IDW and DC Comics will be celebrating the upcoming 25th anniversary of The Maxx with a crossover to end all crossovers. Sam Kieth returns after a 10+ year hiatus as artist for the huge Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams event. The series will be a five issue mini-series with cover art by Sam Keith, Jim Lee, and many more. Be on the lookout for this year’s most anticipated and craziest return on September 19, 2018.
Ken Kristensen is known for his writing on SyFy’s insanely popular Happy!, and The Punisher on Netflix. Now he is releasing a series of his own called, OBLIV18N through Scout Comics on August 22, 2018. Here, Ken is kind enough to join us for another installment of Five Questions and a Comic.
Eisner and Ringo awards winner Jody Houser will be taking creative lead for the Stranger Things comic, which tells the story of Will Byers and his unseen adventures in the Upside Down. It is based on the first season of the ridiculously popular Netflix series by the same name, and it is a pretty safe bet that this will be one of the hottest books hitting shelves this fall. Look for it on September 26, 2018.
Heroes and bad guys alike take hunt for Wolverine as reports and sightings of the metal-clawed mutant surface. What are they going to find? And when they do, what trouble can they expect? Readers can expect four parallel stories that eventually lead to a MAJOR surprise.
Exploring the events that lead to the inevitable return of Wolverine, Charles Soule returns for the middle installment of his Wolverine saga. This time the main “one shot” explores the backstory of the return of everyone's favorite Adamantium-infused mutant, with the main storyline driven ahead by the tie-ins.
Being so much more to the world than just a guy with claws and an attitude, the effects of Wolverine's death were felt far and wide. The Death of Wolverine “tie ins" explores the pieces his death left behind, and the people who had to pick them up. Being a father, a friend, and a man loved by many, Wolverine’s death ran deep with many characters in the Marvel Universe, including his fellow X-Men, Daken, Deadpool, Captain America, Mystique, and so many more.
Wolverine has lost his crucial healing factor thanks to a virus he picked up in the Microverse. Earth’s greatest minds, including Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), vow to find a cure, but Wolverine being, well, Wolverine, accepts accepts that it is lost and moves forward. Although still incredibly deadly, the Wolverine will have to deal with foes from his past and a bounty out on his head while being more vulnerable than ever. Created by Charles Soule with art by Steve McNiven, The Death of Wolverine mini-series carries heavy consequences for not only Wolverine, but the entire Marvel Universe.
What does the return of Wolverine mean for the Marvel Universe? How will his return effect Old Man Logan and X-23? Starting this month, we will start getting these answers and more, as the final chapter in Wolverine’s death-and-return arc concludes in the long anticipated Return of Wolverine. The initial five issue run will tell of his return, and be followed by a regular, ongoing series for the “resurrected” mutant. There is absolutely no doubt that big things are on the way for the newly-back-from-the-dead Wolverine.
DC Comics recently revealed they will release a “DC Icons” series in October. The series will see twenty-nine different Capes and Criminals get retro “foil” treatment. This is exciting news and means there will be plenty of opportunities for collectors to snag a favorite hero or villain on a gorgeous chromium stock.
Marvel Battle Lines--the collectible card battling mobile game--will be getting the comic book variant cover treatment this October! Artists Sujin Jo, Yoon Lee, Ju Kim, and Maxx Lim will be involved, with over 25 variants planned. Be on the lookout for some incredible art from some very impressive artists.