The Marvel Retailer Panel kicked off at 11 AM on Thursday, directly after the Diamond Retailer Panel. Only retailers were allowed admittance. And me. In attendance from Marvel were editors Nick Lowe, Christina Harrington, Tom Brevoort and writer Charles Soule. Marvel kicked things off right with a showing of the Black Panther trailer. Damn, this movie […]
Marvel always has huge storylines in development and this week the publisher happens to be wrapping up Monsters Unleashed, their latest crossover. We’re going to take a look at the fallout from the big story and cover a brand new chapter in the life of Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man #25. Amazing Spider-Man #25 Writer: […]
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 […]
by Xavier Lancel Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my you-can-fire-and-insult-your-employee-for-being-gay-because-eh-he’s-a-hairdresser country. If this memorable French court decision hasn’t reached your side of the ocean, I’d be delighted to share it with you in the comment section. As expected, […]
Are Dan Slott (Silver Surfer) and the risk-takers at Marvel bringing a supporting Spider-Character back from the dead in the comics? Will jaded Spider-Man fans contribute enough interest to the resurrection to warrant a teaser and marketing campaign? Let’s face it, watching heroes die is just more interesting than finding a way to bring them back. While Spider-Man: Dead […]
Man, Marvel loves their hyphens. Dan Slott recently gave an interview to MTV regarding his and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli’s upcoming Amazing Spider-Man run, which begins following Secret Wars‘ conclusion in October. In the article, MTV debuted new designs from the series including a brand new costume created by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) and a Spider Mobile conceived by Camuncoli. As head of Parker Industries, the […]
Despite its faults, the issue really drives home the nature of what it means to be Spider-Man… Woman… Gwen… Pig, etc.
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. […]
by Alexander Jones This early in the morning, it’s tough to get comics fans to wake up for anything. Luckily here at San Diego Comic-Con, there was a room full of eager Spidey fans frothing at the mouth to hear more news about the upcoming Spider-Verse event over at Marvel. The event combines every single […]
Marvel led the month of April in comics sales behind the 500,000+ sales of Amazing Spider-Man #1, which DIamond confirmed as being “the best-selling comic book in both units and dollars in over a decade,” and sales were up quite a bit from the previous month; however April was a five week month making direct comparisons hard to make. Still. sales are beginning to catch up year to year, and GN sales are up from 2013.