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Fans of superstar comic book artist Bryan Hitch take note: he will be providing the variant cover for "Jupiter's Legacy" #1, hitting stores April 24, and we've got an exclusive sneak peak!  Read More...

Skottie Young is at it again with this super-sweet "Age of Ultron" #1 variant cover featuring Ultron bullying the heck out of the Marvel superheroes.

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A gritty-looking She-Hulk is the latest Marvel hero who may or may not return following Marvel's ultra-destructive "Age of Ultron" event.

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In these latest teases from Marvel's next big event "Age of Ultron" by Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch Marvel asks "Who will return from The Age of Ultron?" We don't know yet, but at least these images are pretty to look at...especially that killer Black Widow.

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Witness the destruction of of everything in your new look at Marvel's "Age of Ultron" event from Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch.

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By Chris Arrant

At both major superhero comic publishing power-houses DC and Marvel there exist a core group of creators that serve as the most valuable players and the engines for both companies' comics. Marvel recently identified its key writers with December's "Architects" announcements, but what about their counterparts – both across town at DC as well as their collaborating artists?

It's with that idea in mind that I've put pen to paper – or in this case finger to keyboard – to draw out the top talent in several categories. This exercise follows in the footsteps of Marvel's recent "Architects" announcement and "Young Guns" from years past, while taking a big picture look at both major companies' talent roster in five categories: writers, artists, special teams' creators, future franchise players and overlooked creators. Using sales charts, creator workloads as well as reader sentiment, I've compiled this list.

Take note: this looks at the talent pool based strictly on each company's primary lines of titles – the company-owned superhero lines.

TOP WRITERS:

They're where the ideas start, and where ideas turn into plots that turn into scenes and then dialogue. Both DC and Marvel have in-person meetings (called "summits") with their top writers to plan out story-arcs and goals for the future of individual titles, groups and lines as a whole. With the rise of readers following creators just as much as they follow characters, writers have become a key selling point as well as behind-the-scenes and behind-the-scenes coordinators with editors.

DC: Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, James Robinson, Peter J. Tomasi, Gail Simone
MARVEL: Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker

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Change is a-brewin' in the Marvel Ultimate Universe as writer Mark Millar and artist Leinil Yu bring us Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #1! According to Marvel, "There’s only one certainty in Ultimate Avengers Vs. New Ultimates #1 and that is: There Are No Rules! Do not miss out as 'Death Of Spider-Man' continues in further issues of both Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate Avengers Vs. New Ultimates."

Take a peek right here!

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Marvel is proud to announce Death of Spider-Man, the groundbreaking new story that forever changes the Ultimate Comics universe from superstar writers Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar. Kicking off with a prelude in Ultimate Spider-Man #153 and going into high-gear with Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1, this is the story that no comic fan can afford to miss when it all begins in February 2011 because, in the Ultimate Universe, There Are No Rules. This storyline continues in further issues of both Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates. Read More...

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Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Wolverine: The Best There Is #2! The most shocking Wolverine ongoing continues as writer Charlie Huston and artist Juan Jose Ryp bring you the high octane, blood soaked action you’ve been demanding! Wolverine has just made himself a new worst enemy by the name of Contagion and it’s time for him to let loose. But before everyone's favorite ill-tempered mutant can give him the ol' three-claws-to-chest treatment, he's going have to work his way through Contagion’s legion of "unkillable" cronies. First on the list? The completely insane Madcap! Unfortunately for Logan, not only can this lunatic not die, he's got a deadly new trick up his sleeve. Its 12 rounds (and then some) of unstoppable killing machine vs. death-defying homicidal maniac in Wolverine: The Best There Is #2, on sale this January!

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