All Change April

April, a time of rebirth, or new life, of spring, of lambs, of chicks and a time to start over.


Looks like some of the bigger comic book publishers will be doing the same.

nightDC Comics will be moving to Burbank en masse (or at least a little under half of them will be, it seems) but that's in April 2015.

In 2014, it's DC Comics' turn to jiggle things around a bit. A bunch of new titles, a bunch of new directions, a bunch of new creative teams, a bunch of swapped creative teams.

You're going to find out what's happening with Nightwing, where Dick Grayson has gone and what he has become. You'll know who his female counterpart is. We might see Booster Gold.  I also get the feeling there will be big news for Lex Luthor. More on that later. But there are possibilities, of Raven, Cyborg, Martian Manhunter, Young Justice and plenty more.

Marvel Comics also has plans for April it seems. Many of them involve Spider-Man, and it's just possible we might get an Amazing Spider-Man and a Superior Spider-Man series ahead of the new film. Then there's the Ultimate books, with a new relaunch. And there's still more Marvel NOW books to come…

And then there's Image Comics. It's the Image Comics Expo and organisers have been remarkably tight lipped about who will be attending. Expect big new names, some who may have worked for Image before, but the kind of folk you expect would be exclusive at a publisher and working on their big name books. That's the kind of announcement the Image Expo specialises at and there will be no exception this time. And you may even see expected books… replaced by something else on a creative team's schedule. And a bunch will be scheduled for April…

Bleeding Cool will have David Dissanayake, Kevin Schmidt and Peter S Svensson at the show. Do say hi…

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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