john carpenter joker comic

John Carpenter is bringing his talent for terror to Gotham’s Crime Prince of Crime with a one-shot Joker comic. Part of DC’s “Year of the Villain” event, the comic is titled The Joker: Year of the Villain #1, and will be written by Carpenter and Anthony Burch, with art by Philip Tan and Marc Deering. I’m of the opinion that the Joker has been a bit overused as a character, and there’s not much more to say about Batman’s arch nemesis. But having John Carpenter write about him is definitely an attention grabber.

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Cobra Kai comic book

The YouTube Premium original series Cobra Kai has been continuing a story that first got underway back in 1984 with The Karate Kid, depicting the ongoing rivalry between Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) decades after they clashed as teenagers. Daniel was the protagonist of that original movie and Johnny was depicted as a villain, but what if the story is more complicated than that?

A new Cobra Kai comic book intends to explore that question by giving Johnny Lawrence his own Maleficent moment, retelling the events of The Karate Kid through his eyes instead of Daniel’s. Learn more about the upcoming comic below. Read More »

Walking Dead comic ending

The Walking Dead will live on in the form of TV shows, spin-offs, and movies for a while yet, but Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard‘s comic book that started it all has come to a dramatic surprise end. The ongoing series, which had been published regularly since 2003, ends tomorrow with issue #193, a lengthy wrap-up in the wake of a jaw-dropping development in the story. Read Kirkman’s explanation for why he decided to end the comic, but beware: there are spoilers ahead. Read More »

Hill House Comics

Joe Hill is headed back to the world of comic books with DC’s Hill House Comics. The new horror series will feature five miniseries set to debut in October, each with their own particular brand of terror. Hill will write two of the tales himself, and curate the rest. Other stories will be penned by Mike CareyLaura MarksCarmen Maria Machado and more. This entire endeavor looks like a must-have for horror fans.

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Marvel plays

Maybe the closest thing we’ll get to seeing the glory that is “The Tragedy of Loki of Asgard,” the barely-seen play that graces our eyeballs for only three minutes in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, is the upcoming series of one-act Marvel plays that can be put on by high schoolers. At the very least, both Thor and Loki are among the heroes set to take center stage in one of the various one-act plays available for high school theater programs to purchase through the newly announced Marvel Spotlight.

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vertigo comics shut down

DC Vertigo is dead. The esteemed adult-oriented imprint that for 26 years has housed award-winning comic book series like The Sandman, Preacher, 100 Bullets, Y: The Last Man, and Fables, and beloved classics like Hellblazer and Swamp Thing, has been killed by DC Entertainment. This is part of a restructuring of the company’s DC Comics’ imprint divisions in an effort to release all published content under the DC brand.

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star wars age of resistance comics

Star Wars fans curious about Supreme Leader Snoke didn’t get to find out much about him before he was suddenly struck down in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But a new Star Wars comic will reveal a small glimpse of the villain’s backstory. Age of Resistance, Marvel’s latest collection of anthology tales on the heels of Age of Republic and Age of Rebellion, spotlights the characters of the final three films of the Skywalker Saga. In addition to Snoke, Kylo Ren, Rey, and Rose Tico will all get their own issues in the four installments coming in September.

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blade runner 2019 trailer

It’s time to return to the neon-drenched world of futuristic LA — except it’s not quite the future. In an alternate 2019, where Replicants roam and Blade Runners hunt down the bio-engineered synthetic humans, a veteran female Blader Runner takes the spotlight in the upcoming Blade Runner 2019 prequel comic. The comic book title, which is the first in a series of projects created with Alcon Entertainment, is the latest piece of media to fill in the gaps between Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner and Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 sequel, Blade Runner 2049. Watch the Blade Runner 2019 trailer advertising the new comic book title below.

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Marvel audiobooks

Marvel has already conquered the movie and comic book realms, so where next but audio? On the heels of the release of the second season of the acclaimed Wolverine podcast drama, Marvel Entertainment will be teaming up with audiobook and digital content producer Dreamscape Media to adapt Marvel Comics’ most iconic stories as “read-to-me style” audiobooks.

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stranger things prequel comic

Before Eleven, there was Six. No, this is not a failed attempt at counting, but a preview of the upcoming Stranger Things prequel comic, which follows a psychic teen who came to Hawkins, Indiana long before Eleven crushed a Coca-Cola can.

Stranger Things: Six is an upcoming four-issue miniseries from Dark Horse Comics that takes place prior to the events of season 1 of Stranger Things, Netflix’s flagship genre show that will make its long-awaited season 3 premiere this summer. So if you’re getting tired of waiting for Stranger Things season 3, Stranger Things: Six could temporarily fill in that void for you.

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