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Preview: Best of Vampirella Masters Series Omnibus TP

Best of Vampirella Masters Series Omnibus TP

writers: Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, Jeph Loeb, Kurt Busiek, James Robinson, Mike Carey
artists: Amanda Conner, Mike Mayhew, Gary Frank, Tim Sale, Louis LaChance, Joe Jusko, Mike Lilly, Mark Texeira
cover: Amanda Conner
FC • 568 pages • $39.99 • Teen+

The finest comic book creators of the modern era delve into the mystery and the macabre in The Best of Vampirella Masters Series! Revisit the greatest tales of horror comics’ most iconic heroine with the following stories, each crafted by a legendary team of writers and artists!

Collecting: “Ascending Evil” by Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, and Amanda Conner, “Vampirella Lives” by Warren Ellis and Amanda Conner, “Nowheresville” by Mark Millar and Mike Mayhew, “The New European” by Alan Moore and Gary Frank, “Looking for Mr. Goodwin” by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, “Morning in America” by Kurt Busiek and Louis LaChance,“Blood Lust” by James Robinson and Joe Jusko, “Revelations” by Mike Carey, Mike Lilly, and Mark Texeira

Freeform and Marvel Announce their Cloak & Dagger Leads and Creative Team

cloak___n_dagger_by_durandus-d3duhmt.pngFreeform and Marvel have announced the cast and creative team for its highly anticipated series, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, a live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic.

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is a coming-of-age series based on the beloved comic book characters. Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul. The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski will serve as showrunner and executive producer; Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of Television and Jim Chory will also serve as executive producers. Gina Prince-Bythewood is set to direct the first episode.

Olivia Holt (former Disney Channel star and Hollywood Records recording artist) will portray Tandy, a once privileged little girl, who watched as her family was destroyed by a disastrous storm that uprooted her life. Now in her late teens, an unexpected encounter with a boy named Tyrone sparks a life-changing event. Aubrey Joseph (“Run All Night,” “The Night Of“) will portray Tyrone who as a young man wanted nothing more than to prove he was fearless; but when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid. Now older and more sheltered, Tyrone closes himself off. But when he meets a girl named Tandy his life changes forever. Additional cast for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger will be announced at a later date.

Preview: Michael Turner Art Edition: Soulfire #1


Michael Turner; Jeph Loeb – Story / Michael Turner – Art

The incredible artwork of Michael Turner in its purest form!

The magical world of creator Michael Turner’s Soulfire universe comes to life with this all new black and white penciled edition collecting Soulfire Beginnings, the zero issue and issue one (volume one) in one amazing over-sized issue! Re-live the awe-inspiring first chapters of the fantasy epic Soulfire, featuring Turner’s brilliant pencils front and center as they’ve never been seen before! Uncut, uncolored–and unbelievable!

MICHAEL TURNER ART EDITION: SOULFIRE #1 is in stores May 4th, 2016!


Around the Tubes

TF_RiD_50-pr_page7_image1It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What are you planning on getting? Sound off in the comments below!

While you await your shops opening, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

The Beat – Que Spit-take: Two Broke Girls lead actress Beth Behrs Launches Comic – And she’ll remain broke….

CBR – “Punisher” Solo Series Not ‘Actually Happening’ at This Time, Says Jeph Loeb – You mean all the sites reporting this as fact were wrong!?

Kotaku – The Best Cosplay From MAGFest 2016 – Some great cosplay.

Vulture – It’s Stan Lee’s Universe – A very good read.

Kotaku – The Walking Dead: Michonne Adds Depth to The Series’ Toughest Character – Who’s playing and what do you think?


Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – The Book of Hope

Nothing But Comics – Faith #2

The Outhousers – Fight Club 2 #9

Talking Comics – Godzilla in Hell

Newsarama – Best Shots Advance Reviews: Transformers #50, Street Fighter G.I. Joe #1, Bloodshot Reborn #11, Z-Men #3

Review: Captain America: White # 1

Captain_America_White_1_Cover_thumb“Remembering the littlest soldier”

To say this comic book is long-awaited is an understatement like saying that Dr. Dre’s Detox album is right on schedule. (I too awaited that album, back when I loved the rap genre)  The wonder team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale are no strangers to each other. In fact the pair has created instant classics almost every time they collaborate. They gave us Batman: The Long Halloween, Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue, Hulk: Gray and now Captain America: White.

When you have such a long wait for something it often falls completely flat. Usually it crumbles under the weight of its own expectation. The risk of over doing it and trying to please everyone is usually a harsh mistress. I’m happy to report here True Readers, that doesn’t happen at all.

The story opens with a thawed out Captain America on the Avengers table, thinking to himself how could he be alive? I have to say I am a very big fan of first person narration as it gives the best insight into a character and their motivation, while taking you along sidecar on their journey. Captain Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) has found himself awake in a new era and everything about his life has changed. Now this is nothing new to long time Cap fans, but Jeph Loeb really makes you feel for Steve here. Steve realizes that everyone and everything he cared for is long gone. The only tie to his past is Sgt. Nick Fury of the Howling Commandos and wasn’t the best relationship to begin with. Steve is not used to Fury’s respect and admiration as back in the times of WW II that was surely not the case. So faced with all these new faces and new surroundings, Steve does what anyone would do. He takes a break.

Fury goes looking for Steve a little later and is taken back to find him at a small local church on his knees with hands clasped tight. Steve not wanting to talk right away, shoos Fury so he can be alone. Here is the best part of the issue when we are left with a humbled Captain America and his thoughts.

Steve reminisces about his early days in the war when he was not publicly acknowledged as Captain America. He thinks about his biggest regret, the loss of his best friend James Buchanan Barnes or Bucky. Steve remembers exactly what it was like to be such an outsider and Bucky was right there. The kid was barely old enough to shave but willing to risk his life at the drop of a hat for the good of his country. He was everything Steve wasn’t: confident, brave, sociable and always armed with a sense of humor. Steve kept him close always and was very protective of him. He soon realized that he didn’t need any protection. He needed training.

One night when Steve was back from a mission he got careless, and left his tent open while he changed out of his Captain America uniform. The jig was up. Bucky saw the whole thing, and no way to deny it. As Bucky ran away in shock, he chased after him. Bucky swore up and down that he wouldn’t say a word to anyone. Steve believed him and said he was never worried. At that point Steve decided to give Bucky the training that America wouldn’t.

Seeing Bucky as an equal rather than a grunt, their bond was strong. I found a scene when they are training in the woods very enjoyable. Steve sneakily attacks Bucky and leaves him at his mercy. Bucky cries foul and Steve says “Tell that to the nazi creep who has a luger pointed at your head.” 

Bucky understands and the training continues until the day comes where he gives him his own uniform. Steve says that the order came from the President of The United States of America himself. Seems the President feels with Captain America having a teen sidekick it will help the army recruit more kids out of high school. He dons the uniform and the legend of Captain America and Bucky was born.

Bucky-comes-into-beingRight here I will leave you to pick up and read the rest of the issue itself as it was a very entertaining read. I have always been a fan of Tim Sales art style as it is so kinetic and seems to leap and dance across the page. While I don’t like everything Jeph Loeb writes, he does these bio pieces of comic greats very well. He seems to have a knack to find the most interesting angle on each character and bring it right to the forefront. This time with Steve is no different. Like Cap and Bucky are scoffed at in the issues as “circus performers”, so too I compare Loeb and Sale. This issue is like opening night under the Big Top. The lights are on, the audience is just getting settled in and the show is about to begin. Trust me they will only need a few moments to real make some magic.

Overall: While it may have not exactly been worth the seven-year wait we had to endure, nothing rarely is. If you separate it and take it for what is, a comic tale that encapsulates a historic moment in time while throwing some artistic sizzle and pizzazz, I think it succeeds. Is it the best thing I’ve read this year? No, but it doesn’t have to be. It was however damn good and lots of fun. Sometimes that’s all you need. It should be noted that this book actually contained both issue #1 and #0. So in that right it’s a bargain with two tales from this team for the price of one. There is a hilarious moment with Sgt Fury at the beginning, which I won’t spoil here. Sure this issue didn’t have Cap slinging his shield at the Red Skull or Baron Zemo, there will be plenty of time for that later. If you enjoy the bond between two buddies who happen to be American Icons, then I strongly suggest you check this book out. Even if you don’t I suggest you do anyway, you might change your mind. I can’t say until next month, because who knows if it will be out on time? All I can say is when the next installment does arrive, give it a grab. I’m confident that unlike Cap’s mighty shield, you will not be throwing it away from your person until its completely been read.

Story: Jeph Loeb Art: Tim Sale
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Definite Buy

Loeb & Sale Re-Unite For New Look at Captain America: White #1!

This September, experience a blockbuster seminal story of the Super Solider brought to light in Captain America: White #1! The Eisner-award winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale reunite once more to bring you the long awaited return to their prestigious ‘color’ book series!

Following such iconic classics as Spider-Man: Blue, Daredevil: Yellow and Hulk: GrayCaptain America: White will continue the unique collaboration between Loeb and Sale as they bring you an all-new story starring Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes! Previous collaboration between these two icons has yielded modern comic masterpieces – so don’t miss out on the birth of their next chartbusting hit! Plus, this extra-sized issue also reprints the complete Captain America: White #0!

Peel back the layers of Steve Rogers with a tale of Captain America in WWII as he defended the world from the forces of evil, and met a young man named Bucky Barnes who would change his life forever. Loeb & Sale’s combination of in-depth characterization and explosive super hero action meet for an epic tale of one of Cap’s most dangerous missions of all!

At long last, the eagerly anticipated series lives again.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 (of 5) (JUL150711)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by TIM SALE
Inhumans 50th Anniversary Variant by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (JUL150713)
Variant Covers by MAHMUD ASRAR (JUL150714),
TIM SALE (JUL150712) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (JUL150715)
FOC – 08/24/15, On-Sale – 09/16/15


Captain America: White #1 Coming September 2015!

The wait is over! Marvel has announced that Captain America: White #1 is set to be published in September of this year! The Eisner-award winning creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale reunite to bring you the next installment in their prestigious ‘color’ book series.

Following such seminal works as Spider-Man: Blue, Daredevil: Yellow and Hulk: Gray  – Captain America: White continues the unique collaboration between Loeb and Sale with an all-new story that fans have been clamoring for! Previous collaborations between these two icons have yielded modern comic masterpieces – and now is your chance to be there for the birth of their next blockbuster hit!

Peel back the layers of Steve Rogers with this untold tale of Captain America, as he defended the world from the forces of evil, and met a young man named Bucky Barnes who would change his life forever.  Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale’s combination of in-depth characterization and high stakes action take on one of Captain America’s most dangerous missions of all!

At long last, the eagerly anticipated series returns. Be there when this legend in the making comes to comic shops and digital devices this September!

Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by TIM SALE
On Sale in September!


Marvel Knights Animation’s Wolverine VS. Sabretooth Out Today!

Marvel Knights Animation’Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth debuts today from Shout! Factory. Check out the trailer below and stills from the movie.

Superstars Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi team up for the biggest, best and, quite possibly, last battle between Wolverine and Sabretooth! These sworn foes have been locked in an endless grudge match that goes back longer than either can remember — or even imagine. The key to victory is eons old, and it’s certain to rock their world. Think you’ve seen Marvel’s fiercest go toe-to-toe before? Those were just warm-ups!


Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi, Marvel Knights Animation Presents Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth

wolverine vs sabertoothAt the start of the New Year, Marvel fans are invited to witness one of the most ferocious battles in the Marvel Universe. The superstar team of writer and Executive Producer Jeph Loeb and artist Simone Bianchi team up to deliver the thrilling comic book action adventure Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth. This pulse-pounding story captures the biggest rivalry of the Marvel Universe in Marvel Knights Animation’Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth DVD, debuting for the first time on home entertainment shelves nationwide on January 14, 2014 from Shout! Factory.

This highly anticipated Marvel Knights Animation adventure boasts unparalleled storytelling combined with rich visual animation and insightful bonus content. This deluxe DVD is collected in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. The movie runs 66 minutes and is set to retail for $14.97.

An exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content feature provides an intimate and retrospective look at the development and production process of this amazing story. Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking illustrations, sensational soundscapes, and of course, the explosiveness of the mighty Marvel universe. Behind every image and every word lies the genius of Marvel’s celebrated creators. It also includes interviews with Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi.

Loeb and Bianchi are teaming up for the biggest, best and, quite possibly, last battle between Wolverine and Sabretooth! These sworn foes have been locked in an endless grudge match that goes back longer than either can remember – or even imagine. The key to victory is eons old, and it’s certain to rock their world. Think you’ve seen Marvel’s fiercest go toe-to-toe before? Those were just warm-ups!

You can pre-order it now.

NYCC 2013: Exclusive Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Signing

New York Comic Con is here—and it’s your chance to meet the stars of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in an exclusive signing event! Come by the Marvel booth, #1354, when the doors open on Saturday, October 12th and line up for your chance to get a special ticket to the super spy team of FitzSimmons at noon! That’s right, meet Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge in their only signing event of the season, along with series Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb!

Then, don’t miss the biggest panel of New York Comic Con at the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC panel at 5pm at the Main Stage (1-D). Join Jeph Loeb, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge for your first look at new footage from the series and access to exclusive news before anyone else!

Plus, all weekend, visit the Marvel booth for a chance to (almost) touch Lola! That’s right- the iconic vehicle of Agent Phil Coulson will be on display for the first time ever to the public and this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see- and be photographed with- a piece of Marvel history!


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