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“Cloud Atlas” trailer debuts

Apple today debuted the trailer for “Cloud Atlas,” written for the screen and directed by Lan Wachowski, Tom Tyker and Andy Wachowksi. The film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Xun , Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant. “Cloud Atlas” will be in theaters on October 26th, 2012.

“Cloud Atlas” explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

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Fraction takes on Hawkeye

Marvel Comics Tuesday afternoon released the Adi Granov variant to Hawkeye #1 written by Matt Fraction with art by David Aja. Hawkeye #1 hits your local comic book store on August 1st, 2012.

Adi Granov Covers HAWKEYE #1!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at superstar artist Adi Granov’s variant cover to Hawkeye #1, the start of an all-new ongoing series featuring the breakout star of the hit summer blockbuster! Join self-made hero Hawkeye in a high stakes adventure with the ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop at his side! Will he be able to prove himself worthy to be called one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? The red-hot fan favorite team of writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja reunite to kick off this action packed epic in Hawkeye #1, coming to comic shops everywhere, on the Marvel Comics app, and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this August.

HAWKEYE #1 (JUN120659)
Pencils & Cover by DAVID AJA
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
FOC – 7/9/2012, On Sale – 8/1/2012

Ultimate Spider-Man Behind-The-Scenes Clip

Marvel Comics Thursday afternoon after the Mets game released an Ultimate Spider-Man Behind-The-Scenes Clip. Sunday’s episode of Ultimate Spider-Man features a team-up with Wolverine and the writing talents of Brian Michael Bendis.

From Marvel comics:
This weekend, Marvel Television and Disney XD offer up a very special Father’s Day gift everyone will love …. a brand new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man featuring Wolverine! Acclaimed comic writer Brian Michael Bendis takes his story from page to screen as Spidey and Logan team up and freak out when they mysteriously switch brains! Check out this behind-the-scenes interview with Steve Blum, the voice of Wolverine, as he talks about what it’s like to be Spider-Man for a day.

This brand new episode kicks off the Ultimate Father’s Day Marathon at 11am/10c inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD. Celebrate the day with YOUR hero and six back-to-back episodes of the hit animated series. Plus, check out http://MarvelKids.com/Dads for ways to incorporate your favorite Marvel Universe characters into the day’s events.

Review : Secret Avengers #23 Changes and heartbreak await for Hawkeye’s Team

Secret Avengers #23

Story By: Rick Remender

Art By: Gabriel Hardman

Review Score : 8/10

After the big reveal of the Adaptoids last issue Remender focuses largely on ust a few characters this issue . The main story centers around Ant man who Hawkeye had shrunk and jump onto one of the Adaptoids last issue.  Remender uses Ant Man well here having him explain to himself and the reader that he hasn’t ever really felt comfortable being a “hero” mainly because at the start of his career he was anything but that.  It’s a nice character moment that gets touched on towards the end of the issue in truly heartbreaking fashion.

Back at base Hawkeye has been up questioning his choices and generally lashing out at every one of his team mates , including Captain America. Steve Rogers believes that adding Flash Thompson (The New Venom ) to the team would greatly help Hawkeyes chances of turning his current failed mission around. Hawkeye takes offense at the notion and takes the rest of the team to go after Ant Man.

Easily my favorite character now that Remender is writing the book is Beast. Remender fills Beast full of Witty comebacks and one liners in the beginning of this issue. While towards the end has Beast take charge and remind Hawkeye not only how lucky he is to be in the Team Leader of the group but also that if he continues acting over aggressive and barking orders that he may lose Beast in the process.

Gabriel Hardman’s art is really starting to grow on me . It may not be the most detailed art around, but he tells a very clean and concise story. Facial expressions are spot on and he does well in both the Action scenes and quieter moments in the book which Remender mixes perfectly together.

I wont spoil anything for you but the end of this issue is truly heartbreaking stuff. The scenes I refer to are all done very real and through the images as well as the dialogue coming out of the character you get a sense that he’s in the middle of a fight he’s not going to win. I’m sold on this book. Even though there is still a lot of mystery surrounding the Adaptoids , Remender has made them a clear threat. I love the Team put together in this book and Remender clearly has a voice in mind for each character . Hardman’s art doesn’t disappoint and when you put that together with Remenders storytelling Marvel has another Home run book on their hands.

Mike DeVivo

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5-page preview: INCORRUPTIBLE #27 – Waid’s march to the end

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Boom! Studios Friday released a five-page preview of Incorruptible #27 written by Mark Waid with art by Marcio Takara. Waid starts a new story arc with Incorruptible #27 with the end of the series in sight. The end begins February 22nd, 2012.

From Boom! Studios:

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Garry Brown
COVER B: Matteo Scalera

BRAND NEW ARC! GREAT FOR NEW READERS! Max Damage has seemingly driven Plutonian from Coalville, finally cementing him as a hero among the struggling desperate populace. But at what cost? And when the deal he made with Plutonian comes due, can Max be the hero that Coalville needs once again? Don’t miss the beginning of a new era in this companion to Mark Waid’s Eisner-nominated superhero series, IRREDEEMABLE!

Avengers Origins: Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver #1 five page preview

Marvel Comics released the first four pages of AVENGERS ORIGINS: SCARLET WITCH & QUICKSILVER #1 on Monday.

This is the origin story of how Wanda and Pietro went from villain to hero. Sean McKeever is the author of this book with art by Micro Pierfederici.

Do we need this story? Are you excited? Is Marvel getting their origins together so that Wanda can go crazy again and kill everyone? The Scarlet Witch is that wild card character that always scares you  because your favorite hero or villain could disappear in a second.

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Ultimate Comics All-New Spider-Man #3

Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk. Holy talk. I mean seriously. Talk. Then some action, talk, talk talk. Spider-Man has been shot! SCENE!

I am fairly sure that is how Bendis wrote this script. In all seriousness yet another issue goes by without Miles in costume (except for on the cover), and not only that the issue is still set “Months Ago.”  I get that Bendis wants us to care about the character of Miles, but for godsakes, nothing happens. The book is mostly just dialogue between Miles and his friend Ganke, about how Miles doesn’t want powers, and Ganke thinks it is the coolest thing that his best friend has Spider powers. I mean, I really feel like I am listening to a bunch of kids having a conversation, which I guess to be fair is the point, right Bendis? I guess you want to prove that you can write any character even a couple of 14-year-old kids.

Long story short, nothing really happens, you find out Miles’ Uncle Aaron aka Ultimate Prowler moved suddenly from his apartment and left it abandoned. Miles reluctantly saves a kid from a fire, and then freaks out about how he doesn’t want to be a hero, argues with his friend, starts school, and finds out Spider-Man has been shot. (Since this is set “Months Ago” this is taking place right around Death of Spider-Man took place. Stuff needs to start happening, I’m not sure I can handle one more issue without this guy getting into costume. It’s fine that he wants to give us back story to make us care about the characters and such, but do it in a flashback. This is Spider-Man not American Splendor. I think. Unless American Splendor is nothing like I remembered.  My recommendation, read this one in the shop. Save your $3.99. Not that I need to repeat it again, but Sarah Pichelli’s art is still gangbusters. Can’t wait to see what she does with some “Action.” Ahem.

Story: 4/10

Art: 10/10