Archive for January, 2013
Yesterday the newest issue of Diamond’s Previews catalog was released. For those not familiar, this is the catalog Diamond gives to retailers for orders to be based off. It normally contains the basic solicits, some ads, and perhaps a few notes from various publisher’s marketing departments. This new volume of Previews, which features the solicits for April, was rather interesting. It opened with the following note:
In our continuing commitment to keeping our stories exciting, our heroes fresh and our series accessible, we’re taking The New 52 to the next level with WTF April! You’ll find the WTF certified stamp of More >
NBC’s popular TV series, Community, finally comes back a week from today for its fourth (and sadly, probably final) season! Premiering Thursday, February 7th at 8PM, the show manages to retain its original timeslot and make its way back to the airwaves after a 9 month hiatus. The return of Community has faced a series of problems over the past year, much of which can be blamed on its broadcast channel, NBC. But finally we can put all of this in the past as the show prepares to return with 13 brand new episodes next week. To get everyone ready, check More >
2013 seems to be the year that superheroes lose their fights on movie posters, with Superman being handcuffed, and now Iron Man falling from the skies in a burning wreck. Well the poster looks beautiful, as if a comic cover brought to life, does this poster tell us a lot about the movie’s tone? Or was its designer just a sadistic villain who prefers to see Iron Man go down in flames at least somewhere. Probably more likely it’s the former, as the trailer has already shown Tony Stark take a fair bit of a beating up against the Mandarin and More >
Posted by KC Katastrophe
MAC Cosmetics (a well-known professional line of cosmetics available to consumers worldwide) is set to release a new line of special edition cosmetics and accessories featuring Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge of Archie Comics fame. MAC is well-known in the makeup world and is definitely a favorite of mine, I have loads of their products in my makeup bag.
In the past MAC has released collections based on other fictional female icons such as Barbie, Hello Kitty, Disney Villains, and even Wonder Woman (of course I have a good chunk of the Wonder Woman collection…what can I say, I adore MAC More >
This Wednesday Johnathan Hickman’s popular new Avengers series picks up right where it left off with issue #4 hitting stands. Entitled The Death and Resurrection of Major Titans, this issue sees the secret origin of the near omnipotent Hyperion. But that’s not all, as the Legacy of the Garden unfolds in the Savage Land. The avengers team continues to expand and face great danger as Hickman’s epic run on Avengers continues.
Written by Johnathan Hickman (Manhattan Project, New Avengers), Avengers #4 features art by Adam Kubert (Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, Avengers Vs. X-Men) as he begins his 2 issue run of More >
OEL Manga, or Original English Language Manga, was a title that came to popularity around the mid-2000’s, when American manga company, Tokyopop, started heavily producing North American created comics in the manga style and format. Tokyopop was hardly the first company to do this, but they became one of the most popular and criticized groups for doing such, with over a dozen such titles becoming popular best sellers. But long before Tokyopop, companies like Antarctic Press and Viz were putting out manga created by North American writers and artists. It was a rarer genre of comics, but it did exist. More >
Posted by Darren Schram
March brings the sexy out of Zenescope, as if the publisher isn’t always producing sexy interiors and sexier covers, with a new pile of great comics. This month will provide 2 new one-shots based around the Grimm Fairy Tales series, one of which is rather holiday related and slightly resembling of a classic series of cheesy horror films. Beyond that is the start of a new storyline in Grimm Fairy Tales proper, along with some exciting stuff in the Wonderland realm of stories. Make sure you swing by your comic shop to pick up all the hot covers set to More >
Posted by Rebecca Schnell
Have you ever wanted to show off your Spider-man fandom but maybe didn’t have the time or funds available to purchase the whole Spidey suit? Here’s an alternative option inspired by your friendly neighborhood Spiderman. A totally suitable makeup look that will guarantee you’ll stand out at any convention or costume party! If you’re interested in learning my process keep reading.
Spider-Man was first created back in 1962 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. He originally appeared in the comic Amazing Fantasy #15, which was the last issue in the series originally titled Amazing Adult Fantasy. When Ditko had designed his costume, he More >
This Wednesday the 100th issue of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible comes out, and I can already tell you it opens with some unbelievable moments. But for those who are looking for the coolest cover or want to collect them all, we have a peak at all 8 of the masterfully designed covers to this unbelievable Image comic. Much like with Kirkman’s Walking Dead #100, the author has pulled in some of the greatest artist in the industry for this anniversary issue, including some of the top Image artists. This issue features covers by Ryan Ottley, Cory Walker, Marc Silvestri, Bryan Hitch, More >
The “Executive Extinction” crossover reaches a deadly turning point this Wednesday as Iris encounters an all new Executive Assistant–Jasmine—and the results are perilous! With her employer already kidnapped and held by the Russian Mafia, Iris makes a shocking decision that could end with her own death. Iris may be back for her third volume of comics from Aspen MLT, but will she survive the series and make it through the Executive Extinction?
Written by the Executive Assistant creator, David Wohl, this issue is packed with more action and sexy, weapon wielding women than you can probably handle. In our 4-page preview More >