That Colbert got to announce the change is altogether fitting; Cap's shield has been on display on the show since early 2007, ever since Marvel "bequeathed" the shield to the host after Steve Rogers' assumed death in the aftermath of the Civil War event series. Wilson will take up the mantle as a result of more recent events in Captain America continuity, however. In Captain America #21, Rogers fights his greatest foe yet in the Iron Nail, only to have the villain drain him of the super soldier serum keeping him young and...
Max Bemis will make his debut with Marvel Comics, penning a story in November's A+X #14. This will be his first work for a major publisher. The artwork is below.
The story, which features a team-up between the Superior Spider-Man and Magneto, is described as Bemis as being "high concept."
"It canít just be like, 'Letís just take the Hulk and Spider-Man and put them against this particular bad guy and they find some creative way of beating him,'" Bemis said of the story. ďHow do you take a team-up and make it more of a psychological study than an action piece? All of the ideas I pitched had that sort of element to it."
Paper + Plastick has launched a new comic series called "Perfect Teeth." It follows the career of a vampire band and how the music industry tries to keep pace by signing other monster bands. Members of Less Than Jake and the Descendents teamed up to record a song as the vampire band, which goes by the name Perfect Teeth, and the song will be released later this month. You can download the introductory Perfect Teeth #0 for free here or buy a limited, physical edition for $3 here.
Paper + Plastick's first physical comic book, "Words and Panels Vol. 1," is now available for purchase here. It contains printed copies of the first installments of the label's three running webcomics. The webcomics can all still be downloaded for free here.
The DC Universe Halloween '08 issue featuring writing by My Chemical Romance's Mikey Way will be out October 22nd. Mikey's portion is an 8 page story about Batman, incorporating the Legend of Sleepy Hollow as a foundation.