A new issue of Star Wars: Revelations is coming from Marvel Comics. The first appearance of Spider-Man, and other comics, stolen in Brooklyn. And Scholastic is releasing its first manga series. All this on Comic Book Club News for September 25, 2023.
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A major comic book theft in Brooklyn.
Star Wars: Revelations is coming, again.
Scholastic teases first manga.
This is Comic Book Club News for September 25, 2023.
A Major Comic Book Theft Has Occurred In Brooklyn:
A major comic book theft has occurred in Brooklyn. The theft includes copies of Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #1, Avengers #1, X-Men #1, and Daredevil #1.
As first reported by Bleeding Cool, FedEx dropped the issues in question in front of Comic Book Station on Eckford Street. The comics, which were sent to be graded by the CGC, were left outside the gate instead of inside the door of the store. Further compounding the issue, the FedEx delivery person did not ask for a signature, despite that being requested. Speaking as someone who lives in Brooklyn, this sort of thing is far too common. Obviously, though, this is an extreme result.
Ten minutes after the box was dropped off, a security camera captured a man on a bike in a mask and a hat picking up the box, and cycling away. As the theft occurred back in June, those involved believe the comics have most likely been resold by the thief. If you know of the whereabouts of any of these issues, please contact Shawna Magee at email@example.com.
Star Wars: Revelations Is Coming:
Picking up after last year’s Star Wars: Revelations #1, are you ready for Star Wars: Revelations #1? Confusing numbering aside the one-shot will set the stage for the next year of Marvel’s Star Wars comics.
The issue will include multiple stories set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as well as Marvel’s upcoming Star Wars: High Republic Phase III titles, according to a press release provided by Marvel. Teased on the cover are Mace Windu, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Jabba the Hutt, Lando Calrissian, Darth Vader, and a few mystery characters.
Writers attached to the issue are Marc Guggenheim, Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Alyssa Wong, Ethan Sacks, Cavan Scott, and Marc Bernardin. The art is by Salvador Larroca, Will Sliney, Marika Cresta, Ibraim Roberson, and everyone’s favorite artist, “and more.”
Marvel also teases the issue will “lay the groundwork for exciting all-new comic series that have yet to be announced!” Watto’s Revenge, anyone?
You can pick up the issue when it hits stores on December 20.
Scholastic Teases First Manga Series:
Scholastic is getting into the Manga market… Sort of. As reported by ICv2, Scholastic’s Graphix imprint will release Unico: Awakening. The title is written by Samuel Sattin, drawn by Gurihiru, and based on the classic Manga Unico by Osamu Tezuka.
If the project sounds familiar, that’s because Comic Book Club’s live show discussed the series with Sattin way back in May of 2022. A Kickstarter campaign raised over $180,000 and met its funding goal in under 24 hours. Scholastic Graphix subsequently picked up the project, which will be released over four volumes next year.
The story, about an earnest unicorn, was previously serialized between 1976-1979. It was translated into English in 2013. It has also been adapted into a series of anime films, which is how Sattin first became aware of the property.
The first volume of Unico: Awakening will hit stores on August 6, 2024.
For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And my biggest Star Wars revelation is that I love Star Wars!
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