Princess Leia is, of course, one of the most famous characters in science fiction, and very arguably the most famous female character. She's iconic, recognizable, and quotable. Leia is a character with a lot of implied depth that the Star Wars movies didn’t fully explore, even across three films in which she appeared. Of course, hardcore Star Wars fans could tell you a lot about Leia's numerous adventures in the Expanded Universe of novels, comics and games, but as evidenced by Marvel's plans to start anew with its own adventures that are fully canonical with the films and new animated series, there's something to be said for offering film fans a fresh start with this most important character.
That start is to be facilitated by some of American superhero comics' most popular creators: writer Mark Waid and penciller Terry Dodson, who along with editor Jordan D. White spoke with ComicsAlliance about their auspicious new gig.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we've created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it's new, some of it's old, some of it's created by working p
On sale now from Marvel Comics is Avenging Spider-Man #9, the latest issue of the publisher's typically high-energy and very humorous Spidey team-up book. Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Terry and Rachel Dodson with colors by Edgar Delgado, this issue finds Spider-Man and Captain Marvel on an adventure 50,000 feet in the air. Avenging Spider-Man is always a fun superhero action read and this issue lo
More than a few of your favorite Marvel and DC Comics creators have projects that you may not have heard of, depending on how closely you follow their careers. In creator-owned comics, these talents get to go wild and create a story that springs entirely from their own brow, and I love seeing the results of that. Once a week on Comics
On sale next month is Defenders #8, beginning artist Jamie McKelvie's run on the Marvel Comics superhero series written by Matt Fraction. McKelvie replaces Terry and Rachel Dodson on the series, which stars Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Silver Surfer, and Red She-Hulk on a quest that Fraction said he hopes will explain "everything that has ever happened in the Marvel Universe." Best known fo
The last time I did an interview with Matt Fraction, one of the last questions I asked was just "Defenders: Why?" It seemed like a weird move to go from writing the big summer crossover to relaunching a team that, despite a die-hard core of fans that were drawn in by creators li
On sale next week in comics shops everywhere and in the Marvel Comics app is Defenders #1, beginning a brand new ongoing series by Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man, Casanova) and Terry Dodson (Uncanny X-Men). Starring fan-favorite Marvel heroes like Doctor Strange, Namor, Iron Fist, S
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