A really hope this isn’t true: According to Latino Review, who are on top form with Marvel bits and pieces tonight, the current focus in Guardians pre-production is on the characters of Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax The Destroyer. They seem to be implying, if only lightly, that this means Rocket Raccoon and Groot will have less up-front roles in the film.
(At right, the original Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers art for the splash page of Tales to Astonish #13, the first appearance of Groot)
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From the NYCC X-Men, Peter Davis announced a new story, Hell On Earth War starting in X-Factor 250, that will see all the different big devils of the Marvel Universe going to war on the birth of the seven billionth human…
A mix of X-Men and Marvel Now art that wasn’t in the Marvel Preview earlier.
Comic legend Neal Adams gave more details about his upcoming X-men project, titled “The First X-Men,’ during Thursday’s Neal Adams panel at the 2012 New York Comic Con. Adams, an artist who saved the original X-Men title from the precipice of cancellation, and joked that it was his hobby to save books from such a fate, will be using the new story as a way to fill in the gaps in the X-Men’s early continuity.
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And, in fact, both of the most interesting nuggets are to do with proposed sequels: the next Prometheus, and the next Blade Runner. Scott seems pretty confident that both will be coming along, sooner or later, and he continues to drop clues as to how he’s conceiving them.
They seem to be implying, if only lightly, that this means Rocket Raccoon and Groot will have less up-front roles in the film.
This is one half of a split Marvel rumour report. You may also wish to also check the other half.
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He again says people haven’t ordered enough Amazing Spider-Man #698.
Yesterday, Dan Slott gave a Marvel-arranged interview with USA Today to talk about his new comic, Superior Spider-Man, relaunching and replacing Amazing Spider-Man for the MARVEL NOW!
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