Today I mentally totted up everything that Leah and I have scheduled work-wise for the New Year. I was surprised to realise that there are already
10 11 separate things from us set to be released in 2016.
January July 14, 2016
This volume collects the first 8 issue arc of Damsels – our gender flipped action fantasy series drawn by Aneke. Gail Simone provides a lovely intro too.
Once upon a time, the princesses of classic fairytales banded together to save their kingdoms from war! Rapa, a redheaded girl with a fiery spirit and lost memories, discovers a conspiracy that threatens the peace among all the mythical creatures of the land. Joined by the Little Mermaid, the Frog Prince, and Red Riding Hood, Rapa journeys through fabled forests and legendary realms on a quest to foil the scheme! Who has stolen the identities of Rapunzel, Belle, and Talia, the beloved heroines, and plot to destroy all the Faerie races? As an added bonus, Damsels includes “Behind the Magic,” a collection of whimsical prose tales from The Brothers Grimm and 1,001 Arabian Nights!
Preview of issue one at www.dynamite.com
SWORDS OF SORROW: THE COMPLETE SAGA
Released: January 28, 2016
A complete collection of the entire Dynamite Entertainment/ Gail Simone multi part cross-over event Swords of Sorrow. Featuring Leah’s three part Irene Adler/Dejah Thoris crossover with art by Francesco Manna.
A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Leah Moore! Irene Adler has been many things in her young life, a fugitive, a master of disguise and a femme fatale, but even she is surprised to find herself made bounty hunter, tracking savage foes across the grimy streets of London. In a far off world, defending Barsoom against an influx of trespassers, Princess Dejah Thoris is ready to put the guilty to her sword. Now, the world-colliding events of SWORDS OF SORROW have brought these dangerous women together… and the fate of planets hang in the balance!
Preview of issue one at dynamite.com
BRIT CIT NOIR
Released: April 7, 2016
Collecting Strange & Darke: New Blood and Storm Warning: The Relic (by Moore & Reppion with art by Tom Foster)
The British equivalent of Mega-City One, Brit-Cit is a crowded metropolis that sprawls across southern England, the future Scotland of Cal-Hab and the South Welsh Peninsula. Buttressed by its own ‘Cursed Earth’, it is a bizarre vision of Britain old and new. Even before the Atomic Wars, Britain had more ghosts and ghouls per square miles than anywhere in the world – and now Brit-Cit is the focal point for an abundance of weird, occult occurrences. Detective Inspector Jericho Strange heads up the Endangered Species Squad – a unit within Brit-Cit’s Justice Department charged with investigating arcane cases. His exposure to a supernatural artefact called the ‘Black Mirror’ has left him with a face his new partner, Becky Darke, will never forget…
Meanwhile, Lillian Storm is a loner Judge who can talk to the dead – but what terrible secrets will she uncover in England’s haunted north?
Prerview of part one at www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk
BLACK WINGS V
Released: mid 2016
Volume five of S. T. Joshi’s acclaimed Lovecraftian anthology series will be published by PS Publishing in 2016 and features a story by John entitled The Black Abbess.
Released: late 2016
A new Ghostwoods Books anthology featuring the likes of Warren Ellis, Tricia Sullivan, Liesel Schwarz, Richard Kadrey, Felicity Shoulders, and more including John with a Weird Tale entitled Greenwood Green.
- The first part of Moore & Reppion’s adaptation of M. R. James’ Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, published by Self Made Hero in the Autumn.
- A new ten part Black Shuck series for 2000 AD written by Moore & Reppion with art by Steve Yeowell starting in July.
- Leah has a regular column in Comic Heroes magazine (and is writing some features too).
- An article entitled An Anarchist Timebomb in Greenwich Park by John in the tenth and final issue of SteamPunk Magazine.
- A collection of articles on the mythology and folklore behind Susanna Clarke’s book (and its recent TV adaptation) Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell written by John, to be published in Darklore 8.
- A Weird prose story called The Faerie Ring by John which will be published in another anthology title.
All this not even including the things we’ve agreed to do but haven’t started on, the things we’re pitching at the moment, things we’re already thinking about doing (like writing more Electricomics – which you can now read on your computer as well as your iPad!), and online writing for the likes of Daily Grail, Sleeping Shaman, etc.
All in all, if you’re not sick to death of us by the end of it all, 2016 should be a very good year for readers of Moore and/or Reppion.