Previews of the Dead
Empire of the Dead
Marvel Previews #16, 17, 18
So this week I am featuring some Empire of the Dead comics. These are preview books so they may not appeal to everyone but it is interesting to note that issue 16 features the first published 1:75 variant cover image for issue 1.
Issue 18 predates issue 1 of the series and actually published black and white interior art for issue 1!
Diamond Previews 302
The Marvel Preview number 18 was published at the same time as this publication. It is hard to find and so far I cannot confirm if Empire is previewed inside but it’s a good bet.
Starship Troopers: Dark Horse Insider Volume 3 #17
Recently I mentioned the return of Starship Troopers to some sort of live Adaptation. Dark Horse’s comics feature the first sequential appearances of the famed Sci-Fi franchise. If you are into previews or images that first show the appearance of a character or franchise then this rare publication is for you. Dark Horse Insider often featured black and white interiors of upcoming titles like Sin City, Hellboy and Army of Darkness.
Silver Surfer #43
Much like Omega Men 2 and The Amazing Spider-Man 359, the cover for Silver Surfer 44 appears at the end of issue 43. Why is this important? The cover to issue 44 features the first appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet. Completists take note.
Enormous has been optioned and the print run for regular issues was miniscule so there’s going to be a steady demand for all related material. Ted McKeever’s oversized comics have previewed a couple of hot properties including Enormous.
The Last Starfighter
There have been some rumors of a possible remake of this 80’s sci-fi epic. I sure hope it happens. The original film remains a personal favorite and if you have not seen it I suggest you do.
I often update on the status of Akira and this week we got a major announcement, the showrunners for Netflix’s Daredevil series have taken over. My research shows Young Magazine 24 as the first appearance of the serialized Manga but the image on the right could be incorrect. The fact is there just isn’t enough research material to confirm one way or another.
As readers well know Akira was translated into English by Marvel. Here is every cover, again: