The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Marvel at Walmart

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Recorded at Publishers Weekly, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Marvel’s elusive $5 trade paperbacks at Walmart, DC […]

SDCC ’14: Marvel Launch S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 from Mark Waid and Rotating Artists

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Finally deciding to firmly tie something in to their ‘Agents of SHIELD’ TV series, Marvel have announced a new book by writer Mark Waid, which’ll see him working with an assortment of different artists to bring the agency to life. S.H.I.E.L.D. features Phil Coulson – the character played by Clark Gregg in the TV series […]

SDCC ’14: Princess Leia #1 from Mark Waid, Terry and Rachel Dodson

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The final book in the initial Star Wars line at Marvel will be Princess Leia #1, from writer Mark Waid, artist Terry Dodson, and colourist Rachel Dodson.

SDCC ’14: Darth Vader #1 from Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca

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The second book in the new Star Wars line at Marvel will be ‘Star Wars: Darth Vader’, from the creative team of Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca.

SDCC ’14: Jason Aaron and John Cassaday Launch Star Wars #1 in 2015

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Huge stonking great crushing news today, as Marvel have announced the release of their first set of Star Wars comics. The very first will be ‘Star Wars’ by the creative team of Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. Jordan D. White will be editor for the Star Wars line at Marvel.

Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans on ‘Angela’ #1

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Angela, the character created by Neil Gaiman in another lifetime as part of the Spawn universe, will be receiving her own ongoing series later this year from the creative team of Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans. I don’t know how we reached this point either, but that’s a packed lineup of creators […]

SDCC ’14: Mighty Avengers Relaunches with Captain America in the Lead

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Did you know that Falcon is Captain America now? Just thought it worth mentioning ahead of time, so this article doesn’t confuse you. He’ll be the lead in a relaunch for Mighty Avengers in November, you see, with Al Ewing and Luke Ross on as the creative team for the series.

SDCC ’14: ‘All-New Captain America: Fear Him’ Digital Comic

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The first Marvel announcement from SDCC came today at their ‘House of Ideas’ panel, as the creative team of Dennis Hopeless and Szymon Kudranski will put together a six-issue digital series featuring Sam Wilson, the new Captain America.

Rocket Raccoon #1’s Initial Orders Inflated By Single Source

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by Brandon Schatz A few days before the book’s final order cut-off with retailers, Marvel let it slip that their upcoming Rocket Raccoon series had garnered over 300,000 initial orders, well above expected estimates for the series. Yesterday, the other shoe dropped as reports came in regarding mass quantities of the book having been ordered […]

The Retailer’s View: On Rocket Raccoon Orders Topping 300,000

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by Brandon Schatz When Marvel first announced the Rocket Raccoon book, I was fairly excited. Pairing the character with Skottie Young just as interest would crest for the movie seemed like a no-brainer, one that I could use to sell a few copies to interested parties. I was expecting healthy sales, but nothing that would […]

C2E2: Marvel Announce ‘The Legendary Star Lord’

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Marvel continue to roll out announcements today, with the news that Sam Humphries and Paco Medina will be the creative team for an ongoing Star Lord series. Following the exploits of the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy (and star of the upcoming movie), the series will see him fighting the good fight off […]

C2E2: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm

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Marvel are kicking off a weekend of announcements today with news about some Original Sin tie-ins. The main Original Sin series will see The Watcher get shot up something rotten, his eyeballs getting ripped out, and everybody finding out deep and dark secrets which previously only Uatu knew about. It’s like superhuman wikileaks, basically. And […]

Greg Rucka and Russell Dauterman to Launch Cyclops Solo Series FEATURING HEPZIBAH

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Marvel have announced, via the beaming presence of an interview feature with Albert Ching, that Greg Rucka and Russell Dauterman will be the creative team for an ongoing Cyclops solo series. The book will start in May.

Ruth Redmond on Colouring, Comics, and Getting In With Marvel [Interview]

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The Irish comics scene is one of the busiest in the world right now, and almost certainly one of the fastest growing. Spurred on by creators like PJ Holden and Declan Shalvey, more and more writers and artists are making a name for themselves in comics. And one of the newest of those is colourist […]

Interview: Mark Waid on the Inner Demons of Daredevil, Attitude Adjustment for the Hulk, and the Thrill of Digital Comics

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________ By Matt O’Keefe Not only has Mark Waid been pioneering digital comics over the past few years; he’s also broken new ground in mainstream comics. In Daredevil and Indestructible Hulk heroes are actively addressing their mental health, taking steps to lead better lives. I spoke to Waid about the approach he’s bringing to his […]

Getting Into Inking with Mark Morales [Interview]

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Mark Morales is a comic book superstar. Having worked on many of the best-selling Marvel titles of the last few years, he’s worked as an inker alongside artists like Olivier Coipel, Jim Cheung, and Leinil Yu on comics like Infinity, Avengers Vs X-Men, Children’s Crusade, Fear Itself… if Marvel have a big storyline they want […]