Previously, On Comics: Legend of Korra, Smut Peddler, and 900 Pieces of Comic History

Previously, On Comics: Legend of Korra, Smut Peddler, and 900 Pieces of Comic History

It's time to cover comics happenings, so let's catch up together. Not only did the original Superman #1 make it into the historic and prolific comics collection given to San Francisco State University this last week, but original Plastic Man, Loonie Tunes, and Captain Marvel issues were also donated among more than 900 comic books. Now students can

It’s time to cover comics happenings, so let’s catch up together.

Not only did the original Superman #1 make it into the historic and prolific comics collection given to San Francisco State University this last week, but original Plastic Man, Loonie Tunes, and Captain Marvel issues were also donated among more than 900 comic books. Now students can visit the Thomas Bentley Rue Collection of Golden and Silver Age Comic Art at the J. Paul Leonard Library as part of the new Comics Studies program.

Legend of Korra graphic novel artist Irene Koh commented on the release of the new graphic novel, Legend of Korra: Turf Wars 3 in a blog post, saying that she had seen some confusion online about the book. She confirmed that it will be released to local comic shops on August 22, 2018 and in bookstores and online on September 4, 2018. Perhaps the confusion was due to the lack of information on the official Dark Horse publisher page, which seems to indicate August 22 as the only publication date.

Marvel recently reached out to comics writer and artist John Byrne, a former employee who quit Marvel when his X-Men run was cancelled abruptly in 2000. Byrne had mentioned last weekend during Boston Fan Expo that he had about 20 pages of a reboot of his old Uncanny X-Men run that he had created. As a result, Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski sought out Byrne to discuss possible future comics work with the massive comic publisher. Newsarama confirmed the news with Byrne.

Iron Circus Comics launched their latest Kickstarter: the fourth edition of the Smut Peddler anthology. The all-woman made sex-positive anthology series has been an annual staple from the publisher since 2012. The Kickstarter campaign was funded in a single day with a goal of $20,000 and has raised over $63,000 so far. Some campaign awards include all of the previous Smut Peddler anthologies, digital and DRM-free, and in print.

The cover art for the fourth edition of the Smut Peddler anthology from Iron Circus Comics. Image courtesy of their Kickstarter

Bleeding Cool reported Tuesday that famed family and civil law attorney Lisa Bloom has taken on a sexual harassment suit against IDW’s President and Publisher Greg Goldstein. WWAC has corroborated with a credible source that Greg Goldstein is the target of the lawsuit. Bloom has litigated many sexual harassment suits before, and her profile on the attorney’s website says that the firm she founded specializes in working with “victims of domestic violence, sexual harassment, race or sex discrimination, sexual assault, and police excessive force.” According to BC, she will represent a “(recently) former employee”.

Popular comics writer Donny Cates is back on the Venom beat again this fall, with the release of a one-shot called Web of Venom: Carnage Born #1. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Cates remembers Warren Ellis and Kyle Hotz’s Carnage: Mind Bomb as the scariest comic book he’d ever read up to that point when he picked it up as a boy. Hotz returns to create the cover art for the new one-shot series, which will launch in November.

Web of Venom #1 cover art by Kyle Hotz. Image courtesy of ComicBook.com

Creator-owned independent comics publisher Aftershock Comics announced the publication of their first original graphic novel this last week, a magical detective murder mystery called Witch Hammer. The horror graphic novel will be written by longtime Marvel and Oni Press writer Cullen Bunn, and illustrated by Marvel artist Dalibor Talajic. Bunn and Talajic have collaborated before, and in this new collected series of stories Talajic’s art looks dark, and promises to keep readers on edge throughout the thriller. Check out a preview here.

This week’s news bonuses include:

Read a roundup of great webcomics recently updated in July.

Join the discourse on marketing comic books written by women to women readers, in relation to the latest J. Scott Campbell X-Men covers.

Long time comics and animation creator Rebecca Sugar had an in depth interview with Entertainment Weekly about her tireless efforts working to create great LGBTQIA+ children’s content.

And, if you’d like to add your thoughts on where you discuss comics online with fellow readers, you can reply to G. Willow Wilson’s tweet on that very subject.

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  • Michelle
    August 20, 2018, 8:04 pm

    UUUUUHHHHHHHHH my only knowledge of John Byrne is a cracked.com article from long long ago where apparently is main schtick is making supervillains hypnotize/coerce/rape teen heroines why is he still around, how, what, no.

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