Preview: The Champions are Marvel’s youth movement

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  As we’ve been noting, Marvel is giving their upcoming Champions team book a YYYYUUUGGGE push, with plentiful retailer incentives, a debut party promotion, and a “Change the World’ teaser campaign spotlighting the young cast. And here’s the first preview of the book, which comes out in October. Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos are the creative team. […]

Superheroes go terribly wrong in AXIOM by Mark Waid and Ed Benes

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Legendary Comics, the funnybook spin-off unit of Legendary Entertainment, but they’ve been spnning out some good looking books, as you can see from their homepage. They’re also not shy about putting out full-length original graphic novels, eschewing the periodical serialization model. And here’s a new one by […]

Fox lines up Adam McKay to direct IRREDEEMABLE

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Irredeemable, the Mark Waid-written, Peter Krause-drawn comic for BOOM! which details the villainous turn of Earth’s greatest hero and his former colleagues that stand in his way, is officially headed to the big screen and is getting an Oscar-nominated director to boot per Deadline. Fox has attached Adam McKay, the director (and co-writer, which netted […]

Thrillbent 4.0 coming in July

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Writer Mark Waid launched the digital comics site Thrillbent four years ago as a proof of concept for digital comics and since then it’s run some mighty fine content, including experimental comics, Tim Gibson/s Moth City (above), The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood by Christina Blanch and various artists, and Waid’s own Insufferable, drawn by Peter […]

First Look: Annie Wu reveals the truth behind Archie’s “Lipstick Incident”

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Oh and speaking of Annie Wu, she’s the artist on issue #4 of the all-nu Archie comics, (Veronica Fish takes over on issues #5-6) and in issue #4 of the Mark Waid reboot we finally learn about #LipstickIncident, the secret that has been haunting the halls of Riverdale High and crimping Archie’s dating style.

Samnee and Waid Reunite in an Ongoing Black Widow Series

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She was a spy working for the Russian government who defected and became one of the most important S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to ever be a part of the program — now she has support from one of the strongest creative teams in modern comics. This morning via Entertainment Weekly Marvel announced the next project for interior artist Chris […]

SDCC ’15: Our Animation and Comics Creator Interviews in Audio-form

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Here’s where I finally release what’s left of our SDCC audio content…as a follow-up to last week’s set of DC and Marvel Television interviews, here are our chats on the animated side of things including discussions with Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Ike Barinholtz, Seth Meyers, and more! Additionally, here are the audio […]

Nice Art: Archie #2 Preview: A Burger for Little Jughead

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The first issue of Archie rang triumphant in the comic book space with the creative team of Fiona Staples and Mark Waid delivering something akin to an earnest take on a beloved American icon. Archie Andrews is everything but traditional himself nowadays that he’s clean cut and and an earnest comic book lead. There’s no grit on […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Mark Waid Discusses Archie #1

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By Harper W. Harris Among his lauded superhero comics, Mark Waid is also writing the highly publicized Archie #1, which relaunches the flagship title of the publisher, featuring art by the 2015 best penciller Eisner winner Fiona Staples. I had a chance to speak with him in between signings and panels to get his take […]