Comixology’s digital marketplace got a little larger this week with Black Mask Studios and Weekly Shonen Jump comics coming to the site. I’m particularly excited to start picking up We Can Never Go Home from Black Mask Studios which has been getting tons of critical acclaim. For manga fans, the Weekly Shonen Jump anthology is where the new chapters of on-going stories like One Piece will get published before they’re collected into trades.
Archaia’s Jim Henson’s The Storyteller anthology series will be returning in December, this time with a four-issue miniseries exploring dragon tales from different cultures. Each issue will focus on a different folktale starting with one by Fabian Rangel Jr. and David Bayliss inspired by Native American traditions. Never enough dragons in comics, in my opinion, and, coming from Archaia, you know the books will be absolutely beautiful.
First Second has announced a line of Science Comics, a middle-grade nonfiction series of graphic novels all about…science! Each book will be focused on a specific topic, and the first three up will center around: Dinosaurs, Coral Reefs, and Volcanoes. It’s exciting to see these books specifically being aimed at classrooms and libraries, another addition to the trend of embracing comics as an educational tool. There’s a new end-of-the-world comic coming from James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan, with nary a desert-world dystopia to be seen. You may remember their 2014 collaboration, the three-issue miniseries Memetic that featured that creepy sloth cover, and they’re bringing the same design sensibilities and focus on wider society back in Cognetic, out this fall.