Editor’s Note: For those following Julian on Twitter, you already know Julian slam dunked the Major Spoilers Julian Challenge at the San Diego Comic Con.Â We’ll have more on this on the next Major Spoilers Podcast, but until then, check out Julian’s Saturday diary.
Editor’s Note:Â The following is from the diary of Major Spoilers’ Number One Fan, Julian, as he adventures forth in an attempt to win the Major Spoilers’ Julian Challenge. As I write this, it is currently Thursday 9 PM, I just got back from a full day of walking and signatures at the 40th Anniversary from the San Diego Comic-Con, and I am absolutely BEAT. Seriously, every year I go to this big time comic book and entertainment bash, and every year Iâ€™m shocked at how dead tired I am.Â But I will soldier on, for you, the Major Spoilers
Image Comics made a couple of announcements over the last couple of days, so once again, here’s your rapid-fire roundup of news from the company.Â For fans, take the jump to see what’s ahead for Invincible, especially with the announcement that Atom Eve isn’t dead, but is very naked.
It’s a holiday week, which means Thursday comics instead of Wednesday fun.Â To get you ready for the week ahead, Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of comics arriving on May 28, 2009.Â Take the jump for Astounding Wolf-Man #16, Back to Brooklyn #5, Dead@17: Ultimate Edition TP, Godland #28, and Special Forces, Volume 1 TP.
It’s certainly a possibility as Variety is reporting Jon Favreau is casting his eyes toward Emily Blunt to play the Black Widow in the upcoming Iron Man 2 film. Emily Blunt has emerged as the frontrunner to play Natasha Romanoff in the “Iron Man” sequel. She’s a Soviet superspy who doubles as Black Widow, a beauty in a skintight black costume enhanced by high-tech weaponry. She’s done some comedy and a few big dramas (Charlie Wilson’s War, The Jane Austen Book Club), and will appear in the upcoming Wolf Man movie from Universal. Marvel has issued a firm “no comment”
Crossovers. Whyâ€™d it have to be crossovers? Crossovers are one of those occurrences in comics where a character from one title appears in the pages of another title and vice versa.Â Generally, these events happen in the pages of titles from large publishers, and is a way to remind readers that the companyâ€™s universe is big and organic. Invincible, on the other hand, works perfectly well as a stand-alone universe in and of itself, so when characters begin to make more than a referential appearance in the pages, I get a bit concerned. Especially when the crossover features characters created
There are comics scheduled to arrive on December 24, and Image has a couple you’ll want to check out.Â Take the jump for a sneak peek of Invincible #57, the Parade (with Fireworks) trade paperback, Savage #3, and The Walking Dead Omnibus Volume 2.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores December 04, 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 November 01, 2008.
Better late than never, I always say.Â This week Image Comics slips Major Spoilers a sneak peek at Brit #9, Bruce: The Little Blue Spruce, I Hate Gallant Girl #1, I Kill Giants #5, Jack Staff #19, The Ted McKeever Library, Book One: Transit, and the first volume of the Youngblood series.