Wow, what a week. Comic con has closed its fine doors once more, with a slew of amazing announcements. There were a few that stood out to me though, so it’s time for another Comic Roundup. Grab a beverage, and let’s get straight to it….

Marvel

Marvel made some very exciting announcements this past week. Some, which we were expecting. Others that seemed to come straight out of the left field.

Star Wars

Star-Wars First up was the return to Marvel of Star Wars. We knew that Marvel would start handling the comic part of this vast Universe. We just didn’t know, what shape it would take. First up is Star Wars #1, set to hit comic book stores in January next year.

The new title will be written by Jason Aaron and drawn by John Cassaday. The new series, will be set after the destruction of the first Death Star. We’re promised some tough battles as Luke, Han and Leia face off against a resurgent Darth Vader. I’m going to be intrigued to see how events unfold in this new title – hopefully it will do the Star Wars Universe the justice it deserves.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader

Star-Wars-Darth-Vader The second title, to be unveiled was Star Wars: Darth Vader. This will hit the stores in February, and is probably the most exciting title, for me. The series will be written by the one and only Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca. The series will focus on Lord Vader struggling to regain control over the Empire’s troops – after his defeat in the first film.

I’m really excited to have a series focusing on the Sith apprentice, I’m intrigued to see the events unfold from this different angle. It should certainly prove to be a must read.

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Star Wars: Princess Leia

Star-Wars-Leia The third series announced, will be hitting stores next March. Do you an emerging pattern here! Written by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson this mini series will focus on Princess Leia. Titled Star Wars: Princess Leia, this series again set just after the events of the first film – will see the focus on Leia coming to terms with the loss of her home planet Alderaan.

An intriguing way to look assess some of the events that we never, really got to examine in the films. This could be a good step in the right direction, and a great way to revisit the original films.

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IDW & Boom Studios!

Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes

Planet-of-the-Apes-Star-Trek One of the most peculiar announcements, last week came from IDW and BOOM! Studios. In what could possibly become one of the best crossover events in recent years, the two publishers have announced that Star Trek and The Planet Of The Apes are about to bump into one another!

Ever wonder how Kirk would react to a planet run by apes, how a Klingon facing off against an Ape may play out. Well we may soon find out. IDW will be publishing the new series, which will pair the original crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise with Taylor, Nova and the cast from the original Planet of The Apes film.

It’s an interesting idea, one that could really work – or fail. Only time will tell, I’m quietly confident about this one.

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IDW

Edward Scisscorhands

Edward-Scissorhands IDW also announced another new mini series, one that will be with us in time for Halloween. Considering the character, they will be bringing back – it’s the perfect time. For IDW are bringing back Tim Burton’s Edward Scisscorhands.

The new series, will be written by Kate Leth and artist Drew Rausch. The four issue series will pick up Edward’s struggles with the suburbs many years after the original film.  I’m excited to see the return of one of Burton’s best characters (in my humble opinion). A definite Halloween treat.

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Garbage Pail Kids

Garbage-Pail-Children IDW had another blast from the past, to announce. Back in the 80s kids all over fell in into a collecting craze. I was included in this craze, a craze that had us all buying and sending adults crazy with the Garbage Pail Kids stickers. The Topps property seemed to speak to all of us kids, with some crazy, twisted characters including Adam Bomb, Lucky Lew and Noel Bowl.

Now the Garbage Pail Kids are coming back, courtesy of IDW. It’s planned as an anthology of  loosely connected stories by writers and artists across the comic industry. I’m intrigued to see how they bring the Garbage Pail Kid’s back. Lets just hope it doesn’t turn out like the film.

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That’s it for this week, till next time this is Cookie signing out…