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Joe Madureira Interview on

IGN took the time to interview Joe Madureira about Darksiders and his time back at Marvel drawing Ultimates Volume 3. He mentions the thought of re-releasing a Battle Chasers Trade Paper Back of the first nine issue since they are so hard to find these days. I'm crossing my fingers for that!

Check it out here.

Here are some new images from the article.

Ultimates 3 Vol. 4 Preview at IGN

IGN has just posted four preview pages from Ultimates 3 Vol. 4 featuring new artwork from Joe Madureira. Here's what they have to say:

Ultimates Vol. 3 #4
32 full color pages
Written by: Jeph Loeb
Art by: Joe Madureira & Christian Lichtner
Release Date: June 25, 2008
Price: $2.99

Who rules the Savage Land? Who could possibly challenge Magneto's authority? How about the Ultimates with special guest Wolverine!

Plus: back in NYC, the Wasp makes a discovery that will change everything! The most-talked-about series from superstars Jeph Loeb, Joe Madureira and Christian Lichtner charges toward Ultimatum!

- Marvel

Issue four as well as the variant cover by David Finch will be released next week on the 25th of June.

New Darsiders: Wrath of War Images

Over at they have a video Documentary featuring new gameplay and a behind the scenes look at Darksiders: Wrath of War. There are four new concept art pieces as well! Enjoy.

Ultimates 3 #4

Some fresh news from they have released a preview for the variant cover of Ultimates 3 #4 (drawn by David Finch). The article also reveals that the issue should hit comic book shelves on June 25th.

Ultimates 3: March on Ultimatum Announced

Over at comic book resources there's news about Ultimates 3 Issues #1-3 being collected in "March On Ultimatum". My guess is that it's the first of two collected editions... yet there are only two issues left so I don't understand why they wouldn't wait to collect all five issues... then again, they're probably just milking the sales some more.

Here's the details,

Written by JEPH LOEB
Parental Advisory …$4.99
FOC--5/29/08, On-Sale--6/18/08

On a side note I have no idea when Ultimates 3 #4 and #5 will be released, they seem to be delayed.

New Darksiders Concept Art

Over at they have some new screen shots and concept art from Darksiders: Wrath of War... here's the good stuff. Thanks to Jamar for the tip.

Plus go here to read a new interview and watch a video! Some of which shows Joe Madureira doing his thing at his art much art... wow. This game is getting alot of hype, maybe it will be the Mad! man's first published game, cross your fingers.

Updated Darksiders Website

The Darksiders website has been re-designed, shows some new art from Joe Mad (too bad you can't save the images). There are some new screen shots, production artwork and a (not new) teaser trailer for the game. Check it out!

Also Game did an interview with Joe Madureira during the THQ Gamers Day 2008 conference. Here it is

Ultimates #1 Black and White and Wizard World LA

Just a heads up that Ultimates Vol 3 #1 Black and White Edition is scheduled to release this Wednesday March 19th with the two gate-fold hero and villain covers.

The Wizard World LA Convention went on this past weekend where Joe Madureira and Jeph Loeb were on hand for a Ultimates panel. Comic Book Resources was there to fill us in. It's a good read, check it out!

Finally, Ultimates Vol 3 Issue #4 seems to be delayed until April with no solid release date yet!

Ultimates 3 #2 Second Print and Issue 3 preview!

Lots of good news today, first off the second issue of Ultimates Vol 3 is getting a second printing just like the first issue did. Here's hoping that it will feature another splash page by Joe Madureira.

Over at Comic Book Resources they have a 5 page preview of Ultimates Vol 3 Issue 3 which is due out on shelves next wednesday!

Ultimates 3.1 Black and White Variant Announced

Newsarama released news on a black and white variant for the popular Ultimates 3 Issue 1 to be released on March 12th.

"What a wonderful gift for the fans of the book," says Loeb. "Joe's artwork looks great in color, but to see what an amazing illustrator he is just off his pencils is a mind blowing!"

Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Gatefold Covers by JOE MADUREIRA
Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC—2/21/08, On-Sale—3/12/08

That's all for now, expect Ultimates 3 Issue 3 to be released on February 20th!

Ultimates Tops December Charts Plus Ultimates 3 #5 Solicitation

Newsarama has received the comic book sales number for December and has said Ultimates 3 Issue One was the top-selling comic book of the month.

Congrats to the Ultimates team!

Comic Book Resources has released the April 2008 Solicitations for Marvel Comics and it includes...

ULTIMATES 3 #5 (of 5)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & 50/50 Wraparound Covers by JOE MADUREIRA & CHRISTIAN LICHTNER
This is it, the ending you've been breathlessly waiting for! Who killed the Scarlet Witch -- and why? The answers will rock you as the Ultimate Universe is about to explode! Betrayals, secrets, and even another murder are all laid bare as superstars Jeph Loeb, Joe Madureira and Christian Lichtner conclude Volume 3! But the next big Ultimates story is just beginning, as right around the corner is...Ultimatum!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

Ultimates 3.2 Five Page Preview

Over at comic book resources they have an updated 5 page preview of Ultimates 3 Issue 2. This is a nice preview before the issue comes out this wednesday January 23rd.

Ultimates 3.1 Second Print in Stores

The second print of Ultimates Volume 3 issue 1 was released yesterday with a beautiful new cover (see last post) as well as a colour fix of the interiors! The dark and muddy print job has disappeared and has been replaced by a much lighter and clear print that lets the fine details be shown in the work by Joe Madureira.

I found out that Jeph Loeb and Joe Madureira will be special guests at Wizard World Los Angeles so I'm sure there will be some new announcements and details on their Ultimates 3 run. The convention takes place from March 14-16th, 2008.

Over at Marvel Comics there are two sweet wallpapers of the covers to Ultimates Vol 3.3 and 3.4, here are the highest quality versions for your viewing pleasure.

Finally, Ultimates 3.2 comes out next Wednesday January 23rd to your local comic book retailers, don't forget to pick up your copy!

Ultimates 3 #1 to have a second print!

Great news for Joe Madureira fans, the first issue of Ultimates Volume 3 sold out and will have a second print. The cover will feature the splash page with Valkyrie about to cut Venom, expect it to hit shelves on January 16th.

Also, there was a bit of a backlash on the printing quality of the first issue, it was dark and muddy which made it very moody (which was great in my opinion). Anyway the second print may be altered to have better printing... here is was the colourist had to say.

So I finally got a copy. Don't ask why it's taken this long, but trust me it wasn't easy.

The book printed so incredibly dark, I have a difficult time trying to stay positive about anything. The book sold out, and the thought that they're all out there, this dark and muddy, is really hard to take.

I'm trying to find out if there's anything I can do about this for the 2nd printing. I'm really hoping that there is, as I'll do anything to try to get this fixed.