Marvel plans to reboot ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Darth Vader’

New first issues will deliver the force in 2020.

Marvel plans to reboot Star Wars and Darth Vader in 2020, as the comics move into the post-Empire Strikes Back era.

Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz will chronicle this “dark time” for the Rebels, as they plot their course in a Han Solo-less world.

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Music meets the apocalypse in Milligan + Hervas’ ‘Tomorrow’

New title due from Berger Books in February.

The deluxe edition of Enigma wasn’t the only Peter Milligan news Dark Horse revealed at the New York Comic Con — they also announced that Milligan, Jesús Hervas, and James Devlin are working together on a new miniseries titled Tomorrow for their Berger Books imprint.

“It’s so great to be working with Peter Milligan again! He’s simply one of the best, and his new thriller Tomorrow shows why he continues to be one of comics’ most original, provocative, and passionate writers,” said Berger. “Jesús Hervas’s illustrative and expressive art is perfect for this frightening tale that could very well be our future.”

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‘Iron Man 2020’ is coming, of course, in 2020

Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Pete Woods bring Iron Man into the (very near) future.

Over the weekend at the New York Comic Con, Marvel announced that Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Pete Woods are working on the next iteration of Iron Man — Iron Man 2020, which spins out of Slott’s run on the character thus far.

Inside the Iron Man 2020 armor is Arno Stark, Tony Stark’s brother. He’ll be facing down with the Robot Rebellion, as artificial intelligence battles for robot rights.

“Like the inexorable turning of pages on a calendar, we’ve been building up to the arrival of 2020 and the advent of Arno Stark as Iron Man ever since this latest run began!” says Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Here, all of the larger themes we’ve been playing with will come to the fore in a big, sweeping, epic action movie that anyone can enjoy!”

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‘Earth X’ prequel set for January

Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Velibor Stanojevic tell a new story set in the ‘Earth X’ universe.

Legendary comic artist Alex Ross will once again team with writer Jim Krueger for another “Earth X” story, this one a prequel to the previous trilogy. Velibor Stanojevic joins them on art for Marvels X.

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Titan is bringing ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to comics

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical classic will haunt comic shops in June 2020.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart’s multi award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera, will soon get the graphic novel treatment, courtesy of Titan Comics.

“I’m thrilled Titan Comics is adapting The Phantom of the Opera,” said Titan Publisher Nick Landau. “It’s an honor to be working with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group on this project and I can’t wait for fans to discover the Phantom in this lavish new graphic novel.”

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DC reveals new artwork for Beast Boy, Zatanna, Batgirl YA titles

New concept art + pages revealed at the New York Comic Con.

During their “Super-Powered YA: DC Reads for Your #TBR Pile” panel at the New York Comic Con today, DC Comics revealed new artwork for three upcoming young adult graphic novels: Shadow of the Batgirl, Teen Titans: Beast Boy and Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend.

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Wolverine slashes his way into ‘Dawn of X’ with a new title

Benjamin Percy, Adam Kubert ad Viktor Bogdanovic will chronicle new tales of the Marvel mutant.

Benjamin Percy, Adam Kubert and Viktor Bogdanovic will team up to bring Wolverine back to his own ongoing title, starting in February. The new title will be part of the “Dawn of X” line announced this past summer in San Diego.

“We all have that character,” Percy told Marvel.com. “The one we love more than any other. The one we treasure in books and movies and maybe memorialize with a T-shirt or tattoo. The one we relate to as a cracked-mirror version of ourselves. For me—as a growly, grumpy, hairy, smelly, muscled, flannel-clad, whiskey-swilling loner who lives in the woods of the frozen north—it’s Logan. And though this might sound corny, it also feels right to say that writing Wolverine is a dream come true, a childhood fantasy realized. No kidding, bub.”

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‘Enigma’ returns as a deluxe hardcover edition

Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo’s classic Vertigo title returns from Berger Books.

Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo helped kick off the Vertigo era back in 1993 with Enigma, an eight-issue avant-garde miniseries that met with much critical acclaim. At New York Comic Con, Dark Horse announced that a deluxe hardcover collection of the series will be released under their Berger Books imprint in the Fall of 2020.

“I’m thrilled to be publishing this brilliant seminal work of one of Vertigo’s key launch titles, which was ahead of its time and inspirational to many,” said Karen Berger, who was running Vertigo back when it was originally published. “Dark Horse is known for publishing beautiful high-quality books, and it’s long overdue for Enigma to be presented in the fashion that it deserves.” 

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Amy Reeder to write and draw ‘Amethyst’ for DC

New monthly series begins in February.

Back when Brian Michael Bendis first announced his curated imprint for DC, Wonder Comics, he promised an Amethyst solo series was coming. At New York Comic Con this weekend, DC revealed that Amy Reeder of Rocketgirl and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur fame, will write, draw and color the ongoing series.

“When I develop DC books one thing I try to achieve is that sense you got when Apple announced products that were so unexpected and yet made so much sense that you wondered how you got this far in life without it,” said editor Andy Khouri. “That is 100% Amy Reeder writing and drawing Amethyst.”

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