Following up on the recent premiere of The Heroes Union #1, which reunited legendary artists Roger Stern (The Avengers, Captain America) and Ron Frenz (Thor, The Amazing Spider-Man), US publisher Binge Books will release The Blue Baron “Everything Old Is New Again!” #1 on 27th October 2021, distributed by Diamond Comics.
The Blue Baron “Everything Old Is New Again!” #1 is a body swap comedy with super-powers that shows what happens when a 300-year-old hero switches bodies with a 13-year-old zero. For more than two centuries, The Blue Baron has conquered alien invaders, maniacal mutants, and super-powered psychopaths, but now he has to take on his trickiest mission to date… the 8th grade.
Written by Emmy-nominated TV writer Darin Henry (Seinfeld, Futurama), along with celebrated artists Ron Frenz (Spider-Man, Thor) and Sal Buscema (Captain America, The Defenders), this book features the first solo adventure of The Unbeatable Blue Baron after his explosive debut in The Heroes Union, published in the unique Binge Book format.
“Everything that makes The Heroes Union such a crowd-pleasing, family-friendly superhero epic is back in The Blue Baron and multiplied by a thousand,” says Henry. “The body swap premise makes it a perfect jumping on point for readers of all ages because the reader and the main character are both learning the history and secrets of The Blue Baron simultaneously.”
This release marks The Blue Baron’s Diamond Comics debut, offering readers around the world the chance to dive deeper into their new favourite superhero universe.
News of the upcoming arrival of The Blue Baron in comic shops comes just as The Heroes Union #1 goes on sale, much to the delight of creator Darin Henry.
“Things have also been extra busy for your publishing pal these past few weeks,” he recently revealed, “because I’ve been daylighting as a full-time writer on that upcoming Netflix animated series which I still can’t tell you about.
“That annoucenment is due to come out in October, which is coincidentally when The Blue Baron #1 will be released with the help of our friends at Diamond Distribution.”
Binge Books is a new comic book company that is tailored for today’s audiences used to “bingeing” their favourite content. Created by veteran TV writer, Darin Henry, Binge Books brings 21st century characters to 21st century readers created by iconic writers and artists. The Heroes Union #1, Super ‘Suckers #1 and other soon-to-be-announced Binge Books releases, are distributed by Diamond Comics.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.