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Knowledge Waits is a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. Today, we see the clever way the end of the Atom’s late 1980s comic book was reflected in the corner boxes of the series!
After I did an article on how the corner boxes of The Incredible Hulk reflected how the Hulk was slowly losing control of his intelligence (this was during Bill Mantlo’s run when the Hulk regained the intelligence of Bruce Banner for a while) and turning back into a savage Hulk (each issue would show the Hulk getting more and more crazy, as he tears off his lab coat and becomes the savage Hulk again), reader Neil R. wrote in to note how the final few issues of The Power of the Atom did the same thing in the late 1980s.
Check out the corner boxes of the series, starting with the 13th issue (the series ended with #18). I used Comixology’s image files of the covers since they’re so sharp, in case you’re wondering where the price tag is on the covers.
Isn’t that an awesome way to say goodbye as a comic book series? The Atom just slowly shrinks into nothingness!
I tried to do it as a gif, but I’m sure someone out there can do a better job. If you do, feel free to send your gif in and I’ll replace the one that I did!
I wonder who came up with the idea? Whoever it was, it really worked well. Mike Carlin was the editor on the series, and there were actually a few fill-in issues by William Messner-Loebs and Tom Peyer towards the end, as you can see from the credits above. The art for the corner box was by Graham Nolan, who was the regular artist on the series at the time.
The post The Atom Handled Cancellation in the Coolest Way Imaginable appeared first on CBR.

The New Teen Titans and some of DC Comics’ most popular heroes and villains will headline two new statue lines from DC Collectibles.RELATED: DC’s June Collectibles Slate Boasts Metal Batman & Much More
Artist George Pérez’s iconic cover for 1980’s The New Teen Titans #1 will be recreated in a 6-inch multi-part statue set featuring Starfire, Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl and Raven. In addition, DC Collectibles will launch DC Core, its first line of 9-inch scale PVC statues, featuring The Joker, Batman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl and other characters.
“DC Collectibles is always looking for new ways to bring our rich portfolio of DC Super Heroes and stories to life, and PVC allows us to create complex, exaggerated poses we’ve never tried before,” Jim Fletcher, DC Collectibles’ executive creative director, said in a statement. “With PVC, we don’t have to worry as much about breakage, since the material is more durable than resin, and we can offer these statues at a lower price point without sacrificing quality. Fans will be amazed at the great attention to detail given to each character, and we hope they are as thrilled with the DC Core designs as we are.”
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Robin and Starfire will be the first heroes from the New Teen Titans lineup, debuting in August, followed by Beast Boy and Cyborg in September, Kid Flash and Wonder Girl in November, and Raven in November. DC Core’s first statue will see the Clown Prince of Crime transformed in all of his terrorizing glory in August, with Batman in September, and Batgirl and Wonder Woman in November.
Sculpted by Joe Menna, The New Teen Titans lineup will retail for $80 each. DC Core’s sale price will be $50 each.
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WARNING: The following article may contain major spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man’s next storyline, “Go Down Swinging.”
Before writer Dan Slott says goodbye to Spider-Man in June, he’s pitting the wall-crawler against a new foe in the Red Goblin. Now a variant cover for The Amazing Spider-Man #799, illustrated by Ed McGuinness, offers a closer look at the villain.RELATED: Dan Slott Leaving Amazing Spider-Man, Will Write Iron Man
Keeping with the goblin theme, the new Red Goblin is depicted riding a glider, but instead of fire coming out of its exhaust, the entire body is engulfed in flames. That’s not all: The Red Goblin’s body is covered in a red-and-black substance, complete with a pointy tail. That gives the impression the Red Goblin is indeed a devil brought to life, but upon further inspection, he evokes parallels to another Spider-Man nemesis, Carnage.
A recent Amazon UK listing for The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Vol. 9 “Worldwide” storyline appears to reveal the identity of Spider-Man’s mysterious foe as Norman Osborn with the Carnage symbiote.RELATED: Red Goblin: Amazing Listing May Spoil Spider-Man Foe’s Identity
Since Marvel first teased the arrival of the Red Goblin, fans have theorized about the character’s identity and his significance to Slott’s overarching story. The most prominent theory is that Norman Osborn will make some sort of deal with Mephisto himself, and that this could potentially lead to Marvel somehow undoing the controversial events of “One More Day.”
“Go Down Swinging,” by Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen, with cover art by Alex Ross, kicks off in March 2018’s The Amazing Spider-Man #797.
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DC Comics has officially announced that Brian Michael Bendis’ first work for the publisher will be a ten-page story in Action Comics #1000. As previously reported, Bendis’ script will be illustrated by DC co-publisher and comic book legend Jim Lee.RELATED: Superman’s Red Trunks Make a Comeback in DC’s Action Comics #1000
In addition to Bendis and Lee (and the return of Superman’s iconic red trunks), DC has enlisted a true all-star roster of creators to celebrate the series’ landmark issue. Marvel Wolfman is scripting a story using never before published artwork by Curt Swan, while Richard Donner returns to comics for the issue, co-writing a story with Geoff John to be illustrated by Olivier Coipel.
The rest of the announced line-up consists of:
Paul Dini with José Luis García-López
Tom King with Clay Mann and Jordie Bellaire
Brad Meltzer with John Cassaday and Laura Martin
Louise Simonson with Jerry Ordway
Scott Snyder with Tim Sale
“The one-thousandth issue of ACTION COMICS is an incredible milestone in pop culture and a testament to the vision of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,” DC publisher Dan DiDio said in a statement. “Without this book, along with Siegel and Shuster’s fertile imaginations and boundless creativity, the superhero’s place in literature may have been wildly different, if not altogether nonexistent.”
The oversized Action Comics #1000 arrives in stores April 18, 2018. Check out the full press release below.

DC is going all-out to celebrate the one-thousandth issue of ACTION COMICS—the longest continually published comic book of its kind in history, the series that introduced Superman to the world and the title that launched the superhero genre. The Jim Lee-drawn cover features a new costume that integrates a variety of classic and new elements, including the Man of Steel’s trademark red trunks.
“ACTION COMICS #1000 represents a watershed moment in the history of not just comic books, but entertainment, literature and pop culture,” said Lee. “There’s no better way to celebrate Superman’s enduring popularity than to give him a look that combines some new accents with the most iconic feature of his classic design.”
Available at comics retailers and digitally on April 18, ACTION COMICS #1000 features the DC debut of acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis in a 10-page Superman story featuring art by DC publisher and celebrated artist Jim Lee. This milestone issue will also include two 15-page stories from two of DC’s current and most popular talent teams: SUPERMAN writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Pat Gleason, as well as ACTION COMICS writer and artist Dan Jurgens.
“The one-thousandth issue of ACTION COMICS is an incredible milestone in pop culture and a testament to the vision of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,” said DC publisher Dan DiDio. “Without this book, along with Siegel and Shuster’s fertile imaginations and boundless creativity, the superhero’s place in literature may have been wildly different, if not altogether nonexistent.”
This must-have collector’s item comic book will also feature previously unpublished art from Curt Swan, whose dynamic, iconic style many consider the definitive look for the Man of Steel throughout comics’ Golden and Silver Ages. Acclaimed DC writer Marv Wolfman will script a story based on this never-before-seen content. In addition, the comic will include a collection of memorable bonus stories from some of the most celebrated names in comics and entertainment.
Contributors to this once-in-a-lifetime issue include legendary Superman movie director Richard Donner and New York Times best-selling writer Geoff Johns, with art by Olivier Coipel. Other contributing creative teams will include Paul Dini with José Luis García-López; Tom King with Clay Mann and Jordie Bellaire; Brad Meltzer with John Cassaday and Laura Martin; Louise Simonson with Jerry Ordway; Scott Snyder with Tim Sale and more to be announced.
This celebratory comic book is just the beginning; this milestone will be recognized across the DC superhero line for the month of April with a series of Superman-themed variant covers and even more to come. Check out the website at or the DC YouTube channel for the latest news regarding Krypton’s last son and his elevation to pop culture icon.

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After a nearly seven-year absence, Superman’s signature red trunks will make their triumphant return April 18 in DC Comics’ Action Comics #1000.RELATED: Bendis Will Reportedly Make His DC Debut in Action Comics #1000
The Man of Steel dons the shorts once more on the cover for the landmark issue, illustrated by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair. The publisher notes the superhero wears “a new costume that integrates a variety of classic and new elements” — most notably, those long-missing trunks.Action Comics #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclar
It was Lee, DC Entertainment’s co-publisher, who designed Superman’s costume for the 2011 New 52 relaunch that dropped the signature trunks and added a metallic sheen. For DC’s 2016 Rebirth initiative, the Last Son of Krypton also briefly lost his red boots; however, those returned in April 2017. It probably goes without saying that the New 52 redesign was divisive, so many fans will undoubtedly welcome news of the return of the red trunks.
Along with the trunks, the new costume brings with it the yellow belt, also last seen in 2011. The design also integrates the blue metallic cuffs from the original Rebirth design.
Going on sale April 18, Action Comics #1000 marks the DC Comics debut of writer Brian Michael Bendis. He’s joined in the special issue by a creative lineup that include Superman director Richard Donner, Geoff Johns, Paul Dini, Jim Lee, Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, José Luis García-López, Tom King, Clay Mann, Jordie Bellaire, Brad Meltzer, John Cassaday, Laura Martin, Louise Simonson, Jerry Ordway, Scott Snyder and Tim Sale.
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Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson have been one of the longest-enduring couples in the Marvel Universe — or rather, they were until the 2007’s controversial “One More Day.” To save Aunt May’s life, Peter and MJ turned to the demon Mephisto, who demanded a price: their marriage. The two have since remained friends and dated other people, but recent events in The Amazing Spider-Man have suggested the love between them hasn’t completely fizzled. Now new art by Stuart Immonen from Issue 797 suggests a significant development in their relationship may be on the horizon.RELATED: Dan Slott Leaving Amazing Spider-Man, Will Write Iron Man
With the “Going Down Swinging” storyline beginning in March, Spider-Man will find himself going up against the Red Goblin. No further details about Red Goblin have been revealed, but given his demonic appearance, it looks like Mephisto is coming to mess with Peter’s life yet again.
With writer Dan Slott announcing that he’s leaving The Amazing Spider-Man with Issue 800 for Invincible Iron Man, it makes sense that he would end his decade-long run with Peter and MJ getting back together. Since their split, the only opportunity for fans to see the iconic couple together was in Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, set in an alternate universe in which the two are happily married and have a young daughter named Anna.RELATED: Amazon Listing May Spoil Red Goblin’s IdentityThe Amazing Spider-Man #800 goes on sale later this year.
(via Vulture)
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WARNING: The following article may contain major spoilers for Amazing Spider-Man’s next storyline, Go Down Swinging.”
Who is the Red Goblin?
The question, every Amazing Spider-Man fan has been asking, may have finally been answered. On Amazon’s UK website, an early listing for Volume 9 of writer Dan Slott’s “Worldwide” storyline appears to reveal the identity of Spider-Man’s mysterious foe. According to the product description, the Red Goblin is none other than Norman Osborn, armed with the Carnage Symbiote.RELATED: Marvel Teases Dan Slott’s Final Amazing Spider-Man Story
Ever since Marvel first teased the arrival of the Red Goblin, fans have been theorizing about the character’s identity and his significance to Slott’s overarching story. The most prominent theory posited that Norman Osborn will make some sort of deal with Mephisto himself, and that this could potentially lead to Marvel somehow undoing the controversial events of “One More Day.”
Despite Marvel and Spider-Man scribe Dan Slott trying to keep all things Red Goblin a secret, it seems Amazon may have unknowingly revealed the answer. Note, however, that the information is not featured on the online retailer’s US website.
The full UK product description reads as follows:
“Go down Swinging! Norman Osborn has finally found a way to become a Goblin again and is gunning for Spider-Man in the biggest way possible. His new weapon? The Carnage Symbiote! There’s never been a bigger tougher Goblin/Spider-Man story than this! Collecting: Amazing Spider-Man 797-801.”
RELATED: Will Amazing Spider-Man #800 Undo One More Day?
“Go Down Swinging,” by Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen, with cover art by Alex Ross, kicks off in March 2018’s Amazing Spider-Man #797.
Via Bleeding Cool
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Writer Dan Slott has officially announced that he is leaving Amazing Spider-Man. The writer will remain at Marvel Comics, however, where he will script an iron Man series.
In an interview with Vulture, Slott revealed that Amazing Spider-Man #801 will be the final issue of his decade-long run with the character before he tackles an unnamed Iron Man title starring Tony Stark.RELATED: Marvel Teases Dan Slott’s Final Amazing Spider-Man Story
Marvel initially hinted at Slott’s departure in December when the publisher began promoting Amazing‘s upcoming Red Goblin storyline. Though neither Slott nor Marvel would comment at the time, the solicitation text for Issue #797 stated, “Dan Slott has saved his most harrowing Spider-Man story for last.”
“This was a decision that was made way long ago,” Slott confessed to Vulture. “I gotta feel like a jerk, because whenever someone would interview me, or whenever it would come up on panels, I would look out at people and say with a stern look that I was never leaving. Very much in the same way I was saying, “Peter Parker is never coming back. I killed him” [during The Superior Spider-Man]. I lied. I lied horribly. But that’s what us storytellers do, we spin lies.”
In fact, Slott further reveals that he’s known when his last Amazing Spider-Man issue was going to be for quite a while, now. Since 2014, to be exact.
“I kept having these benchmarks to hit,” Slott explained. “And then I realized, once you hit ten years and then issue 800, the next benchmarks were way too far away. [Laughs] So I always knew that was the zone. Anyone who follows my Instagram account, every now and then I would post these cryptic numbers from my whiteboard. This running tally, of which, that tally starts in like, July 10th of 2014, where I knew what I was counting down to and no one else knew what I was counting down to. I wanted to lock that in so I could prove I wasn’t lying.”RELATED: Amazing Spider-Man: The Most Controversial Moments of Dan Slott’s Run
“There was only one benchmark left that I could hit and it felt forever away, and that was more issues of any Spider-Man comic than anyone,” Slott added. “That was the one benchmark that was very much dangling out of reach like Tantalus. The reason why was Brian Michael Bendis. He kept writing, so it was a moving benchmark, and I just assumed he was never leaving. If I had known, if I had only known that Brian was gonna jump to DC I would’ve stayed on. [Laughs] I bet you I would have stayed on.”Amazing Spider-Man #801, Dan Slott’s final issue, arrives in June.
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Writer Tom King is teasing the return of The Joker to the pages of Batman.RELATED: Does Batman #39 Pull the Plug On the Bat-Cat Engagement?
The Joker featured heavily in King and artist Mikel Janin’s flashback storyline “The War of Jokes and Riddles,” which saw the Clown Prince of Crime battle The Riddler for Gotham City in the early days of Batman’s career. The arc, which directly led to Selina Kyle accepting Bruce Wayne’s marriage proposal, is the only time King has written the character to date.

Writing the Joker today. I control everything he says and does, and dude still scares me.
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) January 18, 2018
Assuming King’s next tale takes place in current continuity, the story will likely follow up on the conclusion of Dark Nights: Metal. The villain was last seen in the lead up Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s event series, where it was revealed that Batman had him locked up in a secret section of the Batcave. The Joker served as a harbinger of things to come, but he escaped and has not been seen in the months since.
An appearance by the Joker set after the events of Metal would allow King to effectively transition the character, and Gotham City, toward Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Doomsday Clock , which is set roughly one year in the DC Universe’s future. The Joker is expected to feature prominently in the 12-issue series, where the three Jokers plot thread Johns introduced in the pages of 2016’s DC Universe: Rebirth one-shot will finally be addressed.
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Marvel Comics will launch a new series aimed at young readers this spring with Marvel Super Hero Adventures.RELATED: Bendis Has Written His Final Miles Morales Spider-Man Story
Written by Jim McCann (New Avengers: The Reunion) and illustrated by Dario Brizuela (Avengers: No More Bullying), the five-issue miniseries will debut in April with the kid-friendly adventures of Marvel’s superheroes, with Spider-Man at the center. Featuring such themes as friendship and heroism, Marvel Super Hero Adventures is intended to serve as an introduction to the Marvel Universe for preschoolers and young readers.
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“Marvel Super Hero Adventures is a chance to introduce the great heroes of Marvel to a brand new generation in exciting stories with lessons, adventures, and action that readers of all ages have come to expect from the House of Ideas!” McCann said in a statement. “Each issue features Spider-Man teaming up with characters both classic, such as Black Panther and Doctor Strange, and popular new faces like Ms. Marvel. Together they battle villains like Doc Ock, Taskmaster, Venom and more. This is the book you can pick up and share with anyone from your kids to your friends!”
Boasting a cover by Guhiru, the first issue of Marvel Super Hero Adventures will bring Spider-Man to Wakanda, which features prominently in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
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It’s official, Colossus and Kitty Pryde are getting married later this year in X-Men Gold #30 by Marc Guggenheim and Paolo Siqueira. It was announced last November that someone would be getting married this June in what Marvel is calling “The Wedding of the Century” but now we have confirmation that it is in fact Kitty and Piotr. Marvel confirmed the happy news in a YouTube save-the-date, asking readers to keep June 2018 free to celebrate the union between the two fan-favorite mutants.
The video itself doesn’t give an exact date, but last year’s announcement specified that the wedding would take place on June 20. Knowing what comic release schedules are like, that could always change. Kitty proposed to Piotr in this week’s X-Men Gold #20 after a dangerous outing in The Negative Zone nearly led to his death. The couple have had a very rocky road to the altar, oftentimes one or both of them would be with someone else, or dead, or sometimes both.RELATED: Someone Just Popped The Question In X-Men Gold
While the path to wedded bliss seems clear, superhero weddings are usually never without drama and the news that two of the most well-known X-Men are about to wed is likely to bring all sorts of bad guys running to the Xavier Institute For Mutant Outreach in order to spoil the happy couple’s big day. While June seems quite soon, there’s nine issues of wedding preparation between now and then, so there’s plenty of time to get caught up and prepare for The Wedding of the Century.
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It may be coming to an end, but the cover for Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley’s long-running series’ final issue indicates there may yet be more stories to tell — albeit about a different Invincible.
Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics have released co-creator Cory Walker’s cover art for Invincible #144. The illustration features Terra Grayson, the daughter of the series’ main character Mark Grayson, striking the same pose her father did for Issue #1’s cover in 2003.RELATED: Invincible: Rogen & Goldberg to Write and Direct Film Adaptation
“The point of this series has always been to celebrate what we love about superhero comics, but always put our own spin on it,” Kirkman said when he initially discussed the series’ finale. “To play with the tropes of the genre, but twist them into something new, at all times, no matter what.
“Everything was converging in this one story, and looking back, I realized I’d been working toward this the whole time,” Kirkman added. “In talking it over with Ryan, I learned, much to my surprise, that the idea of drawing something other than Invincible someday… and not being stuck in this monthly grind we’ve been in for well over a decade… appealed to him.”
“Invincible” debuted in January 2003 as part of an Image Comics superhero line — the same year that Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” comic book series debuted, providing the early origins of a global phenomenon. The book tells the story of young superhero Mark Grayson, who inherited superpowers from his alien father. “Invincible” has gained a fan following and critical praise over the years for continually both honoring superhero tropes and subverting them, sparking multiple spinoff miniseries along the way.Invincible #144, by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Corey Walker and Nathan Fairbairn, arrives in stores Wednesday, February 14. The final issue is 56 pages long and has a cover price of $5.99.
56 PAGES / FC/ M / $5.99
Final issue hits stands 2/14
Final issue.  Everything since issue one has been building to this. Nothing can prepare you.
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You may have heard that a mother will go through hell for their child, and that may never prove quite so literal as in AfterShock Comics’ upcoming Her Infernal Descent. CBR has the first details on the new series.Her Infernal Descent is written by the team of Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler, of Black Mask Studio’s The Dregs and the incoming writing team on Marvel’s Cable, and illustrated by Roche Limit artist Kyle Charles. Scheduled to debut in April, it’s a five-part story that partly reimagines Dante’s Inferno, except this time starring a middle-aged mom who “descends the nine circles of hell to retrieve her forsaken family.”RELATED: AfterShock Editor-in-Chief on the Company’s Progress So Far
“We really took a deep dive into Dante’s work and thought about how we could make this hellish landscape of sin relevant in a world where traditional, biblical sins have become commonplace,” Nadler said in a statement to CBR. “I dare say they’re even somewhat pleasurable for most people. This allows us to dive into things like online dating, the foodie lifestyle, self-obsession, sexual ideologies, politics, literacy, and so on. We’re really excited about getting to create our own version of hell and we promise it’s like nothing people have ever seen before. It’s not just eternal fires and rotting bodies, but there’s a much weirder spin on this underworld as the series moves forward.”
While that speaks to the high concept of it all, Her Infernal Descent also holds personal significance to both Nadler and Thompson.
“Probably the biggest reason we’re excited about the book is that it’s an extremely personal story for Zac, Kyle, and I in that it’s a tribute to our amazing mothers who have played a big role in our lives,” Nadler said. “I lost my mom a few years ago and writing this has been a cathartic experience that’s helped me come to terms with the fact that I wouldn’t be where I am today without her influence.”
“Lonnie and I both have strong relationships to our mothers, so we thought what better tribute than sending a middle-aged mom into something horrific and harrowing,” Thompson added. “We both knew that we wanted that central character to be unlike anything people have seen before and in putting the project together we knew we had to model the book off of Dante’s Inferno. We consumed the epic poem and found ways to twist the familiar story within the context of our modern world while bringing our own set of unique influences. It’s deeply personal and completely surreal.”Her Infernal Descent marks just the start for the Thompson and Nadler duo at AfterShock. (Thompson also has Relay in the works at the company.) The pair have been signed to a non-exclusive “multi-book deal” at AfterShock, which will include at least three new series from the three-year-old publisher. It’s the first such deal for AfterShock.Her Infernal Descent #1 is scheduled for release on April 18. CBR has the first look at Charles’ cover and solicitation text for the first issue, below:
Her Infernal Descent #1
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 04.18.18
Writers: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson
Artist: Kyle Charles
Colorist: Jordan Boyd
Letterer: Ryan Ferrier
Cover A: Kyle Charles w/ Jordan Boyd
Cover B: Robert Hack
A tale of loss told in five parts. Any good mom would march through the inferno of HELL to get her family back.
Unable to cope with the burden of grief, a middle-aged mom descends the nine circles of hell to retrieve her forsaken family. Guided by the ghosts of William Blake and Agatha Christie, this no-nonsense mother journeys deep into a bizarre underworld filled with celebrity sinners, surreal landscapes, and absurd tasks. Her Infernal Descent is a retelling of Dante’s Inferno that updates the themes for a modern audience.
From the writers of the break-out hit The Dregs, and the artist of Roche Limit, this is HELL like you’ve never seen before.
CBR also has a look at Charles and Boyd’s interior art from the series:
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Following Carl’s fatal zombie bite in The Walking Dead midseason finale, Norman Reedus revealed how “desperately unhappy” he is to lose both the character and his co-star Chandler Riggs.
“I was desperately unhappy about that,” Reedus told Entertainment Weekly. “I’ve seen Chandler grow up from a little boy. I’ve known that kid so long, and it always hurts when you lose a family member on the show. Chandler is definitely a family member to me. I was not happy about it. I always thought Chandler would be the last man standing, to be honest.”RELATED: Without Carl, What’s the Point of The Walking Dead?
The death came as a shock to hardcore fans of the Walking Dead comic book in particular, as Carl is still alive and has grown up into a leader. Despite the canonical changes, creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman is behind the show’s decision to kill Carl. In an earlier interview, Kirkman said the stories won’t have to be altered much just because Carl’s not around. “We have known these story lines have been coming for years. There are plans in place to make it all work,” he explained. “The loss of Carl doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re going to be losing big swaths of the comic book story. It means that there will be some differences to them.”The Walking Dead returns February 25 at 9 p.m. on AMC. The show stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler, Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter, Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan.
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Longtime fans have searched for signs of the return of classic properties the Justice Society of America and the Legion of Super-Heroes since DC Comics’ Rebirth relaunch in 2016. There have been indications in appearances by Saturn Girl, Emerald Empress and Phantom Girl, and the current Doomsday Clock certainly seems to point to a reappearance by the Golden Age heroes, but now a DC executive has offered something a little more concrete.RELATED: If the DCU Is Broken, Will the Justice Society Fix It?
While looking back on 2017 with Multiversity Comics, DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio addressed deciding when, or if, to reintroduce properties that have been on the shelf for a while.
“In this particular case with Shazam, we have the right team, we’re just waiting for them to be available,” he said. “That’s one of the cases there. With a lot of this stuff, it’s interesting with characters like Shazam, and you know what, there’s a couple of books that constantly come up, Shazam, Legion of Super-Heroes and Justice Society of America. A couple of those are actually tied to an event story that’s taking place right now, and hopefully we’ll be able to come out of that in a way that gives it a lift, and hopefully brings new attention and new eyes to those books so they can live a long, healthy life.”RELATED: What Is Doomsday Clock’s Supermen Theory — and Why Is It So Important?
He’s presumably referring to Doomsday Clock, which not only integrates some Watchmen characters into the DC Universe, but also teases the JSA’s return. The Legion, meanwhile, has been part of Rebirth’s mystery from the start, with Saturn Girl shown as a patient of Arkham Asylum, the 31st-century villain Emerald Empress depicted as part of Maxwell Lord’s Suicide Squad, and Phantom Girl joining Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho and Plastic Man in the Terrifics.
Introduced in 1957 in Adventure Comics #247, the Legion launched its most recent series in 2011 as part of DC’s New 52. That title was canceled in 2013, although the teenagers from the future were seen again before the end of the New 52 era in Justice League United.
Composed of DC’s Golden Age heroes — and, in more recent decades, their legacies — the Justice Society enjoyed a resurgence from 1999 to 2011, until the New 52 brought with it the launch of Earth-2, followed by Earth-2: World’s End and Earth22: Society, which introduced new versions of many of the characters, once again relegated to a parallel world.
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Marvel has announced that artist David Baldeon will join writer Gail Simone on the publisher’s upcoming Domino title.
Baldeon, who worked on Marvel’s Spirits of Vengeance miniseries, has been a fan of Simone’s writing for a long time. “I am so very thrilled to be a part of Team Domino! I am a fan of Gail’s work, and I’ve been wanting to work with her for a long time now. The fact that it is with a character like Domino is the icing on the cake!” Baldeon said in a statement. “She’s strong, she’s tough, she’s fun and she’s thrilling, and hopefully the art will bring through all of that. We’ve given her a new, sleek look that plays on all of her strengths, her history, and who she is as a character. Plus, this book is a completely different animal from my previous work style-wise, and therefore a chance to go into new grounds. This is going to be an exciting ride!”RELATED: Gail Simone Helms New Domino Series for Marvel
“Since Marvel first asked me to write Domino, I knew there was one element that attracted me SO MUCH to her, but for some reason, I couldn’t quite name the exact word,” Simone added. “Was it stubbornness? Snarkiness? Other characters have those traits, too, but with Domino, there was this THING that represents her, but the word escaped me, and it was vexing. Wonderful editor Chris Robinson had someone in mind for the book, bless him! We immediately started getting the sketches and designs from David Baldeon Gonzalez, and I knew instantly the concept I had been trying to name, because he drew it right into her eyes. It’s MISCHIEF. Domino has a sense of mischief, of high-stakes play, even in the roughest times. She’s lethal and she KNOWS it.”
“That really sealed the deal for me,” she continued. “David was our guy and I could not be happier. He draws gorgeous people doing dirty deeds, and it’s just exactly the roller-coaster ride I had hopedfor. He’s adding so much heart and fire. I just love him.”
Domino’s solo series will hit shelves just before the mutant makes her live-action debut in the upcoming Deadpool 2. In the film, which got its release date bumped up from June to May, Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz will take bring the character to life.Earlier in the month, Marvel announced that Simone would pen mutant mercenary Domino’s new series. At the time, no artist was announced for the series.Domino’s debut issue goes on sale April 11.
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In advance of Dark Horse Comics’ April 2018 solicitations, CBR has the first look at covers and solicitation text for American Gods: My Ainsel #2 and Giants #5. Check back later this week for Dark Horse’s full April 2018 solicitations!RELATED: Racial Drama Incognegro Returns with New Edition, Prequel MiniseriesAmerican Gods: My Ainsel #2 cover by Glenn Fabry.American Gods: My Ainsel #2 cover by David Mack.
American Gods: My Ainsel #2
Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Scott Hampton (A/C), Glenn Fabry (Cover), Adam Brown (Cover), and David Mack (Variant cover)
On sale Apr 11
FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war! 
Shadow arrives in Lakeside, a small town with more snowdrifts than residents. As he is welcomed by the town’s denizens, Shadow becomes more and more drawn into the warmth and safety of his alter ego, Mike Ainsel. 
The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award–winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series!

Giants #5 (of 5)
Carlos Valderrama (W) and Miguel Valderrama (A/Cover) 
On sale Apr 11
FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
Gogi and his adopted family face his former friend Zeedo and the gang he now controls. Against the backdrop of two giant monsters battling for supremacy, Gogi and Zeedo must determine which is stronger—brotherhood or ambition!
The deadliest monsters live in the heart.
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