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ICYMI, veteran Marvel colorist Andy Yanchus has passed away, while AfterShock’s YA imprint, Seismic Press, announced the spooky graphic novel “Fearbook Club.” We also spoke to Dan Abnett about his new 2000 AD arc “The Out”.
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– Via CBR, Marvel has announced “Devil’s Reign: Superior Four”, a linked miniseries by writer Zac Thompson (“Undone by Blood”) and artist Davide Tinto (“Commanders in Crisis”). The comic will see Doctor Octopus forming his own version of the Fantastic Four, made up entirely of versions of himself from other universes. Thompson said he expects âa lot of ego, pride and patronage along the way. As the adventure kicks off with a yearning for Otto’s past as superior Spider-Man, it will also answer questions about Ock’s future in the Marvel U. The series will debut in January, shortly after the debut of “Devil’s Reign” in December.
– CBR also reports that Heavy Metal has partnered with comic and animation company HerÃ¸ Projects for a new range of original graphic novels and TV and film projects based on HerÃ¸’s books in the Heavy Metal studio division . The Onyx line of graphic novels will launch in summer 2022 and will include titles like âThe Redâ (previously released under the Heavy Metal’s Virus imprint), âStable,â âThe Awakening,â âRemnant andâ Dogma Resistance. âClick on the link for more details and illustrations.
– By deadline, HBO Max is developing a series based on “Misfit City”, the BOOM! Studio comic book by writers Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith & Kurt Lustgarten, and artist Naomi Franquiz. Created in 2017, “Misfit City” is a series of adventures in the vein of The Goonies, who follows a group of girls who discover a pirate’s treasure map. Popular screenwriters Hannah Hafey and Kaitlin Smith will serve as the show’s creators and executive producers, alongside Smith and Lustgarten.
– While promoting the 4K release of the premier Addams Family film, director Barry Sonnenfeld has revealed he’s actively developing a Metal Men movie, featuring DC characters created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru. A treatment of history is currently in the works for the project, which Sonnenfeld first focused on in 2012.
– James Gunn revealed he will team up again The suicide squad composer John Murphy on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Murphy succeeds Tyler Bates, who marked the two previous films, as well as Gunn’s To glide and Great. Guardians Vol. 3 will be released on May 5, 2023.
– Netflix has revealed that the original cast of Cowboy Bebop will reprise their roles for the Japanese dub of the live-action series; they also announced that the original anime will begin airing worldwide outside of Japan on October 20. Cowboy Bebop remake will premiere on the streaming service on November 19.
– In other TV news, Kevin Smith announcement the second half of Masters of the Universe: Revelation releases on Netflix on November 23; AMC has given the green light to derivative anthology show Tales of the Living Dead for a first season in six parts in the summer of 2022; and Fate Patrol Season 3 will air on the Starzplay streaming service in the UK on Sunday 14 November.
– Dr. Seuss Enterprises and ComicMix settled a dispute over the inspiration of Seuss from the latter Star Trek parody, Oh, the places you will boldly go! The two publishers have agreed that ComicMix will no longer publish the book, while Seuss Enterprises drops any claims for damages or legal fees. ComicMix editor Glenn Hauman said the deal came about because artist Ty Templeton was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer earlier this year.
– Maia Kobabe’s âGender Queerâ graphic memoir has been banned from the libraries of Brevard Public Schools in Florida. BPS Superintendent Dr Mark Mullins said “staff immediately agreed that this book violated our guidelines,” but it is not clear whether it was referring to its sexually explicit content or not. The book had previously been withdrawn pending review by high school libraries in Fairfax County, Va., Last month, prompting criticism of parents who opposed the book for falsely claiming it ‘it contained sex with minors and student objections to homophobic talking points that emerged during the debate.
– Finally, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner has passed away at the age of 58. Goldner had been battling prostate cancer since 2014 and had only taken medical leave on Sunday. Former IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall homage paid, stating: âGoldner was a nice, approachable guy to someone at his level, and a great CEO for Hasbro. Among all the rest, Brian has always been an enthusiastic champion of the projects we have produced in partnership with Hasbro’s Pub group. Really sorry to hear of his passing. “Goldner is survived by his wife Barbara and their daughter Brooke.