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Shawn Martinbrough will return to write Jason Todd again next year with Red Hood: The Hill, a miniseries that follows his work on the character’s previous series. Sanford Greene will draw the six-issue series.
Here’s how DC describes the series:
In Gotham City’s early days, The Hill was one of Gotham City’s most dangerous neighborhoods, one that required the residents to band together to keep themselves safe when the police – and sometimes even Batman – wouldn’t.
Now, as the Hill finds itself gentrifying, old habits die hard as the vigilante known only as Strike works with her team to keep the town safe—but she’s not alone. Jason Todd, one of the Hill’s newest residents, is more than happy to don the visage of Red Hood to help Strike keep his new home safe. But a new villain is emerging from the shadows. Will Red Hood, Strike and the Hill’s small militia of vigilantes be able to keep their home safe? This series features a main cover by series artist Greene, with a variant cover by Tirso Cons.
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The new miniseries will tie into ‘Fall of the House of X’ next year.
As a aprt of the big finale for the current Krakoa era of comics, Marvel has announced X-Men: Forever, a four-issue miniseries by Immortal X-Men writer Kieron Gillen and artist Luca Maresca.
The miniseries will tie into Gillen’s work on Rise of the Powers of X, which was announced last month alongside Fall of the House of X.
“X-Men: Forever is Luca and myself doing a coda to Immortal X-Men, a requiem for the Krakoan age and generally setting fire to all time and space,” Gillen said. “It’s the manipulative hand in the steel glove that is Rise of the Powers of X. By the time it drops, you’ll be wondering what on Earth is going on with certain characters, and X-Men: Forever will give you all the answers.”
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In a new miniseries, longtime Cable writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Scot Eaton bring together Cable and … Cable?
As a part of the Fall of House of X storyline that will effectively end the Krakoa era of X-Men comics next year, Marvel has announced Cable by Fabian Nicieza and Scot Eaton.
Nicieza has a long history with the character, having written him in the early days of X-Force as well as in the well-remembered Cable and Deadpool series. He and Eaton will have two Cables to play with, as grizzled veteran Cable teams with the younger Cable introduced a few years back to fight Orchis and a new threat called the Neocracy.
“It’s always fun to write Cable and challenge him with a big physical and emotional conflict,” Nicieza said. “Having written him more than anyone else on the planet, it’s also fun to add to that total!”
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Marvel announces ‘Fall of the House of X’ and ‘Rise of the Powers of X’ at the New York Comic Con.
All good things, as they say. The Krakoan Age, the current era of X-Men comics that began in 2019 when Jonathan Hickman returned to Marvel for House of X and Powers of X, will come to its official end next year in two miniseries announced today at New York Comic Con.
Fall of the House of X by Gerry Duggan and Lucas Werneck, will continue the story of Cyclops and his capture during Fall of X, as he’s put on trial and faces the death penalty. Rise of the Powers of X by Kieron Gillen and R.B. Silva takes place in the future as mutants attempt to stop Omega Sentinel and Nimrod from summoning “their binary god to consume everything in their accession.”
As they’ve done before, Mark Brooks and Richard Isanove supply the teaser image, which showcases Marvel mutants in various costumes from the comic’s history:
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