FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s I Am Groot #1 – From Little Acorns…

FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s I Am Groot #1 – From Little Acorns…

Marvel Comics has just released preview pages for their new title I Am Groot, starring everyone’s favorite sentient tree with the big heart and limited vocabulary, Groot of the Guardians of the Galaxy! Christopher Hastings, best known from “The Unbelievable Gwenpool” takes on the writing chores, while “Power Man and Iron Fist” penciler Flaviano is on art duties. The series looks to be yet another attempt by Marvel Comics for some corporate synergy with Marvel…

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Can Fandom Go Too Far? Nick Spencer, Secret Empire and Outrage

Can Fandom Go Too Far? Nick Spencer, Secret Empire and Outrage

As I write this, Marvel is a little under a week away from releasing Secret Empire #1, their big summer event series for 2017. The storyline for this event revolves around what may be the most controversial story Marvel has published in years; the revelation from last year that Steve Rogers, Captain America, is in actuality an agent of HYDRA, and he always has been. Secret Empire follows Rogers after he steps out of the…

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PREVIEWS: First Look at SECRET WARRIORS #1

PREVIEWS: First Look at SECRET WARRIORS #1

Marvel Comics has released a four-page preview of the upcoming Secret Warriors debut. [FULL SOLICIT] SECRET WARRIORS #1 Pits Inhumans Against The Secret Empire – Your First Look! New York, NY—April 12th, 2017 — Captain America has been revealed as an agent of Hydra – and he’s coming for the Inhumans – but not if they have anything to say about it! Be there as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Daisy Johnson a.k.a Quake assembles a team of…

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Marvel’s AMERICA Sells Out For Second Time

Marvel’s AMERICA Sells Out For Second Time

As far as the comic book market is concerned, Marvel’s America is a hit. After the first issue cracked Diamond’s Top 50 for the month of March, the second issue of the new series has sold out at a distributor level. Marvel announced last week that the second issue of America sold out on the day of release. April unit and dollar share numbers on the second issue won’t be available until some time in early…

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Official Defenders Teaser Revealed After Leak

Official Defenders Teaser Revealed After Leak

The social media push for Marvel’s Defenders Netflix series is beginning to ramp up. After a leaked version of a new teaser hit the internet briefly earlier today, and was shortly follow up by an official version released through Marvel’s various social media counts. The teaser, along with the accompanying text of the Tweet in which is appears, seem to reveal the release date for the first episode of the show in the time-stamp attached…

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PREVIEWS: First Look at X-MEN GOLD #1

PREVIEWS: First Look at X-MEN GOLD #1

[PRESS RELEASE] The Future of Mutankind Begins Here! Your New Look at X-MEN GOLD #1! New York, NY—March 6th, 2017 — From the ashes of Inhumans vs. X-Men, an all-new team will rise to make Charles Xavier’s dream become a reality! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside X-MEN GOLD #1 – the hotly anticipated debut issue, coming to comic shops everywhere on April 5th. Brought to you by the all-star creative…

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REVIEW: Logan – The Best There Is

REVIEW: Logan – The Best There Is

Appearing in nine films over seventeen years, perhaps no actor today is as well identified with a signature role as Hugh Jackman is with that of Logan, aka Wolverine. Jackman went from relative obscurity to movie stardom when he landed the role for 2000’s “X-Men” and he’s formed the centre of the X-Men movie universe ever since. Logan is said to be Jackman’s final outing in the role that made him famous, and as swan…

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BACK ISSUES: Legion, Marvel and Mental Illness

BACK ISSUES: Legion, Marvel and Mental Illness

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. Last week saw the premiere of Legion, a new FX TV series based on the Marvel character created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. The series follows David Haller, a mutant currently being treated for schizophrenia as a patient in a psychiatric hospital. Haller is one of the few…

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Lilah Sturges, Comics Creator, Comes Out as Trans

Lilah Sturges, Comics Creator, Comes Out as Trans

Earlier today, comics creator Lilah Sturges came out publicly as trans, declaring that she will now begin openly living her life as female. She made the announcement via a lengthy and heartfelt post on her FaceBook page. Sturges is best known in comics for her work on DC/Vertigo’s Eisner nominated series Jack of Fables. She is also a novelist, publishing the book “Midwinter” in 2009, followed by its sequel “The Office of Shadows” the following year….

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Comic News Roundup 12/23/16

Comic News Roundup 12/23/16

TOP STORIES FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016 Eisenberg to Appear in Justice League Saga Delayed Due to Printing Error Week’s Best-Reviewed Books IDW Announces Ghostbusters 101 Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More Posts Follow Me:

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