It’s that time of the week once more, time for this weeks slice of comic news! This week we have the return of some old faces, and a new title set on Mars. So grab a pew and let’s get started…
This week saw Image unveil a new America crime noir series – Red City. Written by Daniel Corey and artist Mark Dos – Red City promises to give us corruption and murder in the murky depths of Mars. Introducing us to interplanetary investigator Cal Talmage this new four part series will be hitting shelves this June. I’m quite excited to see how this pans out – has Image got another classic on their hands?
A rather interesting series has been unveiled this week. Asking the question, what would happen if humans were an endangered species. The new series by Ted McKeever entitled The Superannuated Man, sees us being introduced to a man named simply HE. An old man who defies the advanced mutant animals who have taken over his town. It’s a six issue mini series, which has got me tingly. The premise sounds rather different and I’m intrigued by the character HE.
DC and Dynamite Entertainment
So grab your hats – for one awesome cross over. DC and Dynamite are teaming up for one heroic team up with two of their biggest heroes. This May sees the first issue of a twelve part digital comic – Batman 66 Meets The Green Hornet. Not only are these two heroes going to cross paths but this story sees the return of none other than Kevin Smith! I’m rather psyched to see what Mr Smith brings to the story especially as this will be his first foray into digital first comics. May has just got a little more exciting.
This week Dark Horse lifted the lid on a new scheme to spark interest in their monthly releases. The scheme has been named Starting Point – with Dark Horse highlighting an issue in an ongoing or long running series. Highlighting the issue as a great starting place for new readers to join in. These issues will be highlighted in Previews with a special logo as well as having incentives to help increase orders. It will begin this June with Abe Sapien and Captain Midnight. This could prove to be a great scheme for Dark Horse and really help them gain some new readers. Fingers cross this works.
In other news Dark Horse has teased us this week with the return of Jai Nitz and and Greg Smallwood’s Dream Thief. Hitting shelves this June, not much else has been revealed as of yet, except the image and the promise of vengeance! The first series was received well and was quite a nice surprise, I can’t wait to see what they have in store for this run.
That’s it for this week, till next time – this is Cookie signing out.