I pride myself on being someone who can pick obscure characters out of crowd shots, but the group of bad guys that recently debuted in the pages of New Avengers may take the cake for the most obscure deep cuts resurrected for the modern age. Assembled by The Maker --- Reed Richards of Earth 1610 --- The New Revengers highlight how gloriously bizarre superhero comics can be, and the team contains two characters that even I have never heard of.
With Avengers: Age of Ultron just around the corner, interest in these heroes has never been greater, so we’ve decided to pit all the official comic book Avengers against each other in a battle for your affections. Who is the greatest, best, favorite Avenger of all time? Only you can decide.
We’ve created voting groups that mix up different eras of Avengers membership. Group K is the penultimate group, and by chance it pits two partners head to head; Luke Cage and Iron Fist. But Hercules, Tigra, and even the Forgotten One may hope to slip between them and steal a victory. (Probably not going to happen for ol' Gilgamesh.) The top two or three Avengers will go through to the next round, so vote tactically!
Depending on who you ask, Mighty Avengers #1 is either a big deal or completely unnecessary. To some, it represents a significant moment: Marvel putting sincere thought and effort into publishing a super hero title starring a cast of characters who are mostly persons of color. To others, it's an idea that's "contrived" or "forced," taking away jobs from hardworking, honest, god-fearing, and completely fictional white people. That, or it's yet another Avengers title from the publisher, and there are some who already complain that there are far too many.
But wherever your feelings lie, what matters most -- what should matter most -- is whether or not Mighty Avengers is a good comic. Written by Al Ewing and with art by Greg Land, Jay Leisten and Frank D'Armata, Mighty Avengers #1 is, in many ways, a very promising start.
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."
Bummed as I was to say goodbye to new episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold back in 2011, it's legit to see that star Diedrich Bader hasn't strayed too far from voicing more superhero show fare...
As Marvel's street-level Shadowland storyline draws to a close and its participants reel in the wake of its undead ninja fallout, fans can look forward to reliving the sinister period in Hell's Kitchen's history in miniature via Diamond Select and Art Asylum's series 38 two-packs this April...
From the pages of the Eisner award-winning Daredevil, comes White Tiger: A Hero's Compulsion TPB, written by New York Times best-selling fantasy author Tamora Pierce! Featuring the stunning penciling of Phil Briones, and covers by superstar David Mack, this acclaimed collection follows FBI agent Angela del Toro's journey into the depths of the Yakuza and her own soul, as she must avenge the loss of her partner while not losing herself to darkness