Marvel comics has announced a new volume of The Defenders – written by Brian Michael Bendis and with art by David Marquez.
The ongoing title will feature the line-up we are soon to see on Netflix – Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones – but is based on a set-up from the final pages of canceled title, The New Avengers.
‘ We’ve been planning this book for well over a year and we’re so excited to show you what we think the next phase of the gritty marvel streets will have to offer,’ said Bendis.
The Defenders #1 will be in stores in June. Further details follow the break.
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The success of Valiant’s historical/mystery limited series Britannia has led the announcement, today, that a second limited series – Britannia: We Who Are About To Die – once again featuring Antonius Axia, the world’s first detective.
When Romans are plagued by apparent visions of the god Apollo, the arrested Chief Vestal, Rubria, is able to give just one clue – Achillia, a female gladiator who is one win away from earning her freedom.
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die comes from writer Peter Milligan and artist Juan Jose Ryp and will be released in the Valiant Prestige format. The first issue – with covers by Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan), David Mack (Daredevil), Adam Gorham (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe), Dave Johnson will be in stores on April 26th.
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French graphic novel masterpiece Moby Dick is being released in North America by Dark Horse Books on February 8th.
This hardcover edition collects both Vents d’Ouest volumes and features illustrations by the award-winning French author and artist Christophe Chabouté (Purgatoire, Tout Seul).
Pre-orders are now being taken. Read on for details.
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Saban’s Power Rangers opens in theaters on March 24, 2017. Five days later, BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands will release Aftershock, a graphic novel that follows the events of the film.
Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock will feature two covers – a movie cover (above) and a cover by Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight). Both can be pre-ordered but the version with the Smallwood cover will only be available through comics shops.
Details follow the break.
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Valiant Entertainment’s flagship comic, X-O Manowar is making some dramatic changes in the new year – beginning with a brand new #1 issue that kicks off a an epic new storyline created by Matt Kindt with a rotating cast of amazing artists, including: Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Ryan Bodenheim, and Mico Suayan.
After finally finding a kind of peace, Aric of Dacia finds himself once again forced to don the X-O suit for another’s cause. They want him to be a soldier but he will become much more than that.
X-O Manowar #1 will be in stores in March. For further details – and a gallery of pencils from the first issue (double click to embiggen), read on.
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On December 17th, Seattle’s Comics dungeon will be hosting a signing with Valiant’s feline cosplayers Fawkes and Nak, alongside Freyu – creator of Cat Cosplay of the Feline Variety blog and trusted human – together the creators of Valiant’s cat cosplay alternative covers – which can be signed/paw printed between noon and 4 pm PT.
A portion of the proceeds from all VALIANT CAT COSPLAY COVERS sold will benefit the Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC), a New York-based non-profit that operates a beloved, no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.
For a better look at these adorable covers, read on.
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Kurt Sutter, creator of FX hit series Sons of Anarchy and BOOM! Studios miniseries Lucas Stand, has created a new title for the publisher: Sisters of Sorrow.
“I’ve been wanting to create a mythology around kick-ass female characters—and in this current sociopolitical climate, it seems more important than ever,” said Sutter. “SISTERS OF SORROW is the story of four women, all victims of violent crimes, who unite to exact revenge on their perpetrators.”
Sisters of Sorrow is slated to make its debut in July 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con International. For further details, read on.
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Before there was J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, or Neil Gaiman’s Tim Hunter – long before – there was Luke Kirby, the star of the series The Journal of Luke Kirby, which ran in 2000 AD magazine from 1988-1995.
The story of a British boy who becomes a powerful wizard has never been reprinted in its entirety – until now.
Created by writer Alan McKenzie and artist John Ridgeway – with Steve Parkhouse taking on the art later, The Journal of Luke Kirby will be reprinted for the first time in a new paperback edition in May, 2017.
Read on details and two more pages from the series.
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Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal is one of the most beloved of Jim Henson’s creations. Ever since it became a cult hit on home video, there’s been talk of a sequel – a script was even written.
Now, for the film’s 35th anniversary, BOOM! Studios’ imprint Archaia, in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, is publishing The Power of The Dark Crystal – a twelve-issue series based on the proposed sequel script by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce.
Adapted by Simon Spurrier (Six-Gun Gorilla) and artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews (Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy), the first issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal debuts on February 15, 2017. For details, read on.
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In what has to be some kind of first, legendasry heavy metal band Slayer has teamed up with Jon Schnepp, the writer of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, and Twilight Zone artist Guiu Villanova for three-issue minseries called Slayer: Repentless for Dark Horse Comics.
For details on the unique project – that was pulled from the band’s lyrics and Repentless music videos – and a sneak peek page, read on.
Issue #1 of Slayer: Repentless will be in comics shops on January 25, 2017.
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