Wolverine Gets A New Co-Creator, Skybound Adds Ben Abernathy, Jamie Lee Curtis To Cameo In Horror Comic | Comic Book Club News For April 3, 2024

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Roy Thomas has officially been added to Marvel’s credits as co-creator of Wolverine. Skybound has added new members to their staff, and promoted others. Jamie Lee Curtis and more will cameo in a new horror comic. All on Comic Book Club News for April 3, 2024.


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Wolverine gets a new co-creator.

Skybound adds to their staff.

Jamie Lee Curtis to cameo in comic.

This is Comic Book Club News for April 3, 2024.

Roy Thomas Added To Marvel Credits As Co-Creator Of Wolverine:

Wolverine officially has a new daddy. As of the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine movie, along with Len Wein and John Romita, Sr. who have been credited as creating the Canuck for decades, Roy Thomas will reportedly be added as co-creator.

The news comes from former DC and Marvel editor, and current Webtoon editor Bobbie Chase, who related the story of Wein’s widow discovering the news over the phone on her Facebook page.

According to Chase, a few years after Wein and Romita Sr. passed away, Thomas submitted an article to CBR revealing the “true” origins of Wolverine. Specifically as Editor-in-Chief, he claims to have suggested the name for the character, and that Wolverine should be Canadian. As Chase points out, given everyone involved including artist Herb Trimpe, known for drawing Wolverine, and Stan Lee have passed away, it’s nearly impossible to verify this claim.

It’s also led to a firestorm of conversation online about whether Thomas’s claimed contributions constitute creatorship in any way — or if editors should claim creatorship on a character at all. As of now, this revised credit does not seem to have made its way to comics, so it might just be a cinematic end credit tip of the hat. More on this as it develops.

Skybound Adds Ben Abernathy, Promotes More

Skybound Entertainment is expanding its roster, and promoting from within. That includes the heavily rumored addition of former Batman editor Ben Abernathy to the roster as Executive Editor.

As part of the move, Abernathy will be overseeing the burgeoning Energon Universe line of titles, as well as developing new titles with creators not related to toy properties from your youth.

In addition to Abernathy, Skybound also added Blake Kobashigawa, formerly of IDW and DC, joins as Senior Director, Business Development; and Alex Hargett, formerly of IDW, DC and Penguin, joins Skybound as Director, Brand, Editorial, leading day-to-day Sales & Marketing strategy.

Not only that, original good guy Arune Singh has been promoted to VP, Brand, Editorial.

Congrats all around. The sky-bounds the limit!

Jamie Lee Curtis To Cameo In New Horror Comic:

True Believers, a new horror comic slash cosplay thriller currently crowdfunding its second issue on Kickstarter, will feature a “cameo” from Jamie Lee Curtis, among other horror icons.

Those other horror icons betwixt which she among include GWAR, R.L. Stine, Devon Sawa, Matthew Kiichi Heafy, and Jeffrey Reddick. And to be clear, these are official appearances of the likenesses of the characters. Curtis even lends her portrait for a cover on the Kickstarter, and all proceeds from that cover will be matched by co-writer Joshua Viola to be donated to Curtis’s charity, My Hand In Yours.

Set at the Colorado Festival of Horror as a killer attacks, the comic also features a 30-minute soundtrack available to Kickstarter backers, a chance to snag signed GWAR drumsticks, and more. The book is by Viola, Stephen Graham Jones, and artist Ben Matsuya. You can pledge the Kickstarter until April 26.

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And what do I have to do to get Jamie Lee Curtis to guest star on this podcast? I mean, come on.

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