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DC Reveals the Creative Lineup for Detective Comics #1000

DC Comics has unveiled full story details on the landmark 1,000th issue of Detective Comics, debuting on March 27, 2019. The 96-page Detective Comics #1000 celebrates the Dark Knight through a series of seven-to-nine-page standalone short stories from an all-star collection of the top writers and artists in Batman’s recent history including Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan and more.

The full lineup of stories, writers and artists to be featured in Detective Comics #1000 is:

“Medieval,” by Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke

Appearing in DC’s comic book continuity for the very first time, a new and mysterious version of the Arkham Knight will be debuting in a story that looks at Batman’s encounters with his villains throughout his career through the Arkham Knight’s eyes—but the Knight’s scheme remains to be seen.

“Batman’s Longest Case,” by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

One of the most popular talent teams in the history of the Dark Knight delivers a tale in which Batman follows clues around the world, leading him back to his home in Gotham City and to a secret organization that has been keeping tabs on him for years.

“Manufacture for Use,” by Kevin Smith and Jim Lee

The fan-favorite director of Clerks and one of Batman’s most visionary artists present a story that cuts between Batman fighting his greatest villains and his attempts to track down the gun that killed his parents.

“The Legend of Knute Brody” by Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs and John Kalisz

The villains of Gotham speak, documentary-style, about that one henchman they each hired who was the absolute WORST at his job, constantly screwing up their plans.

“The Batman’s Design” by Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan

Warren Ellis pens “The Batman’s Design” with Becky Cloonan, the first woman to draw Batman in the main comic series, in a story of Batman pursuing a pack of technologically enhanced mercenaries into a warehouse, where they think they’ve trapped him.

“Return to Crime Alley” by Denny O’Neil and Steve Epting

A direct sequel to O’Neil’s classic “There Is No Hope in Crime Alley,” from Detective Comics #457, in which Leslie Thompkins takes Batman to task for his addiction to violence, which, in her mind, perpetuates the horror that birthed him.

“Heretic” by Christopher Priest and Neal Adams

Two of the biggest powerhouse writers and artists in the comic book industry work together on a story featuring Batman helping a young man escape from Ra’s al Ghul’s League of Assassins— who then turned up in Gotham, dead. Batman travels to Tibet with a message for the League.

“I Know” by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev

The creative team behind SCARLET takes a unique future look at Batman and the Penguin. The Penguin comes to an elderly, wheelchair-bound Batman to tell him of the time that he learned Batman was Bruce Wayne—and to explain why he never did anything with that information. This story is available to read in its entirety on DCComics.com.

“The Last Crime in Gotham” by Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones

Superstar writer Geoff Johns and famed artist Kelley Jones tell a future story where the future family of Batman and Catwoman face off in a battle with the family of The Joker and Harley Quinn.

“The Precedent” by James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez

The team of James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez return to DETECTIVE COMICS after their highly successful Rebirth run, in a story of the night Bruce Wayne made the decision to bring Dick Grayson into his dark world, ending with the classic candlelight oath.

“Batman’s Greatest Case” by Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones

Groundbreaking BATMAN writer Tom King is joined by Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones, who share artistic duties on the story. Presented using parallel story threads, Bruce Wayne visits his parents’ grave while Batman assembles his entire coalition of allies around him.

In addition to the above stories, Detective Comics #1000 will feature additional art from Mikel Janín and Amanda Conner, as well as a two-page spread from Jason Fabok depicting the current state of the Batman universe and its heroes and villains.

To further celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 80-year legacy, Detective Comics #1000 will offer an extensive retailer variant cover program. Hard-core collectors will want to get their hands on this series of variant covers showcasing the Dark Knight through various decades from iconic Batman artists such as Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock and Greg Capullo—plus an homage to Jerry Robinson’s cover of November 1942’s Detective Comics #69 by Bruce Timm.

This 96-page oversize collector’s edition issue will be available at comics retailers and digitally on March 27, 2019, for $9.99.

Detective Comics #1000

City of Others Gets a Tenth Anniversary Edition

Ten years ago, Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson joined forces to create a comics series like no other! Dark Horse is celebrating the tenth anniversary of City of Others with a deluxe oversized hardcover edition colored by Jose Villarubia.

Stosh Bludowski, known simply as “Blud,” is a natural born killer with no human emotion other than rage. Blud spent years making a comfortable living as a contract killer until the day he runs across two targets who won’t die. As a grotesque mystery begins to unfold around him, the remorseless killer confronts a reality he could never imagine, and is invited to decide once and for all . . . is he human, or is he Other?

Collecting all four issues of the original comics series, City of Others: Tenth Anniversary Edition HC goes on sale June 5, 2019.

Preview: Frankenstein Alive, Alive: The Complete Collection

Frankenstein Alive, Alive: The Complete Collection

Steve Niles (w) • Bernie Wrightson, additional art by Kelley Jones (a) • Bernie Wrightson (c)

Inspired by Mary Shelley’s immortal gothic horror tale, Frankenstein Alive, Alive brings new life to the Promethean monster, courtesy of Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein, Swamp Thing). Victor Frankenstein’s cobbled together creature continues his adventures, embarking on a journey to discover his own humanity. This collection includes the four-issue series along with an extended gallery section of never-before-seen layouts and pencils by Wrightson, all scanned from the original art. Additional art is supplied in the final chapter by Kelley Jones (at Wrightson’s request), who stepped in to complete the series upon the comic book legend’s untimely passing.

HC • PFC • $24.99 • 104 pages • 8” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-337-7

The Swamp Thing Halloween Horror Special Delivers Scares at Walmart this October

Fans of the Walmart 100-Page Giant comics will be treated to an extra dose of fright this Halloween, as DC’s line of successful anthology comics will now include a special horror-themed one-shot, Swamp Thing Halloween Horror Special. This 100-page, $4.99 comic book includes an all-new story featuring the “Protector of the Green,” Swamp Thing.

“Hollow” is a 12-page story written by Brian Azzarello, with art by fan-favorite artist Greg Capullo. Children can’t help but be curious about what lurks in the woods at the edge of town on Halloween night…and unfortunately for them, this group of trick-or-treaters has crossed paths with a mysterious witch who has her own tale to tell about where curiosity leads—directly into the path of the creature known only as Swamp Thing! Can they escape her clutches? Or is there something much worse out there that they should REALLY fear?

This 100-Page Giant sells for $4.99 and includes several classic fright-filled stories from DC’s history, led by the iconic House of Secrets #92 from 1971, which features Swamp Thing’s very first appearance, written and drawn by co-creators Len Wein (writer) and Bernie Wrightson (artist). 1971’s “Night of the Reaper,” from Batman #237, features two more giants of superhero storytelling, writer Denny O’Neil and artist Neal Adams, telling a Halloween tale of revenge and the search for a Nazi war criminal.

2007’s DC Infinity Halloween Special also contributes to this issue, with stories featuring DC heroes Superman (“Strange Cargo”), Blue Devil and Enchantress (“The Pumpkin Sinister”) and Zatanna (“Kcirt ro Taert”). The book also reprints a Batman tale from the 2008 DC Infinity Halloween Special, “The Ballad of Jonathan Crane,” as well as “Night Gods” from 2010’s The Brave and the Bold, starring Aquaman and the Demon.

The Swamp Thing Halloween Horror Special ships to stores today and should arrive in participating Walmart stores throughout North America by Sunday, October 7.

Swamp Thing is Coming to DC’s Digital Service as a Live Action One-Hour Series

When CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.

Based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, Swamp Thing is coming to the new DC digital service as a one-hour live-action drama.

Warner Bros. Television is teaming up with Atomic Monsters and the one-hour drama is going to script-to-series.

It is being executive produced by James Wan (Atomic Monster), Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear (Atomic Monster), co-produced by Rob Hackett (Atomic Monster), and written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman.

The series is aiming for a 2019 launch.

Preview: Frankenstein Alive, Alive #4

Frankenstein Alive, Alive #4

Story: Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson
Art: Bernie Wrightson & Kelley Jones
Letterer: Robbie Robbins
Editor: Scott Dunbier

The exciting climax of Niles’ and Wrightson’s reinterpretation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein is here! Niles’ gothic storytelling couples perfectly with Bernie Wrightson and Kelley Jones’ stunning art as the monster meets his ultimate fate!

B&W • 32 pages • $4.99

Preview: Frankenstein Alive, Alive Trio

Frankenstein Alive, Alive Trio

Steve Niles (w) • Bernie Wrightson (a & c)

Collecting issues 1, 2, and 3 of the acclaimed Frankenstein series by Niles and Wrightson in a bargain-priced format! A grand treat of Victorian horror featuring the further adventures of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s classic monster, as ghoulishly illustrated by Bernie Wrightson, the true master of the macabre!

B&W • 64 pages • $7.99

Wednesday Graphic Novel Review: Creepshow

The graphic novel adaptation of the classic horror anthology film written by Stephen King, with art by Bernie Wrightson!

Now back in print: the graphic novel adaptation of Stephen King’s Creepshow, based on the 1982 horror anthology and cult classic film directed by George Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead)—and featuring stunning illustrations by the legendary Bernie Wrightson and cover art by the acclaimed Jack Kamen! A harrowing and darkly humorous tribute to the controversial and influential horror comics of the 1950s, Creepshow presents five sinister stories.

This is a graphic novel that’s a must get and we tell you why!

Get your copy now through Amazon.

 

 

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Around the Tubes

It’s a new week! We’ve got interviews, a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio tonight, reviews, and more lined up!

While you await all of that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Gizmodo – Famed Comic Book Artist Bernie Wrightson Dies at 68 – Out thoughts are with his friends and family.

Kotaku – Scumbags Harass Woman For Working On Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Animations – Weird how it’s always the women this happens to… utter scum doing this.

Pacific Standard – Kelly Sue DeConnick Is Building a Future for Women in Comic Books – And being awesome while doing it.

Comics Alliance – ‘Flash’ Bosses Promise No Speedster Villain in Season 4 – The Rogues… please?

ICv2 – Marvel Planning Retailer Summit – Interesting move.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: About a Bull brings Irish myth to life – Free comics. Go read!!!

The Beat – A year of free comics – Mickey Zacchilli’s Space Academy 123 – More free comics. Go read!!!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – Coady and the Creepies #1

Talking Comics – Trinity #7

 

Finch, Kitson, Ostrander, Van Sciver, and Wrightson in Baltimore!

David FinchThe weekend of September 25-27 is the 2015 Baltimore Comic-Con in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Head to the Baltimore Convention Center for all of the excitement! Buy your VIP, General Admission, and Harvey Award tickets now to avoid the lines. The Baltimore Comic-Con welcomes industry giants David Finch, Barry Kitson, John Ostrander, Ethan Van Sciver, and Bernie Wrightson.

Joining the convention from Canada, David Finch received recognition for his early work at Top Cow Productions on titles such as Cyberforce, Ascension, and Aphrodite IX. He then went on to spend a number of years at Marvel Comics, working on blockbuster titles including Ultimate X-Men, Avengers (and the relaunched New Avengers), and Moon Knight before jumping into an exclusive contract with DC Comics in 2010 where he flexed his writing muscles as well as his drawing skills on Batman: The Dark Knight. He also worked on DC’s Forever Evil, and is currently providing art on Wonder Woman (with his wife Meredith on writing duties).

Barry KitsonBritish comic artist Barry Kitson broke into the industry while drawing Spider-Man for Marvel UK in 1985. Throughout his career, he has worked on such titles as Amazing Spider-Man, Legion of Superheroes, 2000 AD, Batman, and Incredible Hulks. He recently handled art duties for Marvel’s Captain America and Iron Man and can be seen working on IDW’s Star Trek/Green Lantern covers, Valiant’s Ivar, Timewalker covers, and interiors and covers for his creator-owned Empire: Uprising with Mark Waid, also published by IDW.

Multiple Eisner Award nominee John Ostrander received his published credits in First Comics’ Warp in the 1980s. He is co-creator of the character Grimjack with Timothy Truman, published originally in First Comics’ Starslayer before going on to appear in its own title. He has worked on DC Comics’ Firestorm, Hawkman, Justice League, Martian Manhunter, Manhunter, The Spectre, Suicide Squad (currently in the midst of becoming a major motion picture!), and Wasteland, and on Marvel Comics’ Bishop, Blaze of Glory, Heroes for Hire, The Punisher, Quicksilver, and X-Men. At Dark Horse Comics, he has written numerous Star Wars titles, and has also done work on Lady Death for Chaos! Comics, and Magnus, Robot Fighter, Rai and the Future Force, and Eternal Warrior for Valiant Comics. He has recently penned a Conan story in Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword from Dark Horse comics.

Ethan Van SciverEthan Van Sciver has been an exclusive artist for DC Comics for 12 years, with runs on Green Lantern, Flash, Batman the Dark Knight, and Firestorm. He’s also worked on Sinestro, Justice League, Convergence, Impulse, Sensation Comics Presents Wonder Woman, and too many more titles to name! Plus, he’s a cover artist, with numerous contributions to both DC and Marvel, where he assisted Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely as fill-in artist on New X-Men. He co-created Green Lantern’s Emotional Spectrum, designed all of those lovely symbols associated with it, and created Atrocitus, Saint Walker, Larfleeze, Indigo-1, and lots of others. These days he’s back in the Lanternverse, providing fill-ins for Green Lantern. He lives in New Jersey with his girlfriend and two kids.

Originally from the Baltimore area, Bernie Wrightson got his first break in comics at DC in 1968, drawing a story that appeared in House of Mystery. His work grew to include titles at Marvel Comics, including Chamber of Darkness and Tower of Shadows, where he continued to develop his lush art style. Wrightson is co-creator of Swamp Thing from DC’s House of Secrets. He moved onto Warren Publishing’s black and white horror magazines, Heavy Metal magazine, and even National Lampoon. He has since returned to comics, including the Marvel Graphic Novels Spider-Man: Hooky and The Incredible Hulk and the Thing: The Big Change, DC’s The Weird and Batman: The Cult, and IDW’s Frankenstein Alive, Alive!

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