On sale this week from IDW Publishing is The Rocketeer Vs. Hollywood Horror #1, beginning what is only the second-ever full-length Rocketeer story not written and drawn by Dave Stevens, the visionary cartoonist who back in the 1980s introduced the handsome, impertinent and ferociously jealous stunt pilot-turned-accidental-hero Cliff Seacord and his long-suffering, impossibly beautiful model/actress girlfriend Betty (designed after the iconic pin-up queen Bettie Page). Produced in full cooperation with the late Stevens' estate, the new miniseries by
Released around this time last year, the first hardcover collection of Rocketeer Adventures anthology quickly shot to the top of my list of 2011's best looking comic books. Created by the late Dave Stevens, The Roc
On sale this week from IDW Publishing is Rocketeer Adventures (vol 2) #4, concluding another all-star anthology miniseries of short-form comics starring The Rocketeer Cliff Secord and his girlfriend Betty. Created by the late Dave
Avengers Vs. X-Men is the 12-issue series that the Marvel Comics is billing as "the biggest comic book event in history." Written by the publisher's "Architects" -- Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman -- and drawn by fan-favorites Olivier Coipel, Andy Kubert, and John Romita, Jr., the event will tie-in to Marvel's main A
A legendary creator whose beloved works include Thor, The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans and Fantastic Four, Walt Simonson will draw a six-issue arc of Brian Michael Bendis' Avengers series beginning with April's issue #25. The monthly gig will be Simonson's first since DC Comics' Orion concluded almost ten years ago, and is to be a
This week, Marvel releases an absolutely massive omnibus that collects over a thousand pages of Walter Simonson's epic run on Thor, a book that I believe isn't just the best run on Thor, but the single greatest run on comics of all time.
That's a pretty bold statement when you consider that it's up against stuff like Alan Moore's Swamp Thing and over a hundred issues of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby on Fantastic Four, but I stand by it. In his five years as the book's writer, Simonson -- along with fellow creators Sal Buscema and John
Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why we've given Senior Writer Chris Sims the punishment pleasure of stepping into the grand tradition of the Answer Man as he responds to your reader questions!
Q: I picked up Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson v1 and it is as good as you say. Why are creators not given epic runs anymore? --deadlytoque
A: First of all, go
Heavy is the hand that wields the hammer. Or something.
There's never been a better time for fans that pledge themselves to the Mighty Thor. He's got a top-selling book, a major motion picture active in the works, and a central role in "Siege," Marvel's next major miniseries event. But amidst