DC Comics' outreach to independent publishers for crossovers with licensed properties has already yielded some bizarre but entertaining comics, but next year's Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern might take the cake for the weirdest crossover you didn't know you wanted. DC, Boom and 20th Century Fox have unveiled further details for the project previously teased at New York Comic Con, including the news of which creators get to helm this curious title.
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DC Rebirth's current John Constantine-starring ongoing The Hellblazer has seen the series try to recapture its Vertigo roots by bringing John back to England, and grounding the series in the grey drudgery that is London. This February, John Constantine goes European for a new arc titled "The Smokeless Fire," and DC has enlisted Philip Tan as The Hellblazer's new ongoing artist.
March: Book Three, the third part of a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, created with Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin, became the first comic book to win a National Book Award on Wednesday night.
At the 67th National Book Awards in New York City, hosted by comedian and writer Larry Wilmore, the National Book Foundation honored multiple books on the subject of race, and much of the ceremony was framed as a response to the election of Donald Trump.
While there's no new Assassin's Creed game this year to tide over fans, Titan Comics is doing everything it can to keep fans satisfied with its growing line of comics based around the video game series. Next year, Titan merges its current Assassin's Creed ongoings --- Assassins and Templars --- into one series starring characters from throughout the franchise's rich history.
After the success of Netflix’s The Little Prince, Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne is taking on a new adaptation: Jeff Smith’s award-winning comic series about the adventures of little bald humanoid creatures called Bone.
Valiant's The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, by Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre, is being developed as a television series for the CW. The comic centers on Dr. Shan Fong-Mirage, a paranormal investigator who can see and communicate with ghosts, and who co-hosted a TV show with her husband Hwen until his death sent her on a quest to find his spirit.
One of the biggest strides in the comic industry over the past decade has come in the form of a wave of exciting and accessible educational comics by established creators. It's something that First Second has noticed too, as the publisher is throwing its weight behind its established line of Science Comics and announcing thirteen more titles in the series, covering a wide range of topics, from cats and dogs to robots and drones.
You’d be forgiven for already forgetting (or intentionally erasing from your memory) the Green Hornet movie from 2011 — it’s hard to blame director Michel Gondry and star / screenwriter Seth Rogen for the underwhelming revival of the classic hero, as neither were well-equipped to handle the pressures of making a big-budget studio film at the time. But it looks like The Green Hornet is getting another chance, this time with director Gavin O’Connor and words like “edgy” and “badass” being tossed around.
Though it’s a slow-burning tire fire in pretty much every other way, 2016 has been a banner year for high-concept doomed romances. In The Space Between Us next month, a boy born and bred on Mars will have to cherish his romance with an Earth girl before our planetary gravity makes his heart cave in. This past summer, the treacly Me Before You challenged wacky caregiver Emilia Clarke to show the paralyzed and suicidal Sam Claflin the meaning of life before he shuffles off his mortal coil. Love, inevitable tragedy, and a grabby narrative hook — it’s a winning formula, and a new bulletin from The Hollywood Reporter signals another project sticking to this schematic, certain to dampen some hankies in the near future.
Darth Maul makes his return in February in a five-issue Marvel series that hopes to bring new dimensions to a character who was, in the eyes of many fans, under-served by the Star Wars movies. Maul appeared only in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, in which he had few lines, and was cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi before falling to his apparent death at the end of the film.