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Oni Press has annouced a March 6 launch for Night People, a four-issue series from Barry Gifford, the creator of Wild At Heart and co-writer of David Lynch's neo-noir masterpiece Lost Highway.

Adapted from Gifford's novel by Chris Condonwith 30 pages of story in each deluxe, ad-free issue, Night People is a pulsating roadmap of the American subconscious that follows an uneasy company of wanted criminals, cartel killers, and lost souls as illustrated by artistic talents Brian Level, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Artyom Topilin and Marco Finnegan through four interlocking tales punctuated by lipstick, sweat, and blood.

"Night People is beyond noir, a parable that embodies both a revision of the past and riddle for the present, informed by the Church on the One Hand and the Church on the Other Hand that portends a future wherein whomever is left on the planet are cast forth on an even more mysterious and perilous voyage on a ghost ship sailing into the Sea of Red," said Gifford. "As evidenced by this powerful graphic representation of my novel, the quest for a safe harbor is neverending."

"Each issue is unique in terms of story, so it makes sense to have each issue have a different, unique artistic approach," said Condon. "I'm so thrilled to see the artistic powerhouses Oni Press has brought onboard to tackle this adaptation with me. The way Barry's book works is that you never know what turns it will take or what characters you'll be following in any particular chapter. We've utilized that approach in this adaptation, and I think we're crafting something that should be exciting for readers and will have them coming back issue after issue to see where this wild story is going to go next."

Here's how Oni describes the first story:

:In the first tale of desperation, fanaticism, and murder, two ex-convicts -- a pair of inseparable lovers named Big Betty Stalcup and Miss Cutie Early -- are out on parole using their newfound freedom to purify the world of men;s evil influence . . . and leave a trail of mutilated bodies in their wake. As the psychotic dimensions of their star-crossed romance -- îand the twisting paths that first led them to their fateful meeting at the Fort Sumatra Detention Center for Wayward Women -- come into full view, their experiment in righteousness culminates in the kidnapping of Rollo Lamar, a kindly attorney whom Betty and Cutie abduct just to see if they can reeducate at least one man on the planet before the demise of civilization.

Gifford's novels have been translated into 30 languages, and he has been the recipient of awards from PEN, the American Library Association, the Writers Guild of America, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, BAFTA, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Premio Brancati in Italy, among others. David Lynch's film Wild at Heart was based on Gifford's novel (Grove, 1990), and he co-wrote the films Lost Highway (1997) with director David Lynch and City of Ghosts (2003) with director Matt Dillon. His books include The Phantom Father (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1997), named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Wyoming (Arcade, 2000), named a Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year, Sailor and Lula: The Complete Novels (Seven Stories Press, 2010), Roy's World: Stories 1973-2020 (Seven Stories Press/Penguin Random House, 2020), The Boy Who Ran Away to Sea (Seven Stories Press/Penguin Random House, 2022), and Ghost Years (Seven Stories Press/Penguin Random House, 2024).

Covers are by J.H. Williams III Joelle Jones, Jacob Phillips and Brian Level.


POWER RANGERS REVEAL: BOOM! Studios has revealed interior artwork by interior artist Nico Leon for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return #1, written by the original Pink Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson, along with Matt Hotson.

Here's how BOOM! describes the book:

"In an alternate universe, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers defeated Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd, but at a terrible cost -- and in the wake of that tragedy, the team went their separate ways.

"Twenty-two years later, the long-disbanded team reunites to mourn the losses of beloved friends, but Zack and Billy have some unexpected information to share: Jason, the Red Ranger, who has long been operating as a lone vigilante, has disappeared.

"Will the remaining Rangers be able to track him down, especially with a mysterious figure in pursuit?"

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return BOOM! Direct Reserve Campaign will continue for five days, with special surprises, product reveals, and hidden goals to be announced all month long.

G.O.D.S. REVEAL: Marvel Comics has revealed Ron Lim's variant cover to G.O.D.S. #4, in stores on Jan. 24.

Lim depict's Valerio Schiti's new designs for The Living Tribunal.

The variant covers of G.O.D.S. #3-8, see Lim take on Schiti's modern looks for Oblivion, Living Tribunal, Master Chaos, Lord Order, Infinity, and Eternity in homages to his iconic covers for the Cosmic Powers series, the 1994 series where he and Ron Marz spun revelatory tales starring cosmic powerhouses like Thanos, Terrax, and more.

"It's so cool revisiting these covers after all these years,," Lim said. "I remember how much fun I had working on them. Valerio Schiti's new character designs are fantastic and it's a blast drawing them on these homage covers!"

DANCE WINNER: Xochitl Gomez, who played America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, won first place in ABC's most recent Dancing witht the Dancing with the Stars.

Her partner was Val Chmerkovskiy.

DC FIRST LOOKS: For cover and four-page preview of Batman and Robin #4, in stores on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from DC Comics, CLICK HERE.

BOOM! FIRST LOOKS: For covers and five-page preview of Slow Burn #3, in stores on Wednesday, Dec. 27 from BOOM! Studios, CLICK HERE.


Below are solicitations posted for January. Click on the publishers' names for the full listings and check back soon for additional solicitations.




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