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More Jim Lee Designs – Earth 2

Coming in May, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” will literally expand the world-building efforts of the comprehensive publishing initiative. With the addition of a parallel Earth that features prominently into both EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST, the developing narrative will encompass new heroes from distinctly different backgrounds, building on the shared universe in some surprising ways.

“Mourning the death of his beloved, Superman carries both a sadness in his heart along with the weight of Earth 2′s welfare upon on his shoulders, while never showing this and seeming to all that he is this world’s peerless champion,” said EARTH 2 writer James Robinson.

“What would you have to do to teach Superman to kill?” asks EARTH 2 editor Pat McCallum. “He’s endured the loss of his home world, and now the Last Son of Krypton must weather the death of his soul mate Lois Lane. Just how far can you bend the Man of Steel before he breaks?”

Here’s a first look at the Superman of EARTH 2, designed by Jim Lee.


Mission Galleria


Mouse Guard – FCBD Sneak Peek

This Free Comic Book Day, Archaia offers readers the chance to experience history in the making with a FREE, gorgeous, 48-page, 6″ x 9″ full-color original anthology hardcover featuring all-new material! David Petersen returns with an all-new Mouse Guard tale that’s guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings! Lose yourself once again in Jim Henson’s amazing world of Labyrinth, featuring a fantastical story from Eisner Award-nominee Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin) and Cory Godbey (Fraggle Rock). Get a new perspective on Jet Jones in Royden Lepp’s critically acclaimed Rust, with a short story seen through the eyes of younger brother Oswald Taylor. Jeremy Bastian’s acclaimed Cursed Pirate Girl hits the high seas in this whimsical, swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers. Nate Cosby (Pigs) and Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards) present Cow Boy, a comedy/western that tells the tale of a young bounty hunter determined to send his entire outlaw family to jail. And Jim McCann and Janet Lee follow up their Eisner Award-winning Return of the Dapper Men with an all-new short story that leads into the upcoming sequel, Time of the Dapper Men. Witness the origin of a new, major character! And…the return of 41?!



Sneak Peek: Avengers Art Appreciation Variants

Ever imagine what the Avengers would look like if they existed throughout the ages? Well here’s your chance as Marvel is proud to unveil Avengers Art Appreciation Variants available throughout all of April! With everyone on the edge of their seats for “Marvel’s The Avengers,” fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite super hero team in the styles of the world’s greatest artists like Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Monet, Pollock, Schielle and more! No fan can miss their favorite Marvel artists like Alex Maleev, Michael Kaluta, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Greg Horn, Gerald Parel and more put their spin on these surefire classic covers. So be on the look-out, because in April, these Avengers Art Appreciation Variants are sure to go fast!

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #2 
Variant Cover by CHRISTIAN NAUCK 

 
   
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #683 
Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO 

AVENGERS #25 
Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO 

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #2 
Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS 

DAREDEVIL #11 
Variant Cover by STEFFI SCHUTZEE 

FANTASTIC FOUR #605 
Variant Cover by MICHAEL KALUTA 

INCREDIBLE HULK #7 
Variant Cover by CHARLES PAUL WILSON III 

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #515 
Variant Cover by GREG HORN 

SECRET AVENGERS #26 
Variant Cover by JOE QUINONES 

UNCANNY X-FORCE #24 
Variant Cover by JULIAN TOTINO 

UNCANNY X-MEN #11 
Variant Cover by GREG HORN 

WINTER SOLDIER #4 
Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER 

WOLVERINE #304 
Variant Cover by GURIHIRU 

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #9 
Variant Cover by ALEX MALEEV 

X-MEN #27 
Variant Cover by KHOI PHAM 


Doodling

Everyone usually go out and watch some movies or hang out at the comic book store (I’m just assuming, LOL). I just doodle and get some ideas out on my notebook. I write and draw a lot.


Avengers vs. X-Men Update

Marvel’s making sure all comic book stores worldwide are armed for the biggest super hero war of all time with the Avengers VS X-Men Launch Parties on Tuesday, April 3rd at 8pm (local time), one day before the first issue goes on-sale. In addition to being the first in line to purchase Avengers VS X-Men #1, fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these parties, specific to the team—Avengers or X-Men—supported by the store.

To ensure these parties are the biggest sales success of 2012, each retailer opting into this event will receive a free Avengers VS X-Men Party Kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials.. In order to receive this party kit, every retailer just needs to choose a team—Avengers or X-Men—and will receive special bonuses for their allegiance. 

           

“We’ve never had a bigger story than Avengers VS X-Men and we’re backing retailers with the biggest incentives you’ve ever seen through the Avengers VS X-Men Launch Parties,” said David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice-President of Sales. “Whether it’s advertising, promotional material or limited edition variant covers, every one of our valued retailer partners will be able to get the word out to both their regular customers and new fans about this comic event and the exciting Avengers VS X-Men Launch Parties. Some stores will choose to side with the Avengers and some will side with the X-Men, but I can guarantee one thing—Marvel will make sure all of them have everything they need to make Avengers VS X-Men #1 their top selling comic of the year.”

All retailers who opt into the parties & choose a team will receive the following as part of the Avengers VS X-Men Party Kit:

    Avengers VS X-Men Program, a free comic previewing the upcoming event
    Avengers VS X-Men Postcards
    Avengers VS X-Men Customizable Flyer
    Avengers VS X-Men Customizable Press Release
    Avengers VS X-Men Backlist Sales
    Avengers VS X-Men mini posters
    Avengers VS X-Men promo items

    Avengers VS X-Men #1 Advance Screening Copy, delivered to retailers in late March 2012
    Avengers VS X-Men Party Lithographs
    Mass media promotion around the launch of AvX and the associated parties
    Promotion of parties to Marvel fan base via Marvel.com, Twitter and Facebook
    An additional discount on the Road to Avengers VS X-Men Trade Paperback


And these same retailers will receive complimentary  team specific versions—based on their allegiance—of the following:

    Exclusive Avengers VS X-Men #1 Spotlight Variant specific to the team supported by the store
    Free Avengers VS X-Men mini-posters showing store allegiance
    Free Avengers VS X-Men Party Tickets
    Free Avengers or X-Men Team Pins
    Free Avengers VS X-Men in-store signage and shelf-talkers

Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer or Diamond Daily for regular updates about the Avengers VS X-Men Launch Parties.

Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX!

For more on Avengers VS X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com 


Wednesday Comic Haul!

It’s another Wednesday everyone! How’re you spending yours? Me, I just hang out and enjoy myself to the wonders of the comic book store. I went to mine here in Milpitas, CA. It’s called Black Cat Comics.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel my subscription from them, but not before buying this week’s releases. The reason for this is because I am moving to Riverside. I looked it up and did my homework, I found a comic shop around the place where I’ll be living. The owners, Mark Causey and Francie Soito, told me that if I don’t like the store in Riverside, they’d be happy to send my comics from Milpitas to my place.

That was cool of them. Anyway, here’s my haul: