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You’re in for a delicious comic book treat today! Take a guided tour of the various realities that make up the pantheon of the DC Comics universes with the 80-page The Multiversity Guidebook #1.
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I can’t recall a time – ever – where there were so many television shows based on comics that I read (or read), all on at the same time! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Walking Dead, the upcoming iZombie and Daredevil to name a few.
Everyone is in on the popular game, from major broadcasters like NBC, to the more artsy cable companies like AMC, to new modes of transmission companies like Netflix, to…Sony PlayStation?
And that brings us to today’s release of Powers #1. Follow me after the jump and I’ll connect that comic book to television transition.
Back in 1977, Marvel Comics, on the back of the popularity that Star Wars (the first movie) had generated, began publishing monthly Star Wars comic books. In hindsight, it was an early look at the comic book industry licensing rights from other companies in order to publish their characters – something we see regularly now.
This partnership with Lucasfilm lasted the better part of a decade. Eventually, Star Wars would find a new home and partner with Dark Horse Comics, and a prosperous relationship (with absolutely fantastic – and now legendary – comic book Star Wars stories) lasted twenty-three years.
And then Disney, who had already purchased Marvel Comics, bought Lucasfilm.
Today, everyone’s favourite story from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, returns home with the release of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars #1.
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Last night we had the absolutely outstanding debut of the Agent Carter television series (which you can read Glenn Walker’s fantastic review of right here), a spin off of the television series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which itself is a spinoff of the Avengers and Captain America and…and…and…series of films!
This summer, we get the latest Marvel Entertainment film, the highly anticipated spin off of Avengers, Ant-Man (the first trailer for which just dropped last night during the previously mentioned Agent Carter episode). But before that, we get the comic: Ant-Man #1.
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Actually, it makes sense.
What better way to nurse the inevitable hangover or bout of lazyitis that will hit tomorrow than to sat in bed, or on a couch, with a cup of hot coffee and the first issue of the new S.H.I.E.L.D. series within arm’s reach?
That’s right! Today sees the release of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1!
Follow me after the jump, and I’ll tell you why you need to make an afternoon pit stop on your way to the evening’s festivities!
I know. I know. You’ve got other things on your mind right now than making a run to your local comic book shop. Here’s shopping, there’s cooking, there’s getting showered and ready for a dinner party tonight.
But maybe…just maybe…you’ve got a few extra minutes to pick up some comic books for yourself!
If that’s the case, I’ve got a pick for you…The Massive #30.
Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you – really quickly ‘cos I know you have things to do – why it’s a great pick!
With the rising popularity of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series (wha-hoo!) and the anticipation mounting for the next Avengers film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, released next year, it’s a great time to revisit that stable of characters.
Of course, it’s also a perfect time of year to do that.
For those of you looking for a stocking stuffer, follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you why Avengers NOW! #1 makes for the perfect comic to fill that sock hanging off the mantle!
It’s the holiday season and that means, beyond the big hardcover and softcover collections of great comic book series you find on store shelves this time of year, you’re also likely to see holiday special comic books!
I’m not sure how she got this popular, but Harley Quinn, the fun and fetishly sexy side of Batman’s arch nemesis, the crazed Joker, has got her own Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1.
Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you exactly what that means!