Secret Identity: Comic book update for week beginning 20th November 2016

Another week begins, which means more comic book news – fresh from Secret Identity Comics (7/139-145 Charlotte Street, Brisbane)!

Miss America Chavez

Miss America Chavez

Publisher and industry news
Marvel previously announced last month that an ongoing series featuring America Chavez, entitled America, would be hitting store shelves next year, and this week, news broke regarding exactly who would be working on the title. The series will feature young adult author Gabby Rivera on writing duties, and she will be joined by Joe Quinones, whose most recent work includes Howard the Duck. The series will be releasing March 2017, and is definitely one to look out for!

Movie and TV tie-in news
For those of you following the story regarding Deadpool 2’s director woes, this week brings good news. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Deadpool 2 has found itself a new director, and that director is David Leitch, best known for his work on the John Wick movies. Given his past directorial works, we know Leitch enjoys action movies, but let’s hope he likes sarcastic, fourth wall breaking  mercenaries too.

In TV news, Valiant’s The Death Defying Doctor Mirage is being adapted as a tv series for the CW network. Written by Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre, the comic focuses on a paranormal investigator who can talk to ghosts, and who uses her special abilities to solve homicides and give peace to the families of the recently deceased. But when her husband dies, Doctor Mirage embarks on a quest to find his spirit, the only ghost she can’t communicate with.

Out this week
Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire team up for the first of a three part story in AD After Death Book 1, hitting shelves this week. Set in a future where a cure for death has been found, the story will be serialised monthly as three oversized books utilising a combination of comics, prose and illustration.

In DC Rebirth title watch, here are the issues that will be hitting store shelves this week: Action Comics #968, written by Dan Jurgens with art by Terry Kirkham; Batgirl #5, written by Hope Larson with art by Rafael Albuquerque; Batman Beyond #2, written by Dan Jurgens with art by Bernard Chang; Blue Beetle #3, written by Keith Giffen with art by Scott Kolins; Deathstroke #7, written by Christopher Priest with art by Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz; Detective Comics #945, written by James Tynion IV with art by Al Barrionuevo and Carmen Nunez Carnero; Flash #11, written by Joshua Williamson with art by Davide Gianfelice; Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #9, written by Robert Venditti with art by Rafael Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona; Harley Quinn #8, written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Chad Hardin; Hellblazer #4, written by Simon Oliver with art by Moritat; Teen Titans #2, written by Ben Percy with art by Diogenes Neves and Ruy Jose; Titans #5, written by Dan Abnett with art by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund; and Wonder Woman #11, written by Greg Rucka with art by Liam Sharp. Phew!

The finale of Mega City Zero reaches its conclusion in Judge Dredd #12, written by Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas with art by Dan McDaid.

Super Powers #1, written by Art Baltazar and Franco with art by Art Baltazar, is the perfect comic for parents wanting to introduce their children to superheroes. Featuring the big DC three, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, the issue is from the creative team behind Tiny Titans and Superman Family Adventures.

Two beloved Marvel titles receive the annual treatment this week, with All New X-Men Annual #1, written by Sina Grace and Rex Ogle with art by Cory Smith and Andrea Broccardo releasing alongside Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, written by various with art by Cory Smith and Bruno Oliveira.

The War is almost over in Civil War II #7, the pen-ultimate issue before the end of the 8 issue run, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by David Marquez.

Most people have heard of Captain America, but less have probably heard of Captain Britain. This week’s release of Captain Britain TP Legacy of Legend hopes to change that. Collecting content from Captain Britain, Marvel Team-Up, Incredible Hulk Weekly, Marvel Super-Heroes, Dardevils and Mighty World of Marvel, the trade focuses on the exploits of Brian Braddock, the UK’s greatest hero.

If you can’t get enough of DC Universe’s Rebirth event, this week sees the release of DC Universe Rebirth Deluxe Edition HC, written by Geoff Johns with art by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Phil Jimenez, Joe Prado and Matt Santorelli. The hardcover edition features behind the scenes extras and character sketches of the new heroes from the pages of the recent Rebirth event.

Weekly Pick
I’m going to cut straight to the chase with this week’s pick – Hush. It’s an iconic Batman story, often featured in top 5 lists of best stories of the caped crusader. This trade features many of the best loved (or is that loathed) Batman villains, as well as various members of the Bat family and Superman. It should be a part of every Batman fan’s collection, and even if you aren’t a Batman fan, it’s worth a purchase anyway. Because it’s that good.

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