Axel-In-Charge: Facing the 'Divided' Marvel NOW! Future
The third and final issue of Marvel’s Strange Tales II arrives in shops Dec. 8, and will feature stories by James Stokoe, Michael DeForge, Toby Cypress, Harvey Pekar and Ty Templeton, Nick Gurewitch with Kate Beaton, Eduardo Medeiros and Benjamin Marra, among others.
And thanks to our friends over at Marvel, we’re pleased to present two preview pages from the anthology today, featuring Stokoe’s Silver Surfer tale (who we alreayd know draws a jaw-dropping awesome Galactus), and DeForge’s Spider-Man, Jubilee and Iceman.
Check’em out after the jump.
Mighty Fine T-shirts, makers of the Squirrel Girl shirts I linked to last month, have a few groovy additions to their Marvel line. Inspired by “fantasy-tinged black light posters” that were popular in the 1970s, the shirts feature Galactus, Thor and Doctor Strange … as well as rainbows, a Pegasus and a heavy metal album skull.
While the real ones don’t glow in the dark, the ones in my head do. Check out Dr. Strange and Thor after the jump.
“If you do warmup inks every day, you will eventually draw 4 square feet of GALACTUS!” tweeted Orc Stain writer/artist James Stokoe today, linking to the above picture of the Devourer of Worlds as proof. (Click to see it at full, mind-boggling size.) Jiminy Christmas — if that’s what he does while warming up, what does he do when he really gets going?
Hasbro sent over images of the action figures and toys they’ll be selling at Comic-Con International next week, including Thor, Galactus, Spider-Man and Captain America figures. Some of them will be available on HasbroToyShop.com after the show.
Check’em all out after the jump …
But wait, I can hear you saying now, that’s not Doctor Strange! Nope, that’s the promotional flyer from this past weekend’s Denver ComicFest by Scorpio Steele, featuring a really rockin’ Galactus. I saw it last week and meant to do a post about how awesome it was, but I somehow misplaced the link before doing so.
Luckily Super Punch did a post on it, as well as Steele’s really awesome — and not safe for work — Doctor Strange story, which he has posted over on ComicSpace. It’s a fun little story featuring an interdimensional romp (literally) between Strange and Clea and a mystery third participant who shows up at the wrong time. Again, it’s NSFW, so save it until you get home tonight.
This interview with Perry Bible Fellowship creator and Strange Tales contributor Nick Gurewitch by our own Sean T. Collins is a fun read for many reasons, one of which is the fact that Gurewitch has a couple pieces of news for fans of his work.
First, he reveals that despite a long delay since we last saw one, he has more PBF strips in the works. “And for the record, I haven’t put PBF to bed–I just haven’t had time to do any more comics. I’ve got some that I’ve got poised and ready to go,” he told Collins.
Second, he’s also working on some additional strips for Marvel. “I wanted to do a Galactus strip, but I think I’m a little behind schedule. I have to give Jody a call and see if it’s okay if I get an extension,” he said, later adding, “I’m gonna have Galactus recruit Magneto for what appears to be a heraldship, but I think it might end with Magneto being placed on a fridge, maybe holding up Galactus’s kid’s report card. I gotta finish it.”
He also talks about working with the BBC on an animated project, Bono and more. Go check it out.
Here’s our last Marvel exclusive for the day … as you can tell, Marvel was very generous in sharing some art with us today, and while all four of the titles I got to preview from them today are among my favorites, I really dig what Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham are doing on Fantastic Four. I think I’ve said it a couple of times over the last few weeks that it’s probably my current favorite title Marvel is publishing. In any event, here’s a teaser image from issue #575, which comes out Jan. 27. It’s only one image, but man, what an image …
I believe that’s page 10 of the comic. Here’s some info on that issue from Marvel.com (where incidentally you can check out a really nice variant cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic):
WRITER: Jonathan Hickman
PENCILS: Dale Eaglesham
Kicking off the world-spanning new adventures of the Fantastic Four, this is part one of the Prime Elements arc: The Hidden City of the High Evolutionary! Featuring the return of the Mole Man, the architecture of the underworld, and the smartest Moloid you’ll ever meet. Don’t miss it! Rated A …$2.99
IN STORES: January 27, 2010
(Again with the props: Arune Singh)