The Rundown: May 30, 2024

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– Eisner Award-winning series “Ultramega” is returning, with issue #5 hitting shelves on September 18 from Skybound and Image. James Harren returns to write and draw the continuation of his 2021 series, with Dave Stewart coloring. “Ultramega” sees a world where three humans were granted special powers to battle invading kaiju, only to fail. This new arc sees young Noah accept the mantle of his father, as a new threat gathers from deep space. Issue #5 will be 72 pages, and feature covers from “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola, including color and a 1:10 incentive black-and-white variants.

– Dark Horse are partnering again with CD Projekt Red for “The Witcher: The Edge of the World,” adapting another short story by original Witcher novelist Andrej Sapkowski. Magdalena Salik scripts, and Tommaso Bennato provides art, with Chris O’Halloran and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou providing colors and letters respectively. The story follows Geralt and his bardic partner Dandelion (Jaskier in the original Polish) as they learn of a devil who must be removed, but not killed, all the while townsfolk spin wild tales of monsters and creatures of varying degrees of truth. The graphic novel will be in bookstores on December 17, and comics shops the following day. Kai Carpenter provides cover art, as he has for the previous two Dark Horse Witcher adaptations.

– Caroline Cash, cartoonist behind the Broken Frontier Award-winning and Eisner-nominated “PeePee-PooPoo,” will be the first of series of rotating artists handling the ”Nancy” comic strip. Cash takes over for Olivia Jaimes, who is taking a temporary break after writing and drawing the strip since Guy Gilchirst stepped down in 2018. Cash steps in starting July 22, and will stay on for three weeks. Other creators in line for the interim are Leigh Luna, Shaenon K. Garrity, and Megan McKay.

– Netflix released the trailer for the fourth and final season of The Umbrella Academy, dropping August 8. The final season finds the Hargreeves siblings in a new timeline without their powers. Unlike the previous ten-part seasons, this one will only consist of six episodes. Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore reprise their roles, with Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, and David Cross also joining the cast for the show’s final installment. The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, and originally premiered in 2019.

– Maynard James Keenan-fronted alt rock band Puscifer have released “The Algorithm,” a new song for the Sumerian Comics adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho. Written by Michael Calero, with art from Piotr Kowalski and Brad Simpson, the five-issue miniseries drops its final chapter on June 26. It not only tells the story of Wall Street exec-turned-serial killer Patrick Bateman, but also features a parallel narrative about present day social media addict Charlene Carruthers, who finds herself following Bateman’s dark path. (Hence why Puscifer titled the track “The Algorithm.”) You can watch the video, featuring art from the book itself, here.

– Nicholas Galitzine (The Idea of You, Red, White & Royal Blue) has been cast as He-Man in the upcoming Masters of the Universe film. The feature will be directed by Bumblebee‘s Travis Knight and is set to hit theaters on June 5, 2026. Chris Butler will write the screenplay, with Escape Artists’s Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch producing, along with Mattel Films’s Robbie Brenner. Masters of the Universe is being developed with Amazon MGM Studios, and is currently one of 15 films in development at Mattel Films following the success of Barbie.

– Apple TV+ will premiere Camp Snoopy, a new animated series based on the beloved “Peanuts” strip, on June 14. The series will follow the outdoors adventures of Snoopy, who takes his Beagle Scout troop out camping to keep them from being disbanded, while Charlie Brown and his pals set up camp nearby. Camp Snoopy is the latest offering from Apple TV+ based on the strip, joining The Snoopy Show, Snoopy in Space, and a variety of Snoopy Presents specials.

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Star Wars fans can see the first two episodes of the latest Disney+ offering on the big screen, as 26 theaters across the US will host a special screening of The Acolyte‘s premiere. Tickets are free through a special offer from Fandango, served on a first come-first serve basis and only for fans age 14 and up. An interest form is available on Fandango. The screening is on June 3, one day ahead of the series’ debut on the streamer.

Attack on Titan: The Musical will be performed at the New York City Center from October 11-13. Originally debuted in Osaka and Tokyo in January 2023, Attack on Titan: the Musical features a book by Masafumi Hata, lyrics by Kaori Miura, and musical supervision by KEN THE 390. Go Ueki directs. The production, featuring state-of-the-art technology for the iconic Titans, will be grounded in traditional stagecraft and feature a cast of 35. Crunchyroll, Kodansha, and Kinokunya users can get their tickets now, but the rest of the general public will have to wait until June 3 at 9am EST. They can be purchased here.

– Finally, we got our first look at Homelander’s gameplay in Mortal Kombat 1, who has now been confirmed as being available to those with the Kombat Pack 1 DLC on June 8, and individually on June 11. The new gameplay trailer not only gives us a glimpse of the “Boys” antagonist’s moveset, but both of his fatalities. While his appearance and moveset are based on the character’s depiction in Prime Video’s The Boys show, series actor Antony Starr will likely not be voicing him in-game, despite previously doing so in a recent Call of Duty crossover. Chris Cox will likely handle vocal duties for the game. You can watch the trailer here.

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Chris Cole

Chris Cole lives in a tiny village built around a haunted prison. He is a writer, letterer, and occasional charity Dungeon Master. Follow his ramblings about comics and his TTRPG adventures on Twitter @CcoleWritings.


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