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In case you missed it, the Pop Culture Classroom held the first Excellence in Graphic Literature (EGL) Awards at this year’s Denver Comic Con; DC scheduled their first Black Label books; and BOOM! Studios announced “Over the Garden Wall: Hollow Town,” as well as the new post-‘Shattered Grid’ creative team on “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.”
– “Batgirl” will be getting a brand new look to coincide with her new creative team. Writer Mairghread Scott (“Transformers: Till All Are One”) and artists Paul Pelletier (“Aquaman”) and Elena Casagrande (“Doctor Who”) will reportedly be taking Barbara Gordon back to her old stomping grounds in Gotham City. The new creative team are set to start with August’s “Batgirl” issue #26, and her new look, designed by Sean Gordon Murphy, will debut the following month.
– Marvel revealed the upcoming PlayStation 4 version of Spider-Man will make his comic book debut in “Spidergeddon” #0, due out September 26. The comic, drawn by Clayton Crain (“Ghost Rider,” “Carnage”), will be a prelude to the main series, illustrated by Jorge Molina and written by Christos Gage (one of the game’s co-writers).
– According to IDW Publishing’s Twitter feed, fan favorite ’90s series “The Maxx” will be making a comeback. The series will presumably be written and drawn by Sam Kieth (“The Sandman”), who has written and drawn the character since the Maxx’s first appearance in 1983’s “Comico Primer” #5.
– According to Comicosity.com, writer Tini Howard (“Rick and Morty”) and artist Chris Sprouse (“Tom Strong”) will be taking Captain America fans back to the past for a special WWII themed Cap story. The special story will appear in this year’s “Captain America Annual,” and will also feature Cap’s all American boy sidekick Bucky as they try to protect a group of concentration camp escapees. “Captain America Annual” #1 will be hitting comic stores on September 19.
– According to TV Line, the live action version of Vertigo’s Lucifer will be getting a second chance at life courtesy of Netflix. Initially airing on Fox, Lucifer was recently cancelled after failing to set ratings on fire. But, after an outpouring of fan reaction and several Twitter campaigns, Netflix has come to the rescue, sealing a deal with Warner Bros. to re-up Lucifer for a ten episode fourth season.
– Deadline is reporting that Jesse Rath has been signed on as a series regular for the CW’s live action Supergirl series. Rath has guest starred on several previous episodes as Supergirl’s ally and 31st century native Brainiac-5. TV Line also learned Jeremy Jordan (who plays Winn) will only return in a recurring capacity next season.
– In related news, Deadline is also reporting that Hartley Sawyer will be getting a similar promotion on the CW’s live-action Flash series. Sawyer has appeared in a limited capacity as flexible Flash ally Ralph Dibny (aka the Elongated Man). But like Jesse Rath, it appears that fans will be seeing a lot more of Sawyer and his stretchable sleuth in the 2018-19 season.
– As reported in last week’s Rundown, Marvel is set to relaunch Conan the Barbarian in not one but THREE new sword and sorcery titles. In anticipation of this, Marvel has announced the release of “Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus.” This remastered omnibus will collect Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s highly celebrated 1970s run. The book will be released in January.
– And finally we can can report the results of the latest Multiversity Comics reader poll. In our most recent poll, we asked you to vote for your favorite Pixar film. And after tabulating the votes we can report that the winner is The Incredibles, followed closely by WALL-E, and a solid third place showing for Toy Story 3.