The 5 Biggest Things That Happened In Comics This Week
With so many new comics hitting the shelves every Wednesday, it's easy to miss some of the smaller [...]
With so many new comics hitting the shelves every Wednesday, it's easy to miss some of the smaller happenings throughout the week. Once the weekend comes it feels like you finally have a chance to catch up, so why not make it a little easier to find the highlights from the industry in one place?
Sounds good right? Whether it's Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, BOOM!, Titan, Oni Press, or industry related, this is a one-stop spot for what went on in comics this week. There's plenty more that happened of course, and you can always check out the CB Comics hub to find more. If you're in a hurry though you can hit the next slide to get the cliff notes version.
Without further ado here is the first big story of the past week in comics!
New Runaways Series Teaser
One of Marvel's most surprising hits is The Runaways, who since their creation in 2003 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona have become fan favorites. They'll soon be getting their own show on Hulu, and now Marvel is teasing a new ongoing series as well.
That first teaser (of what will likely be many) focused on Nico Minoru. Nico was most recently seen in the A-Force series, and the teaser gave a quick primer on the character's abilities.
Nico is a "goth girl" who was born to supervillain parents with arcane powers. She inherited the Staff of One, a mystical artifact capable of casting practically any spell, but only once. She took over as leader of the Runaways after original leader Alex Wilder was revealed to be a traitor. She notorious for kissing the wrong people and for complicated romances with her teammates.
There will most likely be a teaser for each member of the group, and so far there isn't a creative team or release date announced. Still, more Runaways is always a good thing. You can find out more about them here.
New DC Bombshells Series Announced
Earlier in the week, DC announced that their popular DC Comics Bombshells series would be concluding this June, but they followed it up with even better news.
DC Comics Bombshells writer Marguerite Bennett teased a new ongoing series on Twitter, which will also be a digital first series. She said "We have a whole new and ONGOING digital-first series coming late this summer. New heroines, new theaters of war, new perils, new crises, and new smooches! More details to follow in the coming weeks."
The new series will star new heroes, but the lingering storylines will be brought to a conclusion before the original series closes down. The last digital issue is set to debut on June 16th, while the print version will conclude on August 16th.
DC Comic Bombshells is written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Laura Braga, Aneke, and Ant Lucia. You can find the description of the latest issue, DC Comics Bombshells #28, below.
DC Comics Bombshells #28APR170379
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Laura Braga, Aneke (CA) Ant Lucia
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Doctor Who Crossover
The only thing better than one Doctor Who is four Doctor Who's, and that is exactly what's happening in Titan Comics' new series.
The new miniseries brings together the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors as they battle a threat that one cannot handle alone. The threat itself? That would be the Void, or rather something that is driving the Void to devour the universe. Obviously, that's a pretty big threat, and it will kick off in the Doctor Who Alpha issue. It will consist of eight chapters that
It will consist of eight chapters that hits all four ongoing series, and you can see a preview of Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension here. The description is included below.
"The Void has always existed: 'No place. The silent realm. The lost dimension.' But the Void is no longer empty. The Void is hungry and devouring our universe – through time and space. Now, the four Doctors must join forces to save…everything!"
While Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension will feature the four modern Doctors, the BBC is busy casting the fifth. The tenth season of Doctor Who will be the final season for Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. It will also be the final season for producer and showrunner Steven Moffat, who will hand the job over to Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, who will introduce a new Doctor in Doctor Who's eleventh season. It is unclear if new companion Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie, will stay with the series.prevnext
Original Ultimates Returning In August
The latest Marvel solicitations included a welcome surprise for Ultimate Universe fans, one that will take place in the big Ultimates 2 #100 later this year.
That surprise comes in the form of the original Ultimates, who will be quite surprised at what the team looks like nowadays. The current team includes Captain Marvel, America Chavez, Black Panther, Monica Rambeaux, and Blue Marvel, a far cry from the original squad that consisted of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, The Wasp, and Giant Man.
Fans thought they would never see the original team back together, as the Ultimate Universe ceased to exist after Secret Wars. How they get back here isn't yet known, or if it's a permanent move for some of them, but fans are excited to find out You can view more about the Ultimates here, and the description is listed below.
ULTIMATES 2 #100
AL EWING (W) TRAVEL FOREMAN (A/C)
VARIANT COVER by MARK BAGLEY
Kirby 100th Anniversary Variant Cover by JACK KIRBY A double-sized issue celebrating ULTIMATES #100!
Eternity is free – but can even he stand against the might of the First Firmament? Or does the embodiment of everything need help...from Outside? Featuring the Ultimates and...the Ultimates?
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
Tragedy Hits Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps
The Green Lantern Corps isn't unfamiliar with heartbreak and tragedy, but one of their brightest experienced a gut punch in this week's Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.
Spoilers incoming, so you've been warned.
The current arc has focused on a villain from the future named Sarko, who has given the Lantern Corps more than they can handle. His reason for coming back was to revitalize the Sinestro Corps, and as the other Lanterns fought his construct armies a few were dispatched to attack him from a different front.
When Rayner takes Rip Hunter's Lantern ring, it shows him Sarko's lineage, which is shown to originate Soranik Natu. He flies off to stop Hal from carrying out his plan to take down Sarko, but arrives too late. He doesn't want to leave Sarko there, so takes the body to bury elsewhere. The final page shows Rayner saddened in his quarters, as he reveals that Sarko was his son.
While Rayner now knows he and Soranik had a child at some point in the future, Soranik does not, and future issues will definitely focus on this developing story. You can find out more about the issue here.
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #21 is written by Robert Venditti with art by Jordi Tarrogona and Rafa Sandoval, with covers by Kevin Nowlan and Ethan Van Sciver. The official description is listed below.
PRISM OF TIME finale! To stop Sarko and save the future of the Green Lantern Corps, a Lantern must die—but can a returning Green Lantern find a way to save a life instead of taking one?
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #21 is in stores now.prevnext
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