DC Comics Expands Its Dark Side

DC Comics Expands Its Dark Side While we got a bit of a tease about it earlier in the day from Entertainment Weekly, DC Comics has unloaded a lot of information about the side of its universe where it wants to really start taking more chances and doing something interesting. Depending on what you prefer, you could find yourself wanting to add all of these titles to your pull lists after going through it as the horror and supernatural side of the DC Universe gets expanded in new ways.

DC Comics embraces its dark side. On the 40th anniversary of the character’s creation, the New York Times bestselling writer of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, teams up with Yannick Paquette (BATMAN, INCORPORATED) to bring horror back to the DC Universe in SWAMP THING #1. For years, one man served against his will as the avatar of nature. And while he may have been freed of the monster, he’s about to learn the monster will never truly let go of him.

The World’s Greatest Supernatural Heroes
DC Comics Expands Its Dark Side
John Constantine, Deadman, Shade the Changing Man and Madame Xanadu are Justice League Dark, a band of supernatural heroes united to stop the dark things the rest of the DCU does not see in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1, by Peter Milligan and artist Mikel Janin.

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Buddy Baker has gone from “super” man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? Find out in ANIMAL MAN #1, the start of a dramatic new series by acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire and artists Travel Foreman and Dan Green.

Set in the Middle Ages, the Demon leads an unlikely team to defend civilization and preserve the last vestiges of Camelot against the tide of history. Critically-acclaimed writer Paul Cornell and artists Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert combine sorcery, swords and superheroes in DEMON KNIGHTS #1.
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Frankenstein and his network of strange beings work for an even stranger government organization: The Super Human Advanced Defense Executive. It’s the breakout hero of Seven Soldiers as you’ve never seen him before in FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF SHADE #1, the first issue of a dark new series from acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, The Nobody) and artist Alberto Ponticelli.
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A cult favorite character returns in a new series written by his classic creative team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Joining them is JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST artist Fernando Dagnino. RESURRECTION MAN #1 is the story of a hero who wakes up with new powers each time he’s killed.
DC Comics Expands Its Dark Side
Vampires threaten to bring ruin to the DC Universe in I, VAMPIRE #1 by rising star Josh Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino. Tortured by his centuries-old love for the Queen of the Damnned, Andrew Bennett must save humanity from the violent uprising of his fellow vampires, even if it means exterminating his own kind.
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Priscilla Kitaen has just found out she’s a monster. A half-alien hybrid, the woman known as Voodoo must confront the secrets of her past to make sense of the nightmare her life has suddenly become. VOODOO #1 will be written by Ron Marz with art by Sami Basri.
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ComiXology Continues Twelve Days Of Christmas With ‘Copperhead’ Free Issue

ComiXology Continues Twelve Days Of Christmas With ‘Copperhead’ Free Issue

With a couple of good books already in the queue, the fourth day of the Twelve Days of Christmas promotion has arrived. This installment gives us a bit of a western science fiction blend with Copperhead, which began back in September and has four issues to its name so far. The book comes from writer Jay Faerber and artist Scott Godlewski where the first issue is extra long, which definitely benefits it.

Check out the overall event here: http://comixology.tumblr.com/12days

Plot concept: Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwater planet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she’ll have to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre?

‘Aliens: Fire And Stone’ Pages & Promo Revealed

‘Aliens: Fire And Stone’ Pages & Promo Revealed Dark Horse Comics looks to be going back to one of the bigger movie properties and franchises this fall and into 2015 as the overall plans of working the Aliens and Predator franchise are taking shape. They’ve now released a new promotional video talking about Aliens: Fire and Stone, which is written by Chris Roberson and illustrated by Patrick Reynolds, along with several pages of finalized artwork and dialogue for the book. The new miniseries is set to kick off on September 24th, 2014 at $3.50 an issue. Check out the video below and sample the pages and art style as they move away from the militaristic style for this story and return to the haunted house in space aspect.

Plot concept: During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony—but they’ll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!

‘Aliens: Fire And Stone’ Pages & Promo Revealed

ComiXology Sets New & Notable Digital Comics For March 30th, 2015

ComiXology Sets New & Notable Digital Comics For March 30th, 2015 While the folks from ComiXology are still in recovery mode and getting back from the successful Emerald City Comic-Con this past weekend, the comics must flow.

The final Monday of March has arrived and that means it’s a new release day! Granted, it’s not actually much, but what we get are two very different titles from different publishers. DC Comics brings out their latest Arrow: Season 2.5 issue that delves into between the scenes events from the TV series, which are completely delighting fans of the Olicity pairing with what they get there.

On the flip side, Action Lab is out with a new digital installment of their third series for Zombie Tramp, which brings out the 9th issue of the property in all its silly and sexy fun.

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ComiXology Sets New & Notable Digital Comics For June 28th, 2015

ComiXology Sets New & Notable Digital Comics For June 28th, 2015 Sunday’s aren’t all about the funny pages in your newspaper as DC Comics and ComiXology make sure you get some fresh material on the digital first side even today.

This week it’s once again all about Mortal Kombat X, as the twenty-sixth installment of the series has arrived as written by Shawn Kittelsen with artwork by Dexter Soy. The series has been going over pretty well with fans so far and it’s also providing some solid material in print form down the line that will gain more attention in the bookstore market.

Plot concept: Mileena vs. Skarlet! Reiko vs. Kotal Kahn! The brawl for it all continues as a surprise new character joins the fray!

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Warren Ellis Talks ‘Global Frequency’ Acquisition

Warren Ellis Talks ‘Global Frequency’ Acquisition Announced last week that DC Entertainment is working with Jerry Bruckheimer to bring another comic adaptation to Fox, original writer Warren Ellis has opined on the second life of Global Frequency. The pilot order is based on the twelve issue series, which was created by Warren Ellis for the Vertigo Comics imprint. The TV series adaptation is going to be penned by Rockne S. O’Bannon, who is well known for his work on Farscape as well as the more recent Defiance. The project is coming out of producer Jerry Bruckheimer with Jonathan Littman, Warren Ellis and O’Bannon serving as executive producers as well for with Warner Bros. TV.

“My graphic novel ‘Global Frequency’ is set to be adapted for television again,” wrote Ellis. “DC Entertainment bought the option and took it to Jerry Bruckheimer’s house, where I’ve always had friends. Rockne S. O’Bannon is writing the adaptation for KristiAnn Reed and Jonathan Littman at Bruckheimer — you may know him from FARSCAPE. The pilot has a production commitment at the Fox network, which means that FOX have to shoot a pilot or pay a financial penalty. To Bruckheimer, sadly, not to me.”

“I had a long conversation with Rockne the other week, and have spoken to Geoff Johns, who I suspect was behind the whole caper, a few times during the process,” Ellis wrote. “People have knee-jerk issues with Fox, but my dealings with them have always been decent and direct. One day I’ll be able to tell you the full story of ‘Global Frequency’s’ many lives in television over the years. Anyway. That’s a thing that happened! I am told that I will likely have more tv-related news after the American Thanksgiving period.”

This is the second time that the property has been attempted as it was developed back in 2005 with Michelle Forbes and Josh Hopkins leading it, but it didn’t go to series.

Comic concept: Global Frequency is a worldwide rescue organization that offers the last shred of hope when all other options have failed. Manned by 1001 operatives, the Frequency is made up of experts in fields as diverse as bio-weapon engineering and Le Parkour Running. Each agent-equipped with a special mobile vid-phone-is speciffically chosen by Miranda Zero, enigmatic leader of the Global Frequency, based on proximity, expertise, and, in some cases, sheer desperation!

[Source: Comic Book Resources ]

Marvel Sets Pre-’Clone Wars’ Series With ‘Star Wars: Obi-wan & Anakin’

Marvel Sets Pre-’Clone Wars’ Series With ‘Star Wars: Obi-wan & Anakin’ Marvel Comics has been killing it when it comes to the Star Wars original works that they’ve been putting out as part of the new expanded universe. With what we’ve had so far, it’s all been exploring the events after A New Hope and, a post-Clone Wars series focused on the Rebels character of Kanan one series that has started to take us past Return of the Jedi.

Now the publisher is going to dip back further to before the Clone Wars saga with Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin. The new book is set to run for five installments and will take place between the first and second films.

The series is set to begin in January 2016 and will feature writer Charles Soule, who nailed the Star Wars: Lando series, and artist Marco Checchetto, who is also doing some fantastic work on Shattered Empire.

Plot concept: The series unfolds several years after the events of The Phantom Menace, as Obi-Wan is struggling to train his willful Padawan and the two Jedi are dispatched on a dangerous new mission on a remote world. While story details are vague, it seems this mission will test the growing bond between master and student.

Marvel Sets Pre-’Clone Wars’ Series With ‘Star Wars: Obi-wan & Anakin’ [Source: IGN ]