Monthly Archives: January 2008

The Future is New Warriors

Marvel.com has posted their third installment of a weekly series of articles called The Future Is Now, this time focusing on the New Warriors. A preview of New Warriors #9 is included, along with a rundown and analysis of the team. Assistant editor Daniel Ketchum also provides some input.

Read the full article.

Roundtable Review: New Warriors v4 #7

The NWCC Roundtable is back to review the 2-part “Reunion” story. First up is part one, New Warriors #7 by Kevin Grevioux and fill-in artist Jon Malin.

Our regular crew is back to give their thoughts, although the holidays ate up James Hunter for this pair of reviews. He’ll be back. In the meantime, Corey, Flank and Jeremy are here and their review thumbs are itching. Read on…
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Morse hearts Nova

Marvel.com writer Ben Morse writes a love letter to Nova in today’s installment of his bi-monthly column Make Mine Marvel. The article also includes a look at original sketches by such artists as Jim Lee, Ethan Van Sciver, Darick Robertson, Chris Marrinan, Erik Larsen, Jamal Igle, Steve Lieber and others.

Read the full article.

Rosemann talks Nova plans

Marvel.com spoke with Nova editor Bill Rosemann about Annihilation: Conquest. They also briefly dropped some hints about what’s in store for Nova during and following the event, as well as who might take over as regular artist following Paul Pelletier’s run.

Some excerpts:

 Bill Rosemann: Look for an intriguing look at Nova’s future, an eventual end to the journey to Kvetch, the return of a certain cult-fave Selfriend, more Drax, more Gamora—and just wait until you see [artist] Mahmud S. Arar’s Marvel debut in NOVA ANNUAL #1—not to mention the grand arrival of [artist] Paul Pelletier to the Conquest Party!

Regarding Nova’s impact on Annihilation: Conquest:

Rosemann: …[L]et’s just say that Nova’s infection may turn out to be the cure for what ails the Kree. Yes, folks, just because we didn’t slap that Annihilation: Conquest banner on NOVA #8-#12 doesn’t mean they weren’t connected to the main event.

On life for Nova after Conquest:

Rosemann: Cay you say Galactus and the Silver Surfer? And what about that Skrully Invasion?

On whether Nova will return to Earth any time soon:

Rosemann: With so many ties to our world, can Nova ever stay away forever? Back to that “balancing act” that DnA are so skilled at, look for a mix of deep space and Earth-centered action…but probably leaning heavy on the “out of this world” flavor.

On a new regular artist:

Rosemann: Hey, all you True Believers that like Wellinton Alves’s awesome art—you’re going to love what’s on the horizon!

Read the full interview.

New Warriors-related comics for April

Marvel Comics today released their solicitations for comic books shipping in April. Of interest is New Warriors #11, where the team’s distrust of Night Thrasher grows, Nova #12 pulls Nova back into Annihilation: Conquest for the final issue of that mini-series, and the new Power Pack origin continues in Power Pack: Day One #2. Plus, Penance: Relentless is collected, updated Handbook entries in a new premiere hardcover, a What If? collection, and an old Cloak & Dagger guest appearance is reprinted in New Mutants Classics Vol. 3.

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Pelletier now temporary Nova artist

Paul Pelletier was recently announced as the new regular artist for the current Nova ongoing series. It seems his status has changed to a shorter run, although the exact length is currently unknown. Marvel.com today announced plans for a Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off series following the conclusion of Annihilation: Conquest. The Nova writing team of Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning will also write the new series. The article confirms that Nova will remain a ‘lone ranger’ and not be joining the cosmic team. No news yet on the length of Pelletier’s Nova run and who will follow.

Read the full Guardians of the Galaxy article.

Darkhawk redesign

Project: Rooftop is a blog where artists post costume redesigns and are then judged by a panel of other artists. Joel Carroll submitted his redesign of Darkhawk. It mostly gets the thumbs up, but some thought the helmet was a bit too much. What do you think?

Take a look here.