This coming Wednesday Marvel’s Uncanny X-Force Volume 1 The Apocalypse Solution hits the shelves. Written by Rick Remender and illustrated by Jerome Opena, so you know its got the Matt D approval. You’ll see me pushing their Fear Agent, or Punisher regularly.
When the singles of this came out people were in here rabidly eating them up. Gone by Thursday night the latest. When asked for back issues I would have to ask the person “Where have you been?.. . Man.” Every one loves a new X-Book. Not only does this have some of the most beautiful art I’ve seen in modern comics, this one is easily accesible by guys like me who have a hard time following X-Books. I’m not totally lost because I haven’t been reading all 17 different X-Titles coming out each month.
I like comics that only need one book on the shelf to get the point across, thats why I read stuff like Punisher and Fear Agent in the first place. Gimme a comic with one guy up against everyone in a no win situation over one with a team beating on one dude any day. But we can trust our buddy Rick to do a heck of a job writing a sick and twisted team book easy enough for new comers to enjoy yet involving current X-Universe stuff to keep hardcore fans pleased. So thats the X-Scoop on this X-Trade that you can order from our X-Web Store, or buy in our X-Store on X-Wednesday.
Did I mention it has Deadpool in it.
I might cry. Really. Rex Mundi is ending, Fear Agent, and I just don’t know what else to say anymore. Remender spoke with Comic Book Resources on the end of his project:
“This will lead us into our sixth arc, which will pretty well be the most nonlinear story I’ve ever written,” Remender said. “Time consumption, the null bang and more Jellybrains… unbridled imagination is the name of the game on this last arc. It’s also a good place to set it down and take a break for a while.”
Remender is wrapping up it so he can focus on his Marvel work. Though Heath will return for a lead-up to the “Fear Agent” movie. Well at least there is that happy news. Remender said he didn’t want to feel like he the character was overexposed or being overextended with the feature film gearing up and his involvement with that. So, he will be setting up a prelude to the film as a relaunch.
He did, however, feel a pang of sadness, having worked on the character for as long as he has.
When you invest so much time in a character — we created Heath in 2004 — you become very connected. Writing Heath is a joy, never a moment of pause to catch his voice or wonder how he’d react,” Remender said. “I know the character in and out and that makes writing an exercise in showing those nuts and bolts to the reader, it’s just a pleasure to write ‘Fear Agent.'”
Sad, but hey. There’s gonna be a movie, so not that bad really.
Well, I guess last night.
- People are lining up for “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” by the thousands. Its already shattered the overnight Box Office Record previously held by “The Dark Knight”. And really? Really? There are more Harry Potter fans than there are of Batman? Pssshhhh. (I’m seeing it tonight). [LA Times].
- Internet Jesus Warren Ellis will be appearing at the San Diego Comic Con to promote his latest animated work, Marvel Anime. He wants to make sure that you realize that he will only be in town for 36 hours and then getting the eff out of there. He usually likes to make some kind of line that if you want to find him at San Diego he’ll burn you with his Stabby Stabby Vision, or if you see a man running down the street in flames, that’s him. [Warren Ellis].
- There’s going to be a “Twilight” Manga! Strangely, I think this is the best venue for the series, screw the idea of it being a “novel.” I haven’t read them, don’t plan to, especially because Meyer’s literary explanation for the reason that the Vamps can go to school with normal humans is because the town is so foggy that it blocks out the sun. [The Flickcast].
- Natalie Portman in “Thor.” I realize we got to this quite late, but I think its mostly because of my depression in the hopes that she would play the female version of Loki. I don’t know, I just think that would rock. Regardless, I’m glad she’s going to be in the movie in what should be a extremely strange movie for Marvel, but nonetheless ridiculously fun. [MTV’s Splash Page].
- I’m fired up as hell that Rick Remender‘s “Fear Agent” movie is a go. To be honest with you, I will literally buy anything with that guy’s name on it. Easily one of the most original minds writing in comics today, Rick is a only just recently a father, so any support given him helps his kid go to school. And trust me, you will not be ripped off. “Gigantic” “The End League” all of it is just brilliant stuff. This is just a big win in the department of quality that this is moving forward. [Hollywood Reporter].
- Wow, that’s a lot of movie talk. How about Joe Kelly, and Eric Canete (current artist on “The End League”) doing a Deadpool vs Spider-Man special? I know, I know, it seems like Deadpool is getting more guest appearances in comics than Wolverine. However, I quite honestly can’t think of a more perfect team-up creatively to deliver this book. Oh yeah, there is also that awesome Skottie Young cover. [CBR].