As part of the “Dawn of DC” storytelling initiative, DC’s new ongoing comic book series Birds of Prey debuts September 5, led by an all-star creative team and featuring fan-favorite characters. Series writer Kelly Thompson has been revealing the Birds of Prey character lineup throughout the week, teasing that leader Black Canary will be joined by Cassandra Cain, Big Barda, Zealot, and Harley Quinn for a dangerous new mission. In her DC comic book series writing debut, Thompson herself has teamed up with her Eisner Award-nominated Hawkeye partners-in-crime, artist Leonardo Romero and colorist Jordie Bellaire, alongside letterer Clayton Cowles for the electrifying series.
In Birds of Prey, Dinah Lance is one of the DC Universe’s most elite fighters, and combined with her sonic scream, she’s a fearsome foe in any scenario…but sometimes even the Black Canary needs help. Faced with a personal mission brought to her by a mysterious new ally, and up against near-impossible odds, she re-forms the Birds of Prey with an unrivaled group—Cassandra Cain, Big Barda, Zealot, and Harley Quinn—with only one goal: extraction of their asset at any cost. What could possibly go wrong? This all-new, all-deadly Birds of Prey is still breaking hearts and faces after all these years!
Birds of Prey #1 will be available at local comic shops on September 5 with a main cover by series artist Leonardo Romero, variant covers by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and Chris Bachalo, a 1:25 variant by Nick Bradshaw paying homage to the first Birds of Prey series cover by Greg Land and Brian Stelfreeze from January 1999, a 1:50 variant by Chris Bachalo, a 1:100 variant by Leonardo Romero, and a triptych gatefold variant cover by Frank Cho. There will also be a blank sketch cover available.
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Javier Pina, David Lopez (C) Yen Nitro (L) Clayton Cowles (CA) Carmen Carnero (VCA) Amanda Connner, Elena Casagrande, Karen Darboe, Javier Garron Rated T+ In Shops: Jun 14, 2023 SRP: $4.99
FINAL ISSUE OF KELLY THOMPSON’S HISTORIC RUN! It has been an impossible journey – one that’s taken Carol Danvers across time and space and pitted her against enemies new and old. Superstar writer Kelly Thompson has run Marvel’s premier heroine through the gauntlet, and now the boss of space burns brighter than ever. No one believed she would get this far. But that’s the power of Captain Marvel and her Carol Corps: They will never give up. Higher, further, faster – to the very end. Do not miss this capstone to a record-breaking run as Thompson puts her final fingerprints on Earth’s Mightiest Hero!
Eisner Award winning writer Kelly Thompson and superstar artist Mattia De Iulis team up for their first creator-owned work together in the upcoming horror/coming-of-age story The Cull. This five issue miniseries is set to launch in August from Image Comics.
This exciting launch will also feature variant covers by such top talents as Lorenzo Ceccotti, Michael Walsh, Andrew J. Seles, Chris Shehan, Meredith Mcclaren, Dike Ruan, and Tula Lotay.
Something is Killing the Children horror vibes mix with The Goonies-style adventure as five friends set off to shoot a short film on a forbidden rock near their home the summer before they all go their separate ways. But that’s not really why they’re there. One of them has lied… and it’s a lie that will change their lives forever.
The Cull #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 16:
Cover A by Mattia De Iulis – Diamond Code JUN230033
Cover B by Lorenzo Ceccotti – Diamond Code JUN230034
Cover C by Michael Walsh – Diamond Code JUN230035
Cover D by Andrew J. Seles – Diamond Code JUN230036
Cover E by Chris Shehan – Diamond Code JUN230037
Cover F (1:10) by Meredith Mcclaren – Diamond Code JUN230038
Cover G (1:25) by Dike Ruan – Diamond Code JUN230039
Cover H (1:50) by Tula Lotay – Diamond Code JUN230040
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Juan Frigeri Rated T+ In Shops: May 10, 2023 SRP: $3.99
GRIEF WILL BE HER DOWNFALL! Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, Hazmat and the X-Men’s mission to find Rogue and rescue Binary has technically been successful, and yet our heroes now find themselves in a worse position than ever, trapped at the mercy of a legion of Brood and a rogue Brood Empress. The Brood has now pushed Carol Danvers to her limit not once, but twice. What it unlocked the first time helped make Carol the Captain Marvel she is today. What has it unlocked this time? And will anyone – including Carol – survive it?
This May kicks off Summer of Symbiotes, an entire season of symbiote insansity! And no symbiote saga will be crazier than those that await in the pages of Extreme Venomverse, the limited series where all-star talent team-up to introduce brand-new symbiote heroes and villains across the multiverse!
At Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2023, Marvel revealed some of the twisted terrors that will bare their fangs for the first time in August’s final issues, Extreme Venomverse #4 and #5! Face front, Venomaniacs, for all the news you may have missed!
EXTREME VENOMVERSE #4
Deadpool scribe Alyssa Wong and revolutionary artist Ken Niimura unite to introduce a symbiotic superstar inspired by anime and manga who’s about to take the Multiverse by storm!
Industry superstar Peach Momoko has a tale that will make your skin crawl, starring a fearsome flora the likes of which you’ve never seen! Move over, Groot, there’s a NEW plant in the spotlight of the Marvel Universe, and this one’s a KILLER!
VENOM NOIR! You’ve heard of Spider-Man Noir – now meet his totemic and terrible opposite as this reality’s symbiotic hive gets explored for the very first time by writer D.J. Bryant!
EXTREME VENOMVERSE #5
JEFF THE LAND SHARK GETS VENOMIZED! From the awesome team behind the smash-hit IT’S JEFF! Infinity Comic, Kelly Thompson and Gurihiru put a symbiote spin on their iconic creation!
Hope this symbiote’s got a mitt and some bubble gum because it’s getting called up to the MAJOR LEAGUES in a story by by Jordan Blum!
And New York City’s about to get STOMPED, as Cody Ziglar continues his tear through the symbiotic corner of the Marvel Multiverse with a story that’s LARGER THAN LIFE!
Each issue introduces another awesome array of symbiotes! Check out the new covers now and don’t miss Extreme Venomverse #1 when it hits stands on May 10!
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Juan Frigeri Rated T+ In Shops: Apr 12, 2023 SRP: $3.99
REVENGE OF THE BROOD: PART SIX! The Brood finally have what they want: Captain Marvel in their clutches! The last time Carol Danvers was tortured by the Brood, they unleashed a whole new spectrum of powers within her. Just what are they trying to unlock this time?! A can’t-miss issue for Captain Marvel and X-Men fans alike! Featuring a connecting cover to X-MEN #21!
Since his very first appearance, Jeff the Land Shark has flooded our hearts like an adorable tidal wave! Now the ingenious, the extraordinary, the unbearably innocent Jeff embarks on his own adventures across the Marvel Universe!
Story: Kelly Thompson Art: Gurihiru
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(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Gurihiru Kids to Adults In Shops: Mar 29, 2023 SRP: $5.99
JEFF THE LANDSHARK STARS IN HIS OWN FIN-TASTIC COMIC! Since his very first appearance, Jeff the Land Shark has flooded our hearts like an adorable tidal wave! Now the ingenious, the extraordinary, the unbearably innocent Jeff embarks on his own adventures across the Marvel Universe! You thought it was safe doing laundry or going for a leisurely swim in the pool?but no activity can protect against Jeff’s cuteness! Collecting the hit Infinity Comics series from the Marvel Unlimited app, this one-shot features a brand-new cover and tail…we mean tale!
This June marks the end of an era for Carol Danvers! Writer Kelly Thompson will wrap up her extraordinary run on the character in Captain Marvel #50, a double-sized issue featuring art by Javier Pina and David Lopez. As one of the longest-running writers on the character ever, Thompson’s run will go down in Marvel Comics history: 50 issues of thrilling adventure, uplifting character-defining breakthroughs, and awesome powerhouse feats that are destined to inspire generation after generation of readers! From incredible story arcs like the revolutionary “Re-Entry” and Carol’s dark turn in “The Last Avenger” to pivotal tie-ins to some of Marvel’s biggest events like War of the Realms and Empyre, Captain Marvel has been a Marvel must-read since the very start. Along the way, the title has garnered new lifelong Carol Danvers fans and delighted the character’s devoted fanbase. True Believers won’t want to miss Thompson’s epic farewell that celebrates this incredible achievement!
It has been an impossible journey – one that’s taken Carol Danvers across time and space and pitted her against enemies new and old. This historic run has put Marvel’s premier heroine through the gauntlet, and now the boss of space burns brighter than ever. No one believed she would get this far. But that’s the power of Captain Marvel and her Carol Corps: They will never give up. Higher, further, faster – to the very end.
Check out Carmen Carnero’s dazzling cover below, featuring standout moments from throughout the run, and don’t miss this capstone to a record-breaking run as Thompson puts her final fingerprints on Earth’s Mightiest Hero!
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Juan Frigeri Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 15, 2023 SRP: $3.99
REVENGE OF THE BROOD – PART FIVE! Overwhelmed and trapped in the Brood’s backyard, Captain Marvel and her team are forced to sacrifice one of their own. But the Brood let Carol through their clutches once before, and in so doing, created one of their worst enemies. They won’t make that mistake again. Featuring a connecting cover to X-MEN #20!