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The Rundown: August 20, 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 had an exclusive look at Superlog’s cover for Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić’s “Eternals” #1, Dark Horse announced “Resident Alien: Your Ride’s Here,” and we interviewed Brian Wickman and Kevin Oastinaiero about “Grit.”

Cover by Jim Terry and Brian Reber
— Marvel is celebrating some of the comic industry’s indigenous talent this November with “Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices” #1. Led by writer and artist Jeffrey Veregge, the book will explore the legacy and experiences of Marvel’s indigenous characters like Dani Moonstar and Echo. It includes work by Rebecca Roanhorse, Weshoyot Alvitre, Darcie Little Badger, Kyle Charles, Stephen Graham Jones, and David Cutler.

— Just days before it airs, DC has announced that DC FanDome will now be a two-part event. DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes will take place on Saturday, August 22, while DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse will take place on Saturday, September 12. Information on both events can be found here, including a schedule of events.

— Marian Smothers, younger sister of Nichelle Nichols, has set up a GoFundMe campaign on behalf of her family, to raise money to help with an ongoing suit against Gilbert Bell, who they allege committed elder abuse against the Star Trek actress. In her explanation, Smothers shares that the family suspects Bell has “taken financial advantage of Nichelle to the tune of well over a million dollars.”

— Humble Bundle is offering a bundle featuring comics from 2000 AD, proceeds of which help support the charities War Child and Special Effect. It includes $360 worth of comics, including titles such as “Judge Dredd,” “Zombo,” “Counterfeit Girl,” “Best of Tharg’s Future Shock,” “Judge Anderson: Psi Files,” “Zenith,” “Brink,” “2000 AD’s Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years,” and “Halo Jones.” Fans have 20 more days to unlock the pay-what-you-want bundle.

— William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) will narrate “Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King,” an 16-episode audiobook series that premieres in January from Serial Box. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story “follows Black Panther as he faces the mistakes of the past, as well as dark forces seeking revenge on Wakanda.”

— Rocksteady Studios shared the text of an “unsolicited” letter from female employees in response to an article in the Guardian about allegations of misconduct back in 2018. The anonymous letter states that the Guardian article isn’t a “fair representation of us, the events at the time or since the [2018] letter was received.” It goes on to describe the actions taken by Rocksteady back in 2018 to rectify the situation, and concludes with the accusation that the Guardian and its anonymous source has violated their privacy by making this private matter public.

— According to Deadline, Olivia Wilde has closed a deal to direct and develop a Marvel movie centered on a female character. While currently unnamed, the character is expected to be Spider-Woman.

— Neil Sandilands (The Flash) will co-star in Sweet Tooth, the Netflix adaptation of the comic series. He plays General Steven Abbot, a self-appointed general who takes advantage of the post-apocalyptic collapse of society to reinvent himself and gain power.

— Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) is joining the reboot of DuckTales as the voice of Phantom Blot, a villain who first appeared in 1939’s “Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot” comic strip. The episode, titled “The Phantom and the Sorceress!,” airs September 21 on Disney XD.

— Finally, Netflix shared a cute video on Twitter in which showrunner Simon Barry surprises the cast of Warrior Nun with the news that the show has been renewed for a second season. The show, which debuted in July, is based on the comic “Warrior Nun Areala” by Ben Dunn.


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