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Comic Book Men Returns with Special Walking Dead Episode!

Comic Book Men (AMC, 1 am/midnight C) returns for its seventh season (only one less than The Walking Dead) on October 22nd with, of all things, a special Walking Dead episode.

The show will feature some amazing guest stars – Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson, Method Man and Robert Englund – and continue to take deep dives into comics geekdom.

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The Defenders – Street-Level Avengers!

Marvel’s The Defenders – Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Stick (Scott Glenn), Danny Rand (Finn Jones), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox) – Photo by Sarah Shatz/Courtesy of Netflix.

Netflix’s Marvel Super-Series the Defenders brings together four people who should never be in the same room together. That’s the same strategy that worked for the MCU’s The Avengers, but set in smaller, more personal ways.

It takes until the last ten minutes of the third episode for Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to come together, but it’s a powerful meeting that is nicely set up by showing the individual paths that lead them into that situation.

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Not Here To Make Friends Trailer: Marvel’s The Defenders!

‘The war for New York is here,’ intones Stick. ‘So get your $#!+ together!’

The first trailer gives us Stick’s point-of-view in regard to who the Defenders are – ‘You four: the devil of Hell’s Kitchen; the smart-ass detective; the righteous ex-con and the kid with the glowing fist…’

Plus, our first look at Sigourney Weaver’s villainous Alexandra – and look inside that casket we saw getting opened yesterday.

Good times.

Netflix’s Marvel’s The Defenders premiere on August 18th.

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Luke Cage Is Cool!

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There’s a swagger and a musicality to Netflix’s Luke Cage that isn’t present in the streamer’s other Marvel series – hip hop is not just used to good effect, it is integral to the show’s rhythms and even figures in the episode titles.

It uses tropes from both superhero comics and films and what has been labeled Blaxploitation – sometimes counterintuitively. And it’s the most entertaining of Netflix’s Marvel shows – even as Says Stuff.

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Authenticity At Street Level Featurette: Luke Cage!

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Luke Cage lives in Harlem so his series has got to be authentic.In one sequence he’s dressed by Dapper Dan; stars like Faith Evans and Rafael Siddiq play in Cottonmouth’s club, Harmlem’s Paradise.

Netflix has released a featurette entitled Street Level Hero that focuses on the character’s (and the show’s) authenticity. Check it out after the jump.

Luke Cage premieres on Netflix on September 30th.

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Whatever You Desire Trailer: Luke Cage!

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Luke Cage takes some exception to a quartet of thugs hassling a mom & pop restaurant. They think he’s kidding about showing respect – until he takes extreme umbrage…

As Mr. T used to say, ‘Pity the fool!’ Check out the new Luge Cage teaser after the break. Marvel’s Luke Cage premieres on September 30th.

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Luke Cage: Street Level Hero Music!

Marvel's Luke Cage Key Art

Today Netflix released the first part of the Marvel’s Luke Cage Street Level Hero social video series. These digital videos look to blend fiction with history by taking audiences behind the curtain on the themes that give the show it’s street-level authenticity and cultural relevance.

Follow the jump to check out the first video in this series that looks at the impact of Luke Cage – and the impact of the music that helps give the show its unique tone.

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