Thanks in no small part to innovative ideas, engaging personalities, and a character dynamic that plays on the two main characters' personality flaws, addressing them and showing the two Green Lanterns working to overcome them, Green Lanterns has been one of my favorite titles of DC's Rebirth era so far. Now, in this week's issue, we get to see those two new characters take on a classic Green Lantern foe: the malevolently magnetic Dr. Polaris. Check out a preview!
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While Mike Mignola may have officially put an end to the adventures of Hellboy, the prolific creator has established a living, breathing universe over the past twenty-plus years and its one that shows no signs of slowing down. ComicsAlliance has the exclusive reveal of June's crop of Mignolaverse titles, including The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed and a huge prose collection featuring stories by Chelsea Cain, Delilah Dawson and Chris Roberson.
The Dreadnocks are causing even more trouble as the new Joe team of the post-Revolution Hasbro Universe heads to Mongolia for a battle against Crystal Ball, and you can check it out for yourself in a preview.
Here's the only thing you need to know about Riverdale, the new ongoing series from Archie Comics that ties into the CW's truly bonkers television drama of the same name. So you know how every episode of the TV show is named after a movie, like "Touch of Evil" or "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"? It turns out that they're keeping that up for the comic and the two stories that make up this first issue, too.
One is called Bloodsport.
The other is called Bring It On.
Liz Prince, Amanda Kirk and Hannah Fisher's upcoming Coady and the Creepies is a punk-rock spookfest about a band of triplet sisters traveling the country on tour and realizing they have a closer connection to the supernatural than they maybe thought. To celebrate the release of the first issue next week, Liz Prince teamed-up with Danny Bailey of The Jabbers to bring The Creepies' signature song "Creepies R Go!" to life, and then Boom Box turned it into a lyric video which debuts today.
Dark Horse's American Gods adaptation is one of the biggest comics of the year, and it's no surprise that some of the best comics in the industry are turning up to provide variant covers for the series by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton. With the first issue out next week and the television show premiering soon, ComicsAlliance has the exclusive reveal of Bill Sienkiewicz's cover to American Gods: Shadows #2.
This week saw the conclusion of Inhumans vs X-Men, which means we're mere weeks away from Resurrxtion and a whole new status quo for both franchises. For the Inhumans, their royal family are heading to space to discover the truth behind the mystery of the Terrigen Crystals, but one of them won't be coming home. Ahead of the release of Al Ewing and Jonboy Meyers' Royals #1, we've got an unlettered first look.
Plus Man is back, and he's in trouble as usual! The young masked hero was previously the star of Ben Sears' Night Air, as well as lots of other appearances in zines and webcomics here and there along the way. And now we're pleased to bring you this preview from Sears' new Double+ Adventure, Volcano Trash.
These stories take place in a futuristic world that's a bit reminiscent of anime, but Ben Sears draws in more of a Hergé-inspired European style. In short, Sears is an American comics creator with decidedly global influences, and that makes his work a lot of fun to read.
Marvel are killing it with its licensed Star Wars title but even going back as far as the '70s, the publisher has always really excelled when it came to comics adaptations of the cinematic releases. Next month, Jody Houser, Emilio Laiso and Oscar Bazaldua bring Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to comics with an official adaptation that includes brand new story content originally cut from the finished film.
If you're already familiar with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, that classic piece of Arthurian Lore, then you're no doubt aware that it's a pretty weird story. It's built around strange trickery and tests of loyalty, suspiciously non-fatal beheadings, and, of course, Christmas. But despite the best efforts of the 14th century, it does not involve time travelers, the Eternal Warrior, or glowing sunglasses.
Until now! Next month, Fred Van Lente and Cary Nord's Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight, in which Faith is down with a bit of con crud and Archer (of & Armstrong fame) tells her a story of chivalry and knighthood that bears a suspicious resemblance to Valiant's three immortal brothers.