Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday's Headlines - Captain America News


Writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee were announced as the new "Legacy" creative team for Captain America at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Now, new details of their run are emerging (via IGN).

"It's very much a hearkening back to a more bombastic, classic era of Marvel, with a more modern feel," said Waid. "Chris [Samnee] and I are working to wed the grandeur of the Silver Age Captain America of yore with today's Steve Rogers and today's Marvel Universe, and we're having a ball."
"Our issues are set several months after the conclusion of Secret Empire," Waid continued. "As great a story as that was, and we will refer to it, our mission is to look forward and create new adventures."

Waid and Samnee previously worked on two volumes of Daredevil together, and teamed up again for their recently wrapped Black Widow series.

"Once Widow was wrapped, we shopped the team around and got a bunch of offers from Marvel editors," Waid said of how they landed Captain America. "Chris was way overdue for a run on an A-list Marvel hero, though, and when Cap opened up, we were thrilled to jump in. Just as our Widow run was tonally different from our Daredevil run, our Cap issues are a departure in style, mixing the best of both of our previous works, emphasizing humanity and high adventure in equal measures."

"It's very, very rare in comics for a writer to get three bites of the same apple - four, if you count the 'Man Out of Time' mini-series - and I wouldn't have risked coming back if I'd had to go it alone," Waid explained of his decision to return to Captain America after several past runs. "But with the Dream Team behind me - Chris, colorist Matt Wilson, and letterer Joe Caramagna - I'm surrounded by guys who are arguably better at what they do than I am, and that's one hell of a safety net."

Here's the full solicitation for their first issue together, Captain America #695:

CAPTAIN AMERICA #695
MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A/C)
HOME OF THE BRAVE Part 1
HOME OF THE BRAVE begins – and Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation – and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he’s faced before!

Friday's Headlines - Spider-man Comic Book News


Miles Morales is already deeply connected to Marvel history, but when "Legacy" rolls around, Spider-Man #234 will show him just what it means to be a friendly neighborhood wallcrawler - including taking on his own version of the Sinister Six.

Written by Brian Michael Bendis with artist Oscar Bazaldua, Spider-Man #234 introduces a very different version of the classic villain team, led by another Spider-Man staple - a villain with an unknown identity.

"The new Sinister Six is led by the mystery figure behind the Iron Spider armor,"
Bendis told PreviewsWorld. "Bombshell (the mother of the Bombshells) from the Ultimate universe, and the mother of one of Miles’ best friends, the female Electro (I refuse to call her Lady Electro), and the Spot. Plus, fresh off his rather creepy appearance in Jessica Jones, Sandman (one of my all-time favorites, and I don’t see how you could do a Sinister Six without him), and Hobgoblin (also fresh off his cameo and Jessica Jones)."
 
"I am looking at this Six like a real old-school, Oceans' Eleven crew of criminals," he continued. "All of them have a very specific skill set and there is a whale of a score that needs all six of them. It’s a doozy. I can’t wait for you guys find out what the Sinister Six wants. But the story will be very personal when people find out who the Iron Spider is."
 
But Miles' future as Spider-Man may be in question - and not just because of this new threat.
 
"Because of all the constant turmoil in Miles’s life — and there has been a lot even by superhero standards — there are certain parts of Miles' growth that have not been attended to. He still has a lot to learn. And a lot to learn about his powers. He has not mastered all of them and they may do things he doesn’t know yet," Bendis explained. "But the big question that looms over the character of Miles, and the entire series, is whether or not Spider-man is the final path for him. Because he’s been struggling, Miles and his friends have been questioning what could be the problem.  It is Ganke who questions whether or not Miles would be Spider-man if Peter Parker hadn’t already done it. Just because Peter Parker got bit by a spider and became Spider-Man doesn’t mean that that’s what Miles has to do when he gets bit by a spider."
 
"So the Legacy story for Miles is whether or not he needs to be part of the Spider-Man legacy."
 
Spider-Man #234 is due out on shelves in November. Here's the full solicitation:

SPIDER-MAN #234
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) 
OSCAR  BAZALDUA (A)
Cover by PATRICK BROWN
SINISTER SIX REBORN  Part 1
Miles’ world has been shaken a lot lately, but nothing will compare to what the mysterious Iron-Spider and his brand new SINISTER SIX will do. Sandman, Hobgoblin, The Spot, Electro and Bombshell (?!) join this mystery villain to make Miles’ life a living hell.

Friday's Headlines - LUCASFILM Courting Director For OBI-WAN KENOBI

A Star Wars anthology film centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in development at Lucasfilm with The Hours director Stephen Daldry in talks to helm the production, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The reported project is in the "earliest of stages" with no screenplay in place, but with the idea that Daldry - if hired - would oversee the writing of it.

It isn't known if Ewan McGregor would reprise his role for this film, but he did voiceover work in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and has been enthusiastic about playing the character again when asked in other interviews.

In addition to the Han Solo film currently underway, solo films for Yoda and Boba Fett have been discused for these non-episodic Star Wars anthology films.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Countdown 08/16/2017

Greetings Comic Book Fans,

Northwest Comics & Games Presents the Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Countdown 08/16/2017 as we do each and every week. We're suggesting the following comic book titles for you to checkout and add to your already collection. Please remember if you see any titles below be sure to contact your local comic book shop to see if they have the comics your looking for. Have a great day everyone!


Now on with the Countdown!!!!!!!


10. Nightwing #27 $2.99 DC Comics
'SPYRAL' part two! Nightwing and Huntress have been ambushed by Spyral, and their old friend Tiger is leading the charge! Will the duo find out what corrupted their former agency-or are they about to be disavowed and burned?

9. Sheena #0 $.25 Dynamite Entertainment
In this riveting relaunch, the guardian of the jungle, SHEENA, pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon's most ancient secrets... Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait -- and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!

8. Genius Cartel #1 $3.99 Image Comics
Seventeen-year-old Destiny Ajaye took on the LAPD in her South Central Siege and paid for it-not with her life, but with her freedom. Now, Destiny is sequestered in the Madrasa Institute, a government school for prodigies. But will she use her gifts to wage war at the military's behest-or is she already planning another revolution?

7. Rom #12 $3.99 IDW Publishing
'Long Roads to Ruin,' part 2. Rom and the other two Knights face off against a dire new threat; and Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema illustrate a dark tale of the Solstar Order!

6. Hercules Wrath of the Heavens #1 $5.99 Titan Comics
AS WAR RAGES ACROSS THE GALACTIC FRONTIE R, ONE HALF-HUMAN, HALF-GOD SUPER-SOLDIER FACES HIS GREATEST ENEMY - HIS OWN DEMONS - IN A BID FOR TRUTH AND REDEMPTION! TITAN COMICS PRESENTS THIS STUNNINGLY ILLUSTRATED, SCIENCE FICTION RETELLING OF THE LEGEND OF HERCULES BY MULTI AWARD-WINNING WRITER, JEAN-DAVID MORVAN (WOLVERINE: SAUDADE)! WITH ORIGINAL COVER ART BY COMICS LEGENDS WALTER SIMONSON AND LAURA MARTIN!

5. Astonishing X-Men #2 $3.99 Marvel Comics
ENTER: THE ASTRAL PLANE! In the next chapter of this action-packed X-Men epic, PSYLOCKE, ROGUE, OLD MAN LOGAN and the rest of their impromptu team travel to the astral plane in pursuit of the dastardly SHADOW KING. But on the astral plane, not everything is as it seems, and reality is only as reliable as what you think it is? Will the X-Men be able to contain the chaos from spilling out into the world?

4. Spider-men II #2 $3.99 Marvel Comics
The mystery of the OTHER Miles Morales thickens, but our Spider-Men may need to hit pause on the sleuthing because? ...TASKMASTER IS GOING TO TAKE THEM DOWN! Don't miss this Spider-Event!

3. Super Sons #7 $3.99 DC Comics
'PLANET OF THE CAPES' part two! Monster maker Kraklow puts Superboy to the test during his first team-up with Damian Wayne's Teen Titans. As wave after wave of Kraklow's wicked creations try to overwhelm the Teen Titans, can Superboy turn the tide in this onslaught of enemies?

2. Batman #29 $2.99 DC Comics
'THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES' part five! Batman has done his best to keep the peace, but with neither faction backing down, he may have to choose the lesser of two evils if he wants the violence to end. Will Batman embrace the murderous anarchy of The Joker or the bloody fascism of the Riddler? If he wants to win, he'll have to choose a side-and either way, he loses.

1. Dark Nights Metal #1 $4.99 DC Comics
The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event! DARK NIGHTS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK DAYS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe! DARK DAYS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other-one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World's Greatest Heroes as you've never seen them before to face what's coming their way!

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Sexcastle TPB $15.99 Image Comics
A NEW 6X9 EDITION OF THE EISNER-NOMINATED SEXCASTLE! Shane Sexcastle, formerly the World's Greatest Assassin, has paid his debt to society for killing the vice president. Leaving his violent past (also: prison) behind, he's decided to settle down and sell flowers in a small, quiet town-but that doesn't mean he'll tolerate the fools who think they run this town. An homage to to the likes of Die Hard, Road House, and '80s-era WWF wrestling, SEXCASTLE may just be the single greatest '80s action movie never made. 'Come for the action, stay for the laughs and the surprisingly poignant character work.'-The Onion's A.V. Club    

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Doctor Who 10th Year Three #8 $3.99 Titan Comics
MORE SHOCKING REVELATIONS FOR THE TENTH DOCTOR, AS PLAYED BY DAVID TENANT, AS THE TRUE EXTENT OF GABBY'S POWERS STARTS TO BECOME CLEAR... AND CINDY'S RESPONSE CHANGES EVERYTHING!