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Preview: Jack Kirby’s Marvel Heroes & Monsters Artist’s Edition

Jack Kirby’s Marvel Heroes & Monsters Artist’s Edition

Jack Kirby (a & c)

A collection of beautiful stories featuring some of Jack “King” Kirby’s most iconic and enduring heroes: Captain America, the X-Men, Ant-Man, and Sgt. Fury! Included in this glorious Artist’s Edition are complete stories of each, and all drawn in the old Twice-Up format (meaning this is a BIG book!). Additionally, several of Kirby’s best monster stories are also included. Rounding off in true Artist’s Edition style is an extra-long gallery section, filled with great and rare covers, pin-ups, and exceptional pages. Another Kirby winner from IDW Publishing!

HC • BW • $150.00 • 168 pages • 15” x 22” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-386-5

Fantastic Four #1 Gets a Jack Kirby “Hidden Gem” Variant

This August, 57 years to the day of the Fantastic Four’s original debut, Marvel’s First Family returns as the Fantastic Four make their dramatic homecoming to the Marvel Universe!

In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of Fantastic Four #1, Marvel has revealed a SURPRISE hidden gem variant cover from legendary artist Jack Kirby!

Written by Dan Slott, with art by Sara Pichelli, and a main cover by Esad Ribic, don’t miss the epic return of Johnny, Ben, Sue, and Reed on August 8th!

Preview: Fighting American: The Ties That Bind #4

FIGHTING AMERICAN: THE TIES THAT BIND #4

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Andie Tong
Cover A: Andie Tong
Cover B: Jack Kirby. Colors by David Leach.
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: June 6, 2018

FINAL ISSUE!

The critically-acclaimed series returns with a brand-new story featuring Fighting American and Speedboy!

Celebrate the Fantastic Four with a Poster Featuring Classic Jack Kirby Artwork

This August, Marvel invites you to join Johnny, Ben, Sue and Reed in their much-anticipated return to comics, featuring an all-new story from Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli, and Esad Ribic!

And to celebrate the return of the first family, Marvel is excited to reveal a special Fantastic Four poster featuring classic artwork by Jack Kirby, which will be available to readers this August.

Be sure to pick up Fantastic Four #1 on August 8th, and stay tuned for announcements about Fantastic Four’s release, upcoming incentives, and more!

Preview: Fighting American #3 (of 4)

FIGHTING AMERICAN #3 (of 4)

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Andie Tong
Color: Tracy Bailey
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover A: Andie Tong
Cover B: Jack Kirby
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, $3.99, On sale: May 2, 2018

The critically-acclaimed series returns with a brand-new story featuring Fighting American and Speedboy!

Preview: The Prisoner #1

The Prisoner #1

Writer: Peter Milligan
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Cover A: Mike Allred. Colors By Laura Allred
Cover B: Photo cover
Cover C: Jack Kirby, Mike Royer. Colors by Mike Allred
Cover D: Colin Lorimer. Colors by Joana Lafluente
Cover E: John McCrea. Colors by Michael Spicer
Cover F: Mike Allred Black and White Variant.
Publisher: Titan Comics

FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: April 25, 2018

In the 21st Century, the global currency is no longer oil or gold but information. And he who possesses it possesses the world. There is one place on the planet where the most valuable information is mined, a place that prides itself on ‘mental fracking’, promising to extract any secret from any individual using any means possible.

It is perhaps the intelligence community’s darkest secret, aligned to no one political system or state, an autonomous institute, free of state manipulation. The identity of its controller, the mysterious Number One, is unknown. It is a place so secret, some believe it to be a myth. It is The Village.

Now read on…

Preview: Fighting American: The Ties That Bind #2

FIGHTING AMERICAN: THE TIES THAT BIND #2

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Andie Tong
Colorist: Tracy Bailey
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Editor: David Leach
Cover A: Andie Tong
Cover B: Jack Kirby
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: April 4, 2018

The critically-acclaimed series returns with a brand-new story featuring Fighting American and Speedboy!

Ava DuVernary is Directing “The New Gods” for Warner Bros.

Deadline is reporting that director Ava DuVernay is closing a deal and will dive into Jack Kirby‘s creations with The New Gods for Warner Bros.

This is another big budget film for the director whose film A Wrinkle in Time opened this past weekend. That film was released by Buena Vista, a division of Disney, a competitor to Warner Bros. in both film and comics.

This is the second female director Warner Bros/DC has brought onto a project. Patty Jenkins was the first and her Wonder Woman went on to gross over $800 million worldwide.

It is believed this will be a freestanding film not connected to the DC Cinematic Universe. That move is interesting as Steppenwolf was the villain of Justice League and Darkseid has been looming over that film universe.

The director is a fan of Kirby’s creations stating that her favorite superhero is Big Barda.

Kirby’s creations debuted in the early 70s and involves two warring factions, those of New Genesis and those of Apokolips. Think of it as a combination of a lot of different mythological backgrounds. Known as the “Fourth World,” the New Gods can currently be seen in Mister Miracle written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads as well as appearing in various series of DC Comics.

This is a massive sandbox to play in and it’ll be interesting to see where it all goes from here.

People’s History of the Marvel Universe, Week 12: The Mutant Metaphor (Part IV)

Face front, true believers!

In the last entry in this series, I was intending to write about Chris Claremont’s stamp on the mutant metaphor. However, recently I got bitten by a (non-radioactive) different idea and so instead I want to talk about another aspect of the mutant metaphor, a metaphor-within-a-metaphor, one that’s cropped up in many different eras of X-Men history: the comparison of humans and mutants to Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons.

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