The news about these issues began making the rounds a short time ago but I waited to let the excitement about the opening “Thor: Ragnarok” movie to settle in before I called your attention to any big comic book initiative. We recently discussed the return of Jean Grey who Marvel Comics fans know full well is the mighty Phoenix and in honor of the return the next round of “True Believers” titles will center around the massively powerful mutant. Read on.
The Press Release:
Ten $1 Comics Starring One of X-Men’s Most Beloved Mutants! The celebration of Jean Grey’s return continues! This winter, fans can relive some of their favorite Phoenix classics with a line of Phoenix-themed TRUE BELIEVERS comics, available only at your local comic book shops. Reproducing some of the most iconic Phoenix stories of all time at the suggested retail price of $1, TRUE BELIEVERS are the perfect way for readers new and old to get caught up in the Phoenix phenomenon! Whether it’s your first time reading these memorable tales or your hundredth, you won’t want to miss this special celebration. Look for your favorite classic stories with new and colorful re-printings, including Phoenix Bizarre Adventures #27, which will be available to fans in color for the first time.
We will have to wait until “Marvel Legacy” #1 hits the stands to know what they are all about, but the fine folks at the House Of Ideas has shared some images of a team known as the 1,000,000 BC Avengers. Let’s take a look at the team members Agamotto, Black Panther, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Odin, Phoenix and Starbrand.
Artist: Asia Title: “Phoenix” Label: EMI Records Release Date: 4/28/2008 Genre: Progressive Rock Rating: 4/5
It’s been some twenty six years since we’ve found ourselves in ’82 and it seems as though the disco hot spots still hold no charm for many of us who had grown up in music since Asia first came upon the scene and released their incredible self-titled debut. While their biggest hit was “Heat Of The Moment”, the bands success was not really surprising to many considering the groups makeup of members from Yes, King Crimson, ELP and The Buggles. With Steve Howe, John Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer under one musical roof this was without question a supergroup at a time when the term actually meant something. The lineup would do another full album before many of the members went their separate ways until the critically acclaimed reunion tour of 2006 which gave us a live CD and DVD release entitled “Fantasia”. The success of the tour found the members once again writing material which fans are finally able to enjoy on the their first album together in twenty five years – “Phoenix”. Named after the mythological bird, “Phoenix” represents a rebirth of the group in some sense while in another case it presents a logical progression from their last album together which was “Alpha”. Yes, the band continued on with different members for two decades and had a popularity of its own, but this is the return of the core starting point that many had been hoping for. The album starts off with a rousing number called “Never Again” and it’s one of the most up tempo offerings on the release and shows that the band is again locked into place and able to deliver powerful and worthy tracks. Continue reading “Phoenix” by Asia→