BACK ISSUES: The 5 Millarworld Titles Netflix Should Adapt First

BACK ISSUES: The 5 Millarworld Titles Netflix Should Adapt First

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. As we reported earlier in the week, Netflix made big waves in the comics industry by reaching a deal with famed comic creator Mark Millar to purchase his library of creator-owned properties known collectively as “Millarworld.” With the subsequent news that Disney will launch its own streaming service in…

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FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s Secret Empire #1

FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s Secret Empire #1

Marvel Comics released preview pages for the debut issue of the  much ballyhooed summer event, Secret Empire, which will be released May 3rd. Positioned as the culmination of the long-simmering and controversial “HYDRA Cap” storyline running through the Captain America line, writer Nick Spencer and artist Steve McNiven take Steve Rogers from undercover double agent to public enemy number one. Will his former heroic allies recover form this shocking betrayal? Will HYDRA rule the world?…

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PREVIEWS: CIVIL WAR returns

PREVIEWS: CIVIL WAR returns

CIVIL WAR was an adrenaline filled, blood pumping story arc that changed the Marvel universe for some years to come. Heroes fought heroes, some revealed their identities to the world, and more than a few died in battle. Now, Marvel brings us back to the battleground of the superhero Civil War in CIVIL WAR #1, tying into Marvel’s game changing SECRET WARS event. I for one can’t wait to pick up this title. The original…

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Black Bolt Returns in Marvel’s UNCANNY AVENGERS #0 This April

Black Bolt Returns in Marvel’s UNCANNY AVENGERS #0 This April

It’s the age of the Inhumans. This spring, a second Inhumans title will be launched under the direction of the now-Marvel-exclusive pen of Charles Soule and art by Steve McNiven: Uncanny Inhumans. With Marvel Comics’ focus shiftly rapidly away from their stable of mutant characters, as they represent intellectual property which cannot be exploited on the big screen, the signs have been there for quite some time that the Inhumans represent the next big thing for…

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Preview: “Uncanny Avengers #17”

Preview: “Uncanny Avengers #17”

Marvel Comics has released a preview of issue #17 of Uncanny Avengers, written by Rick Remender and penciled by Steve McNiven. The issue, which comes out February 26, 2014, and will cost $3.99. Click on the gallery below to see the Uncanny Avengers battle to save the earth from the Celestial Executioner! [FROM THE ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE] Witness the Death of a Universe in UNCANNY AVENGERS #17! This February, the Earth shattering Ragnarok Now arc…

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Point of Entry: Guardians of the Galaxy—Blam! Murdered You!

Point of Entry: Guardians of the Galaxy—Blam! Murdered You!

What I knew about Guardian’s of the Galaxy before reading this: that it had a pretty cover. What I think now: I loved everything that was in Guardians of The Galaxy: Cosmic Avengers. I loved the art, the humor, the betrayal, the father-son banter, and the Groot. I had originally read issue one a while ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I put it aside to wait for the trade. When I picked up the trade I…

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Bendis To Guard Galaxy. Loeb Goes Nova.

Bendis To Guard Galaxy. Loeb Goes Nova.

Saturday at NYCC Marvel announced a brand-new Guardians Of The Galaxy series written by Brian Michael Bendis (Daredevil, New Avengers) and drawn by Steve McNiven (Civil War, Old Man Logan). This should come as no surprise to those keeping track, as Marvel revealed earlier this year that GotG is in line to get it’s very own Hollywood makeover sometime in 2014, going head-to-head with Thanos (that menacing purple guy shown halfway through The Avengers movie…

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