Last week, Marvel announced the three umbrella titles that will take place during “Secret Wars”: “Last Days,” “Battleworld” and “Warzones.” “Last Days” is just that: The last days of the Marvel Universe. “What would you do if you leaned today was your last day on earth?” asked Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso in a press release. … Continue reading Is the Marvel Universe Really Ending?
A couple of weeks ago, a rumor appeared that had no basis in fact. It was that Ty Simpkins, the kid from Iron Man 3, would replace Robert Downey, Jr., in the Iron Man armor. George Marston has a great post on Newsarama that details how the rumor started and got out of hand. But … Continue reading Just Look at James Bond
Last week, I posted some comments about the Charlie Hebdo attacks, suggesting that an attack on the comic book industry is a possibility. My comment was about creator-owned comics pushing boundaries. But it has been pointed out that fanaticism exists in men-in-tights comics. In the Comic Book Resources column “Fridays…with Greg Hatcher,” Hatcher mentions that scary … Continue reading Comic Book Fanaticism Is Real
I feel like I should say something about last week’s terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo. While not a “comic book,” Charlie Hebdo deals out satire in cartoons and other forms. I can’t think of anything to say, really, but others have said great things. My friend, Kirsten, posted to Facebook just hours after the attack, … Continue reading Comments on Charlie Hebdo
Last week, Image Comics held their annual Image Expo, making announcements for the new year. Here are some of the highlights. Three Big McFarlane Announcements Todd McFarlane, Image Comics co-founder and “Spawn” creator, had a lot to talk about during the expo. The first is big changes for “Spawn,” which celebrates Issue #250 this month … Continue reading Expo Announces New Projects at Image Comics
Here are some of the comic-related things I’m looking forward to this year. The Next Chapter in the Star Wars Saga It was announced a year ago what fans had known would come after Disney, who owns Marvel, purchased Lucasfilm: Star Wars comics would move from Dark Horse to Marvel. Now, the time has arrived … Continue reading What I’m Looking Forward to in 2015