Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Adam Hughes, Jae Lee and more contribute stories to the anthology.
IDW will publish an anthology one-shot featuring Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer, with stories by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Adam Hughes, Jae Lee and more.
The idea for the project sprang from 2022 documentary Dave Stevens: Drawn to Perfection by Kelvin Mao. Mao found out that The screenwriters for The Rocketeer movie, Bilson and De Meo, had written a Rocketeer comic book script featuring the Rocketeer teaming with Amelia Earhart. Hughes will draw that story, while Mao and Windom each wrote a new story for the one-shot.
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The site that carries comics by Matt Bors, Brian Gordon, Jimmy Craig and more could use your help.
TinyView, the aggregated webcomics site that features comics by Rob Rogers, Brian Gordon, Matt Bors, Gemma Correll, Jimmy Craig and more, is currently running a fundraiser campaign to “reach sustainability and offer more comics.”
While social media can help creators build an audience, they typically don’t provide any payment when people read their content. That’s where a site like TinyView can come in. The site isn’t looking for direct donations, but rather is asking readers to become paid subscribers.
“Artists and creators are often forced to post work for free on the main social media platforms to gain a following. Tinyview enables artists to be paid for the work they post, while bringing lovers of classic funny-page comics together,” said Raj Lalwani, CEO of Tinyview. “Our current fundraising campaign will allow Tinyview to generate revenue from readers which will support artists they love and help usher in a stronger creator economy.”
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The limited edition apparel is now available on Sakai’s website.
2023 is the year of the rabbit, and in honor of the Lunar New Year, Stan Sakai is offering a new shirt on his website featuring his signature creation, Usagi Yojimbo.
It’s a natural tie-in, given that Usagi is, obviously, a rabbit. And it’s a really stunning shirt as well, featuring Sakai’s artwork:
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Check out an exclusive preview of two new stories coming in next week’s digest from Archie Comics.
Courtesy of Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present a preview of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #311, which comes out Feb. 8.
Today we have previews of two new stories that will appear in the digest, starting with “Operation: Brainbust” by Tom DeFalco, Bill Galvan and Ben Galvan. It features a team-up between Little Betty and Veronica and the superhero sidekick team known as the Boy Buddies. Roy the Super-Boy and Dusty the Amazing Boy Detective are showing the two girls around the campus of the Montgomery Military Academy when they notice someone up to no good.
The second story, “Ransomware Beware,” is by Francis Bonnet and Rex Lindsey. In this one, Lodge Industries has to deal with a ransomware attack, and the girls bring in Detective Fu Chang to help Mr. Lodge with his dilemma.
Below you’ll find previews of both stories, plus a complete classic Betty & Veronica story featuring a snowstorm (which hits home today considering I’m currently surrounded by a frozen wasteland in Texas). Enjoy!
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David F. Walker and Dave Wachter bring the franchise back to Marvel with a new ongoing series.
Marvel has revealed more details on their Planet of the Apes relaunch, which will hit stores in April. The publisher revealed last year that they had once again obtained the license to make POTA comics for the first time since the 1970s.
The ongoing series by David F. Walker and Dave Wachter will be set during the war between humans and apes, after the ALZ-113 virus infects humanity and the world begins to crumble.
“Not only is Planet of the Apes my favorite film franchise, it was my favorite series of comics from Marvel when I was a kid,” Walker said. “Both the films and the comics ignited my imagination and helped me fall in love with the art of storytelling. To be part of Marvel’s return to the Planet of the Apes is more than an honor, it is a childhood dream come true.”
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Marvel once again gives fans the chance to pick who should join the X-Men.
Marvel is once again asking fans to vote for who they’d like to see join the X-Men, as they’ve done for the past two years. This year fans can choose from six characters — Dazzler, Cannonball, Frenzy, Juggernaut, Jubilee and Prodigy.
The voting window is pretty tight — you have until Friday of this week to cast your vote. The winner will be revealed this summer as part of the big Hellfire Gala storyline, which we now know ties into the bigger Fall of X crossover that’s coming later this year.
Marvel has provided campaign posters for each character with catchy slogans; here’s the one for Dazzler, who also coincidentally received my vote this year:
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Before Fall of X kicks off this summer, four one-shots will ‘put all the pieces in place’ for the big crossover event.
Marvel has revealed that this year’s Hellfire Gala, an in-book event the X-Men have held since the launch of the Krakoa era, will tie into Fall of X, the upcoming X-Men-themed summer crossover event. But prior to Fall of X, Marvel will release four one-shots that will “tie up long-simmering plotlines, reintroduce major players and put all the pieces in place for the dramatic events of the third annual Hellfire Gala.”
They also plan to hold another fan vote for membership into the X-Men, as they’ve done for the past two years. It kicks off tomorrow.
Each of the one-shots will be written by a current X-title scribe — Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, Steve Orlando and Si Spurrier — and will feature everything from the return of Apocalypse to a big showdown between Legion and Nimrod.
According to Marvel, Fall of X will answer the question, “Can Krakoa last forever?” which seems to indicate a change is coming to the current X-Men status quo. We know that at one point Jonathan Hickman, the original architect of the Krakoa era, had two more chapters planned in his bigger X-Men storyline, but he backed away from the second part when he realized the creators making Krakoa-focused comics were having such a great time. That suggested Krakoa would go away or change in some way … could that plan be back on?
I guess we’ll find out this summer, but for now, check out the covers and info for the “Before the Fall” books:
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Check out new comics and graphic novels this week from Zeb Wells, Adam Kubert, John Jennings, Valentine De Landro, Dan Panosian, Dalibor Talajic, Ed Laroche, Peach Momoko 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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The creator of ‘The Arab of the Future’ wins the French festival’s biggest prize.
Riad Sattouf, the creator of The Arab of the Future and Esther’s Notebook, has won this year’s Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
The 44-year-old French cartoonist, who has also directed feature films, was quoted as saying “I am deeply honored and moved. It’s the centerpiece that was missing at the top of my ego pyramid” upon accepting the award.
Sattouf is best known for The Arab of the Future, or L’Arabe du Futur, his six-book collection about growing up in Libya and Syria in the 1970s and 1980s. Four of them have been released in the United States. He’s also a former contributor to France’s satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and is the creator of the Esther’s Notebooks comic strip, a collection of which was released this month in the United States.
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The xenomorphs return in April.
Marvel has announced that Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight, Time Before Time) and Andrea Broccardo (Doctor Strange/Punisher: Magic Bullets, Doctor Aphra) will create the next Alien series. It kicks off in April and features a new cast taking on the xenomorphs on an icy moon.
“It’s incredibly exciting to take on such a brilliant franchise …the potential for great stories is limitless,” Shalvey said. “I feel like the themes from the films remain quite relevant to today, which makes me feel like we’re able to tell contemporary stories set in that iconic universe. I’m very much hoping to channel the mood and atmosphere of those films while doing something new and Andrea has done an incredible job of putting the reader in that recognizable world. With this new series, I think we have a really interesting addition to the lore of Alien.”
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Check out an exclusive preview of two new stories coming in next week’s digest from Archie Comics.
Today, courtesy of Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present a preview of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #337, which comes out Feb. 2.
The digest will contain two new stories, the first by Francis Bonnet, Rex Lindsey and Glenn Whitmore. It features the return of Fu Chang, the Golden Age detective from the 1940s who solved crime in San Francisco. He’s also the inspiration for Jake Chang, the new Archie character introduced earlier this year who will star in his own show on The CW.
The second story features Little Archie and the Boy Buddies, aka Roy and Dusty, AKA the sidekicks of the Wizard and the Shield. They’re investigating Grimloch Island, which is rumored to be haunted, but really a friend of Little Archie lives there and could do without the company. I like how people refer to Little Archie as “Little Archie” instead of just “Archie,” like the “Little” isn’t implied. This one is by Tom DeFalco, Bill Galvan and Ben Galvan, with Whitmore once again on colors and Jack Morelli on letters.
Below you’ll find previews of both stories, plus a complete classic Little Archie story by Dexter Taylor featuring dinosaurs. Enjoy!
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Dawn of DC continues in May.
DC has revealed three more titles and their creative teams for their 2023 Dawn of DC publishing initiative, which Publisher Jim Lee called “one of our most ambitious initiatives ever” and “a chance for us to tell bigger and bolder stories across our line” when it was announced back in November.
Today brings news of three new titles featuring some old favorites, all of which will kick off in May:
- Titans by Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott, which is not surprising given the end of Nightwing #100 earlier this month
- Green Lantern by Jeremy Adams and Xermánico, which will feature a main story focus on Hal Jordan, with a back-up by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Osvaldo Montos focusing on John Stewart.
- Cyborg by Morgan Hampton, a graduate of The Milestone Initiative Talent Development Program, along with Tom Raney.
They also released an updated infographic on their plans for 2023:
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