TweetThe Hero Initiative remains an essential part of the comics industry. They offer support to comic creators who have suffered injuries, sickness, or other problems in their lives. And they do so in some of the best and brightest and most charming ways imaginable – which leads us to The Uncanny X-Men Project.
TweetIt’s been announced that Mike Marts, DC’s Batman group editor, has moved to Marvel Comics this week as an Executive Editor. Having overseen the Batman titles for several years – including runs like the Snyder/Capullo Batman, Grant Morrison’s Batman Inc and Williams/Blackman’s Batwoman – he’ll be returning to Marvel, where he previously worked for ten […]
Tweet EMPIRE magazine is having a big cover reveal day showing 25 character covers in 24 hours from X-Men; Days of Future Past, the eagerly awaited period piece X-man movie set to open May 23. So far many of the reveals have been characters we’ve glimpsed before, but Evan Peters as Quicksilver has come in […]
Tweetby Jeffrey O. Gustafson The on-again off-again imprint Marvel Knights played a very important role in the current Marvel Entertainment empire. Started in the late 1990s as an outlet for telling edgier, more creator-focused stories within the larger Marvel Universe, the line proved to be the high-water mark of innovation and creativity in an otherwise […]
Event season rolled on in November, as INFINITY reached its climax, while the Ultimate imprint’s CATACLYSM got under way. Meanwhile, ASTONISHING X-MEN was relaunched as AMAZING X-MEN, and the MARVEL KNIGHTS X-MEN and LONGSHOT SAVES THE MARVEL UNIVERSE minis kick off.
Though DC had four books in the top five – BATMAN, HARLEY QUINN, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED and FOREVER EVIL – Marvel still edged them in their share of the North American direct market, leading by 34% to 32% in unit terms, and 30% to 29% in dollars. As has already been pointed out on The Beat, this means Marvel and DC’s combined dollar share dips below 60% – something that hasn’t happened in a decade.
TweetSo today, after decades of arguing and speculation and heartache and anger and perhaps even here and there a little joy, Miracleman #1 has been published by Marvel Comics. It’s the end result of all that arguing, speculation, etc etc etc. If you would like to know more about what I am talking about, I […]
Tweet Has there ever been a bigger disappointment on TV than Agents of SHIELD? On paper it look like a slam dunk, but when Joss Whedon’s involvement was negligible, and Disney decided to equip it with a budget and look that seemed more like an extended episode of The Suite Life — Helicarrier than the […]
Tweet As expected, Marvel has revealed the line-up for it’s Post-Catgaclysm Ultimates line with three titles. Launched 14 years ago, Marvel’s Ultimates timeline was created as a break from a line that was groaning under too much continuity. And putting the top names on the top books worked—Ultimates led Marvel to greater sales and arguably […]
Tweet We all knew that the Star Wars comics franchise would go to Marvel eventually, but no one seems enthused about the idea. Maybe that’s because, as Graeme McMillan points out, every time Disney pulls one of its licenses and give it back to Marvel, it shrinks. Case in point: the Disney kids line that […]
Tweet Marvel and Dark Horse just sent out statements confirming what many had long expected: that Disney would move the Star Wars comics license to its in-house company, Marvel, and away from Dark Horse which ran the franchise with immense success for many years. The move comes as no surprise, and Mike Richardson acknowledges that […]
TweetArt Adams posted some pencils for his Marvel covers on his FB account, and I spotted the colored version on Comic Vine. Adams isn’t particularly an artist I would associate with the current modeled color style (his art is very geometric) but both versions looks pretty fantastic. What do you think?
Tweet Jim Starlin wrote and drew Marvel’s very first original graphic novel back in 1982, The Death of Captain Marvel, and he’s at it again, 30 years later. It’s just been announced that Starlin is writing and drawing THANOS: THE INFINITY REVELATION a 100-page graphic novel that will continue Starlin’s influential Infinity series, and tie […]
Return with us to the days of Power Man and flat coloring. It seems 2014 has the same calendar as 1975, and in 1975 there was a Mighy Marvel calendar. Mark Anderson has scanned in the calendar and posted big JPEGS so you can make your own wallpaper or print em out for yourself.
Tweet Remember what I was just saying about how if Marvel made any money selling periodicals in bookstores, they would never have stopped the program? David Gabriel, sr vp of sales at Marvel spoke to Calvin Reid at PW, and gives the entire overview: Gabriel confirmed that Marvel’s single-issue comics program to bookstores has been […]
Tweet Marvel is no longer selling periodical comics to Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million, the two largest chain book stores. Good-Ereader confirmed this with employes at both stores. Barnes and Noble has a flagship store in Union Square, in New York City. This is the location where they tend to have unveiling events for the […]