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Marvel Comics has teamed up with Eminem and XXL magazine to celebrate his anticipated upcoming album Relapse with an all-new story featuring the renowned rapper and Marvelâ€™s notorious vigilante, The Punisher, in Eminem/Punisher: Kill You.
Back from a three-year hiatus, Eminem is set to grace two XXL covers posing as The Punisher for the magazineâ€™s June issue on stands May 5, two weeks before his fifth solo album, Relapse, hits stores May 19.
A special collectorâ€™s edition, the magazine also includes the first part of an exclusive collaboration between XXL, Shady and Marvel Comics — Eminem/Punisher: Kill You — a special edition Punisher comic book starring Eminem and created by Marvel Comics.
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Well this is an interesting turn of events.Â The weekly conversation with Marvel Editor in Chief Joe Quesada is ending over at Myspace’s Comic Books.
Yeah. This will be our last week here. We didnâ€™t really give any advance warning, â€™cause we wanted to go out business-as-usual, and hopefully with a bang as well. The big thing is, right now my schedule is just inâ€¦sane with work, and I find myself not being able to find the time and devote myself to this column as Iâ€™d like toâ€¦
Weâ€™ve had a lot of fill-ins that have been great, but itâ€™s more than Iâ€™d like in a column we call MyCup oâ€™ â€œJoe.â€ Someday Iâ€™d like to come back to thisâ€”hopefully sooner rather than laterâ€”but Iâ€™d like to come back to it in a way that I can really devote the proper time to it. So really, I need to thank all the editors and creators that helped and filled in. They were great. And the editors have really, really helped me with the fan questions. Iâ€™m still hands-on with all the macro-, more global planning of the Marvel U, but not so much in the fine detail. I usually donâ€™t know specifically what villain will be appearing in issue #87 of a title, so theyâ€™ve helped me fill in all the blanks. Kudos to the guys and gals, theyâ€™re the best team of editors in the world and Iâ€™ll kick anybodies ass who says otherwise.
MySpace Comic Books promises to continue the Marvel coverage with exclusive Marvel Previews during the all-new Marvel Fridays!Â That can mean one of two things; 1) MySpace Comic Books will actually have exclusive previews, or 2) the rest of us will have our Marvel previews taken away as Marvel gravitates toward alienating all the other comic websites out there.Â Let’s just hope the Marvel goes with #1.
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Marvel unveiled the cover of The Marvel Art of Marko Djurdjevic Hard Cover book featuring the work of the artist who’s done Daredevil to Thor and the X-Men.
â€œA friend of [Marvel Editor-in-Chief] Joe Quesada sent me some of the designs Marko posted online and I was blown away,â€ said Editorial Talent Coordinator Chris Allo of how Djurdjevic came to Marvel. â€œHe jumped at the opportunity to work in comics and even though his digital painting process was new to many in the industry, he won over anyone on the fence once they saw his X-Men: First Class covers. The rest, as they say, is history!â€
The Marvel Art of Marko Djurdjevic HC, written by John Rhett Thomas arrives July 1, 2009 with a suggested cover price of $49.99.
Marvel has announced its newest series, Fantastic Force will debut in April 2009.
In my world, it grew out of fan response.
But in the world of [Fantastic Four
writer] Mark Millar, he probably knew this was going to spin out all along. Millar is a conniving, wee bastard and he has his ways about these things. Heâ€™s leprechaun tricky.Â But the reaction to the characters in Fantastic Four was very strong, and the writer, Joe Ahearne, is hitting it out of the park.
In his latest MyCup o’ Joe, Marvel Comics Editor in Chief Joe Quesada, explains the series and even offers up the script for the first few pages.
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When Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man #583 arrives next week, it will feature a special story featuring Spider-Man fighting those who would prevent President-Elect Obama from being sworn in.Â No, I’m not talking about Rumsfeld and Cheney, but real Spider-Man foes like the Chameleon.
â€œWhen we heard that President-Elect Obama is a collector of Spider-Man comics, we knew that these two historic figures had to meet in our comicsâ€™ Marvel Universe,â€ says Marvelâ€™s Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada.Â â€œHistoric moments such as this one can be reflected in our comics because the Marvel Universe is set in the real world.Â A Spider-Man fan moving into the Oval Office is an event that must be commemorated in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man.â€
Take the jump from what is sure to be one of the best lines from the issue.
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If you’ve been paying attention to the Marvel Sneak Peeks we run here at Major Spoilers, you know I have been highlighting increases in price to tip you off.Â I’ve been following the price trend for the last two years, and today Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada gave his response to fans who are worried about high prices in a bad economy.
“I don’t make those kinds of decisions. We want to hold the line as long as we possibly can, but the world keeps spinning and unfortunately prices are going up everywhere. Sometiems you’re able to hold longer, sometimes you’re not. Honestly, I don’t have the answer for you.”
$4.50 by Christmas anyone?
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