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Cover Of The Day 10/30/15

Marvel’s recently launched All New All Different branding yielded a new Invincible Iron Man series by Brian Michael Bendis considered to be one of the cornerstone titles of the new Marvel U. Prior to this series beginning Bendis had been hinting at a second Iron Man series that would run concurrent to Invincible. My money was on a Mary Jane series since it had been solicited that she was going to become a major player in Iron Man’s world. Well, we recently got our answer along with this gloriously pulpy cover:

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The second series is called International Iron Man by one of my favorite creative teams, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. You may remember them from Daredevil, or Spider-Woman, possibly even Moon Knight. Tony Stark will be globe trotting and (hopefully) based on that cover doing his best James Bond impression. My only qualms is that while Maleev is a great artist, his timeliness leaves a whole lot to be desired. Late books is one of the things I dislike most about the medium, so lets hope they can keep it together. In the meantime let’s just take a moment to really soak in that cover of issue #1.

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Cover Of The Day 7/24/15

There was a lot of exciting news to break at this year’s San Diego Comic Con but to me the most interesting was the announcement of an IDW Back To The Future comic book signed off on by Bob Gale. Gale who was a co-writer of the movie (along with Robert Zemeckis) is one of the only people who could green light the project and over the years has been notoriously protective of the franchise. The stories will focus on gaps in the original trilogy and undiscussed backstory in the universe. Answering one of my favorite questions, how exactly did Doc and Marty meet? This sounds like the real deal. If you’re not sold yet, take a look at this recently solicited cover.

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That just makes me giddy, but it’s only 1/4 of the entire thing. Behold the entire gatefold cover.

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Is it October yet?

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Cover Of The Day 6/3/15

Celebrating the release of Secret Wars #3 today I thought we’d feature the cover. All 8 issues of the series have their main covers done by Alex Ross with (surprise, surprise) tons of other variants from different artists. The story itself in the first two issues has proved to be very interesting, presenting a Marvel universe mash up of insane proportions.

This cover though brings that mash up front and center. We have our heroes on the left and the evil cabal on the right with both the regular universe’s Reed Richards as well as the Ultimate universe Reed (now known as The Maker) front and center. A mirrored version of each other, no doubt paying tribute to how important both versions of this character will play during this event.

Will the rest of the series live up to the hype? It’s impossible to say, so let’s just take a minute to admire the cover instead.

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A Collection Of Dave Steven’s Rocketeer Art

The Rocketeer has become a beloved character in the rich history of the American pulp genre. Creator, Dave Stevens claimed to not enjoy being an interior artist but preferred doing covers and it shows. I decided to collect some of my favorite Rocketeer covers and pinups Stevens did for the series. I think you’ll agree that this really allowed his design flair and figure work to really shine.

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Cover Of The Day 5/11/15

Dave Stevens was a wonderful artist known primarily for his work on The Rocketeer. His interior art unfortunately is criminally small, but luckily he did devote a lot of time to doing comic covers.

When I randomly found this cover, I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking at. I still don’t, but I know it’s amazing and that’s good enough for me. A scantily clad pinup nurse and a massive cybernetically enhanced possum that could give Cable a run for his money? Yes, please.

I did find out that this belongs to the cover of Orbit #1 from 1990, a best of collection of short stories appearing in legendary sci-fi author, Isaac Asimov’s magazine.

Win/Win.

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The Evil Geeks Top 5 Silver Age Comic Covers

We’ve talked here about our favorite covers on many occasions in the past, but it’s time we showed a little respect to the books that set the stage for the comics on which we were raised and the ones we’ve found in recent years. So buckle up for a bombastic ballyhoo of the best and brightest sequential showcases the swinging sixties saw fit to print. Man, talking like Stan Lee is exhausting. No wonder he’s looked worn out for 50+ years now.

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Secret Six #1 , May 1968, Frank Springer

The cover of this debut issue is remarkable in that it’s also the first page of the actual story. I’ve always been fascinated with that notion, it’s not just some pin-up but in fact your first taste of the action. Sure, Secret Six was never one of DC’s hottest comics (certainly not in the Silver Age), but it’ll always have a place in history because of this cover.

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