NYCC’16 LIVEBLOG: The Netflix’s & Marvel’s IRON FIST panel gives you your FIRST look at the series

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The Comics Beat is live at the New York Comic Con Main Stage and the crowd is wild!  It’s not quite Hall H proportions, but the Main Stage is by far the largest panel room at NYCC, which makes it the perfect place to show off Netflix’s and Marvel’s IRON FIST.  The followup to the […]

SDCC’16: Marvel Announces New Graphic Novels for 2017

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Marvel has just released their latest graphic novel catalog online! The following titles are scheduled to hit store shelves sometime in early 2017 (January-April). Since this data has just been released, there are no covers, and everything is subject to change! One interesting tidbit… you can see the actual print runs for each title! Were […]

Podcorn Podcast 06/01/16 — Captain America & Fandom

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Last week, Marvel Comics published Steve Rogers: Captain America #1 by writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz.  The response to the comic was immediate and vast, with many fans weighing in on the controversy surrounding the issue’s big cliffhanger twist, which revealed that Steve Rogers may have been an agent of HYDRA all along.  The […]

The Marvel Rundown: Is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther Too Opaque to Love?

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The first issue of Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic), drawn by Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics) and colored by Laura Martin (Thor) was a technical success. The character of Black Panther was fueled by an interesting cocktail of rage that propelled some of the issue at a nice pace. However, despite this title’s strengths, I’m not […]

REVIEW: James Robinson’s Scarlet Witch #1 is Bewitching

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By: Nick Eskey Writer: James Robinson Artist: Vanesa Del Rey Colorist: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Cory Petit Cover Artist: David Aja Taking place after her stint in the Avengers team, James Robinson’s Scarlet Witch is now as she claims “alone.” The only acquaintance that we’re introduced to is the ghost of her old tutor in witchcraft, Agatha Harkness, who happens to […]

The Retailer’s View // Quite A Lot Of Variants

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Today, I’m staring down the initial order deadline for titles releasing in November. The initial order deadline is something I neglect to realize is coming until a few days before they’re due – and while there’s always a lot of prep that is done ahead of time, going through the order book will still take […]

Review: Thor #8, Total Universe Woman

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Thor #8   Story: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Colors: Matthew Wilson Letters: Joe Sabino Publisher: Marvel     This is it, seven months of mystery and red herrings all culminate in Thor #8. Hey that sort of rhymes. If you’ve managed to avoid the spoilers of the character’s identity reveal, rest assured I will not […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Hawkeye Fan

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By Kyle Pinion I love Matt Fraction, David Aja and Annie Wu’s Hawkeye. It’s by far my favorite monthly (which I realize is a stretch to still call it that at this point) comic coming from the Big Two. Its mixture of high impact super-heroics, indie sensibilities, film influences, and raw emotion have paved its […]