Blade, Magik, Nico Minoru and more come together in September.
Marvel has announced that a 1990s team — with a slight name change and a different roster — will return in September. Midnight Suns by writer Ethan Sacks and artist Luigi Zagaria almost shares a name with the classic Ghost Rider-led team Midnight Sons, but does share its name with the upcoming Midnight Suns video game that Marvel and 2K will release later this year.
The new team will feature several classic and new mystical heroes, including Magik, Blade, Kushala the Spirit Rider, Nico Minoru and Zoe Laveau from Strange Academy. Oh, and my favorite mystical Marvel character, Wolverine. (It used to be that Wolverine would pretty much pop up in every Marvel comic at some point, so it’s kind of funny and appropriate to see him here).
Marvel’s event miniseries continues in June with more issues and one-shots about a world where the Avengers never assembled.
Marvel has revealed more details about their Heroes Reborn plans for June, including what to expect in the miniseries as well as from several one-shots.
You might remember that Heroes Reborn is an event miniseries coming from Marvel that spins out of Jason Aaron’s work on Avengers. It’ll run for seven issues, with several tie-in one-shots to support it. Jason Aaron is writing the main series, with different artist doing each issue. The first four issues will be drawn by Ed McGuinness, Dale Keown, Federico Vicentini and James Stokoe.
And the story, essentially, falls into the “continuity has been screwed up and now someone needs to fix it” genre, kind of like House of M and Age of Apocalypse. In this new reality, the Avengers never assembled, and the void they left was filled by the Squadron Supreme. Blade is the only Avenger who seems to remember how things should be.
June will bring issues #5-7 of the miniseries, which, like the first four, will have connecting covers:
Check out new comics by Jillian Tamaki, Ethan Sacks, Dalibor Talajić, Gavin Guidry and more.
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As calls to “defund the police” spread in protests, on the news and in social media, Ezra Claytan Daniels imagines a few “departments that will replace police in the not-too-distant future.”
Posted at The Nib, Daniels’ new concepts include the “Los Angeles Department of Food Security,” pictured at the top of this post, and the “Department of Crime Deduction,” pictured above, which he calls a “diversely skilled roster of detectives who excel in creative thinking and problem solving.” Probably recruited heavily from crime podcasts.
Ethan Sacks and Marco Checchetto revisit the world of “Old Man Logan” with a prequel story about Wolverine’s road trip buddy.
The New York Daily News reports that one of their own, Ethan Sacks, is writing a 12-issue Old Man Hawkeye series for Marvel. This prequel to the Old Man Logan series will be drawn by Marco Checchetto.
“In this story, [Hawkeye is] losing his vision and that sort of forces him to confront something really horrible that happened to him personally 45 years ago, and go on his own hero’s journey while he still can,” Sacks told the Daily News. “It’s very much like a ticking clock that’s forcing him into action.”