Now that the proverbial dust has settled at this year’s movie and tv show announcement fest filled SDCC or more like Comic book-Movie Con. Let’s take a brief breather and preview from what I felt the heavily looked over comics of SDCC. First we’ll look at Marvel Comics.
Coming up first is something you all knew was coming. Marvel finally reveal that three new Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader and Star Wars: Princess Leia comics are coming January 2015. Star Wars will feature the duo of Jason Aaron and John Cassaday and will focus on the original cast and take place after fall of the Death Star. Star Wars: Darth Vader will see Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca, and Star Wars: Princess Leia will be a five issue series by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson.
Moving on to Avengers news, look for the newly named title Captain America & The Mighty Avengers. I’ll never understand why Marvel feels the need to headline certain titles with a superheroes name, it’s like Gladys Knight and the Pips. Title aside, Al Ewing and Cap artist Luke Ross will handle this book. If you haven’t been reading The Mighty Avengers, I highly recommend it before jumping into this series. Think of it as the first season. Look out for the Falcon-Cap led and All-New Captain America by Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen comics this November.
With Avengers: Age of Ultron coming next year, look to see some more of the metal menace in the graphic novel Avengers: Rage of Ultron in April 2015. Can’t get enough of headache inducing time travel? This book will be right up you alley with two Avengers teams from the past and the present to attempt to take down Ultron. Rick Remender and Jerome Opena will team up again to tell this story.
The Avengers and X-men cross over again in the AXIS event written by Rick Remender and illustrated Jim Cheng, Adam Kubert, Leinil Yu and Terry Dodson. Look for AXIS along with other tie books this October.
S.H.I.E.L.D. launches this December and will be written by Mark Waid along with rotating artist Alan Davis, Carlos Pacheco, Chris Sprouse and many more in the future. This series will have the main characters from the television series but no hero or heroine is off limits to be featured.
And I’ll wrap up the comic preview for now with the Death of Wolverine. Everyone’s favorite Canadian is finally meeting his demise this September but this being a comic book the saga won’t end there. A four issue miniseries by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven will do the honors in killing of Logan. Two other connected miniseries will be Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy and Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program. Remember we can’t have Comic Con without the comics Junkies!