Comic Review – The Valiant #1 from Valiant Comics

The Valiant - splash page

The Valiant #1 (of 4) Writer: Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt Artist: Paolo Rivera Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera Alternative Covers by Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt, and Francesco Francavilla Publisher: Valiant Comics A $3.99 comic, 32 pages, Rated T+ Valiant Prestige Format “A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…with an all-new, prestige format epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) … Continue reading

The CW’s Flash Is Up To Some Old Tricks – Mark Hamill to Guest Star as the Trickster

Mark Hamill as the Trickster

  Just when you thought the CW hit series, The Flash, couldn’t get any cooler, this happens. The freshman superhero series announced today that Star Wars actor Mark Hamill will be appearing in an episode later this season.  He will be playing James Jesse, a/k/a the Trickster, a character he originally played back in 1990, on the previous Flash series. This time Hamill’s Trickster takes a new(-ish) slant on the character. The Trickster will be … Continue reading

DC Convergence On The Horizon

Convergence

  DC Comics is counting down to a crisis again, with a Convergence on the horizon. Convergence, 2015’s event for the nation’s oldest comics publisher will drawn upon the company’s almost 80 year history, while forging a new future for the world’s greatest superheroes.  Beginning in Convergence #0 on April 1, the story spins out two of DC’s current weekly series,  The New 52: Futures End and Earth 2: World’s End.  For 9 weeks the … Continue reading

Avengers: Age of Ultron – First Look!

Assemble

  Marvel had planned to début the first trailer for the Avengers: Age of Ultron during last night’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but of course the internet happened, and we all got to see that a little earlier than they planned. Marvel wisely decided to put a better quality version of the trailer on their youtube page, and in doing so, set a record, notching over 34 million views in the first 24 hours (and … Continue reading

Future Imperfect – Marvel Keeps Going Forward By Looking Back

Art by Dale K

  2015 is looking to be quite the event for Marvel Comics. Quite a few events actually, many of which call back on some of Marvel’s most successful storylines over the past 30 years, going back to the original comic event, Secret Wars.  In fact, the first announcement they made was for a new Secret Wars. The latest was announced today by Marvel. Based on the classic two-part Hulk story Future Imperfect, by Peter David … Continue reading