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spider-woman 1

Spider-Woman #1 will be out this November. Written by Dennis Hopeless with art from Greg Land, the title is all about Jessica Drew and a threat to the Spider-Verse. Unfortunately, all of that is being overshadowed because of a variant cover by Milo Manara.

The cover is pictured above and has a couple of big issues. Like, “I can’t believe multiple people approved the cover” sort of issues. First of all, let’s talk about the butt. Is Spider-Woman wearing body paint? Because that’s the only explanation for her butt looking the way it does. For the record, it would be dumb if her costume was body paint.

Secondly, that pose. Manara has drawn erotic comics, but those poses should be left behind when it comes to portraying mainstream superheroes. I’m so disappointed in Marvel for not sending this one back to the drawing board.

(CBR via io9)

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Action Comics #1 was published in June of 1938 and is recognized as the comic book that started it all marking Superman’s debut. It’s highly sought after and costs enough to make Bruce Wayne blanch, but if you have deep pockets, then it could be yours through an auction currently running on eBay.

For sale here is the single most valuable comic book to ever be offered for sale, and is likely to be the only time ever offered for sale during many of our lifetimes. There are no second chances. This is a NO RESERVE auction.

This is THE comic book that started it all. This comic features not only the first appearance of Superman, Clark Kent and Lois Lane, but this comic began the entire superhero genre that has followed during the 76 years since. It is referred to as the Holy Grail of comics and this is the finest graded copy to exist with perfect white pages. This is …. the Mona Lisa of comics and stands alone as the most valuable comic book ever printed.

This particular copy is the nicest that has ever been graded, with an ASTONISHING grade of CGC 9.0 ! To date, no copies have been graded higher and only one other copy has received the same grade. It is fair to say though that this copy blows the other 9.0 out of the water. Compared to the other 9.0 that sold for $2.1million several years ago it has significant superior eye appeal, extremely vibrant colors and PERFECT WHITE PAGES. This means after 76 years the aging process has yet to begin. Truly this book is a museum piece. It is one of only two copies of this comic in ANY condition to ever be graded with the distinction of having White pages, the other being a CGC 2.5!

If you are looking to purchase or invest in comic books this is without exaggeration the single best graded comic book that exists. It is the highest graded copy of the most sought after comic book in the hobby, and has the best possible page quality that can be assigned. If anyone has ever been curious what an Action Comics 1 looked like the day it came off of the newsstand 75 years ago, this is the answer.
This comic is the best of the absolute best and whoever wins this auction will be the envy of the entire hobby for many decades to come.

I proudly present Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 WHITE Pages.

Please enjoy,
Darren Adams

This auction will not only make a collector somewhere very happy, but it will help a good cause since 1% of the final auction price will be donated to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

See more about the comic in the video after the break.

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marvel-phase-3

Apparently, Marvel’s Kevin Fiege dropped a fantastic bit of news in an interview for this week’s Entertainment Weekly. Marvel has gotten back the movie rights for Blade, Punisher and Ghost Rider. When you add the recent return of Daredevil, that’s some serious awesome coming back to Marvel.

While Fiege said there aren’t current plans for the characters, it’s nice to know that they’re back within the MCU. It’ll be interesting to see if they make small appearances in upcoming Marvel movies that might set them up for a larger showcase down the road.

Just don’t hold your breath for Marvel to get back Spider-Man and Wolverine.

(via io9 / Photo via Canerdian Nation)

sackhoff teaser

Katee Sackhoff has the internet abuzz with these images she recently tweeted about a “super secret job” on which she has just started work. Given that the actress wants to play female superheroes, we thought it might be the beginnings of Captain Marvel. However, she revealed that it isn’t a Marvel project. Just what is Katee Sackhoff up to?

See the tweets after the break.

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mantlo

Bill Mantlo, co-creator of the character Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy, suffered severe brain damage as the result of an accident in 1992. Currently, he is being looked after full-time in a health care facility. To their credit, Marvel made sure that Mantlo was able to see his character come to life by giving him a special private screening of the film. According to his brother, Michael Mantlo, Marvel has been treating Bill well right from the start:

Bill was treated in an exceptionally fair manner by Marvel/Disney, and on his behalf I can say with the utmost confidence that we are very pleased with the negotiated contract. And, unbeknownst to ALL, Marvel has made incredibly generous gestures apart from this particular contract (which ONLY pertains to the rights to the character Rocket Raccoon) to assist in Bill’s ongoing care & rehabilitation.

See Bill’s response after the screening and read what his brother had to say about his reaction after the break.

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thor woman

You read that right. Marvel revealed the news today on ABC’s The View (we can discuss that marketing choice another time) that Thor will be a woman. As series writer Jason Aaron said in the press release, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

Marvel also released new art to give us a look at the new Thor and I gotta say, she looks bad ass.

Head after the break to read the full press release and see additional art.

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batman to space ghost

Comic By Dragonarte.

(via Cheezburger)

pearls top

I was obsessed with Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side as a kid. When those strips were shut down in 1995 I completely abandoned newspaper comics. Clearly, I should have been following Pearls Before Swine because I would have been very curious to know why panels in some of his recent comics looked a hell of a lot like something Bill Watterson would draw.

Well guess what.

Read more after the break…

eastman and laird

The creators of the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles haven’t appeared together in public in 20 years. Crazy, right? That all changed last Saturday when Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird signed together for Free Comic Book Day at Jetpack Comics in New Hampshire. Awww!

It’s perfect timing for a reunion since the franchise is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. A new movie is on the way (check out the trailer), and an anthology comic about the Turtles featuring several creators will hit shelves this month.

Let’s hope Eastman and Laird don’t wait another 20 years before signing together again!

(Instagram via Comics Beat)