Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 10:58am CST

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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?

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

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

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

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

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Re: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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
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!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


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Re: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (1875428)
Posted by Burn on April 19th, 2017 @ 5:35am CDT
Huzzah! More Deaths Head finally! Image
Re: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (1875451)
Posted by DeathReviews on April 19th, 2017 @ 7:02am CDT
What the....? That doesn't look like my head at all!
Re: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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?


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Re: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (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.

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Re: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (1961439)
Posted by JazZeke on May 25th, 2018 @ 12:07am CDT
Yeti wrote: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.

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Yikes.
Re: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (1961452)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 25th, 2018 @ 1:10am CDT
Just read it, I don't even like Marvel stuff but eh i thought i'd try it.

'perps were last seen at the corner of Furman and Hitch..." Nice reference to Death's Head co-creator Simon Furman and to Bryan Hitch who drew the original one page High Noon Tex strip that introduced the character.
Anyways yeah the character looks much more sorta-fantasy style than the usual shiny, sharp robot he normally is but it's alright. Still better looking than Death's Head 2 or 3.0. That Ron Lim variant cover is a tribute to the original DH design. I maaay read the next issue but as i said i'm not at all a marvel fan these days so i ain't sure.
Re: Revolutionary War: Death's Head II - Nick Roche Sketches and Signings (1963548)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on June 7th, 2018 @ 4:29am CDT
Oh man I hate being this guy......
Technically Tom DeFalco was the Editor In Chief of Marvel Comics and not just the Editor of Transformers. In other words he oversaw all the Marvel comics made at that time.

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