Updated: Jan 25
It's safe to say that this year at SDCC was an absolute onslaught of awesome new projects coming our way. While all the comic book publishers had some amazing announcements, I think it's safe to say that Marvel stole the show.
These are just a few of the major projects that were announced that are sure to excite all of you guys.
Plus I also added the list of all the Eisner winners this year.
MCU PHASE FOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Marvel Studios Hall H Panel was perhaps the biggest thing to happen at SDCC this year. With "Avengers Endgame" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home" effectively capping off Phase 3 of the MCU, many of us were left wondering "What's Next?".
Will fear not True Believers! Kevin Feige dropped literal bomb after bomb. While some of these were expected some of them were just mind blowing.
A new Blade film??? Starring Mahershala Ali??? This had to have been the most surprising.
The most exciting news, in my opinion, was Natalie Portman coming back to play Jane Foster and a female version of Thor. As not only a huge Thor fan but one that loves Jason Aaron's run (which is where the idea for Jane Foster as Thor came from) I could hardly contain myself.
Something we all knew, but is equally exciting, are the shows on the Disney streaming service. All of which will directly tie in to the films. "Hawkeye" and "Loki" are definitely the stand outs for me.
Once again, Marvel continues to prove why they are so successful in film. They are willing to spotlight ideas and characters that might otherwise scare off other studios/companies. This is an exciting time to be a Marvel fan.
KING, GERADS, AND SHANER ON "STRANGE ADVENTURES"
After months of speculation, we finally got the official announcement of Tom King and Mitch Gerads next project, STRANGE ADVENTURES starring Adam Strange. They will also be joined by Doc Shaner on the book.
Shortly after the announcement King tweeted this quote from Phillip K. Dick
“And he thought, strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.”
If that has any meaning to what the story will entail, then we are in for one hell of an interesting take on Adam Strange. King also said that he plans to stay away from certain themes his work is known for (PTSD) and will be more "contemporary".
All of you MISTER MIRACLE fans gear up for another modern classic. This isn't a series you should sleep on.
HICKMAN SPEARHEADS MASSIVE X-MEN RELAUNCH WITH 6 NEW BOOKS
When it was first announced that Johnathan Hickman would be heading the relaunch of the X-books, the comic book community collectively had their jaws drop. The possibilities were endless. Well this past weekend saw the announcement of the first wave of X-Men related books set to debut after HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X conclude. With an insane collection of writers and artists, this is one hell of a time to be an X-Men fan. It's also the perfect jumping on point for any of you that have wanted to get into the X-Men books.
Here are the first wave of books to hit.
NEW MUTANTS #1
That's just the beginning though, stay tuned for more titles coming in Wave 2
ED BRISSON ON "GHOST RIDER"
Danny Ketch is back full time as the Ghost Rider!!
Ed Brisson and Aaron Kuder are returning the fan favorite character back to the forefront of the MU. As a child of the nineties, this was one of the coolest announcements.
Here's the solicit for the first issue:
GHOST RIDER #1
WRITTEN BY ED BRISSON,
ART AND COVER BY AARON KUDER
The Brothers Ghost Rider are back!
Johnny Blaze ain’t just the king of Hell—he’s the warden too. He’s the first line of defense between the demonic hordes trying to escape the joint and the lords of other hells making a play for his throne and all the power that comes with it—including a certain evil queen from his past! Meanwhile, Danny Ketch never wanted to be a Ghost Rider. Now that his brother’s in charge downstairs, Ketch must take on the duty of Earth’s Spirit of Vengeance full-time—no matter how much he’d rather be doing anything else…
ELLIS AND HITCH ON "THE BATMAN'S GRAVE"
Warren Ellis is writing Batman.
Let that soak in for a minute...
The 12-issue series dives deep inside the head of a Batman obsessed with the lives of murder victims, vividly imagining their lives and final moments as he hunts down their killers. Meanwhile, according to DC’s press release, “Once a week, rain or shine, Alfred Pennyworth walks to a little cemetery plot in the Wayne Manor grounds. He meticulously tends to Thomas and Martha’s headstones, plinths and slabs: weeding, cleaning, polishing. But how much longer before there’s another Wayne memorial to tend to?”
Who's joining him on art? None other than Bryan Hitch.
The two of them gained critical success on their book THE AUTHORITY years ago. So it's wonderful to see them reunite after all this time.
This is sure to be one of the most talked about series coming out this year and you won't want to miss it.
DOCTOR DOOM ONGOING
It's about damn time. Doctor Doom has long been one of the greatest villains in comics. But he's never had his own series. Well that's all about to change this October. The possibilities for this series are both exciting and endless. I can't wait to see what Marvel has in store.
Official Marvel Press Release:
Victor Von Doom has been a classic Marvel villain for decades — but in this October’s DOCTOR DOOM #1, the sinister Latverian finds himself at a crossroads. DOCTOR DOOM is a new ongoing series by writer Christopher Cantwell (co-creator of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire) and artist Salvador Larroca that finds Doctor Doom in an interesting, conflicted position. After spending much of his time warning against a trillion-dollar global effort to create the first “artificial” black hole, Doom is now wrestling with visions of an entirely different life and a better future. But when a massive terrorist attack results in massive casualties, Doom is the prime suspect. What will happen when Doctor Doom is running from the law — and himself?
Best Short Story: “The Talk of the Saints,” by Tom King and Jason Fabok, inSwamp Thing Winter Special (DC) Best Single Issue/One-Shot: Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310, by Chip Zdarsky (Marvel) Best Continuing Series: Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Julaa Madrigal (Boom Box) Best Limited Series: Mister Miracle, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC) Best New Series: Gideon Falls, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Image) Best Digital Comic: Umami, by Ken Niimura (Panel Syndicate) Best Webcomic: The Contradictions, by Sophie Yanow Best Writer: Tom King, Batman, Mister Miracle, Heroes in Crisis, Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC) Best Writer/Artist: Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker (First Second) [Also won for Best Publication for Teens] Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC) Best Cover Artist: Jen Bartel, Blackbird (Image); Submerged (Vault) Best Coloring: Matt Wilson, Black Cloud, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine(Image); The Mighty Thor, Runaways (Marvel) Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art): Dustin Nguyen, Descender (Image) Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Neil Gaiman’s A Study in Emerald(Dark Horse); Batman: White Night (DC); Eternity Girl, Books of Magic(Vertigo/DC); The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest(Top Shelf/IDW) Best Academic/Scholarly Work: Sweet Little C*nt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet, by Anne Elizabeth Moore (Uncivilized Books)
Best Graphic Album-New: My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Best Reality-Based Work: Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Box Brown
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: The Vision by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Michael Walsh
Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Frankenstein adapted by Junji Ito published by Viz Media
Best Publication Design: Will Eisner’s Contract With God edited by John Lind
Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books: Bill Sienkiewitcz’s Mutants and Moon Knights edited by Scott Dunbier
Best Archival Collection/Project – Strips goes to Star Wars Classic Newspaper Strips vol. 3 edited by Dean Mullaney
Spirit of Comics Retailer Award goes to La Revisteria from Buenos Aires, Argentina