If the measure of success of the Marvel NOW relaunch campaign is truly how accessible these many decades-old superhero sagas can be made for fresh eyes, then the publisher and its roster of creators deserve whatever praise is coming to them. Some very recent runs notwithstanding,
Brian Michael Bendis
Marvel Comics, via The New York Times, announced this morning that Angela -- a character created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane in the pages of Spawn, the rights to whom were contested between the two creators for years -- will be appearing in the Marvel Universe, making her Marvel debut in the pages of the publisher's current Age of Ultron series.
Angela first appeared in Spawn #9 in 1993, and ownership of the character eventually became a well publicized and decade-long legal battle betw
In advance of Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven's new Guardians of the Galaxy title debuting later this month, Marvel Comics has launched a short series of prologues spotlighting each member of the spacefaring superteam. Written by Bendis and drawn by his longtime Powers and Takio collaborator Michael Avon Oeming, these four bi-weekly shorts will be available for free via the Marvel Comics ap
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
Marvel's released a first look at the cover for Age of Ultron #7, written by Brian Michael Bendis and featuring art from Bryan Hitch, Brandon Peterson and Carlos Pacheco. The first three issues will be
Following up on a binary code-based teaser image from last week, Marvel Comics has announced Age of Ultron, a 10-issue event series beginning next March. Written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Bryan Hitch, Brandon Peterson and Carlos Pacheco, the book begins with the villainous robot Ultron, a corrupted creation of Avenger Hank Pym aka Ant-Man, having completely taken over and seemingly killed a good deal of the Marvel Universe. Foreshadowed for years throughout numerous Bendis comics i
The launch of two new books saw the return of Marvel's cosmic titles at yesterday's Marvel Cup O' Joe panel at New York Comic-Con -- but we were told not to think of them as "cosmic" anymore. The panel led by Marvel chief cr
By far the most intriguing of the incoming Marvel NOW slate is All-New X-Men, which not only brings the publisher's longtime Avengers architect Brian Michael Bendis to an ongoing mutant title for the first time, but truly threw everyone for a loop when it was announced that the book would pull the original X-Men of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby out of the past and drop them into present day X-Men lore (let's not think about "what year it was" when those '60s stories are meant to have happened in "Marvel Time," it gives me the fear). For some continuity-conscious Marvel fans, this might seem like an audacious move fraught with peril, but I think it's crazy enough that it just might
This is the eleventh and penultimate installment of ComicsAlliance Vs. AvX, our unofficial scorecard for Marvel's big summer publishing event, Avengers Vs. X-Men. This issue we welcome back writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Olivier Coipel, the same creative team that started much of this madness with House of M all the way back in 2005.
The story so far: The Phoenix Force was coming back and Cyclops said, "Yay,