In this issue, we celebrate Christmas while DC cancels chunk of their books. All welcome to the Newish 32! ALSO Archie gets rebooted in 2015 with the artist from Saga. We can’t wait until Betty and Veronica take a trip to Sextillion.
THEN Grant Morrison’s Multiversity gets Thunder-ous, Image gets into a Rumble, Flash Gordon has a holiday in space and more in What We’ve Been Reading.
PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Krampus by Brian Joines and Dean Kotz
Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay, and Dave Longo.
Wonder Woman – “There is no Santa Claus”
What We’ve Been Reading
This Week (17 December): The Multiversity: Thunderworld #1, Batman #37, Justice League #37, Flash Gordon Holiday Special 2014, Rumble #1 (Image), Mono #1 (Titan)
Next Week’s Highlights (24 December 2014): Herald: Lovecraft And Tesla #1 (Action Lab), Boom Box 2014 Mix Tape #1 (Boom! Studios), He-Man The Eternity War #1, Harley Quinn #13, Superman #37, Garbage Pail Kids Comic Book Puke-tacular #1 (IDW), Graveyard Shift #1 (Image), Theyre Not Like Us #1 (Image), All-New X-Men Annual #1, Avengers And X-Men Axis #9 (final), Daredevil #11, Superior Iron Man #11, Grimm Fairy Tales Presents The Jungle Book Fall Of The Wild #1 (Zenescope – Mark L. Miller)
- Marvel will launch the All-New Hawkeye from Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez in March 2015. Other new titles that month include Mark Waid and Terry Dodson’s Princess Leia, Chip Czdarsky’s Howard the Duck and Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
- March will see the final issues for 13 of DC’s long-running titles in the lead-up to Convergence: Earth 2, Aquaman and the Others, Infinity Man and the Forever People, Klarion, Secret Origins, Star Spangled War Stories, Trinity of Sin, Worlds’ Finest, Arkham Manor, Green Lantern Cops, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Red Lanterns and Swamp Thing will all come to a close. Their 3 weekly series also reach a conclusion.
- Image Comics is set to drop some large titles in March, led by Chrononauts from Mark Millar, Sean Gordon Murphy and Mattt Hollingsworth. The month will also debut Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s Descender, and Becky Cloonan’s Southern Cross.
- The long-running Archie will reboot in 2015, with writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples. It will be part of the 75th anniversary celebrations.
- Marvel will remaster and reprint the original 1977 Star Wars adaptations in May 2015, from classic writer Roy Thomas and the then “up-and-coming” artist Howard Chaykin
- The Walking Dead spin-off will reportedly be set in Los Angeles, giving a different perspective on the zombie apocalypse.
- Former The Tomorrow People and Mad Men star Peyton List will join the cast of CW’s The Flash as Lisa Snart, the sister of Captain Cold.
- Legendary Mad Magazine and EC Comics illustrator, movie poster and comic book artist Jack Davis announced that he is retiring this week, at the age of 90. Some of his notable comics work includes Tales from the Crypt, Two-Fisted Tales, and Mad, along with movie posters for Woody Allen’s Bananas, American Graffiti and The Long Goodbye. He’s definitely earned a little break.
Convergence and DC, Archie’s reboot and stuff
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week
Krampus (Image Comics)
Next Week (122): 2014 Panels Awards – Our Favourite Comics of 2014
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Music used in this episode includes Christopher Lee’s “Darkest Carols, Faithful Night”, James Covenant’s “The Avengers Sing Christmas Carols”, and excerpts from Danny Elfman’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”