New York State will be the principal filming location for Netflix’s previously announced live action Marvel series – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Since these characters are based in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen, this is great news.
The individual series will lead into a The Defenders miniseries event. Filming will begin this summer. For more, follow the jump.
In the near future, some people who have had near-death experiences come back them… different. Symptoms include a mix of extreme behavorial change and paranoia. When high school student Beth comes back from an NDE, she is amazed at quickly family and friends turn on her. She has no idea what’s ahead for her…
That’s the premise for BOOM! Studios latest title, The Returning – a four-issue limited series that puts an unexpected and horrifying spin on near-death experiences. The Returning #1 will be in stores on March 12th. Check out the press release for more details and a look at a variant cover.
Imagine a world in which the Ghostbusters failed and Gozer won. That’s pretty much the world in which Sarah McCallister has grown up. She has survived by keeping to herself and being smart. When the opportunity arises to return the world to a normal she barely remembers, she has to go against everything that has enabled her survive a world overrun with ghosts, demons, poltergeists – creatures once thought to be mythological.
That is the world of Red 5’s Haunted, a new miniseries written by Scott Chitwood and illustrated by Danny Luckert. Set for an April release, Haunted has already been optioned by Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions for development as a movie. Check out a five-page preview after the jump – along with the press release, which includes information for pre-ordering the title from your local comics shop.
In the city of Ergastulum, where crime, corruption and general nastiness are the order of the day, the Handymen, Nic and Worick, take on the jobs that one else will touch. Then a cop they know asks them to step in to help take down a new gang that’s muscling into the territory of a top Mafia family. And, of course, there’s a damsel in distress…
The result is Gangsta, a new crime thriller manga from Viz Media that will be premiering on February 18th.
According to a press release from Dark Horse Comics (read it after the jump), Stan Sakai and his family have hit a rough patch. Dark Horse has announced The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo as both a tribute to and benefit for Sakai, creator of the critically acclaimed Usagi Yojimbo series – in which a more or less traditional samurai saga is told using anthropomorphic characters (the titular samurai being a rabbit).
For a complete list of contributors to the oversized hardcover, again, check out the press release after the jump. I’ll just give you a few names to give you an idea of the level of excellence to be expected: Adam Hughes, Arthur Adams, Brian Michael Bendis, Dave Gibbons, Howard Chaykin, Matt Wagner, Geoff Darrow, Paul Gulacy, Walter Simonson. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what is – but maybe you should also check out Usagi Yojimbo. It’s one heckuva good comic.
The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo will be in stores July 23rd.
Sometimes, you just can’t beat the press release. The tagline for VIZ Media’s Deadman Wonderland reads, ‘a student must fight to clear his name and catch a mass killer after being wrongfully sentenced to a carnival-like penitentiary where nothing is as it seems.’ If that doesn’t intrigue the heck outta you, you have no imagination whatsoever. As for me, I want it!
Volume 1 of Deadman Wonderland will debut in print and digital on February 11th. Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details.
On February 4th, Goku, the greatest hero on Earth, returns in a new, over-sized, full color edition – Dragon Ball Full Color. The series will reprint the Dragon Ball saga in a larger 6 5/8” x 10 1/4” format to be published three times a year. Dragon Ball Full Color will also be available digitally.
Dark Horse Comics is donating their entire digital catalogue – over three thousand comics – to the Children’s Cancer Association. The company is also donating four iPads to the charity for the CCA’s use. Check out the press release, after the jump, for details.
Even though Archaia is now an imprint of BOOM! Studios, it continues to display the adventurous spirit that it one of best indie comics publishers around. The Joyners in 3D is the first graphic novel to be published in red-blue anaglyph 3D – the 3D is not a gimmick, for all that it requires those red & blue glasses. This story of an inventor and his ‘perfect’ family in the year 2062 and how his personal failings jeopardize both an invention that could change of human history and his family turns the idyllic 1960s Jetsons-inspired vision of the future on its head.
Follow the jump to check out the press release. The Joyners in 3D will be in stores February 19th.
BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics are teaming up to produce all-new adventures of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors – and, after the launch of the new season, Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor! The creative and production teams for the new Doctor Who comics will be announced in the comic weeks and the first Titan Doctor Who comic books will appear in 2014.