Marvel Comics came a knocking and dropped off its solicitation information and cover images for titles shipping in May 2007. Fall-out from Civil War continues in several titles and one shots, plus the Marvel Zombies are back in Black Panther #28. Dang, those zombies never die. And why should they? Marvel Zombies has become a huge money maker for the company. Take the jump for the complete list, and click on the thumbnails for the big cover images.
Image Comics has let us know The Walking Dead #34 has sold out, making this the second issue in a row to do so. The company plans to send the issue back to print, and it is expected to be back in stores in early March. “Last month’s issue kicked everything up a notch — everyone wants to find out what’s going to happen next,” says Image Comics Executive Director Eric Stephenson. “It also didn’t hurt that the Governor was named Wizard’s Villain of the Year for 2006. THE WALKING DEAD is consistently one of our best selling titles, but
Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek at the covers for the two titles the company is giving away on Free Comic Book Day. The two titles, The Lone Ranger and New Battlestar Galactica, were selected via a fan poll posted on the Dynamite website in 2006.
Diamond Select Toys has announced a new line of Minimates based on the Back to the Future Trilogy. Interestingly, the company has decided the first line of figures will be based on the second movie. Huh? Makes no sense what-so-ever, but then again, it’s been shown again and again that time travel messes with our reality. The four figures will include Marty McFly, Doc Brown, Lorraine Baines, Biff Tannen, with chase figures of Marty and Lorraine in their Under the Sea outfits, and a Marty in his 50s clothing. It’s unfortunate that Art Asylum and DST don’t go full out
Just when you think you have a spare moment to sit down and write a well thought out review, some little thing you place in the back of your mind and forgot about pops up demanding attention. Thus I missed last week’s 52 review, but I’m making up for it now. Maybe I should have made this a Major Spoilers Retro Review…
This is going to be a big month for DC fans. First, 52 is over and the fallout can begin. Remember that strange image DC sent us a couple of weeks ago that hinted at the future of the DCU? Did you notice Batman was wearing some strange pirate/Arabic costume? Batman #666 looks like it reveals the tie between that mysterious DC image and the Bat. Also, check out the JSA/JLA crossover titles that were the hallmark of the Multiple Earth series from days of old. Second, May will be a month of direct figures from DC Unlimited including the
Top Cow has a swarm of people scheduled to be at its booth during the New York Comicon, February 23-25, 2007. The list includes Marc Silvestri, Paul Dini, Tyler Kirkham, Ron Marz, Frank Tieri, David Wohl, and Joshua Ortega to name a few. If you want to know what time to get in line to get your stuff signed, take the jump.
As much as I disliked Grant Morrison’s initial run on Batman One Year Later, I love the art done by Adam Kubert. DC Direct is adapting his stylings to a new action figure line inspired by Adam’s recent work on Batman and Superman. In the first series, Batman, Joker, Robin, Damian and Ninja Man-bats are the order of the day, while the Superman series gets Superman, General Zod, Bizzaro and more. Take the jump for the loverly images.
Or – “What The Heck Do I Call A Dead Character NOW?” There’s an inherent pitfall to the way I do my reviews. My rules are simple: I pick some titles to go over, stick ’em in a pile by my comfy chair, and review them, in roughly chronological order. Scan the good bits, babble incoherently, then enjoy a Milk-Bone in a commie-free world. But when a book comes out that has spoilery material, it quickly becomes a topic of discussion, and makes me feel like I’m behind the curve when I get ’round to it. Case in point? Civil
DC has unveiled a new series of figures based on several DC Superheroines, all done in Anime style. First up will be Supergirl, Powergirl, Batgirl, and Catwoman. A shot taken at the booth indicates future figures will include Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, and evil Supergirl. Not sure I like the rendition of the figures, but you can bet fanboys will snatch these figures up to display on their shelves. Manga and Anime are becoming a big deal in the United States, so why not cash in on the trend? Take the jump for the full color images.
Wizard Entertainment has posted images of the first series of DC Unlimited’s World of Warcraft figures coming this Summer. Series 2 will feature a Human Warrior and a Troll Priest. Take the jump for the full sized Blood Elf Rouge. I’m all about the Alliance, but after seeing these images, I may have to change my battle cry to “For the Horde!”.
I told you last week Diamond Select Toys will be releasing toy versions of Marvel’s Zombies series. Major Spoilers has an image of Zombie Spider-Man, but today I found out it won’t be the first figure to hit the streets demanding brains. Zombie Captain America will be released in September ready to use his shield to hack away at his victim’s skulls to get at the pink gooey goodness. Also announced are Minimate Marvel Zombies that will include Zombie Hulk, Cap, Luke Cage, Wolverine and Spider-Man. Take the jump for the horrifying images that are really kind of cute.
Ok, so I need to switch to decaf and calm down just a bit before Dynamite Entertainment’s Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #3 hits in April. As a fan of the original television series (yeah, I said it), seeing the original chrome domes and saucer shaped Raiders back in action is a treat. In Cylon Apocalypse, Adama has ordered the virus to be released on the Cylon Empire. As fate has it though, Starbuck ends up getting stuck on the Cylon home world. Want a peek at the action, and the full size covers? Take the jump!
If you have read Death Comes to Dillinger, you probably know Death as the skull-faced drifter, who rides from town to town with the names of his victims engraved on gold pocket watches. Silent Devil has announced Death and The Man Who Would Not Die will see the retur of Death in this four issue sequel. Fans of the first series will be happy to know James Patrick and JM Ringuet are back to ensure the mood and tone continue from the original. In a prepared statement creator James Patrick said, “Death And The Man Who Would Not Die picks
Top Cow Entertainment slipped Major Spoilers a sneak peek at the upcoming The Darkness: Level 2. There’s some World War I action going on in this issue and the four page preview hints at some intense action. Even though this series is supposed to tie in with the video game, I’ve been told you don’t need to read the issue to enjoy the game or vice versa, which is cool.
Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi’s first issue of Wolverine has sold out at Diamond, according to Marvel. The sellout also includes the black and white variant cover. Marvel says they have no plans to go back to print for another printing, but as we’ve seen before, give it a few days and the company will probably change it’s mind. Loeb considers this his first major project for Marvel, and is extremely pleased with the news. “The biggest hugs go out to my two contributors,” says Loeb, “my long time pal and astonishing artist Ed “Ed” McGuinness and then there’s the