Comic Book Picks 7th June’17

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This weeks new releases are nearly here, and there is a ton of new titles and a host of low number issues for ‘newer’ titles hitting the shelves- but whats really worth your cold hard cash? Well here are my top picks for the week. Continue reading

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New Darth Vader comic book series announced

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When the last Darth Vader series by Marvel came to an end I was honestly very disappointed as this was the top comic books in the new ongoing Star Wars comic book line. However Marvel have announced that we will get a new ongoing series, featuring none other than the Dark Lord of the Sith himself as the main character. Continue reading

Marvel Hero Cartoonish Artwork

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Artist Bruno Henrique has created a short series of Marvel superheroes in a really cool cartoon style- i would definately watch a marvel cartton that looked this cool. The characters in the series include Wolverine, Venom, Rogue and Spider-man. Enjoy.
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Every Wolverine Costume

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Wolverine is one of the most famous characters that Marvel have in their popular list of iconic characters, but is due to meet his demise soon, so in honor of the character here’s a look at all the costumes that he has worn over his time in the pages of X-men books and films. Continue reading

Comic Book Picks 3rd September’14

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Well Wednesday has arrived and that means that its time for new comic books- so what should you be buying this week? Well im here to let you know what I think is going to be hot to read and own. Continue reading

Comic book releases: October 16 2013

Wednesday is nearly upon us- which means its my time to tell you what i think are the must read books for the week. Without further pondering here’s what I think you should be picking up this week:

Uncanny X-Men #13:

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This is chapter 8 of the ongoing ‘Battle of the Atom’ event that’s spanning the majority of Marvels X-Books, and as of the last few issues it has really started to gain some momentum. The end of the previous issue has really set-up what should be a great action piece in this issue and moving forward. With Brian Bendis taking scribe duties for this issue, it should also feature some really good dialogue between all of the varying mutant factions. And with two sets of future mutants, the All New X-men from the past and every current mutant known to man around this should be great fun, and provide plenty of opportunity for witty conversation and great action.

The official synopsis for the book promises ‘Chaos at the Jean Grey school, and with a mortally wounded wolverine, only Rachel Grey is the X-man qualified to defeat the opponents.’ And with Chris Bachalo on artwork I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the chaos- as Bachalo really does giant action sequences well, they seem to suit his style much more than the slow conversational panels do.

This is my must buy for the week- but maybe in totally biased as it is currently the big ‘X’ book and event.

 

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This is the only new title that I’m excited by this week, and its written by Charles Soule and has the artwork duties completed by Alberto Alburquerque. The premise of the book is as follows:

There’s something up there. As newly elected President Stephen Blades reads the letter left for him in the Oval Office by his predecessor, he learns this stunning secret: seven years earlier, NASA discovered an alien construction project in the asteroid belt. A crew of heroic astronauts was sent to investigate, and they’re nearing the conclusion of their epic journey. The first chapter in this thrilling tale of real-world space travel, intrigue, and secret histories!

This really sounds like it could be an engaging and unique take on history and science fiction story telling, think of the brilliant ‘Manhattan Projects’ but based solely on space and extra-terrestrials. And with the growing writing talent of Soule (Swamp Thing, Superman/Wonder Woman and Thunderbolts) this title should have some really logical and flowing stories that have enough secrets to keep you guessing and intrigued by whats still to come.

Indestructible Hulk: Special 1

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This is an odd issue for me to recommend, as specials are normally stand alone issues but this forms the second part of an ongoing multi-title story from Marvel- Arms of the Octopus. The first issue took place in last weeks All New X-men special, and was a great story of how all the recent time travel in titles such as X-men, Avengers and Indestructible Hulk have started to tear apart the universe.

I fully expect this issue to progress that story- as Banner tries to uncover the truth to the appearance of an old school Doctor Octopus- but what sells this issue for me is the promise of the return of Abomination. He’s always been my favorite Hulk villain and the chance to see him in the pages of this book is enough to make it must buy for sure. My only concern is the regular Hulk team aren’t scribing this book- but if it works as well as it did with the All New X-men special this should be a great continuation of the story.

Writing duties are handled by Michael Costa while Jake Wyatt provides the interiors and inks.

 

For the rest of this weeks releases just go here

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NYCC 2013: Marvel teasers revealed

At the Marvel panel yesterday a lot of the one word teasers that had people guessing on new Marvel Now phase two title launches were revealed- so here they are.
The first was “Sinners”, with the creative team of Charles Soule and Carlos Barberi. This turns out to be one Soule’s current titltes, Thunderbolts, but with a new team member; Ghost Rider. “He fits the tone of the book,” said Soule. The character joins in issue #20, with a story called “No Mercy” that will presumably have repercussions for the Thunderbolts character Mercy. “Maybe there’s more than one meaning to it,” Soule noted.

The ‘Wrath’ teaser was then revealed as the next arc of Savage Wolverine, the book that seems to allow writer-artists to work on tales out of continuity with the beloved character. Richard Isanove will follow Phil Jimenez on the title with issue #14 in January, and a story set in the Dustbowl in the 1930s Prohibition era.

New outfits for the remaining All New X-men team

New outfits for the remaining All New X-men team

The ‘Trial’ and ‘Judgment’ teasers were confirmed as referring to a “Trial of Jean Grey” story that will cross over between two of Brian Michael Bendis’s books next year – issues #22-24 of All-New X-Men, with art by Stuart Immonen, and issues #11-13 of Guardians of the Galaxy, with art by Sara Pichelli.

“When the rest of the universe learns that there’s a Jean Grey on Earth again, that’s not good news to a lot of broccoli people or friends of broccoli people,” said Lowe, referring to the scenes in the original ‘Dark Phoenix Saga’ when the Phoenix destroyed a planet of broccoli people. The story will see Jean taken to Chandilar by the Shi’ar to stand trial, and the Guardians of the Galaxy fighting to get her back. And yes, Lowe confirmed, this means that “the All-New X-Men will be sticking around after ‘Battle of the Atom.’”

The final teaser revealed at the panel was ‘Corporate’, with the creative team of Peter David and Carmine Di Gandomenico. As many had suspected, this was a new X-Factor title – indeed, an All-New X-Factor title – involving a corporate owned mutant super team that includes Quicksilver, Polaris and Gambit, and three other team mates he wasn’t yet able to reveal. David said he’s especially excited to write Gambit, having never written the character before.

This teaser is perhaps the most baffling; Mindbubble. This turns out to be the next Captain America arc from writer Rick Remender, with Pascal Alixe on art for issue #16 and Nick Klein on issue #17. The story introduces a new threat, Dr. Mindbubble, an assassin from the “Weapon Minus” program, created to “erase” Super Soldiers. “He will kill you with kindness,” said Brevoort of the new villain.

Then came the Extinction teaser, This turns out to be the next chapter of Sam Humphries’ Avengers A.I., starting at issue #8 with art by Andre Araujo. “Humanity is at an end,” said Lauren Sankovitch. “Lay back, relax, the robots will take over for you.”

“Frenemies” teases a new #1 for Secret Avengers, from the creative team of Ales Kot and Michael Walsh. Kot described it as “Michael Bay meets Arrested Development.” The new team features Spider-Woman, Nick Fury Jr, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Phil Coulson, plus an unusual sixth member who wasn’t identified, though the cover to #1 features a strange MODOK motif that had people in the audience speculating.

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“Global“ is perhaps the biggest new title announced at the panel, that’s if you take the name literally. Avengers World is a new ongoing series coming out of Infinity, written by Nick Spencer based on stories by Spencer and Jonathan Hickman, and with art by Stefano Casseli. The series explores “the changing landscape of the Marvel Earth”, said Spencer, and it features the same cast as the main Avengers title. “We definitely want to spend some time with some of the newer members of the cast,” said Spencer.

Descent was the next teaser to be clarified and turns out to be the new Avengers from Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker – and a replacement or sequel of sorts to the controversial Avengers Arena. The new book, Avengers Undercover, sees some of the survivors of Arcade’s Murderworld go undercover in the Masters of Evil to try to bring it down from the inside. Hopeless notes that, after what these characters have been through, “they find they might fit in better with the villains.”

The teaser “Trust,” in familiar green and gold, turns out to be a new ongoing series from Al Ewing and Lee Garbett titled Loki: Agent of Asgard.

Finally Atonement is a new Black Widow series from Nate Edmondson and Phil Noto, with the tagline “Agent. Avenger. Assassin.”