So many DC fans have demanded for the old DCU to come back, and Kevin Smith plans to grant that wish. Bleeding Cool reported from the Comic Book Men panel that he and Walt Flanagan are bringing back Batman: The Widening Gyre. READ MORE
As we told earlier today, Jeff Lemire is working on his second project with Vertigo called “Trillium”. The book takes place in the distant future and works within the sci-fi genre. All details inside with art. READ MORE
For a room that seats a few hundred people, the Marvel Prose panel was quite empty; apparently without the pictures, you lose the fans. Already out from the Marvel Prose line is “Civil War” from Moore, and Whedon’s “Astonishing X-Men” by Peter David. Coming in 2013 are “New Avengers” in January, which will be followed by “Iron Man Extremis” by Marie Javins in April. The panel spoke about the liberties taken when adapting a comic to prose form and the new character relationships that have spawned out of that. Details follow. READ MORE
Scott Snyder and Rafael Alburquerque will be taking a definite break from “American Vampire” after issue #34. They will be getting ahead of the series, which will time jump to the ’60s.
During the hiatus, Snyder will be working on The Wake with artist Sean Murphy. Snyder says, “A horror, sci-fi story with post-apocalyptic elemlents that begins with a terrifying discovery about human evolution, and it takes place at the bottotm the ocean. It explores sea myths, such as sirens and seas serpents, all the things we are in awe of and terrified of the ocean.” This maxi-sized 12 issue miniseres will be coming out next spring. More Vertigo news below, with a teaser for “The Wake”. READ MORE
Image Comics just held their sci-fi panel featuring creative teams of Brian K Vaughaun and Fiona Staples, Brian Wood and Mind Doyle, as well as David Hine, Joe Harris, and Glen Brunswick. Though the official title for the panel was “Wondrous Worlds, Fractured Futures: Speculative Fiction and Image Comics”, it really just covered their sci-fi and fantasy books. The creators spoke in depth about their work, and their views on science fiction in comics. READ MORE
In summer of 2013, Marvel plans to release a new wave of “Season One” books that work to explore the earliy days of Marvel’s most beloved heroes. Announced today were “Wolverine: Season One,” written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker with art by Salva Espin, and “Iron Man: Season One” from writer Howard Chaykin and artist Gerald Parel. Details and pictures below. READ MORE
Announced this morning, Dark Horse Comics in association with Rob Reger and Mariah Huehner are bringing back Emily the Strange for a new miniseries. The plot will see Emily and her cats as they attempt to create a legendary rock song with a haunted guitar. Artwork and details after the break. READ MORE
In another big announcement from Dynamite Entertainment, Fred Van Lente (“Marvel Zombies”) has just signed on board to create a zombie miniseries in 2013. Van Lente describes the series as saying, “Think of this as World War Z with jokes and a B drive-in movie Grindhouse sensibility. At the heart of our story is a group of message-board experts”. Preview gallery and details below. READ MORE
Shakespearian fans rejoice, Canadian writing duo Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery are back with more of the IDW epic, Kill Shakespeare. The new miniseries, titled “Tide of Blood”, will consist of five issues and is set to begin in February of 2013.
The book picks up where it left off as Hamlet, Juliet, Othello and Romeo are up against Prospero who is looking to destroy everything. More inside. READ MORE
Marvel announced today at NYCC that in the wake of “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe”, Cullen Bunn is to return to the Merc with a Mouth alongside Matteo Lolli for a new Deadpool mini-series, “Deadpool Killustrated”. Deadpool will be taking on figures in literary classics such as Moby Dick. READ MORE
Dynamite has already made a few announcements and the show has barely begun yet. The latest addition to their lineup comes in the form of the hit NBC TV series, Grimm. The publisher will produce several new series and graphic novels in association with NBC sometime in 2013.
The show is cross somewhere between “Fables” and Supernatural, following Detective Nick Burkhardt who deals with a bunch of mythological forces and cases. The show blends elements of horror and comedy and has become one of NBC’s biggest number getters. No word on any creative teams yet. READ MORE
Avatar Press, the publisher that brought you books like “Neonomicon”, “Crossed”, “Ferals”, and “Fashion Beast”, is doing portfolio reviews this coming weekend at New York Comic Con. If you think you’ve got the goods, head to booth #812 on Sunday, between 10:00 – 11:00am. Jim Kuhoric, Vice President of Publishing for Avatar Press, will be reviewing pitches and samples in person. READ MORE
Bloody-disgusting is happy to be providing coverage of New York Comic Con next week, from October 11th to 14th. I will personally be on site, running around like a madman between panels, booths, interviews, and trying to grab some goodies for myself (I like fun too). Bloody-disgusting will be a hub for news updates for all things comic and horror film related, so make sure you check regularly for special announcements and exclusive details. READ MORE