Invincible Iron Man #32 Preview

One of the few Marvel series I read regularly is this series. Below is a text-free preview of next month’s issue.

Your First Look at INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #32

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Invincible Iron Man #32, from the Eisner Award-winning creative team of Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca! STARK: RESILIENT continues! It’s taking the combined might of War Machine and Rescue put down Detroit Steel once and for all, but will a stunned and surprised Tony Stark be able to take out a small army’s worth of murder drones on his own? Suddenly, it’s an all out war of the armored as Hammer Industries unleashes their final gambit on the one and only Iron Man — and they’re in it for scorched earth, not superiority. No one is safe as Tony Stark fights for his friends, his legacy and his very next breath this November, only in Invincible Iron Man #32!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #32 (SEP100629)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Rated A…$3.99

FOC – 10/29/10, On-Sale – 11/24/10


 

Tron: Legacy Videos

The more I see of this film, the more I like what I see. Tron: Legacy is the sequel to the 1982 classic, and is directed by Joseph Kosinski. Below is a clip from the December 17-releasing film, a music video from Daft Punk and the awesome latest poster.

Daredevil #512 Preview

Say farewell to Matt Murdock, at least until his new Daredevil Reborn mini-series starts in January. He’ll be replaced in his own book by Black Panther as the series becomes Black Panther: The Man Without Fear in December’s 513th issue. Official details and preview below.

Your First Look at DAREDEVIL #512

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Daredevil #512, the landmark final issue from writer Andy Diggle and artist Roberto de la Torre! In the wake of the shocking conclusion of SHADOWLAND, Hell’s Kitchen has been thrown into disarray and Matt Murdock is among the missing.  Does the mantle of Daredevil now rest with a dead man? And are his friends, lovers and allies able to cope with what he wrought, let alone atone for his sins?  It’s the dramatic last stand of a Marvel icon as this era of Daredevil comes to a close, only in Daredevil #512.

DAREDEVIL #512 (SEP100605)

Written by ANDY DIGGLE

Pencils & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC-10/29/10, On-Sale-11/24/10

Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers #1 Preview

Based on the cartoon that ran for 65 episodes from 1989 to 1990 comes new adventures from Chip and Dale, starting in December. Being a child of the ’80s, I certainly remember the ‘toon. Now BOOM! Studios are catering to your nostalgia with a new series starring the chipmunk detectives/adventurers.

Official details and great looking preview below.

It’s the return of your favorite furry flatfoots in an all new original ongoing series! Coming on the heels of BOOM!’s bestselling DARKWING DUCK ongoing series, BOOM! continues the the Disney Afternoon Revolution with CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS as the diminutive detectives embark on all-new original adventures! This is the series that will have you singing that song you can never forget: ‘Sometimes some crimes go slipping through the cracks. But these two Gumshoes are picking up the slack. There’s no case too big, no case too small, when you need help just call -Ch-ch-ch-Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers!’

CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS #1 is currently available for pre-order from your local comic shop. To contact or find the local comic shop nearest you be sure to use the Comic Shop Locator. CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS is written by fan-favorite DARKWING DUCK author Ian Brill, with art by MARVEL SUPERHERO SQUAD’s Leonel Castellani and ships with two covers in a 50/50 split by Leonel Castellani and Magic Eye Studios respectively, with a 1-in-10 incentive cover by Jake Myler. CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS #1 carries a Diamond Code of OCT100886 and is shipping this December.

2011 Marvel Internships Now Up For Grabs

Here’s the skinny if you’re in college in America and want to become an intern at Marvel for Spring 2011:

The fine folks in charge of internships at Marvel once again asked me to pass this along:

Marvel is seeking interns for the spring 2011 semester. We will begin reviewing resumes over the next week. All internships are for course credit only through colleges or universities. All applications are only accepted via our website: marvel.com/company/index.htm?sub=careers… E-mailinternships@marvel.com with any questions regarding internships.

Find out more here.

My Best Friend Is A Wookiee Review

If the film Fanboys left your “life revolving around Star Wars” approach to storytelling appetite wanting, then My Best Friend Is A Wookiee is the book for you.

Honestly though, despite the title, Tony Pacitti’s real yet captivating memoir is about so much more than George Lucas’ best creation. The subtitle of the book from Adams Media is “one boy’s journey to find his place in the galaxy” and that’s a more apt description. Using Star Wars as equal parts inspiration, consolation and (with the later prequels) frustration Pacitti weaves an honest tale of his journey from adolescence to adulthood from his love affair after seeing his mother’s VHS copy taped from the TV of The Empire Strikes Back to his orbit around all things Star Wars including the novels, trading cards, a painful tattoo and the assorted merchandise that constitutes every good childhood.

Every geek can relate to his raw anecdotes from the torment of school bullies to the frightening discovery of women to the search for identity.

Occasionally the book gets serious when dealing with typical teenaged issues and the effects of the Columbine school shootings upon himself and his circle of friends, but generally it’s a seamless narrative collecting the kinds of awkward experiences that any pop culture loving kid of the ‘80s and ‘90s can relate to. Honestly, even if you don’t love Star Wars as much as Pacitti does (and he does, for the most part) it’s still an immensely satisfying read. Pacitti is a charming underdog throughout, desperately clinging to his love of Lucas’ galactic epic during all its shifts in quality and popularity.

This really is a must read book for anyone who’s loved and lost in the worlds of reality or fiction.  Perhaps two quotes might best give an idea of the diversity of Pacitti’s understandable feelings.

“I suppose it’s because I felt like one of those midgets in teddy-bear pajamas, watching and listening with eyes and ears open wide as the amazing saga of Luke, Han, and Leia played out before me. If I hadn’t known it before, I certainly knew it then: I was in love.”

and

“The cheers subsided, the text scroll started, and over the next two hours and some-odd minutes, I learned the true meaning of heartbreak.”

Amongst the love and eventual hatred, (but still respect) of Star Wars Pacitti tells consistently entertaining tales of his daily life including his attempt to reveal his ESP abilities in front of his shocked classroom, the popularity of his “Indiana Skywalker and the Rectum of Doom” short story, his flirtation with drug use, the shifting relationships of his circle of friends/enemies, his charming dalliances with trying to understand himself and women and more. It’s 230 pages that seem to go by at light speed because it’s so irresistibly readable.

I remember news reports about The Sixth Sense making so much money because it had the first trailer of The Phantom Menace in front of it. I saw the film three times in its opening week and reading Pacitti’s memoir made me laugh, wince and empathise in equal amounts. After finishing it, it did make me want to see all six films again, and that’s never a bad thing.

My Best Friend is a deservedly widely praised book as a glance at the front and back covers will inform you, but it’s not a book just for geeks, and it’s not a book with a Star Wars reference on every page either. It’s a universal tale of a boy becoming a man and dealing with the stuff that we all do, while emotionally entangled by the ultimate sci-fi adventure, and despite Lucas’ constant tinkering attempts at “betterment” the memories of our childhood stay with us long after the credits.

Eye Witness Collected Edition

Writer/artist Robert Luedke’s excellent Eye Witness series is now available as a complete collection, from next month. That’s good news. Official details below.

This November, just in time for the holiday shopping season, Head Press Publishing will release a limited edition slipcase collection of the award-winning Eye Witness graphic novel series.  This will offer many fans of Christian fiction their first exposure to all four books in this highly acclaimed indy graphic novel series, since publicity surrounding it has grown with each subsequent release and many fans came on board a few years after the 2004 premier of the first book in the series.

In an literary format that has largely been overlooked in the Christian marketplace, Luedke’s time-hopping Biblical based action-adventure story truly stands out from the crowd!  Through years of research, Luedke, has effectively (in a fictional sense) filled in the gaps in the Biblical narrative from the Passion week through the Book of Acts and combined it with a compelling and nail biting modern day action-thriller.  “The storyline combines elements of Indiana Jones, a gripping New Testament story, time travel, espionage and dramatic scenes that rank among the best in American comic artistry,” stated Journalist, David Crumm, on his Readthespirit.com, website.
Luedke made the commitment to begin the Eye Witness series in 2002, as a way to share the spiritual, historical and dramatic nature of the Gospels, in a way that would draw the attention of teens and young adults…especially those who may have never read a Bible or attended church, but loved reading comics and graphic novels.  “I intentionally designed Eye Witness’ unique mixture of Biblical adaptation and modern day thriller to make the story of the New Testament exciting, attractive and fun for today’s readers, “states Luedke.  “My goal was treat the Book of Acts like Cecil B. DeMille treated the book of Exodus in his Ten Commandments film…by adding characterization, dramatization and connecting the dots for those not familiar with the original narrative.”
The series has generated coverage by major media from coast to coast and the praise of many religious leaders as well as comic veterans alike.  According to Paige Patterson (President Southwest Baptist Seminary), “I do not believe I have ever seen anything like it. This is a great way to present the Gospel.”
Eye Witness (Book Three): Rise of the Apostle (which was released in August 2008) was awarded a gold medal in the category of graphic novels at the 2009 National Best Book Awards, sponsored annually by USABooknews.com and was named a finalist in the FOREWORD Magazine book of the year awards.
Eye Witness (Book Two): Acts of the Spirit (released, August 2006) was honored as the best comic/graphic novel at the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival.  The book also took a silver medal at the 2007 Independent Publisher Magazine Awards, as well as being named a finalist in the FOREWORD Magazine book of the year awards.The Eye Witness slipcase collection will be available through book and comic stores nationwide the week of November 15th (as well as most major retailer’s online stores).  There will be a limited edition of 200 sets signed and numbered by Luedke and only be available at his personal appearances and through the Head Press website.  For more information, visit: www.HeadPress.info