Marvel Comics has posted an interview with Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways writer Zeb Wells, who is now taking the reins of the new Heroes for Hire. My stories will build on the themes and character interactions from Jimmy and Justin’s run. I actually take over with issue #8, which is the final part of a three-part story, so I obviously want my stuff to jibe with what came before. That said, we do start shaking things up fairly quickly, so current readers (and new ones!) are in for an exciting ride. Sounds cool to me! via Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics has announced another variant cover for Ultimate Spider-Man #104. In addition to the previously announced Mark Bagley homage to Joe Quesada’s cover to ultimate Spider-Man #1, a special White variant is also in the works. The White Variant is sure to be a hard to find item, as only one will be available for every 100 shipped. Issue #104 wraps up the incredible Clone Saga as Spidey takes on Doctor Octopus in the biggest fight of his young life with the future of all those that he cares for at stake. All three covers for Ultimate Spider-Man #104
Or – “Forty Years Ago… Or Perhaps Some Time Last Week, Whichever…” So, foolishly, I didn’t realize when I covered issue 1 that this series is shipping bi-weekly, meaning two issues per month to cover rather than the usual one (or, if you’re reviewing Wonder Woman, the usual apologies and adjusted shipping date…) My enthusiasm for last issue was pretty much unbridled, both in terms of seeing a cool new series and seeing a classic Avengers lineup interacting in today’s more adult terms. There’s more of the same this issue, and the comparison to today’s Avengers makes for an interesting
Rouge and her team of X-Men went up against the Children of the Vault in the last issue, but now Marvel Comics is debuting a new X-Villian for issue #194 – Pan. Who or what is Pan? What does he want, and what is Pan willing to do to get it? Marvel has sent Major Spoilers five page preview of X-Men #194, written by Mike Carey with art by Humberto Ramos. I have always been a fan of Ramos since I first came across his work in the pages of Impulse way back in the day. If you’re a fan
Marvel Comics has let us know that Immortal Iron Fist #1 has sold out at Diamond. If you didn’t order your book early, or didn’t pick it up from your retailer, don’t expect to get a variant edition. Marvel says they do not plan on going back to press. However, Major Spoilers has obtained an eight page sneak peek at Issue #2, which you can see after the jump.
Marvel Comics has let us know that Civil War: Choosing Sides was so popular with fans, that the book will be going back to press. The second printing will feature a new variant cover by Gene Colan. Gene Colan is well known for penciling characters such as Daredevil, Captain American and Howard the Duck. See the variant after the jump.
MTV has posted a Behind the Scenes tour of the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie. The clip is hosted by Jessica Alba, and while we do get to see some production and a tour of the different departments, it is typical MTV fluff – in other words, don’t expect any major revelations. via MTV (link)
10 Collected Issues for the Comic Fan The holidays are here, and if you are looking for some great buys for the comic fanatic in your life, here is my Top 10 List of Collected Hardcovers. Hardcovers like these tend to be rather expensive, so fans may not be able to afford these items as part of their regular buying habit. If you are thinking of buying one of these for the good boy or girl on your list, here are two suggestions: 1) check with the person first, they may already have the collection 2) buy from Amazon, as
Newlyweds Black Panther and Storm make a royal visit to the United States and land smack in the middle of Civil War. In issue #23, the couple decide to join the fight, but who’s side are they on? Marvel Comics has sent us the cover and a four page preview of Black Panther #23. Take the jump to take a peek.
Marvel Comics has let us know Punisher War Journal #1 has sold out. The company told us it is rushing back to the printer with a second printing that includes a Variant Cover by Young Guns Reloaded artist Ariel Olivetti. Punisher War Journal #1 Second Printing will be available on January 3, 2007 for $2.99.
Marvel Comics let Majors Spoilers know that because Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1 and #2 have sold out, the company have moved the release of issue #3 back one week to allow retailers to order more copies. The debut issue ranked 67th in the top 300 titles shipped in October according Diamond Comics Distributors. See the full cover and a four page preview after the jump.
Marvel Comics has sent us the cover and variant cover to Eternals #6. The double-sized issue of Eternals is written by Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. with the cover work done by Rick Berry and John Romita Jr. Take the jump to see the covers and find out what his happening in the issue.