Happy Friday, and welcome back to Comics Relief! And really, is there any Friday happier than the beginning of a holiday weekend?
To get you through Labor Day, we’ve got a recap of the latest comic news including the revelation of Marvel’s MU, another Inhumans and X-Men event book, a double dose of the Suicide Squad, a few new series by Titan Comics, and the first covers from the crossover that TV never gave us: Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman!
MARVEL’S MU ISN’T WHAT WE EXPECTED
Until yesterday, Marvel’s MU was rumored to be everything from the return of the Fantastic Four to the resurrection of Wolverine. Instead, it’s a revival of Monsters Unleashed as revealed at Marvel’s part of the annual comic retailers summit in Baltimore. There’s no word yet on which monsters will be used, but Marvel has no shortage of things that go bump in the night. We’re hoping to see classic Dracula break away from the pale skin and ponytail he’s been stuck with since Curse of the Mutants, alongside some of our favorites: Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night, and the Midnight Sons.
Cullen Bunn is writing Monsters Unleashed, and he’ll be joined by a stellar lineup of artists including Steve McNiven, Leinil Yu, Adam Kubert, Greg Land, and Salvador Larroca. [Bleeding Cool]
DON’T COUNT THE X-MEN OUT YET
There are some fans who really believe that Marvel is gonna completely do away with its X-Men titles after the Death of X and Inhumans vs. X-Men events. But not so fast! Also out of Baltimore is word that a third project will bring the clashing superpowered humans together: Inhumans/X-Men: Resurrxion.
Does anyone else see that name and think Terminator Genisys? Obviously, the name implies a resurrection. But who’s coming back to life? Marvel’s recently deceased Wolverine and Cyclops? Adult Jean Grey? The entire freakin’ Mutant race? Hopefully we’ll learn more at Baltimore Comic-Con. [Bleeding Cool]
DC’S BIG GUNS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD
Since the New 52, the Justice League and the Suicide Squad haven’t really run into each other. That’s changing in a big way in December as both the Suicide Squad and Justice League ongoing series will tie into Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, a six-issue miniseries by Joshua Williamson with art by Jason Fabok and Tony S. Daniels. Tim Seeley will write the tie-in issues for Justice League, while Williamson will do the same for Suicide Squad.
Not much is known about the story except that both teams will be at each other’s’ throats before a common threat brings them together. And check out that cover image for a truly bizarre Batman and Harley Quinn team-up. [Nerdist]
JOHN OSTRANDER STARTS AN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT
Speaking of the Suicide Squad, the co-creator of the modern team from the ‘80s, John Ostrander recently returned to write a one-off adventure with the new team as they get sucked into dealing with the kidnapping of an American official by a European superteam who places him on trial for war crimes. Our very own Scott Beggs got to talk to Ostrander about Suicide Squad: War Crimes, and you can read his interview here. [Nerdist]
TITAN MOVES INTO THE SUPER MANSION WITH QUARRY AND ROBOTECH
Titan Comics is making a few more bold moves, and we quite like what we’re seeing! Titan is now the new home for Robotech comics, and they’re bringing Max Allan Collins’ Quarry (which is also an upcoming Cinemax live-action series) and Super Mansion to comics. We’re very excited about this. [Bleeding Cool]
THE BEST TV CROSSOVER THAT NEVER HAPPENED…UNTIL NOW
You can also see the cover by Cat Staggs and the ‘70s style coloring book cover in our gallery below. Writer Andy Mangels and artist Judit Tondor will be the creative team on this miniseries, which hits December 7.
That’s a wrap for this week’s Comics Relief. We’ll see you on the other side of Labor Day!
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