Both Marvel and DC tease big titles for this year's Free Comic Book Day, the PS4 title Marvel's Spider-Man will get a comic of its own, and the Netflix series GLOW lands a four-issue miniseries from IDW in the latest comic book roundup.
Up first, Free Comic Book Day doesn't come around until May 4 next year, but publishers are already teasing what they'll be offering at the Gold Sponsor level. Typically, these are titles that tie in directly to their characters' adventures in TV or film, and this year is no different.
Marvel has teased an Avengers title with not one, but two 10-page stories promising to "set the stage for upcoming game-changers in the Marvel Universe." Not to be outdone, DC plans to release "a special, top-secret project too big to announce!"
With those two shrouded in secrecy, several other publishers have given a little clearer indication about what's to come. This includes a Dark Horse comic split between Stranger Things and Jeff Lemire's massive Black Hammer world, Archie Comics' Riverdale Season 3 special, and a special Deadly Class issue that'll tie into the upcoming SYFY adaptation from Image Comics — just to name a few.
You can check out all the Gold Sponsor comics announced so far here.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Next, the Spider-Man we all met in the massively successful PS4 title will be getting a series run of his own. According to IGN, Marvel's Spider-Man: City at War will follow the events of the game, from Spidey's toppling of the Kingpin to his showdown with Mr. Negative and Otto Octavius.
The six-issue series is set to launch in March of 2019, written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Michelle Bandiniand. It's also intended to be the first title in a new line of books that Marvel's calling the "Gamerverse."
Considering how faithful Marvel's Spider-Man was to the overall story while still keeping it fresh, adding it to the proverbial Spider-Verse is a great way to fill in some of the nuance that didn't make it into the game.
Finally, the Netflix series GLOW is moving from the small screen to the comic page in a new four-issue series from IDW. The miniseries from writer Tini Howard and artist Hannah Templer is also eyeing a March release date, per Comic Book Resources.
Showrunners Liz Flahive and Cary Mensch will oversee the comic for IDW, which will follow the titular Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling as they face off against real, actual wrestlers for a charity event.
"Each of the gorgeous ladies has either developed her own character or adapted to one thrust upon her, and making that identity her own is not dissimilar to, say, putting on a bat costume," Howard said.