Marvel Warps New Generation of Up and Coming Artists With Chip Zdarsky’s Variant How-To Covers

Marvel Warps New Generation of Up and Coming Artists With Chip Zdarsky’s Variant How-To Covers

Claiming they are champions of up and coming comic creators, Marvel is releasing a “How To Draw Variant Covers” series of….variant covers. In addition to the title being a little on the nose, the series also gets off to the wrong start by having Chip Zdarsky, notorious….well…let’s say artist?…as the driving creative force behind the series. Readers looking for tips on how to draw their favorite Marvel characters (and Hawkeye) can pick up these variants…

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Marvel Announces Waid and Samnee to Take Over Captain America!

Marvel Announces Waid and Samnee to Take Over Captain America!

Marvel made a ton of announcements at the recently wrapped San Diego Comic Con, most of which surrounded their new “Marvel Legacy” event. Perhaps the most exciting news for longtime fans is the announcement that superstar creative team of writer Mark Waid and Chris Samnee will be taking over Captain America. “Marvel Legacy” is the publisher’s  latest attempt to bring back readers with a classical approach to their characters that promises a return to form,…

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Marvel Debuts New “Thor: Ragnarok” Trailer and Poster at SDCC!

Marvel Debuts New “Thor: Ragnarok” Trailer and Poster at SDCC!

The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic Con is always a highlight, and this year’s instalment was no exception with a bevy of news coming out regarding upcoming projects including the studio’s next film, Thor: Ragnarok. The cast of the third instalment in the Thor franchise took the stage alongside this chapter’s director Taika Waititi. We already know from the teaser trailer released earlier that Thor: Ragnarok revolves around Hela, the Norse god of Death…

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Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom may be getting his own film

Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom may be getting his own film

Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom will be getting his own film from Fox Studios it seems. Word from San Diego Comic Con’s Legion creator Noah Hawley is that he’s developing a Doctor Doom movie. He made the comment during his SDCC panel for FX’s Legion, which he is currently show running. This would be the fourth attempt at a Fantastic Four movie in the past 10 years. It will also be the fourth appearance of…

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Marvel Announces Creative Teams for IRON FIST & JESSICA JONES

Marvel Announces Creative Teams for IRON FIST & JESSICA JONES

As a part of their ongoing Marvel Legacy launch, Marvel continues to shake up the creative teams on what appear to be core books moving forward. Today the New-York-based publisher announced the creative teams for the relaunched Iron Fist and Jessica Jones series. Both characters have taken starring turns in their own Netflix original series, with varying levels of critical acclaim. Given the high profile being provided to both as Marvel Television ramps up for…

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REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming – An Amazing Spider-Man Is Back in the Neighborhood

REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming – An Amazing Spider-Man Is Back in the Neighborhood

After effectively stealing the show in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Against the odds this reboot of the franchise manages to take everything exhilarating and ebullient about Holland’s initial appearance and launch Spidey’s new adventures with heart and style. Spider-Man has long been my favorite super-hero, and I have to admit that I’ve never thought any of his cinematic exploits really captured him in…

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BACK ISSUES: The Working-Class Villains of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

BACK ISSUES: The Working-Class Villains of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine characters, concepts or themes making waves in comics today through issues from the past. When Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theatres today, audiences will watch Tom Holland‘s wall-crawler face off against the Michael Keaton‘s Vulture. But those might not be the only Spider-Rogues popping up in the film. This edition is going to look at the comic book history of the Vulture as well as three…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Likely to Bust $400mil Domestic Cume

Spider-Man: Homecoming Likely to Bust $400mil Domestic Cume

With Wonder Woman still rocketing along toward the $380-$400mil range, the only film that could conceivably harm its box office totals this summer is the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. I set out to do the math and see: what might this new Spidey flick make? Box office predictions aren’t a science. For comic book movies, only two reporters seem interested in trying to make a guess: me, and Scott Mendelson from Forbes. We also have totally…

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Marvel Going Prehistoric in MARVEL LEGACY #1

Marvel Going Prehistoric in MARVEL LEGACY #1

As Marvel winds down Secret Empire, the publisher is setting its sights on the next big event, Marvel Legacy. The superstar team of Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic is set to deliver a new mini-series which will redefine not just the known history of the Marvel Universe, but add literally thousands of years to the timeline. Due for release in September, Marvel Legacy will launch with a 50-page first issue and likely a bevy of…

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Disney to Honor Jack Kirby With Disney Legends Awards at D23

Disney to Honor Jack Kirby With Disney Legends Awards at D23

Most any comic book fan knows that Jack Kirby is a legend in the industry. The late comic book creator is responsible for the invention of such characters as Captain America, the Hulk, and virtually ever character from Marvel’s golden age. Now that Disney is the parent company to Marvel, the massive media conglomerate intends to honor Kirby wth the Disney Legends Award. Set for presentation at this summer’s D23 Expo, Kirby will join a…

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