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Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes!

GALAXY'S MIGHTIEST HEROES

GALAXY’S MIGHTIEST HEROES

The Thanos Imperative #3 hits today featuring what may be the Cosmic Avengers!

Our very own Byron Brewer and Bill Meneese put together featured reports on each of the Cosmic Assemblers.

Here they are assembled in one easy to find page:

Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes: Nova

Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes: Silver Surfer

Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes: Quasar

Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes: Gladiator

Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes: Beta Ray Bill

Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes: Ronan

 

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The Thanos Imperative #4 Teaser: The Final Assault

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It’s Not Your Fault: The DnA Interview

Marvel’s latest cosmic event, The Thanos Imperative, exploded on to the scene with two sell-out titles, The Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1 (Brad Walker art) andThe Thanos Imperative #1, from the stellar creative team of Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (DnA) and artist Miguel Sepulveda.

Issue #2 hit a couple of weeks ago and fans erupted at the site of the Galactus Engine face-to-face against the Marvel Universe’s most powerful. An almost fully powered mad Titan was shown incinerating the Fault Universe’s own Defenders.

Last week, Marvel released a teaser for the upcoming Thanos Imperative #3 featuring the “Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes.” Side by side stood the Silver Surfer, Nova, Quasar, Gladiator, Ronan and one recent addition: Beta Ray Bill, the Asgard-eque Korbinite.

The San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) begins this weekend with DnA as panelists on Thursday’s Mondo Marvel panel. Cosmic Book News caught up with the Cosmic Duo as they prepared to head Stateside.

We asked a few questions regarding the recent events in The Thanos Imperative, their thoughts on Nova in Secret Avengers and because fans demanded it, Captain Marvel.

Cosmic Book News: Will we be learning how Aegis and Tenebrous came back to life and how they made their peace with Galactus?

DnA: The great “Cosmic Abstracts” move in mysterious ways. Their mortality does not operate the way ours does. We may not explicitly see how they came back to “life,” we just know that the threat of the Cancerverse is so great, any animosity between them and Galactus is shelved for the time being.

Cosmic Book News: Speaking of the Cancerverse, as Thanos gets his power back will we be seeing more of the Many-Angled Ones’ “heroes” trying to stop him?

DnA: That’s a big yes. Yes, indeed!

Cosmic Book News: What can you tell us about the “Galactus Engine,” an entity (?) that seems to dwarf Galactus and the Abstracts as they dwarf us?

DnA: Essentially, as you might suspect, it’s the Cancerverse’s version of Galactus, but bio-engineered by the Many-Angled Gods of the outer dark into an even more extraordinary and apocalyptic mechanism of cosmic annihilation.

Cosmic Book News: It is thrilling that you are adding another cosmic champion, Beta Ray Bill, to the mix with this war against the forces of the Cancerverse. How will this cosmic Thor doppelganger work into the saga? What can you tell us about the “Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes?”

DnA: In the middle of the extreme frontline battle, Nova finds he needs a small but elite strike force of very heavy hitters for a very specific purpose. Those are the guys he calls up.  What happens next is pure cosmic wow.

Cosmic Book News: Have you been reading Secret Avengers?  What do you think about Nova being part of that team?

DnA: Yes, we have. It’s great, and it’s really nice to see him as part of such an illustrious team, properly recognizing his first division status.

Cosmic Book News: Lastly, anything to say regarding Mar-vell?

DnA: Mar-Vell was one of our favorite cosmic heroes, and we always wanted to have him feature in a story. However, his death was so amazing, one of the all-time best comic book deaths and one of those very few that should NEVER be undone. So it occurred to us that he would make the perfect villain: his Cancerverse self demonstrates how he and the universe itself would have altered if his life and death had run along a different course.

Cosmic Book News: Thanks for your time! Great interview!

Look for “The Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes” in The Thanos Imperative #3 in stores August 11!

 

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Review: The Thanos Imperative #1

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Writers:  Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Artist:  Miguel Sepulveda

Colorist:  Jay David Ramos

 

Warning:  Contains Spoilers

 

Everything you’ve heard on the net about this comic is true.  It’s a cosmic epic that is already giving the benchmark for comparison, Annihilation, a run for its money.

There are so many special moments in this non-stop thrill ride that it’s hard to know where to start in heaping praise upon writers Abnett and Lanning.  My favorites include Rocket facing down Thanos, Drax donning his old costume, Starlord’s fateful decision to pit Thanos against the Cancerverse, and Nova rushing in to rescue his Corpsmen – even though he is powerless to prevent Nita’s abduction by the Cancerverse Avengers – or as they are dubbed, appropriately enough, “The Revengers.”

Abnett and Lanning have pulled out all the stops for this – their masterpiece tale of the cosmic universe they’ve created over the past three years.  As each chapter unfolds – it becomes evident how current Thanos Imperative events are connected to events springing from Annihilation, Conquest, War of Kings, and Realm of Kings epics; and the Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy ongoing series.  Continuity sticklers have struck the mother load.

The only thing that prevents this comic from attaining a 5-Star rating is the art and coloring.  I found the art to stack up poorly against the art seen in the Ignition prologue.  Sepulveda just doesn’t seem to have the same artistic grasp of the cosmic characters that many of his predecessors on the Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy ongoing series have demonstrated.  To be fair, he has a lot of cosmic characters to draw and he’s not been one of the regular cosmic artists.  Hopefully, over the course of this mini-series he’ll improve as he gets a feel for the characters. Likewise, I found the coloring to be a bit dull – and that also detracted a bit from the exciting events of this book. 

Slight imperfections in art and coloring aside, if issue #1 is any indication, Thanos Imperative is well on its way to becoming a cosmic event that will be discussed and referred back to for many years to come along side such classic cosmic events as The Kree-Skrull War, The Infinity Gauntlet, and Annihilation.  Don’t miss this event.  Add it to your pull list today! 

Article by:  Bill Meneese

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Spilling The Guts Interview With DnA

It is said, “Actions speak louder than words.”

With Guardians of the Galaxy #19 we saw the team get cut in half. With the Realm of Kings One Shot we saw the Evil Avengers, including an inverted version of the Quasar we know, make his way to Earth. The Guardians reside on the decapitated head of a Celestial, known as Knowhere. The mysterious cocoon has been developing for a number of issues.

So following in that special tradition, Cosmic Book News went straight to DnA for answers.

We conducted a rather straightforward interview with our old friends Dan and Andy (aka. DnA) as they talked with us about Guardians of the Galaxy.

However, this time around, these two talented writers have decided to let their upcoming issues of Guardians of the Galaxy do the talking for them. Oh sure, they answered our questions, but they left a lot blank!

We can guarantee no spoiler warnings, but a fun interview none-the-less!

Cosmic Book News: What are your thoughts on the new lineup? As we witnessed with Guardians of the Galaxy #19, half the team was essentially killed off – including fan favorite Cosmo. Is having a dozen or so Guardians a bit too much? Or was the decision based on the story to show how powerful the Magus is?

DnA: Since the first issue, we’ve enjoyed keeping readers on their toes when it comes to the team line-up and, yes, we wanted to show how powerful Magus was. But it was also a dramatic moment that seemed to ‘write itself’. We weren’t culling a team that had got too big. This was just what happened at such a dramatic instant.

Then of course, you have to
bear in mind that we ———— ————— — —- —————— ————.

Cosmic Book News: Speaking of death in comics, what are your thoughts? Particularly in regards to fan favorite, Cosmo?

DnA: Cosmo was great character, but you have to bear in mind ————- ———— —– — —– —————- —————.

Cosmic Book News: Bug reminds me a lot of Kurt Wagner in the early days of All-New, All-Different X-Men, especially his reactions to females. Any plans to play around with him, make him the “light comic character”?

DnA: He already is! Our problem is the reverse: reminding readers that he’s capable and sensible, too.

Plus, you have to bear in mind ————- ———— —– — —– —————- —————.

Cosmic Book News: Is the mantle of “Chosen One” on Jack Flag tied in at all with the Mantis/Celestial Madonna saga?

DnA: No. Oh, wait…*frantic whispering between writers*…Maybe.

Cosmic Book News: Most of the lineup is great on this team, but most are humans or meta-humans (Peter, Drax, Moondragon, Jack). We need a real cosmic titan in here with uber-powers if Warlock is to remain Magus — or even to stave off big cosmic threats. As the Magic One said, “Wood and bullets ain’t too high-tech.”

Now would seem like a good time to bring the Silver Surfer into the fold. Seeing how we have Evil Quasar, perhaps a rematch is on from Quasar #50?

Or even Thanos as he is considered Death’s champion with the Magus, life’s?

DnA: There lack of a serious cosmic big hitter is going to be a major issue through this next, epic phase of the story.

And, of course, you have to bear in mind ————- ———— —– — —– —————- —————.

Cosmic Book News: Just, who is in that cocoon, and who severed the Celestial’s head off?

DnA: That’s easy! —————————.

And the head was cut off —————- ——– ——— – – ———— —————.

Cosmic Book News: Any plans for a return of The Stranger in GotG?

DnA: It’s not a thought we haven’t had, let’s put it that way.

Cosmic Book News: Regarding The Fault, will we see the Evil Avengers again? And will their “Master” make its way to our universe?

DnA: There’s a VERY big story coming for 2010, and we don’t think it’s giving anything away to say…—–.

Cosmic Book News: What does 2010 have in store for the Guardians?

DnA: There’s a VERY big story coming for 2010, and you have to bear in mind ————- ———— —– — —– —————- —————.

Cosmic Book News: Thanks, guys!

In honor of this special interview, we at Cosmic Book News admit we _____________. So we would also like to say, _________ .

 

Look for Guardians of the Galaxy #22 to hit stores January 27th, 2010!