Amazon has announced the release of Kindle Worlds, where it will be possible to publish fanfiction based upon the licences that you so passionately care about, and earn a rather healthy percentage in royalties. A pretty lame selection to start with, but the door is open.
Now we all love a good inter-company crossover. Over the years, Superman and Batman have met characters as diverse as the Predator to Bugs Bunny; Superman has met the Thundercats (and going back in time a few decades, He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe), while the Avengers, well……
So, according to the interviews, DC’s upcoming Trinity War starts with the death of one of the heroes. So, we’ve never seen that before.
Maybe I have been led astray by multiple writers that have wondered if there is a direction that Marvel is currently heading in, what with all the various cross-reality stories that are raising their heads in the Marvel Universe. We have worlds crashing together within the New Avengers by the esteemed Jonathan Hickman. The walls [...]
Time travel is a much loved trope of all science fiction and fantasy, yet it can frequently suffer the criticism of becoming a Deus Ex Machina.
So now we are two issues in to a title both eagerly awaited and dreaded by this writer, the ominously entitled Constantine. Ominously, because let’s face it, the film of the same name was mediocre. Dreaded as we have just seen over 300 issues of history of the character wiped out (as I may have mentioned).
Rick Remender; a writer for whom I have growing affection for his work with Doctor Voodoo, Avenger of the Supernatural, Uncanny X-Force and Secret Avengers; seems to have really trodden in it, in an almost perfect reverse of what I would call the Orson Scott Card Effect.
Now, it does not really matter what Marvel tries to do in some of its current series. Nothing, no death, is going to top the death of Robin number seventeen or eighteen or whatever; Damien Wayne. Which is part of the reason why I have found Avengers Arena so troubling as a series. Over the last [...]
This month’s Previews carries an infrequent Marvel cover (now that they have their own Previews magazine), which one can read simply as a story development or as a signifier of the already heralded potential alternate reality to undo the damage delivered by Ultron. Of course, Marvel is no stranger to alternate realities, or reality re-writes, [...]
I don’t think that anybody would argue that Grant Morrison produced the quintessential Justice League in the first series titled just with the initials JLA. With enormous concepts and world-shaking threats nearly every storyline, this is what we expected from DC’s big seven. Character development of the major players was reserved to the pages of [...]