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    The Rundown: February 23, 2018

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    Welcome to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at rundown@multiversitycomics.com.

    In case you missed it, Titan set plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Tank Girl,” Black Mask Studios announced Fabian LeLay’s “We Are the Danger,” Joss Whedon departed WB’s fledgling Batgirl project, Dark Horse is publishing a new “Tomb Raider” miniseries, and Over the Garden Wall is coming back in graphic novel form this November.

    – It’s not officially official yet, but it seems pretty likely that Marvel’s “Black Bolt” is coming to an end with April’s issue 12, per this tweet from writer Saladin Ahmed. The series was absent from Marvel’s May 2018 solicitations, which you can read here.

    – Titan will publish “Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer” this June, a four-issue miniseries that’s just the start of the publisher’s plans for Spillane’s hard-boiled detective, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The first series will be written Max Allan Collins — who has also written the novels since 2008’s The Goliath Bone — and penciled by Marcelo Salaza and Marcio Friere.

    – J.J. Abrams has a script in hand for Star Wars: Episode IX and says filming will begin in late July, according to Comic Book Resources.

    – Also from Comic Book Resources comes word that Fox’s X-Force movie may start filming this October, with Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin set to reprise their roles as Deadpool and Cable, and Daredevil‘s Drew Goddard in the director’s chair.

    – IDW Founder and CEO Ted Adams has joined the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s (CBLDF) Board of Directors, according to a CBLDF press release, joining existing members such as Reginald Hudlin, Paul Levitz, Christina Merkler, and Jeff Smith.

    – Departing “Super Sons” author Peter J. Tomasi let slip that he’ll be teaming Damian Wayne and Jon Kent at least one more time, and he’s bringing Dyno-Mutt and the Blue Falcon along for the ride.

    – Lerner Publishing’s Graphic Universe announced five new graphic novels aimed at younger readers, including “Chavo the Invisible” and “Sanctuary: Book 2.”

    – Constantin Film’s Danger Girl movie picked up writer Umair Aleem, according to Deadline. As is the norm these days, Constantin hopes to eventually spin Danger Girl into a multi-film franchise.

    The Independent provided a breakdown of what riders can expect from Thorpe Park Resort’s new Walking Dead-based thrill ride and Year of the Walking Dead celebration. Meanwhile, Universal Studios Japan has a much more magical comics-based experience coming for its park-goers: Sailor Moon: The Miracle, a 4D movie.

    – DC’s Titans TV show has found its Robotman. Actor Jake Michaels is set to join the show’s version of the Doom Patrol, according to ComicBook.com. In other comics-to-TV casting news, Netflix’s untitled Sabrina project cast Richard Coyle (The Collection) as Father Blackwood, High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts.

    – And finally, we got news on two female CW super-speedsters. TV Guide announced that Violett Beane’s Jesse Quick will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Legends of Tomorrow, and actress Candice Patton posted a photo of herself in decidedly Max Mercury-esque garb on Twitter, teasing The Flash‘s March 13 episode, titled “Run, Iris, Run.”


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