Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of All-New X-Factor #1 by Peter David and Carmine Di Giandomenico.
There are no bad characters. Only bad writers. Or at least, writers who don’t know what to do with the characters.
This week, Diamond Select Toys is giving away a set of Marvel Minimates Series 43 — yes, that’s the set with Spider-Man, Daredevil, Jean DeWolff and the Sin-Eater, among others. But the set they’re giving away is a special one — its been signed by acclaimed comics writer Peter David!
Marvel Comics sent a teaser for X-Factor #230 that will be written by Peter David with art by Emanuela Lapacchino.
BOOM! Studios sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Planet of the Apes #1, The Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 #10, Dracula: The Company of Monsters #9, Incorruptible #17, Insurrection v3.6 #2, Stan Lee’s The Traveler #6, and Walt Disney’s Comics #718.
If you went to WonderCon this past weekend, and saw Green Hornet walking around, it may have been writer Peter David.
The reason I was attending Wondercon was that Activision brought me out to promote “Spider-Man: Edge of Time.” Since I was out here on their dime, I wanted to make sure that anyone who wanted to see me had to come to the panel. But I didn’t want to be a prisoner of my hotel room for two days. So I put together a Green Hornet costume and walked around for two days.
David goes on to talk about bumping into convention attendees, and other Green Hornet cosplayers, and no one was the wiser. This is not the first time celebrities have donned a mask to walk the convention floor – tales of the San Diego Comic Con are filled with tales of Big Name Celebrity getting into the spirit of the show and walking around without an entourage.
For those of you who went to WonderCon, did you see Peter David? Did you get a picture? Have you ever run into a celebrity in disguise? And no, robots don’t count…
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew cracks open the adaptation of Stephen King’s first Dark Tower Book.
“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s Roland – an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, powering his way through a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic. Now, in a comic book personally overseen by King himself, Roland’s past is revealed! Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert Robin Furth (author of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: A Concordance) and scripted by New York Times bestseller Peter David, this series delves in depth into Roland’s origins – the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world; while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels. Be there for the very beginning of a modern classic of fantasy literature! Collects Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7.
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IDW Publishing has announced it is bringing back Fallen Angel with Fallen Angel: Reborn.Â Even though the series features the adventures of a fallen angel, Joss Whedon’s Illyria (from Angel) is guest staring in a four-part series that kicks off in July.
When last seen, the Fallen Angel experienced the closest sheâ€™s ever been to a happy ending. But as fans know, nothing comes easily for her, especially now that Illyria has entered the scene.Â The Reborn story is set during the fifth season of the â€œAngelâ€ television show, shortly after the former ancient demon, Illyria, has been severely depowered by Angel and company.Â And that depowerment is a major plot point for this four-part series.
Fallen Angel: Reborn is written by Peter David with art by J.K. Woodard and arrives in July.
At the annual ComicsPro meeting, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) announced a brand new Board of Directors for the organization.Â Replacing Top Shelf’s Chris Staros as President is Chris Powell, general Manager of Lone Star Comics.Â Chris is the first retailer to hold the position of President in the history of the organization.Â Taking Staros’ seat on the Board of Directors is Larry Marder.
“It’s been an honor to serve on the Board of Directors of the CBLDF,” Staros says, “but as Top Shelf has grown, I find myself not having the time to support the day-to-day activities of the Fund in the way that I used to, and, of course, that’s the signal that it’s time to move on, and pass the torch on to others ready to lead the charge. And now, with Chris Powell as the new President and Larry Marder joining the Board, I know that the Fund will have some fresh energy to devote to the cause. So, while I won’t be on the Board, I’ll always support the CBLDF, as it’s still a cause I truly believe in.”
Setting goals for his Presidency of the organization, Powell said in a prepared statement, “The Fund will continue to grow and evolve, finding new and innovative ways to support comic fans, creators, and sellers. We will increase our use of 21st century technology in our mission and fundraising work. We will increase our outreach to new and current members, and increase our ability to share news and information about the ongoing fight to protect the First Amendment rights we all depend upon to do business.”
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s board members are: Joe Ferrara, Vice-President; Milton Griepp, Treasurer; Louise Nemschoff, Secretary; Peter David; Neil Gaiman, Steve Geppi, Paul Levitz, and Larry Marder.
Marvel’s latest adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, concludes this week with Dark Tower: Treachery #6.Â The Robin Furth and Peter David penned story concludes Roland Deschain’s latest adventure, and Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the issue.
The major events continue at the House of Ideas, and Marvel has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in March 2009.
(San Diego, December 8,Â 2008) The Original Crew of the Starship Enterprise are roaring to the iPhone and iPod touch from IDW Publishing and iVerse Media.Â Available immediately, Star Trek Archives: The Best of Peter David #1 is the first issue of the ongoing digital comics series that reprints some of the best comics from Star Trek’s illustrious history. Peter David is one of the most popular and respected Star Trek writers, known for his mingling of humor and popular culture.
â€œWeâ€™re very excited that some of IDWâ€™s Star Trek titles will now available for readers to download from itunes through the App Store. Itâ€™s a great way for fans to experience some of the best work in comics,â€ IDWâ€™s Ted Adams said.
This issue reprints Star Trek #13 (originally published by DC Comics) â€“ “The Return of the Worthy: Part One” by Bill Mumy, Peter David, and Gordon Pucell.Â The story stars the Original Series cast, and is set between the 5th and 6th Star Trek feature film.
“Star Trek Archives allows us to bring the universe of Star Trek to the iPhone and iPod touch for the first time”, said Michael Murphey, owner of iVerse Media. “Through this series we can publish stories throughout the history of Trek, from TOS to TNG and beyond.Â Being Trekkies ourselves, we couldn’t be more excited about that.”
Star Trek Archives #1 is available now in the iTunes App Store for 99 cents. http://www.apple.com/iphone/appstore/