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Writer Zeb Wells and artist John Romita, Jr. are launching a new volume of Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man in April, marking the character's 60th anniversary with a new #1 issue. As with the movie series, the comic book Spider-Man's new start comes as he finds himself isolated from firends, family, and allies...although in this case, he also has Doctor Octopus on his tail, and Tombstone is making some moves that Marvel says will re-establish him as one of Spidey's most dangerous foes. Both Wells and Romita have a long history with the character, giving this run a kind of "greatest hits" feel worthy of an anniversary run.


Wells is known for his work on Spider-Man and New Warriors, and has been a fan-favorte among Marvel readers for years. Romita, of course, is the son of a legendary Spider-Man artist, as well as one of the most celebrated visual storytellers in modern superhero comics. He has drawn virtually every character at Marvel, and many at DC, including runs on Superman and All-Star Batman.


"Spider-Man doesn't turn sixty every year," Spider-Man editor Nick Lowe said on a Marvel blog post, "and we are going BIG with this run cramming it with the biggest WTF moments Spidey has ever had. Zeb and JRJR will go down in history as one of the best creative teams ever!"



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In a city as big and as bustling as Gotham, it’s pretty hard to stand out. To stop people in their tracks and command their attention. To offer something memorable that will get people buzzing as soon as they set eyes on it. It’s not easy to do, even for the most noteworthy of us.


But Leslie Grace just made it look simple.


The Batgirl actress shared our first image of her in the batsuit this evening and it looks like it stepped right off the comic page. Barbara Gordon fans will instantly recognize the blue-and-yellow suit with the full cowl as inspired by Babs’ beloved “Batgirl of Burnside” look, which still stands as one of her most memorable suits of all time. Also note that Grace’s Batgirl, just like Barbara in the comics, has red hair.



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Over ten years have passed since the earth-shattering, timeline-changing event known as FLASHPOINT hit comic book stands. On April 5, legendary writer Geoff Johns will come back to the alternative world he created in the six issue mini-series FLASHPOINT BEYOND.


Kicking off the event is the 48-page FLASHPOINT BEYOND #0 featuring artwork by Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS). After sacrificing everything to help The Flash put the universe back together and save Bruce Wayne’s life, Thomas Wayne wakes up in a world he thought was no more. Forced to don the cowl once again, Batman prowls the streets of Gotham City searching for answers to how this world still exists, but what he starts to uncover will send him hurtling around the globe. The hunt for the Clockwork Killer starts here!


“Everyone working on these books is giving it their all to deliver something that is worth the readers’ time in this competitive landscape of entertainment,” said Johns. “This is for fans of big DC events and the great history of DC when it comes to comic books. And even though this is an event, it’s focused on character over concept – it’s the story of Thomas Wayne Batman, a Barry Allen that could’ve been, the crimes of Bruce Wayne – it’s a murder mystery, a secret mission and a look into the past, present and future of the continuum of DC. And as dark as it can get in this upside down world of FLASHPOINT, it’s fun.”



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[Leslie Grace] shared our first image of her in the batsuit this evening and it looks like it stepped right off the comic page. Barbara Gordon fans will instantly recognize the blue-and-yellow suit with the full cowl as inspired by Babs’ beloved “Batgirl of Burnside” look, which still stands as one of her most memorable suits of all time. Also note that Grace’s Batgirl, just like Barbara in the comics, has red hair.


Grace shared the image with a quote that encapsulates who Barbara Gordon is from Batgirl’s defining 2003 storyline Batgirl: Year One: “I use their expectations against them. That will be their weakness. Not mine. Let them all underestimate me… And when their guard is down, and their pride is rising, let me kick their butts.”



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Moon Knight has arrived. A brand-new trailer for the upcoming Marvel Studios' series of the same name, along with the first look at a new poster, debuted during the NFL Super Wild Card matchup giving viewers a glimpse of the madness that will soon engulf star Oscar Isaac. Dive into the chaos in the video above, and get ready for Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight, arriving exclusively on Disney+ on March 30, 2022.


The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.



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This April, writer Kenny Porter and artist Ricardo López Ortiz combine the worlds of movies and comic books in The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, a three-issue monthly series that leads up to The Flash, the hotly anticipated action adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures.


In The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, Barry Allen’s world-saving adventure with the Justice League has driven Central City’s favorite son to become a truly skilled and inspirational Super Hero. But when a new threat by the name of Girder emerges in Central City, Barry turns to Batman for advice on training to master his powers. Under the Dark Knight’s tutelage, The Fastest Man Alive will have to find a way to defeat this metallic menace or be crushed by Girder’s strength!


This 48-page debut issue arrives in participating comic book shops and digital retailers on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, with a collection of the three-issue series available in October. Issue #1 features a main cover by Max Fiumara with a variant cover by the director of The Flash, Andy Muschietti. The Flash arrives in theaters November 4. 2022. Issue #2 available in May will feature art by fan-favorite Juan Ferreyra, with Jason Howard providing art for the final issue in July.



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The Death of the Justice League is only the beginning of the story. Superstar writer Joshua Williamson (BATMAN) and artist Rafa Sandoval (THE FLASH) bring you the beginning of the next big DCU event starting in JUSTICE LEAGUE #75, available at local comic book shops and participating digital retailers on April 19!


“We've been building to the Death of the Justice League for the last year across the main line,” said Williamson. “I remember buying DEATH OF SUPERMAN 30 years ago and now we have an opportunity to take that idea and go bigger with it. JUSTICE LEAGUE 75 allows us to showcase why the Justice League are comics' greatest heroes as we show the aftermath of the loss against their biggest threat ever and its impact on the DCU.”


A new Dark Army made up of the DCU’s greatest villains has formed on the edges of the Multiverse and the best and most powerful heroes are pulled together in an epic war to push the darkness back. In the end, the Justice League are killed by the Dark Army with only one survivor to warn the remaining heroes of Earth about what is coming for them!


“Being able to draw the Justice League is always exciting, they are just the greatest superhero team of all time,” said Sandoval. “We will see a great evil coming out of the darkness and more dark characters that will be revealed very soon. This book is just the starting point and fans do not want to be left behind and miss what is going to happen.”



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Hobie Brown's Spider-Punk is about to star in his own Marvel Comics series. The web-slinger has participated in Spider-Man-centric events such as Spider-Verse and Spider-Geddon, but the upcoming five-issue miniseries by writer Cody Ziglar and artist Justin Mason will put the spotlight on the anarchist Spider-Man of Earth-138. Ziglar is one of the architects behind Spider-Man Beyond, a weekly story arc running in Amazing Spider-Man that replaces Peter Parker with his clone Ben Reilly. The writer made a point to let Marvel know that he's always up to write a Spider-Man comic, especially when it stars a Black Spider-Man.


"I wrote five issues of Amazing Spider-Man and had written two backups for Miles Morales: Spider-Man and I'm also writing the What If? Miles Morales they're doing," Ziglar told Den of Geek. He joked about telling his Marvel editors, "'I want to write Spider-Man, but if it's a Black Spider-Man? I'm the guy that you want to come to.'"


Ziglar said Marvel's response was, "'Calm down. If it ever pops up again, we'll let you know.' One day they reached out to me. 'Hey, not only is it a Black Spider-Man, but it's a Black Spider-Man who's into punk stuff.' Great! Literally all my bases are covered! They saw how enthusiastic I was about the prospect and came to me for it."


After taking down President Norman Osborn in his universe, Spider-Punk's new adventure will task him with conquering the structural institution left behind in Osborn's wake.


"This is very much him saying, 'I've taken out the figurehead, but now I deal with the actual institution. How do I topple the actual institution?' And for that, he has to put together a fun little team," Ziglar teased.


Spider-Punk #1 debuts in April.



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