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COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
When Frank Miller hit the “comeback trail” a few years ago he said he had a ton of ideas…and it looks like he does. A NEW Batman book from Miller’s pen is coming out on December 11th: Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child written by Miller with art by Rafael Grampá. The 48-page prestige format tale is described as a sequel to Miller’s controversial Dark Knight III: Master Race.
James Tynion IV, writer on Detective Comics, Justice League and with a new big hit at Boom Studios, Something Is Killing The Children, will be the ongoing writer on Batman. Tynion’s first issue, Batman #86, will be in January.
Revealing a character who has a VERY big role to play in our #SuicideSquad series. Osita. From Puerto Rico. Coming December from @DCComics. #SquadGoalsDC #TheSuicideSquad @Bruno_Redondo_F @whatthe_shea @bcunningham71 pic.twitter.com/TV3qZ2RDko — Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) September 15, 2019
After officially joining the Marvel Universe, Conan the Barbarian will headline a new four-part event series titled Conan: Serpent War by writer Jim Zub and artists Scot Eaton and Stephen Segovia. Coming along for the ride will be two additional Robert E. Howard creations, Dark Agnes and Solomon Kane, as well as the mysterious Moon Knight.
Marvel Comics' 2099 revival just got bigger with the addition of four December one-shots focusing on that era's Victor Von Doom, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and Venom.
Marvel's upcoming Annihilation: Scourge event will pickup steam in December with four one-shots focused on the story's primary heroes.
The DAWN OF X begins to break this October! Spiraling out of the pages of House of X and Powers of X, this tectonic shift in the world of the X-Men will kick start a new era for Marvel’s Mighty Mutants! Now get ready for the mutant revolution with a brand-new trailer for Dawn of X, featuring never-before-seen artwork!
Wagner discusses returning to his creator-owned series, and how he has managed to keep the franchise fresh for over 30 years.
Marvel's long-running Star Wars title will end with November's #75, but the series' finale will be told in a seperate, over-sized one-shot one month later. Announced on Lucasfilm's StarWars.com, December's Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1 leads directly into Empire Strikes Back with Luke, Leia, and Han Solo leading the construction of the Echo Base on Hoth.
DC and Hill House Comics present the comics debut of award-winning, bestselling horror writer Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties, In the Dream House). THE LOW, LOW WOODS explores body horror down paths yet unexplored in comics.
“Comedy is hard. Dying is easy.” New York Times Best-selling author Joe Hill introduces the world to Syd “Sh*t-Talk” Homes – disgraced ex-cop, bitter stand-up comic, and wanted felon – this December with the launch of Dying is Easy, a new comic book miniseries from IDW Publishing.
SFSX (as in "Safe Sex) is a sex-positive kinky romp into a draconian America where all sex acts must be sanctioned and approved by the government. Sure, it legal - but only if you do it the way the bureacrats and police want. But a group of queer sex workers based out of an underground club called the Dirty Mind - from where they hope to start a rebellion.
Coming from Boom Studios in December… Grant Morrison and Dan Mora have put together a widescreen Klaus comic book in time for Christmas 2019 with The Life And Times Of Joe Christmas.
If you haven’t been keeping up with Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen recently — you’re missing out. Following the antics of Superman’s best bud Jimmy Olsen, writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber have breathed a hilarious new life into one of comics most beloved — and seriously underrated — characters...
At last month’s D23 Expo, Marvel debuted a teaser for Incoming!, a December-shipping book that “will shape the future of Marvel Comics in 2020 and beyond:”
PREVIEWS & REVIEWS
Best Shots has your back with this week’s Rapid-Fire Reviews! Let’s kick off with our column’s resident Jimmy Olsen, Justin Partridge, who takes a look at — you guessed it — Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen...
Zub makes this opening issue accessible to those who have never read a Black Panther or Avengers comic; this is a book that is an extension and celebration of the Marvel Universe without being constrained and beholden to it at the same time.
Now, the quintet has been reimagined in a very different, modern incarnation in a new maxi-series by Jeff Lemire and Keith Giffen, drastically changing the team and their place in the DCU.
With Lamire’s naturalist approach to story-telling, Family Tree could work as a slice-of-life tale about a lone grocery store clerk name Loretta and her daily plight, but this comic has far more grand ideas it’s trying to explore.
What if you made it to paradise but found it well... lacking? A man named James does that in the upcoming four-issue series Misplaced from Source Point Press.
Things haven't been going well for Wally recently, especially after Heroes in Crisis controversially turned the hero into a killer. Now, Flash Forward #1 is trying to set things right...
The devil’s bounty hunter returns! Ghost Rider streaks out of the underworld on his flaming motorcycle — with a skull to match — in an all-new ongoing series. Now, take one hell of a ride in a new trailer featuring Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski, Assistant Editor Chris Robinson and Writer Ed Brisson!
MOVIES AND TV LAND
Actor Tom Welling will reprise his role as Clark Kent/Superman from the longrunning Smallville Superman prequel series for CW's upcoming Arrowverse crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths". The Hollywood trade states that the crossover will "reveal what happened to the character almost ten years after Smallville," though it remains to be seen whether Welling will appear as Superman.
Nine weeks ahead of its release Undiscovered Country, has been optioned for a movie and – potentially – an entire franchise by New Republic Pictures. The Image comic is written by Scott Snyder and Charles Soule with art from Giuseppe Camuncoli and Daniele Orlandini and colors from Matt Wilson.
The television adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard's Super Dinosaur comic will arrive on Amazon Prime Video later this year. “Jason Howard and I created Super Dinosaur as something all kids would enjoy as much as our own kids do," Kirkman said.
Rose City Comic Con was busy, busy, busy on Saturday with one of their most exciting panels being the screening of the new pilot for ABC’s show Stumptown. Based on Oni Press’ Stumptown graphic novel series by writer Greg Rucka and artist Matthew Southworth, the pilot episode set in Portland, Oregon
HBO has recently announced the release date for Watchmen, one of the year's most anticipated television. The series is created by Damon Lindelof, best known for his work on Lost and HBO's own The Leftovers. Here's everything that we know about the show so far...
Japanese horror master Junji Ito’s masterpiece Uzumaki is being adapted into a four part series for Toonami/Adult Swim. The news was announced over the weekend at the Crunchyroll Expo, where Ito was a guest. A teaser trailer has just been released – it’s moody AF!
Following the incredible success of The Boys on Amazon Prime and seeing the undeniable popularity of nostalgia-fest, Stranger Things, on competitive streaming site, Netflix, it's no surprise that Amazon Studios fought tooth and nail to get their hands on this '80s-infused series with four young girls at the center of the bizarre sci-fi mystery.
TOYS / COLLECTIBLES / GAMING
Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom have partnered to offer fans a new line of high quality, collectible Action Busts. The first installment focuses on the Justice League, giving collectors three new PREVIEWS Exclusive heroes to collect: Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.