Dick Tracy is returning to comics. A 30-year-old Dark Knight Returns Easter egg Daredevil cameo has finally been revealed. Mirka Andolfo launches new series Blasfamous for DSTLRY. All this on today’s Comic Book Club News for September 28, 2023.
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Dick Tracy returning to comics.
Mirka Andolfo gets blasphemous.
30 year old Dark Knight Returns Easter eggs revealed.
This is Comic Book Club News for September 28, 2023.
Dick Tracy Returns To Comics:
Iconic detective Dick Tracy is returning to comics. Rights-holders Alex Segura, Michael Moreci, and Chantelle Aimée Osman have teamed up with Mad Cave Studios to launch a new series next year.
Said Moreci via press release: “Alex, Chantelle, and I have been pursuing DICK TRACY for many years, so to say this is a passion project, even that’s an understatement. We love this character, we love this world. And we’re approaching it with great care—we don’t want to make a new DICK TRACY; we just want to make a DICK TRACY that feels rich and layered, that feels suited to our times.”
Segura called the comic a, “grounded, noir take on Dick Tracy.” He added, “Michael and I have loved DICK TRACY, his stellar rogues gallery, and unforgettable supporting cast since we first became aware of the character as kids.” He also called out artist Geraldo Borges, who will be drawing the project. Said Segura, “The stuff Geraldo is cooking up perfectly evokes the grounded, cinematic vibe we’re bringing to this origin story.”
Dick Tracy was first created over 90 years ago by Chester Gould. The character has existed in multiple iterations including a movie starring Warren Beatty that gave me nightmares. The new, ongoing series is scheduled to be released in March of 2024.
Mirka Andolfo Getting Blasfamous With DSTLRY:
Mirka Andolfo, a hot creator known for her books Sweet Paprika, Mercy, Unnatural, is about to get downright blasphemous for DSTLRY. Or rather, Blasfamous, which is spelled b-l-a-s-f-a-m-o-u-s. Also, DSTLRY is spelled D-S-T-L-R-Y. So you know.
The new horror comedy series focuses on the reigning queen of pop, Clelia, who finds her throne threatened by an enigmatic newcomer. But in this world, angels and demons are obsessed with fame, leading to a battle of the bands with potentially apocalyptic repercussions.
Said Andolfo, “With each of my series I love conjuring new fictions of fantasy and wonder wrapped around some of the hottest sociological issues we face in reality. Blasfamous picks apart what it means to worship—whether it’s a prophet or popstar. It’s also a new opportunity to draw some of the most lavish and exhilarating spectacles of my career, with an oversized canvas to make every page truly sing.”
The new series will hit stores this December, which is spelled D-E-C-E-M-B-E-R.
Daredevil And Howard The Duck Were In Dark Knight Returns:
Here’s a wild Easter egg that was set up 30 years ago. As revealed by inker Klaus Janson on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, Daredevil has been hiding in plain sight in the classic Dark Knight Returns.
Said Janson, “Easter egg time! Absolutely no one in the last 30 plus years has caught Matt Murdock on the page where Batman removes his hand from the mutants face. Anyone care to take a look?”
…and sure enough, if you look at the third panel on the page, Matt Murdock is indeed there. You can spot him walking away from an alleyway. Walking towards the alleyway? Howard the Duck.
Frank Miller, who wrote and penciled Dark Knight Returns, made his name on Daredevil back in the ’70s and ’80s, along with Janson as inker. So inserting Matt Murdock for a cameo makes a lot of sense, even with the publisher crossing from Marvel to DC. And Janson inked Howard the Duck right before joining Miller on Daredevil, so that makes a sort of sense, too.
The most surprising part? That nobody picked up on this for the past three decades.
For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And here’s another Dark Knight Returns Easter egg nobody has ever picked up on: if you look very closely, Batman is in the book.
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