Comic Book News Round Up: Cheap Comics-Bone Trilogy in Development

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Newsarama has reported that Marvel will be publishing ten new Wolverine-themed True Believer titles this February. These are reprints of Wolverine and X-23 #1 issues. Here is the complete list that will be released throughout the month of February.

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE VS. HULK #1
Reprinting Incredible Hulk (1968) #181
32 PGS…$1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE #1
Reprinting Wolverine (1982) #1
32. PGS…$1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE SAVE THE TIGER #1
Reprinting material from
Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #1-3
32. PGS…$1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINEWEAPON X #1
Reprinting material from
Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #72 – 74
32. PGS…$1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINEORIGIN #1
Reprinting Wolverine: The Origin #1
32. PGS…$1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINEENEMY OF THE STATE #1
Reprinting Wolverine (2003) #20
32. PGS…$1.00 PARENTAL ADVISORY

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINEX-23 #1
Reprinting X-23 (2005) #1
32. PGS…$1.00 PARENTAL ADVISORY

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #1
Reprinting Wolverine & The X-Men (2001) #1
32. PGS…$1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE – OLD MAN LOGAN #1
Reprinting Old Man Logan (2015) #1
32. PGS…$1.00 PARENTAL ADVISORY

TRUE BELIEVERS: ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1
Reprinting All-New Wolverine #1
32. PGS…$1.00 PARENTAL ADVISORY

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February 2017  is also the 25th Aniversary of Image Comics. Co-owner Robert Kirkman is celebrating the milestone by making his three major comic books 25¢ during the month of February. The Walking Dead #163, Invincible #133, and Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #25 will all have a list price of 25¢.

Each issue begins a new story arc or significant turning point. The Walking Dead explores the aftermath of “The Whisperer War”; Invincible kicks off the 12-part series finale; and Outcast‘s arc adds a new facet to the book: hope.

This is something that to my knowledge hasn’t been done before. New comics have not been 25 cents since the 1980’s and is a smart way to get readers to jump on the new storylines, as well as a thank you to long time readers.

Head to your comic shop later this month and order your favourite #1 issues of Wolverine and jump on Robert Kirkman‘s new story arcs from The Walking Dead, Invincible and Outcast for a ridiculously low price!

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Finally, our last headline is that according to Newsarama and The Hollywood Reporter Kung Fu Panda Director Mark Osborne has been hired by Warner Brothers to direct and co-write the animated trilogy adaptation of Jeff Smiths comic Bone. Osborne will co-write the script with Artemis Fowl’s Adam Kline.

Bone is very special and unconventional because it blends elements together that you don’t necessarily expect – soft, little comic characters and epic high-stakes fantasy adventure,” said Osborne. “To carry this into the cinematic realm presents both an opportunity to represent what readers of all ages have loved about the series while pushing animated storytelling into exciting and different areas.

As source material goes, Jeff’s epic is something of a unicorn: mythic, whimsical and pure in equal measure,” added Kline.

Bone Is an all-ages fantasy-comedy comic book that ran 55 issues that were released irregularly from 1991-2004. Bone was written and drawn by Jeff Smith.

Warner Brothers have had the rights to Bone since 2008. Before that, an animated feature was in development at Nickelodeon. No timeline for production to begin has been set and no word on a release date.

Once again we have another comic property taking forever to develop, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The longer it takes, the better the adaptation will be. In theory. Let’s hope Bone and the countless other comic properties in development all turn out well because they deserve it.


Remember comics are for everyone.

Matt is a passionate comic book fan/reader and aspiring comic book writer who used to be a cook/chef. Follow @concreteshawzee

 

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