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The Emerald City Comicon wrapped up yesterday in Seattle, with plenty of announcements from attending publishers. Here’s a round-up of news from the show:
• Image Comics officially announced Revival by Tim Seeley ad Mike Norton, the title we teased all last week. Seeley described the book as “rural noir,” and it is set in his home state of Wisconsin: “Both Mike and I grew up in small towns, he in Tennessee, me in Wisconsin. We both hated the towns we were from as teenagers and young adults and got the hell out,” Seeley told CBR. “But, now that we’re both older, we can look on those towns with more understanding and affection. Central Wisconsin is a really interesting place. It’s like concentrated America. It has all of the strengths and all of the weaknesses. All of the good stuff, and all of the conflicts on a more intimate scale. We thought it’d be the perfect setting for our story of a cop charged with policing the dead.”
• James Stokoe will write and draw Godzilla: Half Century War, which arrives from IDW in August. The miniseries is set in a different continuity than the Godzilla ongoing series by Duane Swierczyski and Simon Gane.
• Writer Christos Gage will team with artist Jorge Lucas for Sunset, an original graphic novel from Top Cow’s Minotaur Press. The story revolves around a retired Vegas mob enforcer.
• Writer Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra will team up for a new “creepy crime series” called Colder. It arrives from Dark Horse in November.
• Image Comics will publish Roundeye: For Love by Tony Harris, which started as a Kickstarter project, as well as Joe Casey and Charlie Adlard’s Rock Bottom, which was originally published by AiT/Planet Lar.
• Dark Horse will release a print collection of Jeff Parker and Erika Moen’s webcomic Bucko in September.
• The Vertigo series iZombie by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred will come to an end with issue #28.
• Rick Remender’s Fear Agent will get the hardcover omnibus treatment; the first volume is due in October.
• The print collections of Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik’s Penny Arcade webcomic will move to Oni Press beginning in August.
• The Massive, Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson’s ongoing series from Dark Horse, will include print-only bonus features when the monthly series begins in June. “As far as how many pages, it will be a minimum of four per issue. This is actually more than it sounds, as it won’t be comic book story pages, but text — text and images and design, but resembling more a magazine than a comic book. It will be material written in the voice of the main character, Callum Israel and will both give backstory and context and even expand on the stories in the main part of the book,” Wood told CBR. “These are not ‘extras’ in the familiar sense of the term — sketches and script excerpts, letters, pinups, etc., but actual content; story-relevant material that, while not necessary to all readers, adds something real to the series.”