Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Comics News: Grizzly Shark, Dino Boy, Mystery Society, and More

Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark

Sometimes, an idea comes along that's so obvious that you don't know why no one's thought of it before. Other times, you know exactly why no one has. Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark: They Got Mixed Up falls into the latter category, but that doesn't make it any less awesome. [Robot 6]

The Return of Reptil

I've been generally uninterested in the announcements about the new Avengers team members, much less all the various spin-offs like Avengers Academy. Most of the Academy members are new characters or people I've never heard of, but I was delighted to see this promo piece featuring Reptil (the boy with dinosaur powers). I was hoping Marvel would find a place for him.

Nick Mulder and Nora Scully, Firefly comics, and Pedal-Copters after the break.

Mystery Society

IDW's starting to promote Steve Niles and Fiona Staples' Mystery Society comic. They describe it sort of as The X-Files meets The Thin Man. That was the premise behind John Rozum's excellent Midnight, Mass stories too, but I say there's room for more.

Rozum and Niles have very different styles and I'm looking forward to seeing what Niles does with it. It's very different from the stories that people think of when they think about Steve Niles, but some of my favorite of Steve's work is his light-hearted stuff. Really looking forward to this one. It starts in May.

Firefly Comics

Dark Horse has announced two new Firefly comics. The Shepherd's Tale (written by Joss and Zack Whedon; illustrated by Chris Samnee) will finally reveal the backstory behind the enigmatic Shepherd in a hardcover graphic novel this November. We got some clues to that story in Serenity, but this will be the first time it's detailed. [Comic Book Resources]

Float Out (written by actor/comedian Patton Oswalt; illustrated by Patric Reynolds) will be a one-shot comic in June. It'll take place after Serenity and feature some of Wash's old, non-Serenity friends as they reminisce about him and get ready to start their own adventures. Though no one comes right out and says it, it sounds like they're hoping this could be the start of more stories with these new characters. [MTV's Splash Page]

Wondermark, Volume Three

Though it looks and sounds very Steampunk, David Malki's Wondermark webcomic really (mostly) isn't. What it is though is freaking hilarious and if you dig Steampunk, you'll enjoy it anyway. I'm glad it's getting a third volume in print. [Robot 6]


Darius Whiteplume said...

Is it just me, or do all the Avengers ads look like "Hang in there, baby" posters? They all have this daily affirmations feel that kind of bugs me. Maybe I am too cynical to appreciate positivity for its own sake, or maybe it is that I am surrounded by the military and see a lot of this same kind of thing tacked up all over the place?

Anyway, I was never into The Avengers anyway. More of a Defenders man.

Michael May said...

I'm with you. Defenders all the way.

And the Champions. I dug them too, but they also had a strong Defenders vibe going.


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