FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #1 01/16/12 @ 2:25 pm EST
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“I AM VIBRATING WITH EXCITEMENT AND FEAR…” – NATE COSBY TALKS PRINCE VALIANT10/30/14 @ 9:09 pm EST
From the blog of Eric Trautmann:
I was recently asked to provide a "commentary track" for Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist
#1, which is now available in its entirety on Comic Book Resources.
Basically, it's just some annotations—where I got some of the ideas, why I made some of the choices I made, and so on.
It is also a great way to check it out, if you've been on the fence. Here's the link
; and if you are enjoying the series, please pass on the link as far and wide as possible.
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'BIG HERO 6' COMIC PRICES TESTING MARKET AS DISNEY PLANS MERCH BARRAGE10/30/14 @ 8:54 pm EST
The man behind the relaunch of the Gold Key
comics for Dynamite, Nate Cosby,
is going to be writing the new take on Prince Valiant
as part of the King Features
launch next year. Byron Brewer
chatted with Cosby about the project and the character. BYRON BREWER:
First of all, Nate, I would like to congratulate you on the success of the Gold Key comics, which you edit and package. How does it feel to be part of the rebirth of an iconic comic book universe like Gold Key?NATE COSBY:
Thanks! It’s been a blast. I got to bring in my buddies Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, got to meet and work with the talented Frank Barbiere, and it’s always an honor anytime y’get to work with Mark Waid. And Mirko Colak, Cory Smith, Roberto Castro, Joe Bennett and Jonathan Lau and several other artists, the colorists and letterer Marshall Dillon, everybody’s been doing great work. I had no real previous knowledge or experience with the Gold Key characters, but I think sometimes it’s good to have fresh eyes on pre-existing characters, and try to recognize what makes characters and worlds tick, what still works, what can be trimmed from history to make the stories seem modern but timeless. Always a fun challenge, especially when you get to work with talented collaborators. I’m very lucky that Dynamite entrusted us with Gold Key.BB:
And now you are participating in this celebration of the 100th anniversary of King Feature Syndicate with Dynamite. Can you tell me how you became involved?NC:
I’m also the packager/editor of the Kings Watch
miniseries and the current Flash Gordon
series, and when Dynamite told me that more characters in the line might be available, I was foaming at the mouth with excitement. I LOVE all these King characters, and have since I was a kid. We’ve got an excellent opportunity to build and expand the new King line, with the same sense of fun and whimsy established by Jeff Parker, Marc Laming, Jordan Boyd, Evan Shaner, Jordie Bellaire and Simon Bowland in Kings Watch
You will be writing the 4-issue mini-series saluting Prince Valiant. Was this your selection, and if so why this character?NC:
Yeah, I was going through the casting process, first by reading some old King comics …like 1930s old. I kept looking through the old Prince Valiant
strips, and all these memories of reading them as a kid in the Sunday paper came rushing back, and I looked at this one particular shot of Valiant and just thought, “Val.” I felt shorthand with the guy, and I understood what his goals and weaknesses and strengths were. And then I figured out how he’s gonna ultimately meet up with the rest of the King characters, and from there I felt I could handle the story.Of all the characters, The Phantom is probably my favorite…but Val’s the one I can relate to the most.BB:
Tell us your interpretation of this iconic newspaper comic strip and comic book hero.NC:
Val’s an orphan. A son. A spy. A liar. A hero. A bragger. A prince. A peasant. Brash. Insecure. Resolute. And he will dare ANY adventure.BB:
What type of swashbuckling derring-do will be going on in this storyline?NC:
By Page 2 of Issue #1, Val will already be hip-deep in trouble. He can’t stop fighting for some reason. There’ll be Vikings and savage Britons and lizards and witches and knights and thieves and wizards and demons and pretty much everybody Val meets wants to take a swing at him. And he’s happy to reply in kind.BB:
Tell us a little about the “big-bad” in the mini.NC:
No way! That’d be cheating. I will say that Val’s gonna have his Singing Sword out a LOT. He’s from the times of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Plenty of quests and villains for Val to lay low with a grin on his face.BB:
Are you looking forward to working with artist Ron Salas?NC:
No. I am VIBRATING with EXCITEMENT and FEAR to be working with Ron Salas. I’ve worked with him a little in the past, and always been a fan. He’s unbelievably great at picture-drawing. But I really think this is his best work ever. I’m sweating bullets every time I send script to him, worried he’s not gonna like it. But he’s been turning in some gorgeous, gorgeous pages.BB:
I cannot even imagine how Prince Valiant’s book will dovetail with the rest of the King crew in a crossover at the end. Can you enlighten?NC:
I can say…if you pick up the Flash Gordon
Annual, you’ll get a glimpse of how Val might be meeting up with the rest of the King’s heroes…and who he might be picking up as a sidekick along the way.
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In the lead-up to the November 7th debut of the Big Hero 6 movie, comic prices on the (sort of) source material are testing the market, even as the first new movie-based products hit the shelves. JACK KIRBY COMIC CHARACTER CREATOR CREDIT10/30/14 @ 8:51 pm EST
CGC 9.8 prices for the 1998 Sunfire & Big Hero Six #1 (1 of 3) by Scott Lobdell are at around $450 and up on a variety of sites. Non-certified copies of the first issue start at $64.99 on Amazon, or 24.99 on eBay. Even the more recent 2008 Marvel Comics’ miniseries written by Chris Claremont, with art by David Nakayam, is commanding relatively high prices for comics from the period. Big Hero 6 #1 (of 5) starts at $46.00 on Amazon, $45.00 on MyComicShop.com, $34.20 on MileHighComics.com and $34.99 on ebay.
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DIGITAL FRIGHTS FOR HALLOWEEN10/30/14 @ 8:37 pm EST
A Kirby creator credit is now appearing on the title pages of Marvel publications. It seems likely that this credit is an outcome of the settlement of litigation between Marvel and the Kirby heirs.
The announcement at the time said that Marvel and the Kirby family were “…looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby's significant role in Marvel's history."
No formal statement about the new credit line from either party was made,
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Every Halloween millions of pop culture fans go out in search of the best movies and comics with a spooky edge. This year, Avatar makes it easy to get your fright fix with an exclusive bundle of zombie comics to whet your appetite for the undead. For a limited time through Halloween night Night of the Living Dead fans can feast upon this incredible package of 69 digital horror filled classic comics for ahoulishly good price at ComiXology:Black Gas #1-3Black Gas 2 #1-3Escape of the Living Dead #1-5Escape of the Living Dead: Airborne #1-3Escape of the Living Dead: FearbookNight of the Living Dead #1-5Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath #1-12Night of the Living Dead: Death Valley #1-5Night of the Living Dead Specials – 2008 Annual, 2011 Annual, Back From the Grave, Hunger, Just a Girl, New YorkPlague of the Living Dead #1-6Plague of the Living Dead: FearbookThis bite sized bundle is 61% off the standard digital price for a creepy $49.99 worth of shambling dead goodness. You can walk away with the Halloween sale by visiting this ComiXology link: https://www.comixology.com/Avatar-Zombies/page/3726COMIKAZE EXPO 2014 TAKES OVER THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER10/30/14 @ 8:22 pm EST
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ICE REACHES CRITICAL MASS IN 12-GAUGE MINI 10/30/14 @ 8:09 pm EST
Come see IDW at Comikaze Expo 2014 this weekend! We will be loaded up with your favorite titles and guest signings at Booth #1013.
Fri. 10/31 (Show hours: 1pm – 7pm)
2:00 – 3:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
3:00 – 4:00 Blaze Brothers – Marat Mychaels
4:00 – 5:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli
Sat. 11/1 (Show hours: 9am – 7pm)
12:00 – 1:00 Samurai Jack – Andy Suriano
1:00 – 2:00 Amelia Cole – D.j. Kirkbride
2:00 – 3:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
3:00 – 4:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
4:00 – 5:00 My Little Pony – Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs
5:00 – 6:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
Sun. 11/2 (Show hours: 9am – 5pm)
11:00 – 12:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
2:00 – 3:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 – SUMMER 2015 10/30/14 @ 8:02 pm EST
After being ambushed while conducting an investigation in a small Montana town, ICE agents Cole and Ezra escape to the safety of a deserted hunting cabin.
While doing recon, they discover helicopters, dead pilots, and a radiation badge in the dead pilot's hand. Cole and Ezra realize this has just become much more serious than drugs; terrorists have smuggled nuclear materials across the American border...ICE: CRITICAL MASS #3 (of 4)
Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Jason Pearson (Covers A and B)
$3.99 24 pgs. T+ On sale JANUARY 14
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SPECIAL UNANNOUNCED FINAL ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANT OF 2014 IS COMING10/30/14 @ 4:41 pm EST
And again! At this rate, we’re going to be seeing a never-ending tease of images from Marvel for whatever they’re planning in the summer of 2015.
Today, we get a tease for The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows for Summer 2015. The art is done by Andy Kubert and features Spider-Man, Mary Jane, and their child.
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DF REVIEW: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2010/30/14 @ 12:01 pm EST
They’re already invading your favorite comic book titles this November, bringing with them the best and brightest talent in the comic industry. Today, Marvel is proud to announce that the breakout comic book characters of the year – Rocket Raccoon & Groot are coming to one additional, previously unannounced cover in December! That’s right, December’s SPIDER-WOMAN #2
will get the last Rocket Raccoon & Groot variant of the year, courtesy of legendary artist Simone Bianchi!
“We were totally overwhelmed by the response to the Rocket Raccoon & Groot variants when we released them last month,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “When Simone Bianchi said he wanted to do one too, we couldn’t resist! We couldn’t be happier with the stunning cover he turned in.”
Rendered in Simone Bianchi’s unique style, this previously unannounced variant provides a classic homage to the iconic cover to Amazing Spider-Man #129 – starring everyone’s favorite Guardians of the Galaxy! Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on the final Rocket Raccoon & Groot variant of the year when SPIDER-WOMAN #2
hits comic shops in December!
SPIDER-WOMAN #2 ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANT (SEP148238)Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Art by GREG LAND
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHIFOC – 11/24/14, On-Sale – 12/17/14
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By BYRON BREWER 10 BEST LIVE-ACTION SUPERHERO COSTUMES (FOR HALLOWEEN)10/29/14 @ 11:23 pm EST
Despite all the usual Bendis-bashing on line, Guardians of the Galaxy
#20 – the third issue of an Original Sin
tie-in that revealed the true fate of Richard Rider and others in the Cancerverse – gave Nova a respectable and honorable “death” and also recalled just the right amount of story threads from Nova
and Thanos Imperative
to warm the heart of at least this Marvel Cosmic fan.
We have been wondering why we had a snot-nosed kid in a version of a Nova costume – away from Marvel editorial and in the reality of the 616 – and now we know where Richard has gone.
Loved the art this issue, and in the entire trilogy, this time shared by Ed McGuinness (sadly leaving these pages) and Valerio Schiti (welcome aboard). Expressions were right, even Rocket and Groot, and we had some wonderfully angular shots during the pulse-pounding battle scenes.
The final shot of Gamora harkened back in homage to the Vision in The Avengers
’ “Even an Android Can Cry.” Classic!
I for one am thankful for this story so now we can tuck DnA into the “great memories” category that holds Thomas, Buscema, Colan & Palmer, King Kirby, Ditko, and perhaps Starlin himself, and move on.
C’mon, “Planet of the Symbiotes” and “Black Vortex”! And thank you, Brian, for a great trio of tie-up tales.
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Superheroes are all over the TV and silver screen and, well, it's Halloween for child and adult alike!
So we turned to our friends at Newsarama to see what they consider the Top 10 best live-action superhero costumes (for Halloween, of course).
9. Red Skull
8. Dark Knight Batman
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (all of them)
6. The Crow
5. Batman '66 (yep)
4. Avengers (mainly Cap and Thor ... you'll see)
2. Superman (a classic, yours truly in the 1960s)
AND THE NUMBER ONE BEST LIVE-ACTION SUPERHERO COSTUME (FOR HALLOWEEN) ...
The Invincible IRON MAN!
What? No Guardians of the Galaxy? Fans were right, they should have kept the 2008 WWI uniforms.