Acclaimed Writer Brian Michael Bendis Reveals His Curated Wonder Comics Imprint
DC Icon Marv Wolfman Talks About His Upcoming Comic Book Based on Funko’s New Line of DC Primal Age Action Figures
Whenever DC publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee host a “Meet the Publishers” panel to kick off New York Comic Con it’s all the time filled with surprises for the followers who attend, and this afternoon’s curtain-raiser was no exception.
In addition to speaking concerning the success of books like Tom King’s HEROES IN CRISIS and the success of the Walmart 100-Page Giant comics, the publishers revealed their first shock to followers once they invited celebrity author Brian Michael Bendis to the stage to speak about his work on SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS, in addition to his creator-owned tales from Jinxworld.
But Bendis got here with information of his personal, revealing the primary particulars of WONDER COMICS, his personally curated line of teen-focused, in-continuity comedian books scheduled to debut in early 2019. The line can be anchored by the return of Impulse (Bart Allen) and Superboy (Conner Kent), teaming up with Robin (Tim Drake) because the nucleus of an all-new YOUNG JUSTICE, which Bendis will write with artwork by his ACTION COMICS associate in crime, Patrick Gleason. As a tease for his Saturday night highlight panel, Bendis additionally introduced the remainder of the primary wave of titles:
- NAOMI, which Bendis will co-write with David Walker (CYBORG), that includes artwork by Jamal Campbell (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: VIXEN)
- WONDER TWINS, written by Mark Russell (THE FLINTSTONES, EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES, DC Black Label’s SECOND SON) with artwork by Stephen Byrne (JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS)
- DIAL H FOR HERO, an up to date tackle the Silver Age basic collection from the group of author Sam Humphries (HARLEY QUINN, GREEN LANTERNS) and artist Joe Quinones (BLACK CANARY/ZATANNA)
The panel had much more surprises in retailer: Dan DiDio made reference to a current interview on DC Daily the place he talked about discovering some previous sketches and designs for a 1980s-era comedian and toy line referred to as Primal Age. With an announcement by Funko of a brand new retro-style barbarian fantasy-themed motion determine line referred to as DC Primal Age, Dan needed to confess that the interview he did was half of a bigger stunt and there was by no means a comic book deliberate.
However, the joke was on Dan when DC writing icon Marv Wolfman took the stage. Wolfman spoke with Dan and Jim about his plans to put in writing a comic book guide based mostly on this new line of toys by Funko, with artwork offered by Scott Koblish. Titled DC PRIMAL AGE, Wolfman revealed preliminary particulars about his story, explaining the mythos behind the toy line and the way it is going to be rooted within the sword and sorcery style, harking back to DC comics like WARLORD and HERCULES UNBOUND. In addition, the DC PRIMAL AGE comedian may also embrace a number of brief tales that includes DC characters rendered within the type of Funko’s new motion determine line.
Fans acquired a firsthand take a look at the brand new line and have been handled to a particular shock, receiving a New York Comic Con unique Mr. Freeze DC PRIMAL AGE determine.
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