Bear in mind, from here on out, we will be discussing this particular thing, which may be considered a spoiler if you have somehow managed to avoid all discussion of it on twitter this past week.
There is a quote I love and though I’m not sure of its true origins, I was told it by Joshua Dysart and he attributed it to Frank Miller. The quote goes something like: A creator should have talent, a pleasant attitude and the ability to make deadlines… to get work in this industry you […]
It looks like a Cable sale is being launched through Marvel and ComiXology on Friday, issues 1-25 of his most recent series are currently 99 cents each in the UK, as are issues 1-15 of the first X-Force series – watch that price hit the US in a few hours. But what else was selling […]
Washington DC TV Station Fox 5 is running a news report tonight that focusses on the evil that comics do. They’ve been running the report below since the weekend, and it looks to be typical Fox fare. With one expert calling comics “fictionalised Playboy”, the trailer for this Fox 5 report on how modern day […]
***SPOILERS***SPOILERS***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS***SPOILERS***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS***SPOILERS***SPOILERS*** This comic book, published today, tries to have its cake and eat it. And it almost succeeds. Fear Itself #7.3 by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca, seeks to be the final endcap to the events of Fear Itself, specifically those encountered by Iron Man, which can be pretty much summed up as […]
I said that the beginning of Defenders #1 reminded me of Sandman. Well pretty much all of Fear Itself #7.2 does. Oh and a bit of Buffy. Now there are going to be a few spoilers in this, there’s no two ways about it. So let me tell you a quick story, to give people […]
A glimpse at some upcoming Marvel releases took the top two slots today, with Rich’s take on today’s New 52 releases rounding out the top of the charts for the day. If you don’t wanna know, you don’t wanna scroll… Most-Read Comic Stories Today: The Winter Soldier #1 From Brubaker And Guice In 2012 Today […]
Today Fear Itself #7.1 is published. Which features the memorial service for Bucky Barnes – Captain America’s sidekick in the war, who was revived as Soviet weapon The Winter Soldier and then became Captain America when the original was thought dead. During the issue you discover that the Winter Soldier identity, at least, is alive […]
Marvel jumps into the top spot again with a method that has in recent weeks proven to attract a lot of eyeballs for them — using a cover or variant image reveal. And I was actually so stunned that the Wood/Cloonan Dark Horse Conan news didn’t chart top-3 that I had to go back and […]
From Lee Bermejo, Salvador Larroca, and Ariel Olivetti come three variant covers for Fear Itself #7.1, #7.2 and #7.3 that will sell more than calling them Fear Itself: The Aftermath. And we seem to get three separate weather patterns as well. Raining, snow and a sunny day with a little cloud cover. Really., these variant […]
This is a lesson in how to keep an event comic going on for an entire year after it finishes. Longer, if it’s late. By Matt Fraction, Chris Yost, (mostly) Cullen Bunn, Mark Bagley and Paul Pelletier. Well, it looks like Sin’d forces have done a good job of creating a smaller government, if nothing […]
Here’s a double page spread preview of Fear Itself. Captain America holding the line with a couple of guns and some debris. When suddenly… I wonder if they’ll get to keep all those weapons afterwards?
Last time we caught up with Valkyrie in a Marvel PR puff piece, she was just chilling in the armoury with Sin and Death. Now she seems to be taking those weapons and having a go at three of the Fantastic Four, with the Thing in shadow, possibly still displaying signs of Worthiness. I do […]
From the Fear Itself panel held at Fan Expo Canada last night, come the following bullet points; The Fearless mini-series will focus on Valkyrie and Sin and what happens to the hammers. Battle Scars will be a murder mystery that turns into a conspiracy. Matt Fraction says to count the foot steps in this image […]
Not enough people remember than Steve Ditko and Will Murray created Squirrel Girl. A superhero with a big tail and the ability to control squirrels which, en masse, proved a rather powerful adversary. Rediscovered by Dan Slott for Great Lakes Avengers, she was an anachronistic, happy go lucky character who could, apparently, take down Galactus […]
Okay, be warned there are spoilers here. Minor ones for Iron Man and Thor. And a major character-affecting one for Captain America. And an episode-ending one for Spider-Man. I’ll do the first two first, if you’re still around for Captain America, well, you only have yourself to blame. It’s the end of the world as […]
The new issue of Fear Itself gives us a look at things to come. Thor being given a lift home after a heavy night’s mead drinking, a bridge and Iron Man mixing up a potion with Merlin. But will it be alcoholic? And then we have a look at some other tie ins… Comics courtesy […]
They told us at San Diego Comic Con to compare the difference between the image on the screen and the one published on Marvel.com later. Here’s the screen image of the Fear Itself: Battle Scars comic. And on the Marvel website… The big difference? Thor’s gone, replaced. Start your speculation engines…now!
So I’m writing how DC won the comic book PR war at San Diego. And then I get a press release from Marvel. In which they are to offer retailers a limited variant of Fear Itself #6 with a cover by Ed McGuinness. And all retailers have to do is… return the covers of fifty […]
The cover to Fear Itself #6, folks. Thor going toe to toe with a certain serpent… who of course does not have toes. After Fear Itself comes Battle Scars… with lots of vampire action. And lots of after effects of the culmination of Fear Itself. And check for the big difference between this and the […]