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Super Rugby Marvel superhero jerseys, South African teams to wear special strips

Spider Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America will grace Super Rugby fields in 2019 with the competition’s four South African teams revealing their special superhero strips this week.

The Lions will be dressed in Spider Man’s familiar webbed suit, the Sharks will adopt the Black Panther look, the Stormers will be looking to hammer their opponents in the colours of Thor, while the Bulls will try to shield attacks thrown their way as Captain America.

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The legacy of Stan Lee: ‘Marvel let us dream’

Last year was a big year for Marvel Entertainment and also a sad one. The company’s megahit film, “Black Panther,” was a smash with critics at the box office, but the company also lost one of its giants this year: Stan Lee. Lee died in November at the age of 95.

Among those hit by the loss was Selwyn Seyfu Hinds. Hinds is a screenwriter and a comic book scribe. He’s also the former editor of the hip-hop magazine, The Source. The World spoke to him about Lee’s legacy and influence. 

The World: Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, you grew up in Guyana, and it sounds like, as a kid, the playground of your primary school was kind of the center of your universe. What was it like?

Selwyn Seyfu Hinds: You know, that’s a great description. This is a Caribbean country in the ’70s, and all of our activity was outside….

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Gunsmithing marvel among best in 19th century

James Monroe Jones, a Black American gunsmith, distinguished himself as one of the top gunmakers in the world in the 19th century. Courtesy Cowans Auctions

James Monroe Jones, Black American gunmaker distinguished talent in 19th century

By PHILIP SMITH, Contributing writer

Gunsmithing genius James Monroe Jones was one of the very few African American gunmakers working in 19th Century America. Born a slave in North Carolina, Jones’ father eventually purchased his family’s freedom and moved them to the free state of Ohio.

Jumping ahead in time, Jones eventually attended and graduated from Oberlin University in Ohio, and worked as a gunmaker in London, Ohio and later in Chatham, Ontario Canada.

Engraved percussion derringer by 19th century African American gunsmith James Monroe Jones….

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South African Super Rugby teams to wear uniforms themed by Marvel Super Heroes for 2019


The Lions will look to use the powers of Spider-Man to boost their 2019 Super Rugby chances.

South Africa’s Super Rugby teams will wear jerseys inspired by Marvel’s super heroes next year.

The move, to be used in local derbies, was confirmed by South African Rugby in a bid to boost fan interest.

The uniform designs haven’t been revealed yet but they are promising plenty.

The Bulls will feature the colours of Captain America, the Lions are aligned to Spider-Man, the Sharks’ kit will be inspired by Black Panther and the Stormers will be wearing Thor’s colours.

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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Reboot Is Disney’s Insurance Against ‘Star Wars’ Or Marvel Fatigue

Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Keira Knightley in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.’Walt Disney

Deadline revealed a couple of days ago that
Walt Disney
was looking into “rebooting” the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, with help from Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Yes, there is something dispiriting about the writers of a game-changing superhero hit that was a smash precisely because it was unique unto itself being hired to reboot/retool a property that was initially a game-changing hit precisely because it was unique unto itself. It’s yet another sign that, no thanks to audiences, Hollywood has become a place that is less likely to create The Matrix than reboot The Matrix. But I digress.

For the record, the word “reboot”…

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Orlando Bloom wants Marvel movie role as Captain Britain

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