Brian Michael Bendis

Preview: Bendis and Gaydos reopen Alias Investigations with Jessica Jones #1

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Preview: Bendis and Gaydos reopen Alias Investigations with Jessica Jones #1

Jessica Jones Returns for an All-new Marvel Comics Series from the Original Creative Team

Fans of the comic book series Alias have been waiting for this for a decade: Jessica Jones is back in an all-new solo series! This fall, one of the most complex characters of the Marvel Universe returns for an all-new mystery from the original creative team — Brian Michael Bendis (Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man, Spider-Man, Alias) Michael Gaydos (Alias, Avengers), and David Mack (Alias, Daredevil).

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Marvel releases Civil War II teasers

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Marvel releases Civil War II teasers

Coming this June, the new Civil War begins in the Marvel Universe. Once I found out it was a Brian Bendis/David Marquez book I was ready to spend all the money on it (check out the first few issues of Invincible Iron Man if you want to see what I mean.)

Now Marvel’s released two new teaser images from Jim Cheung, letting us know a little more about who’s on whose side. Click the jump for the teaser images and a few words from Marvel about Civil War II.

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Comic Issues #248 – X-plosion!!

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Comic Issues #248 – X-plosion!!

It’s an X-travaganza! It’s so X-citing! It’s the end of the Uncanny X-Men and the beginning of the Extraordinary X-Men!

This week the podcasting duo take a long look at the wrap up of Brian Michael Bendis’ X-Men stories. The good, the not as good, because it was never bad; Anthony and Elizabeth gush over the issue #600 and the revelations about Iceman, the reunion of Colossus and Magik, and the trial of Beast.  Then from Bendis’ ends to Jeff Lemire’s newest X-book, Extraordinary X-Men takes us further down the timeline and things are not looking good for mutants.

From the science of the x-gene to the magical world of the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange #2, also came out giving readers a tour of the Sanctum Sanctorum (it’s as crazy and amazing as you imagine it). Then move on to Bendis’ newest jam Invincible Iron Man #3 with the most impressive suit he’s ever had. Finally to ring in the holiday’s Elizabeth gives a rundown on Klaus #1, Grant Morrison’s re-imagining of Santa Claus.  Yup, Ol’ Saint Nick.

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Marvel Comics presents International Iron Man #1

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Marvel Comics presents International Iron Man #1

Iron Man goes global from Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. All-new series to be translated to reflect the languages of select countries worldwide

Tony Stark is establishing the entire world his base of operations and taking Iron Man internationally with the help of Brian Michael Bendis (Invincible Iron Man, Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Moon Knight) in the all-new Marvel series, INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN.

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12 All-New, All-Different Comics To Be Excited for

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12 All-New, All-Different Comics To Be Excited for

Similar to the War on Crime, the Secret Wars is on pace to never end; at least not any time soon. That won’t stop the next age of Marvel from showing comic book readers how many words they can fit into a header. Beginning October 7th, the All-New All-Different Age of Marvel begins with Avengers #0, All-New All-Different Point One #1, Doctor Strange #1, and Contest of Champions #1. These books will be setting the pace for the gaggle of books to follow over the next several months.

The immense selection can be daunting and with so many things changed it may be tough to figure out what’s worth risking your hard earned nerd-bucks on. Allow us to be your Samwise and help carry that burden for you. Here are 10 All-New All-Different Marvel books that we’re excited for… in no particular order.

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PREVIEW: ULTIMATE END #1

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PREVIEW: ULTIMATE END #1

As the Secret Wars begin, the Ultimate Universe reaches its end! Tomorrow, experience it’s heartbreaking curtain call in ULTIMATE END #1! Blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley – the creative team that helped start it all – will end it with one last, epic story! Miles Morales and the rest of the heroes of the Ultimate Universe face their final extinction. Judgement Day is here and the end is nigh. Yet as they come to terms with the end of all they’ve ever known and all they hold dear – will their gut-wrenching sacrifices make any difference? Is there any hope for the Ultimate Universe or it’s beloved heroes? Find out this Wednesday, as an entire universe experiences its final moments in ULTIMATE END #1!

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Preview: All-New X-Men #31

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Preview: All-New X-Men #31

NOW, young Bobby Drake has had enough, and he’s letting loose in ALL-NEW X-MEN #31! Blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis welcomes new series artist & Marvel All-New Young Gun Mahmud Asrar for a nail-biting issue that will show the world why Iceman is snow joke! The Future Brotherhood have been defeated, but there’s no rest for the weary – as the All-New X-Men must scramble to come to the aid of a mysterious teen with an unthinkable power!

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Mahmud Asrar join us as the regular artist on ALL-NEW XMEN…well, actually I can tell you—I’m beyond excited!,” says Executive Editor Mike Marts “As an editor, it’s always a nerve-wracking experience when you lose an artist as great as Stuart Immonen to another project (best of luck on All-New Captain America, Stuart!), but when you have someone as talented as Mahmud to fill that void, well.. things don’t seem so gloomy anymore!”

Meanwhile, for someone who said she doesn’t find him particularly pleasant to be around, X-23 seems to have taken an odd interest in young Angel. But to what end? Plus, don’t miss the heart-stopping last page that will have the everyone talking when ALL-NEW X-MEN #31 hits comic shops and digital devices NOW!

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Preview: All-New X-Men #29

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Preview: All-New X-Men #29

THIS WEEK, the Future Brotherhood’s plan comes to devastating fruition in ALL-NEW X-MEN #29 – from the superstar creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen! After infiltrating the New Charles Xavier School, the Future Brotherhood – led by the son of Charles Xavier and Mystique have crushed the students and X-Men alike. As they all lay inches from death, the Brotherhood has set their sights on the only one powerful enough to stop them – young Jean Grey! As Jean Grey prepares for the greatest psychic battle she’s ever faced, can she control the unimaginable power waiting just below the surface? If she can’t, who’s in more danger – the Brotherhood…or the X-Men? Find out when a psychic battle for the ages erupts this week in ALL-NEW X-MEN #29!

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Preview: Cataclysm: The Ultimates’ Last Stand #5

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Preview: Cataclysm: The Ultimates’ Last Stand #5

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES’ LAST STAND #5 – the universe shattering conclusion! From rock star creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley – New York City lays a smoldering ruin. Fractured, broken, and dead – the remaining Ultimates stand on the precipice of destruction, consumed by Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds! Galactus’ World Eating machine is complete. With mere minutes left, the heroes of Earth are out of time and out of options. Sacrifices must be made – and not everyone is coming back. Who lives? Who dies? It’s Galactus vs. The Ultimates – and the winner will shock the Ultimate Universe to its core! After this, nothing will ever be the same again. Time is up this February in CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES’ LAST STAND #5

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Preview: All-New X-Men #23

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Preview: All-New X-Men #23

Jean Grey must pay for her crimes – even the ones she hasn’t committed yet! Marvel is pleased to present your first look at ALL-NEW X-MEN #23, the next blockbuster chapter of “The Trial of Jean Grey”! From the critically acclaimed creative team of Brian Michael Bendis & Stuart Immonen – the alien Shi’ar Empire has abducted Jean Grey, placing her on trial for the cataclysmic crimes of her future self. On the edge of deep space, the young mutant and original host of the Phoenix Force pleads for her life amidst alien races who would see her destroyed!

As her fellow X-Men and new allies the Guardians of the Galaxy race across the stars to her aid, will they arrive in time? Or will it be too late? Plus, an ending so shocking you’ll have to see it to believe it! Don’t miss the issue everyone will be talking about when ALL-NEW X-MEN #23 blasts into comic shops this February!

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