For the past few months, Marvel's advertising department has been doing their level best to get readers psyched up about the impending "Death of Spider-Man" (buy digital) in various Ultimate comics, and if you ask me, it's working: The death of an alternate universe version of a character? Who wouldn't be excited about that?
But really, killing off characters left and right is exactly what Alternate Universes are for. Creators might not be able to ever really off any heroes in the main-line stories of serialized fiction, and even if they do, it doesn't tend to stick -- just ask Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- but in alternate universes, you can go for a full-on slaughter. That's why today, in honor of the Ultimate Death of Ultimate Spider-Man, I've sifted through a stack of What Ifs, Elseworlds and time-travel tales to bring you The Best, Worst and Weirdest Alternate Universe Deaths!
Over the past 11 issues, Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon have put the Punisher into action against a pair of familiar foes by introducing Marvel MAX versions of the Kingpin and Bullseye, and in the next issue, they're touching on another situation readers might recognize from clasisc Punisher stories: Frank Castle goes to prison.
But this time, things are a little different. Every ot
Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
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Newly released documents from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police department reveal that authorities have investigated reports of the existence and activities of a "gang" of rogue police officers known as the Punishers that may have been operating in the city since at least 2005. They are allege
Marvel's go-to guys for all things cosmic are taking it to the streets in "Heroes for Hire," a new series launching in December. Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning will be writing the series, as confirmed in a new press release from Marvel that follows days of teaser images featuring the team's eclectic membership, which includes Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, Elektra and the Punisher (although there may be additional heroes on the payroll, as suggested by the teaser images you can see after the jump).As previously mentioned, the new ser
Peter Milligan has been bouncing in and out of superhero comics for years, whether in long runs like the fan-favorite "X-Statix" or brief one-shots like "Moon Knight: Silent Night." in this week's "Punisher MAX: Happy Ending" one-shot, he's bringing his particular brand of identity-focused writing to bear on Frank Castle, featuring art by Avatar Press staple and relative newcomer to Marvel, Juan José Ryp.
This is just another "Punisher" one-shot, right? There'
When I was talking about the upcoming "Thor" game last week, I got around the lack of screenshots by whipping up my idealized 8-bit game for the God of Thunder. And that got me thinking: What if they had converted my other favorite comics into 8-bit NES games -- or, in the case of Batman and the X-Men, what if the games they were in were actually good? So today, I'm playing with power as I imagine what a few great comics might look like if they had their roots in the 8-Bit Games of the NES era!
Ghost Rider x Excitebike
Batman: Knightfall x Super Mario
Cerebus x Legend of Zelda
Lex Luthor's Punch-Out!! (Featuring Superman)
Thor x Mega Man
Watchmen x Super Mario 3
Archie & Jughead's Burger Time
Uncanny X-Men x Final Fantasy
Hellboy x Castlevania
The Punisher x River City Ransom
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If you're one of those people who uses headphones to keep awkward conversations at bay while stuck in public situations, you're probably going to want to say away from Marvel's new earbuds. After all, the colorful licensed products begs for attention
With this week's "Punisher Max" #5, Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon wrap up their first incredible story arc with the conclusion of a brutal fight to the death between the Punisher and The Mennonite, an ex-killer who retired to the life of a simple farmer but came back to kill Frank Castle using only the tools his religion allows.
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