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The Rundown: June 1, 2021

By | June 1st, 2021
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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.

Yesterday was fairly light on news since it was Memorial Day, but in case you missed it, our Summer Comics and TV Binges got underway, and you can follow them here and here.

Cover by Molly Johanson

– First Second Books will publish “All My Friends” by writer/artist Hope Larson on September 28, 2021. The third and final entry in Larson’s ‘Eagle Rock’ series, which began with “All Summer Long,” and continued in “All Together Now,” “All My Friends” will see middle-schooler Bina and her band being offered a record deal, which upsets her parents. “To make matters worse, Bina and her best friend, Austin, are still awkward around each other after their failed first date. Can Bina untangle the various melodies in her heart? Or will fame go to her head?” You can view the covers for the rest of First Second’s Fall 2021 releases here.

– Heavy Metal imprint Magma Comix announced they will mark the 40th anniversary of F. Paul Wilson’s horror novel The Keep, with a rerelease of Wilson and Matthew Dow Smith’s 2006 adaptation. Set in 1941, the book tells the story of Theodore Cuza, a Jewish Romanian historian, who is forced by the Nazis to find out what is killing the men staying in the titular Carpathian castle. The hardcover edition of the graphic novel will be released on September 14, 2021, and retail for $24.99.

Publishers Weekly reports Macmillan children’s imprint Feiwel & Friends have acquired an anthropomorphic graphic novel series by debut writer/artist Scout Underhill. The first book, “Get the Party Started,” will see a group of puppies be introduced to the world of role-playing games, and is set for release in 2024.

– Deadline reports One Day at a Time co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett’s deal at Amazon includes Glowing Up, an adult-aimed, half-hour animated musical series, based on the upcoming graphic novel “Mismatched.” “Mismatched,” by writer Anne Camlin and artist Isadora Zeferino, is a queer, modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma, that will be published by Little, Brown in 2023.

– Irish artist Will Sliney (“Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren”) will host a new art show on the Sky Kids app, where he will teach children how to draw. The untitled project has its origins in a two-week art challenge Sliney began on social media last March, to help families battle the boredom of lockdown. It is unknown when exactly the show will begin on the app, which is owned by Comcast’s European satellite broadcasting company.

– Finally, this week marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, when an estimated 300 Black lives were killed by a white mob. Deadline marked the centenary with an essay by actor Steven G. Norfleet, who portrayed O.B. Williams — the father of Will Reeves, and great-grandfather of Angela Abar — on HBO’s Watchmen, which raised greater awareness of the tragedy. He wrote, “I’m grateful for the people who are now choosing to tell it through entertainment. We are in a time where education and television are truly intertwined, and I believe it’s one of the best ways to learn. Without the knowledge of our history, we are robbed from the foundation of knowing how to tackle our future.”


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Christopher Chiu-Tabet

Chris is the news manager of Multiversity Comics. A writer from London on the autistic spectrum, he enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, and games, plus history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic.

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