Over the past couple of weeks, DC Comics' Convergence event has resulted in some of the most exciting and most bizarre announcements since the company threw out their previous shared universe canon in favor of the "New 52" reboot -- especially since the core idea of next April's big crossover is that they're bringing back a bunch of the versions of characters that they got rid of for a big battle against the new batch. Last week was particularly enticing for long-time fans, teasing us with Greg Rucka's return to writing Renee Montoya in The Question and Gail Simone going back to the fan-favorite pairing of Nightwing/Oracle.
This week, they've attempted to top that with a whole new roster of books, and this time they're set in a pre-Flashpoint Metropolis. The second week's launches will see the return of characters from 1996's Kingdom Come and the landmark Justice League International, plus Louise Simonson writing Steel. Of course, we're also getting Azrael and the return of Larry Hama to writing Batman, so someone out there needs to stop wishing on the Monkey's Paw already.
If you're heading to the Marvel Universe LIVE! show when it kicks off an arena tour this summer but don't want to be lost in all the movie sequel action and dirtbike stunts, I have some good news! There's going to be a comic book tie-in to the show that will serve as a prequel, giving the modern theatergoer a chance to catch up on what's going on with the Cosmic Cube, the Avengers and Spider-Man before they hit the stage. Of course, while this is meant to answer questions, it also raises a few of its own. Namely:
1) Wait, there's going to be a live Marvel arena show?
Marvel wrapped up its weekend of San Diego Comic-Con announcements on Sunday afternoon with a panel dedicated to its friendliest of neighborhood heroes: Spider-Man. Director of Publicity Arune Singh moderated the panel and was joined on stage by Marvel talent scout C
In an apparent effort to please the Chris Sims-level Punisher fans of the world, Marvel is sending Frank Castle to the stars once again this summer. Space: Punisher #1 arrives in July, kicking off an offworld story spanning four total issues by Frank Tieri (Marvel VS. Capcom 3) and Mark Texeira (Punisher
Image Comics hosted its traditional "Image Comics Show" presentation at New York Comic Con to highlight several new and upcoming series and give a large panel of creators and opportunity to promote their new books. Among those in attendance were Blair Butler, Josh
The Incredible Hulk has declared war on those who exiled him to space, destroying anyone in his path, but there may be one force who can stop him-The Gamma Corps! In World War Hulk: Gamma Corps #1 (of 4), writer Frank Tieri and artist Carlos Ferreira introduce the one team that has been trained and prepared for a day such as this, a day when the Hulk would return to smash with a vengeance! Formed by the enigmatic General Ryker, and utilizing the DNA of the Hulk, Doc Samson, the Leader, the Abomination, and the Harpy, these soldiers of the Gamma Corps have been augmented with powers similar to those of the gamma irradiated generation that sired them! Each fueled by their own individual hate for the Hulk, the Gamma Corps soldiers have charged themselves with ending the Hulk's invasion...but who are these soldiers, and how long has the government been hiding them?
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