A whole slew of new books were announced last week at New York Comic Con. The exact figure comes somewhere close to the amount of Slave Leia’s that were cosplayed. I of course have no source for that little factoid, but it just seems right. Anyways, take the jump for two new series coming from Marvel in 2013.
This week and last, the Major Spoilers Crew has taken a look at the Tim Sale/Jeph Loeb Marvel team-ups with color themes. So we wonder, what is the best of the Marvel “color” books?
If you were still trying to figure out Marvel’s cryptic teaser image, you don’t have to burn anymore brain cells as it’s been announced that Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness are bringing Cable back in Cable Reborn.
Marvel’s EIC Axel Alonso believes that Cable will be one of “breakout” Marvel characters of 2012, and Loeb is just happy to be back doing one of the characters that worked on when he first came to Marvel, back in the day (the early 1990s) when comics were still “on paper,” as he jokingly put it.
You’re going to have to wait a little longer than the above paragraph lets on, as Cable Reborn is expected to arrive in December 2012.
Megastars Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness (HULK, Superman/Batman) reunite this December for an action packed story of epic proportions. Want to know what it is? Find out in two weeks at the Cup O’ Joe Panel (Saturday, July 23rd at 2:45PM PST) during Comic Con International in San Diego!
If you didn’t see her pictures scattered across the Intardwebz already this past week, here’s Major Spoilers’ Cosplay Girl Victoria’s gallery of images from the San Diego Comic Con.
Marvel released a sneak peek to Hulk #24 by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinnes, that you can see after the jump.
Marvel Entertainment, LLC announced today that it has appointed Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President, Head of Television, a newly created division of Marvel Entertainment. In this new role, Mr. Loeb will work alongside Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc., to translate Marvel’s popular characters and stories to the television medium, in both live-action and animation formats. In addition to these responsibilities, Mr. Loeb will oversee the development and distribution of live-action, animated and direct-to-DVD series. Mr. Loeb was previously a Marvel-exclusive Eisner-Award-winning comic book writer and an Emmy-nominated writer for his work on NBC’s Heroes. The announcement was made today by Alan Fine, Executive Vice President, Office of the President and Chairman of Marvel Studios’ Creative Committee, and by Mr. Buckley, to whom Mr. Loeb will report.
The first arc of the Superman/Batman series by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness has been confirmed by several online sources as the next DC animated feature to follow Green Lantern: First Flight.
If the animated film is true to the series, it will feature President Lex Luthor framing Batman and Superman as enemies to the world as a Kryptonite asteroid heads toward Earth.Â He then offers up a one million billion dollar reward to bring the two in.Â This then leads to giant rocket ships, Captain Atom and Hawkman making appearances, and concludes with Luthor in his famous green armored suit proclaiming the day of reconning is coming.
While it sounds corny, the first arc wasn’t too bad and if done in the Ed McGuinness style, it could be a really good direct to DVD movie.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is expected to hit stores in the fall.
UPDATE:Â Here’s the official synopsis from Warner Home Video
United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a
kryptonite asteroid to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty
on the heads of the Man of Steel and his â€œpartner in crimeâ€ Batman.
Super heroes and super villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of
Superman and Batman, who must unite â€“ and recruit super help â€“ to
stave off the action-packed onslaught, stop the asteroid, and uncover
Luthorâ€™s devious plot to take command of far more than North America.
Marvel has announced Hulk #9 continues the series sell out record.Â According to the company, the series continues to be a hit among fans as readers try to figure out who is the Red Hulk.
â€œThis has been the greatest ride ever,â€ said series writer Jeph Loeb in a prepared statement. â€œHaving Arthur Adams and Frank Cho join us for those three issues (and for some surprises to come!) was not only a great pleasure, but it kept the HULK right on top!Â Be sure to come back next issue when Ed â€˜Edâ€™ McGuinness returns!â€
While Marvel hasn’t said this issue will go back to press, it did release the cover images to the upcoming Hulk #10 that features Hulk vs. Rulk (and a bunch of other fellows).
It was only a matter of time before fan and reviewer trashing of the third season of Heroes led to changes in the show.Â The first casualties of the shakeup find co-executive producers Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb being shown the exit.
It’s understood that Alexander and Loeb were let go because of Peacock execs’ frustration with the creative direction of the show. The show is also said to have been grappling with hefty budget overruns this season, that are going well beyond its already sizable $4 million per-seg pricetag.
I can’t say that I’m not surprised, but I axing two-thirds of the team that understood how hero stories should be told is a bit odd.Â Expect the rest of the season to feature more teen oriented melodrama and sappy love stories before the show is axed in May.
Marvel has announced the next reprinting of Ultimates 3 #1 will get the black and white treatment to showcase Joe Madureira’s artistic stylings.
“What a wonderful gift for the fans of the book,” says writer Jeph Loeb. “Joe’s artwork looks great in color, but to see what an amazing illustrator he is just off his pencils is a mindblowing!”
Take the jump for a peek of the black and white issue that arrives March 12, 2008.
Marvel Comics has announced Onslaught Reborn has sold out at Diamond Comics Distributors. The company has told us they don’t have plans at the moment to go back to press with a second printing, but it is considering it. We’ll keep you updated, should this change.
Covers for issues #2 and #3, plus more info after the jump.