Advance Review: SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1 has a god complex

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As humongous and “earth shattering” as event comics can be they usually aren’t the endgame a publisher has in mind. The payoff usually lies in what comes after, whether it’s in the form of another event or a new series. Unfortunately for Marvel the pattern that’s developed is a stale event followed by a great series; one example that comes to mind was Dark Avengers coming after the Secret Invasion event. Marvel’s latest case, AXIS, while convoluted at times, has set the stage for Tom Taylor to play on the other side of the big two field with Superior Iron Man.

Interview: Isaac Cates Talks Weaving All-Ages ‘Cartozia Tales’

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By Matt O’Keefe There’s no one doing as pure a form of worldbuilding as indy fantasy comic Cartozia Tales. Not only does it have a map that it intends to explore every part of (unlike the majority of fantasy stories that leave most of their maps untouched), it has a rotating list of creators who take turns furthering […]

Drifter #1 [Advanced Review]: The Sky is Full of Stars and Mystery

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Drifter #1 [Advanced Review]: The Sky is Full of Stars and Mysteryhttp://ift.tt/1DdMxYb by Zachary Clemente Written by Ivan Brandon,Art & Colors by Nic Klein, Letters by Clem Robins, Design by Tom Muller, Edited by Sebastian Griner, Published by Image Comics. Mankind’s colonization of the galaxy has left countless planets mined bare and lifeless. A space transport crashes onto a backwater world […]

Star Wars Comics Bundle debuts from Dark Horse

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Star Wars Comics Bundle debuts from Dark Horsehttp://ift.tt/1u5TJ1D Look at the size of this thing! There are so many puns to be made and this Humble Bundle pr makes the most of them. And while Marvel may be publishing Star Wars now, Dark Horse has a mighty backlist of Star Wars classics. Sp get in […]

Another day another Marvel Mega event teaser — “Years of Future Past”

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Another day another Marvel Mega event teaser — “Years of Future Past”http://ift.tt/1u5Myqd Via Comic Book Resources, Marvel has added to it’s mystery Summer event event, with a teaser by Art Adams reminiscent of the classic “Days of Future Past” storyline in the X-men. And everyone is in their classic 80s mufti too. I don’t know […]

Sales Charts: In the backlist, DC is king

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Sales Charts: In the backlist, DC is kinghttp://ift.tt/1sJpZLs It’s been a while (5 years)  since we looked at Diamond’s monthly backlist chart, and now, as then, it reveals a VERY DIFFERENT ranking for publishers. In the backlist, DC is king by a wide margin, with about 30% of the market. Marvel is only a tich above […]

BREAKING: Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad and more DC movies confirmed

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BREAKING: Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad and more DC movies confirmedhttp://comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Justice-League-of-America-by-David-Finch.jpg Warner Bros is having a big investor confab today and all kinds of news is being dropped, intended to shore things up after  Rupert Murdoch’s attempted takeover., This morning we heard that HBO will offer its own streaming service, effectively ,leaving cable behind, and we’ve been […]

NYCC ’14: Paul Pope Talks Aurora West & Collaboration In His World

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NYCC ’14: Paul Pope Talks Aurora West & Collaboration In His Worldhttp://ift.tt/11nz4PH by Zachary Clemente As the first day of New York Comic-Con came to close and exhibitors began shutting down their booths, I conducted my third interview with acclaimed cartoonist Paul Pope. This time we discussed his new entry in his Battling Boy series with […]

NYCC ’14: All The Beat’s coverage

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NYCC ’14: All The Beat’s coveragehttp://ift.tt/1z7SNlo As you may have noticed, there were a lot of stories coming out of NYCC.  Here’s a convenient list of what we covered, separated by publisher. Archie Archie Vs… Predator?  Archie’s Dark Circle Line Gives Out A Little More Info Dark Horse NYCC’14: CCP Games Enlist Dark Horse Comics […]

Noelle Stevenson, Mark Millar and others comment on the Civil War movie

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Noelle Stevenson, Mark Millar and others comment on the Civil War moviehttp://ift.tt/1xRwT1v With this week’s epochal news that the Marvel Cinematic UNiverse will be adapting the Civil War event storyline, many are wondering…why? Few of the superheroes introduced in the MCU even have secret identities—which were the crux of the kerfuffle between Iron Man and […]

NYCC ’14: Marvel fans loved their sneak peak at tonight’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and forthcoming series Agent Carter

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NYCC ’14: Marvel fans loved their sneak peak at tonight’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and forthcoming series Agent Carterhttp://ift.tt/1DaqLEE The cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Photo Credit: ABC.Marvel Studios By Edie Nugent If the response from the fans at NYCC is anything to go by, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. should delight viewers with “Face […]

Marvel teases “Event event” in summer with Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies

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Marvel teases “Event event” in summer with Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombieshttp://ift.tt/1v9E45N Okay, Now Marvel is just F*ckin’ with us. This teaser suggest that Summer 2015 will see some kind of “Battle of the Bands” with Marvel Events. Age of Ultron was, of course a classic event from the Shooter era, and the one […]

Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis take on Peggy Carter in OPERATION S.I.N.

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Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis take on Peggy Carter in OPERATION S.I.N.http://ift.tt/1u0YNUY The Month of the Women continues as an Agent Carter mini series has been announced by Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis. OPERATION S.I.N. spins out of Original Sin with an untold story in the origin of Peggy Carter, Howard Stark and Woodrow McCord. One of […]

New York Comic Con 2014 was the biggest US comic con yet—and one of the most diverse

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New York Comic Con 2014 was the biggest US comic con yet—and one of the most diversehttp://ift.tt/1z7SNlo With attendance of 151,000, this year’s NYCC is now the biggest reported North American comics convention, surpassing the San Diego Comic Con’s 130,000. According to show runner Lance Fensterman, the increase of 20,000 from last year was due […]

NYCC ’14: Frank Quitely on Visual Process and Cyclical Influence

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NYCC ’14: Frank Quitely on Visual Process and Cyclical Influencehttp://ift.tt/1wzXmzu by Zachary Clemente On the extremely busy Saturday of this past weekend’s New York Comic-Con, I had the sublime honor of interviewing Frank Quitely (pen name for Scottish artist Vincent Deighan) about his visual narrative process, the cycle of artistic influence, and his once and future work. […]

NC Comicon expands with Kung Fu Panda short premiere, comics guests

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NC Comicon expands with Kung Fu Panda short premiere, comics guestshttp://ift.tt/1r1LlOU The NC Comicon will be held this year November 15-16 in Durham, NC. I’ve attended the last two years and to be blunt, it’s a blast: a comics focused show in a great setting with lots of artists and enthusiastic fans. The show is […]