Black Panther is one of the hottest characters under the Marvel umbrella right now. Not only does he have a huge blockbuster film on the horizon for next year, but there are two critically acclaimed ongoing titles that bear his name. Later this year, that number climbs to three as current steward of the franchise Ta-Nehisi Coates team up with poet Yona Harvey and artist Butch Guice for Black Panther and the Crew, which takes T'Challa to Harlem and re-teams him with some of his closest friends.
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This March, Titan is releasing a new Dark Souls anthology miniseries titled Dark Souls: Tales of Ember, which explores the worlds of the game in a number of short stories that expands the lore of Lordran and Drangleic in new and exciting ways. Written by George Mann and Tauriq Moosa, the two issue miniseries features art by a host of some of the best in the industry right now, each providing their own spin on the iconic franchise.
Assassin's Creed games often live and die on the strength of their stories and their lead character, and one of the big appeals of the series is getting to go back in time and live through this fictional historical assassin. In a new miniseries by Ian Edginton and Valeria Favoccia, Assassin's Creed: Reflections, four of the series' most beloved protagonists from the video game are returning for stories that expand on their established history, including greatest video game character of all time, Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
This year, Image Comics is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and is celebrating the best of its most recent output in a massive Humble Bundle sale. Depending on how much you're willing to spend, you can get a veritable treasure trove of Image Comics, so we've highlight the best of the best to tempt you into partaking.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.
In celebration of the unique relationship between comics and music, we've put together five of the best fictional musical acts in mainstream comics.
The absence of Clint Barton in the hit mobile gaming app Avengers Academy has been somewhat of a running joke between fans and developers, but after being promised for so long the archer Avenger is finally joining the game. Unfortunately for him, he's signing up for class just as all of the robot practice dummies rebel as the villain of the new event is none other than the metallic menace of Ultron!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has literally dropped the Ghost Rider from Season 4 to focus on its LMD arc, but even if Gabriel Luna’s Robbie Reyes returns, it’s worth wondering what became of the other figure we met, suspected to be Johnny Blaze. Sadly, producers clarify we won’t be seeing him again, as the Rider only takes one host at a time.
Aftershock Comics has emerged as one of the most interesting new publishers in a long time, making a bold impact on the industry with titles like Insexts and Captain Kid. Headed up by editorial veteran Mike Marts, Aftershock has assembled an all-star line-up of talent, and today announced that Chew's John Layman and comics legend Sam Kieth will join the publisher for Eleanor and the Egret, a crime caper about an art thief and her pet bird.
The most widely recognized iterations of Batman’s constant foe the Joker would probably have to be Heath Ledger as the unchained mad-dog of The Dark Knight, Jack Nicholson as an urbane creep in Tim Burton’s 1989 film, and to a lesser extent, Cesar Romero’s campy turn in the goofy TV series from the ’60s. But Mark Hamill logged more hours as the Clown Prince of Crime than the rest of them put together, voicing the Joker in the long-running animated series and its many spin-offs. The man with the greatest claim to the Joker persona dusted off his special crazy-voice this week for a more pointedly political purpose than the usual cocktail-party entertainment.
Since the earliest news that James Mangold would direct a spinoff about Wolverine surfaced, anticipation has been high. But even as the film gained a cast, a title, a release date, and a trailer, the many fans impatiently awaiting Logan didn’t know what the film was about, not really anyway. It was understood from the jump that Mangold had drawn influence from Mark Millar’s fan-favorite run of Wolverine comics titled “Old Man Logan” for the film. Even then, however, public knowledge of its premise was spotty at best beyond “Hugh Jackman, long in the tooth, prowls around a post-apocalyptic future.”