It’s a great week for news, with a lot happening over the last few days. Here’s the latest, thanks to Tash from Brisbane’s Secret Identity Comics (7/139-145 Charlotte Street)!
Publisher and industry news
If you’ve been keeping up to date with Heathen, a feminist lesbian viking comic (and yes, it is as great as that description sounds), then you’ll know that the creator of the comic, Natasha Alterici, has just launched the Kickstarter to fund the release of volume 2. With 201 backers already pledging $9,252 of the required $11,500, there’s still 32 days to go to raise the funds needed to bring Volume 2 to print. Heathen tells the story of Aydis, a viking girl banished from her village for kissing another girl, who sets out to challenge Odin, the god king. Volume 1 featured Valkyries, shape shifters and gods, and volume 2 is set to feature pirates, mermaids and other immortals. To support the series, and score some sweet rewards, head to the comic’s Kickstarter page.
It’s not often that we hear news of completely new characters set to debut in their own series, but this week Marvel has announced their newest character, Mosaic, who will be the lead character in his own series set to debut in October this year. Having already been teased earlier this year, Marvel has now provided more information on Mosaic – a handsome basketball player with attitude named Morris Sackett who, after being exposed to the Terrigen Cloud, is turned into an Inhuman. Losing his body in the process, Mosaic gains the power to jump from body to body, completely subsuming that person in order to live another day.
Movie and TV tie-in news
More news for fans of CW’s Supergirl, with confirmation this week that Lynda Carter will be playing the American President in Season 2 of the show. Yes, that’s right, Wonder Woman herself will be stepping into the role of Madam POTUS, with episode 203 marking the beginning of her recurring role. Other characters also confirmed for season 2 are police officer Maggie Sawyer and Lex Luthor’s sister, Lena.
The Assassin’s Creed series started as a video game, then moved on to comics, novels and most recently a movie adaptation, but it seems the series is not quite done with comics, with yet another Assassin’s Creed inspired story to hit comic book store shelves soon. As exclusively reported by Comics Alliance, Titan Comics have revealed Last Descendants: Locus, the new miniseries by Ian Edginton and Caspar Wijngaard set within the Assassin’s Creed verse. The series will be set in both the modern era and Victorian England, and will follow a teenager named Sean, living out the exploits of his own ancestor. Whether Sean is on the side of the Assassins or Templars is yet to be revealed.
Out this week
This week sees the release of the first issue of Cryptocracy, from Dark Horse Comics. The series deals with manipulators of society, who observe and control from the shadows, in secret, until now. Written by Van Jensen with art by Pete Woods.
Ever been to a party where the partygoers suddenly mutate into bizarre, uncontrollable animals? That’s the plotline for the Teen Titans Annual #2, written by Scott Lobdell with art by Cory Smith.
It’s time to return home for Wynonna Earp in this week’s release Wynonna Earp #5. Wynonna heads back to Tombstone, Arizona to discover the truth behind the dangerous enemy she has been facing. Written by Beau Smith with art by Lora Innes.
The first issue sent shockwaves through the Marvel-fanverse, and Captain America Steve Rogers #2 promises to deliver more of the same, as the secret history of Steve Rogers is revealed. Written by Nick Spencer with art by Jesus Saiz.
Semiautomagic TP also releases this week, telling a tale of a university professor who battles monsters and dark forces trying to seduce young souls via a computer game. It’s tech meets magic, written by Alex De Campi with art by Jerry Ordway.
If you picked up the DC Superhero Girls issue on Free Comic Book Day, you’ll be pleased to know the DC Superhero Girls Trade Paperback Vol 1: Finals Crisis releases this week. It’s the first ever all ages DC Super Hero Girls original graphic novel, and features the high school adventures of Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Batgirl, Katana, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Written by Shea Fontana with art by Yancy Labat.
If you weren’t following the original release, the full storyline of the recent Angela, Queen of Hel run is collected in Angela Queen of Hel TP Journey to Funderworld, releasing this week. Featuring the Guardian Angel, Angela and her beloved, Sera, this seven issue collection is written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Aaron Kim Jacinto and Stephanie Hans.
Finally, the trade release everyone has been waiting for is out this week, with Saga TP Vol 6 releasing Thursday. Collecting Saga #31-36, Hazel begins kindergarten as her parents, planets away, learn a few hard lessons. Written by Brian K Vaughan with art by Fiona Staples.
Do you like your westerns with a dash of horror? Are you a fan of mythology and folklore? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Pretty Deadly, described as a dark, mythological western, may just be the perfect story for you. Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Emma Rios, Pretty Deadly tells the story of Deathface Ginny, the daughter of death, on a quest through a harsh world filled with violence. Volume 1 is out now, with Volume 2 due to release in August, so get yourself caught up with the series and grab Volume 1: The Shrike now.
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