CHRISTINA BLANCH TALKS THE DAMNATION OF CHARLIE WORMWOOD: A DYNAMITE INTERVIEW ON BLEEDING COOL08/14/14 @ 4:31 pm EST
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MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. UNLEASHES THE ART OF EVOLUTION02/26/15 @ 11:51 pm EST
Almost a month ago it was announced that the Thrillbent
webcomic The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood
by Christina Blanch
, Chris Carr
and Troy Peteri
was being collected byDynamite
. Now Byron Brewer
caught up with Blanch and asked about the transition from digital to print and how it might change things.BYRON BREWER: Christina, how did Damnation of Charlie Wormwood make the jump from Thrillbent to Dynamite?
It’s all thanks to Nick Barrucci of Dynamite. We were chatting at a con and we started talking about the book and he asked when it was coming out in print. I told him we were printing one issue of it just so I would have something to sign at conventions and he was surprised that I hadn’t taken it somewhere. He and I then talked the next and it all just happened. It was amazing, and Dynamite has been wonderful to work with – we couldn’t ask for anything better.BB: What is it like producing a book for Thrillbent vs. a more mainstream company like Dynamite? Can you explain the process difference to the reader?CB:
The biggiest thing is that now we know that it will be in print so we well keep that in mind when writing and when Chee is drawing. However, we still want to give readers the digital comic experience on the screen so we aren’t really changing too much. The big difference is in the production – taking the pages or the screens as we call them at Thrillbent and turning them into print pages. Our editor Mark Waid has been great in helping to do that and we are learning as we go. I’m sure we will get better at the transformation every issue.BB: You and Chris Carr have written the property for Thrillbent. Will you both be on the miniseries, and if so how do you share those responsibilities of collaboration?CB:
Nothing will change. The whole creative team that we have on Charlie is so integral to the book that we don’t want to change things. Our creative process is pretty simple but has changed over time. The first few issues we wrote together, in the same room, working through all of it. As time went by and schedules got busier and busier, it was harder to be in the same workspace. We have worked out an outline for each issue and one of us will write the book, the other will approve it, and then we send it to our editor Mark, ho then send it to our incredible artist Chee.For the uninitiated, tell us the concept of the book.
Charlie Wormwood is a teacher in the correctional education system aka prison. He isn’t thrilled about it but job in education are not easy to get. He also happens to have a son who has been in and out of the hospital and they really can’t figure out what is wrong with him. With bills piling up, Charlie is offered help from an unexpected source. This is the story of how far someone will go to help their child and how that journey changes that person. I don’t want to give too much away. People have said it has a Breaking Bad vibe which I have to take their word on because I have internationally stayed away from that show so I don’t subconsciously put in a similar storyline. When the book is done and that makes me sad, it will be nice to have Breaking Bad to watch as a treat.BB: The book is very dark, from what I understand. How do you keep the emphasis on what sacrifices Charlie is making for his sick son?CB:
I’ve heard the book is dark. Some of our readers send me notes asking why I hate Charlie. I don’t hate him. He does have some bad luck. But, the book is called the Damnation of Charlie Wormwood.
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HULK DOMINATES IN NEW POSTER FOR MARVEL'S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON02/26/15 @ 11:46 pm EST
After last year's popular "Art of Level 7" initiative, in which celebrated artists created brand new poster art for each of the final six Season 1 episodes for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," we decided to double down with "The Art of Evolution"!
Once again, some of the greatest artists in the industry will create new posters for each episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," but this time we'll have 12 new posters to commemorate each episode in the second season's back half! AFTERSHOCKS PRINT BY GABRIELE DELL'OTTO
With the series returning this Tuesday, March 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET, Gabriele Dell'Otto--the co-creator of Agent Skye's true character, Daisy Johnson--has brought the episode to life in a gorgeous new print that you can check out right here.
Each poster released in this series will be available as limited edition high quality prints with the first print of the series to go on sale Friday, February 27 at 12:30 a.m. PT. These individually numbered prints are strictly limited to 100 copies.
Tune in on Tuesday, March 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET to catch the return of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC.
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MATT MURDOCK GETS BLOODY IN NEW MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL POSTER02/26/15 @ 11:41 pm EST
Hulk takes control in a brand new poster for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron"! Check out the poster below before seeing the film when it hits theaters on May 1.
In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) uses his advanced intelligence to solve the most difficult situations. When Ultron (James Spader) appears with plans of destruction, Banner’s anger takes over and transforms him into the rage-fueled Hulk!
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THE SUPERGIRL CAST ADDS TWO NEW MEMBERS02/26/15 @ 11:23 pm EST
Matt Murdock gets rough in the latest poster and motion poster for "Marvel's Daredevil," only on Netflix April 10!
Taking on an enemy as powerful as Wilson Fisk can have a physical toll, as evidenced by Matt's cuts and bruises in the poster above
Series star Charlie Cox shows the bloody side of Matt's war on crime in the upcoming original series as we prepare to launch all 13 episodes in less than two months!
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MARVEL ZOMBIES #1 SHAMBLES ACROSS BATTLEWORLD THIS JUNE02/26/15 @ 11:17 pm EST
The cast of CBS’s Supergirl
just picked up two intriguing new members—one of whom may potentially have a dark future. Photo by Paul Gregory Photography
Actress Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy
) has been cast in the role of Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s foster sister on the show. Fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age, Alex developed a lifelong obsession with science which inspired her to become a doctor. Of note to fans is the last name—longtime Supergirl readers know that “Danvers” is a last name which has occasionally been used by Kara in the comics.
At the same time, David Harewood (Homeland, Selfie
) has been announced in the role of Hank Henshaw. A onetime CIA agent, Hank now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth. Fans of the comics will also know that Hank Henshaw is known in DC Comics lore for being Cyborg Superman.
This news arrives after the announcement earlier this week that Calista Flockhart will be playing Cat Grant on the show, and also came with the news that Arrow
Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg will be joining Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler as an Executive Producer on Supergirl
DEO? Cat Grant? Cyborg Superman?! Man, we can’t wait to see this one!
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POLICE SEIZE ‘WOLVERINE’S HAND’ IN DRUG RAID (WAIT, WHAT?)02/26/15 @ 3:28 pm EST
This June, a lone soldier ventures deep into unknown territory on a mission of personal discovery – and of blood-soaked survival! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce MARVEL ZOMBIES #1
– a brand-new Secret Wars series from writer Simon Spurrier (X-Force
, X-Men: Legacy
) and artist Kev Walker (New Avengers
, Avengers Arena)
She is Elsa Bloodstone
, one of the fiercest monster-hunters Battleworld has ever seen. Burdened with the task of keeping the zombie hordes to the south from rampaging through Battleworld, she patrols the borders from high atop the Shield. Day in and day out she fights and claws to keep the world safe, knowing that setting one foot into that hellish landscape means certain death. That is, until she spots a human girl among the corpses.
Knowing what untold horrors await her on the other side, she flings herself into the shambling hordes. But once she’s in, she’ll have to fight her way out…
“If you want an awesome book about an incredible woman digging deep into her own crumbling reserves to smash, blast and sneak her way through legions of your favorite Marvel personalities, corrupted into gurgling cackling brain-hungry insaniacs – then this is the book for you,” says writer Simon Spurrier in an upcoming interview with Marvel.com.
Can one woman stand against an endless army of the living dead? Clearly, you’ve never met Elsa Bloodstone. Be there when zombie-blasting, high-octane action kicks off this June in MARVEL ZOMBIES #1
MARVEL ZOMBIES #1 Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On Sale in JUNE!
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EXPLORING UNTOLD TALES OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE IN COMICS FORM02/26/15 @ 3:24 pm EST
Police in Guelph, Ontario, probably didn’t mean to sound alarming when they reported they’d confiscated “Wolverine’s hand” during a drug bust. However, the hirsute mutant can regenerate, and these are (alleged) meth dealers we’re talking about, so what are expected to think?
But no, CBC News reports, these were Wolverine claws found among the cash, small quantities of meth, ecstasy, heroin and marijuana, bulletproof vest and assorted knives, hatchets and machetes.
A police department spokesman suggested “Wolverine’s hand” is actually a “push dagger,” but that’s not right, either. It’s actually called a claw gauntlet, among other things, but it seems awfully popular in … certain circles: U.K. customs officials seized steel Wolverine claws on at least two occasions in 2009, and in Utah in 2012, a 19-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly went after his roommate with a pair.
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HEY, THE HULK’S IN CENTRAL PARK! MARVEL COMICS COVERS HIGHLIGHT NEW YORK02/26/15 @ 3:03 pm EST
For the production staff of Marvel Studios, comic books are more than just source material to adapt and inspire film and television projects. They're also a valuable storytelling tool that can expand the history of their interconnected universe and explore how their characters would react on some fun adventures that aren’t necessarily integral to the history of the universe.
As a result, Marvel Studios and Marvel publishing have recently begun collaborating on a number of print and digital Infinite tie-in comics that expand the history of and play with the characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These projects fill in gaps and extend personalities beyond the boundaries of the studios’ twice annual films and various TV series.
One of the chief architects behind these collaborations is Will Corona Pilgrim. The writer is currently heading up the two-issue “Marvel’s Ant-Man Prelude” series featuring art by Miguel Sepulveda as well as April's “Avengers: Operation Hydra” with artist Andrea Di Vito.
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GWEN STACY: 'SPIDER-GWEN' BRINGS ICONIC SPIDER-MAN GIRLFRIEND BACK TO LIFE02/26/15 @ 2:57 pm EST
Unlike the heroes of DC Comics, which often protect fictional cities like Gotham and Metropolis, the heroes of Marvel Comics tend to cluster around New York: Spider-Man, or rather Peter Parker, grew up in Queens, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four are headquartered in Manhattan, and the X-Men have a school for gifted youngsters in Westchester.
Marvel is celebrating the New York roots of its heroes in May with a series of covers that showcase the city and its colorful champions.
“Each cover is carefully considered to make a statement about New York,” said Axel Alonso, the editor in chief of Marvel Comics.
The images include Ant-Man hanging out atop a hot dog cart, agents of the intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D. in aerial combat near the Statue of Liberty’s torch and the Incredible Hulk catching some non-gamma rays in Central Park.
There will be New York-themed covers on 15 series.
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ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE & BATTLEWORLD IN STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #102/26/15 @ 2:38 pm EST
Gwen Stacy is iconic since becoming one of the first main characters in comic book history to kick the bucket.
Spider-Man's girlfriend died in 1973 after an epic battle between the web slinger and the Green Goblin, a huge move for comics and Marvel when no heroes died.
Well, now Marvel is bringing her back to life in "Spider-Gwen."
Yeah, you read that right. The magazine premiered Wednesday and has Stacy as a superhero in an alternate universe.
The story goes that the radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker actually bit Stacy on Earth-65, an alternate reality..
This isn't "Spider-Gwen's" first appearance though. She debuted in "Edge of Spider-Verse No. 2," where she watched Peter Parker die, not the other way around in the classic Spider-Man.
This version of Gwen Stacy is a rocker who plays in a band and gets slammed by Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson, who you may know as Parker's angry, Spider-Man hating boss in the original series. He blames her for Parker's death.
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War rages across the patchwork planet of Battleworld. Domains far and wide clash in an unending conflict for territory. Yet amid the fury and the fire of battle, there is love to be found as well. This June, one of the Marvel Universe’s burgeoning romances will be put through the Secret Wars
wringer in STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #1
– an all-new Secret Wars series! Fan-favorite writer Sam Humphries and Marvel newcomer Alti Firmansyah ask the question – can love really conquer all?
“Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde is an action romantic comedy,” says Sam Humphries. “It is the emotional and spiritual continuation of the great Peter Quill/Kitty Pryde romance that has been developing in Legendary Star-Lord.
It’s going to be funny, and fun – but also heartbreaking and thrilling.”
The events of Secret Wars
have brought these two together once more. Yet, hailing from entirely different realities, can these two-star crossed lovers reconcile their feelings for one another – even though they are not the ones they know?! Sure – if they don’t kill each other first! The Kitty Pryde from the Age of Apocalpyse domain learned a long time ago not to trust anyone. Especially strangers from other realities who claim to be her boyfriend!
Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde are finally together in their own series! But are they TOGETHER together? The burgeoning romance of these two fan-favorite characters will be tested like never before on the surface of Battleworld. Will their love triumph across space and time? Or will the events of Secret Wars
prove too much? The answers lie within True Believer – so don’t miss STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #1
on salte this June!
STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #1
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art by ALTI FIRMANSYAH
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
On Sale in JUNE!