Kurt Busiek is returning to Picture Comics and bringing alongside his fan-favorite collection Astro Metropolis and Arrowsmith. Followers can count on a brand new Arrowsmith miniseries starting in January 2022 and an Astro Metropolis one-shot in March 2022 that introduces the brand new established order of the upcoming collection. Picture additionally teased that the creator could be bringing extra new comics corresponding to Free Brokers and one other story in The Autumnlands collection, in addition to re-releasing a few of his different standard titles.
Busiek is well-known within the comedian ebook business not just for his creator-owned initiatives but in addition for his work on the Huge Two, together with Avengers, The Marvels, Superman, and JLA. Arguably his greatest creator-owned collection is Astro Metropolis, a superhero comedian ebook that started again in 1995 at Picture Comics earlier than going via a number of different publishers, together with Picture’s companion studio Wildstorm earlier than finally ending up within the fingers of DC Comics and Vertigo. The collection paid tribute to many iconic superheroes, notably together with homages to characters like Superman (The Samaritan) and the Incredible 4 (Furst Household) whereas additionally exploring struggles superheroes might face in the actual world. Then there was his fantasy title Arrowsmith, which started as a miniseries again in 2003 underneath the Cliffhanger imprint of Wildstorm. The title came about throughout World Struggle II with not simply weapons but in addition magic.
The official Picture Comics press launch expanded on a bunch of bulletins associated to Busiek’s return to the writer. First off, his Arrowsmith comedian ebook returns with a six-issue miniseries referred to as Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Strains. It’s going to start in January 2022 and the unique collection, Arrowsmith: So Good In Their Tremendous Uniforms, shall be collected in hardcover for February 2022. The artist for the brand new miniseries shall be Carlos Pacheco (Avengers Without end, Incredible 4, Last Disaster). Within the new miniseries, Fletcher Arrowsmith shall be behind enemy strains and a secret historical past shall be unveiled.
“Stepping again into this universe in the end, and writing these characters once more seems like coming dwelling, and visiting with previous buddies—admittedly, previous buddies we do harmful, nerve-racking issues to within the title of journey,” Busiek mentioned. “And the artwork, by Carlos, Rafael, and Jose, is simply astounding. Arrowsmith followers have been very affected person, however have by no means been shy about letting us know they need extra—and I can’t watch for them to see each the brand new collection and the re-mastered authentic within the sort of hardcover version we expect it deserves.”
To kick off Astro Metropolis’s return, Busiek shall be joined by longtime Astro Metropolis collaborators Brent Anderson (Return of the Jedi), Alex Ross (Captain America/Iron Man), and Alex Sinclair (Harley Quinn), in a one-shot that can arrange the brand new established order for the upcoming collection, which means new characters and risks shall be revealed. Followers can even get to loved brand-new collected editions that can enable them and newcomers to get ahold of all the backlog of Astro Metropolis comics.
“Alex, Brent, and I’ve been planning this for a very long time—we’re introducing a teen-hero workforce, The Jayhawks (and extra), within the particular, and setting off a thriller as necessary to Astro Metropolis as what occurred to the Silver Agent or the story of the Damaged Man. Alex has designed a cornucopia of recent characters, and Brent goes to city on the art work. It’ll be a really enjoyable journey—and sure, longtime readers, we are going to get to the story of the N-Forcer, I promise!”
Kurt Busiek followers rejoice as there shall be loads of previous and new titles of his to stay up for subsequent 12 months. Along with the return of Arrowsmith in January 2022 and Astro Metropolis in March 2022, together with the again problems with these titles being sure in collected editions, a number of of his different titles shall be re-released from Picture Comics, with new ones on the horizon as properly.
SOURCE: Picture Comics