Or – “Who AM Us, Anyway?” New Avengers is one of those titles with which I have a love/hate relationship… For every story beat that works, I find something that irritates the hell out of me. Even when Leinil Yu draws well (and some things he draws VERY well) there will be a panel where the legendarily beautiful Jessica Drew looks like Gimli with a hairlip. With the next big thing on the horizon (and the last next big thing only 3 issues into it’s 5 issue run) it’s time for Marvel to push us off in a new direction,
If you are looking for Zenescope Entertainment and their awesome booth babes, you’ll find them at Wizard World Chicago in booth #124. The Company will debut Se7en #6 by David Mack and Leif Jones, Willow Creek #0 (a brand new series), as well as the final chapter of Final Destination. Zenescope will also present the What It Takes To Make It In Comics panel on Saturday, hosted by Christian Beranek and Ralph Tedesco. Take the jump for the complete list of booth signings.
Bluewater Productions let Major Spoilers know it will be releasing a preview anthology of Ray Harryhausen Presents. New stories and new adventures! From Sinbad to Jason, from Perseus to the mighty Ymir, this comic provides a taste of all the new titles developed by Bluewater. Like those coming attractions in a darkened movie theater, Ray Harryhausen Presents special from Bluewater Productions is a sneak peek into the many magical worlds of this pioneering master! The 32 page issue will arrive in October and cost (slightly) less than a buck.
Marvel released its second-quarter earnings yesterday, which revealed toy sales took a bit of tumble due to competition from other toy lines *cough*Transformers*cough*, which ended up causing the profits to decline. Even with the slide, Marvel is still moving ahead with its movie, television, gaming, and can you believe it stage productions. Take the jump for the list.
Image has a new ongoing series debuting in October. Proof by Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo tells the story of FBI agent Ginger Brown who goes through the looking glass and ends up dealing with all the supernatural and paranormal stuff you see in those tabloid magazines. Best of all her partner is Bigfoot. Rossmo explains, “We’re aiming to overhaul the usual expectations of a sci-fi series. Our Bigfoot completely contradicts his usual role. Although, that’s just the beginning as our first issue ends with El Chubacabra in a form that differs from any before.” Take the jump for the
I’ve got my fare share of DC and Marvel Heroclix figures cozied away in a secret room I have yet to reveal to the Major Spoiler masses. I haven’t picked up any in quite a while, mainly because the local store has stopped carrying the line, and I really don’t have anyone to play against. But I am super excited about the Starro Attacks Heroclix event featuring the new Justice League booster packs with several exclusive Starro related figures. Wizkids Games has sent us some high-res images of the figures including a huge Starro that should put that Sinestro figure
Warner Bros. Pictures is looking to Jonny Quest as the next franchise for the company hiring Dan Mazeau to write the screenplay. First broadcast in 1964 and inspired by radio shows, comic strips and James Bond movies, the primetime sci-fi adventure series aired on ABC, then spent the next two decades in reruns. “Quest” told the thrilling stories of Quest, a young boy who accompanied his scientist father on extraordinary escapades. Also in the mix was his adopted brother from Calcutta, his pet bulldog pup, and the government agent assigned to protect them. The show, which was noted for its
DC Comics has sent Major Spoiler schedule for panels it is hosting at Wizard World Chicago. Also included is the list of writers and artists scheduled to appear. Friday August 10 DC COMICS TALENT SEARCH, 10:00-10:45 a.m. Come hear what DC Comics looks for in artists and how to improve your chances at becoming a working professional. Remember, diversity is the key with DC: DC Universe, Vertigo, WildStorm, Mad Magazine, Minx and more! This extremely informative orientation session will explain how DC’s Talent Search works. In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory —
Have you been following the series? Are you ready for the Witchblade anime series airing soon? If you can’t get enough of Witchblade, manga, or anime, take the jump for the sneak preview of issue #7 that Top Cow has sent to Major Spoilers.
In what has to be the most bizarre story I’ve seen in the last couple of years, Michael Ralph George, owner of a Comics World and the organizer of the Pittsburgh Comic-Con has been arrested for the 1990 murder of his then-wife Barbara George. The 32-year-old’s body was found by customers in the back of the couple’s Michigan store – also Comics World – and $30,000 worth of comic books were taken, according to The Macomb Daily. She died of a single shot to the head from a .38-caliber gun. Barbara George was killed after closing the store to prepare
Serves me right for reading the small print too quickly … corrections below. DC Comics has announced the much anticipated (at least by me) League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will not ONLY be published in the United States of America due to concerns over international copyrights and related issues. Here’s how the solicitation reads for those of you overseas who won’t be enjoying the 200+ page tome: England in the mid-1950s is not the same as it was. The powers that be have instituted some changes. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen have
w00t! Another comic convention is here, and the House of Ideas has released its schedule for everything you can expect from Marvel at the show. If you are heading out, take the jump to see the panels you’ll want to attend.
Marvel Comics dropped off one of those cryptic cover images to Amazing Spider-Man #545 with the only message saying “End of an Era”. There is some speculation Peter and Mary Jane are about to split up, probably over that Adam Hughes cheesecake statue debacle. Or could it be something else? Remember there is still the “What would you do with one more day?” thing floating around. Take the jump for the full cover and then post your thoughts in the talk back!
Way back in the day, I hated anything western. Then I sat down and watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by Sergio Leone. Wow – suddenly The Man With No Name, and all well done westerns were super cool. And now, the Spaghetti Western character is getting his own comic. Dynamite Entertainment has announced it has signed a deal with MGM to bring the character to the comic pages. The new comic book series will explore the rough, western adventures of the “Man With No Name” during the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865) in the untamed