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DVD Review: Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk
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Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk
DVD
Directed by Dave McCaig
Story by Damon Lindelof
Artwork by Leinil Francis Yu
Marvel Knights/Shout Factory
Release Date: September 10, 2013

The fine folks at Shout Factory, along with Marvel Knights, have come together to bring the 6-issue comic book miniseries of Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk to life and onto your TV screen with the Marvel Knights: Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk motion comic.

When the comic book series initially came out, I picked up the first couple of issues, mostly because I wanted to see what Damon Lindelof (Lost) would bring to the table. But as with many comic book titles, a series of delays turned this into a four-year run. But now I can see what I missed, and see it come to life without having to track down the rest of the print run.

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Comic Review: CLiNT Magazine Vol. 2 #1
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CLiNT Magazine Vol. 2 #1
Editor: Mark Millar
Titan Magazines
Price: £4.25 | Subscription: $49.99
Release Date: May 23, 2012

CLiNT Magazine is a unique specimen in today’s comic book industry. Founded by industry veteran Mark Millar, the magazine addresses all kinds of topics, including sneak peaks into upcoming comic books from Millar and others whom the writer believes in.

In this month’s issue – CLiNT Magazine Vol. 2 #1 – we get to see the first chapters in Millar and Leinil Yu‘s upcoming Super Crooks and Millar and Dave Gibbon‘s The Secret Service, as well as non-Millar entries like Roman Dirge‘s Lenore, which celebrates its 20th anniversary; Frankie Boyle and Mike Dowling‘s Rex Royd, a series which Millar picked up for distribution; and finally the CLiNT exclusive comic, Death Sentence by Montynero and Mike Dowling.

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‘Supercrooks’ Prequel To Appear Exclusively In CLiNT Magazine
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In preparation for his highly anticipated upcoming series, Mark Millar will be providing an exclusive prequel to Supercrooks in the March issue of CLiNT Magazine.

The prequel, penned by Millar, will run as an in-continuity beginning to the series and should be read before starting Supercrooks as it’s critical to the upcoming series, and you won’t be able to read it anywhere else other than CLiNT.

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Marvel Teases The Return Of The Human Torch To The Fantastic Four
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Marvel has been releasing preview images this week to announce the next big story for one of their flagship titles, Fantastic Four, and specifically the return the of currently left-for-dead Human Torch.

The images started on Monday with a simple “4” over a picture of the Earth, possibly signally a return of the original line up. We got a bit of a change up with Tuesday’s image, which showed the current team, complete with Spider-Man, in their Future Foundation uniforms. Wednesday brought us the big one though, with a big beautiful image of the original team, complete with Johnny Storm. Wednesday’s teaser was drawn by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. The only words in the announcement were a simple “Coming November 2011.”

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Comics Review: Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #1
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Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #1
Writer: Mark Millar
Penciler: Leinil Francis Yu
Inker: Gerry Alanguilan
Colorist: Laura Martin
Marvel Comics
Price: $3.99
Release date: April 28, 2010

And we have a new winner for most unwieldy title ever. Not that it has anything to do with the quality of the book, but Marvel should really drop the “Comics” part from their Ultimate titles. I’m just saying. Anyway, let’s talk about the actual issue — Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #1.

Nick Fury continues to assemble his team of black ops super-heroes, and this issue he goes after the Punisher. We see him do his thing in brutal fashion, until Fury is able to trick the Punisher and arrest him. The Punisher is then offered a choice, join the Avengers, or go to jail, and I think we all know what Punisher’s answer is, (otherwise, we’d have a pretty boring series).

I’m kind of surprised Mark Millar hasn’t written more stories featuring the Punisher before. He seems like the perfect character for Millar’s style of over the top violence, and Millar makes good use of him here. This is a Punisher who is the best at what he does, and what he does is shoot the crap out of a ton of people. The first eight pages of this issue are an orgy of violence, and are filled with classic Punisher action. It’s a Millar-written story, so it’s not surprising that the action is well done.

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