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NYCC 2013: Marvel Comics Exclusives

The Marvel Shop has some pretty great exclusives coming in for NYCC 2013. They’ll be located at Booth # 1354 Here’s the list thus far with (not final) images of the products:
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Skottie Young’s Infinity #1 Variant Cover

In case you’re not savvy to the current Marvel Now! stories, there’s a mini-series going on now that, although a pretty fun read, is pretty obviously being made solely to explain who the character was at the end of Avengers (Thanos,  who is the main antagonist of the Infinity series), and how he ties into the Guardians of the Galaxy movie which comes out next year (READ: Filling in all the folks on what GotG is and why they should be excited about it), of which Thanos is rumored to be the main villain in.

Infinity is more or less a “world ending” event tie-ing in the stories of the Avengers, New Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, Iron Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy from the past year.  The effects of the Infinity storyline will lead in to a comic event titled Inhumanity detailing the after-effects of the famous Terrigen Mists covering the world and activating dormant “Inhuman” genes in individuals around the world. So, expect a few new heroes/villains to pop up over the next few months!

Well, issue number one is out, and it has perhaps the best Skottie Young cover yet, and I’ll be honest, the only reason I wrote this post is because I saw it and got so excited I felt the compulsion to share!

SkottieYoung_Infinity1Cover

So, if any of you find the actual art, or a decent sized print of this, you either buy it for me and I’ll love you forever, or at least email me and point me in the right direction, because this is amazing!!

Comic Book Covers 11/28/2012

There’s a bunch of stuff happening in comics this week.  On the Marvel side we have another new Marvel NOW! book in Hickman’s FF #1.  We also see the end of Brian Michael Bendis’ many years long run on the Avengers with New Avengers #34.  Sad to see him go, but it’s in great hands with Hickman.  For DC we get the first part of the big Aquaman / Justice League crossover: “Throne of Atlantis”.  It may be hard to believe but with Geoff Johns at the helm Aquaman has been fantastic.  Before Watchman also returns this week with Ozymandias and Silk Spectre.  Lots of great covers this week, here’s a few of them.

Batman Incorporated #5

Cover by Chris Burnham

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Comic Book Covers 11/21/2012

More great stuff this week.  Marvel NOW! continues with a couple of new books, as well as a few getting their second issues.  DC gives us another chapter in Batman’s “Death of the Family” event as well as their big Superman crossover, “H’el on Earth”.  Here’s my favorite covers this week.  Continue reading Comic Book Covers 11/21/2012

Comic Book Covers 11/14/2012

This was a pretty dang big week for comics.  We get 4 new Marvel NOW! titles released, and the conclusion of Ultimate Comics’ “United We Stand” storyline.  On the DC side we get the latest chapter of Scott Snyder’s “Death of the Family” Batman crossover.  Let’s get to some covers.

All New X-Men #1

Cover by Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Marte Garcia

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Comic Book Covers 10/10/2012

This week there was a large number of great covers released.  I realized I would have a really hard time narrowing it down to my 3 favorite.  Then I realized this is my article and I can do what I want.  Besides, far be it for me to deprive you of some great comic book art.

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #2

Cover by Adam Hughes

Adam Hughes is mostly known for drawing pretty ladies, and doing it very well.  His runs on books like Catwoman and Wonder Woman led to some really fantastic covers.  Many of them are collected in the book “Cover Run: The DC Comics art of Adam Hughes”, which is well worth a purchase.  It’s nice to see him work on a book focused on a male character, although he has been managing to sneak the ladies into the covers.  I really like the classic feel of this cover, along with Silk Spectre’s perfectly positioned head.

Red She-Hulk #58

Variant Cover by Skottie Young

I should probably state that any week where there is a cover by Skottie Young, it has about a 95% chance of making this list.  I absolutely love his work, especially when he’s drawing the baby version of characters.  On top of that, this cover features Aaron Stack, also known as Machine Man.  If you don’t know who he is, he’s a surly robot who likes beer.  Check out Next Wave: Agents of H.A.T.E. by Warren Ellis in which he features prominently.  You won’t be disappointed.

Uncanny Avengers #1

Variant Cover by Skottie Young

Variant Cover by Mark Brooks

I chose two different covers for Uncanny Avengers #1 because I liked them so much.  As I previously mentioned Skottie Young baby characters get the thumbs up from me.  The Deadpool cover I like because, well it’s Deadpool, and the stuff written on the board behind him makes me laugh.

Batman #13

Cover by Greg Capullo

Variant Cover by Greg Capullo

I also chose two covers for Batman 13, and I don’t think you can blame me.  This month starts the story arc “Death of the Family”, and guess who’s back?  Scott Snyder’s Batman is pretty easily one of the best books DC puts out, and one of the best on the shelves every month.  Night of the Owls, the previous story arc, was a great read, and I’m really looking forward to this.  If you’re a Batman fan you should really check it out.