Next year, Marvel celebrates the 50th anniversary of Giant-Size storytelling with the return of Giant-Size one-shots. Like the earth-shattering Giant-Size issues of the 1970s, the new line of Giant-Size will pack epic showdowns and pivotal developments for your favorite heroes. Current Miles Morales: Spider-Man scribe Cody Ziglar and artist Iban Coello kick things off with a bang in January’s Giant-Size Spider-Man #1.
In Giant-Size Spider-Man #1, readers will witness a battle between the next generation’s Spider-Man and Venom: Miles Morales and Dylan Brock! It’s a Giant-Size spidey story that can’t be missed, and today, fans can see an all-new variant cover by superstar cover artist Jeehyung Lee.
In addition, Giant-Size Spider-Man #1 will also reprint Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #22 by Spidey-legends Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli that features the action-packed conclusion of Miles’ first battle with Ultimate Venom! Check out Lee’s cover now and stay tuned for more exciting GIANT-SIZE announcements in the months ahead!
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Colorist: Taki Soma Cover Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publication Date: October 11, 2023 Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries Price: $3.99
Issue 6! From the creators of the Eisner award-winning, bestselling POWERS comes an entirely new crime fiction world where the five families of organized crime never lost their power over the United States. Now, half the country is a smorgasbord of sex and sin ruled by loyalty and family values’ as the rest of the world looks on in awe, rage, or jealousy. Join us as newly “made” Valentine Gallo and Jagger Rose rise through the ranks of the notorious Bonavese family.
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A new comics anthology curated by the creators of Calexit aims to celebrate the Hollywood Labor Movement’s massive success and also support workers impacted by the dual Strikes as the WGA closes its historic new deal with the studios. General Strike: Calexit and Other Tales of Fighting the Good Fight is a collection of new stories dedicated to the struggle for economic equality is written by WGA members, and publisher Black Mask Studios is matching the writers fees with donations to the Entertainment Community Fund.
With official pre-orders opening today, General Strike is hosted by a brand new comic book heroine (labor organizing badass Gen. Strike) and features stories by a roster of WGA-writers including writer/producer/WGA NBCU Lot Coordinator Judalina Neira, Rodney Barnes, Tamara Becher, Daniel Dominguez, Charley Feldman, Grant Morrison, and Brian Michael Bendis. The project is being run by WGA-member writer and publisher Matteo Pizzolo.
General Strike is an anthology comic of genre stories about characters fighting the good fight against injustice, linked by the theme of confronting economic inequality. All of the stories are written by striking guild members. In addition to paying Marvel/DC-level writers’ rates, Black Mask is also matching the writers’ rates with donations to the Entertainment Community Fund, and the creators retain ownership of the IP to their stories and characters.
Comics’ newest superhero Gen. Strike, a bubblegum-chewing labor organizer, comes to life in a set of covers by comic book artists Tyler Boss, Iolanda Zanfardino, Ben Templesmith, Ramon Villalobos, Creees Lee, Elisa Romboli, Amancay Nahuelpan, and Darick Robertson.
Artists illustrating the General Strike stories include Antonio Fuso, Jamal Igle, Butch Mapa, Tyler Jenkins, and Josh Hood.
General Strike: Calexit and Other Tales of Fighting the Good Fight is available for pre-order now on Kickstarter.
Throughout Marvel’s historic Bronze Age of the 1970s, there were tales so titanic, adventures so grand, and battles so larger than life that they could only be told in special Giant-Size comics! Now, 50 years later, Giant-Size is back and more pivotal than ever! Throughout 2024, Marvel will celebrate the milestone anniversary of the first Giant-Size comic with all-new spectacular one-shots featuring your favorite heroes, starting with January’s Giant-Size Spider-Man #1.
Before crossover events became the norm, True Believers knew that Giant-Size issues were home to Marvel’s most earth-shattering developments! During its original run, the pages of Giant-Size included legendary Marvel moments like the groundbreaking debut of the all-new, all-different X-Men, the wedding of Vision and Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man’s run-in with Dracula, and the first appearances of Multiple Man, Lilith, Korvac, and Tigra! Ever since then, when fans see Giant-Size on a comic, they know they were in for an epic ride, and these newGiant-Size one-shots will pack the same punch! These new installments will also include backup reprints of key stories, giving readers a gigantic dose of Marvel brilliance, past and present!
First up, Miles Morales: Spider-Man scribe Cody Ziglar and artist Iban Coello spin a showdown between the next generation’s Spider-Man and Venom in Giant-Size Spider-Man #1! Dylan Brock has a bone…or a brain…to pick with Miles Morales in a Giant-Size Spidey story that can’t be missed! Giant-Size Spider-Man #1 will also reprint Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #22 by Spidey-legends Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli that features the epic conclusion of Miles’ first battle with Ultimate Venom!
And that’s not all! In December, Marvel proudly re-presents the very first Giant-Size title ever, Giant-Size Super-Stars #1, in a special facsimile edition. Experience one of the all-time great Marvel comic books from industry legends Gerry Conway and Rich Buckler, in its original form, ads and all! The Thing and the Hulk have one of the most powerhouse rivalries in the entire Marvel Universe – and in 1974, it spilled out of the pages of both of their own books into a double-length slobberknocker! And like all the best bouts, this one takes place in the ring at Madison Square Garden – with the Fantastic Four watching on! In the green corner, it’s Bruce Banner’s incredible alter ego! In the orange corner, it’s bashful Benjamin J. Grimm! But there’s a twist to this fight that you won’t believe – and the formidable warrior Thundra is on hand to tag in! Will it be Clobberin’ Time for the Hulk? Or will the ever-lovin’ Thing get smashed?
Check out superstar artist Bryan Hitch’s cover for Giant-Size Spider-Man #1 below and stay tuned for more giant-sized announcements in the months ahead!
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Letterer: Taki Soma Cover Artist: Michael Avon Oeming
From the creators of the Eisner Award-winning, bestselling POWERS comes an entirely new crime fiction world where the five families of organized crime never lost their power over the United States. Now, half the country is a smorgasbord of sex and sin ruled by loyalty and “family values” as the rest of the world looks on in awe, rage, or jealousy. Join us as newly “made” Valentine Gallo and Jagger Rose rise through the ranks of the notorious Bonavese family.
The pope herself has come to Jagger Rose and made her an offer that has sent all the families into internal chaos. Is it an offer she can’t refuse?! And what if she does? All will be revealed in this all-new gorgeously illustrated new chapter of MURDER INC.
Dark Horse Books presents Takio: The Complete Collection, the newest original graphic novel to join Brian Michael Bendis’ Jinxworld imprint. Takio: The Complete Collection includes the adventure graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming and its sequel miniseries issues #1-4.
Taki and Olivia are sisters in an adoptive family–and they’re driving each other crazy! Every day, their overprotective mother makes them walk to school together, eat lunch together and play together–they can’t get away from each other!
But when a secret experiment goes catastrophically wrong, the squabbling siblings suddenly find that they have superpowers. They’re the first actual superheroes in the entire world–and it is awesome!
But are the girls ready to face the daunting challenges posed by their amazing new abilities? And is the rest of the world ready for real-life superheroes?
Takio: The Complete Collection TPB(212 pages, 6.625” x 10.1875”) arrives in bookstores February 13, 2024 and into comic shops February 14, 2024. It is now available to pre-order for $19.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and indie bookstore.
The 2023 Baltimore Comic-Con will be held at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 8-10. The Baltimore Comic-Con has announced Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Cheung, Matthew Loux, Louise and Walter Simonson, and Thom Zahler as comics guests at the 2023 event. Buy tickets online now.
Brian Michael Bendis is a Peabody award winning comics creator, and an Amazon and New York Times bestseller most known for co-creating Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, Riri Williams, Maria Hill, Naomi, and dozens of other characters and stories that populate the Marvel, DC, and all new original universes.
The JINXWORLD line of creator-owned comics can be found at the legendary Dark Horse Comics. These titles include the new sci-fi epic Joy Operations (with co-creator Stephen Byrne), the hit action comedy The Ones (with co creator Jacob Edgar), the Yakuza romance Pearl (with Jessica Jones co-creator Michael Gaydos), the comic book industry spy thriller Cover (with David Mack), and the alternate history mob story Murder Inc. (with Powers co-creator Mike Avon Oeming).
Phenomena, the first in a new YA graphic novel series by Brian and artist Andre Lima Araujo is out from Abrams ComicArts.
Brian is Executive Producer and consultant for the Academy Aaward-winning hit Sony feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its coming sequels. Miles Morales was co-created by Brian and Sara Pichelli.
Brian won a Peabody Award for his work as the co-creator of Jessica Jones on Disney Plus. Riri Williams made her debut in Wakanda Forever and will star later this year in her own show on Disney Plus.
The announcement of Brian’s multi-faceted move to DC Entertainment after a near twenty year run at Marvel made international headlines and trended worldwide. Brian made his DC debut in the landmark Action Comics 1000 and curated Wonder Comics, featuring the return of Young Justice, Dial H for Hero, Wonder Twins, and the breakout original new character… Naomi. Naomi was adapted by Ava DuVernay and Array into a show on the CW.
Brian’s best selling Substack newsletter is currently rolling out an all new text book, Creation, a sort of sequel to the Amazon number one Words for Pictures, an intricate look at the creation of comic books and graphic novels. Substack is also home to Brian’s Masterclass and the brand new autobiography, Fortune and Glory: The Musical.
Over the years at Marvel Entertainment, Brian completed historic runs on Spider-Man (18 years), Avengers (9 years), Iron Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy, plus a 100-issue run on the X-Men franchise, along with the wildly successful “event” projects Avengers Versus X-Men, House of M, Secret War, Secret Invasion, Age of Ultron, Civil War 2, and Siege.
Brian was one of the premiere architects of Marvel’s Ultimate line of comics.
Previously, Brian was part of the Marvel creative committee which helped set the foundation of the MCU. He consulted for all of the Marvel movies from the first Iron Man all the way through to Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.
Brian received an Honorary Doctorate in the Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a Certificate of Excellence from the Central Intelligence Agency for his work on diversity issues. Brian has won five Eisner Awards, including “Best Writer of the Year” two years in a row, and was honored with the prestigious Inkpot Award for comic art excellence. Brian is the recipient of the Cleveland Press “Excellence in Journalism” Award.
He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his daughters Olivia, Tabatha, Sabrina, his son London, and his dogs Splenda and Bowie.
Brian’s TED talk, MIT lecture, and appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers are available for viewing at Jinxworld.com.
Jim Cheung originally hails from the sunny land of Great Britain, and landed his first professional penciling job at Marvel UK in the mid 90s. From there, he went on to establish himself on titles such as Iron Man and X-Force for Marvel US, and in 2000, he moved to the US to co-create and launch Scion for Crossgen Comics. After Scion, he worked exclusively for Marvel Comics for over 15 years, creating titles such as Infinity, which spawned the Avengers: Infinity War movie, and the award-winning Young Avengers!
Jim is currently working on various covers for Marvel and DC.
Past credits include Justice League for DC Comics, and numerous titles for Marvel Comics, including Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Illuminati, and Original Sin. Further credits include work for The New York Times, ESPN, Mattel, Blizzard Entertainment, The Royal Mail, Amazon, Skybound Entertainment, Todd McFarlane Productions, IDW, The Village Voice, Dorling Kindersley (DK Books), The Daily Mirror, Dynamite Comics, The Folio Society, and Upper Deck.
Mike Hawthorne has provided the artwork for various comics, including a record setting run on Deadpool as well as Daredevil, Spider-Man, Hulk, Superman, and more. His work has been nominated for Harvey and Eisner Awards. Outside of comics, Mike has done storyboard and conceptual art for Epic Games, Marvel, Fox, Illumination, and Universal. Archaia/BOOM! Studios recently published his autobio-comic Happiness Will Follow.
Matthew Loux is the author and artist of the graphic novels Prunella and the Cursed Skull Ring, The Time Museum series, Sidescrollers, and the Salt Water Taffy series. His books have been included on the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list and the Texas Library Association’s Maverick list, garnered a Panda Book Award, and been nominated for the RI Children’s Book Award. He also illustrated F-Stop and the board comic Good Night Gabbaland based on the Nick Jr. television show Yo Gabba Gabba.
Louise Simonson has, like her husband Walter, contributed significantly to the comic book industry. “Weezie”, as she is known, began her comics career as an editor at Warren Publishing before leaving for Marvel to edit titles including X-Men, New Mutants, and Star Wars. Departing the editorial role in favor of writing, Weezie has contributed to storylines in Marvel’s Marvel Team-Up, Web of Spider-Man, and Red Sonja, and was responsible for the introduction of Apocalypse in X-Factor as well as the launch of Power Pack. At DC Comics, she worked on Superman: The Man of Steel and The Adventures of Superman.
Walter Simonson has made vast contributions to comics publishing, as a writer, an artist, and even in founding publishing imprints. He was recognized in 2012 at the Harvey Awards in Special Award for Excellence in Production/Presentation and Best Domestic Reprint Project for Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor, Artist’s Edition from IDW, and in 2013 for Alien: The Illustrated Story from Titan Books for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work. He also received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 at the Harvey Awards. Walt’s career began in the 1970s at DC Comics, where he worked on titles such as Weird War Tales, Manhunter, Metal Men, Orion, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Vigilante, and Hercules Unbound. Over at Marvel Comics, Simonson has had numerous noteworthy runs, including The Rampaging Hulk magazine, X-Factor, Fantastic Four, and Thor, on which he was responsible for the introduction of Beta Ray Bill and Thor as a frog.
Thom Zahler is a comic book creator and animation writer. He created the Line Webtoons hit series Cupid’s Arrows and Warning Label as well as the Harvey-nominated Love and Capes (recently with new volumes “The Family Way” and the Ringo-nominated “In the Time of Covid”), Long Distance, and the time-traveling wine comic Time and Vine. He also writes and draws for IDW’s successful My Little Pony series, and has written for Disney Tsum Tsum Kingdom, Star Trek Waypoint, and more. He has written for Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Knights of the Zodiac.
This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles), Marty Baumann (Pixar artist), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Jon Bogdanove (The Death of Superman), Judy Bogdanove (Steel Annual), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), Richard Case (Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror), Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), Jim Cheung (Young Avengers), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Abby Denson (Uniquely Japan), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Jan Duursema (Star Wars: The High Republic), Garth Ennis (The Boys), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Mike Grell (Jon Sable), Gene Ha (Mae), Tony Harris (The Whistling Skull), Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Matthew Loux (Prunella and the Cursed Skull Ring), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Tom Mandrake (Spectre), Laura Martin (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons), Ron Marz (Green Lantern), Adriana Melo (Action Comics), Pop Mhan (Gears of War 3), Al Milgrom (Spectacular Spider-Man), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Joe Prado (Superman), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Steve Rude (Nexus), Jim Rugg (Hulk Grand Design), Andy Runton (Owly), Louise Simonson (The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special), Walter Simonson (Thor), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), John Workman (Wild Things), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).
Dark Horse Comics and Brian Michael Bendis’ Jinxworld present an all new Murder Inc. comic series, Murder Inc.: Jagger Rose. Perfect for fans of the original United States of Murder Inc. series and new readers alike, this alternate history crime story is brought to life by the Eisner award winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming with colors by the highly accclaimed Taki Soma and lettering by Carlos Mangual.
From the creator of the long running, best selling, award winning Powers, discover a sexy dangerous world in which the five families of organized crime never lost their stranglehold on the United States. Now, half the country is a smorgasbord of sex and sin ruled by loyalty and “family values” and the rest of the world looks on in awe, rage, or jealousy. Join newly “made” Valentine Gallo and Jagger Rose as they rise through the ranks of the notorious Bonavese family. No spoilers, but Jagger has already proven herself one of the greatest assassins of all time. And, uh, now the Pope would like a word. Yeah, that Pope.
Murder Inc.: Jagger Rose#1 (of 6)arrives in comic shops May 10, 2023 and is now available to pre-order at your local comic shop.
Dark Horse Books and Brian Michael Bendis’ Jinxworld present a new edition of Fortune and Glory Volume 1, updated with new cover art and plenty of bonus materials.
Before co-creating Miles Morales, Wakanda Forever’s Ironheart and the Peabody award winning Jessica Jones, before the triumphant successes with Secret Invasion, Daredevil, Superman, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Invincible Iron Man,… before the groundbreaking original series Powers, Scarlet, Cover, and The Ones…
Before all these, Brian Michael Bendis was a hungry young cartoonist about to take his first step into the shark-filled swimming pool that is the American motion picture industry. The harsh lessons that he learned along the way–and the unforgettable people that he met–are set down for the ages in Fortune and Glory, his hilarious autobiographical account of Hollywood development hell.
Written and illustrated by Brian Michael Bendis, with colors by Matthew Wilson, this new edition of Fortune and Glory collects the three-issue miniseries and includes an introduction by Paul Dini, a gallery of promotional art, and interviews from Bendis’ archives.
Fortune and Glory Volume 1 TPB will be available in comic shops April 5, 2023 and in bookstores April 18, 2023. It is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and bookstore.
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Scott Godlewski In Shops: Sep 27, 2022 SRP: $3.99
THE BLOCKBUSTER SHOCKING CONCLUSION TO THE GOLD LANTERN SAGA. Which legendary DC villain is behind this great darkness that is about to destroy all the ages of heroes all at once? Find out right here: all this AND the future of the Legion of Super-Heroes is revealed!