When Dynamite Entertainment got its hands on the James Bond license, it must have put together a checklist of talent that would be perfect for the franchise and then went down it one-by-one to give the iconic spy the comics he deserves. If such a list exists, another two names can be checked off as this May, Kieron Gillen teams up with artist Antonio Fuso for a 48-page one-shot James Bond thriller as 007 attempts to stop an assassin from putting a permanent end to the Special Relationship.
I think it's pretty clear at this point that I am super into both giant transforming robots and epic battles in outer space. But despite the fact that I'm squarely in the Venn diagram for the appeal, I've never really gotten into Robotech. It always seemed like something that I missed my chance to really dive into when I was younger.
But now, it looks like I'm getting another chance. Thursday night at San Diego Comic Con, Titan Comics showcased art for its planned Robotech comics series in partnership with Harmony Gold USA, with pieces from Caspar Wijngaard, Luis Guerrero, Mariano Laclaustra, and Antonio Fuso. We don't know anything else at this point, but while we try to untangle the mysteries of the new Robotech series, we at least have some pretty art to look at.
The subgenre of woman-led spy comics seems to be making a healthy surge right now, and Archaia is adding another title to the mix.
Butterfly, a new, four-issue series written by Marguerite Bennett (Angela: Asgard's Assassin) and Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco), and drawn by Antonio Fuso (G.I. Joe: Cobra), will start up Sept. 24 with a Phil Noto cover. It'll follow a deep cover agent who is a complete ghost--no birth certificate, no Social Security number--meeting her long-lost dad after being set up for murder. Turns out her dad was a spy, too.