EN MEMORIAM - From Deadline: American illustrator and cartoonist, Paul Coker, Jr., has died at the age of 93, Saturday, July 23, 2022. Cocker drew for "MAD Magazine" for over 40 years. He may be best known for his work for the production company, Rankin/Bass Animated Entertainment, executing character and production designs for over 20 of the company television specials. This includes "Frosty the Snowman" (1969), "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (1970), and "Twas the Night Before Christmas" (1974), to name a few.
DYNAMITE - From BleedingCool: Legendary rock musician, Alice Cooper, is returning to comic books in a new title from "Killadelphia" creator, Rodney Barnes, and artist Edu Menna. The comic book will be published by Dynamite Entertainment.
MARVEL - From BleedingCool: Marvel Comic's Blade the vampire hunter will appear in the one-shot comic book, "Blade: Vampire Nation #1," which is due Nov. 16th. His daughter, "Bloodline," will appear in "Crypt of Shadows #1," which is due Oct. 19th.
SDCC/COMICS - From BleedingCool: San Diego Comic-Con 2022 was the source for hot gossip about LionForge/Oni Press.
IMAGE - From Deadline: Comic book writer and creator, Rodney Barnes ("Killadelphia," the upcoming "Blacula" graphic novel), has extended his overall deal with HBO to continue to develop, create and write television series.
REVIEW - From Here: I Reads You reviews "Thor: Love and Thunder."
From IGN: This article has "everything announced at the Marvel Studios San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Panel."
From BleedingCool: Todd McFarlane will write and Greg Capullo will draw the third Batman/Spawn crossover comic book, which is due in December 2022.
From CBR: DC Comics' "Dark Crisis" event miniseries is now known as "Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths" so that it can be a sequel to the legendary "Crisis on Infinite Earths" (1985-86).
From ComicBook: DC Comics Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, Jim Lee, says that there are no plans to return to director Zach Snyder's earlier plans for "Justice League" films, also known as the "Snyderverse."
From ComicBook: Rumors say that actor Henry Cavill will appear at Comic-Con to talk about Superman, a character that he has played in three films, beginning with "The Man of Steel."
From ComicBook: Art that Jim Lee drew for Comic-Con supposedly shows what Michael Keaton's new Batman suit will look like for the movie, "The Flash."
RUMORS - From TheDirect: Disney has applied for trademarks for the following: "Avengers: Secret Wars" and "Avengers: The Kang Dynasty."
EN MEMEMORIAM - From BleedingCool: The Scottish comic book writer, Alan Grant, has died at the age of 73, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. He was best known for his work in the British comics magazine, "2000 AD," especially for co-writing "Judge Dredd" with fellow writer, John Wagner. In the U.S., Grant was best known for his work on various "Batman" titles, especially "Detective Comics," "Batman," and "Shadow of the Bat."
INTERVIEW - From PW: This article is an interview of cartoonist Noah Van Sciver and a feature about his two new comic books, "As a Cartoonist" (Fantagraphics) and "Joseph Smith and the Mormons."
DYNAMITE - From TheBeat: Dynamite Entertainment has entered a publishing partnership with Immortal Studios, which produces comic books set in a Wuxia martial arts fantasy shared universe.
DC CINEMA - From RollingStone: A WarnerMedia report reveals that fake social media accounts, bots, and other inauthentic users bolstered the fan-led campaign that demanded that Warner Bros. allow director Zack Snyder be allowed to finish his version of the film "Justice League," (2016). This led to the four-hour "Justice League: Snyder Cut."
MANGA TO LIVE-ACTION - From IGN: Netflix has provided a first look at Takumi Kitamura, the actor who will play the lead, Yusuke Urameshi, in its live-action adaptation of the classic manga, "Yu Yu Hakusho."
DC COMICS - From DCBlog: In an interview, writer Ram V talks about his upcoming run on DC Comics' "Detective Comics" and more.
IMAGE - From ComicBook: Actress Iman Vellani, the star of Marvel Studios' "Ms. Marvel," says that she would like to be involved in a film adaptation of the Image Comics' title, "Bitch Planet," from writer Kelly Sue DeConnick.
COMICS - From BleedingCool: Whatnot Publishing will be the home of the Wesley Snipes' graphic novel project, "The Exiled," which is near the end of a successful crowdfunding campaign.
BLACK COMICS - From BleedingCool: Hip-hop icon, Snoop Dogg, will star as "the Cryptkeeper" in the graphic novel, "Tales from the Crip." It will be released this fall by Zombie Love Studios, the comic book publishing imprint of television and comic book writer, Rodney Barnes.
MARVEL - From BleedingCool: Here is a checklist for Marvel Comics's A.E.X.:Judgement Day comic book crossover event, which begins in July and ends in November.
COMIC-CON - From Deadline: The site has a schedule of Film and TV industry panels for San Diego Comic-Con 2022 from Thurs., July 21st to Sun., July 24th. The convention runs from Wed., July 20th to Sun., July 24th.
EN MEMORIAM - From TheDailyCartoonist: Author, cartoonist, and comics historian, R.C. Harvey, has died at the age of 85, Thursday, July 7, 2022. His book about comics including, the two-volume, "Cartoons of the Roaring Twenties" and "Meanwhile... A Biography of Milton Caniff, Creator of Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon," to name a few.
DC ANIMATION - From DCVideos: Here is the official trailer for "Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons," which is due on Blu-ray Oct. 18th.
EN MEMORIAM - From Variety: Manga artist and game creator, Takahashi Kazuki, was found dead at the age of 60, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. He is best known for creating the manga, "Yu-Gi-Oh," in 1996, which spawned a media franchise, which includes spin-off manga, trading cards, and anime, to name a few.
MARVEL - From THR: Richard Newby talks about the recent Marvel Comics controversies regarding Miles Morales and about who writes his comics.
DC TV - From DCBlog: Executive producer and showrunner, Todd Helbing, talks about Season 2 of "Superman & Lois."
RUMOR - From ScreenGeek: Hugh Jackson has posted a photo on Twitter that has fans up-in-arms over the rumor of him playing the character, "Wolverine," in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
DC ANIMATION - From DCComics: There is a teaser trailer for Season 3 of HBO Max's "Harley Quinn."
LGBTQ+ - From BleedingCool: In Virginia, two Republican politicians have filed an obscenity lawsuit against the authors, Maia Kobabe and Phoebe Kobabe, and the publisher, Lion Forge/Oni Press, of the graphic novel "Gender Queer."
COMICS - From FinancialTimes: An article about Scott McCloud's "how-to" book, "Understanding Comics," and why it is a Silicon Valley bible.