In superhero comics, there's nothing quite as iconic as seeing the triumphant hero clash with their ultimate nemesis, and for Spider-Man that rival is none other than The Green Goblin. In next month's The Amazing Spider-Man #25, Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen bring back a more cunning and deadlier version of Norman Osborn for a special oversized issue that also features stories by Cale Atkinson, Hannah Blumenreich, and more!
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.
Disney's Tsum Tsum brand is a global phenomenon that has branched out from stackable plush toys to all aspects of media and merchandise, including a hugely popular mobile game and now a brand new Marvel Tsum Tsum miniseries from Marvel Comics that brings the cute creatures to the Marvel Universe as they escape the clutches of the covetous Collector!
The miniseries is written by Jacob Chabot with art by David Baldeon, and features a crate of the cuddly creatures falling off the back of a space truck and being discovered by a group of friends from Brooklyn. As The Collector seeks to get back what he sees as his property, there's one huge wrinkle: The Tsum Tsums believe themselves to be the true Marvel superheroes.
Disney Tsum Tsum, the range of cute and cuddly stackable plush toys, is absolutly huge right now, and the line has already expanded into the worlds of animation and video games. Now, they’re set to invade the Marvel Universe this August with a series of variant covers by some of the best in the business, and a brand new in-continuity miniseries, Marvel Tsum Tsum, by Jacob Chabot and David Baldeon.
In putting together this summer's superhero-themed SpongeBob Comics Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular #2, United Plankton Pictures dug deep and left-of-center for inspiration and riff material. How deep, and how left-of-center? Well, the book includes, "I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planktons!", a rather meticulously assembled homage to the work of Golden Age oddball artist Fletcher Hanks and his Stardust The Super-Wizard, by Paul Karasik and R. Sikoryak.
That story follows a few featuring more traditional targets of parody, like a Western-themed story starring SpongeBob regular Mermaid Man, who is basically just Silver Age Aquaman with sea shells over his nipples and a starfish in the middle of his face, and another in which Squidward becomes Batman parody the Squishy Knight and SpongeBob becomes "Multi-Purpose Sponge, the hero with a different costume in every panel" (which allows for panel after panel of SpongeBob dressed as various Marvel and DC superheroes).