Slugfest | Beware Doom the Living Planet!

Check out news and announcements about ‘Avengers Assemble,’ Miracleman, ‘Space Job,’ Spawn and more.

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Marvel’s upcoming Avengers Assemble crossover is set to kick off in Avengers Assemble Alpha later this month, but Marvel’s already teasing what’s in store for the big multiversal event in February.

Those plans include more info on Avenger Prime, the “most important Avenger in the Multiverse,” as well as the introduction of Doom the Living Planet! You’d have to have a pretty big Ego to turn yourself into a planet, so it’s no surprise to see a multiverse version of Dr. Doom has done exactly that.

In AVENGERS #65, learn the secrets of Avenger Prime, the most important Avenger in the Multiverse! He’s spent years manning a watchtower at the heart of all creation all by himself. Now his story can be told, as he suddenly finds himself no longer alone, but instead surrounded by an unbelievable gathering of heroes.

In AVENGERS FOREVER #14, behold the greatest gathering of Avengers in the history of ever! The mightiest heroes of the Multiverse. The protectors of the prehistoric Earth. And the mainstay Avengers of the present-day Marvel Universe. At last, they all stand together in one place, united against a common foe. What enemy could dare stand against the greatest force ever assembled? Here comes Doom the Living Planet with the answer.

The two issues arrives on Feb. 1 and Feb. 15, respectively.

Spawn infests Image’s covers in December

Image Comics will wrap up their 30th anniversary festivities with a series of covers in December featuring one of the first characters they ever published, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn. He’ll appear on variant covers for almost 50 different Image titles, some of which you can see in the gallery above:

  • 3Keys #3 Cover C by David Messina – Diamond Code SEP228055
  • 20th Century Men #5 Cover C by S. Morian – Diamond Code SEP228056
  • All Against All #1 Cover E by Caspar Wijngaard – Diamond Code SEP228057
  • Art Brut #1 Cover B by Martín Morazzo
  • Blood Stained Teeth #7 Cover C by Christian Ward – Diamond Code SEP228058
  • The Bone Orchard Mythos: Ten Thousand Black Feathers #4 Cover C by Andrea Sorrentino – Diamond Code SEP228059
  • Creepshow #4 Cover C by Javi Fernandez – Diamond Code SEP228060
  • Dark Ride #3 Cover E by Andrei Bressan & Adriano Lucas – Diamond Code SEP228061
  • The Dead Lucky #5 Cover C by French Carlomango – Diamond Code SEP228062
  • The Deadliest Bouquet #5 Cover B by Chris Campana & Tom Chu – Diamond Code SEP228063
  • The Department of Truth: The Wild Fictions Special Cover B by Martin Simmonds – Diamond Code SEP228117
  • Do A Powerbomb #7 Cover C by Daniel Warren Johnson – Diamond Code SEP228064
  • Eight Billion Genies #7 Cover C by Ryan Browne – Diamond Code SEP228065
  • Flawed #4 Cover B – Diamond Code SEP228066
  • Golden Rage #5 by Lauren Knight – Diamond Code SEP228110
  • Gospel #2 Cover B by Will Morris – Diamond Code SEP228067
  • Hell To Pay #2 Cover C by Will Sliney – Diamond Code SEP228111
  • Hexware #1 Cover D by Tim Seeley & Valentina Cuomo – Diamond Code SEP228113
  • Hitomi #3 Cover D by wraparound cover by Ashley Wood – Diamond Code SEP228069
  • I Hate Fairyland #2 Cover G by Skottie Young – Diamond Code SEP228070
  • Ice Cream Man #33 Cover C by Martin Morazzo – Diamond Code SEP228071
  • Image! #9 Cover B by John McCrea – Diamond Code SEP228072
  • Junkyard Joe #3 Cover E by Gary Frank – Diamond Code SEP228073
  • Kaya #3 Cover C by Wes Craig – Diamond Code SEP228074
  • Killadelphia #26 Cover D – Diamond Code SEP228114
  • Kroma #2 Cover E by Lorenzo De Felici – Diamond Code SEP228075
  • Little Monsters #8 Cover C by Dustin Nguyen – Diamond Code SEP228076
  • Love Everlasting #5 Cover C by Elsa Charterrier – Diamond Code SEP228077
  • Lovesick #3 Cover E by Luana Vecchio – Diamond Code SEP228078
  • Manifest Destiny #48 Cover B by Matthew Roberts & Owen Gieni – Diamond Code SEP228079
  • Night Club #1 Cover D – Diamond Code SEP228112
  • Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog #11 Cover C – Diamond Code SEP228115
  • Nocterra: Val Special Cover H by Tony S. Daniel – Diamond Code SEP228080
  • Plush #2 Cover D by Daniel Hillyard – Diamond Code SEP228081
  • Radiant Black #20 Cover D by Jonathan Glapion – Diamond Code SEP228082
  • Radiant Black #20 Cover E by Marcelo Costa
  • Radiant Pink #1 Cover D by Emma Kubert – Diamond Code SEP228083
  • Rogue Sun #9 Cover C by Marco Renna – Diamond Code SEP228084
  • Shirtless Bear Fighter 2 #5 Cover C by Matteo Scalera – Diamond Code SEP228085
  • Starhenge #6 Cover F by Liam Sharp – Diamond Code SEP228086
  • That Texas Blood #20 Cover C by Jacob Phillips – Diamond Code SEP228087
  • Undiscovered Country #22 Cover C by Giuseppe Camuncoli – Diamond Code SEP228088
  • Unnatural #5 Cover C by Ennio Bufi & Andrea Meloni
  • Vanish #4 Cover K by Ryan Stegman – Diamond Code SEP228089
  • Voyagis #3 Cover C by Sumeyye Kesgin – Diamond Code SEP228090
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #52 Cover D by David Finch & Dave McCaig – Diamond Code SEP228091
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #53 Cover F by David Finch & Dave McCaig – Diamond Code SEP228092
  • What’s The Furthest Place From Here? #9 Cover D by Tyler Boss – Diamond Code SEP228093

Check out Who’s Who pages for some new (old) DC Characters

DC’s The New Golden Age one-shot arrived in stores last Tuesday, and one of the fun features it included was some new Who’s Who pages featuring several new and classic DC characters. If you missed it, check them out in the gallery above.

Image announces The Department Of Truth: Wild Fictions Special

James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds’ two-issue The Department of Truth story featuring Bigfoot is getting reprinted in December in an extra-length encore reprint titled The Department Of Truth: Wild Fictions Special.

“It’s impossible to pick a favorite story from the first few years of The Department of Truth, but the one that has brought the most people to my table at convention after convention is ‘A Hunter’s Story’, which ran over two issues in our second arc,” said Tynion IV. “We’ve spent a lot of time talking about what might be the perfect bite-sized morsel of DOT to help comic shops introduce new readers to our series, and we can think of no better option as we start the drumbeat to The Department of Truth #25.”

Dark Horse announces Space Job

Dark Horse will release Space Job, a new miniseries by The Orville writer David A. Goodman, artist Álvaro Sarraseca and colorist Jordi Escuin Llorach starting in February. The science fiction comedy features the crew of the SS George H.W. Bush, which likes to procrastinate.

“Most of the people in the world work in jobs they hate, and I don’t think that will be any different in the future,” said Goodman. “The human adventure is figuring out how you’re going to get through the day without getting fired. I think we will relate to the crew of this ship, and enjoy their travels because it’s not happening to us.”

Miracleman #3 finally continues the story started decades ago

While the first two issues of the new Miracleman series from Marvel have reprinted — actually, “remastered,” according to Marvel — old material from the original Eclipse Comics series, it’s issue #3 where readers can finally see the story continued with new material. Marvel has revealed the cover for that issue by series artist Mark Buckingham.

“This script was written 30 years ago and has never been seen until now. It feels so liberating to be able to bring people new Miracleman for the first time in three decades,” writer Neil Gaiman said.

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