Not 100% sure how I feel about this, being that I haven’t seen much of Skottie Young’s writing chops. But I’m sure it’ll be fantastic. All I know is, with all this buzz about the Guardians movie and how much money Rocket will make Marvel & Disney, Bill Mantlo better get a fucking payday after all this is over.
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That ridiculously awesome raccoon with the machine gun who blew your mind in that “Guardians of the Galaxy” footage was created in 1976 by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Keith Giffen. Tragically, as LifeHealthPro’s Bill Coffin documented in a tremendously moving article a few years ago, Mantlo was struck by a hit-and-run driver in 1992 and suffered traumatic brain injury.
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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 15 Second Trailer Teaser
OMG OMG OMG OMG
As utterly unmoved as I am by the announcement that Marvel are reviving both the character Peter Parker and the series The Amazing Spider-Man a month before the release of a new movie titled The Amazing Spider-Man 2 featuring the character Peter Parker — I saw it described somewhere online as “the shocking news,” which amused me, because come on, people; this has to be the least shocking news of anything in comics today — I have to admit that this Marcos Martin variant cover is a thing of loveliness. Holy crap, that man is very, very talented.
Whoever colored it (Martin himself? His Private Eye collaborator Muntsa Vicente? I have no idea) deserves a lot of praise, too. This is a genuinely great, eye-catching cover. I hope Marvel skips their now-traditional red band branding along the bottom of this one when it’s released.
Yeah, this is really pretty! Way better than that nightmarish cover from Humberto Ramos. I’m not in love with the typography at all (kerning and letter-spacing and just general “nice-looking-ness” is sloppy as hell and mixing Helvetica and Futura seems kind of :/ …), but yeah, Marcos Martin is really good at drawing.
And like Graeme said, LOL at anybody that was shocked by this news. I am laughing, out loud, at you.
Yep. I may just have to buy this Marcos Martin variant just to hang it at my wall.
New The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Posters
In theaters May 2, 2014 (US)
My guess is Jamie Foxx showed up, dictated only one photo could be taken (due to the awkward looking nature of the wire work), then peaced the F out.
Or Sony’s marketing team is just plain lazy.
Three scenarios, one pose.