Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving this week by Steve Orlando, Lorenzo Tammetta, Joe Casey, Simon Gane, Matt Kindt, Dan McDaid, Lucy Sullivan, Nate Powell, Bree Wolf, James Turner, Sanford Greene, Joe Hill, Peter J. Tomasi 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 graphic novel will arrive in stores in August.
Image Comics has announced the next graphic novel coming from the award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, arguably comics’ greatest creative team right now. Houses of the Unholy will explore the “Satanic Panic” craze of the 1980s, which involved conspiracy theories that grew from unsubstantiated cases of Satanic ritual abuse.
“Houses of the Unholy is something I’ve been describing as Satanic Panic Noir. It’s somewhere in-between a creepy horror story and a fucked-up noir, and directly tied to the Satanic Panic craze of the ’80s,” said Brubaker. “The book really speaks to my obsessions with cult horror, and plays with the demonic tropes of classic horror from Hammer to Carpenter to Stephen King. The fear that was everywhere back then has clearly resurfaced, and that made me want to dive back into those dark waters and try to find a Brubaker-Phillips take on noir and horror at the same time.”
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The three-issue high-fantasy miniseries begins in May.
Sean Lewis will team up with artist/painter Jonathan Marks Barravecchia for “a blood-splattered story of conquest.” Bear Pirate Viking Queen, coming from Image Comics this May, is billed as a high fantasy story, and from what I can tell, it does not feature a bear who is also a queen, pirate and viking at the same time (although I’ll be pleasantly surprised if that is, indeed, the case).
Lewis said he was inspired by an Alan Moore/Eddie Campbell classic when creating the story.
“I always wanted to make something that hit me like From Hell the first time I read it,” said Lewis. “Something with historical scope, something with a really uncompromised visual beauty, and something that felt BIG. Jonathan’s work is incredible. The story is one I am incredibly proud of. We are shooting for ‘canon’ with this one.”
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The tie-in miniseries to Marvel’s big ‘Blood Hunt’ event is by Cheryl Lynn Eaton and Farid Karami.
Marvel has announced the first tie-in miniseries for the upcoming Blood Hunt event, which will see Marvel’s heroes face off with an emboldened vampire population. That miniseries will see Black Panther return to Wakanda — as a vampire!
Black Panther: Blood Hunt by Cheryl Lynn Eaton and Farid Karami sees the exiled king face a “soul-crushing struggle between protecting his people from his new brothers and satisfying his new overpowering thirst for blood.”
“Long live the king! Literally! While T’Challa has always been the height of human excellence, steering such a legendary character as he navigates a supernatural battlefield populated with gods and monsters—all while adapting to a form and newfound powers unfamiliar to him—has been a treat,” Eaton told Marvel.com. “T’Challa’s royal status is not just Wakandan in nature, but vampiric as well. And I can’t wait to explore both of those bloodlines. No pun intended!”
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Venom and Carnage will try to eat each other again in a four-part event this spring.
Venom and Carnage will cross over in March and April, bringing together Cletus Kasaday and Dylan Brock for the first time, and debuting a new look for Carnage.
The crossover will be written by Torunn Grønbekk and Al Ewing, with art by Ken Lashley, who also will do a series of connecting variant covers for the crossover, and Pere Pérez.
“There is some family drama going on here because technically they’re both the child of Eddie or Venom in a sort of strange way and it felt natural to bring them together,” Grønbekk said on the This Week at Marvel podcast. “It brings up, especially for Dylan, all the secrets that Venom has kept from him. Venom was the one who made Eddie do horrible things. If Dylan sees the full extent of what Venom has done in this world, it might not be great.”
Here’s the new look for Carnage, designed by Cafu:
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