Comic book readers around the world are shocked and deeply saddened at the news that the legendary Marvel Comics co-founder Stan Lee had passed away earlier today. The industry icon was 95 years old and at the time of our memorial composition the COD is not clear. Stan had been in questionable health over the last few months and while 95 is clearly a fantastic bit of time to have spent here on Earth, we are still sad since he is the reason that so many of our childhood imaginations were so vivid and inspiring. Speaking personally I was a big fan for many, many years and have been reading Marvel Comics stories since the early 70’s. I guess its safe to consider me one of the diehards and it was all thanks to Stan Lee who brought these characters to my regular reading times. Before I continue along, these images were all snapped by me at the NY Comic Con with some of them being from back in 2011 and the more recent ones from 2016.
There is so much to say about the late great Stan Lee but I will leave you to read all of that in his Official Wikipedia entry which is linked at the close of this toast. You all should know how he co-founded Marvel Comics and was the creator of such characters like Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man, The X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Mighty Thor, The Avengers, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Black Panther, The Inhumans and so very many more. Most of my childhood allowance went to the purchase of these monthly issues and while I don’t have the super duper rare ones I do have a lot of the rest. Most of you are probably in the same boat if you were longtime collectors. Thanks to Stan Lee my creative worlds were expanded and presented right before my eyes. It was amazing, fantastic and incredible and by the way, that’s the title of an illustrated memoir to Stan’s life which I highly recommend. I’ll link to it down below so you can look into a copy. Continue reading Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Has Died (1922-2018)→
Happy Friday my comic book loving friends. Looks like the mighty Marvel media team wants to send us into the weekend with a little bit of mystery as they sent out an alert with the impacting statement of “The Best Defense”. Attached to the message was this crushing image of The Incredible Hulk. The art is by Ron Garney and Richard Isanove. Since they love to send several images out for this kind of announcement, as they come in I will edit this single post.
For many years, “The Incredible Hulk” was one of my very favorite Marvel Comics titles to read and this might have been helped by the Lou Ferrigno television show but I digress. This February Marvel celebrates the Jade Giant with a series of variant covers. I’ve shared the ones that were released to press for you below along with the brief statement about them. Check it out.
The Press Release:
He’s back. He’s mad as hell. And you’ve never seen a Hulk this angry before. This February, Marvel will help appease the green goliath’s anger by introducing the HULK VARIANT COVER PROGRAM. Showcasing key moments in the Hulk’s past life, these covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mike McKone, Marco Checchetto, Stephanie Hans, Dale Keown, Ron Lim, and more. Look for Marvel’s Hulk variant covers on these select titles:
The news about these awesome “Avengers” variants first hit back in October, but since they only shared “5” cover images in that release and I had other comic items to put on your radar, I waited until today to do this one. Now we have “15” of the “21” total covers so I hope you enjoy them all.
The Press Release:
Marvel’s AVENGERS VARIANTS Celebrate Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Featuring art by Mike del Mundo, Adi Granov, and more. In celebration of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Marvel is proud to announce its AVENGERS VARIANT COVER PROGRAM with the reveal of even more of January’s spectacular AVENGERS variants. Showcasing different eras of Avengers rosters through the years, the covers feature art by some of the industry’s top creators, including Mike del Mundo, Esad Ribic, John Cassaday, Leinil Francis Yu, Daniel Acuna and Adi Granov, and more! Look for your favorite on these select January titles:
Clearly when it comes to comics you can always return and that is a pretty exciting prospect when it comes to Jean Grey, the original Phoenix who is getting her return in the upcoming specials in the coming months. Now its time to share some variant covers to some of the currently running titles that celebrate this amazing return. I’ll close out as always down below. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Following on the heels of the recently announced PHOENIX RESURRECTION, Marvel’s new epic featuring the return of adult Jean Grey, Marvel is excited to officially announce it will continue the celebration of Jean Grey’s reappearance in the Marvel Universe with a variant cover program. Featuring acclaimed artists such as Jen Bartel, Kris Anka, David Nakayama, RB Silva and Elizabeth Torque, Marvel welcomes Jean Grey back with the help of some of the most exciting artists in the comic industry. Look for Marvel’s Phoenix variant covers on these select titles this December: