00, down from $20
- Thor: God Of Thunder #14 LEGO Variant Sketch Cover $63.75, down from $75
Support your local comic shop by hittting up the Comic Shop Locator and punching in your zip code.
Its been a tradition now for LEGO to produce a parody movie poster of Marvel characters in LEGO form, and Thor: The Dark World is no exception. USAToday.com posted the above poster earlier today to promote the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game as indicated by the game platform names listed along the bottom of the poster.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will be released on October 22nd and Thor: The Dark World opens on November 8th.
This Wednesday’s new comic book day only gives us two covers promoting the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game, so it should be easier on some wallets. All New X-Men #17 with Leonel Castellani’s fantastic homage to Jim Lee’s cover of X-Men #1 from back in 1991 should be quite popular. Also, the cover for Marvel Universe: Avengers Assemble #1 includes Falcon, which is the only character to appear on one of these covers that hasn’t been produced as a minifig… yet. The book is also based on the new cartoon aimed at an all ages audience and those books are usually not ordered in great quantity, so expect it to be a tad more rare then some of the others.
- All New X-Men #17 LEGO Variant Colour Cover $17.00, down from $20
- All New X-Men #17 LEGO Variant Sketch Cover $63.75, down from $75
- Marvel Universe: Avengers Assemble #1 LEGO Variant Colour Cover $21.25, down from $25
Again, please try and your support local comic shop by hittting up the Comic Shop Locator and punching in your zip code.
IGN published an article yesterday revealing some of the vehicles used in the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game. They are the Deadpool Scooter, Magneto Mobile, Pumpkin Chopper, Spider-Man’s Spider Copter, X-Jet, Fantasticar, and the Cloud Rider which was designed by a 14-year-old competition winner. The design of the Cloud Rider was inspired by the lightcycles in TRON and using S.H.I.E.L.D. colors.
The second episode of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs tomorrow on ABC and after last weeks explosive debut, it seems Marvel and ABC are already trying to take it to the next level. Both Agent Coulson himself, series star Clark Gregg and Marvel.com’s executive editorial director Ryan Penagos have booth suggested viewers watch everything, credits included, saying “make sure you stay tuned until the end, proper Marvel style.” Eagle eyed fans will notice an easter egg at the end of the promo that could be a hint to what these teases are pointing to. I’ll tell you this, if my local Canadian affiliate pre-empts the end and I miss it I will be furious.