Vault Comics is teasing its massive creator lineup for 2024, including Pete Wentz and Slash. DC Comics has given Lois Lane a plotline similar to one on TV’s Superman & Lois. And Disney What If…? Covers are coming from Marvel. All on Comic Book Club News for October 10, 2023.
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Lois Lane plotline parallels TV story.
Disney What If…? covers coming from Marvel.
This is Comic Book Club News for October 10, 2023.
Lois Lane Plot From Superman: Lost Parallels TV Storyline:
In today’s issue of Superman: Lost, Lois Lane gets a plotline that is eerily similar to one from TV’s Superman & Lois. Big spoilers past this point!
If you haven’t been reading the series written by Priest, with art by Carlo Pagulayan, here’s the gist. After getting sucked into the far reaches of space, Superman has taken decades of time to try and get home. He does make it back, though barely five minutes have passed on Earth. He’s near catatonic and unable to connect with his friends or loved ones. In this week’s issue, Lois seeks out Lex Luthor, who has offered to help reconnect Superman to the world.
The way he does that? By giving Lois pancreatic cancer. He explains it’s incurable, and will lead to Superman connecting emotionally to her – and getting his old fire back when he comes after Lex. This isn’t exactly how things happen on TV’s Superman & Lois, but in the most recent season Lois was diagnosed with breast cancer — and for the first time in three seasons, Lex Luthor got involved in the overall plot.
With three more issues left in the comic series, it’s anyone’s guess whether Superman will save the day. However, also important to note that this is a non-canon comic book, which means all bets are off when it comes to Lois — and Superman’s — fates.
Disney What If…? Covers Mash Up Mickey And Avengers:
What If Mickey Mouse was Ant-Man, Cyclops, or Quicksilver? That’s the sort of question you’ve probably asked yourself a bunch, right? Well whether you’ve asked or not, get ready for the answer. Marvel is releasing monthly variant Disney What If…? covers to celebrate the 60th anniversaries of Avengers and X-Men.
Confusingly, these variants will not adorn covers for Avengers, or X-Men. Instead, the art will appear monthly on issues of Amazing Spider-Man. Why, you may ask? To which I answer, this isn’t Why If. No further questions at this time.
The first two covers will spotlight Disney characters in classic poses from the covers of Avengers #1 and X-Men #1. In each, Peg Leg Pete is the villain fighting the assembled Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy. And in a third cover, Goofy Captain America assembles the Avengers in a parody of Avengers #16.
The first cover will be released with The Amazing Spider-Man #41 on January 3, and continue on every other issue of Spider-Man thereafter. Personally, I can’t wait for the What If…? Dark variants that will inevitably follow.
Vault Comics Teases Books From Pete Wentz, Slash, More:
The vault has been unlocked! Vault Comics is ramping up the lead-up to New York Comic Con with a massive announcement of creators who will be working with the publisher in 2024. Those include Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Guns n’ Roses’ Slash, and other people who are not rock stars.
The rock is clearly the focus, as a teaser image was made up to look like an ’80s rock album. And the projects from Wentz and Slash were previously announced. Slash is co-writing an adaptation and updating of Roger Corman’s cult classic Deathstalker as a comic. Appropriately, he’ll be working with writer Tim Seeley, creator of Hack/Slash. And Wentz is actually anchoring his own line with Vault called Headshell, which will feature graphic novels by Metallica, Def Leppard, The Beach Boys, and Redman. Probably not all working on the same thing. Unfortunately.
Other creators Vault is teasing include Cavan Scott, Christopher Cantwell, Greg Pak, Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, Paul Cornell, and many more. Presumably, more specific announcements will be coming at this week’s convention. But we’ll see if once they are public, if Vault can vault over the competition.
For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And what I’m really waiting for is the What If…? Dark With Nuts Disney variants.
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