‘Lazarus Planet’ grows in scope with ‘Revenge of the Gods’ miniseries

G. Willow Wilson and Cian Tormey featuring the Shazam! family, Wonder Woman and some old frenemies from Olympus.

DC’s Lazarus Planet crossover will expand in both time and scope next year, as the publisher announced a follow-up miniseries, Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods by G. Willow Wilson and Cian Tormey.

Revenge of the Gods will feature the Shazam! family and Wonder Woman, as they take a stand against the old gods who have decided to “take down the heroes they once called champions.” Or at least some of them take a stand; at least one of them actually goes over to the other side. The story will run through a four-issue bi-weekly miniseries, as well as issues of Wonder Woman, in March and April.

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Dark Horse announces a ‘Masters of the Universe’ anthology

Tim Seeley, Eddie Nuñez, Sergio Aragonés, Kelley Jones and more will tell stories featuring He-Man from across the multiverse.

Writer Tim Seeley and a host of great artists will team up for Masters of the Universe: Masterverse, an anthology miniseries coming from Dark Horse next year.

As The Sorceress tries to show Zodac the value of He-Man, she takes him on a tour of the multiverse, where they see various versions and stories of the hero, drawn by different artists.

The first issue will include artwork by Eddie Nuñez, Sergio Aragonés, Kelley Jones, Rico Renzi and Brennan Wagner, while subsequent issues will feature E.J. Su, Victor Santos, David Rubín, Claudia Balboni, Daniel Lopez and Fico Ossio.

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‘Hallows’ Eve’ will spin out of the upcoming Dark Web event

The new character, who just debuted in ‘Amazing Spider-Man, will get a solo miniseries next year.

Hallows’ Eve, a new character introduced in the latest issue of Amazing Spider-Man and a major player in the upcoming Dark Web crossover event, will spin off into her own miniseries next March.

Writer Erica Schultz and artist Michael Dowling will chronicle the story of Janine Godbe, the longtime girlfriend of Spider-Clone Ben Reilly, who took on the new identity with a little help from the Goblin Queen, aka Madelyne Pryor (also a clone!).

“Having the opportunity to pen a character’s first solo miniseries is incredibly exciting and incredibly nerve racking!” Schultz told Marvel.com. “Despite Janine having been created in the 90s, this is the first time we’ll see her on her own for more than just a few pages. I really hope fans enjoy a deeper look into Janine and what makes her tick.”

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DC Universe Infinite adds 5,000 Vertigo, Black Label titles

Subscribers to the “Ultra” tier can now access ‘The Books of Magic,’ ‘The Unwritten,’ ‘Shade the Changing Man’ and much more.

Despite the fact that DC shut down its Vertigo imprint at the end of 2019, the publisher still seems to find ways to keep the brand relevant, whether that’s by bringing back beloved properties like Fables and Sandman, or by adding more than 5,000 mature reader titles from the imprint to their DC Universe Infinite digital comics service.

Today Dc announced the addition of a “metric ton” of Vertigo titles to the service — everything from Sheriff of Babylon to Sandman Mystery Theatre — along with some more recent Black Label titles like Wonder Woman: Dead Earth and Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child. These new titles are only available to subscribers to the recently revealed Ultra tier, which also gives you access to new comics about a month after release.

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Can’t Wait for Comics | Blue Beetle graduates into a new miniseries

Check out what new comics and graphic novels are arriving in stores this week from Haley Newsome, Andi Watson, Simon Gane, Edgar Camacho, Danijel Zezelj, Scott Reed, Greg Pak, Jason Aaron, Bryan Hitch and more.

Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital.

I’ve pulled out some of the highlights below, but for the complete list of everything you might find at your local comic shop and on digital this week, you’ll want to check out one or more of the following:

As a reminder, things can change and what you find on the above lists may differ from what’s actually arriving in your local shop. So always check with your comics retailer for the final word on availability.

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Sakai + Schweizer present a new Usagi Yojimbo ornament for 2022

Usagi and Tomoe share a snowy moment in the latest limited-edition wooden ornament.

Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai has once again teamed up with artist and woodworking expert Chris Schweizer to offer a Christmas ornament featuring Sakai’s signature creation — and his signature, too, if you’d like.

This is the third year that they’ve offered an ornament featuring the samurai rabbit in a seasonal pose — this time he’s also joined by Tomoe. While Sakai provided the artwork, Schweizer handcrafted each wooden piece. When he’s not drawing comics like The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton, Schweizer creates and sells wooden pieces and papercraft, like this Die Hard Christmas ornament, this collection of Santas from around the world and this Lord of the Rings chess set.

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Hellcat leaps into a new miniseries by Cantwell + Lins

The new series will feature themes and settings introduced in Cantwell’s run on ‘Iron Man.’

So I originally typed “Catwell” in the headline, accidentally, but it might have worked in this context. And that context is that Christopher Cantwell — note the “n” — is writing a miniseries featuring Hellcat, a character he brought into prominence and into Tony Stark’s life in his recent run on Iron Man.

Cantwell will be joined by artist Alex Lins, who previously worked with the writer on Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood. Unfortunately I don’t think I can make his name into a cat pun. Alex Lynx? That’s probably a stretch.

In any event, the series is set in the haunted house that Patsy Walker inherited and last appeared in the Iron Man/Hellcat Annual for 2022.

“It’s been so rewarding to go even deeper with Hellcat in this new miniseries, and work so closely with Alex Lins on this book,” Cantwell said. “I feel like Patsy was a great voice of conscience and groundedness in Iron Man, but we also hinted at some internal struggles and lingering darkness within her, which we explored even more in our Iron Man/Hellcat Annual issue this summer.”

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Slugfest | Get ready for ‘The Gimmick’

Check out news and announcements featuring the X-Men, Captain Marvel, The Last Barbarians, Harrower, The Archies in India and more.

Slugfest is a roundup of cool announcements about projects coming to a shelf near you from comics creators, publishers and more. Hit the links for more information.

Ahoy Comics has announced a new project by writer Joanne Starer (Sirens of the City; Away From Here) and artist Elena Gogou (Quests Aside) — The Gimmick, which is “how I imagine the Coen brothers would tell a story about the wrestling business,” Starer said.

Colorist Andy Troy, letterer Rob Steen and editor Tom Peyer round out the creative team.

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Sunday Comics | Comic strips pay tribute to Charles Schulz’s 100th birthday

Family Circus, Macanuda, Broom Hilda and many more featured the Peanuts in their strips on Nov. 26.

Yesterday Charles Schulz, the legendary creator of Peanuts who passed away in 2000, would have turned 100 years old. And to celebrate this milestone, cartoonists and artists paid tribute to Schulz and his most famous creations in the panels of their own comic strips and on social media.

“Schulz is the only cartoonist ever to receive this honor—a fitting tribute for a man who devoted his entire life to cartooning,” The Schulz Museum posted.

Here’s a look at a few of them:

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Captain Flag + Inferno the Fire Breather come to the rescue in ‘World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #125

Check out an exclusive preview of two new stories coming in next week’s digest.

Courtesy of Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present a preview of World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #125, which arrives in stores Nov. 30.

This digest features three new stories, and today we have previews of two of them. Both are by Ian Flynn and Bill Galvan, and feature appearances by Captain Flag and Inferno the Fire Breather — not to be confused with Fireball, Archie’s other flame-throwing superhero.

Check out the previews below, as well as a classic story featuring Chuck Clayton.

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Vault announces five titles for early 2023

‘Barbaric,’ ‘Songs for the Dead’ and ‘Money Shot’ will return next year.

Vault Comics has announced five titles they plan to launch next year, including the return of three old favorites and two brand-new comics.

Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden will bring back Owen and his Axe for a new Barbaric series, while Andrea Fort, MC Heron and MJ Erickson sing more Songs for the Dead. And Tim Seeley, along with new artist Gisele Lagace, present new adventures of the XXXplorers in Money Shot Comes Again.

There’s also new projects from Christopher Sebela, Ben Hennessy, John Lees and George Kambadais.

Check out all the details below.

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Ed Laroche returns to Image with ‘Almighty’

The high stakes series kicks off in February.

The Warning creator Ed Laroche will return to Image Comics next year with Almighty, a high-stakes sci-fi/fantasy series that he originally self-published as a graphic novel.

“I can’t wait for people to experience this story; each issue ratchets up the tension culminating in one of the most unexpected climaxes put to paper,” said the storyboard artist, who has worked for clients like CBS, Sony, AMC and more.

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