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DC Comics Goes from Rebirth to Dark Matter with Five Brand New Series

DC Comics feels like its dropped the gauntlet down at today’s Diamond Retailer Summit before C2E2 as they announced a new line of books called Dark Matter that emphasizes artists along with writers, with a whole bunch of new characters. The initiative comes after Marvel was criticized for saying artists don’t sell books. At the announcement were Jim Lee, John Romita, Jr. and Andy Kubert.

The initiative comes out of the company’s latest creator summit and fills what they thought was missing from comics and was a chance to “create something different than maybe fans of this generation hadn’t see before.”

The line kicks off in August with Dark Nights: Metal which will be written by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, the duo who gave a shot in the arm to Batman and made his series consistently one of DC’s best selling comics. That comic is the launching pad for the rest of the line.

One series is Sideways about a teleporting teenager who was changed during those events. It will be co-written by Justin Jordan and Dan DiDio with art by Kenneth Rocafort. Also launching is The Silencer written by Dan Abnett and drawn by John Romita, Jr. That series is about Honor Guest, the former world’s deadliest assassin trying to live a quiet life in the suburbs before her former life comes back to haunt her. Both of those debut in September.

October sees the launch of Immortal Men by James Tynion IV and Jim Lee. The story is about five immortal siblings who operate in the shadows to recruit individuals to prevent Armageddon. That month also sees Damage written by Robert Venditti with art by Tony S. Daniel. In that series army recruit Ethan Avery is granted the power to unleash an unstoppable monster for one hour at a time.

finally, New Challengers debuts in December written by Snyder with art by Andy Kubert. The comic is a reboot of the classic Challengers of the Unknown with a “new cast” and “new mission.”

At the event Lee said more talent and series would be coming down the road later this year.

 

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X-Men Trading Card Variants this July

You read that right! Yes, X-Men Trading Cards. As a team comprised of some of the most fan-favorite mutants ever assembled join forces in the pages of July’s Astonishing X-Men #1, Marvel is bringing the fanfare and returning to one of the most iconic pieces of X-Men history by one of its most famed artists! To celebrate the launch of this must-read new series, Marvel’s Merry Mutants take your comic shop by storm throughout the month of July for a series of nearly thirty X-Men Trading Card Variants by legendary artist Jim Lee!

Remastered and recolored from the original trading cards, relive this iconic era of the Children of the Atom with a series of eye-popping covers. Originally penciled by legendary X-Men artist Jim Lee with inker Scott Williams, colorists such as Jesus Aburtov, Israel Silva & Chris Sotomayor apply modern coloring techniques to these classic masterpieces!

Look for these can’t-miss X-Men Trading Card Variants on your favorite Marvel titles, coming exclusively to comic shops throughout the month of July:

  1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #22 (Archangel)
  2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30 (Bishop)
  3. AVENGERS #9 (Mystique)
  4. BLACK PANTHER #16 (Storm)
  5. CABLE #3 (Cable)
  6. CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #19 (Gambit)
  7. CHAMPIONS #10 (Cyclops)
  8. DAREDEVIL #23 (Domino)
  9. DEADPOOL #33 (Deadpool)
  10. DEFENDERS #3 (Shadow King)
  11. DOCTOR STRANGE #23 (Mr. Sinister)
  12. GENERATION X #4 (Jubilee)
  13. GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #18 (White Queen)
  14. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9 (Colossus)
  15. IRON FIST #5 (Sabretooth)
  16. JEAN GREY #4 (Dark Phoenix)
  17. MIGHTY THOR #21 (Sentinel)
  18. MS. MARVEL #20 (Lady Deathstrike)
  19. OLD MAN LOGAN #26 (Professor X)
  20. PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #2 (Psylocke)
  21. THE PUNISHER #14 (Forge)
  22. ROYALS #5 (Magneto)
  23. SPIDER-MAN #18 (Shadowcat)
  24. THANOS #9 (Strong Guy)
  25. UNCANNY AVENGERS #25 (Rogue)
  26. VENOM #152 (Polaris)
  27. WEAPON X #5 (Warpath)
  28. X-MEN BLUE #7 (Jean Grey)
  29. X-MEN GOLD #7 (Mojo)

Early Preview: The Wild Storm #3

The Wild Storm #3

Written by: Warren Ellis
Art by: Jon Davis-Hunt
Cover by: Jon Davis-Hunt
Variant cover by: Jim Lee, Jamie McKelvie, Scott Williams
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: April 19, 2017

Angela Spica is wounded, alone and hiding from black-ops killers sent by her own benefactor, the man she thought responsible for her well-being—the mastermind behind an assassination attempt the Engineer just foiled. But, unknown to her, she might yet have a chance to survive this terrible day. The Grifter has a plan.

A storm is building. And through it all, a mysterious woman crackles though the electrical devices that inhabit our lives, slipping among the invisible networks of the world.

There’s something new in the world.

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It’s a new week! What’d you all think of The Walking Dead finale, or the WonderCon announcements, or Dallas Fan Expo announcements? Sound off in the comments.

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

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CBR – Skydance Nabs Rights to Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernandez’s Old Guard – Another comic being made into a movie.

Fortune – Meet the Myth Master Reinventing Marvel Comics – Check out this puff piece for Marvel’s Axel Alonso.

ICv2 – Marvel Retailer Summit — Day 1 – Read the original piece, not the spin.

ICv2 – Marvel Retailer Summit — Day 1 – Part 2 of it.

ICv2 – Marvel’s David Gabriel on the 2016 Market Shift – And the final piece.

Newsarama – Jim Lee, Brandon Choi, J. Scott Campbell, More Return To Wildstorm For New Stories – Interesting news.

The Beat – WonderCon ’17: Comics Change the World: A History of Activism in Comics – This is pretty cool.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Black Cloud #1

The Beat – Deathstroke Vol. 1 TPB

Talking Comics – Titans Annual #1

It’s Dark Days Ahead for the DC Universe

DC Comics has announced a massive event this summer, writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV collaborate with iconic artists Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita Jr. for Dark Days: The Forge #1 and Dark Days: The Casting #1.Spearheaded by Snyder, these new stories will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe. The mysteries of THE FORGE and THE CASTING will hit shelves on June 14 and July 12, respectively, and break new ground in DC’s publishing line.

Spearheaded by Snyder, these new stories will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe. The mysteries of The Forge and The Casting will hit shelves on June 14 and July 12, respectively, and break new ground in DC’s publishing line.

Snyder in the announcement says that Dark Days posits a mystery that traces all the way back to when he started on Batman. This is something that’s been hinted at over the years with Easter eggs and clues. The event ultimately leads to huge revelations about the past, present and future of the cosmology of DC. The two issues are a prelude to an event that’s been developing for years.

Visually powering this event is a master class of artists, including Kubert, Lee and Romita Jr., who will drive DC’s initiative to bring artists to the forefront of the storytelling process. Beginning with Dark Days, these writers and artists will collaborate to develop new ideas and characters, that further enriches the DC Universe.

DC has said to expect more information about the comic event at upcoming conventions like WonderCon, Fan Expo Dallas and C2E2 over the coming months.

A New Beginning for the Original X-Men in X-Men Blue #1!

This April, the original X-Men unite once more to protect a world that hates and fears them. Marvel has released a new look inside X-Men Blue #1 – the highly anticipated new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Cullen Bunn and Jorge Molina! With Jean Grey at the helm, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman and Angel will set out to embody their mentor Charles Xavier’s dream. Friendly faces and familiar foes abound as the original Children of the Atom set out on a new journey. But how long will their adventure’s last before they come face-to-face with their one of their greatest enemies?

Plus – don’t miss a special backup tale from Cullen Bunn and Matteo Buffagni that features the shocking return of an ultimate fan-favorite X-character! It’s all happening on April 12th!

Featuring covers by Art Adams, Leonard Kirk, Jim Lee, Billy Martin, Skottie Young, and Neal Adams, Ramon Villalobos, and Jack Kirby.

DC Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Suicide Squad and Titans

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We’ve got two more volume from DC Comics, the Rebirth launch of Suicide Squad and Titans!

Suicide Squad Vol. 1: The Black Vault collects issues 1-4 and Suicide Squad: Rebirth and by Jim Lee and Rob Williams.

Titans Vol. 1: The Return of Wally West collects issues 1-6 and Titans: Rebirth by Dan Abnett, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund.

Find out what the trade has in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores March 1 and bookstores March 7.

Get your copies now. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Suicide Squad Vol. 1: The Black Vault
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Titans Vol. 1: The Return of Wally West
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

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DC is Accepting Applications for its 2017 Artists Workshop

DC Entertainment has announced that it is kicking off their 2017 Artists Workshop program today and is now accepting applications through March 1. The DC Writers Workshop will begin accepting online applications on March 1 through March 31.

DC’s Talent Development Workshops are led by an all-star talent line-up including Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert. The series of workshops are designed to give access and a voice to new and prospective talent, providing an opportunity to showcase their work following intensive DC workshop sessions.

Competitive candidates that apply for the Artists Workshop will have an established portfolio of sequential art. For the artists selected via the online submission process, the Workshop will provide the knowledge and exposure required to help cross the threshold into the competitive world of comic book publishing. Chosen artists will be asked to complete art assignments that will be critiqued by several top DC Artists. If the artists achieve the level of work required for the course they will then be invited to a two-week, intensive workshop at DCE’s Burbank offices.

The 2017 Writers Workshop was developed by DC with bestselling writer Scott Snyder. For selected candidates, the 2017 DC Writers Workshop will run in the summer/fall as an online real-time, weekly interactive seminar, for thirteen consecutive weeks. Each seminar will teach a new skill essential for surviving and excelling in this highly competitive field.

Upon completion of the program, DCE’s Talent Development group will ensure successful participants are considered for positions on current DC titles.

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Wednesday Graphic Novel Review: Detective Comics Vol. 1 and Scooby Apocalypse Vol. 1

Five weeks into the new year and three weeks of new comic days! We’ve got two more first volumes. One to one of DC Comics “Rebirth” trade paperbacks and some Scooby action!

Detective Comics Vol. 1: Rise of the Batmen collecting issues #934-940 by James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows, and Alvaro Martinez.

Scooby Apocalypse Vol. 1 collecting issues #1-6 by Jim Lee, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Howard Porter.

Find out what each trade has in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores February 1 and bookstores February 7.

Get your copies now. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Detective Comics Vol. 1Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Scooby Apocalypse Vol. 1Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

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Preview: Suicide Squad #8

Suicide Squad #8

(W) Rob Williams (A) Richard Friend, Sandra Hope, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Francesco Mattina (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
In Shops: Dec 14, 2016
SRP: $2.99

“THE BLACK VAULT” part eight! Harley Quinn goes sane! The prisoners and staff of Belle Reve Penitentiary have succumbed to the devastating effects of General Zod’s Black Vault, rendering them all insane. But it has the opposite effect on Harley, who must fight her way through a crazed Suicide Squad-with the help of the Enchantress-to stop Zod from waking and conquering the world. No pressure, right? And in a bonus backup story written by Rob Williams with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Francesco Mattina, learn how super-villains are conscripted into the Suicide Squad! The unlucky Killer Frost is about to find out when she arrives for her first day at Belle Reve. Her story continues from this month’s single issue of SUICIDE SQUAD directly into JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD #1!

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