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– Syfy has released the first trailer for its upcoming Superman prequel series, Krypton. The teaser provides a pretty good look at how Krypton will be depicted, and all of the various costumes (including Adam Strange in a baseball cap and hoodie for some reason). The time travel aspect of the show is also introduced. Executive producer David Goyer expanded on that premise saying, “…history could be changed, and what happens in this show could be very different from the backstory that people know.” Krypton debuts on March 21.
– Black Panther co-writer Aaron Covington has jumped over to comics to write a new two-issue storyline with artist Mario DelPennio in Marvel’s Comixology Originals series, “Black Panther: Long Live the King.” The new team takes over with today’s #3. The bi-weekly series was originally announced as a six-issue mini by Nnedi Okorafor and Andre Lima Araujo, who will still be returning to finish their story in the final two issues.
– The Daily Mail is alleging that comic book icon Stan Lee has sexually harassed nurses caring for him in his home. The British tabloid reports an unnamed company that employed the nurses has entered into a legal dispute with Lee and his lawyers, after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from them. In a statement, Lee “categorically denies” all of the allegations, calling it a “shakedown.” No police complaints or lawsuits have been filed at this time.
– Another alleged sexual abuser, actor T.J. Miller, will “probably not” be removed from Deadpool 2 according to producer Lauren Shuler Donner, explaining that the film is in the final editing stage. Miller plays Deadpool’s best friend Weasel in the franchise, and was accused of hitting and sexually assaulting a woman while in college.
– In lighter news, Tim Miller, director of the first Deadpool movie, is working on a solo Kitty Pryde film for 20th Century Fox. Nothing is known about the in-development project at this time, other than the fact that the Disney buyout could complicate things.
– Valiant Entertainment has partnered with ThinkGeek to release a plus-size inclusive clothing line inspired by their character, Faith. The line features three items designed by Catherine Elhoffer, who has previously designed for ThinkGeek. There’s a longline cardigan directly inspired by Faith’s costume, a cropped version of it, and a unisex sweater with the Harbinger logo. All three pieces are available now.
– Papercutz has announced that it will release a new stand-alone story in David Gallaher and Steve Ellis’ “The Only Living Boy” graphic novel series for Free Comic Book Day 2018. “The Only Living Boy: Under the Light of the Broken Moon” takes place after Volume 5, and explores the laboratory of Doctor Once. FCBD 2018 is on May 5.
– Comic book artist Ben Matsuya put a twist on his end of the year film list by turning five of last year’s stand out indie films into one-page comics. Matsuya illustrated the iconic scenes from Get Out, The Shape of Water, Okja, Good Time, and The Florida Project.
– And lastly, Telltale Games has announced that the next episode of Batman: The Enemy Within is titled “What Ails You,” and will be released on January 23.