April Comics – Kevin Smith's Kato, Savage Axe Of Ares, Doc Savage, Warren Ellis' Wolfskin And Neil Gaiman's Instructions

April Comics – Kevin Smith's Kato, Savage Axe Of Ares, Doc Savage, Warren Ellis' Wolfskin And Neil Gaiman's Instructions

April Comics – Kevin Smith's Kato, Savage Axe Of Ares, Doc Savage, Warren Ellis' Wolfskin And Neil Gaiman's InstructionsThe vanilla order forms for April have been doing the rounds, and Comics Should Be Good stripped out some of the Marvel stuff;

New Avengers Finale #1; something called Fallen, five Siege-related one-shots devoted to Loki, Spider-Man, Captain America, Young Avengers, and Secret Warriors; Captain America: Who Won't Wield the Shield #1; Thor and the Warriors Four #1 (listed apart from the Siege books, though). Plus a few others like the second Ultimate Comics Avengers arc restarting the series instead of being solicited as issue seven, a Deadpool Corps series, and the appearance of Philip K. Dick's Electric Ant #1 by David Mack finally.

IGN got the Avengers listings in advance, pointing out that at the end of the Siege all the Avengers titles are ending, New Avengers, Dark Avengers, Mighty Avengers and Avengers: The Initiative. Well almost all.

Bleeding Cool has already told you about the Avengers Academy from Gage and McKone. Expect that in May I guess.

April Comics – Kevin Smith's Kato, Savage Axe Of Ares, Doc Savage, Warren Ellis' Wolfskin And Neil Gaiman's InstructionsBut so far people have  skipped a new Marvel project Her-Oes, possibly part of the Girl Comics push at Marvel? And a new Firestar series. Come on CSBG, don't ignore the women!

There's also Savage Axe of Ares, a New Avengers: Luke Cage mini-series (Arcudi and Canete there), World War Hulks (which seems to be no longer Fall of the Hulks), Iron Man Noir, Hulk-related HOH #1,and, yes, Cable is renamed Deadpool and Cable with #25 – so yes we're getting another monthly Deadpool comic.

And for $50, the Editor-In-Chief's special, The Art of Joe Quesada HC. And we're getting Warren Ellis' Excalibur run in trade paperback too. Which is basically where the-legend-that-is-Warren began…

Marvel's $1 titles, timed with other publishers to play off of Free Comic Book Day include Wolverine #66, Hulk #1, Civil War #1 and New Avengers #1

April Comics – Kevin Smith's Kato, Savage Axe Of Ares, Doc Savage, Warren Ellis' Wolfskin And Neil Gaiman's InstructionsOver at DC, well, mostly stuff that's been announced this week, Brightest Day #0, Flash #1, though we have confirmation on new series of Doc Savage and Spirit. Neil Young's Greendale OGN is solicited as is Cover Run: The DC  Comics Art Of Adam Hughes HC. Both DV8 Gods And Monsters and Garrison start from Wildstorm.

DC's $1 comics are Losers #1, Ex Machina #1, Batman And Robin #1, Green Lantern #27 and… Human Target #1. Good call there.

Image's $1 titles are Youngblood #1 (new series), Spawn #1, Chew #1, Walking Dead #1, Savage Dragon #1, Age Of Bronze #1, Witchblade #1, Invincible #1, Proof #1 and Girls #1, while Splatterman, Cowboy Ninja Viking and Armageddon Now: Antichrist are new GNs and TPBs and Light #1 and Pilot Season: Hardcore #1 kick off. Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards' Turf #1 gets a Diamond Gem Of The Month.

Avatar puts out the massive Crossed HC and TPB by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows, its ad adorning the front of the Diamond order form. Warren Ellis' Wolfskin: Hundredth Dream begins, and we get the collection of Warren Ellis' columns from Bleeding Cool, Do Anything.

Jesus Christ gets a biocomic from Bluewater, as do Sonja Sotomayor and Rush Limbaugh. What a team up.

April Comics – Kevin Smith's Kato, Savage Axe Of Ares, Doc Savage, Warren Ellis' Wolfskin And Neil Gaiman's InstructionsThere's a Kevin Smith Kato series starting from Dynamite as well as a Green Hornet Year One Matt Wagner series, Kick-Ass trading cards and the Dabel giant -sized Wheel Of Time #1.

IDW gives us Unicorn #1, Kill Shakespeare #1, Pantheon #1 and Wire Hangers #1 as well as the Deluxe hardcover of Danger Girl. Archaia reintroduce us to Fraggle Rock #1. Top Shelf brings us 120 Days Of Simon. Tony Lee's Pride And Prejudice And Zombies graphic novel adaptation comes out from Del Rey Manga as does Prime Baby from First Second, Weathercraft from Fantagraphics,  and Spellcheckers from Oni.

Oh and Charles Vess' illustrated version of Neil Gaiman's poem, Instructions.

More on all these projects to come, no doubt…

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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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