What we learned by following SDCC 2016 online – part 2: comics


As there were also comics announced that will be published in the next year, I think they deserve their own highlight here:


Dark Horse Comics

  • Buffy, the Vampire Slayer – season 11After overcoming the struggles of Season 10, Buffy and the Scoobies give themselves a well-deserved break from fighting evil. Unfortunately, the momentary peace comes to a screeching halt when a supernatural disaster wreaks havoc on the citizens of San Francisco, and the gang is forced to save the world from imminent doom, again.
  • Giles (mini series) – no release dateA spin-off of the buffy, the vampire slayer comics. Giles (currently de-aged to 13) going back to school.
  • Slayer: Repentless (3 comics) – release date: DecemberDark Horse Comics and thrash-punk titans Slayer have joined forces to deliver a new comic series this holiday season!With full participation from the band and taking inspiration from Slayer’s recent Repentless music videos (filmed in support of their latest album, Repentless, on Nuclear Blast Records), disciple Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse) will pen the three-issue comic series with interior bloodlines drawn by Guiu Vilanova (Twilight Zone, Conan the Avenger, Weird Detective). Glenn Fabry’s covers reign in blood while postmortem Eric Powell (The Goon, Hillbilly) will illustrate the variant cover for the first issue.

    “I think of the songs I write as stories,” Slayer’s Kerry King told Rolling Stone in an exclusive interview. “And if nothing else, they are certainly visual.”


  • Muhammed Ali – release date: October 2016

    Cassius Clay is a kid who rushes into boxing by chance after his bike is stolen. His talent for the sport is proven when he wins an Olympic gold medal. The world heavyweight champion never takes a hit without fighting back. Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, a Civil rights activist, contemporary of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, and one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century.

    Not only a titan in the world of sports but in the world itself, he dared to be different and to challenge and defy through his refusal to be drafted to fight in Vietnam, his rejection of his “slave” name, and ultimately his final fight with his body itself through a thirty-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Witness what made Ali different, what made him cool, what made him the Greatest.


  • Dead inside (5 comics) – release date: DecemberThe Jail Crimes Division of the Sheriff’s Office in Mariposa County investigates crimes committed inside county jails. With a limited number of suspects who can’t escape, these are usually easy cases to solve—but not this one. As Detective Linda Caruso gets closer to the heart of the case, she discovers uncomfortable truths about her friends, her job, and herself.
  • Star Trek: Adult coloring book
    • Star Trek: the Original Series Adult Coloring book
    • Star Trek: the Next Generation Adult Coloring book
  • Ether – release date: NovemberEther follows the adventures of Boone Dias, a science-minded interdimensional explorer from Earth, as he tries to reconcile the existence of magic with his own scientific reality. Boone is a regular visitor to the Ether, a supernatural realm with magical residents. The Ether’s residents trust Boone to solve their toughest crimes by combining his background in science with the Ether’s magic.
  • Spell on Wheels – release date: octoberSpell on Wheels: Night of the Wand follows the adventure of three talented witches —Andy, Claire and Jolene — as they embark on a road trip to retrieve their stolen magical objects. The three witches must work together to retrieve their possessions, but are they strong enough to defeat the dark magical force behind the thievery?
  • Henchgirl -this comic is transferring  from Scout Comics to Dark Horse Comics – release date: march 2017Henchgirl depicts the complexities of Mary Posa’s life. The daughter of Crepe City’s most famous superhero couple, Mary deals with the pressure of disappointing her family while avoiding the wrath of Monsieur Butterfly, her supervillain boss. Cursed with a conscience, Mary does everything she can to be something other than a henchgirl, but her plans for freedom always go awry.UPDATE: The comic is not exactly transferring, Scout Comics is releasing all issues up to issue 11 and then Dark Horse is releasing the paperback collection.
  • Soupy leaves home (GN)  – release date :April 2017The graphic novel follows Pearl “Soupy” Plankette, a young girl who runs away from home to escape her abusive father and an unhappy future. Disguised and reborn as a boy named Soupy, she finds a kindred spirit in Remy “Ramshackle” Renault, a hobo who helps her navigate life on the rails. Together, the two try to survive life in Depression-era America by hopping trains to get to California.
  • Call of duty: Zombies ( 6 comics) -release date: OctoberOn his quest to secure an ancient artifact known as The Kronorium, Doctor Edward Richtofen enlists the help of The Tranzit Crew, a rag tag group of survivors last seen in the Black Ops II Zombies installment Buried. On a deeply unstable and fractured future Earth, Stuhlinger, Misty, Russman, and Marlton battle for survival against the undead horde, as they slowly uncover the truth behind Richtofen’s mysterious reappearance. The Call of Duty: Zombies miniseries follows these characters’ perilous journey of discovery, filling in crucial pieces of the larger Zombies story.

Disney Comics

  • Next year, Beauty and the Beast will be adapted into a Japanese-style manga

Boom! Studios

  • To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth, several books will be released this year.

DC Comics

A few months back DC already did a reboot of their universe with DC: Rebirth. They will keep on with these new series and probably will add more names the further they go with it.

Titan Comics

  • Kareem Abdul- Jabbar (yes the basketball legend) showcased his comic: Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse handbook. The story tells the story of Sherlock’s older brother



2 thoughts on “What we learned by following SDCC 2016 online – part 2: comics

  1. Jordan says:

    Henchgirl isn’t exactly transferring from Scout to Dark Horse. Scout is publishing every issue until the finale (issue 11), and then Dark Horse is putting out the trade paperback collection.


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