X-Men From The Ashes Comic Reframes Cyclops And Phoenix, Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier’s Space Circus Gets Collected, IDW Brings Horror To The White House In The Exorcism At 1600 Penn | Comic Book Club News For June 7, 2024

Comic Book Club News June 7 2024

The new X-Men: From The Ashes Infinity Comic deals with Cyclops and Phoenix. Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier’s Space Circus gets a collection. IDW’s The Exorcism At 1600 Penn brings horror to the White House. All on Comic Book Club News for June 7, 2024.


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Cyclops and Phoenix… No more?

Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier Space Circus collected.

IDW brings horror to the White House.

This is Comic Book Club News for June 7, 2024.

X-Men: From The Ashes Infinity Comic Deals With Cyclops And Phoenix:

A new Marvel comic is delving into what’s next for the X-Men’s premiere couple: Jean Grey and Scott Summers.

Titled X-Men: From the Ashes Infinity Comic, the digital exclusive is written by Alex Paknadel with art by Diogenes Neves and is available to Marvel Unlimited subscribers now. In the issue, it delves into what happens next with Cyclops as he takes over Xavier’s Dream, while Jean Grey is now fully the Phoenix and headed into space.

Naturally, it picks up after this week’s X-Men #35, the end of the Krakoan era, and will weave the way to next month’s debut of the From the Ashes era X-Men books — specifically X-Men #1 in July. The new series looks to tell different stories of the X-Men characters, not just Cyclops and Phoenix. And going forward, it will be available weekly on Mondays to Marvel Unlimited subscribers.

So folks, if you read it, just let us know if they broke up or what. That’s how news works, right? You tell us?

Sergio Aragonés And Mark Evanier’s Space Circus Is Getting Collected:

Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier are probably best known for their long collaboration on Groo. But their collabo grew into something new with Space Circus, a four-issue miniseries illustrated by Aragonés, written by Mark Evanier, colored by Tom Luth, and lettered by Stan Sakai that was originally published in 2000.

As you can probably figure out from the title, it’s about a kid who wants to run away to join the Space Circus. Or more specifically, the Doodah Brothers’ Astral Traveling Entertainment and Fun Brigade, which is filled with Greebles, Flurps, Bearded Plankton, and Klone-Klowns.

Adding an extra dose of poignancy here, this collection will feature a new cover by Aragonés and Luth, which is reportedly the last thing the duo worked on together before Luth passed away on May 23 at age 70.

Probably the best tribute we can think of? Pick up a copy of Space Circus when it hits bookstores on December 10, 2024, and comic shops on December 11, 2024.

IDW’s The Exorcism At 1600 Penn Brings Horror To The White House:

Are you ready to experience horror at the White House? No, not because it’s an election year… IDW has just announced The Exorcism at 1600 Penn, a new series about the first female President discovering she has more demonic things to deal with than World War III.

Written by Hannah Rose May, with art by Vanesa Del Rey, the new series will deal with topical themes, as well as spine-tingling horror.

Said Rose May via press release: “As someone who has always loved horror, I wanted to tell a story that let me play with the genre’s tropes but in a setting we haven’t seen before. The White House is arguably the most famous house in the world and I thought it would be fun to use it as a location to set an exorcism. At its core, this is a story about family and faith but it also addresses the intensity of the 24/7 news cycle, the noise of social media, and the expectations put upon the First Family.”

The four-issue miniseries first hits stores on October 16, just in time for the scariest day of the year: election day.

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And fun fact, the original name for Panic! At The Disco was Horror! At The White House. True story.

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