Exclusive Marvel preview: Witness the final battle of Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps

After three years of writing Carol Danvers and elevating her to a more prominent role in the Marvel Universe, Kelly Sue DeConnick is saying goodbye to the character in next week’s Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #4. She’s going out with a bang, though, pitting Carol and her teammates against God Emperor Doom’s army…

Stevenson and Greene’s Runaways sparks an exciting Secret Wars rebellion

One of the best things about this summer’s big event comics from both DC and Marvel has been the gleeful enthusiasm with which scores of creators explore a slew of alternate universes. Unencumbered by some of the more stifling parts of canon, writers and artists alike are committing to a long list of interesting…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Doom’s teen fugitives hit the Wild West in Runaways #3

What if your school’s final exam forced you to kill your friends? A group of students at the Victor Von Doom Institute For Gifted Youths is faced with this question in Marvel’s Runaways miniseries, and, as the title promises, they decide to make a break for it instead of continuing their education. Writer Noelle…

Exclusive Marvel preview: E Is For Extinction #2 shows the X-Men at their coolest

Grant Morrison’s run on New X-Men made the mutant team one of the coolest supergroups in comics, primarily by pulling away from traditional superhero elements and exploring bigger ideas regarding the future of mutantkind in the Marvel Universe. Once that run finished, Marvel did some serious backtracking with regards…

Two new Secret Wars tie-ins justify destroying the Marvel Universe

While Brenden Fletcher has proven his abilities on a slew of recent books, writing Batgirl with Cameron Stewart and Gotham Academy with Becky Cloonan, Black Canary #1 (DC) is his first full-length solo venture for DC. It’s easy to see why he’d get tapped for this project: Gotham Academy and Batgirl were both a big…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Infinity Gauntlet is a tense, gorgeous Secret Wars tie-in

Readers have a lot of options when it comes to tie-ins to Marvel’s big Secret Wars event, and it’s been a surprisingly strong assortment of titles. The books have varying degrees of connectivity to the main series, but the best tie-ins have creative teams that take advantage of the freedom of this new Marvel landscape…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Secret Wars gets fast and furious with Ghost Racers

The best moments in Felipe Smith’s All-New Ghost Rider run were all about speed, delivering exhilarating vehicular combat and chase sequences full of intense energy. Smith’s new Ghost Rider-centric Secret Wars miniseries Ghost Racers has a concept that plays to those strengths, putting all of Marvel’s demonic drivers…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Babies go to (secret) war in Giant-Size Little Marvel

Skottie Young’s “Baby Marvel” variant covers have become a staple for new debuts at the publisher over the last few years, and the presence of these tiny superhero tykes isn’t being ignored by Marvel’s big summer event Secret Wars. The Marvel Babies have their own little section of Battleworld called “Marville” (a…

Exclusive Marvel announcement: 1872 takes Secret Wars to the Wild West

This May, the Marvel Universe gets a major reimagining in the form of Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars miniseries, which is serving as a launchpad for numerous new projects offering different takes on familiar Marvel characters. For the series 1872, by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Evan “Doc” Shaner,…