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 two new stories from Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #344, which comes out Oct. 4.
All the Crusaders assemb — er, come together in a new story by Francis Bonnet and Rex Lindsey, who are joined by colorist Glenn Whitmore. It has more superheroes than you can shake a Crisis at, but not all is as it seems on Halloween in Riverdale …
The second story, also set on Halloween, features The WEB showing up at the Lodge mansion for a party — and then running away with a fortune. The Superteens have to figure out if this WEB is really The WEB or just an impersonator. It’s by Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Whitmore and Jack Morelli.
Check out both previews below, along with a classic Fall-themed Archie story.
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Plus: News and announcements about Star Wars, Sea Serpent’s Heir, Richard Corben, Kingdom Come, Stranger Things and more.
Slugfest is a roundup of cool announcements about projects coming to a shelf near you. Hit the links for more information.
Charles Soule and Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque will present the second of seven interconnected miniseries in “The Shrouded College” saga that started with Soule and Will Sliney’s Hell to Pay.
The Bloody Dozen will run for six issues and kicks off in December.
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The insidious new series will debut in December.
Fans of Mirka Andolfo’s “A Blessed Day” from The Devil’s Cut will be happy to know that DSTLRY has announced Blasfamous, a new title spinning out of that short story.
Andolfo, whose known for her work on Sweet Paprika, Mercy and Unnatural, will explore the worlds of fame and pop stars, with that horror/comedy twist she’s become known for.
“With each of my series I love conjuring new fictions of fantasy and wonder wrapped around some of the hottest sociological issues we face in reality,” Andolfo said. “Blasfamous picks apart what it means to worship—whether it’s a prophet or popstar. It’s also a new opportunity to draw some of the most lavish and exhilarating spectacles of my career, with an oversized canvas to make every page truly sing.”
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Michael Moreci, Alex Segura, Geraldo Borges and Chantelle Aimée Osman will bring the detective back to comics.
Mad Cave Studios has announced plans to launch a new comic featuring Dick Tracy, the legendary yellow coat-wearing detective who first debuted on the newspaper comic page in the 1930s.
Crime novelist and comics writer Alex Segura will co-write the title with Barbaric writer Michael Moreci, joined by No/One artist Geraldo Borges and creative consultant Chantelle Aimée Osman. Segura and Moreciwere tied to a Dick Tracy comic title at Archie Comics in 2017, but a licensing snafu put it on hold. In the press release, they, along with Osman, are listed as the “comics rights-holders” for Dick Tracy, which is owned by Tribune Content Agency.
“This has been a long time coming, and we are all so excited to bring our grounded, noir take on the Dick Tracy mythos to life at Mad Cave,” said Segura. “Michael and I have loved Dick Tracy, his stellar rogues gallery, and unforgettable supporting cast since we first became aware of the character as kids. It’s been a winding road to not only get the rights to publish new stories starring the iconic detective, and I’m so thankful that my journey with Chantelle and Michael brought us to Mad Cave. The stuff Geraldo is cooking up perfectly evokes the grounded, cinematic vibe we’re bringing to this origin story.”
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The dystopian miniseries kicks off in December.
Ben Stenbeck, whose art can be found across the Mignolaverse in Baltimore, Hellboy and the BPRD, Witchfinder and more, is branching out with his own creator-owned series coming from Image Comics this December.
He’s joined by renowned Hellboy colorist Dave Stewart and letterer Rus Wooton for Our Bones Dust, a four-issue miniseries featuring cannibals and AI set in a dystopian future.
“I’m really excited to get my first solo series out into the world,” said Stenbeck. “My aim was to make something I would enjoy reading myself. It’s very different to any of the work I’ve done before but I hope still as entertaining in its own way.”
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Levine Querido shares a preview of the upcoming graphic novel by Jasmine Walls and Teo DuVall.
I didn’t know I needed a graphic novel about witches who engage in illegal broom-racing, but now that I know about it, I’m so on board.
Courtesy of publisher Levine Querido, we’re pleased to present an exclusive preview of Brooms, the upcoming graphic novel by writer Jasmine Walls (Vixen NYC, The Last Session) and artist Teo DuVall (Deja Brew, The Bridge). They’re joined by colorist Bex Glendining and letterer Ariana Maher.
The story focuses on a group of witches/broom racers in 1930s Mississippi who are trying to move out West, a place “that allows Black folks to legally use magic and take part in national races.” Their team, the Night Storms, must endure government oppression and societal prejudice as they attempt to raise enough money to follow their dreams.
Brooms will be published on Oct. 10. Check out the preview and more details from the publisher below.
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‘Time Traveler Tales’ will arrive from Dark Horse Comics this winter.
Karl Jacobs, a cast member of the mega-popular MrBeast YouTube channel and a popular YouTube streamer in his own right, will work with writer Dave Scheidt and artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews on Time Traveler Tales.
The five-issue miniseries will adapt Jacobs’ “popular Minecraft streaming series, Tales from the SMP, into their very own comic series.”
“I am so excited for this book!” said Scheidt. “Working with Karl and Kelly and Nichole and Dark Horse has been a thrill. Karl’s created such a fun world to play around in and getting to tell new stories in that world with such an incredible creative team is an honor.”
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Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving this week by Stan Sakai, Danilo Beyruth, Chuck D, Lawrence Lindell, Stephanie Phillips, R.L. Stone, Adam Gorham, Leah Williams, Eduardo Pansica 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 three-issue miniseries begins in December.
Andrew Krahnke, artist of Tartarus and Outrunners, will write and draw Bloodrik, a three-issue miniseries coming from Image Comics in December.
The story features a barbarian named Bloodrik, whose hunt for food in unfamiliar woods leads to conflict.
“I came up with the rough idea for this comic in about 10 minutes, after I sketched Bloodrik for the first time. I knew I wanted it to be about a hulking woodsman making his way across a brutal landscape looking for food. Seemed like a simple enough idea. It would be another 10 years before I sat down to finally start drawing it,” said Krahnke. “During those 10 years of writing, rewriting, and re-rewriting, Bloodrik evolved from that simple idea into a story about how we see ourselves and the trouble we can get into when we let the idea of who we think we are dictate how we see the world.”
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Issue #10 marks the end of the series, for now, by Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli.
It sounds like the current (and really fun) Scarlet Witch series by Steve Orlando, Sara Pichelli, and Lorenzo Tammetta will come to an end with issue #10, but fear not — Marvel promises the series will “evolve in a fascinating way this January, before ultimately returning later next year.”
In the meantime, November’s issue finds Wanda dueling with her new arch-villian, Hexfinder.
“Scarlet Witch has been the gig of a lifetime—one that’s challenged me, surprised me, and brought me together with some of the greatest collaborators I’ve ever been lucky enough to work with,” Orlando said. “And we’re far from done—I can’t wait for folks to see what we’ve been conjuring up next, something that celebrates a massive milestone for Wanda and her family, and explodes this current season up into something gonzo, blockbuster, and bursting with power. Wanda will return stronger, bolder, and more powerful than ever—and not alone!”
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Stephanie Phillips and Dani Bolinho bring ‘Forecast from Stonehenge’ to comics.
Oni Press will release a third Choose Your Own Adventure adaptation next year by Grim writer Stephanie Phillips and Dani Bolinho, who drew the first CYOA adaptation.
Forecast from Stonehenge, based on the prose novel by R. A. Montgomery, follows Journey Under the Sea and Eighth Grade Witch. And like the other novels and graphic novels in the series, it gives the reader the opportunity to choose what happens next at certain points in the story.
“I was excited to help bring a choose your own adventure story to comics and expand the audience of readers who get to experience this fun and unique format,” Phillips said. “As a kid, I loved CYOA stories because they allowed me to take an active role in the story being told, and thanks to Dani Bolinho’s art I think readers will absolutely feel like they are being pulled into the world of Forecast from Stonehenge.”
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The appropriately titled miniseries ‘The Gift’ will arrive just in time for the holiday season.
Christine Larsen will return to the world of her Orcs! series this winter for Orcs! The Gift, which wraps up the trilogy of miniseries published through BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! imprint.
“I’m stoked to finally reach the culmination of this trilogy, where my characters are put to a true test, and I can test my own ability to balance the dramatic moments and the comedy of this series,” said Larsen. “I hope everyone enjoys this final arc as much as I’ve enjoyed crafting it.”
Larsen has been working on Orcs! for at least a decade now, if you go back to the art books she self-published and crowdfunded before BOOM! started publishing the series. You can read more about their pre-BOOM! history here.
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