Two Minutes Of ESPer Action Featured In Latest “Mob Psycho 100” Anime Preview

Look foward to the series’ July 11th premiere

A third preview of summer’s Mob Psycho 100 anime has been published. This one offers more than two minutes of the Bones’ (Blood Blockade Battlefront, Space Dandy) adaptation of the manga by ONE, best known as the author of the original, self-published One-Punch Man

Sequel to ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Hits Theaters on March 9, 2018

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ announced today in a special video on Facebook Live that its smash hit Wreck-It Ralph is getting a sequel. The Oscar®-nominated team from the original film is reteaming for the follow-up, including director Rich Moore (Zootopia, The Simpsons) and producer Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Bolt). Phil Johnston (writer, Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia) joins Moore as director and a Continue Reading

More New Pokémon Revealed in “Pokémon Sun and Moon” Trailer

Next 3DS outing launches this November

A handful of new Pokémon recently leaked, and some of them were strange enough to make people wonder just how legit they were. A Japanese Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer was hot on its heels with a confirmation, though, showing the oddball likes of Tapu Koko, Charjabug and its evolution Vikavolt, Drampa, Bruxfish, Cutiefly, and Togedamaru. More after the jump.

Follow the History of the Hulk Pt. 27

For over 50 years, the Incredible Hulk has been smashing his way through the Marvel Universe and into the hearts of fans. Whether you’ve discovered the tale of Bruce Banner and his other self through comics, TV, or film, get the whole story here…

Deep in a dream in INCREDIBLE HULK #351, the grey Hulk remembered a trip to his beloved Jarella’s other-dimensional world where the natives worshipped him as a god. After awakening in INCREDIBLE HULK #352, the magic spell cast on him on that world wore off and for the first time in three months, the Hulk changed back to puny Bruce Banner.

Trying to find out what happened to him, Banner wandered around Las Vegas in INCREDIBLE HULK #353 and discovered his alter-ego’s troubles with the Maggia crime organization. Transforming again into the Hulk, he broke up the Maggia’s attempt to use their Persuaders to take over the city in INCREDIBLE HULK #354. Meanwhile, the Hulk’s friend Marlo looked into the connection between the grey giant and Bruce Banner.

The Hulk went after Madripoorian crime boss Tyger Tiger in WOLVERINE #7, but found the situation too complicated after Logan’s involvement in WOLVERINE #8.

The cosmic gadfly Glorian returned in INCREDIBLE HULK #355 to create a special illusion for the Hulk, but the behemoth decided to kill him while Marlo watched. Glorian woke from his “death” in INCREDIBLE HULK #356, still determined to bring nobility to his friend and willing to sell his soul to do it. Meanwhile, Bruce Banner accepted a job as a janitor at a radiation treatment center in INCREDIBLE HULK #357.

With a contract signed in blood by Glorian, the demonic Satannish sent his Ghoul creature after the Hulk in INCREDIBLE HULK #358. The resulting fight brought down the house on the casino, earning our hero a pink slip from his boss. Glorian told the grey giant about his bargain with Satannish in INCREDIBLE HULK #359, and that the Hulk needed to perform a noble act to save him. The Hulk rolled the dice to save the cosmic vagabond, but the Shaper of Worlds appeared to rescue Glorian from the devilish contract.

After Banner’s ex-wife Betty lost her baby in INCREDIBLE HULK #360, the Hulk teamed with Iron Man in INCREDIBLE HULK #361 to break the Maggia’s hold on Las Vegas. Later, the Hulk hoped to reconcile with Marlo in INCREDIBLE HULK #362, but ultimately the two parted ways permanently.

Bruce Banner made friends with scientist Phil Stearns in INCREDIBLE HULK #363, but this new ally betrayed him in INCREDIBLE HULK #364 with a secretive dose of poison. When the Abomination forced Banner to change into his alter-ego with gamma radiation, the poison brought on a heart attack for the Hulk.

Stark Week: Extremis

Dive into one of Iron Man’s most iconic adventures on Marvel Unlimited every day with Stark Week!

Like any tech-minded individual Tony Stark constantly looks for ways to update his inventions to stay on the bleeding edge of technology. Along similar lines, comic creators tend to seek out ways to keep characters who debuted during the previous century fresh by updating their origins.

Both of those ideas came together in the “Extremis” story by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov that ran in the first six issues of the 2005-launching IRON MAN series. Ellis shifts Tony’s timeline to feature interactions with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan instead of Vietnam. He still nearly dies thanks to one of his own weapons and creates the first Iron Man suit to save himself.

Back in the present, a take on the Super-Soldier Serum called Extremis finds itself out in the world. Stark’s old friend Maya Hansen asks to see him after her partner kills himself, taking the blame for Extremis getting out. She explains that it completely rewrites the body, using what’s there to build better, more powerful organs.

Meanwhile, a guy named Mallen becomes the first Extremis test subject to roam free and begins wreaking havoc. Tony tests his suit against Mallen’s modifications and finds himself severely lacking to the point of near death.

Back with Hansen, Tony demands that she administers a customized version of Extremis that not only recreates his body but also makes it so the under sheath hides inside his body which he can now fully control with his mind along with the armor itself. Rebuilt to be stronger, faster and far more powerful, Iron Man faces Mallen in a knock-down, drag-out battle that results in one of them losing their head.

The “Extremis” storyline not only updated Iron Man’s backstory and gave him a huge power upgrade, but also influenced the Iron Man feature film that debuted a few years later. Both feature similar looking armors, high tech concepts and a slightly cheekier version of Stark that Robert Downey, Jr. perfectly captures on the big screen.

Hacking the System

Like all wildly efficient Super-Soldier Serums, Extremis continues to pop up to cause trouble from time to time. Versions wound up on the black market after Maya Hansen’s murder, Tony’s long-forgotten foster brother Arno Stark created his own variant and even Bruce Banner used a modified form to control his transformation into the Hulk. Tony Stark even released an app-based version during AXIS when his motives remained far from pure thanks to the inversion. And, of course, “Iron Man 3” revolves around Extremis exploding onto the scene of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Next, Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca force Stark to face “The Five Nightmares” in the first seven issues of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN.

Best of Funko 2016 (…So Far!)

Since Funko is releasing more products than ever before, we’re starting a recurring feature to reflect on some of our favorite figures from the past few months while showcasing the incredible people behind the scenes! 

We’d also love to hear from you, the fans! Please post a photo of yourself with your favorite Funko figure from 2016 on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram tagged with #Funko16! Two lucky winners will receive a mystery Pop! prototype! The contest will end on Thursday, July 7th! 

Check out some of our favorites below!

Tim (Art)

Taryn (Customer Service)

Mark (Marketing) 

Monika (Powered By Funko)

Amanda (Art)

Britni (Sales)

Doug (Accounting)

Poppy (Art)

Nina (Sales)

Tessa (Sales)

Stephen (Operations)

Amos (Art)
Check out Part 1 from earlier this year!

Crunchyroll Adds “OZMAFIA!!” to Summer Anime Lineup!

Starts 7/6 at 9:30am PT

Like a bolt out of the blue, new announcements continue to issue forth from Crunchyroll, and the next one of the day is OZMAFIA!!, a spin-off anime that focuses on the school life of characters from the OZMAFIA!! PC game. Read on for full details!