Since I’ve moved to the Midwest, I was unable to attend New York Comic Con this year as I have regularly since 2008. Even so, I still wanted to keep up-to-date with the latest news from the convention. Several of my fellow MoarPowah writers have already voiced their reports on the Con, so I decided to compile a list of the top 3 announcements from NYCC 2013 I’m excited for, and the top 3 that made me groan.
Marvel, like many comic companies, has produced so many books over the years and so many different story lines, that occasionally a story line will become a part of its own divergent canon. This creates its own continuity or Comic UNIVERSE. One of the most beloved alternate realities of the Marvel universe is the universe of 2099.
As the name implies, this universe takes place roughly 100 years from now in the future of the Marvel universe. While our heroes of today are long since dead, they have their OWN superheroes to take care of business. One particularly beloved hero would be SPIDER-MAN 2099! But what happens when a hero of the future is forced to fight a war in the past? You get the “Necessary Evil” story line, featured in issues 17-19 of Superior Spider-Man.
The Valiant Universe is gearing up for Unity, the next new title from Valiant Entertainment. X-O Manowar will stand at the center of the Unity story, as Aric of Dacia attempts to defend his reconquered homeland from Toyo Harada, his team, and the current nation’s inhabitants. X-O Manowar #18 lays the final groundwork before this next stage, leading into an event that promises to reshape the world.
New York Comic Con 2013 ended yesterday after a plethora of amazing announcements. While sadly I couldn’t attend the convention this year, I made sure to follow the news released daily. Something that caught my attention was the upcoming release of a new ongoing crossover comic from IDW Publishing titled Transformers/G.I. Joe.
Over the past few years, Wade Wilson has been receiving a significant amount of attention. After his appearance in the Wolverine origins movie, he has been a hot topic all across the comic book community. As he grew in popularity, so did the quality of his book’s writing. I’ve felt that with each new Deadpool story arc, his depth gets just THAT much more impressive.
Long ago he was known as nothing more than an insane goofball mercenary. My older cousins would describe him as a deranged psychopath, which to an extent he is…but there is much more to him than that, SO much more. I believe that there has yet to be a Deadpool story arc to reveal as much extensive character depth for him than this current arc, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”
It’s your Editor-in-Chief Judge here with a quick report on the happenings thus far at New York Comic Con. I normally save my entire con report until a few weeks after the con is over, as to properly organize and edit everything. However, since I live in New York, it’s much easier for me to organize things the day of since I can return to the comfort of my own home. I figured I’d try doing several small posts throughout the weekend. We’ll see how that goes. Anyways…
For the past few years, I’ve normally used the first day of NYCC as a “scouting mission” to get a grasp on where everything is and how things are organized. Thursdays are always the least crowded. I hardly attend any panels on the first day, yet this year, the Kotobukiya Product Panel caught my eye.
Archer & Armstrong is a consistently fun comic from the folks at Valiant. After the startling conclusion of “Far Faraway,” Archer and Armstrong are split up and on opposite sides of a looming conflict, the “Sect Civil War.” With a new story line, and ideal jumping on point for new readers, I eagerly dived into Archer & Armstrong #14.
For this week’s “Give It a Shot!”, we’ll be taking a look the “Man at Arms” series on the AWE me YouTube channel. What is “Man at Arms?”
Here’s the description straight from their intro video:
“Every week, our master swordsmith and renowned propmaster Tony Swatton forges iconic weapons from video games, TV, comics, and movies. Want to see your favorite weapon get made? Tune in every Monday to see what comes out of the oven next!”
They’ve done some incredible weapons already. Some of them include Leona’s Zenith Blade, Ichigo’s Zangetsu Sword, Link’s Master Sword, the Sword of Omens from Thundercats, and Cloud’s Buster Sword. Their most recent video is the making of Sokka’s Meteor Sword, so if you’re an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan, you should definitely check it out below!
As the “Battle of the Atom” rages on, it appears that Marvel wishes to give us at least one more story arc involving our heroes, the All New X-Men, before they are returned to their own time. To do this, they have released the first of a three part special mini-series featuring the X-Men, the Indestructible HULK, and the SUPERIOR Spider-Man. However, this story arc may have more to do with our SUPERIOR friend than we think, as this story arc is called “ARMS OF THE OCTOPUS.”
The title says it all! Listen to Silverwolf and I as we discuss our favorite comic crossovers, events, and arcs!
Judge’s favorite crossovers/events/arcs
Recent : Death of the Family (October 2012-February 2013)
Somewhat recent: Flashpoint (May-September 2011)
Honorable mentions for somewhat recent: Civil War (2006-2007) and Blackest Night (2009-2010)
Classic: Hush (Batman 2002-2003)
Recent: The Kill Machine (Green Arrow #17-23)
Somewhat recent: Blackest Night
Classic: Green Lantern/Green Arrow (1970′s)