Monthly Archives: November 2006

Civil War delayed… again

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.


New trading card set features Firestar

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.

Sean McKeever: New Warriors writer?

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

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.

Let’s look at the Loners

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.

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Another New Warriors v. 4 tidbit

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’?”

New Warriors Annual #1 flashback

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.

Nova in Avengers Next #2

According to the Comics Continuum‘s preview pages of Avengers Next #2, Nova appears once again in the M2 Universe. The issue is on-sale November 29. Thanks to Hank Driskill from the Nova Prime mailing list for the tip.

The New Warriors to return!

While I was off getting married, Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada has been talking about the return of the New Warriors with a new comic series next year! What a great wedding present! Read all of the news after the jump.

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Warriors in Marvel HeroClix: Supernova

WizKids’ Marvel HeroClix: Supernova game series has been released. The full New Warriors-related line-up has been revealed. Links to WizKids’ official pages for each figure follows:

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The Scarlet Spider crawls back?

On November 10, on Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada’s weekly Newsarama column, New Joe Fridays Week 21, the topic of the Scarlet Spider and Clone Saga was brought up.

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New Warriors comics in February

Marvel released their solicitations for comics shipping in February with the huge conclusions of the Civil War: Front Line and Spider-Man and Power Pack mini-series! Other than that, not much: a couple handbooks might have some more New Warriors profiles and the first Annihilation collection will be released as a hardcover. Plus another Essentials collection reprints early New Warriors guest-appearances.

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Profile: Bolt

(Main Chronology Page)

Overview: Teenager Chris Bradley’s life was turned upside down when he discovered his mutant powers of electro-static manipulation and was diagnosed with the mutant disease, the Legacy Virus.

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The Return of… the Scarlet Spider?

Writer Peter David posted to his blog this past Thursday, “Finishing proofreading Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #14. As to what’s coming up in that issue, two words: Ben Reilly. I will say no more than that (okay, Deb Whitman and the Vulture). But…Ben Reilly.” The issue is scheduled by Marvel to be in stores November 29. Source:

More Speedball in ’07?

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada hinted that we’ll be seeing more of Speedball in the next year. Once again answering questions for his weekly “New Joe Fridays” column at Newsarama, Quesada included Speedball in a list of five characters that readers should look out for in 2007. You can read the entire interview at Newsarama.

Religions of the New Warriors

Not a new site, but no time like the present to bring it up. has a mini-site called The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters, where it uses published comic stories to determine the religion of characters. Their theories after the jump:
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