Mockingbird and Moon Knight Go Solo, Silver Surfer Returns in 2016
The Diamond Retailer Summit is underway in Baltimore this weekend, timed to coincide with Baltimore Comic Con, and Marvel has taken the opportunity to unveil more new titles for the All-New All-Different line relaunch, including ongoing series for two former West Coast Avengers, Moon Knight and Mockingbird.
The relaunch of Moon Knight comes courtesy of Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood, and Jordie Bellaire, and sees Marc Spector locked away in a psychiatric hospital. The book is essentially the latest iteration of the Moon Knight series launched by Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Bellaire, and sees the return of Smallwood on art and Bellaire on colors after previous runs on the title.
The ongoing Mockingbird series is a first for the character, who has enjoyed a profile boost due to her appearances on the Agents of SHIELD TV series, played by Adrianne Palicki. The series comes from Chelsea Cain, a bestselling thriller writer who previously wrote the Mockingbird one-shot for Marvel's ongoing SHIELD 50th anniversary celebrations. No artist has been named.
Alongside ongoing titles for Iron Man, Hawkeye, Vision and Scarlet Witch, the Moon Knight and Mockingbird titles bring the number of books starring former West Coast Avengers up to six, which in a sense makes this the glory days of the team. Does this mean a West Coast revival is on the cards, or new books for Wonder Man, Tigra, or --- dare to dream --- Living Lightning?
Marvel also announced a fresh #1 for its Silver Surfer series from Dan Slott and Mike Allred; the latest cosmic Infinity mini-series from Jim Starlin and Alan Davis, The Infinity Entity; and a new X-Men '92 series spinning out of the Secret Wars book of the same name, from artist Alti Firmansyah and writers Chad Bowers and... let me check my notes here... "Chris Sims"? Sounds like a made up name.
All titles are set to launch in early 2016.
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