Substack News This Week: November 29, 2023

Stay on the pulse of the comic world with our roundup of the latest updates and sneak peeks from the Substack of comic book creators. Be in the loop of their newest project announcements and exclusive reveals.

Substack News November 29, 2023
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By: Chiatanya TaparJan 25, 2024, 9:55 PM

Immerse yourself in the vibrant realm of comic books with our latest compilation of updates from the industry's leading creators, as shared in their Substack newsletters. This list is your gateway to discovering the freshest developments, artistic endeavors, and intriguing teasers straight from the creative geniuses behind your favorite comics. Whether it's a sneak peek at an upcoming issue or announcements of brand-new projects, this roundup is tailor-made for comic book fans eager to stay ahead of the curve in the fast-paced world of graphic storytelling.

Cullen Bunn announces new issue of DnD-inspired series, shares Harrow County board game update

Posted on November 27, 2023

Cullen Bunn has so much going on in his latest substack post.

Along with the announcement of his new newsletter, Nightmare Fuel, Cullen talks about the return of Deepest Catacombs, a comic inspired by Dungeons and Dragons ads, with a new 22-page issue coming up. It's got some returning characters and is set in a frozen haunted castle – pretty neat stuff. This new issue will be posted on his Patreon first (along with exclusive access to behind-the-scenes information, scripts, and RPG content) but will be released free for the public as well. Here’s a sneak peek of the first page:

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Then there’s excitement about the Harrow County board game, which seems to be shipping soon. Cullen also shares an unboxing video of the satchel edition of the game which is pretty cool! 

In addition, Bloodborne: The Bleak Dominion #3 with fan-favorite artist Piotr Kowalski is already out. Check out his website for the rest of his works.

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Declan Shalvey works on a creator-owned project, talks about his latest Tape Dec Talk episode

Posted on November 28, 2023

Declan Shalvey’s latest post is also jampacked with updates.

First, he talks about his pitch for what he calls Project Raven. Then, he goes into writing and drawing a short story for an anthology, which he calls Project Emerald. Along with all these new projects, he still has plans for Old Dog after the Dossier is out.

More of his work: Old Dog: Redact One and Time Before Time Vol 1-4 are out and Thunderbolts: Uncaged Omnibus, which is his Marvel debut, is coming out on December 5th. His short story Waltz for Elektra #100 with Stefano Raffaele is included in the Daredevil & Echo collection which was out last week. He’s also just finished his work on the Alien series for Marvel which is a bit bittersweet since his run is ending.

He’s doing the B covers for a new series by Ed Brisson and Luca Casalanguida called The Displaced, and his cover for the final issue of Ribbon Queen was released by AWA.

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On another exciting note, he’s got a new creator-owned project, which he is calling Project Arca. And if you like video interviews, there’s a new episode for his Tape Dec Talk where he has a fun and insightful chat about Thunderbolts with the writer, Jeff Parker.

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Kelly Thompson shares a sneak peek of art from Birds of Prey

Posted on November 27, 2023

In Kelly Thompson’s latest newsletter, she shows off new art for the Birds of Prey series (greenlit by their editor, Ben). So here’s the amazing artwork by guest artist Arist Deyn for Birds Of Prey 5, which is coming out in early January. The issue has this wild, kinetic vibe that is going to be epic.

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She also shared a sneak peek of Birds Of Prey: Uncovered #1, which is releasing in February 2024, with a cover by Greg Tocchini that's really gorgeous.

Lastly, Kelly is super thankful to fans who've been supporting Birds of Prey. It's been doing great, all issues making it to the Top 10 of Bleeding Cool’s Bestseller list.

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Chip Zdarsky shares a new Batman a new story for next year

Posted on November 23, 2023

Chip Zdarsky hypes us up in his latest post about The Joker: Year One, to be released in February 2024. Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Sorrentino are on board, and the story looks amazing. It's set in two different time periods: right after The Joker’s creation and a future scene where Batman's solving a mystery. Looks like they’re having fun fitting it into the existing Batman timeline.

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There's some buzz about Avengers: Twilight over at AITP, with sneak peeks of covers, including one by Frank Miller. He’s also excited about writing for Jason Loo in All-Nighter 12.

If you’re planning to catch Chip, he’ll be at L.A. Comic Con from December 1-3, offering free personalized signatures, charging only for non-personalized and CGC signatures. Plus, he’ll be doing ink wash head sketches on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Rodney Barnes publishes his new podcast Run, Fool!

Posted on November 22, 2023

Rodney Barnes shares in his latest newsletter that first three episodes of his new podcast Run, Fool! are now out. It's like an anthology series, kind of in the style of The Twilight Zone or Tales from the Crypt, where each episode tells a different ghost story from American history. The first story is about a place called Goatman’s Bridge, haunted by a half-man, half-goat creature. It’s based on this legend about a goat farmer named Oscar Washburn who used to sell tickets to see this creature. Sounds pretty spooky, right? They've got a bunch of these creepy stories lined up and some interesting people joining in. The podcast seems perfect for anyone who loves a good scare.

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And if you’re heading to GalaxyCon Columbus, say hi if you see him.

There's something for Star Wars fans too. He talks about Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2, which covers issues 1-4. It's all about The Mandalorian and Grogu's journey, trying to find the Jedi while dealing with all kinds of dangers like remnants of Imperial forces and various creatures. Sounds like an exciting read for Star Wars enthusiasts!

With his other works, Killadelphia #31: Enter Spawn is also now available while Killadelphia #32 will be coming in December.

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