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In case you missed it, we interviewed cartoonist Hambonous about his webcomic “Amunito.”
– Via Screen Rant, comiXology announced “Beatrix Rose: Vigilante,” an original series based on Mark Dawson’s novels of the same name. Written by Stephanie Phillips with art by Valeria Favoccia, the series follows Beatrix — a former asssassin for British intelligence — as she takes on work for a triad group in Hong Kong. It is the first comic to be based on a Kindle Direct Publishing line of books. The five-issue series will run monthly exclusively on comiXology beginning Tuesday, July 12.
– Titan and StoneBot Comics announced former “Power Rangers” artist Hendry Prasetya will pencil the upcoming miniseries “Kamen Rider Zero-One.” The book, written by Brandon Easton, is based on the 2019 incarnation of the long-running Japanese TV show, which took place in a futuristic Japan, and followed Aruto Hiden, a newly appointed tech CEO who becomes Kamen Rider Zero-One. The four-part adaptation will begin sometime later this year.
– Rooster Teeth and Warner Bros. Animation announced an animated, direct-to-video Justice League/RWBY (pronounced “Ruby”) crossover film. Created by Monty Oum, RWBY is a fantasy series set in the world of Remnant, that follows four young women training to become huntresses, who protect Remnant from monsters known as Grimm. RWBY previously crossed over with DC in last year’s comic book series “RWBY x Justice League,” written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Aneke, Stephanie Pepper and Emanuela Lupacchino, however the film will reportedly feature a new storyline. It will be released sometime in 2023.
– The CW announced Stargirl season three will premiere on Wednesday, August 31, at 8/7c pm. The new season, subtitled Frenemies, will see Brec Bassinger’s Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl contend with the return of Sylvester Pemberton, the original Starman (played by Joel McHale), as well as a murder mystery that will require help from Blue Valley’s supervillains to solve. The CW also announced dates for several other shows in October, which you can view at the link here.
– The crowdfunded documentary Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters will receive its first public screening at Los Angeles’s Million Dollar Theater on Saturday, August 13. The film will be preceded by a screening of Bride of Frankenstein, the 1935 horror classic that inspired much of Mignola’s work, and followed by a Q&A with Mignola, filmmakers Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna, and Secret Movie Club founder Craig Hammill. You can find out more at AIPT, and order tickets at Eventbrite.
– Following last week’s 30-second tease, Amazon Prime Video released a full trailer for Paper Girls, the series based on Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s comic of the same name. A time travel story, Paper Girls follows four newspaper delivery girls from 1988, who get embroiled in a conflict between rival factions of time travelers, and are brought forward to 2019, where they meet their older selves (one of whom, Erin, is played by Ali Wong.) Paper Girls premieres Friday, July 29.
– Finally, David F. Walker opened up slightly on Twitter about his time writing DC’s solo “Cyborg” comic, disclosing he “was told that Cyborg needed to have more skin showing so he could have tattoos and be ‘thugged out.'” Walker, who confirmed the suggestions did not come from Dan DiDio, Bob Harras or Geoff Johns, said the ideas came from “several [other] people in positions of power and influence. The original redesigns of Vic had his arms covered in tattoos. I went behind the back of editorial and asked the artist to not draw him that way.” Walker ultimately wrote nine issues of the 2015-16 run; the last three issues were written by Marv Wolfman.