Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
My How to Cartoon (of which the mock up I posted a couple months back) is now in print! It's a two page spread for the school Substance Magazine. Anyone near Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut California should be sure to check it out while copies are still available. Not gonna lie, this is pretty damn cool.
Oh. And here's me with the cover model!
Posted by Pete at 10:10 AM
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Last issue ended with our heroes being attacked by three Viltrumites out in space, lead by Conquest. This issue Allen, Nolan, Oliver, Tech Jacket, and Mark engage in an all out brawl with the super-powered conquerors. The battle, however, takes a nasty turn as Mark is gravely injured after finally defeating Conquest himself, once and for all.
This is probably my shortest description for a comic, but for good reason. It was non stop action. Loved it. The last couple of issues dealt with the aftermath of the Invincible War and Conquest, and we didn't get to see much action for quite a few months. This issue makes up for that, in spades. It was great to see everyone working together as a team. As much as I love all the classic villains in the Invincible supporting cast, I love seeing Mark fight his own people. It's gritty, graphic, and you never know what happens. Mark almost always gets badly hurt, and this time was no exception. In fact, I don't know how he'll ever recover from this encounter. It was great to see Nolan fight alongside his sons in this issue. I also loved the team-up between Allen the Alien and Tech Jacket. Though there wasn't much dialogue, there was a line that really stuck out. Conquest mentioned to Nolan that Mark is finally as strong, if not stronger, than Nolan. For the entirety of the series, Mark has always had a fraction of his dad's powers (being half human). But with all that's happened to him, he's finally stepped up. I'm glad they finally acknowledged it so the fans get a good idea where Mark's at power-wise. Though I'm not keen on the idea of Mark making speeches about not killing people and quickly regressing. Still awesome issue. The Mark and Conquest brawl was epic. 4.9/5
Next Month: What Will Happen to Invincible!?
Posted by Pete at 9:22 PM
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
It was announced this morning that Marvel has promoted Joe Quesada as it's Chief Creative Officer. The excerpt from the story is below. The full report which can be found here .
New York, NY - June 2, 2010 - Marvel Entertainment, LLC announced today that it has promoted Joe Quesada to Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment. In this new role, Mr. Quesada will work alongside Alan Fine, Executive Vice President, Office of the President and Chairman of Marvel Studios' Creative Committee, to ensure that all portrayals of Marvel's characters and storytelling remain true to the essence of Marvel's rich history. Additionally, Mr. Quesada will provide creative oversight of all areas of Marvel's business including theatrical, television, publishing, animation and games, while also actively participating in all story and script development for Marvel's films and animation. Prior to this promotion, Mr. Quesada held the role of Chief Creative Officer & Editor-In-Chief, Marvel Animation & Publishing and oversaw the creative aspects of Marvel Comics and Marvel Animation. The announcement was made today by Mr. Fine, to whom Mr. Quesada will report.
Posted by Pete at 8:40 AM
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Following the events of Siege, the Thunderbolts program is effectively under the leadership of Luke Cage. The new head of National Security, Steve Rogers, appoints Cage as he felt Cage would be a empathetic leader to the new team. Though hesitant at first, Cage accepts the offer. Cage arrives at Ryker's Island and is given a tour of The Raft. There, he meets former members of the Thunderbolts who are now heroes working as security for The Raft and as support for the team. As the new team begin their training, they are met by none other than Baron Zemo, the original leader of the Thunderbolts.
This issue is a great jumping on point for new readers. There's a new team going in a new direction. Every character, new or old, is given a brief back story. You won't feel lost at any point. I'm really excited to see how this new team interacts with one another. I'm ever more curious to see whether their loyalties lie with Cage or Zemo. The new line-up consists of: Crossbones, Ghost, Man-Thing, Juggernaut, and Moonstone. 5/5
Next Month: Zemo!
Posted by Pete at 10:05 PM