Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman to write for Da Vinci’s Demons

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David S. Goyer’s Starz TV series Da Vinci’s Demons has recently been confirmed as getting a second season, which has led the writer to bring in some new writers for his staff – namely, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman, two of Marvel’s top writers. There’s long been a connection between TV and comics – Geoff […]

The Blue Ear Triumphantly Returns to Marvel Comics

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Last year, Marvel received a letter from the mother of a young fan, Anthony Smith, who had hearing difficulties, and had been told by doctors that he would require a hearing aid. The mother was wondering if there were any heroes who had ever had hearing difficulties, who might serve as the inspiring spark for Anthony […]

Mini Marvels: Hawkeye #8 – My Bad Penny

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Hey bro. Bro! You reading Hawkguy bro? Missin’ out bro.

Review: Hawkeye #7 – Don’t Say The ‘B-Word’

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I’m not saying it! I don’t think I’ve seen a single review of Matt Fraction’s superhero-free series which hasn’t eagerly slipped in at least seventeen b-words inbetween sentences. We’re better than that here at T’Beat, promise. The most recent issue of Marvel’s new most-praised book was a fill-in issue brought about at the last minute […]

Marvel Now: Everything is Annotated

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One of the more interesting aspects of Marvel’s relaunch is how involved some of the creators have been in discussing their craft with fans. While Jonathan Hickman’s formspring account has been pinging away daily with fresh questions from Namor and Black Panther shippers, several other writers have set up frequent ‘annotations’ after the release of […]

Hawkeye #7 has guest artists and benefits Sandy relief

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Hawkeye #7 sports a stylish cover by David Aja but the insides are by two other stylists—Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm—in a story that features Clint Barton and his protegé Kate Bishop helping victims of a superstorm on the East Coast. If it sounds familiar, it should be—the issue was put together at a feverish pace after the events of real life Hurricane Sandy. And as writer Matt Fraction reveals in the video below from MTV Geek he’ll be donating his royalties from the issue to the American Red Cross. So make sure to buy a bunch of copies.

“The Disappointed Optimist”, A Review of Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts

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by Glen Downey Just over an hour into Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, the charismatic chain-smoking troubadour of transhumanism observes that he isn’t—as some have suggested—a cynic: “I think it might be truer,” he says with a grin, “to think of myself as just a constantly disappointed optimist.” But Ellis’ true feelings about the human condition, […]

Image at NYCC: New books from Gillen, McCann, Hickman, Asmus, Fraction, Chaykin, Diggle…..

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Image have yet again taken to the stage at a major convention and revealed a number of high-profile titles, this time offering new books from Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly, Andy Diggle and Jock, Jim McCann and Janet K. Lee, as well as a number of other writers and artists. Let’s run through them all, […]

The Marvel NOW! Comic Parade

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Here it is – an exhaustive look at all the Marvel books announced this week for Marvel NOWWWW, from Iron Man to Thor, with X-Men and Hulk inbetween. Also, the campaign for a Pixie Ongoing series picks up pace!

Marvel Showcase Fraction's Fantastic Four and FF – But Defenders is Cancelled

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An article on USA Today celebrates Fraction/Bagley’s Fantastic Four, and Fraction/Allred’s FF. But it also reveals that Fraction/Dodson’s Defenders series is cancelled with issue #12

Fraction, Bagley and Allred are on the Fantastic Four

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The final teaser of the week hands over the keys to the Baxter Building to Matt Fraction, Mark Bagley, and Mike Allred

Advance Review: Hawkeye #1

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Does the first issue of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s new Hawkeye series… sigh…. hit the target?

SDCC 2012 Image Announce Even More Comics Than You Could Ever Believe

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Image have announced at least seven more titles today, from creators like Emma Rios, Chris Roberson, Joe Casey, Darick Roberson, Greg Rucka, KellySue DeConnick, James Robinson and Matt Fraction.

Casanova returns from Marvel

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Matt Fraction and Gabrial Bá’s stylish espionage thriller Casanova is coming back this July from Icon, Marvel’s creator-owned imprint, after a long hiatus. Previously published in a limited palette at Image, this newly remastered version is now in full color. Marvel sent out some preview pages of the this morning and it looks a-okay.