Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

At this point, despite the occasional think pieces to the contrary, the continued successes of super-hero films and TV series indicate that stories of heroes vs. villains won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. But the bulk of the properties have largely been drawn from either Marvel or DC Comics. Though we’ve seen comic book properties successfully adapted from non-superhero sources recently (“The Walking Dead” and “Preacher” being among the most prominent), when it comes to…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Tomorrow, Marvel’s Iron Fist will be released via the studios’ partnership with streaming service Netflix. In honor of the latest Marvel hero to make his debut, today’s column is going to take a look back at over 4 decades of Iron Fist comic book tales and give you…

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BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today, we look at the history of the Hero for Hire, Luke Cage! Tomorrow the latest Marvel TV series debuts on Netflix. Luke Cage joins Netflix’s line of Marvel series, which include “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”, both of which have been hits with audiences as well as…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Deathstroke

BACK ISSUES: Essential Deathstroke

Welcome to our new column, “Back Issues,” where each week I’ll examine a character, concept or issue making waves in comics today through issues from the past. I’m hoping this column will remind you of some great stories you’ve always been meaning to read, introduce to classics you’ve never heard of, or even just show you how weird and downright insane some of the stories have been over nearly a century of comic book storytelling….

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REVIEW: Deathstroke #1 – Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

REVIEW: Deathstroke #1 – Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

After a stunningly successful Rebirth one-shot, writer Christopher Priest hits the ground running with Deathstroke #1, a complicated and ruthless thriller that provides strong proof for how compelling and uncompromising his take on Slade Wilson is going to be. If there’s a flaw to the issue, it’s in how already Priest is structuring this series as an edgy and dark political thriller with a villain as the protagonist and the resulting complexity of the plot….

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KCCC 2016 – Interview with Christopher Priest on His Return to Comics

KCCC 2016 – Interview with Christopher Priest on His Return to Comics

Christopher Priest began working at Marvel Comics in 1978 as an intern, but by the 1980s he was regularly writing books for the company, with tenures as the writer of “Power Man and Iron Fist,” “Conan the Barbarian,” and “Amazing Spider-Man.” He also worked for DC Comics, writing “Green Lantern,” “The Ray,” “Justice League Task Force” and “Steel.” But he is best remembered for his five year run on Marvel’s “Black Panther” series in the…

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REVIEW: Deathstroke – Rebirth #1 – Priest Returns to the Fold

REVIEW: Deathstroke – Rebirth #1 – Priest Returns to the Fold

Deathstroke – Rebirth #1 deserves attention for a lot of reasons, not least that it heralds the return of a writer who has been absent from the comics medium for far too long, namely Christopher Priest (who goes by the singular “Priest”). It’s been a long time since he was on a book for the big two publishers, and it’s therefore easy to forget there was time when his voice was one of mainstream comics’ most…

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Deathstroke’s New DC Universe: Rebirth Look Revealed

Deathstroke’s New DC Universe: Rebirth Look Revealed

Over the weekend, DC Comics announced which titles, characters, authors, and artists would be a part of their new Rebirth launch. One of those newly announced titles was an ongoing Deathstroke series. Earlier this week, DC Comics artist Aco, one of the members on the Deathstroke art team, shared some of his designs on Facebook for Deathstroke’s new look, the new design for his daughter Ravager, and the rejected and final cover art for Deathstroke…

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PREVIEWS: Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM & WOODY #5

PREVIEWS: Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM & WOODY #5

This is where it all ends folks! Valiant Comics Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY comes to an end in the fifth and final issue. Take a sneak peak at the conclusion of Quantum and Woody!     (FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE)   It all ends here! Legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther) and MD Bright (Iron Man) deliver the final chapter for a comic book milestone more than a decade in the…

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First Look at Valiant Comics Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY

First Look at Valiant Comics Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY

Independent comics publisher Valiant Comics has released a five-page preview of the penultimate issue of the limited series Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody from writer Christopher Priest and artist MD Knight. [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #4 (of 5) Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST Art & Cover by MD BRIGHT (NOV141702) Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (NOV141703) Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (NOV141704) Back together! Back in the tights! Back in…

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