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09/04/15 @ 10:47 am EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Dynamite

Writer Mikki Kendall talks about her addition to the Swords of Sorrow summer event from Dynamite. Swords of Sorrow: Miss Fury / Lady Rawhide special includes art byRonilson Freire and a cover by Mirka Andolfo. The book is on sale now.


BYRON BREWER: How does it feel to be a part of this all-female character/writer event?

MIKKI KENDALL: The She-vengers are amazing. It’s a very talented group who have been incredibly patient with all of my newbie questions. Also we have cupcakes. I’d tell you more, but the rest is a secret.

BB: What was the main challenge (time and space notwithstanding, lol) in bringing the characters of Miss Fury and Lady Rawhide together in a “team-up”?

MK: There’s such a wide disparity in technology between the two eras so it was a lot of fun to play with the anachronisms, but I had to be careful what I inserted. Far easier to explain a car in one panel than an airplane. The space constraints of this medium were something that I definitely had to adjust to, but I enjoyed the challenge.

BB: After plotting this one-shot and getting into its script, have you found a favorite in one character over the other, and why?

MK: My favorite is actually one of the villains. Voodoo was a lot of fun to resurrect. She’s aChaos! heroine, but I got to twist her a little for this story, and have a reluctant villain. Of the two heroines Rawhide is probably my favorite because she subverts expectations. Reformed villain who still has an edge is always fun to write. I … might have a thing for villains.

BB: Would you be interested in doing a solo book starring this femme fatale?

MK: I would love to do a solo run for Voodoo. I think she’s got a lot of story potential, and she’s got that mix of courage and darkness that makes for a great anti-hero.

BB: How has it been working with artist Ronilson Freire?

MK: It was great. Very straight forward process and his work is gorgeous.

For more information on the Swords of Sorrow: Miss Fury / Lady Rawhide special, click here.
02/21/24 @ 7:14 pm EST
Source: Marvel | Categories: Blood Hunt

This May, the eternal night envelops the Marvel Universe in Jed MacKay and Pepe Larraz’s BLOOD HUNT! In addition to the main series, the bloodiest event in Marvel history will spin out into various limited series, one-shots, and series tie-in issues. Today, fans can learn about the remaining tie-in stories yet to be revealed: HULK: BLOOD HUNT #1 and WEREWOLF BY NIGHT: BLOOD HUNT #1. Under the vampire’s savage reign, no one on Earth is safe from their insatiable blood lust, not even two of Marvel’s most fearsome beings—HULK and WEREWOLF BY NIGHT! The creatures of the night will boldly try sinking their teeth into these horror legends across two action-packed one-shots. Continuing his monster-filled and spine-chilling run of Incredible Hulk, writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson is joined by artist Danny Earls in HULK: BLOOD HUNT #1. And rising Marvel star Jason Loo and acclaimed artist Adam Gorham reveal the shocking transformation BLOOD HUNT will inflict on the new Werewolf by Night in WEREWOLF BY NIGHT: BLOOD HUNT #1. As BLOOD HUNT wreaks untold havoc, one of those affected in a most unexpected way will be Werewolf by Night! Imbued with new abilities, a new look, and a dangerous new direction, this Werewolf by Night is UNLIKE ANY YOU HAVE SEEN OR KNOWN BEFORE! Starring Jake Gomez, WEREWOLF BY NIGHT: BLOOD HUNT promises to be one tie-in story no BLOOD HUNT order is complete without! “I love that I get to flex a dark, macabre writing muscle than my usual fare in Marvel,” Loo expressed “In this one-shot starring the Jake Gomez aka the new Werewolf By Night, both artist Adam Gorham and myself are delivering a teen-horror Grindhouse feature that’s so gruesome, you’ll need permission from your parent/guardian to read it. BLOOD HUNT!!!” In HULK: BLOOD HUNT, Hulk and Banner’s quest to save Charlie’s soul leads them through the Old West town of Old Tucson, population of one… but the last man in town has a heck of a story to tell. Before the night ends, Hulk and Banner will learn that there’s a lot more than meets the eye in Old Tucson, and that there’s a lot more under the desert floor than either of them could have guessed. Don’t miss this spine-chilling chapter of BLOOD HUNT! “Bringing The Incredible Hulk back to his horror roots this past year was one of the easiest writing decisions I’ve ever made.” Johnson shared. “As a fan, I love Hulk best when he’s scary, fighting other monsters even as he reminds us he’s one of them. So when Marvel asked if I thought Hulk could have a place in BLOOD HUNT, again, it was a no-brainer. Danny Earls and I are crafting a creepy, haunting story for vampire fans and Hulk fans alike that I guarantee they’ve never seen before, and that they won’t easily forget.”


02/21/24 @ 7:10 pm EST
Source: Hollywood Reporter | Categories: MIsc

Weapons: Josh Brolin to Star in Zach Cregger's Horror Thriller

Josh Brolin is in negotiations to star in Weapons, the New Line horror thriller from Barbarian filmmaker Zach Cregger.The feature is Cregger’s highly anticipated Barbarian follow-up and was to have shot last year but the dual writers and actors strikes caused the movie to push its initial fall 2023 start of production. That caused a conflict with the project’s previous star, Pedro Pascal, whose schedule ran up against his commitment to Fantastic Four, which is shooting this summer.Cregger wrote the top secret script for Weapons, which is described as an interrelated, multistory horror epic that tonally is in the vein of Magnolia, the 1999 actor-crammed showcase from filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson.If a deal is made, it will be a coup for the production. Brolin is known to be choosy about projects and directors, and while he has done sci-fi and comic book movies, has never done a horror movie. (via THR)

02/21/24 @ 3:34 pm EST
Source: BOOM! Studios | Categories: MIsc

The smash hit, dark retelling of Sleeping Beauty returns! Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell (Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body, Halt and Catch Fire) is joined by rising-star artist Alex Lins (Hellcat, Crypt of Shadows) for the next chapter of the unforgettable dark fantasy BRIAR! In the wake of slaying Deadcrawl, Grendrid’s deadly henchman, Briar Rose and her companions have become quite the band of bounty hunters with a reputation for murder and mayhem that belies their chivalrous intentions. But overzealous local authorities are not the only foes Briar will face, as Spider hatches a plan that will get them closer than ever to Briar’s malevolent fairy godmother–to the castle of Grendrid herself! “Briar focuses on people who have fallen out of the grander story, or feel they have no place in it at all. This book is what happens when the entire fairy tale comes apart, and only a few, fringe characters are left to pick up the pieces, having to forge their own radical destinies instead of being handed happy endings,” said writer Christopher Cantwell. “Briar is for anyone with heart: it is visceral, it is poetic, and the protagonists go much deeper than most heroes do,” said series artist Alex Lins. “I cannot overstate how thrilled I am that Briar is back for its next chapter,” added series editor Allyson Gronowitz. “Chris is back with a jaw-dropping new arc, and the talented Alex Lins is joining us for Briar’s second outing. I couldn’t be happier!” BRIAR #5 will be available in comic shops May 15, 2024. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play.

02/21/24 @ 3:05 pm EST
Source: Oni Press | Categories: Oni Press

C’mon, grab your friends and head to distant lands because Adventure Time is coming back to comics! Oni Press, the multiple Eisner and Harvey award-winning publisher of groundbreaking comic books and graphic novels since 1997, is proud to announce a new partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP) and Cartoon Network to bring the beloved, award-winning library of Adventure Time comic books and graphic novels back into print with brand-new, lovingly crafted compendium collections, beginning in fall 2024 with the Adventure Time Compendium Vol. 1 and Adventure Time: The Fionna and Cake Compendium. In addition to its ongoing collection program for the Adventure Time library, the new partnership between Oni and WBDGCP, will also encompass an array of all-new series and graphic novels – the first comics inspired by the hit animated series in more than five years and slated to begin publication in 2025. “For nearly a decade, the Adventure Time line of comics was a magnet for some of the most intensely talented voices working in the comics medium, drawing in an entirely new generation of readers in the process,” said Oni Press Editor-in-Chief Sierra Hahn. “Building upon the genius of Pendleton Ward’s inventive, influential, and iconic animated series, this enormous wealth of comics creativity has been out of print for far too long – and it’s an immense privilege to bring it to Oni Press, where we aim to bring forth new collections that will meet the high expectations of both original fans and new readers alike…and start to craft all-new adventures for Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, and more.” Arriving in comic shops and bookstores everywhere in October 2024, re-discover the milestone debut that made the hit Cartoon Network series into a genre-defying comics landmark in the Adventure Time Compendium Vol. 1! Collecting the first 35 issues of the Eisner Award-winning run led by New York Times best-selling writer Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) that the A.V. Club heralded as “an experience...[that] explores the vast opportunities that graphic storytelling presents,” the first in Oni’s new line of shelf-busting, softcover Adventure Time compendium collections features contributions from acclaimed artists Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (Midas), Mike Holmes (Wings of Fire), Jim Rugg (Street Angel), T. Zysk, Kat Philbin, David Cutler (Darkhold), Ian McGinty (Welcome to Showside), Jesse Tise (Electric Candyland), Carey Pietsch (The Adventure Zone), Yumi Sakugawa (I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You), Liz Prince (Regular Show), Becca Tobin (Frontier 9), Missy Peña (Steven Universe), Jeffrey Brown (My Teacher Is a Robot), Jess Fink (SPX), and Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Lil’ Gotham). Then: Coming one month later in November 2024, your quest into the Candy Kingdom begins anew in the Adventure Time: The Fionna and Cake Compendium, collecting Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake #1–6 from Fionna and Cake creator Natasha Allegri (Bee and PuppyCat), alongside Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars #1–6 from New York Times best-selling author Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker) with artists Britt Wilson (Ghost Queen), Betty Liang (Space Vixen Falling), and shorts from creators N.D. Stevenson (Nimona), Lucy Knisley (Apple Crush), and Kate Leth (Patsy Walker: AKA Hellcat). It’s the mathematical and radical adventures of Finn and Jake as they team up with some of Ooo’s most memorable residents to do what they do best—PUNCH THINGS! Er, we mean ADVENTURE! With Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Lumpy Space Princess, BMO, and more along for the ride, what could possibly go wrong?! Find out when Adventure Time returns to store shelves everywhere to enchant a new generation of readers this fall with the brand-new Adventure Time Compendium Vol. 1 and Adventure Time: The Fionna and Cake Compendium softcover collections!

02/21/24 @ 2:49 pm EST
Source: Marvel | Categories: X-Men

From the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants to the Quiet Council, Mystique and Destiny are one of the Marvel Universe’s greatest power couples, steering the fate of mutantkind throughout the years—for better or for worse! The Krakoan age has cemented their love more than ever with the long-awaited resurrection of Destiny and the two taking prominent roles in the era’s biggest stories. With the end of Krakoa fast approaching, fans can celebrate the iconic pair by witnessing the renewal of their never-before-seen marriage vows in this year’s MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE one-shot—X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL. Mystique and Destiny’s story will be written by X-Men architect Kieron Gillen, who’s penned some of their most notable tales throughout the Krakoa era in Immortal X-Men. Join Gillen on a trip through Raven Darkholme and Irene Adler’s breathtaking history and learn when and how they committed to each other in matrimony! IT’S A MUTANT WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA! Mystique and Destiny are one of the most beloved – and longest-lasting – gay couples in comic book history. Together for over 100 years, the pair secretly married during their decades-long romance. See the event and the renewal of those vows for the first time on the page. This year, Marvel’s Voices: Pride makes history with Marvel’s first woman-to-woman wedding! And with a couple as complex as these two, you know there’s a lot more to the story. In the classic tradition of Fantastic Four Annual #3 and X-Men #30, this anthology will be a must-read for every comics fan. We promise party crashing! Villainy! Romance! And so much more! "They've been through hell, mainly at my pen. Finally, giving these two a happy day? How can I say no,” Gillen shared. Like previous installments of MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE, X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL will also feature an incredible lineup of stories written and drawn by LGBTQIA+ talent, including Tini Howard and Wyatt Kennedy, plus the Marvel Comics debuts of acclaimed writers Tate Brombal (House of Slaughter) and Yoon Ha Lee (Ninefox Gambit, Machineries of Empire)! The stories will spotlight characters like Betsy Braddock & Rachel Summers, Loki, and many more. See the happy couple on Jan Bazaldua’s cover and stay tuned for more news in the weeks ahead about the next big Marvel’s Voices story in X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL #1, on stands this spring!

X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL #1 cover by Jan Bazaldua

02/20/24 @ 10:55 pm EST
Source: Deadline | Categories: MIsc

After a deal couldn’t be made for David Leitch to direct, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have moved fast as the studio is in final negotiations for Rogue One director Gareth Edwards to helm a new Jurassic World movie. The studio recently dated the pic to bow on July 2, 2025 and moved fast to find a director with Edwards spending all of last week meeting with execs. After impressing producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall, who helped launch the franchise in the 90s, an offer soon followed and pre-production is expected to ramp up once a deal is sealed. The new movie will be a completely fresh take on a Jurassic era with Jurassic World castmembers Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard not expected to return, nor the original trilogy’s thespians Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neill. David Koepp penned the script. (via Deadline)

02/20/24 @ 10:55 pm EST
Source: Marvel | Categories: Blood Hunt

The vampires of the Marvel Universe have waited patiently, and now that the eternal night has cursed Earth, they’ll feast like never before in Jed MacKay and Pepe Larraz’s BLOOD HUNT. This bloodbath of terror couldn’t come at a more dire time for mutantkind. Currently scattered after the fall of Krakoa, the X-Men won’t be able to strike from a united front. Instead, four X-Men icons will risk their souls in breathtaking solo adventures. Across four X-MEN: BLOOD HUNT one-shots, see some of mutantkind’s most experienced and formidable heroes fight back against the ruthless vampire hordes: former vampire Jubilee; mystical expert Magik; ninja warrior Psylocke; and lethal former assassin, Laura Kinney the Wolverine. These standalone stories will deliver thrilling exploits that provide new insights into the vampire’s global reign, while also exploring the current circumstances these four mutant A-Listers find themselves in the wake of the Fall of the House of X.

X-MEN: BLOOD HUNT – JUBILEE #1 cover by Erica D’UrsoX-MEN: BLOOD HUNT – MAGIK #1 cover by Rod ReisX-MEN: BLOOD HUNT – PSYLOCKE #1 cover by Stephen SegoviaX-MEN: BLOOD HUNT – LAURA KINNEY THE WOLVERINE #1 cover by Björn Barends

02/20/24 @ 3:23 pm EST
Source: Hollywood Reporter | Categories: Blood Hunt

Civil War Trailer: Divided America Becomes Full-Fledged Warzone In Chilling New Footage - IMDb

A new trailer for the highly anticipated action-drama Civil War has been released.The A24 film from writer-director Alex Garland (Ex Machina) depicts a near-future United States where 19 states have seceded from the Union, while much of the rest of the country is ruled by a tyrannical three-term president (Nick Offerman), who has ordered air strikes against the rebelling forces. Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Sonoya Mizuno also star. The indie studio will release Civil War on April 26. (via THR)


02/20/24 @ 3:11 pm EST
Source: BOOM! Studios | Categories: MIsc

Eisner-nominated writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Incredible Hulk) and rising star artist SOM (Brigands) give birth to an iconic new noir lead in the macabre new thriller CROCODILE BLACK at BOOM! Studios in May 2024. What makes someone turn to crime–especially in a modern, pandemic-riddled dystopia? During the height of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, Danny–a seemingly mundane young man lost in escapism with a spiraling lack of control over his life–sees something during a delivery job that will change him forever, turning his life as dark as the black, crocodile-skin boots he can’t take his eyes off of… “Crocodile Black is a story about dark reinvention. It’s about hidden trauma, unchecked obsession, the power that masks give us, and a dead man’s black crocodile-skin boots. It’s about a COVID-era kid with no prospects finding something he never knew he wanted, and using it to become someone he never knew he wanted to be: a dangerous man. “At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was fascinated with how many people left behind jobs they hated or college programs they were never that interested in, and pursued paths they’d been afraid to before. Crocodile Black is a thought-provoking, disturbing take on that phenomenon. It’s a story I hope will leave readers asking themselves, “Given the opportunity, could I be capable of great things, too… or terrible things?” “Som is a visionary, a genius of an artist. He was the only choice to draw CrocodileBlack. Much of Som’s work illustrates the otherworldly or grotesque violently intruding on reality, which we really wanted to capture for this story. I routinely get art back from Som with elements that are so distinct or haunting that it impacts the way I write for him going forward. More than any other, that kind of collaboration is the reason I love the medium like I do. Som is a joy to work with, and I’m beyond excited for readers to experience Crocodile Black,” said series writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson. “I found Crocodile Black to be a harrowing tale of immoral dissent triggered by PTSD and blended with the cold narration style of contemporary American Crime fiction. It strikes a delicate balance between mayhem and sanity which I often try to capture in my works. And having lived the dysphoria that COVID-19 was, who wouldn’t want to talk about the time that changed us. Needless to say, I just had to grab this. “It was Philip’s writing that pulled me in. He has an incredible understanding of the medium and creates brutally harrowing moments page after page with such aplomb, that it becomes a joyride for someone like me. It pushes me to create visuals that could do justice to the writing. I truly hope this labour of love fascinates you all the same way it fascinates us. “People at BOOM! were an absolute treat to work with. Ramiro understands an artist’s creative approach, and went out of his way to give me the time I needed to visualise the story. So thrilled to be a part of this series.” said series artist SOM. CROCODILE BLACK #1 will be available in comic shops May 8, 2024. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play.

02/20/24 @ 3:10 pm EST
Source: Marvel | Categories: Scarlet Witch

This summer, walk through the Last Door once again! Following the current anniversary limited series Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver, Steve Orlando’s acclaimed SCARLET WITCH series is back and more spellbinding than ever! Joining Orlando for this explosive new chapter in Scarlet Witch’s history will be artist Jacopo Camagni, known for depicting awe-inspiring mutant feats in X-Men Red. One of Marvel’s biggest superstars, Wanda’s new headlining series will give her devoted fanbase all the chaos magic they can handle! Further developing the exciting status quo introduced in her previous run, Scarlet Witch’s role as hero to the helpless continues… but magic always has consequences. Behold everything that makes Scarlet Witch the most feared sorceress in the Marvel Universe as she defends her new calling from mystical threats new and old! The Scarlet Witch has carved out a haven for herself in upstate New York, but it’s all about to go up in flames. Wanda’s newfound peace has drawn the wrath of a primal force unlike anything she’s ever faced before, and it won’t stop until it razes Wanda’s world to the ground. It’s a clash of titans as Wanda and her allies fight for all she holds dear! What happens when an unstoppable force meets the end of all things? When pure chaos meets pure destruction? Wanda’s about to find out – if she survives long enough. “The news is out and I couldn't be more excited!” Orlando shared. “SCARLET WITCH has been a dream job, and getting to return to her once again and continue Wanda's adventures is something I could never say no to. And Wanda's going to keep climbing! Here, we'll be bringing the blockbuster storytelling of SCARLET WITCH AND QUICKSILVER to the focused, personal journey Wanda began in DARKHOLD and SCARLET WITCH. And standing in her way? Only one of Marvel's most powerful and climactic entities, bent on destroying everything Wanda stands for.” Superstar artist Russell Dauterman will continue to provide the series with breathtaking covers. Check out his cover for the debut issue now and preorder SCARLET WITCH #1 at your local comic shop today!

SCARLET WITCH (2024) #1 cover by Russell Dauterman


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