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The Comics News Thread - Thread Title Updated for DouglasDanger!

wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Graphic Violence
Hey dudes, Geebs gave me the okay to start a general news thread. This is the thread to discuss the many news items that pop up concerning comics, many of which don't merit their own thread but are worth noting and talking about. We'll leave it up to your judgment as to what actually ought to be in its own thread, but I imagine most stuff in here will be stuff about talent coming onto books, new books, exclusivity deals, and the like. This should cut down on news getting posted in the Question thread and other non-related threads.

Anyway, I'll kick the thread off with this announcement, courtesy of Newsarama: Aaron Lopresti to pencil Wonder Woman. For anyone who has been reading Ms. Marvel the last couple years, this is really a no-brainer. Lopresti's got a talent for drawing hot chicks kicking ass, he's pretty good with technical drawings and expressions, and he's timely. Paired with a good writer, he's got the chops to do an extended run with consistently high quality. As sad as I was to see him leave Marvel, I'm glad he got this gig because it'll really play to his strengths. I may actually have to start reading Wonder Woman again.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Wait...I thought the Order was doing well. D:

    As of November it sold 29k. Which is pretty good for a new book, with an all new cast, and limited interaction with the Marvel Universe. But it probably isn't so good for a book with pretty high profile talent like Kitson and Fraction on it.

    I'm kind of disappointed though. I was really looking forward to getting the trade, and for Marvel to cancel the series before I even got a chance to support it in my preferred format kind of sucks. Plus, to cancel it with only a handful of issues actually out just seems weird. Maybe they're hoping that the community will rally behind the book Manhunter-style or something.

  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I think they're clearing his plate for more high-profile work. As long as he keeps working on Iron Fist, I don't care.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    In an earlier word balloons podcast he said he could probably do four monthly books (Casanova, PWJ, IIF and a fourth that became The Order). While I enjoy the book and right now hate all of you who don't read it with a burning passion, I hope it means he can do an Orson book or something equally pulpy.
    Fraction's upcoming Thor special...

    Oh HELLS YEAH

  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    They're cancelling The Order? Why??? Because it's one of the best new books out there?

    Dammit. Now I'm upset.

  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I suspect it's low sales relative to what they're paying the creators working on it.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    Fuck, the Order is the first book I've ever been actually upset about being canceled. Shit, now I hope they put Fraction on a Spidey arc or something.

  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fraction wrote the Spectacular Spider-Man annual from last year, and it was terrific. He's listed as a writer on the "Divided We Stand" X-Men special, so I'm assuming we'll see him on an X-book at some point.

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  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fraction wrote the Hawkeye YA:Presents, oh hell ya! only bummer is that it's #6 so I have to wait till may/june :(

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fraction on an X-book would be fantastic.

    But I am quite upset about The Order getting canned.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well in the podcast he doesn't seem too broken up, so while I think that blows I'm not going to get upset or anything. Just savor what's left, and hope he is on an x-book.

    Speaking of which, he mentioned that he's made a couple of proposals on an Orson book. I guess it's just too much AWESOME a month or something, because there is no other rational excuse.

  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    A bi-monthly Orson Randall book would be fine indeed. Also a five issue "Immortal Weapons" mini, where each issue features the immortal weapons except Davos and Danny.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The one-shots sounds a lot more likely.

    Also, to get back to this being a general news thread and not just Iron Fist-wank: Fraction said the TPB for Seven Capital Cities of Heaven is going to be huge: IIF 8-14 (which is 34pgs), plus both Orson one-shots.

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    rumour is that Fraction is writing Young X-Men

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Guggenheim is writing Young X-Men.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    you're right, I missed the solicit somehow

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The one-shots sounds a lot more likely.

    Also, to get back to this being a general news thread and not just Iron Fist-wank: Fraction said the TPB for Seven Capital Cities of Heaven is going to be huge: IIF 8-14 (which is 34pgs), plus both Orson one-shots.

    That's a lot of bang for your buck right there.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The one-shots sounds a lot more likely.

    Also, to get back to this being a general news thread and not just Iron Fist-wank: Fraction said the TPB for Seven Capital Cities of Heaven is going to be huge: IIF 8-14 (which is 34pgs), plus both Orson one-shots.

    Sweet. I did not realize this arc was going to be so long. I am glad. :)

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Millar and McNiven reunite for an 8-issue run on Wolverine later this year.

    Details are here

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh. Oh, I...I'm not sure what to think about this development. I guess I'm just gonna stick around for Jason Aaron's run, and then I'm done with Wolverine. I'm really tired of "in the future, shit is fucked up" stories, especially since they all stand to be contradicted so easily.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't think this story is in any way meant to be future continuity

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Millar and McNiven doing Wolverine, UNFORGIVEN-style? Yes, I will buy that book.

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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hey, I think that Wolverine thing is related to this post by Millar last year:

    Millar / McNiven '08 Project Hints
    ""Civil War was Marvel's biggest selling series since the early 90s. So how do we follow that? What character or group or regular book do you feel we're doing now for next April? I don't think it'll be named for another month or two yet, but curious as to what you think we'd work well on.

    I'll tell you this much... I'm having a great time. I stopped writing War Heroes at number 3 and FF at our tenth issue as I'm so far ahead. Started the McNiv project a couple of months back and just finishing issue seven now. I'll have the first big arc (eight issues) done by the time the thing's announced and then I can jump back onto Kick-Ass. I've never been this far ahead before (using my time out wisely towards the end), but it's a bloody great feeling. The book's worked out really well too. Steve is itching to get started.

    Some clues:

    It involves a symbiote at one stage in the story, the death of the greatest Marvel hero, a new President, a blind superhero driving a car 3000 miles and The Hulk as you've never seen them (yes them) before. It's a lot of fun and I have a feeling this is going to be MASSIVE.

    Start saving now.

    Retailers, you can build that extension you've been thinking about. As of January I'm back, my friends!!!

    MM""

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    yeah thats clearly it, since the interview confirms that a gang of redneck hulks and a blind hawkeye both feature prominently.

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  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So Marvel is doing some tie-ins with Lost Link

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So that explains the Oceanic logo on the backpack in She-Hulk 25.

  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Marvel has entered a partnership with Soleil, a French comic publisher, to publish translated French comics here in the USA. http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=144451 Dunno how this will work out for them financially, but from the preview art alone I'd say that this is a pretty good thing.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Some of that art is pretty swell. Bendis keeps making a big deal about how some of their books are released only once a year, but sell millions of copies. That has to make this good for someone.

  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Those images of the pink headed wind up doll girl thing look hilarious. If only French people didn't speak in big white empty text bubbles, I could tell what's going on.

  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Man, the news keeps rolling in. Millar says that his eight issue run on Wolverine and his 16 issue run on FF will crossover with each other, and they'll both tie into his '1985' series: http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=12820

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I hate future-forward stories.

  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Playing Whatever Happened To? with 13 DC characters.

    Will Jack Knight make his triumphant return in 2008? Maybe...just maybe.

    Plus, another poster...this time...Oppression.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'd like to read another espionage book. But I just realized during WWH that Iron Man has been one. So... I'll see if it takes next time I see a copy.

    About that Millar/McNiven project:
    But I do have this stupid thing where I like to fire myself at the end of every year and it�s because Frank Miller�s my hero and I love the fact that Frank Miller came on and did four issues of �Batman� and made it the best ever and then he came on and did eight issues of �Daredevil� with �Born Again� and it was the best ever and I just try to copy that.
    I actually like Millar, but he ain't no Frank-Miller-in-his-prime.

    The F4 thing is interesting. I like that he knows that the Indians used guns.

  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That Wolverine arc sounds rad to me, I'll buy it. I love Eastwood movies.

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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Man, the news keeps rolling in. Millar says that his eight issue run on Wolverine and his 16 issue run on FF will crossover with each other, and they'll both tie into his '1985' series: http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=12820

    I read that as a joke and he just wants people to buy all his books. He mentions Kick ass ties in as well if I recall correctly.

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Playing Whatever Happened To? with 13 DC characters.

    Will Jack Knight make his triumphant return in 2008? Maybe...just maybe.

    Plus, another poster...this time...Oppression.

    Some of those were bad picks. Brainiac's a staple in Superman, he won't go anywhere. Chloe from Smallville? Who cares?

  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Keith wrote: »
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Playing Whatever Happened To? with 13 DC characters.

    Will Jack Knight make his triumphant return in 2008? Maybe...just maybe.

    Plus, another poster...this time...Oppression.

    Some of those were bad picks. Brainiac's a staple in Superman, he won't go anywhere. Chloe from Smallville? Who cares?

    Smallville fans apparently.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    KVW wrote: »
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Man, the news keeps rolling in. Millar says that his eight issue run on Wolverine and his 16 issue run on FF will crossover with each other, and they'll both tie into his '1985' series: http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=12820

    I read that as a joke and he just wants people to buy all his books. He mentions Kick ass ties in as well if I recall correctly.

    He could mean they tie together thematically or something. What is 1985 even going to be about?

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Top Cow released the full issue of Madame Mirage #1 on Newsarama. Link
    The original solicitation for the series first issue read:

    Madame Mirage #1

    (W) Paul Dini (A) Kenneth Rocafort (Cov) Greg Horn, Rocafort

    Superstar writer Paul Dini (52, Lost) makes an explosive return to Top Cow in 2007 when he brings brand new character Madame Mirage to the Top Cow!

    But who is this beautiful woman who appears out of the mist? As deadly as she is beautiful, she is cutting a bloody path through the city's villains, who now wear suits and have "legitimate" businesses. But who is her ultimate prey? And how does this Mirage take form? And why is her destiny and that of her sidekick Harper so irrevocably entwined? These and many other questions will be asked along with the most pivotal question of all – Who is Madame Mirage?

    Dini weaves a tale of murder, intrigue and revenge in a world of high-tech espionage and treachery. Joining Dini is rising artistic star, Kenneth Rocafort (Hunter-Killer) with his atmospheric and kinetic style. The first issue features two covers by sensual cover artist Greg Horn (Superman Returns, She-Hulk) as well as a stunning cover by series artist Rocafort. Madame Mirage – you'll never forget her… if you can make her acquaintance and live to tell the tale…

    wwtMask and I have been reading this series, and it's actually very cool--especially once you understand the "design" of Madame Mirage herself and the whole story behind it that is explained in issue 3. I suggest you check this out, and check out 2, 3, and when it comes out, 4.

  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    KVW wrote: »
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Man, the news keeps rolling in. Millar says that his eight issue run on Wolverine and his 16 issue run on FF will crossover with each other, and they'll both tie into his '1985' series: http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=12820

    I read that as a joke and he just wants people to buy all his books. He mentions Kick ass ties in as well if I recall correctly.

    He could mean they tie together thematically or something. What is 1985 even going to be about?

    1985 is very ambiguous. It started out as some merger of photo realism with comics in a Marvels style real world setting (or something, it's very vague) and as of the last Comic-con, there's not much else known about it except the photo stuff was dropped. IGN has a preview here.

    Here's a couple of the newest images.
    Spoiler:

    And here's some of the old 'photo' images.
    Spoiler:

    Note the difference in the Hulk shots in the old and new. I believe those are the same images in different styles.

    So, what's it about? It's about the year 1985, Marvels-style perspective (man on the street) and may or may not deal with the Marvel Universe. Some images make it look like it's comic creators (one preview image has guys working at a drawing board). So it could be about people in that time and the affect of super heroes and comic books or it could just be a random image and its actually about the 1985 time period of the Marvel Universe. I honestly don't know at this point.

  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    It's supposed to be a Secret War thing where when the villains on that segment of Denver who were floating back to Earth end up on our Earth circa 1985. Or that's what I heard at least.

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