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    The Rundown: May 17, 2019

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    Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at rundown@multiversitycomics.com.

    In case you missed these stories: Dark Horse announced “Strayed,” Warren Ellis and Ramon Villalobos will resurrect “WildCATS” this August, and Vault announced “Mall,” the first of the new series Michael Moreci will write for them.

    Cover by Greg Smallwood

    – Marvel’s First Family, the Fantastic Four will be getting a second title this August. “Fantastic Four: Yancy Street” #1 from the creative team of Gerry Duggan and Greg Smallwood will be the first in a series of quarterly specials similar to the “Web of Venom” one-shots. It will see the Thing reliving some painful memories as the family investigate vandalism on Yancy Street.

    – Marvel also announced Seanan McGuire and Takeshi Miyazawa’s “Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider” is being renumbered and renamed as simply “Ghost-Spider” this August. The latest volume will see Earth-65’s Gwen Stacy enrolling at the main Marvel Universe (Earth-616)’s Empire State University.

    – BOOM! Studios announced the latest Over the Garden Wall series, “Over the Garden Wall: Soulful Symphonies.” Written by Birdie Willis and illustrated by Rowan MacColl, the comic sees Greg, Wirt and Beatrice arrive at a “quaint, but creepily quiet town full of theaters and stages but no players or musicians, [where] they encounter a young woman who offers the two half-brothers the opportunity to play at her family theater.” The five-issue series begins August 7, 2019.

    – The CW posted their fall 2019 schedule, revealing Batwoman will air on Sundays with Supergirl, and that Legends of Tomorrow season 5 and Katy Keene will premiere in 2020. They also announced details on the upcoming crossover adaptation of ”Crisis on Infinite Earths,” which will air across five shows in December and January, and that a Deathstroke animated series is coming to CW Seed. In case you haven’t seen it, you can watch the Batwoman first look trailer here.

    – In further DC news, DC Entertainment announced the release date for Batman: Hush. The animated version of Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee’s storyline will be released digitally on July 20th, with the physical edition arriving in stores August 13th.

    – Netflix ordered an adaptation of Mark Millar and Olivier Copiel’s “The Magic Order” to series, with James Wan (Aquaman) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess is a Loser) attached as executive producers. Beer will serve as writer/showrunner, while Wan will direct the first episode. The streaming service also announced the second part of Matt Groening’s Disenchantment will be released on September 20th.

    – Disney announced the recipients of this year’s Disney Legends Awards will include Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Favreau, and Ming-Na Wen, as well as Star Wars voice actor James Earl Jones. You can read the full list of this year’s honorees here. The ceremony will be held during the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 23rd.

    – The Atlas Comics library, which includes characters like Wulf, Iron Jaw, Son of Dracula, Brute, Texas Kid, Dopey Duck, and a later stable of superheroes, has been acquired by producer Steven Paul. Atlas Comics was the predecessor to Marvel Comics, and was revived by publisher Martin Goodman as a separate entity during the 1970s. Paramount Pictures have entered a production deal with Paul, and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman has been hired to form a writers’ room for the potential new franchise.

    – Finally, an animated adaptation of Ernie Powell’s “The Goon” has entered development at 20th Century Fox; Sony have announced a March 5, 2021, release date for the Masters of the Universe reboot starring Noah Centineo as He-Man; and Amazon have cancelled The Tick after two seasons. The Tick’s creator, Ben Edlund, tweeted, “Destiny demands that my compatriots and I now seek a new home for this series.”


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