It’s been a big year for comics everywhere. Smaller publishers have come into the spotlight (Boom, Oni Press, IDW, Image) and the Big 2 have come off there high horses for a few more intimate, relatable series. We’ve been keeping up with all the series that we could, and here’s some of our favourites from the year gone by, with a few honourable mentions to go along.
Big Hero 6 has been somewhat of a mystery during its production. Stemming from a relatively obscure Marvel comic series in 1999, Disney have reinvented the concept from the ground up, creating a charming and compelling team of ‘nerds’ turned superheroes. Big Hero 6 is a movie no one expected, but everyone immediately will love.
Happy holidays guys! Hope you’ve all been treated well with gifts, and are spending quality time with your family. The team have all been chilling out and enjoying the holiday, so alas, there will be no reviews today. However, you can expect to see them hopefully by tomorrow, but because of our busy day jobs, it’s uncertain. But for you guys, we’ll try. ❤
An update on what’s to come – We’ll be publishing our favourites of 2014, a video on the best movies of 2014 is also in the works (from our newest member Brendan! Yay!), and a whole bunch more! So for today, relax, read all the comics that’ve been piling on your shelf, and enjoy the holidays.
Love from the Super(b) Team.
Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of … Thor
Today in Extra Credit, we take a look at the mighty hammer of Thor; Mjolnir.
In a recent press release, the previously rumoured Mike Colter has been confirmed to play Marvel’s resident street hero Luke Cage in the upcoming adaptation for TV. The Hollywood Reporter says he’ll star first in the Jessica Jones show, before moving into his own solo series.
Executive producer/showrunner Melissa Rosenberg told Marvel.com that ‘“Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage…We’re excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”
Luke Cage has been in the comics scene since the 70’s, so it’ll be interesting to finally see him played in a live action setting. What do you guys think of the casting? Tell us in the comments below! Here’s Luke Cage as well, for reference.
Name: Richard John ‘Dick’ Grayson
Aliases: Robin (The Boy Wonder), Nightwing, Batman
Affiliations: Bat-family, Teen Titans, Outsiders, Justice League, Batman Inc.
Creators: Writers – Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Artist – Jerry Robinson (ha, ‘Robin’son)
First Appearance: Detective Comics #38 (1940)
BleedingCool reports that Brian Wood (DMZ, Moon Knight, Star Wars), will not be a part of Spawn’s ‘new direction’ anymore. Wood was set to take over series creator Todd McFarlane as a part of the return of the original Spawn, Al Simmons. Alongside Jonboy Meyers, the team were to being with “Spawn Resurrection #1”, set to release in February, and continue with “Spawn #251” in March. However, he was taken off the book after raising concerns with some of his plot being rewritten. We have his full statement to Bleeding Cool:
“For the sake of readers and retailers who read the current Image solicits (March 2015), I just want to sent out a little PSA and say that I am not the writer of Spawn #251. I’m actually not the writer of the Spawn title after all. I delivered, to spec, the script for February’s Spawn Resurrection #1 special but raised objections to the considerable extent to which my script and the larger plot was being rewritten during production. I was then removed from the job. I’m not trying to complain or spark drama, but I do think that the audience and the retailers laying down money for the book should be aware when there is a creative team change, especially this close to the book’s release. I’m sorry to anyone who was looking forward to my work on Spawn – its a bummer for me too.”
It’s a disappointment that such a quality writer was taken off the book. However, it’ll be interesting to see how Image react to this publicly, especially so close to the release date. In any case, we’re eager to find out who’ll be taking the reigns of Spawn next. Here’s the Resurrection cover art, by Jonboy, below: