May 19, 2022 – Multiversity comics
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In case you missed it, DC wraps up the “DCeased” saga with “War of the Undead Gods,” Image announced “Shirtless Bear-Fighter 2,” and the 2022 Eisner Award nominations have been announced.
Cover by Orlando Caicedo
– Kaepernick Publishing has announced its partnership with Scholastic to release athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick’s graphic memoir, “Colin Kaepernick: Change the Game.” Kaepernick will co-write the book with writer Eve L. Ewing, with art by Orlando Caicedo. The memoir will examine Kaepernick’s high school years, examining the period before he entered the limelight in professional sports. This project is the latest collaboration between Kaepernick Publishing and Scholastic, who also produced Kaepernick’s autobiographical picture book “I Color Myself Different” and upcoming graphic memoir “Dreamer,” about Ukrainian-Nigerian-Canadian hockey player Akim Aliu. It will be released on March 7, 2023.
– “Love Everlasting” by Tom King and Elsa Carter is the latest Substack release to receive a physical release courtesy of Image Comics. Via ComicBook.com, the horror romance about a woman who is trapped in an endless cycle of romance received a surprise launch in January. “‘Love Everlasting’ pushes me to explore the construction of the world, to extrapolate drawings from all times and places and adapt them to comics, to offer gestures and compositions that delight readers and terrify them. all the same,” Carter said. “We’re really firing on all cylinders here.” The book features colors by Matt Hollingsworth and lettering by Clayton Cowles. “Love Everlasting” #1 will blow you away on August 10.
– DC has officially canceled its HBO Max project wonder twins film. Going through The Hollywood Reporter, wonder twins has had a meteoric rise and fall, with news of its development in February and the announcement of KJ Apa and Isabel May as the titular leads last month. wonder twins is the latest victim of the Warner Bros.-Discovery merger, which has led to a reshuffling of many Warner Bros. priorities, including the planned sale of The CW (and a massive cancellation of many of that network’s programs), and the news that TBS and TNT will no longer be developing scripted programming. According to Journalist, the cancellation came because the company’s new CEO, David Zaslav, believes DC films should be prioritized for theatrical release, and the project was “too niche” for that. It was also stated that the film’s $75 million budget was way above what Zaslav preferred for the original HBO Max films.
– Marvel has reached an agreement with Genius Brands and POW! Entertainment would use Stan Lee’s name and likeness for the next 20 years. Via ComicBook.com, the agreement covers use in feature films, television, theme parks and experiences worldwide. Likeness rights have been recovered by POW! Entertainment in a deal Lee made with the company for the rights to his non-Marvel designs; Genius Brands has partnered with POW! Entertainment after his death to create Stan Lee Universe, to manage the intellectual property acquired under this agreement.
– The animated drama of the Holocaust My Father’s Secrets, based on the graphic novel “Second Generation” by Israeli creator Michel Kichka, is set to premiere at the Marché du Film, the commercial arm of the Cannes Film Festival, in a bid to sell its international distribution rights. Going through Variety, the story set in Belgium follows two young brothers, Michel and Charly, whose family life begins to crumble as their father grapples with the trauma of his time in Auschwitz. The Franco-Belgian co-production comes from the French company Je Suis Bien Content (Persepolis) and the Belgian company Left Field Ventures. Directed by Vera Belmont, My Father’s Secrets will also be screened at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June before its release in France on September 21.
– Via The Mary Sue, the return of the webtoon “Brass and Sass” features new music from singer-songwriter mxmtoon. The romantic YA comic follows teenage Camilla as she joins her school band and falls in love with surly brass player Victor. The new episode of the series features the song “frown”. on the next mxmtoon album Rising. “Brass and Sass” is now back for its third season, and mxmtoon’s Rising due out May 20.
– Comic artist Ethan Young, creator of YA comics “The Dragon Path” and “The Battles of Bridget Lee” as well as the Reuben Award-winning graphic novel “Nanjing: The Burning City,” said announced on Twitter that he’s landed a job as a character designer at Marvel Studios Animation, which means he’ll be taking a break from comic book production for the time being.
– Finally, Marvel Comics teased some of their storylines from August. “Carnage” #6, by writer Ram V and artists Francesco Manna & Rogê Antônio, will see the symbiote heading to the realm of the Dark Elves, to fight Malekith the Accursed for his throne. Meanwhile, that month’s “Black Panther” #9, written by John Ridley with art by Germán Peralta, will see T’Challa join the Avengers and battle a new galactic threat: the Colonialist.