Category Archives: Comic Books

Vampirella Meets Dejah Thoris in Dynamite Entertainment Series!

Now this is a crossover I can get behind – the world’s best known female vampire and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Martian princess!

In Vampirella/Dejah Thoris, when an alien scout ship crashes on Mars, Dejah Thoris must risk reigniting war with the Green Martians and becoming dinner for the white apes. But the stakes are raised so much higher when the ship is revealed to carry Vampirella, who is on a desperate mission of survival—one that might end before it truly begins!

Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #1 will be on sale in September.

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Dark Horse to Unleash Gamma Prequel!

It’s Pokémon meets Power Rangers in Ulises Farinas’ (Judge Dredd, Transformers, Godzilla In Hell) and Erick Freitas’ (Judge Dredd: The Blessed Earth, Godzilla In Hell) dark parody of popular Saturday morning monster media!

Initially serialized in Dark Horse Presents and later collected in a one-shot, Gamma returns for a brand-new prequel series that takes inspiration from kaiju cinema and imported Japanese children’s classics to tell a raucous tale of how a young monster trainer named Dusty Ketzchemal failed upward to go from plucky teen hero to old loser.

Gamma #1 (of 4) goes on sale September 26, 2018, and is available for pre-order.

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Dynamite Entertainment Delivers All-New James Bond Origin Story!

We all know James Bond – 007, England’s suave, debonair and deadly secret agent. What we don’t know is how he came to be the go-to guy for British espionage.

James Bond Origin will change that.

Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Productions Ltd. have announced that James Bond Origin #1 – from the team of Jeff Parker, Bob Q and Simon Bowland – will be available in stores and the usual digital sources in September.

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Dark Horse to Expand on Stranger Things Universe!

Dark Horse and Netflix have announced a strange new partnership that will allow the publisher to expand on the hit Netflix show’s universe with a multi-year publishing line.

The first title from the new line will be a four-issue series that ‘follows Will Byers as he enters a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down.’

Written by Jody Hauser – with art by Stefan Martino and Keith Champagne – Stranger Things #1 will be in store in September.

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AHOY Comics To Launch in September/October with Comic Book Magazine Format!

AHOY Comics is a new publisher of comics that is introducing a format Publisher Hart Seely calls ‘comic book magazines.’

Each of its four titles – The Wrong Earth (September), High Heaven (September), Captain Ginger (October) and Edgar Allan’s Snifter of Terror (October) – will include full-length comics stories, prose stories, one-page cartoons and poetry (you read that right).

Talent involved includes two founding editors from DC’s Vertigo imprint and writers and artists of everything from Deadpool the Duck to The Flintstones; Supergirl to Batman Noir to Power Pack.

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Vault Comics Announces Brandon Sanderson’s Dark One Graphic Novel Series!

Yesterday, we posted news of a multimedia project (TV, Graphic novel, podcast) from award-winning author Brandon Sanderson called Dark One. Today we have the first art from the graphic novels (there will be two) – from Vault Comics.

Dark One is a fantasy epic about the people caught in a conflict between two worlds: Earth and a dark-and-deadly fantasy realm. The graphic novel will be made concurrently with a TV series that is being produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) and Random House Studio.

The first Dark One graphic novel will be in stores in Spring 2019. Details follow.

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Carnifex’s Scott Ian Lewis Launches Death Dreamer Graphic Novel!

Scott Ian Lewis, frontman for death metal band Carnifex, has written a graphic novel – Death Dreamer – based partially on his experiences working in a mortuary:

‘Troy Graves is no stranger to death. Now that he’s an embalmer at Sunset Hills Mortuary he’s never been closer to it. But behind the closed doors of the prep room all is not right. Bodies seem to appear and disappear mysteriously. And he’s not the only one who’s noticed… Following the horrific death of a City Councilman, Troy finds himself drawn back into a violent existence he’d kill to forget.’

Death Dreamer is being crowdfunded through Indiegogo for release at Comic-International 2018 in San Diego. Details follow.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic – Movies Aren’t the Only Media Made for Riffing!

Dark Horse’s new 6-issue limited series – Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic – brings the snark to the world of 2D public domain comics.

When Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo, and Gypsy find themselves in the world of comics, their combined gifts for riffing may be their only defense.

Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic #1 will be in comics shops on September 9th – and is available for pre-orders.

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Valiant Entertainment Announces The First Wave of the Valiant Universe’s Future: Valiant Beyond!

Valiant has announced four new titles – labeled as Valiant Beyond – that will set up the future of the Valiant Universe: Faith: Dreamside, Bloodshot: Rising Spirit, Livewire and Incursion.

These titles follow the events of Harbinger Wars 2 – Valiant’s most ambitious crossover event ever.

Series descriptions and release dates (and covers) follow.

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BOOM! Studios & Saban Brands Announce The Untold Story of the Green Ranger!

Whatever happened to Tommy Oliver – the original Green Ranger?

BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands will bring Tommy’s story to life in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon – as told by writer Kyle Higgins and artist Giuseppe Cafaro. Jason David Frank will be a special consultant on the project.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon will be in comics shops in December. Details follow.

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Sorcerors By Night Trailer: Netflix’s First Comic: The Magic Order!

Magic meets the mob in The Magic Order, as five families of magicians sworn to protect our world for generations must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one.

The Magic Order, written by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted, Kingsman) and illustrated by Olivier Coipel (Thor, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man), is the first comics title from Millar’s Millarworld imprint, a subsidiary of Netflix.

The Magic Order #1 will be in comics shops on June 13th.

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