There was a wee burst of comics news at WonderCon, and here’s a quick round-up.
¶ Two more Artists Editions from IDW including John Buscema’s Silver Surfer, reprinting Silver Surfer #5 and #6 and more. AND Walter Simonson’s Manhunter and Other Stories Artist’s Edition reprinting the whole story by Simonson and Archie Goodwin.
¶ A new mini-series set in the Judge Dredd universe, Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi Division written by Matt Smith and drawn by Carl Critchlow. The story picks up 24 years following Judge Dredd; Year One.
¶ Busy IDW also signed Locke and Key artist Gabriel Rodriguez to an exclusive. It is their first exclusive.
¶ Dark Horse announced Dark Ages by Dan Abnett with art by I.N.J. Culbard. How does Culbard turn out SO MUCH WORK? Maybe I’m just imagining it. Anyway the pages look great. Intro interview here. The elevator pitch is “Kingdom of Heaven meets Starship Troopers” as medieval mercenaries take on alien monsters who appear to be hellspawn.
¶ IDW also announced a five-issue miniseries called The X-Files: Year Zero for this July, continuing in the tradition of its X-Files Season 10. In it Agent Mulder investigates a previous mystery from the 40s and we meet agents Bing Ellinson and Millie Ohio, two previous investigators who one presumes looked anxious as they faced supernatural threats and vaguely defined sexual tension. Karl Kesel writes, Vic Malhotra (The X-Files: Conspiracy: The Crow) draws the 40s segments and Greg Scott (The X-Files: Season 10) draws the contemporary scenes. Carlos Valenzuela does the regular covers.
In the 1940s, a shadowy informant known as “Mr. Xero” directed the FBI to a number of paranormal cases that would soon be classified as “X-Files,” which were reserved for the improbable and unexplainable. When faced with an eerily similar “Mr. Zero” in the present, Agent Mulder resolves to uncover the truth about who this mystery person is and their connection to these cases.
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