Writers Scott Snyder of All Star Batman and Steve Orlando of Midnighter & Apollo will team with artist Riley Rossmo of Constantine: The Hellblazer for a new Batman/Shadow Crossover being released by DC Comics/Dynamite Comics in April. More details at DC Comics
Marvel has announced another Black Panther series titled Black Panther & The Crew, playing on a previous concept created by writer Christopher Priest (a series whose cancellation in 2003 initially drove Priest to his extended hiatus from comics at the time) It will be written by current Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates with poet and World of Wakanda contributor Yona Harvey with art from Butch Guice of Captain America, Resurrection Man, Action Comics & Micronauts. More details at Time Magazine
Writer Cullen Bunn, who will go down in the annals of Nothing But Comics history for having called out Alex in person for something negative I wrote about him, had two announcements with Image and Marvel comics recently. The writers Monsters Unleashed event will continue into an ongoing series in April of 2017 with art by David Baldeon of Nova in addition to the launching of his first Image Comics series titled Regression with artist Danny Luckert of Haunted & colorist of Marie Enger of Pistolwhip. More details here & here via CBR
Looks like Fantagraphics answered one of my requests already in announcing the all new Bullwhip ongoing series. Featuring art by the great Benjamin Marra of OMWOT: Terror Assaulter, Night Business, Gangster Rap Posse & The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures Of Maureen Dowd, inking from legendary Firestorm creator Al Milgrom and writing from Josh Bayer of Screw Job, Suspect Device, Rom Prison Riot & Raw Power. More details at Comics Alliance. My phone doesn’t have enough flame emoji’s for this announcement.
In April, DC Comics will be crossing over it’s ongoing Batman and Flash series together while exploring the connections to Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons Watchmen that were alluded to in DC Rebirth. Flash & Batman writers Joshua Williamson & Tom King will be writing on the series with art from Howard Porter & Jason Fabok. More details at CBR
Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez of Civil War II, Ultimate Spider-Man & Invincible Iron will be launching a new Defenders ongoing series mirroring the Netflix television show lineup. The series will be introduced with Marvel’s FCBD offering and then debut as ongoing in June of 2017. More details at The Hollywood Reporter
Writer Gerry Duggan of Deadpool, Hulk, Nova & Uncanny Avengers will team with artist Aaron Kuder of Action Comics, Death of X & Superman for a relaunch of Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy. The new creative team will start on the series, now titled All New Guardians of The Galaxy, in May of 2017. More details at Comicbook.com
Writer James Robinson of Scarlet Witch, Starman, Superman, The Golden Age & Airboy will be teaming with artist ACO of Midnighter, Constantine & Wonder Woman for the series. Details at Newsarama
Expect to see quite a bit of this in Freeze Frame. Press release below Continue reading Darrow & Dark Horse Bringing Back Shaolin Cowboy
As has been frequently observed ever since her untimely passing on Tuesday, Carrie Fisher’s legacy extends further than her iconic role as Princess Leia. Her autobiographical writing addressed feminist issues, while striving to destigmatize addiction and mental illness. For those interested in these other aspects of her life’s work, HBO will be rebroadcasting her one-woman show Wishful Drinking Sunday January 1st at 9pm.
HBO is also the producer/distributor of this year’s new documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The potrairt of their complex mother/daughter dynamic premiered to raves at the Cannes Film Festival, before making its way along the festival circuit. (I missed it, along with an appearance by Fisher, when it played at the New York Film Festival. Naturally, I have spent a large part of this week kicking myself for that decision). In the wake of not only Fisher’s passing, but Reynolds’ the following day, HBO has moved up the movie’s broadcast date. Originally scheduled for March, the movie will now debut on HBO next weekend: Saturday, the 7th.
For more information see Indiewire.