Marvel Editor Wil Moss Taking Over Avengers, Lex Luthor’s Family Expands, Indiginerds Anthology Launches | Comic Book Club News For October 17, 2023

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Editor Wil Moss will be taking over Avengers once Tom Brevoort leaves for X-Men. Lex Luthor’s family gets bigger in the pages of Superman with a new Lena Luthor. Indiginerds, an all-Indigenous anthology launches. This is Comic Book Club News for October 17, 2023.


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Wil Moss taking over Avengers.

Lex Luthor’s family expands.

Indiginerds launches all Indigenous creator anthology.

This is Comic Book Club News for October 17, 2023.

Wil Moss Is Taking Over As Avengers Editor After Tom Brevoort:

Looks like we know who will be taking over Marvel’s Avengers line after Tom Brevoort leaves for X-Men: editor Wil Moss.

The news was first reported by AIPT off of Brevoort’s newsletter. In it, Brevoort details pitching an upcoming Fantastic Four event at the most recent Marvel retreat, his busy weekend at New York Comic Con meeting with some prospective X-Men writers and then drops a bit of a bomb in the Q&A section.

Answering a question about an Avengers digital comic, Brevoort says: “We’re kicking off AVENGERS UNITED with a 25-part story featuring the standing Avengers team. And after that, the series will be Wil Moss’s problem as the incoming AVENGERS editor. So it all really depends on how Wil chooses to use it.”

So with that off-hand remark, it seems that when Brevoort leaves for X-Men next year, Moss, a Senior Editor currently in charge of Thor, Black Panther, and Hulk, will take over Avengers. Brevoort, of note, will continue to edit Fantastic Four in addition to the X-Men line.

The big, open question with this shake-up, though, is what will happen with current X-Men editor Jordan D. White? More on this story as it develops.

Lex Luthor’s Family Gets Bigger In The Pages Of Superman, With New Lena Luthor:

Looks like Superman isn’t the only one with family issues. Spoilers for today’s Superman #7. In the issue, Lex Luthor is recovering from a near-fatal attack in the hospital when who enters? Letitia Luthor, Lex’s mother.

In the comic, Lex thought she was dead — but it turns out she faked her own death, and is now back in Metropolis. And not only that, she’s brought along Lena Luther… Lex’s daughter.

In case you’re confused, yes, Lena is usually depicted as Lex’s sister, including onscreen in TV’s Supergirl. However, this is a new continuity where we haven’t seen either of these members of Lex’s family before. So fresh start, new take. The question, of course, is who is Lena’s mother? And what does Lex’s mother want now that she’s back in Metropolis? Or as Lois Lane says plainly in the scene: what is happening?

We’ll just have to keep reading Superman to find out.

Indiginerds Launches All Indigenous Creator Anthology:

Last but certainly not least, here’s a fun Kickstarter that launched this week: Indiginerds, an 120 page anthology completely made by Indigenous creators.

Organized by editor Alina Pete, the anthology will examine the intersection between nerd culture and Indigenous culture, “From gaming to social media, pirate radio to garage bands, Star Trek to D&D, and missed connections at the pow wow.”

Said Pete via press release: “Most stories about Indigenous people are focused on two things: current grief or the past tragedies of colonization. But First Nations culture isn’t stuck in the past, and generations of Indigenous kids have grown up watching the same movies and tv shows that non-Indigenous folks have. This pop culture has crept inexorably into our lives, and we love video games, cosplay and other nerdy things just as much as everyone else! INDIGINERDS tells modern stories about modern Indigenous people, and celebrates our joys and passions.”

The anthology contains 11 new stories, and as of recording time had already made nearly $10,000 of its $20,000 goal. You can check it out on BackerKit right now.

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. Next month? We’ll meet Lex Luthor’s second cousin once removed.

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