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Marvelette Missives – Mercy Sparx

Marvelette Missives – Mercy Sparx

If your comic reading leans toward the “big two”, but you want a change of pace that doesn’t involve your typical hero types you need to check out Devil’s Due Publishing. The company has been around since 2000 and one of their best original characters is Mercy Sparx. She first appeared in 2008 and was created by Devil’s Due founder Josh Blaylock.  More

Marvelette Missives – Rat Queens

Marvelette Missives – Rat Queens

Anyone who’s a fan of the high fantasy genre of fiction, encompassing everything from Lord of the Rings to Dungeons and Dragons and beyond, is familiar with the band of rowdy adventurers who travel from village to village, get into scrapes and then drinking it all off in the local pub. Of course, the less enlightened probably picture the entire group (or at least the majority of it) being male. Well then let me introduce you to Hannah, Violet, Dee and Betty, the philandering, foul-mouthed foursome known as the Rat QueensMore

Marvelette Missives – Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special

Marvelette Missives – Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special

Of course we’ve all watched holiday specials on television. But for years, even comic books have come out with special editions in December. And this year Valiant brings us Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special, starring one of their most popular heroes, Faith.  More

Marvelette Missives – Slugfest

Whether you’re a fan of the tv shows, the movies or the comic books themselves, you know about the decades-long rivalry between Marvel and DC. Yes, they are obviously competitors in the same market, but it’s always been a little bit more than that. The products they sell may be the same on a basic level, but there’s always been a “mine is better than yours” attitude between the companies and the fans of their work. And for the fans who, like me, love finding out about behind the scenes details, there’s a great new book on the history of these two comic book giants.  More

Marvelette Missives – Eternity

Marvelette Missives – Eternity

The exploration of our known universe and beyond is nothing new for comics. In Marvel and DC, the cosmos is littered with all manner of heroes and villains attempting to take over or save entire galaxies. And now Valiant is stepping into that realm with the new series Eternity. Written by Matt Kindt with art from Trevor Hairsine – the team behind Divinity – this short-run series is expanding the Valiant universe into the cosmos with not only new locales, but also new characters on the level of gods and mythology.  More

Marvelette Missives – Jessica Jones: Avenger

Marvelette Missives – Jessica Jones: Avenger

It’s been almost a year since we last talked about Jessica Jones. In that post, we looked at the then-new comic book series Jessica Jones (which is still going strong and has some fantastic writing and artwork). But if you’re reading that series or have watched the Netflix shows she’s on, you may be wondering about Jessica’s early days as a hero and her connection to the Avengers. The collection Jessica Jones: Avenger is the book you need.  More

Marvelette Missives – Lockjaw

Marvelette Missives – Lockjaw

Even if you don’t know much about the Inhumans, one member you are likely already familiar with is Lockjaw. You may not know him by name or what his status or powers are, but if nothing else, you know he’s the giant dog. If that’s the case or if you want a refresher on the best dog in the Marvel universe, the Lockjaw: Dog Days collection is what you need.  More

Marvelette Missives – Daughters of the Dragon

Marvelette Missives – Daughters of the Dragon

In the late 70s, a couple of supporting characters from Iron Fist comics, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, were given a chance to team up as Daughters of the Dragon in an issue of Marvel Team-Up. Though well received, the duo remained supporting characters, carrying over to the Power Man and Iron Fist series. They didn’t manage to get their own story lines (in Marvel Comics Presents) until the 1990s and their own title didn’t come out until 2006.  More

Marvelette Missives – Justice League of America (Rebirth)

Marvelette Missives – Justice League of America (Rebirth)

When DC decided to do a reboot of their universe with Rebirth, changes were made across the board. One of the interesting twists was the new version of the Justice League of America. Following the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad miniseries, Rebirth brought together the likes of Black Canary, Vixen… even Lobo.  More

Marvelette Missives – Generations

Marvelette Missives – Generations

Following on the heels of Secret Empire, and a mysterious twist on how that event storyline ended, Marvel has been releasing a series of one-shots dubbed Generations. Beginning in August, this 10-issue anthology series is a collection of team-ups of classic characters with their current versions.  More