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WonderCon ’13 | A round-up of news from Saturday

The Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction

The Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction

It doesn’t look like there were as many comic-related announcements on Saturday at WonderCon as there were on Friday, but the second day of the con certainly brought some gems.

• IDW and DC announced that Mark Waid (Daredevil, Insufferable) and Paul Smith (Uncanny X-Men, Leave it to Chance) are teaming up for The Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction. “Not many writers have been lucky enough to write The Rocketeer or The Spirit,” Waid said in a press release, “so I feel like I’ve won the lottery. This is one of the most exciting-and scariest-assignments I’ve ever undertaken. Luckily, I’ve got Paul Smith to make me look good!” The first issue of the miniseries arrives in July.

• IDW also announced the creative team for their THUNDER Agents revival. Writer Phil Hester (Godzilla, Wonder Woman) and artist Andrea Di Vito (Dungeons & Dragons) are the latest team to chronicle the adventures of the agents. Dave Sim and Jerry Ordway will provide covers.

“Star Trek: After Darkness” will serve as an epilogue to this summer’s big Star Trek sequel. It’ll run in issues #21-23 of IDW’s ongoing Star Trek title, written by regular series writer Mike Johnson with art from Stellar Labs.

• And finally from IDW, the publisher will release Visual Funk, an art book featuring the work of Jim Mahfood, in October, as well as a Black Dynamite miniseries that starts in September. .

• Jeff Smith announced that his next project is called Tüki Save the Humans. It’ll be a free, weekly webcomic, followed by print collections.

• Aspen Comics announced its summer event “The Elite Saga,” which also serves as a celebration and culmination of 15 years of Fathom.

• Legendary Comics will publish Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero, a prequel to the film coming out this summer. The graphic novel will be written by the film’s writer Travis Beacham and supervised by director Guillermo del Toro. It will feature a cover by Alex Ross and interior art by Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet and Pericles Junior with inks by Steve Bird and Mark McKenna.


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Thrillbent made a few big announcements. Not the least of which are the new titles coming from John Rogers and Eric Heisserer along with several other new titles that constitute THRILLBENT 2.0

the roll out of new stuff begins on Monday (TOMORROW) and are all absolutely free.

THRILLBENT.COM folks. seriously. don’t miss out.

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