The new title by Chris Cantwell and Ángel Unzueta sets its course in March.
Following the launch of Star Trek later this month, which features Benjamin Sisko leading a “motley crew” made up of characters from various Star Treks, comes Star Trek: Defiant, which features Worf leading an even motlier crew of Star Trek characters against “a galaxy-spanning threat.”
Star Trek: Defiant will feature the recent Iron Man creative team of Chris Cantwell and Ángel Unzueta, who reunite on this “dirty dozen” approach to Star Trek. Joining Worf on his mission are Lore, B’Elanna and Mr. Spock, among others.
“Ever since I made my dad take me to my first Star Trek convention when I was ten, I have been waiting for this moment,” Cantwell said. “When Heather Antos, Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly reached out to me about writing the first book to spin out of their flagship Star Trek title, I wanted the quality to match my massive wells of enthusiasm; I knew this book needed to be undeniably Star Trek first and foremost, but also something new and complex that would have readers leaning forward as they engaged with a more unexpected journey to the stars. Whereas the new Star Trek book carries forward the grand tradition of Starfleet’s saga of discovery and exploration, Defiant immediately sets out to break the rules of the Federation and go on a fugitive run from Starfleet with a cast of Trek’s best iconoclastic heroes and ne’er-do-wells, each of them straddling worlds in their identities and calibrations in their moral compasses as they embark on a high-stakes galactic manhunt…the Prime Directive be damned.”
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Check out a round-up of recent announcements about ‘Batman,’ Jonathan Hickman, ‘West of Sundown’ and more.
Slugfest is a roundup of cool announcements about projects coming to a shelf near you from comics creators, publishers and more. Some of these are from this weekend’s New York Comic Con, while some are from before. Hit the links for more information.
DC held a panel focused on the Batman titles yesterday during New York Comic Con, revealing some new artwork and one new project — Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU. It’s by Frank Tieri and Logan Faerber, both of whom have worked on the character before.
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The Women of Marvel panel also revealed a new miniseries starring Mr. and Mrs. X themselves, Rogue and Gambit.
Marvel announced several new projects during the Women of Marvel panel at New York Comic Con yesterday, including three that put the spotlight on some of Krakoa’s finest.
Betsy Braddock, aka Captain Britain, will jump into her own series next February, courtesy of Tini Howard and Vasco Georgiev. Check out the first issue’s cover by Erica D’Urso:
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And what’s this about the Guardians of the Galaxy?
Sins of Sinister, the X-Men-centered event Marvel announced during their Next Big Thing panel today, isn’t the only 2023 event the publisher revealed to attendees. In a page from those MCU “big reveal” panels where they’ll put up a graphic showing all the movies and Disney+ shows on the docket, Marvel Comics had a graphic of their own at NYCC, outlining a few events we already knew about and a few new ones coming next summer.
Here’s a rundown of what we know and what we learned …
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The X-Men once again enter an alternate reality — this time one shaped by Mr. Sinister’s diabolical experiments.
The mutant denizens of Krakoa are in for a very Sinister 2023.
During their Next Big Thing panel at the New York Comic Con today, Marvel finally revealed Sins of Sinister, an event coming next year that they’ve been teasing for months now.
The story will start in Sins of Sinister #1, a one-shot by Kieron Gillen, Lucas Wernock and more, before taking over three of the X-books for three issues. Immortal X-Men, X-Men Red and Legion of X will all take a siesta, replaced by Immortal X-Men, Storm and the Brotherhood of Mutants, and Nightcrawlers. They’ll be set in an alternate reality that … well, here’s the description of the project from Marvel, which is a bit confusing, in true Sinister fashion:
IMMORTAL X-MEN, X-MEN RED, and LEGION OF X will be washed away, transformed into three limited series: IMMORAL X-MEN, STORM & THE BROTHERHOOD OF MUTANTS, and NIGHTCRAWLERS! Series writers Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, and Si Spurrier will pen their respective new titles, joined by artists Paco Medina, Patch Zircher, and Alessandro Vitti. Tackling three separate time periods, each superstar artist will draw an issue of all three titles as consecutive issues propel the Marvel Universe further and further into a dark future, dramatically escalating the stakes with each startling time jump. 10 Years… 100 Years… 1000 Years… The Powers of Essex will seek to stretch beyond the limits of time and space! All three writers will continue their current story plans after the X-Universe shattering finale one-shot, SINS OF SINISTER: DOMINION #1!
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‘Action Comics’ will expand to three stories while Clark headlines a new ‘Superman’ title and Jon stars in ‘Adventures of Superman.’
DC’s plans for Superman and the Superfamily became clearer at New York Comic Con this weekend, as the publisher revealed a new format for Action Comics, a new Superman title starring Clark Kent and an Adventures of Superman title featuring his son, Jon.
Following Action Comics #1050, a special oversized issue that comes out on the last Tuesday of 2022, the comic will see a format change with Action Comics #1051. It’ll feature three stories — one focused on Clark, one focused on Jon and one focused on Power Girl that spins out of Lazarus Planet.
“My one-word mission statement for Action Comics in 2023 is ‘Super-Family,’ and I draw inspiration from the 100-page Giant ‘Superman Family issues,” said writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson. “We’re giving everyone in the House of El their own role and personal journey while still keeping Superman at the forefront, and tying all the Super-titles together in a way that’s reminiscent of the Triangle Era. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this new era of Action Comics, and doing it alongside such a consummate artist as Rafa Sandoval and comics titan Dan Jurgens truly makes it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
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The new series from Scout Comics arrives in stores in February.
Scout Comics has announced a new horror/mystery series coming next year called Banshees by the team of co-writers Dave Dwonch and Jessica Balboni, and artist Riccardo Faccini.
The story features two college freshman who find out their dorm is haunted by the ghosts of three women who were killed by the same serial killer — and who must then convince the ghosts to help them bring the killer to justice.
“Banshees is everything I love about comics; a coming-of-age story that blends horror, mystery and crime noir in ways I haven’t seen done yet,” Dwonch said. “I can’t thank Scout enough for believing in the work, and I’m beyond stoked to be a part of the Scout family. Buckle up for a wild ride, folks!”
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The Marvel’s Voices panel at the New York Comic Con brought news from Wakanda, Krakoa and the far reaches of space.
During their Marvel’s Voices panel at the New York Comic Con today, Marvel announced several upcoming projects for February that tie into Black History Month, including a new Marvel’s Voices anthology, a Bloodline miniseries and more.
Let’s start with the new Marvel’s Voices anthology, which this time around will focus on a specific set of characters: Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Forever. The stories will feature Black Panther, Shuri, Okoye and more by as-yet-unrevealed creative teams.
Ken Lashley provides the cover:
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‘Wolverine: Snikt!’ will return to print, plus a new Yusuke Osawa Spider-Man story and a tribute anthology were announced.
Marvel and Viz Media have announced three manga titles featuring Wolverine, Spider-Man and more for next year, as part of their ongoing collaboration.
Wolverine: Snikt! reprints the 2003 miniseries by Tsutomu Nihei, which was part of their Tsunami imprint. Spider-Man: Fake Red by Yusuke Osawa features an awkward teenager finding one of Spider-Man’s suits, while the Marvel Comics: A Manga Tribute hardcover will feature stories by more than 20 artists, including Yoshitaka Amano, Ken Niimura, Kia Asamiya, Mizuki Sakakibara, Peach Momoko, Q Hayashida, Sana Takeda and more.
Here’s a rundown of what to expect:
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The awards were given out last night in conjunction with the New York Comic Con.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Harvey Awards, which were announced last night in conjunction with the New York Comic Con.
Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi won the award for “book of the year,” as the first volume of The Good Asian beat out nine other nominees in a very stacked category. Lore Olympus was named digital book of the year, a category it also won last year. It wasn’t the only repeat winner, as Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto won again for “manga of the year.”
And the Disney+ show Ms. Marvel somehow beat out the Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” board game in what has to be considered one of the oddest showdowns in comics awards history.
As previously announced, the Harvey Awards also inducted four creators into their Hall of Fame: Neil Gaiman, Roy Thomas, Gilbert Shelton and Marge Buell.
The Harvey Awards were given out in the six categories they reintroduced in 2018, as chosen by a nominating committee of “diverse industry voices including creators, publishing professionals, retailers, educators and librarians.” The winners were chosen by creators and other industry professionals.
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
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Plus: Heavy Metal teams with Whatnot Publishing, Chuck D enters a ‘Rogue State’ and more news from New York Comic Con!
A lot of comics news came out this week in the buildup to the New York Comic Con, so here’s a round-up of some of the headlines. We start with some very tragic news about an artistic legend.
Artist Kim Jung Gi, who worked on manhwa like Tiger the Long Tail and drew covers for Marvel and DC, passed away from a heart attack this week as he prepared to travel to the New York Comic Con.
The 47-year-old artist was in Paris at the time, where his artwork was on display at the Daniel Maghen art gallery. One of his collaborators, Hyun Jin Kim, posted the news on social media:
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The miniseries written by Reggie Hudlin and Leon Chills begins in February.
Two cornerstone of the Milestone universe will clash next year in Icon vs. Hardware, a five-issue miniseries coming from DC.
DC Publisher and CCO Jim Lee announced the new series during his Jim Lee & Friends Panel at New York Comic Con earlier today. The story spins out of the Milestones in History anthology from earlier this year and will be co-written by Reggie Hudlin and Leon Chills.
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