Ed McGuinness

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Review: Avengers X-Sanction #2

Falcon has been taken down from above and Captain America has been beaten into submission. Next on Cable’s hit list? Iron Man!

Issue one ended with Cap and Cable fighting each other, with Cap losing at gunpoint. The final panel has a resounding “BLAM!” across it and you are left pondering the fate of America’s star spangled hero. Issue two tells us that Cap has been stun gunned and harnessed into a chair that can scramble his neurological system. Cable doesn’t want him dead –yet! Then he decides to take on Iron Man, and every other Avenger, until they can tell him why the alternate future he just left didn’t have Hope there to save it. Oh yeah, Cable is also dying from his techno virus and only has twenty-four hours to accomplish his task!

I have to say, this one is just not working for me!

I’m sorry, but there is nothing in the first two issues, of this four issue mini, that has made me want to see where the story is going. It has no heart or emotion, save the continual moaning from Cable that he needs to save his “daughter.” There is nothing that grips the reader and makes you care about any of it. The fight scenes, though rendered well by McGuiness, are quick and bland — it is only four issues mind you. And the battle set-ups are continually the same. Cap sees Red Wing flying toward a freighter with no Falcon in sight, lets follow him and get captured. Iron Man sees Red Wing flying toward a freighter with no Falcon around, lets follow him and get captured. At this point, one has to wonder if Cable is paying Red Wing off with small rodents in order to betray his human cohorts! The story is just not there, and to have Cable come back from the “dead” after such a great send off in X-Men for this — it tarnishes the great ending of Second Coming.

I know this mini-series is just a set up for Avengers vs. X-Men, but I really expected more from the amazing talent of Jeph Loeb. Only the absolute collecting purists need to buy this book. Otherwise, spend your four dollars on lunch while you read something better!

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Marvel Comics Releases Avengers X-Sanction Variant Covers

AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT A (OCT118095)
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT B (OCT118096)
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 QUESADA VARIANT (OCT110607)
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1  YU VARIANT (OCT110609)
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1  MCGUINNESS VARIANT (OCT110608)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Covers by ED MCGUINNESS, JOE QUESADA, & LEINIL YU
ON SALE THIS WEDNESDAY
 
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 (NOV110504)
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 PLATT VARIANT (NOV110506)
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 YU VARIANT (NOV110505)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Covers by STEPHEN PLATT & LEINIL YU
FOC – 12/12/11, ON SALE – 1/4/12
 
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 (DEC110616)
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 CHURCHILL VARIANT (DEC110617)
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 YU VARIANT (DEC110618)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Covers by IAN CHURCHILL & LEINIL YU
FOC – 1/9/12, ON SALE – 2/1/12
 
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #4
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #4 SKROCE VARIANT
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #4 YU VARIANT
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by STEVE SKROCE & LEINIL YU
 
ON SALE THIS MARCH!
 

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Read The Defenders/Avengers X-Sanction Sketch Book For Free

If you happened to stop by your local comic shop today — and if you didn’t you really missed out on an all-around week of good comics — Marvel provided a free Defenders/Avengers X-Sanction Flip Book.

Inside are all sorts of goodies on two of Marvel’s most anticipated new books, both due to hit December 7th, including sketches by Defenders artist Terry Dodson and Avengers X-Sanction artist Ed McGuinness. In addition, comments from Marvel SVPP and Editor Tom Brevoort, Matt Fraction and Jeph Loeb can be found inside, as well.

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Loeb and McGuinness ‘Reborn’ Teaser – Nova?

Hmm…any ideas?

There are five spaces, but assume the fifth is a blank to separate the two words.

Nova_Reborn?

Plus, Nova is “dead.”

Plus, word leaked Loeb was taking over Marvel Cosmic.

Plus, Annihilators: Earthfall concludes in December.

Plus, Tom Brevoort is probably heard enough from us.

 

 

Press Release

 

_ _ _ _ _ REBORN!

 

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Marvel First Look at Avengers #15

picMarvel released the cover to Avengers #15, a “Fear Itself” tie-in, from Brian Michael Bendis, Chris Bachalo and cover by Ed McGuinness.

I hope the Hulk gone “worthy” smashes them all!

AVENGERS #15

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Marvel Announces Ed McGuinness returns to HULK!

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Press Release

Ed McGuinness returns to HULK!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at HULK #30, as superstar artist Ed McGuinness returns to the book he helped create and joins red hot writer Jeff Parker for the gamma-irradiated team-up you never thought you’d see! That’s right, the Green Goliath and the rampaging Red Hulk must put aside their differences to take on a threat so massive it’ll take the both of them to put a stop to it. The Earth will shake as the COMPOUND HULK makes its shocking debut!

“Thanks to his amazing run with Jeph Loeb, Ed’s become THE definitive Hulk artist of our time,” said Senior Editor Mark Paniccia. “HULK #30 is pure McGuinness madness, introducing new characters that are bound to be instant classics, and some Hulk villains that fans have been frothing for. All this and the Impossible Man, too.” 

Prepare for an action-packed, gamma-fueled beat down that only the combined might of two Hulks can deliver in HULK #30, on sale this February!

HULK #30 (DEC100576)

Written by JEFF PARKER

Pencils and Cover by ED McGUINNESS

T+…$3.99

FOC 1/24/11, On-Sale 2/16/11

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