The Wolverine Trailers

Directed by James Mangold and opening in July, and of course starring Hugh Jackman, is something fans have been waiting years for – a good, solo Wolvie film. From the two ineffective posters to these two awesome trailers is a big jump, and expectations are now high.

Below are the domestic, and international trailers and with its themes of mortality (and ninjas!), it looks pretty dark and impressive, and far superior to the last film from 2009.

I haven’t read the much-loved 1982 Chris Claremont and Frank Miller mini-series from which this story takes its inspiration, but I may just have to now.

Marvel In Motion

Created by Blackmeal, this is 40 seconds of animated greatness paying homage to Marvel.

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #25 Preview

Ooh, sweet, destruction! Text-free preview pages below.

Fialkov & DiGiandomenico Disassemble ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES!

This June, the red-hot creative team of Josh Fialkov and Carmine DiGiandomenico take Ultimate Comics Ultimates in an all-new direction…by tearing the team apart! With the hunt for the Infinity Gems on everyone’s mind, disaster creeps up on the steps of the Triskellion. Can Thor, Captain America and Iron Man figure out the source of the dark force crippling the Ultimate Comics Universe in time before it’s too late?!

“Josh and Carmine hit the ground running hard and fast with issue 25” explained Mark Paniccia, Senior Editor – Marvel Entertainment. “From page one it’s a non-stop, 90 miles an hour ride that takes the book in an unexpected and dangerous direction.”

Meanwhile, Reed Richards, Hulk, and Quicksilver, form an pact with a powerful new ally who promises redemption and…revenge! Things change big time this June in Ultimate Comics Ultimates #25!

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #25

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK

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Get To Know The Guardians Of The Galaxy – For Free!

Marvel are smart. They know that the announcement of next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy film was a surprise to many people, as even to us regular comics readers, the Guardians aren’t household names, but the diverse cosmic team, which includes a gun toting raccoon, and a talking tree has the potential to be as cool as The Avengers.

So, in order to get interest, and breed familiarity with the Guardians, Marvel are offering a four part bi-weekly series spotlighting each member, and it’s written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Avon Oeming!

Get the first part, which focuses on Drax, here on ComiXology.

Free Drax Issue

New Iron Man 3 Trailer

Here’s the latest trailer for the May releasing third Iron Man film, starring series regulars Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, who are joined by newcomers Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall. This looks like an epic superhero film for sure, and all those different Iron Man suits will look awesome on the big screen.

All-New X-Men #9 Preview

 

 

 

Man, Stuart Immonen is a great artist. It makes me happy that Marvel send their previews text-free. Below is a look at the March issue of this series that has the time-travelling original X-Men teaming up with their modern day counterparts.

Marvel NOW! – ALL-NEW X-MEN #9 First Look!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at All-New X-Men #9, from the critically acclaimed creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Stuart Immonen! Hot on the heels of the Uncanny X-Men facing Sentinels in their first issue, the All-New X-Men find themselves face-to-face with Sentinels for the very first time. Something is boiling under the surface of the Marvel Universe! Also, Mystique continues to make some big moves that will have huge circumstances for the X-Men.

As part of Marvel NOW!All-New X-Men  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Each issue of All-New X-Men includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Each issue of All-New X-Men features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new consequences! This is All-New X-Men #9!

ALL-NEW X-MEN #9 (JAN130676)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

FOC – 02/25/13 On-Sale – 03/20/13

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New X-Men #8 Preview

The premise of the original X-Men meeting their very different modern equivalents is a great premise for a new series, although I’ve only read the first issue. Here is a text-free preview of next month’s issue of All New X-Men.

The Avengers Meet Original Five X-Men In ALL NEW X-MEN #8!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at All New X-Men #8, from the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez! Angel, plucked from the past, finally meets his future self and the two end up fighting Madame Hydra and a Hydra cadre. This doesn’t go unnoticed by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! How will the Avengers react to the time-swept X-Men?

Each issue of All-New X-Men includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue of All-New X-Men features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

So what are you waiting for? Head on out and reserve a copy of All-New X-Men #8 today!

 

For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.

ALL-NEW X-MEN #8 (JAN130674)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by DAVID MARQUEZ

Cover by STUART IMMONEN

FOC – 2/11/13, ON SALE – 3/6/13

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Joker and Iron Man Looking Good

Ah, how far ‘toy’s have come in the last decade or so. Collectors can have a field day with small reproductions of their fave pop culture characters. Oh, how I wish I had the money and a nice display case to start a collection. Well, here’s two more recent figures, courtesy of those artisans at Hot Toys.

Iron Man 3 opens in May, and to get in the mood, you can check out this highly detailed 1/6th rendition of tony Stark and his armour parts from the film.

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Also 1/6th scale is this upcoming Joker figure from Sideshow Collectibles which costs $190 and is modelled on the classic Joker rather than the new hideous version with the stapled on skin-face. Yuck.

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Winter Soldier #15 Preview

Below are a few text-free preview pages and covers from February’s issue of Winter Soldier, the former Bucky’s solo series.

Your First Look At WINTER SOLDIER #15!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Winter Soldier #15, from the creative team of writer Jason Latour & artist Nic Klein. In the wake of the hunt for the Black Widow, a broken and beaten Winter Soldier begins a quest for atonement. But just as Bucky makes peace with his deadly past – a new villain from his future is out for his head! This February, Latour and Klein send Captain America’s former partner on a road to redemption like no other in Winter Soldier #15!

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Written by JASON LATOUR

Art by NIC KLEIN

Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY

Variant Cover by NIC KLEIN

FOC – 1/14/13, ON SALE – 2/6/13

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Iron Santa

Comics Alliance have uncovered a great array of Marvel ads from the ’80s that were spruiking holiday savings, including one particular ad that used Tony Stark’s festive Iron Man armour. Nice.

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Hawkeye #6 First Look

Here’s a preview from Marvel for this month’s issue of the Avenging archer, Hawkeye.

HAWKEYE #6 First Look!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Hawkeye #6, continuing the all-new ongoing series from the creative team of writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja! Clint Barton is preparing for the Holidays!  After the conclusion of The Tape, Clint is in dire need of a vacation, but will his break from action turn out as planned?

Fans and critics agree, Hawkeye is a smash hit!

“Super fun!” – Kelly Thompson, ComicBookResources.com

“This is a fantastic comic book that mixes action, mystery, and just the right amount of sheer insanity.” – Benjamin Bailey, IGN.com

“This is a series that needs to be read.” – Tony Guerrero, Comicvine.com

Looking to catch up on the critically acclaimed series? Then be sure to pick-up Hawkeye #1Third Printing Variant and Hawkeye #2 Third Printing Variant, in stores now!  Also, Marvel is pleased to announce that Hawkeye #3 has sold out at Diamond and will be returning to stores with Hawkeye #3 Second Printing Variant!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to your local comic shop and get in on the action!

HAWKEYE #6 (OCT120621)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art & Cover by DAVID AJA

On-Sale – 12/19/12

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Written by MATT FRACTION

Art and Cover by DAVID AJA

ON SALE NOW!

HAWKEYE #2 3rd PRINTING (SEP128136)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art and Cover by DAVID AJA

ON SALE NOW!

HAWKEYE #3 2nd PRINTING (OCT128311)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art and Cover by DAVID AJA

FOC – 12/10/12, On-Sale – 01/09/13

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FF #1 Preview

Here’s a text-free preview of Marvel’s FF #1 which is released next month.

Marvel NOW! – FF #1 First Look! 

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at FF #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of writer Matt Fraction and artist Michael Allred! With the Fantastic Four embarking on an epic journey, an all-new substitute Four, handpicked by original members – Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medusa, and Miss Thing – stand ready to guard and protect Earth and the Future Foundation for four minutes! What could possibly go wrong?

As part of Marvel NOW!FF  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Each issue of Fantastic Four features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

An all-new direction! All-new adventures! This is FF NOW!

This November, Matt Fraction and Michael Allred redefine the future in FF #1!

FF #1 (SEP120593)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art & Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

FOC – 11/5/2012, On Sale – 11/28/2012

 

 

 

 

 

Iron Man 3 Trailer

Below is the poster and first trailer for next year’s third Iron Man entry starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle,  Guy Pearce, and Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin. It’s based on the Extremis storyline from the comics from a few years ago, with the added bonus of the Iron Patriot armour. The trailer certainly looks intense and downbeat, rather than the jovial adventuring of the first two films. It also dwells on the destruction of Stark’s mansion for too long, and Pearce’s Aussie voice doing an American monotone reminds me of Hugo Weaving as Mr Smith in The Matrix films.

Speaking of the Armoured Avenger, last week saw the release of Ultimate Comics Iron Man #1 by writer Nathan Edmondson (Grifter, The Activity) and artist Matteo Bufagni. The Demon in the Armor storyline is a four parter and it’s off to a rousing start.

This Week’s Winners

Uncanny Avengers #1. Not being a huge Marvel reader, like I was in the ’90s, I only pick up stuff from the publisher when it’s a fresh start or landmark issue really. This ish is the first of the Marvel NOW! initiative that sees a few new series debuting over the next few weeks. Rick Remender writing, with John Cassady pencilling a series starring a team made up of Captain America, Thor, Rogue, Scarlet Witch, Wolverine (of course! every team must have him!) and Havok is intriguing enough. Cassady won’t stay on this series for long I’m guessing, but whenever he does superheroes, it’s worth a look, although Cap’s costume still looks a little weird. In fact, they all, except Wolvie, have (slightly) new costumes, although that’s not mentioned in the story. It’s not a great jumping on point, but does follow the events of AvsX, which I didn’t read. I do know that Professor X died at the hands of a Phoenix Force-possessed Cyclops, which isn’t fully explained here.

Logan speaks at Xavier’s funeral, Cap and Thor enlist Havok (or try to) before fighting mutant Earthquake (fresh from brain surgery!), and Havok goes to talk to his cynical brother Cyclops in priosn. Oh, and Rogue and Scarlet Witch almost get into a fight at Xavier’s grave before some new baddies shown up, including, “The Goat-Faced Girl.” Yep. Not a lot really happens, the team isn’t forced yet and the fate of Xavier’s body is gruesome, but at least it looks good.

Oh, and when Cap asks Havok to lead the new team of mutants and humans, he refers to Wolverine’s “checkered past.” Shouldn’t that be, “chequered past?”

Batman and Robin #13. If the title of this issue (Zombie Moon Rising) wasn’t enough, then thankfully the pages following it live up to expecattions, although the credits page names this issue, “Eclipsed.” Writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason have been telling Bruce and Damian Wayne’s intense and bizarre adventures for a long time now, so it’s a safe bet that any issue of theirs will be a winner.

It begins with father and son venturing up, up and away to prepare a satellite that’s linked with the Batcave for any temporary disruptions that may come with the eclipse, and with the Joker’s return they need all the resources at their command. While Batman and Commissioner Gordon check out some possible zombie attacks at a graveyard, Robin fights off a bounty hunting monster before some zombies fight him. The last 5 pages are pencilled by Tomas Giorello and it’s jarring as his style is so different from Gleason’s. It’s unfortunate, especially as Robin looks much older when Giorello draws him. Hopefully Gleason can draw the remainder of this story arc, as it’s setting up to be an entertaining one.

Creator-Owned Heroes #5. A new venture form Image Comics that acts like a magazine and anthology, this is a good idea, with stories from various creative teams running for a few issues. In his month’s release there are 3 new tales. Killswitch by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Jerry Lando is the first and follows the titular assassin as he kills his latest target aboard a plane and befriends his not-so-grieving widow. It’s a good set up, especially the aftermath and the banter between the blonde widow and professional killer is great.

Next up is Black Sparrow. Set in a farm in the 1880s it centres on a recently hanged evil boy (so we’re told) whose body is returned to his family for burial. There’s only one more part in this story by Steve Niles, Jay Russel and Andrew Ritchie so I hope the end is a doozy. It’s certainly creepy so far, thanks to the desolate and haunting artwork of Ritchie.

The last story is by Gray, Palmiotti and Norberto Fernandez. Retrovirus follows scientist Zoe Wallace as she begins her new job at a research facility in Antarctica to help study a frozen and scary looking Neanderthal.

Also included is an interview with artist Amanda Conner, a few fan questions answered by Palmiotti, the first part of a writing comics tutorial by Steve Niles, and an editorial/behind the scenes piece by Gray. It all adds up to a good place to start for comics veterans or newbies.

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