Saturday, February 27, 2021

I Reads You Juniors: February 2021 - Update #94

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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NEWS

DC CINEMA - From THR:   A retired federal judge who oversaw one of the three investigations into the misconduct on the set of Joss Whedon's "Justice League" says that Warner Bros. executive Walter Hamada did not interfere with her investigation, despite allegations otherwise from actor Ray Fisher, who played "Cyborg" in the film.

MILESTONE - From DCBlog:   DC Comics has announced the creative teams for the upcoming titles in its Milestone revival.

DC CINEMA - From Variety:   Warner Bros. is rebooting its "Superman" franchise with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates writing and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot producing.

MANGA TO ANIME - From CBR:  There is now a first image from the new anime adaptation of the 2000 to 2003 title, "Tokyo Mew Mew."

VIZ MEDIA - From YahooNews:  Everything you need to know about "Demon Slayer," the manga, the animated TV series, and the record breaking film.

DC CINEMA - From VanityFair:  The true history of "Zack Snyder's Justice League."

DC CINEMA - From TheWrap:  In an exclusive story, "The Wrap" is reported that Warner Bros. and DC Films are prepping a movie starring the character "Blue Beetle."  The film will focus on the Jaime Reyes version of the character making this Warner's first superhero film featuring a Latino character.

MANGA - From BleedingCool:  Kodansha announces four new digital titles for April 2021" "Girlfriend, Girlfriend;" "Nina the Starry Bride;" "The Honey-blood Beauty & Her Vampire;" and "And Yet, You Are So Sweet."

DC CINEMA - From WeGotThisCovered:   There is supposedly a "mind-blowing" cameo in "Zack Snyder's Justice League."

From Variety:  Zack Snyder has still not seen the 2017 theatrical release of his film, "Justice League."  He also says that he will not be paid for "Zack Snyder's Justice League."
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DC COMICS - From BleedingCool:  DC Comics announces 11 new titles at COMICSPRO, the annual meeting of the retailers group.  They are Deathstroke Inc.; Harley Quinn Animated Series sequel; A Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary title; Elseworld; "DC Vampires" (working title); Robin and Batman; Joker: A Puzzle Box; The Legend of Batman; Crush and Lobo;Nubia and the Amazons; DC Middle Ages.

MARVEL TV - From WeGotThisCovered:  "X-Men: The Animated Series" (1992-97) has proved to be popular since it was added to the Disney+ streaming service.  Now, there are talks of reviving the series.

DC CINEMA - From WeGotThisCovered:   The DCEU (Warner Bros.' movies based on DC Comics characters) has found its "Supergirl."  She is Sasha Calle, and she will reportedly make her debut in the DCEU film, "Flash."

DC TV - From DCBlog:   See the "Superman & Lois" trailer "All Right Now" (posted Mon., Feb. 8th, 2021).  "Superman & Lois" debuts Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 on The CW.

MILESTONE - From DCBlog:  Milestone returns to DC with an "Infinite Edition" and all-new digital-first series! DC reveals first wave of Milestone Comics!

SPAWN - From BleedingCool:   Image Comics' President Todd McFarlane announced his plan to create a greater multi-character, interconnected comic book universe based around his Spawn comic. His stated goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what the other comic industry giants, Marvel, and DC Comics, have accomplished with their comic book universes.

From BleedingCool:  Todd McFarlane talks about "Spawn's Universe" with Rich Johnston.

From BleedingCool:  Todd McFarlane talks about "King Spawn #1," which is due in August.

From BleedingCool:  Todd McFarlane talks about "Gunslinger Spawn #," which is due in October.

From BleedingCool:  Todd McFarlane talks about the "Spawn" spinoff book, "The Scorched #1," which is due in October.
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BOOKS TO TV - From Deadline:  Kalinda Vazquez and George R. R. Martin ("Game of Thrones") are adapting the late science fiction novelist Roger Zelazny's 1979 novel, "Roadmarks," for HBO.

EN MEMORIAM - From 2000AD:   British comic book writer, Si Spencer, has died Wed., Feb. 17th, 2021.  He worked on such titles as "Crisis" and "Judge Dredd Megazine." In the U.S., he wrote such comics as "Vinyl Undergound" and "Hellblazer: City of Demons."  Spencer also wrote for British television, including a stint on "EastEnders."

DC TV - From DCComics:  Meet Black Lightning's daughter, "Thunder," as she debuts on Season Fourof The CW's "Black Lightning" TV series.

COMICS TO TV - From Deadline:   Tim Burton is developing a live-action TV series based on "The Addams Family," and it will focus on precocious daughter, "Wednesday Addams."  Netflix will stream this young adult series.

MARVEL - From BleedingCool:  With Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" set to debut in July, Marvel Comics launches the "Shang-Chi" comic book.

DC COMICS - From BleedingCool:   DC Comics has announced two upcoming digital-first series.  "Superman '78" will be set in the world of the 1978 film, "Superman: The Movie."  "Batman '89" will be set in the world of director Tim Burton's 1989 film, "Batman."

STAR WARS - From BleedingCool:  Marvel is to publish "Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters," a new series written by Charles Soule that goes back to Soule's original pitch document for writing Star Wars comic books.

DC CINEMA - From CBR:   Director Zack Snyder confirms "Justice is Gray," a black and white version of "Zack Snyder's Justice League."

DC COMICS 4 SALE - From BleedingCool:  A number of industry individuals have also heard about DC Comics being for sale.

From BleedingCool:   Crazy rumor - could very wealthy DC Comics fans be looking to buy the comics side of DC Comics?

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STAR WARS - From BleedingCool:  Are Marvel, Charles Soule and Steve McNiven teasing a new Boba Fett comic book?

JOSS WHEDON - From YahooEntertainment:   Joss Whedon: A timeline of allegations against the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' creator

MILESTONE - From TheBeat:  DC Comics announces expanded "Milestone Returns" one-shot and digital-first titles.

MANGA TO ANIME - From BleedingCool:   There is a trailer for Season 2 of the "Demon Slayer" anime, which is of course based on the ultra-hot manga series.  The second season is due later in 2021.

DC CINEMA - From YouTube:   There is a new trailer (Sun., Feb. 14th) for the film now known as "Zack Snyder's Justice League."

EN MEMORIAM - From AVPress:   Notorious Underground Comics artist, S. Clay Wilson, died at the age of 79, Sunday, February 7, 2021.  He is best remembered as an early contributors to "Zap Comix" and for his character, "The Checkered Demon."  He will also be remembered for his highly-detailed, violent and sexually explicit art.

MANGA - From Previews:  Seven Seas Entertainment announces that it has licensed two new manga, "Sundome!!Milky Way" and "Yokai Girls."

EN MEMORIAM - From Locus:   Science fiction and fantasy artist and illustrator, Rowena Morrill, has died at the age of 76, Thursday, February 11, 2021.  Morrill painted covers for books by such science fiction luminaries as Philip K. Dick, Harry Harrison, Ellen Kushner, H.P. Lovecraft, and Anne McCaffrey, to name a few.  Her work was collected in two art books, "The Fantastic Art of Rowena" (1983) and "The Art of Rowena" (2000).  Morrill was nominated for the "Hugo Award for professional artist" four times in the 1980s. She was awarded the "World Fantasy Award for life achievement" in 2020.

From DC COMICS - From DCBlog:   DC gives a first look at Gotham City's newest villain, "Miracle Molly," from Batman #108.

DC CINEMA - From DCBlog:  Director Zack Snyder offers a first look at actor Jared Leto in his "Justice League" film.

MILESTONE - From BleedingCool:   DC Comics has delayed the relaunch of Milestone Comics (Milestone Media) until April 2021 (from February).

DC COMICS - From CBR:   The long-running Batman comic book series, "Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight" (1989-2007), will return as a digital first, weekly anthology series, beginning in May 2021.

MARVEL - From BleedingCool:  Marvel's launched new X-Men comic book, "X-Corp," in May 2021.

COMICS - From EW:  This "Entertainment Weekly" interview with HBO/HBO Max chief, Casey Bloys, may be of interest to comic book fans.

COMICS - From WKYC:  An artist turns torn and tattered comic books into portraits of celebrities and popular characters.

COMICS - From BleedingCool:   Legendary Comics announces upcoming comic books and books related to the film, "Godzilla vs. Kong."

DC COMICS - From DCBlog:   DC Comics announces a "Justice League" digital-first limited series from writer, Chip Zdarsky, "Justice League" last ride.

HEROES REBORN - From BleedingCool:   Marvel's "Heroes Reborn" title, "Magneto & The Mutant Force" will offer an alternate take on the X-Men.

IMAGE COMICS - From CBR:  Rodney Barnes, the writer behind the great horror comic, "Killadelphia," has revealed that the is working on a horror comic with hip-hop icon, rapper Xzibit, which is due this year.

From CBR:  Rodney Barnes also revealed that the Tony Award-winning musical, Hamilton," is one of his influences for the creation of "Killadelphia."

MARVEL - From TheNewYorker:   Who really created the Marvel Universe, asks this article from "The New Yorker."

MANGA - From CSMonitor:   Japanese comic creators grapple with racism

MANGA - From KyodoNews:  "Demon Slayer" helps Japan print sales see smallest drop since 2006

MANGA - From ScreenRant:  "Stitch" from the classic Disney animated feature, "Lilo & Stitch," is headed to manga.  TOKYOPOP will debut "Stitch and the Samurai Vol. 1" in May 2021.

MARVEL - From BleedingCool:  This May, Doctor Strange reforms "The Defenders."

SONY MARVEL U - From WeGotThisCovered:   Rumors say that actor Keanu Reeves has been offered the role of Spider-Man villain, Kraven the Hunter," possibly to play him in a solo movie, a la "Venom."

CHARITY - From BleedingCool:   Neil Gaiman composes "Doctor Strange" poem for charity.

SALES - From BleedingCool:  Adult graphic novel sales in bookstores double in a year.

HEROES REBORN - From Newsarama:   The "Heroes Reborn" tie-in, "Heroes Reborn: Siege Society," re-imagines the "Masters of Evil" and "Thunderbolts."

BOOM! STUDIOS - From TheBeat:   BOOM! Studios announced the creative teams for all four issues of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters, the first issue of which will be available at your local comic shop on March 17th, 2021 – including new art from issue #3!

FANTAGRAPHICS - From Print:  Acclaimed cartoonist and comics creator, Gary Panter, is profiled in conjunction with his new book, "Crashpad."

DC COMICS - From DCBlog:  The blog profiles five "iconic Black DC creators," including one DC fired.

BIDEN! - From DelawareFirstMedia:   Vancouver-based TidalWave Comics has profiled politicians in comic book form for over a decade .  They released “Political Power: President Joe Biden” and “Political Power: Madam Vice President Kamala Harris” on Inauguration Day.

DC COMICS - From BleedingCool:   ShazaDam?!

BOOM! STUDIOS - From BleedingCool:   Keanu Reeves's "BRZRKR #1" sells 615,000 to comic book shops.

VIZ MEDIA - From Previews:  Diamond Previews interviews VIZ Media editor, Hope Donovan, about the new titles, "My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions."

MARVEL - From BleedingCool:  "Heroes Reborn: Young Squadron #1" imagines Miles Morales as "Falcon" instead of as Spider-Man, and Kamala Kahn as "Girl Power" instead of as Ms. Marvel.

DC COMICS - From DCBlog:   In an interview, writer Mark Russell talks "Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex."

BRITISH COMICS - From 2000AD: The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes – Kevin O’Neill, part one

DC COMICS - From GamesRadar:   DC Comics has announced "Let Them Live," an anthology series that will publish previously unpublished DC Comics stories.  The series will debut as a digital comic on the "DC Infinite" digital reading service.

COMICS TO TV - From Deadline:   "The Walking Dead's" extended 10th season will be comprised of six episodes.  The first will debut Feb. 21st on the streaming service, AMC+, and debut on cable net, AMC, ON Feb. 28th.

COMICS TO TV - From Deadline:  The Nowlan Family Trust, which oversees the "Buck Rogers" Estate, has sent a cease and desist letter to Legendary Entertainment over its plan for a George Clooney TV reboot of the Buck Rogers property.  The trust reportedly has a deal with David Ellison's Skydance Productions to "exploit" the property.

MARVEL - From ScreenRant:   Wu-Tang Clan unites with Deadpool in "Deadpool #10.

BLACK PANTHER - From ComicBook: Writer Geoffrey Thorne talks Serial Box's "Marvel's Black Panther: Sins of the King."

FANTAGRAPHICS - From THR:   Ed Pisko, creator of "Hip-Hop Family Tree" and "X-Men: Grand Design," has a new project.  It is "Red Room," a 12-issue shared universe anthology that Fantagraphics Books will publish.

DC TV - From Deadline:   Actors Elizabeth Faith Ludlow and Rizwan Manji will play the respective recurring characters of "Keeya" and "Jamil" on James Gunn’s upcoming HBO Max series, "Peacemaker."

DC TV - From Deadline:  Actress Azie Tesfai will co-write an episode of the upcoming "Supergirl" Season 6, the series' final season.  Tesfai plays "Kelly Olsen" on Supergirl.

MARVEL - From GamesRadar:   Marvel gives new hints about "Heroes Reborn" which may have links to "Avengers: Endgame."

BLACK PANTHER - From BleedingCool:   Acclaimed poet, Nikki Giovanni, has contributed to Titan Comics' new short-story anthology, "Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda," dubbed "a ground-breaking anthology from the African Diaspora."

From THR:  Actor Jeffrey Wright who will appear in "The Batman" will star in a podcast, "Batman: The Audio Adventures" from HBO Max.

From Outerhaven:  Manga Planet licenses the publishing rights to six romance manga from Japan's Starts Publishing.

From ScreenRant:  The Death Note manga is coming back with a brand new collected volume, "Death Note Short Stories," that will publish the March 2020 one-shot for the first time. The volume is due Feb. 4th, 2021.

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FEBRUARY 2021 COMICS SOLICITATIONS:
From BleedingCool:  Ablaze for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  Antarctic Press for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  Archie Comics for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  Artists, Writers & Artisans for February 2020
From BleedingCool:  BOOM! Studios for February 2020
From BleedingCool:  Dark Horse Comics for February 2021
From TheBeat: DC Comics for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  Hero Collector for February 2021 
From BleedingCool:  IDW Publishing for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  Image Comics for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  Marvel Comics for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  Marvel's "King in Black" for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  Oni Press for February 2021
From 2000AD:   Rebellion Comics for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  Scout Comics for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  Titan Comics for February 2021
From BleedingCool:  VIZ Media for February 2021
From BleedingCool:   Zenescope Entertainment for February 2021
 
MARCH 2021 COMICS SOLICITATIONS:
From BleedingCool:  Archie Comics for March 2021 
From BleedingCool:  AWA Studios for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  Behemoth Comics for March 2021 
From BleedingCool:  Black Mask Comics for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  BOOM Studios for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  Dark Horse Comics for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  DC Comics for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  Heavy Metal for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  IDW Publishing for March 2021 
From BleedingCool:  Image Comics for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  Mad Cave for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  March Comics for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  Oni Press for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  Second Sight for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  Scout Comics for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  Titan Comics for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  Vault Comics for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  VIZ Media for March 2021
From BleedingCool:  Zenescope Entertainment for March 2021

APRIL 2021 COMICS SOLICITATIONS:
From BleedingCool:  AfterShock Comics for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Antarctic Press for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Behemoth Comics for April 2021 
From BleedingCool:  Black Mask Studios for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  BOOM! Studios for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Dark Horse Comics for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  DC Comics for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Dynamite Entertainment for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Hero Collector for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  IDW Publishing for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Image Comics for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Marvel Comics for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Oni Press for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Scout Comics for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Second Sight for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Source Point Press for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Titan Comics for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Valiant Comics for April 2021
From BleedingCool:  Zenescope Entertainment for April 2021

MAY 2021 COMICS SOLICITATIONS:
From BleedingCool:  Ablaze for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  Archie Comics for May 2021 
From BleedingCool:  Black Mask for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  BOOM! Studios for May 2021 
From BleedingCool:  Comic House for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  Dark Horse Comics for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  DC Comics for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  Dynamite Entertainment for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  Hero Collector for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  IDW Publishing for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  Image Comics for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  Mad Cave Studios for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  Marvel Comics for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  Vault Comics for May 2021
From BleedingCool:  Zenescope Entertainment for May 2021

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