Jonathan Hickman is a comics writer known to his peers, collaborators and hardcore fans as a methodical plotter. The creator of The Nightly News and Pax Romana and writer of Secret Warriors is indeed so diligent in his preparations that his series outlines eschew the standard text-based format and take the form of intricate charts or graphs that delineate precisely what and when something will occur in his long form serialized stories.
First announced earlier this week, Marvel NOW! is a new and ambitious publishing initiative whereby Marvel Comics will launch (or in several cases, relaunch) new ongoing series nearly every week between October 2012 and February 2013. While not a reboot of its long-running narratives and mythologies, Marvel NOW! will see several series such as Iron Man and Capta
Marvel has announced plans to lure new and lapsed readers by launching or relaunching new series every week between October and February and reassigning popular creators to different franchises for the first time in years. Called Marvel N
Color me bad, readers, because I want to six you up. Yes, it's the sixth installment of ComicsAlliance Vs AvX, our unofficial scorecard for Marvel's big summer publishing event, Avengers vs. X-Men. The Avengers have le
A while back, I had a conversation with Jonathan Hickman where he talked about how he liked Grant Morrison's comics because the ideas in them were so good that they made him laugh while he was reading them. Ideas like that, the ones that go right past the jealous "I wish I'd thought of that" part of your brain and go straight to "this is
First announced back in January, MorrisonCon seems to be a stylish and forward-thinking antidote to the chaos and commercialism of the traditional comic book trade show. Curated by Grant Morrison and the Ignition Sequence (a collaboration of Isotope proprietors James Sime & Kirsten Baldock and
Today at the C2E2 expo in Chicago, Marvel elaborated on a number of major announcements they've been teasing of late. Perhaps the biggest news is the introduction of a new ongoing Hawkeye series by part of the acclaimed Immortal Iron Fist team of Matt Fraction and David Aja; meanwhile, Khoi Pham will be replacing Ryan Stegman on Scarlet Spider, with Stegman moving to help Jonathan Hickman wrap up his Fantastic Four run. The previously-previewed Jeph Loeb
Coinciding with today's release of The Manhattan Projects #1, Jonathan Hickman, Image Comics and digital comics retailer comiXology announced that the popular writer's back catalogue of creator-owned work is now available for the first time in the digital space, and in a highly competitive format. Test Pattern is a five-volume digital omnibus comprising Hickman's The Nightly News, Pax Rom
Marvel Comics has confirmed that writer Jonathan Hickman will conclude his work on the publisher's Fantastic Four and FF titles later this year. As demonstrated by David Uzumeri's ongoing annotations, Hickman and his artistic collaborators' work with t
Opened with a keynote address by Publisher Eric Stephenson that emphasized personalities and relationships in the comic book scene, the first Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California, came with more major publishing announcements than we expected. Among the new creator-owned book
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