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, Newbury & Hobbes is becoming a comic, Vault will publish a graphic novel of Brandon Sanderson’s Dark One, Warren Ellis and Jason Howard will reteam on “Beach Cemetery,” “Unstoppable Wasp” is returning in October, Viz will print the English translation of “My Hero Academia: Vigilantes” from July, and “Joe Golem: Occult Detective – The Drowning City” was announced. We also talked to Gail Simone about the new “Plastic Man” miniseries, starting today.
– The hit Kickstarter series “September Mourning,” written by David Hine, Mariah McCourt, metal singer/songwriter Emily Lazar, and drawn by Tina Valentino, will be released in trade paperback by Image Comics in January 2019. The trade will collect issues #1-4 of the series, which follows the protagonist, September Mourning, who, as described in the press release, “takes the souls of the wicked so the innocent can live again,” and teams up with a resurrected murder victim, and a young blind girl who can see the dead, to fulfill a prophecy to free all of the lost souls trapped in the shadow-land of Mortem. The release will coincide with new music from September Mourning (Lazar), that will further the storyline.
– A sequel for the “Sunstone” spin-off original graphic novel, “Swing,” by Matt Hawkins and Jenni Cheung has been announced for February 2019. Both writers will return for the sequel with Yishan Li joining them and taking over the artwork. Linda Sejic, who drew the first volume (which was released last month), is scheduled to return for the third volume.
– Following the recent reorganization of different roles at DC Entertainment, both Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are no longer being referred to as “Co-Publisher,” simply by “Publisher.” The pair were named “Co-Publishers” in 2010 by Diane Nelson, the former President of DC Entertainment, who departed last week.
– Another DC book set for for an October 9th release, is the trade paperback of the “Batman: White Knight” miniseries by Sean Murphy, which is now considered the first book released under DC’s new Black Label imprint, according to a new press release. The Black Label imprint was announced back in March.
– Ahead of its release on Netflix on June 22nd, a new trailer has been released for Luke Cage. The trailer focuses on the second season’s villains: the returning Mariah Dillard and newcomer John ‘Bushmaster’ McIver. You can watch it here.
– In addition, Netflix has determined a premiere date, September 21st, for its new series, Hilda. Based on the graphic novels by Luke Pearson, the animated series follows the adventures of a fearless girl as she meets new friends and encounters mysterious creatures in the city of Trolberg, a city in a world filled with magical wilderness. Mercury Filmworks are the animation studio in charge of making the series with Stephanie Simpson as writer and showrunner.
– On Thursday June 21st, a new exhibit exploring the relationship between comics and transit is opening at the New York Transit Museum. Called Underground Heroes: New York Transit In Comics, the exhibit will include work that shows the “influence that mass transit has on the stories” by prominent figures such as Will Eisner, Winsor McCay and Julia Wertz, as well as many others.
– Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, makes his comic book debut in “Heavy Metal Magazine” #290 with a story called ‘Edbooks,’ part of a “dark anthology of shorts surrounding the winter of life” being curated by Grant Morrison. The magazine is scheduled for release on December 26th.
– Overkill’s cooperative first person shooter, The Walking Dead, based on the comics of the same name, has been given a release date. It was announced that it will be available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 6th in North and South America, while the rest of the world will have to wait two days later, on November 8th. With the aim of the game being to survive, players can choose how to, whether that means to sneak past enemies or by taking them on with brute force. They can also choose between four playable characters with their own backstories who suit different play styles due to their character’s abilities and skill trees. There is a PC-exclusive closed beta coming later this year for people who pre-order the game.Continued below
– The popular webcomic “Cyanide and Happiness” has a last man standing game in development, called Rapture Rejects. Announced at E3 this week, the game is being developed by Explosm Games and Galvanic Games and is set post-Rapture, where players must compete against each other for resources for a place in heaven. You can watch the trailer for the game here.