After days of teaser images from Marvel hinting at some kind of new series, this morning the publisher finally announced a relaunch of Mighty Avengers. Written by Al Ewing with art from Greg Land, the new series features a team led by Luke Cage, with Falcon, White Tiger, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Blue Marvel, Monica Rambeau (now named Spectrum), a new Ronin, and the new Power Man as members. Notably, the team is comprised mostly of heroes who are people of color and/or women.
Mighty Avengers has been championed by Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, who in the past has gone on record as describing the idea of an Avengers team comprised of all or mostly black characters as being "contrived," but now says, "people who are interested in these characters and want to see heroes that reflect them have a genuine point."
Doctor Octopus might be getting all the attention right now, what with him inhabiting Spider-Man's body and all, but a team of Spidey bad guys is looking to steal some of it away this July, when writerNick Spencer and artist Steve Lieber team up for Superior Foes of Spider-Man, a new ongoing series inspired by 1991's Deadly Foes of Spider-Man series.
This Spider-Man inspired beard, proudly worn by a gentleman by the name of Chad Roberts, honestly kind of creeps me out. But I'm sharing it because A) I know some people will enjoy it, and B) I refuse to be alone in my suffering.
If you aren't familiar with Kris Anka by now, you should be. A talented comic artist, he may currently be best known for his comic book fashion sense, specifically the costume redesigns he did for the recently relaunched Uncanny X-Force -- including the return of Mohawk Storm. Basical
Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Bryan Hitch's Age of Ultron event has been a long time coming. It was announced, with preview art and all, back in November. And its buildup has been going even longe
Artist Joe Madureira will return to the character that made him a Marvel Comics sensation in the 1990s, Wolverine, in an as-yet-unannounced title coming in June. Also the creator of the WildStorm/Cliffhanger! series Battle Chasers, Mad
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