A while back DC announced plans to revive Jack Kirby's Kamandi: The Last Boy On Earth in January in a form that, to say the least, is a little unique. It's called The Kamandi Challenge, and the idea --- loosely inspired by 1985's DC Challenge and its game of storytelling hot potato --- is that the twelve-issue series will feature a new creative team, randomly paired together from a list of twelve writers and twelve artists for each issue, each picking up the story where the previous team leaves off.
It's an interesting way to mark the 100th anniversary of Kirby's birth in 2017. In advance of New York Comic-Con, DC has revealed a first look at some of the artwork from the series, plus new details of how the creative teams will approach the story.
Superhero comics have a long history of celebrity guest stars teaming up with the lead character, whether it's Jay Leno racing across town on a motorcycle with Spider-Man, or Superman taking on Muhammad Ali one-on-one. This December, Greg Pak and Luke Ross carry on this tradition as the Brooklyn Nets' Jeremy Lin makes a guest appearance in The Totally Awesome Hulk #13.
Monday night on Twitter, writer Greg Pak was imagining who might play superheroes and supervillains in movies of eras past. He started a hashtag, #1930sSuperheroCasting, which spread far and wide as the night continued, with comics Twitter offering a wide variety of vintage choices for heroes and villains from Marvel and DC. While Pak and others also veered into other decades, it was the 1930s hashtag that really took off.
I've been excited about Greg Pak, Mirko Colak, Wil Quintana, and Simon Bowland's Kingsway West ever since it was announced. Not only am I a fan of pretty much everyone involved already, but the idea of a Chinese gunslinger roaming through an Old West blasted apart by wars over "Red Gold," a mysterious substance that makes magic happen? That, friends and neighbors, is exactly my jam.
But if you need a little extra reason to get hype for it, Greg Pak --- a man who is always staying on his grind --- has provided. Check out a full-on video trailer below, featuring art from the comic, narration from Pak, and an original Kingsway West-inspired song by Adam Warrock!
Thor: Ragnarok is set to be one heck of a film based on the information revealed so far, with a killer cast including Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Cate Blanchett as Hela, and Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster. We've already heard from Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo that the film is going to be a cosmic buddy movie between Thor and The Hulk, and today at San Diego Comic Con we received more information about what that might mean as Marvel unveiled a very familiar set of armor for the Jade Giant.
In a post on Twitter, Marvel's Agent M unveiled the Gladiator Hulk armor made famous in Greg Pak and Carlo Pagulayan's insta-classic "Planet Hulk" storyline. In the original story, The Illuminati (Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Black Bolt and Doctor Strange) decided to send The Hulk off to space where he could live out his days on an idyllic and uninhibited planet.
Civil War II promised to be a landmark event in the Marvel Universe and there have already been multiple huge casualties as the moral dilemma at the heart of the story splits the heroes right down the middle. This week’s Civil War II #3 saw yet another death of an iconic Avenger, this time at the hands of an ally, and the entire world is left asking why.
In the wake of the huge events of Civil War II #3, Marvel has released details about the previously classified tie-ins The Fallen #1 and The Accused #1, including who they actually refer to, and which creative teams will be telling their stories.
Marvel’s reveal of its Marvel NOW line of comics set for release in the wake of Civil War II has taken the form of a steady drip of announcements over the past week and a half, but now news is flooding in, and not all from official sources. Leaked scans of this week's Marvel NOW Previews magazine revealing the publisher's line-up for October and beyond have hit the internet via sites such as Reddit and 4chan.
We’ve rounded up all the information we could find to give you a sense of the new landscape of the Marvel Universe this fall.
Imagine you're Jack Burton, driving your bigrig truck around fighting kung fu villains, and suddenly you find yourself in the crime-ridden dystopian future time of 1997, in which the city of Manhattan is a high-security prison. And there's there's a man there, in that future, who looks just like you, except with an eyepatch. A man named Snake Plissken.
That's the strange reality we find ourselves in with the announcement of Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York, a crossover comic (obviously) coming soon from Boom Studios, written by Greg Pak, with art by Daniel Bayliss.
This week saw us say goodbye to a hero who fought for truth, justice and the American way. Who fought for the downtrodden and the common man. Who fought against injustice while wearing a t-shirt and jeans. This week saw us say goodbye to The New 52 Superman. Spoilers for the current Superman status quo follow.
Journalist and editor Jennifer de Guzman convened some up-and-coming Asian-American writers for a roundtable discussion about the state of Asian representation in comics. Amy Chu is the current writer on Poison Ivy, a former writer on Sensation Comics, and the co-creator of her own self-publishing imprint Alpha Girl Comics. Sarah Kuhn’s novel trilogy about Asian-American superheroes, Heroine Complex will be released by DAW Books in July. She’s also written for Rosy Press’s Fresh Romance and is currently writing a series of Barbie comics. Jonathan Tsuei is the co-creator with Eric Canete of RunLoveKill, published by Image Comics.
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