The weekend is here! Take a look back at what’s happened in the past seven days. New comics, new stories, new podcasts, new art being made — it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!
On June 12th, 2016, a gunman entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and killed forty-nine people, as well as wounding fifty-three more. It was the biggest terror attack on American soil since September 11th, and a purposeful attack on predominantly Latinx gay and bisexual men in what was supposed to be a safe space.
This December, DC Comics and IDW are coming together to publish an anthology titled Love Is Love, which sees over one hundred comics creators coming together to contribute stories, with all proceeds going to Equality Florida and the fund to benefit the survivors of the attack.
Things are looking dire for Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman '77 Chapter 22, the digital-first series from writer Marc Andreyko and artist Tom Derenick that recently came back from hiatus. Steve's body has been taken over by the brain of a supervillain, and Wonder Woman is trapped between his psionic attacks and the guns of her supposed allies, who aren't as concerned with Steve's safety as she is.
As far as DC's space-faring heroes go, Hawkman and Adam Strange have had a bit of a rocky relationship over the years. Despite both being nominally good guys and occasional Justice Leaguers, their major interaction in the past has resulted from Thanagar and Rann, their respective planets, going to war with each other --- presumably over the fact that Rann's capital is called "Ranagar," and that's way too confusing.
Now, though, there's something new on the horizon. Today, DC announced Hawkman/Adam Strange: Out Of Time, a new series set to kick off in October from writer Marc Andreyko and artist Aaron Lopresti, where the two heroes team up --- and this time, it's to stop an interplanetary war form breaking out.
With the possible exception of Shogun Assassin 2: Lightning Swords of Death, I'm not sure there's anything in the history of our language that has a better name than Airwolf. There are thrills to be found in the word itself, and once you get to the part where it's actually the name of a nuclear-powered stealth helicopter that ran explosive secret missions for four seasons on network television, well, of course it was. How could that word describe anything else?
And now, Airwolf is back --- in comic book form! Next week sees the release of Airwolf: Airstirkes Vol. 1, a new collection of helicopter action stories from an impressive roster of creators, including Barbara Kesel, Mike Baron and Marc Andreyko --- and you can check out a preview below!
Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman TV show was an inspiration to a generation of superhero fans back in the late 1970s, and it was with great joy that we greeted the news of a Wonder Woman '77 comic from DC's digital division, following in the footsteps of Batman '66. Now that the series is a few chapters in, we caught up with writer Marc Andreyko to find out how the series came about and what role the show played in his own childhood.
We also have an exclusive preview of the next chapter, with art by Jason Badower, which takes readers to the cusp of an extraordinary revelation; there's more than one Wonder Woman in town.
In the wake of the current Batwoman creative team of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman departing the book because of editorial mandates that lead character Kate Kane and fiancé Maggie Sawyer could not go through with their marriage, DC Comics has announced the series' new writer: Marc Andreyko, the writer of the publisher's well-received Manhunter series, which ran from 2004 to 2009.
News of DC's upcoming revival of 1970s blacksploitation icon Black Lightning and 1980s stuntman-turned-superhero Blue Devil as a super powered buddy comedy may have been greeted warmly by fans online, but it turns out that the creators of the characters aren't quite so excited about the comeback...
More Hair: This stylin' kid has what I believe might be Chris Sims' ideal haircut. Something tells me hair artist Radames Perez knows his Batman.
Gaming: The Amazing Spider-Man game will come with PlayStation Move support...
In a bit of an interesting twist on the celebrity-"creates"-a-comic-book trend that's earned its share of discontent here on the blogosphere, IDW Publishing is bringing some new writing talent to its True Blood comic in the form of an actor from its hit HBO vampire series source material (which, in turn, is based on the novels of Charlaine Harris)...