Valiant has released a six-page preview (plus six covers and a recap page) from The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #1, written by Hopeless Savages creator Jen Van Meter, with art by Daredevil's Roberto de la Torre. The comic tells the story of Dr. Shan Mirage and her immaterial ghost husband, Hwen, as they journey to Barcelona on a quest to find him a body.
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I'm not really sure I understand why Old Man Logan is a thing. The original series by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven is one of the most miserable and misanthropic comics you'll ever be unfortunate enough to read, and injecting that streak of vinegar into the Marvel Universe doesn't feel like much of a win. Besides, the character's main distinction from the usual Wolverine is that his hair is grey. Logan was already a grumpy old dude.
Oh, and this Logan is alive. That's a pretty good distinction. This refugee from another timeline in the newly rebooted Marvel Universe allows Marvel to keep telling new Wolverine tales without hurriedly backtracking the death of the previous Wolverine, who got turned into a hood ornament not so very long ago. It's a deft bit of shuffling to create the illusion of permanent change, but if the result is that Laura Kinney gets to be Wolverine for a little bit, I'm in favor of it. Plus, this new Old Man Logan series comes from Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, and that's a solid creative team. Maybe they can make something great from this wet wodge of unhappiness?
If you've been paying attention, then you already know that we are on the verge of finally getting to see Riverdale, a CW series about Archie getting buff, Betty on Adderal, and Veronica dealing with a scandal that finds her father in prison. If that show does make it to television, though, it won't be the first time that Archie and the gang have been on television. There was a time, my friends, when Riverdale ruled the airwaves, and to mark that era, the publisher launched Archie's TV Laugh-Out.
Despite its title, a bizarre parody of Laugh-In, Laugh-Out managed to run for a solid sixteen years with a focus on TV-friendly characters like Josie and the Pussycats and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and now, as part of Archie's 75th Anniversary celebrations, there's a digital-exclusive best-of collection coming next week. Check out a preview below for all the small-screen fun, including a weird little Star Wars parody that has some how become timely again!
One of the problems with the kind of long-form sequential stories that we usually get in superhero comics is that it can be difficult to cultivate a sense of danger. As much as we suspend our disbelief, and as much as comics can be driven by shakeups, there's no real danger for a character when there's an issue coming out next month with their name right there on the cover. If, however, you're looking for a silver lining to the end of the horror-themed Gotham by Midnight, well, it's a book that doesn't have that problem any longer.
As sad as it is to see the series go, Ray Fawkes and Juan Ferreyra are telling a story where all bets are off. With demons running rampant, the Spectre threatening to destroy Gotham City, and no next issue, there's no guarantee that anyone's going to be left on Page 20 --- especially not when Jim Corrigan has a gun to his head. Check out a preview below!
Given the events of the previous nine issues, you could be forgiven for thinking that Tom Scioli and John Barber's Transformers vs. GI Joe had gotten as wild as it was going to get. I mean, eventually there has to be a point where things just can't get weirder, and you'd think that Scarlett going into a Prisoner-esque world where she explained that GI Joe and Transformers were just toys created by Hasbro before burning everything down would probably be it. But you would be wrong.
Witness next week's Transformers vs. GI Joe #10, in which Earth has fallen, Optimus Prime is dead, and the Oktober Guard, the horror-themed Russian counterpart to GI Joe, has claimed an alien planet as New Transylvania --- and that's all just page one. The rest of it is taken up with Destro's dinner party, and before you read on, be warned: It gets real bloody real fast. Check out a preview that includes an amazing variant cover by Ulises Farinas.
January 20th sees the return of the one true Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers, to a solo title. The book is written by Agent Carter showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, with art by Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men). After a series about her adventures on Earth, followed by a series about her adventures in deep space, this third volume of Captain Marvel finds Carol in orbit. She's leading a new version of Alpha Flight, which seems to be replacing SWORD as Earth's first defense against alien attacks.
We don't see the team in this preview, but we do see Abigail Brand, sporting some questionable sunglasses and one of those amazing Kris Anka sneers.
Prism Comics has released a 25-page free preview of its upcoming Alphabet anthology, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Alphabet commemorates 10 years of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, and features full-color comics from nearly 50 creators, some of whom have received the grant in the past. It's going to be an impressive collection of LGBTQ-oriented comics from a wide variety of talents.
The Alphabet Kickstarter ends on Thursday Dec. 24, at 12:50 PM EST. As of this writing, funding is more than two-thirds of the way towards an $18,000 goal, so its chances look pretty good, but there's only a week left, and queer art can always use whatever help it can get.
With all the hubbub surrounding the recent relaunch of Archie and Jughead, one of the things that's flown under the radar is that brand new "Classic" style Archie stories are still being produced in the pages of the Digests, which feature a new lead story along with the usual reprints. And in those stories, young Mr. Andrews is still up to the familiar hijinx, which, at this time of year, take on a festive wintry theme.
Take, for instance, the story that we have in World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #55, "Take Your Cake And Beat It Too," in which Archie's attempt to find a date for Riverdale High's Winter Dance is blocked by viral videos and, amazingly enough, robots. Check out a preview, along with a quick look at this issue's reprinted stories, below!
Courtesy of Marvel, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions and graphic novels going on sale in March 2016 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s mainline Marvel Universe titles, its licensed properties, and the creator-owned label Icon.
Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, and graphic novels going on sale in March 2016 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s superhero line and the mature readers Vertigo imprint.