The audience at the Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing Panel during New York Comic Con witnessed the level of havoc Madelyne Pryor and Ben Reilly will unleash on the Marvel Universe this holiday season in the all-new Dark Web trailer. The two spurned clones will team up as Goblin Queen and Chasm to reignite the embers of Inferno in a saga starring the X-Men, Spider-Man, Venom, Ms. Marvel, and more!
The crossover will officially start this December in Zeb Wells and Adam Kubert’s Dark Web #1 and then dramatically unfold across ongoing titles Amazing Spider-Man and Venom as well as limited series Dark Web: X-Men, Dark Web: Ms. Marvel, Mary Jane & Black Cat, and Gold Goblin. The exhilarating trailer provided a never-before-seen sneak peek at all the action to come including Chasm and Goblin Queen’s opening attack, the demonic invasion of New York City, an amazing friends team-up, and so much more! This far-reaching epic promises to leave a scar on the Spidey and X-Men mythologies and that’s not all! Dark Web’s impact will also result in two just announced series: Red Goblin and Hallows’ Eve!
An all-new symbiotic saga begins in Alex Paknadel and Jan Bazaldua’s Red Goblin! Spinning out of the pages of both Dark Web and Al Ewing, Ram V, and Bryan Hitch’s Venom, this new ongoing series will see Normie Osborn receive his own symbiote at last! As a new Red Goblin, will Normie fulfill his destiny as an Osborn – or will he and his symbiote be able to make a difference for the better? Featuring a cover by Inhyuk Lee!
Making her devilish debut in Amazing Spider-Man #14, new villain Hallows’ Eve is set to play a major role in Dark Web. And as the event comes to a close, Spider-Man will discover this is one baddie that is sticking around! The newest addition to Spidey’s unmatched rogues gallery will star in her very own limited series this March by writer Erica Schultz and artist Michael Dowling. Stay tuned for more information!
During the Yen Press Industry Panel at New York Comic Con 2022, Yen Press, LLC announced the acquisition of ten highly anticipated releases—a list that includes What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?, the print edition of the 2015 webtoon of the same title, which was later adapted into a South Korean television series in 2018. This slate of Yen Press announcements includes new manga (Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon; Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Freya; Sugar Apple Fairy Tale; The Witch and the Knight Will Survive; Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop), novels (Sasaki and Miyano: First-Years; Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop; Spy Classroom Short Story Collection), manhwa (What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?), and a fan book (Horimiya Memorial Book Page. 100).
Horimiya Memorial Book Page. 100
Story by HERO Art by Daisuke Hagiwara
A snapshot of the sweet, “aww”-inspiring tale of school life!
Celebrating the first hundred chapters of Horimiya, collected in this memorial book are a treasure trove of original illustrations posted in commemoration of new chapter releases, a sneak peek at a few of the storyboards before they went to print…and more!
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?
Art by MyeongMi Kim Original Story by GyeongYun Jeong
Vice Chairman Youngjun Lee and Secretary Miso Kim have been the star duo of their company for nine years…until Miso suddenly decides to quit! But Youngjun is smart, rich, and used to getting what he wants—and he wants Miso to stay. So when he finds out she’s leaving in order to find a husband, the only logical way to keep her at his side is…offering to marry her?! Too bad she’s just not that into him!
Sasaki and Miyano: First-Years (novel)
Original Story by Shou Harusono Adapted by Kotoko Hachijo
Welcome, one and all—to the fabulous life and times of Sasaki, Miyano, and their closest companions! How did Kuresawa meet his girlfriend? Were Miyano and Kuresawa always friends? Why are Miyano and Hirano so close? The answers to these questions—and many more—will be revealed in Sasaki and Miyano: First-Years!
Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon (manga)
Story by Hirukuma Art by Kunieda and Hagure Yuuki
Cause of death: vending machine.
Is there any end more suitable for a vending machine enthusiast than giving his life to cushion the fall of one of his favorite machines? So perhaps it was only fate that he was reborn as a vending machine in another world!
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Freya (manga)
Original Story by Fujino Omori Art by Hinase Momoyama, nilitsu, and Suzuhito Yasuda
The second entry in the Familia Chronicle series has arrived, and this time, Freya’s stealing the spotlight! In search of her soulmate, she’s guided by fate to the Kaios Desert, where she comes upon a young king. Could he be the one she seeks…?
Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (manga)
Original Story by Miri Mikawa Adapted by YozoranoUdon Character Design by Aki
In a world where fairies are bought and sold to the highest bidder, humans aren’t exactly on friendly terms with the fae folk. But friendship is exactly what Anne Halford seeks with Challe, her new fairy bodyguard, though he’s not so keen on the idea. As his new master, Anne tasks him with escorting her through a particularly dangerous area, but with a reluctant bodyguard eager to escape a life of servitude, she’ll have to deal with a lot more than she bargained for…
The Witch and the Knight Will Survive
Story by Dai Chikamoto Art by Gonbe Shinkawa
When the lord’s son, Agredios, returns to his village after a long hunt, he is shocked to discover that all the laughter and clamor that he knew so well has disappeared. When he finds out that the cause of the tragedy is a “witch” living in the “Forbidden Forest,” he turns his despair into rage and sets off on a journey seeking revenge for those he loved…
Spy Classroom Short Story Collection (novel)
Story by Takemachi Illustration by Tomari
Klaus reveals he is married to a member of Lamplight, but the identity of the bride remains unknown—and so a battle ensues among the girls to determine who it is. Get a peek into the girls’ daily lives in this collection of short stories!
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (novel and manga)
By Kyohei Ishiguro Manga Art by Imo Oono
Smile is a popular streamer who’s self-conscious about her looks. Cherry is a shy boy with a love of haiku. When these two strangers accidentally bump into each other at the local mall, it’s the start of a new relationship woven by their modern and classical expressions of their feelings. Based on the gorgeous animated film!
The New York Comic Con 2022 Star Trek Universe audience got an action-packed first look at Star Trek: Discovery Season 5. Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), Saru (Doug Jones), Tilly (Mary Wiseman), and the rest of the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery return for an epic new season.
Get a closer look at Star Trek: Picard Season 3 in an all-new teaser that premiered at the Star Trek Universe panel at New York Comic Con 2022. Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn of Star Trek: The Next Generation all return for one final high stakes mission.
Stream the Season 3 premiere of Star Trek: Picard on Thursday, February 16, 2023, exclusively in the U.S. on Paramount+.
Heavy Metal Entertainment has announced a strategic partnership with Whatnot Publishing, in an arrangement that sees both parties partnering to co-publish much of the Heavy Metal line, inclusive of the monthly magazine, floppy comics, trade paperbacks and specialty books.
Whatnot Publishing is positioned for a partnership with a legacy brand like Heavy Metal. Their mission—to build a space where creators, retailers and fans are part of a united community—serves Heavy Metal’s own mission as well, which is to reach beyond the legacy fans of the brand and engage with a new audience hungry for compelling sci-fi, fantasy and horror content.
Some of that content includes the following serials, magazines and collected editions:
Heavy Metal Magazine #1: scheduled for early 2023, the first issue in a new era of Heavy Metal Magazine, featuring the launch of all new stories and content.
Crashdown: the first joint release from Whatnot Publishing and Heavy Metal. Written by comic influencer “Comic Tom” Garcia, Ryan Sargeant and veteran artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days Of Night).
Ranx: the complete collection, a 208 page omnibus featuring the entire RanXerox library. The Italian sci-fi graphic novel series by Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore, following a bizarre antihero, Ranx, a mechanical cyborg.
Dark Wing: a collected edition of the sci-fi adventure serial following Captain Benedict Gunn and his crew, who journey across the stars searching for a new sun to power the spaceship that is home to a whole civilization. Written by Matthew Medney (Beyond Kuiper) and illustrated by German Ponce (Cold Dead War).
A Darker God: a nightmarish sci-fi horror serial, following a group of friends who must confront their deepest fears. Written by Homero Rios (Mundo Diablo), with art by Carlos Fabián Villa (Black Cat), Oscar Carreño, Andrés Esparza, and JAME.
RAMGØD: a cyberpunk action thriller serial revolving around a new player recruited for a dangerous high-octane global sport. Co-created by Morgan Rosenblum (Stable) and Owen Rosenblum.
Aeon: an existential sci-fi serial about a society of sentient robotic beings. Co-created by Matthew Medney (Dark Wing), John Connelly (Beyond Kuiper), and Joe Harris (The X-Files).
Lucy: a historical fiction serial following in the footsteps of Lucy, the ancestor of mankind. Written by Patrick Norbert and illustrated by Tanino Liberatore (Ranx).
The strength of the Whatnot app and its formidable community proved to be a winning strategy with the recent success of their launch title Alpha Betas, which topped the new series sales charts. Heavy Metal and Whatnot feel this particular group of titles can capitalize on those strengths and empower retailers to get more copies into readers’ hands. Among the highest profile projects distributed out of the gate includes Heavy Metal’s 321st issue, branded as the first issue of Volume 2 of the historic magazine, the long awaited Ranx collected edition, and the collected edition of Medney’s Dark Wing serial which is set for a major adaptation announcement before the end of this year.
Heavy Metal and Whatnot commemorated their new partnership with a strategic push at New York Comic Con this past weekend, with Heavy Metal talent signings at the Whatnot Publishing booth. Taarna cover artist Peach Momoko, Heavy Metal cover artist Tehani Farr, WhatZit writer and illustrator Gideon Kendall and writer of the Heavy Metal-published Tripwire 30th Anniversary book, among others, appeared there.
The fourth season of the Max Original series Doom Patrol debuts with two episodes Thursday, December 8 on HBO Max, followed by one episode weekly through January 5. An additional six new episodes from season four will be released in 2023.
Doom Patrol reimagines one of DC’s beloved groups of superheroes: “Robotman” aka Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser), “Negative Man” aka Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer), “Elasti-Woman” aka Rita Farr (April Bowlby), “Crazy Jane” (Diane Guerrero), “Cyborg” aka Victor Stone (Joivan Wade), joined by former super villain “Madame Rouge” aka Laura de Mille (Michelle Gomez). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Season Four opens with the team unexpectedly traveling to the future to find an unwelcome surprise. Faced with their imminent demise, the Doom Patrol must decide once and for all which is more important: their own happiness or the fate of the world?
Disney Branded Television has ordered a second season of the animated series Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, ahead of the Feb. 10 series premiere on Disney Channel and shortly thereafter on Disney+. The news, along with a clip from the theme song, “Moon Girl Magic,” written and produced by executive music producer Raphael Saadiq and performed by series star Diamond White (voice of Lunella aka Moon Girl), was revealed during the “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” panel at New York Comic Con.
The Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur soundtrack, from Walt Disney Records, is set for release on Feb. 10 and will feature songs from the first season. Next summer, fans can also look forward to a brand-new assortment of toys, apparel and more based on the series.
Based on Marvel’s hit comic books, the series follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur, whom she accidentally brings through time into present-day New York City. Equipped with Devil’s fierce loyalty and brawn, the loving support of her family and best friend Casey, Lunella sets out to make a difference and protect her Lower East Side neighborhood from danger.
In addition to White, the series stars Fred Tatasciore as Devil Dinosaur; Alfre Woodard as Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi; Libe Barer as Lunella’s best friend and manager, Casey; Sasheer Zamata as Lunella’s mom, Adria; Jermaine Fowler as Lunella’s dad, James Jr.; Gary Anthony Williams as Lunella’s grandfather, Pops; and series executive producer Laurence Fishburne in the recurring role of The Beyonder, a curious and mischievous trickster.
The season one guest cast includes Gideon Adlon, Pamela Adlon, Anna Akana, Ian Alexander, Alison Brie, May Calamawy, Andy Cohen, Wilson Cruz, Daveed Diggs, Asia Kate Dillon, Luis Guzmán, Maya Hawke, Jennifer Hudson, Dr. Mae Jemison, Josh Keaton, June Diane Raphael, Paul Scheer, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Cobie Smulders, Wesley Snipes and Tajinae Turner. Recurring stars include Omid Abtahi, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michael Cimino, Indya Moore and Craig Robinson.
Paramount+, Nickelodeon, and Hasbro’s Entertainment One (eOne) have revealed the official trailer for the upcoming original animated series Transformers: Earthspark, which will debut the first 10 episodes of its premiere season in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, Nov. 11, on Paramount+. Transformers: Earthspark will also debut overseas beginning in November on Paramount+, where the service is available, and on Nickelodeon channels around the world. The trailer debuted in a panel at New York Comic Con 2022 where fans gathered to hear from voice cast members Diedrich Bader (Mandroid), Sydney Mikayla (Robby Malto), Zion Broadnax (Mo Malto), Cissy Jones (Elita-1), co-executive producer Dale Malinowskiand executive producer Ant Ward.
Also announced today is an all-star lineup of additional voice talent for Transformers: Earthspark:
Nolan North (“Rick and Morty”) as Swindle and Hardtop – Swindle and Hardtop are Decepticon brothers and professional mischief makers. Swindle is the brains, a wheeler and dealer always looking to take advantage of a situation, and Hardtop is the muscle, an experienced tracker and an expert shot.
Michael T Downey (Chicago Fire) as Wheeljack – Wheeljack is a resourceful mechanic and experienced scientist Autobot who spends his time working out the kinks of his most recent invention.
Marc Evan Jackson (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) as Agent Schloder – Agent Schloder is a hard-nosed G.H.O.S.T. operative on a mission to climb the corporate ladder to the executive suite where his sister comfortably sits.
Sean Kenin Reyes (“Pokemon”) as Soundwave – A Con of few words, Soundwave maintains a cold exterior by choosing to express himself through his fists.
Nicole Dubuc (“Young Justice”) as Skywarp and Nova Storm – Skywarp and Nova Storm were partners on an elite squad of Decepticons with jet alt-modes called Seekers. They’ve been displaced after the end of the war and are doing whatever they must to survive.
Martha Marion (“The Wave”) as Arcee – Arcee has been an Autobot for millions of years, and she’s collected a wealth of experience along the way. Being on the smaller side for a bot, Arcee proves that being undersized has its own advantages.
Kari Wahlgren (STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS) as Executive Agent Croft – Intelligent, a master planner, and the woman pulling the strings of the Autobots, Croft has a far more nefarious scheme than any Decepticon.
Daran Norris (“The Fairly OddParents”) as Mr. Smelt – Mr. Smelt is Witwicky Charter School’s frustrated drama teacher, who will never surrender his dreams of starring on stage and screen.
The new voice actors join previously announced cast members: Sydney Mikayla (Robby Malto), Zion Broadnax (Morgan ‘Mo’ Malto), Benni Latham (Dot Malto), Jon Jon Briones (Alex Malto), Kathreen Khavari (Twitch), Zeno Robinson (Thrash), Danny Pudi (Bumblebee), Alan Tudyk (Optimus Prime), Rory McCann (Megatron), Cissy Jones (Elita-1) and Diedrich Bader (Mandroid).
The all-new animated series Transformers: Earthspark introduces a new generation of Transformers robots–the first to be born on Earth–and together with the human family who welcomes them in and cares for them, they’ll redefine what it means to be a family.