Week of Marvels 27/09/2014

This week in Marvel: looks like Marvel aren’t going to the Supreme Court after all; Jeremy Renner hints at the future of Hawkeye; Marvel reveal Florida’s redesigned super-hero; and we learn a lot about X-Men: Days of Future Past!  Plus: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns in style!

This week in Marvel

Probably the biggest Marvel news of the week is nothing to do with the current comics run!  There’s a long-running ownership dispute between Marvel and the estate of Jack Kirby, and it’s finally come to a conclusion (there’s a chance it was going to end up with the US Supreme Court).  In an announcement, Marvel have stated:

“Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby’s significant role in Marvel’s history.” 

This is the end of a story that runs all the way back to 1978, and it’s amazing to see resolution.  You can read all the background in a really interesting summary at the amusingly-titled Corporate-sellout.com site.  There’ll be a test.

In other Marvel news, Marvel have redesigned the Florida mascot, Captain Citrus!

Captain Citrus
Before and after. Yeah, I can see why Florida wanted the look redesigned…

The Milo Manara scandal continues, with Marvel cancelling the next two variant covers he was scheduled to do for them (apparently for ‘timing’ reasons, but I’m not sure that I buy that).  Manara’s art had become surprisingly provocative after he put together an extremely sexualised variant of Spider-Woman #1.  IGN has made the valid point that Manara’s been doing variants for Marvel for a long time, and this scandal is rather sudden given his artistic style hasn’t really changed.

Emma Frost Manara cover
A Milo Manara rendition of the modern Emma Frost. Say what you will, the artistic style is consistent.

Moving on to this week’s comics, this week saw some major issues – the continuing build-up to Spider-Verse with Edge of Spider-Verse #3, the ongoing Original Sin spin-offs (even though the main event is over) in Guardians of the Galaxy #19, and the March to Axis in Magneto #10.

If you’ll forgive my plugging a friend’s site, Comicsverse have a really cool discussion on Messiah CompleX.  Check it out!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Psychodad says:

    I love reading these, Tom! So much easier than trying to follow all the updates on my own!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks! You can tell I put a few hours of work into them lol! 😀


  2. Thad says:

    Thanks for the link.

    That form post has been a huge time-saver since I got sick of repeating the basic facts of the case over and over again; I’m hoping I have now updated it for the very last time. All’s well that ends well.


    1. No worries, it’s a really good post!


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