SDCC ’16: Marvel Launch Loyalty Reward Programme Called ‘Marvel Insider’

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Marvel have just announced a loyalty programme for readers, which will reach across their online stores and social media presence. Once you join at the website, you start collecting points by regularly visiting Marvel’s home page, sharing posts on social media, taking surveys, listening to podcasts and (of course) parting with money. Here’s a guide, in […]

SDCC ’16: Looks like ‘Thor Ragnarok’ Might Visit ‘Planet Hulk’

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Later today there’s going to be a presentation in Hall H (we’ve not heard much from there yet this convention!) from Marvel Studios, in which I’m expecting we’ll see some kind of teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and maybe some new Dr Strange info. But one thing that now seems certain is that we’re going to […]

SDCC ’16: Cornell and Kelly’s ‘Saucer Country’ Becomes ‘Saucer State’ at IDW

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Yesterday saw the news that Saucer Country, the Vertigo series co-created by writer Paul Cornell and artist Ryan Kelly, will be returning in 2017 – albeit with a different title and a new publisher. Next year sees Saucer State, at IDW. First published in 2012, Saucer Country was part of a line of new Vertigo titles which ran […]

SDCC ’16: Crushing the Mainstream: Love & Rockets’ Past, Present and Future

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By Donald Powell The Love & Rockets panel on Thursday at SDCC gave a bird’s eye view of the history of underground comics over the past 30 years. In addition to Love & Rockets co-creators Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, the panel was moderated by Gary Groth, Fantagraphics’ head honcho and Comics Journal gadfly. The Hernandez […]

SDCC ’16: Marvel Reveal Line-Up of ‘Champions’ Variants (Including a Darkstar one!)

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Marvel have been running a series of variant cover initiatives over the last few years, tying in to various trends of interests for the benefit of the speculator market. I mean, I don’t really know why there is such a thing as a ‘speculator market’ at all nowadays, but that’s besides the point. The newest […]

SDCC ’16: Here’s The Trailer for Season 7 of “The Walking Dead”

Let’s not waste time, there’s zombies a-waitin’. That’d be voice actor Khary Payton showing up in the trailer, bringing the character Ezekiel to life on the big screen. Much of the video hinges on Negan and his baseball bat, which last season was used to kill off one of the cast members – but we […]

SDCC ’16: Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey, Alitha Martinez and Afua Richardson Join Forces for ‘World of Wakanda’

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Marvel have just announced a new series spinning out of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze’s Black Panther run. If you’ve been reading the series, you’ll have noticed how the creative team have been putting a lot of attention on the Dora Milaje, nominally the bodyguards for T’Challa himself. It’s almost as though a glowing sign is sat […]

SDCC ’16: IDW to Publish “Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four” Artist’s Edition in 2017

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Jack Kirby would have been 100 years old next year. The King of Comics designed and created many of the most seminal, iconic figures and characters in the history of comics – from the New Gods to the Fantastic Four. And it’s the latter who will be the focus of a new artist’s edition from […]

SDCC ’16: Netflix Roll Out Teasers for “Iron Fist” & “Defenders”, Confirm Season 3 for “Daredevil”

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Netflix time! Marvel Studios have their big deal with Netflix, which has so far brought us two seasons of Daredevil, one season of Jessica Jones, and will soon bring Luke Cage and Iron Fist shows to the digital subscription service. As part of Comic-Con this year, Netflix decided to drive us that bit further down […]