Marvel Legacy Sees the Return of “Power Pack” by Devin Grayson and Marika Cresta, Plus More!

Marvel Legacy Sees the Return of “Power Pack” by Devin Grayson and Marika Cresta, Plus More!

Back in April, at C2E2, Marvel announced the Marvel Legacy Initiative, which sought to bring the publisher’s focus back to its core classic characters. The previous big theme from Marvel, “Marvel NOW!”, focused on introducing readers to “new’ characters such as Ironheart,  Gwenpool, America Chavez and Moon Girl as well as younger and more diverse versions of Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, the Hulk, etc. Marvel Legacy, however, seems to bringing back Marvel’s long-time icons to their…

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Marvel Sets September Debut for Starset’s THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS

Marvel Sets September Debut for Starset’s THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS

In recent years, Marvel Comics has invested a substantial amount of resources into diversifying its lineup of original graphic novels, with the latest being the Prox Transmissions from Starset. The new OGN is being billed as the latest expansion of Starset’s science-fiction brand, tying into their albums, videos, websites, and live performances. Written by all-star writers Dustin Bates and Peter David, The Prox Transmissions will debut this coming September and will feature artwork from a…

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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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BACK ISSUES: Does the World Need A Superwoman?

BACK ISSUES: Does the World Need A Superwoman?

Earlier this week, TV’s Supergirl returned to our screens for a second season on its new network home, the CW. Just as the series kicked its new season off to fans’ delight, Supergirl faced a surprising new foe; Miley Cyrus. In a recent interview with Variety, the pop star commented on the concept of Supergirl: A lot of it could be changed if we had a female president. That would give us a subconscious boost….

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DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

This week, I wasn’t sure I would get a Discourse Dish out.  I have an interview to do today with Steve Orlando, after all.  And I hoped that I would have nothing to report on, no discourse to get involved in. And then I had to face the fall of an old idol. By now many people have heard about the antiziganist (anti-Romani) rant that Peter David went on on Friday.  For those who haven’t:…

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Help Peter David and His Family in Their Time of Need

Help Peter David and His Family in Their Time of Need

The news broke just last week that beloved comic book writer Peter David (X-Factor, The Dark Tower) had suffered from a severe stroke while taking a vacation with his family in Florida. The stroke reportedly greatly impaired his vision, as well as leaving him unable to control his right arm and leg. While recent reports from Peter’s wife Kathleen David via his blog suggest that he is slowly recovering, the incident has put a tremendous…

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REVIEW: “The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1”

REVIEW: “The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1”

In 2007, Marvel released The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born and quickly became the standard by which I judge all comic books. Based on Stephen King’s self-described magnum opus, The Dark Tower novels, there’s a lot of love to be had by fans of the science-fiction, western, and horror genres alike. The first issue opens with the enigmatic Man in Black being chased through the desert by our equally mysterious protagonist, Roland Deschain. Roland is…

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