• Cosplayers is a new comic by Dash Shaw about…cosplayers.
Annie and Verti are two teen cosplayers with too much time on their hands. Annie wants to act, and Verti wants to be a photographer/filmmaker. Together, they embark on making a film starring themselves and featuring an unsuspecting cast of extras they record via hidden camera. What could possibly go wrong?
Here’s a trailer:
• The second collection of TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH by Ken Kristensen and MK Perker will feature an intro by Larry king, as Todd “confronts something even darker: the unholy intersection of comic book conventions, public television, and paranormal investigation — a conspiracy that literally goes as deep as the dark abyss of Hell.”
• DC has announced a bunch of new #1s in their New 52 line, including a new book for New Suicide Squad by writer Sean Ryan (formerly a DC editor) and artist Jeremy Roberts, who won that Harley Quinn art contest everyone got so upset about. Joker’s Daughter, Deathstroke, and Black Manta are joining the team if the cover art is any indication. Also judging by the cover, the first villain they face will be a sinister blue light source.
The title New Suicide Squad invites all kinds of alarm. If there is ever an All New Suicide Squad #1 it will be time to get worried.
• DC also announced the Teen Titan hadn’t gone away after all, and Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort will do the creative duties. New team members Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker, and Beast Boy will “offer ‘bold, exciting and sometimes dangerous ideas’ on how to protect a world full of superpowered teens,” Newsarama told us.
• Mild mannered political cartoonist Ted Rall has teamed up with Scott Stantis, Stephanie McMillan and Stephen Notely for an online publications called Four Cartoonists of the Apocalypse.
Every week, you’ll get a rotating series of updates from one of us, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at sketches, ideas, drafts or more. You can also nab a “Four Cartoonists of the Apocalypse” T-shirt, featuring work from Stephanie McMillan.
This project will be available via Beacon, which features a $5 a month subscription model that gets you ALL the articles on the site. However, Rall’s projects will need 400 backers to get going. They have 336 as I write this, so it’s looking good.