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In case you missed it, “Black Panther: World of Wakanda” won Outstanding Comic Book at the GLAAD Media Awards, and Matthew Rosenberg and Greg Land will start on “Astonishing X-Men” in July. We also continue to update our “What is Going on With Stan Lee” timeline with news as it is received.
– Fans of Jody LeHeup’s “Shirtless Bear-Fighter” will no doubt be excited to hear he has a new series out from Image this June, “The Weatherman,” announced earlier this year at Image Expo. io9 interviewed LeHeup about the new series and shows off some exclusive character artwork.
– The Marvel/comiXology 99 cent sales have been great for the budget-conscious comics fan, but others have raised concerns about the future of the industry with such deep cost cuts. Columbia College Chicago business professor Todd Allan breaks down what these sales really mean over at The Beat.
– If you were hoping to find out some details about Avengers 4 with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, you’re sadly out of luck. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed on the Infinity War press tour that you won’t be hearing that news for some time. Conventional wisdom suggests this news will come at San Diego Comic-Con at the absolute earliest.
– Pennywise isn’t the only creepy clown in town. Meet his heir apparent in Jaik Puppyteeth’s “Pop,” which launched (appropriately) on Friday the 13th.
– Over on Twitter, “Transformers: Lost Light” writer James Roberts shared some details about the fill-in artists for the final issues of “Transformers: Lost Light,” which include original IDW Transformers artist E.J. Su.
– Dark Horse Comics’ “Soupy Leaves Home” has released an educators’ guide. Set in the Great Depression, the graphic novel by Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta follows two hobos on a physical and emotional journey. The guide is written by Dr. Meryl Jaffe, an educator in visual literacy and critical reading at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Online Program.
– Longtime Marvel and DC artist Mike DeCarlo has launched a GoFundMe campaign to assist with costs related to the recovery of his wife Tracy, who remains in a coma after a car accident on March 24th. The campaign has a goal of $9,000, with costs going to help bring Tracy home to Indiana from Portland, Oregon for care.