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Rob Liefeld's Youngblood returns this May from Image Comics. As previously announced, the new series comes from writer Chad Bowers, with art by Jim Towe, who plan to draw on previous incarnations of the team while also establishing a whole new status quo for the characters, and giving them a very modern context.
Dynamite Entertainment has made a name for itself in the past decade as the place to go for reverential yet modern takes on classic Golden Age superheroes like The Black Terror, The Death-Defying Devil, and The Green Lama in its Project Superpowers shared universe.
Now, Dynamite is throwing out the rulebook and has recruited Ryan Browne and Pete Woods for a new superhero satire series titled Project Superpowers: Hero Killers, about a group of teenage heroes trying to make a name for themselves in a crowded market.
There’s a lot up in the air about what’s next for the X-Men after last summer’s gloomy Apocalypse, including who’ll be onboard to direct the mutants’ latest adventure. A new report indicates that Simon Kinberg himself, after writing, producing, or otherwise having a hand in pretty much every X-Men project to date, might be up for the job.
Courtesy of Marvel, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions and graphic novels going on sale in May 2017 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s mainline Marvel Universe titles, its licensed properties, and the creator-owned label Icon.
May is a big month for Marvel as its latest event Secret Empire gets in the swing of things with three issues in the space of one month. There's also a bevy of new number one issues, including a bolstering of the X-Men line with Cable, Generation X, Jean Grey and Weapon X and more debuts including Luke Cage and Secret Warriors.
Sarah Graley, of Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar and Oni Press' upcoming Kim Reaper, is one of the most unique and vibrant voices to emerge from the British small-press scene in recent years. Today, she announced a re-mastered re-issued deluxe edition of her adorable webcomic Pizza Witch, about the world's best pizza maker who sets off on a quest for a mystical cheese free ingredient to impress a hot babe.
Since its resurrection earlier this decade, Valiant Entertainment has rebuilt its roster of heroes into powerhouse franchises, and this year seems set to take advantage of that well-earned iconography. The publisher has teased a new initiative for 2017 titled Icons which seems to be a celebrating of the most, well, iconic characters under the Valiant banner.
Everyone grew up yearning to have some great adventure happen to them --- usually inspired by some great, or not so great, piece of fiction. This May, Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz head to the small town of Cannon Cove for Misfit City, where a group of teen girls stumble upon an ancient map and a buried secret history of their town that will change things forever.
Titan Comics has built up a hefty stable of video game franchises to draw stories from over the past few years, but what connects titles such as Assassin's Creed, Dishonored and Dark Souls is that there's so much more story to be told within the rich fiction created in the games. That's why the addition of Tekken to Titan's roster makes perfect sense, and this May the publisher will launch a brand new ongoing series from Cavan Scott and Andie Tong.
When Dynamite Entertainment got its hands on the James Bond license, it must have put together a checklist of talent that would be perfect for the franchise and then went down it one-by-one to give the iconic spy the comics he deserves. If such a list exists, another two names can be checked off as this May, Kieron Gillen teams up with artist Antonio Fuso for a 48-page one-shot James Bond thriller as 007 attempts to stop an assassin from putting a permanent end to the Special Relationship.