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Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, and Laura Kinney/X-23, a.k.a. Wolverine, may both have accelerated healing factors and enjoy using pointy weapons in a fight, but they’re drastically different people. The Merc with a Mouth loves to babble and use his impressive agility to throw off his opponents, but X-23 tends to apply a very no-nonsense approach – and now it’s done in a non-lethal way. Will Wade annoy the new Wolverine and take her down, or will X-23 defeat the motormouth merc?  With Civil War II currently tearing apart the Marvel Universe, we thought it would be fun to imagine these two at odds in the big event! So, who will you side with?

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Marvel Netflix and Daredevil: Born Again SPOILERS are ahead! Obviously, the following article is 100% speculation.

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Article by Gregg Katzman

I remember the very first time I saw Marvel’s The AvengersWatching Earth’s Mightiest Heroes unite to take on an alien invasion brought me a ridiculous amount of joy. Immediately, I felt like a five year-old kid watching cartoons – it was that level of fun. Now, Marvel and Netflix are hoping to capture that kind of magic on the small screen with Marvel’s The Defenders.

Daredevil. Jessica Jones. Iron Fist. Luke Cage. (And maaaaaaaaybe a cameo from the Punisher?) It won’t be very long until we see these heroes interact and fight a common threat. Will I get goosebumps all over again when I see these characters join forces? Considering how excellent Marvel and Netflix’s shows have been, the answer will very likely be “yes”. But what will make them unite? What could make the Man Without Fear need some help in his ongoing struggle to clean up Hell’s Kitchen? The Kingpin forming an alliance with The Hand, that’s what! For a show this big (which presumably has Daredevil in a key role), I think they should draw inspiration from a big comic: Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again. If you haven’t read it, you really should fix that asap. (While you’re at it, here are five other reading suggestions.)

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Article by Gregg Katzman

Article by Gregg Katzman

Face it tiger, you just hit the big screen (again).

According to The Wrap, actress Zendaya is playing the iconic Marvel character Mary Jane Watson in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Nowadays, casting reveals are almost always going to generate a heated debate online (even though the best course of action is to wait until we at least have some legitimate footage of the person’s performance), but in this case, it’s already causing some very ugly conversations. In the comics, Mary Jane Watson is a Caucasian with red hair, and Zendaya is *gasp* biracial and isn’t a redhead. #NotMyMJ! Is that what truly matters, though? From what I’ve seen, the conversation is focused on ethnicity, but the real question is, can she do Mary Jane Watson’s personality justice?

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Get your hands on a copy of Civil War II #3 here: http://bit.ly/29QlTgZ

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There’s a new inhuman in the Marvel Universe. The guy’s name is Ulysses, and he has quite a power: it appears he can predict the future. Captain Marvel wants to use this ability to prevent tragedies and crimes from occurring. Iron Man, however, thinks it’s wrong to take action against someone before they’ve committed a crime – or maybe even before they’ve thought of it. Now, Ulysses had a vision of the Hulk lashing out. With Civil War II #3, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, and many other heroes visit Bruce Banner to talk about the violent vision Ulysses had about the Green Goliath. But when all is said and done, one character is no longer alive.

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Article by Gregg Katzman; variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque

What’s your favorite Wolverine story? For many of you, I’m guessing Weapon X, Enemy of the State, and the Frank Miller and Chris Claremont limited series immediately came to mind, and understandably so – they’re all entertaining for totally different reasons. However, my top choice – and probably a top choice for many other people out there – is Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s Old Man Logan. Now, Marvel has pulled the older James “Logan” Howlett from his twisted future and thrown him right into the present. This modern era may be very different, but could his future – a future where deadly villains joined forces to slaughter the heroes – still occur? Wolverine can’t shake the thought from his adamantium-laced head, and that important question is the driving force behind Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Marcel Maiolo’s very awesome Old Man Logan #8.

*This article is spoiler-free*

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This week is jam packed with guests, as our intrepid hosts Gavin, Gregg, and Ted interview Brad Walker (Aquaman), Declan Shalvey (Civil War II: Choosing Sides, Injection), Scott Snyder (Batman: Rebirth) and Tom King (Batman, The Vision)!

Also, our X-Men Apocalypse signed poster giveaway is extended ONE MORE WEEK!

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