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One of my first Comic books

One of the very first comic book titles that I really started to collect was the under appreciated Howard the Duck.

I did vote for him when he ran for president in 1976 vs Jimmy Carter.

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I do understand that the movie, was far from ‘good’, but it was Howard the Duck! 

Then in 2008, the fine people of Wizkids has made him a ‘rare’ clix.

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There was also the cameo of him at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Very soon, Marvel Comics will be bring him back [again] to the pages of comic books.

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I sure hope that they do it right, he was a fun read, but we have to wait until March 4th, 2015 to see what happens.

"THE FLASH" GETS FULL-SEASON ORDER FROM THE CW

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The CW has announced that it has given a full season pickup to “The Flash” a mere two episodes into its debut season, bumping its total episodes to 22. Both the “Arrow” spinoff and new series “Jane the Virgin” have received full season orders after strong starts to both series.

“We have had a fantastic start to our season this year, with ‘The Flash’ launching as our most-watched series premiere ever, and ‘Jane the Virgin’ recognized as the best new show this season by critics across the country,” said CW President Mark Pedowitz via press release. “Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and ‘The Flash’ and ‘Jane’ have both exceeded our expectations on all counts. I’m thrilled to announce full season orders for both of these terrific new series.”

Bumping up “The Flash” to a full 22 episodes should come as little surprise to viewers — not only has the series found critical acclaim since its pilot episode, but the premiere was actually the second-highest debut in CW history with 4.8 million viewers and a 1.9 rating for adults 18-49.

“The Flash” airs Tuesdays on The CW.

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GamersCircle Comics Closed October 25th for Charity Event

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I’m on a mission to save kids and I need your help. My local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital [UC Davis Children’s Hospital] treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few. On October 25, 2014, I’ll be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s! It’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital.

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As a member of the Google Plus Extra-Life team,  we are joining the Extra Life gaming campaign where thousands of donors [like you] donate to gamers [like us] for their crazy, quirky, and down-right goofy gaming exploits during a 24 hour gaming marathon designed to raise funds and promote awareness for children across the country suffering from diseases like: Cancer, cystic fibrosis, or leukemia.  Last year, this team saddled up as super heroes, adventurers, and hobgoblins to fight evil, save princesses, and help kids in need.  We were a part of a $4,000,000 fundraising effort that saw involvement from gaming tycoons like Blizzard and Electronic Arts.

This year, we hope to do it bigger: More castles, more knee seeking arrows, and more Mountain Dew fueled insanity!  But we need your help.  Whether you’re dragon-born or not – you can help by pledging with us against the ills suffered by children throughout the world.  Every dollar goes towards a hospital that serves children in need, and every donation is tax deductible.

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Thanks, Andy 

FEMALE ROBIN FOR "BATMAN V SUPERMAN"? [HUGE RUMOR]

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As WILX reports, Michigan State University has been turned into Metropolis in preparation for a scene between Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). A local reporter spoke with one of the film’s extras, who wished to remain anonymous to avoid the hefty lawsuit that with from leaking information. The source said that Robin, as currently included in the script, will be female — and then singles out “Hunger Games” actress Jena Malone as the Girl Wonder. You can check out the entire report below.

[from Andy:  Anything is possible, it would be rather cool to see this, we will just have to wait and see]

The Next Justice League Movies Will Come Out In 2017

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If you’ve been wondering about the exact timeline for when Warner Bros would be expanding their cinematic universe based off DC Comics, then wonder no longer. Movies based off of Suicide Squad, Justice League and Wonder Woman are coming in the next five years.

At a Warner Bros. investor event today, where Wall Street Journal writer Ben Fritz is in attendance, executives revealed the timing for a slew of DC Comics-based films. The next production after 2015’s Batman v Superman will be Suicide Squad, which centers on villains forced to take on high-risk black ops missions for the government.

The Justice League and Wonder Woman movies are scheduled for 2017, with films based on The Flash and Aquaman in 2018 and Shazam and a Justice League sequel in 2019. Mention was also made of a Cyborg movie, a reboot for Green Lantern and standalone films for Batman and Superman. Of course, Hollywood film production schedules change all the time. But much is riding on the success of these movies, as Warner Bros. is looking to imitate the success that Marvel has had with its comic-book film franchises. SlashFilm has a lot more on the news, including the info that Zack Snyder will be directing the Justice League two-parter.

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