Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art
Friday, November 15th, 2013 7:52am CST
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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?!
32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$3.99
Credit(s): Nick Roche, IGN
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Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (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: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (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: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (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: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (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?!
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (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?
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (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: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (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: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (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)!
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (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: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (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"
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (1875426)
Posted by Va'al
on April 19th, 2017 @ 5:13am CDT
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
• 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!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (1875428)
Posted by Burn
on April 19th, 2017 @ 5:35am CDT
Huzzah! More Deaths Head finally!
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (1875433)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime
on April 19th, 2017 @ 6:08am CDT
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.
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (1875446)
Posted by Yeti
on April 19th, 2017 @ 6:54am CDT
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.
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (1875448)
Posted by Randomhero
on April 19th, 2017 @ 6:55am CDT
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.
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (1875451)
Posted by DeathReviews
on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:02am CDT
What the....? That doesn't look like my head at all!
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (1875591)
Posted by partholon
on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:43pm CDT
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.
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (1961383)
Posted by Va'al
on May 24th, 2018 @ 3:05pm CDT
We have a new sighting of the Freelance Peacekeeping Agent extraordinaire that has often crossed paths with the Transformers universe in the Marvel comics of old - as he is still indeed part of the Marvel sandbox, and last we saw was appearing in the Saladin Ahmed / Chris J Ward Black Bolt series
almost a year ago.
This week, the totally not a bounty hunter reappears in the pages of a cosmic Marvel comic, as he squares off against Chris Powell, the superhero known as Darkhawk - originally co-created by Tom DeFalco, who was editor of the Transformers G1 and G2 comics after Jim Shooter! A small universe, yes? Check out the variant cover by Ron Lim (and colourist) for the issue below, and a snippet from the interview
with writers Chris Sims and Chad Bowers that doesn't mention Death's Head at all - though the comic does indeed have more that a cameo.
Nrama: What’s your message about this title to fans who love Darkhawk but haven’t seen him for a while, or for those who haven’t read his comics before?
Bowers: If you’re a fan of Darkhawk from back in the day, he’s still that guy! Chris Powell, the blue collar kid with an edge against crime. Only now he fights crime in outer space, too, and it’s even cooler than it sounds!
Sims: And if you’ve never read his comics before, we can all but guarantee that there’s something here for everyone. We’ve got a good guy trying to do right by the universe, a villain who’s been forced into a terrible situation by forces beyond his control, sentient alien fighter jets, and even a little romance. We wanted to do the biggest, boldest, wildest Darkhawk story ever, and c’mon. Do you really want to miss out on that?
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (1961386)
Posted by #Sideways#
on May 24th, 2018 @ 3:44pm CDT
> Sentient fighter jets
>>>> S E N T I E N T F I G H T E R J E T S <<<<
Guys, I can't believe Starscream finally takes the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos to erase Megatron from history.
Re: Marvel Death's Head II Solicit, Nick Roche Concept Art (1961419)
Posted by Yeti
on May 24th, 2018 @ 8:47pm CDT
An absolutely abysmal rendition of Death's Head. Not only is the character nothing like the professional business man we know and love but the artistic rendition is, honestly, the worst I have ever seen. Which is really sad as the art in general in Darkhawk is pretty good (much better than the second rate writing of the whole book), but Death's Head barely resembles Death's Head. It wouldn't have taken much to make him look kick-ass either. Left side is how he appears in Darkhawk, right is a quick and dirty edit by me. Really disappointing and a let down from the Editor, writer and artist.