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Deathbed, Motherands, “Milk Wars,” and Eternity Girl Joins DC’s Young Animal and Vertigo

The Vertigo/DC’s Young Animal panel at New York Comic Con brought interesting news for each of the imprints.

Vertigo writers John Ridley and Tim Seeley shared new details about their series, while creative teams Si Spurrier & Rachael Stott and Joshua Williamson & Riley Rossmo announced their projects being released this winter.

Motherlands, from writer Si Spurrier and artist Rachael Stott, is a sci-fi series set in a future where universe-hopping bounty hunters are the new celebrities. A spotlight-shunning hunter named Tab finds herself in a race for her greatest prize yet, but to ID her target she’ll have to work with her fiercest rival and the most famous bounty hunter of all time—her mother. The six-issue series launches January 31.

Deathbed, from writer Joshua Williamson and artist Riley Rossmo, follows a former adventurer turned recluse who has re-emerged 20 years later. When reporter Valentine Richards is hired to get his story, she soon finds herself in an insane world of violence and supernatural adventure. The six-issue series begins February 21.

Plus, the weird and popular DC’s Young Animal imprint, curated by My Chemical Romance’s frontman Gerard Way, continues to expand its list of titles and announced the remaining DC/DC’s Young Animal crossover issues. Doom Patrol artist Nick Derington discussed his work on the series, with writer Steve Orlando sharing more details for the first issue of “Milk Wars,” and new series writer Magdalene Visaggio giving an early look at her upcoming project:

Milk Wars” will mash up DC’s Young Animal with characters from the DC Universe, beginning with a Justice League/Doom Patrol Special from Orlando and Way, followed by Shade, The Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, Mother Panic/Batman Special, Cave Carson/Swamp Thing Special and Doom Patrol/Justice League Special. The weekly crossover adventure begins January 31.

Eternity Girl, the new miniseries from Eisner and GLAAD-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio and Eisner award-winning artist Sonny Liew follows Caroline Sharp, a former secret agent who can’t die. Her only solution? Destroy the universe first. This six-issues series launches March 2018 from DC’s Young Animal.

A First Look at Constantine

First Look! New York Comic Con attendees received a first look of Constantine, an all-new animated digital series from Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content following DC’s popular comic book character John Constantine (voiced by the live-action series star Matt Ryan), a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult. Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, he fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows…maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

Executive produced by David S. Goyer, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, the series, which will premiere on CW Seed, is produced by Butch Lukic, written by J.M. DeMatteis, and directed by Doug Murphy.

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

WABC-TV – NYPD: Man leaps through window after stealing comic book in Times Square – Someone drew the line at $4.99.

The Beat – NYCC ’17: It’s official – new record attendance set with 200,000 tickets sold – That’s a hell a lot of tickets.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Dark Nights: Metal #3

The Capeless Crusader – The Family Trade #1

The Capeless Crusader – Fighting American #1

Talking Comics – Slots #1

New York Comic Con 2017: Alterna Comics Reveals 2018 Newsprint Lineup

As part of their New York Comic Con announcements, Alterna Comics introduced readers to 13 new titles that will be debuting in 2018.  The comics will all be part of their newsprint line, with the vast majority of cover prices set at $1.50.*

*The only title that will be priced at $1.99 will be THE FEAR DIARIES due to the 56 page size of the one-shot.

Go West created by Garrett GunnStan YakSean Forney, and Hde, is coming to comic shops in January 2018. One part Death Wish, one part True Grit, Go West will be a 3 issue mini-series.

 

Sonitus created by Cody SousaDan SheppardCecilia Lo ValvoDee Cunniffe, and Dezi Sienty is coming to comic shops in February 2018. Focusing on supernatural horror elements, Sonitus reunites most of the CROAK creative team and will be a 3 issue mini-series.

The XII created by Patrick TraheyLuis Suárez, and Martín A. Pérez is coming to comic shops in February 2018.  Fans of survival thrillers will enjoy The XII. Mapped out as an initial 6 issue mini-series; there are tentative plans to continue the story with another mini-series in 2019/2020.

Tinseltown created by David Blake LucarelliHenry Ponciano, and Hde is coming to comic shops in March 2018.  Loosely based on the experiences of one of the first female cops in the early days of Hollywood, Tinseltown combines action, drama, and mystery over the course of a 5 issue mini-series.

Zero Jumper created by Patrick Mulholland is coming to comic shops in March 2018.  A time travel story that’s heavy on sci-fi fantasy elements, Zero Jumper will be a 4 issue mini-series.

The Fear Diaries created by Garrett GunnNicolas Touris, and Hde is coming to comic shops in May 2018.  This 56 page all ages one-shot mixes elements of Toy Story and Legend.

Cyko KO! created by Robert Feldman is coming to comic shops in July 2018.  This three issue mini-series centers around Cyko KO (pronounced “psycho Kay-OH”) and his insane adventures on Super Earth.  This series combines elements of Scooby Doo, Madman, Venture Bros., and The Tick.

Eden created by Eric Henson is coming to comic shops in July 2018.  This four issue mini-series is one part Star Wars and one part Guardians of the Galaxy. If you’re a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure… then this one’s for you.

Blood Realm created by Robert Geronimo is coming to comic shops in August 2018.  This 4-part series will feature 3 issues in each mini-series over the course of 2 years.  An epic fantasy adventure story, Blood Realm is perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

Binary Gray created by Chris CharltonRowel RoqueAnthonie Nemo Wilson, and Brant Fowler coming to comic shops August 2018.  This six issue mini-series centers around a man that can control all aspects of modern technology.  His newfound powers get him into a world of trouble though when a corporation puts a price on his head.

Exilium created by Benjamin SlabakSalo FariasMarc SintesCarlos Jobani, and Hde is coming to comic shops in August 2018.  The six issue mini-series will see humans joining forces with a race of aliens against a common intergalactic enemy.

Midnight Mystery created by Bernie Gonzalez is coming to comic shops in October 2018.  This twelve issue anthology horror series focuses on the various cases of a paranormal private investigator.

Feast or Famine created by Dave SwartzJoseph Cooper, and Micah Myers is coming to comic shops in November 2018.  Parallel dimension versions of Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein team-up to save the universe and end up unlocking a secret that will have repercussions across time and space.

Graphic Policy Radio Talks New York Comic Con, Comics, and More on Demand!

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Graphic Policy Radio is back to discuss all the latest comic news! It’s been a bit since both Brett and Elana have been on the show together and they’re catching up on New York Comic Con and more. Expect discussion about Marvel and Northrop Grumman, NYCC, the latest comic news, and so much more in a potluck episode that’ll take you through a whirlwind of geekdom.

New York Comic Con 2017: VIZ Media Announces New Manga

VIZ Media announced a variety of notable new publishing acquisitions during its official panel event held this past weekend at New York Comic Con 2017.

The new acquisitions set for release in 2018 include the fairy tale-inspired fantasy adventure, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, as well as impressive Perfect Edition releases for Naoki Urasawa’s two-time Eisner award winning manga series, 20TH Century Boys, and its sequel, 21ST Century Boys. The Perfect Editions offer 2-in-1 omnibus releases of both series and will feature new cover art by Naoki Urasawa.

Also scheduled for release in 2018 will be a pair of One Piece Color Walk art books that each feature bold color images and character illustrations from the world’s most popular manga series presented in hardcover box set editions. Finally, VIZ Media also announced Amigurumi: San-X Crochet Patterns, a craft book featuring designs for a host of popular San-X characters like Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus, and more!

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

SLEEPY PRINCESS IN THE DEMON CASTLE, Vol. 1
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts Summer 2018

Sshhh! Princess Syalis is trying to get a good night’s sleep. Some shut-eye. Forty winks. Catch some Z’s. Long ago in olden times when people and demons lived together in—well, disharmony, really – a demon king kidnaps a human princess and imprisons her in his castle. Bereft, the princess’s subjects beat their chests in anguish…until a hero arises to spearhead Project Rescue Our Princess! While waiting for her knight in shining armor, what’s an imprisoned princess to do …? Teddy-bear guards with bat wings are all very well, but her dungeon cell is bo-o-o-ring! So, she decides to wile away the long hours by sleeping. Now if only she could get comfortable…and didn’t suffer from insomnia…

 

20TH CENTURY BOYS: THE PERFECT EDITION
Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts Fall 2018

The PERFECT EDITION presents a 2-in-1 bind-up of Naoki Urasawa’s two-time Eisner award winning manga series.

Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren’t for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world.

 

21ST CENTURY BOYS: THE PERFECT EDITION
Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens

War is over. The Friend is dead. Mankind no longer faces the threat of extinction. Peace has finally come to Tokyo… Or has it? The mystery still remains. Nobody knows who the Friend was and where he came from. The only clue is hidden deep within the memories – the memories of the hero Kenji. It is time to open Pandora’s Box to discover what is left at the bottom.

 

ONE PIECE COLOR WALK: EAST BLUE TO SKYPIEA
Debuts Summer 2018

Color images and special illustrations from the world’s most popular manga, ONE PIECE! This compendium of the first three Color Walk art books features 300+ pages of beautiful color art and conversations between creator Eiichiro Oda and other famous manga artists.

 

ONE PIECE COLOR WALK: WATER SEVEN TO PARAMOUNT WAR
Debuts Summer 2018

Color images and special illustrations from the world’s most popular manga, ONE PIECE! This compendium of three Color Walk art books features 300+ pages of beautiful color art and conversations between creator Eiichiro Oda and other famous manga artists.

 

AMIGURUMI: SAN-X CROCHET PATTERNS
Debuts Summer 2018

Featuring Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus and more!

Amigurumi are cute crocheted stuffed animals from Japan. Combine amigurumi with San-X and you get the most adorable crocheted characters! This book of patterns with full-color photographs will show you how to make characters like Rilakkuma and friends, Tarepanda, Sumikko Gurashi and more, plus their accessories.

 

Dark Nights: Metal Gets a Soundtrack

Fans of both rock music and comic books received a double shot of awesome at New York Comic Con as DC Entertainment announced an upcoming collaboration with Warner Bros. Records to produce a soundtrack featuring songs inspired by Dark Nights: Metal, this year’s blockbuster comic book event reuniting the best-selling Batman talent team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo.

The record will be a six track EP.

Production of the soundtrack will be guided by two of the recording industry’s brightest stars, Tyler Bates and Mike Elizondo. Bates has produced and composed music for movies, including Watchmen, 300 and the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, as well as television and video games.  He is also the lead guitarist for the rock band Marilyn Manson. Mike Elizondo, Senior Vice President of A&R at Warner Bros. Records, will co-produce the soundtrack with Bates. Elizondo has worked with some of the most prolific artists in hip-hop, most notably Dr. Dre and Eminem. He has also collaborated with popular music acts such as Twenty One Pilots, Muse, Mastodon and Avenged Sevenfold.

New York Comic Con 2017: Professor Marston & The Wonder Women Gets a New Trailer

In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940’s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her ‘sexual perversity’, he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston’s muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research — while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.

The film is directed and written by Angela Robinson, produced by Amy Redford, Terry Leonard, and stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, and Connie Britton.

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women comes to theaters October 13, 2017.

AMC Teases Fear the Walking Dead/Walking Dead Crossover

At New York Comic Con, AMC revealed that the television series The Walking Dead and its spinoff Fear the Walking Dead will be crossing over. The television channel also released a teaser image for the event.

While it was initially said this type of crossover would never happen, it was pretty clear it would at some point. It’s unknown exactly what’s going to happen, so we’ll have to wait and see.

The Walking Dead returns October 22 on AMC.

Joe Quesada Comments on Marvel/Northrop Grumman Deal

If you missed the big story out of New York Comic Con, Marvel comics was planning on announcing a promotion with Northrop Grumman. If you’re new to the issue, we’ve got you covered.

The announcement led to an outcry and Marvel cancelled plans and presumably the deal as a whole since Northrop Grumman also removed references to the deal and event.

It would seem in this case one hand didn’t know what the other was doing.

At his “Cup of Joe” Panel, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada commented on the screw up:

I’ll be honest with you, I saw it for the first time [same] as you guys. I think there were some messaging issues. It was really about science and education.

While it’s clear from that not all executives know what is being done under the Marvel brand, there’s also a little bit missed by Quesada. It’s not the subject that was the issue, it was doing and business with a company such as Northrop Grumman. Again, read the link above where we list the abuses and crimes the company has committed.

These comics are produced through Marvel Custom Solutions which is run separately from normal Marvel editorial. Expect some changes behind the scenes after this dust up.

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