Marvel Adds Black Suit Variants For May, Lanzing And Kelly Launch Magma Comix Book, DC Turned Down Bryan Hitch Authority Book | Comic Book Club News For March 29, 2024

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Marvel is rolling out a line of black suit variants this May. Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly are launching a new comic through Magma Comix. DC turned down Bryan Hitch Authority book. All on Comic Book Club News for March 29, 2024.


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Marvel rolls out black suit variants this May.

Lanzing and Kelly head to Magma.

DC turned down Bryan Hitch Authority book.

This is Comic Book Club News for March 29, 2024.

Marvel Honors 40 Years Of Spider-Man’s Black Suit With Variant Covers:

Marvel is back in black this May, celebrating 40 years since the introduction of Spider-Man’s black suit, with a series of variant covers.

Notes Marvel via press release: ” It’s impact on the Spidey mythos cements it as one of the most significant super hero costume changes in comic book history, and this year, Marvel Comics is celebrating 40 years of the Black Costume with facsimile editions of Spider-Man’s early adventures wearing the costume, and the launch of new BLACK COSTUME VARIANT COVERS this May!”

Over the course of 23 covers, heroes and villains get a black suit redesign, kicking on on May 1. Some highlights include Spider-Woman by Peach Momoko, Iron Man by Pete Woods, Ms. Marvel by Mahmud Asrar, and many more. 20 more, in fact.

The covers will roll out weekly this May, and then one more at the end of June for good measure.

Jackson Lanzing And Collin Kelly Launch Magma Comix Title:

Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly are a busy duo, with books from DC, Marvel, IDW, and more. So add another one to the pile: The Principles of Necromancy, from fledging publisher Magma Comix.

Per AIPT, the new book, takes place in a world without magic, where a character named Doctor Jakob Eyes becomes the world’s first necromancer.

As for how they can fit in yet another comic between all their own comics? Well, there are two of them.

The book features art by Eamon Winkle and hits stores on April 3.

DC Turned Down A Bryan Hitch Authority Book Last Year:

Bryan Hitch is an in-demand artist who is currently part of the Ghost Machine collective over at Image. However, as revealed during a recent livestream, DC apparently turned down an idea for rebooting one of his biggest properties, The Authority, last year.

The news comes via Bleeding Cool, which reports that Hitch stated, “I love The Authority stuff. I would have I would have done another run on The Authority in a heartbeat before I started doing the Ghost Machine stuff. I actually wanted to and no DC was interested, so that’s unfortunate.”

While Bleeding Cool finds it curious DC would turn down a project with Hitch, particularly with James Gunn including The Authority characters in the upcoming Superman movie… I have a theory. The book was created by Warren Ellis, who has been the subject of multiple sexual misconduct and grooming allegations, and become persona non grata when it comes to the comic book industry. A recent book that is essentially a reboot of Ellis’ Planetary has been titled Outsiders instead.

So it stands to reason that while DC might use the Authority characters here and there, they’ve moved away from creating new material that might either put money in Ellis’s pocket or be seen as doing so.

Regardless, it should be interesting to see how the publisher handles the situation as we head closer to Superman‘s release next July.

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And I feel like if your name is Dr. Jakob Eyes, you either become a necromancer or an optometrist.

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