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In case you missed it, artist Tomio Ogata launched a spinoff manga titled “Devil May Cry 5 – Visions of V.”
– Level-5’s critically acclaimed video game series Ni no Kuni will be receiving a manga, according to TheOuterHaven.net. Ran Kuze (“Tokyo Ravens: Sword of Song,” “Tenshin – World War Angel”) will launch the manga, which will tell an original story from the game franchise and will feature a special color page. No further details were revealed about the story. “Ni no Kuni” will begin in the May issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, which goes on sale April 9, 2019.
– Greg Pak revealed Marvel’s new Filipino hero, Wave, in a post on Twitter. Wave will debut in May’s “War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas” #1, written by Pak with art by Gang-Hyuk Lim. Designed by Leinil Yu with colors by Sunny Gho, Wave will join Amadeus Cho and two other new heroes, Aero and Sword Master, to fend off Malekith’s forces in Asia in this “War of the Realms” tie-in. Look for the book on shelves in May.
– Artist Tillie Walden paid tribute to children’s book Tuck Everlasting in an online strip at The New York Times. Tuck Everlasting, written by Natalie Babbitt, was published in 1975 and is regarded as a children’s classic.
– Frank Tieri (“Harley Quinn”) issued an apology for recent behavior on Twitter, which he acknowledged included heated rhetoric. In the tweet he insists that, though his words may have been heated he never meant to enact literal violence, and was coming to the aid of his friend who he perceived to be under personal attacks. Click here to read the full statement.
– Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg have created a YouTube channel, Cartoonist Kayfabe, Boing Boing reports. Piskor says “Jim Rugg and I created this channel as an avenue for us to add a little meaty and sincere comics talk out there on YouTube and it really seems to be catching on as each episode goes live. Lots of show-and-tell is peppered throughout the episodes too.” Be sure to check out their channel here.
– As Captain Marvel dominated the box office this weekend with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, ComicBook.com reports that Kevin Feige may be hinting that a ‘Secret Invasion’ plot, in which the Skrulls infiltrate the world, could be on the horizon for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His full thoughts are a spoiler, so head on over to read them here. Captain Marvel is currently in theaters worldwide.
– Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster have signed to star in Fox’s adaptation of David Petersen’s “Mouse Guard.” The story is set in a medieval world, where an elite order of mice are the sworn protectors of the realm. Serkis has signed on to play the villain, Midnight, the Guard’s blacksmith who turns against them. Sangster will play Lieam, one of the youngest recruits who must prove his bravery. The project is expected to begin production in May. Check out THR‘s exclusive.
– Skybound Entertainment and Amazon Studios will develop Top Cow’s “Port of Earth” into a TV series, Deadline reports. The comic, written by Zack Kaplan with art by Andrea Mutti, tells the story of an alien Consortium that opens a port on Earth, and the human security agency tasked with catching anybody who leaves the designated area. Kaplan will serve as an executive producer with Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and president Matt Hawkins.
– At Wizard World Cleveland 2019, John Glover (Smallville) revealed to Fandom Spotlite that he is portraying the father of villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana in Shazam!. Sivana will be portrayed by Mark Strong (Green Lantern) opposite of Zachary Levi’s (Thor: The Dark World) titular Shazam. Shazam! will hit theaters on April 5, 2019.
– In this week’s Reader Poll we asked you what the best “Transformers” comic run was. The results are in and the winner with 53.2 percent of the vote is James Roberts on IDW’s “The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye/Lost Light.” Coming in second with 21.3 percent is Simon Furman on Marvel UK’s “The Transformers,” and rounding things out in third place with 6.4 percent is John Barber on IDW’s “The Transformers: Robots in Disguise/Optimus Prime.” Thank you to all who voted and be sure to check out next week’s reader poll.