That’s the question Marvel Comics posed to Major Spoilers readers when they sent us the cover to Fantastic Four #544. The cover features the Human Torch, The Thing, Storm, and Black Panther in what looks like the new team up following the events of Civil War. Click the image to embiggen. What do you think?
Marvel Comics has let us know the Marvel Zombies hard cover will be going back to press for a third time, and will feature an all new cover by zombie painter Arthur Suydam. The cover for the third printing will be a zombie homage to Fantastic Four #49. Marvel Zombies third printing will be availabe January 24, 2007 for $19.99.
Top Cow Productions has sent Major Spoilers cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in March 2007. Take the jump for the complete list. Witchblade #107 (W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Chris Bachalo Danielle Baptiste, the new bearer of the Witchblade, realizing that the Witchblade can be a bit of a “weirdness magnet.” On her trip home to visiting her ailing father she begins having horrific, ghostly encounters with the unquiet dead, their graves destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Only Danielle can return them to their rest. Meanwhile an old foe of Sara returns to haunt her and
Top Cow Productions has let us know that The Darkness Volume 5: Demon Inside trade paperback and the Art of The Darkness soft cover are now available. The Darkness Volume 5: Demon Inside collects the second arc of second The Darkness series (issues #7 – #16). At 272 pages, the collection is priced at $19.99. The Art of the Darkness is a 96 page book that contains art showcased in The Darkness over its ten year history. In addition to all of the stunning art, original artists (including Marc Silvestri, Michael Turners, Dale Keown, Jae Lee, Chris Bachalo, David Lapham,
Witchblade Volume 1 Compendium Trade Paperback is in stores now and collects the first fifty issues of the series in chronological order. Unlike other trades, which only have black and white pages, the 1248 page tome is in full color and sells for $59.99. If you have never read Witchblade, you can read the first issue for free over at Drunk Duck (www.drunkduck.com/Witchblade/).
Or – “Go-Kart Mozart Was Checkin’ Out The Weather Chart Seein’ If It’s Safe Outside…” I tried recently to explain to one of my customers (Gatekeeper Hobbies, Topeka, Kansas. Come buy stuff!) why I enjoy Judd Winick’s work on The Outsiders. As I did, I found myself in that weird position where I had to explain away my PROBLEMS with the current status of the book before I could tell him what was good about it. I’m sure the Germans have a word for the need to justify your enjoyment of something (maybe it’s Hurneyvurneyfarfarghnughen?), but it’s a weird position
It’s pretty obvious I’ve become a Josh Howard fan over the last six months. I dig his art style, and think his writing skills have matured to the point where he is really developing a strong storyline with Dead@17. Over the next couple of months, we’ll see Howard release Eve, and Sasquatch, but what if he were to draw Batgirl? Head over to Josh’s blog site to see the full version. I wonder if he’d sell it to me for cheap? (grin). via Josh Howard (link)
Marvel Comics has announced its newuniversal #1 has sold out, and the company is going back to press for fans of the series. With a new printing comes a new cover, painted by Esad Ribic, who did the covers for Marvel’s House of M. The Warren Ellis (w), Salvador Larroca (a) newuniversal #1 second printing will be in stores January 17, 2007 for $2.99. If you want to see the variant cover, you know where to click.
Steve Rude let us know that his new book “Draw Nexus Tips and Techniques” is now available for pre-sale on his website. The book is filled with tips on figure construction, figure drawing, as well as how to draw heads and interiors. Also included in the 100 page book are model sheets on the entire cast. If you are a Nexus or Rude fan, the model sheets alone are worth the $24.95 price tag.
Top Cow has sent us an early look at the Cyberforce/X-Men crossover scheduled to be in stores December 27. Cyberforce and the X-Men meet head on, while on a trip to Japan. Check the six page preview for details. Oh, and check this out; this crossover issue is 32 pages with no ads. More details and two covers after the jump.
Once again Image Comics has sent us a Sneak Peek of issues scheduled to be in stores December 20, 2006. Take the jump for the Wonderful Wizard of OZ graphic novel, Pirates of Coney Island, and Bomb Queen II #3 (Warning: NSFW)! That’s quite a combo this week ranging from an adaptation of Baum, to Pirates and bombs…
Or – “All The Justice You Love, Now With 47% More Alex Ross!” I find that I annoy people in the comics world when I state some of my beliefs and preferences. I don’t care for Wolverine. I think Batman is as valid as a smiling-squared-jawed-father-figure driving a bubble-topped land yacht as he is a grim avenger of the night. I don’t have any idea what is so compelling about the gang-wars and separatist agendas of the X-Men titles. And I just have no use for Alex Ross any more. Oh, sure, there was a day when I fell slack-jawed
The French Magazine Cine Live has published a group shot of the Fab Four from the upcoming Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer movie. Someone has scanned the image and posted it on their flickr site. You’ll have to follow the link to see everything, as Flickr has a “download image” option disabled, and I’m feeling a bit Grinchy this morning :) . From Cine Live Magazine via Flickr (link)
Marvel has sent us a sneak peek at the upcoming Iron Man: Hypervelocity #1. This issue finds Tony Stark designing all new Iron Man armor, and testing it out throughout the series. I wonder why he needs yet another Iron Man suit? Guess that is why we have a six part mini-series to explain it all. Take the jump to find out more and see a five page preview.
Silent Devil has announced The Last Sin of Mark Grimm #1 has completely sold out, prompting the company to send the issue back to the printers. The variant cover is a black and white rendition of the original cover by Tommy Castillo. “Don’t call it a comeback,” says publisher Christian Beranek. “M. Sean McManus (creator/writer of The Last Sin of Mark Grimm) hustled his tail off to get the word out about the book and it paid off. We’re ecstatic to be able to offer a 2nd printing for fans of this awesome crime tale.” In addition to the new
The first issue of Spider-Man: Reign has sold out at Diamond Comics Distributors. Marvel has let us know the issue, telling the story of an aged Peter Parker coming out of retirement, is going back to press. The second printing will be on sale January 10, 2007 for $3.99 with an all new variant cover. If you missed out, Marvel has sent a preview of the issue (with new cover) for you to check out.