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– DC Comics unveiled a new graphic novel from YA titled “Mister Miracle: The Great Escape”, from writer Varian Johnson (“Twins”) and artist Daniel Isles. The graphic novel will see Scott Free aka Mister Miracle plotting to escape the world of Darkseid, Apokolips, and face a trio of complexities; making sense of who they are, dealing with their PTSD after being raised in homes around the world and their love for their enemy Big Barda. “Mister Miracle: The Great Escape” is slated for release on January 18, 2022. In the meantime, you can take a look at a plethora of preview pages on DC’s website.
– The anthropomorphic black series, “Blacksad”, by the writer Juan Díaz Canales and the artist Juanjo Guarnido, was confirmed to come back in October. The new volume, titled “They All Fall Down,” will tell the first half of the story that sees Blacksad navigate New York’s upper and lower classes under the looming shadow of the construction tycoon called Solomon. This will be the sixth volume in the series. Europe Comics will release “Blacksad: They All Fall Down – Part 1” digitally on October 1, with Dark Horse set to release the US-printed volume in the summer of 2022. The release dates for the seventh volume have not yet been released. been revealed.
– Weekly Shonen Jump revealed that they will be releasing a new 73-page chapter of Tite Kubo’s manga “Bleach” in the magazine’s 36th and 37th combined issues on August 10th. The story will mark the 20th anniversary of the comic, which originally ran on August 7, 2001, through August 22, 2016, and see protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki being invited by Soul Society to a “certain” ceremony. “Bleach” was adapted into a blockbuster anime that ran for 366 episodes from 2004 to 2012, as well as four animated films, one live-action film, ten stage musicals, and numerous video games. A new anime for the manga’s final arc is currently in the works.
– The Washington Post released the digital comic “Chasing Gold” by writers Rick Maese and Adam Kilgore, artists Andy Belanger and Cary Nord, colorist Tatto Caballero and Launcher director Joe Moore. The comic brings together Maese and Kilgore’s interviews with Olympian Noah Lyles and those close to him to tell about his life and career, starting with meeting his parents until he qualified for the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year. . Lyles won the 200-meter race at the World Championships in 2019 and is the competition favorite at the Olympics; the playoffs begin tonight, with the final on Tuesday August 3. “Chasing Gold” is available through the newspaper website now.
– Behemoth Comics Editorial Director and Writer Steve Ekstrom revealed that he, along with artists Rob G., António Brandão and Kate Frizzell, worked on two comic book series based on the hit series Peaky Blinders. Ekstrom explained that he wanted to elaborate on different stories that had not been fully explored in the series, such as “what happened at Soam and Verdun (and how the British were never in Verdun but the Shelby boys accidentally fell into a nearby situation) and what happened to Alfie after he was shot in the face. He also featured an “Old Man Shelby” series which would “relate to the scene where Tommy banned another Shelby from being named Arthur”. Ekstrom has attached character designs as well as covers for the launched series titled “Peaky Blinders: The Bleakest Winter” to the post, which you can see here. The sixth season of the BBC / Netflix series is currently in production, with a release date yet to be expected.
-Netflix announcement a short live action series that will serve as an “extra” for The Way of the Home Husband. The series will see voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda, who plays Tatsu in the anime, attempting to master various household skills. The Way of the Home Husband premiered on April 8 and was an adaptation of the manga of the same name by Kousuke Oono (lit. “Gokushufudō“), which sees a retired Yazuka member named Tatsu working as a stay-at-home husband. The series is slated to debut on Netflix on August 29 and air alongside the anime in Japan on Tokyo MX on August 30. .
– Producer John Davis revealed that the next animated Flash Gordon film written by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) is now configured to be a live production instead. Davis made the announcement in an interview on the recently released Jungle cruise, explaining that Waititi, for whom the 1980 film adaptation had a “huge influence on … growing up,” initially wanted the film to be animated, but then decided to “‘let’s do it live'” as the film was progressing. The film will be “[harken] in a very interesting way to the original design of the [comic strip]”By Alex Raymond who made his debut in the 1930s. Dates relating to the Waititi-written Flash GordonThe production and eventual release of ‘s is currently under wraps.
– Finally, the organizations Women in Film, ReFrame and Time’s Up published a joint statement regarding the Walt Disney Company’s response to Scarlett Johansson’s legal file, which claimed the company was in breach of its contract due to the simultaneous theatrical and Disney + release of Black Widow. In the statement, the organizations said they “strongly oppose Disney’s recent statement that attempts to label Johansson as insensitive or selfish for defending his contractual commercial rights,” adding that “This character attack sexist has no place in a trade dispute and contributes to an environment in which women and girls are seen as less able than men to protect their own interests without facing ad hominem criticism. this response was made by a company spokesperson, stating “There is no merit in this filing. The lawsuit is particularly sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID pandemic. -19. ”The organizations clarified that they“ are not taking any position on trade issues in the dispute ”between Johansson and the company.