Happy comicbooks Wednesday! I share with you a little proyect I have with my pal @danieruhuli, the anthropomorphization of our favorites comics publishing houses (and seals)! Hope you like it, and please make me know if you want us to design another one of your liking!
It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here!! I am so excited and proud to announce that the release of the “Love is Love” graphic novel is tomorrow, 12/28, and we have plenty at the Gamer’s Gambit!
The graphic novel was created through the joint efforts of IDW Publishing and DC Comics in order to support the survivors and honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting that happened earlier this year. Containing stories by multiple artists and writers such as Jim Lee, Gail Simone, Patton Oswald, and many more, the graphic novel is a collection of stories and reactions that were felt across the world as the news of this horrific hate crime broke.
I had to hold back tears as I flipped through this book; on one hand we see the reactions from characters as they watch the news unfold about the attack on the LGBT community. We see the sadness, the anger, the confusion as to how one human being could twist themselves around such hatred and let it consume them. And then, through other pages, we are treated to vibrant and beautiful colours featuring couples finding strength, family members accepting those who take a brave step and come out to them, a resurgence of love that refuses to simply break down and let anger taint everything. We see the faces of heroes and villains we know and love–Harley and Ivy, Batman, Batwoman, the Lantern Corps–reach out to help us find the power we’ve always had inside us. The power to push back. The power to love and keep loving.
All proceeds from “Love is Love” will go to the families of the victims and the survivors via Equality Florida.
To quote a page of “Love is Love” that resonates with me personally: “Keep creating your art. Tell your stories and celebrate life. Because that’s how we beat this thing…”
Ducktales and Tangled to get official comic line by @idwcomics
This summer sees the highly-anticipated return of DuckTales, as Disney once again brings Scrooge McDuck and his troublesome nephews back to the zeitgeist. TV screens won’t be the only place to catch the new animated adventures of these cartoon ducks, however. This July will also see the launch of DuckTales tie-in comics from IDW. Creators have yet to be announced, but the series will have a similar aesthetic to the look of the new TV show, allowing easy crossover for fans.
In addition to DuckTales, IDW will also be kickstarting a Tangled series of comics based on the animated TV show Tangled: The Series. The comic adaptation will begin with an original graphic novel due out in August. Tangled: Adventure Is Calling will feature the continuing adventures of Rapunzel, along with Eugene (the former Flynn Rider), Pascal, Maximus, and their new friend Cassandra.
“We’re extremely excited to expand IDW’s relationship with Disney. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding both of these new animated series and we aim to live up to, and exceed, fan expectations.” IDW editor Sarah Gaydos said in a statement.
Samurai Jack may’ve concluded with it’s own ending. but, IDW didn’t forget the OTHER version of the conclusion to Samurai Jack.
Issue #20 gives readers a look at the future first prophesied in ‘The Guardian’ episode. Where a scribe named Mako (yes, THAT Mako) to brought to Jack by a man named LaMarr (yes, THAT LaMarr, too!) to chronicle Samurai Jack’s exploits into history.
Jack himself is now very different from how he was in the series.
In his own words “He is no longer the Wandering Samurai.”
Having given up on returning to the Past, Jack now resolves to lead an army comprised of his allies, and defeat Aku HERE, and NOW.
We never see the outcome of the battle. But, I am to assume that Jack not only won, but became the world’s new king. replacing Aku as it’s ruler (albeit a more benevolent, and kind ruler.)
I guess it’s now all up to the fans on which “Series Finale” scenario that they prefer.
.King Jack in the Future, or .Sad Jack in the Past.
Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #1 (of 3)—SPOTLIGHT Kelly Thompson (w) • Stacey Lee (a) The FIRST-EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event begins here and now with “INFINITEPART ONE!”Now a happy quintet, Jem and The Holograms are stronger than ever, which is a good thing because they’re about to embark on an adventure unlike anything they’d ever imagined possible. After a public fight with The Misfits at a charity event, a strangely dressed Techrat shows up and takes them to a whole new world… literally. And it is going to change EVERYTHING. FC • 32 pages • $3.99