We get a lot of press releases about Kickstarters, and for the most part we pass them by. If we posted every Kickstarter, the site would fill up pretty fast. Sure, maybe we should be a little more fair, but the comics section of Needless Essentials Online is where we share a love of the
I was pleasantly, but cautiously surprised by Vampirella #0. Dynamite promises a new direction for the character. Vampirella #1 is the official beginning of this new direction. Does my pleasant surprise turn into an appreciation?
Marvel has announced a new ongoing Star Wars series about the legendary Sith lord Darth Vader. The new series will be written by Charles Soule, who has written several Star Wars series for Marvel (including Poe Dameron, Lando, Obi-Wan & Anakin), with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli. The series will pick up the second Revenge of the Sith ends, with Vader and Palpatine on the bridge of a star destroyer looking at the still in construction Death Star. The first arc of the series will deal with Vader constructing his red lightsaber. I know many fans, including myself, was disappointed when the last Darth Vader book ended. This one has much hope and promise. Read on for more info from this series via IGN.
Image Comics sent out a press release showcasing their ECCC Announcements. In the sea of Super Hero comics, it's always refreshing to read something different and Image is a leader in that category. Check out the list below!
NCComicon Oak City will have a special edition GI Joe comic up for sale. This variant will celebrate the rich history of GI Joe and they are going back to the beginning! Celebrate 35 years of real American hero with the NCcomicon special edition reprint of G.I. Joe number one from 1982 ! Limited to
Alterna Comics is trying to draw in new readers with one of the oldest business tactics, lowering cost. I'm not mentioning prices, because that is a different issue. Alterna is lowering their costs by using cheaper paper, specifically newsprint. This has the dual effect of sparking nostalgia for those of us that get a kick out of the smell of newsprint. Newsprint also has a unique look that modern paper just doesn't have. However, due to this reduced printing cost, Alterna's cover prices are very noticeable for how low they are. Is it a good strategy? It is if the books are good.
Youngblood is infamous. As one of the first Image titles, it was so anticipated that it sold more copies than any other independently comic at that point. However, creator Rob Liefeld's reputation as a bad artist has tarnished it despite efforts by some really good writers to explore the central theme of superheroes as celebrities. The series has a habit of not finishing planned stories and not meeting commitments of completed mini-series.
We normally do not post press releases but this one I'm excited about. Image was and has been a publisher I admire and they have come a long way since 1992. If you want to read about these blind boxes, read on and make sure to ask for them at your comic shop.
This is one book i'm personally excited for. While I do have Super Hero burnout, this will fill that need to read! I love it when older properties get that "fresh" look so I will be giving this a shot. For now, check out cover A as revealed from ComicsPro this past weekend.
I really like when comics delve into areas not usually covered by mainstream comics. Do you remember the last time that Marvel or DC delved into the world of roller derby? I had read the first issue, but it fresh after reading Bonnie N. Collide by Monica Gallagher, and it didn’t really click like it
So I get this press release from DC Comics yesterday letting me know that we're finally going to get a follow up to the Comedian's button from Watchmen showing up in the wall of the Batcave in DC Universe: Rebirth #1. I have some thoughts about it, which follow after the release, complete with animated GIFs. Here's a hint to publishers; I love when you take the time to make an animated GIF.
I've made no secret that I'm a big fan of Matthew Rosenberg. The promise of his new Kingpin series was one of a Crime Noir drama, deep and rich and worthy of a character like the Kingpin. Kingpin has faced down super-heroes and proven himself capable of recovering from defeat more than once. He has been in both the penthouse and in the gutter, and always been true to his own character. If I were to be the one to choose the writer for a continuing series starring Wilson Fisk, I would probably pick Matthew Rosenberg. However, even the best writers can have problems centering a series around a villain, is he up to the challenge?