t’s Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday today, and this should be a national holiday, but sadly people just aren’t hip enough for Kirby Day yet. If you’re in New York, there is a pop up Museum downtown, sort of nearish where Kirby was born, and I’ll be making a visit there later today.
Hey, did you know this Monday would have been Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday? I hope so! Recently, I had the realization that a number of people I’m close to had read very little of the work from the King of Comics. Keep in mind, I’m 34, and most of my pals are a wee-bit younger, with varying levels of […]
Marvel’s busy last few weeks continue with more Generations. This week we’re seeing double in the Generations one-shot featuring a tale of the older and younger Jean Grey! To make the publishing line even more wild this week, beloved Marvel writer Christopher Priest is returning to the publisher with the extraordinary Phil Noto in Inhumans: […]
By Gabriel Neeb At the panel for Marvel Comics’ SECRET EMPIRE, held at the San Diego Comic Convention, it was revealed that Mark Waid would assume writing duties on Captain America in November 2017, with his frequent collaboraton Chris Samnee assuming art duties. The title would once again be renumbered, beginning their run with #695. […]
A few things we’re seeing from orbit while on Monitor Duty in The Beat Watchtower: The Marvel solicitations for October do not seem to have an issue of Captain America scheduled. And Sam Wilson is now the Falcon again, not Cap. Is Marvel saving something for a surprise reveal? Does the character need a rest […]
“I don’t want to say that I felt pressured by Marvel or the community to take a stand. I respect them both and would listen to them as best I could, but in the end, this was for me.”
The Marvel Universe is becoming enveloped in the clutches of a Secret Empire formed by former Marvel hero Steve Rogers. Readers were shocked when the character teased that he had switched sides as the seeds for Secret Empire were planted back in 2016 in the pages of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. After a year […]
If you are familiar, or in the least semi-familiar, with the early history of the comic medium, images of fit men flying and punching everything in sight while wearing tights might blip through your imagination. Perhaps to your surprise, comics in the early 1900’s were diverse and meant for a broad audience. In fact, it […]
Xavier Lancel dives into January’s and February’s Marvel sales!
Artist, illustrator, writer, and in a way Jack Kirby historian are a few of the titles that Arlen Schumer would claim for himself. The man of many talents is hard at work at this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, giving four “visualectures” throughout the convention weekend. Since SDCF is paying special tribute to the […]