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– After over a year of delays due to COVID-19, “Slow City Blues” will release in its entirety on June 7, with all five issues published through crowdfunding website Zoop. The miniseries, written by Samuel Haine with pencils and inks by Shawn Moll and John Livesay, was originally announced back in September of 2019, with plans for a February 2020 release from Image. Former Marvel EiC Jim Shooter edited the series, giving Haine what the writer calls “a master class in storytelling and comic book writing.” You can read our original report on the series here.
– IDW announced (via Twitter) the launch of their official TikTok channel. The initial video on the channel promotes upcoming releases from the publisher, including “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin,” and creepy coloring book The Beauty of Horror IV.
– Dark Horse Comics has unveiled its new digital and gaming division, Dark Horse Games. The new division will focus not only on Dark Horse’s in-house IPs, but also licensed third-party titles. The first of their releases will be developed through partnerships with triple-A studios, and focused on major name properties like “Hellboy,” as Dark Horse builds its internal dev house to tackle lesser known IPs. The company hopes to have its first releases out by the end of Q1 2022.
– In other Dark Horse news, the creators of four-issue miniseries “Jenny Zero” have posted a playlist of music to listen to while enjoying the adventures of the hard partying kaiju-killer. The playlist can be found on Dark Horse’s official Spotify. Issues #1-2 are available now both in-stores and digitally, with the last two currently available for preorder, and the playlist will be updated as each issue is released.
– Anyone who preorders “Bubble” before its July 13 release can receive a free print-at-home comic and bonus episode of the original podcast, publisher First Second announced on Twitter this Tuesday. The bonus issue/episode can be claimed by submitting a receipt on MacMillan’s website, and will be received through email on the book’s day of release. “Bubble” is an original graphic novel based on the Maximum Fun podcast of the same name, and you can read more about it here.
– Finally, Netflix announced they have released the entire cast of Jupiter’s Legacy from their contracts, ending the series after only a single season. While the streaming service is ending the Mark Millar/Frank Quitely adaptation, the company still owns the rights to Millar’s Millarworld line, and announced plans to adapt Millar and Leinil Francis Yu’s “Supercrooks.” Also set in the shared Millarworld universe, Supercrooks is in the works as an anime series (set to debut later this year) too.