HEROESCON 2014 GUEST LIST UPDATE :: MARK WAID

August 23, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: Guest List, HeroesCon

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We’re happy to welcome Mark Waid back to HeroesCon in 2014! ¬†Mark’s been to our con many times, but it’s been a few years since his last visit. ¬†In that time, he’s brought a swashbuckling Daredevil back to popularity, and taken Bruce Banner in a new direction over in Indestructible Hulk. ¬†He also wrote Dave Stevens’ beloved character in Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom and in the current Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction miniseries. ¬†Before that, he wrote just about every character for every publisher, including acclaimed work on Flash, Irredeemable,¬†Fantastic Four,¬†Impulse, Kingdom Come, Captain America, and more. ¬†And if that’s not an impressive enough resume, Waid also worked as an editor for both DC and Boom Studios, and is a co-founder of the digital comics site¬†Thrillbent. ¬†Waid is both encyclopedic and prolific, and we’re excited that he’ll be with us next summer.

HeroesCon 2014 will take place June 20-22.  Stay tuned to this very blog for all of our upcoming guest announcements.

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STAFF PICKS :: ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM HC :: MARCH 6, 2013

March 01, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

SETH’S PICK :: ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM HC: Didn’t I just write about Rocketeer last week?¬† Indeed I did, and while there are several other books I’m excited about this week (Winter Soldier #16, Hellboy in Hell #4, Lost Vegas #1), it’s inevitable that I’ll re-read the new Rocketeer collection first thing Wednesday night.¬† There’s an innocence to Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s take on Dave Stevens’ classic character, but also a love for the traditions of pulp and adventure stories.¬† Anyone could wax poetic about the genius of the Rocketeer, but it still boils down to entertainment value, and this collection has plenty of that.¬† Oh, and there are dinosaurs.¬† A guy with a rocket pack fighting dinosaurs in 1930’s California.¬† That’s enough for me.

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STAFF PICKS :: DAREDEVIL #22 :: JANUARY 16, 2013

January 14, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

JUSTIN’S PICK :: DAREDEVIL #22 : Mark Waid continues¬†his seminal run on Marvel’s Man Without Fear, ably abetted by the inimitable art of¬†Chris Samnee. This issue finds ol’ Hornhead face-to-face with the Marvel U’s newest contender, the Superior Spider-Man. Matt Murdock is sure to sense something amiss with his old cohort, but the reappearance of a souped-up Stilt-Man might put those¬†suspicions on¬†the back burner. Tightly plotted and wonderfully drawn, Daredevil¬†remains one of Marvel’s most premium offerings.

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STAFF PICKS :: ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #1

August 17, 2012 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

SETH’S PICK ::¬†ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #1: The best Rocketeer stories will always be ones by his creator, Dave Stevens.¬† I am, however, really pleased with not only both volumes of Rocketeer Adventures,¬†but also this new four issue mini series from IDW.¬† Mark Waid is tasked with the writing duties, and he’s made a career out writing characters with a clear and respectful understanding of their place in comics history.¬† On Thor: The Mighty Avenger and Captain America and Bucky, artist Chris Samnee showed he could tackle innocent adventure stories and period pieces.¬† More than anything, IDW’s new Rocketeer stories¬†remind us that¬†even if we’ll never¬†be able to see any new art from the late, great Dave Stevens, we can continue to celebrate his legacy with books like this.

 

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STAFF PICKS :: DAREDEVIL #17 :: AUGUST 13, 2012

August 13, 2012 By: Justin Crouse Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

JUSTIN’S PICK :: DAREDEVIL #17: While I’ll be the first to admit that a rotating cast of artists can be frustrating on any book, it also works out sometimes, offering a wealth of stylistic diversity in one handy series. And if Mark Waid wasn’t already a big enough draw to get you to peek at Marvel’s new-ish Daredevil reboot, how ’bout an issue drawn by the one, the only, Madman Mike Allred! Plus: Stilt-Man! Who doesn’t love Stilt-Man?

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