Jonathan Hickman has been building up to something big for the Marvel Universe for the entirety of his run on Avengers and New Avengers. His 'incursions' -- alternate realities colliding and wiping each other out -- were the driving force behind Infinity and the splinter that divided the Avengers in Original Sin; they now form the backdrop to his books as they skip to a new status quo under the 'Time Runs Out' banner. There was always a plan.
Now we know the culmination of that plan. As announced at a Times Square event for New York Comic-Con on Thursday evening, Hickman's Avengers runs will end in May 2015, and he'll be joined by artist Esad Ribic on a year-long epic event book called... Secret Wars.
No, for real. Secret Wars. Maybe they don't know that the name's been used before? No-one tell them. They've been working on this for ages; they'll be so disappointed.
If you're picking up Thor #1 this week, by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman, to see the much-hyped new Thor in action, you're going to be a little disappointed. While it's a very good comic that promises great stories to come, the new Thor only appears in two pages that you might already have seen floating around online.
Rather than launch straight in to the new Thor's adventures, this first issue teases her arrival, leaving the action for next month -- presumably in an effort to hold as much of the first issue readership as possible. As a result this issue feels more like the end of the last Thor title than the start of a new one.
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.
Call me a sucker for marketing if you will -- I am, and I've been called worse -- but I've been pretty excited for the Marvel Now! initiative ever since it was announced. I'm already a fan of most of the creators involved, and it's always fun to see them tackling new projects, especially when it's something you never expected
Among the many Marvel Comics characters who are part of the publisher's Marvel NOW relaunch initiative is of course the mighty Thor, who's now quite the star thanks to actor Chris Hemsworth's excellent performance in Kenneth Branagh's live-action film and some scene-stealing moments in Joss Whedon's Avengers. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1962, the superhero take on the son of Odin has been presen
Never mind the three ages of man, Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic are far more interested in the three ages of gods in their ambitious new Marvel NOW! title, Thor: God of Thunder. Are you ready to meet King Thor of the far future?Both Newsarama and Marvel confirme
A day after Marvel teased a new creative team for The Invincible Iron Man as part of its Marvel NOW! relaunch, the House of Ideas is at it again, promising that Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic will be "worthy" in November.Today's tease would seem to suggest that the two creators -- best known, perhaps, for their work on Wolverine and Wolverine and The X-Men (Aaron) an
Because we know you don't read any other comic book news sites, you'll be interested to learn that Marvel has throughout the week been deploying a series of exciting teaser images that reveal the many match-ups that will be seen in Avengers Vs. X-Men. A 1
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