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Captain America: The First Avenger in theaters today

Captain America: The First Avenger in theaters today

The long wait is finally over; Captain America is back in theaters. Now, we say “back” loosely, as his previous stint starring Matt Salinger isn’t all that memorable, outside of comedy. Chris Evans hopes to reverse the tide, using the mighty of Marvel and Disney to bring The First Avenger to prominence. Theaters are already a bit crowded, with Transformers: Dark of the Moon still riding high, and the phenomenal success of HP7, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, but Cap will look to carve his own territory. Anyone ToonBarners seeing it tonight?

Captain America leads Avengers to theaters July 22nd

Captain America leads Avengers to theaters July 22nd

This Friday, July 22nd, the assembling begins when Marvel and Disney introduce Captain America: The First Avenger. The newest super hero film hopes to kick start a whole new franchise with Steve Rogers, Captain America, as the title character. Having spent a few decades entertaining fans of Marvel comic books, this latest effort comes complete with an all star cast, a hefty budget, and all the high quality effort we’ve come to expect from a modern day super hero movie. But, hey, don’t take our word for it – check out this string of trailers, teasers, and sneak peek clips to make up your own mind, then head to theaters this Friday for the real deal!

Spider-Woman, salute to Marvel’s past

Spider-Woman, salute to Marvel's past

In just one week, on June 14th, Marvel Knights Animation and Shout! Factory will team to release the latest comic book to DVD title in their lineup, Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.. In honor of this event, we here at ToonBarn wanted to remind everyone that, even though this will be an awesome animated journey through the life of Spider-Woman, that our girl Jessica Drew actually has a long history of cartooning! In fact, over 30 years ago, Marvel Comics Animation teamed with DePatie-Freleng Enterprises to produce the Spider-Woman animated series on ABC. The series had a brief run (only about 4 months) but was is one of those iconic memories that we’re happy to share. Check out a clip and see if you can spot some of the differences between this Spider-Woman and the modern day take!

Marvel Comics gets new Spider-Man to replace Peter Parker

Marvel Comics gets new Spider-Man to replace Peter Parker

Geez, it’s just not an easy time to be Spider-Man. First, Broadway announces the (temporary?) closing of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Now, Marvel seems to have had their fill of Peter Parker as the lead character all together! Starting with Ultimate Spider-Man issue 160, someone new will be wearing the Spider-Man costume. In fact, someone new will be wearing something new, as the whole Spidey suit gets an update. The sleek black and red design was just recently revealed, ready to put into practice this summer after issue 159’s “Death of Spider-Man” storyline. Yeesh! So who is the new wall crawler, web-slinger, man behind the mask? It’s a mystery, so far. As is the future of the classic Spidey, Peter Parker.

Spidey swings from page to stage in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark

Spidey swings from page to stage in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark – the on-again, off-again musical set to hit Broadway stages – is back. The upcoming show, with music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge, follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider. This bullied science geek, suddenly endowed with astonishing powers from the spider’s bite, soon learns that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character. Originally penned as a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, the musical takes the Marvel Comics superhero to the stage, starring Reeve Carney as Peter Parker and Spider-Man.  Now fans can grab tickets in a special pre-sale offer through August 18th.  Check out the below poster for more details!

Batman 3, The Dark Knight suits up again

Batman 3, The Dark Knight suits up again

What?! There’s going to be a third Batman film, to follow up after The Dark Knight?? OK, OK, I know. It’s not exactly blockbuster information to think there will be a Batman 3 in theaters after the first two amazingly successful films. Everyone knew it was coming, but this past week is the first time it was confirmed people were working on it. When we learned there was development on the Superman movie franchise, we got details that director Christopher Nolan was hard at work on (Dark Knight 2?) Batman 3. Great news for fans superhero films; Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Green Lantern… whether it’s Warner Bros.’ DC Comics or Disney’s Marvel Comics, the film list continues to grow, making comic book fans happy. Who is your favorite?

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