Marvel really likes to spread its announcements around at San Diego Comic-Con, and that's never more evident than at the publisher's final panel of the weekend, which it calls 'Next Big Thing', possibly because Columbo has a prior claim on using the phrase, 'One More Thing,' just as you're getting ready to leave.
The major new announcement out of the Next Big Thing panel is that Marvel is finally going to publish a new S.H.I.E.L.D. book (which I'll henceforth refer to as SHIELD, because no-one has time for that much punctuation). Mark Waid will write the new series, with Carlos Pacheco on issue one and a rotating team of artists thereafter. Agent Phil "Cheese" Coulson will be the book's lead, and each issue will tell a self-contained story.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we've created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it's new, some of it's old, some of it's created by working professionals, some of it's created by future stars, some of it's created by talented fans, and some of it's endearingly silly. All of it's awesome. In honor of this year's 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman and this weekend's release of Man of Steel, we present for the second time a compilation of some of the coolest portraits of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's brilliant creation that we've highlighted in this feature over the last few years. We know it's cheating but we didn't count on going away for a month and then coming back in the middle of a big media event. All-new next week evermore.
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
For the first time in a while, I'm actually really excited about the X-Men. Don't get me wrong; I love the franchise as much as anyone else who grew up in the '90s, but a lot of the time it seems like a victim of its own popularity, weighed down by an immense cast of characters and the sprawling stories that come from a truly massive number of interconnected titles meant to showcase all of them. Even creators t
Uncanny X-Men is set to relaunch in November with an all-new #1 issue from writer Kieron Gillen and artist Carlos Pacheco where Cyclops assembles his all-new X-Tinction Team of X-Men and things finally come to a head with Mr. Sinister. (Sorry.) Marve
In typically cryptic fashion, Marvel Comics released Monday morning a couple of teaser images designed to make us talk about future publishing events -- and it worked! The first image reveals a new logo for Uncanny X-Men, the venerable mutant series that relaunches in November with a new issue #1 by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Carlos Pacheco. The teaser features a fully visible Emma Frost standing in front of blacked out figures, one of whom appears to
This week, Jason Aaron and Carlos Pacheco's X-Men: Schism #1 hit shelves, kicking off the big event for Marvel's merry mutants by sending Cyclops and Wolverine to an international arms conference, and including a surprise gust appearance in the process. And as Graeme McMillan has poi
We reported last week on the forthcoming end of the long-running Uncanny X-Men comic, but like most superhero demises -- especially where the X-Men are involved -- a Phoenix-esque resurrection is just around the corner. This morning, Marvel Comics announced that the X-Men franchise will experience a "regenesis" (not a
Senior Vice President, Creator and Content Development CB Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and writers Jason Aaron and Rick Remender kicked off today's Welcome to the X-Men panel at WonderCon by teasing "vengeance" with images of two mystery characters. The
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