First issues of event comics have to accomplish a lot. They have to introduce a conflict, introduce a villain, give heroes memorable moments that bring the reader back to see more, set up side stories that can be fleshed out in other titles, have a big battle scene, and the list goes on.
Infinity #1 by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Jim Cheung with a team of inkers, colorist Justin Ponsor and letterer Chris Eliopoulos, does some of those things, but in a sort of sidestep rather than a straight-ahead dash. And some of the items on the checklist, it willfully denies the reader. In the end, I wound up liking the approach, but getting there took a lot of trust not every reader may have.
NECA's 1/4 scale superhero movie figures have a sizable presence at the toymaker's Comic-Con booth this year. In addition to the Batman '66 and Batman '89 figures that were initially shown at Toy Fair being displayed with their upcoming accessories, NECA also debuted its Avengers Thor and battle-damaged Iron Man, plus a Man of Steel Superman. All five figures stand 18 or so inches tall and feature unique accessories and, in the case of the caped crowd, some cloth costumery.
After some uncertainty about Robert Downey Jr.'s return for The Avengers 2 and subsequent Iron Man sequels, Marvel confirmed todaythat the actor will once again play Tony Stark...at least two more times.
Minimates collectors may want to secure some clear shelf space before San Diego Comic-Con on July 17-21, especially if they're keen on Iron Man and Deadpool. Action Figure Xpress has announced an exclusive new "Deadpool Assemble" box set packing Cable-Pool, Captain Ameri-Pool, Thor-Pool and Phonics-Killer Iron Deadpool, plus a massive Iron Man 3"Hall of Armors" 10-pack that stocks eight of Shellhead's most iconic movie suits, along with 'mates of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts.
The brilliant scientist Maya Hansen was first introduced in 2005, in the pages of Iron Man: Extremis by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov. In that landmark story, Hansen co-created the titular biotechnology that could change humanity foreve
Following a screening of Iron Man 3 on Sunday night, director Shane Black, screenwriter Drew Pearce and stars Rebecca Hall ("Maya Hansen")and Guy Pearce ("Aldrich Killan") met with the press at a conference in Beverly Hills on Monday to answer questions about the new Marvel Studios film based on the superhero created by Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. ComicsAlliance was there to hear the filmmakers' remarks about the thematic content of the distinctly character-dr
Following a screening of Iron Man 3 on Sunday night, Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley met with the press at a conference in Beverly Hills on Monday to answer questions about the new Marvel Studios film based on the superhero created by Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. ComicsAlliance was there to hear the uncommonly jovial cast's remarks about working with acclaimed writer-directo
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