http://ultimatecomics.com Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:05:03 +0000 en hourly 1 Rarest Valiant Variant Ever? http://ultimatecomics.com/2015/04/rarest-valiant-variant-ever/ http://ultimatecomics.com/2015/04/rarest-valiant-variant-ever/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:16:15 +0000 http://ultimatecomics.com/?p=18413 image1Is this the rarest Valiant variant of them all? At only approximately 100 unstickered copies, we certainly think so! And so does Bleeding Cool! This exclusive variant of Valiant’s Free Comic Book Day offering is by superstar artist, Tommy Lee Edwards. Check back here for eBay auction links, which will begin May 2nd. A portion of each auction will be donated to charity!

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Order Bloodshot Reborn #1 Exclusive Cary Nord Variant from Ultimate Comics NOW! http://ultimatecomics.com/2015/03/pre-order-bloodshot-reborn-1-exclusive-cary-nord-variant-from-ultimate-comics-now/ http://ultimatecomics.com/2015/03/pre-order-bloodshot-reborn-1-exclusive-cary-nord-variant-from-ultimate-comics-now/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:30:36 +0000 http://ultimatecomics.com/?p=18105 Bloodshot Reborn #1 Exclusive Cary Nord Variant

Bloodshot Reborn #1 Exclusive Cary Nord Variant

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and red-hot rising star Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight), VALIANT NEXT delivers an all-new ongoing series for Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!

Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well.

Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in self-imposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

Order the exclusive variant cover from superstar artist, Cary Nord, here!

 

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 http://ultimatecomics.com/2015/03/18058/ http://ultimatecomics.com/2015/03/18058/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:34:02 +0000 http://ultimatecomics.com/?p=18058 AND NOW…A WORD FROM THE JEDI MASTER ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY…

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Ulticast Activate! Episode 2.6 http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/08/ulticast-activate-episode-2-6/ http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/08/ulticast-activate-episode-2-6/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:39:06 +0000 http://ultimatecomics.com/?p=14211 A short one this week as we discuss who “The Rock” will play in “Shazam!”, plus an excerpt from Rob Liefeld’s screenplay, “Icons”.

Ulticast Activate! is the official podcast of Ultimate Comics and the North Carolina Comic Con.

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Ulticast Activate! Episode 2.5 http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/08/ulticast-activate-episode-2-5/ http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/08/ulticast-activate-episode-2-5/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:19:57 +0000 http://ultimatecomics.com/?p=14144 This week we say goodbye to an American treasure, plus why are there not more female super-heroes in merchandising?

Ulticast Activate! is the official podcast of Ultimate Comics and the North Carolina Comic Con.

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Ulticast Activate! Episode 2.4 http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/08/ulticast-activate-episode-2-4/ http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/08/ulticast-activate-episode-2-4/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:25:51 +0000 http://ultimatecomics.com/?p=14037 Warning! Kick-Ass and Guardians of the Galaxy spoilers ahead!

Ulticast Activate! is the official podcast of Ultimate Comics and the North Carolina Comic Con.

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Ulticast Activate! Episode 2.3 http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/07/ulticast-activate-episode-2-3/ http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/07/ulticast-activate-episode-2-3/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:25:13 +0000 http://ultimatecomics.com/?p=13974 News from San Diego Comic Con, PLUS what’s the deal with Con exclusives?

Ulticast Activate! is the official podcast of Ultimate Comics and the North Carolina Comic Con.

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Ulticast Activate! Episode 2.2.5 – Doctor Who Comic Book Day Special Edition http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/07/ulticast-activate-episode-2-2-5-doctor-who-comic-book-day-special-edition/ http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/07/ulticast-activate-episode-2-2-5-doctor-who-comic-book-day-special-edition/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:22:32 +0000 http://ultimatecomics.com/?p=13909 It’s Doctor Who Comic Book Day at Ultimate Comics!

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Ulticast Activate! Episode 2.2 http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/07/ulticast-activate-episode-2-2/ http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/07/ulticast-activate-episode-2-2/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:34:45 +0000 http://ultimatecomics.com/?p=1354 Hey! Did you know that this week we have both a Batman Day AND a Doctor Who Day?

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Sure! Let’s Play The Villain http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/07/sure-lets-play-the-villain/ http://ultimatecomics.com/2014/07/sure-lets-play-the-villain/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:16:20 +0000 http://ultimatecomics.com/?p=1314 So, on Sunday morning yesterday while reading the paper, (yes, some of us still read the Sunday paper), I came across this article which made me particularly perturbed.

Read more here: N&O Article: On Culture: Are comic-book fans tired of comic-book movies?

The beginning of the linked article starts off as a sort of observational piece on what’s coming up in movies that were adapted from comic books. It quickly descends into judgment and putting all comic book culture fans into the box where we have to be named by the phrase “Fanboy” (which I will address) and should be so overwhelmingly concerned with the integrity of the movie we will be vocal and critical of the movie because of it’s inaccuracies.

Even though, the interviewed person states that he has to let some of the plot holes in the movies go to enjoy them, he touches on ways to make them “better”. I think a crucial part of looking at any comic book movie was missed in that it didn’t address what they are doing for comic books, just complaining about the tiresome adaptations. The writer might say that he was just expressing an opinion from comic book fans and I may be part of a sect that takes the extreme opposite and loves all comic book movies (which would be wrong).

The article then goes on to quote things like, “Unlike most Fanboys, XXX (who’s been reading comics since he was 10) isn’t strict when it comes to loving or hating comic-book movies”.

Really? “Fanboys”? Really? I’m glad my vagina excludes me from this particular sect of comic book aficionados. It’s good you’re putting us all in one category. So unless we’re all boys and have read comics for the majority of our life, our opinion on movies doesn’t matters? I prefer comic enthusiast but that would mean I couldn’t marginalize this particular sect of comic book culture. Awesome job, dood.

What the hell does “strict” mean when having an opinion to comic book movies? Newsflash, we all like and dislike different comic book movies. However, and I think you may have overlooked this fact; you don’t have to like everything to support it if the movie you supports addresses a greater cause. You blatantly ignore the idea that the movies are bringing people back to the original comic books and sparking conversation and commerce. You look at them purely as entertainment and not a portal into something bigger. Is there plot holes? Sure. But, these movies are bringing people into the stores and even libraries to find out what did, could, and will happen with these characters.

I’m not saying that people shouldn’t have opinions about comic book movies. I’m not saying that everyone will see all the comic book movies being made. I am saying that overlooking the overall purpose of comic books and comic book movies when writing about them is pretty awful. Don’t just take a “Fanboys” word for it (even when I type it I want to vomit), take a child’s word for it, or ask an opinion from someone who has been introduced to comics later in life by the movies and what that’s done for them. This article really irritated me with its lack of vision and I hope that the writer doesn’t feel defensive, just educated.

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