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

Postby Va'al » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:47 am

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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!

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

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:00 pm

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

Postby ausbot » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:25 am

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Wish this came out while they were doing the crossover line.
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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

Postby robotmel » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:36 am

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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!

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

Postby Burn » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:23 am

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

Postby Neurie » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:08 am

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 ;)
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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

Postby CaptainMagic » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:10 pm

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.

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Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art

Postby Va'al » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:50 am

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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?!

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

Postby triKlops » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:21 am

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Nice, really looking forward to seeing how this develops.
Hopefully this means we are slightly closer to getting a toy of DHead sometime soon.
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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

Postby UltraPrimal » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:15 am

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

Postby synapse » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:51 am

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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!
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Marvel Revolutionary War: Death's Head II #1 Preview

Postby Va'al » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:17 am

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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

Postby Va'al » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:57 am

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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

Postby NemesisMonkeySupreme » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:34 am

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Not a fan of Death's Head II, but always good to see (the real) Death's Head AND Nick Roche's work.
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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:12 pm

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Niiice, beautiful work on Death's head there. Like Senior's work turned up to 11!
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Revolutionary War: Death's Head II Preview

Postby Va'al » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:26 am

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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

Postby JazZeke » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:49 am

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

Postby Burn » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:34 am

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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Death's Head Appears in Marvel's Black Bolt #3 in July 2017

Postby Va'al » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:13 am

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The solicitations for the Marvel books out in July 2017 have been released, which means an old friend of the Transformers has been spotted once more in the cosmic pages of another title. Last we heard of the freelance peace-keeper was in Revolutionary War, at the hands of Nick Roche. This time, it's Saladin Ahmed and Chris Ward's Black Bolt #3! Check out the description below, and a couple of images, yes?

BLACK BOLT #3
SALADIN AHMED (W) • CHRISTIAN WARD (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY BILL SIENKIEWICZ
PRISON BREAK!
• The prisoners revolt! But are Black Bolt and his unlikely allies simply pawns in a bigger game?
• Plus: Death’s Head! Is he there to help…or hunt?
• And who — or what — is the warden of this strange place? Whatever it is, the Jailer knows only penance and fear. And soon, so will the Silent King!
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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

Postby Burn » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:35 am

Huzzah! More Deaths Head finally! Image
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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:08 am

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Nah, not enough for me to want to purchase a Marvel comic again. Now if it was a full on Death's Head series focussing solely on him and build up his own universe with none of the marvel superhero crossover stuff I may be tempted. Even more so if it was by Furman and Senior. I can dream.
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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

Postby Yeti » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:54 am

Death's Head has appeared multiple times since Revolutionary War. He had a great run in X-men '92 last year, appeared in Nova #3 a couple of months ago and appears in Guardians of the Galaxy: Dream On which is out today. He's definitely getting more exposure, possibly due to an upcoming solo series which was hinted at by Marvel in 2015 though this may have been canned since it's been a while.
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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

Postby Randomhero » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:55 am

Carnivius_Prime wrote:Nah, not enough for me to want to purchase a Marvel comic again. Now if it was a full on Death's Head series focussing solely on him and build up his own universe with none of the marvel superhero crossover stuff I may be tempted. Even more so if it was by Furman and Senior. I can dream.



I haven't picked up a marvel or DC book in over two years. Just too much crap. I did get nick riches issue he did that starred Deaths Head a few years ago and that was pretty good.
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Re: Nick Roche to Draw Marvel Death's Head II in 2014

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

Postby partholon » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:43 pm

i love that take on DH's original look.

havent bought a marvel book in an age though. its bleeding mental just how quickly you can fall out of that universe. i've been collecting since the 70s FFS and im completely lost as to how to collect the xmen anymore, let alone know WTF is going on in the book. god help a newbie trying to get into the scene

though like others if marvel got furman/senior to do a series i'd be TOTALLY there.
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