I don't think it's possible for the staff of ComicsAlliance to get more excited for Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's Gotham Academy than we already are, but if there's one thing that could do it, it's seeing the characters for the new book in a set of brand-new promo images drawn by Cloonan. Today, that's exactly what we've got, so prepare yourself, because they are fantastic.
Between three monthly titles, a spot in the Justice League, an ongoing weekly series in print and an ongoing weekly digital-first series, you might be under the woefully mistaken impression that there were enough comics about Batman going around to satisfy everyone's needs. If you are, then you, my friend, are wrong. We always need more Batman. And apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so.
Today, DC Comics announced not one, but three new Batman comics, set to be released soon: Arkham Manor by Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal, Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, and a digital-first collection of Jiro Kuwata's Bat-Manga, translated and reprinted in its entirety for the first time since it was originally published in Japan in 1966.
Ubisoft has announced that Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl and Brenden Fletcher are teaming for Assassin’s Creed : Brahman, the latest comic set in the AC universe following 2011's The Fall and 2013's The Chain.
Followers of Bill Willingham's expanding Fables universe are in luck this fall: in addition to the monthly release of Vertigo's ongoing Fables and Fairest titles, USA Today has announced the release of a proper Fables Encyclopedia featuring annotations from scholarly expert, Jess Nevins, plus release details for
Movies: The Australian trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man contains a bit of new footage.
Anime: Funimation has announced a big product rollout for 2012, including a new app and tons of Tenchi.
Movies: Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner has seen Dredd, a
Starting November 9, the team of writer Kent Dalian, artists Joelle Jones and Karl Kerschl and cover artist Jenny Frison will bring all new stories from the world of P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast's New York Times best selling novel series to life with House of Night #1. The first issue in the ongoing com
I always approach tie-in comics with an element of suspicion. Even when the comic in question is connected to an existing fictional universe that was designed as a story first and foremost, and has pre-existing, likable characters -- something like Farscape or Doctor Who or Metalocalypse or Fraggle Rock -- I'm not initially hopeful that it will to live up to the source material, often out fear that it will be a hastily thrown together cash-grab meant to take more money from loyal fans of the franchise.
And so not only was this week's
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series breaks out of the video game medium and into the world of comic books with the forthcoming Assassin's Creed: The Fall, and co-creators Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl want you to learn everything there is to know about the assassin's code -- and they've made it easy on fans itching for more information, releasing a developer's diary video that details the creation process on the video game adaptation.The video, just over five minutes in length, begins with the comic's origin: the original mission statement