First issues are a challenge that the superhero comics industry still struggles to get right, which is weird when you consider just how many of these things they put out. It's as if a collective decision was made to misinterpret the old adage, "every issue is somebody's first," to mean that first issues should read like they're any other issues.
Among the many Marvel Comics characters who are part of the publisher's Marvel NOW relaunch initiative is of course the Hulk, who's now quite the star thanks to some scene-stealing moments in Joss Whedon's Avengers film. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1962, Bruce Banner and his destructive alter ego have gone
The latest Marvel Now! teaser promoting an "Indestructible" release kind of makes you do a double take. If it weren't for the distinctly green text and prominent Marvel Now! logo, fans might suspect Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu (Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk) were working on a new comic to follow Waid's other recent "I" titles
This week saw the release of Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting's Fantastic Four #600, celebrating not only six hundred issues of the seminal title but also more than fifty years since the book's debut. Hickman's run on Fantastic Four has been a definite highlight of the past few years of superhero comics, embracing the cosmic sco
In typically cryptic fashion, Marvel Comics released Monday morning a couple of teaser images designed to make us talk about future publishing events -- and it worked! The first image reveals a new logo for Uncanny X-Men, the venerable mutant series that relaunches in November with a new issue #1 by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Carlos Pacheco. The teaser features a fully visible Emma Frost standing in front of blacked out figures, one of whom appears to
Mark Millar's inaugural Kapow! Comic Con was by most accounts a good time for professionals and attendees, and naturally came with some juicy announcements of new projects. Among them, Nick Spencer and Emma Rios on a new Cloak & Dagger series for Marvel, and no less than four new creato
Just as the first issue of his new comics anthology CLINT sells out, writer Mark Millar (Ultimates, Kick-Ass) has announced an expansion of his comics entrepreneurship in the form of Kapow!, a new convention that he promises will bring the San Diego Comic-Con experience to London. In a video message announcing the endeavor
900 Americans are dead and S.H.I.E.L.D. is pointing the finger at Namor! In Sub-Mariner #3, Namor races against time to find the location of the rogue sleeper cell agents before they commit more heinous crimes in the name of Atlantis. But is he ready to battle Wolverine? Writers Matt Cherniss and Peter Johnson (Powerless) and up
Stephen King's chart-topping epic continues with the release of Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #5 this week. Just outside Hambry, Roland makes a monstrous discovery: the evil Farson and his Coffin Riders
It's been a wild four issues thus far, as young Roland Deschain has set down the path to become the Gunslinger of his dreams, and in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #5 (of 7), our young hero faces his greatest challenge yet. The popular protagonist from Stephen King's acclaimed Dark Tower series of novels must cont
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