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Marvel’s Sunday at C2E2: ‘Thor’ Crossover with ‘Journey into Mystery,’ McKelvie on ‘Defenders’


It was a somewhat slow day for announcements this Sunday at C2E2; besides the announcement of a new Gambit ongoing series, we learned that the Ultimate Comics "Divided We Fall" event will include all three Ultimate Comics titles and begin in July; the Asgardian titles Thor and Journey Into Mystery are set to clash in a major crossover in August titled "Everything Burns"; and Jamie McKelvie, fresh off of X-Men: Season One, will be joining Matt Fraction as the new regular artist on Defenders.The first major announcement of the day came at the Ultimate Comics panel, with the titles of the previously-announced-at-the-retailer-summit Ultimate crossover revealed as "Divided We Fall";

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Marvel’s Saturday at C2E2: Hawkeye, Scarlet Spider, Fantastic Four and ‘Sabretooth Reborn’


Today at the C2E2 expo in Chicago, Marvel elaborated on a number of major announcements they've been teasing of late. Perhaps the biggest news is the introduction of a new ongoing Hawkeye series by part of the acclaimed Immortal Iron Fist team of Matt Fraction and David Aja; meanwhile, Khoi Pham will be replacing Ryan Stegman on Scarlet Spider, with Stegman moving to help Jonathan Hickman wrap up his Fantastic Four run. The previously-previewed Jeph Loeb

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First Image From CW’s New ‘Arrow’ TV Show Debuts


Because "Green Arrow" is apparently too colorful a title for the CW's demographic, Arrow -- apparently the successor to Smallville on CW's DC Comics-inspired teen melodrama schedule slot -- has had its first image released today, and it certainly looks darker than the borderline neon Oliver Queen of Smallville.Apparently set in a completely different continuity fro

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Brian Wood on ‘X-Men’ and ‘Ultimate Comics X-Men,’ Jeff Parker’s ‘Dark Avengers’ [Wondercon]


Today at the "Next Big Thing" panel, Marvel made a number of announcements about their publishing line that take effect in June. Of particular interest are three major announcements: first, that Brian Wood will be writing both X-Men and Ultimate Comics X-Men in June; secondly, that Jeff Parker and Declan Shalvey's Thunderbolts will become Dark Avengers as of #175; and finally, that Dale Eaglesham will be joining Parker on an arc in Hulk dealing with the Mayan apocalypse.Brian Wood will be cementing his role at Marvel by replacing current writer Nick Spencer o

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‘Saga’: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Bring a Stellar Sci-Fi Comic Into the World [Interview]


Brian K. Vaughan has come back to comics with a vengeance. With the conclusion of Y: The Last Man in 2008 and Ex Machina in 2010 -- and his departure from Lost after its fifth season in 2009, the highly successful creator dropped out of seemingly the entire public eye for a year. Vaughan return today with

Point/Counterpoint: ‘Justice League’ Shines with Strong Characters


A few months back, I wrote an article analyzing Geoff Johns's writing style that described his general approach as "Johnsian Literalism," a single-minded focus on theme where every plot point, supporting character and antagonist in a superhero story is extension of that character's core concept. I added that it looked like Justice League might be Johns flexing his muscles in a different direction, and wi

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Category: DC, Opinion

‘Animal Man’ and ‘Swamp Thing’ Intertwine in an Epic Mythology of Horror and High Fantasy


When DC Comics relaunched its superhero line last year, it tapped writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) for Swamp Thing and Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) for Animal Man, two Vertigo mainstay titles defined by monumental, careermaking runs by creators Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, respectively. Together, Snyder and Lemire have mixed and matched the characters' histories int

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Category: DC

Grant Morrison & Darick Robertson’s ‘Happy!’ and the Renewal of Image Comics


In a weekend that contained a bunch of surprising news in the world of creator-owned comics -- such as the return of Phonogram, new Steve Niles books with Tony Harris and Scott Morse, new books from Brian Wood & Ming Doyle and Nick Spencer & Riley Rossmo, and a sequel to Howard Chaykin's Black Kiss -- the most surprising news, delivered by Image Publisher Eric Stephenson in Steve-Jobs-"one-more-thing" style, is that Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson will be collaborating on a new series, Happy!, out this year.


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