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— Creators for Creators announced that Nigerian brothers Shobo and Shof Coker have received a 2019 grant for their project, “Outcasts of Jupiter.” According to an interview with the writer and illustrator team, readers can expect “visual influences that draw from contemporary African culture, Moorish architecture, and rich Nigerian mythology.”
— Reuters reports Stan Lee’s former manager Keya Morgan has been charged with five counts of elder abuse, including false imprisonment, fraud and forgery. A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court told the press a warrant for Morgan’s arrest has been issued. Before Lee’s death last year, Morgan was arrested and had a restraining order placed on him for allegedly exploiting the 95-year old writer.
— “The Unstoppable Wasp” will end with July’s issue #10, according to Jeremy Whitley. The writer took to Twitter to share the news, as well as his hopes for the future for beloved main character Nadia Van Dyne. Whitley also teased a new Marvel project, the details of which will be announced soon.
— Paste Magazine has an exclusive look at the second issue of “Teenage Wasteland” (the first issue was released last July) from Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Jen Vaughn. It will be available on comiXology, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading from tomorrow, May 15.
— A Polish graphic novel will tell the stories of Holocaust survivors to mark the 75th anniversary of a museum located on the site of the Majdanek concentration camp where they were interned. “Chleb wolnosciowy” (translated as “The bread of Freedom,” a phrase used by prisoners at Majdanek) was created by Pawel Piechnik, and combines the accounts of 11 people held at the camp.
— Victor LaValle shared that his comic miniseries, “Destroyer,” won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel at this year’s StokerCon. “Destroyer,” which was illustrated by Dietrich Smith, is a modern-day take on Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein that tells the story of the last descendent of the Frankenstein family, who loses her only son to a police shooting. You can see the full list of Bram Stoker Awards winners and nominees here.
— Finally, Patrick Stewart took to the official Star Trek Twitter account to let fans outside the U.S. and Canada know that the untitled Jean-Luc Picard series will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Fans in the U.S. will be able to check it out on CBS All Access.