IN THIS POST:
DC's New Golden Age
The Ones #1
Edge of Spider-Verse #4
Ranger Stranger #1
DC returns to '90s
Hell to Pay #1
Two Graves #1
The New Golden Age from DC Starts This November
Spinning out of the Conclusion of Flashpoint Beyond, The New Golden Age Starts The Strangest Mystery to Ever Plague the DC Universe
Justice Society of America Return in An On-Going Series by Geoff Johns and Mikel Janín
Six-Issue Stargirl: The Lost Children On Sale November 15 by Geoff Johns and Todd Nauck
From the 1940s to the 3040s, great heroes across the DC timeline take on the great evils of their era. But in the aftermath of Flashpoint Beyond, those heroes and villains will have their lives turned upside down, from the past to the far future. The New Golden Age one-shot from Geoff Johns lands at comic book shops on November 8th and will unlock DC’s epic and secret-ridden history of heroism, launching a new group of titles with JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA and STARGIRL: THE LOST CHILDREN.
“I’m happy to be writing these two titles, each one of them focused on celebrating and expanding the history (and far future) of heroism in the DC Universe, exploring unseen heroes, villains and adventures alongside the ones we all know and love,” said Geoff Johns. “Our goal is to delve into the neglected corners of DC with this new group of titles, from the JSA to the Legion, and all those who operate between. It’s the story of where superheroes came from, where they’re going and why they’re always needed.”
DC’s future...and its past...will never be the same again. But how are Mime and Marionette connected to this? Why are Rip Hunter and the Time Masters the most unlikable heroes in the DC Universe? And who or what is...Nostalgia? Don’t miss the start of the strangest mystery to have ever plagued the DC Universe.
THE NEW GOLDEN AGE #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by STEVE LIEBER, JERRY ORDWAY, and DIEGO OLORTEGUI
Cover by MIKEL JANÍN
Variant covers by GARY FRANK, TODD NAUCK, MICHAEL ALLRED, and DAVID TALASKI
1:25 variant cover by DAN HIPP
1:50 foil variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
1:100 foil variant cover by DAVID TALASKI
$4.99 US | 48 pages | One-shot | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 11/8/22
After making their long awaited return in the pages of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3, the Justice Society of America (JSA) are back in “Justice Society of America: The New Golden Age Part One.” Or are they? A long-lost hero from the JSA crashes into our era with a grave warning...but it’s too late. A mysterious and malevolent enemy has invaded the entire history of the JSA, and an all-new team must come together to defeat it. But what deadly secret does this messenger from beyond keep? Where are they from? And why is all of this happening now? Only the Time Masters know…
“There will be familiar faces re-joining the team, like Jay Garrick and Alan Scott, as well as long-lost members returning, like Beth Chapel and Yolanda Montez, and a new Golden Age legacy hero first hinted at in the end of Flashpoint Beyond. Mikel Janin is doing the work of his career on this,” added Johns.
Justice Society of America is an on-going monthly title written by Johns, featuring art by Mikel Janín (Batman), and the first issue will be available at local comic book shops on November 22.
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by MIKEL JANÍN
Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
’90s Cover Month variant cover by JOE QUINONES
1:25 variant cover by JERRY ORDWAY
1:50 variant cover by STEVE LIEBER
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 11/22/22
“There’s nothing I get more gratitude from than continuing the legacy of my sister with Stargirl. And to do it with Todd is a blessing as we introduce DC’s secret Golden Age of teenage heroes in a fun mini-event,” added Johns.
Johns is teaming up with Iconic Young Justice illustrator Todd Nauck for an epic teenage DC hero event, Stargirl: The Lost Children! When Stargirl of the Justice Society and Green Arrow’s ally Red Arrow discover a tragic teenage hero from the past has gone missing, they set out to find him...only to discover he’s not the first teenage hero of the Golden Age to have vanished without a trace. But where have they gone? Who are they? And what does the Childminder want with them?
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by TODD NAUCK
Variant cover by CRYSTAL KUNG
1:25 variant cover by MAYO “SEN” NAITO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 11/15/22
JINXWORLD ADDS A BRAND-NEW TITLE TO THE GROWING LINE AT DARK HORSE
Brian Michael Bendis and Jacob Edgar Launch a New Superhero Series
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (August 18, 2022)— From the New York Times bestselling, Peabody, and multi-Eisner award-winning writer that brought you Marvel’s Illuminati, New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Avengers, Avengers Assemble, Avengers vs X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men vs Guardians of the Galaxy, Young Justice, Justice League, Legion of Superheroes, and Justice League vs Legion of Superheroes comes the next, best awesome super team to end all super teams… The Ones!
Brian Michael Bendis, along with artist Jacob Edgar (Death to the Army of Darkness), and colorist K.J. Diaz (James Bond: Reflections of Death) brings explosive comics splendor to this big new world in The Ones! Every single person in every mythology who were told they were THE ONE are brought together for the first time to defeat... THE ONE. The actual one. The real actual one. Think Good Omens meets Ghostbusters meets The Adam Project meets The Goonies meets Everything Everywhere All at Once meets, um, anything else you’ve ever liked!
“Jacob is an amazing artist and creating this brand-new, fun-as-hell world with him has been one of the greatest delights,” co-creator and writer Brian Michael Bendis said. “Wilson and the rest of The Ones are among my absolute favorite creations I’ve ever been a part of and I can’t wait to introduce you to all of them.”
“I'm beyond thrilled and still geeking out to be teaming with Brian on this project and bringing all these amazing, crazy characters to life,” co-creator and artist Jacob Edgar said. “I've always felt like comedy in comics is tough to do, but I genuinely laugh out loud reading these scripts as they come in. So, I'm excited for the comics world to get to experience what I've been enjoying. Beyond the comedy, we've got plenty of action coming your way as well, this book is a blast to work on.”
The Ones #1 (of four) will be in comic shops November 2, 2022. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. The Ones #1 features a variant cover by Dan Hipp, and a 1:25 variant by Yanick Paquette with a 1:50 foil version of that same variant cover.
For more from Dark Horse and Jinxworld, be sure to check out the new series, Joy Operations—now collected in trade paperback, the continuation of the hit series Pearl, and the new editions of the classics such as Powers, Torso, Goldfish, and Jinx.
Be sure to follow Dark Horse Comics on social media for more news, announcements, and updates.
Praise for Joy Operations:
“Brian Michael Bendis and Stephen Byrne are a fantastic team, dealing out an engaging new original comic that combines the strengths of both creators.”–Comics Bookcase
“Joy Operations showcases Byrne's gifts at worldbuilding, action blocking, and facial expressions…”–Graphic Policy
“The futuristic look of the world is stunning…”–The Super Powered Fancast
SUN-SPIDER, SPINSTRESS, AND MORE INCREDIBLE SPIDER-HEROES SWING INTO ACTION IN EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4!
Dan Slott and an all-star lineup of creators continue the SPIDER-VERSE revolution in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4, on sale September 21. Check out all the covers and an exclusive first look!
New York, NY— August 18, 2022 — Fans can’t get enough of EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE! In just two issues, readers have met breakout new Spider-Heroes like Spider-Rex, the new Spider-UK, and Night-Spider as well as seen what the future holds for fan-favorite heroes like for Araña, Spider-Man Noir, and more. Throughout this saga, fans have also witnessed the rise of a dark new threat to the Spider-Verse, one that will lead directly into Dan Slott’s next Spidey epic, beginning in October’s SPIDER-MAN #1. This transformation of the Spider-Verse continues in the coming weeks with more thrilling additions to the Spider-Verse family, new status quos for existing Spider-Heroes, and more clues to what will bring about the END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE!
Here's what fans can expect from the fourth issue in this exciting saga, EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4, on sale September 21:
Spider-Ham returns to do what he does best—fight crime in the most unpredictable and entertaining way possible! And who’s his new friend? Find out in this thrilling tale by M.O.D.O.K. series co-creator Jordan Blum and artist Michael Shelfer.
A Spider-Hero unlike any other makes her dazzling debut! Meet Spinstress, a Spider-Princess who sings, talks to spiders and kicks villainous butt throughout her kingdom! David Hein, writer of the Broadway smash hit Come From Away, brings her to life alongside amazing artist Luciano Vecchio. Check out her stunning design by Helen Chen, the artist and production designer known for her work with Walt Disney Animation Studios on films like Raya and the Last Dragon, Wreck-It Ralph, and Big Hero 6!
More than just an awesome vehicle, Spider-Mobile is a super hero all on its own! See this iconic car’s first solo adventure in a story by Spider-Verse architect Dan Slott and Eisner Award winning artist Ty Templeton!
The amazing Sun-Spider who debuted in 2020's SPIDER-VERSE miniseries as a winner of Marvel’s Spidersona contest gets her own story written by Bingo Love creator Tee Franklin in her Marvel Comics debut alongside fellow rising star Jethro Morales!
Check out all the covers for EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4 plus a first look at interior artwork, and stay tuned for more news about EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
Retailers, don’t forget to order your copies of EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4 by Monday, August 22!
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4
Written by DAN SLOTT, JORDAN BLUM, DAVID HEIN, & TEE FRANKLIN
Art by TY TEMPLETON, MICHAEL SHELFER, LUCIANO VECCHIO, & JETHRO MORALES
Cover by JOSEMARIA CASANOVAS - 75960620399400411
Variant Cover by HELEN CHEN - 75960620399400431
Design Variant Cover by HELEN CHEN - 75960620399400421
On Sale 9/21
BAD IDEA Is Back -- Two-Part Return Kicks Off With The BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE PRE-ORDER DAY Event!
Made glorious summer by this two-part, friggin awesome slate of comic books!
That's right, BAD IDEA is officially back, baby!
Rejoice, fellow BAD IDEA fans, or lament and curse the comic gods if you're a hater, but be warned, we have plans for you haters, you just wait. -.-
BAD IDEA is not just back, it's bigger, badder and filled to the brim with comics. We may have been "over", but we certainly weren't idle. Team BAD IDEA was hard at work building a massive reservoir of new comics. So massive that one slate of books could not contain it all.
Allow us to introduce to you, the next evolution of the comic book medium: BAD IDEA TWO -- a mammoth two-part slate of comic books to rival any that have come before. Built to levels of mind-blowing awesome that are so staggering they have to be seen to be believed. These are the types of comics you can only make if you're solely focused on creating them and not distracted by the printing or selling or marketing.
BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE consists of seven mind-melting, long box-busting titles of pure comic book brilliance by, what is without a doubt, the greatest collection of writers and artists ever convened. An assemblage of comics so guaranteed to excite and dazzle that we're going to offer them for a very special blind pre-order!
No details about the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE stories, titles or the creators will be revealed until Thursday, September 8th. However, one day prior to the unveiling, we will be holding the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE PRE-ORDER DAY event -- a chance to pre-order all seven of the books in the big BAD IDEA return and guarantee nothing BAD IDEA-y prevents you from completing your BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE collection.
Here's how the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE PRE-ORDER DAY event works:
Miss the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE PRE-ORDER DAY and you'll miss the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE redemption sticker, along with the extra, alternate, and exclusive story choice it redeems. But, rest easy, you'll still be able to pre-order any or all of the BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE line-up until each book's order deadline. Probably, I mean unless we’re forced to lock orders after the pre-order. But that wouldn't happen, would it?
Curious if there will be new BAD IDEA Destination Stores added for BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE? There will, indeed! A full list of new and returning BAD IDEA Destination Stores will be announced tomorrow, Friday, August 19th.
And what of BAD IDEA TWO: PART TWO? That's a tale for another day. All we can say is that -- and this is in full sincerity -- BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE and BAD IDEA TWO: PART TWO are without a doubt the best assemblage of stories any of us at BAD IDEA have ever been a part of.
BAD IDEA TWO: PART ONE redemption sticker
BAD IDEA is more than just comics sold exclusively in comic book shops, it's an all-in lifestyle that preaches no variants, no trades, no digital, select stores and the straightforwardness of Not First Printings. Goodbye, troubles. Hello, BAD IDEA SIMPLICITY™.
Make sure you don't miss a single BAD IDEA release by visiting a BAD IDEA Destination Store, one of the more than 200 around the world. They'll help you pick up all the glorious BAD IDEA books -- but be quick, sell outs are common -- or pre-order with one in advance to make sure you secure your copy.
For more information, visit Bad Idea online at BadIdeaCorp.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or just mash the screen with your palm and do all four simultaneously.
NEWS ALERT: SCOUT COMICS & COMICS ON COFFEE - Ranger Stranger #1 Along With A 12 oz. Bag Of Ranger Stranger Coffee Is Now Available!
AUGUST 18, 2022 - SCOUT COMICS & ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS, one of the fastest growing independent comic companies, is partnering with the Fort Myers-based company COMICS ON COFFEE to launch a series of Scout Comics inspired coffee flavors and collectible comics.
Scout’s President, James Haick III, said of the partnership, “We here at Scout couldn’t be more excited about partnering with Tanya & Tony Scholl and their amazing coffee company. We can’t wait to share the cool coffee flavors and titles we have coming out.”
Our fourth release will be the metal cover comic and 12 ounce coffee combo pack of the ultra popular comic RANGER STRANGER, A limited edition (individually numbered out of 100) metal cover is now available while supplies last at www.scoutcomics.com.
Bueller, from the acclaimed YouTube channel “COMICS WITH BUELLER,” sat down with co-owner Tony Scholl of Comics on Coffee to discuss this new partnership.
For those out there that are unfamiliar with Comics On Coffee, What makes you unique & not just another coffee company?
Aside from roasting our own specialty grade coffees & having a direct trade relationship with the coffee farmers; we love everything comics. That’s why every bag of coffee we make isn’t just great on the inside, its great on the outside too. Each bag reflects the art, stories, and even the feel of the comics they portray. There’s something special about seeing a character or title on a coffee bag; the very fuel that helped these writers, and artists complete such awesomeness.
What is this team up with Scout Comics all about?
Both companies are dedicated to the comic book community and the creators who work tirelessly to deliver titles that keep us thirsty for more. At Comics On Coffee, we love to work with creators to bring custom coffees to life. From the flavor to the art, we strive to create a product that reflects each creators vision for what coffee would be like in their world… and that’s where Scout comes in.
Scout has been so awesome to work with, giving us access to all of their titles, creators, and visions. Then they go a step further and collaborate projects to help make everything we create as authentic as possible.
What is this Team-up about?
It’s about working together to release super rare comic books, bundled with coffee bags that are designed specifically to match. Each bundle also includes a digital copy of the first issue. So frame that amazingly rare book, open up your digital copy, and sit back with a great tasting coffee so unique that it must be from a comic book world.
Can you tell us a little bit about the first product being released and what makes it so special?
The first bundle will be epic! It’s a limited edition release of the number one key issue of The Recount. This will be a never before seen metal cover that is only available in this bundle. It comes with a matching Coffee bag and a digital copy of the first issue so you don’t have to crack open your amazing metal cover just to get into the story.
Tell us about a normal day at Comics On Coffee.
For me it’s pretty simple. I start up the roaster then begin to prepare the green coffee...I watch each batch roast carefully, maintaining the proper temperature and roasting profile for what I’m trying to create. After every roast I taste-test as sample from each batch to make sure it’s showing all the right flavors, bold notes, and smooth aftertaste; which of course is always my favorite part.
Tanya likes to start her day with a cup of Lightspeed. It’s our high caffeine coffee for the quick wake up that she needs. She then continues checking emails and fulfilling orders. Around lunch time she stops for another cup of one of our flavored coffees, generally the Santa’s X-Mas or The Third Wave Blueberry. After a quick lunch she spends the afternoon designing upcoming coffee bags or K-pod boxes. Occasionally, she has a comic book cover to draw.
What are you most excited about in your partnership with Scout moving forward?
In the short time we have been working with Scout Comics we have seen time and again examples of how Scout Comics is always thinking outside the box, from comic tags to their recently released Pressworks printer plates, Scout Comics is not afraid to take a chance and create something new. We love this because we adore the comic book industry, and we believe this kind of out of the box thinking will revolutionize this industry, it will add value and freshness to this market and make comic books exciting in new ways. Here at Comics On Coffee we are delighted to be able to work with Scout and be a small part of that.
DC REWINDS TO THE 90s IN NOVEMBER
WildC.A.T.s Makes it Return on Nov. 8 by Matthew Rosenberg and Stephen Segovia
Four-Issue Mini-Series Waller vs Wildstorm From Spencer Ackerman, Evan Narcisse
and Eric Battle Hitting Stands on Nov. 15
Over 15 Special ‘90s Themed Variant Covers in November
Batman/Spawn: The Classic Collection Arrives Before December’s Batman/Spawn #1
The 1990s brought about some of the greatest moments in comics, including Wildstorm’s debut, Batman/Spawn crossovers, The Death of Superman and amazing covers that were reflective of the unique time in history. This November, DC is celebrating everything 90s with new Wildstorm and WildC.A.T.s comic series, special variant covers, reprints of classic comics and more.
Spinning from the pages of Batman: Urban Legends, writer Matthew Rosenberg (Batman: Urban Legends; Task Force Z) and Artist Stephen Segovia (I Am Batman; Spawn) are bringing back WildC.A.T.s for the first on-going series in over a decade! The team must work together in the shadows of the DC Universe to make the world a better place but they quickly come across one of their biggest threats, The Court of Owls!
"WildC.A.T.S. has always been a mix of everything I love in comics,” said Writer Matthew Rosenberg. “From the very first issue it exploded off the pages with the coolest characters, the most gorgeous art, the craziest ideas, and it was never afraid to be subversive, go harder, and push things further than its contemporaries. Now we're smashing all of that good stuff full speed into the heart of the DC Universe. I'd say we're going to be respectful and try not to break things...but that would be a lie."
Spinning from the pages of BATMAN comes the senses-shattering new series! The HALO Corporation has gathered a motley crew of operatives, led by Cole “Grifter” Cash, who are going to make the world a better place...no matter who they have to kill! Working in the shadows of the DC Universe, this new covert team has been tasked with gathering an elite group of scientists for the first phase of their plan...but the ‘Cats mysterious leader, Void, might have other plans!
Art and cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant covers by JIM LEE, STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU and BEN OLIVER
1:25 connecting variant cover by JEFF SPOKES
1:50 variant cover by ALAN QUAH
1:100 variant cover by DAN HIPP
1:150 pencil variant cover by JIM LEE
‘90s Cover Month variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and SANDRA HOPE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 11/8/22
The mission has gone sideways for the ‘Cats team as they inadvertently run afoul of the LAST group they wanted to cross paths with...the Court of Owls! It’s the fight of the year with Talon vs Zealot!
Art and cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant cover by BEN OLIVER
1:25 connecting variant cover by JEFF SPOKES
1:50 variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 12/6/22
The celebration of the WildStorm anniversary continues with the four-issue Waller vs. WildStorm miniseries from DC’s Black Label. Deep in the heart of the American intelligence apparatus, an ambitious young woman named Amanda Waller has some dangerous ideas about how metahumans can help to end the Cold War, and she’s willing to cut straight through Stormwatch’s Jackson King—and investigative journalist Lois Lane—to make them a reality. Waller Vs. WildStorm teams up national-security reporter Spencer Ackerman (The Daily Beast, Reign of Terror) with comics and video game writer Evan Narcisse (Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Gotham Knights) and veteran artist Eric Battle (Aquaman, Kobalt) for a story that combines the tone of pitch-black spy thrillers like Sleeper and StormWatch with DC’s Deathstroke, Checkmate, and Suicide Squad!
WALLER VS. WILDSTORM # 1
In the early 1980s, as the Cold War stubbornly refuses to thaw, a new battle heats up...for the soul of the intelligence agency Checkmate. As the agency’s super-heroic public face, Jackson King—a.k.a. The armored Battalion, former leader of Stormwatch and the symbol of American might—has long suspected that Adeline Kane is up to dirty tricks overseas, engineering horrors that betray everything he believes about service to one’s country. But King doesn’t know that Kane has a clever new ally—an ambitious young woman named Amanda Waller. She has her own ideas about how metahumans can serve their country. And honor, dignity, and long lives don’t factor into them... National-security reporter Spencer Ackerman (The Daily Beast, Reign of Terror), comics and video game writer Evan Narcisse (Black Panther, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Batman: Gotham Knights -Gilded City), and veteran artist Eric Battle (Aquaman, Kobalt) celebrate WildStorm’s legacy of espionage-flavored superhero morality plays, pitting Stormwatch against the deadliest people in the DCU—including Deathstroke himself!
Art by ERIC BATTLE
Cover by JORGE FORNÉS
Variant cover by ERIC BATTLE
1:25 variant cover by MIKE PERKINS
$5.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 4 | Prestige Plus 8 1/2" x 10 7/8"(all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 11/15/22
WILDSTORM 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL # 1
In 1992 Jim Lee changed the course of comics history with the founding of WildStorm Productions, which would revolutionize the business and launch the careers of so many top creators. 30 years later the impact of the imprint, character and creators is felt to this day! In honor of this legacy comes a 100 page giant that pays homage to the past...and looks toward the future! Part of this mammoth special will be reprinting--for the first time in periodical form!-- short stories from the acclaimed WildStorm: A Celebration of 25 Years hardcover, including stories by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Brett Booth, Dustin Nguyen and more...and also included will be new stories featuring WildStorm characters in the DC Core line, charting their future in the DC Universe.
Art by JIM LEE, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, BRYAN HITCH, BRETT BOOTH, and more!
Cover by JIM LEE
Variant covers by SOZOMAIKA, BRYAN HITCH, JOSHUA MIDDLETON, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and LEE BERMEJO
1:25 Glow in the Dark cover by JEFF SPOKES
1:50 Foil Variant by SOZOMAIKA
$7.99 US | 96 pages | Prestige | One-shot (all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 11/29/22
This November, DC will feature over 15 ‘90s themed variant covers across its line of comics, including five fully embossed covers (marked in bold), from some of the top cover artists.
Action Comics #1049 by ROGER CRUZ
Batman #129 by RYAN BENJAMIN
Batgirls #12 by PAULINA GANUCHEAU (to be revealed)
Harley Quinn #24 by JONBOY MEYERS
Nightwing #98 by BRIAN STELFREEZE (to be revealed)
Superman: Son of Kal-El #17 by STEVEN BUTLER
Tim Drake: Robin #3 by TODD NAUCK
WildC.A.T.s #1 by BRETT BOOTH and SANDRA HOPE
Wonder Woman #793 by JEN BARTEL
The fully embossed covers have an FOC date of September 18.
Originally announced at the buzzed about “Jim Lee and Friends” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, DC will be reprinting both Batman/Spawn: War Devil#1 by legendary Batman writers and artists Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, and Klaus Janson and Spawn/Batman from Frank Miller and Todd McFarlane in one complete collection, Batman/Spawn: The Classic Collection. Fans won’t want to miss this collection, in print for the first time in years, when it is available at comic book stores on November 15, ahead of the release of the highly anticipated Batman/Spawn from Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo on December 16.
Batman/Spawn: The Classic Collection
An ancient evil has arisen in Gotham City. The last time it appeared, an entire colony was wiped clean from the face of the Earth, leaving only one clue: Croatoan. Whoever or whatever Croatoan is, it’ll take all of the Batman’s investigative skills and the supernatural abilities of an ex-soldier turned Hellspawn to save Gotham’s citizens from the hell that is about to be unleashed on our world. For the first time in three decades, this edition of the classic meeting between comics’ caped avengers of the night reprints Batman/Spawn: War Devil #1 by legendary Batman writers and artists Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, and Klaus Janson...plus the Spawn/Batman one-shot by Batman: The Dark Knight Returns writer Frank Miller and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, which brings Batman to Spawn’s home turf of New York City! Two heroes with different methods in two very different tales. Capes will clash.
Written by DOUG MOENCH, CHUCK DIXON, ALAN GRANT, and FRANK MILLER
Art by KLAUS JANSON and TODD McFARLANE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO and TODD McFARLANE
$19.99 US | 112 pages | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"
Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-77952-150-7
ON SALE 11/15/22
SUPERSTAR LORENZO DE FELICI LAUNCHES NEW PRESTIGE SERIES KROMA THIS FALL FROM SKYBOUND
Meet the Savage and Beautiful Kroma November 2022
LOS ANGELES 08/18/2022 — Skybound today announced the launch of Kroma, a new comic book series being written, drawn, and colored by creator Lorenzo De Felici (Oblivion Song) that promises to take readers on a breathtaking adventure like none other, filled with strange creatures and unparalleled beauty. Kroma by Lorenzo De Felici #1 will arrive in comic book shops November 2, 2022.
“Prepare for a hellish descent in the visible spectrum,” said Lorenzo De Felici. “This story will put a new fear in hue.”
Imprisoned in a tower within the walls of the Pale City, Kroma lives her days out in darkness, believing she is the most evil creature alive. However, where her people see a monster, the mysterious orphan Zet sees a human. But if either of them are to survive the city’s strange rituals and customs, they will have to overcome the cruel fate of Kroma...even if it means risking certain death beyond the walls in the jaws of giant lizards and enormous birds of prey.
“Lorenzo is a legit comic book triple threat—writing, drawing, and coloring this jaw-dropped new series,” said Sean Mackiewicz, SVP/Publisher at Skybound. “The world already knew Lorenzo was a brilliant artist with OBLIVION SONG, and everything he did there—creating an action-packed world populated by aliens, creatures, and strange technology—is taken to the next level in KROMA. Also, he’s a fantastic cook. What can’t he do?!”
The world and titular character of Kroma recently made their first appearance to critical acclaim in the blockbuster Skybound X #25, available in comic shops and via digital providers now.
In addition to the main cover by De Felici, the Kroma variant cover program will include two covers by rotating artists, including a colored dressed cover and a 1:10 black & white full art incentive cover, as well as a 1:25 black & white full art incentive cover by De Felici. The Kroma #1 variant lineup sports two striking covers by acclaimed multihyphenate creator James Harren (Ultramega).
Kroma by Lorenzo De Felici #1 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
The full list of covers is below:
For more info and updates, visit www.skybound.com.
CHARLES SOULE & WILL SLINEY’S HELL TO PAY PROMISES HELLBOY MEETS INDIANA JONES ACTION IN SNEAK PREVIEW REVEAL
PORTLAND, Ore. 08/18/2022 — Bestselling author Charles Soule (Eight Billion Genies, Undiscovered Country) teams up with fan-favorite artist Will Sliney (Spider-Man) for the upcoming series Hell to Pay, which was first announced via livestream. This all-new supernatural adventure is best described as Hellboy meets Indiana Jones and is set to launch from Image Comics this November.
“I love horror stories, especially gnarly, supernaturally-tinged tales—but I haven’t been able to play with that kind of storytelling much since my run on Swamp Thing almost a decade ago. I’ve been meaning to tell a really big story with Will Sliney for ages too—we’ve known each other since the early days of our careers. I feel very lucky that Hell to Pay gives me a chance to do both," said Soule. "The story here is high-concept and thrilling—basically, you can get magic... but on credit, and your soul is the collateral. Clearing that debt... easier said than done. I think this story will be very relatable to anyone living in today’s world.
It’s also the start of something really big. Will and I are kicking things off with Hell to Pay... but we intend to tell stories in this world for a good long time to come.”
In Hell to Pay, readers meet married young couple Maia and Sebastian Stone. Years ago, they made a deal with the mysterious Shrouded College to give them magic... but they incurred a debt. Until it’s paid, their lives are not their own. Maia and Sebastian have worked for the College ever since, using their new abilities to track down 666 cursed coins: qurrakh…aka, the Devil’s Dollar. Only a few remain. The Stones are almost free…but the devil’s in the details.
Sliney added: "This is the beginning of something really special, that Charles and I have been planning for a long time. It's a the debut of a giant new world, built around a very relatable story."
Hell to Pay #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 2:
Hell to Pay #1 will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.
GENEVIEVE VALENTINE, ANNIE WU & MING DOYLE KICK PERSEPHONE MYTH INTO HIGH GEAR WITH TWO GRAVES THIS NOVEMBER
PORTLAND, Ore. 08/18/2022 — Image Comics is pleased to present a unique new series from writer Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman), illustrated in competing points of view by Annie Wu (Hawkeye, Black Canary) and Ming Doyle (The Banks, DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman) in the forthcoming series, Two Graves. This contemporary Persephone myth retelling is set to launch in November.
"This undead road trip, through vanishing forests and motels in towns that never were, is an absolute blast to write," said Valentine. "Having dual points of view for Death and Emilia was the initial spark behind the book, and I'm so thrilled that Ming and Annie—my dream artists for this—are sharing the wheel with me to shape this story."
Emilia and the man with the veil of smoke have set out for the ocean in a stolen truck. There’s a bloody handprint on his neck. She’s beginning to worry it's hers.
Death and the Maiden go on a road trip. Nobody makes it home alive.
Wu added: "Genevieve and Ming have been doing stunning, thoughtful work, and I've pushed myself out of my comfort zone to meet them at their level. I can't wait for readers to see what we've been putting together. Fans of the strange and darkly beautiful, get in here."
"Working on Two Graves with this team has been inspiring, renewing, and almost meditative at times," said Doyle. "In the past few years I've become more acquainted with death than ever before, as we all must if we live long enough. It has been incredibly rewarding, continuing to create around it with such talented company."
Two Graves #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 9:
Two Graves #1 will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.
ABOUT GENEVIEVE VALENTINE
Genevieve Valentine is the author of Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti (2012 Crawford Award), The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Persona, and Icon. She has written Catwoman for DC Comics, and Xena: Warrior Princess for Dynamite. Her short stories have appeared in over a dozen Best of the Year anthologies, including Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. Photo credit: Ellen Wright
ABOUT MING DOYLE
Ming Doyle's distinctively inky art has been featured in works ranging from fantastical anatomical textbooks to tales of supernatural horror-heroics and period noir crime pulps. She has written and drawn for DC, Vertigo, Marvel, Image, TKO, Insight Editions, Candlewick Press, and more.
ABOUT ANNIE WU
Annie Wu is a Chicago-based cartoonist, known for her contributions to comic series like DC's BLACK CANARY and Marvel's HAWKEYE. She has also worked as a character designer for Netflix and Warner Bros. Animation, and as a color stylist, storyboard artist, and character designer on Adult Swim's The Venture Bros.
CREEPSHOW #3: SKYBOUND UNVEILS CREATORS, STORIES & COVERS
Superstar Lineup Includes Francesco & L Marlow Francavilla, Ariela Kristantina, and Jorge Corona
LOS ANGELES 08/18/2022 — Today Skybound announced the all-star creative teams and stories behind Creepshow #3, the upcoming issue of the hugely anticipated five-issue comic book anthology based on Greg Nicotero’s hit Shudder TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment. Creepshow #3 will arrive in comic book shops on November 23, 2022.
In the spirit of all iterations of Creepshow in pop culture, each issue of the Creepshow comic anthology series comes packed with two spine-chilling stories.
First, Francesco Francavilla (Night of the Ghoul, Detective Comics) and L Marlow Francavilla welcome you to a barbershop where the locals share tales of their greatest kills, and the hunters can just as easily become prey.
"We have always been HUGE fans of the CREEPSHOW franchise from the very first movie by George Romero and Stephen King, until the recent TV series by (dear friend) Greg Nicotero, so you can imagine how EXCITED we were when Skybound invited us to join this book with our own spooky tale," said Francesco Francavilla.
"One of the side effects of the pandemic was spending more time at home in our own backyard and making friends with some very cute and smart raccoons and possums,” added L Marlow Francavilla. “Our conversations about their lives and adventures, and how they are perceived and treated was a huge inspiration for this story."
Then, Ariela Kristantina (Chain) and Jorge Corona (The Me You Love in the Dark) journey to a temple hidden within an island paradise, where many visit, but not everyone leaves.
“As a lifelong horror and macabre fan, it's an absolute joy for me to contribute to the Creepshow anthology as a writer,” said Ariela Kristantina. “Most Indonesians coexist peacefully with the supernatural/superstition instances daily and the creepiest of folklores, many of which overlap with the natives' cultures and religions. It's very satisfying to share a story inspired by my values and background. On top of that, I get to collaborate with Jorge, one of my roommates/best friends since college. I witness him excel in various genres --from superheroes to young adult fantasy –so I'm excited to see the final pages!”
“Being a huge fan of horror, I was ecstatic by the opportunity to add something to the world of Creepshow but, to also work alongside Ariela Kristantina? A creator I truly admire! A longtime friend! A former college roommate who I've witnessed being as creepy and macabre as the story she wrote for this anthology! Well, I've seen enough to know that I shouldn't say no to this one,” said Jorge Corona. “Add to that the reunion with collaborators Alex Antone and Jean-Francois Beaulieu and you can bet it's going to be a fun ride!"
In addition to the main cover by Chris Burnham, Creepshow #3 comes with an impressive lineup of variant covers, including a cover by Francesco Francavilla and a 1:10 incentive cover by Vance Kelly.
The lineup behind this Creepshow issue joins the first-class roster of creative teams from the worlds of comics, film, television, and beyond working on the anthology, including Chris Burnham (Die! Die! Die!), Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series), Stephen Langford (Creepshow TV series), John McCrea (Hitman), David & Maria Lapham (Stray Bullets), Steve Foxe (Razorblades: The Horror Magazine), Erica Henderson (Assassin Nation, Dracula, Motherf**ker), and Steve Orlando (Spider Man 2099), with many more to be announced. Brian Witten is overseeing on behalf of Nicotero’s Monster Agency Productions. Each issue of the five-part anthology will feature uniquely horrifying standalone stories guaranteed to SCARE YOU TO DEATH.
The Creepshow comic miniseries deal was brokered by Striker Entertainment.
Creepshow #3 (of 5) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.
The full list of covers is below: