Marvel Announces Rainbow Rowell to Write New Volume of Runaways

Marvel Announces Rainbow Rowell to Write New Volume of Runaways

In an exclusive report for Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Comics today announced that the writer of their new Runaways ongoing series will be acclaimed young adult novelist Rainbow Rowell. Rowell is an acclaimed author of young adult books. Her first novel, “Attachments”, published in 2011, was well-received, but she hit the big time upon the publication of her YA novels “Fangirl” and “Eleanor & Park” in 2013, both of which were selected as among the best…

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Dwayne McDuffie Diversity in Comics Award goes to Ms. Marvel

Dwayne McDuffie Diversity in Comics Award goes to Ms. Marvel

The Long Beach Expo took place this past weekend in Long Beach, California.  One award garnered quite a bit of attention.  This year the Second Annual Dwayne McDuffie Diversity in Comics Award went to Ms. Marvel’s G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona.  It’s fantastic to see a book featuring a Muslim get recognition in the comic book industry. Ms. Marvel features a 16-year-old Pakistani-American named Kamala Khan.  She is Marvel’s first Muslim to star in…

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PREVIEWS: First Look at MS. MARVEL #1 From Marvel Comics

PREVIEWS: First Look at MS. MARVEL #1 From Marvel Comics

After the rousing success of the first volume of G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona‘s Ms. Marvel, publisher Marvel Comics is relaunching the series with a new first issue next month. The original creative team behind Kamala Khan returns, adding the talented Takeshi Miyazawa to partner with Alphona on art. The publisher has released a preview, which you can check out below! [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] The Hit Series Returns! Your New Look at…

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Review: Mind The Gap and Watch out for the Crazy

Review: Mind The Gap and Watch out for the Crazy

Jim McCann (writer) / RodinEsquejo (artist) / Adrian Alphona (artist) Image Comics TPB $9.99 When I first saw Mind the Gap, I picked it up because I thought to myself, Oh my gosh, it’s the same cover art as Morning Glories! Then when I looked inside and found out that it was all like that, I knew that I had to read it. I’m a big fan of Image comics. With Image you get stories…

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POINT OF ENTRY: Ms. Marvel Taking Diversity to Comics

POINT OF ENTRY: Ms. Marvel Taking Diversity to Comics

This review only covers issues one and two Have you ever been so impressed with a book that you immediately called up your Grandma to recommend it to her? (And no not just because you thought reading an enjoyable story about another race and faith would be good for her soul? :D) I did that with Ms. Marvel. The thing is, I think she will really enjoy it when I get down to my hometown…

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Cape Watch: Batman Battles the Riddler, Nightcrawler Has A Family Feud, Sinestro Debuts, And The Superior Spider-Man Says Goodbye

Cape Watch: Batman Battles the Riddler, Nightcrawler Has A Family Feud, Sinestro Debuts, And The Superior Spider-Man Says Goodbye

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the “big two” publishers. Without further ado, here’s what to look forward to from DC and Marvel for he week of April 16th, 2014:   DC Comics ________________________________________ Batman #30 This is the penultimate chapter of the “Zero Year” story arc. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo‘s Batman is facing The Riddler and the damage he has…

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“Ms. Marvel #1” Returns for Second Printing

“Ms. Marvel #1” Returns for Second Printing

Marvel has announced that it will be sending the first issue of the current incarnation of the Ms. Marvel series to a second printing. You may recall that “Ms. Marvel #1” generated quite a few headlines when it was announced that the book would be the first of Marvel Comics’ titles to feature a female Muslim as solo lead. Marvel has announced that the second edition of the G. Willow Wilson-written and Adrian Alphona-drawn issue…

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Review: “Ms. Marvel #1”

Review: “Ms. Marvel #1”

Part of me hates Marvel for how good their stable of creators is. I had nothing against the concept of Ms. Marvel, but I was more than ready to pass on it because I buy too many books, and I’m generally not too interested in the Captain Marvel family of characters outside of the Avengers. Then they got Adrian Alphona to do art chores. Alphona is one of my favorites and has done almost nothing since Runaways…

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Marvel Releases First Look at the New Ms. Marvel

Marvel Releases First Look at the New Ms. Marvel

In a press release today, Marvel Comics offered readers the first glimpse of the much-heralded Ms. Marvel title from writer G. Willow Wilson. First announced in November, the title immediately became a hot-button issue for comics industry commentators and political pundits alike, as it will feature American-born, Pakistani-American Kamala Khan as the series protagonist. The February release of the book is certain to come with a great deal of fanfare and attention, so reserve a…

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