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Marvel Reveals “Shang-Chi” First Issue Artist Variants

Back in March, we helped share the news about the upcoming “Shang-Chi” mini-series which was set for June. Then the pandemic happened and that series was delayed like so many other things. The original story I mention can be examined HERE for the interested. With the mini-series hitting the racks now in September, Marvel Comics has begun to release a series of Artist Variant covers for the first issue. I’ll start us off with the standard edition cover and then be editing this post as new reveals are made available to the press. Enjoy the ride.

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“Shang-Chi” #1

July 27, 2020: To commemorate Shang-Chi’s latest adventure, industry legend Arthur Adams has turned out a stunning cover depicting the longtime Avenger bravely facing off against a horde of warriors single-handedly! Outfitted in his new costume designed by superstar artist Jim Cheung, this action-packed cover is just a taste of the fight scenes you can expect as Shang-Chi embarks on a quest to discover long-hidden truths about himself, his family, and the secret society he thought he could leave behind… Check out Arthur Adams’ cover below and don’t miss SHANG-CHI #1 when it hit stands this September!

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“Shang-Chi” #1 (Arthur Adams Variant)

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Marvel Reveals “Thor” #1 Artist Variant Covers

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Last month we shared the news about the upcoming “Thor” series from Marvel Comics and if you missed that announcement just click HERE to be up to speed. Now we’ve begun to get the variant covers that were done by some of the industries best creatives. As you might expect, I will be continually adding to this original narrative as each cover gets revealed instead of posting a brand-new single post. This worked out well for the recent Artist Variants for “X-Men” #1 and “Fantastic Four” #1 so why change a working process. I’ll begin with the main cover of the series that will launch in January 2020. Let’s take a look shall we.

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“Thor” #1

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Marvel Announces “Nebula” Series For February 2020

The Press Release:
This February, follow the exploits of one of the most feared women in the galaxy in NEBULA, an all-new six-issue series from rising Marvel star Vita Ayala with art by Claire Roe! In NEBULA, the daughter of Thanos and sister of Gamora will finally get her time in the spotlight — and she has her eye on a very secret device. But will one of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters get to it first? Marvel fans know that Nebula rarely lets anyone get in her way…

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“Nebula” #1

“[Since] the movies kind of reinvigorated interest in her, we’ve gotten to see her pop up more and more in the comics. And now, here’s her solo title where all we do is really dive deep and explore who she is and why she does what she does. That’s kind of my jam,” Ayala said in an exclusive interview with Refinery29. “I really want to kind of showcase how cool Nebula is even though she’s a bad guy, and how much more complex she is than what we might assume….it was my mission to try and show who she is on a kind of two-dimensional level. Being able to be in her head and fill out all the corners is really given me an appreciation for her, and I want other people to also love her and want her to do her best.”
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Scenes From New York Comic Con 2019: Day Two (Part Four)

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Hey there my friends I hope this morning notification finds you well. You have arrived at Part Four of the Day Two presentations from the 2019 New York Comic Con. This will be my final chapter for this particular day but don’t you worry, there are still two more days to share with you and if you haven’t seen the posts that have run before this one please click HERE to rectify that. Picking up where I left off which was in the Artist Alley I chanced upon my dear friend Marcy Lee and some of her costumed companions.

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Announcing The Full 2019 Eisner Award Winners

I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the items from this years Comic Con International: San Diego because its been a blast calling all of these things to your attention. This event is one that really finds me pushing the content envelope of our Pop Culture focuses with the occasional other category as its suitable. So a few months ago I lined out the nominees for the vaunted Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards and if you missed that just click HERE to review. The winners were announced the other day and I’ve only listed those names and not the ones that they beat out for the honor. Take a look and we can catch up again at the close.

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Best Short Story:
“The Talk of the Saints,” by Tom King and Jason Fabok, in Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot:
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man No. 310, by Chip Zdarsky (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series:
Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal (BOOM! Box)
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