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In case you missed it, Marvel announced that Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley will be taking over “Amazing Spider-Man” come June, with a Free Comic Book Day prelude on May 5, and Vertigo announced a new “Sandman Universe.”
– Following up on that “Sandman” announcement, Newsarama showed off 20 illustrations from the new set of series, including concept art, character sketches, and covers.
– Avengers: Infinity War is coming to theaters a week earlier than expected. Remember to personally thank Robert Downey Jr. when you sit down to see Thanos beat the stuffing out of your heroes on April 27, instead of May 4.
– In other Marvel movie release date news, ComicBookMovie.com reports that Disney has set the release dates for six untitled Marvel movies, stretching from July 2020 to 2022.
– This weekend’s Dunfermline Comic Con is unfortunately cancelled, according to the con’s Facebook page, due to the area’s unusually inclement weather. The convention will issue refunds to those who had already purchased tickets, though will need some time to do so.
– Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman surprised a number of fans on The Tonight Show, as they detailed what the movie meant to them. The fans’ reactions were wonderful, cute, and amazing.
– Newsarama announced that the team behind “Oh Joy Sex Toy” are launching “Drawn to Sex,” a new graphic novel series exploring sex education and the practical side of sex. The first installment, “Drawn to Sex: The Basics,” will release November 18.
– Image Comics unveiled the first four variants in its Artist Appreciation series, showing off textless covers to “Gideon Falls” #1, “Infidel” #1, “Moonshine” #8, and “Saga” #50.