“Is this real?”
The newest comic book show produced courtesy of the FX Network and Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley is a triumph. A kaleidoscope of amazing wrapped in translucent tin foil. Dare I say it, it’s the best X-Men thing ever… Continue reading Legion Pilot Review
A little over a year ago, then Presidential candidate Donald Trump shouted out Marvel Comics C.E.O Ike (short for Issac) Perlmutter during what was basically a paid infomercial for his presidential candidacy disguised as a fundraiser for war veterans. It was, at best, disconcerting. It was later revealed that Perlmutter had donated over $2 million dollars to a super PAC supporting Marco Rubio and $1 million to Donald Trump. At the time, I was like many who wrestled with the idea of continuing to support Marvel comics in the wake of the revelations. Ultimately, I decided that based on the quality of the comics and their adherence to progressive causes I aligned with, it was worth continuing my support of the publisher. Since then, Donald Trump has won the election to become President of the United States by the electoral college, while losing the popular vote by over two million ballots. Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter has now been incorporated into the Trump Administration as part of the Veteran’s Benefits administration while his wife, Laura Perlmutter, was part of the Trump inauguration committee. On Friday of last week (1/27/2016) Donald Trump signed an executive order banning admittance for American visa holders from seven majority Muslim countries for 90 days and banned all refugees from entering or receiving asylum in the United States for 120 days and banned Syrian refugees indefinitely while planning to give preference to Christian Syrians over Muslims when the ban would ultimately be lifted. With the action that the current administration has taken with the executive order, I can no longer use my platform here at Nothing But Comics to support Marvel Comics in good conscious because of CEO Perlmutter’s association with Donald Trump’s presidency. Continue reading Ike Perlmutter, Marvel Comics & The Muslim Ban
After an almost three year hiatus (the last post came out on 4/30/14), I’ve decided to bring back my column “The Haul.” At its inception, I vowed to write something once a week. Not only did that not happen then, but I will not even pretend to make that claim again today. However, what I can promise is to pop in at least once a month for this new endeavor. When “The Haul” first debuted, it was meant as a place where I could talk about whatever was on my mind that week in the world of comics. Having that freedom was nice, but this next iteration will have better specified boundaries. By dropping a lens over this column, I can provide a clearer focus on what it is readers can expect.
Continue reading The Haul: February 2017
Marvel has announced another Black Panther series titled Black Panther & The Crew, playing on a previous concept created by writer Christopher Priest (a series whose cancellation in 2003 initially drove Priest to his extended hiatus from comics at the time) It will be written by current Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates with poet and World of Wakanda contributor Yona Harvey with art from Butch Guice of Captain America, Resurrection Man, Action Comics & Micronauts. More details at Time Magazine
Writer Cullen Bunn, who will go down in the annals of Nothing But Comics history for having called out Alex in person for something negative I wrote about him, had two announcements with Image and Marvel comics recently. The writers Monsters Unleashed event will continue into an ongoing series in April of 2017 with art by David Baldeon of Nova in addition to the launching of his first Image Comics series titled Regression with artist Danny Luckert of Haunted & colorist of Marie Enger of Pistolwhip. More details here & here via CBR
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Curse Words #1
“Charles Soule teams up with Ryan Browne for a story of an evil wizard posing as a good guy in modern day NYC. With this creative team that synopsis is only the tip the iceberg, I expect a lot of glorious insanity in this book.”
Continue reading Indubitable Issues and Pull List (01/18/17)
Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez of Civil War II, Ultimate Spider-Man & Invincible Iron will be launching a new Defenders ongoing series mirroring the Netflix television show lineup. The series will be introduced with Marvel’s FCBD offering and then debut as ongoing in June of 2017. More details at The Hollywood Reporter