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IN MEMORIAM - From Variety: The actor Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43, Friday, August 27, 2020, after a four-year battle with cancel. Boseman was best known for playing T'Challa/Black Panther in Marvel Studios' 2018, Oscar-winning, recording-setting film, "Black Panther." Boseman also appeared in a number of biopics: Jackie Robinson in "42" (2013); James Brown in "Get on Up" (2014), and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall" (2017).
From TheStar: "We lost our own superhero." How Chadwick Boseman — as a Black superhero on the big screen — made families feel seen.
AWARDS - From TheBeat: 2020 Harvey Awards nominations have been announced. The winners will be announced at New York Comic-Con Metaverse vitrual event in October.
MARVEL - From BleedingCool: Kieron Gillen talks about 10 months of his life writing Marvel Comics' new "Eternals" comic book series.
MILLARWORLD - From BleedingCool: Superstar comic book writer and Netflix executive, Mark Millar, talks about his upcoming comic books, including "Jupiter's Legacy 3," "The Magic Order 2," and "Prodigy 2."
DC FANDOME - From DCFanDome: "DC FanDome is live.
DC CINEMA - From Deadline: "Justice League: Snyder Cut" will be released as four one-hour installments on HBO Max. This article includes a trailer.
DC CINEMA - From GameSpot: The first trailer for director Matt Reeves "The Batman" has arrived. Actor Robert Pattinson stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne.
DC CINEMA - From THR: "Official main trailer" for "Wonder Woman 1984." The film due October 2, 2020,
DC CINEMA - From ScreenGeek: The first trailer for "Justice League Snyder Cut" is out there, but Warner's is doing its best to silence it.
DC CINEMA - From ScreenGeek: Out of FanDome came a sneak peek at director James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad."
DC CINEMA - From Variety: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson previews his costume for the DC Extended Universe film, "Black Adam," which is still scheduled for a December 2021 debut.
DC FANDOME - From BleedingCool: For "DC FanDome," Jim Lee created a superhero based on guest, professional tennis champion, "Venus Williams."
DARK HORSE - From CBR: Dark Horse Comics is publishing a comic book adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2017 book, "Norse Mythology." Due to start this Fall, "Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology" will feature art by P. Craig Russell, Mike Mignola, and Jerry Ordway.
MARVEL - From BleedingCool: Marvel Comics is publishing a portfolio featuring the art of hot cover artist, Peach Momoko. It will be entitled "Marvel Portfolio: Peach Momoko."
COMICS - From THR: Vault Comics announces "I Walk With Monsters" from writer Paul Cornell.
MARVEL - From BleedingCool: Marvel Comics will release an omnibus collecting Dark Horse Comics' "Aliens" comic books published from 1988 to 1992. Marvel recently obtained the license to publish comic books based on the film "Alien" (1979) and its sequels and spinoffs, which Dark Horse had since the late 1980s.
SONY MARVEL U - From Deadline: Sony Pictures is eyeing director J.C. Chandor ("Margin Call") to direct its "Kraven the Hunter" movie based on the classic Spider-Man villain.
DC CINEMA - From ComicBook: A few months ago, it was announced that the Batman played by Michael Keaton in two films ("Batman" and "Batman Returns") would appear in Warner Bros.' planned DC Comics movie, "The Flash." Now, according to reports, the Batman played by Ben Affleck ("Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Suicide Squad," and "Justice League") will also appear in "The Flash."
COMIC SHOPS - From BleedingCool: Lashawn Colvin is opening a new comic book store, making her the first Black woman in U.S. south to own a comic book shop. Comics & Geeks of Alabama will be opening in early October, and is located at 1264 Perry Hill Road, Montgomery, Alabama.
DC FANDOME - From GamesRadar: The site has a schedule of events for DC Comics' "DC Fandome," which occurs Sat., Aug. 22nd.
SONY MARVEL U - From Variety: Actress Olivia Wilde has signed a deal with Sony Pictures to develop and direct an untitled female-centric Marvel film project.
MARVEL - From Marvel: The "Eternals" are coming back to comic books in November, and Marvel has released a trailer to announce it.
DC FANDOME - From CBR: DC Comics has announced that its "DC Fandome" event will not be divided into two separate virtual events. The first will be held on Sat., Aug. 22nd, 2020 as planned. The second will be held Sat., Sept. 10th, 2020.
COMICS TO FILM - From THR: The site remembers director Edgar Wright's 2010 film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," on the tenth anniversary of its release. The film is based on cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" graphic novels.
IMAGE COMICS - From CBR: Superstar comic book writer, Scott Snyder, has a new creator-owned imprint at Image Comics, "Best Jackett Press." But he isn't moving his own creator-owned titles, "Wytches" and "Undiscovered Country" to that label.
DC CINEMA - From CBR: Producer Charles Roven speaks to home the upcoming sequel, "Wonder Woman 1984," does and doesn't tie into the "DC Extended Universe" (DCEU).
COMICS - From BleedingCool: "Chex Mix" cereal is sending a free comic book anthology to comic book stories (via Diamond Comics Distributors) next week.
DC TV-FANDOME - From BleedingCool: Did Jim Lee just draw the first look at actress Javicia Leslie's "Ryan Wilder/Batwoman," who will take over The CW's "Batwoman" from actress Ruby Rose's "Kate Kane/Batwoman?"
MANGA - From ANN: Inia Asano has put his crazy manga, "Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction," on hiatus until the winter.
MANGA - From CBR: A look at ONE, the writer-artist who created the manga, "One-Punch Man."
MARVEL - From Truthout: Marvel Comics’ “The Punisher” was a hate symbol long before police co-opted his character.
FRANK MILLER - From CBR: Yes, Zack Snyder's film, "300," is still problematic and racist, as was its source material, Frank Miller's comic book miniseries, "300."
JIM LEE - From THR: Jim Lee, DC Comics' Publisher, gives a wide ranging interview to "The Hollywood Reporter" about the recent changes at the comics publisher.
DC COMICS - From BleedingCool: Marie Javins and Michele Wells are interim Editor-in-Chiefs at DC Comics after former EiC Bob Harras was "laid off."
MARVEL TV - From TheWrap: With each passing season, ABC's "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" experienced a steep drop in ratings. The series recently ended after sevens seasons and 136 episodes.
ALAN MOORE - From BleedingCool: DC Comics will publish Alan Moore's "Twilight of the Superheroes" proposal, which was meant to be a big post-"Crisis on Infinite Earths" event, in a collection of DC comics stories from the 1980s.
DC COMICS - From BleedingCool: According to the site, with DC Comics' November 2020 solicitations, five more titles have been cancelled, including "John Constantine Hellblazer," "Teen Titans," and "Young Justice."
IMAGE - From BleedingCool: Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander's vampire comic book, "Killadelphia," has seen a 40 percent increase in sales from issue #6 to #7.
DC CINEMA - From IndieWire: Actor Ray Fisher, who played "Cyborg" in the "Justice League" movie, says that former DC Comics executive, Geoff Johns, threatened his career after he (Fisher) complained about director Joss Whedon's on-set behavior during reshoots for "Justice League."
DC COMICS - From BleedingCool: There was a DC Comics "townhall" meeting involving remaining executives and staff. The publisher will issue press releases afterwards.
From BleedingCool: Is DC Comics going into a new two-year plan?
From BleedingCool: DC Comics' next big think, "Generations," has apparently been cancelled.
From THR: The WarnerMedia layoffs that have been roiling Hollywood hit DC Comics and the DC Universe streaming service today (Mon., Aug. 10th), with Bob Harras and Hank Kanalz among the laid off. DC Direct, the in-house merchandise and collectibles manufacturer, has also been shuttered.
From BleedingCool: The site has something to say about the DC Comics layoffs.
From BleedingCool: There are rumors of a new DC Comics "implosion," as the number of titles may be cancelled.
COMICS - From BleedingCool: Writer-artist Johnnie Christmas has just sold at auction three middle-grade graphic novels to HarperAlley, the graphic novel imprint of HarperCollins Childrens.
DC CINEMA - From THR: The voice cast has been revealed for the 42nd DC Universe animated film (straight to DVD), "Batman: Soul of the Dragon." Executive produced by Bruce Timm, the film is due in early 2021.
DC COMICS - From BleedingCool: Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley's oft-delayed "The Other History of the DC Universe" is apparently happening now. First issue is due Nov. 2020.
BATMAN - From BleedingCool: Legendary X-Men writer, Chris Claremont, shares with his Facebook followers his pitch for a Young Adult Batman story.
DC COMICS - From Deadline: "DC Fandome" announces it impressive line-up of stars.
MARVEL STUDIOS - From WeGotThisCovered: The hot rumor is that Marvel Studios is considering actor Shia LaBeouf for the character "Iceman" in its "X-Men" reboot.
DC CINEMA - From YahooTotalFilm: New image from Zack Snyder's "Justice League" film reveals original design for the villain, Steppenwolf.
MARVEL - From GamesRadar: John Walker the "U.S. Agent," the character that once replaced Steve Rogers as Captain America, will be back in a new miniseries written by Christopher Priest and drawn by Stefano Landini.
COMICS - From TheBeat: Former Disney Channel child star, Dylan Sprouse ("The Suite Life" series), talks about his new comic book, Sun Eater, from Heavy Metal... and also about making mead.
ANIME - From Variety: Japan's leading anime content providers have banded together to start a YouTube channel, "Animelog." The goal is to have 30 companies provide 3000 anime titles by 2022.
LEGAL - From BleedingCool: Updates on the Richards Meyers vs. Mark Waid legal case.
MANGA - From BleedingCool: Kodansha and comiXology will publishing a complete English-language edition of the entire run of the "Shaman King" manga for the first time.
MANGA - From ComicBook: Fans online are asking that a number of manga published in the 1980s be adapted into anime, including "Fist of the North Star" and "Slam Dunk."
IDW - From BleedingCool: The publisher has reportedly fired its recently promoted publishers, Jud Meyers.
DC COMICS - From BleedingCool: Some Mark Waid, Alex Ross, DC Comics gossip.
DC COMICS - From YahooEntertainment: DC Comics gets in social media hot water over the term, "blerd" (black nerd).
MANGA - From BleedingCool: Yen Press announces 10 new manga and light novel titles for August 2020.
DARK HORSE - From BleedingCool: The three best-selling comic books on Amazon right now are the three volumes of "The Umbrella Academy" from Dark Horse Comics. Netflix's adaptation of the comic book just made its second season debut.
DC CINEMA - From BleedingCool: Director James Gunn has revealed a new logo for his upcoming film, "The Suicide Squad." Details about the film will be revealed Aug. 22nd at "DCFandome."
From YahooEntertainment: In a birthday video, some of "The Suicide Squad" actors may reveal the characters they are playing in the film.
MARVEL COMICS - From BleedingCool: Marvel Comics has cancelled its current "Doctor Strange" comic book series with today's (8/5) release of "Doctor Strange #6."
NEWSPAPER COMICS - From YahooEntertainment: A black cartoonist, Bianca Xunise, is one of the six female cartoonists who create the collaborative comic comic strip, "Six Chix." A recent episode of "Six Chix," produced by Xunise got "Six Chix" cancelled by some of its more than 120 clients.
DC COMICS - From TheBeat: The first three issues of DC Comics' digital-first series, "Injustice: Year Zero," debuted today. Each issues costs .99 cents or $2.49 for a bundle of three.
DC COMICS - From BleedingCool: The site has details on writer Ridley Pearson and artist Berat Pekmezci's original graphic novel trilogy, "The Indestructibles," the first volume of which is due in March 2021.
MANGA - From OtakuStudy: Square Enix Manga & Books new manga acquisitions for 2021.
eREADERS - From GoodEReads: The site recommends the "The Pocketbook Color" e-reader for reading manga and comics.
DIGITAL - From MediaPost: "Batman" comic book writer, James Tynion IV, has launched a digital horror anthology, "Razorblades: The Horror Magazine."
MANGA TO ANIME - From CBR: There is an English-dub trailer for anime film, "Demon Slayer-Kimetsu no Yaiba-The Movie: Mugen Train," an anime adaptation of the manga, "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba." The film may be released in the U.S. in 2021.
SCANDAL - From THR: This article says that the "comic book industry reckons with abuse claims." [As far as I'm concerned, at least they are pretending to reckon. - Leroy]
MANGA - From CBR: A guide to three manga that won awards at the 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
EASTERN COMICS - From CBR: The difference between manga (Japan), manhwa (Korea), and manhua (China).
COMICS - From Rappler: Why adults still read comic books [Well, I just love the medium. - Leroy]
COMICS - From BleedingCool: The "RunDMC" comic book from Rob Guillory, Amy Chu, and Larry Hama has debuted on Playbo.com.
SCANDAL - From BleedingCool: Comic book writer Warren Ellis has been the subject of numerous sexual abuse allegations. He is also creator, writer, and producer of Netflix's hit animated series, "Castlevania." Ellis has finished his work on the upcoming fourth season of the series, but "word" is that he will not be back for any potential future seasons after the fourth.
FOX MARVEL U - From THR: How the success of the first X-Men (2000) film made Bryan Singer into a monster.
MANGA - From ScreenRant: Horror manga master, Junji Ito, says that he would like to collaborate with master of horror, Stephen King...
MANGA - From Epicstream: Toonami co-founder, Jason Demarco, talks about what separates manga from Western comic books.
AUGUST 2020 COMICS SOLICITATIONS:
From BleedingCool: Antarctic Press for August 2020
From BleedingCool: Archie Comics for August 2020
From BleedingCool: AWA for August 2020
From CBR: DC Comics for August 2020
From FirstComicsNews: IDW Publishing for August 2020
From Seibertron: IDW Publishing's "Transformers" solicitations for August 2020
From BleedingCool: Image Comics for August 2020
From CBR: Marvel Comics for August 2020
From BleedingCool: PS Artbooks for August 2020
From BleedingCool: Valiant Comics for August 2020
From BleedingCool: Vault Comics for August 2020
SEPTEMBER 2020 COMICS SOLICITATIONS:
From BleedingCool: AfterShock Comics for September 2020
From BleedingCool: Antarctic Press for September 2020
From BleedingCool: BOOM! Studios for September 2020
From BleedingCool: Dark Horse Comics for September 2020
From BleedingCool: Dynamite Entertainment for September 2020
From BleedingCool: DC Comics for September 2020
From BleedingCool: IDW Publishing for September 2020
From BleedingCool: Image Comics for September 2020
From BleedingCool: Oni Press for September 2020
From BleedingCool: Rebellion for September 2020
From BleedingCool: Red 5 Comics for September 2020
From BleedingCool: Titan Comics for September 2020
From BleedingCool: Vault Comics for September 2020
OCTOBER 2020 COMICS SOLICITATIONS:
From BleedingCool: Albatross Funnybooks for October 2020
From BleedingCool: Antarctic Press for October 2020
From BleedingCool: Behemoth Comics for October 2020
From BleedingCool: BOOM! Studios for October 2020
From BleedingCool: Dark Horse Comics for October 2020
From BleedingCool: DC Comics for October 2020
From BleedingCool: Hero Collector for October 2020
From BleedingCool: IDW Publishing for October 2020
From BleedingCool: Image Comics for October 2020
From BleedingCool: Marvel Comics for October 2020
From BleedingCool: Titan Comics for October 2020
NOVEMBER 2020 COMICS SOLICITATIONS:
From BleedingCool: Abaze for November 2020
From BleedingCool: AfterShock Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Ahoy Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Archie Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Behemoth Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: BOOM! Studios for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Dark Horse Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: DC Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Hero Collector for November 2020
From BleedingCool: IDW Publishing for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Image Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Marvel Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Oni Press/Lion Forge for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Scout Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Titan Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Valiant Entertainment for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Vault Comics for November 2020
From BleedingCool: Zenescope Entertainment for November 2020
DECEMBER 2020 COMICS SOLICITATIONS:
From BleedingCool: VIZ Media for December 2020