First Look: All-New X-Men #1 by Hopeless & Bagley

Back to Basics in Your New Look at ALL-NEW X-MEN #1!

All-New X-Men #1

 

Here’s your first look at All-New X-Men #1 by writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Mark Bagley, on sale December 2nd, 2015 from Marvel Comics.

 

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Hated and feared more than ever, the world is a more dangerous place for mutants. But as the few remaining X-Men retreat into seclusion, a handful of teenagers will strike out on their own – refusing to let their fate be decided for them.

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Preview: S.H.I.E.L.D. #9 – Celebrating 50 Years of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Celebrate 50 Years of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Your New Look at S.H.I.E.L.D. #9!

SHIELD #9

 

Here’s a 5 page preview of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9, celebrating the 50th anniversary of S.H.I.E.L.D., on sale August 26th, 2015 from Marvel Comics.

 

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This August, celebrate a half century of Marvel’s premier intelligence agency in one colossal issue!

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Cool Nostalgic Photos from San Diego Comic Con 1973 – 1975

Nostalgic San Diego Comic-Con Photos from the 1970s

Golden State Comic Con Logo

 

The first comic book convention to take place in San Diego was a small affair. The three day convention, Golden State Comic Con was founded by Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry, and Greg Bear and organized by Dorf, drew in 300 people in August 1970.

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King Size Kirby Hardcover Arrives in July 2015 From Marvel

Hail to the King With the
KING-SIZE KIRBY Collection!

King Size Kirby HC

Jack Kirby was such a monumental force in comic books going back to their early days, that his name is synonymous with comics themselves. His earliest creations still have an impact on our lives today and, along with Stan Lee, helped turn Marvel Comics into a Juggernaut filled with characters that still greatly impact popular culture.

In July 2015, Marvel Comics is releasing a massive 800 page King Size Kirby Hardcover that collects some of his finest works for the company.

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75 Years of Marvel: From The Golden Age to The Silver Screen

75 Years of Marvel:
From The Golden Age to The Silver Screen

75 YEARS OF MARVEL: FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO THE SILVER SCREEN

This Fall, Marvel & Taschen are publishing an enormous 700+ page magnum opus, written by Roy Thomas, entitled 75 Years of Marvel: From The Golden Age to The Silver Screen.

 

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In celebration of Marvel’s 75th anniversary, this fall, TASCHEN presents 75 YEARS OF MARVEL: FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO THE SILVER SCREEN, a 700+ page magnum opus of the most influential comic book publisher today with an inside look, not only at its celebrated characters – Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor and Iron Man, but also at the “bullpen” of architects whose names are almost as familiar as the protagonists they brought to life—Stan “the Man” Lee, Jack “King” Kirby, along with a roster of greats like Steve Ditko, John Romita, John Buscema, Marie Severin, and countless others. With essays by comic book historian and former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, this book delves into the hearts of thousands of costumed characters who continue to fight the good fight in comics, movies, and toy aisles of the world.

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Why Marvel Comics’ Silver Age is Popular

Why Marvel’s Silver Age is Popular

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In the comic book industry, the Silver Age refers to a particularly successful time in comic book production. Between 1950 and 1970, comic books gained major commercial and critical success in America. Today, these now vintage items are extremely valuable for collectors, store buyers and comic book enthusiasts. There’s many reasons why Silver Age comics are heavily sought after and popular amongst the masses. For Marvel, comic book industry pioneers, their Silver Age introduced unforgettable characters and stories to popular culture.

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Classic Page – Challengers of the Unknown #4 by Jack Kirby

Challengers of The Unknown #4 by Jack Kirby!

Challengers of the Unknown #4 (1958)

Welcome to the Classic Comic Book Page! We scour our memories and hundreds of comic book issues to bring you pages that we think are classics.

Today’s page is from Challengers of the Unknown #4 “The Wizard of Time, Chapter II: The Men Who Rode Across The Sun” (Oct. 1958) written & penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Wally Wood & Roz Kirby.

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Classic Comic Book Page – Fantastic Four #50 by Jack Kirby

Fantastic Four #50 by Jack Kirby

Fantastic Four #50 panel

Welcome to the Classic Comic Book Page! We scour our memories and hundreds of comic book issues to bring you pages that we think are classics.

Today we feature a page from Fantastic Four #50 “The Startling Saga of The Silver Surfer” (May 1966) scripted by Stan Lee and illustrated by Jack Kirby & Joe Sinnott.

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The Masters of Comic Book Art Now Showing On YouTube

The Masters of Comic Book ArtThe Masters of Comic Book Art

The Masters of Comic Book Art documentary, which was originally available on VHS in 1987, is now available in it’s entirety on YouTube. The hour long program is narrated by Harlan Ellison.  Ellison also provides commentary in between the artist segments. This is a wonderful piece of comic book history as we get to hear the legendary artists talk about their creations.

The Masters of Comic Book Art features interviews with Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Neal Adams, Berni Wrightson, (Jean Giraud) Moebius, Frank Miller, David Sim, and Art Spiegelman.

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Joe Simon, Comic Book Legend, Dead at 98

Joe Simon Passes Away at 98

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Joseph Henry “Joe” Simon, passed away on Wednesday December 14th, 2011 in New York City, after a brief illness, at the age of 98.

1606334-simon_and_kirby_largeSimon created or co-created many important characters in the Golden Age of Comics and was the first editor for Timely Comics, which later became Marvel Comics.

Along with Jack Kirby, Simon co-created Captain America in 1940. Simon & Kirby worked extensively at DC Comics in the 1940s on such books as Sandman and Sandy the Golden Boy, and co-created the Newsboy Legion, the Boy Commandos, and Manhunter. Simon & Kirby creations for other comics publishers include Boys’ Ranch, Fighting American and the Fly.

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