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May 30, 2003 | By JEROME MAIDA -- For the Daily News
In just three years, Joe Quesada has gone from prolific artist to one of the most powerful men in comics. When he took over the editorial duties at Marvel, the company that had dominated the comics landscape for decades was hurting badly, both creatively and financially. He immediately set out to fix broken books, make popular ones even better, make books accessible to new readers, recruit top talent and try new ideas. The results have been astonishing. For the second straight year, comic sales are up. Sales of the company's trade paperback collections are even better.
NEWS
March 12, 2007
When a hero dies, do we all follow? Even when he's imaginary? On Wednesday, Marvel Comics issued the final panels of the colorful career of Captain America. In the midst of a civil war, Steve Rogers, the little-guy alter ego of the Captain, is gunned down on the steps of the Manhattan courthouse by a sniper. Captain America, like his country, has faded and come back before. A wartime creation, he first appeared in 1941, enjoyed popularity as a Cold War superhero, then dwindled.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2006 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Wizard World Philadelphia, the annual, family-friendly, pop-culture extravaganza, is once again at the Pennsylvania Convention Center through Sunday, with over 25,000 fans expected to attend. The convention will explore the worlds of comics, cards, toys, anime, manga, gaming and more, as well as feature some of the biggest stars in comics, film and television. While this will be the fifth year for the event, the key number for the weekend is two, as "Dynamic Duos" dominate this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2002 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
As impossible as it sounds, Spider-Man is about to become even more popular. Kevin Smith, director of films like "Clerks" and a lifelong comic fan, has signed a two-year deal with Marvel Comics to write about the web spinner. "Kevin . . . brings a tremendous amount of fan influx into any title he does," said Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada. Indeed. Smith's first foray into mainstream superhero scripting four years ago catapulted "Daredevil" into the top 10. Last year, he scripted a new "Green Arrow" series, and the heretofore second-tier character became DC Comics' best-selling title.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
As "Ghost Rider" revs into theaters this weekend, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada is planning for new fans to come to the character. "We wanted to make sure we had trade paperbacks out by the time the movie was released," Quesada said. "We started the [new solo] series a year ahead of time knowing the release date of the movie, which is the way we operate with these kinds of things. So we were prepared to have some 'Ghost Rider' material out there when the movie was released.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2002 | BY JEROME MAIDA, FOR THE DAILY NEWS
MOST TV FANS recognize J. Michael Straczynski as the writer behind the hit show "Babylon 5. " To comic book fans, he is the guy who saved "Spider-Man. " No, the web-slinger was never in any danger of cancellation, but after almost a decade of mostly mediocre stories, fans had dropped the character's titles in droves. By the spring of 2001, sales of "The Amazing Spider-Man" - the hero's flagship title, had slipped to 50,000 a month. That would be fine for most comics, but not "Spider-Man.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2002 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
MARVEL COMICS wants to know if Captain America fans - and America in general - can handle "The Truth": The first Captain America was black. This revelation will come in a six-issue mini-series ($2.99 each) that the comics company plans to issue beginning Nov. 20. "Everybody's talking about it," said Martin King, co-owner of Showcase Comics on South Street. "We're getting a lot of subscriptions for it. Everybody just keeps going, 'When? When? When?' " According to Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada, the idea for the new Captain America series first surfaced two years ago. "We were in the process of creating this new line of Marvel Comics called the Ultimate line, which is sort of a re-envisioning of our Marvel superheroes," he recalled, "and the idea of a black Captain America came out of that meeting.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2006 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
This year, Philly again welcomes Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, commonly known as the "First Couple of Comics," to its annual Wizard Convention. Of the two, Palmiotti has the more prodigious output. His name can be seen on no fewer than six books: "Jonah Hex," "Battle For Bludhaven," "Daughters of the Dragon," "JSA: Classified," "Painkiller Jane" and "Ms. Marvel," as either a writer or artist. That doesn't even count his upcoming books, "Heroes For Hire" and "Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2005 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Thanks to Marvel Comics, America's heroes got to read a special story starring their favorite heroes recently. In April, Marvel announced it had joined the "America Supports You" program, a Department of Defense campaign to showcase and communicate America's support of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces. As the centerpiece of the partnership, Marvel created a custom comic book featuring beloved and well-known superheroes in the storyline. More than 1 million copies of Marvel's "Salute Our Troops" comic book were distributed in May to the troops and their families in the United States and abroad.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2005 | By Maisha Elonai INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This weekend, Wizard World at the Convention Center will draw out the sketchy underbelly of Philadelphia, and with it city natives Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov. The dynamic duo have returned from Hollywood to their hometown to introduce a new comic, Freshmen, available in July from Top Cow comics. Freshmen's cocreators are a high-profile pair: Actor Green is providing the voice of Chris Griffin for Family Guy (both the revived Fox series and its coming movie) and a number of other voices for the Cartoon Network's Robot Chicken.
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October 18, 2010 | By JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
Radical's latest offering is quite a wild "Ryde. " Indeed, "Ryder on the Storm" is the type of book that changes direction constantly and has more layers than an onion. Just when you feel you have the story and players figured out, everything gets turned upside down. Indeed, the first issue has a whopping 52 pages of story and writer David Hine expertly makes use of every one of them. The result is a horror story worthy of Steve Niles , a crime story worthy of Christos Gage and dialogue worthy of Brian Michael Bendis . There is also a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a riddle.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
"With great power there must also come great responsibility. " These are the words Peter Parker lives by and the reason Spider-Man exists. They are also what led him to reveal his identity to the world recently and why his loved ones have always paid a price for his heroism. At his lowest moments, Peter always had his Aunt May to lean on, reminding him of who he was and who he can be. However, in "Amazing Spider-Man" No. 544 - which kicks off "One More Day" - we see he is about to lose the woman who raised him and loved him like no other.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
A lot to report on from my time at San Diego Comic-Con, but Comics Guy would be remiss if he didn't mention Marvel's X-cellent X-book, "X-Factor," this week. In a lot of ways, the good vibes from both are intertwined. The overflow crowds in San Diego are a strong statement that the industry is healthier than it's been in a long time; likewise, the success of a book focusing on a team whose leader is Madrox the Multiple Man - and which also features lesser-known mutants Monet, Siryn, Rictor, Rahne and Guido - speaks volumes about the improving business climate for comics.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Back in 1996, writer-editor-artist Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada were creating and co-creating characters at an incredible pace for Event Comics, a joint venture between the two. They struck gold with Ash, a superhero fireman whose adventures sold like crazy. Looking to come up with a counterpart to their popular character, Palmiotti came up with a concept for a heroine named Painkiller. Quesada then suggested they add Jane at the end - which Palmiotti thought was cool - and then took all of 15 minutes to design the character.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
There is really only one comic to talk about this week. The news of the death of Steve Rogers in "Captain America" No. 25 hit me like a punch to the gut. I have always admired the character and what he stands for. What is sad to me is that people seem to be focusing on the event rather than the story or the character. Which is a shame, since the tale spun by the talented Ed Brubaker is outstanding. The story has the hero sacrificing himself in a heroic way. His first wound, from a sniper, is a direct result of his selflessness.
NEWS
March 12, 2007
When a hero dies, do we all follow? Even when he's imaginary? On Wednesday, Marvel Comics issued the final panels of the colorful career of Captain America. In the midst of a civil war, Steve Rogers, the little-guy alter ego of the Captain, is gunned down on the steps of the Manhattan courthouse by a sniper. Captain America, like his country, has faded and come back before. A wartime creation, he first appeared in 1941, enjoyed popularity as a Cold War superhero, then dwindled.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
As "Ghost Rider" revs into theaters this weekend, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada is planning for new fans to come to the character. "We wanted to make sure we had trade paperbacks out by the time the movie was released," Quesada said. "We started the [new solo] series a year ahead of time knowing the release date of the movie, which is the way we operate with these kinds of things. So we were prepared to have some 'Ghost Rider' material out there when the movie was released.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2006 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Wizard World Philadelphia, the annual, family-friendly, pop-culture extravaganza, is once again at the Pennsylvania Convention Center through Sunday, with over 25,000 fans expected to attend. The convention will explore the worlds of comics, cards, toys, anime, manga, gaming and more, as well as feature some of the biggest stars in comics, film and television. While this will be the fifth year for the event, the key number for the weekend is two, as "Dynamic Duos" dominate this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2006 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
This year, Philly again welcomes Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, commonly known as the "First Couple of Comics," to its annual Wizard Convention. Of the two, Palmiotti has the more prodigious output. His name can be seen on no fewer than six books: "Jonah Hex," "Battle For Bludhaven," "Daughters of the Dragon," "JSA: Classified," "Painkiller Jane" and "Ms. Marvel," as either a writer or artist. That doesn't even count his upcoming books, "Heroes For Hire" and "Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2006 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Damon Lindelof, co-creator and executive producer of the award-winning, ratings-blockbuster "Lost" TV series, has also lost himself in another medium, focusing his creative energy on an "Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk" comic-book series for Marvel. The first issue is in stores now. "Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk" marks Lindelof's first comic-book-writing effort, and it's obvious he doesn't believe in taking things slowly. As soon as you get past the first page of the first issue, there is a two-page splash shot of the Hulk ripping Wolverine in half.
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