Top Secret Venom artist is revealed…and you’ll never ever believe who it is!

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A while ago, Marvel teased a “Top Seekrit” cover artist on a secret variant for VENOM #`1, one of the new “Tough Guys” line of Marvel Now! 2016 periodicals. The comics world trembled in uncertainty wondering WHO would be the artist? While writer Mike Costa and artist Geraldo Sandoval were toiling away, the mystery continued to […]

Marvel news: Monsters Unleashed collection and Champions collectible short box

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With the previews rolling out this week, Marvel has announced a few huge projects but here are the thigns that caught our attention at Stately Beat Manor: Monsters Unleashes, written by Cullen Bunn, is the “mini event” for Marvel early next year and they’re kicking things off with with the MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE TPB in January, a $34.99 hardcover […]

Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon launch a new Hulk title starring Jennifer Walters

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Oh that Marvel. A new Hulk title with Jennifer Walters starring. As Hulk. Not She Hulk. A traumatized Jennifer Walter. still recovering from trauma and the death of her cousin Bruce. Gimmicks aplenty. But the book is written by award winning author Mariko Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) so it’ll be worth a read at […]

Preview: Marvel’s Solo is getting a solo book

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Marvel Now! includes a spate of comics staring unproven (i.e. haven’t really had their own long running series)  male heroes with single word names – Prowler, Foolkiller, Solo, Venom, and the new guy Mosaic. Most of these characters are from the Deadpool and Spider-Man universes, I guess, and taken together seem like either some kind of gritty movement […]

Is Nilah Magruder the first African-American woman to write for Marvel?

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There was a lot of buzz a few months ago when it was announced that esteemed writer Roxane Gay and poet Yona Harvey would be writing World of Wakanda, a spin-off of the Black Panther universe. Both writers were recruited by author Ta-Nehisi Coates, and their hiring partially answered criticism that Marvel had never hired […]

Preview: Genndy Tartakovsky’s CAGE! finally comes out in October

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After nearly a decade in the making, CAGE! #1, written and drawn by animation master Genndy Tartakovsky, is finally coming out. Is it worth the wait? If you’re a fan of an amped up verson of the blaxploitation era Cage, possibly yes. Tartakovsky is best known for creating Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, and making […]

Here are the Top Five Titles You Can Snag with ComiXology’s Marvel BOGO Deal this Weekend

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Labor day is one of the more bittersweet holidays.  On the one hand, it represents an extra long weekend of fun in the sun, family barbecues, and poolside relaxation.  On the other hand, it’s the end of summer.  For our luckier readers, that means very little.  For those of us in the Northeastern United States, […]

Review: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 is Divisive, but Emotionally Striking

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The Amazing Spider-Man #17 Writer: Dan Slott Penciller: R.B. Silva Inker: Adriano Di Benedetto Colorist: Marte Gracia “Our world sucks.” I’m not sure if any other Spider-Man comic, or any mainstream comic of the superhero persuasion (outside of more adult-oriented material) has ever opened with such a declarative line of existential ennui. Either way, that line sets the […]