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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Alex figures this one needs no intro… Ragnarok #1 Walter Simonson. Norse Mythology. Shh…you don’t have to say anything. The choice has never been more simple.
Marvel Comics character The Punisher first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (cover-dated February 1974). Created by writer Gerry Conway (with input from publisher Stan Lee, who suggested the character’s name) and artists John Romita, Sr. (who tweaked Conway’s design for the character, specifically putting a large skull symbol on the character’s chest) and Ross Andru (who first drew the character for publication), The Punisher was initially an antagonist to Spider-Man; as a vigilante, The Punisher is relentless in killing criminals, which puts him at odds with Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes. However, over the years, the character evolved into a sympathetic antihero that remains popular with many comics fans. It appears that some of those fans are in the United States Armed Forces.
Justin Jordan & his beard of The Legend Of Luther Strode, Dead Body Road, Shadowman & Green Lantern: New Guardians will team with artist German Erramouspe of Crossed, God Is Dead & Disenchanted for a new creator owned series via Avatar set to be released in November of 2014. More details via Bleeding Cool
Gail Simone of Batgirl, Red Sonja, Birds Of Prey, Deadpool, Secret Six & Wonder Woman will be writing a crossover event with Dynamite comics featuring the charechters Red Sonja, Vamperilla & Dejah Thoris titled Women Of Valiant. More info via CBR
It seems only natural that as someone who has long been interested in history, I would similarly be interested in the genre of alternate history. Where factual history allows us to piece together cause and effect, more fictional scenarios prod us to ponder how easily events could have turned differently. This is not always as simple as it sounds, though, as one subtle shift can drastically change everything else. One of the flaws in Philip Roth’s otherwise strong novel, The Plot against America, is how neatly he ties the course of the narrative back to historical record as if no divergence had ever occurred. It’s not that simple. For example, in Watchmen, Alan Moore thinks through how employing an omnipotent being such as Dr Manhattan into the Vietnam War would drastically alter the course of things to come. There is no President Reagan in Watchmen (nor was there a Ford or Carter Administrations), because the circumstances which nurtured them no longer existed.
UPDATE: AS OF 7:00 p.m. (EASTERN TIME) ON JULY 20, 2014, THE NBC! COMMUNITY HAS TIED IN CHOOSING TWO COMICS – Savage Hulk #2 and Black Market #1 – AS “YOUR WEEK’S FINEST”. THANKS FOR VOTING!
The NBC! team loves to pick the week’s best comic for “This Week’s Finest!“, and we want to give all members of the NBC! community the opportunity to voice their pick for the best comic of the week. Below is a poll comprised of all the comics listed in the NBC! pull lists for this week – which one did you think was the best?
Please vote, and please let us know which comic you voted for – and why – in the comments. The poll will close at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, July 20, 2014, when we’ll announce the winner of YOUR WEEK’S FINEST!
Good morning and welcome to another stroll through Cosmo’s Gallery. I have a wide assortment of characters for you this week, plus a pair of monsters smashing stuff. Good times.
Image comics series & NBC favorite Zero by Ales Kot & several art collaborators will be developed as TV show. No TV networks yet but there are producers attached. More details via Hollywood Reporter
Hello friends, this week at The Banana Stand I wanted to spotlight a new book I just discovered last week. Monsters! & Other Stories by Gustavo Duarte is a collection of three stories published by Dark Horse Books, and they all center on–you guessed it–monsters! Gustavo Duarte is a name I wasn’t familiar with, but the cover and title immediately caught my eye. Now that I’ve read one of his books, I’ve added him to the “buy on sight” list. He has a marvelous grasp of sequential storytelling, his personal aesthetic is expressive and gorgeous, and I look forward to whatever his next project may be. Continue Reading
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first appearance of the word “super-hero” in the English language didn’t occur in an American comic book, but in the British newspaper the Daily Mail. The dictionary defines “super-hero” as “a person with extraordinary heroic attributes; (now spec.) a benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, typically one who features in a comic strip or film”, and notes the word’s first appearance in an 1899 newspaper article quoting French journalist and statesman Georges Clemenceau.
Sam’s back, this time with her reaction to two of the biggest series being published right now; Saga and Sex Criminals. What follows may be upsetting to seasoned readers, so be cool! (Expletive content follows as well…)