Another week has passed, which can only mean one thing! Time for another comic roundup. This week we have more magic, detectives and ghostly goings on. So grab a drink, get settled and lets get to it….

Marvel

Death Of Wolverine: Weapon X Program

Death-of-wolverine Marvel have announced a direct sequel to the Death Of Wolverine, and I have to say I’m a little intrigued. Set to hit comic book shelves in November, the new title Death Of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program will follow five test subjects. The test subjects will be part of an all new Weapon X Program. Just like our Wolverine, these new characters were experimented on and no find themselves on the run.

Written by Charles Soule with artist Salvador Larroca, this new title is looking to be a new darker version of Runaways. It will also apparently take advantage of the larger Weapon Plus program, which has given us Captain America, Deadpool, and Sabretooth.

It’s certainly piqued my interest, I’ve always been interested in the Weapon Plus Program. The darker tone, which has been promised is also a pleasant surprise.

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AXIS – Inversion

AXIS It will soon be October, and Marvel are gearing up for their AXIS event. Details have been kept rather tightly under wraps so far. All we know at the moment is that it will spin out of Rick Remender’s Uncanny Avengers run. There are several tie-ins already set, including Loki: Agent Of Asgard and Captain America – yet there are still a lot of unknowns.

Recently, Remender and Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort were on hand for a special press conference. The main theme discussed was the second act of AXIS entitled Inversion. A story arc, which promises to introduce a whole heap of new ideas to the Marvel Universe. It also promises to turn the Marvel Universes moral compass, on its head. With heroes and villians having their role inverted!

I’m really looking forward to see how this plays out, and what it means for the future of the Marvel Universe. This could well be the biggest event in years!

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DC

Gotham By Midnight

Gotham-by-Midnight Horror fans, get ready this ones for you! DC are bringing horror to the streets of Gotham in a new horror/supernatural series. Launching in November Gotham By Midnight will focus on The Midnight Shift. A special squad in the Gotham City Police Department 0 a squad that focusses on cases outside the depth of Batman.

The squad will be led by Jim Corrigan, better known as The Spectre, along with Corrigan’s partner Detective Lisa Drake, forensic investigator Dr. Szandor Tarr and religious consultant Sister Justine. The new series will be written by Ray Fawkes and artist Ben Templesmith.

The series has been described as having “a very gothic, melancholy feel to it.” It’s a very intriguing concept and although I’m not normally into the whole horror genre, I might just be willing to give this one a go.

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New Paradigm Studios

Watson & Holmes

Watson-and-Holmes The team behind Eisner nominated Watson & Holmes, have taken to Kickstarter – to help raise funds for the next set of stories. The original book, takes the concept of Sherlock Holmes – and brings it into the current day. With an almighty bang!

The series is set in Harlem, with the main characters being African-American. It also has Watson as the main protagonist. The original has been a massive success, winning four Glyph awards. The upcoming issues, are designed differently from the first collection. With a host of new creators coming onboard, set to tell a series of one-shot adventures.

If successful, it will be interesting to see how this new Holmes and Watson continue their adventures.

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Boom! Studios

Cloaks

Cloaks This September will see a new limited series emerge from Boom! Studios. It’s managed to grab my eye, with it being described as combining the thrills of good magic tricks, with a black ops twist. The new series is called Cloaks and is created by actor David Henrie who starred as Justin Russo in Disney’s Wizards of Waverley Place. Joining David on the series is writer Caleb Monroe and artist Mariano Navarro.

The main character Adam, is described as the Robin Hood of Wall Street, tricking the rich out of their money. While wowing the crowds with logic-defying acts, he uses his artistry to steal from the corrupt. However his tricks soon become the interest of a covert Black Ops organization, known only as the Cloaks.

The concept certainly sounds intriguing and I’ll certainly be keen to check this one out.

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That’s it for know, so until next time this is cookie signing out….