Mark Millar has been the lynch-pin of Marvel’s creator owned imprint Icon for the past several years, way back to the first volume of Kick-Ass in 2008. Since then, at Icon and beyond, he’s generated a wave of new independent comics with A-List collaborators such as Steve McNiven, Frank Quitely and Sean Gordon Murphy, and many of those books have been adapted to films.
Empress continues Millar’s trend of superstar collaborators as he teams with Stuart Immonen (plus inker Wade von Grawbadger and colorist Ive Svorcina) to tell a sprawling sci-fi story about an enslaved intergalactic queen on the run from her tyrannical husband, with her three children in tow. Check out a preview!
Welcome back to All For the Wookiee, where we take a look at the recent Star Wars universe offerings from Marvel and pick the most Star Wars-ish moments. It's another jam-packed installment, with two-fers for Star Wars, Kanan and Lando, alongside Darth Vader issue #8. We'll take a look at the highs, the lows, the in-betweens and rate the Star Wars-iness of each moment.
A great comic book cover is an advertisement, a work of art, a statement, and an invitation. A great comic book cover is a glimpse of another world through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the past month.
2015 got off to an impressive start with stunning compositions from Riley Rossmo, James Harren, and Ken Niimura; wonderful character portraits from Marko Djurdjevic, Becky Cloonan, and Kaare Andrews; amazing colors from Darwyn Cooke and Artyom Trakhanov; and a really fun He-Man piece from Stjepan Sejic.
By far the most intriguing of the incoming Marvel NOW slate is All-New X-Men, which not only brings the publisher's longtime Avengers architect Brian Michael Bendis to an ongoing mutant title for the first time, but truly threw everyone for a loop when it was announced that the book would pull the original X-Men of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby out of the past and drop them into present day X-Men lore (let's not think about "what year it was" when those '60s stories are meant to have happened in "Marvel Time," it gives me the fear)
On sale now is the second chapter of Fear Itself, the latest event miniseries from Marvel Comics. Written by Matt Fraction (The Mighty Thor, Invincible Iron Man) with artwork by Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man) and Wade von Grawbadger (New Avengers, Starman), the series finds Sin, the daughter of the legendary villain Red Skull, unleashing the god of fear, a serpent who will confront the heroes of the Marvel Universe with their greatest nightmares...
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