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Ben Reilly is out, Rob Liefeld’s Cap is in, the Simpsons live-action movie is cast, and Wizard brings us the first of many Alex Ross sketchbook pages, all in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Wizard can’t hide its crush on Kurt Busiek and Mark Waid, the “Heroes Reborn” deal is announced, and something called Magic: The Gathering is stealing speculators away from comics. Plus, how much is Steve Ditko’s autograph worth? All in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Marvel’s The ‘Nam was not a great series in 1987. The structural concept behind it is sound: each issue takes place one month after the last and focuses on either a specific real event or some broader aspect of life as an American solider in the Vietnam War. That’s actually a pretty cool approach to historical fiction, having a serialized story that moves forward in time at the same rate as its publication, telling standalone tales that come together to paint a larger and chronologically accurate picture of an entire conflict. Problem is, most of the stories told in this specific title—particularly in the way they’re told—just aren’t hard-hitting enough to leave a mark. Continue Reading »
The public is granted its first glimpse of Witchblade, Jim Lee and Chris Claremont discuss their days on X-MEN, and the most notorious AVENGERS story of all time is plotted poolside at Ralph Macchio’s place. All in today’s The Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Wizard celebrates its fiftieth anniversary by revealing all of its secrets, Todd McFarlane offers a glimpse into his life, and one fan has a crazy thought — a Red or Yellow Lantern to join the Green Lantern. All in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Wizard, and Jim Balent, continue to celebrate women in comics! Tips for aspiring writers! (None of them includes “befriend an editor…”) Alan Moore and Rob Liefeld announce a new project! And people are still excited about that FOX Spider-Man cartoon! All in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
John Byrne sounds off! Roger Stern…is more subdued. Wizard casts a Sandman film, and tries to explain what this internet thing is supposed be! All in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Is any actor listed in the Gen 13 Casting Call under the age of twenty-seven? What topic has been banned in Batman’s writers’ conferences? Can Greg Capullo teach you how to draw? Find out in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Howard Chaykin pays Chris Claremont what might be the greatest backhanded compliment of all time, Preacher quietly debuts, and Wizard runs what could be the best piece in the history of the magazine (honest). All in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Alex Ross welcomes you to Wizard #42 with the greatest heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe…plus, Dark Horse Star Wars comics are still in canon, Marvel purchases Malibu, Keith Giffen reveals which of his creations he hates, and one of the magazine’s worst features finally says goodbye. All in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
It’s true: Marvel’s X-titles have been cancelled. Also, Rob Liefeld debuts Maximum Press, Frank Miller and Neil Gaiman are interviewed, and one lucky fan wins dinner with a guy in an X-O Manowar suit. All in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics! Continue Reading »
What insane marketing hook did Marvel initially use for the Age of Apocalypse? How did the average Person on the Street react to Wizard’s Bad Girls survey? Why would anyone ask John Byrne about his breakfast? Find out in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
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