Anthony’s Marvel picks for June 2015

Squirrel Girl #6

Here’s what’s of interest coming out from Marvel for June 2015. A full list of solicitations are available here. Comics A-Force #2, $4 Giant-Size Little Marvel: AVX #1, $4 Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps #1, $4 Princess Leia #5 (of 5), $4 Howard the Duck #4, $4 House of Hem #1 (one-shot), $8 All-New … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Bishop

Bishop

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Bishop, an X-Men character. Bishop first appeared in “Uncanny X-Men” #282 (November 1991), and was created by Whilce Portacio and Jim Lee. Bishop’s backstory is extremely convoluted and, well, extreme in general, being A) an X-Men character, B) involving time travel, and C) being a 90s comic character. … Read more

Anthony’s Marvel picks for May 2015

A-Force #1

Here’s what’s of interest from Marvel for May 2015. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics A-Force #1, $4 All-New Hawkeye #3, $4 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5, $4 Howard the Duck #3, $4 Rocket Raccoon #11, $4 Night Nurse #1 (one-shot), $8 Storm #11, $4 Trade paperbacks Ms. Marvel, vol. 1 (HC), … Read more

Scribd to offer all-you-can-read comics from various publishers

Scribd comics

Audiobook and ebook rental service Scribd has announced it’ll be adding to its offerings all-you-can-read digital comics. Over 10,000 titles will be carried from various publishers, including Marvel, Archie, Valiant, IDW, Top Shelf, Top Cow, Zenescope, Boom!, and Dynamite. All are available for the standard monthly price of $8.99. For awhile, some have been hoping that more … Read more

Spider-Man’s coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Nick Fury

Not a hoax, not a dream, and not an imaginary story—a deal’s been reached between film rights-holder Sony and Marvel Studios to use Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe-set films. Which means Spidey can now appear alongside the Hulk, the Avengers, or even Rocket Raccoon. Spidey will first appear as a cameo in an upcoming … Read more

26th annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees for comics announced

Lumberjanes #2

This year’s GLAAD Media Awards have been announced, which includes comics from mainstream publishers that are deemed to best depict LGBT people. The nominees for comics this year include: Hawkeye (Marvel) Lumberjanes (Boom! Studios) Memetic (Boom! Studios) Rat Queens (Image) Saga (Image) That’s two nominees from Image, two from Boom!, and one from Marvel. DC … Read more

Marvel’s rebooting their universe (sort of?) in “Secret Wars”

Marvel logo

After much speculation on what Marvel planned to do with its newest mega-crossover, “Secret Wars” (a modernized version of the classic 80s miniseries), today brought news of what Marvel has planned: a reboot of sorts for the Marvel Universe.  I say “of sorts” since while there’s time- and dimensional-travel and merging going on, it doesn’t … Read more

Anthony’s Marvel picks for April 2015

Princess Leia #3

Here’s what’s of interest from Marvel for April 2015. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #12, $4 Princess Leia #3 (of 5), $4 Howard the Duck #2, $4 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4, $4 SHIELD #5, $4 All-New Hawkeye #2, $4 Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #7, … Read more

Diamond releases 2014 sales figures; Marvel, Image dominate

Rocket Raccoon #1

Comic shop distributor Diamond has released its annual sales figures for 2014 comic shop sales. For comic books, sales figures are as follows: Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) Walking Dead #132 (Image) Rocket Raccoon #1 (Marvel) Death of Wolverine #1 (Marvel) Death of Wolverine #4 (Marvel) Thor #1 (Marvel) Original Sin #1 (Marvel) Death of Wolverine … Read more

Anthony’s Marvel picks for March 2015

Squirrel Girl #3

Here’s what’s of interest from Marvel for March 2015. A full list of solicitations are available here. Comics Princess Leia #1 (of 5), $4 Princess Leia #2 (of 5), $4 All-New Hawkeye #1, $4 Howard the Duck #1, $4 Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #11, $4 SHIELD #4, $4 Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #6, … Read more