star wars future

The time after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker seems so far, far away for now. But it could be getting closer with the release of new Star Wars books and comics that will feature events beyond the Skywalker Saga. While we know little of the Star Wars future beyond Episode 9, which will close out the Skywalker Saga this December, a top-secret new book project announced at this year’s New York Comic-Con may reveal more.

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Cobra Kai Comic Book Series

Cobra Kai remains a big hit among Karate Kid fans, and now it has its own comic book series to boot. Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues is a 4-part series IDW Publishing hitting shelves next week, and we’re debuting an exclusive look at the comic below. The series retells the events of the 1984 Karate Kid movie from the point-of-view of Johnny Lawrence, the villain of that film but the main character of Cobra Kai.

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kylo ren origins

Star Wars fans are a vocal bunch. So The Rise of Kylo Ren writer Charles Soule is forewarning fans that they may not all be pleased with how the Kylo Ren origins story goes down in his new comic book.

Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this December, Disney is releasing a new Marvel comic detailing Ben Solo’s journey to the Dark Side in a four-part comic series written by Soule and drawn by Will Sliney. With the first issue set to hit shelves in December, Soule feels it’s important to warn fans of the brooding villain that all may not go as they want or expect it to.

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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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