Top 10 Captain America Costumes

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Hasbro’s San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives Includes Defenders and Red Skull Sets

With San Diego Comic-Con getting ever-closer, Hasbro has been unveiling some exciting exclusives that will be available at the convention!

Helping to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Marvel Legends Series Red Skull Figure & Electronic Tesseract brings fans the villain from Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

A brilliant scientist obsessed with domination, Johann Schmidt leads the HYDRA-Abteilung division, a secret unit that specializes in artillery and harnessing the power of the Tesseract to create super weapons. Bent on achieving ultimate power, Schmidt injects himself with an early version of the Super Soldier Serum and suffers the side effects, including deformation and a stunning crimson visage.

Imagine Johann Schmidt claiming the title of Red Skull and controlling the power of the Tesseract with this Marvel Legends Series Red Skull figure and Tesseract pack, as seen at San Diego Comic Con 2018. At 3.63 square-inches, the included Tesseract lights up and features alternating light patterns, as well as a seamless battery install for an authentic look and feel. Pack also includes a 6-inch-scale Red Skull figure, featuring Captain America: The First Avenger-inspired design and premium articulation and design.

  • Includes: figure, accessory, Tesseract, and instructions
  • 6-inch Legends Series Red Skull figure featuring premium articulation and design
  • 3.63-square-inch light-up Tesseract with seamless battery installation
  • Packaging featuring Captain America: The First Avenger-inspired design
  • #0 in the Marvel Studios The First Ten Years collection

You can check out photos of the figure, the Tesseract, and the packaging in the gallery below.

Fans of “Marvel’s The Defenders” will be excited to get a look at Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Series Defenders Rail Authority 5-Pack. One of Hasbro’s coveted SDCC exclusives, the set includes 6-inch figures of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Colleen Wing. The set comes in an original package designed to look like the underground public transportation of New York City.

Retailing for $124.99, the Marvel Legends Series Defenders Rail Authority 5-Pack will be available from Hasbro during San Diego Comic-Con, from July 19-July 22 (with Preview Night on July 18). Limited quantities of the set will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention, including HasbroToyShop.com where available.

You can check out photos of both the figures and the inside and outside of the packaging in the gallery below.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $124.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego) Imagine JESSICA JONES, LUKE CAGE, DAREDEVIL, IRON FIST, and COLLEEN WING defending New York City with the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK. Each figure features multiple points of articulation and premium, detailed styling, and comes packed out in an original package designed to look like the underground public transportation of New York City. Includes five 6-inch figures and five accessories. The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last. © MARVEL
MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $124.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego) Imagine JESSICA JONES, LUKE CAGE, DAREDEVIL, IRON FIST, and COLLEEN WING defending New York City with the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK. Each figure features multiple points of articulation and premium, detailed styling, and comes packed out in an original package designed to look like the underground public transportation of New York City. Includes five 6-inch figures and five accessories. The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last. © MARVEL

For more exciting Marvel highlights and news during San Diego Comic Con 2018, tune in to the Marvel livestream at http://marvel.com/SDCC2018 starting Thursday, July 19. Join the conversation using #MarvelSDCC.

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EXCLUSIVE: Coheed and Cambria Premieres “Unheavenly Creatures”

Fans of Coheed and Cambria have been eagerly awaiting the group’s next epic album. The Unheavenly Creatures comes out this fall on October 5, but to give everyone something to hold them over, the band is releasing its second single from the album — the title track, “Unheavenly Creatures,” is now available to give C&C fans the next chapter of the tale that the album will cover in full! Watch the brand new video above!

Last month, Coheed and Cambria released the first single from The Unheavenly Creatures, “The Dark Sentencer.” According to the band, the album is a “brand new story arc within the backdrop of The Amory Wars universe,” which has been depicted in previous novels and comics. From the band:

“…[W]e begin by seeing two captured criminals (Creature and Colossus) being walked through a ship on their way towards judgment for their crimes. It’s clear any friendship that once existed has not survived, as we see colorful flashbacks of their crimes committed against society, and perhaps, one another.”

Coheed and Cambria’s lead singer Claudio Sanchez is a long-time fan of Marvel and comics and drew a lot of inspiration from the books he’s read through the years. He spoke with This Week in Marvel to give everyone a deeper look inside what’s to come. Watch the interview below!

You can hear the full interview and more on the latest episode of This Week in Marvel, available now for your podcast listening enjoyment!

If a brand new single from a brand new full-length album wasn’t enough, Coheed and Cambria have even more great stuff on the way! The album, which is now available for pre-order, is just the “first act” of the new story, but there’s even more to go with the new video and music. The immersive Vaxis — Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures Limited Edition Deluxe Boxed Set, which is also currently available for pre-order on the Coheed and Cambria site, will include a CD copy of The Unheavenly Creatures, an exclusive illustrated hardcover novel written by Sanchez and his wife Chondra Echert with art by Chase Stone, a wearable plastic mask similar to the one worn by the main character in the story, an exclusive bonus copy of their album The Crown Heights Demos which includes early drafts of the songs, and a three-panel poster of expanded album art. View the gallery of Chase Stone’s illustrations below:

Art by Chase Stone
Art by Chase Stone
Art by Chase Stone

Art by Chase Stone

The only thing missing from this fantastical prog rock experience is a live show — that’s why Coheed and Cambria are also going on tour this summer! Included in the boxed set is the Unheavenly Creatures Black Card, which gives its owner early access to tickets and early entry to headline dates, including shows that are happening this summer!

Visit Coheed and Cambria’s site for more information about The Unheavenly Creatures and tour dates, and escape into a sci-fi universe!

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True Believers, every week, make your way over to Marvel.com for a rundown of all this week’s Marvel Games news, from console game releases to character drops to mobile event updates, and more!

As Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” begins to take flight this July 6, the epic action comes straight to Marvel Games starting this week! New content inspired by the film are heading to “Marvel Contest of Champions,” “Marvel Future Fight,” “Marvel Puzzle Quest,” “Marvel Avengers Academy,” “MARVEL Strike Force,” and “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2!”

MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS

Are you ready to float like a carpenter ant and sting like The Wasp?

Hope van Dyne AKA The Wasp, Evangeline Lilly herself, has assembled her team for the next Champion Challenge. Will your team stand a chance against hers? Find out in if you’re worth of the “Triumph-Ant” title in “Evangeline Lilly’s Champion Challenge,” running now through July 18!

The chosen Champions of Evangeline Lilly’s roster includes Falcon, Hawkeye, Stark Spider-Man, Black Widow, Captain America (Infinity War), and the final boss is Ant-Man!

What new challenges can you expect? First off, Size Matters! The buff changes gameplay based on the size of your champion. The bigger the Champion, the more useful they’ll be. Next, Particle Protectors will grant defending Champions the ability to Glance blows similar to Ant-Man. While Micro-Reflect deals some damage as Glanced hits are reflected back on the attacker. Lastly, Bulk Up allows attacking Champions to rapidly gain fury stacks as they charge heavy attacks.

“Evangeline Lilly’s Champion Challenge” consists of ONE chapter and FOUR quests with each quest containing 31 fights! Assemble the right team, overcome the buffs, defeat The Wasp’s Champions and forever earn yourself the rare title of “Triumph-Ant”!

MARVEL STRIKE FORCE

The MARVEL Strike Force “I am the Ant-Man” event has begun! Collect enough Ant-Man shards by July 11th to add him to your squad! Collect shards by progressing through the Event Campaign. Complete nodes multiple times to collect more shards, but note that each node contains a limited number of shards.

In addition, the MARVEL Strike Force update will see two new playable characters: Ant-Man and The Wasp, as well as new Ant-Man and The Wasp character event campaigns! Pick up Ant-Man beginning June 27!

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST

Entering the fray this week is 5-star Wasp (Hope van Dyne). Pick her up in the hit mobile game starting this Thursday here!

After a life lived in her parents’ shadow, Hope van Dyne took up the mantle of The Wasp. Armed with a brilliant mind for science and a flying super-suit made to shrink her down to the size of a wasp, no challenge is too big for Hope to take on (or make tiny)! Will the power of Pym Tech and her training in martial arts be enough to prepare her for the dangers of the Quantum Realm?

Hope van Dyne AKA The Wasp harms her enemies by stealing their AP and Health. Additionally, she has the ability to turn allies invisible. Once there are 4 or more Swarm times on the board, The Wasp Calls Upon the Swarm to deal damage and destroy tiles. The Wasp is a strong-all-around character. Team her up with the characters that balance her color set. She works well with strong damage dealers like Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes), or other characters that steal AP to limit the power activation of her enemies such as Captain America (Infinity War). Characters with Strike tiles will increase the amount of damage she deals and receives with Pain index. When there are at least 4 Swarm tiles on the board, all of The Wasp’s powers become Call the Swarm.

With the might of the swarm at her will, Call the Swarm, a high-cost Blue, Yellow, or Black power, The Wasp deals 4405 damage and grows her Swarm tiles, destroying them and three tiles around them. If any powers are Call the Swarm, her match damage is increased by 10% per Swarm tile. If there are less than 4 Swarm tiles on the board, this power reverts to its previous form.

With Pain Index, a medium-cost Black power, The Wasp blasts her enemy to send them reeling. Steal a burst of 5,557 health from the target, and an additional 1,235 health per Swarm tile on the board.

Taking perfect aim with Shrink Tactics, a medium-cost Yellow power, The Wasp shoots a Pym disc to shrink her teammate so they can infiltrate the enemy base. Turn a selected ally Invisible for 2 turns and place 3 Yellow Locked Swarm tiles.

Sting Operation, a low-cost Blue power. Steal 4 random colored AP from the enemy and create a 2-turns Countdown tile that creates 2 Blue Locked Swarm tiles.

The Wasp is available at increased odds for a special limited time. The Wasp makes her debut during Avengers vs. Ultron, beginning this Thursday. Snag Hope van Dyne during the special legendary store Women Warriors, where you get a 15% chance at a 5-Star, or the special limited vault, Hope van Dyne Vault.

New Supports will include the Quantum Realm and Wasp Gauntlets!

MARVEL AVENGERS ACADEMY

A special Marvel Avengers Academy event inspired by “Ant-Man and The Wasp” will see new characters Hope van Dyne, Ghost, and Goliath making their way into the Academy beginning July 5! More details to come!

MARVEL FUTURE FIGHT” gets a massive update while “LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2” will come chock full of characters inspired by the film. Check back next week for another edition of This Week in Marvel Games to get the scoop!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for Marvel Games news and interviews and follow Marvel Games on Twitter for more!

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Five Artists, One Story: The Immortal Hulk #3

In the story of IMMORTAL HULK #3, four people encounter a monster…yet they all see different things.

Written by Al Ewing with a framing sequence by series artist Joe Bennett, this very special issue sees a journalist visit four civilians who have each come across a monster known as the Hulk. But as they each recall their stories, their interpretations of the events differ drastically. And to tell each of those four stories, Ewing and Bennett have teamed up with four artists who will tell the tales in four different artistic styles.

Leonardo Romero draws a cop’s version of the encounter with old school, classic Super Hero visuals. Paul Hornschemeier contributes a bartender’s version of the encounter in “indie” style. Marguerite Sauvage illustrates an old woman’s version of the encounter with a romance comic interpretation. And Garry Brown adds a priest’s version of the encounter with a horror approach.

Get the exclusive first look inside July 18’s IMMORTAL HULK #3 right here:

Immortal Hulk #3 art by Joe Bennett (pencils), Ruy José (inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
Immortal Hulk #3 art by Leonardo Romero (pencils & inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
Immortal Hulk #3 art by Paul Hornschemeier (pencils, inks, colors, letters)

Immortal Hulk #3 art by Marguerite Sauvage (pencils, inks, colors) and VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
Immortal Hulk #3 art by Garry Brown (pencils and inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)

We caught up with Ewing to break down the process of devising such a powerfully distinct story.

Marvel.com: What is it about the IMMORTAL HULK that makes it so conducive to this multiple perspective tale?

Al Ewing: I had issue #3 as a multi-artist issue right from the original pitch—it seemed like a really smart way to give Joe a breather in the middle of the first arc, to make sure he has everything he needed for the huge stuff in issues #4 and #5. I know how readers feel about “guest artist” issues, so I wanted to make the first one a special thing in its own right—something to get people talking in a positive way. That’s when I had the idea of a Rashomon-style issue—now that we’ve been introduced to the new Hulk in issue #1, and given Bruce Banner gets his turn in the spotlight in issue #2, it makes a lot of sense to use this third issue to look at the different ways the general public perceives the Hulk.

Is he a Super Hero? A mindless beast? A horror? Or just Bruce Banner, a guy you wouldn’t look twice at?

Marvel.com: When writing this issue, how did you decide on the manners in which these four stories would be told?

Al Ewing: I knew going in that as well as Joe Bennett on the framing sequence, I wanted to do a classic Super Hero style and a horror style, so we had the classic mode of the Hulk covered as well as his newer tone. And I also wanted a much more indie style than we generally see in a Marvel book, something that might have crept in from the ’90s art-comix I used to read. And with one slot to fill, I figured we’d have something completely different—and since there was a doomed romance at the centre of the plot, a romance-comic style fits the bill.

Marvel.com: Why did each style feel specifically relevant to the respective characters telling those stories?

Al Ewing: The narrator of our “Super Hero” segment is a small town cop—a genial guy who’s a big fan of the Avengers, and who’ll be dining out on the slam-bang action he witnessed for life. Leonardo did an amazing job there—I know it’s gauche to compare artists to other artists, but he’s really reminiscent of the greats like Toth, and I’d love to work with him again on something soon.

The “indie” segment is brought to us by a grouchy bartender who’s telling his story to camera—he’s on the edges of the action, but his story is important because it gives us a look at Banner. Paul lettered that one as well, and it just fits perfectly in—like a slice of an auto-bio comic. I can see that being the point where readers get a little stunned by what they’re seeing.

The “romance” segment is narrated by an old lady who saw the best in the “villain”—he does look very like James Dean—and Maurgerite took that ball and ran with it. Her pages—self-colored—are probably some of the funnest and funniest in the issue, but it’s so beautifully handled that the joke never overwhelms the art. I really hope she had a good time on this—it looks like she did.

And finally, the “horror” pages come to us from a shell-shocked Priest, who’s been very badly affected by the awful events. Garry gave us a really dark, shadowy, sketchy feel, and Paul Mounts colored that perfectly…a really classic horror look, but at the same time very much its own thing.

Immortal Hulk #3 cover by Alex Ross

Marvel.com: Were you inspired by any other films, genres, books, or comics for this issue?

Al Ewing: There’s an episode of the Italian strip Il Commissario Spada, by Gianluigi Gonano and Gianni De Luca, I think, that involved the titular policeman chasing a purse-snatcher and asking various witnesses about him—each witness describing him differently, accompanied by a visual sketch of what they’re talking about. The actual perp looks totally different, of course. That was in my mind while I wrote this—we see a very different Hulk and Hotshot in each of the segments.

Unless you’re seeing Joe Bennett’s framing sequence, readers probably shouldn’t trust anything they see entirely.

Marvel.com: How does this issue propel us forward in the larger story of the Immortal Hulk?

Al Ewing: It’s another Hulk sighting, so we’re one step closer to Bruce’s return being common knowledge. It’s the return of Jackie McGee, doggedly on the trail of the Hulk—and we’re starting to find out about something else that might be lurking in the background of things, below everything…One Below All, if you will. Oh, and there’s a guest appearance by a certain hairy Canadian with claws—not that one—who’ll become very important to this book…

Here’s the full cast of creators teaming up for this extraordinary issue of IMMORTAL HULK:

WRITER: Al Ewing
FRAMING SEQUENCE: Joe Bennett (pencils), Ruy José (inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
COP’S STORY: Leonardo Romero (pencils & inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
BARTENDER’S STORY: Paul Hornschemeier (pencils, inks, colors, letters)
OLD LADY’S STORY: Marguerite Sauvage (pencils, inks, colors) and VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
PRIEST’S STORY: Garry Brown (pencils and inks), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Cory Petit (letters)
COVER: Alex Ross

On July 18, experience a story unlike any other with IMMORTAL HULK #3! Contact your local comic shop now to reserve an issue!

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