comics

New from Disney Kingdoms – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

I have been very interested in Marvel’s new Disney Kingdoms comic title and enjoyed what I’ve read so far. Their first story was a supernatural adventure about the conceived but never built Museum of the Weird called, well, Seekers of the Weird. They followed that… Read More »New from Disney Kingdoms – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Guardians of the Galaxy Review

This latest venture into the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes us as far away from Earth and its Mightiest Heroes as we could possibly go, the only connecting point being Thanos, who we saw at the end of The Avengers but doesn’t play that much larger… Read More »Guardians of the Galaxy Review

Star Wars and Marvel Announce New Comics, Plus Star Wars Rebels Previews

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While we didn’t get any big news about Star Wars: Episode VII at San Diego Comic Con, Marvel did announce that beginning next year they would be releasing three Star Wars titles: Star Wars: Princess Leia, Star Wars: Darth Vader, and, of course Star Wars. All three of these titles will take place between Episode IV and Episode V.

SDCC attendees also were treated to see a little bit from the new animated show Star Wars Rebels, including an extended look at the show as well as a couple of clips and an interview with Simon Kinberg, one of the show’s writers.

extended look (watch for the R2D2 and C-3PO cameos)

two new clips below the jump:
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Review: Marvel’s Captain America: Winter Soldier Prelude Comic

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I wrote a post on my blog about the MCU tie-in comics which essentially said, “They’re good, but they could be so much better,” so when I went to the store today to pick up a copy of the Captain America: Winter Soldier Prelude I wasn’t expecting much.

I knew that it would include a graphic novelization of the first Captain America movie and the official prelude to the new one, but it also included classic comic stories that introduced characters like Hawkeye, the Falcon, the Winter Solider, and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.

My biggest complaint about this collection is that, of the seven collected issues only three of them are related to the MCU. Despite being a prelude to the new movie this weekend, more than half of this graphic novel has nothing to do with it.Read More »Review: Marvel’s Captain America: Winter Soldier Prelude Comic

Figment and Dreamfinder to get their own Comic Book

figmentI have been very curious to see where the Disney Kingdoms comic line goes after their trip to the Museum of the Weird.

Marvel has announced, with one little spark of inspiration, that they will be taking a journey into imagination with their next five-issue story starring Figment (ok, bad puns over).

Figment #1 is debuting on June 4 with Jim Zub penning the story and Filipe Andrade as the artist.

“I was contacted out of the blue by editor Bill Rosemann at Marvel,” Zub recounts. “He’s been handling the Disney Kingdoms comics and, with so many fantasy projects under my belt and with magic and whimsy showing up in other stories I’ve written, he felt I’d be a good fit to pitch on FIGMENT. So far I’m doing my best to prove him right.”

He goes on to say:Read More »Figment and Dreamfinder to get their own Comic Book