DYNAMITE LAUNCHES NEW IMPRINT FOR PROSE NOVELS STARTING WITH THE RETURN OF NANCY COLLINS TO VAMPIRELLA & SHAFT12/13/19 @ 6:43 pm EST
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SETH ROGEN, ‘THE BATMAN’ CO-WRITER TEAM TO ADAPT HORROR COMIC 'MEMETIC'01/28/20 @ 3:10 pm EST
Dynamite, the 2019 Ringo Award winner for Favorite Publisher, is proud to announce its newest imprint, Dynamite Books! This exciting new line of prose novels will delve deep into the company’s world-famous collection of characters to produce sensational new stories for readers to enjoy. And what better place to start than with Bram Stoker Award-winning author Nancy A. Collins as she returns to Vampirella as part of the character’s 50th-anniversary celebration.
The Dynamite Books line kicks off with Vampirella: Blood Invasion
by Collins, which is available in print, e-book and audiobook right now
! The line will also include newly created audiobooks for previously published novels starting with the original Shaft
novel by Ernest Tidyman, also available today
. January will see the return of the popular SEAL Team Six No More
series with subsequent months to feature Purgatori and more Vampirella stories. The eventual goal is to release at least one novel every month, inspired by classic pulp novels.
In Vampirella: Blood Invasion
, Vampirella left her planet of Drakulon on a desperate quest to find another source of blood that her people need to survive. After years out of contact, the skies of Earth fill with an armada of ships from her home planet. Thrilled at first to see her people, Vampirella is horrified to learn of General Orlok’s plan for her adopted planet. She must choose between her own kind or to take up arms with her partner Pantha and join a rebel army led by Count Dracula, Evily the Witch and Doctor Frankenstein and his patchwork monstrosities.
Writer Nancy Collins shared, “It’s nice returning to Vampi. The book is my own take on the 1950s invaders from outer space trope. To paraphrase Mark Twain: ‘Those reading this book and expecting hard science fiction shall be shot with a ray gun.’”
Collins got her start in 1989 with the award-winning Sunglasses After Dark
, the first novel in the series featuring her vampire heroine Sonja Blue. From there she’s gone on to write several novels as well as comic books, including a celebrated tenure on Swamp Thing
in the early 1990s and more recently a year-long run on Vampirella
. The new novel features a cover by fan-favorite artist Jenny Frison and the audiobook is narrated by actress Kirstin Wall (Bad Sass
).Check out a teaser trailer for Blood Invasion here!
Dynamite returned Shaft: The Original Novel
to print in 2016 as the publisher began crafting new tales of one of the most iconic characters of the 1970s. Created by the same author who wrote The French Connection
and High Plains Drifter
, John Shaft has been the star of novels, comics and feature films for almost 50 years. Now actor Will Dixon (Secret Santa
) brings the original novel to life for audiobook fans.
“Dynamite has so many amazing characters that lend themselves perfectly to prose novels and we have a ton of great stories in the works that should get readers really excited for the new line,” said Dynamite Books editor Dan Wickline, “We're fortunate to launch with the work of the incredible Nancy Collins and two of the most iconic figures of the last half-century.”Vampirella: Blood Invasion
and Shaft: The Original Novel
are available now in print, e-book and audiobooks through Amazon, Kindle and Audible.Vampirella: Blood InvasionShaft: The Original Novel
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THRBERSERK IMAGE COMICS MINISERIES 'LUDOCRATS' OUT THIS APRIL01/28/20 @ 3:03 pm EST
reports that Seth Rogen has been part of numerous memes, and now he is developing a movie centered on one.
Lionsgate is in final negotiations to pick up Memetic,
a horror thriller about a killer meme, that Rogen will produce along with partners Evan Goldberg and James Weaver via their Point Grey banner. BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christy are also producing.
Mattson Tomlin, the rising scribe who co-wrote The Batman
with Matt Reeves, is writing the adaptation.Memetic
is based on the BOOM! comic of the same name, which explored the idea of a weaponized meme. A meme known as the Good Time Sloth becomes a viral sensation, and half a day later everyone from the President to the coffee shop barista become “screamers,” succumbing to a murderous rage. Some prove to be immune to the meme and the story centers on a young man, color-blind, who tries to navigate society’s fall into an apocalypse as he tried to find his boyfriend.
James Tynion IV, the writer who recently took over DC’s flagship Batman comic and who is also behind the buzzy BOOM! Studios horror comic Something Is Killing the Children,
. Eryk Donovan was the artist for the book that was nominated for the 2015 GLAAD Award for outstanding comic.
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GRAPHIC NOVEL WINS NEWBERY MEDAL FOR THE FIRST TIME01/28/20 @ 2:59 pm EST
Bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (Die, The Wicked + The Divine
) will team up with writer Jim Rossignol (Sir, You Are Being Hunted
) and artist Jeff Stokely (The Spire
) with colorist Tamra Bonvillain (Once & Future
) for Ludocrats
. This five-issue, gonzo-weird fantasy miniseries will launch from Image Comics on April Fools' Day.
“I have a reputation of making intense grimoires about crying,” Gillen said. “This isn’t that. This is an explosion of glitter and slugs, arranged artfully, nonsense and lack of sensibility. Its aim is to make you happy. Also, horrified.”
In short: The Ludocrats! The aristocrats of ludicrous! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune
and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix
! Baron Otto Von Subertan and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they're going save us all have a nice time.
“I'm just happy to be implicated in whatever is happening here,” said Rossignol.
Stokely added: “Please help me. They have me trapped. Send help.”Ludocrats #1
(Diamond Code FEB200052) will be available at comic book shops
on April Fool’s Day—Wednesday, April 1. Not joking.
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'SUPERGIRL' CONFIRMS JUSTICE LEAGUE LOCATIONS ON ARROWVERSE'S EARTH-PRIME01/28/20 @ 2:51 pm EST
Writer and illustrator Jerry Craft won this year’s John Newbery Medal for New Kid
, the first graphic novel to receive the prize for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.New Kid
is about a 12-year-old boy named Jordan who lives in New York City’s Washington Heights and dreams of going to art school, but his parents instead enroll him in a prestigious private school where he is one of the few students of color. Published by HarperCollins, New Kid
marks a shift from Craft’s previously self-published work and reflects changing attitudes about the literary merits of graphic novels.The Undefeated
, illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Kwame Alexander, won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. An ode to African-American life and accomplishments, it includes references to slavery, the civil rights movements and black heroes such as Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks and others.New Kid
and The Undefeated
both received Coretta Scott King awards, which recognize African-American authors and illustrators. The Undefeated
was also named a Newbery Honor Book along with three others: Scary Stories for Young Foxes
, written by Christian McKay Heidicker and illustrated by Junyi Wu; Other Words for Home
, by Jasmine Warga; and Genesis Begins Again
, by Alicia D. Williams. (via New York Times
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'DOCTOR WHO' MAKES HISTORY WITH THE FIRST BLACK DOCTOR01/28/20 @ 2:30 pm EST
The latest episode of Supergirl
confirmed the existence of two classic Justice League bases in the Arrowverse. While the headquarters in question may not exist in their final forms, time-traveler Winn Schott affirmed their importance in the future.
"Crisis on Infinite Earths" established the beginnings of a Justice League in the Arrowverse, with Barry Allen setting up an abandoned STAR Labs hangar as a place where the World's Finest heroes could meet to deal with global threats. While the names "Justice League" and "Hall of Justice" were never uttered in the episode, the homage was clear even before the final shot of the crossover revealed that the hangar resembled the classic Hall of Justice.
When Supergirl, Alex Danvers and Winn visited J'onn's office, they were surprised to find a hidden elevator leading to a secret level on the top floor of the building. When Alex asked what this other floor was meant to be, J'onn informed her that immediately after the Crisis he, Supergirl, Superman, The Flash and several other heroes created "a headquarters from which to fight crime." Winn says that in the future they refer to such places as "a hall of Justice." It's a name that resonates with Kara and which she says she loves before J'onn continues his explanation.
With Lex Luthor having taken over the DEO in the new post-Crisis reality, J'onn said he felt that Supergirl and his other "super friends" in National City could use a similar space; "a headquarters to keep this city safe, to work outside of corporate and government oversight, whose interests might not always side with Justice." When Winn asks if J'onn had thought of a name for this new guard-post, J'onn said that he was thinking of calling it "the Tower." While it's not quite "the Watchtower" and it certainly isn't a base on the moon, the inspiration seems clear and the Justice League of the Arrowverse now has a second base to operate from in the post-Crisis reality. (via Screen Rant
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Doctor Who on Sunday night revealed its first Black incarnation of the title character, known as The Doctor, portrayed by actor Jo Martin. And fans quickly took to social media to celebrate the moment. ANOTHER MARVEL VALKYRIE DESTINED FOR THE MCU?01/28/20 @ 9:33 am EST
Sunday night’s “Fugitive of the Judoon” episode involved the Judoon ― a band of rhino-like mercenary cops from space ― chasing down a fugitive on Earth. The current Doctor, portrayed by Jodie Whittaker (the first female incarnation of the character), steps in to protect their target, a tour guide named Ruth Clayton.
However, Ruth isn’t a tour guide at all. She’s The Doctor.
The Doctor can regenerate when mortally wounded, giving the character a new face and new life, via a new actor. Whittaker officially became the 13th after taking over from Peter Capaldi at the end of 2017.
In this case, Martin is not taking over the role, but instead seems to be part of the season’s arc surrounding the destruction of The Doctor’s home planet of Gallifrey. It’s not yet clear when Martin’s incarnation sits in the timeline. It’s implied she is an earlier Doctor ― perhaps prior to William Hartnell’s original ― but Whittaker’s incarnation clearly has no recollection of Martin’s form.
One thing is clear: Martin’s Doctor will almost certainly turn up again this season, given the events of Sunday night.
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'TRANSFORMERS' FRANCHISE GETS A REVAMP WITH TWO SEPARATE FILMS IN THE WORKS01/28/20 @ 9:26 am EST
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are multiple Valkyries. They were warrior defenders of Asgard. As we saw in Thor: Ragnarok,
they bravely faced off against Hela and we’re led to believe that Valkyrie was the lone survivor. As with everything in Marvel, there tends to be surprises.MCUCosmic
is reporting that Marvel Studios plans to use the character Mist sometime in the future.
Created by the legendary Chris Claremont, Art Adams, and Terry Austin in the mid-80s New Mutants
comic book, Mist is a Valkyrie. She was a friend of Danielle Moonstar, one of the New Mutants and someone who appears in the upcoming movie; although it’s doubtful that connection will continue into the MCU due to Marvel planning a long reboot for the Mutants.
Instead, it’s likely that Mist will show up in something connected to Thor. Be it the Loki
series that’s filming now, or more realistically Thor: Love and Thunder
, or possibly something different.
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VarietyBEWARE SPIDER-WOMAN'S VENOM BLASTS ON NEW ARTGERM COVER01/28/20 @ 9:21 am EST
reports that Paramount Pictures is looking to revamp its Transformers franchise in a big way, as sources say two simultaneous scripts are now in active development: one by James Vanderbilt and one by Joby Harold.
Paramount’s most recent take on the franchise was 2018’s Bumblebee
, a coming-of-age tale that was produced on a smaller budget than other Transformers films. That different approach went over well with both critics and audiences, grossing $465 million worldwide and opening up a new opportunity to continue the franchise, with the studio now expanding the Transformers universe with the development of two scripts.
Details behind both scripts are still vague, but sources say they present an opportunity build out multiple storylines within the franchise.
No directors have been attached to either script and it’s also likely that both projects will feature brand-new casts.
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WOLVERINE ENJOYS A TASTE OF PARADISE IN NEW YOUNG COVER01/28/20 @ 9:20 am EST
The Spider-Woman book fans have been waiting for is almost here, and Jessica Drew is beyond ready for her new adventure…but are you? In this explosive new series by writer Karla Pacheco and artist Pere Pérez, Marvel’s beloved hero will face off against her greatest enemies all while discovering dark secrets from her past. See Jessica blast her way through her latest mission below in a gorgeous variant cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and pick up SPIDER-WOMAN #1 when it lands in comic shops on March 18th!
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ARCHIE HAS A BEAR OF A TIME IN 'WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST' #96!01/28/20 @ 9:16 am EST
After a well-deserved break, Wolverine is back and fiercer than ever in an all-new solo series by writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and industry legend Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS)! Mutantkind has a new lease on life and Wolverine, surrounded by family and friends, has everything he ever wanted… but will it last?
Check out Wolverine soaking up the sun on the new mutant nation of Krakoa in Skottie Young’s delightful variant cover below and pick up WOLVERINE #1 at your local comic shop on Februrary 19th!
WOLVERINE #1 (DEC190753) Written by BENJAMIN PERCY Art by ADAM KUBERT & VIKTOR BONDANOVIC
Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (DEC190762)
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WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #96NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY:
When Mr. Weatherbee gives Archie and Jug the option of community service over detention, the boys volunteer with Riverdale's Wildlife Control Dept. just in time for a rogue bear to take up residence in Pickens Park! A trap is set--and so is the stage! What could POSSIBLY go wrong?!
Script: Jack Morelli
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/29
192-page, full color comic