NYCC’14: CCP Games Enlist Dark Horse Comics For EVE: VALKYRIE

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By David Nieves Saturday, following Dark Horse Comics recent success with video game adaptation comics (The Last of Us: American Dreams); the publisher announced a partnership with CCP Games for a new mini-series based on the upcoming EVE: Valkyrie game. In development at CCP’s Newcastle studio, EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in […]

Brian Wood Comics Return To Print From Dark Horse

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by Brandon Schatz Over at Publisher’s Weekly, they’ve announced that a couple of Brain Wood series will return to print from Dark Horse, as part of a focus on YA content from the company. In November, a collection of the two New York Four/Five volumes the writer did with artist Ryan Kelly for DC’s  Minx line, […]

The Retailer’s View: On Art, Business, and Brian Wood

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by Brandon Schatz A few weeks ago, Marvel’s August solicitations revealed some alarming news: Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey would be leaving Moon Knight after a short run of six issues. For those who have followed Ellis over the past few years, this does not come as a big surprise. Ellis has been keeping his […]

NYCC ’13 The Beat Podcasts! More To Come NYCC Interviews 2

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Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part two of our New York Comic Con interview special, Calvin speaks with Laurence Maslon creator of Superheroes! – both book and PBS […]

Marvel in December: Welcome Back, Peter Parker, Bye Kaine

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Marvel have released their solicitations for December, including a lot of odd decimal placements, an apparent return for Peter Parker, the finale of Scarlet Spider, and a whole load of other stuff. Here’s a few bulletpoints about what you can look out for over Christmas: If you want the full set of solicitations rather than […]

INTERVIEW: Declan Shalvey on working with Marvel, Dark Horse, Boom, DC, IDW…..

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Artist Declan Shalvey has had an incredible year. Whilst working as regular artist for books like Venom and Thunderbolts at Marvel, he’s also created art and covers for books published at Dark Horse (Conan and The Massive), IDW (Half Past Danger and TMNT), Boom (Robocop) and Vertigo (American Vampire). In February his first-ever cover at Marvel […]

Carmine Street Comics: A New Shop Opening Today in New York!

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By Dre Grigoropol A new store is opening up today, May 1st, 2013 in New York City’s West Village! This new store will be called Carmine Street Comics, due to its location on historic Carmine Street.  Edgar Allen Poe even lived in the area! This new shop is owned and operated by two former Manhattan Comics and More […]

C2E2: Marvel Announce X-Men Crossover ‘Battle of the Atom’

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Today at Marvel’s X-Men panel, a new crossover has been announced between Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men, Wolverine & the X-Men, and X-Men. Written between Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron and Brian Wood, this storyline will be called ‘Battle of the Atom’. The story will see a team of X-Men from the future show up, whose […]

Wood/Coipel’s X-Men Relaunch Moved to May

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Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel’s relaunch of X-Men with Jubilee, Storm, Rogue, Rachel Grey, Kitty Pryde and the other one has been moved back slightly, from April to May. The new publication date will be May 29th. This is due to a bereavement, and Brian Wood has posted regarding the decision to hold off on […]

Marvel Reveal The Cast for Wood and Coipel’s ‘X-Men’

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As roundly predicted by the internet, Marvel’s ‘XX’ teaser from last week was indeed a relaunch of adjectiveless X-Men. Today, though, USA Today’s comics pin-up Brian Truitt has revealed the lineup. The teaser also reveals that colourist Laura Martin will be bringing Coipel’s work to life.

Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel on new X-Men series in April?

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It seems so! Marvel have released another one of their one-word teasers today, although this one is less of a word and more of an initialism. This April, Marvel will be releasing what appears to be an X-Men book, written by Brian Wood and drawn by Oliver Coipel.

Paul Cornell and Alan Davis SNIKT it up

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Boy oh boy, Marvel are everywhere with teasers and phone calls and events and solicitations at the moment. Keep up, everyone else! Their newest teaser reveals that the prodigal son of the X-Men has returned, as Paul Cornell comes back to Marvel for some kind of Wolverine (or Daken! Or X-23! Or Erista, Wolverine’s secret […]

Brian Wood is writing Star Wars

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Brian Wood and Carlos D’Anda have been announced as the creative team for a new Star Wars series debuting next year, from Dark Horse Comics.

Dark Horse to reprint the complete CHANNEL ZERO

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CHANNEL ZERO, Brian Wood’s mash-up of cyber imagery, sloganeering and popular dissent, is getting a new edition from Dark Horse. This marks its third edition: it debuted as a miniseries from Image in 1997, with a collection following. Then it moved to AIT/PlanetLar, where it has been OOP for a while.

The new book will reprint the original GN and its sequel, JENNIE ONE (with art by Becky Cloonan), two volumes of related design, and various and sundry other rarities.

Brian Wood writing Lord of the Rings comic for LoTR: War in the North

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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a new action-RPG set in Middle Earth that takes place during the War of the Rings but is concerned with the action in non-southern front places. LIke Eriador and Rhovanion.

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That’s right! Carn Dûm, baby!