Zeb Wells Leaving Spider-Man, Mark Millar Ending Jupiter’s Legacy, Two More Elseworlds Titles Announced | Comic Book Club News For June 20, 2024

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Zeb Wells is leaving Amazing Spider-Man. Mark Millar is finishing up Jupiter’s Legacy with a new miniseries. DC announces Green Lantern Dark and Batman: Nightfire for the Elseworlds line. All on Comic Book Club News for June 20, 2024.


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Zeb Wells leaving Amazing Spider-Man.

Mark Millar ending Jupiter’s Legacy.

Two more Elseworlds titles announced.

This is Comic Book Club News for June 20, 2024.

Zeb Wells Leaving Amazing Spider-Man:

Continuing on yesterday’s podcast theme of comings and goings, Zeb Wells is exiting his long run on Amazing Spider-Man.

The news comes via a bare-bones press release from Marvel teasing Amazing Spider-Man #58, stating, “Tombstone’s revenge! Spanning multiple issues, Spidey’s most brutal battle begins… Hitting stands in September, the visceral issue will kick off the climactic final arc of Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr.’s epic run!”

While Romita Jr. drew plenty of issues on the run, he’s rotated with other artists like Ed McGuinness, Patrick Gleason, and Todd Nauck. Wells, meanwhile, wrote Amazing Spider-Man over a decade ago as part of the Brand New Day writer rotation, before taking over as the lead writer of the series with this newest volume.

As of yet, we don’t know which issue will finish up Wells and Romita Jr.’s run on the title, or who will take over next. Regardless, ASM #58 heads to stores on September 11.

Mark Millar Ending Jupiter’s Legacy With New Dark Horse Miniseries:

Mark Millar is ending Jupiter’s Legacy, a series you probably thought had already ended. But it hasn’t! Until now, with Jupiter’s Legacy: Finale, which will hit from Dark Horse Comics starting in October.

Said Millar via press release provided to Comic Book Club: “We started this book in 2012. When Barack Obama was still in his first term and now we’re finally finishing it, twelve years older and hopefully wiser. It’s been the longest story I’ve written in my career and an honour to work with some of the greatest artists in the modern industry. I had this plotted on my board a couple of years before and it’s so satisfying to see it all come together at last. I’m so proud of this book and want to thank everyone for their patience. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. What other book out there can promise: The secret of the universe contained within?”

Originally drawn by Frank Quitely, artist Tommy Lee Edwards will be taking over for this final installment in the saga of America’s most prominent superhero family. The first of five issues will hit stores on October 16, 2024.

DC Comics Announces Two New Elseworlds Titles:

DC’s rebooted Elseworlds line continues to expand with two new titles: Green Lantern Dark, and Batman: Nightfire.

The Green Lantern book is written by Tate Brombal, with art by Werther Dell’edera, aka two members of the brain trust behind the Something is Killing the Children franchise. The book “reimagines the DC Universe as a dark fantasy wasteland where monsters overrun a post-apocalyptic earth with a new Green Lantern who carries a lantern rather than a ring.”

Meanwhile, the Batman book is by Clay Mann and Seth Mann, and takes place in a Gotham City where Batman has a secret that leaves him ready to burn Gotham City to the ground, rather than reveal it.

The first issue of Green Lantern Dark will hit in October, followed by Batman: Nightfire in November.

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And okay, fine, I’ll take over writing duties on Spider-Man.

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