The Rundown: June 20, 2023

By | June 20th, 2023
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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

In case you missed it, after it was leaked online, Sony have released the red-band trailer for the Kraven the Hunter movie.

Cover by Lucas Werneck

– Via IGN, Marvel have teased a crossover between “X-Men” #26 and “The Invincible Iron Man” #10 in which Emma Frost and Tony Stark get married. Both issues are written by Gerry Duggan, with Stefano Caselli on art duties for “X-Men” #26, and Juan Frigeri on “The Invincible Iron Man” #10. Duggan says, “They certainly don’t seem like they’re ready to be married to anyone, let alone to each other, but life can change quickly.” The marriage begins in “X-Men” #26, on sale September 6, 2023, followed by “The Invincible Iron Man” #10 on September 27, 2023.

– Via Deadline, Godhood Comics have announced “The Brotherhood,” written by actor Woody McClain and DC Comics Milestone Initiative breakout writer Dorado Quick, with art from Illustrabox Studio. The book follows a young man who accidentally finds himself inducted into a secret organization of Black men who have had a hand in protecting and prospering Black Americans for generations; it is described as “‘Kingsman’ meets James Bond.” “The Brotherhood” will be available later this year.

– Via Monkeys Fighting Robots, Dark Horse will publish a new edition of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s “Takio.” Published under Bendis’s Jinxworld imprint in 2011, the series follows two young sisters who become superheroes. The new edition will feature the original graphic novel and the four-issue sequel miniseries. “Takio: The Complete Collection” will be available in comic shops on February 14, 2024.

– Last week, Publishers Weekly announced three new graphic novel deals. First up, Levine Querido has acquired world rights to “How Do I Draw These Memories?,” a graphic memoir by Jonell Joshua. With a combination of prose and illustrations, the book chronicles Joshua’s childhood, family struggles and journey from Brooklyn to Savannah to New Jersey. Publication is set for Spring 2024.

Next, Scholastic bought the world rights to “Refugee: The Graphic Novel” written by Alan Gratz and illustrated by Syd Fini. Adapted from Gratz’s novel of the same name, the book follows three young people from different time periods all seeking refuge: Josef, who flees Nazi Germany in 1939; Isabel, fleeing Cuba in 1994 under Fidel Castro; and Mahmoud fleeing war torn Syria. “Refugee: The Graphic Novel” will be published in 2025.

Scholastic have also acquired world rights to “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Wreck and Roll” by Stephanie Williams and Asia Simone. The middle-grade graphic novel is based on the TV show and sees Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur must put a stop to a crime spree by a group of skating criminals. Publication for “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Wreck and Roll” is slated for Spring 2024.

– Fathom Events announced Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba On Stage. The stage program covers the ‘Mugen Train’ and ‘Entertainment District’ arcs of the anime, and will see the anime’s cast perform an exclusive live reading of an original story, as well as a special live dubbing performance. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba On Stage will be in theaters for one night only on July 18, 2023.

– Neal Kirby, the son of Jack Kirby, released a statement criticizing the new Disney+ documentary Stan Lee, claiming it perpetuates Lee’s version at events at Marvel during the 1960s. “Are we to assume Lee had a hand in creating every Marvel character?,” he says. “Are we to assume that it was never the other co-creator that walked into Lee’s office and said, ‘Stan, I have a great idea for a character!’ According to Lee, it was always his idea.” Stan Lee, which uses recordings of Lee, Kirby, and others to tell his story, is currently available now.

– Finally, The Flash performed below expectations during its opening weekend, grossing $64 million domestically during the four-day holiday weekend, and $75 million internationally, for a combined opening of $139 million. It earned less domestically than Black Adam, which grossed $67 million in three days. The film, which cost at least $200 million to produce, struggled to overcome mixed reviews and word-of-mouth, plus a crowded June box office. It is now projected to gross less than $350 million worldwide, meaning it could lose as much as $300 million for Warner Bros. Discovery.

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Matt Garza

Matt was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, but is really a Cubs fan. When he's not reading comics , he's most likely sleeping next to his dog. He does not breathe actual fire. Despite several warnings, he will never stop giving the children in his family superhero clothing. You can find him on Twitter here.


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