Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Betsy Braddock by Rhiannon


I spotted this excellent piece of art on deviantART by an artist called Rhiannon, who's deviant name is Dangerous-Beauty778.

For more excellent art by Rhiannon follow this link...
http://dangerous-beauty778.deviantart.com/gallery/

Friday, 21 February 2014

Miracleman #3 Preview

STORY BY
Alan Moore

ART BY
Alan Davis, Garry Leach

COLORS BY
Steve Oliff

LETTERS BY
VC - Joe Caramagna

COVER BY
Alan Davis, Paolo Rivera, Mike Deodato, [more...]

PUBLISHER
Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE:
$4.99

RELEASE DATE
Wed, February 26th, 2014


• Face-to-face with a shocking enemy — can Miracleman survive, or will London burn?

• A mysterious man with a sapphire grin stalks Michael Moran. Meet the sinister Mr. Cream. Try not to scream.

• A glimpse into the future introduced the Warpsmiths. Now, see these strange warriors battle on their world in "Cold War, Cold Warrior."

• Including the Miracleman stories from WARRIOR #6-8 and the Warpsmith stories from WARRIOR #9-10, plus bonus content.









Revolutionary War: Super Soldiers Preview With Alternate Cover

STORY BY
Rob Williams

ART BY
Brent Anderson, Tom Palmer

COLORS BY
Ruth Redmond

LETTERS BY
VC - Clayton Cowles

COVER BY
Mark Brooks

PUBLISHER
Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE:
$3.99

RELEASE DATE
Wed, February 26th, 2014







Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Death's Head Action Figure

At this years New York Toy Fair Hasbro unveiled a new range of action figures called 'Infinite', and contained within the second wave is an actual Death's Head figure.

I copied the following from CBR...
'MARVEL INFINITE | Hasbro took the opportunity of Toy Fair to unveil figures from the first three waves of their new 3.75-inch scale line of comic-based figures called Marvel Infinite. The series kicks off with Heroic Age Iron Man, Grim Reaper, armored Hulk, Wasp, Captain America and Hyperion. Meanwhile, the second wave will consist of Death's Head, Red She-Hulk, Yellow Jacket, Whirlwind, bearded Thor, Beta Ray Bill and Steve Rogers. Finally, the third wave includes Deathlok and Ares.'

For more on this article follow this link...
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=50943

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Fury Appears in Secret Avengers #1

Looking through Marvel's March releases I came across this panel from Secret Avengers #1, which features The Fury attacking a Shield agent, possibly Agent Coulson. How this fits in to the grand scheme of the comic, I don't know, but nice to know this great villain hasn't been forgotten.

STORY BY
Ales Kot

ART BY
Michael Walsh

COVER BY
Tradd Moore, Mike Deodato, Katie Cook

PUBLISHER
Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE:
$3.99

RELEASE DATE
Wed, March 12th, 2014


Personalities clash as the bullets (and arrows) fly this March when the high-stakes, action-packed espionage comes to All-New Marvel NOW! with a bang in SECRET AVENGERS #1





Avengers Undercover #1 Preview (Unlettered)

STORY BY
Dennis Hopeless

ART BY
Kev Walker

COVER BY
Francesco Mattina, Mark Brooks

PUBLISHER
Marvel Comics

RELEASE DATE
Wed, March 12th, 2014





This March, ask yourself the question: If you were a teen superhuman and all the adult heroes failed you when you were kidnapped and tortured, would you switch sides and break bad? Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #1 from Harvey Award winning writer Dennis Hopeless and critically acclaimed artist Kev Walker!

Damaged, broken, and forever changed by their experiences in Murder World, five conflicted young superhumans are out to prove to the world they can still be heroes. Now, Bloodstone, Hazmat, Deathlocket, Cammi, Anachronism, Chase, and Nico are going rogue and heading deep undercover with the Masters of Evil. And they’re going to take them down from the inside!

But the longer these teens spend undercover, the deeper they descend into darkness. And the line between good and evil blurs. Before it’s all over – a new super villain will be born!






Monday, 10 February 2014

Revolutionary War: Super Soldiers Preview (Unlettered)

STORY BY
Rob Williams

ART BY
Brent Anderson, Tom Palmer

COLORS BY
Ruth Redmond

LETTERS BY
VC's Clayton Cowles

COVER BY
Mark Brooks

PUBLISHER
Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE:
$3.99

RELEASE DATE
Wed, February 26th, 2014

Part 5 of "Revolutionary War"

• Some of the most popular heroes of Marvel UK return for SUPERSOLDIERS – and where the Supersoldiers go, trouble isn't far behind!

• It's the Supersoldiers versus Mys-Tech in all-out war!

• When a vast army of Mys-Tech Psycho Wraiths come calling on a small Scottish town, it's up to the Supersoldiers to put them down for good!




Revolutionary War: Death's Head II Preview

STORY BY
Andy Lanning, Alan Cowsill

ART BY
Nick Roche

COLORS BY
Veronica Gandini

LETTERS BY
VC - Clayton Cowles

COVER BY
Mark Brooks, Liam Sharp, Ryan Brown

PUBLISHER
Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE:
$3.99

RELEASE DATE
Wed, February 12th, 2014

Part 4 of "Revolutionary War"

• The long-awaited return of DEATH'S HEAD -- one of the biggest hits of the original Marvel UK!

• Death's Head! Death's Head II! On an adventure together for the first time EVER!

• What threat could be grave enough to bring these two heroes together from across time? How about the villainous Mys-Tech organization resurfacing with an army?!





This looks promising, the art looks good, and hopefully it will make up for the disappointment of the last issue, released on Wednesday.

Revolutionary War: Knights of Pendragon

STORY BY
Rob Williams

ART BY
Will Sliney

COLORS BY
Veronica Gandini

LETTERS BY
VC - Clayton Cowles

COVER BY
Mark Brooks, Neil Edwards, Terry Pallot

PUBLISHER
Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE:
$3.99

RELEASE DATE
Wed, January 29th, 2014


Part 3 of “Revolutionary War”

• A corporate deep-mining setup unearths an old MYS-TECH base, where magical cloning experiments have been taking place.

• What mysteries or monsters are waiting in Britain’s subterranean bones?

• Featuring fan-favorite Marvel UK characters Dai Thomas, Pete Wisdom, and Union Jack!






I was extremely excited about the release of this one, Union Jack, Dai Thomas, Pete Wisdom and Albion (Peter Hunter), to name a few all contained within, how could you not be excited.

It started off well enough and then it got very silly! I won't ruin the story for those of you that haven't read it but it might as well have been written by Simon Pegg trying to write a Monty Python Grail script, and don't get me started on The Green Knight. Some may argue he was a representation of what's been topical in Britain in recent years, but it was just plain daft, and left me with a sour taste, and very disappointed in the issue.

Lets hope the next issue involving Death's Head II will be a lot better, without the cheese please!

Revolutionary War: Dark Angel Preview

First of all I must apologise for the lack of posts in the last month, it's been a busy month for me personally. I will now play catch up on the Marvel UK related releases that have been previewed, and some released in the past month, starting with Revolutionary War: Dark Angel.

STORY BY
Kieron Gillen

ART BY
Dietrich Smith

COLORS BY
Ruth Redmond

LETTERS BY
VC - Clayton Cowles

COVER BY
Mark Brooks

PUBLISHER
Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE:
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
Wed, January 15th, 2014


Part 2 of “Revolutionary War”

• When Shevaun Haldane experiences a troubling vision in Darkmoor Castle, she realizes danger may be coming for the heroes of Marvel UK.

• With time running out, Shevaun has no choice but to suit up as Dark Angel once again.

• An adventure that will take fans through the past, present, and future of Marvel UK!





This was released Wednesday 15th January, and I have already bought and read it. On the whole it was good, some inconsistency with some of the art, but the story itself was stronger than that of the first issue 'Revolutionary War: Alpha', which was good. Both issues have followed a certain theme with the main heroes, Captain Britain in Alpha, and Dark Angel's issue both ending with a cliff-hanger, especially for each of them, which I can see all building up to the final issue 'Omega'.