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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited about? What are you getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Variety – Brad Peyton, ‘Lucifer’ Showrunner Join Forces on Adaptation of Graphic Novel ‘Skyward’ (EXCLUSIVE) – This has potential for a fantastic film.

ICv2 – Libraries and Independent Bookstores 40% of Book Channel Sales for BOOM! Studios – Another reason to not pay too much attention to Diamond’s numbers.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Astro City #52

Newsarama – Black Panther #2

ICv2 – Home After Dark

Preview: Astro City #52

Astro City #52

(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Brent Anderson (CA) Alex Ross
In Shops: Jun 27, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It’s the final issue of ASTRO CITY…for now. Michael Tenicek lost his world years ago. Now he may lose another, as ordinary life among the extraordinary takes a shattering turn. A character-focused finale to the ongoing Vertigo ASTRO CITY series, and a launch point for its new form. Guest-starring the Hanged Man, Honor Guard and more.

Preview: Astro City #51

Astro City #51

(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Brent Anderson (CA) Alex Ross
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Our three-part look into the lives of Astro City “survivors” continues. A woman coping with a devastating loss joins the support group Michael Tenicek has been running for years. But will Michael help her, or will she tear the group apart? For those damaged by life in Astro City, hope and wonder are elusive things. Featuring Honor Guard, the Hanged Man and more.

Kurt Busiek’s Astro City is Coming to Television

FremantleMedia North America, the studio behind the American Gods TV series, has obtained the rights to Astro City. Spanning 16 (and counting) collected, standalone yet loosely-connected story arcs containing more than 2,000 original characters, the fictional Astro City universe explores the lives of ordinary people and those of the all-too-human superhumans in their midst, and their collective, daily struggle to hold on to hope in the face of world-shaking, life-altering events beyond any single individual’s control.

A mid-sized American city blessed with, and cursed by, the largest number of superheroes and supervillains in one place on Earth, Astro City is a unique brand of humanistic saga — part superhero epic, part intimate drama — in which the (mostly) good hearted, workaday residents of the eponymous locale come into daily contact with the worrisome, the weird and the wondrous.

Currently published by DC Comics, the multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed, Astro City comics series, created by writer Kurt Busiek and artists Brent Anderson and Alex Ross has — in the 23 years since its 1995 Image Comics debut — remained a triple threat worldwide: a sales success, critics’ choice, and fan favorite. The property’s vastly detailed story world represents the last, fully fleshed out superhero universe in the English language comic book business that remains unexploited for the screen.

The live action Astro City television drama series is being produced by FremantleMedia North America, with its pilot episode being written by Kurt Busiek and Rick Alexander. Gregory Noveck serves as Executive Producer of the series, along with Alexander and Busiek.

Preview: Astro City #50

Astro City #50

(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Brent Eric Anderson (CA) Alex Ross
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Our 50th issue begins a special new story: Michael Tenicek lost his wife, years ago, to a chronal cataclysm. But he’s not the only one in Astro City whose life has been upended by life among the superheroes. Today, we’ll meet others, learn their stories and see how Michael-and friends-cope with their trauma. A sequel to the Eisner-nominated “The Nearness of You,” considered by many to be ASTRO CITY’s best story ever.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

iO9 – The Newest Batman Video Game Is One of the Best Explorations of the Joker in Years – Those that have played it, agree?

 

Reviews

CBR – Astro City #49

ICv2 – Best Wishes

The Beat – Dias de Consuelo

Comic Attack – Doomsday Clock #1

Newsarama – John Wick #1

ICv2 – Magritte: This Is Not a Biography

Talking Comics – Thanos #13

Preview: Astro City #49

Astro City #49

(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Brent Eric Anderson (CA) Alex Ross
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The story of Resistor, who’s making headlines all across the nation. And one reporter is determined to find out the truth – not simply to report it, but to find her missing father. A story of protest and power, love and loss, and an enigmatic, ever-changing hero.

Preview: Astro City #48

Astro City #48

(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Mike Norton (CA) Alex Ross
RATED T
In Shops: Oct 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

A tale of redemption and farewell, as G-Dog learns the secrets of his origin, faces personal tragedy and joins a very unlikely superhero team. Featuring the return of Kittyhawk and Rocket Dog, and the debut of Ghost Ferret. Part two of a special two-parter with art by guest artist Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug).

Preview: Astro City #47

Astro City #47

(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Mike Norton (CA) Alex Ross
In Shops: Sep 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Meet G-Dog, possibly ASTRO CITY’s most unusual superhero ever. Half man, half dog – but who’s running the show? The answers will change a life, reveal another hero’s deepest secrets, and possibly, just possibly, save the world. Oh, who are we kidding… they’ll definitely change the world. Do you see that handsome face? Also featuring Honor Guard, with guest art by Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug).

Preview: Astro City #46

Astro City #46

(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Brent Eric Anderson (CA) Alex Ross
In Shops: Aug 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The final chapter in the Broken Man’s century-spanning revelations about Astro City, music, rebellion, heroes and the threat of the Oubor. The Broken Man is mounting a defense-but does it stand a chance, or is it as cracked as he is? Featuring Honor Guard, the First Family and more, in a story that sets the stage for everything that is to come for Astro City.

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