Tag Archives: Marvel Comics
I never thought it would happen in my time, I would just assume that we all would go on through comic book history knowing that the Peter Parker / Spider-Man thing would go on and on.
The latest edition of the Marvel comic Civil War on sale this week, Spider-Man does the unthinkable and removes his Spidey mask to publicly reveal his hidden identity.
“I’m proud of who I am, and I’m here right now to prove it,” the legendary webslinger tells a press conference called in New York’s Times Square, before pulling off his mask and standing before the massed ranks of reporters as newspaper photographer Peter Parker.
“Any questions?” Parker asks in the final panel of the issue, amid a barrage of camera flashes.
In a statement, Marvel trumpeted the revelation as “arguably the most shocking event in comic book history.”
The seven-issue Civil War series, launched in May, sees Marvel’s writers taking on the topical issue of civil liberties.
Following a showdown between a group of superheroes and supervillains in which hundreds of innocent civilians are killed, the government passes the Super-Hero Registration Act, requiring all superheroes to reveal their identities and register as “living weapons of mass destruction.”
Marvel’s roster of invincible crime fighters is split into two bitterly opposed factions, with one camp – championed by the likes of Spider-Man – in favour of the new law and the other, including Captain America and his ilk, refusing to relinquish anonymity.
“It’s about which side you are on and why you think you are right,” said Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada.
Today was Free Comic Book Day all over the place. This was my first time going. I never went to any of the others because the close comic book store to me is about 45min away, so to drive that, there and back just didn’t add up in book.
I think that this is a great idea, helps to keep one of my childhood past time alive and kicking, good to see the turn out of all the next wave of comic book readers and collectors pouring into the stores and just sucking it up.
I am not sure how other store are doing this FCBD, but you were allowed to take 2 free comics from what was out on the table and if you were lucky enough to ‘ask’ for it, you would get the exclusive STARGATE SG-1 General Jack O’Neill (T-shirt) action figure.
That was it? Just a couple of free comic books? No artists, no writers, no contests? Yikes!
As it turns out, perhaps Stan Lee has a new idea to help along the trade. He is part of a new reality series coming out looking for a new Super Hero:
The creator of Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk is on the hunt for a new superhero, and he plans to find it on reality TV.
Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee said Friday that his new reality show “Who Wants to be a Superhero?” breaks new ground.
“I’ve never lived in a world of reality,” quipped the 83-year-old writer. Eleven wannabe superheros Ã¢ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ whittled down from 200 Ã¢ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ are set to compete in the show, which is scheduled to premiere July 26 on the Sci-Fi channel.
The winning superhero will be the star of a new comic book created by Lee. The reported catch-phrase for those who don’t make the cut? “Turn in your spandex!”
Update: Now this is how Free Comic Book Day could be done.
It isn’t that they put out bad comics, it isn’t becuase they have bad artists, is isn’t because of this or that. It is simply how the keep crossing stories over from one series to another. I know why they do it. To sell comics and attract attension to thier other series. COME ON!!! Cut it out!!
Here I am playing a major game of catch up with Uncanny X-Men (up to issue 322-ish) and there was a really good story about Sabertooth, but I would have had to go and pick up New X-men and read the continuation before I was ready for it. STOP DOING THAT MARVEL [I wonder if they will hear this?]