The Retailer’s View // Speculative Non-Fiction

You can find these everywhere. One is watching you right now. Another phones you weekly, but never speaks.

The Death of Wolverine has gone over exceedingly well – or at least it has in my shop. Putting aside sales numbers (which were apparently great), the event has garnered quite a bit of attention in the medium and the shop in general. After putting a few copies in the window, we get a steady […]

NYCC ’13: Richard Isanove Takes Over Savage Wolverine’s Next Arc

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French artist Richard Isanove has been announced as the next creator taking over on Savage Wolverine, a title which has turned into a showcase book for artists to flex their storytelling. Following recent arcs by Jock and Phil Jimenez, painter Isanove will join the title in 2014 for an arc.

Studio Coffee Run: Wolverine’s No.1, Flash TV Show, Star Wars rumors, Superman/Batman

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How does The Wolverine compare to Origins? Star Wars news out the wahzo and Superman/Batman filming locations changes.

REVIEW: Does ‘The Wolverine’ Redeem Ten Years of Awful X-Men Movies?

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I have seen The Wolverine! And boy was he shirtless a lot. This movie was half superhero film and half ringing endorsement for babyoil products. Hugh Jackman has returned as Logan for another round, and this time he’s surrounded by ninjas and on the prowl in Japan. Was it a good movie, though? Or was […]

SDCC’13: Wolverine Origins II by Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert

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Marvel have announced that in November Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert will be taking on the daunting job of creating a follow-up to Wolverine: Origins. Picking up straight after the original book ended, Origins II will see Wolverine facing up to who he is, and where he has to go next.

Nice Art: Sean Gordon Murphy Has Been Taking Commissions

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Whilst everybody else has been preparing for the War of San Diego this weekend, Sean Gordon Murphy has slipped in and stolen the spotlight for himself. The artist has taken time from his current series The Wake to create and publish a number of commissions over the last few days, and they’re stunning. He’s posted […]

Let’s Discuss The The Wolverine Trailer

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Such frustrating use of grammar, agh. The Wolverine released a first full trailer today, as this week appears to be trailer week. Wolverine heads off to Japan for this sequel, meeting up with a host of familiar names along the way – and fighting most of them. Let’s discuss some of the things happening inside […]

You might be watching a Wolverine movie this summer, and here’s the poster that proves it

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2013 is a busy year for comic book movies — we’ve already had Bullet to the Head and coming up there’s Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Man of Steel, Two Guns, Kick-Ass 2, R.I.P.D. and many more on their way. As is The Wolverine, a new take on you know who. We haven’t had much […]

A Snap Seen Around the World: What Happens when Superhero Films Get Grim?

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The biggest success for comics over the past five years hasn’t actually been comics at all: it’s been the movie industry. Superhero films are gigantically big business now, with The Avengers pulling in over a billion dollars worldwide, and the industry paying top-dollar for any new comic rights they can get their hands on. At […]

SXSW: Marvel Make 700 Digital Issues Free, Announce Weekly Wolverine Series, Reveal Project Gamma

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This is all just breaking! Marvel are at South By Southwest right now, announcing some new digital projects. The first is ‘Marvel Infinite’ comics, Marvel’s own digital service for comic books. It appears that Marvel will be making 700 of their #1 issues available for free, so new readers can try the first issue before […]

Snap Goes Wolverine’s Spine

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Just a quick note. Last year we all watched Catwoman twist her spine into impressive new shapes previously unseen by man. But we’re in 2013 now, and it’s time to prove that men are just as capable of contorting themselves into extinction.

Marvel Tease X-Termination

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Ed McGuinness delivers a fight between Wolverine and the Nightcrawler from Age of Apocalypse in this new teaser image from Marvel, which seems to be suggesting at the next storyline for Wolverine & The X-Men. Or an upcoming crossover. Or that something magical has happened. One of these things. Read on for speculation as to […]

Paul Cornell and Alan Davis launch Wolverine in March

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Sneakily, Marvel have revealed that their ‘Snikt’ promotional piece actually refers to a Wolverine comic! Yes, this is the news that the creative team of Paul Cornell and Alan Davis will indeed be bringing us a new, ongoing Wolverine series, to replace the departing series this year. This will be the ‘flagship’ title, with Frank […]

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 […]

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 […]

NYCC: Marvel Announce Season One Books for Wolverine, Iron Man, and Thor

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And now we enter into the world of NYCC, with sprawling corridors filled with multi-limbed octopeople, powerpoint presentations, and announcements. Marvel have today announced that they are to continue their series of ‘Season One’ Graphic Novels, with the release of Wolverine, Iron Man, and Thor books. Telling the origin and first adventures of these Marvel […]