LGBTQ+ - From BleedingCool: The Virginia obscenity lawsuit brought against Maia Kobabe's graphic novel, "Gender Queer," has been dismissed. It had been brought by two GOP Virginia politicians.
BOOK NEWS - From TheWrap: The publication of the book version of author Dinesh D'Souza's propaganda film, "2000 Mules," has been delayed.
IMAGE - From ScreenRant: "Killadelphia" and "Nita Hawes' Nightmare Blog" writer, Rodney Barnes, talked to "Screen Rant" at SDCC 2022 in an interview just published.
EN MEMORIAM - From CBR: Pioneering female comic book artist, Lily Renee, has died at the age of 101, Wednesday, August 24, 2022. In the late 1930s, the Jewish Lily escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna, Austria to England. Later, she immigrated to the United States and began working for as a penciller and inker for the comic book publisher, Fiction House. She later drew for St. John Publications, drawing romance comics for them. She may be the first female artist to have a successful career in comic books.
COMICS TO FILM - From THR: Veteran actor Danny Huston has joined the film version of the comic book, "The Crow." Directed by Rupert Sanders, the film is currently in production in the Czech Republic.
DC CINEMA - From THR: Ezra Miller, the embattle actor and star of the DC Comics film, "The Flash," has apparently met with Warner Bros. film executives to apologize, reassure, yadda, yadda, yadda....
NETFLIX/SANDMAN - From DCBlog: Composer David Buckley talks about scoring Netflix's "The Sandman" series.
From Variety: Neil Gaiman talks about sabotaging super-producer Jon Peters' planned film adaptation of the "The Sandman" by leaking its "really stupid" script to rumor site, "Ain't It Cool News."
DC COMICS - From DCBlog: Writer Sean Murphy and artist Clay McCormack talk about a "Bat-family" for "Batman: White Knight."
DC FILMS - From Deadline: Dan Lin, "Lego" film franchise producer, may be in the lead to lead DC Films.
DC CINEMA/BATGIRL - From THR: Apparently, there have been secret screenings of "Batgirl" going on at the Warner Bros. lot. Known as "funeral screens," they are reportedly for cast and crew of the film and select executives and representatives. After this, "Batgirl" will be put in a vault, either physical or digital.
From Deadline: "Batgirl" actress, Ivory Aquino, asks Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav to considering releasing "Batgirl"... which is unlikely to happen
CARTOONS - From PressDemocrat: 82-year-old Jeannie Schulz, the widow of Charles M. Schulz, creator of "Peanuts," will receive the "Silver T-Square" from the National Cartoonists Society, the highest honor the society gives to a non-cartoonist.
BANNED NEWS - From BookRiot: The site lists the 40+ most banned comics and graphic novels since the year 2000.
DC CINEMA/BATGIRL - From Variety: Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah, directors of the cancelled "Batgirl" film, says that they can no longer access footage of the film.
COMICS/OBIT - From TCJ: Cartoonist and Curator of Cartoon Art Museum (San Francisco), Andrew Farago, offers an extended obituary of and feature article on the recently deceased cartoonist, Paul Coker, Jr (1929-2022). The prolific and beloved cartoonist illustrated for "MAD Magazine," Hallmark Cards, and the Rankin/Bass animation studio, to name a few.
DC CINEMA - From THR: Director Matt Reeves is writing the screenplay for "The Batman 2" (the sequel to this year's "The Batman") with Mattson Tomlin.
DC ANIMATION - From TVLine: Bruce Timm's previously announce Batman reboot animation projection, "Batman: Caped Crusader," has been cancelled by HBO Max along with five other animated projects. All six projects, mostly from Warner Bros. Animation, will remain in development will they are shopped around to other outlets.
DC CINEMA - From THR: Warner Bros. Discovery's trouble may go beyond cancelling "Batgirl" and may be raising antitrust red flags, in addition to upsetting consumers.
MARVEL STUDIOS - From Deadline: "Thor: Love & Thunder" will make its Disney+ debut on Sept. 13th, which is also "Disney+ Day."
EN MEMORIAM - From BleedingCool: The acclaimed and prolific comic book artist, Tom Palmer, Sr. has died at the age of 81, Thursday, August 18, 2022. Palmer was best known as an "inker extraordinaire" for Marvel Comics. He inked the pencil art of the legendary, late Neal Adams (who recently died) on titles such as "Avengers" and "X-Men;" John Byrne on "X-Men: The Hidden Years;" John Romita, Jr. on "Hulk," "Kick-Ass," and "Eternals," to name a few. Palmer also inked the pencil art of Howard Chaykin, Walter Simonson, and Ron Frenz on Marvel Comics' original "Star Wars" comic book series. Palmer inked the series more than anyone else and also drew several issues of the series himself.
DC COMICS - From CBR: Jim Lee's original Image Comics' series, "WildC.A.T.S," gets its first new DC Comics' series in 12 years with a first issue from writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Stephen Segovia.
MARVEL - From CBR: In November, Marvel Comics will publish "CrossGen Tales #1," which will collect four CrossGen #1 issues: "Ruse," "Mystic," "Sigil," and "Sojourn."
DC COMICS - From DCBlog: Writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo tease the future of "Nightwing."
NETFLIX/SANDMAN - From DCBlog: Neil Gaiman and Alan Heinberg talk about bringing Gaiman's classic comic book, "The Sandman" to the small screen at Netflix.
DC TV - From Deadline: Actor Jordan Elsass will not return as "Jonathan Kent" for Season 3 of The CW's "Superman & Lois," so the role will be recast.
DC COMICS - From CBR: DC Comics is launching a new "Justice Society of America" comic book series in November from writer Geoff Johns and artist Mikel Janin.
MARVEL - From Newsarama: In November, "Fantastic Four" will launch with a new creative team, writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello.
COMICS - From Forbes: Small Florida based comic book publisher, Mad Cave Studios, has bought the larger, New York-based graphic novel publisher, Papercutz.
DC CINEMA - From Variety: In the middle of so many legal issues, actor Ezra Miller, the lead in Warner Bros.' "The Flash," is seeking treatment for "complex mental health issues."
HELP - From BleedingCool: Comic book writer Ivan Brandon ("NYC Mech," "Batman: Streets of Gotham") has suffered a heart attack and needs help paying his extensive medical bills. So there is a GoFundMe page for him.
DC CINEMA - From IndieWire: Star Dwayne Johnson explained why he fought to keep the character "Black Adam," out of what would become the 2019 "Shazam" movie. The "Black Adam" film opens Oct. 21st, 2022.
COMICS - From BleedingCool: Frank Miller's new "Sin City" comic book set in the "Old West" is now titled, "Sin City: Blood and Dust."
DC TV/THE SANDMAN - From DCBlog: Meet the unusual cast of Netflix's "The Sandman" in this feature article featuring interviews with actors Vanesu Samunyai, Jenna Coleman, Gwendoline Christie, and Boyd Holbrook.
DC COMICS - From DCBlog: "Flashpoint Beyond" co-writers, Jeremy Adams and Tim Sheridan talk about the DC event series.
BOOKS - From NPR: Salman Rushdie, the 75-year-old Indian-born author who received death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday morning (Aug. 12th) at Chautauqua Institution in New York by a man who rushed the stage where the author was to speak. Rushdie was transported to a local hospital by helicopter with an apparent stab wound to the neck, New York State Police said.
AWARDS - From TheBeat: The nominations for the 2022 Harvey Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced New York Comic Con 2022 (Oct. 6th to 9th) and will be livestreamed.
DC CINEMA - From Variety: "Joker" actress Zazie Beetz is being considered to return for the sequel, "Joker: Folie a Deux." In the first film, she played "Sophie Dumond," who Arthur Fleck/Joker fantasized about.
DC CINEMA - From Variety: Ezra Miller, the actor who plays "The Flash" in Warner Bros.' DC Comics' films, has been charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont. He was issues a summons to appear in Vermont Superior Court on Sept. 26th.
DC CINEMA - From Variety: Filmmaker and comic book writer, Kevin Smith, slams Warner Bros. Discovery for cancelling the "Batgirl" film and not "The Flash," which is scheduled for release next year and stars a controversial lead actor.
MARVEL - From ExpressUK: Hollywood legend and Oscar-winning filmmaker, Clint Eastwood, apparently read comic books as a child and was a huge fan of "Namor, the Sub-Mariner."
COMICS - From BleedingCool: Frank Miller's publishing imprint, Frank Miller Presents, will publish its first "ashcan" comic in two weeks. 12,000 copies of the 32-page comic will be allocated to stores based on size.
MARVEL - From ThePopVerse: Chris Claremont gives the audience an earful at C2E2 2022
DC FILMS - From THR: DC Films president Walter Hamada was reportedly ready to leave his post after Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav cancelled "Batgirl." He has reportedly agreed to stay until Oct. 21st...
From THR: Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav says that there will be a 10-year plan for developing film based on DC Comics characters. He said his is similar to the one used for Marvel Studios.
THE SANDMAN - From Variety: In an interview, Neil Gaiman explains why the new Netflix adaptation of his beloved comic book, "The Sandman," has come to life after he has spent 30 years helping to block other adaptations.
From DCBlog: Entering Sandman: all you need to know about Neil Gaiman's classic comic book.
DC CINEMA/JOKER - From Deadline: The "Joker" sequel, "Joker: Folie a Deux," is set for a October 4, 2024.
From Variety: Lady Gaga apparently confired that she will appear in "Joker: Folie a Deux."
MARK MILLAR - From CBR: Mark Millar is prepping a crossover comic book series, "Big Game," and X-Men star artist, Pepe Larraz, will draw it for him. The series, which will involve many if not all Millarworld franchises, is due Spring 2023.
From CBR: "Batman" comic book artist, Jorge Jimenez, will draw the sequel to Mark Millar and Steven McNiven's 2010 comic book, "Nemesis." The new series will debut January 2023.
From CBR: Mark Millar has announced that all six issues of his upcoming vampire comic book series, "Night Club," will have a $1.99 cover price when it debuts Dec. 2023, the lowest in modern comics.
DC CINEMA/BATGIRL - From TheWrap: Warner Bros. Discovery has stated that it will not release the nearly finished "Batgirl" film to theaters or on HBO Max. Apparently, even after reshoots and a ballooning budget (90 million dollars), the film "does not work."
From Deadline: Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has sent a message of support to "Batgirl" directors, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, in the wake of Batgirl's cancellation. Arbi and Fallah directed two episodes of Marvel's recent "Ms. Marvel" series.
From THR: The "Batgirl" cancellation is another setback for DC Comics films.
From Variety: Behind the decision not to release "Batgirl."
From THR: The directors of "Batgirl," Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, release a statement about the cancellation of their film.
From Variety: Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav addresses the cancellation of "Batgirl," saying, "We're not going to put a movie out unless we believe in it."
From IGN: "Batgirl" director Adil El Arbi has shared an image of Leslie Grace as Batgirl meeting Michael Keaton as Batman, both in full costume.
DC SCREEN - From Tor: As we prepare for the arrival of "The Sandman" on Netflix, Tor has an "everything you need to know about Sandman" article.
DC TV - From THR: The upcoming ninth season of The CW's "The Flash" will be its last. The season will be comprised of 13 episodes with the first episode airing in 2023.
MILESTONE - From Ally: The HBO Max documentary, "Milestone Generations," looks at the founding of comic book company, "Milestone Media," which happened three decades ago.