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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case you missed it, Dark Horse have announced “Crone,” a new five-issue mini-series from Dennis Culver and Justin Greenwood. We also talked to Mike Deodato about his new series “Berserker Unbound,” starting today.
— BOOM! Studios announced “Wonder Pony,” a new original graphic novel from writer and artist Marie Spénale, available in April 2020 from their KaBOOM! imprint. “Wonder Pony” follows the story of sixth grader Louison, who discovers she has superpowers. Along with her best friend and pink pony, Jean-Pierre, her mission is to keep watch over her boarding school and protect her classmates and friends from any danger that might arise. Spénale was previously nominated for the Angoulême Youth Award for the French edition of “Wonder Pony” in 2018.
— IDW is releasing a hardcover collection of DC’s “Captain Action” series, which ran in the 1960s and featured work by high-profile creators such as Wallace Wood, Gil Kane, Jim Shooter, Dick Giordano, Carmine Infantino and Irv Novick. The collection with include extras like a Mark Waid introduction and “lost art” from Murphy Anderson, Kurt Schaffenberger and Chic Stone.
— ABC is in talks with Disney to bring a new Marvel adaptation to the network as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to end after its upcoming seventh season. No word on what property ABC hopes to adapt, though ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke told Deadline that the new series will fit in with ABC’s female-focused superhero strategy, and would be “something brand new, mostly.”
— CBR.com founder and former owner Jonah Weiland has joined DC as Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services. Weiland announced his new position on Twitter with a celebratory Wonder Woman-themed sourdough bread, the first in what is apparently a series of superhero-inspired loaves baked by Weiland.
— Viacom announced that it’s acquired the rights to “Garfield” and will be adding the franchise to its Nickelodeon portfolio. Once the acquisition is complete, the network plans to develop a new Garfield animated TV series; creator Jim Davis will continue to produce the “Garfield” syndicated comic strip.
— Fear The Walking Dead has cast Holly Curran (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) in a recurring role for the show’s current fifth season. AMC hasn’t released any details yet on who the character is or what role she might play. Season 5 of the horror-drama series began airing this past June; it returns from its mid-season hiatus on August 11.
— Finally, The Kubert School, which offers education in Cartooning and Graphic Art, has added two new faculty members for the 2019-20 school year. The first is Taylor Esposito, who has worked as a letterer for publishers like DC, Dynamite, and Legendary, and as a production artist/digital compositor for Marvel. The second addition is John Hazard, who has previously been a member of the Kubert faculty. He is a flash designer for Nick.com and Rare Media Group, and was previously an art designer for Nickelodeon and National Internet Services.