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A team-up that is sure to leave us wanting more

A team-up that is sure to leave us wanting more

Jeff Loveness, writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live gets to pen the new crossover storyline featuring Spider-Man, the Inhumans and the new Captain America. In fact he gets to work on one of Sam’s new missions as the Captain. The former Falcon is called in to help Queen Medusa and Spidey fight off a ‘hideously deformed monster that threatens New Attilan.’

According to ABC News and Good Morning America the new series will hit the shelves in March, and it looks like the storyline will be spread across three one-shot stories, one per comic line starting with Amazing Spider-Man Special #1 on March 11th , Inhuman Special #1 on April 1st, and ending with All-New Captain America #1 on May 6th.

In an ABC News Interview Loveness stated:

“I truly feel lucky. It’s not often you get to write something you’ve always wanted to write. It’s a 4-year-old’s dream to write Spider-Man. I actually get to do it. I cannot complain about anything for the rest of my life.”

Jeff Loeveness of Jimmy Kimmel Live and 'Death of Wolverine: Life After Logan #1'

Jeff Loveness of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and ‘Death of Wolverine: Life After Logan #1′ puts his writing skills to the test in this new series.

This may be his first multi-issue crossover, but this isn’t the first time Loveness has written for a big Marvel storyline, he also has “Death of Wolverine: Life After Logan #1” under his belt.

“I feel very lucky, because we are catching these characters all at interesting points in their tenure. There’s this new Captain America, who is more than up for the job, but at the same time, there’s a huge amount of pressure to live up to the icon that preceded him. There is always going to be this thought in the back of his head, not to mess up … The Inhumans, especially now that the movie is coming out in 2018, they have always been around, but almost like supporting characters to the Fantastic Four. It’s really cool to see them come into their own.”

In the interview Loveness had a lot to say about the upcoming storyline and seemed excited to be part of the action.

“The Inhumans aren’t used to asking for help. Then Spider-Man, he’s Spider-Man. He is the greatest Marvel character of all-time. I try to write him as your best friend, because in many ways, if you are growing up and reading Spider-Man, you have this deep personal connection to him … you very much read him through your own voice. It’s been my favorite part so far, to jump into Peter’s voice.”

Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby

I will be picking one major comic book superhero, team or theme and post my favorite cover art or pin-up art of said character to share. I hope you all enjoy this spotlight feature on Don’t Hate The Geek!

Comic Book Artist of the Week: Jack “The King” Kirby

Today’s spotlight: Jack Kirby – All Black and White Album

If it’s one thing I really enjoy about comic book artwork, it is the way someone can make the extremely difficult look seamlessly effortless. Jack Kirby is one of those such artist who can make astounding magic with his mighty pencil and pen. The incredible works of Jack Kirby are well documented and shown over and over again, generation after generation love his works. We all know the classic images and the legend that is “The King” and the creations he made with Stan Lee at Marvel!

Today I will take you through one of my favorite things to do and that is looking at an artist’s work only in a black and white album. The results are always breathtaking and you really begin to admire what great inking can do to artwork. Jack inked a lot of his own stuff but over time many artists have taken the chance to try their own hand at inking over the great Kirby’s work. Well my fellow comic book geeks, please enjoy part 3 of our look back at the life of Jack “The King” Kirby…..BLACK & WHITE!!

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Jack Kirby was born August 28, 1917 – died February 6, 1994. The man we all know as Jack “The King” Kirby, real name is actually Jacob Kurtzberg. Early in Jack’s career while still honing his skills as an artist and the Comic industry was frowned upon, Jacob would use pen names for work. The later to become Americas first premier artist, writer and editor for Marvel Comics, along with Stan “The Man” Lee, were the forefathers of Marvel Comics.

 

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Thanos

Thanos

Comic Book Character of the Week!

I will be picking one major comic book superhero, team or theme and post my favorite cover art or pin up art of said character to share. I hope you all enjoy this new spotlight feature on Don’t Hate The Geek!

Comic Book Character of the Week: Thanos

Today’s artist: George Perez

George Perez - Thanos

George Perez – Thanos

There is not many a true comic fan that does not know the name George Perez. He might not have created Thanos but he sure draws him like he should have. As great as Jim Starlin’s artwork is, George Perez has a talent like no other in the comic book business. George has the ability to take HUGE artistic undertakings and makes an extremely hard job look simple. Buy drawing some of the biggest, baddest most character filled pages, George Perez does it still with such incredible detail. That’s why Perez was the perfect choice to draw what would become one of Marvel’s grandest epics of all time, Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet Saga. Check out today’s artist, the great George Perez, showcasing some of the best Thanos artwork ever. Enjoy!

 

In Infinity Gauntlet Thanos has the Infinity Gems and proceeds to wipe out half of the universe’s souls to appease his love DEATH! This Perez cover has gone on to be one of the best Thanos of all time!

Infinity Gauntlet #1

Infinity Gauntlet #1

 

The telling of the Infinity Gems, top half drawn by George Perez….bottom by Stalin

Infinity Gems

Infinity Gems

 

In these next two scenes Thanos makes good on his promise to Death

Thanos about to make good on his promise

Thanos about to make good on his promise

 

And with the snap of a finger…..half the universe is gone!!

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George Perez art

George Perez art

There are very few covers that I totally love like I do this one! Just classic Thanos!

Infinity Gauntlet #5

Infinity Gauntlet #5

The Ensuing battle with the Marvel Universe where Thanos beats everyone down and the awesome “walk down” scene with Captain America!

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Breaking the Shield!

Breaking the Shield!

Thanos vs. The Eternals

George Perez

George Perez

Not going to spoil the ending of the book and Ron Lim finished it any ways.

George Perez - Thanos

George Perez – Thanos

This YouTube video shows leaked Avengers 2: Age of Ultron footage showing Steve Rodgers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) in what looks like another heated back and forth between the two. This time about what it really means to be a true HERO and team player. This sets up the heavy theme of Marvel’s mega comic book storyline “Civil War” which has already been announced to be part of Marvel’s next wave of Phase four films. The main war will go down In Captain America 3: Civil War!!

In the comic books (which I will blog about more later) the identification and registration act set by the government is what set the divide between heroes and friends alike in the whole Marvel Universe. The war that is yet to come will be one of Marvel’s most Epic undertakings to date!!

So when MARVEL’s Civil War comes…..”WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?”

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Today Marvel unveiled the final structure for their Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it looks rock solid! We’re talking Black Panther, The Inhumans and even Civil War geeks. Hell Carol Danvers is getting in on the action as they announced a Captain Marvel flick for 2018.

The full Lineup for Phase Three is:

  • Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
  • Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
  • Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017
  • Black Panther – November 3, 2017
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018
  • Captain Marvel – July 6, 2018
  • Inhumans – November 2, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019

That’s a lot of Marvel action for the next 5 years. Sadly no official announcement was made on Benedict Cumberbatch taking on the role of Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange. They did however show off their King of Wakanda, the Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman is real as the leader of the African nation where copious amounts of Vibranium can be found. Panther will make his first Marvel movie appearance in the upcoming Captain America 3, although which side in the movie world he takes on the Civil War remains to be seen.

No casting info for Captain Marvel or the Inhumans were announced but we know they are actively searching. Captain Marvel will be in the same vein as Guardians of the Galaxy and I wouldn’t put it past them if they went ahead and introduced her in the will-be-awesome sequel. I’m definitely intrigued by the Inhumans, I mean Black Bolt’s voice can pulverize most anything so he will have to be a mute throughout the flick.

The money-maker is going to be Avengers: Infinity War. We’ve been clamoring for a Thanos throw down since the Avengers was first announced and more so when the Tesseract appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger. Marvel popped a reel on attendees at the conference and in it showed the lover of Death, literally, wielding the Infinity Gauntlet.

With Marvel’s slate filled to the brim with geeky goodness, what do you think geeks? Did anything get left out or is this enough to scratch that mad Marvel itch? Can we say DC who? Here’s the full logos for each of the movies:

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Can we get even more pumped for this sequel?  Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers:  Age of Ultron trailer leaked online Tuesday.  The project being created by Marvel and Disney features the James Spader’s role as the villain, Ultron.  It wasn’t supposed to be released until its debut during Agents of SHIELD on ABC airing next week.  Even Marvel has attested to this leak via Twitter:

“Dammit, Hydra.”

The sequel is set to be released on May 1, 2015.

**Edit:  Due to the recent leak, Marvel has released the trailer in higher definition.  Watch it here: