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Invincible Iron Man ‘Sister Title’ Confirmed

Marvel Comic Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso has confirmed a Brian Michael Bendis-written sister title to the upcoming Invincible Iron Man.

"Brian and David

are playing the long game with Invincible Iron Man," Alonso told Comic Book Resources. "When Brian pitched us, he said there was an idea for a sister-title that would spin out of the first germinating in his brain."

Originally teased by Bendis last week on Twitter, the writer alluded that the project would involve Tony Stark. Alonso didn't reveal a central character, but he did note that the ending of of Invincible Iron Man #1 will help fill in some gaps.

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Marvel Delays Uncanny X-Men Finale

Comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis has confirmed that Uncanny X-Men #600 has been delayed until October.

Originally scheduled for release this month, Bendis took to Tumblr to explain that that the issue has been "bumped until after Secret Wars for editorial and commercial reasons. Not my call. This was Marvel. But they have their reasons."

He went on to write, "It will not effect the story or the impact of the story. In fact it may have more impact on how things shake out after my run. But I promise you, it could easily ship this month as it was supposed to. It has been written. Pages are already in as many of the collaborators have said so on Twitter."

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Batman’s Moblie Bat Lab Playset Returns

Figures Toy Company has announced that it will be rolling out a new series of vehicle playsets, including an updated version of Mego's popular Mobile Bat Lab.

The new Bat Lab is part of the revival of Mego’s World’s Greatest Superheroes collection, with plans to also create all-new crime-fighting vehicles for the Teen Titans, Superman and the Gotham City Police. Each set will feature an exclusive 8-inch figurine only available with the vehicle.

The Bat Lab van was just one of Mego's 8-inch DC-inspired sets. The line also consisted of vehicles such as the Jokermobile, a lime green converted VW Microbus similar to the Bat Lab, the Batmobile from the 1966 Batman television show, the Green Arrowcar and the Amazing Spider-Car.

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Titans: TNT Boss Offers Update on Live-Action Pilot

TNT president Kevin Reilly has given an update on the Teen Titans live-action adaptation, which he hopes will be cast this summer with production going from there.

Not much has been revealed about the series since it was announced in September, which follows a band of young superheroes fronted by Nightwing/Dick Grayson, the former Robin. Akiva Goldsman (Batman & Robin, A Beautiful Mind, Fringe) is executive producing and also penned the pilot episode with Marc Haimes.

While Goldsman has been "very busy," it is Reilly's hope that “maybe this summer” things will really start moving on the project, which he wants to differentiate from the rest of the superhero shows on television, such as Arrow, The Flash and Gotham.

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Here’s the New Nightcrawler

After using Instagram to announce who would be playing the fan-favorite X-Man, director Bryan Singer has once again taken to social media to tweet the first official look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as a young Nightcrawler. Take a look:

Nightcrawler, a.k.a. Kurt Wagner, is a fuzzy blue mutant with teleportation abilities, as well as a German acrobat and devout Catholic. The character previously appeared in X2: X-Men United, where he was portrayed by actor Alan Cumming.

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Here’s the New Nightcrawler

After using Instagram to announce who would be playing the fan-favorite X-Man, director Bryan Singer has once again taken to social media to tweet the first official look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as a young Nightcrawler. Take a look:

Nightcrawler, a.k.a. Kurt Wagner, is a fuzzy blue mutant with teleportation abilities, as well as a German acrobat and devout Catholic. The character previously appeared in X2: X-Men United, where he was portrayed by actor Alan Cumming.

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Hasbro and IDW Reveal Plans for All-Female Transformers Team

Fresh off confirming plans for a shared Transformers universe, Hasbro has now revealed that it is working with IDW Publishing to craft an all-female Transformers team.

The news broke via USA Today that the team will consist of six new female Autobots who join to form new "Combiner" character, Victorion. Expect the group to appear first in comics with July's Transformers: Combiner Hunters miniseries, with Hasbro debuting a toy line sometime later this year.

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Hasbro and IDW Reveal Plans for All-Female Transformers Team

Fresh off confirming plans for a shared Transformers universe, Hasbro has now revealed that it is working with IDW Publishing to craft an all-female Transformers team.

The news broke via USA Today that the team will consist of six new female Autobots who join to form new "Combiner" character, Victorion. Expect the group to appear first in comics with July's Transformers: Combiner Hunters miniseries, with Hasbro debuting a toy line sometime later this year.

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Ant-Man: Check Out the First Photo of Yellowjacket

The first photo of Yellowjacket, the villain in Peyton Reed's upcoming Ant-Man movie, has been revealed.

Earlier this year, Marvel released a slew of new images from the film, including some concept art that showed what Corey Stoll would be wearing as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket. Cross' outfit is far more advanced than the one worn by Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), as shown in their first big encounter.

“Hank Pym’s Ant-Man suit doesn’t have a single weapon,” Reed told Entertainment Weekly, “whereas Yellowjacket is armed with plasma cannons.”

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Fourth Book Revealed

The Girl in the Spider's Web, the fourth installment in the best-selling Millennium series by Stieg Larsson, will be published in the U.S. this September.

The novel comes on the heels of two previous sequels, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.  According to a statement released by Alfred A. Knopf, Spider’s Web will include “the introduction of Silicon Valley as a locale and a character from the National Security Agency in a central role."

Spider's Web notably marks the first novel in the series not written by Larsson. Instead, Swedish writer David Lagercrantz, a former crime journalist and novelist, took over for Larsson, who died of a heart attack in 2004. Lagercrantz was chosen by the Larsson estate and the author's Swedish publisher, Norstedts, to continue the Millennium books.

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