IDW and Hasbro bring ‘Clue’ to comics

Paul Allor and Nelson Dániel team for an “at times completely bonkers” five-issue miniseries based on the board game.

IDW’s partnership with Hasbro has brought everything from My Little Pony to Transformers to ROM and Micronauts to the publisher, and now that line of books is getting a Clue. A five-issue miniseries based on the iconic board game will debut in June.

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Shelly Bond spearheads ‘Black Crown’ imprint at IDW

Former Vertigo editor Shelly Bond has joined IDW Publishing and will head up a new line of connected, creator-owned comics called “Black Crown.”

“I’ve long admired from afar Shelly’s track record and have been a huge fan of the direction, vision, and creative teams she’s assembled on her books over the years,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, in a press release. “I’m ecstatic about the idea of getting to work directly with her in building Black Crown into ‘the Ruling Class’ of creator-owned comics.”

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Image announces everything and the kitchen sink at ECCC

New projects from Ales Kot, Joe Casey, Joe Keatinge, Declan Shalvey, Matt Wagner, Jeff Lemire, Phil Hester and more announced at Emerald City Comic Con.

For the past few years Image Comics has held an Image Expo, which is kind of their own mini-convention where they feature creators and make announcements. Since they ended up skipping it this year (it’ll be back in 2018) they used their Thursday panel at the Emerald City Comic Con to unleash a huge slew of comic book announcements.

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de Campi, ChrisCross pull the trigger on ‘Bankshot’

New comic from Dark Horse promises high-octane, no holds barred action.

In conjunction with this week’s Emerald City Comic Con, Dark Horse Comics has announced Bankshot, a “no-holds-barred action story” by writer Alex de Campi, artist ChrisCross and colorist Snakebite.

The book stars an anti-hero named Marcus King, who is hired by the Russian government to reclaim a KGB lab in the Ukraine. “With everything on the line, Marcus needs to become for real the man he has always pretended to be. He also needs to punch a shitload of dudes and blow a lot of stuff up,” the press release reads.

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‘March MODOK Madness’ turns 10

Congratulations to the fine folks at March MODOK Madness, who for the past 10 years have spent the third month of every year sharing their love for MODOK in the form of fan artwork. As always, they are accepting submissions if you are so inclined to draw Marvel’s lovable, big-headed villain.

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‘Zodiac Starforce’ returns from Dark Horse this summer

‘Cries of the Fire Prince’ reunites creators Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau for another tale starring the team of magical teenage girls.

With Emerald City Comic Con just a few days away, Dark Horse has began rolling out the announcements — including one for a new Zodiac Starforce miniseries.

Subtitled “Cries of the Fire Prince,” the new series by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau follows the original series, Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra, which landed in comic shops back in 2015.

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David Lopez teases new project from Panel Syndicate

Panel Syndicate, the digital imprint founded by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin, has published a small yet impressive set of “pay what you want” comics since they launched in 2013, including The Private Eye and Barrier from its founders and Albert Monteys’ Universe.

Now it looks like another creator is joining the line-up, as artist David Lopez has been posting process art and a logo for a new project titled Blackhand Ironhead.

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‘Island’ anthology to end with issue #15

Island co-editor Brandon Graham took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that the anthology will come to an end with issue #15.

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Gillen, Fuso enlisted for James Bond one-shot

Dynamite announces ‘James Bond: Service,’ a one-shot featuring an assassin’s plot to exterminate the “special relationship” between the U.S. and Great Britain.

Joining a list of writers that already includes Warren Ells, Andy Diggle, James Robinson and Benjamin Percy, Kieron Gillen has signed on to write Dynamite’s James Bond. He’ll team with artist Antonio Fuso to write James Bond: Service, a one-shot due out in May.

“The thing with the icons is that I’m not particularly interested in doing a one-size-fit-all story for them,” Gillen said in his email newsletter today. “You need to make them live, and that means finding something that really captures you. As such, this ends up digging into some of the interest in history and geopolitics which drives work like Uber, and merging it with the contemporary era. It is very much a Bond inspired by Brexit and realpolitik. If you can’t use a country’s icon to talk about the country, what’s the point, right?”

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