May 12, 2021 – Multiversity comic strip
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Cover by Mico Suayan
– DC Comics has announced “Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter” # 1, written by Ed Brisson, with illustrations by Rosi Kämpe. The third in the “Secret Files” series, the comic book sees Clownhunter ambushed by Punchline while hunting down a “boss level clown”. In a gruesome parallel to his days at Gotham Academy, Clownhunter finds himself overwhelmed and overwhelmed. This 40-page comic includes a Mico Suayan main cover for $ 3.99 and a $ 5.99 card stock variant cover by Kofi Ofosu. “Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter” # 1 will be available on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
– Via ComicBook.com, “Attack on Titan” may have ended, but creator Hajime Isayama has announced that eight more pages will be added to volume 34. In an interview, Isayama explained Bessatsu Shônen the magazine only allowed it a maximum of 51 pages for the final chapter, so the extra eight pages had to be cut from the April issue. The final volume is expected to debut in Japan shortly and will likely be released by Kodansha in the US before the end of 2021.
– Via ICv2, Penguin Press will publish All the wonders: a journey to the ends of the greatest story ever told, by Douglas Wolk, October 5. Wolk’s book was written after reading the 27,000 comics the company has never published, and “will guide readers through this massive narrative, noting cultural aspirations, storytelling styles, progressive visions, painful stereotypes. , the sad work of hacking, and bright creativity. The book will sell for $ 28.00 and will be available on October 5, 2021.
– Weekly editors released its weekly rights report, which includes two graphic novel offerings. First, Scholastic / Graphix acquired, at auction, “Kicks,” the first mid-level graphic novel from Danny Lore and Seth Smith. “Kicks” is described as a contemporary quest story with themes of family, friendship and queer romance that features a pair of black siblings and their best friend, who must travel and fight their way through. New York City’s five boroughs to recover stolen items from their family’s magical tailor shop. The publication is scheduled for 2024.
Scholastic / Graphix also auctioned off “The Tryout” and its sequel, “The Squad”, from double Newbery Honoree Christina Soontornvat and artist Joanna Cacao. A mid-level graphic novel memoir, the book is about the only Asian American kid from his small town of Texas to try out for the cheerleading team. The publication is scheduled for 2022.
– Via Newsarama, South Korean internet giant Kakao acquired webcomics company Tapas Media in a $ 510 million all-cash transaction. Kakao acquires Tapas through its media subsidiary, Kakao Entertainment. While Tapas will now develop content for Kakao, the webcomics company will continue its current strategy with webcomics and prose writing, just on a larger scale.
– Dark Horse has announced that it has teamed up with Nickelodeon to bring fans a special live-reading event from the most recent Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel, “Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy”. On Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1 p.m. PT, voice actors Michaela Jill Murphy (Toph), Jennie Kwan (Suki) and Jack De Sena (Sokka) will read a selection from the graphic novel. They will be joined by comic book creators Faith Erin Hicks and Peter Wartman. The live stream will be shown on Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
– In a press release, the #DisneyMustPay task force announced that Alan Dean Foster, James Kahn and Donald F. Glut, the authors of the original’s novelizations Star wars trilogy, have solved their royalty issues and will be paid for by Disney. Now, the International Association of Media Writers (IAMTW), International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers from America have joined the task force, with Lee Goldberg, writer and founder of IAMTW, joining Neil Gaiman, Tess Gerritsen, Mary Robinette Kowal and Chuck Wendig. The task force says more and more writers continue to come forward.
– Finally, via Deadline, Legendary made an agreement for Regina King to direct and produce the feature film adaptation of “Bitter Root”, the acclaimed Image Comics series created by David F. Walker, Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown. The story is set during the vibrant Harlem Renaissance of 1924, when a fractured family of once great monster hunters face unimaginable evil that befalls New York City. For generations, the Sangeryes have hunted down and healed those infected with a supernatural force that fed off the prejudices of the time, turning human beings into hideous monsters. With most of the family members dead and the surviving Sangeryes at odds between saving or killing the creatures, they must overcome wounds from the past in hopes of thwarting an invasion. King will also produce with Reina King through their Royal Ties banner, alongside Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian of Proximity Media. Walker, Greene, Brown and Sean Owolo of Drapetomedia will be the executive producers. Bryan Edward Hill is rewriting the script.