Jan 29th - Doomsday Clock & Dark Metal

With Doomsday Clock underway and Dark Metal coming soon to a conclusion it does appear that big things are planned for the DC Universe, but according to they may not be as expected.
In May 2018, one of the biggest fallouts from Dark Metal will be an end to the Justice League as we know it. This ending will be chronicled in a 4 part weekly series called Justice League: No Justice, and from this four new justice leagues will be created.
“The new teams, as we (CBR) learned on Friday, are as follows: Team Mystery, featuring Martian Manhunter, Sinestro, Superman, Starfire and Starro; Team Entropy, boasting Lobo, Lex Luthor, Beast Boy, Batman and Deathstroke; Team Wonder, comprised of Raven, Doctor Fate, Zatanna, Wonder Woman and Etrigan the Demon; and Team Wisdom, made of Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Atom, The Flash and Robin/Damian Wayne.”
Each one of these teams will have their own title beginning in June 2018, but at this time it has not been announced whether these will be replacing the currently bi monthly runs of Justice League and Justice League America.
However it is also worth noting that CBR have asked why Aquaman has not been included in either one of the four new teams. Though speculation abounds (and readers may recall a promised Rise of the Seven Seas was once announced some years ago) it appears that DC has something else in mind for the king of the seas…
Posted Jan 2018

Jan 15th - Conan the Barbarian is returning ??

For many years Marvel Comics has been the publisher of characters not originally conceived by the house of ideas. These additional characters are licensed to Marvel and usually came from the world of literature, or sometimes from the silver screen (in the case of Star Wars). And in news from Den of Geek!, one who has been away from Marvel for many years will be making his spectacular return.
In 2019 Conan the Barbarian is returning to Marvel Comics.
“From Barry Windsor-Smith to John Buscema to Neal Adams, a legendary line-up of amazing artists brought Conan to life in the pages of Marvel comics,” said C.B. Cebulski, editor-in-chief of Marvel in a statement. “It's a legacy we're now going to live up to with the talent we have lined up for the Cimmerian barbarian's homecoming in early 2019. We’re excited!”
As to whether Marvel’s “The Savage Sword of Conan” series is being revisited has yet to be confirmed.
Posted Jan 2018

15th DEC - DC’s “Rebirth” initiative & Marvel kicked off its “Legacy” era

In a move similar to DC’s “Rebirth” initiative, Marvel kicked off its “Legacy” era across numerous titles in October 2017. The move was intended to bring the publisher’s comics back somewhat to storylines that fans have enjoyed in the past, whilst simultaneously doing a “soft” retcon on such ideas as the female Thor and a “Bannerless” Hulk. Involved in this was an attempt to renumber titles back to Legacy numbering, somewhat controversially in the case of a number of them.
These renumbered titles were to form the backbone of the initiative and Marvel made it clear that in 2018 they would refrain from mega events involving cross publishing. But according to the Hollywood Reporter this may no longer be the case.
Guardians of the Galaxy #150 is now scheduled to be the last issue in January, and it is ending with the return of Adam Warlock. The return of such a character seems odd for a series finale. But there is a reason. What would have been February’s Guardians of the Galaxy #151 has now been re-titled Infinity Countdown Prime and is the kick off to a five issue Infinity Countdown mini-series which will follow in March 2018. This series will explore where all the infinity stones are in the Marvel Universe and is the story that involves Wolverine as teased in the Marvel Legacy One-shot.
Though it is clear that the publisher is trying to capture interest at the same time Avengers: Infinity War hits theatres they go on to claim that this mini-series is but a prelude to a bigger story that will follow later in 2018. And now that Disney, the owner of Marvel, has comes to terms with acquiring the Movie/TV empire of 20th Century Fox it remains to be seen just how much this may affect the publisher and their future plans for mega events.
Posted 2017