Previously On Whatever It Was We Were Reading Before N.K. Jemisin Invented Comics

This week DC announced the return of its Young Animal imprint and with it the launch of Far Sector, an original Green Lantern story written by the Hugo and Nebula Award winning author, N.K. Jemisin and artist Jamal Campbell.  Alongside this we will also see the return of Doom Patrol, and the new original series Collapser but did I mention N.K. Jemisin? Is writing a comic? For DC? Called Far Sector? Because she is and look, I don’t mean to be glib, and I’m definitely not looking to reignite the writers versus artists debate (I’m pretty sure Sean Gordon Murphy is running that particular circus at the moment anyway), I am just saying that N.K. Jemisin is the GOAT and we at WWAC are very excited.

Far Sector cover art by Jamal Campbell

In exciting news for younger audiences, First Second have announced the launch of a new series of graphic novels titled History Comics. Aimed at middle grade readers, each book will focus on a different event from US history and will cover topics such as the Roanoke colony mystery to the Challenger disaster. The first installment is due to be released in 2020.

Bluestockings Bookstore has announced its first annual Queer & Trans Comic Festival. The festival will run from August 8th to August 16th with rotating guest tables. More information regarding table bookings and scheduling can be found on their website.

In less surprising news, Marvel Comics continue to play themselves with the press release for the upcoming Invisible Woman series which reveals that, aside from the titular character, no women will be attached to the title.

Strange Planet creator, Nathan Pyle, did his best to mitigate damage with a short non-pology via his twitter account regarding previous comments surrounding his support for the pro-life March For Life.

Quick Hits

Dynamite Entertainment mark Vampirellas’ 50th anniversary with a new ongoing series from Priest and Gündüz.

Larry Hama has, via facebook, revealed that due to chronic illness he will be making changes to his policy regarding signings.

Aaron Diaz, creator of Dresden Codak, has come out as genderqueer/non-binary. Congratulations friend!

Comic artist and inker, Joyce Chin, has launched a GoFundMe to help cover medical costs after suffering a stroke. We wish her a speedy recovery.

The Books With Pictures great big movie kickstarter is now 50% funded