DC Entertainment has just officially announced 7 miniseries that take place in the Watchmen universe, prior to the events in the original series. The comics will start being released this summer all under the “Before Watchmen” banner. The miniseries being released are as follows:
RORSCHACH (4 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: Lee Bermejo
MINUTEMEN (6 issues) – Writer/Artist: Darwyn Cooke
COMEDIAN (6 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: J.G. Jones
DR. MANHATTAN (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artist: Adam Hughes
NITE OWL (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artists: Andy and Joe Kubert
OZYMANDIAS (6 issues) – Writer: Len Wein. Artist: Jae Lee
SILK SPECTRE (4 issues) – Writer: Darwyn Cooke. Artist: Amanda Conner
DC Comics has announced that the Second Wave of the New 52 relaunch will start in May 2012 with the addition of six new ongoing titles. The six new titles are BATMAN INCORPORATED, EARTH 2, WORLDS’ FINEST, DIAL H, G.I. COMBAT, and THE RAVAGERS.
IDW announced this week that they will be launching two new Transformers series, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye and Transformers: Robots in Disguise, which are a direct continuation of IDW’s Chaos event and spring out of the Transformers: The Death of Optimus Prime special they released on Wednesday. The new series both launch in January 2012.
A theatrical trailer has been released for Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, which comes out 2/17/2012.
Former stuntman and bounty hunter of rogue demons Johnny Blaze has been living in self-imposed exile, believing that his powers are a curse. But when he is approached by a member of a monastic order who is looking for someone to protect a mother and her son, who are being pursued by the devil in the figure of a man named Roarke, the Ghost Rider takes the case.
Legendary comic creator Joe Simon has passed away at the age of 98, according to a post by his son on facebook.
Simon is most famous for creating Captain America with his frequent collaborator Jack Kirby. Working with Kirby he revolutionized superhero, horror, and romance comics, and his influence on comics as a whole is undeniable.
Our condolences to his friends and family. Let us know your favorite work or memories of Simon in the comments.