Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Wizard 168 Scans

A huge thanks to Corey for sending me these scans early, I'll hopefully pick up my copy of Wizard later today.

Captain America
Captain America 2
Captain America 3
Black Widow
Wasp
Hulk

Anyone who thought Joe Mad lost his drawing skills can now eat those filthy words; these new sketches are wicked. I'll have higher resolution versions up later today or tomorrow, enjoy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Jeph Loeb & Joe Mad on Ultimates v3

It's official, Joe Madureira and Jeph Loebs top secret Marvel project will indeed be the third volume of the Ultimates. They will be taking over after Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch finish version two at the end of this year or early next year. It is presumed that Ultimates v3 will begin during the second quarter of 2006.

You can check out wizardworld.com and newsarama for the full stories.

This is what wizardworld.com's 'On Sale Now' column has to say about their coverage of the new project.

JEPH LOEB MOVES TO MARVEL
The DC writer heads to the House of Ideas to do Ultimates with Joe Madureira! PLUS: Exclusive first look at Joe Mad'’s new art!


I will hopefully pick up the issue tomorrow and scan the new art for all you fans to check out so don't miss out tomorrow!

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Canadian Nation Comic Expo: Cup o' Joe Panel

Over at Comics Continuum I got this information on what could be Joe Madureira's secret Marvel Project.

TORONTO -- Marvel Comics staged a Cup O' Joe panel without the Joe Saturday at the Canadian National Comic Book Expo on Saturday.

Editor-in-chief Joe Quesada was a no-show for the panel, but consultant/talent liasion/former editor C.B. Cebulski took center stage, answering questions in a lively session.

He was asked about on separate occasions who the creators of the third volume of The Ultimates will be and what Joe Madureira's project with Marvel will be, Cebulski said "You'll see in four days" to both, referring to Marvel's upcoming announcement. He wouldn't connect the two, however.


This news, along with rumors and an email I got from a fan who got Wizard #168 early all seem to point to the Ultimates Vol. 3 as Joe Mad's Marvel project. But, again, we will have to wait for Wizard #168 for the final answer, check back in three days for the official news!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Q&A with Joe Quesada

Over at Newsarama they posted their weekly Question and Answer piece and there was one question about Joe Madureira's new Marvel Project.

Newsarama: From “"MrMxyzptlk": we know that Leinil Yu is coming to the Ultimate Universe. That is cool. But can you confirm or deny that Joe Madureira and Michael Turner will work on the Ultimates titles too?

Joe Quesada: I can do no such thing.


I know there was no solid answer but it shows that Joe working in the Ultimates Universe is a possiblity. We will have to wait until we get our hands on Wizard #168 next Wednesday (August 31st) to truely find out what Joe's Marvel project will be!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

More House of M #1 variants coming to retailers

Over at Newsarama.com they posted this info.

This past weekend at WizardWorld: Chicago, in announcing artist Joe Madureira'’s new exclusive contract, Marvel released an image featuring “Joe Mad's” version of Wolverine, the Hulk, and Spider-Man. Not just a promotional image, it was actually a cover to a new surprise “Convention Special of House of M #1, one free copy of which was sent to every Diamond account (i.e. retailer) with this week's new books, and undoubtedly now fetching a premium aftermarket price.

This week the publisher has announced this House of M #1 Convention Special will be made available for order on a limited basis (20 per Diamond account). This second wave of this special will be in stores on August 31st.


This is great news for people that missed out on the single issue retailers got last week and bad news for people paying $20 - $50 for their copies. Good thing I only got mine for $10!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Joe Quesada Q&A on Newsarama.com

There are a few questions concerning Joe Mad's new work with Marvel over at newsarama. Here's the good stuff...

"The deal with Mike and Joe are a bit different, it’s a project and volume deal that will keep him Marvel fans thrill for some time as well."

"As for Joe, more details of his deal, project and length of time will be disclosed shortly in the next issue of Wizard I believe. From our discussions, Joe has agreed to do a significant amount of work, and I have to tell you, he’s excited as can be to be back and working on this project. It’s going to be fun to have Joe back in the biz!"


Sounds pretty sweet to me, I can't wait to get my hands on next weeks Wizard magazine for more information on Joe's future project.

Oh yeah, I got my hands on Joe's House of M cover so I will scan it soon. I can't scan it right away because I'm leaving for Montreal until Tuesday so expect it up around then!

That's all for now, have a great day.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The rumor was true!

The House of M #1 variant cover by Joe Mad! did indeed come out today and retailers only got a single copy of it! There are dozens of them on eBay as your reading this that are going for $30+ dollars. If you haven't already you should check your local comic shop for this cover if it isn't already gone. Over at Joemadfan.com Nathen bought two copies (one from two comic stores) and said he paid between $20 and $30 for each of them so this cover comes at kind of a hefty price.

I'm checking my local shop tomorrow so hopefully I will get my hands on it so I can scan the cover for the site. Check back tomorrow for the update.

Monday, August 08, 2005

House of M inks

Over at joemadfan.com Nathen got an email with the inks to Mad!'s new House of M variant cover. Apparently it came from Comic Art Fans.com which seems to be a great site to find inks from tons of artists! Check it out.

House of M #1 inks

Saturday, August 06, 2005

New project to be revealed in Wizard Magazine

According to the Wizard website Joe and Jeph's new Marvel project will be revealed in Wizard #168 which will be on sale Wednesday August 31st.

I'm hoping for something spider-man related myself. What do you guys want/think the project will be?"

Update on House of M cover

RUMOR
The House of M cover by Joe Mad in the last post will apparently be available next week (8/10) for all comic retailers. The cover is a limited edition version of the first issue of House of M and stores will only receive one copy of it! So definately tell your local retailer to hold you a copy. It seems retailers also have no idea about this cover coming in so you might need to explain it to them.

END RUMOR

He's BACK!!!!!

I owe a big thanks to Corey for emailing me this news.

There was a HUGE announcement at Wizard World Chicago today....Joe Madureira is coming back to comics to do a project for Jeph Loeb and Marvel! During the Joe Quesada 'Cup o' Joe' panel it was announced that Jeph Loeb (a popular writer) just signed a contract with Marvel that begins on September 1st. Jeph is known for his work for DC on Batman: Hush with artist Jim Lee, the Batman/Superman comics and his ongoing series for Supergirl.Wizard World Chicago: Cup O' Joe Panel

Joe was asked if he was exclusive to Marvel or just on board for this unnamed project. "It's just this one thing," he replied, "but there's a lot more to talk about." During the announcement they showed Joe's newest comic cover for House of M featuring Wolverine, Spider-Man, and Hulk. They gave away posters of the cover at the event also.

House of M cover by Joe Madureira


Jeph Loeb hinted that his and Joes new project probably will have something to do with one of the three characters. This begs the question, will Joe finally fulfill his dream of drawing a Spider-Man comic? I've got my fingers crossed!

Here's another tid-bit from comic book resources:

Madureira was asked if he'd ever finish “Battle Chasers. The artist seemed disappointed that it never finished, but is content to let the book toil for now. "It's one of those things that I think about every once in a while, and not having finished it bums me out... I would love to do it at some point, but it would be very far out." Where has the artist been in the interim? Working in the video game industry as an art director, Madureira said. Most of the work he's done in the past couple years will probably never be seen, he said, unless it gets collected into an art book. But he did say he believes he's learned some new tricks” while he was away.

I hope everone is excited as I am about this news! When more information about the project becomes available expect to read about here as soon as possible.