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` At Marvel’sCup O’ Joe panel today, mushy writer Neil Gaiman announced that Marvel would finally be bringing his Miracleman run back into print, including the never published Miracleman #25, which was completed years ago but has never been seen because comic book creators such as Gaiman and Todd McFarlane have been fighting like babies over the rights for years. It’s not clear yet exactly what format the comics will be published in, but it looks like it will be more than one volume, if not single issues or a combination of the two, since Joe Quesada said that the return would “begin” in January and culminate in the release of Miracleman #25.
` At New York Comic Con today, IDW Publishing announced that they will be adding the legendary Charles Schulz’sPeanuts to its library of Artist’s Editions, deluxe hardcover collections that feature high resolution scans of the artist’s work in its original format. As a recent visitor to the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, this reporter has seen some of Schulz’ swork up close, and I can tell you that fans are in for a treat. It’s customary for The Outhouse, in the spirit of good fun, to make fun of all the news we post, but I don’t have the heart to do it here, as Schulz’s strips and the animated specials based on them are the basis of too many happy childhood memories for generations of fans. We’re sure this will lead to accusations of our unfair pro-Schulz/anti-DC Comics bias (many from within our own staff), but screw you all, it’s Charlie Brown, motherfuckers.
` A new Deadpool title was announced at Marvel's Cup O' Joe panel at New York Comic Con 2013. It’s called Deadpool: The Gauntlet. This will be an Infinite Comic, so exclusive to digital delivery (for now anyway). The series will be written by one of the current writers of the printed book, Gerry Dugan (the other current writer Brian Posehn contributed to the outline) with art by Reilly Brown, and will be available weekly on virtual shelves starting December 2013.
` When Archie Comics announced Afterlife with Archie, a new horror take on their timeless characters, I couldn’t decide if the announcement was an elaborate prank or a masterful stroke of genius. With topnotch talent and a premise that surprisingly hasn’t been touched upon, Archie Comics’ first “adult” comic might be the best comic of 2013. Afterlife with Archie is a dark, somber take on the Archie characters that gleefully embraces the teen horror genre. Written by Harvey Award winner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with art by Francesco Francavilla, the debut issue is a must read.
` The comic book world was shocked yesterday when Dynamite Entertainment announced a new four issue mini-series by Herik Hanna and Bruno Bessadi called Bad Ass. Billed as a cross between Deadpool and Kick-Ass, the series’ titular hero is really more of a villain and the book will be a parody of the superhero genre. What’s so shocking about that? Bad Ass is a brand new character and not a classic Golden Age character from a long defunct publisher that Dynamite bought the rights to.