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‘Mighty Avengers’: A Step Forward For A Publisher, A Change In Tone From An Editor

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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."

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2000 AD’s ‘Trifecta’ Crossover Is Hereby Declared The Best Event Comic of 2012

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Let me be the first to apologize to you, on behalf of the entire comics press. We screwed up. We were too focused on the wrong events in 2012. We spent tens of thousands of words on Avengers vs X-Men, Before Watchmen, Night of the Owls, and we missed the fact that there was a bigger, better, and extremely satisfying crossover sitting right under our noses. Not all of us -- a few of

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The Dennis ‘D-Man’ Dunphy Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2012, Part 3

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We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a

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‘The Zaucer of Zilk’ #2 Delivers More ‘Glammatronic Fantasia’ [Preview]

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We've given Brendan McCarthy and Al Ewing's fantastical The Zaucer of Zilk series a fairly thorough look over the past few weeks, previewing it's initial installment and contemplating its subjectmatter with an essay by David Brothers. You might even say we've been under its spell. Originally unveiled as a standalone tale by 2000 AD and Rebel

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Preview Joe Kubert’s Final Work For Vertigo’s ‘Ghosts’ Anthology

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On sale now from Vertigo is Ghosts #1, a new anthology one-shot produced specifically for the Halloween season. The book features new work from Gilbert Hernandez, Al Ewing & Rufus Dayglo, Paul Pope & David Lapham, Neil Kleid & John McCrea, Toby Litt & Mark Buckingham with Victor Santos, Mary H.K. Choi & Phil Jimenez, Cecil Castellucci

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What is Ewing & McCarthy’s ‘The Zaucer of Zilk’ About?

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Brendan McCarthy and Al Ewing's The Zaucer of Zilk came out this week, the first volume of a two-part story. It's a doozy of a comic, psychedelia crashing up against a traditional hero narrative an

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Soak Up Some Serious Surreality In ‘The Zaucer of Zilk’ #1 [Preview]

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Comic wizards Brendan McCarthy and Al Ewing's original 2000 AD tale of a magical man and his realm-saving exploits is headed back to comic stores as a standalone two-issue miniseries this Wednesday in The Zaucer of Zilk #1 from IDW and Rebellion Publishing. The 30-page first installment int

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