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Freeze Frame 5/13/2016

From Abe Sapien #33 by Fiumara & Dave Stewart
From Abe Sapien #33 by Fiumara & Dave Stewart

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Freeze Frame 4/8/2016

From Midnighter #11 by Aco & Jeremy Cox
From Midnighter #11 by Aco & Jeremy Cox

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Freeze Frame 11/6/2015

From Citizen Jack #1 by Tommy Paterson & Jon Alderink
From Citizen Jack #1 by Tommy Paterson & Jon Alderink

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The Vision’s Empathetic History

Vision and Scarlet Witch 1 cover Leonardi
Leonardi

The Vision has had a long rich history since his 1968 debut in Avengers #57. Originally created as a weapon for the Avengers’ destruction, he quickly earned their trust and the devotion of their fans. Indeed, he ranked #2 in our own list of greatest Avengers ever. This Wednesday Marvel premieres a new Vision series written by Omega Men writer Tom King. Earlier in the year, I discussed the character’s earliest appearances. Today I shall focus my attention on Vision’s first mini-series co-staring his wife Scarlet Witch.

Vision and the Scarlet Witch had long been romantically linked when Steve Englehart wrote their marriage ceremony for Giant-Size Avengers #4. The wedding happened in 1975, but it was not until 1982 that the couple received a spin-off series. Written by Bill Mantlo and penciled by Rick Leonardi it depicted a couple trying to carve out a life for themselves apart from their former teammates in the big city. They purchase a modest home in suburban New Jersey (Leonia to be precise), hoping for a more quiet existence. And so, the first issue opens with the couple walking through the neighborhood on Halloween as trick-or-treaters parade past. When Vision is caught without any treats for a trio of kids, he provides them with a trick courtesy of his denisity altering powers. It is a charming sequences which ends with an affectionate exchange between the spouses. Despite some of the more outlandish aspects of their appearance, they truly feel like any other couple taking a nightly stroll.
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The Rough Guide To All New, All Different Marvel

Fall is upon us but while Secret Wars and it’s many tie in’s sit in delay purgatory for the time being, Marvel is once again relaunching it’s superhero line with a whole bunch of #1 issues for their comics. With that said, the publisher is moving from a different position than they were in with Marvel Now & All New Marvel Now. With the former, Marvel had a lot of young creative talent that they were able to re-position during the relaunch to give their line a fresh make over and give creators they had brought up on  their lower tier titles a higher profile like Jonathan Hickman, Jerome  Opena, Esad Ribic, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jason Aaron or Rick Remender. After Marvel Now was a success, they added several new talents into their fold by building off the success of the original relaunch, giving creators like Ales Kot, Tradd Moore, Michael Walsh, Felipe Smith or Michel Fiffe their first shot at a major comics launch with the publisher. Now, much of the talent from both those initiatives has moved on from the publisher. In their place, Marvel has new creators coming on from all sorts of different mediums in addition to some of their old standby’s like Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Waid or Greg Land, and they are publishing a lot of comics. Probably too many. Below is a list of all the announced new series categorized into grouping of Yay, Mayhaps or Nah like we did with Secret Wars. Keep in mind that I won’t be including series that are basically the same creative talent and that Marvel will surely have more books to announce in the months ahead.

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Updated: All The New October 2015 Marvel Series Via Bleeding Cool

635689708958153536-marvelIn addition to the Warren Ellis project, Bleeding Cool is announcing several new Marvel series & creative teams. They are as follows:

Update: Newsarama confirms The Vision series by King & Walta

Sean Ryan & Cory Smith will be taking over Nova

Writer Nick Spencer & artist Daniel Acuna will be taking over Captain America from Rick Remender & Stuart Immonem

Jeff Lemire & Humbert Ramos Extraordinary X-Men is confirmed from this interview on CBR

New Avengers title relaunching with writer Al Ewing & artist Gerardo Sandoval

S.H.I.E.L.D will be relaunched as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D with writer Marc Guggenheim taking over on writing duties and artist Mike Norton becoming the full time series artist

Writer Gerry Duggan & artist Ryan Stegman will be taking over Uncanny Avengers from Rick Remender & Daniel Acuna

Scarlet Witch series written by James Robinson

Carnage series from Gerry Conway & Mike Perkins

Ultimates comic in the mainline Marvel continuity by Al Ewing & Kenneth Rocafort 

New Illuminati series by Joshua Williamson & Shawn Crystal

New Vision series from Tom King & Gabriel H Walta

Mike Costa will be continuing Spider-Verse as Web Warriors with artist David Baldeon

Daredevil by Charles Soule & Ron Garney

Uncanny X-Men by Cullen Bunn & Greg Land

Extraordinary X-Men by Jeff Lemire & Humberto Ramos

All New X-Men by Dennis Hopeless & Marc Bagley

New X-23/Wolverine by Tom Taylor & David Lopez

Venom: Spaceknight by Robbie Thomas & Ariel Olivetti

Howling Comandos of S.H.I.E.L.D by Frank Barbiere & Brent Schoonover

Angela Relaunch With Marguerite Bennett remaining as the main writer on the series and art from Stephanie Hans & Kim Jacinto

Deadpool relaunch by Gerry Duggan & Mike Hawthorne

Writing duties on Old Man Logan will be taken over by Jeff Lemire with Andrea Sorrentino remaining on art.

Thor, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ms Marvel, Amazing Spiderman, Legendary Star Lord, Howard The Duck, Spider-Woman, Hawkeye, Spiderman 2099 & Silk will also feature the same creative teams that are currently writing the books.

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