Here’s an interesting one– Marvel publishing’s Guardians of Infinity #8, a comic book that was supposed to be written by Dan Abnett (Aquaman) and drawn by Carlo Baberi (Thunderbolts) with an additional story from Neil Degrasse Tyson (StarTalk) has changed creative teams for the second tale. Horror film directors Jen and Sylvia Sosk (American Mary) have joined the comic for the second story, taking over writing duties from Tyson.
The Sosk twins made their Marvel debut via a short story in Secret Wars Journal #5. Newsarama broke the story, explaining that a Marvel representative confirmed the news to the outlet who stated that Previews ran the solicitation info incorrectly.
However the news might not end there, after taking a look at the solicitation that Newsarama ran for the eighth issue of the comic, it seems that July 20th’s #8 could be the last installment of the series. Bear in mind that this is pure speculation, but the steady drop in sales, sense of finality in the solicitation and $4.99 price tag likely don’t bode well for the upcoming series– take a look at the revised solicit and cover;
GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #8
DAN ABNETT, JEN & SYLVIA SOSKA (W)
CARLO BARBERI (A)
Cover by Gary Choo
The Conclusion of The Hermetikus Saga!
All three generations of the Guardians of the Galaxy, reunited and ready for action! It took two thousand years’ worth of Guardians of the Galaxy just to face Hermetikus; is there any hope of stopping him? The final trial approaches! If any Guardians survive, can they escape with their bodies and minds intact?
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
Marvel has also dropped a teaser for a surprise comic teasing: “Who is Mosaic?” CBR picked up on the Alias vibe exuding from the first teaser image drawn by Stuart Immonen (New Avengers). Alias, Jessica Jones’ initial series was poised for a comeback based on comments from Brian Michael Bendis (New Avengers) earlier this year. The image draws similarities to artist David Mack‘s (Kabuki) covers.
Today’s puzzle piece included a better look at the iconic hero, Spider-Man.
Finally, CBR shared wonderful artwork from May’s Civil War #0. The comic is written by Bendis with art from Olivier Coipel (Thor). Take a look at the incredibly polished pencils below;
The opening salvos of the war that will fracture the Marvel Universe will be fired here! Today Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside CIVIL WAR II #0 – coming to comic shops and digital devices this May! From the blockbuster creative team that brought you House of M and Siege – Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel bring you the blistering first chapter of the comic event of the year. His name is Ulysses – a new Inhuman with the ability to profile the future. His emergence sends shockwaves through the Marvel Universe. Will they use his power to alter the future and control their destinies? Or will they reject it – and allow tomorrow to unfold without interference. Be there as the table is set for the comic book fans will be talking about for years to come in CIVIL WAR II #0 – coming this May!
Plus – head to your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day for an exciting prologue to Civil War II by Brian Michael Bendis & Jim Cheung. Then, pick up CIVIL WAR II #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor – on sale June 1st!
CBR ran a preview for Nighthawk #1 today written by David Walker (Shaft) with art from Ramon Villalobos (E is for Extinction).