This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what are known as the “Wednesday Warriors”, those who can’t wait till the weekend to get this week’s comics. We salute you, and the keenness you bring to your passion.
Batman tops the charts – it is that one in two weeks after all. There was a strong landing for Spider-Man Life Story and Immortal Hulk is on the rise. And looks like people are starting to read X-Men again. It’s notable that aside from the very top-selling books, that Marvel is dominating the charts more.
Top five comics of the week
- Batman #64
- Justice League #20
- Spider-Man Life Story #1
- Immortal Hulk #15
- Avengers No Road Home #6
- Uncanny X-Men #14
- Avengers #17
- Venom #12
- Guardians of the Galaxy #3
- Criminal #3
Thanks to the following retailers:
- Ssalefish Comics, Winston-Salem & Greensboro, North Carolina.
- Famous Faces & Funnies, West Melbourne, Florida.
- Comix Experience Outpost, San Francisco, California.
- Comix Experience, San Francisco, California.
- Fat Jack’s Comicrypt, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore of Marietta, Georgia
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Great week for some great books at FFF this week. Batman sits at the top as always. Justice League took the second place with the help of three covers that make whole image. Why spread that out over three months when you can go for a quick cash grab, right? Spider-Man: Life Story was the surprise hit of the week. We sold out of all our regular copies with only a handful of Skottie Young variants left on the shelf. I’m not shocked a Spider-Man book drawn by Bagley and written by Zdarsky sold well, I’m just a little surprised it sold so well, especially when we didn’t have too much buzz. Avengers No Road Home is also doing surprisingly well still maintaining a top ten place on it’s sixth consecutive week. On the opposite spectrum of Life Story, the Gamerverse Spider-Man City at War adaptation came out of the gate a dud. People don’t want to read something they’ve already played. If it was a new story it could’ve done well, but instead, the book is a rehash of something most hardcore fans played and beat six months ago. Putting it out the same week as another Spider-Title was the worst move they could’ve made short of even putting the book out at all.
There wasn’t too much going on this week, with the expected heavy-hitters like Batman, Venom, and Justice League taking the top 3 spots- We got a few extra sales where Justice League is concerned due to the triptych cover, though. Avengers No Road Home has picked up speed 6-issues-deep, and now everyone is trying to play catch up, which makes it difficult to keep on the shelves. Spider-Man Life Story was definitely the treat of the week, though, with all of our Spider-Man regulars (and a lot of not-so-regulars) buying it up until we sold out.
While the top spot went -as per usual- to BATMAN, we had a *very* Marvel-dominated week of sales overall. Just behind the Dark Knight is the always excellent IMMORTAL HULK, followed by the only other DC title in our top 10 this week: JUSTICE LEAGUE.
The new “ageing in real time” miniseries SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY by Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley flew off the shelves at a pretty good clip for us; though that’s hardly surprising for a Spidey book with that creative team.
The rest of the list is Marvel reliables, AVENGES, MILES MORALES, VENOM and the like. The current iteration of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, in particularly, seems to be doing a solid job of keeping up steam.
Good week for creator-owned comics! Criminal #3 and Monstress #21 took the cake, taking our top 2 spots. Also notable are the three promising new series that came out this week: Invisible Kingdom by the always-great G Willow Wilson, Spider-Man Life Story and Lazarus Risen!
What an amazing week for Marvel, with eight of our store’s top ten slots, including first place for Spider-Man Life Story #1. Batman slips all the way to 3rd this week, while Justice League #20 is the best selling DC for us, coming in second place. Fourth through tenth place slots all belong to Marvel, with the next DC title coming in at 12th place. Readers are dropping DC titles from pull lists, complaining about dark storylines that seem to be the antithesis of the Rebirth philosophy. Maybe it’s time for DC to consider Re-Rebirth…
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THE MANDALORIAN Details To Come At STAR WARS Celebration Chicago Panel With Jon Favreau And Dave Filoni
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Detective Comics #1000 comes out next week. Action Comics #1000 was a big deal for us last year. Thankfully DC had plenty of copies of Action Comics #1000. So many that comic stores are able to still order it in as I type this up. The regular Action Comics #1000 Jim Lee cover and blank cover are still available. I did not have enough Action Comics #1000 on hand the day it came out. Only a few people spoke up about wanting each cover for Action Comics 1000 before it came out. Some just days before it was due to be released. Action Comics #1000’s cover price is $7.99. People I found out were willing to overlook the higher price for the issue. Though we did not have enough for the day it came out we easily reordered and took care of everyone who wanted a copy thanks to DC having enough on hand. Some people did not bother picking up Action Comics #1000 even though they asked as to order them a copy. We still have a few copies of Action Comics #1000 left due to that. Comics for the most part are non-returnable so they stuck us with unsold product.
Now fast forward to 2019. Detective Comics #1000 has a cover price of $9.99. Two dollars more than Action Comics #1000. Another main cover by Jim Lee. There are 11 different covers that we get to pick from. Months before it comes out comic store owners get to figure out how many copies they think they can sell. I ordered more Detective Comics #1000 than I did Action Comics 1000. With it being such a high price book I still tried to stay “safe” and order on the low side. In the back of my mind I hope that DC will have extra copies on hand of Detective Comics #1000after the release date such as they did with Action Comics #1000 in case I am wrong. It is just over a week out before Detective Comics #1000 comes out and I have more people asking for Detective Comics #1000 than I did Action Comics #1000, which I expected, though not as many as have asked so far. I go to Diamond’s website to order more and after days of checking Diamond does not have any more of the Jim Lee Detective Comics #1000 covers for order. Even the blank cover is unavailable now. Over the weekend I get lucky and suddenly the 1940s variant cover by Bruce Timm is available. I order twenty copies of it. Will it be a good move? Time will tell.
Action Comics #1000 was a big deal. It was still easily available after it came out. Detective Comics #1000 right now looks like what the stores on March 27th get could be very well all that is available. I am assuming the Bruce Timm variant cover will not be available after the release date. How does a comic become hot? More in demand? As Mark Twain said “in order to make a man or boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.”
Come next week we will found out how Detective Comics #1000 goes down. Will you be getting it? Did your store order enough?
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The Beat catches up with Robert Venditti.
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60 Shots of Cosplay From C2E2 Day 2 – From Spider-Verse Kingpin to Little Shop of Horrors Poison Ivy
More cosplay from C2E2 day 2… sixty shots from the show floor with a lot of Spider-Verse, the usual amount of Deadpool, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn and some people who think they really, really should have been in Game Of Thrones…
by Hussein Al-wasiti 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of one of the underdogs in comics, a character that has surprisingly endured throughout the years, despite every other DC character outselling him at a monumental rate. I joke, of course. There wasn’t as wide of a selection of Batman writers and artists at this year’s C2E2 […]
Marvel Comics publishes so many Spider-Man comics — more than 20 in June — that it can be hard to keep track of who’s who. Most of them star Peter Parker, alternate versions of Peter Parker, or past versions of Peter Parker, but Superior Spider-Man actually stars Otto Ocatavius, or is that the consciousness of Otto Octavius in a cloned body? Something like that, we’re pretty sure. In this preview of Superior Spider-Man #4, Otto is recuperating from his latest battle with Terrax while trying to hook up when he’s rudely interrupted by Anna Maria….
It seems that though Otto may be trying to do good as Spider-Man, he can’t seem to drop his elitist attitude. Calling himself the “superior” Spider-Man might have been the first clue…
But Anna Maria wants to show Otto there’s a different kind of intelligence than standard book learnin’. And to teach him, she wants him to go and hang out with some regular people by helping those affected by the battle…
Will Otto learn the valuable lesson that all Spider-persons must one day accept: that with great power there must also come great responsibility?
Find out when Superior Spider-Man #4 hits stores next Wednesday.
Superior Spider-Man #4
(W) Christos Gage (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Travis Charest
• With San Francisco and Otto in ruins after Terrax’s attack, rebuilding is required.
• But will a weakened Superior Spider-Man be chum in the water to opportunistic villains?
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
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by Josh Hilgenberg A wide array of aspiring comics creators huddled in for Comics Experience’s Breaking into Comics panel on Saturday at C2e2 ’19. Our first panelist, Erica Schultz, is a writer, editor, letterer and teacher recently known for her work on the 2018 Daredevil annual. She’s joined by Frank Gogol, a Comics Experience alum […]
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CAPTAIN MARVEL Spoilers: Kevin Feige Addresses The Movie’s Ending And Filling In The Gaps Down The Line
The Saturday afternoon Marvel Fanfare panel at C2E2 was a chance for fans to talk over the love of all things Marvel with Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Ryan Penagos (Agent M), the Vice President & Creative Executive at Marvel New Media and a chance to share their stories of Stan Lee.
Cebulski talked about how while Stan and Jack Kirby started Marvel from the creative standpoint, it was Stan who started it all from the fan standpoint. Lee’s use of letter pages and Stan’s Soapbox to promote books, characters, and creators got the fans involved in the process of creating Marvel comics in a way no one else had done before.
Penagos stated that the first time he was introduced to Stan, Stan asked what he did. He told him he worked for Marvel.Com to which Stan said “I love that website!” Penagos said he was sure Stan had never visited the website, but the fact that he said he loved it still brought a huge smile to his face. He added that he eventually interviewed Stan numerous times over the years, and that one time Stan enthusiastically said “That was a great interview!” Penagos smiled and said “Praise from Stan was like a hug from God.”
Cebulski said he too got the feeling Stan wasn’t sure who he was, that everytime they met Cebulski would introduce himself again or one of Stan’s handlers would whisper in his ear and then Stan would say “Hi CB!” But he added that the last time he saw Stan it was at a dinner in Los Angeles. Cebulski was waiting in a van for others to go to the dinner, when the door opened and Stan got in without one of his handler’s whispering in his ear. Stan saw him and said “Good to see you CB!” Cebulski smiled and told the audience “That’s when I knew he knew who I was.”
Fan interaction was an important part of the panel. One fan asked about the inconsistent use of Marvel characters in video games and wondered if Marvel could do more to make sure the writers of the books got input into the games. Cebulski said that games used to be licensed out and that the amount of input Marvel got into a game was limited. But with games now being produced in-house at Marvel in conjunction with game studios, Marvel was able to provide more guidance during the creation of the game. Penagos cited the recent Spider-Man game for the PS 4 as an example, with both Dan Slott and Christos Gage contributing a lot to the story and dialogue.
Another fan talked about how the Joe Quesada and Axel Alonso tenures as Marvel Editor-in-Chief had seen an increased push for diversity and the creation of characters like Miles Morales and Kamala Khan. He then asked Cebulski what characters he would like to have as the hallmark of his tenure. Cebulski said it was too soon to know the answer to that, but added that he agreed with what editor Ralph Macchio once told him, that there were no bad characters, only characters that hadn’t been written well yet. As an example he cited Bullseye, a character that was treated somewhat as a joke until Frank Miller got ahold of the character and turned him into the violent Daredevil rival everyone now knows.
A follow-up asked Penagos and Cebulski what characters they wanted to bring into the spotlight. Penagos said his answer was always M.O.D.O.K. when this question came up, so now that he is getting his own animated series, he didn’t have a ready answer. Cebulski stated that he thought Moon Knight was a character that could be given more prominence, that while the character had some recent stellar runs, they hadn’t caught on as well as they should have done. Penagos then smiled and said they need to bring back Paste Pot Pete. “He’s a guy with a pot of paste who glues people to the ground. ” So you heard that here first, Bleeding Cool readers. I assume the mystery December 2019 event teased in the Marvel Next Big Thing panel is Paste Pot Pete-centric.
A librarian fan asked about the need for books suitable for libraries. Cebulski stated that he could no over estimate the influence of libraries in the success of books like Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. He added that those books reached an audience in libraries and other areas outside the direct market that brought new readers into comics and comic shops. He explained that Marvel has a small group dedicated to working with libraries.
Although the point of the panel was to focus on the love of all things Marvel, a few somewhat newsworthy items came up during from the questioners. A fan talked about how finding the Young Avengers series from Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung got him into comics and asked if there was anything coming up for that version of the characters. After discussing how Heinberg once used his name on a character’s fake ID on the OC, Cebulski said that while there were things coming up for the Young Avengers later this year, he could neither confirm nor deny the involvement of Heinberg and Cheung.
Another fan, who takes part in a graphic novel book club, asked if there would be more series like Spider-Man Life Story that took place outside continuity so that they were more accessible to readers who didn’t want to take part in the larger Marvel universe. Cebulski stated that there were plans for more books along the line of Spider-Man Life Story that drew on Marvel history but weren’t tied to Marvel continuity.
Another fan mentioned his favorite character was the Red Hulk and lamented his recent death. After joking that ‘Dead is dead at Marvel’, Penagos said that anyone could be the Red Hulk, causing both him and Cebulski to go ‘Hmmmmmmm.’
Someone else asked about hints Donny Cates has been tweeting about bringing back the Ultimate Universe. Cebulski said that next year is the 20th anniversary of the Ultimate Universe and that if Marvel was going to do something, next year would be the time to do it but it would be building on existing things and not relaunching the entire Ultimate Universe.
Unfortunately, the panel ended before I could ask if there were plans to give Chris Claremont a new ongoing title. He would be the perfect writer for Paste Pot Pete, so that’s probably happening.
by Josh Hilgenberg Kicking off the first round of Saturday panels at C2E2, Wesley Sun, Dawn Xiana Moon, Mark Mertell and Michi Trota are here to discuss Asian-American representation in pop culture, the difference between diaspora and homeland perspectives, and examine the past and current contributions of Asian-Americans. Wesley Sun, son to Malaysian parents, is […]
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Kid Cable, the younger future version of Cable who returned from the future to murder his older counterpart for neglecting his duties by allowing the time-displaced teenage X-Men to remain in the present, got off to a rough start in the Marvel Universe during Extermination. In the pages of X-Force, Cable is working to earn the trust of the black ops mutant team his now-deceased older self started in the past. But it seems there may be some things he hasn’t been telling them. Meet the new Cable, same as the old Cable, in this preview of X-Force #5!
Picking up from last issue, Stryfe has come through the time portal in the Transian military base, and he’s after Cable… which, of course, is a surprise to his teammates.
The Mutant Liberation Army? But Domino has read Cable’s entire wiki page. It seems that things might be slightly different in the future Kid Cable hails from… though not much different.
While Stryfe’s soldiers seem genuinely surprised that X-Force is sticking up for Cable…
It looks like this may be a flash-back (or is it flash-forward) heavy issue of X-Force, as the solicit promises to reveal what’s changed to lead Cable to head back to the past before becoming an adult. But just how different are things?
Find out when X-Force #5 hits stores next Wednesday.
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Damian Couceiro (CA) Pepe Larraz
• Spotlight on the kid called Cable!
• Before EXTERMINATION and before X-FORCE…young Nathan Summers was a mutant messiah warrior fighting against an apocalyptic future.
• But he wasn’t supposed to arrive in our time until well into adulthood…so what happened?
• Find out in this issue!
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
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Jason Aaron is a fan of the University of Alabama. Jonathan Hickman is a fan of Clemson University. Clemson beating Alabama in this year’s NCAA football championship game has caused a rivalry bigger than the Avengers/X-Men rivalry between the two books they write.
Okay, not really. But it did lead to some funny moments in the questions period of the Marvel Next Big Thing panel when someone asked about the creators favorite Marvel friendships.
Aaron responded by saying “It’s certainly not Jason Aaron and Jonathan Hickman,” explaining that he had lost a bet they made on the outcome of the NCAA championship game.
A fan mentioned that X-Men fans are often paranoid, and asked Hickman if there was anything he wanted to say to alleviate that paranoia. Hickman’s response was to apologize for what he is about to do, but that change is good. Aaron asked ‘Are you going to kill Eye-Boy, the mutant I created?” to which Hickman replied “I am now!”
Aaron later asked if Hickman had ever finished the notoriously late S.H.I.E.L.D book (note – he did after seven years). Hickman smiled, said that’s fair, and added that he’s said much worse things about Aaron.
It was clear from the exchanges that the two are good friends. As to the answer to the original question, Aaron said the friendship between Thor and his hellhound Thori, Hickman said the friendship between Spider-Man and the Human Torch.
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Classic 90’s film Clueless turns 24 years old this year and C2E2’s main stage had the good fortune to be host to a fun filled reunion of four of the cast members – including Cher herself, Alicia Silverstone. Also in attendance were Donald Faison and Breckin Meyer. The three were joined a few minutes into the panel by Paul Rudd. It was quite a time as the four joked, told stories and answered questions.
The discussion started out in the typical way, with the four talking about their experience working on the film. Silverstone stated immediately how fun it was to play Cher, who she saw as very different from herself. Despite being 17 years old at the time (the same age as Cher), Silverstone did not share her character’s obsession with fashion. As Silverstone described it, she chose to “make all of the things I hated about her, loveable.”
As the others chimed in with agreement, it was clear they shared a fondness for their time on the film. Meyer and Faison joked frequently throughout the panel and told a number of fun stories, getting large laughs from the audience.
One fun story was about the cast taking Faison out to an LA bar for his 21st birthday during filming, leading Faison to have the sudden realization that the majority of the cast weren’t even old enough to go in. Faison also mentioned that they happened to meet Billy Zabka that same night, which prompted Rudd to excitedly add that he talked about that to Zabka right here at C2E2 the day before but neither could recall where it was.
Eventually the panel moved on to audience questions. Unsurprisingly, Rudd was asked a number of questions about Avengers: Endgame. Rudd seemed to have quite a time basically trolling the audience with non-answers and obnoxiously saying, “I know everything!” to more laughs.
The Q &A also answered the important question of Paul Rudd’s secret to not aging. His answer: He’s really just 80 years old, but only on the inside. Oh! and also moisturizer.
When asked about Stan Lee, Rudd described the day Lee arrived on set for his Ant-Man cameo. “It was like the president showed up.” He also described how excited Lee was to see Ant-man in the scale he had always imagined but never truly came across on the comics page. You could tell it was a touching moment for both the panelists and audience.
The feels continued with a question about Brittany Murphy. Silverstone described seeing Murphy’s audition and being blown away. Meyer went on about how talented Murphy was from their time working together on King of the Hill. Rudd described her as “the sweetest person”.
Sadly, time eventually ran out and the panel came to an end. I have to say, this was one of the most fun panels I have attended in a while. All four panelist where extremely entertaining and the audience clearly had a great time. Clueless may not be the first film you think of when it comes to comic conventions, but it is certainly loved by a group of great fans.
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Madison Square Garden – New York, NY – Sunday, March 14, 2004
MATCH #1: United States Championship Match – Big Show vs. John Cena
Show has been the Champion since 10.19.03, and this is his third defense. This is Cena’s WrestleMania debut. Cena is fired up from the bell but Show cuts him off and pitches him to the floor. Show tries to run Cena into the post but Cena snaps Show’s neck off the top rope. Cena goes for a cross body block off the top rope but Show catches him in a powerslam for two. Show dominates and keeps Cena on the mat. Every time Cena tries to fire up Show cuts him off with his superior size. Cena gets on Show’s back and try a sleeper hold but Show backs him into the turnbuckles to break it. Show puts on a Cobra Clutch to wear Cena down. Finally, Cena strings together a series of offense and he hits the F-U! Show kicks out. Cena grabs his chain and the referee tries to talk him out of using it. The ref thinks he’s successful and he throws the chain out. Cena then hits Show with his custom knux and hits another F-U to get the pin and win his first title at 9:12. That was a good example of the right guy going over at the right time. The match was fine, but the crowd reaction for Cena was great.
MATCH #2: World Tag Team Championship Match – Rob Van Dam & Booker T vs. Mark Jindrak & Garrison Cade vs. La Resistance vs. The Dudley Boyz
RVD and Booker T have been the Champions since 2.16.04, and this is their third defense. This is the Rob Conway and Rene Dupree version of La Resistance, which is the best version. Dupree and RVD start the match. RVD hits an early monkey flip and makes the tag to his partner. Booker handles both Dupree and Conway, tossing Conway to the floor. Bubba tags in and slugs away. He hits a neckbreaker for two. Bubba tries to Flip Flop and Fly, but Booker kicks him in the face. D-Von hits Booker with the Saving Grace so RVD hits the superkick off the top rope. Jindrak and Cade get involved now and try to work on Booker. Conway tags himself in and tries to steal a pin. La Resistance isolates Booker and tries to wear him down. Booker catches Conway with a spinebuster and then tags his partner. RVD is a pothead afire, kicking everything that moves. He goes for the Five-Star Frog Splash but D-Von pushes him to the floor. The referee completely loses control. The Dudleys go for the 3D on Booker but Cade breaks it up. Conway hits Devon with a DDT. Booker hits Conway with the Scissors Kick. RVD follows with the Five-Star Frog Splash for the pin at 7:52. That was a fun little chaotic brawl and they made the most out of the time they got. RVD and Booker made a pretty good team.
MATCH #3: Chris Jericho vs. Christian
The idiot referee rings the bell while Christian is still outside the ring. Reprimand that man! Christian and Jericho talk trash to start and then tear into each other. I love that it’s heated right away; too many grudge matches on the Indies start off like any other match. Jericho is the aggressor early on. He dumps Christian to the floor and wipes him out with a springboard cross body block. Jericho throws Christian into the barricade. Back in the ring Jericho pours the pressure on. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but Christian wisely scurries to the ropes. Christian takes a cheap shot to the eyes and then dumps Jericho over the top rope to the floor. He slams Jericho’s head into the steps and then brings him back in the ring to continue the assault. Jericho tries to fight back but Christian goes to the eyes again and then hits a leg lariat for a two-count. They bonk heads in the corner and both men are down. Back on their feet they trade right hands. Jericho lands a flying forearm and then crushes Christian’s throat against the middle rope. He follows with a step-up enziguiri for a near-fall. Jericho hits a Northern Lights Suplex for two. Christian bridges up and goes for a backslide for Jericho blocks it and hits the bulldog. Jericho goes for the Lionsault, but Christian gets his knees up. Christian goes for the Unprettier, but Jericho fights it off. Instead Christian hits the Tornado Inverted DDT for a two-count. Jericho comes back with a sleeper drop, and Christian hits a neckbreaker. Christian goes up top and Jericho joins him to try a superplex, but Christian drops him on his chest. Jericho rolls through a cross body block for a near-fall. Christian kicks the knee out and locks on a Texas Cloverleaf. Jericho counters to the Walls of Jericho and Christian reaches the ropes. They roll to the floor and Jericho puts the Walls on again! Back in the ring Jericho hits a super double under-hook suplex. That gets a two-count. Trish Stratus comes running out looking fine. Christian hits a huge Implant DDT for a near-fall. Trish gets on the apron so Christian physically abuses her. Jericho comes to the rescue and checks on his lady. Trish thinks it’s Christian and throws an elbow, nailing Jericho in the face. Christian then rolls Jericho up for the pin at 14:44. These two wrestled like they had something to prove with all the other big matches above them and they did a great job. This felt like a true grudge match, and I love the finish.
After the match Trish tries to explain herself, but then slaps Jericho in the face! Christian hits the Unprettier and Jericho is laid out. Trish and Christian leave together and make out like teenagers on the entrance ramp. That was a great turn. Evil Trish rules.
MATCH #4: Handicap Match – Mick Foley & The Rock vs. Ric Flair, Randy Orton & Batista
The Rock’s pre-match promo is a thing of beauty. Rock is wrestling his first match in almost a year, and Foley is wrestling his first match in almost four. This is an amazing collection of talent in one ring here. The Rock N’ Sock Connection charge the ring and here we go. They clear the ring, much to the delight of the crowd. The match settles with Rock and Flair in the ring, which is an awesome sentence to even type. They take it to the floor and Rock backdrops Flair, leaving him in perfect position for the Cactus Elbow. Back in the ring Orton and Foley tag in. Orton tries to go to the floor to avoid his rival, but Foley chases him and goes to work. Rock tags in and takes his turn too. Evolution uses the numbers game to take advantage on Rock. They keep Rock in their half of the ring and wear him down. Rock fires up and takes Flair down with a clothesline, but he can’t make the tag yet. Flair goes up top and obviously Rock slams him down. Rock still can’t make the tag, but Flair can, and Batista goes to work. Finally, Rock levels Batista with a clothesline and Foley tags in. Foley is a house afire. Once again Evolution uses their one-man advantage to cut Foley off and get back in control. After several minutes Foley punches Flair out and makes the tag. Rock is all over everyone, but the numbers catch up to him. Batista takes Rock down with a spinebuster, and Flair sees this as the perfect opportunity to try the People’s Elbow. Flair takes too much time though and Rock nips up and goes crazy. Rock takes Flair down with a spinebuster and connects with the People’s Elbow. Flair pokes rock in the eyes and tags to Orton. Rock catches Orton in the Rock Bottom and covers for two. The referee is losing control. Batista this Rock with the Batista Bomb. Orton covers but only gets two. Foley gets tagged in and he cleans house. He hits Orton with the Double-Arm DDT and Mr. Socko comes out to play. Orton grabs an RKO from out of nowhere to get the pin at 17:01. That was non-stop action from five great performers and the match was laid out and executed tremendously. The crowd was hot for the whole thing too.
Hall of Fame Class of 2004
This year’s inductees are Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Tito Santana, Big John Studd (posthumous), Harley Race, Pete Rose (first inductee into the celebrity wing), Don Muraco, Greg Valentine, Junkyard Dog (posthumous), Superstar Billy Graham, Sgt. Slaughter, and Jesse “The Body” Ventura. That’s a huge class and some of the greatest talent to ever grace the business.
MATCH #5: Playboy Evening Gown Match – Torrie Wilson & Sable vs. Stacy Keibler & Miss Jackie
Winner will be by pin-fall or submission, so apparently, they’re just wrestling in evening gowns. Sable and Torrie decide they’d rather do the match with their gowns off, so the girls all take their gowns off except for Jackie. Bummer. Torrie and sable don’t take too kindly to that, so they take it off for her. Sable and They do some wrestling moves, including a high cross body block off the top rope by Torrie, and the fish out of water spot from Torrie and Stacy. Of course, the requisite “roll over the referee spot makes an appearance. Torrie gets the pin on Jackie with an O’Connor Roll at 2:34. At least they kept it short. The girls are hot and all, but I don’t mind that these matches are now a thing of the past.
MATCH #6: Cruiserweight Championship Match – Gauntlet Series Featuring Akio, Billy Kidman, Chavo Guerrero, Funaki, Jamie Noble, Nunzio, Rey Mysterio, Shannon Moore, Tajiri, and Ultimo Dragon
Chavo has been the Champion since 2.15.04, and this is his first defense. Ultimo and Moore start the match. They take it to each other at a rapid rate and try to score a quick pin. Moore tries the Mooregasm but misses, and Ultimo hits the Asai DDT to score the first elimination at 1:20. Noble is next in the ring and he attacks Ultimo from behind. Ultimo tries the Asai DDT but Noble counters with a neckbreaker, and then locks on the guillotine choke to eliminate him at 2:15. Funaki comes off the top rope with a cross body block and Noble rolls over and holds him down for the pin at 2:25. Nunzio is next, and I recall that these two were cousins at one point. They go back and forth very quickly, keeping up the pace. Nunzio hits a nice missile dropkick from the second rope for a near-fall. Noble uses his momentum to send Nunzio to the floor, and then he follows him out with a cannonball senton off the top rope. Nunzio tries to get back in the ring but Noble pulls him off the apron and he lands on his face and gets counted out at 4:18. Kidman is next in line and these two have had some battles in the past. The fresh Kidman sends Noble to the floor, and then hits both him and Nunzio with a Shooting Star Press from the top rope! Kidman almost Lesnar’d himself on that one. Back in the ring Noble goes for the guillotine choke but Kidman breaks free. Kidman hits an enziguiri and goes up top. Noble joins him but pays for it with a BK Bomb and Kidman gets the pin at 6:09. Mysterio is next and he hits the seated senton off the top rope, but Kidman comes right back with a hard dropkick for two. Chavo distracts the referee and Akio interferes, allowing Kidman to hit a spinebuster for a two-count. Kidman puts Mysterio up top and Mysterio hits a super Code Red to eliminate Kidman at 7:29. Tajiri comes in next and locks on the Tarantula to a big pop. He tries the springboard elbow but Mysterio blocks it with a dropkick. Mysterio follows with the 619. HE tries the springboard splash but Tajiri avoids it. Akio jumps on the apron and holds Mysterio for Tajiri to deliver the green mist, but Mysterio ducks and Akio gets misted instead! Mysterio then rolls Tajiri up in a victory roll for the pin at 8:37. Akio I guess forfeits his spot and we’re down to Mysterio versus Chavo. Tajiri kicks Mysterio in the back of the head because he’s a sore loser. Chavo tries to steal a pin but only gets two. Mysterio comes back and hits a nice springboard rana. He dropkicks Chavo Classic off the apron and then tries to dive on him, but referee Charles Robinson stops him. Mysterio then leaps over Robinson to wipe Classic out. He tries a sunset flip but Chavo kneels and Classic grabs his son’s hand for additional leverage and Chavo retains at 10:30. That was fun enough for a sprint, but none of the mini-matches had time to develop into anything.
MATCH #7: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
I forgot how much of the buildup to this match focused on Lesnar versus Austin. The fans all know that Goldberg’s contract is up after this match, and news broke that Lesnar was also gone after this match to go try out for the Minnesota Vikings. The crowd loudly chants “you sold out,” and then sing the “hey hey hey, goodbye” song. Goldberg and Lesnar stall for a while, while the crowd chants for Austin. They finally lockup about three minutes into the match. The crowd does not buy what they’re selling. They start chanting “this match sucks.” Goldberg finally military presses Lesnar and turns it into a bit of a Spear. That’s the first thing the crowd popped for. Goldberg goes for a real Spear but misses and collides with the turnbuckles. Lesnar goes to work now, wearing Goldberg down with a wide variety of boring submission moves. Goldberg fights back and connects with the Spear for a two-count. He argues with Austin, giving Lesnar the chance to recover and hit the F-5 but even that only gets two. Lesnar tries his own Spear but misses. Goldberg then hits another Spear and lands the Jackhammer to finally end this travesty of a match at 13:43. That was the most entertaining bad match in the history of the business. It was such a perfect storm of strange circumstances that are likely never to be duplicated – hopefully.
After the match Austin delivers Stunners to both men and drinks beer to celebrate their departure. The crowd pops bigger for that than they did anything in the actual match.
MATCH #8: WWE Tag Team Championship Match – Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty vs. The Basham Brothers vs. The Self-Proclaimed World’s Greatest Tag Team vs. The APA
Rikishi and Scotty have been the Champions since 2.5.04, and this is their second defense. Bradshaw and Shelton Benjamin start it off with some back-and-forth action. Doug Basham tags himself in and the Bashams go to work on Benjamin. More tags are made as all four teams try to set the tone and gain the first advantage. Scotty gets isolated, first by the WGTT and then by the Bashams. After a little while Rikishi gets the hot tag and he cleans house on everyone. Rikishi hits Danny with a DDT and Faarooq breaks up the cover. The referee has lost control. Benjamin tries to German Suplex Rikishi and fails miserably. Rikishi squashes Haas in the corner and delivers the Stink Face. Bradshaw takes Rikishi out with a big boot and then throws Doug over the top rope with a Fallaway Slam to take out Haas and Benjamin. He hits Danny with the Clothesline from Hell and goes for one on Rikishi but gets caught in a Samoan Drop. Rikishi then sits on Danny’s chest and gets the pin at 6:02. That was a fine mess for the time given, but no one really got a chance to shine or anything. Rikishi and Scotty were lame champions.
MATCH #9: Women’s Championship vs. Hair Match – Victoria vs. Molly Holly
Victoria has been the Champion since 2.23.04, and this is her first defense. They lockup right away and Molly takes the first advantage. Victoria grabs a quick schoolgirl rollup for two and Molly takes a powder. The Champion misses a baseball slide and Molly hits her with a clothesline. Back in the ring Molly covers for a one-count. Molly continues working Victoria over, focusing on the neck area. Victoria comes back and sweeps the legs into a jackknife pin for two. She hits a nice powerslam for two. Molly grabs Victoria and pulls her into the bottom rope. She goes up top and Victoria joins her. Molly hits a Sunset Bomb. She tries the Widow’s Peak, but it backfires when Victoria counters to a backslide to get the pin at 4:54. Ideally, they could have gone twice as long but they did the best they could for the time they were given. Afterwards, Molly tries to shirk the stipulations of the match, but Victoria forces her into the chair and shaves her bald!
MATCH #10: WWE Championship Match – Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle
Guerrero has been the Champion since 2.15.04, and this is his second defense. They start with some mat wrestling and battle to a standoff. Eddie uses a side headlock and knocks Angle down with a trio of shoulderblocks. Angle takes a powder. Back in the ring Angle uses a front face-lock to wear Eddie down. Eddie wrestles his way out of it and goes to work on the arm. Angle counters into an abdominal stretch. Eddie turns that into a vertical suplex. Angle turns that into a German Suplex. They take the battle to the apron and Angle goes for a German Suplex, but Eddie knocks him back. Eddie dropkicks Angle back off the apron and then goes up top. He tries a cross body block, but Angle moves, and Eddie’s ribs crash right into the barricade. Back in the ring Angle covers for two. Angle is like shark smelling blood, going to work on the midsection and the ribs. He puts Eddie on the top rope and the tenacious Eddie repeatedly knocks Angle down and tries the Frog Splash but misses. Angle continues the abuse and Eddie fires up and asks him to bring it. Eddie builds momentum and hits a nice belly-to-back suplex for a two-count. Angle comes back with rolling German Suplexes but Eddie counters with a victory roll for two. Both men pop up and Angle clobbers Eddie with a clothesline. Angle goes for the Angle Slam but Eddie counters it with an armdrag. Eddie continues firing up and building confidence. He tries the Three Amigos but before the third one can hit Angle puts on the Ankle Lock. Eddie kicks his way out of it and drills Angle with a dropkick. He goes up top again and Angle pops up to hit the super belly-to-belly suplex for a near-fall. The straps come down and Angle cinches in the Ankle Lock. Eddie counters with another cradle for a close near-fall. Angle hits a German Suplex. He tries the Angle Slam but Eddie counters with a DDT! Eddie goes up top and this time hits the Frog Splash! Angle kicks out! Eddie tries to pick Angle up, but Angle picks the ankle and puts on the Ankle Lock! The Champion almost taps but rolls through and send Angle to the floor. Eddie loosens his boot to relieve some of the pressure. Angle spots Eddie holding the ankle and once again smells blood. He puts the Ankle Lock on, but Eddie slips out of his boot and surprises Angle with an inside cradle (with his feet on the ropes as well) to get the pin and retain the title at 21:33! What a brilliant display of technical wrestling, with great maneuvers and counters by both men. They didn’t rush anything, their chemistry was incredible, and I absolutely love the finish. Only Eddie could pull something like that off.
MATCH #11: Undertaker vs. Kane
Kane is less than pleased to see his brother after burying him alive five months ago. Undertaker is accompanied by Paul Bearer. Kane approaches Undertaker cautiously, not wanting to believe he’s real. As soon as Kane lays a hand on his brother, Undertaker unloads on him with right hands. Undertaker signals for the Chokeslam and Kane bails fast. Out on the floor Kane hits a few right hands but Undertaker comes back and whips him into the apron. Back in the ring Undertaker continues the onslaught. Undertaker goes for the Last Ride and Kane throws him up in the air. It looks like Kane was trying a back body drop and it almost ended very badly. Kane goes on offense now. He hits the clothesline off the top rope for two. Undertaker fights back and hits a big boot and a leg drop. How is that not the finish? Undertaker tries Old School, but Kane grabs him by the throat on the way down! That was neat. Undertaker grabs Kane’s throat at the same time, but Kane fights him off and hits the Chokeslam. For some reason Kane just stands there and celebrates instead of going for a pin. Undertaker sits up and Kane is in trouble now. The Dead Man hits a sloppy Chokeslam and follows with the Tombstone for the pin at 7:47. The crowd popped for the entrance and the finish, but little in between. It was a dull match, but it was a good choice to go on between the two title matches. Undertaker is now 12-0 at WrestleMania.
MATCH #12: World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match – Triple H vs. Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels
Triple H has been the Champion since 12.14.03, and this is his third defense. The crowd is heavily pro Benoit from the onset. Benoit and Michaels can’t decide which of them gets to attack HHH first. It doesn’t take long for them to start attacking each other instead. Benoit whips Michaels into HHH, sending the Champion to the floor. Michaels and Benoit do battle briefly, and then HHH comes back in at an opportune moment. HHH tries to pitch Michaels to the floor but Michaels skins the cat. Michaels throws Benoit to the floor and is now alone with his former best friend. HHH takes Michaels down with a High Knee and then targets Benoit’s back out on the floor. Michaels takes both HHH and Benoit out with a baseball slide and then wipes them out with a moonsault from the top rope. He throws HHH back in the ring for a two-count. HHH hits Michaels with the face-buster and goes for the Pedigree but Benoit breaks it up. Benoit hurls Michaels shoulder-first into the ring post. HHH takes control of the match and works on both Benoit and Michaels. Benoit cuts off Michaels’ comeback by clotheslining him to the floor. He then hits three rolling German Suplexes on HHH. Benoit goes up top and Michaels knocks him down on his groin. Michaels tries Sweet Chin Music on HHH, but he ducks and hits Michaels with a DDT. Benoit tries climbing up again but HHH cuts him off and hits a superplex. HHH covers three times but can only get two each time. He tries the Pedigree but Benoit counters to the Crossface. Michaels breaks that up. Michaels takes a page out of Benoit’s book by trying Rolling Germans, and the crowd boos. The crowd pops just as hard when Benoit reverses it and hits all three. Benoit goes up top and hits the diving headbutt for a two-count. Michaels comes back with the flying forearm to knock Benoit to the floor. He nips up and unloads on Triple H. Michaels hits Hail to the King and has the adrenaline flowing. He tunes up the band and drills HHH with Sweet Chin Music! Benoit pulls HHH to the floor to save the match. He takes Michaels back to the ring and tries the Sharpshooter but settles for catapulting Michaels into the ring post. Michaels’ head is busted open now, and he is so good at blading that I had to rewind it and watch it slow to see him doing it. Benoit goes for the Crossface and inches it in. Michaels is about to tap but HHH literally grabs his arm to stop him from tapping out. HHH takes Benoit to the floor and Benoit slams his head into the steps. Benoit tries a whip but HHH reverses it and sends him into the steps. HHH dismantles the SmackDown announce table. Benoit takes HHH up to the Spanish Announce Table and tries a German Suplex but HHH fights that off. Michaels comes out to join them on the table and he joins forces with HHH to suplex Benoit from one table through the other! A bloody Michaels wants to fight HHH in the ring now, one-on-one. Benoit is seemingly out of the equation. Michaels and HHH slug it out and Michaels sends HHH into the turnbuckle and over, knocking out a camera man. Out on the floor Michaels throws HHH into the ring post and then elbows a camera man for being too close to him. HHH is busted open now as well. Back in the ring HHH hits Michaels with the Pedigree and both men are down. HHH covers and Benoit appears from out of nowhere to break it up! Benoit lights HHH up with chops, and then traps him in the Sharpshooter! The crowd is going banana. Michaels breaks that up with a nasty Sweet Chin Music! The camera angle on that was perfect and made Michaels look like he was coming from out of nowhere. Michaels covers Benoit but only gets two! He tunes up the band but Benoit ducks it and dumps Michaels to the floor. HHH goes for the Pedigree but Benoit reverses to the Crossface! The crowd is losing their collective shit. HHH rolls over but Benoit rolls through and keeps the hold on. Finally, HHH taps out and we have a NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION at 24:47! I still remember this moment extremely fondly for the time it occurred. The match was phenomenal, with great effort from all three men. They did some good spots to get one man out, and did some great spots involving all three of them. HHH and Michaels really went above and beyond to show that this was Benoit’s night and Benoit’s moment. The finish was perfect, and the crowd reacted to Benoit throughout the match.
WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero comes out to celebrate with his best friend, congratulating him for his monumental victory. Confetti falls from the ceiling as Guerrero and Benoit celebrate. It’s too bad this moment won’t be a part of any WrestleMania video packages anymore because it’s truly one of the best moments this dark, cynical business has ever seen.
BONUS MATCH: The Dudley Boyz vs. Lance Storm & Val Venis, Sunday Night Heat, 3.7.04
The winner of this match gets to participate in the four-way match for the World Tag Team Titles next Sunday. I miss Heat and Velocity. Jonathan Coachman and Al Snow are on commentary. It takes the crowd a couple of seconds to start chanting “We Want Tables.” D-Von and Storm start the match with some chain wrestling. Bubba quickly gets tagged in and he goes to work on the arm. The Dudleys make quick tags in and out to work Storm over. They hit a double-suplex for a two-count. Storm comes up with a knee-lift to D-Von’s ribs and makes the tag to Venis. Instead of going to work on the ribs, he goes to D-Von’s arm. D-Von comes back out of nowhere with a clothesline and a bodyslam for two, and then tags Bubba. Do the Dudley Boyz even know what selling is? Bubba hits a release German Suplex on Venis for two. He goes up top and Storm kicks him down from the apron, and we go to commercial. We come back with Bubba powering out of a Storm chinlock. Storm hits a nice dropkick for two, and then tags Venis. They continue working Bubba over in their half of the ring, even distracting the referee to their advantage. Bubba gets a sunset flip for two, but Venis comes right back up with a hangman’s neckbreaker for two. Venis puts on a headlock, and Bubba counters with a belly-to-back suplex. Bubba makes the tag, but the referee didn’t see it and will not allow it! Bubba powers out of another chinlock and levels Storm with a spear, and this time he makes the hot tag. D-Von is a house afire, hitting Storm with a neckbreaker for two. The match breaks down to a big brawl, and Bubba seems fully recovered. They hit the What’s Up on Venis. We end up with Storm and D-Von in the ring, and Storm locks on the Canadian Maple Leaf but D-Von makes the ropes. Venis gets tagged back in and they go for the Hart Attack clothesline. Bubba pulls the top rope down to break that up, and moments later the Dudleys hit the 3D to get the win at 11:46 (shown). That was typical Dudley Boyz stuff, and it’s sad to realize that almost six years later they haven’t changed up their act at all. Storm and Venis were a solid team though, so the match was decent.
The two Title matches are outstanding, Jericho v Christian is quite good, and the handicap tag team match was a ton of fun. A lot of the matches on this show are deadweight, but the great ones make up for any shortcomings on this card.
Mr. and Mrs. X is less than 10 issues old, but the series has already introduced one child of famous mutants into the X-mythos. The book’s first storyline, featuring Rogue and Gambit honeymooning in space after their surprise wedding in X-Men Gold, saw the introduction of Xandra, the genetically-engineered child of Professor Xavier and Lilandra Nermani. And now in, Mr. and Mrs. X #9, we get the first appearance of another X-child.
The issue begins with Gambit waxing philosophical…
…and exhibiting his trademark humility, of course!
Gambit has been sent by Spiral to retrieve a mysterious object from the Mojoverse while Spiral helps Rogue overcome her power issues. Spiral wouldn’t tell Gambit what it was she wanted him to steal, but it looks like we learn the answer in next week’s issue. And now that we see it, it makes sense why Spiral was so secretive about it.
Who else will be revealed to have a secret child before this series ends?!
Mr. and Mrs. X #9 hits stores next Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. X #9
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Terry Dodson
• Gambit must use all his thieving skills to steal a precious object.
• Spiral must single-handedly (or is that multi-handedly?) fight off Mojo’s minions.
• And Rogue is on a mental trip reliving all her defining mutant memories. Not a great time for self-reflection, Rogue!
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
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C2E2 2019, Marvel Comics Universe & December 2019 Solicitations Spoilers: Marvel Is Building To BIG Event To End 2019 Leading Into 2020! Avengers, X-Men & More?!
C2E2 2019, Marvel Comics Universe and December 2019 Solicitations Spoilers follows.
Marvel Is Building To BIG Event To End 2019 Leading Into 2020! Avengers, X-Men and More?!
- Marvel Comics Unveils Publishing Slate for 2019
This weekend, Marvel unveiled its 2019 Publishing Slate to a hall of fans attending Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel during this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. Hosted by Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski along with some of Marvel’s biggest creators, the panel recapped some of the weekend’s biggest Marvel Comics news and teased what’s next in the Marvel Universe—pointing to a yet-to-be-revealed story in December.
“We’re only a few months into 2019, and we’ve already seen how our amazing fans—all of you—are inspiring some of the most outstanding storytelling in comics to date,” said Cebulski. “Whether you choose to read your favorite Marvel books—like THE IMMORTAL HULK, VENOM, AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME…or you want to read about the entire Marvel Universe—there’s truly a story for every type of fan to dive into and experience this year. With that in mind, this new publishing slate for Marvel Comics is a guide to help you see where things are going and choose your favorite stories and characters to follow.”
Since the convention’s opening on Friday, attendees have received thrilling new looks at Marvel’s world-shaking WAR OF THE REALMS series, written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Young Gun Russell Dauterman; the deadly ABSOLUTE CARNAGE event, written by Donny Cates and drawn by Ryan Stegman; and the next monumental chapter for the X-Men with HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X, written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Young Gun Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva respectively.
Each of these standalone series will introduce fans to groundbreaking new ideas and shocking implications for the Marvel Universe, setting the scene for Marvel’s most iconic and popular Super Heroes later this year.
“The Marvel Universe is a tapestry of connections, with hidden clues and incredible details woven into every story. Our new publishing slate highlights the biggest moments for us this year…and we think you all will be excited for the next reveal planned this December,” added Cebulski.
More details on Marvel’s 2019 Publishing Slate will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Starting next month, get ready for some of the biggest stories ever in the pages of Marvel Comics!
This April, Marvel’s WAR OF THE REALMS commences, featuring Marvel’s greatest heroes such as Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel! The dark sorcerer Malekith wages a war that has spread from one otherworldly realm to the next, razing each one to the ground as his armies move from conquest to conquest. Now there’s only one realm left standing: ours.
This July, Marvel’s HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X will mark the next major milestone in X-Men history. Since their introduction by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby over 50 years ago, fans around the world have followed the extraordinary stories of the X-Men through seminal moments like GIANT-SIZE X-MEN, 1991’s X-MEN #1, AGE OF APOCALYPSE, and NEW X-MEN. Each of these moments introduced a new era for mutantkind—and starting this summer, the world will experience the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men.
This August, the Marvel Universe will need to survive ABSOLUTE CARNAGE—and no one is safe. Beginning in Free Comic Book Day SPIDER-MAN/VENOM #1 (out May 5), Cletus Kasady is back, and he’s deadlier than ever. On a hunt for every Super Hero in the Marvel Universe who has worn a symbiote, Carnage has his eyes on his first victims…starting with some of our favorite Marvel heroes. Everyone is a target!
What is Marvel building to?
C2E2 2019, Marvel Comics Universe & August 2019 Solicitations Spoilers: Absolute Carnage Snares Amazing Spider-Man, Venom, Wolverine & More!
C2E2 2019, Marvel Comics Universe and August 2019 Solicitations Spoilers follows.
Absolute Carnage Snares Amazing Spider-Man, Venom, Wolverine and More! Look at the names on the tombstones.
- ‘Absolute Carnage’ by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman
…Beginning in Free Comic Book Day’s SPIDER-MAN/VENOM #1 (out May 5), the blockbuster event starts in August (although fans will see the threads reaching as far back as AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #252, with connections to almost every Venom and Carnage story since) and re-teams Cates with VENOM’s Ryan Stegman and colorist Frank Martin for the deadliest story in the Marvel Universe!
“Cletus Kasady is back, and he is deadlier than he’s ever been,” Cates teases in the video announcement. “ABSOLUTE CARNAGE encompasses every single character who has ever worn a symbiote and every symbiote that has ever been, going all the way back to when Peter found the black suit. Going from there to MAXIMUM CARNAGE to VENOMIZED to everything…everyone is a target”…
Lois Lane #83 – DC Comics, May 1968 – Artist: Irv Novick (according to DC Wiki), Neal Adams (according to comics.org). Can anyone confirm which? I didn’t pick Undercover Girl #6 on Day 6 and I really wanted to but this biker babe cover is a great substitute. Lois Lane is the “Witch on Wheels”! […]
C2E2 2019, Marvel Comics Universe & July 2019 Solicitations Spoilers: Uncanny X-Men, X-Force Past, Present & Future Collide In House Of X & Power Of X?!
C2E2 2019, Marvel Comics Universe and July 2019 Solicitations Spoilers follows.
Uncanny X-Men, X-Force Past, Present and Future Collide In House Of X and Power Of X?!
- Marvel Comics Announces Historic X-Men Milestone with ‘House of X’ and ‘Powers of X’
Revealing the newest series to be helmed by legendary creators Jonathan Hickman, R.B. Silva, and Marvel Young Gun Pepe Larraz!
After weeks of speculation from comic book fans around the world, Marvel revealed the next monumental chapter for the X-Men during this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. During Marvel’s Next Big Thing Panel, critically-acclaimed creator Jonathan Hickman announced two new series: HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X, beginning this July!
Ever since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the X-Men, fans everywhere have followed the extraordinary stories of the X-Men through seminal moments like GIANT-SIZE X-MEN, 1991’s X-MEN #1, AGE OF APOCALYPSE, and NEW X-MEN. Each of these moments introduced a new era for mutantkind—and starting this summer, the world will experience the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men with HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X.
“We are excited to have Jon back with the Marvel family, and we could not have asked for a better creative team to help usher the X-Men into a whole new era,” says Marvel Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski. “While we can’t reveal too much about the story just yet, these new stories will redefine the X-Men and their place in the Marvel Universe. This is a historic moment both new and passionate fans won’t want to miss.”
These two new series—written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Young Gun Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva, and colorist Marte Garcia—will build from every major X-Men milestone since 1963 up through the current X-Men series and storylines fans know and love, including some of our most iconic characters from over the decades. Each series will be released on an alternate weekly schedule, starting with HOUSE OF X, followed by POWERS OF X. Fans will be able to follow along each week this summer and witness history unfold…
Looks like fun.
C2E2 2019, Marvel Comics Universe & June 2019 Solicitations Spoilers: War Of The Realms Kicks Off Big Marvel Plans For 2019!
C2E2 2019, Marvel Comics Universe and June 2019 Solicitations Spoilers follows.
War Of The Realms Kicks Off Big Marvel Plans For 2019!
- New Launch Trailer Revealed for ‘War of the Realms’
War is coming to the Marvel Universe and no corner will remain untouched. Get ready for battle when "War of the Realms" hits comic shelves everywhere April 3: https://t.co/Y9wRMepanG pic.twitter.com/G82GHh2PLU
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 22, 2019
War is coming to the Marvel Universe in WAR OF THE REALMS, and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched!
At today’s explosive Marvel Comics: War of The Realms panel at C2E2, Marvel revealed a launch trailer highlighting the epic event that starts April 3 from the acclaimed creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson.
It’s an event of unparalleled scale…and you won’t want to miss it! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of WAR OF THE REALMS #1 for retailers—be sure to check Marvel mailers for details!
Here we go!
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Top twelve stories read yesterday:
- Joyce Chin Admitted to Chicago Hospital With Arthur Adams, Not at C2E2
- Everything in Mark Brooks’ Art For Jonathan Hickman’s House of X and Powers of X is There For a Reason
- Imagine Doing ‘Alien’ As Your High School Play Because These Kids Did
- Jonathan Hickman’s Marvel Comics are House of X and Powers of X – the X-Men’s Next Major Milestone
- The Last Spider-Man Newspaper Strip Runs Today – Its Writer, Roy Thomas Looks Back
- DC Comics Omnibuses and Absolutes for 2020
- Marvel Teases Another Event for December to Pay Off All the Earlier 2019 Events
- Jason Aaron and Al Ewing to Launch Valkyrie Ongoing Series at Marvel – Revealed at C2E2
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Gets an Omnibus, and More For 2019
- Jonathan Hickman’s Two 6-Issue Series For Marvel – The Next Major Milestone in X-Men History
- DC to Repackage Comics as ‘Birds Of Prey’ Ahead the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
- Marvel Won’t Confirm or Deny Donny Cates Ultimate Universe Return for Next Year’s 20th Anniversary
- Cardiff Comics Carnival, Cardiff
- Dutch Comic Con, Utrecht, Netherlands
- Jersey Shore Comic Book Show Spring Fling, Toms River, New Jersey
- COMIC CON Workshop, The Corner Art Center, Freehold, New Jersey
- Leipziger Buchmesse / Manga-Comic-Con, Leipzig, Germany
- Bowmanville ComiCon, Bowmanville, Ontario
- Peterborough Comic-Con, Bretton, Peterborough
- C2E2, Chicago, Illinois
- Grand Comic Con, Volume 2, Grand Island, Nebraska
- Premier Comic Con, Clonmel Park Conference, Clonmel Tipperary
- Lehigh Valley Itz-A-Con, Allentown, Pennsylvania
- CTGamerCon – Uncasville, Connecticut
- Four State Comic Con – Hagerstown, Maryland
- Capital City Comic Con, Victoria, British Columbia
- MCM Comic Con Birmingham, The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
- Lexington Comic & Toy Convention, Lexington, Kentucky
- Animatic Con – Cincinatti, Ohio
- Consonance – Milpitas, California
- Evillecon – Evansville, Indiana
- RevelCon – Houston, Texas
- Shuto Con – Lansing, Michigan
- Kelowna FX – Kelowna, British Columbia
- Kelowna Fan Experience Kelowna, British Columbia
- Harumatsuri Burnaby, British Columbia
- Ottawa Geek Market Nepean, Ontario
- Walker Stalker Con Germany Berlin
- Nor’easter Fairhaven, Massachusetts
- ConQuest Sac Sacramento, California
- Metrotham Con East Ridge, Tennessee
- Texas Pinball Festival Frisco, Texas
- Who’s Yer Con Indianapolis, Indiana
- BrickFaire Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina
- CT Gamer Con Uncasville, Connecticut
- Minefaire Dallas, Texas
- Zenkaikon Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- Tora-Con Rochester, New York
- AggieCon College Station, Texas
- Clockwork Alchemy Burlingame, California
- RevelCon, Houston, Texas
- The Hollywood Show, Chicago,
- Costume-Con, Danvers, Massachusetts until the 25th.
And a happy birthday to:
- Glenn Fabry of Neverwhere, American Gods, Preacher, Judge Dredd.
- Steve Pugh of Animal Man, Howard The Duck.
- Pasqual Ferry, artist of Thor, Heroes for Hire, Action Comics and Adam Strange
- Sarah Chrisp, owner of The Comic Book Shop in Macclesfield.
- Mike Scigliano of the Steamworld Chronicles.
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The day after she was evicted from the Big Brother Canada 7 house, I had the chance to catch up with Kailyn Archer to discuss what happened. We talked about if, as a psychic, she saw her eviction coming. We also chatted about the split in the house during Maki’s vote and who she thought the mole on her side was. I asked Kailyn if she regretted playing as hard as she did and why she decided against aligning with the stronger guys in the house and instead chose to target them. She also opened up to me about what her biggest issues with Adam, Sam, Chelsea and Kyra were.
Check out the video above!
Big Brother Canada airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global.
After all the big announcements at the Next Big Thing panel at C2E2 earlier today — that’s Hickman’s two X-books, a December super-mega-crossover event, and a Valkyrie series from Jason Aaron — Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B Cebulski sat down for a nice, quiet Q&A panel, Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski. But that doesn’t mean Cebulski had nothing to tease during that panel. It just depended on the questions he was asked.
For instance, when someone asked about hints allegedly posted by global entertainment superstar Donny Cates on Twitter about bringing back the Ultimate Universe, Cebulski wouldn’t directly confirm the rumor. However, he did note that next year will be the 20th-anniversary of the Ultimate Universe, and that if Marvel were going to do something with it, that would be the time. Cebulski did add that any such thing would be building on existing stuff and not a relaunch of the universe. So it seems he’s put some thought into it, huh? Hmmm.
Bleeding Cool ace reporter David Pierce was on hand at the panel to bring us this breaking news. He also shared the Marvel Insider code for this panel: BB49S. Stay tuned to Bleeding Cool through tomorrow for more out of C2E2.
Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman have been talking Absolute Carnage at C2E2 via video… and thanks to Bleeding Cool’s Brian Lake, we have a video of that video.
And an image of the Free Comic Book Day Absolute Carnage story that will kick the whole thing off…
After all, we have that timeline too…
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C2E2 2019, Marvel Comics Universe & July 2019 Solicitations Spoilers: Infinity Warps Returns in Secret Warps! Secret Wars & Infinity Wars Hodgepodge?
C2E2 2019, Marvel Comics Universe and July 2019 Solicitations Spoilers follows.
Infinity Warps Returns in Secret Warps! Secret Wars and Infinity Wars Hodgepodge?
Marvel Comics is bringing back the characters from Infinity Wars offshoot Infinity Warps in a six-part story across six different annuals under the Secret Warps banner. The six annuals feature the below:
- Soldier Supreme
- Weapon Hex
- Ghost Panther
- Iron Hammer
The sixth annual is not clear. The event starts in July.
Four covers below.
EXTREME RETRO REVIEW #9:
Eastern Championship Wrestling
HARDCORE TV 05/25/93
Hosts: Jay Sulli & Stevie Wonderful
Location: Cabrini Field House, Philly
Attendance: 175… Maybe
-Recap of last week’s spat between Paul E. & Tod.
Super Destroyer #3 vs. HD Rider (w/EZ Rider)
SD #3 is “Wildman” Sal Bellomo in a mask. He changed nothing else about his attire, just the mask. He attacks Rider, looks in the camera, LIFTS HIS MASK, puts his finger to his lips and “Shhh.” Then fixes his mask. This is “Animal” Steele-levels of suck. Basic nothing opener and I’m tempted to watch some internet porn. #3 lifts his masks at random times. Commentary doesn’t understand why the mask? It’s a work goofs, just go with it. You don’t have to deconstruct SAL BELLOMO vs. HD RIDER. Big splash FTW (-Billion) The real Super Destroyers come out and beat him up. Finnegan gets shoved to the mat. HQR3 gets some slaps in. Good Man (DUD)
COMMERCIAL TIME: There’s a commercial coming soon to Prism Cable Network. “Batman Returns.” To order Prism, call (800) 82-PRISM. I called it, I got nothing.
-Geek Artese announces the tag title match.
ECW Tag Team Title Match: Suicide Blondes (Sir Johnathon HotBody & Sir Christopher Candido) vs. “Les Mullets” (Tony “The Hitman” Stetson & Larry Winters)
Mullets rush the rings for the double shine. Double headbutts and the Blondes powder… Winters and his white boots… Them boots are made for jobbin’. Crap exchange into a headlock. Crap exchange ends with Winters with a stomp. Headlock takeover for 2. Candido reverses for 2. Tag to Stetson, who’s a house of fire. Hitman KO’s HotBody, dropkicks Candido. Tag Winters. Ping-pong Candido in the face’s corner, Heat spot. HotBody in: Suplex for 2, Side Salto for 2. Tag Candido who kicks Winters in the corner. More heel work with quick tags. DDT counter by Winters to start the comeback. HotBody pulls Finnegan in the way for the ref bump. Match breaks down. HotBody holds Winters for Candido who has a chain. Winters elbows HotBody to get free, blocks the punch, and hits Candido. The chain falls in the ring by HotBody. HotBody hits Winters with the chain and falls on Winters FTW (**1/2) Perfectly acceptable wrestling match.
-Sulli is with Tod at ringside. Sulli’s dumbass is asking Tod about looking to sign the wrestlers for the “Texas Chain Match Massacre” but Tod tells him he already did. He delivers the response like an Old school Teddy Long… Doom Manager Teddy Long. Tod is about to que another boring Terry Funk promo from the Double-Cross Ranch, but Paul E. comes out to put the kibosh on that. Muraco comes out as well. There’s a jobber in the ring, probably nervous as shit, while Paul rants about how Tod is a small-time promoter with a weak champion. He then buries ECW, talking about Muraco selling out shows in the WWF and himself working for WCW without mentioning said promotions, then comparing them to a gym in Philly with 30 other guys. It’s an embarrassment to come out here and perform. He thinks Tod’s champ is gutless and Tod has had enough. Tod says we’re gonna grow and you’re gonna BEG to work here… in the ECW. The Sandman will put up the title, which Paul wanted and Muraco says you won the bet. Tod is an idiot for being suckered into putting up Sandman’s title without his consent. Muraco will once again have gold around his…cumbersome waist. They go into the ring to beat up the jobber.
“The Magnificent” Don “The Rock” Muraco vs. Ernesto Benefico.
Billed from Portugal, weighing 189lbs. I’d give Muraco at a glance anywhere between 275-310lbs. This is going to be GLORIOUS. I think Muraco was “What?!” to Artese as in “Who is this Guy?” Skinny wimp ducks and dodges as Wonderful calls him Benefico “Buttafuoco” as in Joey. Very dated reference. Muraco uses Paul E’s. phone to make a call. I think he was ordering 3g of trees, some Hawaiian pizzas. Botched press slam is covered up, so the wimp gets a slap as a receipt. Muraco catches Buttafuoco off the top for the counter one-armed tombstone FTW (*) Muraco must have been pissed at the jobber because he pinned him very hard. Squash City.
-Funk with a Double-Cross Ranch promo. Replay of “Real Hot Stuff.” Moving on.
Tommy Cairo & J.T. Smith vs. Canadian Wolfman & Max Thrasher
Cairo has on ass-less chaps. (#Pause) and sporting the old school Steiner Bros. singlet. Smith/Cairo matching singlets: American Alfalfa. Thrasher and Cairo have a pose-down and lock-up. Cairo’s showing off his strength. 3rd lock-up into a terrible exchange, ending in a snap suplex. Stevie says Cairo is built like a young Rick Steiner. Wolfman tag-in, Smith in with some martial arts kicks, Suplex and a flying Steiner-line. Dropkick as Wolfman is just food. Thrasher tag-in and the fans go mild for Thrasher/Smith. Thrasher tag Wolfman back in. Cairo with a powerslam. Rocket Launcher and the faces go over. (*) It was quick.
TV Title Match: Glen Osbourne vs. Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka (w/ “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert)
Both guys have over-dubbed music that is exceptionally loud and terrible. Paul E. introduces Snuka. Heel stalks and the competitors have a test of strength, as the goofy commentary debate whether the faction is the Dangerous Alliance or Hot Stuff International. Snuka gets clotheslined outside, Paul E. wants a DQ. Suplex back in for 2. Unclean break in the corner, leading to chops by Snuka. Savage Tongan heat cheap shots on Osbourne. Monkey flip out the corner by Osbourne leads to a 2-count. It’s blocked the second time around and Osbourne gets a backbreaker. Snuka goes up top and leaps ¾’s across the ring to land on Osbourne FTW. (*)
-Sulli and Tod close out the show and Gilbert comes out. He cuts a promo burying Global Championship Wrestling, renaming it “Gilbert Championship Wrestling.” Now ECW is “Eddie’s Championship Wrestling.” He hard-sells the chain match with Funk. Gilbert finishes with his patented chicken-shit schtick, which leads into ANOTHER TERRY FUNK PROMO (!!!) It’s another wacky promo that puts over Philly as a smart city. Hard-sell from Funk. Hard-sell from Sulli & Tod. They plug matches for next week.
Overall: Good tag match. Heyman & Hot Stuff International makes this show an easy Thumbs Up.
Listen to the audio version of this episode here on YouTube.
Shazam! is one of the best movies DC has made save for Wonder Woman; endlessly entertaining, a ton of heart while making plenty of meta-commentary on the superhero genre.
Director: David F. Sandberg
Summary: We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.
Fans of DC movies can finally rest easy; it looks like they finally have this thing figured out. It’s been kind of a rough road for the second of the big two in comic book movies but after Aquaman made a billion dollars it looked like things were on the right track. Now we have Shazam! and it proves that DC is very much on the right track. Shazam! is the best DC movie since Wonder Woman. In fact, on a purely technical standpoint, it is actually better than Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman will be the movie that will have more impact culturally but Shazam! doesn’t fall apart in the third act the way that Wonder Woman did.
Shazam! follows the story of 15-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel) as he moves into a group home after running from foster families. Billy finds himself in the weird situation of becoming an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) when the wizard Shazam gives Billy his powers. However, despite looking like an adult Billy is still very much a kid and is unprepared for what happens when a supervillain (Mark Strong) shows up. Shazam! doesn’t pull its punches when it comes to Doctor Sivana. The scenes with Sivana are the kind of scary that a lot of family movies don’t go to very often these days but will be familiar to anyone who is a fan of kid films from the ’80s.
Levi and Angel do a really good job of making Billy the kid and Billy the adult feel like the same person. That’s not an easy thing to pull off and it’s very clear that Levi and Angel put in the work to make sure that the change between adult and kid didn’t ruin the immersion. Strong is clearly having a ball getting to cut loose with Sivana in a way he was denied in his last foray into the DC universe. The various foster kids, aside from Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, don’t that much development but the door is open to learning a lot more about all of them in a sequel.
There really aren’t anything bad things you can say about Shazam!. It’s over two hours long but the pacing remains steady. It’s funny but it clearly isn’t trying too hard to be funny. The stakes are clear and you can understand why everyone is acting the way they are. The moments with Sivana might be dark but they don’t make the movie feel off as far as tone. The juxtaposition between those dark moments and the humor work flawlessly. The DC universe worldbuilding is left more or less to Easter Eggs and the throwaway jokes which is the best way to do it. The suit, which has been a point of contention, looks great and all of the special effects look solid.
Shazam! is not only one of the best as far as DC superhero movies go but it absolutely deserves a place in the top ten of the genre overall. This is one of the good ones and worth checking out when it comes next month.
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Four of six short films being released for the 40th anniversary of 20th Century Fox’s Alien franchise premiered at C2E2 this morning and I was lucky enough to get into the screening. The six shorts were all created by emerging new filmmakers to celebrate the iconic sci-fi franchise. I have been a fan of the Alien films for years, so I was quite excited.
A sizable audience was packed into C2E2’s main stage room in anticipation of seeing four out of six short films produced by Fox for the anniversary. The lights dimmed after getting the usual warnings against video and photography, followed by a black screen. The crowd cheered when the name Alien faded in.
The first short was titled Containment and started of with a shot of a ship floating through space. It immediately gave the feel of the classic early films. The story as a whole definitely played to the feelings of paranoia that comes from a horrific alien that may or may not be growing inside one of your companions (or possibly youself), as it centered around a group of four who do not understand the creature they face.
Night Shift was the next film and takes place on a mining outpost. A bit of foreshadowing, leads to what you know is coming. The characters, however, are in for a surprise.
Film #3 was called Harvest. I would say that of all the shorts that were shown, this one felt the most Alien of the group. It has a small group of survivors making their way to an escape pod while trying to avoid the horror they know is lurking somewhere in the shadows. This one had more action than the others and also gave us the best look at the full grown xenomorph that fans love.
The last short, Alone, was the most unique and character driven of the selections. Its too much of a spoiler to explain why, but I will just say that its the first time that I ever felt a tinge of actual affection for a face-hugger.
The films had some very good production value, though I personally would have liked to see more of the namesake aliens. Considering these films are meant to celebrate the franchise, I think that is more what fans would want. Still they were entertaining and definitely evocative of the films.
Short films often have to balance character development verses plot/action and these films lean towards the latter. Each one set up an interesting scenario for the characters even if we don’t get to know much about them. Then again, when it comes to Alien, those characters may not be around for long anyway.
All in all, if you are a fan of Alien, these shorts were a treat. Each one had the feel of the universe created from the earlier films in the series. I am looking forward to checking out the other two.
The six shorts are being released weekly on IGN starting March 29th.
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Marvel Comics just dropped another major announcement at C2E2, revealing that writer Jonathan Hickman is returning to the company in order to revamp the X-Men franchise.
As revealed at Marvel's "Next Big Thing" panel today, Hickman is writing two new X-Men-themed miniseries - House of X and Powers of X. While Marvel isn't revealing much about the plot of either book, the company is teasing the two books will usher in "the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men." Marvel's press release compares the two books to other landmark stories like Giant-Size X-Men #1, Chris Claremont and Jim Lee's X-Men #1 and the Age of Apocalypse crossover.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME Marvel Legends Figures Reveal Detailed Look At Captain America, Ronin, & Thanos’ New Suits
"It always keeps a foot in the light even during its darkest moments."
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March 23rd is Hellboy Day, and the powers that be over at Lionsgate pulled out all the stops to celebrate in conjunction with the upcoming reboot Hellboy film.
One of the newly-launched celebratory things today just happens to be a brand new website dedicated to the BPRD, Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
Yes, we registered. We’ll let you know what happens after that.
— Hellboy (@HellboyMovie) March 23, 2019
Also, this video with some of the cast of Lionsgate’s 2019 reboot Hellboy film talking about Big Red”
And, this GORGEOUS new IMAX poster:
David Harbour stars as Big Red, Milla Jovovich as Nimue the Blood Queen, Ian McShane as Trevor Brutteholm director of the agency and Hellboy’s adoptive father, Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio BPRD fellow agent, Thomas Haden Church as Lobster Johnson, and Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, a woman who in the comics Big Red rescued from fairies during her infancy. Neil Marshall is directing.
Hellboy hits theaters on April 12th, 2019.
You can order your Hellboy tickets via Fandango now.
— Hellboy (@HellboyMovie) March 23, 2019
At the Clueless reunion panel held at C2E2 today, Paul Rudd found himself sitting on the littlest seat on stage. Surrounded by Breckin Meyer, Alicia Silverstone, and Donald Faison talking about the impact of the film, working together and challenging each other’s memories – and how many of the actors suddenly became Meyer’s roommates for the week after the movie.
It is also Paul Rudd’s first Comic Con of any description, and he arrived late to the panel, apologizing and wondering why it took him so long to write his name so many times when it’s only eight letters long.
And yes, his role as Ant-Man loomed large, with Donald Faison geeking out over Paul and demanding he spill everything about Avengers: Endgame. Paul replying smugly “I know everything” and leaving it there with a sh*t eating grin…
Yeah, that one.
He also talked about meeting with Stan Lee on the Ant-Man movie when Stan was filming his cameo. And then afterwards, Lee stayed to watch a scene being shot and he told Paul how happy he was for Ant Man to be made into a film, and that it made him really excited that you’d be able to really see the scale as he imagined it, that in in comics it’s harder convey that.
“I really think the effect will be as I’ve imagined, I’ve never been able to see the way I’d imagined it.”
We were left wondering what the famous movies Breckin Meyer has ghost-written but he’s not allowed to say are… those NDAs must expire at some point.
Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 16th 2019.
C2E2 continues throughout the weekend in Chicago, check back for our ongoing coverage.
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Let’s return to Mooby’s in this edition of “Road to Reboot”, the multi-part video series Kevin Smith has been producing and releasing during production of his upcoming film, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
Chapter 8 focuses on the cow-centric fast food chain featured in several of Smith’s View Askew films (Dogma, Clerks II, etc.) with some added bonuses of seeing Jason Mewes and more.
Jason Mewes, Joe Manganiello, Craig Robinson, Frankie Shaw, Justin Long, Jordan Monsanto, and Brian O’Halloran have all been seen on set thus far, and we’re betting there will be even more guest appearances by the time the film hits theaters.
We’ll let you know what else we hear about the film as Smith updates. Make sure you watch the previous 7 chapters of “Road to Reboot”!
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Jason Aaron and crew gave more details about the big event.
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Theater kids across the country know the joys and horrors of choosing plays to put on in high school; who thinks “The Cherry Orchard” is a good idea for teenagers, seriously. Imagine, instead of the run of the mill show like “The Importance of Being Ernest” or “Waiting for Godot”, you instead do a stage adaptation of Ridley Scott‘s Alien.
Well, that’s exactly what this group of students from North Bergen High School in New Jersey did.
We cannot get over the quality of sets and costumes, all of which were apparently made from recycled materials.
JUST LOOK AT THE SPACE JOCKEY.
And, what’s Alien without the iconic dinner scene? Wonder if they chose not to tell the actress playing Lambert about the chest burster.
We’re waiting for the video of the entire performance from last night, and are keeping an eye on the reddit thread about the production here.
For information about the production, check here.
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March 23rd marks the official Hellboy Day, and with it comes scores of ways to celebrate. Tickets went on sale today, and all pre-orders will get a free digital download graphic novel.
Also, this video with some of the cast of Lionsgate’s 2019 reboot Hellboy film talking about Big Red”
And, this GORGEOUS new IMAX poster:
David Harbour stars as Big Red, Milla Jovovich as Nimue the Blood Queen, Ian McShane as Trevor Brutteholm director of the agency and Hellboy’s adoptive father, Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio BPRD fellow agent, Thomas Haden Church as Lobster Johnson, and Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, a woman who in the comics Big Red rescued from fairies during her infancy. Neil Marshall is directing.
Hellboy hits theaters on April 12th, 2019.
You can order your Hellboy tickets via Fandango now.
— Hellboy (@HellboyMovie) March 23, 2019
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Valiant Comics and June 2019 Solicitations Spoilers follows.
Psi-Lords Emerge. Solicitations and covers below.
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by ROD REIS
Cover B by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover C by ALAN QUAH
Cosmic Variant Cover by MARCO RUDY
Pre-Order Edition by PAULINA GANUCHEAU
Blank Cover Also Available
The Psi-Lords make their debut in the modern-era Valiant Universe in a brand-new ongoing series! But WHO are they? And where they heck are they?! Prepare for a cosmic adventure like no other! Seriously, it’s wild stuff.
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 19th
Catwoman #82 – DC Comics, February 1972 – Artist: Adam Hughes. I also liked the cool robot cover to Famous Funnies #82 among a few others but this Adam Hughes cover is one of his best. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your […]
Time is a funny thing. It changes perspectives, for better or worse, over certain things that have happened in the past.
Recently the documentary Leaving Neverland set forth some incredibly serious allegations against Michael Jackson, so bad that some radio stations have stopped playing Jackson’s music, and this despite Thriller being the best-selling studio album (not live or greatest hits album) of all time. Time has passed since his death and now many people are re-evaluating him in light of these new allegations, or the re-hashes of old allegations. Me? I’m not making judgement. It doesn’t look good, but I do not know. These are allegations; nothing has been proved. The documentary was a hard watch, but I still watched it in a train-wreck sort of a way. But the cancellation of Jackson (and R.Kelly, for that matter) has begun in earnest.
So… wrestling. This got me thinking about wrestling.
12 years ago, Chris Benoit killed his wife and son before committing suicide. It was not just tragic, but horrific and shocking and words are probably inadequate to describe just what it was. Yes, there are theories out there that Benoit did not do it, but the evidence does most definitely seem to point in that direction. The reasons seem to be related to concussions and the fact his brain was a mushed up soup of neurons after years of punishing his body with that flying headbutt which actually hit, as well as all the head shots he took. He was very probably not in his right mind at all, and if it leads to better understanding of long-term brain injury in all sports and facets of human endeavour, then let’s hope some good can come of it. Not an excuse, by the way – I’m just saying. I don’t blame steroids, his career trajectory or his emotional turmoil. His brain was not working and he did something so heinous it is almost indescribable.
Benoit was cancelled, retconned out of existence. For example, Chris Jericho in his book Undisputed mentions that his classic matches with Benoit now apparently no longer happened.
Is it okay yet to watch and enjoy Benoit matches? My favourite Rumble is 2004 when Benoit won. My favourite Money In The Bank match is the first one, involving Benoit, from Wrestlemania 21. One of my favourite Wrestlemania matches is the main event of Wrestlemania XX. I liked a lot of his WCW stuff. The Smackdown Six days were awesome. But I haven’t watched a Benoit match for many, many years. Is it okay to watch and enjoy them with the passage of time?
Okay, let’s look at it this way.
Is it okay to listen to and enjoy Michael Jackson songs? Is it okay to enjoy Gary Glitter songs? Is it all right that some sports teams still use ‘Rock And Roll Part 2’ by Glitter? Don King once stomped an employee to death (and was convicted of it); are we allowed to watch the boxers and matches he promotes? Are we allowed to enjoy the Naked Gun movies with OJ Simpson? Are we allowed to listen to songs produced by Phil Spector?
Wrestling. Are we allowed to enjoy the wrestling matches of Mike Awesome, Kerry Von Erich, Andrew “Test” Martin or Chris Kanyon after they killed themselves? Great Khali killed some-one in the ring when he was learning to wrestle; afterwards he went on to become a WWE champion; are we allowed to acknowledge that? Scott Hall admitted to killing a man with a gun; is that okay?
Now, I’m not saying what they did was as bad as what Benoit did, but where do we draw the line?
Am I allowed to like the matches but dislike the man Benoit became?
Am I allowed to watch the old matches yet?
Yes, I want to watch them again. I’m not sure how I’ll react, how the passage of time will affect what I see after so many years, and especially 12 years after the tragedy, but is it okay? In a recent JZ Says, he looked back at Wrestlemania X-Seven and reviewed the Benoit-Angle match quite dispassionately (and did it well, it must be said; his columns are pretty damn good) and no-one batted an eyelid. Is Benoit’s stuff now acceptable viewing so much so that people just go, “Meh”?
So many questions… are there any answers?
Teen Age Love #82 – Charlton Comics, February 1972 – Artist: Torre Riposo. I can honestly say Day 81 is the 1st day that I had difficulty picking a cover. I didn’t want to cheat and pick Ghost Rider because I think the cover is just OK, I liked Strange Tales but I just did […]
Tales of Suspense #80 – Marvel Comics, August 1966 – Artist: Jack Kirby. I’ve always loved this cover, great stuff from King Kirby. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.
Presenting the first in a seven-volume library of works by master illustrator Sergio Toppi. The self-taught artist is widely considered one of the world’s greatest visionaries in the art of sequential storytelling, with his evocative, detail-oriented pen-and-ink style tearing down the boundaries of what before him was considered or accepted to be “comics.” His work […]
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Strange Adventures #79 – DC Comics, April 1957 – Artist: Gil Kane. Remember that Bugs Bunny when Bugs and Daffy couldn’t shake the Abomidable Snowman. Abomidable follows Bugs (George) to Miami Beach I think and keeps telling Bugs (who is in disguise) “boy it’s hot!” until he ends up a puddle. Thankfully that Bugs episode […]
Avengers #78 – Marvel Comics, July 1970 – Artist: John Buscema. The mighty mighty John Buscema at it again, I love this cover. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.
Solar, Man of the Atom #3, Valiant Comics, November 1991. I was set up at the Toronto Comic Con this past weekend and enjoyed talking comics will all sorts of comic fans. Cons are a great opportunity to get out of the house, eat way too much, drink way too much and if you do […]
Marvel Family #77 – Fawcett Publications, November 1952 – Artist: Pete Costanza. This has always been one tough cover to get a hold of. I once owned a real rough copy I sold for way too cheap. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with […]
I came across a great article on an interesting site called Pop Culture Squad. It was a first-hand account of one of the giants of the comic book hobby, the reclusive Steve Ditko. I am going to take the easy way out for this post and put the link here. https://popculturesquad.com/2019/03/16/steve-ditko-inside-his-studio-sanatorium/
Green Lantern #76 – DC Comics, April 1970 – Artist: Neal Adams. So iconic, so instantly recognizable, so green, so the only possible choice on St. Patrick’s Day! A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.
Superman #75 – DC Comics, January 1993 – Artist: Some graphics whiz. I had to do it! Does this even constitute a cover? A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.
Captain America’s Weird Tales #74 – Timely Comics, October 1949 – Artist: Martin Nodell. If you can’t beat em – join em! A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.
A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Detective Comics #73 – DC Comics, March 1943 – Artist: Bob Kane with Jerry Robinson inks. Detecive Comics #73 is a gem that shines among a sea of great Joker […]
Wally Wood is recognized as one of the finest talents to ever grace the comics medium. In the 1950s, he was one of the brightest stars in the legendary EC stable of artists, including being one of the key artists on the ground breaking MAD! In the 1960s, Wood reinvigorated Marvel’s Daredevil, including designing the […]
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A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Fantastic Four #72 – Marvel Comics, March 1968 – Artist: Jack Kirby. Day 72 had some great options, U.S. Marines was nasty, Amazing Spider-Man was shocking and Lois Lane was […]
A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Planet Comics #71 – Fiction House, Summer 1953 – Artist: Maurice Whitman. I may have promised no more Planet Comics but I obviously lied. I was really liking Just Married […]
Sub-Mariner #8, Marvel Comics, December 1968. My buddy Dave and I were talking comics and were arguing about some of the toughest books to get in grade. We were being reasonable and talking late Silver and Bronze. I liked the book Dave argued for so much that I decided it had to be this week’s […]
When I discussed Fuddle Duddle during last month’s column, I highlighted that the characters Captain Canada and Beaver Boy were the first attempt at creating nationalistic Canadian comic book superheroes since the end of the Golden Age. Despite Captain Canada and Beaver Boy being parodies of the superhero genre, the creation of the characters was […]
A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Star Spangled Comics #70 – DC Comics, July 1947 – Artist: Win Mortimer. I remember having a copy once and noting that the 4 was IIII and not IV. I […]
A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. G.I. Comibat #69 – DC Comics, February 1959 – Artist: Jerry Grandenetti. The DC War books produced some great covers in the 1950s especially some of the grey tone covers. […]
A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Fantastic Four #68 – Marvel Comics, November 1967 – Artist: Jack Kirby. US Marines #68 and Cynthia Doyle #68 were right there too and it was a tough choice but […]
Amazing Spider-Man #66 – Marvel Comics, November 1968 – Artist: John Romita. ASM #66 is the best Mysterio cover in the run. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.
Belgium, 1940. The German army is spreading across Europe, and tiny Belgium is conquered in 18 days. During the four long years of the Nazi occupation, the women of La Louvière have to figure out some way to stay alive, to live their lives, and to keep up hope. Their world is drawn through teenage […]
Wonder Woman #65 – DC, April 2019 – Artist: Stanley “Artgerm” Lau. Artgerm is contagious people I’ve caught the bug in a big way – stunning. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.
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What would a Canadian newsstand have looked like in terms of comic books during the summer of 1941? Well, there would have been a dearth of them to begin with because the war-time government ban on the importation of almost all American comics had sapped the floppy four-colour vitality out of them. No Shuster Superman, […]
Captain Midnight #64 – Fawcett, June 1948 – Artist: Leonard Frank. I had Dogface Dooley and Sgt. Fury but this one really grew on me – great cover. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.
Amazing Spider-Man #113, Marvel Comics, October 1972. I’ve been buying up a lot of collections these past couple months, I’m getting my convention season game on and am aggressively trying to hunt down and buy quality books for the bins. The one obvious observation that jumps right out at me is the unwillingness of collectors […]
Planet Comics #63 – Fiction House, Winter 1949 – Artist: Unknown. I hope I wasn’t too predictable with this pick. I’m a huge fan of the Planet covers and I’ve been a good boy and only picked two. And what’s up with nobody being sure who the artist is, this is a fantastic cover and […]
The English idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover” is a metaphorical phrase which means “you shouldn’t prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone”. Thanks Wikipedia. Now you may be thinking that this doesn’t apply to comics, but I have just finished the pencils and inks to my sequel […]
Detective Comics #62 – DC, April 1942 – Artist: Fred Ray. One of the iconic Joker covers, I love Robin popping the balloon! A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.
A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Day 61 – All American Comics #61, October 1944, Artist – Paul Reinman. This is a massive book and the fantastic cover only adds to its desirability.
A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Day 60 – Y The Last Man #60, March 2008, Artist – Massimo Carnevale . I was a huge fan of the Y series and remember when #60 hit the […]
Most comic fans have read Umbrella Academy, having been a big hit about ten years ago from Dark Horse. I read and enjoyed it when released but had no recollection of the story. News hit that Netflix was adding Umbrella Academy as a ten episode series and I noticed it available last week and binge […]
A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Day 59 – X-Men #59, August 1969, Artist – Neal Adams. Neal Adams is in the house! Hope you put some money down Gerald, I know Vegas had X-Men as […]
A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Day 58 – Catwoman #58, October 2006, Artist – Adam Hughes. I really liked Popular Comics #58 too but there’s something about this Adam Hughes cover!