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Deadpool #300 Is the End for Current Creative Team

Deadpool #300 will be the last issue worked on by the current creative team of the past five years.

Newsarama reports the issue will end the run from writer Gerry Duggan, artist Mike Hawthorne, and Editor Jordan D. White, who if added up, comprise nearly 20 years of work on the series.

The three announced their departures from the anti-hero on their individual Twitter accounts, all remarking on how much they will miss working on the project.

In his tweet, White remarked on his seven year run with Deadpool saying, "I've been editing the Deadpool line for over half my career

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special Is a ‘Love Letter’ to the Franchise

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special will celebrate 25 years of Saban's Power Rangers.

A Boom! Studios press release reveals the oversized anniversary special comic will feature standalone stories of fan favourite Ranger teams including the original team, which debuted back in 1993.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special Main Cover by Steve Morris Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special Main Cover by Steve Morris

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Marvel Comics Hires New Publisher

Marvel has appointed a new publisher to oversee the comics line.

ComicBook reports industry veteran John Nee will fill the position, which was made available last year when Dan Buckley was promoted to president of Marvel Entertainment.

In this new role, Nee will ensure the quality and health of both the print and digital comics line, as well as managing the budgets, and guiding marketing.

Marvel was the top-selling publisher of 2017, and Buckley explained the company has many opportunities ahead. He believes Nee's expertise will assist the company going forward.

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Wonder Woman 2 Director Promises ‘Unbelievable’ New Characters and ‘Great’ Love Story

Patty Jenkins, who is returning to direct Wonder Woman 2, has promised the sequel will have "unbelievable" new characters and a "great" love story.

Collider reports (via Variety's Playback Podcast) Jenkins gave some insight into the sequel, which is slated to hit cinemas in 2019.

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New Image Comics Documentary Traces the Crazy History of the Company

A new documentary detailing the rise, fall, and return of Image Comics has been released.

Available on SyFy Wire, So Much Damage: How Image Comics Changed the World details the journey of the seven Marvel comic book artists Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, Eric Larsen, and Whilce Portacia who banded together to form Image Comics.

Featuring interviews with all original partners as well as other prominent members of the industry the five-part documentary details how the company began during the 90's comic boom to becoming the creator-owned comics specialty publisher.

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Justice League Has DCEU’s Lowest-Grossing Opening

DC's latest superhero film Justice League has seen the lowest-grossing opening for all the universe's movies.

According to Box Office Mojo's statistics Justice League has opened $14 million short of industry projections, grossing an estimated $96 million in North America.

This puts the new team-up movie below Wonder Woman, which earned $103 million for its domestic debut, and gives Justice League last place for all current DCEU movie opening weekends.

Worldwide Justice League picked up an additional $185.5 million ($51.7 million of which came from China alone), bringing its worldwide opening weekend up to $281.5 million.

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Planet Hulk Comic Writer Loves Thor: Ragnarok

Planet Hulk comic writer Greg Pak has expressed his love for the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Thor: Ragnarok.

In a series of tweets, Pak praised director Taika Waititi's work on the film, saying, "Just got back from a Thor: Ragnarok screening—and I absolutely loved it. Huge, huge high five, Taika Waititi!"

Pak went on to say it was a "total thrill seeing all those Planet Hulk elements and characters" in the film.

Thor: Ragnarok pays homage to the Planet Hulk ark and features aspects of Hulk's alien world adventures despite being a Thor title. In fact, Bruce Banner actor Mark Ruffalo told IGN that Ragnarok is the first in a three-movie story arc for the Hulk.

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Captain Marvel: Rogue One’s Mendelsohn Up for Villain Role

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Ben Mendelsohn is up for another villain role, this time in Captain Marvel.

Variety reports that directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are in talks with Mendelsohn to star as the film's main antagonist. Boden and Fleck reportedly wanted Mendelsohn for the role from the beginning, and when approached, the actor was quick to respond positively.

Earlier this year at San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that the Skrulls will be featured in Captain Marvel, which means Mendelsohn could very well be playing the leader of these shapeshifters.

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Gambit Movie Gets a New Release Date

After delays and some behind-the-camera switches, the X-Men spinoff movie Gambit has reportedly set a new release date.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that 20th Century Fox has dated Gambit for February 14, 2019. This date would seem to indicate that the film starring Channing Tatum was not one of the six untitled Marvel movies given release dates earlier this year.

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Marvel Faces Backlash Over Deal with Arms Manufacturer

Update 10/7/2017: During the Marvel Legacy: Avengers panel at New York Comic Con, a fan asked Marvel CCO Joe Quesada about the Northrop Grumman comic. Quesada said, “I’ll be honest with you, I saw it for the first time as you guys. I think there were some messaging issues. It was really about science and education.” And he finished by saying that he felt the issue was dealt with satisfactorily.

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There has been considerable fan backlash after Marvel teamed up with arms manufacturer Northop Grumman.

Business Insider reports that fans have been vocally upset after Marvel announced a partnership with the world's fifth-largest defense contractor for New York Comic-Con on Twitter.

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