Marvel Comics

Disney Announces TV Adaptation of Marvel’s LES Hero ‘Moon Girl’

Posted August 26, 2019 at 5:03 am

Over the weekend at its D23 Conference, Disney announced the adaptation of a teenage Marvel superhero who protects the Lower East Side. Ordered by the Disney Channel cable network, and executive produced by Laurence Fishburne, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follows the adventures of Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl), a 13-year-old prodigy, and her ten-ton […]

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Jack Kirby Museum Eyeing Permanent Lower East Side Location Next Year

Posted January 8, 2016 at 5:17 am

You hear a lot about Stan Lee whenever talk of Marvel commences. He’s the one who reaps much of the credit for the comics universe. Yet, the guy behind the guy, Jack Kirby, is equally important, if not more so. He was the illustrator who put pen to paper in co-creating juggernauts like Captain America, the […]

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Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix Series is Back on the Lower East Side Today and Tomorrow

Posted July 16, 2015 at 5:14 am

Here we go again. Marvel’s new Netflix series – AKA Jessica Jones – is back on the Lower East Side for two consecutive days of filming. Today and tomorrow, production will be headquartered in the vicinity of Essex and Stanton Streets. As before, the scattered “no parking” signs carry the misleading title of “Violet,” you know, […]

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Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix Series Returns to the Bowery Today

Posted July 7, 2015 at 10:12 am

For the second time within a month, that new Netflix-funded Marvel Comics series will be filming on the Bowery. (They will also be in Alphabet City today) It’s called AKA Jessica Jones, but operating under the guise of a production entitled “Violet.” That’s the name listed on the “no parking” signs that arrived before the holiday weekend. […]

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Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix Series Filming on the Bowery Today

Posted June 17, 2015 at 5:18 am

Marvel Comics is headed back to the neighborhood that helped birth so many of its famous characters and story lines of yore. Back to the roots of Jack Kirby – born at 147 Essex Street – whose superhero creations included Captain America, X-Men, and the Incredible Hulk. The comic book company teamed up with Netflix […]

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Marvel Comics and Five Four Collaboration Launching Bowery Pop-Up This Weekend

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

Comic book-inspired fashion is headed to the Bowery this weekend. In a rather strange pairing, Marvel Comics recently jumped in bed with the monthly shopping club Five Four to create a limited-edition collection. The new collaboration is described in media materials as the “conclusion of two brands coming together around their desire to constantly interpret and […]

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Coming Soon: Mystique at 141 Chrystie Street

Posted April 27, 2011 at 6:39 am

141 Chrystie Street could become the next bridge-and-tunnel haven. More after the jump!

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Captain America Full-Length Trailer Released [Video]

Posted March 24, 2011 at 11:02 am

For a brief period last summer, Manchester, England was transformed into the Lower East Side. Teaser trailer after the jump!

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Captain America’s Lower East Side in Manchester

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:36 am

Steve Rogers, the plainclothes alter-ego of Captain America, was born on the Lower East Side on July 4, 1917 to Irish immigrant parents. Both of whom died when he was young.  Anyway, the forthcoming Marvel feature film needs to show his formative years in some capacity, so production teams have transformed Dale Street in downtown […]

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Captain America Using Manchester as Lower East Side

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

The comic book world is currently in flux.  As the Times reported the other day, DC Comics decided to re-boot the Wonder Woman series by changing the outfit and entire backstory of the character.  This new, less revealing wardrobe comes 69 years after the heroine first appeared in print.  But that’s beside the point.  Her […]

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