One way creators try to leave their stamp on company-owned characters is to raise the stakes of a story. "I told the biggest ________ story ever," they want to say as they move on to other work. Of course, raising the stakes in a Fantastic Four book, considering that the original creative team of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee put the heroes in a situation in which Earth was threatened by a planet-eating demigod with a device that could destroy the universe, is a particular challenge. Yet recent creative team
First issues are a challenge that the superhero comics industry still struggles to get right, which is weird when you consider just how many of these things they put out. It's as if a collective decision was made to misinterpret the old adage, "every issue is somebody's first," to mean that first issues should read like they're any other issues.
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For the past decade or so, it's almost been a necessity for Captain America to serve as a kind of barometer of the national mood. He fought terrorists in the Middle East, searched for weapons of mass destruction, dealt with angry protest groups, quelled election anxieties, and even surrendered and died when a political rift between heroes grew too wide. It's
On a conference call with comics press today, writer Rick Remender and editor Tom Breevort revealed additions to the Uncanny Avengers team. Starting with issue #5, the team's roster will expand to nine members, with Sunfire,
Gaming: Apparently Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, is an easter egg in the newly-released Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Radio: If you listen to syndicated radio shows like "Fox Sports", "Jim Rome," "Nikki Sixx", "Petros & Money" and "Opie & Anthony," expect to hear Marvel NOW! promos in the immediate future.
Gaming: Telltale Games examines the decisions players made in T
During the ReEvolution panel at New York Comic-Con, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso hinted at plans for a couple of new female-led comics, one of which he promised would be a "kick-ass team book." Today Marvel formally unveiled that book; Fearless Defenders, by Cullen Bunn (Sixth Gun) and Will S
On sale now from Marvel is Deadpool #1, reintroducing the ultra-violent, unkillable, occasionally fourth-wall-breaking and frequently hilarious "Merc with a Mouth" created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in the early 1990s. The new series comes cou
Wondering what Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña have in store for you when their new twice-monthly Avengers series launches in December? Marvel has released four un-lettered pages from the series' first issue to tease the details by making you wonder whether that's really the Iron Man from 2020 lying on the ground or not...The first couple of the four preview p
The month of November will see the first issues for some of the major new titles from the Marvel Now initiative. As such, Marvel Comics has revealed variant covers to FF #1 by Art Adams and Skottie young, while also providing fans with a page of interior art by series artist Mike Allred