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It’s Official. Squirrel Girl Will Be In The Super Hero Squad Video Game.

That amazing take on our hero was drawn by Katie Cook. What would Squirrel Girl look like in the Super Hero Squad? Will she ever be included in a video game? Soon, we will answer two questions with one stone!

Yes, it is true. Squirrel Girl will be available as a playable character in Super Hero Squad Online.

Click right here to see the truth about the new era. Then stay tuned for any and all updates as they become available.

                  

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X-Babies Zombie Variant is Here!

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In two short weeks X-Babies #1 will be popping up in comic book stores everywhere. That is the regular cover by Skottie Young. Are you ready to see the variant cover with the X-Babies as zombies by Humberto Ramos? Are you sure? Okay, don’t say I didn’t warn you…XBabiesZombieVariant

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“Squirrel Girl on Toon Disney. It could happen.”

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Dan Slott had one simple statement when asked about the Disney acquisition of Marvel Comics.

“Squirrel Girl on Toon Disney. It could happen.”

Word.

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Check. This. Out.

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Soon there will be high quality cardboard versions of Jessica Alba and Wesley Snipes to flip on our kitchen tables. I kid you not.

We have breaking news.

Upper Deck will release the Marvel Superstars TCG, a new game based on the Marvel Universe as envisioned by the movies, in February. This will be the first time that the movies, including Iron Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four, the X-Men Trilogy, the Blade Trilogy and others, will interact with each other in a Marvel game.

A Starter Deck will be the first release, followed a few weeks later by the Booster Packs. Approximately 300 cards will be released in the first set.

Each player chooses to become a classic Marvel hero or villain, then constructs a team to defeat the opponent.

Upper Deck will be hosting demos using a beta version of the game at Gen Con this week.

This is a shock. It is the most thrilling curveball I can imagine for the future funfest to be called the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game. My heart just jumped out of my chest and landed on the Silver Surfer’s board, only to be grabbed by Anna Paquin and absorbed into nothingness.

What. A. Stunner.

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Doreen Green is a Masterpiece.

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That poignant portrait is by Taki Soma. It is owned by a collector named Guillaume, residing in France. Thanks to Marvel Masterpieces, Squirrel Girl really gets around.

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Squirrel Girl Returns.

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I opened that comic and what did I see? Squirrel Girl herself, smiling at me.

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It seems that Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign now includes the Great Lakes Avengers. Gravity has been sent back to the midwest. Does this mean even MORE Squirrel Girl next month? We sure hope so. Stay tuned for breaking news as it happens.

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Check. This. Art.

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Those are one-of-a-kind sketch cards that were included in the Marvel Masterpieces 3 packs at random. The artist is Meghan Hetrick, and she is our new hero.

Click here for more. Spectacular stuff.

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Wrecking Crews, Taking Names.

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While talking about the upcoming Marvel Superstars game with the worldwide flock of friends on CBR, we received a strange request for a large image of the Wrecker masterpiece by Arthur Suydam. Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Mission accomplished.

I can’t wait to see the art for the new game.  Vs. System was one of the most glorious galleries that mankind has ever known.

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It Is Called “Marvel Superstars”.

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It is the news we have all been waiting for, and it is official. Upper Deck will continue to produce the highest quality trading card games in the world using the most spectacular characters in the universe. The first new product will be called Marvel Superstars, and it will debut at GenCon Indianapolis on August 13th, 2009.

“We are extremely excited about the possibilities that this newest partnership opens up for us,” said Scott Gaeta, director of new business development at Upper Deck. “Gamers and trading card enthusiasts alike will benefit greatly as a result of the collaborative efforts by both companies.”

Paul Gitter, president of consumer products, North America at Marvel, added: “The Marvel Universe and Marvel Studios’ upcoming slate of feature films are ideally suited for trading cards and trading card games that will appeal to a wide audience.”

At this particular moment in time, on Sunday July 26th, 2009, at 2:12 pm Eastern, the googling of “Marvel Superstars” only turns up only one specific match. It is a gorgeous fan-based painting by Deputee on deviantart.com. Feast your eyes.

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That is just a taste of what we have in store. Spider-Man, Captain America, and Nightcrawler against Magneto and Juggernaut, captured on cardboard. Here is another quote from Scott Gaeta to help us frame the future.

Vs. System was a great game but the general consensus in our discussions both internally and with Marvel is that we want to broaden the accessibility. Our target is still core gamers but the real growth potential is reaching the tens of millions of fans who have been exposed to all the great Marvel characters in recent years. Our goal is to bring new players in to our category and to do that we feel we need a new game. As we get closer to launch we’ll share more details but I can say that we are going to do something very fresh with our new Marvel TCG.

Very fresh indeed. Starting with the name. Marvel Superstars, here we go!

Stay tuned to this station for more, and bookmark our new blog which will be dedicated totally to the new game.

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Joe Quesada Wants Squirrel Girl To End Dark Reign.

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Comic-Con 2009 has just gone transcendent. It happened during the Marvel Comics panel discussing their massive ongoing inter-title event known as Dark Reign.

Dark Reign is one of those messy affairs that threatens to destroy the very fabric of the Marvel Universe. Norman Osborn, that guy who throws little pumpkin bombs, is the main mastermind threatening world destruction. No one knows who, when, or how he will be stopped.

If Joe Quesada has his way, Dark Reign will end with a bushy red tail.

During the panel discussion, the conversation turned to Squirrel Girl:

Fan in the audience: “Does she kick Norman’s ass?

Joe Quesada: “You read my mind, I want her to be the end of this!”

Dear Joe, we want that too. We realize that you were probably joking, and that you don’t have the power to make it happen on your own. Please consider it anyway.

Thank you.

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Loeb Confirms Red She-Hulk.

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Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness are the madmen at Marvel Comics responsible for the consciousness-altering reality of the Red Hulk. Today at Comic-Con 2009 they admitted that the redness is spreading.

It seems that Domino and X-Force will soon be involved in unraveling the secret of the Red Hulk.  Jennifer Walters goes lobster in the process.

Loeb said this about the new hotness:

Ed did the design, but Ian Churchhill certainly made it his own. The two of them sent stuff back and forth until everyone was happy. Ed’s big contribution to it was that he wanted this big, long, flowing mane of hair that was black and had a red streak in it – sort of like the Bride of Frankenstein. It makes her look super cool. We worked a long time on what it is that she wears because we didn’t want her to be wearing what Jen wears, and we didn’t want her to be wearing a white torn shirt. What she has on is very specific. 

Her personality is unique and somewhat new to the Hulk mythos. We’re having an enormous amount of fun with her.

 The images that were released along with the announcement provide an enormous amount of fun for the rest of us as well, and we cannot wait to see the Red She-Hulk in person.

Enjoy.

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One more tease: Marvel is starting plans for a Hulk family crossover called “World War Hulks”. Large times ahead.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: New Screenshots from Comic-Con.

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Wow. On the day that Activision announced the inclusion of Jean Grey and Gambit in the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 video game, they also released screenshots of the most amazing looking Iron Fist and Deadpool that a joystick has ever controlled.

Simply gorgeous.

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