When one thinks of expensive auction items, fine art, exotic jewelry and rare editions of storied books would all come to mind long before a comic book. Nonetheless, it was a very successful Heritage Comics & Comic Art Auction when John Romita’s original cover art for Spider-Man #49 sold for a whopping $167,300. Featuring Spider-Man lunging to escape from Kraven the Hunter as the Vulture hits him hard in the face, the art isn’t as iconic as some other covers, but it’s certainly an exciting piece for avid fans of the comic. Romita, who was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2002, has served as Marvel’s art director as well as penned a huge number of superheroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Punisher and Wolverine.
Warner Bros. Pictures has provided us with four new Comic-Con promo images for Green Lantern featuring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Mark Strong as Sinestro and Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond. You can check out bigger versions by clicking on them below!
Opening in theaters on June 17, the Martin Campbell-directed action adventure also star Tim Robbins, Taika Waititi, Temuera Morrison, Angela Bassett, Jay O. Sanders and Jon Tenney.
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Captain America’s Shield and The Infinity Gaunlet from THOR!!:
As if showing Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor footage, as well as announcing The Avengers cast wasn’t enough, Marvel Studios also revealed the Captain America shield and the Infinity Gauntlet from Thor at the studio’s booth today at the San Diego Comic-Con! Both items that were on display are the actual ones used in the two films! Throughout the week, Marvel Studios also revealed Odin’s throne, the Destroyer and Thor, Loki and Odin’s helmets.
Marvel also unveils the Destroyer from the upcoming movie THOR as well:
Thor director Kenneth Branagh unveiled the Destroyer from the film at Marvel Studios’ Comic-Con booth today. (synapse)
The epic adventure Thor spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
AND THAT’S NOT ALL!!!!!!!!
There was soooo much to cover at this years Comic-Con, It was crazy. read all about it on comingsoon.net and G4TV.com. But to just give you a brief rundown: The first 8 minutes of SAW-3D was screened!, footage from Nicholas Cage’s new film “Drive Angry” was shown (it looks really good by the way), Zack Snyder talks about his new projects “Xerces” and “Sucker Punch”, Guillermo Del Toro remaking the 1973′s thiller film “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” and he is also rebooting Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion”, Warner Bros. released info about new “Godzilla” project, Matt Reeves showed footage from his remake of “Let the Right One In” titled “Let Me In”, Not only is Joss Whedon directing “The Avengers” but also announced Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Sony presented four new films: The Other Guys, The Virginity Hit (a comedy from producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay), The Green Hornet and Priest., Kate Beckinsale back for Underworld 4, Sam Worthington is “Dan Dare”, Brad Pitts confirms “World War Z”, a full screening of “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” …. and I could go on and on and on … STAY TUNED!!!