RM attended C2E2, Chicago's Comics and Entertainment Expo, this past weekend at McCormick place. Aside from the costumes, entertainment guests and panels to attend, there was quite a lot of comic book news from some of the biggest brands in the industry: Marvel, DC Comics and Valiant Enterainment. Here's what RM learned this weekened and what you can expect to see soon on shelves at your local comic book shop:

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Marvel announced new titles launching this year, such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming October 2016, along with more details about its Civil War II installments that will be released this summer:

  • Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man
  • Civil War II: Choosing Sides, a six-issue installment with short stories focused on different characters in the Marvel-verse, including a serialized Nick Fury story in each issue. 
  • Civil War II: Gods of War, a series focusing on Hercules and his role in the Civil War conflict. 
  • The Road to Civil War II, featuring Wolverine and X-23 of the X-Men.
  • Vote Loki, a series where Loki attempts to win the hearts and minds of the U.S. voters as he runs for president.
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats up the Marvel Universe, a graphic novel starring Squirrel Girl coming October 2016.


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Valiant Comics

At its panel, Valiant hyped up many upcoming comics, including The Adventures of Archie & Armstrong, Divinity II, Bloodshot Reborrn and Death Mate. Its 4001 AD series also has some exciting things to come, with the company saying things in the comics world will never be the same after these stories are told. There are several titles coming this summer, including:

  • 4001 AD
  • 4001 AD: Blood Shot
  • 4001 AD: X-O Manowar 
  • 4001 AD: RAI


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DC Comics

DC may be planning a "rebirth" of its universe, but some of its series will continue on as usual. The DC Bombshells series has been a hit since 2015 with its positive, female-driven message and retro art style. The series was the main focus of the company's hype this weekend with the 11th issue of the series coming out April 13. In addition, DC comics is excited about the next installment of its Wonder Woman Earth One series, which came out this past November. Only a few pages of sketches were previewed at the convention, but it was enough to generate some excitement.


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