2024 will mark 20 years of Marvel Comics spotlighting and elevating the industry’s most powerful artists as Marvel’s Stormbreakers, the evolution of the groundbreaking Marvel’s Young Guns program.
To celebrate, the current class will pay tribute to the original class of Young Guns in January’s collection of STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVERS.
Throughout January, the elite artists will depict some of Marvel’s current headlining stars in separate pinup pieces that will unite to form an epic jam piece just like the one the first Young Guns crafted in 2004. While January’s covers will feature the individual characters, fans can also check out the complete jam piece today.
Each month, Marvel’s Stormbreakers bring their incredible talents to your favorite comic series and characters and flex their skills with exciting themed variant cover collections.
The current group of artists includes Elena Casagrande, Nic Klein, Jan Bazaldua, Chris Allen, Martín Cóccolo,Lucas Werneck, Federico Vicentini, and C.F. Villa. Each of these artists embody the raw talent and creative potential to shatter the limits of visual storytelling in comics today.
Sony Pictures has just released the official trailer for the upcoming film “Madame Web”, the Spider-Man spinoff which stars Dakota Johnson as the title character, along with Sydney Sweeney playing Julia Carpenter/Spider-Woman.
Although it is described as a standalone origin film, it is connected to the Spider-Man cinematic universe. Here, Johnson plays Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan and clairvoyant with psychic abilities that let her tap into the spider world.
S. J. Clarkson helms “Madame Web”, which is Sony’s first female-led Marvel movie. Also in the film are Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, and Adam Scott.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
“Meanwhile, in another universe…” In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures…if they can all survive a deadly present.
“Madame Web” is set for release on February 14, 2024.
The 2023 Gotham Awards has just announced its list of nominees. “All of Us Strangers,” romantic fantasy film written and directed by Andrew Haigh, led the with four nominations, including a nod for best international feature. Gotham Awards is touted as first major awards show of the awards season.
“We are proud to announce this year’s Gotham Award nominees and look forward to celebrating these amazing storytellers in a few weeks,” Sharp said during the broadcast. “The Gotham Awards in many ways reflects the industry and community we serve. Seen by this year’s nominees, storytelling knows no boundaries as our industry continues to find new audiences across the globe.”
Along with “All of Us Strangers,” films up for best international feature include the French courtroom drama thriller “Anatomy of a Fall,” the black comedy fantasy film “Poor Things,” the family drama “Tótem” and historical drama film “The Zone of Interest”.
Past winners of the big prize at Gothams included “Spotlight” (2015), “Moonlight” (2016) and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (2022). All such films eventually won the the Academy Awards’ Best Picture Film in their respective years.
The Gotham Awards will be held live Monday, Nov. 27, in New York City at 7 p.m.
Here is the full list:
Passages — dir. Ira Sachs
Past Lives — dir. Celine Song
Reality — dir. Tina Satter
Showing Up — dir. Kelly Reichardt
A Thousand and One — dir. A.V. Rockwell Continue reading →
Announced last month at San Diego Comic-Con, fans will get a chance to return to Matt Murdock’s armored up ‘90s days in Daredevil: Black Armor. Written by D.G. Chichester and drawn by rising star artist Netho Diaz and JP Mayer, the four-issue limited series will take place during Chichester’s beloved run on the title. Remembered for epic storylines like “Last Rites” and “Fall From Grace,” Chichester’s run reintroduced Elektra to the Marvel Universe and suited up Matt Murdock in a sleek new armored costume. Now, witness a never-before-seen chapter of Daredevil that adds new depth and mystery to this fan-favorite era.
When civilians, heroes, and villains alike are disappearing into the dark depths of Hell’s Kitchen underground, Matt Murdock will need to push his extraordinary senses and his armored suit beyond their limits to find out who’s responsible. Throughout the saga, Daredevil will be pitted against a who’s who of Marvel’s deadliest villains including Hobgoblin, Sabretooth and more—all building towards an explosive confrontation with the mysterious evil that’s pulling all the strings! Matt’s armor will have to work overtime as the series delivers nonstop intense action and brutal fighting in extreme 90s’ fashion!
“If someone told me earlier that I’d have another chance to put on Daredevil’s horns (let alone horns attached to a suit of black armor) I’d have thought they’d taken one too many whacks to the head with a billy club. But apparently my passport to Hell’s Kitchen still works just fine!” Chichester said. “It’s an unexpected (but welcome!) thrill to visit Matt Murdock’s neighborhood again, and to work with Marvel on going back in time to discover a new adventure for the man without fear.
“The Daredevil office has been incredibly encouraging in taking some wild swings with this series,” Chichester continued. “Returning to Matt and Daredevil and that costume where I left them — as the writer I am now — has been an amazing experience. It’s knowing how to jump off a rooftop — but accepting the challenge that you don’t always know where you’re going to land. I hope fans of my Fall From Grace and Fall of the Kingpin stories find more to enjoy in my take on hyper senses and heightened action — especially seen in an entirely new way thanks to the dynamite art and visual storytelling of Netho Diaz and JP Mayer.”
Just now at San Diego Comic-Con, retailers attended an exclusive lunch hosted by Diamond Comics where they got the inside scoop from Marvel’s VP of Print & Digital Publishing David Gabriel and Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski! Amidst exciting announcements for new titles, collections, and variant covers, retailers were the first to learn that industry legend Greg Capullo will make his long-heralded return to Marvel Comics later this year.
Capullo, an artist who catapulted to stardom after his acclaimed work on X-Force in the 90s and numerous impactful runs across the comic book world, is back at Marvel for the first time in decades. Marvel Comics is proud to welcome Capullo back into the fold, and right now, fans can check out his first new work for the Marvel mythos: an explosive variant cover for WOLVERINE #37! Previously listed as a top secret classified variant cover, the cover will hit stands on September 20. Preorder it at your local comic shop today.
Capullo will also provide a glorious and action-packed cover for a special one-shot this November, DEADPOOL: SEVEN SLAUGHTERS #1. Witness seven kills in seven days as fan-favorite Deadpool creators past and future, including co-creator Rob Liefeld, Gail Simone, Cullen Bunn and more, welcome readers to a week in the life of Wade Wilson, the best mercenary Marvel’s ever had (just ask him)! From facing off with an all-new rival killer to top secret assassinations to multiverse shenanigans, Deadpool has a lot of work to do in this blood-soaked oversized collection of seven stories as Deadpool takes one thrilling mission after the next. Continue reading →
Just now at the Marvel Comics: FALL OF X Panel at MegaCon Orlando, fans got fresh insights into the X-Men’s upcoming new era, FALL OF X. Senior Editor Jordan D. White was joined by a trio of acclaimed X-Men talent—writers Gerry Duggan and Benjamin Percy and artist Joshua Cassara—to chat about some of the new series, stories, and shakeups in this exciting era.
Since 2019’s revolutionary HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X series, mutantkind has experienced unparalleled growth and prosperity on the island nation Krakoa – but can it really last forever? It all begins in July’s shocking X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1 one-shot where danger, conspiracy, and sacrifice threatens to shatter everything mutantkind accomplished on Krakoa. Revealed earlier today and showcased at the panel was a brand-new FALL OF X teaser image by Bryan Hitch. The haunting image is accompanied by a list of FALL OF X tie-in titles, some of which have yet to be announced.
Below are additional upcoming titles and issues revealed at today’s panel:
Announced last month at Marvel Unlimited’s X-Men: 60 Uncanny Years Live Virtual Event, the devastating events of the Hellfire Gala and the tragic circumstances of FALL OF X calls for the return of the Avengers’ Unity Squad in a new run of UNCANNY AVENGERS written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Javier Garrón! The new lineup will include Captain America, Rogue, Deadpool, Quicksilver, Psylocke, and Penance. This powerhouse new team must solve the mystery of who the new, murderous Captain Krakoa is — and stop his army of killers from igniting the fires of a new world war. Fans can check out the team on the newly revealed main cover of this highly-anticipated series! Continue reading →
Next month, writer Erica Schultz and artist Edgar Salazar will take fans back to X-23’s days as mutantkind’s fiercest assassin in X-23: Deadly Regenesis. Set during the X-Men’s Utopia era, the five-issue saga will present a key adventure in the life of Laura Kinney that sheds new light on her transformative journey into the hero she is today. In addition to going up against an iconic Marvel Comics villain, X-23 will also face off against her bitter foe, Kimura, as well as a brand-new enemy.
Kimura, Laura’s sadistic former handler from the Facility, is back with a vengeance to try to break X-23’s spirit and this time, she’s recruited a mysterious figure from Laura’s past to help her do the job—HAYMAKER. A skilled fighter with a personal vendetta against Laura, Haymaker is more than a match for X-23 and will earn their spot as X-23’s new archnemesis. After Haymaker (Jordan Gastin) makes their first appearance, readers will learn more about their backstory throughout the series. In the meantime, check out the character for the first time on the newly revealed design variant cover by Marvel’s Stormbreaker artist Jan Bazaldua for X-23: Deadly RegenesisDeadly Regenesis #1 and the main series cover by Kalman Andrasofszky for May’s X-23: Deadly Regenesis #3.
“I’m really excited to have gotten the opportunity to work with Jan Bazaldua and Edgar Salazar in adding Haymaker to the Marvel Universe,” Schultz said. “Between Haymaker (aka Jordan Gastin) and Kimura, Laura’s got her work cut out for her in this one.” This new chapter in Laura Kinney’s history and the debut of HAYMAKER when X-23: Deadly Regenesis #1 hits stands on March 8! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
Celebrated Marvel and DC Artist to Lead the First Releases From New Publisher and Content Studio in 2023.
Returning to his roots of pioneering the first releases of a publisher that promises to change the landscape of comics publishing just as he did nearly 30 years earlier at Valiant, 247 announces Sean Chen’s GENESIS, his brand new original series. 247 Comics is a new content studio where both top creators and new voices in sequential storytelling will harness the power of emerging technology for an unparalleled reading and collecting experience.
Sean Chen says “At its heart, Genesis is about two people—a scientist father and his teenage daughter—who are driven apart by contrasting ideology and then forced together by incredible circumstances. I was really inspired by the story of Steve Jobs and his troubled relationship with his daughter, which was complicated and nuanced, and goes so much deeper than, ‘You were never there!’ This relationship is the story engine that plays out against a series of events where you wonder if the gulf between them will ever be closed and what will be the fate of the father’s soul.”
GENESIS tells the story of overlooked innovator Lucas Zhang who has worked his entire life to push humanity beyond the bounds of physical limitations with his incredible developments in BCI technology, but his quest for success has come at a cost. Now in a desperate attempt to save his own humanity—and the life of his only child–Zhang unleashes a powerful new technology that is too dangerous to be trusted. Now Zhang is selling out and cashing in, and his patented masterworks are serving only two purposes—destruction and desire. Continue reading →
In 2023, Marvel’s Black History Month celebration will extend to a galaxy far, far away. February will see the debut of ten variant covers by superstar cover artist Mateus Manhanini that highlight Black heroes from throughout the Star Wars franchise, including characters from Star Wars films as well as original Star Wars characters that debuted in the pages of Marvel Comics.
Known for his breathtaking covers for Marvel’s current Wakanda limited series, Manhanini brings this collection of beloved icons, fan-favorite characters, and upcoming stars to life in his bold, eye-catching style. The covers will grace all of Marvel’s Star Wars comics releases in February, giving fans a chance to collect them each week.
Here is a list of the characters that will be spotlighted:
Lando Calrissian, legendary character who first appeared in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Mace Windu, revered Jedi and member of the Jedi High Council known for his epic feats throughout the prequel trilogy
Finn, former First Order stormtrooper turned hero of the resistance from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jannah, former First Order stormtrooper turned freedom fighter from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Greef Karga, the Bounty Hunters Guild leader from Star Wars: The Mandalorian
Sana Starros, the breakout character from Marvel’s Star Wars comics who will headline her first solo series in February
Phel Starros, Sana’s brother who will make his first appearance in the Star Wars: Sana Starros comic series
Keeve Trennis, the young Jedi who starred in Marvel’s first Star Wars: The High Republic comic series
Oliviah Zeveron, the Jedi Knight who will play a major role in Marvel’s current Phase II Star Wars: The High Republic comic series
Lt. Haydenn, Imperial officer under the command of Darth Vader who recently debuted in Marvel’s Star Wars: Bounty Hunters comic series and is on track to have a dramatic showdown with Beilert Valance in upcoming issues
In the pages of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley’s action-packed run of HULK, Bruce Banner has jetted off to the far reaches of space and found a new home for himself—an entire planet of Hulk-like creatures thriving under the heat of a gamma star.
“It’s been so much fun to finally tackle working on the HULK. And being able to write the last four issues of this arc and bring some story elements to fruition was such a challenge but I’ve enjoyed it the whole way,” Ottley said. “Drawing comics is what I’m used to, writing is a whole different animal, but doing both jobs was great and makes me want to do it more often! Feels sad to wrap up the arc and move on, but it’s definitely one of my favorite comic experiences. Hulk will always be one of my favorite Marvel heroes. And now with Titan added to the rogues gallery, hopefully we’ll see him again someday in all his fury and glory!”
On this Hulk Planet, Bruce is worshipped and enjoying a peace he’s never known…but where the Hulk goes, destruction follows. TITAN, the deadliest Hulk in Marvel Comics history, refuses to be suppressed any longer, and Bruce is about to pay a terrible price for believing he was ever in control.
Written and drawn by Ottley, the breathtaking finale to this dramatic new HULK saga will be told this April in HULK #14, and fans can expect surprise revelations and shocking twists that will smash open the way to what’s next for the character.
Titan is now in control, and his endless rage may destroy Hulk Planet. Within the remaining fragments of the Mind Palace, Bruce Banner must reckon with the harm he has inflicted on the Hulk if either of them are to have any chance of regaining control and saving the planet. But Bruce knows better than anyone that once a part of the Hulk has unlocked itself, there’s no closing that door ever again…