Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Happy New Comics Wednesday 2/5/14 - BIG Marvel debut day & Deryl Skelton Artist Spotlight opening reception!

As you can see in the photo above, today we've got four new Marvel titles debuting, which makes for great jumping on points to see what these new creative teams do with these characters. First a note though about this afternoon / evening special guest from 5-8pm at Alternate Reality Comics:

Alternate Reality Comics has been wanting to have an Artist Spotlight focusing on one of Vegas' best kept artistic secrets, Deryl Skelton, for a long time, well that day is upon us! Deryl Skelton had worked in the comic book industry for years, primarily on Star Trek The Next Generation, but he's drawn everything from Guardians of the Galaxy, Silver Surfer, Wonder Woman, Infinity Guantlet, & What If, to chapters in Tales From Fremont Street & Tales From the Boneyard! He's also done editorial, caricature, &advertising cartooning, basically if it's art related, he's done it (and there's probably not a comic book character he hasn't drawn)! At his opening reception from 5-8pm, Wednesday, Feb. 5th, Deryl will have original art and prints of his art on display & for purchase at great prices (he could probably be talked into doing a commission too, just not during the opening)! We'll have complimentary snacks, soda, & wine for you to enjoy while you marvel at Deryl's art & visit with him and fellow art lovers! One of his pieces at this show can be seen in the photo at the end of this blog entry!

Looking for something different in your caped / costumed entertainment? Well I'm thinking this week's Loki Agent of Asgard and a brand new gal as the new Ms. Marvel should be just what you're thinking of! The new Punisher series by Nathan Edmondson  is off to a very strong start and we get a new, curious direction in Wolverine #1, by Paul Cornell. The second issue issue of James Robinson & Steve Pugh's All New Invaders definitely continues the momentum they established in the first issue!
Forever Evil the fifth - seems like it's been a while, right? Well that's because it has been about six weeks since the fourth issue, but it's here so fret not! Comics I especially can't wait to read, but haven't gotten to as I write this, Red Rover Charlie and Lazarus! Look at that Batman Black and White cover, that's worth the ticket price for the issue without even having peeked at what's within!
New JMS title - Apocalypse Al! Looks like Dr. Strange plays a big part in this week's New Avengers (bottom left) - I hope so (haven't read this yet)!

Look, below, it's not a bird, it's not a plane, it's not a photograph, it's...
...an incredible painting of George Reeves, who played Superman in the Adventures of Superman television show of the 1950s! This is just one of the many fabulous pieces of Deryl Skeleton's art that is on display at his opening reception tonight from 5-8pm! Bring anyone you know, even people you don't know, they'll thank you profusely for having done so!

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