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Marvel Spotlight: Daniel Way / Olivier Coipel (2006) Save link
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Front coverJoe Quesada, Richard J. Isanove, Olivier Coipel
Reprints cover of Wolverine: Origins #1 by Joe Quesada/Richard Isanove, and cover of House of M Sketchbook #1 by Olivier Coipel; Marvel Spotlight 5 / Marvel Preview
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Back coverOlivier Coipel, Mark Morales, José Villarrubia, Joe Quesada, Richard J. Isanove
Reprints cover of New Avengers Annual (I) #1 by Olivier Coipel/Mark Morales/José Villarrubia, and cover of Wolverine: Origins #1 by Joe Quesada/Richard Isanove
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PageTitleComment
1Plugging the SpotlightIntroduction with some House of M (I) art
2"Marvel Spotlight: Olivier Coipel Official Handbook"OHotMU-style entry, photo, Marvel work list
3-Olivier's b/w finished art from New Avengers Annual (I) #1
4-11The Spotlight Interview with Olivier CoipelWith art from House of M (I) #2, #6, #7, Avengers (III) #80, #65
Sidebar: "Behind the House of M Gatefold Variant"-
12-Ultimate X-Men (I) #60 variant cover finished pencils
13-Ultimate X-Men (I): finished pencils
14-17"Spotlight Commentary on House of M"With b/w art of House of M (I) #3 page 23, #7 pages 15-16 and 17
18Bullpen Bulletins-
19Annihilation AD-
20"Marvel Spotlight: Daniel Way Official Handbook"With photo and Marvel work list
21-33The Spotlight Interview with Daniel Way"With art from Wolverine: Origins, Punisher vs. Bullseye #2, #4, #3, Supreme Power: Nighthawk (II) #6, Venom (I) #7, Sabretooth (III) #2, Bullseye: Greatest Hits #5, Wolverine (III) #33, #36, What If: Wolverine
Sidebar: "Bombs and Burros a'Blowin'"-
34Fans in the SpotlightLetter column and next issue AD
Marvel Spotlight: David Finch / Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2006) Save link
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Front coverDavid Finch, Danny K. Miki, Frank G. D'Armata, Angel Medina, Jonathan Sibal, Laura Martin
Reprints cover of Moon Knight (V) #1 by DF/DMFGD and The Sensational Spider-Man (II) #23 by AM/JS/LM, Marvel Spotlight 4 / Marvel Preview
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Back cover?
Reprints inside art of these two issues
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1Plugging in the SpotlightIntro and credits (with art of The Sensational Spider-Man (II) #23?)
2Marvel Spotlight: David Finch Official HandbookBio, photo, Marvel work
3-10The Spotlight Interview with David FinchArt from Moon Knight (V) #1, The Call of Duty: The Brotherhood, Ultimate X-Men (I) #34-36, 42, Avengers (IV) #500-501, The New Avengers (I) #6
11Cast of charactersAngel and Storm
12-16David Finch Art GallerySpider-Man Unlimited (III) #14 page 3 (finished pencils), page 6 (finished pencils), Moon Knight (V) #2 cover finished pencils, Moon Knight (V) #3 cover finished pencils, Moon Knight (V) #1 pages 2-3 unfinished pencils.
17Bullpen Bulletins-
18Marvel Spotlight - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Official HandbookBio, photo, Marvel works
19-28The Spotlight Interview with Roberto Aguirre-SacasaArt from The Sensational Spider-Man (II) #23, 25, Marvel Knights: 4 #11, 19, Nightcrawler (III) #1, 5
SidebarsBest of the Fantastic Four!; Cast of Characters: H.E.R.B.I.E.; Four Fantastic 4 Covers!; Wherefore Art Thou, Reed and Sue?
29-30Based on a Totally True StoryHis forthcoming theatre piece with photos.
SidebarsThe List: Top Ten Horror Films of All Time; Rosemary's Biding: The Horrors of Ebay
31-324 Family AlbumA Look Back at Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's 4 - short synopses and art from his major arcs.
33Dressing for Comics SuccessPics of Roberto. Shared with next issue preview
34AdWolverine: The Origin #1
Marvel Spotlight: Ed Brubaker / Billy Tan (2006) Save link
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Front coverDavid Finch, Danny K. Miki, Laura Martin, Billy Tan, Frank G. D'Armata
Reprints parts of covers of Daredevil (II) #86 by DF/DM/LM and Uncanny X-Men (I) #475 BT/DM/FGD; Marvel Spotlight 9 / Marvel Preview
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Back coverSteven Epting, Lee Bermejo, Billy Tan, Danny K. Miki, Frank G. D'Armata
Reprints parts of covers of Captain America (V) #21 by SE, Daredevil (II) #89 by LB and Uncanny X-Men (I) #475 by BT/DM/FGD
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1Plugging in the SpotlightWith art from cover of Uncanny X-Men (I) #475
2Marvel Spotlight: Ed Brubaker - Official HandbookWith photo and list of his Marvel works
3-12The Spotlight Interview with Ed BrubakerWith art from Captain America (V) #1, #19, #13, #5, Daredevil (II) #83 (also cover), #86
SidebarThe return of Doom
13-14The "Bru" Universe: Ed Brubaker's CriminalWith art from Criminal (I) (Icon Comics)
SidebarCriminal activities
15-24Uncanny X-Men: A creative genesisWith art from X-Men: Deadly Genesis #5 (cover), #3, Uncanny X-Men (I) #475
SidebarsProfessor Xavier, Marvel Girl, Polaris and Havok, Nightcrawler, Warpath
25Marvel Spotlight: Billy Tan - Official HandbookWith photo and list of his Marvel works
26-33The Spotlight Interview with Billy TanWith art from Marvel Knights Spider-Man (I) #13, #14, #15, X-23 #3
SidebarHe's my sensei!
34Bullpen BulletinsWith next issue ad
Marvel Spotlight: John Cassaday / Sean McKeever (2006) Save link
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Front coverJohn Cassaday, Joe Vriens
Features art from Astonishing X-Men (III) #1 by JC and from cover of Sentinel (II) #1 by JV; Marvel Spotlight 1 / Marvel Preview
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Back coverTakeshi Miyazawa, John Cassaday
Reprints cover of Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (I) #1 by TM and cover of Astonishing X-Men (III) #13 by JC
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TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
Text story with art/photosPlugging in (Introduction)?1
Infos and statsJohn Cassaday - Official Handbook (OHotMU style sheet of Cassaday also enlisting all his work for Marvel)?1
Text story with art/photosThe Spotlight Interview with John Cassaday (Reprints several panels from Astonishing X-Men (III) issues, but also cover for Uncanny X-Men (I) #173 and 190.)?5
Text story with art/photosSidebar on previous pages - While half of the pages are the interview, three sidebars presents "Cast of Characters: Cassaday and Whedon's X-Men" and one "Cover to Cover" (sketches to finished of Astonishing X-Men (III) #2, 4 and 6)?-
Text story with art/photosMarvel Team-Up: John Cassaday and Ben Raab - Ben Raab comments Cassaday's work on the Union Jack (I) miniseries - Lots of material reprinted from Union Jack (I), including the covers, but also the cover for X-Men/Alpha Flight (II).?6
Pin-up/PosterJohn Cassaday Rarities Gallery: Pin-up from Hulk Annual '99 #1John Cassaday1
Pin-up/PosterJohn Cassaday Rarities Gallery: Cover of Excalibur (I) #116, 117, 118 (small), 119 (big)John Cassaday1
Pin-up/PosterJohn Cassaday Rarities Gallery: Cover of Ka-Zar: Sibling Rivalry #-1John Cassaday1
Pin-up/PosterJohn Cassaday Rarities Gallery: Variant cover of House of M (I) #3John Cassaday1
Text story with art/photosBullpen Bulletins?1
Infos and statsSean McKeever - Official Handbook?1
Text story with art/photosThe Spotlight Interview with Sean McKeever
Sidebars also presents: "McKeever's True Value Comic Shop", "Cast of Characters" (Jessie from Sentinel, Liz Allan, Black Death from Gravity, Tonaja from Inhumans); "Adapting Elektra"; "Seanmckeever.com" Some panels from various McKeever works reprinted (Sentinel (II), Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (I), Gravity, Mystique, Marvel Age Fantastic Four, Inhumans (IV), but also a panel from X-Men (II), Here Comes Tomorrow arc)
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Text story with art/photosWild Pitches - The Inhumans: Children of Attilan; Spider-Man/X-Men: The Becoming?3
TextMarvel Spotlights letter page?1
Marvel Spotlight: Joss Whedon / Michael Lark (2006) Save link
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Front coverJohn Cassaday, Laura Martin, Michael Lark
Partial reprint of cover of Astonishing X-Men (III) #12, and a Daredevil picture by ML, Marvel Spotlight 3 / Marvel Preview
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Back coverJohn Cassaday, Laura Martin, Michael Lark
Reprints cover of Astonishing X-Men (HC) #1 by JC/LM and Daredevil (II) #82 by ML
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1Plugging in the SpotlightIntro and credits, also art from the cover of Astonishing X-Men Saga
2Marvel Spotlight - Michael Lark Official HandbookBio and Marvel work.
3-9The Spotlight Interview with Michael LarkArt from What If Karen Page Had Lived? #1, Daredevil (II) #82, Captain America (V).
SidebarsOn David Mazzucchelli (with cover of Daredevil (I) #220); Show Us Yer Eisner!
10First WorkWhat If Karen Page Had Lived? #1
11-12Inside the Artists's Studio with Michael LarkPhoto of his workplace
13-18Marvel Team-Up: Michael Lark and Ed BrubakerInterview with both, art from variant cover of Daredevil (II) #82 (Steve McNiven), Daredevil (II) #82 pages 1-5 penciled and inked.
19Bullpen Bulletins-
20Marvel Spotlight - Joss Whedon Official HandbookBio, photo, Marvel work
21-26The Spotlight Interview with Joss WhedonArt from X-Men (I) #129-131, Astonishing X-Men (III) #4, 10-12. Sidebars: Joss Whedon: The Pull List (his favourite monthly comics); No, Joss, besides your own (favourite X-Men comics)
27-30-Unedited script for Astonishing X-Men (III) #4 pages 18-21 (with art)
31-33Inside Joss Whedon's X-MenInterview with editor Mike Marts.
SidebarAfter the X-Men?
34Marvel Spotlight Letters PageWith Next Issue preview
Marvel Spotlight: Mark Millar / Steve McNiven (2006) Save link
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Front coverSteve McNiven, Morry Hollowell, Michael Turner, Peter Steigerwald
Reprints partially cover of Civil War (I) #1 by SMcN/MH and partially variant cover of Civil War (I) #1 by MT/PS; Marvel Spotlight 6 / Marvel Preview
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1Plugging in the SpotlightIintroduction (with art from the Turner cover)
2Marvel Spotlight Official Handbook : Steve McNivenWith photo and Marvel work list
3-13The Spotlight Interview with Steve McNivenWith art from The New Avengers (I) #7, #16; Marvel Knights: 4 #3, #6, #7; Ultimate Secret #1, #2; Civil War (I) #1
14Unpublished full-color artUltimate Secret #3
15-16Two-page spread from The New Avengers (I) #9Progress and finished
17Marvel Spotlight Official Handbook : Mark MillarWith picture and Marvel work list
18A panel from Civil War (I) #1 and TPBs with Millar's work-
19-27The Spotlight Interview with Mark MillarWith art from Civil War (I) #1; The Ultimates #5, #9, #12, Ultimates 2 #4; Ultimate Fantastic Four #6
Sidebar: "Cast of Characters: The Ultimates"-
28-32Spotlight Commentary on Civil War (I) #1-
33Fans in the SpotlightLetter page plus AD for next issue
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Marvel Spotlight: Neil Gaiman / Salvador Larroca (2006) Save link
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Front coverJohn Romita Jr., Salvador Larroca
Reprints partially cover of Eternals (III) #1 by JRJr and partially cover of Decimation: X-Men TPB: The Day After #1; Marvel Spotlight 7 / Marvel Preview
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1Plugging in the SpotlightIntroduction
2Marvel Spotlight Neil Gaiman Official HandbookEntry with photo and Marvel work list.
3-13The Spotlight Interview with Neil GaimanIncludes art from Eternals (III) #1, cover of Marvel 1602 (HC) HC, John Romita Jr.'s Ajak sketch (1p), Druig sketch (1p), Ikaris/Thena (1p), variant cover of Eternals (III) #1 (1p), Marvel 1602 #2
Sidebars: Eternals Omnibus (HC) by Jack Kirby, Neil Gaiman on the Mythology of the Superhero-
14-19The Spotlight Interview with Tori Amos-
SidebarsNeil references in Tori Amos Songs, "Where's Neil When You Need Him?" (a 17-track CD with songs inspired by Gaiman), Thea Gilmore: "Even Gods Do" (from the CD), Future Bible Heroes: "Mr. Punch" (from the CD), Marvel 1602: New World (with cover of Marvel 1602: New World TPB)
20Eternals (III) #1 variant coverBy Olivier Coipel
21-24Jack Kirby and the EternalsBy Robert Greenberger, with illustrations from Eternals (I) #1, #6, #9 (cover), #14
25Marvel Spotlight Salvador Larroca Official HandbookWith photo and Marvel work list.
26-30The Spotlight Interview with Salvador LarrocaWith art from X-Men (II) #162, #176, #184, Ultimate Elektra #3, #4, Spider-Man: House of M #2, Stan Lee Meets Dr. Doom cover
31-33Salvador Larroca's X-MenLists Larroca's X-Men TPBs with covers, synopse and best Salva moments. (X-Men: Day of the Atom; Golgotha; Bizarre Love Triangle, X-Men/Black Panther: Wild Kingdom; Decimation: X-Men TPB: The Day After; The Blood of Apocalypse)
34Pinup of the four Horsemen: Famine, War, Pestilence, Death-
35Bullpen Bulletins and next issue promo-
Marvel Spotlight: Robert Kirkman / Greg Land (2006) Save link
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Front coverArthur Suydam, Greg Land, Matthew Ryan, Justin Ponsor
Reprints partially cover of Marvel Zombies (I) #1 by AS (Spider-Man variant) and partially cover of Ultimate Fantastic Four #27 by GL/MR/JP; Marvel Spotlight 8 / Marvel Preview
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1Plugging in the SpotlightWith art from Ultimate Fantastic Four #21
2Marvel Spotlight Robert Kirkman Official HandbookWith photo and his Marvel works listed
3-12The Spotlight Interview with Robert KirkmanWith art from Ultimate X-Men (I) #67-69, Punisher 2099 (II), Daredevil 2099, Black Panther 2099, What If: Thor, covers to Marvel Zombies (I) #1, 2, 3, 3 variant and all original covers they were inspired from, cover of Marvel Zombies (HC) #2, Marvel Zombies (I) #3, original b/w art from the upcoming The Irredeemable Ant-Man
13-14Marvel Team-Up: Robert Kirkman and the Marvel UniverseLists the first 21 issues' teamed-up characters and has a collage of them on a two-page spread.
15-17Darkhawk ProposalWith art from Marvel Team-Up (III) #16(?)
18Marvel Spotlight Gregory Land Official HandbookWith "photo" and Marvel works list
19-24The Spotlight Interview with Greg LandWith art from X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong, cover of X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong #3, Ultimate Fantastic Four #21, #23, #25-26
25-26Monster Mash with Greg LandWith art from Essential Monster of Frankenstein, Essential Werewolf by Night, Ultimate Fantastic Four #23, #29
27-30The Spotlight Interview with Greg Land (continued)With art from X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong #4, Ultimate Fantastic Four #21, #22
31-X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong #3 page 19 pencils
32-X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong #3 page 20 pencils
33-Ultimate Power #1 page 2 pencils
34-Bullpen Bulletins and next issue AD
Marvel Spotlight: Stan Lee / Jack Kirby (2006) Save link
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Front coverJack Kirby, George Roussos, Richard Ayers
Reprints part of covers of Avengers (I) #4 by JK/GR and Fantastic Four (I) #11 by JK/RA; Marvel Spotlight 10 / Marvel Preview
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Back coverMike Wieringo, Sean Parsons, Paul Mounts, Jack Kirby, Karl Kesel, Wilfredo Quintana
Reprints part of covers of Stan Lee Meets Silver Surfer #1 by MW/SP/PM and Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters (Icon Comics) #2 by JK/KK/WQ
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1Plugging in the SpotlightWith some Cap vs. Iron Man art probably by Kirby
2Marvel Spotlight: Stan Lee - Official HandbookWith drawn picture and list of his Silver Age Marvel works (1961-1973)
3-17The Spotlight Interview with Stan LeeWith art from early Avengers (I) (Kirby), Stan Lee Meets Dr. Strange (b/w), Daredevil (I) #16, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos.
SidebarsStan Lee snubs...
5 (insert)Stan Lee Meets... cover gallery(inset)Stan Lee Meets Silver Surfer, Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man, Stan Lee Meets the Thing, Stan Lee Meets Dr. Doom
11-12 (insert)Stan Lee in the moviesBy Jeph York
15-16 (insert)Stan Lee strips!With art from his Spider-Man newspaper strips
18Marvel Spotlight: Jack Kirby - Official HandbookWith photo and list of his Silver Age Marvel works (1961-1970, 1975-1978)
19-32The Spotlight Interview with Lisa Kirby, Steve Robertson and Mike ThibodeauxWith art from Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters (Icon Comics) #1, #2, Kirby's sketch about Lisa and her photo, cover of Journey into Mystery (I) #112, Fantastic Four (I) #51, #10, #59, cover of The Rawhide Kid (I) #22, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #2
SidebarsFantastic Four: The Lee/Kirby lost issue (half of p22 and p23)
26-28 (insert)Take a pencil and tell the truth: A conversation with Mark Evanier-
29-30 (insert)Simon, Kirby and Captain AmericaBy Matt Adler, with art from Captain America Comics #1
33Bullpen Bulletins-
Marvel Spotlight: Warren Ellis / Jim Cheung (2006) Save link
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Front coverBrandon Peterson, Jim Cheung, John Dell, Justin Ponsor
Features art from cover of Ultimate Extinction #1 by Brandon Peterson, and cover of Young Avengers (I) #1 by Jim Cheung/John Dell/Justin Ponsor; Marvel Spotlight 2 / Marvel Preview
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Back coverJim Cheung, John Dell, Justin Ponsor, Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reprints cover of Young Avengers (I) #11 by Jim Cheung/John Dell/Justin Ponsor, and from interior of Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #1 by Stuart Immonen/Wade Von Grawbadger
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1Plugging in the Spotlight - intro and creditsWriter/coordinator: John Rhett Thomas
2Marvel Spotlight: Jim Cheung Official HandbookBio with his Marvel work
3-10The Spotlight Interview with Jim CheungArt from Young Avengers (I) #1-3, #5-6.
SidebarJim Cheung through the 90s (X-Force (I) #92 cover and Maverick (I) #4)
11-16Young Avengers: From Sidekicks to Super HeroesEach page has a short mini-interview, a character sketch and a finished picture. (Asgardian/Wiccan, Hulkling, Kate Bishop, Patriot, Cassie Lang/Ant-Girl/Stature. Last page has b&w finished art for cover of Young Avengers (I) #9.)
17-18First Work: Red Wolf in Marvel Comics Presents (I) #170Short interview and panels from that story.
19Bullpen Bulletins-
20-21Marvel Spotlight: Warren Ellis Official HandbookBio and Marvel work (plus cover of Ultimate Extinction #1 and a panel from Ultimate Secret)
22-26The Spotlight Interview with Warren EllisArt from Ultimate Extinction #1, Ultimate Nightmare #1, Ultimate Secret #4, cover of Captain America (I) #201, cover of Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #3, Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #1
27-31Excalibur - The Warren Ellis YearsShort reviews with Ellis' Excalibur (I) run arc by arc with small-size reprinted covers and some more art. (Plus a new portrait with all his core and supporting cast: Amanda Sefton, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Colossus, Pete Wisdom, Meggan, Captain Britain, Dr Roderick Campbell, Wolfsbane, Douglock, Moira MacTaggart)
32-33Right Down the MiddleWarren Ellis' Nextwave pitch (last page shared with next issue preview and ad for Marvel Milestones)
34Marvel Spotlight petters pageWith value stamps