Dennis Hopeless Discusses Avengers Arena

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TweetOnto our second conference call of the week, with Dennis Hopeless inviting various comics bloggers for a fireside chat on his tigerskin rug. We’re now a month away from the first issue of Avengers Arena, the book he’s launching with Kev Walker for Marvel Now, so what better time to get a more realised look […]

Kieron Gillen Discusses Iron-Man: The Godkiller

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TweetConference calls! You love them, Marvel loves them, and today saw the first in a new wave of conferences take place. This time we were here to talk about a surprise, which turned out to be Kieron Gillen, and his second arc for Iron Man – ‘The Godkiller’.

Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill Gets A Late Addition To DC’s January Slate

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TweetHere’s an odd one: DC just added a comic to their January schedule that wasn’t in the solicitations that went online on October 15.  It’s another Before Watchmen title, this time it’s a Dollar Bill one-shot by Len Wein and Steve Rude.

Return of the Enigmatic Marvel Teasers: Fearless

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TweetNewsarama have been sent a new teaser from Marvel, regarding what would now be a February-launching series from the company. Tagging Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney as the creative team, this looks as though it may well be a Lady liberators title.   At the end of Bunn’s Fear Itself fallout series ‘The Fearless’, it […]

Beat Chat! with Wolverine & The X-Men’s Creative Team

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TweetMarvel called again tonight, wanting to talk to me about another one of their Marvel Now comics. This time however, their focus was on a continuing series rather than a new relaunch, in the form of Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw’s Wolverine & The X-Men. Joining them was editor Nick Lowe, who, yes, sang to himself […]

Marvel’s Next Big Thing: Captain America

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TweetThe final Marvel phonecall of the week was for Rick Remender and John Romita Jr’s Captain America relaunch. More than the other calls, this was perhaps the conversation most centred on craft and design, although we did at one point get a vivid description of Remender’s love for taking his trousers off in public. Fun […]

Marvel’s Next Big Thing: All-New X-Men

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TweetIt’s time for another Marvel conference call, this time as Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Lowe talk about All-New X-Men #1. And I was there! Read on, to hear about villains, heroes, mutants…. and how I got cut off halfway through asking a question because my house had a power cut! Also: Stuart Immonen art! […]

Marvel’s Next Big Thing: The Indestructible Hulk

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TweetMark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu are the team behind the relaunch for Marvel’s Hulk, who will NOW! be known as ‘The Indestructible Hulk’. After a conference call about Thor yesterday, today it was the turn of the Hulk creatives to take to the phones and answer questions from the greats of the comics press. […]

Clark Kent: Quitter

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TweetAlmost certainly due to the news that The Daily Planet was long-ago outstripped by The Beat in terms of superhero coverage (suck it, Perry White), Scott Lobdell’s first regular issue of Superman will apparently see Clark Kent quit the company.

David Goyer Returning to DC For “Event” Series With Geoff Johns

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TweetDavid Goyer’s been off making movies and TV lately.  He used to write comics, JSA with James Robinson and Geoff Johns.  On the film/TV side, he’s been involved with the Nolan Batman trilogy, the Ghost Rider films and Blade the Series. Incidentally, Blade was a project with Geoff Johns.  And it sounds like he’s getting ready […]

The *Second* Chicago Bear Comics Writer (This One Has His Own Company)

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TweetYou may recall that Lance Briggs, All-Pro outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is a big comics geek and even co-wrote a comic for Top Cow’s Pilot Season.  It looks like Briggs isn’t the only comics geek on the Bears.   Israel Idonije is a startign defensive lineman (which is to say he might line up at […]

Fialkov Brings The Devilers to Dynamite

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TweetYou may have noticed Dynamite been announcing a fair number of writers who haven’t worked with the company before.  Time to add another one.  Joshua Fialkov is going to be writing a series called “The Devilers” for Dynamite in 2013.

Buccellato Revives The Black Bat For Dynamite

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TweetThe Black Bat was a pulp detective hero that appeared in roughly 40 stories from 1939 to 1953.  It came out roughly the same time as Batman and both creators claimed the other other was stealing from him, though they may have both been influenced by the same sources.  The Black Bat, much like the […]

Future of Valiant Highlights

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TweetAt the Future of Valiant panel, Valiant is continuing to build out their universe.  This isn’t incredibly different from how the original Valiant universe sprung up.  Perhaps, this is at a slightly slower pace.  If you’ve been reading the Valiant titles in the last couple months, you’ll have noticed the world building leaking over between […]

Matt Wagner On The Shadow: Year One

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TweetThe Shadow, as a pulp character, turned up fully formed.  Anything in his past was told as a flashback.  A bit of background here, a little bit there and a fair amount was left in the… shadows.  Dynamite is going to be exploring The Shadow’s Origins in The Shadow: Year One in 2013.  Getting into untold origins […]

Fred Van Lente Writing a Zombie Title For Dynamite

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TweetFred Van Lente’s been getting some pretty good reviews (even from me) for his Archer & Armstrong title over at Valiant.  Fred’s next move is to Dynamite for an as-yet unnamed zombie comic.  No stranger to zombies, Fred was the guy who stepped in for Robert Kirkman on the Marvel Zombies series of mini-series.