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DC STUDIOS - From YouTube: The Flash - Official Trailer #2. The film is due June 16th.
EN MEMORIAM - From TheDailyCartoonist: American cartoonist Ted Richards has died at the age of 76, Friday, April 21, 2023. Richards was best known for his work in Underground Comix. He was a member of the "Air Pirates" collective, whose "Air Pirates Funnies" comic book got them sued by Walt Disney Productions. Richards produced such titles as "Dopin' Dan," "E.Z. Wolf," and "The Forty Year Old Hippie." Richards would later move into computer software designing.
IDW - From ComicsBeat: IDW Media Holdings, Inc., parent of IDW Publishing, has been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), although I didn't know they were listed. 39 percent of the staff have been laid off, including the entire PR and marketing department and also publisher Nachie Marsham.
From BleedingCool: IDW CEO Davidi Jonas says "today we hit reset," as the company undergoes layoffs.
IMAGE - From ScreenRant: Todd McFarlane's "Spawn" will crash Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander's "Killadelphia," beginning with the next story arc that begins in Killadelphia #31.
DC ANIMATION - From Deadline: Amazon's "Prime Video" Warner Bros. Batman animated series, including Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves' "Batman: Caped Crusader."
EN MEMORIAM - From TCJ: Author Andrew Farago offers an obituary of comics historian, author, editor and curator, Maurice C. Horn, passed away on December 30, 2022, at the age of 91. According to Farago, Horn wrote some of the first reference books about comics ever written and he was among the very first people to take comics seriously. His books include "A History of the Comic Strip" (1968), written with Pierre Couperie, "The World History of Comics" (1976), and "Sex in the Comics" (1985), to name a few.
MILESTONE - From DimesDaggers: Writer Andrew Farago looks back at the 30th anniversary of Milestone Comics in "How 'Hardware' Made Me WOKE."
SONY MARVEL U - From Variety: At CinemaCon 2023, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson introduced footage for Sony Pictures' Marvel Comic film, "Kraven the Hunter." The footage, which featured some bloody images, was reportedly well-received. The film, which will debut later this year, will also be rated "R."
DC COMICS - From DCBlog: Author Rachel Allan talks to "DC Blog" about her new original graphic novel, "Harley Quinn: Ravenous."
DC STUDIOS - From YouTube: The studio has provided an "in-production teaser" and first-look at the upcoming series, "The Penguin," starring Colin Farrell.
MARVEL - From BleedingCool: After his "Gambit" and "X-Treme X-Men" mini-series, Chris Claremont is already working on his next X-Men comic book.
SONY MARVEL U - From Deadline: Actress Juno Temple (of Apple's "Ted Lasso" series) has landed the lead in Sony/Marvel's "Venom 3."
IDW - From BleedingCool: Here is the checklist for IDW Publishing's "Star Trek" crossover event, "Day of Blood," which runs through Star Trek titles from July to Sept. 2023.
MARVEL COMICS - From Marvel: Writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Todd Nauck will return to X-Men villain Magneto's days as headmaster of The New Mutants in the four-issue miniseries, "Magneto." The first issue is due Aug. 2nd.
MARVEL STUDIOS - From CBR: Hot rumor says that Oscar-nominated actor Adam Driver is in final negotiations to play "Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic" in Marvel Studios' planned "Fantastic Four" film.
From Newsarama: According to "Deadpool" star, Ryan Reynolds, the "Wolverine" that Hugh Jackman will play in "Deadpool 3" is "something completely new."
DC COMICS TO SERIES - From GamesRadar: Jim Mickle, the showrunner for Netflix's "Sweet Tooth," which is based on Jeff Lemire's comic book series, will have a more ambitious second season.
DC COMICS - From BleedingCool: Here is a look at the new character designs for DC Comics' "Knight Terrors" event, which takes over the publishing line this July and August.
MANGA TO LIVE-ACTION - From CBR: The site is reporting that Netflix held a private screening of its live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's legendary shonen manga, "One Piece." The preview apparently flopped with that test audience.
MARVEL - From Newsarama: Canadian super-team, Alpha Flight, returns to Canada and into their own comic book series, "Alpha Flight," written by Ed Brisson and artist Scott Godlewski. The first issue this "Fall of X" X-Men spinoff is due August 16th.
From Newsarama: Another "Fall of X" spinoff from the "X-Men" is the miniseries, "Children of the Vault."
RETAIL - From TCJ: Venerable and maybe even legendary comic book and collectibles retailer, Chuck Rozanski of "Mile High Comics," tells his side of the story to "The Comics Journal."
EN MEMORIAM - From Deadline: "MAD Magazine" cartoonist Al Jaffee has died at the age of 102, Monday, April 10, 2023. Jaffee was a Mad contributor for 65 years. His career as a cartoonist, running from 1942 to 2020, holds the "Guinness World Record" for the longest. Jaffee was high school classmate of future comic book and cartooning legends, Will Elder, Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, and John Severin, at the High School for Music & Arts in New York City.
EN MEMORIAM - From BleedingCool: Science fiction and fantasy author, comic book writer, and tarot card expert, Rachel Pollack, has died at the age of 75, Friday, April 7, 2023. Her novel, "Godmother Night," won the 1997 "World Fantasy Award for Best Novel." In comic books, she is best known for her 1996-95 run on DC Comics' "Doom Patrol" series (issues #64-#87). Her "78 Degrees of Wisdom" is reference for Tarot readers.
DC STUDIOS/TRAILERS - From YouTube: Here is the first trailer for DC Studios' "Blue Beetle" film, which is due in theaters, August 18, 2023.
From DCBlog: A list of the Easter eggs found in the "Blue Beetle" trailer.
DC STUDIOS - From THR: "Joker: Folie a Deux" has wrapped up filming. Director Todd Phillips shares new images of its stars, Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga. The film is due Oct. 4th, 2024.
COMICS TO TV - From Deadline: Sony Pictures Television is developing the Black Mask graphic novel, "Destiny, NY," by Pat Shand and Manuel Preitano, for television.
BOOM STUDIOS - From Variety: Actress Amy Jo Johnson and her partner, Matt Hotson, will write a "Power Rangers" comic book that will debut next year. Johnson played "Kimberly Hart," the original "Pink Power Ranger" in the 1993-95 original "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" TV series and in two films.
COMICS TO ANIME - From Variety: Netflix is producing an anime series version of the "Scott Pilgrim" graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Multiple cast members from 2010 live-action film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" will be voice performers for the anime.
MANGA TO FILM - From GamesRadar: Fangoria Studios is set to adapt some of manga master, Junji Ito's horror manga short stories into movies, including the vampire tale, "Bloodsucking Darkness."
AMAZON - From THR: Former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief and Marvel Entertainment CCO, Joe Quesaada, has signed a first-look deal with Amazon. He will develop established and new comic book properties for film and television.
DC COMICS - From DCBlog: Acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson talks about her "Poison Ivy" comic book series and about the new miniseries, "Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods."
EN MEMORIAM - From CBR: The American comic book writer, Steve Skeates, has died at the age of 80, Thursday, March 30, 2023. Skeates was best known for co-creating the DC Comics characters, "Hawk and Dove" with the late artist, Steve Ditko. Skeates also produced a noted run on "Aquaman" (1968-71) with artist Jim Aparo.
MARVEL - From CBR: There will be a new ongoing comic books series starring Marvel Comics' ultimate vampire hunter, "Blade." The new series is written by Bryan Edward Hill and drawn by Elena Casagrande and is due July 2023.
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