Wonder Woman‘s daughter Trinity is getting her own comic. Zorro is heading to Kickstarter from Sean Gordon Murphy. And Oni Press has snagged the award-winning Hobtown Mystery Stories. All on Comic Book Club News for October 6, 2023.
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Wonder Woman’s daughter is getting her own book.
Zorro heads to Kickstarter.
Oni Press snags Hobtown Mystery Stories.
This is Comic Book Club News for October 6, 2023.
Wonder Woman’s Daughter Trinity Getting Her Own Comic:
The world of Tom King’s Wonder Woman run keeps getting bigger. First, there was the new Amazons Attack series, spinning out of the events of Wonder Woman #1. And now, Diana’s daughter Trinity is getting her own one-shot in January. Trinity Special #1, a 48-page issue, is written by King, with art by Daniel Sampere and Belén Ortega.
Here’s DC’s official synopsis for the issue: “Featuring DC’s brightest new star, Trinity! Discover Lizzie’s earliest adventures as she takes the world of heroes by storm! Reprinting the character’s first appearance alongside hilarious tales of the little Amazon and her Super Son babysitters, this special will be an instant classic for fans old and new. Plus, a brand-new story from the all-star creative team behind Wonder Woman that will tease the future of Diana’s daughter!”
Per the synopsis, it seems like the bulk of the issue will be a reprint of King and Sampere’s first Trinity story from Wonder Woman #800. There, she ditched her babysitters to track down The Sovereign, the villain of King’s new Wonder Woman arc. In fact, the entire arc King is creating in the new series is built around this story being told to Trinity.
Trinity Special will hit stores on January 30, 2024.
Zorro Heads To Kickstarter From Sean Gordon Murphy:
Zorro rides again, and this time he’s asking for money. The classic property is being rebooted on Kickstarter by Massive Publishing and creator Sean Gordon Murphy.
Said Murphy via press release: “The idea for this book is Don Quixote meets Narcos, told in a contemporary setting. Diego is a young man who’s convinced that he’s Zorro—as a child, he had a psychotic break after witnessing the murder of his parents by the drug cartel in his village. To cope with the trauma, he embraces the 200-year-old legend of Zorro by putting on the mask, training with the sword, and waging a war against the Narcos to free his people.”
The comic, Zorro: Man of the Dead, is written and drawn by Murphy a la his Batman: White Knight Universe books. It was funded in 30 minutes when launched on Thursday, October 5. And as of recording time, had made over $100,000 on a $40,000 goal.
Curiously, Massive is trumpeting that their Kickstarter won’t just unlock variant covers for those pledging the campaign. As stretch goals are hit, they will also unlock variant covers for retailers when the book officially goes on sale in January. Massive calls it a game-changer, but it sort of seems like they’re going to make these variants anyway? So it’s double-dipping? Is Zorro robbing from the poor, and giving to the rich? Are Kickstarter backers the real marks of Zorro?
Or perhaps it’s just a fun way to sell a Kickstarter campaign.
Hobtown Mystery Stories Heads To Oni Press:
The acclaimed retro mystery series Hobtown Mystery Stories is headed to Oni Press. Created by Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys inspired books add a dash of Twin Peaks to send teen sleuths investigating folk horror mysteries in rural Canada.
The new Oni Press editions of the first two volumes will be in color for the first time. And Oni promises that the series will continue after being out of print for years with a third volume in 2025.
Said writer and co-creator Kris Bertin: “Hobtown Mystery Stories is about the beauty and horror of the small town, and the lengths its young will go to unearth, understand, and escape its history. It’s also a labour of love between two best friends, a place we’ve visited for over a decade to explore and imagine together.”
The first volume will hit stores everywhere on April 24, 2024.
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