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Marvel announces 'Howard the Duck' by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones

Guardians of the Galaxy was great and all, but how about that post-credits scene? You know, the one with the anthropomorphic duck? What’s his deal?

Glad you asked. Created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerick, Howard the Duck is one of the strangest and most subversive characters in the Marvel canon—that unfortunately is mostly known from a terrible film in the 1980s. But, as the old saying goes, the road to redemption starts after the credits of a blockbuster movie—and Marvel is bringing Howard back in a big way. This Spring, the publisher will launch Howard the Duck, a new ongoing comic-book series by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones in which the talking duck from another planet sets up shop in the Marvel Universe as a private investigator.

Fans of Sex Criminals already know that Chip Zdarsky is one of the funniest people in comics, and Joe Quinones’ fun, clean artwork is a great fit for the off-beat comedy of Howard. To get a feel of what to expect when the book launches, EW interviewed Zdarsky and Quinones about the series.

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Here's what 'Guardians of the Galaxy' would look like as a video game

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James Gunn made sure Guardians of the Galaxy wore its ’80s heart on its sleevein the music, the clothing, and even the cassette player Peter Quill kept on him. The Blu-ray and DVD release is keeping that ’80s spirit alive by re-imagining it as a video game.

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Marvel, Brad and George Takei honored for LGBT advocacy work at Vanguard Awards

The Los Angeles LGBT Center hosted its 45th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards Saturday night, honoring Marvel; George and Brad Takei; and Zev Yaroslavsky for their LGBT advocacy. Cort Lane, Marvel’s VP of Animation Development, accepted the Corporate Vanguard Award on behalf of Marvel Entertainment, presented by Two And A Half Men’s Holland Taylor. George and Brad Takei were the International Vanguard Award honorees, with Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, as the Rand Schrader Distinguished Achievement Award honoree. READ FULL STORY

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' gets the 1980s VHS treatment

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a pretty fantastic action movie that was also plugged in to some of the Big Issues of today—stuff like drone warfare, surveillance, and the morality of pre-emptive measures. Turns out it also works as a solid and relevant 1980s action movie as well.

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Marvel reveals the 'Secret' behind all of those mysterious teasers

If you’ve been following comic book news recently, you’re probably aware of the dozen or so teaser posters Marvel has been releasing one at a time over the past few weeks, with little to no contest. Today, the publisher released a video that reveals what they’ve been building to this whole time.

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Jack Kirby now receiving credit in Marvel Comics

While the terms of last month’s settlement between Marvel and the estate of Jack Kirby—the legendary artist who created much of the Marvel Universe with writer Stan Lee—were never made public, it seems that its effects are starting to kick in. A number of Marvel comics available this week now credit the King of Comics in their masthead.

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Spider-Man fans, Marvel's next Summer 2015 teaser is for you

Marvel has put out another one of its mysterious Summer 2015 teaser posters, and it’s a doozy for Spider-Man fans. Illustrated by Adam Kubert, the teaser is titled Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows and despite being a simple image, it’s absolutely loaded with callouts to some of the most controversial moments in Spidey history.

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The problem with collecting comics

Like most things made by people, the comics industry is rife with frustrating institutional problems that will probably never be solved in our lifetimes. If you ask five different people about the worst thing to happen to comics, you’d probably get five different answers (or one cheating answer: the 90s). But, as someone who writes about comics, here’s the one that I find the most destructive, the one that gets in the way of a lot of people reading and enjoying great work: the idea that comics are supposed to be collected.

Note how I worded that. There is nothing inherently wrong with collecting comics, but the idea that it’s what you’re supposed to do is what’s destructive, because of what it implies. First and foremost, comics are meant to be read and enjoyed. Collecting comics just sort of happens as a natural extension of that—they pile up, and since they’re serial narratives, you want to hold on to them while seeking out gaps—after all, who wants to have just part of a story?

No, this is about the other kind of collecting.

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The 17 most important GIFs from the 'Avengers 2' trailer

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The new teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron features the first look at James Spader’s titular robo-baddie, along with an extended peek into the bleak terrors awaiting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in their second superteam adventure. READ FULL STORY

See Marvel's latest mystery teaser, 'Inhumans: Attilan Rising'

As you may have read earlier this week, something weird is going on at Marvel. The comic book publisher has been releasing a steady trickle of cryptic teasers alluding to previous stories, all hinting at a Summer 2015 date. Today, EW has an exclusive on the latest teaser, Inhumans: Attilan Rising. 

This one is pretty different from the other teasers released so far—Attilan Rising is the name of an entirely new story set in current continuity, not a classic one. It alludes to the end of Infinity, last year’s big Avengers crossover. In Infinity, Attilan, the floating throne-city of the Inhumans, was destroyed and crashed to the planet Earth, with the Inhuman king Black Bolt MIA in the fallout. Attilan Rising, then, looks like Black Bolt is poised to rebuild his his fallen kingdom—over the bodies of the current X-Men and the All-New Avengers.

Marvel remains tight-lipped about their end game with all these teasers, but does confirm that they are building to a reveal that promises to make everything clear.

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