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Preview: Flame Off! A First Look at Fantastic Four #3!

The fall of the Marvel Universe’s first family continues this April in Fantastic Four #3 – from the explosive creative team of James Robinson and Leonard Kirk! The Fantastic Four have saved Manhattan from an inter-dimensional invasion – but the cost was severe. What was once a team of four has been reduced to three. Is this the end of the Human Torch? Plus – don’t miss the introduction of a stronger, even deadlier WRECKING CREW! But with the team down one member, will the Fantastic Four be strong enough to stop them?

Variant Cover by JG JONES (FEB140734)
FOC – 3/31/2014, On-Sale – 4/23/2014


Original Sin – The Fantastic Four Have One.


Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Here’s this week’s announced sell-outs and new printings.

Fantagraphics Books

The publisher has announced that Hip Hop Family Tree has gone to a third printing. the second printing came out in March, and sold out quicker than the first. A comic tied into the series will be released for Free Comic Book Day this year, driving even more demand. Volume two comes out in August and a special two volume edition comes out in November.

Hip Hop Family Tree

Image Comics

Top Cow and Image have announced that Tales of Honor #1 by Matt Hawkins with art by Jung-Geun Yoon has sold out at the distributor level and gone back for a second printing. The comic is based upon the bestselling military science-fiction novels by David Weber. The second printing will hit shelves 4/16 and issue two will be on shelves 4/9.



All-New X-Factor #3 heads to a 2nd printing. Written by Peter David with art by Carmine Digiandomenico, the comic comes with a cover by Kris Anka and Jared Fletcher and hits shelves April 23.

All-New X-Men #23 goes to a 2nd printing. Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Stuart Immonen, the comic is on sales April 23.


Captain Marvel #1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick and art by David Lopez heads to a secon printing. It’ll be on shelves April 23.


Fantastic Four #2, written by James Robinson and art by Leonard Kirk goes to a second printing and is available April 23.


Guardians of the Galaxy #12 2nd printing comes out April 23. It’s written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Sara Pichelli.

Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta’s Magneto #1 gets a 2nd printing with a cover by Paolo Rivera. It’ll be out April 16.


Moon Knight #1 2nd printing by writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shalvey comes out April 23.


Ms. Marvel #2 gets a 2nd printing and comes out April 23. It’s written by G. Willow Wilson, with art by Adiran Alphona and cover by Jamie McKelvie.


New Warriors #1 2nd printing comes out April 16. It’s written by Christopher Yost, art by Marcus To and cover by Ramon Perez.


New Warriors #2 2nd printing comes out April 23. It’s written by Christopher Yost, art by Marcus To and cover by Ramon Perez.


Writer Charles Soule’s She-Hulk #2 gets a 2nd printing and comes out April 16. It has art by Javier Pulido with a cover by Kevin Wada.


Around the Tubes

The weekend is here! Who’s seeing Veronica Mars?

Around the Tubes

CBR – Fox Denies “Fantastic Four” Rumors – Hrm.

ICv2 – DC Plans ‘Bombshell’ Covers – Yeah, I don’t see this one going over well.

Collider – Bryan Singer Says X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Will Take Place in the 1980s; New DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Images Released – This could be cool….

CBLDF – Iranian Artists Struggle with Self-Censorship – Very interesting.


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Avengers Undercover #1

Talking Comics – Avengers Undercover #1

CBR – Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers #1

CBR – Captain Marvel #1

Talking Comics – Coffin Hill #6

Talking Comics – Monster & Madman #1

Talking Comics – Secret Avengers #1

Around the Tubes

The weekend is here and I’m spending it hitting up some geek shops!

Around the Tubes

Kotaku – The Greatest X-Men Story Ever Told Is Getting A Video Game – Could be cool.

Bleeding Cool – Kickstarter Fail: John Campbell Burns Comics Rather Than Sending Them To Donors – Well this should get interesting.

Kotaku – Why ​Mighty Avengers Is My Favorite Marvel Comic Right Now – How are folks enjoying it?

Kotaku – Will Rocksteady’s Next Batman Game Be Revealed Next Week? – As long as it’s good….


Around the Tubes Reviews

BlogCritics – Beautiful Darkness

Talking Comics – Cataclysm: Ultimates’ Last Stand #5

Talking Comics – Fantastic Four #1

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone planning on doing to enjoy their time?

Around the Tubes

ICv2 – Marvel Sets Record – Pretty cool.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Bloodshot and H.A.R.D.Corps: H.A.R.D.Corps #0

Comic Vine – Deadpool #24

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #1

CBR – Fantastic Four #1

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy #12

Crave Online – One Hit Wonder #1

Talking Comics – Tomb Raider #1

Comic Vine – The Wake #6

Talking Comics – The Wake #6

Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Comic Based Movies

It’s Monday and that means a brand new Facebook Fandom spotlight where I look at the statistic of Facebook users when it comes to some part of geek fandom. With so much buzz recently about comic book movies and casting, I thought it might be interesting to look at various comic-based movies and how they did individually and as a series when it comes to gender.

The first thing that stands out to me is that both Catwoman and Elektra have women as the majority of their “likes.” Men in Black as a franchise does well, but though it shows women as a majority, they are most likely just under 50% due to Facebook’s returning fuzzy results with large numbers such as this.

But, what also stands out is Superman Returns being split exactly 50/50 when it comes to men and women. Director Bryan Singer has spoken about how he wanted a movie that would appeal to women as well as men, and it looks like he achieved that according to these numbers.

Many movies on this list came out well before Facebook existed, but overall the results are interesting to me.

Constantine which will soon be a television series does shockingly well when it comes to gender, with 45% women, and the recently rumored Fantastic Four casting had me interested in those results, which was some of the worst when it came to women with 16.67% for the franchise.

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The New Fantastic Four Revealed

After months of speculation, it looks the cast of the rebooted Fantastic Four movie from Fox has been decided…. and it’s interesting. Numerous reputable sites are reporting that Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell will star in the project that reboots the Marvel superheroes with Josh Trank directing. The movie will hit theaters on June 19, 2015.

Michael B. Jordan is the longest rumored cast member and has been a star on the rise since his breakthrough performance in Fruitville Station, for which he received numerous award consideration. Other notable roles include The Wire, All My Children, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and Chronicle. He also voiced Cyborg/Victor Stone for DC’s Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. He’s currently in theaters for That Awkward Moment. He’ll be flaming on as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. Chronicle was directed by Josh Trank, who is also directing this reboot.

Miles Teller will be stretching his acting chops as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic (though IMDB lists it as Reid Richards). He too is currently on screen in That Awkward Moment with Jordan. Notable roles include Footloose, Project X and the upcoming Divergent. He’s also rumored to be playing the real life actor and one half of the Blues Brothers Dan Aykroyd in an untitled John Belushi project.

Kate Mara can currently be seen in House of Cards, but is also known for the television shows Nip/Tuck, Jack & Bobby, 24, Entourage, American Horror Story and TRON: Uprising. Highlight from her movie career includes We Are Marshall, Shooter, 127 Hours and she even had a role in Iron Man 2 as a U.S. Marshal. She’ll be playing Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman.

Jamie Bell plays the rocky Ben Grimm/The Thing. His more notable roles include Billy Elliot, Jumper, Snowpiercer (another graphic novel turned movie) and most notably the voice of Tintin in The Adventures of Tintin and rumored upcoming sequel.

The casting has definitely confused many fans and has so far resulted in a general negative response. The movie will be based more on the Ultimate Fantastic Four series as opposed to Marvel’s 616 Fantastic Four.

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Preview: The Fall of the First Family Continues in Fantastic Four #2!

Marvel has released a first look at Fantastic Four #2 from the creative team of James Robinson and Leonard Kirk! Manhattan is under attack by mysterious foes. From a corrupted pocket universe swarms scores of destructive creatures, wreaking untold havoc on the Big Apple! The Fantastic Four are the only ones capable of stopping the swarm. But to achieve that final victory, one of the Fantastic Four must make a terrible sacrifice that will shake the family to their very foundation! The strings continue to be pulled and the pieces are in play for the Fantastic Four’s downfall!

Art & Cover by LEONARD KIRK
Variant Cover by ART ADAMS (JAN140726)
FOC 2/17/14, ON-SALE 3/12/14


Preview: The Fall of the First Family Begins in Fantastic Four #1!

Cosmic explorers – heroes forever united as family. The world’s greatest comic magazine begins anew as Marvel’s First Family bursts back into the spotlight in Fantastic Four #1, from Eisner Award winning writer James Robinson and critically acclaimed artist Leonard Kirk!

The brilliant Mr. Fantastic, the compassionate Invisible Woman, hot-headed Human Torch, and the ever-lovin’ Thing return for a new ongoing series fraught with danger, excitement & intrigue. Only they won’t be met with new beginnings – but an untimely end!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Robinson said:

The team will be brought down. Despite the fact these characters are a family and have always stuck together, there are forces that push them into directions you never thought you’d see.

As the family of cosmic explorers rushes headlong into their darkest hours, who could possibly be behind their downfall? And how does it involve one of the Fantastic Four’s greatest enemies – the sadistic dragon Fin Fang Foom! “The Fall of the Fantastic Four” begins this February in Fantastic Four #1!

Art & Cover by LEONARD KIRK
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS
Blank Variant Also Available
FOC –01/27/14 On-Sale -02/19/14



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