Hey there, Marvel kids! Monday again already!
Let’s start off this week with things I am way too excited about: it has been officially announced that Ales Kot of Secret Avengers and excellent, surreal artist Marco Rudy (recently of Uncanny X-Men) will be starting up an ongoing Winter Soldier title. In an interview with the AV Club, Kot talks about how this series will be an exploration of identity and trauma, and references the ways in which it ties in with the other great work he’s done for Marvel. The book comes out this October. Related: is it October yet?
You can listen to Star-Lord’s full Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape here, in another kind-of-adorable marketing ploy for the upcoming Guardians release. Guys…Star-Lord kind of has the music taste of a suburban dad.
Marvel Comics are being investigated in Russia as “propaganda of violence,” according to the Moscow Times. Apparently, much of this investigation was prompted by the Winter Guard, group of Avengers villains that includes Vanguard, who wears a hammer and sickle on his chest. Question: what comics are they reading in russia that feature Vanguard as a relevant character?
There is a lot of speculation that issue #21 will be the beginning of the end for the fan-favorite, Eisner Award winning, totally incredible Hawkeye series by Matt Fraction and David Aja. In summary: NO NO NO WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME.
Okay, now I completely emotionally bereft, so I’m out. Goodbye, be good to each other, enjoy what time you have left before Hawkeye #21.