NYCC Day 1: Smaller Press News

What's going on with Dynamite, Dark Horse and the alternatives to the Big Two? Let's find out!

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker


The lighter opening day of news at New York Comic-Con doesn't mean there's NO news. So while those big damn conglomerates that are Marvel and DC have all their own stuff, here's where we can find out what's going down in the world of comic book publishers that aren't necessarily concerned with turning their books into movies. What's happening today?


– Dynamite Entertainment will begin to publish comics based off of the NBC series Grimm, and the image above is taken from that. 

– Dynamite has also signed Fred Van Lente to pen a new "quirky zombie tale" and will bring Peter V. Brett back to Red Sonja.

– ComiXology, the big name in digital comics, will actually be helping people to self-publish their own work with "ComiXology Submit." A whole new way to break into the business and get your stuff seen.

– Dark Horse will publish a "Buffyverse sampler" that will be a jumping on point for all of the Season 9 Buffy books.


From CBR:

– Cullen Bunn, who's currently doing a lot of stuff for Marvel, will have a new Oni Press project with Joelle Jones called Helheim. Vikings and witches and stuff! Also, Bunn's The Sixth Gun is being developed as an NBC series.

– Joe Casey will be helping Dark Horse revive their '90s superheroes with Catalyst Comix, an anthology series featuring characters like Titan and Amazing Grace, and Casey says corporate comics are too conservative, and he wants to do something completely different with these revamps.

– Valiant Comics is teasing a "Bloodshot: Harbinger Hunter" storyline crossover.


From Bleeding Cool:

– Dark Horse will be publishing a book called House of Golden Bones, from Slipknot singer Corey Taylor, as well as Fabulous Killjoys from My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way with Becky Cloonan, which will likely be their Free Comic Book Day book next year.


From Newsarama:

– Legendary Comics will bring in Grant Morrison for a creator-owned book called Annihilator, which is a sci-fi horror "devil's deal" story about a screenwriter with a brain tumor whose lead character comes to life and speaks of imminent doom.

– Legendary will also adapt Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim film into a comic, with Travis Beacham writing it as a prequel to the movie.


More to come as we hear it! Stay tuned!