SPAWN, the long-running superhero saga recently relaunched by series creator Todd McFarlane and fellow Image Founder Whilce Portacio, kicks off the second half of its series altering storyline ‘Endgame’ with a distribution-level sell out making way for the upcoming collection.
“Our goal is to slowly build up momentum and the sellout of issue #191 is another indication that we’re accomplishing that goal,” McFarlane said. “With a majority of our single issues out of print, the release of the first Endgame collection couldn’t be more timely.”
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The Humanity NOW! organization is really causing grief for the mutants of the world, and with the hammer coming down, things don’t look too good.Â Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of The Uncanny X-Men #506 by Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson.
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Wendy and Richard Pini have teamed up with Warner Bros. to bring their long running indie comic Elfquest to the silver screen.Â The film will be written by Rawson Thurber, who will also direct and produce.
The original comic, which the Pinis initially self-published starting in 1978, followed a tribe of elves known as the Wolfriders in their attempts to survive and link with other dispersed elves on an Earth-like planet with two moons while on the lookout for tribes of humans and trolls, both of which acted as allies and enemies.
There have been multiple attampts to make the series a movie in the past and all have fallen through.Â Interestingly, no format has been determined yet, meaning this could be live action, 3D CG, or 2D animated.
Red 5 Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in August 2008. This month features the return of my favorite Red 5 Comics characters – Atomic Robo!
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Do we really need another zombie tale set in the Marvel Universe? According to Fred Van Lente, the answer is yes. In the next installment, one of the zombies escapes from zombie world and stumbles into Marvel 616 territory, thus making Marvel Zombies an in continuity title.
â€œMarvel Zombies 3â€ will focus on a different group of zombies than Kirkman and Phillipsâ€™ books. â€œThis is partly because â€˜MZ3â€™ is set in a very specific period of â€˜MZâ€™ continuity,â€ Van Lente explained. â€œFor fear of giving away too much, Iâ€™m going to tell you when, exactly. But letâ€™s just say the pursuit of sweet, sweet human flesh makes for some odd allies.â€
The four issue mini-series will debut in October. I don’t know about you, but the zombie genre has overstayed its welcome.
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast (new show debuts Wednesday’s), the panel will take an in depth look at the first run of the Ultimates from Marvel.
A teenager is climbing walls in Manhattan. Mutants are attacking the White House. Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., knows the only way to combat these strange new threats is with a team of his own superhumans. Backed by a billion-dollar budget, Fury recruits Giant Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. And while the team is strong enough to engage in a ferocious battle with the Hulk, will they implode under the weight of their internal conflicts? Rising above their own agendas, the Ultimates forge ahead with the introduction of new allies and face a major global threat.
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Marvel is giving away the Avengers/Invaders Sketchbook that arrives in stores today (April 23). It’s all part of the secret plot to get you to buy Avengers/Invaders #1 that arrives May 7, 2008.
The Invaders have traveled to the present time, finding themselves face-to-face with the Avengersâ€¦but will they be allies or enemies? The truth arrives in Avengers/Invaders #1, but tomorrow today you can get you first peek at the answers in the canâ€™t missâ€”and FREEâ€”Avengers/Invaders Sketchbook!