Angela, the character created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane is Thor and Loki’s long lost sister. Angela which Marvel purchased last year is set to reappear in the Original Sins crossover. Marvel reveals Angela’s secret in Thor & Loki: The 10th Realm.
In June 2014, writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven will work on a weekly comic book series titled Death of Wolverine. In the story, the mutant loses his healing factor. The real question everyone is asking is how long will Wolverine stay dead?
DC Comics announced a new Grayson mini-series for July 2014. featuring . In Grayson, Dick Grayson, the former Nightwing one-time Robin, and Batman sidekick becomes a spy. It's an interesting new job as his secret identity to the world and he has to deal with the aftermath.
DC Comics has declared July 23 to be Batman Day. Batman Day is part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of Batman. Participating comic book stores will give fans a free copy of Detective Comics #27. It's Batman’s first comic book appearance. Fans will also be able to get a series of Batman masks and other related collectibles.
Top Shelf Productions is releasing The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. III: Century for July 2014. The 256 pages hardcover book written by Alan Moore and drawn by Kevin O’Neill. It took five years after Top Shelf first published the stories for the collection to finally appear.
Cartoonist Zander Cannon has won a prestigious Lynd Ward Prize Honor for his work on Heck. Heck is about a former football player that discovers a portal to Hell. He becomes a courier for the underworld.
The Chronicles of Faro
Farrell Kellener has released The Chronicles of Faro, an original 100 page graphic novel. Mad scientist Francis Kane travels back in time to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Faro features art by Ale Garza, Pat Broderick, Richard Clark and Paolo Pantalena. HooligansCo publishes The Chronicles of Faro. Get it for $20 at hooligansco.com
Comic book fans can buy Dynamite Comics’ Chaos will next week in comic book stores. The comic book features the vampire goddess Purgatori who seeks to rule the world. She fights arch enemy Mistress Hel and her boyfriend Evil Ernie. They seek to bring Ragnarock to Earth. Stopping the two factions from destroying the world are The Chosen. The Chosen is a group of supernatural mortals.
There is a brewing controversy in Japan over the depiction of after effects of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant leak. The controversy comes from the depiction of nosebleeds by Tetsu Kariya and his team in their manga Oishinbo. Characters suffer from nosebleeds after a visit to the nuclear reactor. This depiction of health hazards has infuriated Fukushima locals. More at Japan Times.
Steve Jobs Manga
There’s a new manga depicting the early career of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak by Takahiro Owaza and Asako Seo. The new ongoing series starts on June 27 2014 in the Shogakukan’s anthology series Big Comic Superior. More at Wired.
Boule & Bill Reprint
Publisher Dupuis released the first Boule et Bill story created by writer Belgian Maurice Rosy. Boule contre les mini-requins reprints early Roba comics written by collaborator Maurice Rosy. At the same time with a series of interview with cartoonist, editor and long time comic book author Rosy who passed away last year. In Conversation avec Maurice Rosy, the writer discusses comic book publishing between the 1950s and the 1970s in Europe. Boule contre les mini-requins is 64 pages (ISBN: 2800161868) and available in French. Conversation avec Maurice Rosy is 356 pages (ISBN : 2800160802) and available in French.
Deepwater Prison Volume One: Constellation
Soleil Productions’ Deepwater Prison is finally available in North America through Canadian booksellers. Writer Christophe Bec and artist Stefano Raffaele's thriller is about a US government-sponsored underwater prison. Built in the Bermuda Triangle to deal with overcrowded prisons, no one an escape from the underwater prison. However, a sinking oil and gas platform threatens the prison. While authorities let the prisoners fend for themselves alone, a cleanup team seek refuge in the underwater prison. The water around the prison is also the home of giant electric eels. Deepwater Prison is 48 pages (ISBN: 2302037480) and available in French.
Dear Inner Demons
Canadian illustrator Christopher Hemsworth launched a weekly poignant caricatures about brutal truths. The illustrations are like editorial cartoons of past the artists depicts characters’ morality plainly. Vanity and other human flaws are on his radar. Check out his work at dearinnerdemons.com
Meat and Bone
Check out Canadian cartoonist Kat Verhoeven’s Meat & Bone Web comic series. She started the features two years ago and updates it weekly. If you like inner city apartment life... Find out more at meatandbonecomic.com
Death of Wolverine
Boule et Bill
Dear Inner Demons
Batman Day Masks
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. III: Century