Marvel really likes to spread its announcements around at San Diego Comic-Con, and that's never more evident than at the publisher's final panel of the weekend, which it calls 'Next Big Thing', possibly because Columbo has a prior claim on using the phrase, 'One More Thing,' just as you're getting ready to leave.
The major new announcement out of the Next Big Thing panel is that Marvel is finally going to publish a new S.H.I.E.L.D. book (which I'll henceforth refer to as SHIELD, because no-one has time for that much punctuation). Mark Waid will write the new series, with Carlos Pacheco on issue one and a rotating team of artists thereafter. Agent Phil "Cheese" Coulson will be the book's lead, and each issue will tell a self-contained story.
Few in the Star Wars universe are more enigmatic, more revered, or more quoted than Darth Vader. And yet, despite being introduced to Vader's conflicted adolescence and troubled past in George Lucas' most recent film trilogy, we are still not fully aware of who the galaxy's most sinister villain really is beneath that obsidian faceplate. Sure, some of us root for the rebels. Some align with the Empire. But we all, without a doubt, want to peek under the mask of the most interesting villain in the universe; especially during that mysterious time between the first Death Star's destruction and The Empire Strikes Back.
Now we finally get more pieces of the personality puzzle with a story taking place during a time when Vader's vengeful thirst for power solidifies. It's a period explored before in various Expanded Universe stories, but never before by Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine) and Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, Uncanny Avengers). Their new ongoing series, Star Wars: Darth Vader, is one of three new series announced by Marvel at Comic-Con International in San Diego over the weekend, the first since Marvel acquired the Star Wars comic book license as a consequence of Lucasfilm's acquisition with Marvel parent Disney.
We spoke to the creative team, cover artist about the psychology of sci-fi's most famous villain and what to expect from the new ongoing series.
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Believe it or not, the last X-Men original graphic novel was 1982's God Loves, Man Kills by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson.
That's about to change, though. A new 128-page OGN titled X-Men: No More Humans by writer Mike Carey and artist Salvador Larroca is set to hit shelves May 7, 2014. It will focus on the ramifications of the recent Battle of the Atom crossover. Specifically, the book will be about an X-Men team faced with a reality in which every single non-mutant person -- including all the other superheroes -- have disappeared.
Not content with teasing one new Marvel NOW! title today -- although, to be fair, it looks like a Killer -- Marvel has another of its one-word teasers for a book launching this December. Confounding at least one long-standing rumor about upcoming relaunches from the publisher, Dennis Hop
Iron Man recently celebrated its 500th issue with an extra-length story that serves as a great single story, a remarkable character study of Tony Stark that returns to a common theme of Iron Man's adventures: Stark's fear of the technology he creates falling into the wrong hands and doing more harm than good
We've tried to be strong, dispassionate fanboys-and-girls in the face of Marvel's incredible onslaught of tantalizing hype for Invincible Iron Man #500, which began in earnest during October's New York Comic Con. It was at the convention that Marvel confirmed that Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca's series would continue the original numbering of the classic Iron Man seri
After two series at SLG, it appears Marvel Comics is going full Disney and picking up the "Tron" series with a new comic exploring the events between the original film and December's upcoming sequel, "Tron: Legacy."
Between E3 and Comic-Con, fans have had plenty to "Legacy" footage to absorb over the past few months, but October's "Tron: The Betrayal
From the critically acclaimed team of Warren Ellis & Salvador Larroca came the first volume of newuniversal, an epic new story showing how very real people are affected by an event that grants superpowers to a handful of humans. With this summer's release of newuniversal: Everything Went White Premiere HC, the question on everyone's m
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