In what seems to be the latest in a wave of internal (and vocal) criticisms directed at some of the larger comic book publishers, Marvel writer Greg Rucka recently opening up in Mark Millar’s CLiNT magazine about how his patience is wearing thin with the current practices at both Marvel and DC Comics. With DC’s New 52 relaunch last year and Marvel’s upcoming Marvel NOW! initiative, there’s no question that there’s been a great deal of shuffling among creative teams, abruptly pushing many talented creators off of books they’ve held long runs on. In addition to these changes, many in the industry have begun to raise an eyebrow at the current directions that the companies are taking when it comes to quality over quantity on their many different properties. (more..)
Fans of the Avengers Vs. X-Men series may wish to pass this article by if they haven’t yet read the latest issue of the event, which arrives on store shelves today. Seriously, there are some MAJOR SPOILERS ahead! Continuing the trend that Marvel seems to have developed for spoiling major plot points through various media outlets as their books hit the shelves, the New York Daily News have revealed a major character death in the most recent issue of Avengers Vs. X-Men.
I know it shouldn’t irk me as much as it does, but I can’t seem to get over the uncanny (no pun intended) similarities between DC’s Nightwing and Cyclops’ Phoenix costume from the Avengers Vs. X-Men event. Granted, it’s not the end of the world but it’s enough to make me question some of the original ideas that Marvel COULD have explored in creating the new costume for Cyclops.
Wardrobe nitpicking aside, what do you think of the AvX event so far?
We take on the Avengers vs X-Men naysayers explaining the painfully obvious: AvX is Frosted Mini-wheats! Then we thank Jason Aaron for dedicating Wolverine and the X-Men #8 to our fallen brony, Triforce Mike Pandel! I also call that the now redeemed Ant-man will be/has been replaced by an adaptoid! How Secret are those Avengers if they get infiltrated? (That’s a prediction, not a spoiler.) And we talk about the AvX #1 parties, our party and the new AvX website Marvelparty.com ! Also, some non-Marvel books came out
BAZINGA! GeekRest is back with another weekly recap of all the comic book-related news that popped up this past week. We had a rather light week for news which worked out in Aaron’s favor as he was recovering from a Frito overdose at the time. It happens…look it up.
This week we talk a bit about Telltale’s upcoming video game based on The Walking Dead, Marvel’s big animation weekend (The Avengers : Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and The Ultimate Spider-Man) as well as DC Nation on Cartoon Network. We also share our thoughts on the new Superman emblem for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel. IT’S BACOOOOON!!!! Watch Adam gloat over the triumphant return of Valiant Comics as he kicks up his fanboy appreciation for the publisher and lastly, watch Aaron as he kicks up HIS fanboy appreciation for Marvel’s upcoming ‘Avengers Vs. X-Men’ event that officially kicks off this week with retailer parties across the country!
Marvel has released the fourth AvX teaser image from Avengers Vs. X-Men #2, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by John Romita Jr., which features an epic battle between Emma Frost and Iron Man. (more..)
Marvel has released another teaser image for their upcoming Avengers vs. X-Men #2, following the first promos they unveiled that gave us a peek at both the Red Hulk taking on Colossus and Luke Cage trading blows with Namor. In the latest promo, Marvel teases us with the upcoming battle between Cyclops and Captain America.
Marvel has released a second teaser for their upcoming issue of Avengers Vs. X-Men #2, featuring the artwork of John Romita Jr. as he gives us a sneak peak at one of the touted battles between Luke Cage and Namor the Sub-Mariner. (more..)
With only a month left to go until Avengers vs X-Men #1 hits store shelves, Marvel Comics has gone ahead and released a preview for the cover of Avengers vs. X-Men #5, written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by John Romita Jr.