The Rundown: January 20, 2023

The Rundown: January 20, 2023

Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at

In case you missed it, the creative team behind “Giant Days” are reuniting for the murder mystery “The Great British Bump Off,” plus we unveiled Andy Price’s variant covers for “Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Dog of War,” and interviewed Eric Nguyen about his new series “White Savior.”

Cover by Qistina Khalidah

– BOOM! Studios has announced the new horror miniseries “The Seasons Have Teeth,” from writer Dan Watters (“Home Sick Pilots”) and Sebastián Cabrol (“Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts”). The story follows retired conflict photographer Andrew, as he sets out to capture the god-like creature of each season on film. “Dan has created an incredible landscape filled with both mystical and earthly creatures,” Cabrol says of the book. “It’s a unique take on something so marvelous as the idea of wild and sentient seasons. As an artist I’m having a great time exploring this world.” Issue #1 (of 4) is due out April 2023.

– Marvel revealed a Ghost Rider/Wolverine crossover for August, ‘Weapons of Vengeance.’ The crossover, written by Benjamin Percy with art by Geoff Shaw, will unfold in “Ghost Rider” #17 and “Wolverine” #36, and be bookended by “Alpha” and “Omega” issues. The synopsis reveals the story will reveal Logan and Johnny Blaze’s first meeting, back when the former had just joined the X-Men and the latter had become Ghost Rider; it also reveals Logan will be on the run after the events of this year’s ‘Fall of X’ event.

– Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta’s series “Terrorwar” has been picked up by Image Comics. Originally debuting on Substack, the series draws influence from ’80s horror and sci-fi, following Muhammed Cho and his “Terrorfighter” teammates as they battle nightmarish creatures that feed off of fear. (And doing it on a contract basis.) Issue #1 is set to hit shelves on April 19, 2023, with covers from Acosta and Daniel Warren Johnson.

– ScreenRant has a preview of season three of the comiXology original “Youth.” The new season will see the teen heroes on Mars, picking up where the series left off. Writer Curt Pires and artist Alex Diotto return to the series, along with colorist Dee Conniffe and letterer Micha Myers. Issue #1 (of 4) drops on January 24, 2023, coinciding with the collected “Youth Volume 2” from Dark Horse.

– In more Dark Horse news, the publisher is set to release Sierra Barnes’s “Hans Vogel is Dead.” Described as an “anti-fascist fairytale,” the story follows the title Nazi fighter pilot after he is shot down over London and forced to make his way through the afterlife. It was originally released as a webcomic before receiving a UK hardcover thanks to a Cast Iron Books and a successful Kickstarter. It’s due out this September.

– Skybound is reteaming with online game publisher Com2uS for “Summoners War: Awakening.” Based on the Summoners War mobile game, this new series will reunite writer Justin Jordan and artist Luca Claretti, the creative team from Skybound’s last Summoner War series “Legacy.” The new series follows “newly trained summoner Rai and her allies,” as they find themselves deep into enemy territory in the land of Alea. The new series follows last November’s Summoners War: Chronicles mobile game. Com2us has been affiliated with Skybound since 2017, even releasing the Walking Dead mobile games. “Summoners War: Awakening” #1 will be available digitally and in shops on April 19, 2023.

– Top Cow’s newest superhero property will tackle the real life issue of animal abuse and illegal poaching. “A.R.C.,” short for “Animal Rights Collective,” follows South African industrial heir Noah Ehran, who by day lobbies for corporate environmental reform, but by nights leads the title brigade against the black market. Journalist Paul Feinstein pens the script, stating he was inspired to write the book after seeing the devastation of flora and fauna across the world. Ryan Cody and Atilio Rojo provide art, with Troy Peteri lettering. The one-shot is due out in stores and digitally March 8, 2023.

– Warner Bros. has released a trailer for its newest animated adaptation, Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham. Based on the 2001 Elseworlds series from Mike Mignola, Richard Pace and Troy Nixey, Doom That Came to Gotham sees a 1920s version of the Caped Crusader and his supporting cast battle an ancient evil with ties to the city, and an unleashed Lovecraftian horror. The cast includes David Giuntoli as Batman, with Tati Gabrielle as Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham as Oliver Queen, John DiMaggio as James Gordon, Patrick Fabian as Harvey Dent, Brian George as Alfred, and Jason Marsden as Dick Grayson and Young Bruce Wayne. The film is due out on Digital, 4K, and Blu-ray on March 28, 2023.

– Penguin will release three more entires in the Penguin Classics Marvel Line. “The Avengers,” “Fantastic Four,” and “X-Men” will receive black-spined paperback editions and collectible foil-stamped hardcover editions from the publisher, with each volume featuring a foreword from a contemporary YA author (Leigh Bardugo for “The Avengers,” Jerry Craft for “Fantastic Four,” and Rainbow Rowell for “X-Men“), and a “detailed scholarly” one (from Ben Saunders on “Fantastic Four” and “X-Men,” and José Alaniz “The Avengers”). All three are due out September 12, 2023.

– Finally, Opus Comics plans to extend their FrazettaVerse with a new quarterly anthology series “Frank Frazetta’s Tales of Science-Fantasy.” Each issue will be based on a single painting from the fantasy art master, with issue #1 drawing inspiration from 1972’s Alien Crucifixion. Writer Denton J. Tipton and artist Miguel Ángel Ruiz will weave a tale of an extraterrestrial dictator facing the final days of his rule. Partnering with Frazetta Girls, the company founded by the late painter’s daughter and granddaughter, Opus Comics has been maintaining their FrazettaVerse for the past two years, starting with “Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer.” The first issue of “Frank Frazetta’s Tales of Science-Fantasy” is due out this April.

* This article was originally published here


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