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In Review: Marvel’s new Nick Fury is a positive tonic

Nick Fury #1 - Nick Fury by ACO

Writer: James Robinson Penciler: ACO Inker: Hugo Petrus Colourist: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Travis Lanham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: 19th April 2017 The Book:The world is a dangerous place. And there’s danger in drawing attention to your plans. When S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture and remain anonymous, there’s no one better than NICK FURY. An all-new era ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight – British Jack Kirby Documentary Project Launches

Jack Kirby and Glenn Fleming, 1988

2017 marks the centennial of US comic book artist and writer Jack Kirby‘s birth – and British comics archivist Glenn Fleming has just launched a Kickstarter to back the release of a documentary about this key creator, based on interviews he conducted some years ago. The planned film features unique, unseen footage; a journey by one British fan to find Jack ... Read More »

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series episodes launch this week

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, has announced that the first of five Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series episodes is now available on PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Mac. The episode will also be available to download on the App Store and Google Play later this ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Creating Comics: How British actor Sydney Greenstreet inspired the look of the Kingpin – and Jabba the Hutt

The Kingpin's first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #50

Did you know British actor Sydney Greenstreet was the inspiration for not one but two comic villains – including the Marvel villain Kingpin, first brought to life on the page by John Romita Sr.? Some of our readers did I expect, but a social media post by comic book historian Alex Grand on Comic Book Historians sent me scurrying downthetubes of ... Read More »

Gillen, Walker announced for Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Forbidden Planet signing

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 - Cover SNIP

Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker will be signing the first issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 6.00pm. In Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, ... Read More »

New Eaglemoss Marvel Fact Files features Death’s Head, Steve Dillon tribute in New Year

Marvel Fact Files Issue 195 - Death's Head SNIP

The next issue of Eaglemoss’ Marvel Fact Files (Issue 195, published here in the UK on the 8th December 2016 features a stunning original Death’s Head schematic gatefold, the work of Simon Furman and Kev Hopgood. For the first time, the secrets beneath the skin (flexible micro chainmail, don’tcha know) of everyone’s favourite Freelance Peacekeeping Agent are laid bare – ... Read More »

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