January 19, 2022 – Multiversity comics

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In case you missed it, AfterShock announced “Kaiju Score: Steal From the Gods,” and Mignolaversity took a look at the April releases.

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– DC Black Label has announced “The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country,” a new ongoing series from writer James Tynion IV and artist Lisandro Estherren, featuring “The Sandman” villain, the Corinthian. The series will see the Corinthian released to pursue a new nightmare, which was not created by Dream, as well as the introduction of Mr. Agony and Mr. Ecstasy, “a deadly duo of killers sneaking past the career of the Corinthian , killing anyone who gets in their way – including, if they can,” the Corinthian himself. white supremacist militia, galleries specializing in horror art, and more.” Each issue will feature a nightmarish sequence by a different guest artist, starting with Yanick Paquette. The first issue will go on sale on Tuesday April 12.

– Writer Steve Niles (“30 Days of Night”) and Szymon Kudrański (“Spawn,” “The Punisher”) will launch “A Town Called Terror,” a new horror series, at Image Comics in April. Described as a cross between Midnight Mass and ozark, the ongoing book will follow Henry West, a man who is “brutally kidnapped in the middle of the night as his terrified wife Julie watches.” As Henry “comes to realize the reality of his fate”, Julie, who has “no evidence of the phantom crime”, struggles “to get help looking for it”. Issue 1 comes out on April 13.

– Hot on the heels of the first trailer for its Disney+ series, Marvel Comics has announced that Moon Knight will be getting its own black-and-white (and red) anthology, in the vein of other miniseries featuring Wolverine, Elektra, Deadpool and Carnage. The four-part “Moon Knight: Black, White, & Blood” will feature stories from Marc Guggenheim and Jorge Fornés, Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akanda, and Jonathan Hickman and Chris Bachalo, whose story in particular will feature a new, living Moon Knight. in the near future. The first issue will go on sale in April, shortly after the moon knight The TV series will air on March 30.

– BOOM! Studios has announced “Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker,” a four-issue series written by Mairghread Scott, with art by Fabiana Mascolo. It will spotlight Magic: The Gathering character Liliana Vess, a planeswalker (someone who is able to traverse the multiverse), necromancer, healer, and teacher “at the greatest university of magic in the multiverse.” When she senses “the presence of a distant planeswalker calling for help…one with the power to save or destroy entire planes, [it] puts her on a collision course with the diabolical machinations of Tezzeret, the Master of Metal. Issue 1 will go on sale in April.

– Going through Variety, the eight episodes of Amazon’s animation The boys spin off Diabolical will be released on March 4. Each 12-14 minute episode will feature its own animation style and was written by Garth Ennis, Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen, Awkwafina, Eliot & Ilana Glazer, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland & Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg and Aisha Tyler respectively . You can watch a (bloody) preview here.

– Netflix has released the trailer for season two of Raising Dion, the kids’ superhero show based on the comic book by Dennis Liu and Jason Piperberg. It features Biona de Dion’s new trainer, Tevin (Rome Flynn), “who catches [his mother] Nicole’s eye,” and sees Brayden, the boy who bonded with the Crooked Man at the end of season one, enroll in Dion’s school. It also reveals Jason Ritter’s return as Dion’s godfather, Pat, and teases more powerful people joining Dion to fight Crooked Man’s new army. Raising Dion Season 2 will be released on Netflix on February 1.

– Paramount+ announced Star Trek: Picard season 2 will air on Thursday, March 3, and that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will debut on May 5 (the same day as picardsecond-season finale.) Both seasons will run for ten episodes. Additionally, the streamer announced Star Trek: Discovery, Strange new worlds, and Lower decks have been renewed for seasons five, two and four respectively, and that Discovery season 5 will be ten episodes, in line with all other streams Trek Pin up. For more details, including a Discovery/picard overlap and Prodigy, head to Trek Core.

Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have been recognized by the second annual Gold House & CAPE Gold List, which honors the most outstanding film work by those of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Shang Chi won Best Picture, Best Director for Destin Daniel Cretton, Best Supporting Actor for Tony Leung and Best Supporting Actress for Awkwafina, while Gemma Chan was named Best Actress in a Role main for Eternals. You can read the full list of winners and runners-up at Deadline.

– Finally, the nominees for the 20th edition of the Visual Effects Society Awards have been announced: Dunes led the pack with six nominations, while Shang Chi and Loki won four nominations each. Spider-Man: No Coming Home, The Suicide Squad, and Wanda Vision received three nominations respectively, while other recognized comic media outlets include Black Widow, Hawk Eye, Y: The Last Man, sweet tooth, Eternals, and Venom: let there be carnage. The winners will be announced on March 8, 2022 and you can view the full list of nominees at THR.

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