September 17, 2021 – Multiversity Comics


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In case you missed it, BOOM! Studios announced the “Buckhead” miniseries, while Dark Horse revealed “Daisy” and “The Icon,” and Marvel announced that writer Victor LaValle would team up with artist Leonard Kirk for “Sabretooth.” We also got an exclusive preview of “Captain America’s United States” # 4.

Cover by Francesco Colafella

– Arancia Studio and Image Comics have announced the graphic novel “Leone: Notes on a Life” by writer Carmine Di Giandomenico and artist Francesca Colafella. Going through Tripwire, the book is based on the true story of an Italian jazz musician who immigrated to the United States in search of freedom and fortune. Starting from his last concert in New York and working in a non-linear fashion through his life story, the graphic novel is presented as a true “musical” book, based on the life of Colafella’s grandfather. “Leone: Notes on a Life” plays its tune on December 15th.

Marvel’s solicitations were released yesterday, which included the previously unannounced news that Alex Paknadel and Diogenes Neves would take care of Spider-Man’s connection to the upcoming “Darkhold” event. “The Darkhold: Spider-Man” # 1 will take a trip to the “Warped World of Spider-Man’s Shattered Spirit” after reading The Old Darkhold Drives Peter Parker Crazy. The book will feature a cover by James Harren as well as a variant cover by Cian Tormey, and a cover connecting to previous “Darkhold” one-shots by Josemaria Casanovas. “The Darkhold: Spider-Man” # 1 hits stores on December 15th.

– The DC solicitations, meanwhile, have a preview of a big event to come in 2022. Via Newsarama, the solicitation text for Brian Michael Bendis and Sanford Green’s December # 1 “Justice League Annual” teases Wonder Woman’s return to the team, but also notes that the events of the year lead to “Justice League vs. Legion of Superheroes next year Bendis was notably the last writer to write the current Legion series before its cancellation in January. “Justice League Annual” # 1 falls on December 14th.

– The comiXology Originals graphic novel “Liebestrasse” will be published courtesy of Dark Horse next summer. Going through Rhythm, the graphic novel by writer Greg Lockard, artist Tim Fish, colourist Hector Barros and scholar Lucas Gattoni was released digitally on comiXology in 2019, before earning a nomination for Best Comic Book at the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards. The book’s planned print release is the last one announced by Dark Horse, following similar announcements for comiXology’s “The Stone King”, “Forgotten Home” and “In the Flood” series. The printed version of “Liebestrasse” will hit shelves on June 7, 2022.

– The Call of Duty: Vanguard video game will receive a prequel comic available exclusively to attendees of the developer’s New York Comic-Con panel. Going through Newsarama, Sledgehammer Games has announced that they will host a special panel at the convention next month. The comic features illustrations by Piotr Kowalski and colors by Brad Simpson, and will focus on the character of Polina, the game’s protagonist, who was first revealed last month in a gameplay demo at the Gamescom Opening Night Live. Polina is played in the game by voice actor Laura Bailey, known for her performances in The Last of Us 2 and as a senior cast member on critical role. The panel will be held on October 10, ahead of the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5.

– IDW editions announcement “Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Annual 2021”, a one-shot that will feature stories from all the writers of the “High Republic” line, including Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott and Charles Soule. The artists of the 48-page book will be Sam Beck, Jesse Lonegran, Jason Loo, Yael Nathan and Stefano Simeone, and it will be released in December with an A cover by Stefano Simeone and a B cover by Jason Loo.

– IDW also released a short comic on social networks which is linked to their current miniseries “Bermuda”. The mini-comic, titled “A Bermuda Short”, comes from writer and letterer John Layman, artist Nick Bradshaw and colorist Len O’Grady, with editing by Scott Dunbier. She and the larger miniseries follow Bermuda, a 16-year-old girl who lives in a land “untouched by time and civilization.” The mini-comic, which teases number 3 in the series, finds out Bermuda clashes with a dangerous group of Tyrannosaurus rex. “Bermuda” # 3 went on sale this week, while the latest issue hits stores on October 20.

– Finally, LibraryPass and TKO Studios announced that the entire digital catalog of the comic book publisher will be available to libraries and schools through the BD Plus Program. This program will include day and date access to new publisher versions, as well as access to previous titles such as “Sentient”, “The Banks” and “Djeliya”. The Comics Plus program offers unlimited and concurrent withdrawals of titles on their platform, which includes books from Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse, Tokyopop and more.


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