Lion Forge Comics may have had the best New York Comic Con out of all the publishers in attendance, as the up-and-coming publisher unveiled a host of good news about its growth and expansion for the next year. In addition to the news that it has acquired Magnetic Press and will publish titles under the new imprint known as Magnetic Collection, Lion Forge also announced the formation of new imprints focused on young readers and superhero stories.
In 2016, Jason Aaron is a superstar writer working on titles like The Mighty Thor and Star Wars, while also putting out hit creator-owned books such as Southern Bastards. Several years ago, however, he was an up-and-comer with one hit Vertigo miniseries and an ongoing that was starting to garner some buzz, and he was let loose on a handful of Marvel titles where he established himself as a key player for the company to build itself around.
This week, Comixology has a sale on select titles from across Jason Aaron's time at Marvel Comics, and among them are some comics that you may have missed when they were coming out, which you absolutely need to grab while they're on sale.
This week saw the release of Marvel's Civil War II prelude as part of the publisher's Free Comic Book Day offering, and for such a short story it packed a heck of a lot in. One of those story beats was the introduction of a new Inhuman named Ulysses who can see into the future, and who will be the driving macguffin of the event as lines are drawn based on whether or not heroes should use him to stop crimes before they happen.
To provide context on who Ulysses is, who he was before, and his relationship with the Inhumans, Marvel has announced a three-part digital-first series titled Civil War II: Ulysses by Al Ewing and Karl Kesel, which promises to show how the new character found his place among the Inhumans and became so sought after by the heroes of the Marvel Universe.
This week's rumors that Selma director Ava DuVernay had signed on to direct a Black Panther movie were a bit premature (though talks apparently continue), but the excitement that surrounded the news confirmed one thing: People really want to see Wakandan King T'Challa on the big screen, and they want to see him done right.
Here's some of the best art featuring T'Challa from the past five decades, from Kirby, Denys Cowan and John Buscema, to Francesco Francavilla, Olivier Coipel, and the best fan art around.
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Taskmaster has been something of a fan favorite B-list supervillain in the Marvel Universe, using his abilities to mimic any physical skills he observes as both a mercenary and a trainer of fledgling superheroes, supervillains, and random cannon fodder...