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In case you missed it, Dark Horse announced “The Witcher: A Grain of Truth” by Jacek Rembis, Travis Currit and Jonas Scharf, while DC Comics announced “Catwoman: Lonely City” by writer / artist. Cliff Chiang. Additionally, “Aquaman” and “Future State: Justice League” artist Robson Rocha has died aged 41 due to complications from COVID-19.
Art by Ozgur Yildirim
– Writer Mark Millar has announced that he will be writing a new original graphic novel as part of his ongoing partnership with Netflix. The book, titled “King of Spies”, follows Britain’s greatest secret agent, Sir Roland King. When King finds out he only has six months left to live, he takes it upon himself to change the fate of the world in one last epic adventure. The book is an adaptation of an upcoming Netflix production of the same name, and will feature a “chosen superstar artist in the comic book world, based on designs created by the Netflix team.” No release date for the book (which will be published by Image) has yet been given.
– Next year marks the 25th anniversary of “The Darkness” and to celebrate, Image Comics and Top Cow Productions will be bringing back the cult anti-hero in a new series from co-creator Mark Silvestri. Silvestri will be joined by artist Christopher Mitten and colorist Bryan Valenza for the new series, which will be released in January 2022. To build excitement for this release, the creative team will be releasing “The Darkness” # 1/2, with a preview of the new series, as an exclusive reward for the Kickstarter campaign of “The Darkness Complete Collection” Volume 2. The campaign, which runs through August 13, has hit its full fundraising goal in one day, and also has reward tiers which include Key Chains, Shirts, Original Art Prints, and Stor-Folios.
– The iconic Marvel Masterpieces collectible card collection by artist Joe Jusko will be reprinted in October as a series of variant covers across various Marvel titles. The Marvel Masterpieces Collectible Cards debuted in 1992 and have become one of the iconic memorabilia from one of Marvel’s most profitable times. A total of 22 original artwork will be reprinted for this lineup of variations, including artwork featuring Iron Man, Storm, She-Hulk, Black Widow, and the Hobgoblin, along with countless more. According to the Marvel press release, “Jusko’s painted works of art have fascinated fans for decades and ushered in the collectible card boom of the 90s. Now the Marvel Masterpieces Variant Cover series will give fans a shot. to own a piece of Marvel Comics history in an exciting new way!
– ShortBox will be editing a new book by designer Luis Yang. The story, titled “Moving,” tells the story of two women struggling to get home. This feature will be ShortBox # 13’s fifth and final story. ShortBox is a comic book editor created by Zainab Akhtar who posts his various stories through his messaging service on a quarterly basis. Each shipment contains five comics, candy, and at least one additional item (such as a pin, print, or zine).
– Right after throwing a hit, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Wade Miley will be featured on a poster by Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment. The poster will be presented to fans attending the July 17 Cincinnati Reds game against the Milwaukee Brewers, and features Wade Miley alongside the Incredible Hulk. Miley claimed he was able to throw his impressive no-hitter because of the Incredible Hulk temporary tattoo given to him by her son. Appropriately, the father-son connection extends even further, as Brian Crosby’s own father, Ed Crosby, played for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1973 season. Both Brian Crosby and Ed Crosby will be on hand. to throw the first pitch for the July 17 game and meet the fans.
– Voice actor Phil LaMarr will finally get the chance to portray the Green Lantern in live-action form. LaMarr, who voiced famed Green Lantern John Stewart on Justice League and Unlimited Justice League, will be part of the ensemble cast for the new webseries Superhero Diaries. The series will debut July 21 on YouTube and will release 30 episodes over 10 weeks. Superhero Diaries is a media parody of superheroes, with characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, Batman, and Wonder Woman all living under one roof. The cast includes LaMarr, as well as Disney Channel’s Hannah Kat Jones and veteran comedian Patrick Bristow.
– Warner Bros. obtained the rights to the adaptation of the AWA series “Chariot” by Bryan Edward Hill, Priscilla Petraites and Marco Lesko. The film will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who is also the director of the upcoming Top Gun after, Top Gun: Maverick. The screenplay is written by Julian Meiojas with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen on board as producers. This is the first film production for AWA, which only started publishing books in 2020. The publisher recently announced the formation of AWA Studios, a subsidiary of the company dedicated to media adaptations of their books. comics. “Chariot” follows a petty criminal who stumbles upon the Chariot, a state-of-the-art sports car created by the US government during the Cold War that doubles as a deadly weapon.
– Although GI Joe will soon be reinvented in Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins, the brand has not forgotten their ridiculous roots. Paramount Pictures released a stop-motion animated short by Snake Eyes and Team GI Joe in the style of the ’80s original. GI Joe: a true American hero videos of public service announcements. This new clip features Gung-Ho, Lady Jaye, and Snake Eyes himself, actor Henry Golding, as they discuss the dangers of Cobra while promoting the upcoming film. The short uses a mix of GI Joe Classified action figures and repurposed GI Joe: A Real American Hero toys to showcase the eclectic cast of characters. Of course, that ends on the most iconic GI Joe line of all time, “Knowing is half the battle.” Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins releases July 23.