Or – “Where Ya Want The Fake Cake Fulla Snake?” One of the joys of being a comics geek are the moments where you get to say “I know this story!” or “I remember where this happened!” ‘Earth’s Mightiest’ continues it’s quasi-“Behind The Music” look at Avengers #58 through 61 (so far) and gives us the full Paul Harvey (that’d be… The REST Of The Story) on the decision to allow a previously murderous synthezoid to join up, on the impromptu wedding of Henry Pym and Janet Van Dyne, on the reasons why intelligent men (not to mention the Vision’s
Dark Tower #1, Stephen King’s magnum opus, has completely sold out, prompting Marvel to go back to print with a second edition, complete with a new cover. Marvel also passed along a sneak peek of Dark Tower #3. Take the jump for the preview, the variant cover to issue #1, and more.
Marvel has sent us a sneak peek of the upcoming Marvel Avengers #2 featuring the return of Ultron. There’s a unique twist this time around as the mechanized monster is now a girl instead of a guy. Mighty Avengers #2 is written by Brian Michael Bendis with the art done by the incredible Frank Cho. Take the jump for a three page preview.
Or – “I Had A Pair Of Pants Show Their Seams This Quickly, And Demanded A Refund.” On paper, New Avengers looks like a guaranteed hit, a no-brainer. Luke Cage getting respect. Iron Fist back at his best friend’s side in his hour of need. Spider-Man, at his lowest point, but no longer alone. Spider-Woman finding a group of people who ALSO don’t have anywhere else to go. Doctor Strange, once again the backbone of a team book. Wolverine doing what he does, at which he is the best. The mysterious masked Ronin, probably someone we know, and many of
Marvel Comics helps us round out the week with a sneak peek at Ghost Rider #10, hitting stands April 11. The company also tells us the series and recent trade paperback have been selling out at Diamond Comics Distributors. Daniel Way continues to write the Ghost Rider that fans have been clamoring for, combining elements of both the supernatural and macabre mixed with super hero action. Artists Javier Saltares and Mark Texeira have turned in art every bit as good as when they put Ghost Rider back on the map in the early 90s. Plus, horror master Richard Corben provided
Comcast has posted the final high quality Spider-Man III trailer we’ll see until the movie hits the silver screen in May. You are really going to want to check this trailer out, as it is all about Venom and how Eddie Brock becomes the third villain in the film. It looks awesome! via Comcast (link) And don’t forget if you live in the Salt Lake City area and want to see Spider-Man III for free, be sure to sign up for the My Extra Life Spider-Man III event (sponsored by Major Spoilers). There are two more Venom-irific images after the
Or – “How To Get A Head In The World…” No, Wait, How ‘Bout “He Shoulda Quit While He Was A Head.” Wait! Let’s Try “That’s Not What I Meant When I Asked For…” Oh, Nevermind. I’ve been wavering for a couple of months about Heroes For Hire, whether or not I’m going to continue reading it, and I’ve decided that I’m keeping it on my hold list, for one of my simplest reasons: I sincerely believe that Marvel will end the title before too much longer. Certainly I’m not saying that Heroes is a bad comic book, it isn’t,
Dynamite Entertainment and Marvel Comics have announced one of the strangest crossovers I’ve seen since Ash made the leap to Zombieland. The next major team up will feature Spider-Man and Red Sonja, something that hasn’t happened since 1979. The Spider-Man/Red Sonja team up will be a five issue limited series as the duo battle the devious duo of Kulan Gath and Venom. Michael Avon Oeming will write, with Mel Rubi on art with Brian Buccellato coloring. Covers will be done by *sigh* Michael Turner. Dynamite’s Nick Barrucci stated, “With this crossover we’re touching on some of the greatest comic stories
Marvel Comics let Major Spoilers know that dozens of its titles are going back to press to meet demand. The second printing rundown includes Captain America #25, Stephen King’s Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1, and many of the titles spinning off Civil War. Take the jump for the complete list and images for the second print runs.
Or – “Because Salieri Demanded It, And I Don’t Want To Wind Up Like Mozart…“ The Marvel Universe is a huge tapestry with hundreds of superhumans that we never see anymore, characters who seem to have just dropped off the face of the Earth, usually after quitting a team book or losing their “next big thing” status. For all it’s faults, at least Civil War tried to reflect that, with the likes of Prodigy, Typeface, and Thunderclap getting involved in the conflic (if only briefly), showing that the events affect EVERYONE, even those who are no longer active. Last issue’s
The Spider-Man III video game takes you below the streets of New York as you battle Venom, Sandman, and more. Looks pretty awesome to me, although I really wonder if subway tunnels and sewers are that big. embedPlayer(626918980)