I’m using the visual of a very classic collected edition that Marvel released way back in 1976 called “Bring On The Bad Guys”. The book featured the origins of some of their most sinister villains and was the companion to both “Origins Of Marvel Comics” and “Son Of Origins”. I’m certain that all have been reprinted and can be purchased today but I digress. This was used to laud the latest batch of variant covers that will be hitting the monthly issues listed below.
The Press Release:
Just as the “Acts of Evil” have taken over the Marvel Annuals for the summer, we couldn’t forget to spotlight our terrifying villains during Marvel’s 80th anniversary! Acclaimed artists such as Declan Shalvey, Mike McKone, Inhyuk Lee, Mark Brooks, and more highlight classic Marvel heroes going head-to-head with some of their most iconic foes with all-new covers! Look for Marvel’s BRING ON THE BAD GUYS variants on these select titles:
1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27 by Woo Cheol Lee – featuring Molten Man
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 by Bengal – featuring Anna Kravenoff
February sure has started out in full force and it feels like all of the Scandinavian bands that we cover on the website have send some of their homelands weather our way. It’s super cold today for sure with below zero temperatures and nasty winds. I got a taste of this last night as I walked from the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC to the subway home after the Bring Me The Horizon concert. The venue was an inferno, but the outside felt like Antarctica. When I checked my mobile it showed that the temperature outside was five below zero. Yikes. Since today is colder, it’s a good day to sit down and peruse some of the brand new titles that are coming out this month from Marvel Comics. Sure some have already hit the racks since yesterday was New Comic Book Day but the rest are forthcoming. As always the copy and images come from official Marvel resources and the closing editorial notes are all mine. Here we go.
MARVELS ANNOTATED #1 (OF 4): Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series that changed the way we look at super heroes, the landmark MARVELS is back! In the year 1939, young photojournalist Phil Sheldon attends the sensational unveiling of the fiery android Human Torch — little knowing he is witnessing the dawn of the Age of Marvels! Prepare to relive Marvel’s Golden Age from a whole new point of view as Phil covers the superhuman sightings of the 1930s and 1940s — from the terror caused by the Human Torch’s epic clash with the Sub-Mariner to the patriotism stirred by the debut of Captain America and more! Packed with extras and completely remastered, you don’t want to miss this unique look back at the MARVELS phenomenon! Collecting MARVELS #0-1.
ALEX ROSS & KURT BUSIEK (W) • ALEX ROSS (A/C)
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1: THE ANCIENT CULT OF KOGA THUN. A MYSTICAL TREASURE. AND THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE THE HYBORIAN AGE! Adrift at sea. No food. No weapons. Death surely awaits him. But the lionhearted CONAN is not so easily subdued, by Crom! When Conan finds himself captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew…one whose dark secrets will plunge Conan on the trail of an ancient treasure that may prove to be his undoing! An all-new age of SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN begins with a five-part tale of swords and sorcery by Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY WARS) and illustrated by legendary artist Ron Garney (DAREDEVIL, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER) with covers by the incomparable Alex Ross, and breathtaking variant covers by Garney, Rahzzah, comics legend George Perez, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman! Welcome to the deadly Hyborian Age—hope you survive the experience!
It was only a few short weeks ago, during the NY Comic Con, that we shared the Season 3 trailer for Marvel’s “Daredevil” with the readership. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re going to want to get on that right away by clicking HERE. Now, at the time that this post is going live, you will be able to enjoy the full Season 3 in its entirety. Before you begin binge watching, let’s check out the poster, some premise and casting for the new season.
The Premise: The first season sees lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock use his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood as Daredevil, while uncovering a conspiracy of the criminal underworld being led by Wilson Fisk. In the second season, Murdock continues to balance life as a lawyer and Daredevil, while crossing paths with Frank Castle/Punisher, a vigilante with far deadlier methods, as well as the return of an ex-girlfriend—Elektra Natchios. In the third season, after Fisk is released from prison, Murdock, who has been missing for months following the events of The Defenders, reemerges a broken man and must decide between hiding from the world as a lawyer, or embracing his life as a hero vigilante. (c/o Wiki). Continue reading Now Streaming: “Daredevil” Season 3 on Netflix (10/19/2018)→
The New York Comic Con is in full sway and much like what we find when SDCC is happening, there are several trailers to share with you for our mass media side of the fence. A few years ago, Netflix announced it would be offering up four singular but connected series featuring Marvel characters and everyone hoped for the best. As it stands these are all excellent entries to the larger MCU and the first one was “Daredevil”. Now, that series will find its third season premiering in the coming weeks and a full proper trailer has been revealed. Let’s watch.
The Premise: The first season sees lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock use his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood as Daredevil, while uncovering a conspiracy of the criminal underworld being led by Wilson Fisk. In the second season, Murdock continues to balance life as a lawyer and Daredevil, while crossing paths with Frank Castle/Punisher, a vigilante with far deadlier methods, as well as the return of an ex-girlfriend—Elektra Natchios. In the third season, after Fisk is released from prison, Murdock, who has been missing for months following the events of The Defenders, reemerges a broken man and must decide between hiding from the world as a lawyer, or embracing his life as a hero vigilante. (c/o Wiki). Continue reading Netflix: Marvel’s “Daredevil” Season 3 Official Trailer (10/19/2018)→
It’s been my practice to occasionally wait until the comics are closer to being released so it is fresh on the fans and their vendors minds and though this particular release hit my mailbox back in July, I waited until now based on far too many of our Pop Culture things coming at you every day. Let’s take a look at this brand new variant cover initiative.
The Press Release: This past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Games debuted an exclusive trailer, all-new art, and action-packed gameplay from MARVEL Battle Lines – the collectible card battling mobile game created by Nexon. And this October, Marvel Comics is celebrating the game’s much-anticipated launch with a series of variant covers showcasing over two dozen in-game cards featuring striking images of some of the most popular Marvel Super Heroes! Look for MARVEL Battle Lines variant covers on these select titles: