Marvel has announced that Paolo Rivera has been tapped to create the variant cover for Guardians of the Galaxy #2 by Brian Michael Bendis, Steve McNiven and Sara Pichelli.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are one of those teams that have a very passionate and loyal fan base that basically single handily drive their sales, rarely picking up new readers along the way. They seem to have enough appeal to warrant an upcoming movie, however, so obviously someone at Marvel thinks they can appeal to a larger audience. It was most likely the intent, as with the rest of Marvel NOW, to try to capitalize on this potential with the new Guardians of the Galaxy #1. Does it succeed? Does it fail? Find out with this cosmic, out of this world, Major Spoilers review! More After the Jump
Or – “Haven’t I Already Reviewed The Origin Of Star-Lord?“
The return of Peter Quill and the Star-Lord character’s ascension to a place of prominence in the Marvel Universe has been something of a surprise to me, but a welcome surprise nonetheless. My only real worry is that everyone on the cover has ugly, over-detailed armor. What’s going on INSIDE the book? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Marvel has announced that it is releasing a series of Guardians of the Galaxy trading cards to coincide with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy #1 that arrives in March. Sounds like a really good gimmick for collectors, but your local comic shop will need to be one of the “select retail shops hosting a launch party.”
Marvel continues to send out teaser images for the upcoming Marvel NOW! Point One #1 that arrives in October 17, 2012.
Marvel released a teaser for the upcoming Marvel NOW! Point One that all the kids will be clamoring for, especially when it features a crack team of writers and has Ant Man featured on the cover.
Millarworld Ltd has announced that Nemesis Returns will arrive in January 2013 to ensure it hits a regular schedule.
Nemesis Returns #1 is written by Mark Millar with art by Steve McNiven.
Marvel announced that Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven are teaming up to bring an all new Captain America on-going series to your comic book store starting in July.
Steve Rogers is back as Captain America but when a mysterious figure from his past returns with the Sentinel of Liberty in his crosshairs, deadly secrets will surface—and send shockwaves through the lives of everyone Steve holds dear. An all-new, high octane Captain America series begins here, just in time for the First Avenger’s highly anticipated feature film from Marvel Studios.
“I gave myself a few challenges for this new #1 – I wanted to do the perfect Cap comic for anyone who walks out of the Cap movie and wants to know what’s next, but it also had to build on everything I’ve done on the book beforehand, too, and feel like the natural next step,” explained Brubaker in a prepared statement. “Thank God Brevoort wrangled me Steve McNiven to pull all this off. Steve is at the top of his game, and no one draws action like him. I can’t wait for these issues to start coming out.”
A new number one issue can only mean one thing – a great jumping on point for readers young and old. And the timing is perfect as well, as Captain America: The First Avenger arrives in theaters July 22, 2011. Let’s hope someone smart figures out a way to get the comic book into the movie theater as a give-away/promotion item for those seeing the film. The one-two punch might actually have an impact in the number of people who start reading the book.
If you were wondering what you might be expecting in Marvel’s upcoming Fear Itself series, the company teases us with the cover to the first issue, done up by Steve McNiven.
Of course you do.
In this issue: DC used to make bad Batman and Superman films? Let’s hope DC Entertainment does a better job of helping us part with our money, Poe #3, The Incredible Amadeus Cho, and Dark Avengers: Uncanny X-Men: Exodus: The Colon Saga: Final?: Plus Batman goes wacky-in-the-wickey-woo. Yes more Bat-S-Crazy than normal.
Show Notes after the Jump!
The Old Man Logan story line continues to cause Wolverine to sell out at the distributor level, and Marvel has announced #72 has repeated the pattern for a 10th time.Â Because of this, Marvel is sending the issue back to print that features a variant cover using the interior art by Steve McNiven.