Marvel look to the past with anniversary one-shots for “The Gunhawks,” “Love Romances,” and “Ziggy Pig - Silly Seal Comics”
This is... not an article that I expected to write today, and I’m more than okay with that. Marvel have announced that in early 2019, they will release one-shots based on classic comics of yore: specifically, The Gunhawks, the amazingly-titled Love Romances, and the also amazingly-titled Ziggy Pig - Silly Seal Comics.
While superhero comics tend to reign supreme these days, westerns, romances, and humor comics used to be insanely popular in their own right. I appreciate that Marvel are harkening back to the comics of yeasteryear with these one-shots, and with talent like Gail Simone, Frank Tieri, Dennis Hopeless, and Roge Antonio attached, these specials are worth looking out for. Check out the details below.
Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal Returns To Marvel!
More of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary one-shot titles revealed!
New York, NY—November 9, 2018—In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, Marvel is excited to kick off 2019 with a series of special one shots, from a variety of superstar writers and artists!
First announced at New York Comic Con, Marvel is excited to announce an additional series of one shots on sale this February – including the return of Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal! Frank Tieri (Wolverine, Space Punisher) and Jacob Chabot (Marvel Super Hero Adventures) will bring back the comedy duo in an all-new adventure, while Eisner winning writers David and Maria Lapham (Stray Bullets) and Luca Pizzari (Weapon X) will share an Old West tale in THE GUNHAWKS #1! And writers Dennis Hopeless, Gail Simone, Jon Adams and more will join a variety of superstar artists including Roge Antonio and Annapaola Martellofor LOVE ROMANCES #1 -- love stories that can only be told in a comic book!
Join in the celebration as Marvel invites you to return to a time when it wasn’t stories about super heroes that drove the industry, but stories of westerns, crime, romance, humor and science fiction…and look for Marvel’s 80th Anniversary one shot titles in your local comic shops starting next year!
THE GUNHAWKS #1
Written by DAVID & MARIA LAPHAM
Art by LUCA PIZZARI
Cover by GERARDO ZAFFINO
On Sale 2/6/19
LOVE ROMANCES #1
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS, GAIL SIMONE, JON ADAMS & MORE
Art by JON ADAMS, ANNAPAOLA MARTELLO, ROGE ANTONIO & MORE
Cover by PYEONG-JUN PARK
On Sale 2/20/19
ZIGGY PIG - SILLY SEAL COMICS #1
Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by JACOB CHABOT
Cover by NIC KLEIN
On Sale 2/27/19
The one-shots will hit comic shops in February 2019.