Marvel have announced their plans for the follow-up to Avengers Arena, the somewhat controversial series in which a number of trainee superheroes were kidnapped and forced to fight each other to the death by Arcade. Written by Dennis Hopeless and drawn by Kev Walker – the creative team from Avengers Arena – the series will see several teen heroes go on a new mission.
TweetEmpire of the Dead, George A. Romero’s next zombie story, will be published as a comic by Marvel. A fifteen-issue maxiseries, the comic will be drawn by Alex Maleev, with Arthur Suydam (no stranger to zombies himself) providing covers for the series. You can find the full announcement over on USA Today, written up by Brian Truitt.
Crossover season is upon us again, as INFINITY launches, and the first tie-ins appear. Naturally enough, Marvel don’t want to distract from it with any other major launches, and so it’s a pretty quiet month across the rest of the line.
As usual, Marvel had the largest share of the North American direct market, though it was relatively close – they led DC by 36% to 33% in unit terms, and 34% to 30% in dollars.
Marvel to announce six new books at NYCC with Dan Slott, Mike Allred, Stuart Immonen, Bendis, Peter David and more
Tweet With Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD successfully debuting on ABC on Tuesday, Marvel is launching a line of t-shirts, posters and other tchatchkes to capitalize on its popularity. Everything but a comic book, in fact. This is a little odd, maybe, but the current Marvel management in recent years has downplayed the media tie-in comics […]
TweetHold the phones everybody, there’s a new She-Hulk title just been announced. Brian Truitt, the only man I’d consider for the screen role of Awesome Andy, has the announcement at USA Today: Charles Soule and Javier Pulido will be the creative team for an ongoing series featuring Jennifer Walters.
TweetBecause if there’s anything the X-Men haven’t seen anything of, it’s trial and judgement. Yesterday saw two teasers emerge from Marvel, as we start to line up crosshairs on New York Comic-Con. With both featuring Brian Michael Bendis as the writer, and Stuart Immonen and Sara Pichelli as artists, this is going to be something […]
TweetMarvel announced a conference call tonight with writer Matt Fraction and editor Nick Lowe, to discuss the upcoming ‘Inhumanity’ which will target the Marvel Universe later this year. Following Inhumanity #1 by Fraction and artist Oliver Coipel in December, the story will be followed next year with Inhuman #1 from Fraction and Joe Madureira, an ongoing […]
Tweet Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons - interview indie publisher and cartoonist Box Brown of […]
TweetMarvel have released their solicitations for December, including a lot of odd decimal placements, an apparent return for Peter Parker, the finale of Scarlet Spider, and a whole load of other stuff. Here’s a few bulletpoints about what you can look out for over Christmas: If you want the full set of solicitations rather than […]
TweetIt appears that Marvel have offered Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich a settlement, thus ending the lengthy case which had previously bankrupted the veteran writer. The details of the settlement have not been offered to the public, but Friedrich’s attorney has informed a federal New York judge that the case can now be dismissed.