The news about Batgirl is awesome and I’ma let you finish but Ms. Marvel* got to the selfie thing first
*if you’re not reading this title you’re dumb
Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).
This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain American, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge will who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?
“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute - she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”
What the fuck is going on WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON
Prepare yourselves appropriately, because this is happening.
Batgirl is getting a relaunch by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Freakin’ Tarr. You know, your actual favourite artist who drew the Bosozoku Sailor Scouts? SHE’S DRAWING BATGIRL. I’ll calm down… eventually?!
Shit does this mean I gotta start reading DC again?
IDW is doing a post-Star Trek: Countdown, post-Star Trek Into Darkness (noodle those, won’t you), alternate-timeline Deep Space Nine crossover mini-series featuring Q. Insert geekosexual orgasmic hyperbole here.
First issue dropped today and it was loooooovely.
The very first thing I did, ever, was read Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, issues 1-75, in my grandfather’s rocking chair at the cottage, without ever getting up, sometime around about the end of 2002. This isn’t actually true of course; it wasn’t the first thing I did (by a longshot), and I’m fairly sure I’d read at least the first dozen issues before I got to the cottage, and I have no frickin’ idea what year this happened in. But longtime tederick.com readers may recall that, at some point in my funnybook apprenticeship shortly after the turn of the century, Matty Price handed me a stack of Sandman and said: “Yes boy, you’re ready.”Read more
These wonderful ladies were playing a game of brimpception with us, so, how could we not take it to the next level?
The printing of this cover was for one hundred copies and sent only to them. If you want one, it’s allll up to Juliette & Heather: @& @
This was the hardest thing to keep secret, guys. Matt and I have been looking forward to this day for SO LONG.
We love you guys.
Overachieve on two counts, 1) the thing itself, and 2) “brimpception.”
Bonus Mamo! Price has finally seen Captain America and reviewed the relevant documentation, and has determined that there’s nothing wrong with DC/Warner Brothers’ franchise development strategy after all. Brown, as you can imagine, is firmly Team Marvel/Disney. Conversation ensues. Join us!
This is the Wonder Woman that I grew up with. Here’s what I noticed when I saw this today: 1) she has boobs, but they aren’t gargantuan; 2) she actually looks like she’s having a good time, rather than being all dark n’ serious n’ post-Nolan. I miss this Wonder Woman.
‘THESE HAVE TO BE STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT’: KELLY SUE DECONNICK ON DARK HORSE’S NEW ‘PROMETHEUS’ COMICS
By Matt Wilson
Dark Horse Comics is bringing back its Alien comics franchise in a big way this year with a set of four mini-series set immediately after the most recent movie, Prometheus. The company has revealed the names of the four series writers: Aliens will be by Chris Roberson, Predators will be written by Joshua Williamson, Paul Tobin will write the Prometheus series, and Aliens vs. Predator will be by Christopher Sebela.
The company’s been teasing a “fifth writer” on the franchise, and she’s actually holding down the position you might call head writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick. DeConnick will be writing a double-sized “wrap-up” issue to close out the initial run of books, and she oversaw a lot of the goings-on in the writers’ room as the series were being put together. We chatted with her by phone to find out how that experience was different from other comics writing jobs, and just what readers can expect from the first full-on Aliens/Predator/Prometheus comics crossover.
ComicsAlliance: To start, I wanted to ask what got you interested in doing a comic about Prometheus. Licensed comics aren’t always something that you hear about a creator doing at the stage where you are in your career, where you’re established and doing a lot of creator-owned work. So what attracted you to this property, this licensed project?
Kelly Sue DeConnick: I went to my council of consigliere. I went to [Matt] Fraction and [Brian Michael] Bendis and Warren Ellis about the gig. I was really dismissive of licensed properties. Ellis particular was like, oh contraire. “The guys who did theAliencomics for Dark Horse, [Mark Verheiden] made his bones doing theAliencomic.”
There was that, and the thing about it that was super tempting for me on a personal level was they were doing it—theAlien,Prometheus,AVP, and Predatorbooks—were all going to be done in a writers’ room. They were offering me a semi-editorial position in that writers’ room. And I had been jealous, frankly, of Matt [Fraction]’s room experiences. Both at Marvel and in the TV work that he’d done. I wanted to see, what’s that like? Can I do it? I think I’d be good at it! Let’s find out.
Well. I had not heard about that. And now I am very excited.