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In case you missed it, Vault unveiled their new Spring 2023 titles, including “Godfell” and “Songs for the Dead: Afterlife.”
– Adam Barnhardt has announced that his Lunchroom Riot banner will officially launch as a small press comic publisher in 2023. In an interview with CBR, Barnhardt spoke of the “land where every project, by nature, is a passion project,” and the need for a small press label where superhero books were welcomed (though all genres will be considered). The first book in the “RiotVerse” will be “Nock,” written by Barnhardt with art from Nicolas Santos. The comic, which follows an archer who happens to be the only non-powered member of his super team, will be available for preorders in January before launching as a quarterly series in March. Lunchbox Riot will also partner with Scout Comics in April for “Keepers of the Cosmos.” It will also continue to participate in crowdfunding efforts, launching a campaign for horror book “House of Haunts” the following September.
– Ironheart and Wasp will meet the cosmic entity Paragon in “Avengers Unlimited Infinity Comic” #21. Patch Zircher and Java Tartaglia handle creative duties on ‘The Doomsday Man,’ the story arc beginning with this issue, which sees Riri Williams and Nadia Pym meet a mysterious force demanding to meet Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. “Avengers Unlimited Infinity Comic” #21 is available on the Marvel Unlimited app now. The story will continue in issue #22, available on November 29 next week.
– In more Marvel Infinity Comics news, “X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic” will reimagine the classic ‘Age of Apocalypse’ storyline for the Krakoa era. Writer Jordan Blum, artist Salva Espin, and colorist Israel Silva will helm the six-part ‘World Without X’ storyline, which kicks off this week with issue #62 on the Marvel Unlimited app.
– GateCrashers debuted a new online series dedicated to “kicking down the Vault [Comics] door to help you find something you’ll fall in love with.” In the first episode of VaultCrashers, hosts Adair, Dan, and Nikki discuss Cullen Bunn and Sally Cantirino’s “Door to Door, Night by Night,” speaking to Sally Cantirino during the episode. You can watch it on the GateCrashers YouTube channel.
– Rochester, Minnesota-based The Nerd Kit has purchased Comicker and its imprints Comicker Digital and Comicker Press. Comicker is a small press digital imprint that was founded by Saori Adams and Sean E. Williams in 2015. New owner Peter Steiner plans to “reintroduce” the publisher at next weekend’s Los Angeles Comic Con, announcing it via Twitter while teasing their newest titles: second volumes of “Waking Life” by Ben Humeniuk, “Lost Angels” by David Accampo and Chris Anderson, and “The Casebook of Rabbit Black” by Kate Sherron. These books are currently available digitally on Kindle, DriveThruComics, and Hoopla. “Chimera” by Tyler Ellis will also be receiving a new volume as well.
– Finally, Marvel’s Avengers design lead Brian Waggoner has been removed as company spokesman by Crystal Dynamics, continuing to work on the game but no longer participating in “communicating about studio projects.” The decision comes after the discovery of racist tweets from 2014, and ableist comments from 2010. Waggoner has released a statement promising to “continue to listen, learn, and work to improve myself.”