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.
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.
BOOM! Studios has announced their plans for WonderCon Anaheim 2019 – and they include panels, signings and con exclusives (like the Lumberjanes Fifth Year Anniversary Patch which fans attending the Lumberjanes panel will receive).
WonderCon Anaheim 2019 will be held from March 29-31, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
Valiant Entertainment is headed to the Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) in Seattle – bringing exclusive ECCC merchandise including a limited edition of The Life and Death of Toyo Harada and a Punk Mambo Metallic Ink T-shirt; signings with Valiant creators David Barron, Tim Seeley and Vita Ayala; the Valiant Spring 2019 Preview, a panel and portfolio review.
The Emerald City Comic Convention runs from March 14th to Sunday, March 17th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. Details follow.
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.
Vault has announced its new Bound: Comics and Community initiative.
Under this initiative, Vault will provide comic shops with up to $25,000.00 (retail value) worth of product to support a variety of community engagement events throughout 2019.