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Luke Cage Returns in City of Fire

Change is coming — and it starts here. This October, Marvel brings readers a new hard-hitting story, Luke Cage: City of Fire. The three-issue series explores the role Luke Cage has grown into in Harlem and the broader Marvel Universe.

In the new series, a shadowy rogue group named the Regulators are terrorizing ordinary citizens in New York City, and Luke Cage is called to action when a Black man in his community is murdered by a crooked police officer. Cage quickly crosses paths with Daredevil, who is determined to bring down the Regulators no matter the cost, but Mayor Fisk is equally determined to use them to tighten his grip on the city. There is unrest in the streets, and it’s up to Cage to keep the city from going up in flames.

Joined by an exciting lineup of artists including Farid Karami on #1, Ray-Anthony Height on #2, and Sean Damien Hill on #3, celebrated creator Ho Che Anderson makes his Marvel debut with a story that will significantly impact Luke Cage’s role within the Marvel Universe forever.

The next chapter of Luke Cage begins in Luke Cage: City of Fire! Check out the image from Taurin Clarke below!

Luke Cage: City of Fire

Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 Gets Covers by Natacha Bustos, Olivier Coipel, Edge, Ken Lashley, and Ernanda Souza

Marvel Comics celebrates Black History Month with Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1. In addition to the all-star list of creators contributing to the issue, Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 will also have a stunning collection of variant covers by some of the industry’s biggest talents. Natacha Bustos, Olivier Coipel, Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe, Ken Lashley, and Ernanda Souza honor Marvel’s legacy of Black heroes in incredible depictions of iconic characters such as Storm, Shuri, Black Panther, Monica Rambeau, and many more.

Featuring a dazzling array of stories by both new and established creators, Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 will consist of seven thrilling tales plus an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Nic Stone. Eisner Award-winning writer Nnedi Okorafor pens a Venom story highlighting the importance of heroes who fight for the downtrodden. Explore Blade’s legacy – vampiric and heroic – in a story by writer Danny Lore. And in their exciting Marvel Comics debuts, Ho Che Anderson brings Luke Cage fans an old-school story about the choices that make a hero, author Tochi Onyebuchi tells an action-packed tale of a wild night in Madripoor with Domino, writer Stephanie Williams highlights family in a light-hearted Monica Rambeau story, and Marvel’s most promising young heroes—Ironheart, Ms. Marvel, and Shuri— team up for an adventure by award-winning novelist Mohale Mashigo! Lastly, Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley closes out this epic issue with a poignant look at the impact of Miles Morales. See these outstanding writers take on their favorite heroes in tales designed to inspire and uplift, featuring interior art by ChrisCrossValentine De LandroSean Damien HillKen LashleyNatacha BustosChris Allen, and Olivier Coipel.

Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 hits stands on February 24th!

Marvel Celebrates Black History Month with Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 and Variant Covers by Ernanda Souza

Black Panther. Storm. Blade. Falcon. Ironheart. Luke Cage. Spectrum. And so many more. Marvel’s incredible legacy of Black heroes will be celebrated this February in Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1.

This thrilling special will feature a dazzling array of stories by both new and established creators. Eisner Award-winning writer Nnedi Okorafor pens a Venom story highlighting the importance of heroes who fight for the downtrodden. Explore Blade’s legacy – vampiric and heroic – in a story by writer Danny Lore. And in their exciting Marvel Comics debuts, Ho Che Anderson brings Luke Cage fans an old-school story about the choices that make a hero, author Tochi Onyebuchi tells an action-packed tale of a wild night in Madripoor with Domino, and writer Stephanie Williams highlights family in a light-hearted Monica Rambeau story! See these outstanding writers and more take on their favorite heroes in tales designed to inspire and uplift, featuring art by Ken Lashley, Sean Damien Hill, Valentine de Landro, Chris Allen, and more!

The Marvel’s Voices program continues to showcase that the Marvel Universe truly is the “the world outside your window.” Don’t miss this latest installment honoring Black History Month when Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 hits stands in February!

Marvel Comics has also announced a series of Black History Month variant covers by renowned artist Ernanda Souza. Also making her Marvel Comics debut, Souza brings to life your favorite black heroes in stunning variant covers coming in February.

Check out rising star Taurin Clarke and Jesus Aburtov’s cover for Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 below along with the first three Black History Month variant covers featuring Storm, Blade, and Black Panther.

SUBSUME Media Launches

Subsume

SUBSUME Media has launched today focused on speculative fiction, S.T.E.M., and a goal to provide quality stories and trans-media experiences for readers, students, and clients. The company was founded by Dedren Snead and Marco Lopez. Also onboard are Allison Chaney Whitmore, and Robert Jeffrey II.

The publisher will cover everything from comics to virtual reality workshops with a goal to help marginalized voices be heard.

As a part of their launch, SUBSUME Media has teamed with mobile app developer, Sciberus, to create a comic book series, set within the world of their augmented reality educational game, Armadus. A Kickstarter will be launched later this year for pre-orders of the Armadus #0.

Upcoming titles include

  • Poe – Writer, Creator: Allison Chaney Whitmore, Artist: To be announced – A skeptical young code breaker fights an Edgar-Allan-Poe-themed curse threatening to annihilate her family’s hometown in contemporary Long Island. (Coming Soon)
  • Monday Morning Blues – Writer, Co-Creator: Marco Lopez, Artist, Co-Creator: Vincent Kukua – Five military brats wake up one Monday morning to find they’re the only ones left on the base, while Lovecraftian creatures roam the streets. (Winter 2020)
  • Sorghum & Spear: The Series – Co-writer: Sarah Macklin, Co-writer: Dedren Snead, Artist: To be announced – An African fantasy saga of young girls called to serve their people in a time of war during their ages of innocence. (Coming soon)
  • Sorghum & Spear: The Antillean Islands – Writer: Marco Lopez, Artist: Sean Damien Hill – Anacaona is a princess who dreams of being a warrior. Loiza is a warrior who dreams of any other life but the one she was born into. Soon their worlds will collide when they fight back against generations of tradition. (Coming soon)
  • Soul Nebula: The Consulars – Writer: Robert Jeffrey II, Artist: Matteo Illuminati, Colorist & Letterer: Loris Ravina – In a universe ravaged by war, the crew of the Baiser-Espace seeks to right the hateful and racist wrongs of Earth’s past within the current fractured cosmic landscape. (Winter 2020)
  • Villians and Vinyl – Writer, Co-creator: Greg Burnham, Writer, Co-creator: Dedren Snead, Artist: To be announced – This futuristic, Sci Fi, Hip Hop Saga is a “coming of age” tale that follows Elaine and her crew of misfits as they navigate the streets of Atlanta (2040’s AD) while in search for the perfect sound, they end up finding something way more valuable, something that could change the world as they know it!! (Coming soon)

David F. Walker Launches Solid Comix

Solid Comix

There’s a new comic publisher on the block. David F. Walker is launching his own publishing company, Solid Comix which will focus on creator-owned comic series and graphic novels.

The first release will be One Fall which debuts this spring. One Fall is written by Walker with art by co-creator Brett Weldele and input from writer Ted Pirro. Following One Fall, also to be released in 2019, will be The Hated with artist Sean Damien Hill. One Fall is a a five-issue mini-series.

This is a return to self-publishing for Walker who began his career in 1996 with a self-published ‘zine BadAzz MoFo.

Walker will still work with other publishers and has other projects coming out over the “next several years.”

Walker current writes the recently launched Naomi from DC Comics and Wonder Comics, Superb from Lion Forge and his creator-owned series Bitter Root published by Image Comics. He also teaches comic writing at Portland State with a new class beginning in Spring 2020.

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