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10 Astonishing Things About The Ant-Man Movie

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Marvel's Ant-Man

Before we begin, let me just tell you that there will be SPOILERS here. Cool? Cool.

With probably the most ridiculous superhero concept to ever hit the big screen and the shocking departure of director Edgar Wright (he was replaced by Peyton Reed, the esteemed director of the modern classic Bring It On), it was easy to assume that Ant-Man would be the first major failure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Everyone, including this blog author, expected a disaster. Well everyone is wrong.

Ant-Man is the most human story to come out of the MCU and it’s the funniest as well. It’s not the best superhero movie ever, but holy Stan Lee is it entertaining. Here are 10 reasons why (again, SPOILERS!):

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Behold! The All-New All-Different Marvel Universe!

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In October, the Marvel Universe will somehow emerge from Secret Wars as an all-new all-different Marvel Universe. We’re going to get 45 new #1 comic book issues that will feature both relaunched and brand new titles. Here’s a full list of all 45 titles including their creative teams and my all-important (no, not really) thoughts on this all-new yet still very familiar Marvel Universe.

All-New All-Different Marvel - All-New Hawkeye #1All-New Hawkeye #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Ramon Perez

Is this Kate Bishop Hawkeye vs. Old Man Hawkeye? Not sure but what I’m sure of is Jeff Lemire is great, so I’m on board. I still miss Fraction though.

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Flocked Aswang Pop! Will Terrorize Philippine Toycon 2015

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If you grew up in the Philippines, chances are you used to fear the darkness because of tales of the Aswang, the stuff of nightmares among Filipino children and adults for centuries. There was even a time in the ’90s when the news was filled with stories of alleged victims of this dreaded mythological creature. The regular black outs at the time didn’t help. It was crazy.

Now we can take this nightmarish ghoul home as a Funko Pop! vinyl figure. And it’s not just the regular one that we first saw back in Toy Fair 2015 in New York City — we’re getting a flocked exclusive for Philippine ToyCon 2015. This Funko Pop! Flocked Aswang can only be purchased (PHP750) at ToyCon on June 19-21 at Megatrade Halls 1-3. It’s the first ever Philippine ToyCon exclusive Pop! so we can expect it to disappear quickly.

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Welcome to the Marvel Collector Corps!

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When the Marvel Collector Corps geek box subscription service was announced back in January 2015, everyone lost their minds. One of the currently most popular names in collectibles, Funko, and pop culture giant Marvel have joined forces to deliver a subscription service just in time for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Everyone was excited and rightfully so because we just got a box of nifty Marvel things!

Marvel Collector Corps

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – The First True Superhero Comic Book Movie (SPOILERS!)

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I had to watch the movie twice before I could write this Avengers: Age of Ultron review. I was too distracted the first time to absorb everything. It wasn’t the loud kid who kept shouting the name of every character he recognizes. It wasn’t the dude mansplaining EVERYTHING to his girlfriend who probably didn’t care about who actually created Ultron in the comics. I was distracted by my internal screaming — “I AM ACTUALLY WATCHING A MOVIE WITH ULTRON AND THE HULKBUSTER. THIS IS HAPPENING.”

In a time when most comic book movies are either grimdark and grounded in reality or streamlined and re-imagined to appeal to general movie audiences, Joss Whedon and Marvel have blessed us with an actual superhero comic book experience on film. They have given us the first true superhero comic book movie.

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