Tuesday, June 23, 2009

to those that call Captain America a tool

i can tell the ones that aren't fans because they don't know what Cap's about, they are the ones that sit up in LCS and talk about manga comics, play with Magic cards, watch and recite line for line words and fights from anime films and talk about things that they have no idea about( Oh, the Punisher was never trying to kill himself...). Cap was created during WW2 in oder to give HOPE to americians and give them a fighting spirit.In oder to know how Cap started it is imporant to collect issues from the 1940s, you never tell a fan," oh, who collects any issues from the 1940s?, they don't matter"...YOU ARE NOT A FAN if you say that. Cap didn't just start in the 60s , and it's his spirit that makes us true fans apperciate him more. He has quit being Cap before many times because of the Goverment wanting him to be something more for them and not the people.Check out Captain America #332 for what i just said. Some people are upset with Steve coming back and asking what's going to happen with Bucky while forgetting that Marvel last year announced that there will be a Winter Solider ongoing comic series and these, i'm sure, are the same people that vote on Marvel.com a few days after Cap #25 came out and voted to bring Steve back right away.I'm not going to lie, i hated the end of Civil War #7, it took me a full year afterwards to collect that issue.( I hated Iron Man a long time after that and when UA2 cames out, i'm kicking his Iron butt) But i knew that Steve would be back and it makes me sick that fans that don't really read Capatain America talks about him as well as the independent comic and DC comic readers that rip Marvel any chance they get while their companies print out boring and bad product. one said that this was suppose to be the final nail in Marvell's coffin, I don't know what planet he's on or from , but Marvel is the top comic company now and with the Dark Regin and Cap fully coming back things will only get bigger and better.

Comic Of The Week Uncanny X Men #212

Every Wolverine fan should have this issue, where it starts to reveal and for the very first time has Logan VS Sabertooth. Good stirytelling and the fact of seeing where Logan has advanced from the hothead from when he first joined the team until that point to when he knew when to fight and not go into his beserker rage.

Friday, June 19, 2009

here are the Covers to Captain America: Reborn #1

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Comic Of The Week: Captain America #600

I am very pleased with this issue, from the beautiful origin done by Alex Ross to the Reprint from Captain America #16 from the 1940s. The " One Year Later " story is the main story , telling stories from the sides of Sharon Carter, The Falcon, the Bucky from the 2nd vol of Cap during the Heroes Reborn storylines,The New Avengers, The Red Skull and finally Bucky. Norman Osborn is really asking for it by trying to top Cap's death with his little speech while on the stage during the Vigilant of Cap's " death". This is the perfect lead in to "Rebirth". And to see old faces from his ex Bernie to the Selling of items from Cap's life to Joe Simon's bulletin board to the reprint of " Red Skull's Deadly Revenge !"

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Comic Of The Week: Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1

it was never seen before. the best of Marvel's Heroes against some heavy hitting villians for 12 issues. i'm sure there were others out there that told them that it wouldn't work. well, over 20 years later, this is still a masterpiece. from the first page to the last it keep you wondering and guessing. and let's not forget Venom was born during this war....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

that's it, i'm calling the comic shop later this morning...

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The Hubbub Over Captain America #600

By Matt Brady
posted: 02 June 2009 11:06 am ET

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Marvel's teaser ad for Reborn #1

Marvel's teaser ad for Reborn #1

As word has been making the rounds, Marvel is experimenting with breaking the whole "new comics day" of Wednesday with this month's Captain America #600.

According to communication to retailers via Diamond, Marvel has announced that retailers may request direct-shipping of issue #600 (via their Diamond sales rep by June 5th) in order to receive the issue on Monday, June 15th, rather than on Wednesday, June 17th when copies that go through regular shipping would normally arrive.

Retailers will be responsible for the additional freight charges, and as a result, may put the copies of the issue up for sale on Monday, June 15th or Tuesday, June 16th – the first time (barring holiday changes to shipping schedules) that a regular monthly comic from one of the major publishers has gone on sale in the Direct Market on a day other than a Wednesday in over ten years.

So – why?

The solicitation for the issue itself isn't exactly subtle about it. In part, the solicitation text reads:

Where were you when Captain America died? It's the anniversary of the day Steve Rogers was killed, a day of reflection and mourning in the Marvel U...a time to look back on the things Steve did and what he stood for... or is this issue actually the beginning of the most wicked plot twist since issue 25? Yeah, actually it's both.

Captain America #25, of course, is the issue in which Steve Rogers was killed.

Speculation is tending to zero in on hints being laid in Captain America #600 that will explain or lead into the five issue Reborn miniseries by Ed Brubaker and Bryan Hitch. According to Marvel, Reborn will be receiving national press on June 15th, or rather, is scheduled to receive national press on June 15th, pending a relatively quiet news cycle, as noted by prominent retailer Brian Hibbs, who pointed out that a major event could possibly push a pre-placed newspaper story about Reborn off a day or more.

And what is Reborn about?

That's the question – though there seemingly have been hints (the title, the image released, the writer) that the original Captain America may be returning to the land of the living. However, Marvel's not saying, rather it's telling retailers and fans that Reborn will "be receiving nationwide press... possibly on par with the media coverage we received during Civil War."

While some retailers are ordering heavily on Reborn, and did the same on Captain America #600, others, such as Hibbs are pointing out problems that they see with Marvel's plans and more importantly, the notification. As some retailers have reported, and Newsarama has confirmed, the news of the Captain America #600 direct-ship (and potential media hubbub) came one Thursday, May 28th, the Final Order Cutoff (FOC) date for Captain America #600. However, May 28th was also the day comic shops received new books, due to the one-day delay of books thanks to the Memorial Day holiday. Additionally, according to reports to Newsarama from retailers, Diamond's retailer website listed Captain America #600 as "sold out" on the 28th, meaning orders for the title have already exceeded the print run, or planned print run.

With history as an indicator, Marvel will certainly go to a "second printing" of Captain America #600, but again, historically, "second printings" usually ship at least a week after the first printings, and thus, the second prints of Captain America #600 would miss the June 15th announcement.

One change that has happend in all of this is that Marvel has moved the FOC for Reborn #1 to Tuesday, June 16th rather than the normal date of June 11th, a move which will allow retailers to order the issue based on the response to the June 15th announcement or reveal, which will most likely coincide with the release of the solicitation information for Reborn #1 from Marvel. 

The thing is – given the timing of the June 15th on-sale date of Captain America #600 (and most likely news in the mainstream media), and the fact that Reborn #1 doesn't hit until July 1st, it seems most likely that Captain America #600 is the main target or subject of the news that's coming, as historically, both Marvel and DC have opted "day-of" coverage for major story reveals in the mainstream media, that is, the story is in the press the day the comic hits comic shops. Of course then, pushing Captain America #600's street date back to the 15th does lead to the question of how it all happened, and how much of the changed street date was Marvel's choice, or whether the outlet influenced the move which suggests that the news may come in an outlet that hits on Mondays (such as a weekly news magazine), an outlet that perhaps has guests scheduled weeks or months in advance, or an outlet that could tell Marvel that if they want "day of" coverage, they need to change their release schedule.

And speaking of the "day of" aspect of this – the move, while it does have its problems, as retailers have pointed out, seems to be perhaps, addressing the issue of "day of" sales spikes and a quick return of sales to normal, which is the usual model. For example, Amazing Spider-Man #583, the issue which featured a guest apeparance by President Barack Obama reportedly sold over a half million copies, but sales of Amazing Spider-Man #584 were back to normal.  

With a media push to get more casual customers in stores in June for something about Captain America, Marvel has something that's been somewhat lacking in previous "day of" media events, which is follow-through. Customers excited by Captain America #600 and driven to stores by the media can then be coaxed to return for the five-issue Reborn miniseries, which starts two weeks later. True, there will more than likely be issues with supply and demand, but regardless; it looks as if Captain America will cast a long shadow over the rest of 2009.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Official Playable Character List...so far

Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Wolverine, Strom, All of the Fantasic Four, Deadpool, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Spider Man, Daredevil, Song Bird. Juggernaut. I'm sure there will be more to come.... from Marvel.com, they said that there will be more

Comic Of The Week Civil War : The Initiative # 1

Some people said that in this issue, Brian Michael Bendis underminded the regualr writer of Captain America by the scene that i posted in the last blog underneath this one. i beg to differ because it let others know that Cap may or may not be really dead and coming up with a way to bring Cap back without an bad guy putting on a ring and bringing him back to life or some other lame excuse. if you have a chance pick this book up, it's def good reading and laid a lot of the groundwork for what happening up to today...