Whatever Marvel is doing with Secret Wars, one established fact stands out to me: they’re bringing back British, hijabi superhero, and personal favorite, Faiza Hussain, to the printed page. My heart swells.
Faiza Hussain debuted in 2008, in Paul Cornell and Leonard Kirk’s Captain Britain & MI:13. I adored this book, and I immediately adored her; Faiza’s debut was both the introduction of a vibrant, individual human character and a tight superhero origin story. She's a necessary part of the Marvel Universe, not just because she represents modern Britain, but because there was already a seat laid for her at the Round Table.
Fantastic Fourends in January 2014 with issue 16. In related news, Fantastic Four kicks off with a brand-new No. 1 issue in February.
As has been the case in recent months, Marvel is starting the numbering anew as a fresh creative team comes on board. And according to USA Today, that team will be writer James Robinson and artist Leonard Kirk.
The arrival of Galactus in the Ultimate Universe will initially be explored in Hunger, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Leonard Kirk, but what Galactus's arrival means for the Ultimate version of Earth will play out in Cataclysm -- and with a name like that, it doesn't sound promising. Comics Alliance spoke to series editor Mark Paniccia to get more background on the series.
A nominee for this year's Eisner Award for Best Anthology (and last year's winner), Dark Horse Presents has been one of ComicsAlliance's favorite titles since it was relaunched in 2011 to continue the classic and influential series' tradition of showcasing emerging talent alongside some of the best established writers, artists and cartoonists mainstream and underground comics has to offer. Each issue comes with quirky, undiluted excursions into the minds of uniquely talented creators, usually with immersive new serials or idiosyncratic short stories but also in the form of recurring, cult favorite characters and properties for which Dark Horse has served as caretaker for many years.
Come to The Hero Initiative's booth #645 to see Ty Templeton, John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr., Michael Golden and C.B. Cebulski and a whole lot more!
Not only does The Hero Initiative have stellar booth talent, but Frank Quitely will be donating an art piece, which will be raffled off via silent auction and it is the only way to get a piece of his artwork at Fan Expo! In addition, you will find lots of merchandise like CGC graded books, $1 comics, Marvel Then And Now DVDs, original comic pages and various trades that are brand new to our Canadian supporters! Also, the new Ultimate Spider-Man #100 book will be available for the first time in Canada!
Friday, August 24 (con hours 4-9 pm) Ty Templeton: 6 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, August 25 (con hours 10-7) John Romita Sr.: 10:30 am – 11:30 am C.B. Cebulski: 11 am – 12 pm Leonard
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