December 17, 2021 – Multiversity Comics


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In case you missed it, Mike Mignola and Greg Hinkle team up for “Radio Spaceman”; franchises collide with “Godzilla vs. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”; DC Black Label unveiled “Rogues”; the Grishaverse arrives in the comics in “Demon in the Wood”; and AfterShock announced their free Comic Book Day issue, “Bunny Mask Tales”. “New Champion of Shazam” was also reportedly delayed indefinitely, and we got an exclusive preview of Marvel’s “Phoenix Song: Echo” # 3.

Cover by Ramon Perez

– The Image / Skybound series “Stillwater” has set a new one-shot for next year. Going through DailyDead.com, “Stillwater: The Escape” revisits the titular city where no one dies through the prism of the few who have managed to free themselves from the city. The oversized special sees award-winning creators Eisner Chip Zdarsky and Ramón Pérez teaming up with Ethan Young, Jason Loo, Andrew Wheeler and Soo Lee for a story that “will bring you the answers before the final chapter of Stillwater begins.” “Stillwater: The Escape” will hit shelves on March 9, 2022.

– Also at Image, writer Tyler Burton Smith (the Child’s play remake) and artist Vanessa Cardinali (“Jesus the Christ: Dinosaur Slayer”) will collaborate on “Slumber”, an ongoing horror comedy about a nightmare hunter. Going through ComicOn.com, the book follows Stetson, a woman paid to enter people’s dreams and kill nightmares, who goes in search of a serial killer who kills people in their sleep. “Slumber” # 1 will hit stores on March 16, 2022.

– Erica Slaughter is about to return with a new mission when BOOM! “Something is killing the children” from the studios comes back from his break in spring. The hit series by James Tynion IV, Werther Dell’Edera, Miquel Muerto and AndWorld Design will resume with number 21 a year after the events of Archer’s Peak. Having severed ties with a not too happy Order of St. George, Erica is on the hunt for a new kind of monster, with “terrifying implications”. “Something is killing the kids” comes out of obscurity in March 2022.

– Writer Dan Slott and artist Javier Rodriguez shine the spotlight on the Watcher for the one-shot ‘Reckoning War’ “Reckoning War: Trial of the WatcherNext spring. The Watcher would play a central role in the Marvel event which is expected to shed light on the so-called ‘First War’ that preceded Asgard and Galactus. ‘Reckoning War’ mastermind Dan Slott teams up with Javier Rodriguez for the one-shot, which will detail the only world “What if” Uatu has avoided watching. “Reckoning War: Trial of the Watcher” # 1 dares to face the unknown on March 16, 2022.

A trio of Doctor Who comic one-shots are also on the way to Slott. The Marvel writer will team up with artist Christopher Jones for three special editions dedicated to the Tenth Doctor and his mate Martha Jones, with the first due out next year. The story will find Martha captured by the Pyromeths, where “her only hope for survival is to distract them with sensational, untold stories of the Tenth Doctor facing off against his greatest enemies – both classic and new!” “Doctor Who: Special” # 1 will hit stores in April 2022.

The Complete Line of Free Comic Book Day titles was announced for the event hosted by Diamond Comics Distributors next year. The selection includes titles from across the publishing landscape, including the YA series “The Walking Dead” “Clementine”, “Avatar: The Last Airbender / Legend of Korra”, “Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters”, “Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man & Friends Super Comic Teaser ”and“ Stranger Things / Resident Alien. ”DC Comics, which parted ways with Diamond last summer in favor of Lunar Distribution, is notably absent from the debates this year. is also separated from Diamond as a distributor, Marvel has chosen to keep Diamond as a wholesaler. Marvel will have two titles in the FCBD mix this year, a gold “Spider-Man / Venom” number and a silver number “Avengers / X-Men.” Free Comic Day 2022 will take place on Saturday, May 7.

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– IDW Editor-in-Chief John Barber is stepping down today, as announced by Barber on Twitter. Barber previously served as editor-in-chief of IDW Hasbro when he was rehired to take on the editor-in-chief role in 2018. He had previously taken a two-year hiatus between editing and work as a writer before joining IDW. Barber is going, according to his Twitter, “to pursue new creative endeavors.”

РGoing through Hollywood journalist, Warner Bros. and DC Blue beetle The film will no longer be an HBO Max exclusive and will instead receive a theatrical release on August 18, 2023. The film, directed by Angel Manuel Soto (Kings of the charming city), will feature Xolo Maridue̱a (Cobra Kai) as Jaime Reyes, the teenager who bonds with alien armor.

– Creators Ryan North and Nathan Stockman are bringing Wolverine into the holiday season with a special new Infinity Comic one-shot on Marvel Unlimited. The new issue offers “a bit of a good mood with gifts galore, mistletoe and your favorite mutants gathered around the tree!” “Mighty Marvel Holiday Special – Happy Holidays, Mr. Howlett”Is available now on Marvel Unlimited.

– Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender added to its cast, including several popular female characters from the cartoon. Going through ComicBook.com, new cast members include Elizabeth Yu (All my Love) as Azula, newcomer Maria Zhang as Suki, Tamlyn Tomita (Cobra Kai) as the mother of Suki Yukari, Yvonne Chapman (Kung Fu) as Avatar Kyoshi, and Casey Camp-Horinek (Dogs Reservation) as Katara and Sokka’s grandmother, Gran Gran. The cast likely confirms the inclusion in the series of the Kyoshi Warriors, a group of female warriors (including Suki) named Avatar Kyoshi, who protects their home island by wielding metal fans. The live adaptation is currently in production in Canada.

– Finally, Danny Elfman will reunite with longtime collaborator Tim Burton for upcoming Netflix live-action series Wednesday. Going through Hollywood journalist, the series, based on the Addams Family franchise created by cartoonist Charles Addams, will feature Elfman alongside composer Scott Bacon (Motel Bates). The “supernatural-infused mystery” focusing on Wednesday Addams as a student at Nevermore Academy was ordered into series in February. Wednesday features Burton as executive producer alongside showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar; Burton will direct the pilot and several episodes of the series. This isn’t the only comedic adaptation Elfman has planned for next year, as he’s working with his Spider Man collaborator Sam Raimi for Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Wednesday meanwhile, the premiere is scheduled for next year.



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