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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Josh’s Recommendations… Fence #1
“It‘s often said that ‘there’s a manga about everything.’ To the best of my knowledge, there isn’t one about fencing! While this is more or less an American comic, it sounds like it has the sensibilities that people desire in Manga: plotting, characterization, the constant struggle of the protagonist and his gradual evolution. This sounds like a slam-dunk, involving the classical sport of fencing. Color me intrigued.””
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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.
In addition to the Warren Ellis project, Bleeding Cool is announcing several new Marvel series & creative teams. They are as follows:
Update: Newsarama confirms The Vision series by King & Walta
Sean Ryan & Cory Smith will be taking over Nova
Writer Nick Spencer & artist Daniel Acuna will be taking over Captain America from Rick Remender & Stuart Immonem
Jeff Lemire & Humbert Ramos Extraordinary X-Men is confirmed from this interview on CBR
New Avengers title relaunching with writer Al Ewing & artist Gerardo Sandoval
S.H.I.E.L.D will be relaunched as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D with writer Marc Guggenheim taking over on writing duties and artist Mike Norton becoming the full time series artist
Writer Gerry Duggan & artist Ryan Stegman will be taking over Uncanny Avengers from Rick Remender & Daniel Acuna
Scarlet Witch series written by James Robinson
Carnage series from Gerry Conway & Mike Perkins
Ultimates comic in the mainline Marvel continuity by Al Ewing & Kenneth Rocafort
New Illuminati series by Joshua Williamson & Shawn Crystal
New Vision series from Tom King & Gabriel H Walta
Mike Costa will be continuing Spider-Verse as Web Warriors with artist David Baldeon
Daredevil by Charles Soule & Ron Garney
Uncanny X-Men by Cullen Bunn & Greg Land
Extraordinary X-Men by Jeff Lemire & Humberto Ramos
All New X-Men by Dennis Hopeless & Marc Bagley
New X-23/Wolverine by Tom Taylor & David Lopez
Venom: Spaceknight by Robbie Thomas & Ariel Olivetti
Howling Comandos of S.H.I.E.L.D by Frank Barbiere & Brent Schoonover
Angela Relaunch With Marguerite Bennett remaining as the main writer on the series and art from Stephanie Hans & Kim Jacinto
Deadpool relaunch by Gerry Duggan & Mike Hawthorne
Writing duties on Old Man Logan will be taken over by Jeff Lemire with Andrea Sorrentino remaining on art.
Thor, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ms Marvel, Amazing Spiderman, Legendary Star Lord, Howard The Duck, Spider-Woman, Hawkeye, Spiderman 2099 & Silk will also feature the same creative teams that are currently writing the books.
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by Frank Barbiere, Brent Schoonover & Nick Filardi
Marvel’s All-New All-Different rollout continues with the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of S.H.I.E.L.D. Wednesday did not bring the relaunch of the main team title (that comes later) but of an off-kilter auxiliary branch. Dum Dum Dugan, veteran of the original Howling Commandos, has been tasked with leading the Commandos’ latest iteration: a strike force made up of monsters. The first issue of their exploits is an entertaining ride which both fulfills and subverts expectations.
Continue reading Review of Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
The story opens in the present day. Sunday to be specific. Scott Lang has taken his security firm’s two employees, former criminals Grizzly and Machinesmith, out for bonding at a local establishment. As always, Spencer’s trademark wit is immediately on display amidst the three’s bantering. Highlights include Grizzly’s inability to accept that a Miami bar would have the Dolphins game on instead of Da Bears and Machinesmith’s observation that the “no murder” clause in their contracts is probably unenforceable. These verbal quips do settle down (a little) when the TV is overtaken with reports of the latest Ultron attack (the events depicted in the recent Rage of Ultron graphic novel). Lang learns from the news coverage that the original Ant-Man Hank Pym has been presumed dead in the aftermath. This sparks Lang to remember the last time he saw Pym . . .
Continue reading Review of Ant-Man Annual #1