Courtesy of Marvel, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions and graphic novels going on sale in December 2015 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s mainline Marvel Universe titles, its licensed properties, and the creator-owned label Icon.
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I've talked to artist Chris Burnham a few times at conventions, and I've always got the feeling that if there's one character that he's super into, more than anything else, it's 2000 AD's Judge Dredd. The guy is a fan of Mega City One's unique brand of law-enforcement thrillpower like few others, and now, he's finally getting a chance to draw him in an official capacity.
On September 30, with the release of 2000 AD prog 1950, Burnham will join the small group of American artists who have lent their skills not just to Dredd, but to the cover of the magazine. And if that wasn't enough of an incentive to check it out, it's happening just in time for one of the magazine's new reader-friendly issues, featuring the start of four new story arcs.
Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, and graphic novels going on sale in December 2015 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s superhero line and the mature readers Vertigo imprint.
DC heralds the holidays with all kinds of upcoming comics this December, and let's just say Carrie Kelly better have her slingshot ready for what awaits in the next chapter of Dark Knight Returns III. Ever wonder what would happen if Shredder and the Foot Clan ran amok in Gotham? Batman has fought alongside (and against) all kinds of heroes in the past, and it's going to be radical when he meets the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Can Michelangelo get the Caped Crusader to high five him and say "Cowabunga?" On the other side of Gotham, Damian Wayne returns to home to find all kinds of kids throughout the city calling themselves Robin. Better yet, his father isn't Batman anymore. Throw in Red Hood, Red Robin and Grayson all into the mix and you get the first issue of Robin War.
As a wise crab once observed, the seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake. That's the sort of sensible advise that might help resolve the rivalry between two mermaids in next week's Lumberjanes #18, from the creative team of Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Carolyn Nowak.
Of course, before we get to the advice, we might want to account for the presence of mermaids and other strange mer-creatures in the lake. And before we get to that, there's the promise of ducks, and a donut inflatable, and an awesome rock 'n' roll vest to encounter. Check out a five-page preview kicking off the next great Lumberjanes adventure!
Just about every comic book writer or artist I've ever met has a Doctor Strange pitch somewhere on their hard drive; there's something about the good doctor that makes him an irresistible subject for stories, at least to the people telling them. Whether that translates to the readers as well, we'll find out when Doctor Strange #1 goes on sale October 7 --- but we can offer a little preview of the action right now.
One of the best things about the relaunched Jem and the Holograms comic is how rewarding it's been for long-time fans of the show, going deep into characters' personalities and teaching us new things about them that were only hinted at in the cartoon. Jerrica's stage fright, for instance, was a new invention for the comic that helped to drive the story in a very entertaining way. The first arc did a lot to set that stuff up, but now that we're moving into the second, they're not done yet, because in #7, we learn the shocking news that Jerrica Benton doesn't listen to podcasts.
The thing about holding a grudge is that there's kind of a time limit on it. I mean, we are, after all, creatures of finite life spans, so on a purely functional level, you can really only be mad for so long before you either stop being mad or stop being anything. Unless, of course, you're Gilad Anni-Pada, better known as the Eternal Warrior, who has an entire immortal lifespan of a couple thousand years to just keep on getting madder and madder.
What I'm getting at here is that when you've got a book titled Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, then you are promising a pretty extreme level of anger, and that's something that I'm really hoping to get out of Robert Venditti and Raul Allen's new take on the character as he journeys through an alien hellscape. Check out a preview.
I think I'm pretty solidly on record as being someone who loves the weirder side of Archie Comics, and even now, when we've got an ongoing series about Riverdale facing the zombie apocalypse, I don't think they've ever done anything weirder than Jughead's Time Police. It is, of course, great, but the issues can be a little bit difficult to track down --- until now! This week installment of Archie's digital offerings is a collection of all six issues of Jughead's Time Police. It goes up Friday on Comixology, but you can check out a preview right now!
Tyson Hesse's Diesel is the story of Dee Diesel, a young aviator who loses her father's airship to a rival and receives a serendipitous invitation to adventure --- that she may not be ready to accept. Diesel promises to be a beautiful and thrilling coming-of-age story. It started out as a webcomic, but it's been revised and relaunched for print courtesy of Boom Box, and we have an exclusive preview of next week's debut issue.
Glenn Head has been a fixture in the underground and alternative scenes since the 80s, contributing to legendary anthologies like R. Crumb's Weirdo, Zero Zero, and his own Snake Eyes (co-edited with Kaz). He's not as well-known as many of the other names that even the moderately-educated alt-fan like me can rattle off, because he doesn't have that singular, long-form work that the others do. In Chicago from Fantagraphics, Head finally has his signature piece.