An all-new ‘Thor’ title will relaunch next year, pitting the God of Thunder vs. The Black Winter.
Donny Cates and Nic Klein have been deemed worthy to take over Thor after Jason Aaron’s epic run on the title. The duo will relaunch on all new Thor title next year, along with colorist Matthew Wilson.
“In all my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined a world in which I was worthy of writing Thor,” Cates said. “From Stan Lee and Jack Kirby all the way to the legendary run I am so foolishly following, by the great Jason Aaron, it is beyond an honor to enter the golden halls of Asgard, and to pave the path (far beyond the fields we know…) for the Thunder God himself.”
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The Guardians will take on the Gods of Olympus in the new series.
With Donny Cates’ tenure on Guardians of the Galaxy ending with issue #12, Marvel announced at New York Comic Con today that Al Ewing and Juann Cabal will relaunch the series in January.
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Jody Houser returns to tell the story of a pyrokinetic named Nine.
Jody Houser will continue to tell stories set in the world of Netflix’s hit Stranger Things with Stranger Things: Into the Fire, coming from Dark Horse next year.
This time around, Houser will team with artist Ryan Kelly of Local and Saucer Country fame, along with inker Le Beau Underwood, colorist Triona Farrell and letterer Nate Piekos.
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New series due out next year, featuring dinosaurs, pirates and more.
Chew scribe John Layman is teaming up with Wolverine and the X-Men artist Nick Bradshaw for a new creator-owned title called Bermuda. The series will be published by IDW in 2020.
“Bermuda is a story that’s been rattling around in my head for a while, and the type of book I’ve wanted to write for quite some time: high adventure with a jungle hero in a strange, savage land filled with all kinds of dangers and a world that’s both weird and wonderful,” Layman said. “In addition to Chew, my absolute favorite books I’ve ever done have been with IDW – Scarface, Godzilla and Mars Attacks – so I’m hoping lightning strikes a fourth time with Bermuda!”
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Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner put a mature readers spin on Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey.
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, the husband and wife team who chronicled the adventures of Harley Quinn for several years, will reunite on the character for a new four-issue ‘Black Label’ miniseries titled Harley Quinn and The Birds of Prey.
As the title would suggest, it will feature Quinn teaming up with Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain and Renee Montoya after the Joker puts a bounty on her head. And since it falls under their Black Label imprint, expect it to be aimed at more mature audiences than their last work on the character.
“Jimmy and I are so looking forward to this project,” said Conner.
“I’m excited to be co-writing it, but it’s been some time since I’ve
been able to draw interiors, so I’m doubly excited. Harley is a blast to
write and draw; throw the Birds of Prey into the mix and it’s even more
fun. And since this will be a mature readers title, we’ll do our best
to get away with as many shenanigans as possible!”
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The character’s co-creator, Kelly Thompson, will write the miniseries that spins out of ‘Captain Marvel.’
After debuting in the pages of Captain Marvel earlier this year, Marvel has announced that the new hero Star will receive her own miniseries, courtesy of her co-creator, Kelly Thompson.
“With some really exceptional standouts like the creation of Miles Morales and Kamala Khan, it’s pretty hard to get traction on a new character in modern comics, so the excitement surrounding Star has been really fun to watch,” Thompson told Marvel.com.
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The veteran comics creator talks about his latest novel, “The Con Artist,” his current comics projects and more.
Fred van Lente is the comics writer best known to some of us for the series Action Philosophers!, Action Presidents and the Comic Book History of Comics. He’s also spent years writing a wide variety of books for Valiant, Marvel and Dark Horse including Archer and Armstrong, Brain Boy, Conan, Marvel Zombies, Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 and his current project, the Valiant series Psi-Lords.
Van Lente also has a busy career outside of comics. He’s a playwright, perhaps best known to comics fans for King Kirby, which he wrote with his wife the writer Crystal Skillman. He’s also a novelist with two crime novels under his belt, Ten Dead Comedians and The Con Artist.
The Con Artist came out last year and features a comics creator at the San Diego Comic Con who gets drawn into an elaborate web of murder and corruption in the comics industry. It manages to be both laugh out loud funny and incredibly inventive, making a book that is very much about comics and industry, but also telling a story that is firmly in the noir tradition of corruption, betrayal and violence that leads back to original sins.
Convention season is mostly over, but I asked Van Lente if he would be up for a few questions about the book and his work.
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Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Scavone team up on a new miniseries coming from Dark Horse in February.
Dark Horse has announced a new miniseries by Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Scavone. Hidden Society will explore “a world alongside our own full of deities, demons, and danger—where magic wins out over science and dark secrets lie in wait.”
Albuquerque and Scavone previously worked together on A Study in Emerald, an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman short story, as well as a “Red Rain” Batmna story for this year’s DC Halloween anthology.
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Valiant brings back the popular duo in January.
Valiant Entertainment has announced the return of one of their most popular titles, Quantum & Woody.
The duo — and the goat, of course — will return in January from Christopher Hastings, Ryan Browne, Ruth Redmond, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and editor Heather Antos.
“They hunt a serial kidnapper, they clash with a brain monster, they stop government assassinations, they go undercover at a haunted high school, they take on a new mentor, and perhaps most excitingly… they get some new powers,” Hastings said about the new title.
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“His partner was imaginary… but the reckoning is all real.”
David Pepose and Jorge Santiago Jr.’s ‘Spencer & Locke’ will return for a third series … sometime.
The duo and their publisher, Action Lab, have released a teaser image for a new series. No release date has been announced, but it does have a tagline: “His partner was imaginary… but the reckoning is all real.”
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Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg and Dan Parents bring the new wave band to Riverdale.
Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg and Dan Parent are bringing together The Archies and new wave band the B-52s in a new one-shot next year.
Archie Meets the B-52s sees the creators of such songs as “Roam,” “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster” heading to Riverdale for some quirky fun.
“I’m so excited to not only revisit Archie’s legendary run of off-the-wall, awesome music crossovers, but to do it with my original partner in crime, Archie legend, Dan Parent,” said co-writer and Archie Comics Co-President Alex Segura. “The B-52s are a seminal, quirky, and groundbreaking group, and I feel so lucky to have the chance to make a little rock and roll history with them and Riverdale’s own, The Archies. Expect a lot of bonkers fun, eye-popping art, and a lot of new wave-y adventure.”
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The creators of ‘Magical Boy Basil’ discuss their creative process, going from a webcomic to print and much more.
Rebeckah Murray and Jill Hackett are longtime friends and the creative team behind the comic Magical Boy Basil. A weekly queer webcomic about undercover teenage magicians who fight monsters, it represents the duo playing with the magical girl genre, making it about a boy and playing with a lot of the tropes and ideas found in work like Cardcaptor Sakura.
In addition to coming out weekly online, they’ve been publishing each chapter in print editions. The fourth chapter came out this summer, and I spoke with the two about how they met, the way they make the comic and how life can get in the way.
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