Yeah, that Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was mind melting. Sure, Deadpool's footage reinstated our faith in Ryan Reynolds. And the flurry of DC Entertainment TV announcements? We're already glued to our televisions.
But buried beneath the splashy multimedia news at this year's San Diego Comic Con were the comic books fueling these marquee projects. The convention's four-color representatives didn't disappoint this year, with dozens of new titles coming from almost every publisher. Below, we've mapped out every new comic book series announced, from Marvel to Udon Press, during the four-day convention. And be sure to click on the appropriate links for comicbook.com's coverage of the news. If anything, it should reinforce you faith that Comic Con is--you know--about the comics.
Agents of Atlas, a Secret Wars tie-in one shot, by Tom Taylor and Steve Pugh. The comic will be released in October.
Chewbacca, a five issue miniseries by Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto. The comic will feature Chewbacca trapped on a strange planet and helping a young girl in need.
“Vader Down”, a crossover event between Star Wars and Darth Vader. The crossover will be written by Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Mike Deodato and Salvador Larroca. The crossover will launch in November.
Blade, by Tim Seeley and Logan Faerber. The ongoing series will feature Blade teaming up with his teenage daughter (a new character named Fallon Grey) to fight vampires. The series will launch in October.
Spider-Man/Deadpool, by Joe Kelly and illustrated by Ed McGuinness. It’s not specified if the new team up will be an ongoing or miniseries.
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Erica Henderson and Eric North. The comic is a continuation of the current Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series. The series will launch in October.
Spidey, an all ages, in-continuity Spider-Man title, by Robbie Thompson. The series will be set during Peter Parker’s high school years. The series will launch in October.
Batman and Robin Eternal, a 26 issue weekly series, by a large group of creators led by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Tony Daniel. The series will star Dick Grayson, Harper Row (a newer Batman protégé using the codename Bluebird) and Cassandra Cain (a former Batgirl in the pre-New 52 universe).
Robin War, an upcoming crossover event between We Are Robin, Robin, Son of Batman, Grayson and Gotham Academy.
Justice League: Gods and Men, a series of six one-shots featuring Justice League members dealing with events from the ongoing “Darkseid War” storyline. Geoff Johns will write all six issues with different artists.
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a crossover between the popular comic franchises, written by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II. The comic will be co-published by DC and IDW.
Superman: Lois and Clark, by Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks. The book will feature the Superman family seen in Convergence. The book will be released in October 2015.
Titans Hunt, by Dan Abnett and Paulo Siqueira. The series will spin out of Convergence and will feature a former Titan named Lilith exploring the aftermath of the event. The book will be released in October 2015.
Telos, by Tom King, Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz, featuring the villain introduced in Convergence. The book will be released in October 2015.
“Earth-M”, an imprint of ongoing comic series and graphic novels featuring characters from Milestone Media. Denys Cowan, Reginald Hudlin, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee will all work on unspecified Earth-M comic projects.
Multiversity Too: The Flash, by Grant Morrison, a graphic novel set in the Multiverse established in DC’s Multiversity event. The graphic novel will be the first of a series of graphic novels published under the Multiversity Too banner. The comic will be a graphic novel and will be released in 2016. No artist was announced.
The Coming of the Supermen, written and drawn by Neal Adams. The miniseries will feature characters from Jack Kirby’s Fourth World. The miniseries will launch in November.
Superman: American Alien, by screenwriter Max Landis and seven different artists including Francis Manapul and Jock. Landis described the series as “the opposite of All-Star Superman” and will run for seven issues, with each issue drawn by a different artist.
The Flash: Earth One, by J. Michael Straczynski, a new graphic novel with a continuity independent from DC’s main universe. No artist was announced. The graphic novel will be released in 2016.
Aquaman: Earth One, written and drawn by Francis Manapul, a graphic novel with a continuity independent from DC’s main universe. The graphic novel will be released in 2016.
Back to the Future, comics based on the popular trilogy of movies starring Michael J. Fox, by Bob Gale the screenwriter of Back to the Future), John Barber, Eric Burnham, Brent Schnoover, and Dan Schoening
Street Fighter/GI Joe, a six issue crossover miniseries featuring characters from the popular video game and action figure franchises. No writer or artist was named. The comic will be released in 2016.
Starfleet Academy, a new Star Trek series set in the movie’s continuity, by Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrot and Derek Charm.
A new Micronauts series. Micronauts was a toy line originally adapted into comics by Marvel, but Marvel lost the rights to the Micronauts in the 1980s. IDW has since obtained the license to the toy franchise.
Rom the Space Knight, out in 2016. Rom was a toy action figure adapted into a comic series by Marvel. Marvel lost the rights to Rom, but many of the characters featured in his comic (such as the Dire Wraiths) remain part of the Marvel Universe.
Cobra World Order, a GI Joe crossover event by Larry Hama and SL Gallant. The event will run bi-weekly for eight weeks starting in October.
Legend of Korra, a follow up to the Nickelodeon TV sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, written by Korra co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino
The Massive: Ninth Wave, by Brian Wood and Garry Brown. The comic is a six issue prequel to Wood’s ongoing disaster series The Massive.
Twist, by Joss Whedon. The comic will star a female protagonist described by Whedon as a “Victorian female Batman”. No artist or release date was announced.
A second volume of Lady Killer, by Joelle James and Jamie Rich. Lady Killer is about a 1960s housewife who doubles as a paid assassin. The first volume was released earlier this year and the new arc will be released in 2016.
Mystery Girl, a new ongoing series by Paul Tobin and Alberto Albuquerque. The comic will feature a young girl who can answer any question, but doesn’t know anything about her past.
Department H, a twenty four issue mystery series featuring a spy investigating a flooding bunker, written and drawn by Matt Kindt.
The Mighty Zodiac, by J. Torres and Corin Howell. The new comic will star a group of anthropomorphic animal warriors racing to collect six fallen stars from an evil Moon Rabbit Army. No release date or format was announced.
Over the Surface, by Natalie Nourigat. The new comic will feature a woman successfully joining the air force of a fictional country, only to discover corruption within the government. No release date or format was announced.
Another Castle, by Andrew Wheeler and Paulina Ganucheau. Another Castle stars a princess who is captured by an evil creature and quickly escapes. However, after learning that leaving the castle would interrupt a prophecy that could lead to widespread destruction, she teams up with a bumbling prince to complete the prophecy and save her kingdom.
Twilight Children, by Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke. The series is a supernatural horror series focusing on a flawed woman named Tito. The comic will release in October.
Survivors’ Club, by Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly. The series follows a group of people, all of whom have survived a horrific experience pulled straight from a horror movie. The comic will release in October.
Clean Room, by Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt. The horror series will follow a reporter who investigates a mysterious church who conducts spiritual cleanings in a hermetically sealed room. The series will launch in October.
Art Ops by Shaun Simon and Michael Allred. The series will feature a special team of operatives who retrieve “escaped” subjects of famous art pieces. The comic will launch in October.
Unfollow, by Rob Williams and Mike Dowling. The satirical series will explore the dark side of Hollywood and social media and will be about a billionaire who gives 140 random people a chance to split his fortune after he dies, provided they’re still alive when he dies. The series launches in November.
Slash and Burn by Si Spencer, Max Dunbar and Ande Parks. The series follows a reformed pyromaniac turned firefighter. Slash and Burn begins in November.
Red Thorn by David Baillie and Meghan Hetrick. The series is a dark fantasy story that focuses on Scottish mythology. The comic launches in November.
Jacked, by Eric Kripke (creator of the CW series Supernatural) and John Higgins. The series follows a flawed father who gains powers from taking a pill he purchases online. The series launches in November and will be adapted into a television series by USA Network.
Sheriff of Baghdad, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads. The crime procedural follows a former police officer who now trains police in Iraq. The series begins in December.
New Romancer, by Peter Milligan and Brett Parson. A romantic comedy series about a programmer who brings the famed poet Lord Byron to life. The series begins in December.
Lucifer, by Holly Black and Lee Garbett. The series will feature Lucifer trying to clear his name for the murder of his father…God. The series will begin in December.
Last Gang in Town, by Simon Soliver and Rufus Dayglo, featuring British punk gangsters set in the 1970s. the series will begin in December.
Other Publishers/Small Press
Parisian White, by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Bill Sienkiewicz. No additional information or release date was given.
Adventureman, by Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson. No additional information or release date was given.
Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible, a Stan Lee autobiographical graphic novel co-written by Lee and Peter David and illustrated by Colleen Doran. The comic will be published by Simon and Shuster.
Archie Meets the Ramones, which features the Archie characters interacting with the famous rock band. The oversized single issue will be co-written by Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg and illustrated by Gisele. The comic will be released in 2016.
Street Fighter Unlimited, a new ongoing series by Udon Press. Ken Siu-Chong will write the series, and Joe Ng and Edwin Huang will illustrate the new comic.
Ghosts, a new graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier. Telgemeier won an Eisner Award over the weekend for her previous graphic novels Smile and Sisters. The graphic novel will be released in fall 2016 by Scholastic.