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Review: Marvel Knights #1

In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment. He doesn’t know the burly police officer with the wild story who has approached him. Or the strangely intense man who sits in the rear seat of the patrol car, his eyes flashing green. But all of that is about to change. Because Matt Murdock is beginning to remember…

In a colorless world without heroes, the spark of light…must come from the dark…

Celebrating 20 years, Marvel Knights is back in a limited series dubbed… Marvel Knights. Written by Donny Cates, Marvel Knights #1 is a weird mix of a story that hearkens a little back to the original series but also going off in a weird direction that makes it all feel like some event story.

Heroes, really everyone, don’t remember who they are. Something is blocking their history and identities. The issue focuses mainly on Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, as he is drawn to the grave of Karen Page not knowing why. Approached by Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, he’s brought himself to remember who he is and the issue is him running around like a crazy attempting to connect with everyone, except they don’t remember either. What’s going on? Why? No idea.

The first issue is an enigma on multiple fronts leaving us to wonder what the hell is going on. The original Marvel Knights to me was both a mature line and a line that could explore different aspects and stories of classic characters bogged down by continuity. This, kind of feels like a weird mix of the two and it sort of works.

The art by Travel Foreman with ink by Derek Fridolfs, color by Matt Milla, and lettering by Cory Petit is good with a certain style that reminds me of some of the original Marvel Knights releases. That art is a little inconsistent though as the first ending to the comic has an odd manga flair to it that just doesn’t look like the rest of the comic.

The first issue is intriguing, it’s definitely not what was expected. It’s a literal puzzle that feels more like an event than “Marvel Knights.” That’s not bad and this is one to judge after a few more issues but this debut is a headscratcher.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Travel Foreman
Ink: Derek Fridolfs Color: Matt Milla Letterer: VCs Cory Petit
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Marvel Knights #1

Marvel Knights #1

(W) Donny Cates (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Geoff Shaw
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $4.99

In celebration of the legendary imprint founded by Marvel’s CCO Joe Quesada, a new crop of talent stands poised to tell a groundbreaking story across the Marvel Universe!

In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment.

He doesn’t know the burly police officer with the wild story who has approached him.
Or the strangely intense man who sits in the rear seat of the patrol car, his eyes flashing green.

But all of that is about to change.

Because Matt Murdock is beginning to remember…

In a colorless world without heroes, the spark of light…must come from the dark…

Review: Marvel Knights Fantastic Four: 1 2 3 4

Celebrating twenty years of Marvel Knights, Marvel is releasing trades collecting the imprint’s releases. Fantastic Four 1 2 3 4 collects the four issue series as well as Marvel Knights Double Shot #2 by Grant Morrison, Jae Lee, Jose Villarrubia, Wes Abbot, and Manuel Gutierrez.

Marvel’s First Family is divided with each having their powers used against them and old foes behind it all.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores on October 9. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Marvel Knights: Black Panther: The Client

20 years ago today Marvel Knights: Black Panther launched driving Black Panther into a different direction with a more adult feel about it all.

The comic focuses on T’Challa being not just the Black Panther but King as well and the forces that are attacking Wakanda at home and abroad.

The comics are written by Priest with art by Mark Texeira and Vince Evans, storytelling by Joe Quesada, background art by Alitha E. Martinez, color by Brian Haberlin and Avalon Studios, and lettering by Siobhan Hanna and West Abbott and the trade collects issues #1-5.

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Review: Marvel Knights Daredevil: Guardian Devil

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a return to a classic, the launch of Marvel Knights.

Marvel Knights Daredevil: Guardian Devil collects issues 1-8 and 1/2 by Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti, Richard Isanove, Dan Kemp, J.G. Jones, Steve Dillon, David Mack, Kevin Nowlan, John Romita, Sr., Jae Lee, Amanda Conner, John Cassaday, Laura Depuy, Drew Yackey, and Chris Sotomayor.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores September 25. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Marvel Knights Gets a 20th Anniversary Trade Program

Visionary creators such as Joe Quesada, Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, Garth Ennis, Christopher Priest, Steve Dillon, David W. Mack, Grant Morrison, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jae Lee, Kevin Smith, Jeph Loeb, and more created the stories that would change the comics industry! And together, with co-founders and editors Quesada and Palmiotti at the helm, they would become superstar legends for their revolutionary work!

With Marvel Knights, Marvel traded traditional style for daring storytelling, creating new and bold tales for Marvel icons such as Punisher, Daredevil, The Inhumans, Black Widow, and Black Panther. By reinventing classic characters and focusing on strong stand-alone story arcs, Marvel Knights nearly recreated the Original Graphic Novel as monthly comic format – and became the industry’s spark that paved the way for the bright and intrepid stories of today’s heroes!

This fall, in honor of the critically acclaimed imprint’s 20th anniversary, Marvel is celebrating the inception of Marvel Knights by bringing fans a uniform set of new trade paperbacks featuring the best of Marvel Knights, as well as two brand new Omnibus editions. Find your favorite in your local comic shop starting this September!

SEPTEMBER:

  • DAREDEVIL BY SMITH & QUESADA: GUARDIAN DEVIL TPB – COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 1-8, 1/2

  • BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST & TEXEIRA: THE CLIENT TPB – COLLECTING: Black Panther (1998) 1-5

OCTOBER:

  • MARVEL KNIGHTS BY DIXON & BARRETO: DEFENDERS OF THE STREETS TPB – COLLECTING: Marvel Knights (2000) 1-15

  • FANTASTIC FOUR BY MORRISON & LEE: 1234 TPB – COLLECTING: Fantastic Four: 1234 1-4, material from Marvel Knights Double-Shot 2 

  • DAREDEVIL BY BENDIS & MALEEV: UNDERBOSS TPB – COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 26-31 

  • BLACK WIDOW BY GRAYSON & RUCKA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB – COLLECTING: Black Widow (1999) 1-3, Black Widow (2001) 1-3, Black Widow: Pale Little Spider 1-3 

NOVEMBER:

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA BY RIEBER & CASSADAY: THE NEW DEAL TPB – COLLECTING: Captain America (2002) 1-6 

  • MARVEL KNIGHTS BY JOE QUESADA OMNIBUS HC – COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 1-15, 1/2; Daredevil: Father 1-6; Marvel Authentix: Daredevil 1; material from Marvel Knights Double-Shot 1

 

DECEMBER:

  • PUNISHER BY GARTH ENNIS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 1 TPB – COLLECTING: Punisher (2000) 1-12, Punisher (2001) 1-5, Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe 

  • MARVEL BOY BY MORRISON & JONES TPB – COLLECTING: Marvel Boy 1-6

  • DAREDEVIL: MARVEL KNIGHTS by BENDIS, GALE & JENKINS TPB – COLLECTING: Daredevil/Spider-Man #1-4 & one-shot, Daredevil: Ninja #1-3, Daredevil (1998) #20-25

  • DAREDEVIL BY MACK & QUESADA: PARTS OF A HOLE TPB – COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 9-15

  • JEPH LOEB & TIM SALE: YELLOW, BLUE, GRAY & WHITE OMNIBUS HC – COLLECTING: Daredevil: Yellow 1-6, Spider-Man: Blue 1-6, Hulk: Gray 1-6, Captain America: White 0-5

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.

Marvel Knights Animation’s Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk in September

ultimate wolverine vs hulkThis Fall, Primetime Emmy Award-winning television writer and creator Damon Lindelof teams up with legendary artist Leinil Francis Yu and superstar colorist Dave McCaig to bring to life the highly popular comic book series Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk. This action-packed story brings two of Marvel’s greatest heroes—Wolverine and the Hulk—together like never before for their most brutal encounter yet in Marvel Knights Animation’s Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk DVD debuting for the first time on home entertainment shelves nationwide on September 10, 2013 from Shout! Factory.

Dr. Bruce Banner (a.k.a. the Hulk) has been presumed dead since his execution, following his murderous rampage through Manhattan as the Hulk. But when reports start cropping up of an unidentified creature appearing around the globe, Nick Fury begins to get worried. Not because Banner can turn from man to unstoppable monster in seconds, but because Banner’s existence is the one secret that can bring down Fury. So Fury turns to the only man he can trust: Wolverine. And he’s only too glad to take care of Banner – by any means necessary.

This highly anticipated Marvel Knights Animation series boasts unparalleled storytelling combined with rich visual animation and insightful bonus content. Featuring cover art illustration by Leinil Francis Yu, this deluxe DVD is collected in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. Marvel Knights Animation’s Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk DVD is priced to own at $14.97 SRP.

You can pre-order it now.

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.

Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men Comes to Blu-Ray This November

Coming November 13, 2012, the Astonishing X-Men 2-Disc Blu-ray Collection is the perfect gift for Marvel and X-Men fans. Coming from Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation the 2-Disc Blu-ray collection boasts all four Astonishing X-Men adventures from Joss Whedon and award-winning artist John Cassaday. That’s over 5 hours of engaging animation as well as all-new cover art by Cassaday. The release is priced at $34.99. Fans can pre-order this Blu-ray collection now at Amazon or ShoutFactory.com.

Additionally, Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable will be available separately on DVD on the same day and is priced at $14.97 SRP.

This collection contains:

ASTONISHING X-MEN:  GIFTED

Can the X-Men protect the world’s mutants against a powerful new alien menace and the “cure” that threatens to rid them of their unique abilities forever? This DVD features the first story arc of the ASTONISHING X-MEN 3-part series. Extensive bonus content includes: a conversation with Joe Quesada and Neal Adams, ASTONISHING X-MEN “Rise Up” music video, ASTONISHING X-MEN – GIFTED trailer, visual history of the characters, behind-the-scenes, Marvel Super Heroes™: What The — ?, artists gallery – John Cassaday, and additional trailers.

ASTONISHING X-MEN: DANGEROUS

In the second installment of the Astonishing X-Men arc, the tragic death of a student at the Xavier Institute reveals that a powerful enemy is working from inside the mansion to destroy the X-Men.  It’s an enemy who knows all their weaknesses and can predict their every move.  This new foe doesn’t want wealth, power or world domination – it only wants them dead.  As the X-Men fight for their lives, they learn they’ve been deceived by one of their own.  Even if they survive, the team will never be the same.

ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN

This third installment of the Astonishing X-Men story arc brings more action and adventure as Emma Frost’s erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a nonstop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move!

ASTONISHING X-MEN: UNSTOPPABLE

Strap yourselves in, folks! The final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it’s all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it! Whedon and Cassaday prove they are more than Astonishing: They are unstoppable!

Each episode combines panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking illustrations and sensational soundscapes.

As excitement builds for this Blu-ray collection, Shout! Factory and Marvel Knights Animation will announce in-depth bonus features and additional news in forthcoming months.

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