Look What Marvel Has Planned For The Middle Of 2015!

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Yup!  It’s that time of year again!  Marvel has released their book catalog for May-August 2015, and it’s chock full of reprints, collections, slipcases, and omnibi!

Marvel Kills Again in 2015

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The Merc With A Mouth To Meet His End By David Nieves In Marvel Comics ongoing — who can we kill that isn’t in our movies — quest; it appears as though the publisher has set their sights on fan favorite loony bin Deadpool. News broke today over on Nerdist that says April’s Deadpool 250 […]

Bendis and Humphries delve into Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: The Black Vortex

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Hitting stores next month is Marvel’s latest cross-over between the X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy: “The Black Vortex”, just 12 months after 2014’s “Trial of Jean Grey” which brought together these two Brian Bendis written teams for the first time.  For this event, Bendis is following the lead of Sam Humphries, writer of […]

Review: The 100 Spider War Continues

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Too Many Spiders By David Nieves Amazing Spider-Man #12 Written by Dan Slott   Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, and Justin Ponsor  (NO ASM 12 SPOILERS) We all know the cliché about too much of a good thing. Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott probably hasn’t heard it, which is far from a bad thing. […]

Review: Operation SIN returns Agent Carter to the comics

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By Matthew Jent Operation S.I.N. #1 Credits: Writer: Kathryn Immonen Artist: Rich Ellis Colorist: Jordan Byrd Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino Cover Artist: Michael Komarck Variant Cover Artists: Gabriel Hardman & Jordan Boyd; Skottie Young Publisher: Marvel Comics Genre: Superhero/Spy   “Oh God, you meant actual aliens.”   Operation: S.I.N. hits shelves today, starring Agent Peggy […]

Daredevil will debut on Netflix April 10th

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After last night’s smashing success of a debut for Agent Carter on ABC, Marvel television is running on a nice critical high-point. Its next big gamble will be quick to follow-up as Marvel and Netflix have announced that Daredevil will hit the online network on April 10th, just a little under a month before Avengers: Age […]

Marvel Month to Month Sales Charts: November 2014—A Tale of Three Events

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Wow! So that is a lot of AXIS, Spider-Verse, and Death of Wolverine coming out this month. Spider-Verse topped the charts this month, with Axis and some new debuts close behind, but I can’t help but wonder if these events are starting to cannibalize each other’s sales a bit. AXIS seems to be underperforming a bit, and I wonder if people are just getting tired of event after event.

Critics falling for Hayley Atwell in tonight’s Agent Carter premiere

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The time has come: After fans watched Hayley Atwell tweet for months about accidentally punching her co-stars in production, Agent Carter‘s 8-episode run kicks off tonight with a 2 hour premiere on ABC, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Picking up where Captain America: The First Avenger left off, Agent Carter centers on Peggy Carter’s work […]

Advance Review: Wolverines #1

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Who’s Been Polishing Wolverine By David Nieves Written by Charles Soule Art by Nick Bradshaw, Allison Borges Being fans you probably know by now that no one stays dead in comics. Countless characters have come and gone through the revolving door of comic book death. The real payoff for these stories rarely ever happens in […]

One Day Early: An Ant-Man #1 Review — (Hint, If You Like Hawkeye, You Might Like This)

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Ant-Man has the advance buzz as Nick Spencer’s follow-up to his sublime run on Superior Foes of Spider-Man.  That buzz is probably comparing Ant-Man to the wrong book, but this is still something in that general corner of the Marvel universe and worth your time. Superior Foes was a grand farce.  Pure comedy.  Ant-Man has […]

Advance Review: Ant-Man #1

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You Want Ants? Cause That’s How You Get Em By David Nieves Writer : Nick Spencer   Art: Ramon Rosanas The Marvel onslaught of ad-books starts the first week of 2015 with a bright spot. Writer Nick Spencer follows the Fraction model of turning a B-list character into a series star by humanizing him in […]

Advanced Review: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Deals With Serious Matters

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There’s an air of impossibility surrounding this book. It begins with a song and vibrant neon crime fighting. It deflates the hyper-serious and allows for a sense of whimsy. When I started working behind the desk at a comic shop, something like this would have barely snuck through Marvel editorial as a one-shot – a reaction to an audience that had an appetite for Serious Comics about Things That Matter and very little else. Today things are clearly different.

Diamond Is Shipping Marvel, Image and IDW Monthlies to Books A Million

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Remember how Marvel pulled out of the newsstand market several months ago?  Well, they’re back.  After a fashion.  And they’ve brought Image and IDW with them. Here’s what I know: sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I noticed the local Books A Million had a new rack of comics.  Marvel, Image and IDW titles — all […]

Remender’s Uncanny Avengers relaunch puts Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into focus

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Recently announced by Marvel and in the wake of AXIS, writer Rick Remender’s Uncanny Avengers is being relaunched with a new team and a new focus. Made up of Rogue, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Vision, Captain America, Sabretooth, and Brother Voodoo, this new team is pulled together due to a chaotic situation that will be delved […]

‘Ant-Man’ Trailer Teaser Offers First Look At The Film

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  Yesterday, Marvel Studios released an “ant-sized” version of the teaser for the Ant-Man trailer that is debuting during the premiere of Agent Carter on ABC this coming Tuesday night. Today, they sized it up into viewing shape and it gives us our first in-action glimpse of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: 2014 in Comics

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Brought to you by Publishers Weekly, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald! In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew discuss the big stories of 2014 month by month, including gains and growing pains in the […]