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Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

Transformers News: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 12:48PM CDT

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In a giant plot twist, freelance and fan-favourite Transformers artist Nick Roche was announced at DICE, the Dublin comic convention, as the artist on a Marvel Death's Head II one-shot comic, written by Andy Lanning. Last February, Roche had tweeted an image of the robot bounty hunter, asking for an artist position - check out the image, coloured by Josh Burcham, below!

Transformers News: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014


It was announced at Saturday’s Marvel Comics panel that Nick Roche will be the new artist on the new Death’s Head one shot comic launching in early 2014.

Roche will be joined on the book by writer Andy Lanning and will be released as a one shot in early 2014, possibly as early as February with the book marking the first time Roche will have worked at Marvel.

The book will be making use of the second iteration of the character Death’s Head II.

Launching the book, which was originally at Marvel UK is part of a planned phased process from Marvel to import the UK properties, long dormant to the US.

In an ironic twist, Roche made a twitter appeal in February asking to be put on the book.

Once more concrete details are given, we will let you know.
Credit(s): Irish Comic News, Nick Roche
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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1520698)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 29th, 2013 @ 1:00pm CDT
I have no idea what is going on in that image.

The more of a presence I see of Death's Head, the more I want to get a toy of him to go with my shelves.
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1520747)
Posted by ausbot on September 30th, 2013 @ 2:25am CDT
Wish this came out while they were doing the crossover line.
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1520749)
Posted by robotmel on September 30th, 2013 @ 2:36am CDT
:D
Yes Nick, YES!

Roche's Deaths Head look awesome, but isnt that DH1 not the the somewhat awful replacement/upgrade DH2?

I would guess we may get to see a brief origin story where DH1 becomes DH2 or such like?

Now, as Mindmaster and Im sure many others will agree, we need a Marvel DH1 figure to display alongside our Deluxe/Voyager Transformers!

Excelsior! :-B
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1520753)
Posted by Burn on September 30th, 2013 @ 3:23am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:I have no idea what is going on in that image.


Well he's beaten up Machine Man, and is in the process of beating up The Vision ... the others look sort of like Technarchy ... maybe Phalanx.

It would certainly tie in with the Avengers A.I. book.
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1520772)
Posted by Neurie on September 30th, 2013 @ 6:08am CDT
robotmel wrote::D
Yes Nick, YES!

Roche's Deaths Head look awesome, but isnt that DH1 not the the somewhat awful replacement/upgrade DH2?

I would guess we may get to see a brief origin story where DH1 becomes DH2 or such like?

Now, as Mindmaster and Im sure many others will agree, we need a Marvel DH1 figure to display alongside our Deluxe/Voyager Transformers!

Excelsior! :-B

Marvel UK did an origins story, Minion beat the crap out of DH, and absorbed his personality(as that is what Minion was designed to do, adding them to his own to make a gestalt personality controlled by Minion). Deaths Heads personality over rode the others and became the Dominant personality. Then in the future the remains of the original Deaths Head are found, put back together and tried to be used. The original programming is still present and Deaths Head is reborn. Then boom, you now have two of the same character running around the Marvel U.

Oh and Marvel are bringing out a Deaths Head 1 figure in their line of hero toys in early 2014 ;)
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1520899)
Posted by CaptainMagic on September 30th, 2013 @ 3:10pm CDT
This is really cool, and Roche certainly draws a fantastic Death's Head, but the quote in the article really bugs me. It is most certainly NOT irony that he would get the job after asking for it. If somebody liked how he drew Vision so much that they gave him a job drawing a book about that character instead, that would be ironic, but certainly not this.

Sorry, rant over.
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1529884)
Posted by Va'al on November 15th, 2013 @ 7:50am CST
We reported a while back that Death's Head II would be making his return to the comics world as of 2014. As the February solicits for Marvel comics went up with the first issue of the new series, artist Nick Roche has tweeted a couple of his own work in progress for the big bad bot bounty hunter - in both his incarnations! Check out the solicit for Revolutionary War: Death's Head II #1, the cover artwork by Mark Brooks and the art teasers by Roche below.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR: DEATH’S HEAD II #1

ANDY LANNING & ALAN COWSILL (W) • NICK ROCHE (A)

Cover by MARK BROOKS

Variant Cover by Sharp

Part 4 of “Revolutionary War”

• The long-awaited return of DEATH’S HEAD -- one of the biggest hits of the original Marvel UK!

• Death’s Head! Death’s Head II! On an adventure together for the first time EVER!

• What threat could be grave enough to bring these two heroes together from across time? How about the villainous Mys-Tech organization resurfacing with an army?!

32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$3.99


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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1529920)
Posted by triKlops on November 15th, 2013 @ 10:21am CST
Nice, really looking forward to seeing how this develops.
Hopefully this means we are slightly closer to getting a toy of DHead sometime soon.
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1529933)
Posted by UltraPrimal on November 15th, 2013 @ 11:15am CST
I know right! We've had GI Joe vs Transformers crossovers as SDCC exclusives. Why can't we get a couple Marvel vs Transformers exclusives? Death's Head, Circuit Breaker, ...those other characters nobody remembers. Maybe do something fun like repaint Metroplex as a Sentinel for the Transformers side of things.
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1531076)
Posted by synapse on November 21st, 2013 @ 3:51am CST
A cover by Mark Brooks is always a good thing ;)

Congratulations, Nick. I'm sure you'll have a great time drawing DH.

Now bring on that action figure, Hasbro!
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1542956)
Posted by Va'al on January 18th, 2014 @ 11:17am CST
A while back we saw Nick Roche's concept sketches for Death's Head and Death's Head II. Now, thanks to Comic Books Resources, we get a full-size pre-lettering preview of the upcoming Marvel Now! first issue focusing on the second iteration of the giant robot bounty hunter! Check out the images below.

Part 4 of 'Revolutionary War' o The long-awaited return of DEATH'S HEAD -- one of the biggest hits of the original Marvel UK! o Death's Head! Death's Head II! On an adventure together for the first time EVER! o What threat could be grave enough to bring these two heroes together from across time? How about the villainous Mys-Tech organization resurfacing with an army?!


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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1548343)
Posted by Va'al on February 6th, 2014 @ 10:57am CST
Continuing in the lead-up to next week's release of Marvel's Revolutionary War: Death's Head II, artist Nick Roche has been tweeting some sketches from the upcoming issue, which will feature both incarnations of the robot bounty hunter! Check them out below and click on the following links for signing launch events with Roche: here for the UK and here for Ireland, yes?

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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1548358)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on February 6th, 2014 @ 11:34am CST
Not a fan of Death's Head II, but always good to see (the real) Death's Head AND Nick Roche's work.
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1548390)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on February 6th, 2014 @ 1:12pm CST
Niiice, beautiful work on Death's head there. Like Senior's work turned up to 11!
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1550477)
Posted by Va'al on February 14th, 2014 @ 4:26am CST
We've seen sketches, teases and pre-lettering previews for the new Death's Head II one-shot part of Marvel's Revolutionary War. As of this week, the issue has been released, both in print and digitally - so head out to your local comic shop or to ComiXology to get your copy of the Andy Lanning (Transformers: Heart of Darkness) and Nick Roche (Last Stand of the Wreckers, Death of Optimus Prime) take on the robot bounty hunter, and check out a preview below (also courtesy of ComiXology)!

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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1550533)
Posted by JazZeke on February 14th, 2014 @ 11:49am CST
I thought it was a pretty underwhelming issue. I guess it was silly of me to expect a one-shot story featuring everyone's favorite obscure character; turns out this issue is part of the buildup to the Big Summer Event. It's basically just an excuse to get the two incarnations of Death's Head to fight, which is a fun enough concept. But it's a rather light read without much substance.
Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014 (1551241)
Posted by Burn on February 16th, 2014 @ 5:34am CST
Sadly, it's been the highlight of the whole "Revolutionary War" thing, which up to this point, has been incredibly disappointing.

But hey, at least the get an reference in for "giant robots"
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