Moon Knight Dies, Dark Horse Is Loving Ohio, Fantagraphics To Reprint Palestine | Comic Book Club News For December 13, 2023

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Moon Knight dies in the latest issue of Moon Knight, which isn’t a spoiler because that’s how they advertised it. Dark Horse Comics releasing new book, Loving, Ohio. Fantagraphics is releasing a new edition of graphic novel Palestine. All on Comic Book Club News for December 13, 2023.


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Moon Knight dies.

Dark Horse loves Ohio.

Fantagraphics to release new edition of Palestine graphic novel.

This is Comic Book Club News for December 13, 2023.

Moon Knight Dies In Latest Issue Of Moon Knight:

In the latest issue of Marvel’s Moon Knight, Moon Knight dies. And that’s not a spoiler because they’ve been advertising it for literal months now. But whatever, you cranks, spoiler warning past this point.

In Moon Knight #30, written by Jed MacKay with art by Alessandro Cappuccio, Marc Spector has been greviously injured by a man who is hoping to be his arch-enemy. The guy’s plan? Kill Moon Knight and activate a sound that will drive everyone insane, which I believe he stole from the hit movie Dumb & Dumber.

Anywho, the villain, Black Spectre, does what any good villain does: leaves before his plan reaches completion. And that gives Marc Spector enough room to turn off the world’s most annoying sound, right before he dies. He also, as multiple characters point out, won’t be coming back from the dead this time.

In his stead, his friends and loved ones continue his good work at the Midnight Mission. And next month, there will be someone new in the Moon Knight costume. Will it still be Marc Spector? On that, Marvel is sticking its fingers in its ears and going LA LA LA LA LA LA. That’s another Dumb & Dumber reference.

Dark Horse Comics Releasing New Book, Loving, Ohio:

Do you love Ohio? Probably not as much as Dark Horse Comics, which has announced a new YA graphic novel, Loving, Ohio.

Written by Matthew Erman, with art by Sam Beck, the horror book follows a group of kids dealing with the grief of the death of their friend in the town of Loving, Ohio, which is all built around a new-age cult called The Chorus. Perhaps not surprisingly, The Chorus may not be singing on tune, and a series of murders rock the group’s friendship and their town.

Not underselling his work, Erman said via press release: “Loving, Ohio is the best piece of fiction I’ve written so far in my life. I grew up in a cult, as many people do and Loving, Ohio says everything I want to say on the matter. I am immensely proud of it and so grateful for Sam and the gorgeous book she created with me. I can’t wait for you to read this because I think you all are going to be wowed by what we’ve made. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

The graphic novel will hit bookstores on August 6, 2024, and comic book stores on August 7, 2024.

Fantagraphics To Release New Edition Of Joe Sacco’s Palestine:

As you may be aware, there is an ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. And as a result, interest has soared in information on the region, including in the graphic novel realm. Specifically as includes Joe Sacco’s 1990s classic bit of comic book journalism, Palestine.

Originally published over nine issues, Palestine depicts Sacco’s time in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. It was later collected into a single volume in 2001.

That has sold out since the events of this past October, and now Fantagraphics will be releasing two editions of the book, according to ICv2. The first, a reprint of the paperback, is being rushed back into stores in early 2024. The second, a hardcover, will include an updated trade dress and an essay by Israeli journalist Amira Hass. Otherwise, the content will remain the same. That edition of the book will be released in Fall of 2024.

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And I was going to make a joke here at the end as usual, but, uh, you know.

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