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Marvel and Wizard World have revealed Greg Horn’s exclusive variant cover for Wolverine #1, which will be given to VIP attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, held March 7-9 in Sacramento, California.
It’s part of a new variant cover program that launches Jan. 24 at Portland Comic Con with Neal Adams’ Miracleman #1. Under the agreement, a limited-edition cover will be available at each of the 16 Wizard World Comic Con events scheduled this year.
Limited to 3,000 copies, Horn’s Wolverine #1 will be provided free at registration to all VIP attendees at Sacramento Comic Con. Horn is scheduled to appear at the convention to sign copies.
“Greg Horn’s bombastic variant cover will hit Wizard attendees like a freight train made of pure adamantium, but it’s just a hint of what’s in store for Marvel readers,” David Gabriel, Marvel’s senior vice president of sales, said in a statement. “Brace yourself for one of the most anticipated, controversial and inevitable stories in the long, hard saga of Logan’s life.”
If there are Marvel fans who aren’t following Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso on Twitter, they’re missing out on a lot of previews of upcoming comics in various states of production. For instance, on Wednesday he unveiled a first look at a colored page from the first issue of Moon Knight, by Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire.
Launching in March, the series returns Marc Spector to the streets of New York City, and places the focus on the character’s horror roots.
“The book is filled with oddities,” Shalvey told Comic Book Resources last month. “It starts with a man in a white suit and mask with big moon on his forehead, remember. I will say this: Moon Knight investigates the strange and dark corners of the Marvel Universe, and boy, there are weird things there.”
BOOM! Studios has released a teaser for an unknown upcoming series. The teaser, which features an image of a man on the phone, looking into a mirror, sports the caption, “Why don’t I remember my face? Remember why you’re here.”
It’s reportedly the first of many images that will build up to the reveal of the series and its creative team. It’s unknown whether the title is a part of the publisher’s BOOM! Box line, a new comic being announced in anticipation of April 2014 solicitation reveals, or both. It’s likely more details will surface as the week progresses.
Speaking of Grant Morrison, the writer has offered a few more details about his upcoming collaboration with Batman Incorporated artist Chris Burnham, announced Thursday at Image Comics’ Image Expo.
Called Nameless, the six-issue miniseries was described at the event by Burnham as “the ultimate horror comic.” However, that barely scratches the surface.
As Morrison tells USA Today, “We’re taking all the dark stuff that Western culture’s kind of obsessed with — the zombies and everything — beyond the limit and doing hopefully for now what H.P. Lovecraft did for the wartime generation.”‘
Nameless, it turns out, is the name of the protagonist, whom the writer characterizes as both a screw-up and highly intelligent, a person “super high functioning in how he makes connections between things.”Beyond that, Morrison isn’t offering any specifics, except to say, “”I’ve been studying nihilistic philosophy, which is basically the most depressing stuff on Earth.” But Burnham teased at Image Expo that, “[Morrison] has never done a straight-up, ball-to-the-wall horror book. That’s what I told him I wanted, and that’s what we’re doing. I think it’s going to be awesome and terrible, and hopefully some 11-year-old kids will steal it, and it’ll ruin their lives forever.”
Oni Press released an image this afternoon teasing a Stumptown ongoing series by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth. The accompanying text reads simply: “STUMPTOWN INVESTIGATIONS WILL REOPEN ON AN ONGOING BASIS IN 2014.”
While no more details were provided, Rucka added on his blog, “What’s this? Stumptown Investigations is open for business? The deuce you say!”
Launching in November 2009 as a four-issue miniseries, Stumptown centers on Dex Parios, a private investigator in Portland, Oregon, with a gambling problem. A second miniseries, “The Case of the Baby in the Velvet Case,” debuted in September 2012.
Much like history itself, calendars repeat themselves. Such is the case with 2014, which possesses the same days and dates as 2003, 1997, 1986, 1975 and so on. But for our purposes, it’s that last date that’s most significant, and perhaps the most groovy, as Mark Anderson points out that means comics fans can reuse the Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975.
Why? Because it’s awesome. Where else would you be reminded today to ponder “Whatever Happened to Betty Brant?” or that the birthday of the late letterer Artie Simek was Jan. 6 (he passed away at age 68 on Feb. 20, 1975). Or that Jan. 28 was the Night Gwen Stacy Died?
Better still, the artwork is amazing (and amazingly retro). Anderson has posted scans of each of the months on his blog, but you can get a another peek below.
Following the announcement last month of their variant program, Marvel and Wizard World have unveiled Neal Adams’ cover for Miracleman #2, to be given to VIP attendees of the Feb. 7-9 Wizard World New Orleans.
As part of the arrangement, a limited-edition cover will be available at each of the 16 Wizard World Comic Con events scheduled this year, beginning Jan. 24 with Miracleman #1 at Wizard World Portland in Portland, Oregon.
Limited to 3,000 copies, the color version of Adams’ Miracleman #2 will be provided free at registration to all VIP attendees at Wizard World Comic Con; the black-and-white sketch version, limited to just 2,500, will be available for purchase at the Wizard World Store on the exhibition floor. Adams will be on hand to sign the books.
Other guests at Wizard World New Orleans include Doctor Who star Matt Smith, Stan Lee, Mike Mignola, Jim Cheung, Eric Powell, Chris Claremont, Marv Wolfman and J.G. Jones.
The good burghers of 2000AD have sent along a raft of preview images for new thrills they’ll be running in their venerable anthology in 2014:
• Paul Grist’s Demon Nic. Appearing in the creator-owned slot of the Judge Dredd Megazine previously held by critically acclaimed strips as “Numbercruncher” and “Ordinary,” this will be Grist’s first work for the 2000AD stable since 1993.
Cartoonist Sam Alden has had quite a year in 2013 — and 2014 looks to be in even better.
The artist, who won this year’s Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent for his work on Haunter and Hawaii 1997, will release Wicked Chicken Queen through Box Brown’s Retrofit Comics. Debuting in February, Wicked Chicken Queen will be Retrofit’s flagship book for spring 2014, to be joined by comics from Zac Gorman and Madeleine Flores.
Retrofit has given ROBOT 6 the exclusive first look at the cover to Alden’s next work, which we’re happy to show off here.
We’ve been hearing about what comics various industry folks enjoyed in 2013 in our Looking Forward, Looking Back series, and now it’s our turn: ROBOT 6 contributors share their favorites from 2013, which include Hawkeye, Marble Season, East of West and Batman.
Writer Si Spurrier and artist Rock-he Kim will relaunch X-Force next month as part of All-New Marvel NOW!, recasting the team as covert super-agents — players in a global shadow game — operating on behalf of mutantkind. Or, as Cable puts it, “Nation of mutantkind needs a dirty tricks department. We’re it.”
“We’re going to see them on hits,” Spurrier told Comic Book Resources in November. “We’re going to see them stealing intelligence, technology and weaponry from other factions. We’re going to see them truffling-out emergent threats and destroying them before they can get started. It’s broadly the same denominator of old — a black ops X-Men team — but with a lot more of an emphasis on International and inter-factional competition. The whole thing, of course, is a grand and grim metaphor for the secret black-technology race going on under our noses every day.”
To prepare readers for the team’s new mission, Marvel has provided ROBOT 6 with an exclusive preview of X-Force #1.
Image Comics has provided ROBOT 6 with a preview of Deadly Class #1, which is kind of like a John Hughes movie if The Breakfast Club kids were highly trained assassins. Set in the 1980s, Deadly Class tells the story of Marcus Lopez, who attends King’s Dominion High School, “the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained.” At their heart, though, they’re still teenagers.
“These kids are ’80s kids, but the story of being a teenager is always the same,” said artist Wes Craig. “I mean, the styles change, but there’s always someone being picked on, someone who just got dumped, some girl spreading rumors about another girl, someone who’s having a party and someone who’s got a plan to get booze with a fake I.D. That’s where I can relate to the teenage stuff, because I went through that just like everyone else, and no matter how many years pass, it’s still easy for us to flash back to those experiences.”
Deadly Class is the second creator-owned series written by Rick Remender to debut from Image over the past couple months, following the fun Black Science. Craig is joined on art by colorist Lee Loughridge, and as you can see below the results are pretty phenomenal.
Deadly Class #1 hits stores Jan. 22.
With the debuts of Winter Soldier: The Bitter March, Rick Remender and Roland Boschi, and the relaunched Wolverine, by Paul Cornell and Ryan Stegman, quickly approaching, Marvel has supplied ROBOT 6 with exclusive new looks at pages from both comics.
The preview begins with a color splash page from Wolverine #1, previously released in black and white, and concludes with an action-packed (and snowy) two-page spread from Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1, which kicks off the five-issue miniseries set during the 1960s.
Both comics arrive in February. See the full pages and solicitation text below.
The end, as Marvel intones, starts in February with The Superior Spider-Man #27.NOW, which begins Otto Octavius’ battle against Green Goblin and the New York City underworld in Dan Slott and Guiseppe Camuncoli’s “Goblin Nation.” “Win or lose,” the solicitation text teases, “this shall be Otto’s greatest battle.”
The publisher has provided ROBOT 6 with an exclusive three-page preview of the issue, which you can see below.
As Tom Spurgeon reported a few weeks ago, the small press publisher 2D Cloud announced it has five books planned for 2014. One of the two of those debuting in May at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival is Mark Connery’s Rudy by Mark Connery, featuring the character that’s been appearing in various minicomics and anthologies for a while now. But this is, to my mind, the first time he’s starred in his own full-fledged comic.
2D Cloud provided us with a short preview of the comic, which you can see below.