‘Weird Work’ by Jordan Thomas and Shaky Kane will introduce a gritty world filled with crazy characters.
Frank At Home On The Farm writer Jordan Thomas and Bulletproof Coffin artist Shaky Kane will team for a new miniseries, Weird Work, that applies Kane’s colorful, psychedelic artwork to a detective story.
Described as a mix of the “hard-boiled noir of LA Confidential” with “the bright, alien-filled worlds of Futurama,” the four-issue miniseries will arrive from Image Comics in July.
“While tightly scripted, the Weird Work universe was broad enough to allow me to put a pure comic book, Shaky-spin on the visuals,” Kane said. “A real fun book to draw. I just know that readers are going to share our enthusiasm for this off-kilter take on a hard-boiled future detective yarn.”
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The new miniseries will kick off in July.
With the Titans taking center stage at DC in the absence of a Justice League, DC has announced another new Titans project for July — Tales of the Titans, which mirrors the Tales of the New Teen Titans series by Marv Wolfman and George Perez back in the 1980s.
Each issue of the four-issue miniseries will feature a solo story starring one of the Titans who isn’t currently featured in their own title. Shannon Hale and Dean Hale will write the first issue, with Javier Rodríguez on art. Here’s the description of the issue, which “puts the spotlight on the alien princess and warrior Starfire”:
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The first issue features stories by Tom King, Mitch Gerads, Dan Mora, Christopher Cantwell, Javier Rodríguez and more.
DC has revealed more details about the new Batman: Brave and the Bold series they announced back in November. The series will be an anthology, with not every story featuring Batman.
The comic takes its title from the series that ran from the 1950s until 1983, which started as an anthology title but eventually evolved into a Batman team-up title. It was replaced by Batman and the Outsiders, and the title has been dusted off for a couple of mini-series projects since then.
The first issue will have four stories:
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Blue Marvel, Loki, Tigra and more team up to face a Jheri-curled threat from beyond.
Al Ewing and Javier Rodríguez will re-team for another Defenders miniseries later this year, titled Defenders: Beyond. The new story will focus on a different set of characters than last year’s miniseries and will feature the return of the cosmic being The Beyonder.
“So in this book, we’re going on a magical journey into the Mystery itself, mapping the Marvel Godhead and bringing back knowledge that ties into what has gone before, some seismic things to come… and if we’re lucky, maybe a little off-the-page magic to feed your hungry head,” Ewing told Marvel.com. “We’ve got an eclectic new crew of Defenders chosen for the task by the final spell of Stephen Strange – I’m saying what’s probably a final goodbye to a lot of stuff from the past 10 years with this one, and for at least one character, this will be the last adventure. Hope you survive the psychedelic experience, pilgrim!”
This new miniseries will star Taaia, the mother of Galactus, who was introduced in the previous series, along with Blue Marvel, America Chavez, Tigra and Loki.
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‘Reckoning War: Trial of the Watcher’ will tie into next year’s big Fantastic Four storyline.
The Watcher isn’t one for the spotlight — he prefers to watch — but that changes next year in Reckoning War: Trial of the Watcher, a one-shot special that ties into the Fantastic Four: Reckoning War storyline by Dan Slott, Carlos Pacheco and Rachael Stott.
Slott will be joined by the wonderful Javier Rodríguez for the one-shot, which will “shed light on the First War that rocked the Marvel Universe.”
“One of the key players in all of this is Uatu,” Slott said to Newsarama. “[The original war] is something the Watchers have been keenly aware of, and the possible thought of it happening again brought Uatu back. Maybe it’s time for the Watcher to stop watching and start doing.”
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New series written by Mark Waid will cover everything from the Big Bang until the ‘twilight of existence.’
During C2E2 last weekend, Marvel announced a new project by Mark Waid, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez — History of the Marvel Universe, which will detail exactly what the title implies. According to Marvel, the comic “will go all the way back to the Big Bang and the beginning of time and conclude with the twilight of existence.”
And boy, are Rodriguez and Lopez bringing their “A” game on these preview pages. It’s not surprising, of course; they brought their vibrant visual style to Spider-Woman, Exiles and other titles, but these pages in particular really blew me away when I saw them.
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