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– The trailer for Sony’s Venom was released today. While it seems action packed, fans will surely be disappointed that Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock will not be in costume, though check out the 1:03 mark for a look at look at the infamous symbiote. Venom hits theaters on October 5, 2018.
– Warren Ellis announced a delay to his and Jon Davis-Hunt’s “The Wildstorm” #12 by 2 weeks. Originally solicited for February 21, the issue will hit stands on March 7. Like after the 6th issue, Ellis said to expect a skip month or two following the twelfth issue.
– Top Shelf is set to release 19 new graphic novels this year including a collection of “Gumballs” by Erin Nations, who we spoke to in November. Other releases include “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol IV: The Tempest” #1 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil, and “Come Again” by Nate Powell.
– Sean Delonas, an editorial cartoonist for Albuquerque Journal, is under fire after making a racist cartoon, depicting a white couple being robbed by a group of young gang members. Delonas has been known to make controversial posts in the past. He has made no comment, though you can check out the cartoon and the response from Albuquerque Journal here.
– After 22 years and 1,144 comic strips, “Violet Days” by Chris Monroe will be going on hiatus. Although the author-artist says she hates goodbyes, the comic strip had recently been dropped from The Star Tribune, and cemented her departure. She is currently working on illustrating two books and plans on doing an occasional annual for “Violet Days.”
– 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of Iron Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio is starting its momentous occasion by releasing a photo of 80+ cast and crew members. Keep your eyes peeled for more content in the near future, especially with Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters in May.
– Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa AKA Black Panther will be featured on the cover of the February 19, 2018 issue of TIME Magazine. The last time a Marvel movie superhero was featured on the cover of TIME was back in 2002 with Toby Maguire’s Spider-Man. Black Panther will be released next week, on Friday February 16, 2018.
– Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks to star in Todd Phillips’ stand alone Joker movie. While it was previously speculated that the studio had eyes on Leonardo DiCaprio to play the iconic Clown Prince of Crime, but sources seem to suggest otherwise. According to Variety, Warner Bros. had no comment.
– Michael Bay is allegedly being eyed to direct a Lobo movie. Lobo has been in development by Warner Bros. since 2009 and previously had San Andres director Brad Peyton attached to the project, as well as Guy Ritchie. Again, Warner Bros has no comment.
– Garth Ennis is writing another “World of Tanks” miniseries for Dark Horse Comics, “World of Tanks: Citadel,” with art by PJ Holden (“Warhammer Monthly”). Set before the previous “World of Tanks” book, this series will follow a German and a Soviet tank crew during the Battle of Kursk. The first issue is out May 9, 2018.