As March hurtles to an end, ready for April to begin there’s been some rather big news this past week. It’s Sunday… time for another Comic Roundup. This week we have details on a major death, but is it truly the end? Another preview from 2000AD, Marvel shakes up a few titles and a few horror stories are heading our way!

2000AD

Prog 1923

Prog Prog 1923 hits UK shelves this week. Another promising issue with a complete standalone adventure, for our favourite judge – the one and only Dredd. In an adventure, which includes mutant piranhas and walking sharks!

There’s the conclusion to the latest Survival Geeks adventure. Can the team survive a steam punk Milton Keynes? How many more geek references can they fit into one episode? The answers are all in this weeks issue.

Savage also come to its conclusion. With the initial threat stopped, what will Bill do now that Britain seems to be at peace? Where does he head next and will the Americans get their revenge?

Thargs 3rillers comes to another conclusion, with the last part of the 1%. Can anyone aboard the space liner survive the dust cloud? Will its secrets finally be revealed and just who is the boy and girl living at the lighthouse?

This issue also gives us another treat, in the form of a one of tale from Bob Byrnes Twisted Tales. A tale involving monkeys and a pig! The issue goes on sale this Tuesday.

The publisher very kindly sent us a preview copy.

IDW

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Turtles As a kid I was brought up on classic car too small such as Transformers, Thundercats and the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (well heroes in the UK!). It’s a franchise that has seen a resurgence time and time again. Yet the comic books have remained popular forever.

I admit to not reading many of the comics in recent years, following in the distance. However one could not escape the news this week with #44. As soon as the big shock was revealed the Internet became ablaze with comments and spoilers – for this week a brave new direction was taken. As one of the Turtles seemed to fall in battle!

Or have they? For those that haven’t seen this, I won’t spoil who it was – needless to say I was shocked and sad. If you do wish to see who it was and the little twist – then just follow the link.

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Marvel

Secret Wars

Secret-Wars So we all know that at the end of the Secret Wars storyline, the Marvel Universe will be reset – free from the continuity that has been built over the years. Yet this week we found out that there will be some early casualties.

According to David Gabriel there will be thirty three titles, which will wrap up over the next couple of months. These titles include All New Captain America, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Avengers and Thor. The full list seems to include a lot of the big hitters and it will be interesting to see their new line up.

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Titan

Tank Girl

Tank-Girl This week Titan gave me a huge grin! Last April Kickstarter saw a campaign to resource one of my favourite female comic book characters… step up Tank Girl. The campaign was a huge success raising nearly 300k.

It was helmed by the original co-creators/artist Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin. Now Titan have announced their plans to publish and serialise the series. Hitting the shelves this June – 21st Century Tank Girl will also see the talents of indie artists Philips Bond and Jim Mahfood.

I can’t wait to get my hands on this, it’s about time Tank Girl returned!

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Legendary Comics

Trick ‘r Treat & Krampus

Trick-or-Treat This week Legendary unveiled two new graphic novels – both in the horror genre. Following on from two popular horror movie franchises. Taking the stories from the mind of Michael Dougherty!

The two stories will directly tie to  the movies. With a novel based around the world of Trick ‘r Treat and the other focusing on Krampus. Legendary have enlisted a solid team comprising of writers Mark Andreyko and Brandon Seifert along with artists Fiona Staples, Zid, Stuart Sayger, Stephen Byrne, Michael Montenant, Maan House and Christian DiBari.

Expect to see the new novels in October and November. It will certainly be interesting to see the two films transfer to the pages of a graphic novel.

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That’s all for this week, till next time this is Cookie signing out.