Judging by the rundown of first issues premiering in February, I can honestly say that comic book readers are in for a Marvel-ous group of treats and I’ve lined out a bunch of them below. As usual we have cribbed the official description from their press provisions along with the cover art and I’ll close it up by speaking my thoughts. Here we go.
DARTH VADER #1 & 2: The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil! Continue reading Marvel Comics #1′s Coming In February 2015→
If you love comic books AND saving $money$ you’re going to want to read this news from Marvel Comics House Of Ideas.
The Press Release:
What can you get for a dollar? How about the Marvel Universe? Today, Marvel is proud to present TRUE BELIEVERS – a new line of comics debuting exclusively in comic shops this April. Printing the first chapter of popular series for the suggested retail price of $1 – TRUE BELIEVERS is the perfect way for readers interested in trying out some of Marvel’s most popular titles in history without breaking the bank.
Just in time for 2015’s Secret Wars, catch up on some of the most celebrated stories in Marvel history before their appearance in the biggest comic event of 2015! Enter the world of Civil War, Age of Apocalypse, Old Man Logan, Planet Hulk, the critically-acclaimed ICON series Powers and many more with the first chapters of these top-selling collections – each for the suggested retail price of $1! Continue reading Marvel Announces $1 “True Believers” Reprint Program→
Welcome to 2015 my comic loving friends and even though we are now three day in I hope that it is going to be a “MARVELOUS” one for you (I’m sorry I had to go for the pun since I am raring to go with the website and this exciting New Year). Here we are at our January first issues that will be served up by Marvel Comics. As usual the post features provided press copy and images and then some thoughts from me as to my favorites from the batch. Let’s get rolling.
Ant-Man: Scott Lang has never exactly been the world’s best super hero. Heck, most people don’t even think he’s been the best ANT-MAN — and the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that’s saying something. But when the SUPERIOR IRON MAN calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Scott’s going to get a chance to turn it all around and be the hero he’s always dreamed of being. Sure he’s been to prison! Sure he’s been through a messy divorce! Sure he’s been, um… dead. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing ANT-MAN!
Keeping up with the comic book coolness that is heading our way in December, its time to shine a spotlight on the folks at Marvel Comics who will be starting our preparations into 2015 with two new titles in “SHIELD” and “All-New Miracleman Annual”. As I’ve done before, I’ve procured the cover art and creative teams behind these titles and have respectfully copied the premise from official press copy or their online descriptions for your benefit. Let’s get right down to it as I still have to work off that Thanksgiving turkey 🙂
All-New Miracleman Annual #1: It was the series that changed comics forever, injecting new sophistication into the medium and becoming one of the most significant works in comic history. Marvel is proud to present December’s ALL-NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1, bringing you new stories from legendary talents! Celebrated comic creators Grant Morrison, Joe Quesada, Peter Milligan, and Mike Allred unite for a star-studded, can’t-miss comic event that will have the whole industry talking! “Miracleman is a legend that resonates deeply in the world of comics,” says Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. “Without its trailblazing stories, who knows what the landscape of comics would look like today? If you want to live up to that pedigree, you don’t pull any punches. That’s why we tapped two incredible creative teams — Grant Morrison and Joe Quesada; Peter Milligan and Mike Allred — for this historic annual. ALL-NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1 is a must-read for any fan of the character, or the medium in general.” Continue reading Marvel Comics #1’s Available In December 2014→
You readers already know how crazy we go for the Marvel Comics films over here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ and it was only moments ago that I learned that tonight on ABC, a program will air that celebrates the company’s 75th anniversary and its title is “Marvel: 75 Years From Pulp To Pop”. It’s not a surprise that I didn’t know about this show already because my DVR has been working overtime as Rocktober has finally completed and ended what amounted to a fourteen show run for me. Whew. I likely missed the commercial for this during “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” since I’m behind on a few episodes of everything. Check out the cool poster for this.
The Press Copy on the Marvel.com Site States:“2014 marks Marvel’s 75th anniversary, and as part of the celebrations fans can catch an original, hour-long primetime special of our full history from 1939 to present, plus an extraordinary peek into Marvel’s future! “Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!” will take fans new and old alike through the decades with the people who lived them in exclusive interviews, hosted by Emily VanCamp, star of ABC’s “Revenge” and Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
What do you think? Does this sound interesting to you at all? I know I just programmed my DVR (via the Smartphone which I am LOVING the means to do by the way) and hope to enjoy this with my morning coffee. I am of course off to yet another show so no spoilers please. Especially if they show any additional scenes from “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” (which looks super awesome based on the two minute teaser we just got). OK, do let me know what you think and I shall see you next time. Check your local listings for the time that this program airs. In NYC its on at 9pm EST.