Marvel released a sneak peek of Revolutionary War: Alpha by Andy Lanning, Alan Cowsill, Richard Elson.
Yesterday, Paul Cornell confirmed what had been rumored for some time – Captain Britain and MI: 13 were getting the axe by Marvel.
Lastly, and this is really important, while we didnâ€™t know this would be the last arc until comparatively recently, I had it in mind that it was possible it would be from the time I started plotting it. Indeed, the end of this arc marks the end of what I had planned for the book when I started. One of the images right at the finish is what I always felt I was heading towards, and Iâ€™m very pleased I got there. So: you will get a real, thorough, proper, ending, not just of â€˜Vampire Stateâ€™, but of the whole run. It hasnâ€™t been rushed to fit the space, it hasnâ€™t been compromised, it wonâ€™t just suddenly cut off: itâ€™s what I intended.I think the Annual and the two remaining issues finish off one of my best stories in any media, and that story is actually the entirety of Captain Britain and MI-13.Youâ€™ll see what I mean a bit more next issue. This is a comic with a proper ending.
It’s interesting Marvel is giving the series the ol’ Heave-Ho as the last couple of months the title has finished in the top half of all comics being sold.Â In April, issue #12 sold an estimated 20,000 issues, while Wolverine: First Class #14 sold a mere 14,000 copies, and it doesn’t appear Wolverine is being canceled any time soon.
At least the series is getting a proper send off.
This one appeared in the Washington Post, and it’s all part of the Wolverine Art Appreciation Month kicking off in April.
The titles featuring these variants are:
- AGENTS OF ATLAS #3
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #590
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #592
- CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 #12
- DAREDEVIL #118
- EXILES #1
- GHOST RIDER #34
- HULK #11
- INCREDIBLE HERCULES #128
- MOON KNIGHT #29
- MS. MARVEL #38
- RUNAWAYS #9
- SECRET WARRIORS #3
- UNCANNY X-MEN #508
- WAR MACHINE #5
- WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #14
- X-MEN: LEGACY #223
Keep watching Marvel’s Wolverine Art Appreciation Month page for more covers as they are reveiled.
In case you missed Marvel’s last major event — and by last I mean most recent event, and not final event — Secret Invasion is back in a slew of trade paperbacks so you can finally join in on all the talk around the water cooler about the series that lead to the current state of affairs in the Marvel universe with Norman Osborne in charge.
â€œWeâ€™re very appreciative of the unprecedented support from retailers, fans and the press for Secret Invasion,â€ said David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice President of Sales & Circulation. â€œWith the recent announcement of Secret Invasion Black Panther and Runaways/Young Avengers making the New York Times Graphic Books Best Sellers List, we thought this would be a good time to remind fans of the affordable packages we have available for them to catch the stories they might have missed, while also alerting new fans of a way to discover what led to Dark Reign.â€
Sixteen trades are already available, with fifteen more on the way between now and June. Take the jump for the complete list, so you have all the background you need (hint: the Earth wins).
Note: This is a $2.99 issue.
Or – “I Just Noticed That…”
When I was a kid, I used to get irritated when I would read the Defenders because the Valkyrie never got to actually use her way cool sword.Â It’s an inherent problem with sword-wielding characters, from the Black Knight to the Swordsman to the Grim Ghost, that they can’t just go dismembering people at random.Â And now, this book has not one, but TWO sword-characters at the same time.Â I haven’t really been paying too much attention to whether they get to chop up the bad guys, but it’ll be interesting to see how it goes.
Sometimes I think these publishers take potshots at one another just because they can.Â Call me crazy, but the variant cover to the upcoming Captain Brittain and MI-13 #18 and Ghost Rider #30, seems to be a direct smack at DC’s upcoming Faces of Evil covers.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores August 13, 2008. 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.
This list was last updated August 12, 2008.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores July 30, 2008. 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.
This list was last updated July 28, 2008.
Marvel has announced Captain Britain and the MI: 13 have sold out at the distributor level and will be sending the third issue back to press with a new variant cover using interior art once again.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores July 16, 2008. 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.
This list was last updated July 14, 2008.
Marvel has announced two of its titles have sold out and are going back to print. Skaar, Son of Hulk #1 and Captain Britain and The MI: 13 #2 are both going back to press with variant covers.
Skaar: Son Of Hulk #1 Second Printing Garney Variant features the acclaimed interior art of Ron Garney on the cover.
Skaar: Son of Hulk #1 Second Printing Movie Variant features the Hulk as seen in the new film along with an image of his son, Skaar, as illustrated by Garney.
Captain Britain & The MI: 13 #2 Second Printing Variant features the stunning interior art of Kirk on a new cover, as the Black Knight shows the Skrulls just what it means to face an Avenger!
Covers after the jump!