Check out what new comics and graphic novels are arriving in stores this week from Haley Newsome, Andi Watson, Simon Gane, Edgar Camacho, Danijel Zezelj, Scott Reed, Greg Pak, Jason Aaron, Bryan Hitch and more.
Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital.
I’ve pulled out some of the highlights below, but for the complete list of everything you might find at your local comic shop and on digital this week, you’ll want to check out one or more of the following:
As a reminder, things can change and what you find on the above lists may differ from what’s actually arriving in your local shop. So always check with your comics retailer for the final word on availability.
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DC goes all in on celebrating the 1990s in November, but they aren’t the only ones willing to get ‘extreme.’
The decade of pouches, big guns, variant covers and Image Comics will come back in a big way this November at DC — and on a smaller scale at Marvel. Both publishers will get “extreme” in their own ways later this year.
Let’s start with DC, who earlier this week announced a new Black Label Batman miniseries by none other than Marc Silvestri. Silvestri of course is one of the founders of Image Comics and is one of the names synonymous with 1990s comics, when he launched Top Cow and introduced the world to Witchblade, CyberForce, The Darkness and many other comics.
Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo finds the caped crusader teaming up with his worst enemy.
“Batman and The Joker are two of the world’s most iconic characters and have been at each other’s throats for more than 80 years,” Silvestri said. “I always thought is would be pretty entertaining to have them on the same side, so I wrote a story about it. Needless to say, stuff happens.”
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Plus: New graphic novels by the Mayor of Montreal and rapper Rico Nasty
Auction Watch: An unpublished Alan Moore script is being auctioned off on eBay. The 35-page script was written circa 1997 for a Wildstorm one-shot, Gen13 Annual: The Coming of the Collector!, which was never completed or published.
Scott Dunbier, who is auctioning off the script, acquired it when he was an editor at Wildstorm. Proceeds from the auction, which has Moore’s blessing, will benefit inker Bob Wiacek, who is suffering from vision problems that prevent him from working.
You can also donate directly to Wiacek via this GoFundMe project.
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The new series launches in August and follows Ellis’ work on ‘The Wild Storm.’
Update: As of March 3, 2020, Warren Ellis has said that this project is cancelled. “The artist didn’t want to draw it after all and no replacement was found,” he wrote on his blog.
Original story below:
Warren Ellis’ adventures in the Wildstorm universe aren’t coming to an end as quickly as we thought. Although The Wild Storm comes to an end in a couple of issues, DC Comics has announced Ellis will write a six-issue WildCATS miniseries that spins out of it.
“The first line I wrote down for WildCATS was: ‘Saving the human race from the human race,’” Ellis said in the press release. “It’s a team made up of people who have seen the worst in everybody and everything, and yet still put themselves in frankly absurd amounts of jeopardy just so tomorrow might be a little bit better. And it’s a short series, so I might just kill them all. Come and see what happens. The art is great.”
And that’s the really good news is he’s working with the former Border Town art team of Ramon Villalobos and Tamra Bonvillain. The Vertigo series Border Town ended prematurely because of the behavior of its writer, and it was a shame the art team was caught in the wake. So it’s good to see the two of them back together, working on the flagship title of the WildStorm universe.
Continue reading “Ellis, Villalobos, Bonvillain revive ‘WildCATS’ [Update: It’s been cancelled]”
Image Comics’ 25th anniversary also marks the 25th one for the studios that formed around the seven creators who formed the publisher — including Jim Lee’s WildStorm. To celebrate this milestone, DC Comics will publish WildStorm: A Celebration of 25 Years, which is due out in August.
Jim Lee was at WonderCon this weekend to discuss the imprint and this new project.
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“The Wild Storm” kicks off the revival, by Ellis and artist Jon Davis-Hunt.
Much like Gerard Way is both writing and curating content for the Young Animal line, DC Comics has recruited Warren Ellis to revive and curate a new WildStorm line.
Ellis, who breathed new life into the imprint back in 1999 with the launch of The Authority and Planetary, will write The Wild Storm with Clean Room artist Jon Davis-Hunt. It’ll reset the WildStorm shared universe and feature Grifter, Voodoo, The Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others. It launches in February as an ongoing series and will serve as the launching pad for new WildCATS, Zealot and Michael Cray (AKA Deathblow) series.
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