Highlights This Week: Due to the positive response to their recent releases of the He-Man mini-series and one-shots, DC is releasing the all-new, ongoing He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1. In this first new issue, creators Keith Giffen and Pop Mhan have Hordak infiltrating Eternia with the help of She-Ra, now known only as Despara;
Carmine Infantino died Thursday, April 4 at the age of 87. During a five-decade career, he drew for DC, Marvel (Spider-Woman) and others, and was most notable for co-creating the Silver Age versions of The Flash, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Deadman, Barbara Gordon/Batgirl and redesigning Batman’s look in the 1960s!
Also, R.I.P. George Gladir, co-creator of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and longtime Archie Comics writer, who passed away this Wednesday, April 3 at the age of 88!
Highlights This Week: After many delays, IDW is finally releasing their Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition. Shot from the original art, the massive 15 x 22 inch book collects Spirit stories from Eisner’s well regarded post World War II period;
Highlights This Week: The Mad God of Titan finally gets his origin told in Thanos Rising #1 (of 5). His profile went way up when he showed up during the end credits of The Avengers Movie, and now we can all find out more about him, including where his obsession with Death came from and basically what made him one of the biggest badasses in the Marvel Universe;
This coming Sunday, March 31 both Westfield locations will be closed in celebration of the Easter holiday in order for our employees to observe the day with their family and friends. Both locations will open again for their normal business hours on Monday, April 1.
Big surprise this week when Marvel announced that one of the reveals in Age of Ultron #10 (of 10) is the first appearance of Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane‘s long-litigated character Angela in the Marvel Universe. She’ll also appear in Guardians of the Galaxy #5, co-written by Gaiman and Brian Michael Bendis, and then in other Marvel titles throughout the year. In other Gaiman news, it was also revealed that we probably wouldn’t see his Sandman prequel until towards the end of 2013!
Highlights This Week: Yep, we know that we already spotlighted the #0.1 issue last month, but you can’t deny that Guardians of the Galaxy #1 is the biggest book of the week! Iron Man joins the motley crew of Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Groot and, of course, Rocket Raccoon to discover why the Earth has become the most important planet in the Galaxy. The creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven set the stage for Marvel’s upcoming cosmic crossover and whet your appetite for the Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Movie coming in August of 2014!;