Saturday, October 13th is Walking Dead Day! Join us on this exciting all-day, globally celebrated event commemorating the world’s favorite long-running survival comic created by Robert Kirkman! Look for great freebies, and great comics, including The Walking Dead #1 15th anniversary variant featuring cover art by the one and only Charlie Adlard! Celebrate with Midtown Comics! The post appeared first on .
October 08, 2018
Shop Venom: Venom is coming to theaters for his first full-length movie and we are pumped! Now is your chance to win tickets to watch the highly-anticipated launch of the famed anti-hero for yourself! How do you get your tendrils on these incredible tickets, plus a free T-shirt and comic book backing? All you have to do is enter our contest and you can win tickets to see Venom right here in New York City on October 3rd! Entering is as easy as saying “symbiote”, all you have to do is click the link below! So what are you waiting for? Stop reading and start clicking! Venom: Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake’s experiments, Eddie’s body merges with the alien Venom — leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating. Shop Venom: The post appeared first on .
September 25, 2018
Marvel Comics pauses to reflect upon the passing of the legendary Stephen J. Ditko and his amazing accomplishments as both an artist and creator. Steve was one of the original architects of the Marvel Universe, and his creations reflected his unique vision and philosophy. He lived to be 90 years old. Hailing from Pennsylvania, young Steve’s love for comic strips expanded to comic books through characters like Batman and Will Eisner’s The Spirit. During his U.S. Army service in postwar Germany, he began his art career by drawing comics for the Army newsletter and, after his discharge, found his way into the tutelage of one of his idols, Batman artist Jerry Robinson. By the early 1950s, Steve’s first work appeared in print: a short romance tale in DARING LOVE #1 from Gilmore Magazines and a science-fiction story in FANTASTIC FEARS #6 from Farrell. Steve found further mentoring in the celebrated circle of the prolific Joe Simon and Jack Kirby team, and he began gravitating toward more macabre and atmospheric types of stories, which would soon become his specialty. Working alongside one of his idols, artist Mort Meskin, Steve produced more published work, including a 1953 story he penciled and inked for Simon and Kirby’s BLACK MAGIC. Steve found a home at Charlton Comics beginning in 1954, the start of a long association with the company. There, he created the character of Captain Atom with writer Joe Gill. Shortly thereafter, Steve made his way to Atlas Comics, the precursor of Marvel, where he would make history. Steve’s first work at Atlas/Marvel appeared in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #33, and from there he would make his mark on classic sci-fi, horror and mystery titles such as STRANGE TALES, AMAZING ADVENTURES, STRANGE WORLDS, TALES OF SUSPENSE and TALES TO ASTONISH. Later, Stan Lee rechristened AMAZING ADVENTURES as AMAZING ADULT FANTASY (later AMAZING FANTASY) in order to showcase Steve’s talents on these short fantasy tales. In 1962, that collaboration led to one of the most popular comic book characters of all time. The introduction of Spider-Man in AMAZING FANTASY #15 stands as one of the landmarks of both Steve’s career and Marvel history. Steve and Stan breathed life into the character of Peter Parker, giving him myriad personal traits and visual cues that would cement themselves in readers’ minds around the globe. Steve’s design for Spider-Man’s costume was innovative and unique. The character is identifiable even when seeing any small part of his figure, and since he was covered from head to toe, broader audiences could personally identify with the character because Spider-Man could really be anyone underneath that costume. Spidey Sense by Steve Ditko More Marvel work followed for Steve, and while Spider-Man was the main focus of his efforts, he also lent his talents to other characters at the House of Ideas. Steve redesigned Iron Man’s armor into the red-and-gold design the character still dons to this day. In the Hulk comics, he codified Bruce Banner’s transformations into the Hulk to be a function of his anger—before that, the transformation happened in a variety of ways. It is perhaps with Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, that Steve truly expressed his visionary impulses in work that predated and influenced the burgeoning world of psychedelic art. The early Doctor Strange stories in STRANGE TALES could only have come from the mind of Steve Ditko. Steve also designed the first Marvel trade dress and corner box. After more than four years on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and other Marvel titles, Steve left to pursue work at Charlton and then DC in the mid- to late 1960s. He created and drew a bevy of characters during the period, including the Question, Blue Beetle, the Creeper and Hawk and Dove. Steve also became a devotee of objectivist philosophy, which would become a very important touchstone in his life and work. Inspired by these concepts, Steve applied them to a new character, Mr. A, who appeared in Wally Wood’s witzend magazine. Returning to Marvel in 1979, Steve worked on books such as MACHINE MAN,ROM and THE MICRONAUTS. In the 1990s, Steve helped create new characters for Marvel, including Speedball and Squirrel Girl. Eschewing interviews or publicity, Steve continued to work on his own personal projects. Though he had been the recipient of numerous awards over the years, he had refused many of them on the grounds that his work should speak for itself. Steve was one of the greatest talents in comic book history and an artist-writer whose unparalleled vision produced some of the most legendary works of all time. The comic book industry was forever changed by his imagination and ideas. Art by Steve Ditko Art by Steve Ditko Art by Steve Ditko Art by Steve Ditko Art by Steve Ditko Art by Steve Ditko Art by Steve Ditko Art by Steve Ditko
July 10, 2018
Statement from Marvel Entertainment President Dan Buckley: “Today, the Marvel family mourns the loss of Steve Ditko. Steve transformed the industry and the Marvel Universe, and his legacy will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with his family, loved ones, and fans during this sad time.” Statement from Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada: “Only a small group of individuals can claim that they have effected and redefined not just an industry, but popular culture worldwide. Steve Ditko was one of those few who dared to break molds every time his pencil and pen hit a blank sheet of paper. In his lifetime he blessed us with gorgeous art, fantastical stories, heroic characters and a mystical persona worthy of some of his greatest creations. And much like his greatest co-creation, Steve Ditko’s legend and influence will outlive us all.” Statement from Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski: “It’s impossible to put into words the impact that Steve Ditko had not just on comics, but on modern pop culture. With ink and imagination, he thrilled readers with amazing and awe-inspiring adventures. Ditko didn’t just create characters – he built worlds. But today it is our world that is saddened by his loss. While he may no longer walk this mortal plane, Steve’s legacy will continue to endlessly inspire us all.” Statement from Marvel Executive Editor, Spider-Man Office and VP of Content, Digital Publishing Nick Lowe: “Steve Ditko’s hands and soul are all over the best character in all of fiction. He was a pillar of the House of Ideas who not only co-created Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, but many of the best villains in comic book history. Steve was the first to make Marvel truly weird, and for that we are forever grateful.”
July 08, 2018
The Wasp has been through a lot—big and small—emotionally and physically. Her strong will has always carried her through, from her beginnings as a flighty teen seeking justice for her father to her influential role in the Avengers. Not only was she a founding member of the team, Janet was also responsible for naming the Avengers and also eventually became their leader. Through it all, The Wasp’s stalwart determination has made her one of the greatest Marvel heroes. Find out more about her astonishing adventures with these essential reads. TALES TO ASTONISH #44 (1963)Stan Lee, H.E. Huntley, Jack Kirby Tales to Astonish (1959) #44 Published: June 10, 1963 Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 28, 2007 Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: Henry and Janet weren’t meant to be ; Henry’s first wife Maria died tragically. Lonely, he wanted to bestow his powers to someone else so they could fight crime as a duo. When Professor Vernon van Dyne was killed, he accidentally summoned an alien to earth. It’s Vernon’s daughter Janet whose determination convinced Henry to ask her to join him as The Wasp, and thus begins a pairing for the ages. AVENGERS #1 (1963)Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Avengers (1963) #1 Published: September 10, 1963 Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007 Penciller: Cover Artist: has everything and everyone. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and the Fantastic Four, work with Ant-Man and The Wasp, all trying to thwart Loki’s tricks. In the end, our heroes are successful, prompting Wasp to suggest they work together as a team and call themselves…the Avengers. SECRET INVASION (2008)Brian Michael Bendis, Leinil Yu Secret Invasion (2008) #7 Published: October 22, 2008 Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 07, 2011 Rating: Rated T Writer: Penciller: , , especially when a Skrull Hank Pym is involved. With an evil serum, Janet’s corrupted Pym particles turn her into a bio-bomb. Sacrificing herself to defeat the Skrulls, Thor tries in vain to use Mjonir to help—seemingly killing Janet in the process. In a twist, after Janet’s death, Hank Pym becomes The Wasp. AVENGERS #32 (2010)Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Mayhew, Brandon Peterson Avengers (2010) #32 Published: October 24, 2012 Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 22, 2013 Rating: T+ Writer: Penciler: , The Avengers receive a which becomes a scientific find. Did Janet actually perish during the Secret Invasion? Or did a mishap with a certain Asgardian’s powers send her elsewhere? Janet’s whereabouts are revealed and we learn about her time in the Microverse. THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP (2017)Jeremy Whitley, Elsa Charretier The Unstoppable Wasp (2017) #1 Published: January 04, 2017 Added to Marvel Unlimited: July 10, 2017 Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: Nadia is the child of Hank Pym and his first wife, Maria Trovaya. Escaping from the Red Room—a Soviet training facility where she’s spent most of her life—and with both parents gone, Janet van Dyne takes Nadia under her wing with Nadia even taking on her surname. follows the beginnings of a truly inspiring hero who is a leader by example with Nadia starting the G.I.R.L. (Genius In action Research Labs) program as a promoter of STEM. Can’t get enough our tiny heroes and want to read all these digital comics? Check out ! Find out if Janet van Dyne makes it out of the Quantum Realm when Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” debuts in theaters on July 6. ! Follow on Twitter and like on Facebook for the latest on “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” and as always keep your eyes peeled to!
July 06, 2018
Shop Ant-Man HERE: Ant-Man is back in theaters and he has a new partner – The Wasp! Now is your chance to win tickets to watch the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe unfold! Don’t fret, you won’t have to pull off an insane heist for your chance to see this movie, we have tickets to see Ant-Man and The Wasp right here in New York City on July 2nd! Entering is as easy as snapping your fingers, all you have to do is click the link below! So what are you waiting for? Stop reading and start clicking! Ant-Man and the Wasp: From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past. Shop Ant-Man HERE: The post appeared first on .
July 03, 2018
Happy July 4th to all of Mighty Marveldom! In honor of this week’s holiday—and Wednesday’s highly anticipated release of by and —we decided to look back at the greatest red, white, and blue uniforms from over 75 years of Cap history. Whether worn by Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, or Sam Wilson, the Star-Spangled costume has always stood as a beacon of resilience, hope, and freedom across the Marvel Universe. And like the suit, Captain America’s shield—used in combat against and villains alike—has become an icon in and of itself. So revisit the most legendary looks, from Cap’s to his , in this comprehensive countdown of the Top 10 Captain America Costumes in history! And read , by writer and artist , on July 4!
July 03, 2018
Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in August 2018. When you’re through checking out these solicitations for new Image releases, be sure to visit CBR’s Image Comics forum to discuss these titles and products with fellow readers and fans. Image Comics Solicitations – Last Six Months Bully…
June 27, 2018
On Twitter, legendary artist Alex Ross shared a glimpse of his Superman artwork on the side of a trolley in San Diego less than a month before Comic-Con International, the biggest comic convention in North America: #sdcc #trolleyart prep has begun @salcomicbookpro #Superman #SDCC18 #SDCC2018 — Alex Ross (@thealexrossart) June 26, 2018 RELATED: DC…
June 26, 2018
Writer Adam Glass and artist Bernard Chang will begin their run as the new Teen Titans creative team with Issue #20, as the events of Justice League: No Justice begin to impact the title. Along with a new creative team, Teen Titans will also have “new blood, new mission, new attitude,” as familiar faces like Robin, Kid Flash and Red…
June 26, 2018
The full lineup for Marvel’s black ops team Weapon X-Force has been revealed, and everything is about to get much bloodier. After Old Man Logan and Warpath left the lethal mutant strike team Weapon X, longtime Wolverine antagonist Sabretooth has formed a new ensemble under his leadership, unafraid of proactively protecting mutants around the globe…
June 25, 2018
Rumors have circulated for years that Ewan McGregor would reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Star Wars spinoff, with little sign of actual movement. Now, following an apparent debunking of a report that Lucasfilm has placed its anthology films on hold, comes rumors that the Jedi Master may not only be destined for…
June 25, 2018
When Marvel Comics revealed the Fantastic Four would make their long-awaited return to its monthly publishing slate, it also meant Reed Richards and Sue Storm’s children, Franklin and Valeria, would be joining them in the family’s adventures. Though the kids can be considered superheroes, Franklin and Valeria have always lacked alternate monikers like Reed (Mr. Fantastic), Sue (Invisible Woman), Johnny…
June 23, 2018
Acclaimed comic book creators Tom King (Batman) and Andy Kubert (Flashpoint) are teaming up to tell a 12-part Superman story that spans the galaxy. Fresh off today’s announcement that DC Comics has reached a deal with Wal-Mart to distribute 100-page, oversized format issues spotlighting their marquee properties, details about some of the new stories scheduled…
June 22, 2018
CBR has your exclusive first look at variant covers for July’s Kick-Ass #6 by legendary artists Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz and John Romita Jr. The issue brings writer Mark Millar and Romita’s first Patience arc to a climax as she takes the fight to her local ganglords, with the hopes of bringing peace to not only…
June 22, 2018
Though Brian Michael Bendis has only just begun his run penning the adventures of Superman for DC Comics, the writer will also journey to Gotham for a 12-part story featuring the Dark Knight in the Walmart exclusive Batman Giant. Batman Giant #3 will launch the “Universe” story arc, while also marking Bendis’ debut on the Caped…
June 22, 2018
DC will release new edition of the popular Batman story Hush storyline this fall, with a new cover by original artist Jim Lee. Lee, DC Entertainment’s new chief creative officer, shared a first look Thursday evening at his penciled cover for the September re-release of Batman: Hush Unwrapped. RELATED: Joker and Catwoman Share Their Very…
June 22, 2018