Skottie Young – connecting covers
It’s GIVEAWAY TIME once again here at Don’t Hate The Geek!! This week since there is so much news about Spider-Man, I thought we should have one heck of a giveaway just in time for the holidays!!
The Prize: Up for grabs is Two Spider-Man variant covers drawn by Marvel Comics fan favorite Skottie Young!! These variant covers for Amazing Spider-Man AND Superior Spider-Man are interlocking, meaning put both covers together to make one ultra sweet pin-up!! These are very sought after issues and Skottie Young is already a superstar fan favorite artist so this GIVEAWAY is going to be HUGE!! These are the covers:
The Rules:Here are the simple rules.
Rule #1 you must be a fan of our page.
Rule #2 Comment telling us if you like Spider-Man?
Rule #3 Tag a friend! Your tagged friend will ALSO win a prize (not the same books but still something awesome)!! That’s it….comment and tag. If you don’t have a comic friend to tag just share our page.
Good luck geeks, we’ll pick a random winner in one week!
My thoughts, not an official announcement….but there should be one!
Spider-Man is key to Civil War
Hello my fellow comic book geeks, we got another great spotlight for you on Marvel collected edition digital comics sales. This week Marvel is offering up a pretty good GOTG Comic sale Here is just about all you need to know of the journey in the life of the Guardian’s Rocket Raccoon and Groot! All the way to their first meeting with Peter Quill, Gamora and DRAX who ultimately become The Guardians of the Galaxy !
So if you haven’t heard….Marvel owns the right to publish Star Wars comic books once again. Now not only are they going to publish a new Star Wars comic book, they are going to do it so big they are already setting a mark not touched in 20 years!! One MILLION copies SOLD!! That’s right folks, you won’t ever have to worry about finding a copy of this book. Now you just have to figure out what copy or copies of Star Wars #1 you want to own! Here’s a look at just a few variant covers that have been spotted.
Star Wars #1, written by Jason Aaron with artwork by John Cassaday, will be the best-selling comic book in the past two decades.
Marvel’s all new tales of new storys about what Luke, Han, Leia and the group did between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back — this is a big untouched section in the Star Wars Epic. It also doesn’t hurt that dozens upon dozens of variant covers of the comic will be released on newsstands, and several retailers have commissioned their own variants to be sold only in their stores, bringing the total to well over 30!
Guardians of the Galaxy BluRay/DVD Easter Eggs
For those that are planning on buying Guardians of the Galaxy BluRay/DVD and don’t want to be spoiled of any surprises in the extra features DO NOT READ FURTHER!!
An obvious Marvel fan has taken a lot of time and effort and made this sweet looking Marvel Cinematic Universe picture album on Facebook. Showing the Marvel Studios movie and TV Universe actors and what their comic book alter-egos look like. This is such a huge album of pictures I’ll have to break it up into four parts posted in the next few days. Enjoy the pics below and give thanks to the man who took the time to make them all.
Robert Downey Jr. – Ironman
Chris Evans – Captain America
Chris Hemsworth – Thor
Scarlett Johanson – Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo – Hulk
Jeremy Renner – Hawkeye
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!!
Kraven’s Duck Hunt
What If? Marvel comics mashed-up with Nintendo! This mash-up was a spoof cover created by Brendan Tobin. Check out the artists other works at http://brendantobin.blogspot.com
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.
Marvel’s 99 cent Monday’s Sale is: Crossover!
This Monday’s 99 cent digital comic sale is a pretty darn good one fellow comic geeks if you have not had a chance to read the Infinity crossover pitting the return of Thanos once again vs. the Marvel Universe’s most heroic heroes. This time Thanos is not alone, this time he’s brought along a bevy of bad guys to join in on the galactic conquest fun.