The writer shares designs for crew members of the Starship Perilous.
Cullen Bunn’s run on Uncanny X-Men saw Cyclops, Jean Grey and the other time-displaced teenaged originals joining forces with their longtime nemesis Magneto … but that wasn’t Bunn’s original pitch for the series.
His original pitch was to send some of the X-Men into space on a spaceship powered by the Siege Perilous. How cool is that?
“In 2015, I was asked to take over Uncanny X-Men,” he wrote on Twitter. “We all know that yielded the Magneto-led team. My first pitch, however, was a cosmic team with Rachel Summers in charge and a new Captain Britain.”
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The comiXology Originals series will debut this Wednesday.
Josie and the Pussycats are going where no … pussycat has gone before — outer space. ComiXology and Archie Comics have teamed up for a new digital series by writer Alex de Campi with art by Devaki Neogi.
Josie and the Pussycats in Space debuts this Wednesday as part of the comiXology Originals line.
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The ‘Murder Falcon’ and ‘Extremity’ creator is drawing a different wrestler each day in October.
If it’s October, it must also be Inktober, the other great thing about the 10th month of the year.* During Inktober, artists from all over the world create a different ink drawing every day of the month (or every other day, or whatever schedule works for them). While the official Inktober site provides a list of “prompts” to help inspire artists, many of them choose their own themes.
With many comic artists once again participating this year — you can
find a lot of them on Twitter or Tumblr using the #inktober hashtag, and
we’ve been posting a bunch on our own Tumblr — we thought we’d spotlight a few of the fun ones we’ve seen so far.
In our first Inktober spotlight, let’s take a look at what Extremity creator Daniel Warren Johnson has been doing. “My inktober this year is themed around wrestlers, cause why not?” he said on Twitter. Since then, he’s shared images of legendary wrestlers like Dusty Rhodes and Andre the Giant, as well as more recent stars like All-Elite Wrestling’s Private Party and Kenny Omega.
He said he has plans to collect all his drawings into a book later this year, with a cover featuring — speaking of legends — an awesome color Jushin Thunder Liger. That’ll be something to watch for, but for now, check out a few of his drawings below. You can see more on his Twitter feed.
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Annual awards ceremony recognizes ‘the creativity, skill and fun of comics.’
The third annual Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, a.k.a. The Ringo Awards, were presented last night at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named for artist Mike Wieringo, who passed away in 2007, the awards celebrate “the creativity, skill and fun of comics.”
Fiona Staples, Sean Phillips and Image’s Where We Live anthology were the big winners of the night, each earning two Ringos. Brian K. Vaughan took home the award for best writer, while Phillips was named best artist.
Two Hero Initiative awards were presented as well. Congratulations to all the winners; the complete list is below.
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Stephanie Phillips and Dean Kotz bring a WW2 true-crime thriller to comics.
Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot may not be as well known as other serial killers, but the Butcher of Paris will soon get the spotlight in a new series from Dark Horse Comics.
Writer Stephanie Phillips, artist Dean Kotz, colorist Jason Wordie and letterer Troy Peteri will team for The Butcher of Paris, a new limited series about the infamous murderer who plagued France during World War 2. Dave Johnson will supply the covers.
“When I learned about Petiot, I knew the story needed to be told,” Phillips told Women Write About Comics.” You can read details about the case online, but there is something I think we miss when we are simply reading facts about Petiot. This is a story about a serial killer hunting in a city occupied by Nazis—one of the darkest periods in French history (really, world history writ large). This case is about so much more than a serial killer, and I think that’s why it stood out to me. I just kept coming back to it.”
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Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Joëlle Jones and more contribute to the Amazon’s anniversary celebration.
Wonder Woman’s 750th issue arrives in January, and DC has revealed an all-star line-up of talent to help her celebrate.
The 96-page issue will include contributions from popular Woman Woman scribes Greg Rucka and Gail Simone, as well as Vita Ayala, Marguerite Bennett, Jeff Loveness, Kami Garcia, Shannon and Dean Hale, Mariko Tamaki and current Wonder Woman writer Steve Orlando.
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New miniseries promises madness and mayhem as they face the Infernal Ichor of Ish’lzog.
Marvel has announced that legendary artist Alan Davis will write a new Avengers/Defenders miniseries called Tarot. He’ll team with French comics artist Paul Renaud.
“Tarot is my new project for Marvel that has just been announced,” Renaud wrote on Tumblr. “It is a very clever story Alan Davis wrote for me to draw. Join us for this epic Avengers/Defenders team-up…and you can expect the rest of the whole Marvel Universe to show up as well!!”
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The comics writer and editor discusses his latest anthology ‘Dead Beats,’ the miniseries ‘She Said Destroy’ and more.
Joe Corallo is a comics writer and editor, who some might know for his journalism on the website ComicMix.com. He co-edited the award-winning anthology Mine! and this year saw the release of She Said Destroy, an ambitious miniseries made with artist Liana Kangas that comes out in trade next month.
This week, Dead Beats, the anthology he co-edited with Eric Palicki, arrives in stores from A Wave Blue World. A horror anthology centered around music, the book has an incredible lineup of talent including Vita Ayala, Eva Cabrera, Cameron DeOrdio, Jen Hickman, Kwanza Osajyefo and Nadia Shammas. It also features a story written by Rachel Pollack, drawn by Richard Case and lettered by John Workman, reuniting years after their acclaimed run on Doom Patrol.
To mark a year with an anthology and a series that feature the best work he’s done so far in his career, I wanted to ask Corallo about the two projects, building teams and what he’s thinking about next.
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Matthew Rosenberg and Otto Schmidt launch a new series focused on Marvel’s original Hawkeye.
Clint Barton will return to action as Hawkeye in a new solo title next year that’ll pit him against a new version of Ronin — one of his previous aliases.
Hawkeye: Freefall launches in January by writer Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Otto Schmidt and cover by Kim Jacinto.
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Alex Dueben reflects on recent comments from writer Kieron Gillen and others about interviewing and comics journalism.
Last Wednesday, Kieron Gillen made a few statements on Twitter, going after people conducting email interviews.
While I agree with what he said in general and responded that there is a place for such questions, I also hesitate to avoid making such broad statements. Just like with “rules” about writing comics, they don’t NEED to be followed, but one should have a good reason when they are not following them. I am aware that Gillen would likely agree with me on that point.
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The author of ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ teams up with the artist of ‘Stumptown’ for a three-volume graphic novel series.
Earlier this week Fantagraphics announced a new three-volume graphic novel series from Garth Stein, the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, and Stumptown artist Matthew Southworth.
The Cloven features a half-man, half-goat hybrid created in a lab who tries to live a normal life, but, you know … he’s got hooves.
“I am having so much fun working on The Cloven with my partner, Matthew Southworth; I can think of no better home for our series than Fantagraphics, a publisher with an impeccable reputation for quality stories and world-class artwork,” Stein said. “This is truly a match made in heaven. Or in Seattle. Any connection between ‘heaven’ and ‘Seattle’ is entirely your own…”
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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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