May 30, 2012
Ends of The Earth Part 3
The striking variant cover by Gabrielle Dell'Otto should simply be called "Enter Sandman" instead, as we find our hero on his own, with the Avengers down and defeated in the previous issue. However, just as Doc Ock is about to celebrate the fall of Earth's Mightiest Heroes by the Sinister Six, Spiderman is hastily spirited from the battlefield by none other than Silver Sable.
Together with the rescued Black Widow, the three stand alone to stop Doc Ock's continued to conquer the Earth. Furthermore, Doc Ock continues with his threats against the world governments, as he demands payment for finding a solution to the common problem of global warming.
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The miniseries, now recently released as a hardcover, provided more background information on the character connecting her with other prominent characters with similar paths such as Poison Ivy, Swamp Thing and even Jason Woodrue, the Floronic Man.
Gaiman’s miniseries also helped launched the character’s shortlived series under Vertigo and back into the DC Universe.
You can order your copy from Amazon below:
May 25, 2012
While the couple are out together, Waid actually shifts the entire focus story for this issue and the main plot falls on a past incident involving Murdock and Foggy Nelson during their college days. The flashback story centers on Nelson and Murdock time in law school and how Nelson almost got expelled. Writer Mark Waid shows us a confident Murdock and his bravado at such a young age.
It's an early glimpse of the qualities that still define him now as a hero and defender of the downtrodden and weak, fighting injustice for all. It's the irony of the story that's set in Columbia School of Law that underlies the great story from Waid.
May 24, 2012
Dancer is an all new on-going series from Image Comics, written by Nathan Edmondson (Who is Jake Ellis?) and drawn by Nic Klein (Viking). I picked it up on a whim and can gladly say it's a great read for any comic book geek. This first issue ends with a pretty surprising cliffhanger that will definitely leave you wanting more. Unfortunately it has little to nothing to do with dancing. :P
May 23, 2012
Together with with Gazillion and Secret Identity Studios, Marvel is launching an MMO with "Marvel Heroes". The trailer above showcases the gameplay and don't blink or you'll miss a glimpse of the Sentinels. Available for the PC (for now) and the release date will be announced later.
Here's a look at the recently released character-themed posters for the Dark Knight Rises movie. Two distinct sets highlight the two main protagonists Batman and Catwoman and antagonist Bane, with differing backgrounds.
May 22, 2012
Disney has released a pre-season episode of the upcoming TRON Uprising animated series via YouTube. The new series depicts the adventures of a young program named Beck, who leads the revolution against Clu. Tron trains and mentors the young program to master combat and of course the lightcycle skills he will need against Clu's forces in The Grid. The series will premiere June 7 on Disney XD.
Interestingly enough, we’re also introduced to other new deities in this issue.
I’m surprised Wonder Woman hasn’t gone completely insane during her time here so far. Hades has a final test for Diana though, so that he’s certain her emotions are in fact true.
May 21, 2012
Jack our protagonist, tries to convince his nephew Gary to turn his life around and join the agency. During their discussion in a bar, Gary gets to see part of the life Jack leads, when Jack handily takes on some drunks, intent on harassing them. A visit to agency’s training facility and Gary is more than overjoyed to join. However, his initial trial of fire isn’t exactly what he expected it to be. Meanwhile, Jack is called upon another mission that has a connection to the Mark Hamill kidnapping and death in issue 1.
Overall, The Secret Service issue 2 is another fabulous issue from the team of writer Mark Millar, artist Dave Gibbons and Matthew Vaughn.
Final Verdict: A
May 18, 2012
Here's the latest Prometheus movie viral video. This one features archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw asking for assistance from the mighty Weyland Corporation. Take note of the Yutani markings as well, since Weyland Corporation eventually merges with Yutani in the original Alien Quadrilogy saga.
It's rare that comic-books such as Fables, that don't necessarily cater to the larger demographic of it's genre, last for so long. Nevertheless, it has surpassed other popular Vertigo books such as Sandman, Preacher and Doom Patrol and joins Hellblazer as one of the longest running titles under DC Comics' imprint. The series has won over 20 Eisner awards and has recently celebrated it's 10 year run thanks to it's great storytelling, consistently good artwork and stunning covers.
Here's a look back at the debut story arc cover art, concentrating on the death of Snow White's sister, Rose Red. The variant cover for issue one is featured above. Thank you Bill Willingham and team for your amazing work!
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May 17, 2012
DC Comics has unveiled the various variant covers for the upcoming Silk Spectre miniseries. Shown are Dave Johnson's and Jim Lee's covers as well as the digital combo cover by Amanda Conner.
These variant covers are also available via Amazon:
Images via DC Comics
May 16, 2012
It’s not easy being a superhero, especially with the world filled with many problems taking up your time. That’s the dilemma Captain America faces and turns to another Avenger to lead the covert team of the Secret Avengers. That honor lands on Clint Barton better known as Hawkeye. Of course, when you choose a candidate for a demanding role such as this, you might want to tell them first!
In Secret Avengers issue 21.1, Captain America and Hawkeye head off to the country of Bagalia to rescue an American politician. Using S.H.I.E.L.D. technology to sneak their way in, all is not what it seems when they finally locate the politician. Instead, it happens to be a trap set up by Max Fury and Captain America ends being captured by the Masters of Evil. Looks like the test for Hawkeye turned out to be more than what the duo bargained for as Max Fury eventually explains to Captain America. Who ends up rescuing the good Captain? Pick up issue 21.1 at your local stores to find out!
May 15, 2012
These awesome Masters of the Universe illustrations are by Patricio Oliver. Only the main characters such as He-Man, Skeletor, She-Ra and the lovable Orko come to mind. Wow, we really need to brush up on this series again!
Marvel Comics has been teasing the above image lately. The upcoming event is a result of what's to come after Avengers vs. X-Men issue 5. Do the Avengers lose? Is The Phoenix Force involved? Is the Scarlet Witch involved as well? Stay Tuned!
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This August marks the collaboration between writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja on the new Hawkeye series. Both had previously worked on the Immortal Iron Fist. The series tackles Clint Barton's own adventures outside of the Avengers. Here's a peek at the first and second issue cover artwork by Aja.
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This month marks the 73rd anniversary of Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics #27. Unless you've been living under a rock (and just somehow stumbled upon this blog), you know the legend of his origin, so I'll spare the repetitive back story.
The Caped Crusader has grown into a worldwide cultural icon, and is no doubt one of the most popular and recognizable figures today. It's arguable that Batman isn't just one of the best superheroes ever, but one of the greatest fictional characters ever. But what is it that makes Batman still so popular?
May 1, 2012
In effect, the focus on The Phoenix force, Hope Summers and The Scarlet Witch as main elements, has been substantially reduced. Instead, what we readers get is page after page of cut scenes and transitions so fast, that it leaves nothing enjoyable about the book itself. You’re left wondering if there’s truly anything you’re missing out by not picking the other titles.