Each week, ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims and Matt Wilson host the War Rocket Ajax podcast, their online audio venue for interviews with comics creators, reviews of the books of the week, and whatever else they want to talk about. ComicsAlliance is offering clips of the comics-specific segments of the show several days before the full podcast goes
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Last week ComicsAlliance published an editorial by Matt D. Wilson's titled What Does A Number One Issue Mean? In that piece, Matt criticized American comic book publishers' reliance on the "all-new #1 issue" scheme, describing it as a "myth" with respect to creative direction and a "stunt" with respect to sales.
After reading Matt's piece, Brandon Schatz of Wizard's Comics in Edmonton penned an insightful look at the topic from the point of view of the retailer, to whom the shiny new #1 issue is also squarely aimed. It's with Schatz's gracious permission that we're publishing his words, which have been edited only slightly so as to add images, relevant links and conform to CA's style guide.
Marvel's final panel at New York Comic-Con this year was billed as “Superior Spider-Man & Friends," which does not mean Iceman and Firestar, but rather all the books coming out of the Spider-office led by line editor Steve Wacker – which include the last new "teased" titles to be unveiled at the show.
Wacker was on hand to lead the panel, joined by writers Dan Slott, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Nick Spencer, editors Sana Amanat, Ellie Pyle, Jake Thomas and Tom Brennan, and artist Humberto Ramos.
Any fan who thought the story of Doc Ock taking over Peter Parker's body and life was going to be wrapped up in a year is in for a surprise. The Superior era is just getting started, and it brings symbiotes galore, a couple of sinister sixes, and a dash of 2099.
TV: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will officially debut on ABC on September 24.
Movies: Superior Spider-Man -- or at least his costume -- will be joining the Marvel Heroes MMO in the near future.
Humor: A lot of fans have opinions about h
The biggest accomplishment of writer Dan Slott and artist Ryan Stegman's Superior Spider-Man #1 is, quite frankly, that's it's something different.
It's not the first time a super-villain has taken over for Spid
Those of you who follow Superior Spider-Man writer Dan Slott on Twitter may have noticed a prank he pulled a while back where he teased readers with the possibility that the new title was going to star Miguel O'Hara, better known to '90s readers as Spider-Man 2099. Today, MTV Geek put up a video of Slott apolo
Throughout his five-decade history, he's been Amazing, Spectacular, Sensational and even Unlimited, but starting next year, Marvel's wall-crawling Avenger will become something he's never been before: Superior.
Launching in 2013 is Superior Spider-Man, a new series that will replace Amazing Spider-Man and, it seems, replac