Friday at San Diego Comic-Con has brought a boatload of indie comics news. Here’s a quick run down of the highlights:
At the Image panel, it was revealed that Ted McKeever will be doing a new comic called Mondo for Image Comics. Landry Walker and Eric Jones, creators of Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade, will create Danger Club, a new non-family friendly comic, for Image. Ben McCool will be creating his first ongoing comic title for Image Comics alongside Nate Crosby. Entitled Pigs, it’s about a terrorist cell deep undercover in America. Becky Cloonan and Tony Lee will be creating a new McGyver comic for Image with input from Lee David Zlotoff, McGyver’s creator, coming next summer.
IDW is releasing a hardcover special artist’s edition of Will Eisner’s The Spirit.
Jim Steranko’s groundbreaking 1976 graphic novel Red Tide will be republished by Dark Horse. Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson have a new title called The Massive coming out from Dark Horse, about Earth after a huge ecological disaster. Wood is describing it as DMZ on a global scale.
Meanwhile, Dark Horse’s line of Star Wars comics are now going to be available in digital format.
Oni Press’s Supernatural Western The Sixth Gun by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt will be made into a show for the Syfy channel.
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