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A Death’s Head versus X-Men encounter You May Have Missed

X-Men '92 #6 Cover

A Twitter exchange between Dublin artist Nick Roche and writer Chad Bowers alerted me to a Death’s Head appearance some Marvel UK fans may have missed. Nick posted this great image of Deadpool and Death’s Head by him and Transformers colourist Josh, one of a number of fabulous spec covers yet to be published, prompting Chad to highlight Death’s Head’s appearance ... Read More »

Taschen Teases “75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking”

75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking - Promo

Specialist publisher TASCHEN has just trailed the a new edition of  the award-winning 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking by Paul Levitz – a gorgeous-looking book crammed with art and covers spanning the US comic publisher’s output across the decades that will be published next month. In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1 — the ... Read More »

Marvel’s Squirrel Girl set to star in New Warriors TV series, launching in 2018

Marvel's modern Squirrel Girl. Art by Erica Henderson © Marvel

Freeform has announced a straight-to-series order for Marvel’s New Warriors, the second superhero-inspired project from the Disney-owned US cable network, Marvel Television and ABC Signature. The comedic live-action adaptation of the Marvel comic will be the company’s first comedy TV series, the comic centred around six young people with powers living and working together. Expected to premiere in the US in late 2018, ... Read More »

Netflix Releases Second “Marvel’s The Defenders” Trailer

Marvel's The Defenders

Netflix has released a teaser for the upcoming hero team-up Marvel’s The Defenders, which will bring together Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Iron Fist, as they face their biggest threat yet. The streaming subscription service released their first trailer for this show last year. Developed for Netflix by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero ... Read More »

In Praise Of: Comic Artist Jack “King” Kirby

Jack Kirby Self Portrait

Had he lived, Jack “King” Kirby, born 28th August 1917, would have been 100 this year. In advance of Lancaster Comics Day 2017, where Kirby’s work will be celebrated on a special panel, British comic artist (and Comics Day guest) Tim Perkins sings the praises of this great American comic artist, whose work was instrumental in inspiring him on his ... Read More »

Shelly Bond To Launch Creator-Owned Imprint At IDW Publishing

Shelly Bond. Image courtesy IDW

US publisher IDW Publishing has announced the arrival of Shelly Bond to its editorial ranks and the launch of its creator-owned imprint, Black Crown. One of the most respected and admired editors among her peers, Bond previously served as VP-Executive Editor of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. With over two decades of comic-industry experience to draw from, Bond’s considerable skills and keen eye ... Read More »

Vaughn Bode’s Cobalt 60 returns in New Augmented Reality Graphic Novel by his son

Cobalt 60 Augmented Graphic Novel Promotion

Heavy Metal and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Mark Bodé is to launch a new graphic novel, based on one of his father Vaughn Bodé’s earliest works – the ground-breaking Cobalt 60. In the late 1960s, Vaughn Bodé was one of the most influential and controversial artists in publishing. Creator of such iconic characters as Cheech Wizard, Da Lizard and Cobalt 60, ... Read More »

Britain’s second city set to go comics crazy in June as Birmingham Comics Festival returns for third year 

The Birmingham Comics Festival will be celebrating its third consecutive year of activity across the second city this June, with a weekend-long convention the culmination of a month of planned events. A city-wide series of comics-related events, large and small, will again take place from fun days out for kids to academic lectures, exhibitions and film shows alongside its popular ... Read More »

New Vampirella series from Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton debuts

Vampirella #0 Cover Variant

On sale now in all good comic shops from Dynamite Entertainment is Vampirella #0, beginning the new series from Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton. Priced at only 25 cents in the US, and 20p in the UK, it’s also available for free as a digital Édition on ComiXology. Vampirella was last spotted in 2016 doing what she does best-defending the ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Mike Mignola and Christoper Golden’s Baltimore: The Red Kingdom

Baltimore: The Red Kingdom - Cover SNIP

Mike Mignola, the legendary creator of Hellboy and New York Times bestselling novelist Christopher Golden will reunite for the epic conclusion to their comic Baltimore with Baltimore: The Red Kingdom, a five part comic book series from Dark Horse Comics co-written by Mignola and Golden, with art by award winning children’s book illustrator Peter Bergting, colours by Michelle Madsen and stunning covers ... Read More »

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