2017-08-09

Secret Empire: Agendas diverse and sundry

Pages from Captain America #25, Secret Empire #8...

Read more... )

NS: Jonathan Hickman confirms Fantastic Four was cancelled because of Fox

 So lately there's been some dispute as to whether or not Marvel's cancellation of the Fantastic Four and the subjugation of the X-Men line and related merchandise had to do with Perlmutter's vendetta against Fox.

Well according to Jonathan Hickman...

"I think it’s pretty common knowledge at this point that Marvel isn’t publishing Fantastic Four because of their disagreement with Fox. While it bums me out, I completely understand because, well, it isn’t like they’re not acting out of cause. Fox needs to do a better job there."

Well it's up to you to decide whether or not Marvel cancelling their longest-running comic as a 'fuck you' to Fox is 'acting out of cause'. As a bonus, here's the cast from the recent FF movie being blown up in a Marvel comic. Because Marvel isn't petty about this or anything.

Scans under the cut... )
[personal profile] history792017-08-09 01:40 pm

Kill or be Killed #9




"I hope we're playing the violence in a very real way. I want it to have impact, because this is a story that is playing in that lone killer vigilante genre like TAXI DRIVER and DEATH WISH and so many others, but at the same time it's kind of flipping it around, too. Examining it from a different point of view.

I wanted to really get deep into what it would be like to have to become a vigilante. The kinds of things that physical violence will do to you, to your mental health and your body. It's a story that will grow in scope as it goes along, too, because becoming a killer creates a lot of ripples in the world, and I want to follow those, too."

- Ed Brubaker


Read more... )

Rocket #3 - "The Blue River Score, Part 3: Breakout"



What is it like, inside The Colon? In the hot, cramped confines of The Colon? How did Rocket end up in The Colon? Some would say that, in a real sense, Rocket entered The Colon the moment I began work on the character. Anyway, to answer your question: The Colon is a dark place, where the squeeze is on and something somewhere stinks. There’s a network of tough guys there—a ring of muscle, if you will—and Rocket has to navigate the twists and turns of The Colon in order to escape through the rear exit. It’s very much a bum note in his life. Anyway, it’s named after the punctuation mark, clearly. -- Al Ewing

Read more... )
icon_uk: (Default)
[personal profile] icon_uk2017-08-09 08:54 pm

Adam West's last Batman role, and a new origin for Two-Face

The trailer for Adam West's final performance as Batman is out, with William Shatner as Harvey Dent/Two-face in...

Batman vs.Two-Face )
[personal profile] history792017-08-09 09:27 pm

Mister Miracle #1




"I wanted to write about the Trump era, but I didn’t want to write, “Fascism sucks” or “Trump sucks.” That doesn’t get you anywhere. You’re taking your Twitter feed and putting it in panels. What I wanted to do is capture the emotion of the period, and the anxiety, the way Alan Moore captured the anxiety of the ‘80s or Kirby captured the anxiety of the ‘70s or even Lee captured the optimism of the ‘60s; to capture the feeling, more than the politics. That’s what interests me. That’s how you make something that’s just not a polemic. After page four, the whole thing goes into a 9-panel grid, and it’s to give you a sense of that claustrophobia. To give you a sense of what it is to be trapped, not only in the themes and the words, but in the actual panel structure. He’s trapped behind those bars we had in Omega Men, and how does he break out?"

- Tom King


Warning for Suicide )