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– Valiant Entertainment’s “Harbinger Wars 2” has been beefed up to six issues, with a prelude before the first issue in May, and an aftermath issue in September. This event is slated to be the publisher’s largest yet and the prelude to the series is said to serve as a “standalone introduction to the entire Valiant Universe.” “Harbinger Wars 2” will be the first event for the company since being acquired by DMG Entertainment and both creators and Valiant editors say the series is an opportunity to not just build a big event but to tell a powerful story with the characters they care about.
– Titan Comics announced “Brother Nash,” a new three-part miniseries from creator Bridgit Connell. The story centers around Nash, a haunted trucker – and werewolf – in the American southwest who has to deal with ghouls, rednecks, monsters, hitchhikers, and his own supernatural affliction. The 72-page first issue is on shelves June 6.
– Bruno Bichir, known for his role in Narcos and Absentia, has been cast as Dr. Niles (The Chief) Caulder in Warner Bros’ live-action Titans TV series. Bichir as Caulder will play the organizer of the Doom Patrol, rounding up each member after suffering accidents leaving them with bizarre powers.
– Netflix’s adaptation of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” has added Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who) and Chance Perdomo (Midsomer Murders) to its cast. Gomez will play Sabrina’s teacher Mary Wardell, who becomes possessed by the antagonistic Madam Satan, while Perdomo will play Sabrina’s British cousin Ambrose.
– Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image, has been named as the newest member of the company’s Board of Directors, joining Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. He is also now co-owner of the company. Stephenson has been Publisher for ten years and has won many industry awards, including Diamond’s Gem Award for Best Publisher for three years in a row from 2014 to 2016. With this new position, Stephenson is likely to remain the Image fixture he has become known as.
– “Dark Knights: Metal” #6, the series finale, has been delayed two weeks. This marks the third delay in the series, following issues #4 and #5. DC has not given specific reasons for these delays. The last issue can be expected on shelves on March 28.
– Syfy Wire, along with ReedPop, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, will provide the official live stream for three of the biggest comics conventions this year: Emerald City Comic Con, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and New York Comic Con. Syfy Wire will host the live stage that’s on the main floor of each of the three conventions. The lives take will feature celebrities and creators, previews of upcoming movies, TV shows, merchandise and more. Additionally, select panels will be streamed via their YouTube channel.
– Marvel’s Black Panther film opened in the UK on Tuesday to the tune of £2.67 million ($3.76 million), the largest opening opening day at the UK box office in 2018 so far. Black Panther has already topped both Deadpool and Thor: Ragnarok‘s UK openings. The film’s opening weekend is projected to bring in $165 to $180 million and could easily become the top grossing Marvel opening for the UK to date.
– “Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus” has been recalled by DC due to a number of reports of a missing story page of “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” #148. Retailers are being offered returns, so that customers with the misprinted books can come in for exchanges. The corrected versions of this massive collection are set to be on shelves March 14.
– “Doomsday Clock,” the follow-up to “Watchmen,” is getting a line of action figures from DC Collectibles. This new line of toys will include figures of characters Dr. Manhattan, Ozymandias, Rorschach, and the Comedian, as well as Mime and Marionette, two new additions to the “Watchmen” universe co-created by “Doomsday Clock” writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank. The figures are designed by Frank and sculpted by Paul Harding, and this is the first time the comics-style “Watchmen” are getting toys, with the first line being based on the film’s characters. Each two-pack of 7″ figures can be preordered now for $50.Continued below