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Naval Institute Press’ Dead Reckoning Hints at Its First Graphic Novel (Updated)

Naval Institute Press is setting its sights on the comic industry with their new imprint Dead Reckoning. Announced in October, the new line of comics and graphic novels will launch in the Fall 2018 with full-length original graphic novels and collections of classic comics with a special focus on military and naval history, military and naval biography, general history, and stories of the high seas.

The new imprint will launch with an initial list of five titles and then expand to 10-12 titles per year in 2019. Subject matter ranges from infamous settings like World War I and the Vietnam War to more recent conflicts like the war in Afghanistan as well as memoirs and biographies.

Though the new imprint was announced, not much is known as to what to expect and what we might see. In honor of Veteran’s Day the publisher might have given us our first hint in an email that honored those that have served.

The comics community has faithfully portrayed men and women who have served our country with honor and distinction. Counted among its creative ranks are those who have served as well.

This and every Veterans Day, we honor our veterans, past and present, who have given so much to our country and whose stories are immortalized in comics.

The Naval Institute Press extends our gratitude for dynamically capturing the veteran experience.

Respectfully yours,

Naval Institute Press
U.S. Naval Institute

The below image and caption were included. So expect The Flying Column illustrated by Bill Reinhold some time in the future. Whether it’ll be the first released remains to be seen, but it’s the first title we know of and part of a creative team.

IIlustration by Bill Reinhold from the upcoming graphic novel The Flying Column.

Update: We’ve gotten word from writer Carl Potts that The Flying Column won’t be part of the first wave of graphic novels from Naval Institute Press but will be hopefully published “not too long after the launch of the Dead Reckoning imprint.”

The story is based on Potts’ family experiences in the Philippines during World War II. The Flying Column is the first in a two-volume story with the second volume titled Guests of the Emperor. Potts also provided an article with an overview of the events the two volumes cover.

Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #9

Scooby Apocalypse #9

(W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Ron Wagner, Bill Reinhold, Dale Eaglesham (CA) Howard Porter
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 11, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Now that Velma has a fully charged laptop, she can’t keep her secrets from the rest of the gang any longer. And when they learn how Velma was behind the infection that turned the world into a horror-infected wasteland, she’ll be lucky if her new friends don’t kill her before the monsters do!

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DC Comics Spills More Details about Convergence

Taking place in April and May 2015, Convergence is a massive two month publishing move for DC Comics that takes advantage of their multiverse to bring what hopefully is interesting stories. The company has revealed plans for their first ten releases, and have given some more insight into what we can expect for the next ten.

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL

(Writer: Louise Simonson; Artist: June Brigman and Roy Richardson, with color by John Rauch)
Metropolis was taken when Superman was missing, so it’s up to Steel to guard the city from the heroes of GEN13 in his absence.

SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL

BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT

(Writer: Larry Hama; Artist: Philip Tan and Jason Paz, with color by Elmer Santos)
A year ago, Batman got trapped in Metropolis when hunting down Azrael. Now he must team with the man that replaced him, and see how differently they operate as Batmans.

BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL

(Writer: Ron Marz; Artist: Mike Manley, with color by Sotocolor)
The levity of the JLI team collides with the severity of the world of Kingdom Come.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL

CATWOMAN

(Writer: Justin Gray; Artist: Ron Randall, with color by Gabe Eltaeb)
A year under the dome can change anyone, even Catwoman. She’s set aside her life of crime to become the protector of Suicide Slum, but when the dome falls she will face her greatest challenge—Kingdom Come Batman.

CATWOMAN

SUPERGIRL: MATRIX

(Writer: Keith Giffen; Artist: Ramon Bachs, with color by Hi-Fi)
What do Supergirl, Lady Quark, and Ambush Bug have in common? Well… nothing really. But that didn’t stop us from sticking them in a story together. You are SO welcome.

SUPERGIRL MATRIX

SUPERBOY

(Writer: Fabian Nicieza; Artist: Karl Moline and Jose Marzan Jr, with color by Hi-Fi)
Has Kon-El earned the right to be the man of steel? Kon will have to prove his mettle in battle against the Superman of Kingdom Come! But what if the only way to save Metropolis is to lose the fight?

SUPERBOY

AQUAMAN

(Writer: Tony Bedard; Artist: Cliff Richards, with color by John Rauch)
Trapped in the domed city, Aquaman struggles with the loss of his hand as he confronts a deadly adversary—Deathblow.

AQUAMAN

SUICIDE SQUAD

(Writer: Frank Tieri; Artist: Tom Mandrake, with color by Sian Mandrake)
When Kingdom Come’s floating fortress of New Oa threatens Metropolis, it’s up to Amanda Waller to put together a team of the city’s deadliest villains to stop it.

SUICIDE SQUAD

GREEN LANTERN/PARALLAX

(Writer: Tony Bedard; Artist: Ron Wagner and Bill Reinhold, with color by Paul Mounts)
Rookie Green Lantern Kyle Rayner gears up to battle invaders, but is he ready to fight Hal Jordan, also known as Parallax?

GREEN LANTERN PARALLAX

GREEN ARROW

(Writer: Christy Marx; Artist: Rags Morales and Claude St-Aubin, with color by Nei Ruffino)
Oliver Queen meets Connor Hawke for the first time, but is he ready to hand over the Green Arrow mantle to his son?

GREEN ARROW

(via Blastr and HitFix)