Today is the day the Dark Knight Detective was born! New York City will be a glow on Saturday night when two icons unite for Batman Day celebrations on September 21st. If you are in New York City or one of 12 other cities (including places like Tokyo, Melbourne, London and others) tonight, don’t be surprised to see the iconic Bat Symbol shining in the sky. Batman was first introduced to the public in Detective Comics #27 (March 1939) and was created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. The Bat-Signal first appeared in Detective Comics #60 (December 1941).
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Martian princess, Dejah Thoris, is returning in a new series by Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Aquaman) for Dynamite.
Dejah Thoris will center on the badass warrior’s scientist side and the first issue will be in stores in December.
Naked Nepotism aside, I’m going to wait and see what this is before I say whether it’s good or bad. What am I talking about? Earlier this week Marvel Comics did a countdown gimmick to announce a secret new Spider-Man project. Some people were speculating that it was going to be a continuation of Sam Raimi’s and Sony’s Spider-Man movie verse only in comic form. Nope, imagine my surprise when the countdown ended and we got a video of JJ Abrams and his Son Henry announcing they are creating a 5 issue Spider-Man limited series that will also debut you brand new villain called Cadaverous. The series comes out this fall. As I’ve said, I’m going to withhold judgment until I learn more.
I don’t talk about comic books as much as I should on this site, but that’s going to change, I have review access for a few comic book companies now so expect more reviews soon. Sadly DC isn’t one of those companies which makes covering them hard because you all know I don’t like to just regurgitate press releases. Unlike Marvel at least DC gives me a little more meat to work with.
With that said DC has released all the initial covers for their upcoming Year of the Villain Event and they look quite tasty. If I can convince DC to give me some books, I will review every one of these issues. I’ve hated the last few DC Events because they were all basically Injustice clones. This event excites me because its back to Super Heroes vs. you know Villains. Not evil clones of themselves. Check out the official Press Release and Cover Gallery.
VIZ Media is adding The Drifting Classroom: Perfect Edition, An Incurable Case of Love, A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow and Jujutsu Kaisen to its slate of manga titles.
VIZ Media is launching a new imprint – VIZ Originals – that will collaborate with manga-inspired creators to develop original stories.
The imprint will be led by Executive Editor Fawn Lau, and the first titles will debut in 2020.
Bury the Lede, by former Boston Globe reporter Gaby Dunn, is a crime thriller about Bostone Lede intern Madison Jackson and the relationship she builds with Dahlia Kennedy – the murder suspect she’s writing about.
Bury the Lede will be available on October 2nd in comics shops and October 9th in bookstores. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Eric Powell has announced the release of The Goon #1 from his company, Albatross Funnybooks ahead of a 23-city international signing tour to celebrate The Goon’s 20th Anniversary – beginning with The Goon 20th Anniversary Party in Nashville on March 8th.
The Goon #1 will be available on March 13th. Check out the preview pages below.
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens spins the tale of a successful fisherman who values money above all else – his wife and daughter. When he chances upon a beautiful mermaid and is bewitched by her voice, he abandons his family and his life in order to listen to her siren song. But…
The first issue of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens – written by Bartosz Sztybor and drawn by artist Jakub Rebelka – will be available in print and digital in April.
We have five pages and an alternate cover to preview below.
BOOM! Studios has announced Lumberjanes: Somewhere That’s Green #1, an oversized one-shot comic book about the power of friendship, by New York Times best-selling author Seanan McGuire (Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider) and artist Alexa Bosy, with an additional story by cartoonist Mariana Costa (Peritale), available in stores May 2019.
Plot synopses follow.