Marvel will publish an anthology one-shot in November.
Howard the Duck, the little cupcake of a drake created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik in the early 1970s, celebrates his 50th birthday this year, and to celebrate, Marvel’s throwing a party — or putting out a one-shot, anyway.
The giant-sized Howard the Duck #1 will include a story by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones, the creative team who brought the character back into the limelight about eight years ago.
“That’s right! Me and Joe Quinones are back and contributed a short story to this issue,” Zdarsky said in his Substack newsletter. “It was really fun getting to write our stupid gags again, and Joe has already had a cover shot down by Legal so you just know we’re bringing our A-game again!”
Ed McGuinness’ cover was not rejected by Legal:
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Tom Bondurant shares his thoughts on the first two issues of Batman ’89, which continues the story started in the first Tim Burton ‘Batman’ film.
The more I think about the current Batman ’89 miniseries, the odder it seems.
Tim Burton’s Bat-movies don’t fit easily into any one category. Weird as they are, they’re not full-on “Tim Burton” movies, because they’re beholden to at least a nominal amount of source-material lore. That weirdness also sets them apart from other action-movie blockbusters. Today, after a decade or two of superhero movies becoming more faithful to the comics, Burton’s efforts seem almost primitive, with a dreamlike quality – far from the hard edge of Christopher Nolan’s urban crime stories or the DCEU’s CGI-enabled spectacle.
However, Batman ’89 – written by Sam Hamm, drawn by Joe Quinones, and colored by Leonardo Ito – isn’t really interested in translating Tim Burton to comics. Although writer Sam Hamm penned the Burton movies’ original drafts, both were revised to varying degrees by subsequent writers, especially Daniel Waters on Batman Returns.
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Both series will kick off in July.
Two movies that are now several decades old will get sequels of sorts in comic book form, as DC has announced the digital series Superman ’78 and Batman ’89.
Screenwriter Sam Hamm, who wrote the 1989 film Batman and its first sequel, Batman Returns, will write Batman ’89. The Dc Digital First series will be drawn by artist Joe Quinones.
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Joe Quinones, Tony Moore, Dave Johnson and more share their interpretations of the popular meme that spun out of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.’
Since Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hit theaters last month, fans of the film have been sharing their #spidersona on social media. These creations often imagine the artist as a Spider-character.
Many pros have gotten in on the fun as well; here’s a collection of a few we’ve noticed. You can check out more — many, many more! — on Twitter and Instagram.
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The pop-up imprint curated by Brian Michael Bendis will include ‘Young Justice,’ ‘Dial H for Hero,’ ‘Wonder Twins’ and a new comic called ‘Naomi.’
At the New York Comic Con, the Brian Michael Bendis panel brought some additional tidbits and lots of art for the upcoming Wonder Comics line.
First up, here’s a look at more artwork by Patrick Gleason for Young Justice, which Bendis will write. Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld, will also appear in the title, and will get her own series in the Wonder Comics line in the future.
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David Walker, Sam Humphries, Joe Quinones, Patrick Gleason and more join Bendis for his curated imprint.
Shortly after Brian Michael Bendis signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics, the publisher announced that the writer of Action Comics and Superman would also oversee a curated/”pop-up” imprint that would “feature some of Bendis’ all-time favorite characters in very unique and unusual situations, combined with new characters created specifically for this new imprint.”
Today at the New York Comic Con, DC publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee hosted a “Meet the Publishers” panel where Bendis revealed more details about his imprint. The imprint, Wonder Comics, will feature four “teen-focused, in-continuity comic books scheduled to debut in early 2019.”
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