This September, "X-Factor" is finished. During C2E2 over the weekend, Marvel announced that issue #262 under writer Peter David would be the last of the long-running title. Of all of the publisher's mutant books in the wake of M-Day (has it been that long?) David's "X-Factor" has survived and thrived under the weight of major events, a rotating stable of artists, and more importantly, the fickleness of a comic market that not be keen to support a series that was essentially an evolving, long-form mystery.
The road to the end begins this summer, and while Mr. David didn't promise that all secrets would be revealed or anything as grand as all that, he does hint that there will be some finality to his run--and as a reader, I can only hope that mutant sometimes detective Jamie Madrox and mystery girl Lyla Miller will arrive at the end of all of their enigmas.
After the jump, Mr. David offered us a few words on his time with the book, and bringing it to this seemingly sudden finale.
By Jorge Solis
With the release of "Iron Man 3" just one week away, what is writer/director Shane Black going to do next? With the third sequel sure to kick off a summer of blockbusters, Black can actually choose any project he wants. Could his next movie possibly be a live-action movie adaptation of the Japanese manga, "Death Note"?
With the big news that Matt Murdock has officially returned to Marvel Studios, now is the perfect time to jump on board Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's exceedinly excellent series, "Daredevil." Check out a first look at the double-sized issue before it hits on May 22!
What do you think? How does Tony look in LEGO form? They seemed to get the hair just right.
You can check out both posters after the jump.
The MadHouse-produced feature-length anime "Iron Man: Rise of Technovore" is out on DVD and Blu-ray today, pitting Tony Stark against the brilliant, dangerous genius of Ezekiel Stane.
With that in mind, we spoke to the mind behind this mad battle, screenwriter Brandon Auman, about the origins of "Rise of Technovore," becoming obsolete, and the appeal of Hawkeye and Black Widow.
MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Joss Whedon, and Tom Hiddleston after their win for at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards for movie of the year and got Cap himself to shed some light on "Captain America: The Winter Solider."
No, not that one, the Matt Salinger Cap. You haven't heard of him? Salinger was the star of the 1990 "Captain America" from director Albert Pyun ("Cyborg," "The Sword and the Sorcerer") and the second time the Star-Spangled Avenger was in a feature. Well, in May, Shout! Factory is releasing Pyun's "Captain America" to Blu-ray for the first time with a new high-definition transfer and a new look back at the film with star Matt Salinger and director Albert Pyun--and you can get a sample of the movie in the exclusive clip up top!
"Iron Mask" by Enrique Ruiz
Yesterday we ran down the list of all of the "Iron Man"-related merchandise that would be flooding shelves in advance of the second sequel next month. Add to that this collection of tees printed by Threadless inspired by classic and modern Iron Man designs. The original shirts were all commissioned as part of a contest where nearly 250 entrants submitted their best designs from which Threadless chose the best 23.
We've chosen five of the best from the 23 (including the one at the top of this post). For the full collection, head over to the Threadless sale page.
The documentary web series, which launched last March, allowed comic book fans to get up-close and personal with the Marvel Comics event "Avengers VS X-Men," giving them an unprecendented look behind-the-scenes. Featuring "AvX" creators such as Brian Michael Bendis and Matt Fraction and Marvel staff like Axel Alonso and Nick Lowe, "AvX" brought viewers inside story meetings, into the houses of creators, and on the convention floor. Read More...
By Zack Smith
There’s more merchandise coming out for Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” than any sane person can keep track of – but no one ever said MTV Geek was sane.
Here’s some highlights that were recently announced – plenty of iron (or plastic painted to look like iron) for fans of all ages! Read More...
Will over at MoviePilot has some thoughts about the direction the Marvel movieverse needs to take before it gets to the teeny-tiny adventures of Hank Pym in "Ant-Man."
About a month ago, Marvel halted its "Hey we're giving away 700 first issues for free on ComiXology" initiative because the deluge of readers hitting ComiXology during the offer's (incredibly narrow) window of two days caused their servers to explode. Now Marvel is doing it again, but this time, it should be orderly. We hope.
By Jorge Solis
Coming this spring, Shout! Factory releases Marvel Knights Animation's "Inhumans" on DVD. From the acclaimed team of writer Paul Jenkins and artist Jae Lee, "Inhumans" follows the Eisner-winning adventures of King Black Bolt and his royal family as they attempt to protect Attilan. Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer at Marvel Entertainment, chatted with MTV Geek about Marvel Knights Animation, getting the pages to leap right off onto screen, and what Marvel fans should be looking out for next.