Canada is comics’ secret super-power. As far back as 1938, when Toronto-born Joe Shuster created Superman with Cleveland’s Jerry Siegel, Canada has been a vital partner -- a Wild Child to America's Sabtretooth. (Age of Apocalypse version.)
”We have so many great artists and writers to choose from, it’s such an embarrassment of riches,” says Ty Templeton, a writer and artist who has worked for most major publishers and on most big name characters, and who knows just about everyone in the business. When he says Canada's creative community boasts an embarrassment of riches, he knows what he's talking about. So on this beautiful and proud Canada Day, we at Comics Alliance have to ask; why hasn't a Canadian creative team ever taken on Canada's best-known superhero team, Alpha Flight?
Marvel Comics sent out this teaser image for what's presumably a new storyline in Iron Man, the relaunched Marvel NOW series written by Kieron Gillen and currently drawn by Greg Land. Also illustrated by Land, the teaser suggests there are thing
Marvel Comics let loose a few key announcements at Fan Expo Canada this weekend, including the news that Fred Van Lente and Kyle Hotz were teaming for the five-issue Destroyers series, that Brian Wood would be writing an unspecified project for Marvel in 2012, and that Van Lente, Greg Pak and Dale Eaglesham'sAlpha Flight has been upgraded to an ongoing.As demonstrated by early teasers this past week, Destroyers will see
Conventions:Fan Expo Canada 2011 attendees will be able to get their hands on a new Dale Eaglesham variant cover for Captain America #1 featuring Canada's most prominent Marvel heroes sporting appropriately decorated shields.
TV: According to creator Brian Wood, DMZ had a "...near miss with setting DMZ up as a television show." We're with Graeme McMillan, DCE. Make it happen!
Upcoming: Frank Cho is currently working on an X-Men min
This week, DC's villain team-up comic Secret Six ends its current series with issue #36. It's one of the books that won't be returning with a new issue 1 as part of DC's relaunch in September, and will by far be the book I miss the most. Joined by loyalty, greed, a tw
Even if it's a sweeping generalization, Canadians have been doing pretty okay with the "nice" label for awhile. This summer even the friendliest Great White Northerners will be faced with the influence of Fear Itself, however, pitting the latest incarnation of Alpha Flight against its own government. Woe be to sweeping gener
Welcome back to our ongoing annotations of Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four run. This time around, we're taking a look at the second two parts of the opening "Solve Everything" arc, issues 571 and 572 with art by Dale Eaglesham, collected in this trade. Joining me again to provide historical background
Jonathan Hickman came on Fantastic Four in late 2009 and, quite frankly, blew the socks off of the book. Since then, Hickman and later collaborators like Dale Eaglesham, Neil Edwards and Steve Epting have been weaving an intricate, thematically layered story of fathers and sons, the costs of inaction, scientific responsibility and punching things in the face. In othe
Last week we went a little hog wild piecing together the Spider-Man's 2010 puzzle with pizza speculation that rocked the blogosphere. This week, however, Marvel's gotten straight to business with an image previewin
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