REVIEW: "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 Makes the Future of DC Comics Look Genuinely Bright
Teasers for a new project started popping up in my email box this week. Although I’m not sure what it is, it does list some impressive artistic talent: Declan Shalvey (Dark Avengers, 28 Days Later), Gabriel Hardman (Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes, Secret Avengers) and Rahsan Ekedal (Echoes, Solomon Kane).
I’m sure we’ll get more details, and those last two blanks filled in, later this week.
Image Comics sent over a coupe of teasers for Enormous, the upcoming “64-page treasury edition” one-shot by writer Tim Daniel and artist Mehdi Cheggour.
“…human beings tried doing something good, just and right. The results were far less than ideal,” Daniel told Comic Book Resources. “By the time we enter the world of “Enormous,” being at the bottom of the food-chain is something humans have been experiencing for a while. As a result, there is no consensus around how we’re going to survive as a species. There are a few human factions, each operating with a fairly distinct agenda. Mix in these beasts who barely recognize our existence, except as an occasional food source, and that is a recipe for extinction.”
Check out the solicitation text for the book and the two teaser images after the jump.
One of the big mysteries of Skullkickers — besides the names of the two main characters, of course — is how a gun landed in a sword-and-sorcery comic. Issue 14, due out May 9, promises to reveal the secret behind the gun.
Courtesy of Image, we’re pleased to present some teaser pages, or, um, panels, actually, from the comic. According to Image’s Jennifer de Guzman, every page in the book is a spoiler, except for the few panels they’ve released. “We’re also going to be having some fun issuing an informal ‘No Spoilers’ challenge to reviewers since pretty much every image in comic but those we’re teasing with are spoilers,” she said.
Check ‘em out below.
A few weeks back I posted some artwork from a story by Ales Kot and Tyler Crook for the upcoming Occupy Comics project, but that’s not the only thing Kot has coming up. Over on his blog he’s teasing a new series he’s working on for Image Comics. No word yet on what it’s called or who he’s working with on it, but it comes out in July.
Our final teaser this week for Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s new comic from Image Comics isn’t so much a teaser–their new title, Revival, will come out in July, and as noted above, it apparently isn’t an undead/zombie title. More details about the project will be revealed later today on Comic Book Resources and at the Emerald City Comicon.
To answer Rob’s question from earlier in this week: Yes, the Greenbay Packers only hope of winning the Super Bowl is to stack their team with undead players.
We’ll have one final teaser tomorrow for Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s new comic from Image; check out the previous teasers from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for more small-town newspaper fun.
Continuing a week of teasers for a new project by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton, Image Comics sent over the above personal ad. Looking for love with autopsy scars must be tough. This one follows the teasers I posted Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, which you can check out to see the theme that’s developing.
Look for the new comic in July, and for another teaser tomorrow.
I’m not sure what the opposite of an obituary is, but Arlene Dittman is “drawing new breath” in the new project by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton. Her announcement follows the previous teasers I posted Monday and Tuesday. Look for the new comic in July, and for another teaser tomorrow.
Image Comics sent another teaser today, following the advertisement for “gently used coffins” from Monday. Today’s teaser offers the services of someone with a very unique skillset and reveals the creative team for this particular project. Come back tomorrow for another one.
As a lead-in to the Emerald City Comicon, Image Comics sent over a teaser for a new project today–the above advertisement for some “gently used” coffins. Keep watching all week for additional teasers and further information.
After two months of teases, it looks like we may get some payoff on the “It’s coming” images that Marvel started running around the New York Comic-Con. The company has scheduled a live event this Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern to hopefully announce the project.
Since October, Marvel has run Phoenix-themed teaser images, with several of their top creators tied to it — Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Olivier Coipel, John Romiat Jr. and Adam Kubert. And in the recent Point One comic, the Phoenix entity popped up in the Nova story, which led to Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso confirming that it’s part of a “Marvel Universe event.”
“The Phoenix is the spirit of destruction and rebirth,” Alonso told CBR’s Kiel Phegley during a discussion about Point One. “It razes worlds to grow something new. It’s bad news if you happen to be part of that ecosystem; good news if you’re the next stage. And, as everyone knows, the Phoenix is nothing without a host. So, the question emerges: If the Phoenix is headed somewhere, where is that? And if it needs a host, who is that host? Because we all know what happened the last time it found a host!”
You can check out the panel from the Nova story featuring the big ol’ flaming bird after the jump.
Edit: It looks like “It’s coming” on Tuesday, rather than Wednesday, and “It” is a round-robin story featuring the X-Men fighting the Avengers. CBR has more.
Dark Horse Comics sent out a teaser today for a “spring title launch,” with promises of an announcement next week. It’s not looking so good for the B.P.R.D., is it?
Image Comics sent out a teaser today with the above image and the subject line “Landing on its feet in 2012.” They didn’t share any other details, but I’m pretty certain the art is Brandon Graham, and based on the setting and the cat’s shadow, I suspect this has something to do with King City. Maybe Image is releasing a collection, or, dare I hope, is it a new King City project?
A collection seems more likely; Graham said earlier this year that Tokyopop was looking at possibly releasing a collection of the completed series, and even printing it at the size of the Image issues. But that was before the company imploded. So maybe Image is once again picking up where Tokyopop left fans hanging? It would certainly fit the tagline, “landing on its feet,” considering the book’s publishing history.
Then again, if it’s a new project from Graham, I’d certainly be down for that, too.
The Return of the Dapper Men and Hawkeye: Blindspot writer Jim McCann appears to have some news breaking about a new project at the New York Comic Con, and he’s not waiting for the weekend to share artwork from it. He shared the above image on Twitter without any additional hints. So, what could it be? I guess we’ll find out in New York.
After a pretty robust week of preview art popping up on Twitter from DC’s New 52 titles, today DC’s The Source blog posted 52 “teases” from the relaunched titles — most of which looks to be dialogue from the books.
But which books? Some are easy to identify, and some aren’t … you’ll find all 52 after the jump, so if you’re bored today, take the quiz and see how many you can match to their respective book.