The final two issues of the Civil War mini-series have been pushed back two weeks due to concerns of artist Steve McNiven’s health and retailer strength at the end of December. #6 will now be on sale January 3rd; #7 will now be on sale January 31st. Exacty how this effects Civil War: Front Line with Speedball is unknown, but the article claims that “these changes do not affect many Civil War tie-in issues”. See Newsarama for additional details.
SciFi Hobby is releasing a new trading card set called The Complete Avengers: 1963-Present that will include a hand-drawn and colored sketch card in each pack. Some of these sketch cards feature Firestar: Mahmud A. Asrar (see pages 5, 13, 19, 21 & 28), Darren Auck (pages 25 & 26), Jeff Chandler (pages 11 & 14), Ray Dillon (pages 3 & 29), Renae Deliz (pages 7, 8, 20, 29, 37 & 38), Brent Engstrom (page 20), Otis Frampton (page 8), Matthew Goodmanson (pages 4, 7, 15, 21, 23), Don Hillsman II (pages 11, 15 & 26), Tom Hodges (pages 4 & 26), Brian Kong (page 9), Jim Kyle (pages 7, 11, 19 & 29), Mike Lilly (page 9), Dave Lynch (pages 5, 12, 13, 15 & 16), Rich Molinelli (pages 2, 10, 17 & 33), Brandon McKinney (pages 10, 11, 12, 25 & 31), Warren Martineck (page 14), Tom Nguyen (pages 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15), Tony Perna (page 2), Tyler Richlen (page 2), Scott Rosema (page 5), Ricardo Ratton (pages 27, 28 & 29), Tone Rodriguez (pages 7, 9 & 16), Uko Smith (pages 8, 31 & 32), Jason Sobol (page 25), Eddie Vieira (pages 9, 16 & 23), and Jeff Welborn (page 9). Thanks to David Gallaher for the tip.
Lying in the Gutters columnist Rich Johnston writes in today’s edition, “I have word from a fairly well connected fellow, that Sean McKeever will be writing a new Marvel comic – New Warriors. You may start your geekout-ing…. now.”
McKeever currently writes Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, the upcoming bi-monthly Spider-Man Family and has done the Spider-Man Family one-shot with the Spider-Friends, Gravity, Sentinel, and his creator-owned The Waiting Place from Slave Labor Graphics. See SeanMcKeever.com.
The item is marked with an amber light, meaning “there’s likely an interest involved or the likelihood isn’t set”. Please note that while Johnston’s column has an impressive track record, it is still a rumor and gossip column. Once a confirmation is announced, it will be posted here.
Marvel Comics has released two images in anticipation of the release of Loners #1. No release date has yet to be announced. As previously mentioned, the series will star Turbo, Darkhawk, Julie Power, and others that have had varying degrees of connection to the New Warriors. C.B. Cebulski will be writing, with Karl Moline and Christina Strain consisting of the art team. Marvel has committed to a 6-issue release. If successful enough, it will continue. Take the jump to see the images.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone in the US!
Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada gave another tidbit of information about next year’s New Warriors project in his weekly Newsarama column, New Joe Fridays. Motteditor asked, “When you say there will be some new faces, do you mean brand new Marvel Universe characters or existing characters that are new to the New Warriors?” Quesada coyly replied, “Hey, Motteditor, if they’re new characters then wouldn’t the answer to that question be ‘both’?”
The cover to New Warriors Annual #1 from 1991 is reproduced in the recently released Marvel Spotlight #12: Brian Michael Bendis/Mark Bagley. The cover, illustrated by Bagley and Mark Mignola, featured Firestar, Justice (in his Marvel Boy days), Namorita, Night Thrasher, Nova, Silhouette and Speedball. Thanks to Doug Smith from the Nova Prime Page.