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Avengers vs X-Men 2 review; Amazing Spider-Man posters; Gambit returns

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm •  Published: May 1, 2012

Kyle is excited as Matt and Kyle discuss the return of Gambit on the Planet 46 Comics Show.


Yahoo Movies has revealed new one-sheet posters for The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield and opening July 3. Marc Webb directs the film, which will be an update to the Spider-Man origin tale.


Gambit will be the star a solo title this August by writer James Asmus and artist Clay Mann, according to Comic Book Resources. At C2E2, writer Asmus reported he wanted to write a Gambit series to appeal to new fans and those who liked the character from his 1990s cartoon days.


Iron Man and Thor throw down in the latest clip from “The Avengers.” Robert Downey Jr. plays Iron Man and Chris Hemsworth plays Thor in “The Avengers,” directed by Joss Whedon. “Marvel’s The Avengers” will be released in theaters and IMAX on May 4.

Comics: Batman #8

The “Night of the Owls” crossover begins.

Broken and beaten, Bruce Wayne has retreated from Gotham City – the city of Owls – to Wayne Manor. But Bruce is not even safe in the manor, as the Talons attack him. This issue kicks off the “Night of the Owls” storyline running through the Bat-books next month.

BATMAN #8 also features the first of a series of back-up stories exploring the dark history of the Court of Owls, the mysterious and malevolent secret society wreaking havoc upon Gotham City in the ongoing series. In the back-up story, Alfred discovers the Court of Owls’ plan, which kicks the “Night of Owls” into full speed.

Great art by Greg Capullo and a well-crafted, action-packed storyline by Scott Snyder will have Bat-fans hurriedly grabbing up the “Night of the Owls” crossover.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #4: Leonardo

Writer Brian Lynch and artist Ross Campbell create a story that ties into the ongoing TMNT story with the “Leonardo” special of the TMNT microseries. Leonardo splits off to find the missing Splinter, and has a flashback to a previous life in Japan. He’s ambushed by the Foot clan, and most of the issue is a titanic battle between Leo and hordes of ninja.

Leonardo, the eldest brother, has always valued honor and discipline, and this issue does a good job of showcasing the leader’s qualities in a very cool issue.

Avengers vs X-Men #2

The Avengers storm the beach of the X-Men’s Utopia as the Phoenix draws ever nearer to Earth. This is a high-octane action issue, but Jason Aaron, who writes this issue, also does a good job of developing some character moments and exploring some of the more interesting conflicts among the characters. The Black Panther and Storm have an interesting exchange, as do Quicksilver and Magneto. Overall, this issue ratchets up the action.

Art is by John Romita Jr. with a cover by Jim Cheung.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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