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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 new series from IDW will debut in July.
G. Willow Wilson, best-selling novelist and co-creator of Ms. Marvel, will team with artist Chris Wildgoose for a new “high fantasy tour de force” from IDW titled The Hunger and the Dusk.
The series will feature humans and orcs on a dying world who were once mortal enemies but now must team up to face an ancient race called the Vangol that threatened them both. The Hunger and the Dusk will be colored by MsassyK and lettered by Simon Bowland.
“During the pandemic, I thought a lot about the many different times in history when the world has come to an end. I was also revisiting the science fiction and fantasy comfort food that I grew up with, and bit by bit, almost like a bedtime story, this saga—with orcs and humans banding together in a world that is slowly becoming uninhabitable, with enemies facing the choice to stand together or die separately—began to take shape,” said Wilson. “Ordinarily, high fantasy is not something I write a lot of, but coming out of the pandemic, I thought, ‘To hell with it. Death is coming for us all. Do what you love. Write the hot orc saga.’ And here we are!”
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Recluse and Spider-Friend make their debut in April.
Next month’s Marvel’s Vices: Spider-Verse special will put the spotlight on several existing Spider-folks, including Miles Morales and Silk, but they’ll be joined by two new characters: Recluse and Spider-Friend.
Spider-Friend will debut in a story written and drawn by Jason Loo, co-creator of The All-Nighter and the award-winning Afterlift. According to Marvel.com, he “comes from a corner of the Marvel Multiverse that’s filled with laugh tracks and filmed in front a live studio audience.”
Recluse, meanwhile, is co-created by Cheryl Lynn Eaton (Batman Secret Files, Bitch Planet) and Julian Shaw (Marvel’s Voices: Legacy). This spidersona lives on a dystopian world where Electro controls the power grid.
Here’s a look at the two new characters, who share the spotlight on a variant cover for the issue by InHyuk Lee:
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New first issues will deliver the force in 2020.
Marvel plans to reboot Star Wars and Darth Vader in 2020, as the comics move into the post-Empire Strikes Back era.
Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz will chronicle this “dark time” for the Rebels, as they plot their course in a Han Solo-less world.
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‘Marvel Zombies: Respawned’ will be written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, with art by Leonard Kirk and covers by Inhyuk Lee.
Marvel will raise the dead once more in October, as they revive Marvel Zombies for a new series.
Marvel Zombies: Respawned will be written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, with art by Leonard Kirk and covers by Inhyuk Lee. Based on the description, this sounds like a reboot rather than a continuation of previous Marvel Zombie stories.
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