The news we’ve all been waiting for has finally landed. I just got an email from Disney announcing that the panel for the long anticipated Iron Man 3 will be on the stage at Hall H. Since Iron Man 2, the news about Jon Favreau leaving the movie series, and Marvel’s The Avengers, we’ve demanded more information about this latest installment and now we’re going to get our chance to listen from the guy in middle of it: Kevin Feige. Read on for more information!
Yesterday Marvel put out a press release about it’s next up and coming event, “This is War!” So far the details are very fresh and very pliable but looking at the promotions for it we can already line up that it will have Thor and potentially some of the other Avengers. Come see how this might be a game changer at San Diego Comic-Con!
Way back after X-men came to theaters I, like I am sure many others might have, went in for a subscription to the comic. During that time I got my hands on Uncanny X-men #414, the issue Northstar joins the the team. I hadn’t heard of him but after reading I felt like I got to know a good bit on what this guy was about. Thinking back on 414 and picking up Astonishing X-men #51, getting to know characters like Northstar is the sort of thing that makes being a reader most rewarding. Here’s why! Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot about the people involved in making a comic book and what sort of jobs go into completing one. I caught up again with Joe Caramagna and asked him a few questions about lettering. Caramagna is a very prolific letterer and storyteller, currently working on several projects for Marvel, he explained that,
What’s served me best as a letterer so far are my storytelling instincts. I’ve been writing all my life and went to school to be a comic book artist where I learned a lot about telling stories through art. You definitely have to have some design sense and a “good eye.” There’s a common misconception that anybody can become a letterer because it’s mostly done digitally with pre-made fonts, but it actually takes a lot of training and practice. And I don’t know any letterers who aren’t artists in their own right – it’s rare to find someone who’s never had formal art and design training working as a professional letterer.
The numbers are in and it’s safe to say Marvel’s crown jewel, The Avengers, delivered an excellent tie-in to an already powerful line-up of incredible films. Raking in over 200 million dollars opening weekend, it has proven without a doubt that comics have arrived as a true entertainment medium. It also proves that Marvel really knows how to create a universe and be able to create followers committed to investing in it. They built a culture around the Marvel Universe by enabling followers to explore it and express themselves through the characters. Continue reading
I recently began talking to Joe Caramagna, the writer of the upcoming young reader books Amazing Spider-Man – Behind the Mask and Amazing Spider-Man – Vulture set to come out this June, and asked him about his motivations and creative process behind his narratives.