The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation recognized comics from DC and A Wave Blue World in their 34th annual Media Awards.
Poison Ivy and Young Men in Love were honored by The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, as winners in their 34th annual Media Awards.
Poison Ivy by G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara, Atagun Ilhan, Brian Level, Stefano Gaudiano, Jay Leisten, Arif Prianto, Ivan Plascencia and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, took home the award for Outstanding Comic Book. The DC title was up against nine other comic series in the category.
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The co-creators of the new title from Scott Snyder’s new imprint at IDW discuss how they came to comics, their approach to the story and more.
Last summer, after the release of Dark Spaces: Wildfire, IDW announced that writer Scott Snyder would curate a series of comics under the “Dark Spaces” label, written and drawn by different creators. They also announced the second title from the imprint, Dark Spaces: Good Deeds by writer Che Grayson and artist Kelsey Ramsay.
When the announcement was made, Snyder said his intent with the line was to “champion up-and-coming talent,” but “up-and-coming” may not apply to Grayson and Ramsay for long, based on what I’ve seen in the first issue. Together they’ve created a compelling “Southern Gothic” horror tale that draws as much from real-world fears as it does from the supernatural. I caught up with the writer and artist to talk about how it all came together, their approach to the story and more.
The first issue will arrive in stores on May 17.
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Check out exclusive previews for two new stories from Archie’s upcoming digest, which arrives in stores on April 5.
Courtesy of our friends at Archie Comics, we’re happy to present a preview of two new stories from World of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #24, which comes out April 5.
In the first preview, there’s some confusion over who is the real hero when She-Fox and Skulk recruit Superteen and Powerteen — that’s Betty and Veronica in their masked identities — to help them battle their foe. This one is by Ian Flynn, Holly G!, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli.
Then in the second new story, Pow-Girl, who returned to action a couple of weeks ago, recruits Betty and Veronica to help her against the criminal gang the Yellowjackets (luckily there’s no confusion over who the bad guys are here!) That leads to the girls asking Pow-Girl about her secret origin. This one is by Tom DeFalco, Dan Parent and Bob Smith, joined by Whitmore and Morelli on colors and letters.
Check out the previews for both stories below along with the credits and description, as well as a full classic mystery story written by Bob Bolling of Little Archie fame.
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The new title will debut in the fall, with a preview arriving on Free Comic Book Day.
Marvel has announced G.O.D.S., a new series from Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti that will “build a new Marvel mythology overflowing with daring concepts, intricate systems and fascinating new characters.”
It sounds right up Hickman’s alley, based on his work on Fantastic Four, Avengers and his 3 Worlds/3 Moons publishing line on Substack. This is something he’s been planning since he first came back to Marvel to tackle the X-Men, and it “feels like something old, but pushes the Marvel Universe in an exciting new direction.”
“When I came back to Marvel a few years ago, I wrote two series bibles. The first was House of X and the other one was G.O.D.S.,” Hickman told Marvel.com. “To say that I’m excited to finally be able to share this story with everyone is a massive understatement. G.O.D.S. takes place in its own special corner of the Marvel Universe — in the cracks that lie at the intersection of science and magic — and revisits some characters and concepts that we’ve reimagined for a more modern, continuity-driven audience.”
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Plus: Marvel Artist’s Editions, Dark Horse graphic novels, Spider-Verse, variant covers and more!
Slugfest is a roundup of cool announcements about projects coming to a shelf near you. Hit the links for more information.
Marvel has revealed more details and a teaser image for Summer of Symbiotes, something they teased last October along with several other events for 2023. It’s less of a single-story crossover and more of a moniker they are using to describe a whole bunch of different symbiote-themed series, miniseries and events.
While many of the events teased on the image we’ve heard of before, like Carnage Reigns and Extreme Venomverse, there is one new one listed — Death of the Venomverse, which echoes the Death of the Spiderverse storyline we’re seeing in Spider-Man.
Here’s the description from Marvel:
It’s all leading to this! The epic adventures above are spiraling towards an explosive destination, and not all of your favorite symbiotes will survive the journey. The Carnage symbiote is more bloodthirsty than ever and heads to the multiverse for its greatest killing spree yet. But what is it after? Find out more when this upcoming limited series is announced at the Marvel Comics: Spider-Man & the Venomverse Panel at C2E2 2023!
C2E2 is coming up this weekend. Here’s the full teaser image:
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See what’s arriving in comic shops this week from Mark Millar, Frank Quitely, Tini Howard, Sweeney Boo, Matt Kindt, Jean-Denis Pendanx, Cathy Malkasian, Junji ito, Steve Skroce, Stefano Cardoselli and more.
Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital. This week brings more Dawn of DC titles, an adaptation of the animated Dungeons & Dragons cartoon from the 1980s, and new projects from Mark Millar, Matt Kindt, Cathy Malkasian, Steve Skroce, Curt Pires, Stefano Cardoselli and more.
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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Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda tell a tale of monsters and pirates this June.
Writer Frank Tieri and artist Inaki Miranda, the team behind DC’s Old Lady Harley series, will reunite for a new miniseries featuring another destructively iconic character — Godzilla.
“I’ve been very fortunate in my career to have written for quite a few iconic franchises, but I have to admit, there’s something extra special about getting to work on Godzilla,” Tieri said. “Just writing this series I’m instantly a little kid again, watching him fight Rodan or the Smog Monster or whichever Monster of the Week. Needless to say, it’s been a thrill for me…but probably less so for my family, since I’ve been doing the Godzilla roar around the house pretty much nonstop.”
IDW has announced Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons, a five-issue miniseries set in the “era of seafaring and superstition,” aka the 1500s, when maps warned of dragons and monsters in undiscovered parts of the world. In this case, those warnings were right. The comic will tell the story of one of explorer Sir Francis Drake’s lost voyages — one that featured everyone’s favorite radioactive kaiju.
“What could be cooler than a Godzilla tale with pirates?” Tieri said. “Here There Be Dragons is a lost voyage of Sir Francis Drake, told through the eyes of a crewman facing execution. The question is, is he telling the truth? Is there really a conspiracy to cover up what happened to Drake on that island and the existence of Godzilla? Or is this merely another pirate’s tall tale? Avast, ye Godzilla fans, and batten down the hatches at your local comic book shop!”
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The new series kicks off in June.
Chew and Chu writer/co-creator John Layman is back at Image Comics this summer with a hellish new title — In Hell We Fight!, a new creator-owned title with artist Jok
“I’m thrilled to be back at Image with a new book,” said Layman. “In Hell We Fight is the most ambitious thing I’ve done in a while, and also the most fun. Nonstop action, adventure and general weirdness, with loads of heart, and I can say with confidence this will be the best time anyone will have reading about kids condemned to an eternity in hell. Luckily for me I’ve teamed up with a great artist—Jok—who’s probably the one person on Earth who can capture this unique balance of light and dark, horror and heart. I think this is the perfect vehicle to introduce him to a broader American comic book-reading audience.”
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The one-shot will feature stories by Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Jordan Morris, Diana Camero and more.
Summer camps always bring out the best in the horror genre, and Archie Horror will visit Camp Pickens in June, a “ridiculously haunted” camp named for Colonel Pickens, an ancestor of Jughead Jones.
The one-shot will feature multiple stories set at the camp, with a framing sequence by Jordan Morris and Diana Camero, as well as a ghost story by Blake Howard and artist Carola Borelli and a slasher tale by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton. Matt Herms and Jack Morelli provides colors and letters, respectively.
“Stories set at summer camp are synonymous with Archie,” said Archie Comics Senior Director of Editorial Jamie L. Rotante. “Many fans will agree that some of their fondest memories were reading Archie digests while at camp. So, naturally, we had to do a camp-based horror one-shot.”
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Check out artwork from ‘Harley Quinn,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Green Lantern,’ ‘Cyborg’ and more.
At this weekend’s WonderCon in Anaheim, DC Comics shared preview artwork for many of its upcoming Dawn of DC titles, including Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and more.
Take a look …
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You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
Every soap opera fan knows that discovering your wife has secret hotel reservations will only lead to heartbreak, but when those reservations are for the Lunar Lodge, things get real deadly real fast.
Screenwriter Tyler Marceca makes his comics debut with artist Mirko Colak, colorist Brian Valenza and letterer Frank Cvetkovic on this new miniseries coming from Dark Horse Comics.
“The idea for Lunar Lodge was born from a simple, albeit screwy, question; if I were a werewolf, how would I protect myself and those around me on nights when the moon was full? I mean, who would want to wake up the morning after a full moon covered in blood and mud with no memory of how many people, and livestock, they killed. There would have to be a solution for this, right? And if there was a solution… you better believe some enterprising folks would find a way to profit from it,” Marceca said.
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Tim Seeley and Gisele Lagace welcome an underground legend to the returning series.
When Money Shot, the erotic science fiction title from Vault Comics, returns in April, the XXX-plorers will welcome a special guest to the show — underground comics legend Cherry.
Cherry, also known as Cherry Popstar and, before a threat of litigation, Cherry Poptart, debuted in her own series back in 1982. Created by Larry Welz and published by Last Gasp, Cherry Poptart had a title change to just Cherry with its third issue thanks to legal threats from Kellogg’s, owner of the Pop-Tarts brand. The underground comic has had 23 issues since it debuted, as well as spinoff series and collections, and Welz is still actively producing new content for the Cherry website (which is very much NSFW).
“Cherry comix were a formative force for me,” Money Shot writer Tim Seeley said. “They were the forbidden fruit on the top shelf of the comic store, the little piece of subversive history to be found while thumbing long boxes. Larry Welz’s eternal balance of sexy and satirical helped me realize what an adult comic could be. It’s with great reverence that we welcome Cherry Popstar to the pages of Money Shot for our tale of billionaire greed and tech’s obsession with stealing art from humanity.”
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