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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 »

New Iron Fist trailer from Netflix reveals more of series characters and plot

Iron Fist Preview Comic SNIP

Netflix has just released another teaser for Iron Fist, its latest Marvel Comics-inspired series. If it’s as good as Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, the subscription service will have another great show to encourage comic fans to watch – and that’s not even counting other great (non comic) shows like Stranger Things. Based on the Marvel character of the ... Read More »

Al Ewing’s U.S. Avengers #1 storms into UK in January with Captain Britain cover

U.S. Avengers #1 - Forbidden Planet Variant

Al Ewing will be signing the first issue of U.S. Avengers #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on 4th January 2017 at 6.00pm – the day of the new Marvel title’s release worldwide. In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on. Welcome to… American Intelligence Mechanics! A.I.M. ... Read More »

Al Ewing talks about “Everything” (and Minecraft) for new Decompressed podcast with Kieron Gillen

Ultimates Squared by Travel Foreman © Marvel

After a long absence – and host and comic creator Kieron Gillen says we’re not to call it a comeback – his Decompressed podcast has an interview with 2000AD and Marvel writer Al Ewing, who talks about, well, everything, we’re told – but mainly Minecraft. “There’s lots of rambling there, drifting off the point etc,” Al, whose credits include Mighty Avengers, Loki: Agent ... Read More »

Caught Out By Moon Knight artist Greg Smallwood’s Artistic Genius!

EC Horror: The Thing from Another World homage by Greg Smallwood

You’d have thought that after seventeen years of editing downthetubes, plus mumble mumble years of working in the comics industry, I’d have learned not to totally rely on web image searches while sourcing artwork for articles by now, in addition to using materials provided by creators and publishers. While putting together my tribute to the late, great Jack Davis earlier this week, well ... Read More »

Daredevil TV show criticism paves way for ground-breaking improvements for Netflix blind viewers

Marvel: Daredevil (Netflx)

Last year, streaming subscription channel Netflix ran into trouble when Marvel’s Daredevil, its series about blind superhero Matt Murdock, debuted without audio descriptions for blind viewers. Netflix quickly responded to the criticism and added audio description tracks for Daredevil – and other select titles. Now, Netflix has reached a three-year agreement with US advocacy groups for the blind, pledging to add audio-description tracks for numerous other titles ... Read More »

Colour Me Strange (Or rather, “Color” Doctor Strange)

Doctor Strange Coloring Book 2016 - SNIP

Marvel has announced the upcoming publication of a Doctor Strange-inspired colouring book – just one of the licensed items that will launch around the the feature film starring Benedict Cumberbatch which will be released later this year. Running to 120 pages, the latest “Color Your Own” book for adults joins previous releases in the range, which include the recently-released Color ... Read More »

Garage art and fashion magazine goes Marvel with supermodels as superheroes covers

A montage of the Garage 10 covers featuring models Cuba Tornado Scott as Thor, Candice Swanepole as Spider-Gwen, Lexi Bowling as Captain Marvel, Adriana Lima as She-Hulk and Karlie Kloss as Black Widow.

Garage – a biannual print publication that brings to life the most original and ambitious collaborative projects across contemporary art and fashion – has teamed with Marvel to create five special edition covers for its tenth issue, celebrating the brand’s powerful women. Garage Issue 10 focuses on the inclusiveness and democracy within the contemporary art world and its covers, available from ... Read More »

ICv2: Comic Sales Slip in January

The Walking Dead #150 Cover A

The ICV2 web site reports that comics and graphic novel sales were down 5.1 per cent versus the year ago period in January, with graphic novels trailing at a 7.77 per cent decline and comics down 3.86 per cent, according to information released by Diamond Comic Distributors. The drop off comes after a busy December for comic shops supplied by ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Drawing X-Men by David Yardin

Here’s a fun little find: a series of tutorial videos by artist David Yardin on “Creating a Comic Book Page”, detailing his work process in creating the artwork (layouts, pencils, and inks) for the “Colossus” story published in Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men #1, published back in 2010. The issue also included strips written by Mike Carey. David has posted the final art ... Read More »

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