Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
From the Walt Simonson Appreciation Society on Facebook:
"Thor 337 cover. Pen (probably Rapidographs), ink, tracing paper, Scotch magic tape, white out, and masking tape! (I think that's all of it it.) 10 x 15. 1983.
"This is the original production version of the cover for Thor 337. I believe that the original drawing I did of Bill was photostated in order to reduce it slightly in size to clear the logo a bit better. So this is that photostat seen through a layer of tracing paper.The logo here was the original logo for Thor. At the time, it was the only Marvel logo that had never been changed since its introduction back in the mid-60s. I changed it the following issue so this was a way of alerting readers that (hopefully) something new was in the works.I got a stat of the logo, cut it up, moved the pieces around on tracing paper over the figure till I got them where I wanted them, and then taped everything down on the overlay. I did some additional drawing and some whiting out on the tracing paper as well. So even though the figure here of Bill is a stat, this is the original cover, as photographed, that was printed on the comic book.Thought about cleaning it up before posting it, but I think it's kind of cooler seen this way."
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Written by TOM DEFALCO, ROGER STERN, DENNIS MALLONEE, DAN MISHKIN, JACKSON GUICE, BOB LAYTON, MIKE W. BARR, J.M. DEMATTEIS, D.G. CHICHESTER & MARGARET CLARK
Penciled by MARK BRIGHT, JIM LEE, KIERON DWYER, BOB HALL, RON LIM, PAUL RYAN, JOHN RIDGWAY, TOM GRINDBERG, JACKSON GUICE, LARRY ALEXANDER, JUNE BRIGMAN & LEE WEEKS
Derring-do and high adventure galore fill the pages of this fun-filled romp! Arrows fly and swords clash in these thrilling tales from your favorite Avengers’ solo files. Starring Hawkeye — and featuring the Black Knight, Moon Knight, Monica Rambeau, the Scarlet Witch, the Black Widow and more! Collecting SOLO AVENGERS #1-10.
240 PGS./Rated T ...$24.99
ESSENTIAL MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE VOL. 4 TPB
Written by TOM DEFALCO, DAVID MICHELINIE, DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT, JAN STRAND, JOHN BYRNE & DOUG MOENCH
Penciled by RON WILSON & ALAN KUPPERBERG
Ben Grimm — the ever-lovin’, blue-eyed Thing — is back and better than ever in the fantastic final volume of ESSENTIAL MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE! Thrill to some of the Idol of Millions’ wildest exploits ever as he journeys around the globe and beyond! From the sands of ancient Egypt to the Canadian wilderness, join Ben and his pals for micro-world melees to championship cosmic bouts — and everything in between. Guest-starring Spider-Man, Alpha Flight, the Sandman, Thor and more! Collecting MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #78-98, #100 and ANNUAL #6-7.
AVENGERS: HAWKEYE TPB
Written by MARK GRUENWALD, STAN LEE, MIKE FRIEDRICH, STEVEN GRANT, DAVID MICHELINIE & ROGER STERN
Penciled by MARK GRUENWALD, DON HECK, GEORGE EVANS, JOHN BYRNE & JIMMY JANES
The battling bowman’s best! The Ace Archer of the Avengers in some of his sharpest adventures! His beginnings as a malfeasant marksman! His solo stand against X-Men adversary Deathbird! Plus: double-costumed debuts for Hawkeye’s future bride Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Agent 19, and the couple’s whirlwind romance in Hawkeye’s first miniseries! Guest-starring the Black Widow, Spider-Man and more! Collecting HAWKEYE (1983) #1-4, TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #57, MARVEL SUPER ACTION #1, AVENGERS (1963) #189 and MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #95.
192 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
STRIKEFORCE: MORITURI - WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1
PETER B. GILLIS (W)
BRENT ANDERSON (A) & WHILCE PORTACIO (A)
• Here’s your chance to get a taste of the smash 80’s hit STRIKEFORCE before the TPB comes out!
• For only 99 Cents see how a savage alien race invades Earth and who the superhuman soldiers
• Reprinting STRIKEFORCE: MORITURI #1.
32 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ ...$0.99
STRIKEFORCE: MORITURI VOL. 1 TPB
Written by PETER B. GILLIS
Penciled by BRENT ANDERSON & WHILCE PORTACIO
A savage alien race called the Horde has invaded Earth, enslaving its people and plundering its resources.
Scientists have devised a method of fighting back — the Morituri Process, which grants enhanced abilities to a select few compatible humans — but the transformation is fatal within a year. Now, a handful of brave volunteers make up Strikeforce: Morituri — an elite, experimental and highly effective fighting force against the depredations of the Horde. But the heat of every battle, the celebration of every victory and every quiet moment alone is tainted by the inescapable knowledge that — win or lose — their fate is sealed. Collecting STRIKEFORCE: MORITURI #1-13.
328 PGS./Rated T ...$34.99
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Despite having recently extended from a limited series to an ongoing series, Marvel has changed it's mind and cancelled Alpha Flight with issue #8. Here's the only real details from the January solicitations:
ALPHA FLIGHT #8
GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE (W)
DALE EAGLESHAM (C)
COVER BY CARLO PAGULAYAN
VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU
• THE FINAL ISSUE!
• The big showdown between Alpha Flight and the Master of the World!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
And from Van Lente's twitter feed:
Thanks for all the well wishes about #AlphaFlight, folks. I don't have much to add to what @GregPak has already said except always: Thanks for you terrific readers for the support. And I've fled to Australia to continue #AlphaFlight on my own in absentia.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Check out braveandboldlost.blogspot.com for an amazing assortment of photoshopped covers featuring all kinds of crazy crossovers... Here's just the tip of the iceberg featuring 80s heroes: