With DC's April solicitations coming next week, we have an exclusive first look at the covers for Harley Quinn #17, Supergirl: Being Super #3, Deathstroke #17, and The Wild Storm #3, featuring art by Joëlle Jones, Bill Sienkiewicz, and more!
After carefully reviewing all of the covers for Dark Horse books published with cover dates between January and December of 2016, we've selected a collection that runs the eye-catching, attention-grabbing gamut.
2016 is almost offer, but there's still one comic of this year that we're really excited about, coming in right under the wire. Supergirl: Being Super #1 is the first issue of a four-part out-of-continuity mini-series that explores Supergirl's history. It's basically a teen drama starring Kara Danvers, written by award-winning This One Summer writer Mariko Tamaki, with art by Joëlle Jones.
With the book coming out this week, ComicsAlliance sat down with Tamaki and Jones to talk about what makes Supergirl different from other people, what makes this version different from other Supergirls, and why giving Supergirl a queer best friend was so important.
Ms. Marvel #13, by G. Willow Wilson and Mirka Andolfo, finds Kamala Khan and her friends going door to door on election day, encouraging people to vote. The timing feels slightly off, since the issue's not out until November 30, but at least we have this preview of the scene for you now, while it's still relevant to our real lives.
If you somehow don't remember the Sax Man from classic '80s horror movie The Lost Boys, Joëlle Jones and Trish Mulvihill are here to remind you. Their variant cover for Vertigo's Lost Boys #1 spotlights the Sax Man in all his glory. I like to imagine Tim Cappello is going to be the original art and hang it above the fireplace in the mansion I want to believe he lives in now.
Supergirl is getting a second comic series (or a third if you count the digital-first Adventures of Supergirl based on the TV show). In addition to the regular monthly Supergirl series that started this week, December sees the launch of a four-issue miniseries by Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones, with the title Supergirl: Being Super.
Jim Henson's Labyrinth is one of those rare movies that was somehow even weirder than I remembered when I finallly got around to re-watching it as an adult. The film, which stars Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, a girl who desperately wants to get rid of her baby brother, and David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King who happily obliges by stealing said baby and hiding him in the center of a massive maze, is turning 30 this year, and to say that it's beloved by fans for its fantastic surrealism is putting it mildly.
If, however, you're planning to pick up the celebratory Jim Henson's Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special, there's one more piece of information you ought to know. There's a new coloring book variant cover by the amazing Joëlle Jones, available from Fried Pie Comics. So if you've ever wanted to color one of Jim Henson's creature designs, as drawn by one of the best artists around, now's your chance.
Max Landis is a divisive figure in modern pop culture, to say the least. The son of acclaimed director John Landis, he burst on the scene as the writer of the found-footage film Chronicle, about three friends who gain immense superpowers and find their friendships tested. He’s also known for his online rants about how Rey from Star Wars is a Mary Sue, or defending the casting of Scarlett Johansson in Ghost of the Shell.
So he’s a man with opinions who likes to share them. He also recently finished up his first miniseries at DC Comics, Superman: American Alien, backed up by an impressive roster of A-list art talent, including Nick Dragotta, Jae Lee and Jock. The series follows Clark Kent at various points in his life from childhood through to his early days as Superman, and takes a more grounded approach to the Man of Steel, but often skims and bounces off the ground a bit too hard.
Marvel unveiled its July variant cover theme at C2E2 this past weekend, and the pictures definitely tell a story. As a follow-up to March's "Women of Power" covers, which highlighted the strength of Marvel's heroic women, the July covers are dubbed "Mighty Men of Marvel." While "covers with men on them" might seem like an unremarkable theme, given that it describes most Marvel covers already, it's clear from the art released thus far that the concept was meant to be more bold than that --- but it's equally clear that Marvel missed its target.
Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato, Jr are teaming with Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca for the six-part Star Wars event Vader Down, which will begin in Vader Down #1, and continues through Darth Vader #13 and Star Wars #13 in subsequent weeks. Courtesy of Marvel we have a unlettered preview of Vader Down #1, as well as a handful of the variant covers for the event's first chapter.