The New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW! Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.
Bringing together mutants and humans to spearhead a special superhero team, Captain America creates a “unity” team to help prove that mutants are not a threat to the world. Choosing previous members from both teams, this new group works to help strengthen the binds within the superhero community as well as the planet as a whole, going against Cyclops and his call for revolution against humanity. Choosing Cyclops’ own brother Havok to lead, Captain America gives his full support to the team and takes a backseat to his normal role as leader. And, while this isn’t the first time mutant and human superheros have worked together, this is the first time it has been done in such a public fashion. They’re here, they’re powerhouses, and they’re the Uncanny Avengers.
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At WonderCon 2013, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester talks with voice actor Troy Baker regarding his work on LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite.
At WonderCon 2013, Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes chats with actor Charlie Schlatter about his work on LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite.
There’s a lot of backstory to the It Girl and the Atomics saga, spanning several different series prior to this one, which provide the details of who these characters are, how they came to be, what they can do, and what their relationships are to one another. None of it really matters a whole lot to this particular issue. If you wanted to jump in with #9, with no prior knowledge of the series or the characters, you could do so without becoming too terribly lost. The only really important information is this: they’re superheroes. Everything else is pretty much incidental.
When I received the list of Image titles to review, I picked Miniature Jesus based solely on the title. I mean how can you not review a book called Miniature Jesus. I figured only a book worth its salt could get away with calling itself that. I was right.
Fewer issues really give you a good jumping on point as much as Hoax Hunters #9. It’s a one shot comic that perfectly illustrates the premise of the title in a creative way. So, if you haven’t been following the story, pick this one up as a start.
You wake up in a strange place, no idea how you got there, and you know almost instantly you are being chased by . . . something. You run towards a structure, a little boxy house . . .
What House of Gold & Bones presents to me is the feeling of a dream world that is vast and sweeping, unhindered by reason, and pushed forward into the sublime.
After working in the Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons setting for years, video game developer Bioware decided to create its own fantasy setting from scratch for a new series of games. Taking basic adjustments from our own history, like what if a Joan of Arc figure was the acknowledged prophet of God instead of Jesus, and adjusting concepts from traditional fantasy, such as what if magic wasn't revered but considered a corrupting influence, they created the world of Thedas. With two games, an expansion, a whole host of DLC, books, comics, an RPG, and a third game on the horizon, the creative team has compiled all the facts about their new universe into one book, The World of Thedas.
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Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
We know that, for many of you, the be-all-and-end-all of sci-fi TV can be defined by two words: Doctor Who. Who fervor is on the rise, given the show’s 50th anniversary this year, so Broadway Paperbacks has fanned the fandom's flame by introducing its paperback original Doctor Who tie-in series. Featuring all-new Eleventh Doctor adventures, Justin Richards’s Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen, Nicholas Briggs’s Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation, and Tommy Donbavand’s Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow are penned in collaboration with BBC’s Cardiff-based TV production team. These authors were given advance access to the scripts of forthcoming episodes and made privy to the secrets of the Doctor’s future before even the most fanatical of fans. Approved by the BBC to make sure nothing is overlooked, these books have the intimate and authentic feel of lost episodes.
Our friends at Broadway have generously provided us not only with a copy of each of the paperbacks, but also a Doctor Who Christmas in April Blu-ray Giftpack (featuring “Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol” and “Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe”) to give away to our Dalek-loving readers.
Apocalypses are never a good thing. If the post-apocalypses don't bring on a plague of zombies or marauding cyber-gangs, you're bound to deal with horrors of radioactive mutation . . . or even worse, high school, as is the case with Gori Lori - the first issue of a new indie comic by writer Nick Blodgett and the art team of Batton Lash and SS Crompton.