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Creating a New Character for Marvel's Contest of Champions
Creating a New Character for Marvel's Contest of Champions
Developed by Kabam, mobile game Contest of Champions follows a galactic tournament where everyone from Marvel's vast catalog is duking it out for bragging rights. The game has proven to be so successful that a new comic series spinning out of Secret Wars takes place within that universe, from Al Ewing and Paco Medina. Along with that new series comes an entirely new character, Guillotine. Making her debut both in-game and in the pages of the monthly Contest of Champions book, Guillotine is one of the first entirely new characters from a Marvel video game to make the leap to the page. While at New York Comic Con, we talked with Contest of Champions' art director Gabriel Frizzera about the game, creating a new character for Marvel, and the advantages of working in Marvel's mobile space.
Al Ewing Talks 'Captain America & The Mighty Avengers'
Al Ewing Talks 'Captain America & The Mighty Avengers'
Mighty Avengers is getting a new #1 and a new title this November. At the Avengers NOW panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, Marvel announced that the series will relaunch as Captain America & The Mighty Avengers -- with former Falcon Sam Wilson taking point as the new Captain America. That means a second title series for Wilson's Cap, and a second chance for readers to discover the book. Al Ewing continues as writer, with former Captain America artist Luke Ross taking over as regular series artist. ComicsAlliance spoke to Ewing to find out why the book is relaunching, how he plans to handle Sam's promotion, and what it means to write the only Avengers book with a predominantly non-white team.
Original Spin 4: Tensions Come To A Head [Recap]
Original Spin 4: Tensions Come To A Head [Recap]
Some sites give you the story, some sites give you the story behind the story, but only Original Spin gives you the story behind the story behind the story, because only Original Spin takes the time to really make it up. This week on our exclusive, thorough, slightly inaccurate recap of the events of Marvel epic crossover event Original Sin, we dig deep into the bickering in Original Sin #4 by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato, and we take a side-trip through Mighty Avengers #10 and #11 by Al Ewing and Greg Land. Here be spoilers.
Marvel's 'Loki: Agent of Asgard' #1 [Review]
Marvel's 'Loki: Agent of Asgard' #1 [Review]
It wasn't so long ago when no-one gave a toot about Loki. He was the most generic of Marvel villains, a scowling horn-headed heel who was evil for the sake of being evil. Marvel even turned him into a woman for a while in a desperate bid to give him a new dimension. He's come a long way since. The old Loki would have been a terrible choice for a solo title, but in 2014 he's an obvious candidate --
Sexy Loki, Queer Tricksters, And The Problem With LGBT Villains
Sexy Loki, Queer Tricksters, And The Problem With LGBT Villains
Good news; Marvel is launching a new ongoing series with an LGBT lead character. Loki: Agent of Asgard debuts in February from the creative team of writer Al Ewing and artist Lee Garbett, and Ewing confirmed via Tumblr that the lead character will not only be portrayed as bisexual --but be able to change gender. Bad news; Loki is not exactly a good guy. He's a trickster, a manipulator, a supervill
Judge Dredd Defies New Readers Not To Jump On '2000 AD' With New Issue
Judge Dredd Defies New Readers Not To Jump On '2000 AD' With New Issue
As it is prone to do perhaps more often than some of its American competition, British sci-fi weekly 2000 AD has designed its latest issue to be especially welcoming to new readers. Four brand new stories begin in this week's 2000 AD Prog 1850, each meant to introduce audiences to the unique blend of art, attitude and insanity that can typically be found every week in "the galaxy's greatest c
'Mighty Avengers' #1 Review
'Mighty Avengers' #1 Review
    Depending on who you ask, Mighty Avengers #1 is either a big deal or completely unnecessary. To some, it represents a significant moment: Marvel putting sincere thought and effort into publishing a super hero title starring a cast of characters who are mostly persons of color. To others, it's an idea that's "contrived" or "forced," taking away jobs from hardworking, honest,
‘Mighty Avengers': A Step Forward For A Publisher, A Change In Tone From An Editor
‘Mighty Avengers': A Step Forward For A Publisher, A Change In Tone From An Editor
  After days of teaser images from Marvel hinting at some kind of new series, this morning the publisher finally announced a relaunch of Mighty Avengers. Written by Al Ewing with art from Greg Land, the new series features a team led by Luke Cage, with Falcon, White Tiger, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Blue Marvel, Monica Rambeau (now named Spectrum), a new Ronin, and the new Power Man as members. Notably
2000 AD’s ‘Trifecta’ Crossover Is Hereby Declared The Best Event Comic of 2012
2000 AD’s ‘Trifecta’ Crossover Is Hereby Declared The Best Event Comic of 2012
Let me be the first to apologize to you, on behalf of the entire comics press. We screwed up. We were too focused on the wrong events in 2012. We spent tens of thousands of words on Avengers vs X-Men, Before Watchmen, Night of the Owls, and we missed the fact that there was a bigger, better, and extremely satisfying crossover sitting right under our noses...
The Dennis 'D-Man' Dunphy Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance's Best Comics of 2012, Part 3
The Dennis 'D-Man' Dunphy Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance's Best Comics of 2012, Part 3
We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-

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