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 email@example.com.
In case you missed it, we snagged an exclusive interview with “Lex Luthor: Year of the Villain” creators Jason Latour and Bryan Hitch. We also reported on Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s upcoming “King Thor” miniseries, DC’s “Flash Forward” follow-up to “Heroes in Crisis,” and some upcoming digital Kodansha manga reprints.
– DC announced that Wonder Comics titles “Dial H for Hero” and “Wonder Twins” are continuing past their initial six-issue runs. Paste revealed that both titles will run for 12 issues and offered an exclusive first look at each book’s seventh installment.
– DC also revealed that the Justice Society is finally returning to comics. According to “Justice League” writer Scott Snyder and Newsarama, the JSA will join the League in stopping Lex Luthor’s Legion of Doom, as part of the upcoming ‘Justice Doom War’ storyline. Stay tuned to Multiversity for more info on the JSA’s September return.
– And completing a trifecta of DC news, HorrorDNA.com broke the news that Frankenstein, Killer Croc, Lady Clayface, Orca, and vampire Andrew Bennett are teaming up within the pages of “Gotham City Monsters,” a new series from Steve Orlando and Amancay Nahuelpan.
– Meanwhile, Marvel shared a first look at another upcoming event, titled ‘The Ultron Agenda.’ Newsarama showed off the Mike Deodato Jr. teaser image, which shows a battle between Ultron, Iron Man, the Wasp, and Jocasta.
– Newsarama also reported on Marvel Hero Tales, a new educational storytelling app that will help 7 to 11 year olds develop language and reading skills. The app is being developed by Kuato Studios.
– Artist Gabriel Rodríguez teased that there’s more “Locke and Key” coming from him and writer Joe Hill. You can check out Rodríguez’s teaser image on Twitter and expect to learn more at this year’s SDCC.
– ComicBook.com revealed the release date for Marvel’s Wolverine: The Lost Trail, the sequel to Wolverine’s initial Stitcher podcast adventure. The Lost Trail is available now on Stitcher Premium, and will launch outside that platform on July 8.
– DC Universe’s Titans has cast Natalie Gumede (Doctor Who) as Lex Luthor’s right hand woman, Mercy Graves. Deadline has more on the casting.
– DC’s Lobo might be getting his own SyFy TV series. According to Deadline, the Main Man’s appearance on Krypton has proven popular enough to secure him an in-development spin-off, helmed by Krypton Executive Producer Cameron Welsh.
– And finally, according to Variety, Sony Animation announced a Boondocks reboot and an adaptation of Anthony Bourdain’s “Hungry Ghosts” at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The projects are part of the company’s expanded partnership with Chinese studio Tencent. Also per The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount announced at Annecy next year’s adaptation of Harrell Rob’s “Monster on the Hill” has been retitled Rumble.