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    The Rundown: July 1, 2020

    By | July 1st, 2020
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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 rundown@multiversitycomics.com.

    In case you missed it, we updated our timeline of recent allegations of sexual misconduct in the comic industry to include yesterday’s accusations against Scott Lobdell.

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    StarWars.com revealed a new publishing program based on The Mandalorian. The program will kick off this fall and continue into the winter and spring. In addition to several books for readers of all ages, Marvel and IDW will also be releasing The Mandalorian-inspired comics. Further details on the projects will be shared in the future on StarWars.com.

    — Scott Lobdell is stepping down from “Red Hood and The Outlaws” effective immediately. His final issue will be #50, which is due out in October. Lobdell has written the series for close to a decade.

    — HBO Max and DC Universe are teaming up to offer a discount to subscribers. A new bundle gives customers the option to add HBO Max to their DC Universe subscription for an additional $4.99 per month, down from $14.99. The offer is only available to new HBO Max customers and does not extend to customers using free trials.

    — Little Lion Entertainment announced a new immersive game titled Judge Dredd Uprising: The Live Experience. Based on the comic series, the game involves groups of five players tasked by Judge Dredd with saving the city. Players make their way through post-apocalyptic London while solving puzzles and interacting with characters. It is set to open in 2021.

    — Nickelodeon and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s production company Point Grey Pictures are bringing a new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie to theaters. It will be directed by Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected, Disenchantment), and written by Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors, Sorority Rising, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates). No release date has been announced yet.

    — Finally, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival revealed the winner of its poll for the best film in Annecy history. Hayao Miyazai’s 1992 Studio Ghibli film, Porco Rosso, came in first with 32 percent of the overall votes, followed by Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, Claude Barras’s My Life as a Zucchini, and Jérémy Clapin’s I Lost My Body. Porco Rosso, based on Miyazaki’s own manga “Hikōtei Jidai,” took home Annecy’s coveted Cristal du long métrage (Cristal for a Feature Film) award in 1993.


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