Paul Cornell and Alan Davis SNIKT it up

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Boy oh boy, Marvel are everywhere with teasers and phone calls and events and solicitations at the moment. Keep up, everyone else! Their newest teaser reveals that the prodigal son of the X-Men has returned, as Paul Cornell comes back to Marvel for some kind of Wolverine (or Daken! Or X-23! Or Erista, Wolverine’s secret […]

Sunfire, Wasp, and Wonder Man join the Uncanny Avengers

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Marvel is holding one of the press conferences to cover UNCANNY AVENGERS this afternoon, and although neither The Beat nor Sterling Steve Morris could be on the call, we have posted the image that accompanied it. Sunfire, the original new X-Man from Japan, the Wasp, and Wonder Man have joined the team. According to CBR’s […]

Dennis Hopeless Discusses Avengers Arena

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Onto 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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Conference 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’.

Uncanny X-Men is Back Again

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Relaunching once more, Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo were today appointed as the new creative team for a new volume of Uncanny X-Men. The book will feature Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik, Magneto, along with some new characters created by the creative team. Much is still under wraps, but it looks like Cyclops will be […]

MARVEL NOW!: New Defenders are fearless and female

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The “Fearless” teaser in Marvel NOW! has been unveiled as FEARLESS DEFENDERS by Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney, and it will be a buddy book starring Misty Knight and Valkyrie. Okay, you piqued our interest. Other announced team member: Dani Moonstar. Doubtless Steve Morris is in a coma right now imagining Pixie and Hepzibah joining […]

ALSO AN ADVANCE REVIEW: Deadpool #1

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Deadpool enters the Marvel Now orbit with— no, wait, I’ve already written that. Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Tony Moore are the creative team relaunching Marvel’s Mischievous Mercenary, with a book which manages to pull off a series of funny jokes. Interestingly enough though… most of them don’t involve Deadpool himself.

ADVANCE REVIEW: Iron Man #1

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Iron Man enters the Marvel Now orbit with a relaunch, shiny artist, and British writer at the helm. Kieron Gillen and Greg Land are the new creative team on Tony Stark’s series, following on from Matt Fraction’s run – but without touching heavily upon it. This is a fresh start, with Greg Land’s unique style […]

Now it’s time for ‘Uncanny’ from Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo

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Oh gosh, what mystery is this we spy? Some kind of book written by All-New X-Men’s Brian Michael Bendis and Wolverine & The X-Men’s Chris Bachalo, according to Marvel.com. And the teaser word is ‘Uncanny’. Well flip me, how are we ever going to guess what the ‘Uncanny’ refers to?

Return of the Enigmatic Marvel Teasers: Fearless

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Newsarama 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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Marvel 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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The 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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It’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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Mark 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. […]

First Look: Joe Quesada’s MARVEL NOW Variant covers

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Variant covers are all the rage these days, and while it may spell the end of comics as we know it, they are often nice to look at. Here are some Joe Quesada variant covers for THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1 Written by JASON AARON Art & Cover by ESAD RIBIC FOC – 10/22/12, ON-SALE […]

NYCC: Nick Spencer and Luke Ross Relaunch Secret Avengers

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You can never have too many Avengers, as today Nick Spencer, Luke Ross and Matthew Wilson were revealed as the creative team for a relaunch of ‘Secret Avengers’. The black-ops team invented by Ed Brubaker will be reinvented once more under Spencer’s pen, with a line-up which includes many ties to the Avengers movie: Nick […]