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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case you missed it, we got the exclusive on BOOM! Studios’ “Over the Garden Wall: The Benevolent Sisters of Charity,” artist Phillip Sevy is handling “Triage” at Dark Horse, and the Center for Responsive Schools is launching its own picture book and graphic novel imprint.
– “The Walking Dead” writer Robert Kirkman spoke to The New York Times about the big moment contained within this week’s issue (#192). If you’re not caught up and don’t want to get spoiled, don’t click that link.
– SDCC announced the nominees for this year’s Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award. The award, which has been given out annually since 1982, recognizes up-and-coming comic artists who have shown “superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics.” You can see the full list of nominees over at Newsarama.
– Newsarama also has word that BOOM! Studios is officially cancelling its ongoing “WWE” title. The most recent issue of “WWE” shipped in February, but its fate has been uncertain until yesterday.
– CBR compiled all of Marvel’s ominous “No Compromise, No Mercy” teasers, which feature characters like Blade, Monica Rambeau, and Wiccan leaping into the fray against … something? More will be revealed during Marvel’s The Pull List podcast on June 11.
– ICV2 examined Abrams’s Fall 2019 publishing slate, which includes four new ComicArts graphic novels. For more details on “Drawing Power,” “Parable of the Sower,” “Commute,” and “The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts,” click on over to ICV2.
– Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll’s “Speak: The Graphic Novel” won this year’s SEE-IT Award. Library discovery service EBSCO and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council use the SEE-IT Award to recognize “the cultural and literary impact of youth graphic novels” because they “have the ability to immerse young readers in a way that other mediums may not.” You can learn more about “Speak” and the SEE-IT Award at PRWeb.
– The Wonder Woman 1984 team shared a first look at the June 2020 sequel, while also revealing that Warner Bros. won’t be hosting a Hall H panel at this year’s SDCC. To see the first WW’84 poster in all its technicolor glory, click here.
– Deadline says that Elizabeth Hurley (The Royals, Bedazzled) is joining Marvel’s Runaways for season three. Hurley will play Marvel’s version of Morgan Le Fey.
– And finally, DC Comics Co-publisher Jim Lee has teamed with Hex to create backpacks specifically for comic artists and collectors. Newsarama has details on the nifty-looking Lee-designed backpacks, which feature an original sketch by the artist.