The Marvel Unlimited app is a gigantic, messy cache of awesome and terrible old comic books: a library of 13,000 or so back issues of Marvel titles, available on demand for subscribers with tablets or mobile phones. Like any good back-room longbox, it's disorganized and riddled with gaps, but it's also full of forgotten and overlooked jewels, as well as a few stone classics. In Marvel Unlimited Edition, Eisner-winning critic Douglas Wolk dives into the Unlimited archive to find its best, oddest and most intriguing comics.
Jim Steranko's reputation as one of the great American comic book artists rests almost entirely on the comparatively tiny body of work he drew for Marvel between 1966 and 1970: nine complete comic books, eighteen "Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." episodes that each occupied half of an issue of Strange Tales, and a pair of seven-page stories from anthologies, as well as a handful of covers. All of his Marvel stories can now be read on the Unlimited app... except for Nick Fury #5, for whatever reason. If you've never gotten to sample Steranko's psychedelic delights, here are three excellent starting points.
The (wonderful) Strange Tales II anthology from Marvel Comics featured a host of indie and webcomic creators writing and drawing superhero stories, including webcartoonist Kate Beaton, who has now posted her complete Kraven the Hunter story about the Spider-Man villain's relentless hunt... for a date to the prom. There's just
The Strange Tales II hardcover comes out tomorrow, chock full of superhero stories where your favorite indie creators try their hand at the heroes of the Marvel Universe. To celebrate the occasion, Marvel has graciously given us over 50 exclusive pages of sketches, inks, thu
Marvel's Strange Tales anthology returned with its second series last October, winning our hearts yet again by pairing up a long list of indie and webcomic creators like Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship), and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets) for a series of quirky,
Marvel's Strange Tales II anthology series continues the onslaught of indie and alt comics creators taking stabs at classic Marvel characters. I like that it gives creators who have established themselves without the aid of corporate comics work, and sometimes in opposition to it, a chance to play with Marvel's toys. For people who grew up with bo
Marvel's Strange Tales II #2 arrives in stores next week, and while the indie creator anthology is bursting at the seams with talent, the issue should especially resonate with fans ofLove and Rockets creators (and all around prolific talents) the Hernandez brothers. Not on
Since cartoonist Kate Beaton appeared on the webcomics scene in 2007 with her hilarious, history-oriented webcomics, she's become nothing less than a phenomenon, earning nominations for Harvey and Joe Shuster awards, and creating massive lines of fans that snake around nearly every convention she attends. Now a full-time
At today's Mondo Marvel panel at Comic-Con, Marvel announced today that a second volume is on the way for "Strange Tales" -- the anthology of superhero tales written by indie creators. The "Strange Tales II" miniseries begins in October 2001, and will comprise three-oversized issues of comics shorts reimagining Marvel characters through the lens of a whole slew of creators, including Kate Beaton, Nick Gurewitch, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, and the recently departed Harvey Pekar. Even
It's been a while now since fans of "Perry Bible Fellowship" have been able to enjoy regular -- or any -- updates of the brilliantly twisted webcomic, and while we wish creator Nicholas Gurewitch the best in all his other endeavors, we must admit that the absence of the once-weekly strip has left a skub-shaped hole in our life.
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