Announced by The Walt Disney Company, the upcoming Marvel Studios films Blade, Untitled Deadpool Movie, Fantastic Four, and Avengers: Secret Wars have all received slightly shifted release dates.
Previously dated 11/3/23 moves to 9/6/24
UNTITLED DEADPOOL MOVIE
Previously dated 9/6/24 moves to 11/8/24
Previously dated 11/8/24 moves to 2/14/25
AVENGERS: SECRET WARS
Previously dated 11/7/25 moves to 5/1/26
With access to over 27,000 comics, expanding to 32,000+ books in November 2022, and new issues available one month after their release in comic stores, DC is making it even easier to read new comics on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE with the brand-new Ultra tier launching Monday, October 10. Ultra subscribers will be eligible to receive one free physical comic book (based on availability) when they subscribe, upgrade or renew their membership. For the first time ever, DC graphic novels and select MAD Magazine issues will also be available to read across all membership tiers on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE.
“We’re excited to introduce the industry leading one-month windowing of digital comics with DC UNIVERSE INFINITE’s Ultra tier,” said DC Senior Vice President and General Manager Anne DePies. “This new offering is part of DC’s vision of being everywhere our fans are–online and at comic shops. With a shorter digital release window, fans can enjoy our fantastic new stories, anywhere, anytime-while continuing to find the latest issues at comic shops.”
Announced during the “Explore the DC Multiverse” panel at New York Comic Con, the DC universe will be rocked to its core in DC’s first 2023 event, Lazarus Planet! Event showrunner Mark Waid teams up with Riccardo Federici, Gene Luen Yang, Billy Tan, Nicole Maines, Skylar Patridge, Francis Manapul, Dan Watters, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Josie Campbell, and more, to transform DC’s Super Heroes and Supervillains beginning in January!
Following the events of Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar’s Batman vs. Robin #4 this December, the Lazarus Volcano has erupted—spewing dangerous and transformative chemicals into Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in chaos across the DC universe! As these Lazarus clouds rain down upon the planet, people across the globe begin to develop strange new abilities, watch their already-extraordinary abilities change, and witness a whole host of chaos unlike anything the DCU has experienced before!
The crossover will begin in January’s SINS OF SINISTER #1, a giant-sized one-shot by the visionary IMMORTAL X-MEN creative team, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Lucas Werneck. After that, witness the current Krakoan era crumble and enter a new Marvel Comics age brought about by Sinister’s corrupt machinations!
IMMORTAL X-MEN, X-MEN RED, and LEGION OF X will be washed away, transformed into three limited series: IMMORAL X-MEN, STORM & THE BROTHERHOOD OF MUTANTS, and NIGHTCRAWLERS! Series writers Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, and Si Spurrier will pen their respective new titles, joined by artists Paco Medina, Patch Zircher, and Alessandro Vitti. Tackling three separate time periods, each superstar artist will draw an issue of all three titles as consecutive issues propel the Marvel Universe further and further into a dark future, dramatically escalating the stakes with each startling time jump. 10 Years… 100 Years… 1000 Years… The Powers of Essex will seek to stretch beyond the limits of time and space! All three writers will continue their current story plans after the X-Universe shattering finale one-shot, SINS OF SINISTER: DOMINION #1!
This universe-melting X-event will introduce a horrifying timeline that makes the Age of Apocalypse look like the X-Men Swimsuit Special as Mister Sinister’s repulsive plans come to fruition. Currently playing a dangerous game with the very timestream of the Marvel Universe in the pages of IMMORTAL X-MEN, Sinister’s uncontrollable lust for domination will finally be satisfied, but at what cost? It's the end of the world as we know it, but at least Sinister feels fine. For now. Can that last? Especially when we discover that he really is his own worst enemy...
“Sinister's lurked around, being sinister for all the Krakoan Age. Eventually, he was going to make a play. This is it, and it's bigger than you can imagine, stretching across 1000 years of nightmares,” Gillen explained. “Dystopic future stories are an X-Men classic. We wanted to find a new way to approach that, and give something we haven't seen before. I think we've pulled it off. Sinister gets exactly what he wants, and it's hell for everyone. Including Sinister.”
The Power Cosmic will soon return to the Marvel Universe. Taking to New York Comic Con this weekend, Marvel officially unveiled Silver Surfer: Ghost Light, the latest tale to feature the fan-favorite cosmic stalwart. Hitting shelves in February, Ghost Light is a five-issues mini-series that is set to bring another major cosmic player into the mix.
"Toni Brooks and her family have moved into the quiet town of Sweetwater. But nothing is quite what it seems with their new home," the House of Ideas said in its announcement. "What mystery did Toni and her family unravel that would call upon the Sentinel of the Spaceways-the Silver Surfer?! And just who or what is GHOST LIGHT?"
Eisner winning John Jennings and Bitch Planet's Valentine De Landro teamed on the series, which will introduce a character named Ghost Light, which also draws abilities from the Power Cosmic.
Silver Surfer most recently appeared in Ron Mars and Ron Lim's Silver Surfer: Rebirth, a nod to the character's classic cosmic stories.
The Superman line of DC Comics has seen some sizable shakeups in the last few years. As Clark Kent has been on Warworld up until fairly recently, it fell to his teenage son Jonathan to take the Superman mantle and save the world in his father’s absence. (Yes, Clark’s dead right now, but let’s not pretend we don’t know where that’s going.) With two Supermen on Earth, to say nothing of other heroes using the S-emblem like Conner Kent and Kara Zor-El, what’s DC to do? The answer is to just embrace that family aspect even harder than before.
DC’s Superman-centered panel at New York Comic-Con saw the publisher announce a pair of new Super books, along with a structure change to its flagship Action Comics. Beginning in January, Action issues will feature three stories focused on individual members of the Super-Family, which includes China’s Super-Man Kong Kenan, along with a pair of currently unnamed twins. (You can tell they’re committed to this “family” idea because all the non-Clark Supers have a hoodie or jacket as part of their costume.)
The first story, by current Action writer Philip Kennedy Johnson and artist Rafa Sandoval, will see an imprisoned Lex Luthor conscript Metallo into undermining the Man of Steel’s recent heroics. Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks will handle the second arc about a young Jon Kent getting the hang of his powers on the Kent family farm; the third arc from Leah Williams and Marguerite Sauvage will be a three-part story focused on Power Girl, who’s return is connected to the incoming Lazarus Planet comic event.
Though his dad has returned to Earth, Jon will still be the star of his own solo series. Superman: Son of Kal-El writer Tom Taylor and Clayton Henry (Uncanny X-Men) are teaming on Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent, which will replace Taylor and Bruno Redondo’s Son of Kal-El. The six-issue miniseries will see Jon battle Ultraman, who previously made Jon his prisoner. That same miniseries will also feature Val-Zod, the Superman of Earth-2 previously created by Taylor and Nicola Scott in the Earth-2: World’s End miniseries.
With Clark back in the picture, he’ll be headlining a new main Superman comic by Joshua Williamson (The Flash, Dark Crisis) and Jamal Campbell (Naomi, so many gorgeous variant covers). In addition to old baddies like Parasite and Livewire coming out of the woodwork, Williamson teased that new ones would be showing up to test Clark. But after having spent so long making the DC Universe go to hell, the writer confessed to feeling elated at getting the chance to handle one of the publisher’s most uplifting heroes. “After the darkness of the last year in the DCU, there is no character better suited to lead DC into the light than Superman,” said Williamson. “I’m very excited to take Clark Kent on a fun, pulp style adventure in Metropolis against his greatest villains.”
Superman’s new Family-centric era will begin with Action Comics #1051 on January 24, 2023, followed by Superman in February and Jon Kent in March.