Mark Steven Johnson has posted answers to reader questions over at the official Ghost Rider blog site. Mark answers everthing from who built the bike seen in the film, to why Nick Cage was selectedd to play the role. He even addresses the problems of interpreting a well known character to film. Well, the good news is that I AM one of those fans so I’ve done my best to pay tribute to the Marvel comic character. I grew up with Ghost Rider and just like some of you I’ve waited a long time to see a Ghost Rider movie.…
Marvel Comics has sent us a sneak peak of Union Jack #1, by Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins. Bursting out of the current Captain America story arc “21st Century Blitz” comes Britain’s premier super hero Union Jack in his very own mini-series. Written by Christios Gage and art by Mike Perkins, fresh off of his stint on Captain America with Ed Brubaker, Union Jack will redefine the hero from the British Isles for a new generation.
Marvel.com Offers Its Fans a Forum For All Things Marvel In response to the clamor from the legions of fans everywhere, Marvel Entertainment is proud to announce that it is once again making message boards available on Marvel.com. Putting the fans in direct contact with each other and Marvel insiders, this new online forum will give Marvel.com users the chance to openly discuss everything from the Avengers to Marvel Zombies and all the super-heroics in between.
Over 40 years ago, the world was introduced to a team of mutant superheroes that would change the world forever – the X-Men. Learn more about their beginnings, for before they were Astonishing, they were the X-Men: First Class. Written by Jeff Parker with art by Roger Cruz and stunning covers by Marko Djurdjevic, X-Men: First Class is an 8-issue limited-series starring the original mutants: Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast.
Maximum Fantastic Four, the uniquely brilliant reproduction of the classic Fantastic Four #1 by comic legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby has been nominated for the Quill Awards’ Graphic Novel of the Year. Already the winner of New York Magazine’s Best Book Jacket of the Year Award, Maximum Fantastic Four has proven to be a must-have for fans of comic books and pop culture alike.
In response to retailer demands, Marvel is keeping Civil War titles in stock, including 6 single Civil War titles as well as a collection of Civil War Amazing Spider-Man stories, all which explain the Wall Crawler’s decision to unmask in a single oversized and specially-priced comic.
The Civil War between the heroes of the Marvel Universe gave Zemo the chance to amass the supervillain army he needed. In Thunderbolts #106, Zemo unleashes his newly-formed army against the Grandmaster and to the victor goes the entire world. One thing is for sure, when the dust settles from Civil War and the contest between Zemo and the Grandmaster is decided, the T-Bolts will never be the same again. The Thunderbolts are reformed villains attempting to become heroes, but will the current Marvel Universe necessitate a meaner, badder team to make a difference?
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores August 23, 2006. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated August 22, 2006
Marvel has sent us the cover and a sneak preview of Wolverine: Origins #6. Wolverine: Origins #6 begins a new arc which sets Logan off to find the son he recently learned was still alive and it also features two covers by superstar artists Joe Quesada and Ed McGuinness.
Wow! What a week for comic fans to go fanatical over the announcement from Marvel on the delay of Civil War. On these pages, we’ve posted some of the comments from those intimately involved in the creation of each issue. Some fans have said the delay will greatly affect Marvel, comic shops, and readership overall. While Marvel has been late before, this is not just a minor title holdup, as the delay of Civil war also impacts every crossover titles. For a great summary of the situation and to hear experts weigh in on the issue, check out the special…
(press release) Based on the best-selling videogame, the Halo Graphic Novel reached #2 on the BookScan list of graphic novels sold in bookstores, the highest position of a non-manga, non-movie tie-in graphic novel in years. It also debuted at an impressive #33 on Amazon.com. In fact, the Halo Graphic Novel has sold so incredibly that a second print will be available within weeks.
Moonscoop and Marvel have teamed up to create a 26 episode animated series based on the Fantastic Four. It airs September 2, 2006 on the Cartoon Network. If you want info on the first four episodes, head on over to the Marvel Animation Age website. They have story synopsis and air dates. via Marvel Animation Age (link)
You’ve read artist Steve McNiven’s statement on the Civil War delay, and you have probably searched out other comments on the one month hold up of Marvel’s biggest event. Now Editor Tom Breevort weighs in, making a statement of his own. Comicbook Resources has a full interview with Breevort at their site. The reason for the delay is to ensure that we’ll be able to finish this project with the same creative team that we began with, and at the same quality level we’ve maintained so far. And not that anybody will believe me when I say this, but these…