Feld Entertainment announced that they will be producing a touring show called Marvel Universe LIVE! The show will feature a massive ensemble cast of the biggest Marvel characters, both heroes and villains (Tony Stark’s pad is pictured).
The storyline is completely original in that it does not pull from any specific comic book series, but elements of it do seem familiar. The story is centered around the “Cosmic Cube”, which is apparently the ultimate source of power. Thor breaks it, naturally, and the pieces scatter around the world. Tickets are on sale now and you can check the touring cities below. READ MORE
During the ’90s Hart D. Fisher was dubbed the “most dangerous man in comics” and for good reason. He was constantly fighting against the mainstream corporatization of the comic book industry and wasn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers in the process. He was the man responsible for creating the infamous “Marvel Can Suck My Cock” t-shirt, and his body of work through Boneyard Press consistently pushed the comics medium into an adult art form, before it became acceptable for creators to release anything considered risqué. In fact just last year, Fisher’s “Jeffrey Dahmer: An Unauthorized Biography of a Serial Killer” ranked #3 on Bloody-Disgusting’s list of “Top 10 Legitimately Terrifying Horror Comics”. Fisher’s impact on the world of horror comics can still be felt in some of the books being produced today.
Fisher’s passion for the horror genre has only grown stronger since his departure from the comic book world. For the past few years, Fisher has been focused on developing and expanding his 24 hour uncut horror channel American Horrors, which is currently broadcast for free online.
Bloody-Disgusting was fortunate enough to catch up with Fisher to talk his impact on the world of horror comics and he held nothing back. Hart dished all the dirt about his experience in the comic industry, including being blacklisted, banned, and even having distributors burn his books instead of putting them into stores. Fisher gave us the goods and talked at length about the current status of Boneyard Press, and his horror channel, American Horrors. READ MORE
George A. Romero’s latest installment in the Living Dead franchise launched last week with “Empire of the Dead” #1, receiving positive reviews across the board. Hot of the heels of the debut issue, Marvel is already pushing preview pages for issue #2 that you can check out below. READ MORE
After an acclaimed debut issue, Marvel and Disney successful dive into all-ages adventure/horror once again with “Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird”. Brandon Seifert (“Witch Doctor”, “Hellraiser”) and Karl Moline are setting this to be an action-packed tale with a storybook vibe to match the Disney spirit. In case you missed out on the first issue, it is getting a second printing. Meanwhile, here is your first look at issue #2. READ MORE
George A. Romero brings the dead back to life once again this Wednesday with his all-new comic book series, “Empire of the Dead”, from Marvel Comics. Romero is often referred to as the godfather of the modern zombie genre, which all began in 1968 with his classic, Night of the Living Dead. Since then the 73-year-old writer/director has spawned off five film sequels. “Empire of the Dead” marks the beginning of the seventh installment of the series, and this time, there’s a twist. The zombies will be joined by vampires in New York City.
Romero took the time to chat about his new comic book, working in different mediums, and hints at a possible film version of “Empire”. Look for “Empire of the Dead” #1 in shops on Wednesday January 20, 2014. READ MORE
Marvel plans to reveal the secrets of of the Marvel Universe in April with their “Original Sin” event, coming at you from Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato Jr.The event focuses on the murder of Uatu, The Watcher, originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s in their “Fantastic Four” run.
Check out all the details below as well as some artwork. READ MORE
Bleeding Cool just put out the list for the top 10 best selling comics of 2013 (in comic shops), which they believe will be confirmed by Diamond Comic Distributors. It’s interesting to note that other than the top selling book, “The Walking Dead” #115, the rest of the list is made up of Marvel and DC titles that cost $3.99 or more. We will confirm the list once Diamond releases their official numbers. READ MORE
One of the books I’m mosted excited for from Marvel’s All-New Marvel NOW! is “Hulk”. It’s not that I’m a big Hulk fan, but Waid and Bagley are a fantastic team who have potential to bring new readers to Bruce Banner and his beast. The first arc will apparently follow the story of “Who shot Bruce Banner?”. Check out all details and some artwork below. READ MORE
This year’s Marvel wedding has been announced, and who deserves to tie the knot more than Deadpool? Marvel is trying to keep his bride a secret until the wedding, which will go down in “Deadpool” #27.
The main story in the oversized issue is written by Messers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn with art from Mike Hawthorne and Scott Koblish. Marvel is also bringing in some big guns for the big day including Fabian Nicieza, Mark Waid, Joe Kelly, Christopher Priest, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, Gail Simone, Daniel Way and Victor Gischler. See all the wedding details below. READ MORE
Cullen Bunn has complete control over Deadpool, and he ups the insanity this April as the Merc with a Mouth takes on Carnage. The series follows Carnage on his rampage across America, and Deadpool is the only one crazy enough to stop him. I admit I’m not the biggest Deadpool fan, but what I do love about the anti-hero, especially when Cullen Bunn write him, is that there are no limits. READ MORE
Another year gone by, another mound of comic book goodness to sift through. I did a quick count of a random month (June 2013) of the five major comic book publishers (Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics and Marvel) and they combined to put out a whopping 306 books! That’s a lot of story out there.
There were tons of great series that debuted, died, re-numbered, and some superb miniseries that hopefully come back for more. I felt there were strong attempts to move focus onto more female characters this year from various publishers. It was great and refreshing to see but the resulting short-lived (and loved) series flared and sadly faded.
Here’s what I thought was a fantastic read worth looking up in case you missed it the first time broken down into mini-series and on-going ones. I also focus on mostly non-horror books because they deserve some attention too. Thanks, 2013. I can’t wait to see what crazy goodness comes out in 2014. READ MORE
Top ten lists are always a challenge, not only deciding which books grace the list, but also where in the list the book belongs. This list is purely my favourite series’ of this past year. Some started new, others continued on from 2012. Whether you agree or not is your call, but there are no ifs, ands, or buts that 2013 was an epic year for the comic industry. READ MORE
Bleeding Cool reports that apparently not many retailers are putting in order for the new Marvel series from Brandon Seifert “Disney Kingdoms: Seekers Of The Weird”, based on the work of the Museum of the Weird from back in the day. I guess this proves that most people don’t care as much about family horror as I do…
But Marvel has faith in their book as they are doubling all retailers orders of the book. Also, those shops who didn’t order any copies will receive one copy. Please buy this book so they make a movie.
Look for it in shops on January 15th, 2014. READ MORE
After finally resolving some long-running legal disputes, the series that some deem the best superhero comic ever written is getting a reprint from Marvel comics. The “Mircaleman” series in question was written by Alan Moore (who is credited only as “The Original Writer”) and was later taken over by Neil Gaiman among others..
Marvel will be re-releasing the series beginning in 2014 as a way to lead into a new series from Gaiman himself. Below, you can take your first peek at the remastered version of issue #1, which hits shops in January. READ MORE
Marvel is one of the best in any entertainment business when it comes to marketing their creative material. They treat readers with respect and always stand behind their work. For the most part, with the exception of a few questionable legal debacles over the years, they manage to stay away from bad press.
With the launch of All-New Marvel NOW! set to begin in 2014, Marvel has plans to increase their promotional means as a way to harvest more potential readers. This includes incentives for retailers, digital copies with physical purchase of every first issue, and a big online marketing campaign. See all the details below. READ MORE
It’s been a few years since our last dosage of undead from the Godfather of Zombies. While his past few films have been hit or miss with fans, Romero now turns to comics with the help of Marvel and artist Alex Maleev to tell the latest instalment in his zombie universe. “Empire of the Dead” will be a five-issue limited that sees New York City infested, not only with zombies, but vampires as well.
Take your first look at “Empire of the Dead” #1 below. The issue is slated for a January release. READ MORE
If you ask me, Marvel is doing things right. They continue to launch and re-launch new titles, leaving the door wide open for potential new readers to jump in. Marvel just released some preview images for the “Point One” issue, which introduces some of their most anticipated new books coming out in 2014 including “Silver Surfer”, “Ms. Marvel”, “Black Widow”, and more. Take a look at some pages below. READ MORE
I really hope this doesn’t become habit at Marvel. The publisher recently announced that the award-winning duo of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee were off the current “Daredevil” book only to re-announce this morning that the team will continue to work with The Man Without Fear in an All New Marvel Now! book “Daredevil”.
I like the idea of them starting a new arc with the hero, and thus kicking things off at issue #1 again to entice new readers, but did they really have to attempt duping us? Either way, look for “Daredevil” #1 in March. READ MORE
Moon Knight has had a tough time maintaining his own ongoing series over the past decade. The Brian Bendis/Alex Maleev series from 2012 was one of my favorite books at the time, only to be canceled at 12 issues. Hopefully this will change because Marvel has just announced that the great Warren Ellis will be handling the insane hero in a new monthly series, and he promises to bring his crime touch to the book that we all know and love. Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire will be handling art duties. Take a look at the first few pages below.
Look for “Moon Knight” #1 this March. READ MORE
Disney once reigned supreme in the challenging world of family horror, putting out hits like The Watcher in the Woods, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more recently, Frankenweenie. Now they are testing out the waters by reviving their Museum of the Weird property, which was originally planned to be an addition to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. Since Marvel was purchased by Disney, I’ve been waiting for more Disney-related comics, so this may be the beginning of something larger.
Kicking off in January 2014 is “Seekers of the Weird”, a new five-issue miniseries from Brandon Seifert and Karl Moline. The story follows a teen duo who are stuck in the Museum of the Weird, which harbours some sinister secrets. Take your first look below. READ MORE
The Bloody Comics Crew is back with another question of the week. Hopefully you know the drill by now, but in case you’ve been MIA here’s it is: I ask a question to our comics staff, they answer. The catch is, we also want your answer in the comments section.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What creative team would you love to see on a horror book? READ MORE
Marvel has plans to make an Inhumans film sometime in the next few years, likely after the release of Guardians of the Galaxy. Much like how they are setting up the Guardians film with the recent comic series from Bendis, Marvel is launching the “Inhumanity” series in December. Check out the first teaser below. READ MORE
Heyo, we’re back with another Bloody-Disgusting Comics “Question of the Week”! It’s simple. Yours truly asks the Comics staff a question, and they give their oh-so-insightful answers. We expect to hear your thoughts as well in the comments section, faithful readers.
This week’s question: Are we really in the “digital age” of comics? READ MORE
After releasing a teaser on Instagram a few days ago, Marvel and Fox just released the emotionally-weighted trailer for Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-flick, Days of Future Past. It’s a beautiful trailer and it gets me pumped, but I’m a bit surprised at the lack of Kitty Pryde (played by Ellen Page) given her role in the comic. Guess they had to make room for all those other mutants.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is slated for release on May 23rd, 2014. READ MORE