Secret Identity: Comic book update for week beginning 28th August 2016

Tash from Brisbane’s Secret Identity Comics (7/139-145 Charlotte Street) writes: “It was my birthday on Monday and even that didn’t stop me from handing in this weekly news report. Woo!”

Moon Knight

Moon Knight

Publisher and industry news
Good news for fans of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona series, with Noelle announcing that a Nimona audiobook is set for release October 4. The audiobook will feature the voice cast talents of Rebecca Soler, Marc Thompson, Natalie Gold, Jonathan Davis, January LaVoy, David Pittu and Peter Bradbury, and as it is being described as an unabridged audiobook, will run for two hours and seventeen minutes. The audiobook is available for preorder now at Audible.com.

Movie and TV tie-in news
The latest trailer for Netflix’s Luke Cage series has premiered and predictably, it’s full of badassery beatdowns. The series will feature both new and already established characters, including Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and is set to premiere September 30. To view the trailer, click here.

According to Variety, there’s been a director replacement for the Warner Bros and DC Entertainment adaptation of Dark Universe (Justice League Dark), with Doug Liman replacing Guillermo del Toro. The lineup for the Justice League Dark in Dark Universe includes Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman, Etrigan the Demon and Swamp Thing, and the film will supposedly tie in to the DC Cinematic Universe in a major way.

Out this week
Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson with art by Ben Stenbeck, Witchfinder City of the Dead #1 releases this week. Focusing on occult advisor to the  queen, Sir Edward Grey, the first issue features flesh-eating corpses and underground temples. Lovely.

DC Comics Bombshells Annual #1 is also out this week, exploring the long-buried tale of a heroine of the Great War known as the Batgirl. The title is written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Elsa Charretier.

Written by John Ostrander with art by Gus Vasquez, Suicide Squad War Crimes Special #1 tasks the Suicide Squad with storming the Hague to save America from its own nasty secrets.

Joe Thursday finally learns the secret about where he came from and why in Dream Police #11, written by J Michael Straczynski with art by Sid Kotian.

Apparently the truth was out there a lot earlier than we’d all thought, with X-Files Origins #1 focusing on a teenage Mulder and Scully as they star in separate mysterious conspiracy tales. Written by Jody Houser and Matthew Dow Smith with art by Chris Fenoglio and Corin Howell.

If you want to experience Sin City, Frank Miller’s masterpiece of storytelling and art in a glorious way, pick up Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection, out this week. This collection displays the entire graphic novel scanned from the original artwork at full size directly from the originals held in Frank Miller’s archives.

The Justice League deal with the death of Superman in Superman & The Justice League of America TP Vol 2, out this week. Exploring how the Justice League re-collects itself following the death of Superman and the injuries sustained to Blue Beetle and Booster Gold in the battle with Doomsday, this trade collects adventures from Justice League America #69-77 and Justice League America Annual #6.

Get yourself up to speed with Doctor Strange’s origins with Doctor Strange TP Strange Origin, written by Greg Pak and Jason Aaron with art by Emma Rios and Chris Bachalo. This trade explores how Stephen Strange became Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme, and collects Dr Strange: Season One and Doctor Strange (2015) #1.

Weekly Pick
As it’s my birthday week, I’m spotlighting a trade about my favourite character, Moon Knight. Moon Knight Epic Collection: Bad Moon Rising, collects the earliest appearances of the vigilante anti-hero who battles personal demons and mental disorders just as much as he does criminals. From his debut in Werewolf by Night to his very own solo series, Moon Knight remains one of the most distinct and intriguing characters in comic books. Grab a copy of this trade before the inevitable (fingers crossed) adapted for Netflix series announcement.

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