SDCC ’16: Marvel Reveal Line-Up of ‘Champions’ Variants (Including a Darkstar one!)


Marvel have been running a series of variant cover initiatives over the last few years, tying in to various trends of interests for the benefit of the speculator market. I mean, I don’t really know why there is such a thing as a ‘speculator market’ at all nowadays, but that’s besides the point. The newest […]

More Marvel heroes forced to choose sides for Civil War II


Various exclusive Civil War 2 teasers have been rolling out, at and CBR, and so far the combatants include Black Panther, Lady Thor and teenage Jean Grey. The artist is Phil Noto. Civil War II rolls out with a Free Comic Book Day special on May 7th and then a series by Brian Michael […]

Poe Dameron Celebrations hit comics shops! Yub Nub!


    Since last December, American has had  a new sweetheart and it’s rebel fighter pilot Poe Dameron, as portrayed by swoony Oscar Isaac in Star Wars The Force Awakens. MEn, women and children are all abuzz about this hunky space jockey who grew up dreaming of flying an X-wing, just like the rest of us, and […]

Soule and Noto tell Star Wars’ Resistance pilot Poe Dameron’s Story


Marvel has just announced a brand new ongoing title featuring Rebel pilot Poe Dameron from writer Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando) and artist Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca.) After being introduced to the pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Marvel is set to begin publication on a new ongoing series launching in April. Dameron’s comic book debut […]

Nice Art: Noto and Francavilla first out of the gate with Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan art


Claiming he was just so excited by yesterday’s teaser reveal, artist Phil Noto has created probably the first Episode VII fan art, integrating the John Boyega and Daisy Ridley characters and the already infamous cross hilt lightsaber in the iconic floating head style beloved of Drew Struzan and other classic movie posters.

Heroes Con 2014 Was So Nice That Two Couples Got Engaged

Photo taken by Kelly Sue DeConnick

by Alexander Añe I’ve been going to conventions for years, and the only thing that’s been the same is that one person who says, “But you really have to go to Heroes Con.” There’s always someone praising Heroes Con, and now, I am one of them.

REVIEW: When the Going Gets Tough in HELHEIM #1, TRIGGER GIRL 6, SLEDGE-HAMMER 44


I noticed a common feature in the comics I was reading this week, a feature that made them all compelling as stories: the role of the underdog pitted against overwhelming odds. Seeing the psychological reactions of the characters was an important part of the ride, but excellent artwork, particularly in executing fight scenes, left me […]

The Beat Reviews for 09/01/13: Ghosts Galore


Aside from being Dennis Hopeless week once more, this week saw every company release a massively publicized, ‘important’ comic. From Dark Horse’s new Star Wars series to Marvel’s Sinister Spider-Man, this was a week for big new books.