YOUR FIRST LOOK AT SCARLET SPIDER #4!03/15/12 @ 3:21 pm EST
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SCOTT DERRICKSON TALKS ABOUT WHY MORDO IS GOOD IN DOCTOR STRANGE09/27/16 @ 4:02 pm EST
Marvel is proud to present your first look at, Scarlet Spider #4,
from the red-hot creative team of Christopher Yost & Ryan Stegman. Kaine aka the Scarlet Spider, prepares for an onslaught unlike any he’s ever faced before! The ruthless Assassins Guild has arrived in Houston with one objective- take down the Scarlet Spider at any cost! Will Kaine’s super-human abilities be enough to outwit the band of murderous assassins gunning for his head? Find out in Scarlet Spider #4,
hitting comic shops everywhere and the Marvel Comics app
, this April!
SCARLET SPIDER #4 (FEB120564)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
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Doctor Strange 2CAPTIVATING COSPLAY SHOTS FROM CHESTER COMIC CON09/27/16 @ 3:56 pm EST
seems like an inevitable sequel for the MCU. It’s hard to know exactly how integral he is going to become to the overall universe, but one would think another solo adventure is incredibly likely.
You can see the film is already beginning to sow the seeds for the future too, as Mordo is a "good" guy in the film. This is likely leading to the character turning on Strange sometime in the future. Director Scott Derrickson
spoke about this with ScreenRant
in a new interview where he talks about his decision to start Mordo at this point in his journey. He said:"Yeah, in the case of Mordo, in the comic books, that character was just really arch. You know, just really arch and he’s in the origin issue and even in reading through – and I’ve read the entire body of Doctor Strange now – it was a difficult character, very difficult character to adapt. Because of the very basic archness that he plays all the way through there. So we wanted to keep what were the interesting aspects of him (his relationship with The Ancient One) but the only way that Mordo, who needs to be a presence in the universe of Doctor Strange and God willing, in sequels, I felt that we had to start by establishing who he was before he got into that arch villainy in the comics. And that’s a lot of what we’re doing in this movie is we’re sort of building a foundational understanding of who he was before the guy that you met in that comic so that that turn isn’t an arch turn."
This seems a reasonable explanation as to why Mordo is where he is in the movie.
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: MIsc | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a CommentHARD CASE CRIME COMES TO COMICS09/27/16 @ 3:49 pm EST
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Hard Case CrimeWRITER’S COMMENTARY – FRANK BARBIERE ON THE PRECINCT TRADE09/27/16 @ 3:44 pm EST
is a cool publisher that specializes in hardboiled crime novels by authors like Michael Crichton, Lawrence Block, Mickey Spillane, Ed McBain, Donald E. Westlake, James M. Cain, Max Allan Collins
and even Stephen King
. Now the publisher has teamed up with Titan Comics
to create a line of Hard Case Crime comics.
The line kicks off with Peepland
– a punky semi-autobiographical 80s neo-noir – from writers Christa Faust
), Gary Phillips
and artist Andrea Camerini
), and Triggerman
– an operatic Prohibition era epic – from visionary director of The Warriors
, Walter Hill
and co-writer Matz
, with art from trusted collaborator Jef
These two comics launching Titan’s Hard Case Crime line will exclusively debut at NYCC with special never-before-released variant covers by Fay Dalton
) – only available to purchase at the show at Titan booth #2142.
As part of this special NYCC appearance, Peepland writer Christa Faust, Hard Case Crime editor Charles Ardai
and Triggerman co-writer Matz will be speaking at a Livestream interview from 3:15 PM on Friday 7 October (at the NYCC Livestream stage), and then they will be signing at 2:30PM at Titan booth #2142 on Saturday, October 8th.
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DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #1 BRINGS THE MAGIC TO MARVEL NOW! IN OCTOBER! DC09/27/16 @ 3:31 pm EST
Normally we get commentary tracks for individual issues, but here Frank Barbiere
Collection, issue by issue, on sale now from Dynamite
. Cover for issue #1 is by Joe Benitez
; issues #2-5 covers are by Sergio Davila
The opening to any story is always extremely important, but doubly so when you’re establishing a new world. With The Precinct, my main goal was to quickly setup what kind of people Jo and Mort were, as well as the visual style of the world and the technology in it. As the series is a mystery, we also needed to seed some of those elements and setup a lot of foundation: who The Precinct is, The Alchemy Academy, and establish the threat. I made a deliberate choice to have the story narrated from Mort’s POV as it was the best way to get into his head. He also has a very specific worldview that I wanted to set up early on, hopefully to subvert later. The real star of this issue is our art team, who do an incredible job of bringing this steampunk world to life. So many elements were designed on the fly and the team did an incredible job with all of them. I’m always a fan of a cliffhanger, and Mort throwing down with a steampunk minotaur is one of my favorites in recent memory.Precinct #2:
I really enjoyed opening the second issue with Mort hanging from a ledge. It’s a fun callback to the literal cliffhanger we ended on, and gives us a great chance to recap where we’re at. I firmly believe in having to catch readers up month-to-month, despite writing towards a trade — I think the trick is to always provide it in a fresh way. We get to see some great action moments from both Mort and Jo in this issue, as well as building intrigue with The Senate vs. The Alchemy Academy (which hopefully starts readers down a path leading to a partial red herring). Seeing Jo and Mort do some actual detective work is also fun, as at its core this is a procedural and despite its steampunk DNA it was enjoyable to work in the genre elements. We end on another fun cliffhanger with the swarm of robot bugs, which Crizam just did an excellent job of portraying on the page.Precinct #3:
I was happy to dole out some backstory about Mort on the opening page, giving some context to who he is and how he grew up. This all pays off, and we see it called back to, and planting things like that are one of the joys of writing. Crizam again does an amazing job with the double-page spread of the overwhelming sea of insects our heroes face. We get to see more action problem solving from both of our heroes, and by this point I really hope our readers have a good sense of who they are and how they individually deal with problems. On the bigger plot end, this chapter is all about escalation; we see the strange hooded man, a council of shady bad guys, a new murder, and reveal a hidden opponent within the Academy on the last page. I was hoping the murder within the Academy would throw readers off, or at least have them second guessing the intentions/who is behind the actual corruption in the Academy.Precinct #4:
I really enjoy the opening scene with Jo, as we see Mort starting to get to her. She’s always trusted her superiors, but now she’s snooping around and doubt has taken hold of her. Turns out this is a good thing as she will discover the truth, but really this is a story about two very different people learning from one another. We get to see a beautifully drawn sequence of Mort finally stepping it up and taking down these steampunk monsters. It was great to think within the character of how he’d actually be able to do so, and it really goes a long way towards showing the grit of the character. Jo meanwhile falls into a trap and we see the murder of the Senate — this is where everything falls into place and we see really who’s behind the mystery at the core of the story. We end with the inevitable — Mort and Jo squaring off against each other, forced to become enemies at the climax of our story.Precinct #5:
Throughout the series, I was very pleased with how Mort’s narration works in tandem with the art. I don’t use voiceover a lot, and I wanted to be very careful to not simply state what was happening on the page. I think we get a really good sense of what really makes Mort tick, how he sees himself — and then we get to see a moment of clarity/quiet when he is “dead.” Jo also comes to her senses in time to save him, and the two of them finally come together in an excellent fusing of their ideals. We get a nice, big climactic fight with the big bad, as well as city-wide stakes. I was very pleased to work in the Academy under Jo’s leadership to help solve the problem, as well as Mort continuing to use his brute strength to fight off the big bad here. I’m extremely happy with how this series wraps, with Mort and Jo becoming partners and getting medals (an obvious nod to Star Wars).
All in all, The Precinct was about two very different people coming together and learning to work together — I’m hoping its themes continue to inspire and excite readers for a long time, and I thank you for reading!
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'THE STRAIN' RENEWED FOR FOURTH AND FINAL SEASON BY FX09/27/16 @ 3:26 pm EST
Because sometimes, just one Sorcerer Supreme won’t do! This October, Stephen Strange multiplies his mystic might by teaming with magicians from across time in DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #1
– the new ongoing series launching as part of Marvel NOW!. Fan-favorite creators Robbie Thompson (Silk
,Venom: Space Knight
) and Javier Rodriguez (Spider-Woman
) team together to make Marvel magic across the past, present and future! When an ancient evil threatens to unravel the fabric of reality, Doctor Strange must unite Sorcerers Supreme from across time to stem the coming darkness. Merlin, the Ancient One, Wiccan and more must unite to stand against The Forgotten. But even a team of the greatest sorcerers history has ever known may not be enough! Not to mention Strange should watch his back, not all these Sorcerers have his best interests in mind. Be there as the magical adventure across space and time begins on October 26th
in DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #1
DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #1 (AUG160798)
Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUEVariant Covers by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (AUG160799)And SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG160801)Design Variant by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (AUG160803)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160800)
Teaser Variant by MIKE DEODATO (AUG160802)Champions Variant by JAMAL CAMPBELL (AUG160804)
Hip-Hop Variant by JUAN DOE (AUG160805)
Blank Variant Also Available (AUG160806)FOC – 10/03/16, On-Sale – 10/26/16
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The StrainVENOM #1 TOP SECRET ARTIST VARIANT REVEALED09/27/16 @ 9:29 am EST
, Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire thriller drama, will conclude its run on FX next year. The cable network has given the series, which is midway through airing its third season, a renewal for a fourth and final season to air in Summer 2017.“
We sincerely thank Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and their creative team as well as the fantastic cast for three exciting seasons of The Strain
,” said FX Networks president of original programming Nick Grad. “Though we’re sad to see it go, we fully support the way in which they are crafting the fourth season’s dramatic conclusion.”
While for many series the decision to end it is a forced one by the networks, The Strain
was always designed for a limited run.
Back at the pilot stage, FX topper John Landgraf in August 2013 said that The Strain
would produce “39-65 episodes, no less, no more,” adding “What if a television show could be just the length that is optimal for that story?” His statement echoed Del Toro’s September 2012 comments to Deadline that he believed the book trilogy by him and Hogan, on which the series was based, had enough juice to fill three to five seasons.
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ELLIS & HOWARD’S TREES OPTIONED FOR TELEVISION09/27/16 @ 9:25 am EST
This November, Venom is back and he’s badder than ever! As creators Mike Costa and Gerardo Sandoval bring the sinister symbiote into Marvel NOW!, celebrate this exciting launch with a variant cover by legendary artist Todd McFarlane
(AUG168725)! Continuing our eye-popping tradition of remastered and recolored marvelous moments comes an iconic instant classic! Relive Eddie Brock’s first full appearance as Venom – masterfully recolored by superstar colorist Richard Isanove. As the Venom symbiote returns to the Big Apple, it’s time for a new Venom. No more Flash Thompson, no more “Agent of the Cosmos”. But who’s the one wearing the costume this time? More importantly – who’s in control? One thing is certain – Venom is back, and it’s good to be bad….
Uncover the mystery in the explosive first issue, VENOM #1
– coming to comic shops and digital devices this November!
VENOM #1 (SEP160951)TOP SECRET ARTIST VARIANT (AUG168725) Written by MIKE COSTA
Art & Cover by GERARDO SANDOVALFOC – 10/31/16, On-Sale – 11/23/16
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SONY ALTERS VALIANT MOVIE PLANS; HARBINGER TO RELEASE BEFORE BLOODSHOT09/27/16 @ 9:17 am EST
The Image Comics series “Trees” has been optioned for television. As reported by Deadline
, NBCUniversal International Studios has optioned a television series based on the comic by writer Warren Ellis and artist Jason Howard. Actor Tom Hardy’s production company (Hardy Son & Baker) is behind the Image series’ transformation into a live-action television series.
“Trees” launched in May 2014 and has published 14 issues since then; the most recent issue arrived in stores in August 2016. The title of the series doesn’t refer to actual trees; instead, the “trees” are actually aliens that have planted themselves on the surface, giving them a tree-like appearance. Ellis and Howard’s series, which has a global perspective, takes place a decade after the extraterrestrial arrival. Deadline notes that the series is expected to combine multiple genres, like drama, crime and sci-fi.
Tom Hardy and Dean Baker formed Hardy Son & Baker in 2012 and has already sold the eight-part series “Taboo” to BBC One and FX. The production company is also behind the film adaptation of the Vertigo series “100 Bullets.”
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ELECTION NEWS? THE THREE STOOGES RED WHITE & STOOGE09/27/16 @ 9:09 am EST
Fans anticipating Sony Pictures’ movie adaptations of Valiant Comics characters Harbinger and Bloodshot are in for something of a surprise. Though the studio had originally planned to bring “Bloodshot” to the big screen in 2017, with “Harbinger” to follow shortly after that, the release timeline will now see a change.
According to TheWrap
, Sony still plans on producing both films, along with three others based on the publishers’ character — however, “Harbinger” will now be the first to release, introducing the central characters, while “Bloodshot” will come out the following year.
Sony recently renewed its option on “Harbinger,” and plans to get rolling on the film quickly. This will provide the studio an opportunity to explore other Valiant-owned characters, and introduce them in potential spin-offs.
The films’ plots are currently unknown, but they will likely take plenty of cues from their respective comics. Jim Shooter’s “Harbinger” followed the exploits of psionic teen hero Peter Stanchek as he masters his powers and runs afoul of the Harbinger Organization, an association of super-powered individuals run by their mysterious and dangerous leader, Toyo Harada.
“Bloodshot,” created by Kevin VanHook and Yvel Guichet, follows an amnesiac super-soldier who is genetically enhanced with nanites, courtesy of the shadowy Project Rising Spirit. Without a memory of his past, the super-powered government agent embarks on a journey to discover his origins and exact vengeance upon his enemies.
The two characters will have their origins explored in their respective solo films — all building to a Valiant-based crossover movie, “Harbinger Wars.” No directors or actors have been assigned to either project, though Eric Heisserer will be writing the screenplay for “Harbinger,” with Neal Moritz of Orignal Film, Dinesh Shamdasani of Valiant Entertainment, and Andrea Giannetti of Sony as producers.
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There’s no need to wait until November. American Mythology Productions has all the presidential election news you need with the release of The Three Stooges – Red White & Stooge
comic book. We asked which Stooge fans wanted to see in the Oval Office, and boy did the people want their votes to be heard!
Reaching out on social media, email, and websites, the response was overwhelming as eager fans cast their “votes” to see their favorite Stooge take center stage in the most powerful office in the world. Fans had to choose between Larry, Moe and Curly, and after a close campaign, a true champion of democracy stood tall.
American Mythology is proud to introduce our country’s next D.O.O.F.U.S. – Curly! That’s right, Curly pulled away from the pack, and ran away with the election. When asked for his thoughts about running for office, Curly had this to say, “Gee, I usually only run when Moe’s chasing me. Does the job come with pie? I’m starvinated after all this politicking.” Don’t believe us?! You’ll have to pick up your own copy of Red White & Stooge this coming Wednesday (9/28/16) and see for yourself, only from American Mythology Productions!
“When we came up with the idea to do a political issue and have fans vote their favorite Stooge into office, we never imagined the response we’d get,” said S.A. Check (Three Stooges, Pink Panther
), the book’s writer. “It was nothing short of amazing! We saved the last couple pages of the book until we received the results, so readers get to find out who won at the end. With the presidential election in full swing, it was the perfect time to take a lighter look at the process, and have some fun with it.”
“The Three Stooges are American icons, known the world over for their comedy genius,” said Michael Bornstein, American Mythology’s Publisher. “It’s truly an honor to have a chance to help carry on their legacy by producing comics that we believe pay respect to their body of work, and introduce them to a new generation of fans. Working with C3 entertainment has been everything we’d hope for in partnership to put out quality books for fans to enjoy. Red White & Stooge is exactly the type of book we feel captures the essence of The Boys comedy while putting a modern spin on the story. And let’s face it, who hasn’t thought about how Curly would do as our Commander-in-Chief.”