Marvel has tapped terrific artist Kaare Andrews to write an ongoing Iron Fist book called Ironfist: The Living Weapon, which he described as ‘a bloody revenge-fueled martial arts epic’. Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction had a terrific series in the 00s starring Iron Fist, and it makes me excited to see the followup. Marvel’s renewed emphasis on character development and solo titles (see, Moon Knight) may lead to another Hawkeye or Daredevil gem. Between this, the upcoming Black Widow, Loki, Ms. Marvel, etc. , they are throwing everything at the metaphorical wall. Let’s hope some good stuff sticks.
Clocking in at over 700+ pages, oversized, hardcover that weighs 16 lbs, Wolverine Adamantium Collection just came on the market (from Marvel, of course). If you can’t read it in bed, it’s not a book, folks. If it will mess up your back trying to lift it, it’s not a book, folks. If you can work up a sweat lifting it over your head, it’s not a book, folks.
The brash in-ring persona of Chicago native Phil Brooks bills himself as “the best in the world” — a statement some of his co-workers such as John Cena or the intimidating Ryback may argue with —but he’s certainly everywhere in the world and in pop culture.
His WWE schedule has him traveling the world and appearing every Monday night on the USA Network’s Monday Night Raw show, but Punk released his first DVD CM Punk: Best in the World last week, he’s on the cover of the new WWE ’13 video game (out Oct. 30) and the champ is writing the intro for Marvel Comics’ Avengers vs. X-Men hardcover collection arriving Nov. 7.