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AWARDS - From RondoAward: The 2023 / 21st Ronda Hatton Classic Horror Awards are currently in the midst of voting and will close April 23rd. The awards, which honor the "best in classic horror research, creativity and film preservation," are named for the late American journalist, actor, cult film icon, and World War I veteran, Rondo Hatton (1894-1946).
MARVEL - From BleedingCool: Ike Perlmutter has been fired as chairman of Marvel Entertainment. Also, Marvel will be folded into larger Disney business units. This "Bleeding Cool" article goes into great detail about Perlmutter and his history with Marvel.
From BleedingCool: According to information the site has gained, things will remain the same for Marvel Comics in the wake of the dissolution of Marvel Entertainment and the firing of its chairman, Ike Perlmutter.
MILLARWORLD - From THR: "The Ambassadors," the long-awaited comic book from Netflix executive and acclaimed comic book writer, Mark Millar, debuts this coming week. "The Hollywood Reporter" offers a profile of the series.
DC STUDIOS - From Deadline: While filming a scene in downtown Manhattan, Lady Gaga gives the public the first good look at her as "Harley Quinn" in "Joker: Folie Deux."
EN MEMORIAM - From CBR: American comic book artist, Joe Giella, has died at the age of 94, Tuesday, March 21, 2023. He was one of the last "Silver Age" of comic books artists and was best known for inking the pencil art of such DC Comics artists as Carmine Infantino and Gil Kane. His work including the Silver Age reboot comic books, "Flash" and "Green Lantern," as well as "Batman." He was also a newspaper comic strip artists, working on such strips as "The Phantom" and "Mary Worth."
MARVEL - From BleedingCool: The Marvel Ultimate Universe is returning with "Ultimate Invasion" by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Bryan Hitch.
DC STUDIOS - From THR: Among the many topics actor, director, and Oscar-winning screenwriter and producer, Ben Affleck, talks about in a cover feature for "The Hollywood Reporter" is DC Studios. And he says that he will not direct for the James Gunn DC Studios.
From Deadline: In the wake of the reception of "Shazam: Fury of the Gods," the film's director, David F. Sandberg, says that he is done with superheroes, for now.
From THR: Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav apparently gave Tom Cruise a private screening of Warner's upcoming film, "The Flash," and Cruise apparently really like it.
FANTAGRAPHICS - From BleedingCool: Fantagraphics Books has announced that the next original graphic novel by Daniel Clowes ("Ghost Worlds"), entitled "Monica," is due October 2023.
DC STUDIOS - From Deadline: James Gunn is not only writing the next Superman film, "Superman: Legacy." He will also direct the film, which is scheduled for release July 11, 2025.
MANGA/COMICS - From BleedingCool: VIZ Media will publish "Betwixt: A Horror Manga Anthology Hardcover," featuring work from U.S. and Japanese creators. Horror manga icon Junji Ito will provide the book's forward and cover. It is due in the U.S. in November 2023.
EN MEMORIAM - From ComicsBeat: The Norwegian artist, cartoonist, and comics creator, Dina Norlund, has died at the age of 27, Wednesday, February 22, 2023, of cancer. Her graphic novel, "The Snowcat Prince," was recently published by Oni Press.
DC STUDIOS - From Variety: Actor Michael Shannon was confused when he was asked to play "General Zod," again (for the upcoming film, "The Flash"), a character who died in the 2013 film, "Man of Steel."
ZOMBIE LOVE - From DroptheSpotlight: Zombie Love Studios has announced that its first publication of 2023, the original graphic novel, "Blacula: Return of the King," written by Rodney Barnes and drawn by Jason Shawn Alexander, has sold out at the distributor.
IMAGE COMICS - From ComicBook: Sometime comic book artist Joe Madureira has announced the impending release of "Battle Chasers #10." "Battle Chasers #9" was published in late 2001, and #10 is scheduled for June 2023. Issue #10 has been drawn by Ludo Lullabi.
COMICS TO ANIMATION - From Deadline: The upcoming computer-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem" will feature an all-star voice cast, including Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, and Paul Rudd.
DC STUDIOS - From Deadline: Writer Marc Guggenheim, who was a key contributor to The CW's DC Comics-related TV series and a co-creator of the "Arrowverse," says that he is disappointed that DC Studios' bosses, James Gunn and Peter Safran, never called him to contribute to the new DC Universe.
MARVEL - From THR: When Marvel Comics launches its new "Planet of the Apes" comic book series, it will be the first title published under a new imprint, "20th Century Studios." The imprint will be dedicated to the movie properties of a studios once known as "20th Century Fox." Future "Alien" and "Predator" comic books will be published under this imprint.
DARK HORSE TO SCREEN - From Deadline: Millennium is going to reboot the "Hellboy" property against with the upcoming film, "Hellboy: The Crooked Man." Actor Jack Kesy, who played "Black Tom" in "Deadpool 2" will play Hellboy. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is writing the screenplay with Chris Golden.
SONY MARVEL U - From CBR: "Euphoria" actress, Sydney Sweeney, will reportedly play a second incarnation of "Spider-Woman" in Sony Pictures' "Madame Web." The film is due Feb. 16th, 2024.
DC TV - From GamesRadar: Warner Bros has reportedly sold the rights to develop a TV series based on "Dead Boys Detectives" to Netflix. The Dead Boy Detectives are comic book characters created by Neil Gaiman that first appeared in "The Sandman #15."
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