In this episode of Comics Deserve Better, Brian, Darci, and Logan discuss cartoonist Kate Leth‘s pattern of racism, transphobia, and fatphobia. Logan shares some of his personal experiences with Leth, and this is very much editorial and not news reporting. Next, they talk about some great indie comics like Undone by Blood, Helena Rose, “Checking Out” from Medium, and the Manga Classics series as well as upcoming titles like Black Mask Studios‘ The Last Song #3 and The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott.
Finally, his week’s “Main Course” is Matt Kindt and Matt Smith‘s fantasy series Folklords, which leads to a hearty debate among the hosts and many Tolkien references. (Episode art by Jeff Smith)
(W) Kate Leth, Cohen Edenfield (A/CA) Alex Milne In Shops: Mar 25, 2020 SRP: $3.99
“Wannabee,” Part Two! Deathsaurus’s ruse has worked-the Probats believe that Cliffjumper is Bumblebee and it’s really smoothed over the energon negotiations! Well… except for the part where Deathsaurus is now blowing Cliffjumper’s cover and framing him for a crime that he didn’t commit!
Co-written by Kate Leth (Transformers: Cyberverse, Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat) and Cohen Edenfield (Hiveswap)!
Art by beloved and renowned Transformers artist Alex Milne! A tale of mistaken identities, wrong names, wacky mix-ups, and a guy named Deathsaurus who really can’t be good news.
(W) Kate Leth, Cohen Edenfield (A/CA) Alex Milne In Shops: Mar 04, 2020 SRP: $3.99
“Wannabee,” Part One! Years ago, a Probat scientist visiting Cybertron had his life saved by the one and only Bumblebee! Now the Probats are huge fans, and when Deathsaurus goes to negotiate a new energy deal, he wants their number one bot on his side. Unfortunately, Bee’s a little busy, so Deathsaurus turns to the next best option-the guy who looks like red Bumblebee, Cliffjumper!
(W) Sara Pitre-Durocher, Patrick Ehlers (A) Jack Lawrence, Sara Pitre-Durocher In Shops: Feb 12, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Bookish Glyph wants a challenge-to do work for xeno-relations, not just data analysis. Athletic Tap-Out needs a challenge-his boxing career isn’t working out so well. When one mission presents both of them a chance to meet new challenges head-on, will they be able to lift each other up to the task or will they just get in each other’s way?
Robo-mance is real in this adventure focusing on love in the Transformers universe!
The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or any romantic occasion!
Back-up story written by the real-life engaged couple: Kate Leth & Cohen Edenfield!
At New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing announced that the next three story arcs of their Transformers: Galaxies series will be dedicated to some of the most fan-favorite characters from the franchise: Cliffjumper, Arcee, and Ultra Magnus!
Beginning in issue #5, the two-part story “Wannabee” by Kate Leth, Cohen Edenfield, and Alex Milne will explore just how different Cliffjumper is from his similarly-designed (and much more adored) counterpart, Bumblebee. Featuring the Probats and Deathsaurus!
In Transformers: Galaxies #7-9’s “Gauging the Truth” storyline, Sam Maggs and Umi Miyao will explore partner Arcee and Greenlight with an all-new character, Gauge.
Rounding out the first year of Transformers: Galaxies with a storyline running from issues #10 to #12, the “Storm Horizon” arc will focus on Ultra Magnus, featuring the talents of Brandon Easton and Andrew Griffith.
Your favorite witches are back on the road as powerhouse creators Kate Leth, Megan Levens, Marissa Louise, and letterer Rachel Deering come together to bring you another chapter in the Spell on Wheels saga, Spell on Wheels: Just to Get to You!
Andy, Claire, and Jolene hit the highway once again! A dark presence in the west possesses Claire and they’re determined to discover who and why.
As they follow the I-10 towards danger unknown, paranormal problems grow alongside personal ones and the witches grapple with phantoms, family drama, cryptids, crushes and everything in between.
Spell on Wheels: Just to Get to You #1 (of 5) arrives in comic shops October 9, 2019.
Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock: Journey to Everspring SC
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Writer: Kate Leth Artist: Jake Myler Letterer: Corey Breen Cover Artist: Jake Myler Price: $9.99
Join New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time: Seeing Red) and illustrator Jake Myler (Orphan Blade) as they take the beloved characters of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock on their biggest adventure yet!
When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles will have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring.
Along the way, they’ll encounter spooky creatures, discover the Crystal Caves, and meet a colony of never-before-seen Doozers!
Sophie Campbell, Kate Leth, Sarah Kuhn, Sarah Winifred Searle & Various (w) • Tana Ford, Sophie Campbell, Siobhan Keenan, Sarah Winifred Searle & Various (a) • Derek Charm (c)
Jem and the Holograms get back to their rock ‘n’ roll roots in this new series of stand-alone stories from some of comics’ most popular creators. A celebration of creativity, friendship, and being true to yourself, Dimensions is full of humor, fun, and characters that radiate positivity. These uplifting stories will bring a smile to readers’ faces even as they put a song in their hearts.
In May 2017, Dark Horse and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana announced a publishing agreement to produce a series of graphic novels based on Nelvana’s original animated action series, Mysticons. Dark Horse’s Spell on Wheels creative team, writer Kate Leth, artist Megan Levens, and colorist Marissa Louise, joins forces once again to bring more empowering female characters to life!
The second season of Mysticons recently premiered on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons in the U.S. and Corus’ YTV network in Canada will follow suit on April 8, following a successful first season launch in August 2017. On YouTube, the series has surpassed 4.1 million views of its short form content. Dark Horse joins an array of previously announced Mysticons partners including Playmates Toys (Master Toy), The Topps Company (Trading Cards and Confectionery) and MacMillan Publishers (Novels).
Mysticons Volume One is a contemporary urban fantasy about four girls from different walks of life who are transformed into the legendary Mysticons! In Arkayna, Zarya, Emerald, and Piper’s first adventure, the girls investigate evil biker twins who have been stealing and using magic to keep first place in a deadly drag racing circuit, causing mayhem on the streets of Drake City. It’s up to the Mysticons to work together to save their city!
Mysticons Volume Onegoes on sale August 8, 2018 and the 80-page original graphic novel retails for $10.99.
Lumberjanes creator Grace Ellis and debut artist Shae Beagle, with editor Laurenn McCubbin, colorist Caitlin Quirk, letterer Clayton Cowles, and story-within-a-story artist Kate Leth, will release the first paperback volume of Moonstruck, collecting the first five issues of the all-ages fantasy series, this March from Image Comics.
Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend Selena go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a terrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it’s up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist—before it’s too late!
Moonstruck, Vol. 1 (Diamond code: OCT170655, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0477-2) hits comic book stores Wednesday, March 21st. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 5th.
Moonstruck, Vol. 1 arrives in bookstores Tuesday, March 27th.