Showing posts with label Marvel Comics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marvel Comics. Show all posts

Friday, January 01, 2021

New video and character posters tease Marvel's "WandaVision," coming to Disney+ Jan. 15

Another peek at Marvel's odd new show, which stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Randall Park as Jimmy Woo, Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, Fred Melamed as Arthur Heart, and Debra Jo Rupp as Mrs. Heart.





Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Next Conan Epic Collection from Marvel features debut of Red Sonja plus "The Frost Giant's Daughter"


More classic Conan from Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith, John Buscema and crew.

Out in March, but you can pre-order it now from Amazon.

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Marvel's first and best sword-and-sorcery epic continues - with iconic tales by writer Roy Thomas and artists Barry Windsor-Smith, Gil Kane and John Buscema! First, Conan the Barbarian's path crosses with the albino antihero Eric and his soul-stealing sword Stormbringer! Then, on the shores of Bal-Sagoth, Conan meets a new comrade in arms, the mighty Fafnir. Together Conan and Fafnir sail the Vilayet Sea and join the mercenary forces of the War of the Tarim, a holy conflict between Makkalet and Turan! It's a saga of adventure, intrigue and loss that shows the true face of war! And don't miss the full-color adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Conan classic, "The Frost Giant's Daughter" - and the first appearance of Thomas and Windsor-Smith's Red Sonja!

COLLECTING: Conan the Barbarian (1970) 14-26

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Marvel's 70s underdogs take center stage in Defenders Omnibus Vol. 1 - on the way

Bronze-Age bounty: Nearly 800 pages of 1970s Defenders comics by whole tonna different Bullpenners. Out in April and available for pre-order now from Amazon

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Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Sub-Mariner, the Silver Surfer and Valkyrie. They are the dynamic Defenders, comics' greatest "non-team," and they do not rely on bylaws and butlers. They join together in moments of utmost crisis to face incomprehensible enemies like Dormammu, the Nameless One and the Enchantress. When they encounter heroes of a more conventional stripe, it's war-the watershed hero vs. hero Avengers/Defenders War, no less! This massive Omnibus also introduces Hawkeye, the Black Knight, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Son of Satan and Nighthawk as Defenders in classic adventures. It's a must-have edition collecting the complete Defenders runs of Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart and Len Wein in one beautifully restored volume.

Includes: Sub-Mariner (1968) 34-35; Marvel Feature (1971) 1-3; Defenders (1972) 1-19; Giant-Size Defenders (1974) 1-2; Avengers (1963) 116-118; material from Avengers (1963) 115

Monday, December 28, 2020

Sub-Mariner Epic Collection from Marvel collects Namor's Silver-Age Adventures

A slab of goodness, coming our way in April with scripts from Stan Lee and art/plot by Jack Kirby and Gene Colan. Available for pre-order now from Amazon.

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Marvel proudly presents an Epic Collection pairing Namor, the Sub-Mariner's complete early Silver Age appearances with his Tales to Astonish solo series for the very first time. An icon of comics' Golden Age, the Sub-Mariner hadn't seen newsstands in nearly a decade when Stan Lee and Jack Kirby reintroduced him in 1962. His anarchic energy instantly made every appearance an exploit unlike any before. Bold and brash, the Sub-Mariner fought Marvel's heroes, teamed up with Doctor Doom and attacked the surface world just as readily as he might save it. His appearances were so popular, he quickly graduated to his own series, questing for the Trident of Neptune that would prove his status as rightful heir to the throne of Atlantis.

Vol. 1: Fantastic Four (1961) 4, 6, 9, 14, 27, 33; Fantastic Four Annual (1963) 1; Strange Tales (1951) 107, 125; Avengers (1963) 3-4; X-Men (1963) 6; Daredevil (1964) 7, Tales to Astonish (1959) 70-76

Sunday, December 27, 2020

"The Marvel Art of George Perez" spotlights an all-time great

From the 1970s to today, George Perez has been both a prolific workhorse (all those characters in the Avengers, JLA and other team books!) and a true artist with his own identifiable style. This book focuses on his Marvel work on said Avengers and more.

Out in July. Available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Celebrating the artistic legacy of a true Marvel Comics legend! George Pérez fi rst wowed fans in the 1970s, building a phenomenal reputation as a super-team illustrator without peer on AVENGERS, INHUMANS and FANTASTIC FOUR! His talents graced the super hero action of MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE, the martial arts mayhem of DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU and the monster madness of Man-Wolf in CREATURES ON THE LOOSE! Years later, Pérez demonstrated his cosmic grandeur by wiping out half the Marvel Universe along with Thanos in INFINITY GAUNTLET! And as the Avengers made a heroic return in 1998, so too did Pérez, joining writer Kurt Busiek to usher Earth's Mightiest into a new era of greatness. Nobody can draw an army of heroes in a single image better than George Pérez!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Upcoming large-format paperback spotlights Jim Steranko's marvelous S.H.I.E.L.D. artwork


Steranko's groundbreaking artwork on Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. screams Sixties and spies. It should be something behold in this upcoming book from the great IDW Publishing.

Out in August. Available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Details:

Previously presented in the much-acclaimed Artist's Edition format, and winner of an Eisner Award, now you can appreciate this historic run of comics in the new Artisan Edition format.

In the mid-1960s, Jim Steranko burst into the Marvel Age of comics in a BIG way, and the innovative, cinematic techniques he introduced in his brief tenure at The House of Ideas stand to this day as a high-water mark in the history of graphic storytelling. More than any other series, Steranko is most associated with Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. This Artisan Edition collects the first 12 stories of Steranko's run, from Strange Tales #151-162, as well as his covers from these issues. Additionally, there will be a select number of extras presented. And, as usual, nearly all the pages have been scanned from the original art, from Steranko's private archives.

Story and art by Jim Steranko with additional script by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas. Additional Layouts by Jack Kirby.

AN ARTISAN EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.

While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art--for instance, corrections, blue pencils, paste-overs, all the little nuances that make original art unique. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Coming Up: Daredevil By Frank Miller Box Set

Out Oct. 15. Pre-order now from Amazon.

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Visionary creator Frank Miller's complete saga of Matt Murdock and his first love, the lethal assassin Elektra Natchios - in a single exhilarating box set! One of the greatest runs not just in Daredevil history but in all of comics, Miller also introduced Stick and the Hand to the DD mythos and established the Kingpin and his sadistic marksman Bullseye as Matt's deadliest foes. Plus the stunning graphic novel LOVE & WAR, Miller's revolutionary revisit of the origin of the Man Without Fear, the starling continuation of Elektra's story, and much more!

Watch: History of the Marvel Universe trailer

A look at Marvel's new Mark Waid-scripted series, charting the beginning (and end?) of its superhero universe.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Coming Up: Marvel's Solid Gold Super Heroes: Captain America, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, and way beyond!

Out Jan. 28. Pre-order from Amazon now.

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Captain America, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner! PLUS a bountiful bevy of obscure heroes like Blazing Skull, Blonde Phantom, Terror, Sun Girl, Marvel Boy and... the yellow-costumed Whizzer! This stunning, ginormous-format coffee-table book is brought to you by the Yoe Books/IDW titanic team who gave you the rousingly acclaimed Super Weird Heroes books! True Believers, face front as we look back at the pulse-pounding super heroes who are the bodacious bedrock of the Mighty Marvel Universe!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Coming Up: History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition

Out Feb. 25. Pre-order from Amazon now.

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The Marvel Universe is a sprawling, interconnected web of rich history...and now, it's all coming together! Writer Mark Waid and artist Javier Rodriguez chronicle the definitive history of the Marvel Universe from its very beginnings to the modern day - and perhaps beyond! And woven through the moments you know is a brand-new tale featuring previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations, connecting dozens of threads from the Marvel Universe's past and present! From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, this sweeping saga covers every significant Marvel event and provides fresh looks at the origins of every fan's favorite stories! It's the greatest tale ever told -and a story you've never seen before!

COLLECTING: HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE 1-6


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Check it out: Stan Lee "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" figure from Hot Toys

Sad this comes so close (maybe a little too close?) to Stan's passing, but it's kinda fun and - like all of the Hot Toys line - looks uncannily realistic. More info here.