At the beginning of the year, Marvel Comics launched their line of Star Wars comics to immediate sales success and fanfare. Since then, the publisher hasn’t stopped releasing several new ongoing’s, miniseries & crossover’s related to the property to the delight of readers and retailers alike. But more then just being successful sales wise or in satisfying the fans, Marvel created some great comics by letting their creative talent imprint their own styles on the Star Wars mytho’s. Star Wars comics rocked readers everywhere in 2015 with a little something for everybody as you’ll see below. Continue reading This Years Finest 2015: The Empire Strikes Back In Marvel’s Star Wars
This was a year of great new comics and these were our ten favorites. Space warriors, space occultist, space terrorist, teens in space, teens in high school, teens in college, teens delivering papers, teens in a monarchy, teens in the avengers, teenage mummy’s on skateboards & Weird World. Continue reading This Year’s Finest 2015: The Best New Series
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.
Continue reading The Vision’s Empathetic History
Nothing But Comics has hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday one of our staff members made a list of their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week we’ve aggregated all the list together Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List
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.
The award winning creative team behind Marvel’s most recent Daredevil series of Mark Waid, Chris Samnee & Matthew Wilson will be taking over their Black Widow ongoing series in early 2016. More details at Entertainment Weekly
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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Tyler’s Recommendations: Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #8
“I jumped onto the Stray Bullets train earlier this year, and have enjoyed every issue. Even without the context of reading past issues the story being told is compelling. David Lapham has built a crazy world inhabited by fully realized characters, and they’re all captivating to follow. I highly recommended this comic for any serious crime-drama fan.”
The Fantastic Four was the book that kicked off the Marvel Universe as we know it, and its a title that has proven challenging to reinvent since the 60s. It still has an impressive history, rife with runs for those looking to dive in in preparation for the upcoming reboot from Fox. Instead of a Top Ten, this is more of a discussion of my favorite stories/runs that people new to Marvel’s First Family might enjoy…