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Pirate’s Booty & Marvel Assemble To Launch An Action-Packed Avengers Snack Collaboration Includes Limited-Edition Super Hero-Themed Pirate’s Booty Package

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B&G Foods is pleased to announce the release of a Pirate’s Booty limited-edition, themed multipack featuring Marvel’s Avengers characters, which is sure to make Mom a snack time hero! The collaboration also includes a free Marvel’s Avengers digital comic featuring the Pirate’s Booty Pirate. Consumers will get to see the Pirate team up with the Avengers in a Marvel-created adventure.

The limited-edition Marvel’s Avengers themed Pirate’s Booty comes in 12 packs of half-ounce Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar – Pirate’s Booty’s best-selling product. The lunch packs are sure to be a hit at school and for refueling your little Super Hero on-the-go.

Marvel artists designed a custom digital comic featuring Avengers Super Heroes, including the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, and Iron Man along with the Pirate’s Booty Pirate. Pick up a limited-edition Marvel’s Avengers themed Pirate’s Booty multipack for more details on the digital comic download.

“Pirate’s Booty is excited to partner with Marvel’s iconic Avengers,” stated Eric Berniker, Vice President of Consumer Engagement and Innovation at B&G Foods. “The Avengers are all about adventure and fun, which makes it a great fit for Pirate’s Booty. Moms will rescue the day with a snack that is baked and has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Marvel’s Avengers digital comic creates a very fun and interactive experience for Pirate’s Booty and Avengers fans alike.”

“Working with Pirate’s Booty on the multipack and digital comic has been a great way to reach parents, kids and fans with innovative storytelling and our aspirational characters,” stated Paul Gitter, Senior Vice President at Marvel Licensing. “We are thrilled to offer Marvel’s Avengers fans a great-tasting snack that is both mom and kid-approved.”

Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar is a deliciously baked snack made from puffed rice corn and blended with real aged white cheddar cheese. Pirate’s Booty is made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Pirate’s Booty has half the fat and fewer calories than regular fried potato chips, so it is a snack that kids and parents agree on. Additionally, it is gluten, peanut and tree nut free and has zero grams of trans fat per serving.

The limited-edition Marvel’s Avengers themed 12 packs of half-ounce Pirate’s Booty are available now at retailers nationwide. For more information and a store locator, please visit www.piratebrands.com

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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Will Be Available On September 23, 2014

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Disney Interactive confirmed this week that the highly anticipated Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be available at North American retailers on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. The sequel to the #1 best-selling new family IP of 2013 expands the platform with the introduction of all new super-powered Marvel Play Sets and characters that players can experience exclusively inside of the new version of the game. The popular Toy Box mode also returns with enhanced features where users can create their own adventures and share them online with friends.

Additionally, the company announced the official launch of its pre-order program.  Starting today through September 22, as a bonus for pre-ordering the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack, consumers will receive a Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel figure (valued at $13.99) from top retailers nationwide.

The game will be available for pre-order this week at San Diego Comic-Con at the Disney Infinity Pop-up Shop (343 4th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101) and at the Marvel booth (#2329) inside the San Diego Convention Center. The game will also be available for hands-on demos at both locations during the show.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is rated E10+ rating by the ESRB. All characters and power discs from last year’s release of Disney Infinity will be compatible with the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box.

About Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity is an interactive gaming platform where players have unprecedented freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and play experiences starring the beloved characters from across the worlds of Disney. Building on the success of last year’s initial launch, Disney Interactive announced that  Disney Infinity’s next chapter, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, will hit stores this fall. In the all new game, players use real-world interactive figures to activate original storylines (Play Sets) in the virtual game worlds of popular Marvel franchises and create new adventures with other Disney Infinity characters in the Toy Box mode. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is rated E-10+ by the ESRB.

For more information, visit Disney.com/Infinity.

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Guardians of The Galaxy 2 Is Coming On July 28, 2017

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Marvel Studios just announced at their Hall H panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, that the studio will release Guardians of The Galaxy 2  on July 28, 2017. James Gunn will write the screenplay and direct the film.

The first Guardians of the Galaxy film opens next Friday, August 1, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro.

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Marvel Announces New Line of Star Wars Comics

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At the Marvel Cup o’ Joe panel at the 2014 Comic-Con International: San Diego, the publisher announced a brand new line of comics featuring the character from the original Star Wars trilogy.

Three titles were announced, with the first being an ongoing series simply titled Star Wars, written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and drawn by John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers, Astonishing X-Men). The series picks up after the event of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, with Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and Han Solo leading the Rebel Alliance, emboldened by their successful attack on the Death Star, as it goes on the offensive against the Empire. But things prove more difficult than they’d planned when Darth Vader shows up, with the Imperial Fleet at his back. Star War #1 ships in January.

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Speaking of Darth Vader, the second series announced was Star Wars: Darth Vader, written by Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery) and drawn by Salvador Larocca (Invincible Iron Man, Uncanny Avengers), with covers by Adi Granov (Iron Man: Extremis). Like Star Wars, this series pick up after the events of A New Hope, but shows you the other side of the war. While Darth Vader is the lone survivor of the Empire’s first crushing military defeat, he has also lost the faith and good will of his master, the Emperor. Now Vader must remind the entire Empire of why he is a figure to fear. The first issue ships in February.

The final series announced is a 5-issue miniseres, Star Wars: Princess Leia, from writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Indestructible Hulk) and artist Terry Dodson (Uncanny X-Men, Marvel Knights Spider-Man). Like the other series, Princess Leia picks up after the events of A New Hope, with and sees Leia, a trained diplomat and rebel agent, coming to terms with the destruction of her peaceful homeworld, Alderaan. The first issue arrives in stores in March.

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First Picture of Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman From Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Zach Syyder has just revealed via Twitter the first picture of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman From Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice!

Coming to theaters on May 6, 2016, the Zack Snyder-directed action adventure stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Poster

Marvel Studios has revealed the completed poster of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Opening in theaters on May 1, 2015, Joss Whedon’s highly-anticipated sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Thomas Kretschmann and Paul Bettany.

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Box Art & Bonus Features For Batman: The Complete Television Series Revealed

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For the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960’s Batman TV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray  ($269.97 SRP). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 SRP) and Batman: The Complete First Season ($39.98 SRP) will also be available.  Additionally, The Complete Series will be released for purchase on Digital HD.   This highly collectable set is one fans won’t want to miss!

Batman: The Complete Television Series features all three classic seasons of the fan-favorite show spanning all 120 original broadcast episodes – completely remastered – as well as more than three hours of never-before-seen enhanced content including interviews with both Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin). In addition to favorites West and Ward, the series featured a long list of notable guest stars and cameo appearances over the course of three seasons including Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee, Art Carney, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more!

Bringing the series’ vivid colors to life in stunning high definition, the Blu-ray Limited Edition will be individually numbered, making the set a true must-have for both fans and collectors alike. The set will include sought-after premiums including:

- An exclusive Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile

- Adam West Scrapbook – featuring never-before-seen photos from Adam’s own archives

- 44 Vintage Trading Cards

- Ultraviolet Digital Copy of all 120 episodes

- Episode guide – includes synopsis of all episodes, photos from the series and a personal letter from Adam West to the fans

Batman: The Complete Television Series also features more than three hours of all-new enhanced content:

Special Features include:

- Hanging with Batman – A true slice of life in the words of Adam West.

- Holy Memorabilia Batman! – A journey into the most sought-after collectibles through the eyes of three extraordinary collectors.

- Batmania Born! – Building the World of Batman – Explore the art and design behind the fiction.

- Bats of the Round Table –  A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all things Bat ’66.

- Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episode 1 &2) –  A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes. 

- Na Na Na Batman! — Hollywood favorite’s stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories.

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Marvel Characters – Comics Compared to Movie

The world of comic books travels far and wide. With millions of fans worldwide, it is no surprise that the big-budget Hollywood recreations of these comic book characters have the potential to create wide spread controversy amongst the die-hard fans if the movie portrayals don’t accurately match their comic origins. As such, Gala Casino, who have a number of Marvel games on their site, have taken a closer look. Their Marvel Movie vs Comic comparison list focuses on some of the most famous Marvel comic book characters, comparing original comic characters with their movie interpretations. Like Gala we have produced our own movie vs comic list:

Iron Man

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Iron man is Tony Stark’s alter ego. His main enemies are The Mandarin, Obadiah Stane and Whiplash. As a billionaire and a genius inventor, Tony Stark created the powerful Iron Man suit to fight evil.

- In the original comics, ‘Jarvis’ is the Stark family’s butler, whilst in the movies J.A.R.V.I.S is the name given to Tony’s on-board computer who runs the suit and Stark’s lab.

- The romance between Tony and Pepper in the movie develops during the first and second Iron Man films whilst in the comic books, Pepper admired Tony from afar and married Happy Hogan, who was Stark’s chauffeur and assistant.

Captain America

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Steve Rogers is a man who, before becoming Captain America, suffered from an inferior physical condition which prevented him from joining the army. However, after taking a special serum he is transformed into a more powerful superhuman and names himself Captain America.

- In the movies, Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers were lifelong friends and when Barnes is in danger, Rogers makes it his mission to rescue him. In the comic books the two are not lifelong friends and only met after Captain America joins the army.

- In the movie, Nick Furry is the director of SHIELD and is responsible for reviving Rogers. In the comics, Nick Fury was the Howling Commandos sergeant during the World War II.

Wolverine

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James Howlett Logan is a mutant of sorts who has retractable adamantium claws. His main enemies are Magneto, Sabretooth and Silver Samurai. Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine in the modern movies.

- In the original comic books of Wolverine, he was a ‘loner’ and preferred to go it solo, whereas in the movies, Wolverine is everything but a loner. He is in the centre of all the action.

- In the movies, Logan could heal from wounds quite quickly, but in the comics, Wolverine needs hours of intense concentration to fully recover from injuries.

There are many important similarities between original comic book heroes and their movie perceptions, although characters have often been changed and sculpted in modern movies in order to fit in with the film and appeal to the masses. The movie which stayed the most true to its comic book roots is Captain America, where there were minimal changes made to the character in the transformation from comic book to the Hollywood screens.

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MONDO To Release Guardians of The Galaxy Prints At SDCC On July 25th

MONDO will release three new Guardians of The Galaxy prints exclusively at San Diego Comic Con.

‘Tree Hugger’ by Mike Mitchell is in a limited edition of 225, ‘Rocket Raccoon’ by Kevin Tong is a Variant limited edition of 150 and ‘Groot’ by Randy Ortiz is a limited edition of 300.

Available first on Friday July 25 from the Mondo booth (#835), at SDCC. Follow them on twitter @MondoNews for more information on future releases.

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New Photo of Ben Affleck As Batman From Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Debuts

Warner Bros. has debuted an official new photo of Ben Affleck as Batman from the highly-anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice!

Coming to theaters on May 6, 2016, the Zack Snyder-directed action adventure stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy.

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