More GI Joe Coming With Scarlett And Destro Series, Something Is Killing The Children Tops February Graphic Novels, Marvel Drops Free Infinity Comics | Comic Book Club News For March 8, 2024

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Skybound announces two more GI Joe series: Scarlett and Destro. Something is Killing the Children tops February graphic novel sales. Marvel releases free Infinity Comics. All on Comic Book Club News for March 8, 2024.


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Yo! Two new GI Joe series announced.

Something is Killing the Children tops February graphic novels.

Marvel drops free Infinity Comics.

This is Comic Book Club News for March 8, 2024.

Skybound Announces Scarlett And Destro Energon Universe Titles:

Just like our own universe, the Energon Universe is expanding. We always knew there would be two additional miniseries coming after the currently running Duke and Cobra Commander series: the next two series are Scarlett and Destro.

First up, Scarlett #1 will hit on June 5, 2024, from writer Kelly Thompson and artist Marco Ferrari. In the series, Shana “Scarlett” O’Hara will head to Japan to take on a villain known as the Arashikage Clan and battle her former partner Jinx, while discovering a “shocking weapon that could change the balance of power on Earth.”

Said Thompson via press release: “I’m fortunate that, thanks to my job, I often get to dig into characters and worlds that I’ve loved for a long time. But G.I. JOE’s Scarlett is truly one of my first geek loves as a kid, and I am absolutely thrilled to have a hand in building her for this new, incredibly cool and rich universe at Skybound.” 

Then two short weeks later on June 19, 2024, Destro #1 written by Dan Watters with art by Andrei Bressan premieres, too. Focus on villain James McCullen Destro XXIV, the high-tech weapons dealer will clash with both the “Crimson Twins” Tomax and Xamot Paoli, as well as Cobra Commander.

Said Watters: “I’m incredibly excited to bring Destro to life with Andrei. This is going to be a visceral, explosive thriller in which he [Destro] isn’t very nice to anyone at all — everything you’d want from your favorite amoral arms trafficker.” 

Though no issue count was shared, presumably these will be five-issue miniseries like Duke, which will wrap up on April 24, and Cobra Commander, which will drop its finale on May 15. Other Energon titles include the ongoing Transformers and Void Rivals.

So, now you know. And as they say, knowing is… Eh, I forget the rest.

Something Is Killing The Children Tops February Graphic Novel Sales:

Yesterday, we brought you news of the top-selling single issues of February. Now, we’ve got news of the top-selling graphic novels of February. Tomorrow? Who knows! We have no podcast tomorrow, we pick up again Monday.

Enough tomfoolery. Though Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin is still holding strong at number three on ICv2’s list by units sold, and is number one on the dollars sold list, February was a big month for James Tynion IV and Werther dell’Edera’s Something Is Killing The Children.

The just-released seventh volume of the series hit the top of the units sold chart, bringing the first volume up to number seven. And Tynion’s W0rldtr33 Volume 1 held strong at 13 on the list.

Other highlights include Void Rivals hitting at number five, Zoe Thorogood’s It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth making a surprise appearance at number 19, and Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Slipcase Collection hitting dollars earned at number 11.

The more you know!

Marvel Drops Paywall On One Hundred Of Infinity Comics:

Marvel has dropped the paywall on 100 of their Infinity Comics, as part of a new promotion titled Marvel’s Infinity Comics: Start Scrolling.

The vertical format, phone friendly comics are Marvel’s take on the Webtoon format, and feature comics like It’s Jeff, X-Men: Unlimited, and Spider-Verse: Unlimited. While only 100 of these will be free to browse, Marvel boasts there are over 30,000 comics total on Marvel Unlimited, the home where the Infinity Comics lives. So, you know, first taste is free and whatnot.

Said Jessica Malloy, VP of Marketing, Marvel Unlimited via press release: “Marvel Unlimited’s Infinity Comics were not only introduced to provide a new way to experience Marvel stories, but also to create additional avenues for fresh and under-explored corners of the Marvel Universe. The Start Scrolling program is truly an extension of that. And with titles being rotated in regularly, we hope to keep welcoming in readers to our ever-expanding comic universe!”

You can read the comics for free with no login today at

And that’s one to grow on!

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. Half the battle! Feel better now? I bet that was pretty annoying.

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