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– Image announced “Where the Body Was,” a new graphic novel by Ed Brubaker and Sean & Jacob Phillips. A murder mystery, the book will follow the varying accounts of a small neighborhood after a killing transpires there. “All the neighbors on the block have an opinion about the murder and how it happened, but which of them is telling the truth?” It will be released in hardcover this December, six months after Brubaker and the Phillips’ next book, the horror OGN “Night Fever,” releases on June 14.
– Mad Cave will publish historical fantasy “Crusader,” from colorist-turned-writer/artist Matt Emmons, and letterer Andriy Lukin. The book follows a Knight Templar who gets transported to a realm known as the Beastlands, where he is pursued by the sinister Masters. His only companions will be his sword, and a goblin-like guide named Grimbel. Emmons describes the comic as a “pulpy, fun adventure story” that also offers a personal reflection on being raised Catholic. Issue #1 releases September 6.
– Ten Speed Press will launch a dedicated graphic novel imprint, Ten Speed Graphic, with this September’s “Hide,” an adaptation of Kiersten White’s supernatural thriller by writer Scott Peterson and artists Veronica & Andy Fish. Other titles planned for this fall include Tom Scioli’s Stan Lee biography “I Am Stan,” James Sturm and Joe Sutphin’s “Watership Down” adaptation, and George R.R. Martin and Raya Golden’s “Voyaging, Volume One.” Reprints of older titles will also be rebranded with the imprint’s new logo. Head to the link for more details on Ten Speed’s plans.
– Paramount released the second trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, revealing the vocal performances of Jackie Chan as Master Splinter (no longer sporting a Jheri curl in his old age), Ice Cube as mutant gang leader Superfly, and Paul Rudd as subordinate Mondo Gecko. It shows the movie’s dramatic crux will be the contrast between the Turtles’ desire for acceptance from humanity, and Superfly’s bitter resentment of us. The animated film releases in theaters Wednesday, August 2.
– Marvel announced Hawkeye: Bishop Takes King, a YA prose novel starring Kate Bishop, by author Ashley Poston (Geekerella). The book will see Kate accidentally mix up bags with Milo, a boy she saves, and discover it contains a book of secrets that the Kingpin wants. Kate must find Milo, “before she becomes the victim of her own story.” Featuring cover art by Nicole Rifkin, Hawkeye: Bishop Takes King will be released on October 3, 2023.
– Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse soundtrack producer Metro Boomin (Leland Tyler Wayne) released a lyric video for the track “Calling” ahead of the movie and album’s release on Friday. The song, performed by Wayne with Nav, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, and Swae Lee, centers around Miles Morales’s feelings for Gwen Stacy. The album, also featuring 21 Savage, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Future, James Blake, Wizkid, Lil Uzi Vert, and more, is available to pre-save on Apple and Spotify now.
– In Sony-related news, Total Film confirmed in an interview with Sydney Sweeney that she will be playing Julia Carpenter in the Madame Web movie. Created by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck in 1982, Julia was the second Spider-Woman in the comics, and subsequently became the second and current Madame Web. The movie, starring Dakota Johnson as a younger version of Cassandra Webb, the original precognitive psychic, will also feature Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Adam Scott, Emma Roberts, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, and Zosia Mamet. It is currently set for release on February 16, 2024.
– “Golden Kamuy” creator Satoru Noda is reviving his first manga series, the ice hockey-themed “Supinamarada!” The comic originally ran from 2011 to 2012, two years before Noda launched his award-winning history series, and revolves around a teenage figure skater who drops out of qualifying for the Olympics after his mother dies in a car accident. After moving in with his grandfather, he decides to join his new school’s ice hockey team. The revival will begin in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump #35 on July 27. An English-language release for the original series, and its revival, have yet to be announced.
– Finally, Mexican actor Sergio Calderón died yesterday from natural causes, aged 77. His projects included Sergio Leone’s Duck, You Sucker!/A Fistful of Dynamite, The In-Laws, The A-Team, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Little Fockers, Better Things, and the original Men in Black, where he played Mikey the alien’s human alter-ego (a role that required him to be recreated as a head on a stick.) He is survived his wife, Karen Dakin, two children, and three grandchildren.