[pic] Is this the first image from “X-Men: First Class”

Yeah there is a bunch of controversy as to the authenticity of the pic, which is probably to stir up some anticipation which is necessary way before a movie of this magnitude is even close to be released. Seems like this may not be all the way legit, anyway more info below:
via Latino Review

X-Men: First Class” centers on Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), two friends who discover their own mutant abilities and work together with other mutants in order to stop any harmful threats.

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Obama and Spider-Man appear in comic together

Definitely a collectors item. I will be picking one of these up as soon as it drops!!

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via Breitbart

WASHINGTON (AP) – Spider-Man has a new sidekick: The president-elect.

Barack Obama collected Spider-Man comics as a child, so Marvel Comics wanted to give him a “shout-out back” by featuring him in a bonus story, said Joe Quesada, Marvel’s editor-in-chief.

picture-5“How great is that? The commander in chief to be is actually a nerd in chief,” Quesada said. “It was really, really cool to see that we had a geek in the White House. We’re all thrilled with that.”

The comic starts with Spider-Man’s alter-ego Peter Parker taking photographs at the inauguration, before spotting two identical Obamas.

Parker decides “the future president’s gonna need Spider-Man,” and springs into action, using basketball to determine the real Obama and punching out the impostor.

Obama thanks him with a fist-bump.

Marvel comics have featured most presidents, but generally in walk-on roles, Quesada said.

“I think President Nixon might have appeared on the cover, but not in a good way,” he said.

Obama has said that as a child, he collected Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comic books. His Senate Web site used to have a photo of him posing in front of a Superman statue.

The Obama story is a bonus in Marvel Comic’s Amazing Spider-Man #583, available in comic book shops nationwide on Jan. 14 for $3.99 and is expected to sell out, with half the covers devoted to Obama.

BET & Marvel Comics present The Black Panther

via Black Superheroes

Check out the trailer from BET’s first foray into comic book animation written by Reginald Hudlin and animated by Denys Cowan. It seems that BET is definitely moving into new directions in terms of original programming. Found this over at my new favorite blog Black Superheroes. The trailer below looks great and February can’t come fast enough. Expect the show to stay true to the comic so you will see characters from the vast Marvel Universe. For the full story go right here

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Exclusive Fitted Hats : Flash New Era “Marvel Comics”

www.rocknjocks.com just got in this Flash New Era “Marvel Comics” 59/50 Fitted hat. Rocknjocks.com got a total of 25 pieces in. Once they are gone they are gone for GOOD!!! This hat is all red with the embroidered “flash” logo in white, yellow and outlined in black. The back of this hat has the embroidered “DC COMICS ORIGINAL” logo in red, yellow, white and black. It will be sold out in a FLASH!!! Get yours while you can at www.rocknjocks.com

Wolverine Headed to Theaters Next Spring

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Riding on the back of the success of the Billion dollar grossing X-Men trilogy, Marvel Comics is gearing up to release a full length movie about Wolverine to theaters in May of 2009.  Hugh Jackman will be reprising his role as the furry superhero as he traces his shady origins.  You can expect guest appearances from a slew of characters, namely Wolverine’s nemesis Sabretooth.  According to USA Today, Jackman will be taking on producing duties as well to bring the backstory to life of a character that he has grown to love.  

“I think one of the reasons the X-Men took off is that it connected in a way nobody saw,” Jackman says. “They’re mutants with powers. But they’re also outcasts for being, and everyone connects with that on some level. And who wouldn’t want the power to get back at the people who ostracized you? I became a fan of Wolverine like everyone else. That’s why I keep holding on to the character.”

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