Dr Doom to become Iron Man!

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Hot off the news that Riri Williams is to become the new Invincible Iron-Man post Civil War II, it appears that the other announced Iron Man book wont be headed up by Tony Stark but instead by Victor Von Doom (Yes your reading that right!) Continue reading

All the current ‘Marvel NOW!’ Teasers

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Marvel Now! is due to launch in the fall of 2016, and will be the focal point for the fallout after Civil War II has finished- and while there are rumours of another reboot- Marvel has squashed these as nonsense thankfully. However to get people excited Marvel has been launching there is a host of teaser images, and these are well worth seeing. Continue reading

Weekly Recomendation: InHuman (2013-present)

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This weeks recommendation comes from Marvel, and their relaunch of the InHuman line in 2013. I’ve recently got around to reading this (thanks to the Marvel Unlimited App) and have thoroughly enjoyed the change of status quo that series gave the InHumans and the character development were treated too. Continue reading

Comic Book Picks 12Feb ’14

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Wednesday is nearly upon us again, and that means that its time for a host of new releases and time for me to recommend what you should be buying again this week with those hard earned pennies. So in a week that see’s very few new number 1’s here’s what you should be buying. Continue reading

Comic Book Picks January 8th ’14

comic picks topperSo this is my first published comic book picks for the new year, having taken new years day off- mainly due to there only being one release so it was really a given what would have been picked that week right?! Well this week see’s a host of new releases- and many of the Marvel Now second wave titles see the light of day, so will they steal the weeks recomendations? Well lets find out… 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.

 

Letter 44

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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.

 

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