Marvel Announces AVENGING SPIDER-MAN by Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira

13 06 2011

Look at that beautiful artwork. I almost passed out due to its sheer beauty. Art by Joe Madureira.

Yes, you DID read that correctly… THE one and ONLY JOE MADUREIRA will be doing the art for an upcoming Spider-Man montly comic book debuting in November.
Zeb Wells will be responsible for the writing chores. Remember, he’s the guy behind that God awful Lizard story that came out last year where the Lizard fricken ATE HIS OWN SON. So, Zeb Wells has written some of the WORST Spider-Man stories that I’ve ever read, and… JUST LOOK at that art! IT’S SO GORGEOUS!!!
So I guess the premise of this comic is going to be stories of Spider-Man teaming up with the Avengers because apparently we don’t get enough of it in Avengers and New Avengers. Why can’t we call it Marvel Team-Up?
For those who know me well will know that I’m a HUGE fan of Joe Mad’s art. Anything he draws I feel the need to buy just to ABSORB THE AMAZING ART. I’ve even met him at a convention once. (btw Battle Chasers isn’t in his near future unfortunately).
I WILL buy the first issue, price point and not very good writer be darned. If it’s as bad as that Lizard story and each issue is priced at $3.99 for 22 pages of art I WILL drop it even if the art is probably going to be great. Marvel Comics has said that this will be a MONTHLY comic. Now for those who may not know, Joe Mad is a REALLY SLOOOOOOW artist and his books are always late. Unless, he’s gotten a HUGE HEAD START on this project by now or is going to be CHAINED TO A DESK, DRAWING 24/7 I can’t see HOW this is going to be a monthly comic, but we’ll see.
So YES I will buy the first issue and will probably REVIEW it here as well!
Let me know what you guys think of this in the comments section and take care!

What I’ve Been Reading…

22 06 2010

Hey guys! This is a new post where I will be sharing with you what I’m reading. Since I like to include the people who read this post in with the conversation, feel free to share what you are reading by leaving a comment on the post.

– The Best of Spider-Man Volume 5 HardCover featuring the Amazing Spider-Man stories: Skin Deep (by J. Michael Straczynski, Mike Deodato, and Mark Brooks) and New Avengers (by J. Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato). Skin Deep was alright. To me, JMS’ Amazing Spider-Man issues, good or bad, are captivating and keep my attention. Skin Deep wasn’t as attention grabbing as I’d hoped. I expected a lot more. The New Avengers story however is good. It grabs my attention and it’s very interesting to see how the Avengers live (don’t you find it funny how Bendis never really focuses on that) and how Peter, MJ, and Aunt May respond to their way of living. Overall, this was a nice read and fairly enjoyable.

– Secret War (by Brian Michael Bendis and Gabrielle Dell’Otto). No this is not the original Secret War series (which was good, by the way). This is the recent one. I should’ve know this from the get-go, but… the dialogue is typical Bendis dialogue nowadays. It’s boring, everyone has the same voice, it has little to do with anything, and is annoying sometimes. A few times throughout the story I just wanted to say, “Seriously, shut up!” to some of the characters. But I managed to pull through. The only cool scenes were the fight scenes. While Dell’Otto’s art was gorgeous to look at most of the time, there were a handful of times where I didn’t know who was who because he changed the costume of the character. It got to the point where I had to use the back matter in the book to clarify or remind myself who was who. Example, the heroes fight a goblin guy and it was at the end of the issue where I was flipping through the back matter and I thought, “Holy crap! That guy was Hobgoblin?!?!?” He wasn’t wearing the classic orange and black suit. Instead he was wearing… something else. There were other instances like that, but I don’t want to waste time with them. I’m sure you get my point.

– Battle Chasers (by Joe Madureira and others). Wow. This series is great. Too bad Joe Mad dropped it after issue#9. I really have quickly fallen in love with this series. The characters are great and the art is beautiful. These just adds to the long list of great titles that the creators have just dropped for other things that tend not to be as good.

– Secret Six (by Gail Simone, Nicola Scott, and Doug Hazlewood). This is what Dark Avengers should’ve been.

That’s all for now! Please leave a comment about what you’re reading or anything else! I look forward to reading them! Thanks for reading!

Cover of the Day

22 06 2010

Art by Joe Madureira

Questions That Need Answers: Who are your favorite writers and artists?

21 06 2010

My question for you guys today is: Who are your favorite comic book writers and artists? Here are my favorite writers, overall,  in no particular order:

  • Stan Lee
  • Chris Claremont
  • Masashi Kishimoto
  • Brian Michael Bendis
  • Roger Stern
  • Gerry Conway
  • Matt Fraction
  • Jonathan Hickman
  • Dan Slott
  • Jeff Parker
  • Geoff Johns
  • Pete Tomasi
  • Tony Bedard
  • Gail Simone
  • Grant Morrison
  • Mark Millar
  • Marv Wolfman
  • Robert Kirkman
  • Greg Rucka
  • Joss Whedon
  • Andy Diggle
  • Walt Simonson

My favorite artists, in no particular order:

  • John Byrne
  • Jack Kirby
  • Ross Andru
  • John Romita, Jr.
  • Joe Madureira
  • Alan Davis
  • Amanda Conner
  • Herb Trimpe
  • John Romita, Sr.
  • Doug Mahnke
  • Patrick Gleason
  • Gary Frank
  • Ivan Reis
  • Leinil Francis Yu
  • J.G. Jones
  • Stuart Immonen
  • Mark Bagley
  • Ryan Ottley
  • Frank Cho
  • Art Adams
  • Ed McGuinness
  • Salvador Larroca
  • J.H. Williams III
  • Marcos Martin
  • Nicola Scott
  • Wally Wood
  • Steve Ditko
  • Becky Cloonan
  • Mike Deodato
  • Berni Wrightson
  • Jim Lee
  • Paco Medina
  • Steve Lieber
  • Paul Smith
  • Mike Zeck

I know this is another “list” post, but I like to know what other peoples favorites are and I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who feels the same way. So please guys feel free to share your lists. They don’t have to be as long as mine, by any means. I look forward to your lists!