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In case you missed it yesterday,BOOM! Studios’s highly successful “Lumberjanes” expands with a new OGN. It was also revealed that Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire’s “Injection” has been optioned for a television adaptation.
– According to CBR, Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will have a comic book prequel. Announced at C2E2, “The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” #0 one-shot is scheduled for release in July, written by Matthew K. Manning (“Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), and illustrated by Chad Tomas (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures”). The animated series will head to television this September, giving fans plenty of time to catch up. To see the whole solicitation head over to CBR.
– Following the recent news about Stan Lee’s current living situation, Kevin Smith took to Twitter to invite Lee to live with him. After his heart attack, CBR reports that Kevin Smith tried and failed to reach Stan Lee on all of the phone numbers he previously had. Lee and Smith worked together on Mallrats, and Smith has had Lee on many of his podcasts.
– We’ve previously reported on Diamond’s ‘Pullbox,’ a web-based application that will allow comic shop customers to manage their monthly comic subscriptions through PREVIEWSworld.com. After their retailer summit, Diamond has released more information: retailers will be able to test a beta version of the app and will have free access to it until May 2019. After retailers can pay $25 dollars a month or $250 a year while ComicSuite users can use the service for $20 a month or $200 dollars a year. For more information you can see the full press release at Newsarama.
– Comicbook.com says that legal hurdles prevent Marvel Comics from depicting characters such as Deadpool, as their movie counterparts. Artist Reilly Brown posted pages on social media, explaining when he tried to make Wade Wilson look like Ryan Reynolds, he was told to modify the drawing, adding a mustache. To read more and see some of the artwork head to comicbook.com
– According to CBR, in an interview with ABC, Mark Hamill expressed disinterest in returning to the Star Wars franchise. The interview touches upon his time between trilogies as well as his personal relationship with Carrie Fisher.
– Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s Outcast returns to Cinemax this summer, according to Deadline. The show’s U.S. release comes more than a year after the season was filmed, which initially left the future of the series in doubt. Outcast season 2 premieres on July 20, 2018.
– Dark Horse will be putting out a middle-grade graphic novel called “Criminy” from Ryan Ferrier (“Kennel Block Blues,” “D4ve”) and Roger Langridge (“Snarked!,” “Abigail and the Snowman,” “The Baker Street Peculiars”). The book will follow Daggum Criminy and his struggle with pirates as the invade his home. The book is due out September 19, and the art will be reminiscent of old-time cartoons. For more information head to the School Library Journal.
– And finally, according to Deadline, Star Trek: Discovery has cast stand-up comedian and actor Tig Notaro in a guest starring role for season 2. She will play Chief Engineer Denise Reno of the U.S.S. Hiawatha. Star Trek: Discovery is slated to begin production of its second season later this month.