From the co-creator of the cult-favorite television series Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland is teaming up with writers Michael Tanner, Rashad Gheith, and Abed Gheith, writer-illustrator François Vigneault, and colorists DJ Chavis and Dave Pender with the Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group to launch a new series, Orcs in Space, in July 2021.
With humorous nods to some of pop culture’s most recognizable fandoms, the series follows three inept orcs as they steal the universe’s most technologically advanced spaceship and take it for a ride.
Gor, Kravis, and Mongtar are three orcs trying to survive while on the run from everything and everyone on their homeworld. When the naïve bureaucrats from StarBleep land on their planet, the orcs unwittingly steal the most advanced ship in the fleet and blast into the dankest reaches of the outer galactigon. Now the universe’s most wanted, the orcs befriend the ship’s AI, D.O.N.A., in a bid to get free… but will that be enough to escape StarBleep?
The 44-page super first issue of Orcs in Space launches with variant covers by Nicole Goux, François Vigneault, and Justin Roiland on July 7, 2021.
From creators Dave Baker and Nicole Goux, the creative team behind F*ck Off Squad, alongside colorist Ellie Hall comes the vividly revealing and probingly psychological graphic novel Everyone Is Tulip, arriving June 2021.
Aspiring actress Becca has a dream of Hollywood fame and fortune, which seem to come true when she’s hired for an experimental internet art project that goes viral. However, when her online persona becomes bigger than she could have imagined, complications arise.
As her daily life grows ever more warped, thanks to a sudden army of faithful fans and hecklers, Becca begins to question if the struggle is worth the rewards. From her romantic endeavors to her self-understanding, every facet of Becca’s life begins to shift and evolve. From the outside it looks like Becca is living the dream, but Is this weight of her breakthrough really going to be her undoing?
Everyone is Tulip arrives in comic shops June 16, 2021, and everywhere June 29, 2021, and is available for pre-order for $19.99.
DC has revealed new details for Wonder Women of History, the publisher’s highly anticipated young adult graphic novel anthology curated by New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson.
The anthology will present tales of real-world heroes who take up Wonder Woman’s iconic mantle and work in the fields of science, social justice activism, politics, and more. Today, DC announced the public figures that will be profiled as well as the talented writers and artists that will contribute to the project.
The graphic novel will hit stores everywhere books are sold on December 1, 2020 and is now available to pre-order. See below for the official details!
Wonder Women of History
Edited by Laurie Halse Anderson On sale December 1, 2020 MSRP: $16.99 Available to Pre-Order Now
Women change the world—they’ve been doing it for centuries. Now, New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson has gathered women and non-binary writers and artists to reveal the women making our world better day by day. Real-world heroes from the fields of politics, business, activism, science, and pop culture are making tough decisions every day and we celebrate them here!
Wonder Women of History spotlights these notable public figures, written and drawn by some of the most talented writers and artists in publishing:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – written by Lilliam Rivera and drawn by Anastasia Longoria
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – written by Lilah Sturges and drawn by Devaki Neogi
Elizabeth Warren – written and drawn by Renae De Liz
Rashida Tlaib – written and drawn by Marguerite Dabaie
Teara Fraser – written by Traci Sorell and drawn by Natasha Donovan
Beyoncé – written by Mikki Kendall and drawn A. D’Amico
Edith Windsor – written by Amanda Deibert and drawn by Cat Staggs
Marsha P. Johnson – written by Jadzia Axelrod and drawn by Michaela Washington
Emma Gonzalez – written by Kami Garcia and drawn by Igzell
Judith Heumann – written by Marieke Nijkamp and drawn by Ashanti Fortson
Ellen Ochoa – written by Cecil Castellucci and drawn by Carina Guevara
Shi Zhengli – written by Emily X.R. Pan and drawn by Wendy Xu
Serena Williams – written by Danielle Paige and drawn by Brittney Williams
Tig Notaro – written by Sara Farizan and drawn by Nicole Goux
Keiko Agena – written by Sarah Kuhn and drawn by Lynn Yoshii
Dominique Dawes – written by Danny Lore and drawn by Robyn Smith
Janelle Monae – written by Vita Ayala and drawn by O’Neill Jones
Wonder Women of History also includes portraits by Weshoyot Alvitre, Colleen Doran, Agnes Garbowska, Bex Glendining, Ashley A. Woods, and Safiya Zerrougui.
Cassandra Cain is on the run from her past and is on a mission to discover who she truly is.
Story: Sarah Kuhn Art: Nicole Goux Color: Cris Peter Letterer: Chanice Chiang, Saida Temofonte
Get your copy in comic shops now and in bookstores on February 4! 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.
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The 2019 convention for the American Library Association (ALA) kicked off with huge news that DC was consolidating its line under three “brands.” That left many to wonder about the future of the DC Zoom and DC Ink graphic novel lines. Launched last year, the new graphic novel imprints were focused on the young adult and middle grade readers and have been hits so far. DC followed up those concerns with an announcement of a slate of graphic novel releases aimed at those young adult and middle grade readers.
These graphic novels continue the focus on stories not part of DC’s ongoing continuity making them accessible to new fans. The releases also focus on the original mandate of YA titles being about “everyday aspirations, struggles, and triumphs,” while the middle grade releases being focused on stories about “friends, family, and growing up.”
During the DC Ink panel at BookCon 2019 with authors Kami Garcia, Danielle Paige, Lauren Myracle, and Mariko Tamaki, DC made several exciting announcements for the publisher’s upcoming YA graphic novels, revealing a new trailer and title for the highly anticipated Teen Titans series, and the artists and covers for the Spring 2020 slate.
In anticipation of its July 2, 2019, release DC debuted an official trailer for Teen Titans: Raven during the panel. Written by New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia and illustrated by fan-favorite artist Gabriel Picolo, Teen Titans: Raven follows 17-year-old Rachel Roth as she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family after a tragic accident. Raven’s past and present collide when strange things happen during her final year of high school. Garcia’s debut graphic novel is the first book in her multi-part Teen Titans series with popular artist Gabriel Picolo.
Panel attendees were also treated to the first look at Garcia and Picolo’s next Teen Titans installment, Teen Titans: Beast Boy. Ahead of its 2020 release, a sneak preview of the book will be available in Teen Titans: Raven when the book goes on sale.
To cap off an already exciting panel, DC ended the discussion announcing the artists for previously announced YA graphic novels debuting in Spring 2020 and gave fans a first look at the covers. Full creative teams for the Spring 2020 YA graphic novel lineup are below.
Dave Baker & Nicole Goux, Brandon Easton, Jackson Lanzig & Collin Kelly, Matthew Dow Smith (w) • Nicole Goux, Josh Hood, Sonny Liew, Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Josh Hood (c)
The anthology series spanning 50 years of Star Trek returns in this oversized annual! These weird and wonderful stories—set during the Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and more—expand on rarely explored corners of the universe or provide closure for long-forgotten plot threads. But they all remind us of why we love Trek. This volume features your favorite characters, including Data, Q, and Ezri Dax, handled by the top creators of today and the future!
There is something surreal and beautiful about stories which examine just one day. One of the most memorable series is the “Before” film trilogy which star Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. The films start with a chance meeting and find these two people over different times of their lives getting to know and catch up with each other over a course of a day. The first film encompassed the beauty of young love. The second film examines how one becomes more cynical about love and relationships. The third film examines the flaws that the concept of love encompasses and the very institution of marriage in all its complexities.
Not all stories that revolve around one are about love and just like life, it should not be alone. Sometimes a good story can be just about three friends having one great day. In Dave Baker and Nicole Goux’s F*ck Off Squad, we get one such fine day.
We meet Jimmy, Megan, and Clark, three friends who could not be more different but bond over their love of skateboarding and the many challenges of being a teenager. We follow this tri of friends as Megan as she heartbreakingly falls for the lead singer of her band, Teenage Switchblade, begins to dissipate, while Clark tries to get Jimmy to talk about her breakup with her girlfriend, a relationship she hoped was going somewhere. We also find Clark catching feelings for a girl on his high school basketball team, Saanvi, as his attraction to her reaches a fever pitch. Meanwhile, Jimmy has secretly been seeing her ex-girlfriend, Kate, keeping it a secret from her friends, trying to avoid the judgment from her friends. By book’s end, we find out more about Clark’s home life, Jimmy does what is best for her, and they all realize that relationships suck.
Overall, it’s one of the best slice of life comic books I have read in a very long time. It will make you fall in love with each of the characters and you’ll become engrossed in their beautifully flawed world. The story by Dave Baker is relatable, funny, and heartbreaking. The art by Goux is stimulating and vibrantly drawn. Altogether, this duo proves that sometimes your friends is all the family you need.
In a story from SamMaggs and RachaelStott, The Misfits, no stranger to reality TV, are invited to appear on a Ghost Hunting TV show with their rivals, The Holograms! And in Nicole Goux’s tale, The Starlight Girls defy their mentors, The Holograms, and sneak out to an open mic night.