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Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show

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There’s a moment at the outset of the new Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags around the theater. It still takes the director’s breath away, conveying Spider-Man’s superpower strength. “It’s an incredible entrance for Spider-Man, similar to the film. The guy who plays Spider-Man says it’s one of the scariest things he’s ever done and one of the most fun things he’s ever done,” said James Hadley, now preparing for the July…

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Debut edition of Spider-Man comic headed to auction

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Walter Yakoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made as a short-order cook in 1979 to begin buying a small collection of rare comic books for $10,000, hoping his boyhood passion could one day pay off as an investment. That day may soon be here. Yakoboski’s copy of “Amazing Fantasy” No. 15 from 1962 — which introduced the world to Spider-Man — could fetch $400,000 or more when it goes up for auction later this month. “This is the first…

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Sam Raimi looks forward to teenage Spider-Man and middle-age Ash

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Sam Raimi, the director of the original “Spider-Man” movie trilogy, is giving a passing grade to Marvel and Sony for sending the next cinematic rendition of the web-slinger back to high school. “It’s cool that we’ll get to see another incarnation,” Raimi said in an interview Saturday at Comic-Con. “I think it’s a good choice for Marvel to go with high school Peter Parker. It’s really interesting. That’s where I loved it the most, when he’s in high school, struggling…

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Third installment of Batman franchise gets release date: July 12, 2012

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It looks like the summer of 2012 is going to be one hell of a big blockbuster bonanza, especially in the comic book arena. Not only has Sony already announced it will release its Spider-Man franchise reboot on July 3rd of 2012, but Warner Bros has finally announced today that they will be releasing the third installment of the Batman franchise from Christopher Nolan on July 20th, 2012. And since The Dark Knight had about a year and a half of production/post-production between shooting’s commencement in January…

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