Archive | September 2015

Incoming Comics

AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #10 (MR)

AQUAMAN #44

AQUAMAN #44 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

ARCHIE #3

BATMAN ANNUAL #4

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT ANNUAL #1

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #2 (OF 5)

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #2 (OF 5) JOHNSON VAR

CAVALRY SHIELD 50TH ANNIV #1 WARD VAR

CAVALRY SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1

DRIFTER #8 CVR A KLEIN (MR)

DRIFTER #8 CVR B KRALL (MR)

E IS FOR EXTINCTION #4 SWA

FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS #1 (MR)

GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #114 C CVR FRANCHESCO

GHOST RACERS #4 SWA

GHOSTBUSTERS GET REAL #4 (OF 4)

GODZILLA IN HELL #3 (OF 5)

GODZILLA IN HELL #3 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR

GRAYSON ANNUAL #2

GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #4

HAIL HYDRA #3 SWA

INFERNO #5 SWA

INVADER ZIM #1 3RD PTG

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS OUTRAGEOUS ANNUAL #1

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS OUTRAGEOUS ANNUAL #1 SUB VAR

JUSTICE LEAGUE #44

JUSTICE LEAGUE #44 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ANNUAL #1

OLD MAN LOGAN #3 SORRENTINO 2ND PTG VAR SWA

RICK & MORTY #6

RICK & MORTY #6 INCV VAR MACLEAN

SANDMAN OVERTURE #6 (OF 6) CVR A (MR)

SANDMAN OVERTURE #6 (OF 6) CVR B (MR)

SECRET WARS #3 (OF 9) ROSS 3RD PTG VAR

SHIELD #10

SPAWN #256

SUPERMAN #44

SUPERMAN #44 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

TRUE BELIEVERS UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1

UNCLE SCROOGE #6

UNCLE SCROOGE #6 SUBSCRIPTION VAR

WALKING DEAD HC VOL 12 (MR)

WONDER WOMAN 77 SPECIAL #2

X-MEN 92 #4 SWA

ZODIAC STARFORCE #2

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #9

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #9 SUBSCRIPTION VAR

The Best Books You Aren’t Reading: Head Lopper #1 – Image Comics

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Head Lopper #1 – Image Comics

The characters are interesting and unique, and there’s plenty of cartoonish gory action and laugh out loud humor to keep anyone entertained. It seamlessly blends mystery and intrigue with zany moments and visceral violence in ways that I’ve never seen before. The world Maclean has created feels very connected and lived in, with everything that happens, no matter how outrageous, feeling plausible within the environment of the story.

Earlier this year, Dark Horse released Andrew MacLean’s graphic novel, Apocalyptigirl, which had a similar playfulness. MacLean’s storytelling style is adept at dropping readers in the middle of a story while giving us enough information to keep the pages turning.

For the full Head Lopper #1 article, and other related news, visit the Bleeding Cool website.

Throwback Thursday: “Prince: Alter Ego”

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Prince: Alter Ego

…it’s the Prince origin story, a la Purple Rain, but with a big superhero-style archenemy plot thrown in.

If you like Prince, and you like comic books, you’ll love Prince: Alter Ego. Find out more from the AFROPUNK article here.

Incoming Comics

1872 #3 SWA

ADVENTURE TIME #44

ARCADIA #5

BART SIMPSON COMICS #98

BATGIRL #44

BOOK OF DEATH #3 (OF 4) CVR A NORD

DEADPOOL VS THANOS #2 (OF 4)

DEADPOOL VS THANOS #2 (OF 4) HILDEBRANDT VAR

DEADPOOL VS THANOS #2 (OF 4) LIM VAR

DEATHSTROKE #10

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS NEXT STARTER GAME SET

FABRIKATIONS AVENGERS AOU IRON MAN PLUSH FIG

FABRIKATIONS HARLEY QUINN SOFT SCULPT PLUSH FIG

FABRIKATIONS STAR WARS CHEWBACCA SOFT SCULPT PLUSH

FIGHT CLUB 2 #5 MACK MAIN CVR

FIGHT CLUB 2 #5 MORRIS VAR CVR

FLASH #44

FLASH #44 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

FURY SHIELD 50TH ANNIV #1 WARD VAR

FURY SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1

GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT THREE #5 (OF 5)

GRAYSON #12

GRAYSON #12 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #4 (OF 6)

INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #5 SWA

JOKER ENDGAME HC

KANAN #6

MANHATTAN PROJECTS SUN BEYOND THE STARS #3

MARVEL AVENGERS ULT CHARACTER GUIDE UPDATED & EXPANDED

MARVEL AVENGERS ULTIMATE CHARACTER GUIDE HC

MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA HC 75TH ANNIV ED

MARVEL MOPEEZ SPIDER-MAN PLUSH FIG

MARVEL PREVIEWS OCTOBER 2015

MS MARVEL #18 SWA

NAMELESS #5 (MR)

OMEGA MEN #4

POCKET POP HARLEY QUINN VINYL FIG KEYCHAIN

POP BATMAN 66 BATMAN VINYL FIG

PREVIEWS #325 OCTOBER 2015

RUNAWAYS #4 SWA

SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #12

SEX CRIMINALS #12 KATE LETH XXX VAR (MR)

SONIC UNIVERSE #80

STRANGE FRUIT #1 (2ND PTG)

SUPERMAN ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MAN OF STEEL HC

TMNT CASEY & APRIL #4 (OF 4)

TMNT CASEY & APRIL #4 (OF 4) SUBSCRIPTION VAR

TRUE BELIEVERS BLACK WIDOW #1

TRUE BELIEVERS SILK #1

WE ARE ROBIN #4

WEIRDWORLD #4 SWA

WILDS END ENEMY WITHIN #1 (OF 4)

YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #5 SWA

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ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE CARD WARS #3 (OF 6)

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE CARD WARS #3 (OF 6) SUBS VAR

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #4 SWA

AGENT CARTER SHIELD 50TH ANNIV #1 ACTION FIGURE VAR

AGENT CARTER SHIELD 50TH ANNIV #1 WARD VAR

AGENT CARTER SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1

ALIENS VS ZOMBIES #2 (OF 5) A CVR METCALF (MR)

ALL NEW HAWKEYE #5

ARMOR WARS #5 SWA

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS #1 (OF 6)

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS #2 (OF 6)

BATMAN HC VOL 07 ENDGAME

BEAUTY #1 2ND PTG

BEAUTY #2 CVR A HAUN (MR)

BEAUTY #2 CVR B TEMPLESMITH (MR)

BEAUTY #2 CVR C RODRIGUEZ (MR)

BIZARRO #4 (OF 6)

BLACK CANARY #4

BLACK CANARY #4 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

BLACKSAD HC

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #1 (OF 5)

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #1 (OF 5) ASRAR VAR

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #1 (OF 5) INHUMAN 50TH ANNIVERSARY VAR ED

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #1 (OF 5) SALE VAR

CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER #4

DC COMICS BATMAN Q-POP FIGURE

DOCTOR FATE #4

DOOMED #4

FABRIKATIONS BIG HERO 6 BAYMAX SOFT SCULPT PLUSH FIG

FABRIKATIONS GOTG GROOT SOFT SCULPT PLUSH FIG

FADE OUT #9 (MR)

FLASH SEASON ZERO TP

GREEN LANTERN THE LOST ARMY #4

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #4 SWA

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #4 YOUNG CONNECTING E VAR

HARLEY QUINN #20

HARLEY QUINN #20 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

HOUSE OF M #3 SWA

IN REAL LIFE GN

INFINITY GAUNTLET #4 SWA

INVADER ZIM #3

INVADER ZIM #3 INCV VAR VASQUEZ

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #7

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #7 SUBSCRIPTION VAR

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #4

MICKEY MOUSE #4

MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN AND BUCKINGHAM #2

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #34

ODYC #7 (MR)

POP STAR WARS PRINCESS LEIA VINYL FIG

RAT QUEENS #12 (MR)

ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #4

ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #4 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

SECRET SIX #6

SECRET WARS JOURNAL #5 (OF 5) SWA

SEX CRIMINALS #11 2ND PTG SKETCH CVR (MR)

SEX CRIMINALS #12 (MR)

SEX CRIMINALS #12 KATE LETH XXX VAR (MR)

SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #21

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #276 SEGA VAR CVR

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #276 THOMAS REG CVR

SOUTHERN CROSS #5 (MR)

SPIDER-ISLAND #4 (OF 5) SWA

SPIDER-MAN HEAD COLOR PEWTER KEYRING

SPIDER-VERSE #5 SWA

STAR WARS #9

STAR WARS LANDO #4 (OF 5)

SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #21

SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #21 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

TMNT AMAZING ADVENTURES #2

TMNT AMAZING ADVENTURES #2 SUBSCRIPTION VAR

TOKYO GHOST #1 CVR A MURPHY (MR)

TOKYO GHOST #1 CVR B MURPHY (MR)

TRUE BELIEVERS THOR #1

WONDER WOMAN #44

WONDER WOMAN #44 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

Incoming Comics

1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #3 SWA

A-FORCE #4 SWA

ACTION COMICS #44

ACTION COMICS #44 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

ALL STAR SECTION 8 #4 (OF 6)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #5 SWA

ARCHIE #2 ERICA HENDERSON VAR CVR

ARCHIE #2 PAOLO RIVERA VAR CVR

ARCHIE #2 PAUL RENAUD VAR CVR

BATMAN #44

BATMAN #44 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS #1 (OF 6) VAR ED

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT HARLEY BAT BLK T-SHIRT

BATMAN SUPERMAN #24

BATMAN SUPERMAN #24 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

BITCH PLANET #5 (MR)

CAPTAIN AMERICA SHIELD PX NAVY HOODIE MED

CATWOMAN #44

CIVIL WAR #4 SWA

DARTH VADER #9

DARTH VADER #9 GRANOV VAR

DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR)

DRIVE #1 (OF 4)

FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #9 (MR)

FASTER THAN LIGHT #1 (MR)

FLASH #43 BOMBSHELLS VAR ED

GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #4 SWA

GOD IS DEAD #41 (MR)

GOD IS DEAD #42 (MR)

GODZILLA IN HELL #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG

GOTHAM ACADEMY #10

HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1

HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1 VAR ED

HOUSE OF M #1 ASRAR VAR SWA

INJECTION #5 CVR A SHALVEY & BELLAIRE (MR)

INJECTION #5 CVR B SHALVEY & BELLAIRE (MR)

INVADER ZIM #2

ITTY BITTY BUNNIES BONG GENIE #1 MENDOZA VAR (MR)

JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 (OF 4)

JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 (OF 4) CHECCHETTO VAR

JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 (OF 4) HYPERSPACE VAR

JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 (OF 4) MOVIE VAR

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #13

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #20

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #12

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #12 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

ONYX #2 (OF 4)

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #12 (MR)

PHONOGRAM THE IMMATERIAL GIRL #2 (OF 6) (MR)

PLANET HULK #5 SWA

QUAKE SHIELD 50TH ANNIV #1 WARD VAR

QUAKE SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1

REBELS #6

RED HOOD ARSENAL #4

RED SKULL #3 (OF 3) SWA

RICK & MORTY #2 3RD PTG

RICK & MORTY #3 2ND PTG

SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR)

SECRET WARS 2099 #5 (OF 5) SWA

SIEGE #3 SWA

STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #3 (OF 6) REG SHASTEEN

STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #3 (OF 6) REG STOTT

STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #3 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR

STARFIRE #4

STARFIRE #4 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED

SUICIDERS #6 (MR)

TYSON HESSE DIESEL #1 (OF 4)

WALKING DEAD #146 (MR)

WICKED & DIVINE #14 CVR A MCKELVIE & WILSON (MR)

WICKED & DIVINE #14 CVR B GRIMES (MR)

X-FILES SEASON 11 #2

Marvel Studios: Disassemble

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Marvel Studios

Some significant changes at Marvel Studios have come to light this week, and this may not be the last of them.

Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, and the man best known for helping to establish the Marvel movie franchise as we know it, used to report to Marvel CEO Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter. However, news broke this week that, for reasons not yet entirely clear, Feige has managed to not only shrug off the apparently uncomfortable yoke of Perlmutter, but he also managed to dissolve the Marvel Creative Committee. This committee, the members of which included Marvel giants such as Joe Quesada and Brian Michael Bendis, was intended to give creative advice on Marvel projects, not only major motion pictures, but TV, video games, and other franchising.

It’s hard to be certain whether the MCC was doing more harm or good. There are reports that the MCC had some difficulties with film directors such as Joss Whedon, Edgar Wright in the recent past, but there is apparently also some evidence that Feige’s failure to account for suggestions made by the MCC led to extensive and costly re-shoots on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. These expensive, avoidable re-shoots no doubt contributed to Disney declaring Age of Ultron a failure. Considering that, and the fact that the MCC gave us the 2008 Iron Man film with Robert Downey, Jr., it could be safe to say the good outweighed the bad.

At this point, Feige now reports to Disney’s chief, Alan Horn. And no one else.

Further reading will likely make this sound like a power move by Feige, and the tip of a big, company-shaking iceberg. But for now, we must wait to see how things shake out and what comes next.

Stay tuned, True Believers.