One way creators try to leave their stamp on company-owned characters is to raise the stakes of a story. "I told the biggest ________ story ever," they want to say as they move on to other work. Of course, raising the stakes in a Fantastic Four book, considering that the original creative team of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee put the heroes in a situation in which Earth was threatened by a planet-eating demigod with a device that could destroy the universe, is a particular challenge. Yet recent creative team
Continuing the week-long announcements/confirmations of last week's Marvel NOW! teases, Matt Fraction has been confirmed as the new man in charge of Marvel's First Family, writing relaunches of both Fantastic Four and spin-off title FF.USA Today had the details about Fraction's plans for the
What's that you say? The four teasers for Marvel's relaunched Marvel NOW! titles so far this week haven't been enough for you? How about four more to round out the weekend? This time around, Marvel's creators are all thinking Legacy, Soldier, Extended and Family.MTV Geek had the "Legacy" teaser, with Simon Spurrier - best known, perhaps, for his 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine work in the UK - and Tan Eng Huat appar
At the Marvel Comic Cup o' Joe panel at New York Comic-Con, which featured both Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada along with a who's who of Marvel executives, writers, and editors, the publisher not only teased the return of Sabretooth and the Phoenix, but also announced Avengers Assem
Following up on the success of his My X-Factor EP (essential listening for all classic Marvel fans), nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock dropped this week a brand new Marvel mixtape, this time based on the New Warriors. The eight-track EP features songs inspired by such heroes as Nova, Speedball, Night Thrasher and Firestar.Like many reade
Marvel Comics announced on Saturday the coming of Brilliant, a new creator-owned series written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Mark Bagley. On sale in July and hyped as "More Social Network than Avengers," the serie
I know this post is about a week late --I think my colleague Chris Dooley put it best when he texted me yesterday succinctly calling me a "slacker"-- but I couldn't let the publication of Ultimate Spider-Man Issue 111 pass unnoticed. For this issue marked the end of the longest continuous run of a creative team since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's 102 issues of Fantastic Four. Starting next month, Brian Michael Bendis' trusty sidekick Mark Bagley will be stepping down on their enormously popular series, making way for Nextwave veteran Suart Immomen to take the visual reins. Truly, the end of an era.