Rounding up some recent think pieces and facing the most annoying thing in comics. Plus the greatest panel report of all times.
Mike Mignola‘s Hellboy has been a cornerstone of comics since his debut in 1993 (he’s as old as I am!). The character has survived the tumultuously shifting tides of the industry and a series of creative changes during his tenure at Dark Horse. Now a few more changes are coming. Today, EW revealed the […]
By Victor Van Scoit When your local comic store is The Isotope in San Francisco it’s hard not to look forward to Wednesday. There’s always a fresh stack of comics, an interesting conversation to jump into, or an unplanned surprise. This past Wednesday was no exception when I walked in and noticed a couple of […]
The Valiant is the lynchpin of Valiant Next, a new hopping on point for readers from Valiant. A prestige format limited series with art by Paolo Rivera, and a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla, there’s no chance we’re not going to run a preview any time it gets into our inbox. The story by Matt Kindt and Jeff Lemire doesn’t hurt either.
Valiant will be set up at NYCC at booth #2028 with exclusives and signings by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Fred van Lente, Michael Walsh, Robert Venditti, Robert Gill and Paolo Rivera. They also will have an exclusive X-O Manowar toy!
The dynamic duo of Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt seems to have set up shop for some of their non-creator owned work at Valiant Comics, and new they’re joined by Paolo Rivera for The Valiant, a new four issue prestige mini-series. An they’ve got Franceso Francavilla doing variant covers as well—along with Kindt and Lemire—so it’s a nice art-a-palooza. It’s nice to see Valiant stepping out with new titles, and especially great to see Rivera back on interior art—he’s best known for his impressive MArvel covers but since stepping back from that we haven’t seen nearly enough of his stylish art around.
Marvel is always generous with artwork in their emails, some of it quite notable. Over the last 24 hours they released this nice cover by Paolo Rivera for their Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1, an anthology celebrating the release of Marvel Comics #1 back in the day. The interior of the book includes Bruce Timm […]
Valiant have sent round a few press releases this week, each clarifying more detail about their upcoming Unity storyline. Formerly thought to be a major crossover event, then a miniseries, and now revealed as a new ongoing team-up book; the company have also announced a number of variant covers and that the book will be […]
Artist on multiple Marvel books including Amazing Spider-Man and the relaunch of Daredevil, Paolo Rivera has announced that he will be stepping away from his Marvel exclusive after 10 years of service.
While looking up New York Comic Con schedules, we found the above Batman commission by Paolo Rivera, who has worked almost exclusively for Marvel. But in the comments he notes he would love to draw Batman “some day”…hint hint hint.