Rafael Albuquerque, Eduardo Medeiros, Mateus Santolouco and Rafael Scavone will continue making comics for the digital platform next year.
Over the weekend at Brazil’s Comic Con Experience, or CCXP, Comixology and Stout Club Entertainment announced three new projects for 2024.
Stout Club is the studio that includes Rafael Albuquerque, Eduardo Medeiros, Mateus Santolouco and Rafael Scavone. They’ve already released several projects through Comixology Originals, including Red Tag, Hailstone and Funny Creek.
“CCXP is an epic pop culture convention that takes place in our home country of Brazil and Stout Club is so happy to be part of it,” Albuquerque said. “We are very proud of the comics we have released with Comixology Originals–Red Tag, Hailstone and Funny Creek–and are excited to showcase more of our talent and ideas with these new projects in 2024.”
Here’s a look at the three projects that were announced:
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Zack Kaplan, Fico Ossio + team present a new tale starring Erik the Red in the modern day.
Ahead of New York Comic Con this weekend, Dark Horse Comics has announced Kill All Immortals by prolific writer Zack Kaplan, artist Fico Ossio, colorist Jordie Bellaire, designer Tom Muller and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.
The story will feature famed Viking explorer Erik the Red, who discovered the secret of immortality and runs a banking empire in the modern world. His daughter decides to leave the family business, which leads to a savage conflict with the rest of her family.
“Kill All Immortals is my 10th creator-owned series to date and I am so freaking thrilled to return to Dark Horse Comics,” said Kaplan, “a publisher that is a pinnacle for supernatural action comics, from Hellboy to Black Hammer. And I’m stoked to be joined in combat by this team of immortal and cutthroat comic warriors, Fico Ossio, Jordie Bellaire, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Oliver Barrett, Tom Muller and the entire Dark Horse family, all ready to bring this series to life.”
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The new title debuts on Comixology next week.
The American Vampire creative team of Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque will sink their teeth into 1950s Cold-War era insanity in Duck and Cover, a new title debuting from Comixology Originals next week.
The title refers to the civil defense drills common in the 1950s, where kids would practice hiding under their desks in case nuclear war broke out. In the comic, schools desks end up being the only real protection from nuclear bombs that obliterate the United States, leaving the country in the hands of its children.
“Duck and Cover is a character driven thrill-ride that blends elements of manga, 1950’s Americana, and post-apocalyptic lore to create something truly unique,” Snyder said in the press release.
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Rafael Scavone and Rafael de Latorre head to a winter-ravaged Montana for a new horror title.
comiXology Originals and Stout Club Entertainment are teaming up again for Hailstone, a “horror thriller set during the U.S. Civil War,” by Rafael Scavone, Rafael de Latorre, Wesllei Manoel, Bernardo Brice and Bis Stringer Horne.
This is the second comic in a five-title deal between comiXology and Stout Club, following last year’s Funny Creek.
“Hailstone presents a story of mystery, mixed with historical, horror and supernatural elements, all seasoned with good old western action,” Scavone said. “If I had to pick only one genre to define it, I’d definitely go for weird-fiction. The characters range from a traumatized Sheriff, unable to help his people, to an arrogant army officer running a military factory in a remote town. Art-wise Rafael de Latorre gave it a beautiful but uneasy atmosphere, his work is a perfect match for the story. The moody ambience he created grows denser as the story goes on poking the characters’ fears with it. All of these elements allowed us to play with sequences and pacing. We hope the readers dig it as much as we did while creating this comic.”
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‘Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition ‘ covers will be published in eight countries later this year.
Dark Nights: Death Metal is staging a world tour this year, and they’re bringing some real metal bands along for the ride.
DC has announced Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition variant covers, which will be published in eight different countries starting in March. And the covers will feature various characters from the miniseries, like the Batman Who Laughs, along with seven different metal bands. Each issue will also feature an introduction from the band and an exclusive interview. The lineup includes:
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Albuquerque co-wrote the new miniseries with Rafael Scavone for comiXology Originals.
Although probably best known for his award-winning work as an artist on American Vampire, Rafael Albuquerque will take a different role on Funny Creek, a new miniseries debuting from comiXology Originals this week.
Rafael Albuquerque co-wrote the miniseries with Rafael Scavone. Eduardo Medeiros drew it, with colors by Priscilla Tramontano and letters by Bernardo Brice. Bis Stringer Horne edited the project. Funny Creek is the first of four comic books coming out of the comiXology Originals multi-book deal with Stout Club Entertainment.
“We’ve wanted to collaborate in a new project for a long time and finally decided on a book aimed for young readers, which is not our comfort zone at all,” said Albuquerque. “While brainstorming ideas, heavy subjects kept coming to our minds, and we decided that we should not avoid, but embrace them—figuring out how an 8-year old kid would deal with things like loss, guilt and grief. That was the path where we found something unique and interesting for both young and mature audiences.”
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Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque’s former Vertigo title returns for its last ride in October.
Skinner Sweet, the lovable, deadly star of Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque’s long-running, Esiner-winning American Vampire, will take one more ride in October.
The former Vertigo series will find new life this fall as a nine-issue miniseries, American Vampire 1976, under DC’s Black Label banner.
“Scott, Rafael, and I, we cut our teeth together on American Vampire 10 years ago,” said Executive Editor Mark Doyle. “Returning to finish the story we started a decade ago is a thrill. Working on American Vampire 1976 has been so creepy and cool, especially because the parallels between ’70s paranoia and today are really chilling.”
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Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Scavone team up on a new miniseries coming from Dark Horse in February.
Dark Horse has announced a new miniseries by Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Scavone. Hidden Society will explore “a world alongside our own full of deities, demons, and danger—where magic wins out over science and dark secrets lie in wait.”
Albuquerque and Scavone previously worked together on A Study in Emerald, an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman short story, as well as a “Red Rain” Batmna story for this year’s DC Halloween anthology.
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DC’s annual Halloween anthology features new stories by John Layman, Paul Dini, Rafael Albuquerque, Tom Raney and more.
DC’s annual Halloween anthology will return in October with a new story set in the world of Batman & Dracula: Red Rain, among other stories.
Rafael Scavone and Rafael Albuquerque will co-write the story about vampire Batman, with art by Rafael Albuquerque. Albuquerque’s the co-creator of American Vampire, so he’s very familiar with fanged monsters. Released in the 1990s and created by Dog Moench and Kelley Jones, Red Rain was one of the earliest “Elseworlds” stories published by DC. It spawned two sequels.
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Marvel’s popular podcast featuring the man called Logan will be adapted into a comic by writer Benjamin Percy and artist Marcio Takara.
Marvel’s popular podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night, will get a comic book adaptation next year, the publisher revealed at the New York Comic Con.
Benjamin Percy, who wrote the story for the podcast, will work with artist Marcio Takara on the adaptation. Rafael Albuquerque will provide the cover.
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Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque re-team for a new title about Edison Crane, a “Nobel-Prize winning scientist, a genius composer, an Olympic-level athlete and an expert in the occult.”
Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque will team up on a new title starring “world’s most exceptional man,” Netflix announced via press release.
Prodigy re-teams the creators of Huck on the second Millarworld title to be announced since the streaming giant bought the publishing line, following The Magic Order. What’s great is that this very comic book-y press release is up on Netflix’s media center, stuck right there between announcements that Fastest Car has been renewed and their CFO stepping down. Comics, am I right?
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Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone and Dave Stewart will turn Gaiman’s Sherlock Holmes/H.P. Lovecraft story in a graphic novel, as P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton return for more ‘American Gods.’
Dark Horse Comics has been turning Neil Gaiman’s short stories and novels into comics over the past few years, and in the lead up to New York Comic-Con, they’ve announced two new projects with the writer of Good Omens and American Gods.
This week brings word that Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone and Dave Stewart will adapt Gaiman’s “A Study in Emerald,” a supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu. Per the release, “The heart-pounding tale features the brilliant detective and his faithful partner as they attempt to solve a horrific murder of cosmic proportions. The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen’s Palace.”
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