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King In Black
And it brought to light one of the King In Black tie-in series, Symbiote Spider-Man which has rewritten an old forgotten Captain Universe story from the eighties, with the character of Mister E, who fought the portable with a number of black shadowy creatures, now rewritten as an early Knull symbiote. Marvel Spotlight Vol 2 #9[...]
WandaVision Gets New Comics Creator Credits - But Why?
Originally the credits ran: With special thanks to Brian Michael Bendis, John Buscema, John Cassaday, Olivier Coipel, Steven Englehart, David Finch, Richard Howell, Tom King, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Rick Leonardi, Bill Mantlo, Roy Thomas, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Joss Whedon. From this we could identify for WandaVision, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, who created Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, Baron[...]
Did Steve Ditko Create Venom? Marvel Spotlight #9 Sells $90 On eBay
The comic book by Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko featured the portable superhero identity of Captain Universe and was titled "The Mystery of Mister E!" The Uni-Power attempts to possess former Captain Universe host Ray Coffin again, but causes a heart attack due to his age Instead, the power goes to his son, Steve Coffin who[...]
Don't Use Real Phone Numbers In Your Comics – The Jim Shooter Files
We could be sued by the owner of the phone number…. Here's the comic in question, by Bill Mantlo and Gerry Conway. Classically, US TV shows use numbers with 555 in them – as no US number has that configuration, Weirdly, my own home phone number has those three digits together in a row, living as I[...]
Andrea Mutti's Process Art for Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #1
Last year Dynamite Entertainment put together a Kickstarter campaign to collect the Swords of the Swashbucklers series that was created by Bill Mantlo and Butch Guice The story followed spirited teenager Domino Blackthorne Drake, a normal girl… until she stumbled upon an alien artifact, acquired uncanny power, and became a beacon for intergalactic trouble[...]
Swords of the Swashbucklers
This comes after a highly successful Kickstarter campaign to collect the original stories by Bill Mantlo and Jackson 'Butch' Guice. Michael Mantlo, brother of Bill and spokesperson for the Mantlo family stated: "Earlier this year, a Kickstarter campaign was set up to fund the re-release of Bill Mantlo's & Butch Guice's The Swords of the Swashbucklers[...]
Swords Of Swashbuckler Campaign Moves To Indiegogo
The Swords of the Swashbucklers kickstarter campaign was hugely successful for Dynamite and with over 800 backers, the campaign not only funded the collection of the original series by Bill Mantlo and Jackson Guice, but paid for a new Swords of the Swashbucklers project But with the campaigns conclusion, fans who did not get involved[...]
Greg Pak's Run On The Incredible Hulk Was Dedicated To Bill Mantlo
This time we talk to Planet Hulk writer Greg Pak about the influences Bill Mantlo had on him as a comic fan and then as a writer The writer explains exactly how Mantlo's time on the Hulk shaped what we saw years later from Pak. If you haven't checked out the Swords of the Swashbuckler project,[...]
Could We See A New Swords Of The Swashbucklers Series?
We've been talking a lot about Bill Mantlo lately with Rocket Raccoon appearing in his second film and Cloak & Dagger getting a trailer There's also been the talk about Swords of the Swashbucklers as Dynamite runs a kickstarter project to collect the series Mantlo did with Jackson Guice The project soared past the initial[...]
Rom, Spaceknight Co-Writer Chris Ryall On The Influence Of Bill Mantlo
Bill Mantlo has a thriving legacy in comics and a lot of things are going on right now from it A new Cloak & Dagger TV series is in the works, Rocket Raccoon is making his second film appearance starting Friday in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Rom: Spaceknight is doing well over with[...]
Bill Mantlo – Through His Brother's Eyes
Last week we ran the story about a new kickstarter to published a remastered edition of the Swords of the Swashbucklers by Bill Mantlo and Jackson Guice I followed it up with an article about the tragic life that Mantlo has lived since creating characters like Cloak & Dagger, Rocket Raccoon and so many more[...]
Bill Mantlo & Jackson Guice's Swords Of The Swashbuckler To Be Collected
Dynamite Entertainment, Butch Guice, and the family of Bill Mantlo launched a Kickstarter campaign to created a remastered collection of the Swords of the Swashbucklers comic series, a creator-owned pirate adventure published by Marvel from 1984 to 1987 Mantlo was the co-creator of Rocket Raccoon, one of the breakout stars of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies[...]