DYNAMITE’S THE SPIDER MAKES NEWSARAMA’S MUST-READ LIST!05/01/12 @ 10:43 am EST
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BLACK PANTHER ONGOING IN MAY?11/23/14 @ 7:42 pm EST
Following the incredible success of Dynamite’s The Shadow
by Garth Ennis, another pulse-pounding pulp hero returns to comics as Dynamite unleashes The Spider
by writer David Liss with art by Colton Worley! The Spider’s Dynamite debut comes complete with covers by Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla and Ron Lesser. The book also made Newsarama’s Wednesday Watch: MUST-READ New Releases For 5/2/12; here’s what they had to say:
Historical fiction novelist David Liss made an impact in the comic book world in recent years with Mystery Men and Black Panther at Marvel.
His latest project is The Spider at Dynamite, reviving a long-running pulp fiction hero.
"I think The Spider is hugely influential and has shaped a lot of what we consider standard elements of comic book heroes and villains, but the character's influence has held up better than the character itself," Liss told Newsarama. "I'm very excited to have the chance to reintroduce readers to a very cool hero who they ought to know if they don't already."
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‘HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY—PART 1’ POSTS TOP 2014 DEBUT11/23/14 @ 7:34 pm EST
From September, Marvel EIC Axel Alonso
said, “Let’s see. A water-fowl, a tree rat and a jungle cat just might factor into our plans.”
January sees the launch of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.
March sees the launch of Howard The Duck.
May sees the launch of the Christopher Priest Black Panther Collection. And, you know, they announced a T'Challa film. Can we expect a new Black Panther
ongoing series to join it? (Via Bleeding Cool)
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As expected The Hunger Games: Mockinjay—Part 1 topped the weekend box office with the highest debut of 2014 so far, an estimated $123 million. But the penultimate Hunger Games film’s debut was down 22% from the opening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($158.1 million), and in spite of strong holds from Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, the box office total of the top 12 films was down 15.4% from the same weekend last year when Catching Fire debuted.THE INFINITE LOOP GETS ITS FIRST ENGLISH PRINTING AT IDW11/23/14 @ 7:31 pm EST
Some will no doubt play the lower opening figures for Mockingjay—Part 1 into some sort of a big deal, but the decline was to be expected given that Lionsgate decided to break the final Hunger Games novel up into two parts, which means that Part 1 provides mostly set-up and context for Part 2. Critics gave Part 1 the lowest rating yet for a Hunger Games film (67% positive), and opening weekend audiences gave Part 1 an “A-“ CinemaScore compared with the “A” earned by Catching Fire.
It also appears that Mockingjay—Part 1 played closer to theHunger Games core audience than Catching Fire with 60% of the crowd female compared with 57% for Catching Fire, and 52% of the Mockingjay crowd under 25 versus an even split for the previous Hunger games film. The somewhat less robust than expected opening for Mockingjay doesn’t spell decline for the franchise, the finale will score a bigger opening, but it does open the door for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy to retain its spot as the highest-grossing film of 2014 in the domestic market (GotG is currently at $331 million and not likely to go much higher). Right now it looks as if the race for 2014 domestic box office supremacy could be very tight indeed.
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WHO'S THAT SAVING SUPERMAN AND WONDER WOMAN?11/23/14 @ 7:23 pm EST
In anticipation of Paris Comics Expo, IDW Publishing is pleased to announce they will be bringing to print The Infinite Loop, the wildly successful Kickstarter-run project, as a 6-issue miniseries starting in April 2015.
The Infinite Loop is a science-fiction series that asks the age-old question, “What would you risk for a chance at true love?” Meet Teddy, a young woman who lives in a faraway future where time traveling is a common practice and her job is to maintain the status quo by correcting time paradoxes. But when she meets Ano, “a time paradox” and the girl of her dreams, Teddy must decide between fixing the time stream or the love of her life, both of which have unique consequences.
The Infinite Loop began earlier this year as a wildly successful crowdfunded project created by the team of writer Pierrick Colinet and artist Elsa Charretier and described by Comic Book Resources’ Robot 6 as “channeling early-period Steve Rude with the page composition of George Pérez…” For the comic-book series, Elsa will be providing all-new covers. Issue 1 also features a variant cover by Stéphanie Hans.
“When Elsa showed off a sample copy of issue 1 at this October’s NYCC, everyone at IDW who saw it was desperate to bring it here. The talent and creativity abound on every page. This book is a very welcome title to our roster,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief.
“I’ve always loved American comic books, and I’ve always written that way, so having one of my book published monthly is really meaningful to me,” said co-creator and series writer, Colinet. “Especially for this story, which is so personal and important to us. And I’m glad we got to join the fantastic IDW team, who showed a true excitement towards The Infinite Loop from the beginning.”
“Having The Infinite Loop released in the US is so incredible for us,” said co-creator and series artist, Charretier. “When we started working on this story, we were on our own, just the two of us, trying to make this book happen. Crowdfunding and the huge support we received gave us the opportunity to complete it, and now IDW is allowing us to present it to a whole new audience!”
Adventure, Science-Fiction, Love, and Time Travel. What else could you would want? Don’t miss this soon-to-be international hit!
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SPOILER ALERT: DAVID LAPHAM’S RETURN TO CROSSED11/21/14 @ 8:47 pm EST
If you have not read SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #13 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).
It’s date night for our favorite heroic couple.Like any couple, the night starts off with some friendly banter between Clark and Diana, a few chivalrous gestures by Superman and high hopes for a great night on the town in New York City...
Unsurprisingly though, their date night is quickly cut short. There’s no such thing as a “night off” for a superhero. Suspecting that the sudden bad weather encapsulating New York City is an unnatural occurrence, Superman and Wonder Woman are off to find the storm culprit who ruined their evening. Their search leads them to Atomic Skull and Major Disaster who put up a surprisingly strong fight and are able to detain Superman and Wonder Woman in their lightening web.
However, just as Atomic Skull and Major Disaster are about to flee the scene, an unknown superhero appears to seemingly save the day!
See below as Wonder Star emerges out of nowhere to rescue Superman and Wonder Woman. Who is this mysterious being and what is his super power? Can he be trusted?
The new creative team debits: Peter J. Tomasi (script) and Doug Mahnke (pencils). The issue is available in stores now!
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GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S IN THE HOUSE OF THE WORM CONCLUDES11/21/14 @ 8:42 pm EST
David Lapham has penned some of the most vital stories in the Crossed Universe. From Crossed: Family Values to Crossed: Psychopath, his influence and characters have defined the depths to which those infected by the virus will go to attain their miserable goals. The celebrated scribe
has returned to the pages of Crossed: Badlands to tell a story of deprivation that drives a normal man to become a monster.Gavin Land was a family man until a ruthless pornographer abused and killed his daughter. Vengeance drove Land to attempt to kill the man that shattered his life, but when he lands in prison he discovers just how far evil extends. While locked behind bars his wife and son are abducted and suffer a
similar fate. He’s truly lost everything, except the burning heat of revenge. When the Crossed outbreak lands him on the outside, even the grinning hordes of infected can’t stand between him and killing the man that destroyed his family.
Lapham shows us the decent into madness fueled by revenge in this essential arc in the Crossed cannon. Crossed: Badlands #66 is in stores this week.
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DC ENTERTAINMENT RINGS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY DIGITAL SALES11/21/14 @ 8:34 pm EST
George R.R. Martin’s unlimited imagination delivers the final chapter of his fantastically original tale, In the House of the Worm this week in local comic shops. In the House of the Worm #4 reveals the final fate of Annelyn and the Meat Bringer. Surrounded by Grouns and terrifying
worms, this spoiled young man discovers the truth about the races of the fantasy realm. If he is able to survive the terrors of the absolute dark below ground, he has a chance to change the world. Or become a martyr as some truths are meant to not be uncovered. Fan favorite George R.R. Martin introduces another
distinctly original story that will appeal to Game of Thrones fans. Stop by your local comic shop to discover a new tale from one of the biggest names in fantasy fiction.
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ARCHIE COMICS WELCOMES HARPER LODGE BACK TO RIVERDALE11/21/14 @ 8:30 pm EST
This holiday season, DC Digital provides plenty of things to be thankful for – over 750 things, in fact! To celebrate Black Friday, DC Comics will offer 750 issues of iconic Batman stories on sale for 99 cents each for seven days, running November 25-December 1. Plus, on December 1, fans can also purchase 23 essential Vertigo graphic novels for $4.99 each during the Cyber Monday Sale. Get a jump start on holiday shopping and take advantage these incredible deals.
Be sure to check out the complete list of titles on IGN and get your hands on every last issue at the DC Digital Store, Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, ComiXology, and Google Play!
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THE QUACK IS BACK! HOWARD THE DUCK #1 IS COMING11/21/14 @ 8:20 pm EST
Following in the tradition of groundbreaking new characters like Kevin Keller, Archie Comics introduced Harper Lodge, Veronica's cousin, in last June's ARCHIE #656 to a huge response from fans.
Archie Comics is proud to announce that the fan-favorite character, who happens to have a disability, will be returning in a brand new story by writer/artist Dan Parent!
Harper's latest venture: writing a romance book about the boys in Riverdale, has everybody trying to figure out the big question: Who is Harper writing about? Will the gang be able to solve the mystery? Find out why people are raving about Harper and how she fits in perfectly with the rest of the gang in Riverdale!
Harper returns in ARCHIE #665, on sale 3/4.READ DYNAMIC FORCES' INTERVIEW WITH DAN PARENT ON THE CREATION OF HARPER LODGE by clicking here! Then come on back to the DF Page for more NEWS!
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RELIVE THE LEGACY OF MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS IN 201511/21/14 @ 8:15 pm EST
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But who needs turkey, when you can have a little duck?! That’s right – he’s back! The fabulous fowl. The web-footed wonder. The denizen of Duckworld. The one and only HOWARD THE DUCK! And he’s coming to you this March for HOWARD THE DUCK #1
– a brand new ongoing series from writer Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Original Sins
) and artist Joe Quinones (Savage Wolverine
, Harley Quinn
Straight from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
…post-credits scene comes the comic book return of the Marvel Universe’s most satirical sort. Join him as he takes on the Marvel Universe’s strangest cases only a talking duck can quack as New York City’s newest private investigator! New York City is full of the strange and the weird – a talking duck gumshoe shouldn’t be that much of a shocker!
Of the title’s new direction, Howard the Duck
Editor Wil Moss said “We’re thrilled to be bringing Howard back to the stands! The stuff Chip & Joe have planned for this series…well, to be honest, I don’t know if we’ll be able to publish most of it. But the stuff that does clear with legal is going to be amazing! Plus there’ll be some backup stories starting in issue #2 by a dream-team of guest contributors -- a lot of people are eager to take a shot at this duck!”
Be there when Howard the Duck ventures through the Marvel Universe, trapped in a world he’s become accustomed to as he takes on the Black Cat, She-Hulk and mysterious forces from outer space! Plus maybe even a Guardian of the Galaxy or two! (Mmmmmaybe.)Howard’s just a regular guy…who also happens to be a duck. Don’t miss his tour through the Marvel Universe whenHOWARD THE DUCK #1
comes to comic shops and digital devices this coming March. WAUGH!
HOWARD THE DUCK #1Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art & Cover by JOE QUINONES
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKYOn Sale March 2015!
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Before the all-new Secret Wars takes the comic world by storm in 2015, relive the complete Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars legacy in one complete, stunning package. Hot off the heels of this year’s sold-out Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set, Marvel is proud to present the MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE
, a deluxe collection of 11 hardcovers chronicling the history of one of Marvel’s most storied events!
Coming in June 2015, readers will be transported to Battleworld and back as they experience over 30 years of Secret Wars stories in one of the most comprehensive collections we’ve ever released! Plus, each of these extremely limited box sets comes complete with a full-size poster: legendary painter Alex Ross's rendition of the cover to Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1!
“Our Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set was a huge hit with fans and retailers, selling out almost instantaneously. We knew we had to follow that up with something big,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Not only do you get the entire history of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars along with a complete hardcover jam packed with extras and bonus material, but they are all presented in one of the most stunning packages we’ve ever produced.”MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE
is only available in extremely limited quantities, so don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Marvel history. This slipcase will arrive at local comic shops in June 2015 containing the following volumes: MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: TO BATTLEWORLD AND BACK PREMIERE HC
334 pgs. - collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #251–252, Incredible Hulk (1968) #294-295, Iron Man (1968) #181-182, Thing (1983) #10, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #180-181, Captain America (1968) #292, Avengers (1963) #242-243, Thor (1966) #341
and material from Fantastic Four (1961) #265MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. - collecting Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12THING: BATTLEWORLD PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. - collecting Thing (1983) #11-22,
and Fantastic Four (1963) #274
and #277SECRET WARS II VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
280 pgs. - collecting Secret Wars II #1-3, New Mutants (1983) #30, Captain America (1968) #308, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #196, Iron Man (1968) #197, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #6, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #268, Fantastic Four (1961) #282
and Avengers (1963) #260. SECRET WARS II VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. - collecting Secret Wars II #4-6, Daredevil (1964) #223, Incredible Hulk (1968) #312, Alpha Flight (1983) #28, Dazzler #40, Avengers (1963) #261, Thing (1983) #30, Doctor Strange (1974) #74, Fantastic Four (1961) #285
and Cloak & Dagger (1985) #4SECRET WARS II VOL. 3 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #7-8, Power Pack (1984) #18, Thor (1966) #363, Power Man & Iron Fist #121, New Mutants (1983) #36-37, New Defenders #152, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #273, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #111
and Uncanny X-Men (1981) #202SECRET WARS II VOL. 4 PREMIERE HC
288 pgs. - collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #274, Avengers (1963) #265-266, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #203,
and Fantastic Four (1961) #288
SECRET WAR PREMIERE HC
344 pgs. - collecting New Avengers: Illuminati (2007) #3, Secret War #1-5, Pulse #6-9
and Secret War: From the Files of Nick FuryBEYOND THE SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
352 pgs. – collecting Beyond! #1-6, Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #1-4, What IF? (1989) #4
and #114, What If? Secret Wars,
andVenom/Deadpool: What If?MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BEHIND THE SCENES PREMIERE HC
360 pgs. – The secrets behind the Secret Wars! Discover everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Marvel’s history of covert combats in this compendious collection of bonus content and special features for MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS, SECRET WARS II, SECRET WAR, BEYOND! and more! From original art to design sketches to posters to MARVEL AGE articles to OFFICIAL HANDBOOK entries to alternate and reprint covers — if this volume doesn’t have it, you don't need it! See Mike Zeck’s original pencils for MARVEL SUPER HEROESSECRET WARS #1, and the original version of SECRET WARS II #1 by Sal Buscema! Learn about the shield-slinging, secret-swapping action-figure line that tied in with the comic! Savor a gallery of rarities from Marvel UK! And prepare to get nostalgic as we shine a spotlight on the original epic, thirty years on! MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS ALEX ROSS POSTER
Hardcover: 3,568 pages Language: English ISBN: 978-0-7851-9751-5 On Sale June 2015!