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In case you missed it yesterday, Dark Horse Comics announced they will publish an English translation of the graphic novel “We’ll Soon Be Home Again,” by Jessica Bab Bonde and Peter Bergting which tells the real-life story of six Holocaust survivors. We also ran previews for two DC Comics books out this week, “Batman Beyond” #35 and “Books of Magic” #11.
– Kicking off, BOOM! Studios announced a new horror series called “The Red Mother” from writer Jeremy Haun and artist Danny Luckert. The series revolves around a woman named Daisy McDonough who, after losing an eye during a brutal attack, “begins to see strange things through her new prosthetic eye,” including The Red Mother. The first issue hits stands December 11, 2019.
– BOOM! Studios also announced that Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, and Ed Dukeshire’s “Once & Future” is now an ongoing series instead of a six-issue miniseries. The series follows an ex-monster hunter that brings her grandson “into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat when a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead.” The first issue has already on its fifth printing. The second printing will be out this week, with the third, fourth, and fifth following on subsequent Wednesdays.
– “Fairlady” writer Brian Schirmer took to Twitter to announce that last week’s issue #5 would be the final issue for the series. Schirmer stated, “The book came out swinging back in April and #1 even got a 2nd printing. And while issue 2 had less of a sales drop than average, orders for 3-5 fell steadily, to a point where the series is no longer financially viable.” “Fairlady” was illustrated by Claudia Balboni and published by Image Comics. All five issues will be released in trade paperback next month.
– Marvel Comics is continuing to celebrate its 80th anniversary this year, with the celebration now expanding to the world of radio. At D23 this weekend, SiriusXM and Pandora announced they will launch a limited-time station called Marvel’s 80th: The Road to Marvel Comics #1000, which hits the air Thursday August 29th. The station will be hosted by Mike Rubens (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) and will feature hits and history from the last 80 years, and will tie into “Marvel Comics” #1000, which hits stands tomorrow.
– While we know that director Jon Watts is not currently attached to the next solo Spider-Man film, the writers of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home are attached to a third Tom Holland-helmed installment. Writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are currently signed on for the installment, which is reported to follow-up on the mid-credits scene from Far From Home. There is no release date for the film, which will exist outside of the MCU thanks to Disney and Sony’s ongoing dispute.
– Hulu has ordered to series the live-action comedy Woke, inspired by the life of cartoonist Keith Knight (“The K Chronicles,” “The Knight Life”). The series will star Lamorne Morris (New Girls) as Keef, a “cartoonist living in San Francisco on the cusp of mainstream success when an unexpected incident involving cops changes everything, putting him in a state of ‘woke.'” The series will be written by Knight and Marshall Todd, and produced by Sony Pictures TV, Olive Bridge Entertainment, and Cloud Nine Prods.
– Artist Chad Allen created an audio comic book series called “Unseen” in 2016, which features a blind heroine and assassin from Afghanistan named Afsana. Allen, who himself is blind, “managed to create an auditory experience that closely mimics the sensation of reading a comic book.” The series is currently on display in an exhibition called “Self, Made” for the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California. You can read more about Allen and the series here.
– Finally, the teaser shown at D23 this weekend for Lucasfilm and Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released online yesterday. The teaser begins with footage from past Star Wars films before offering scattered shots from Episode IX. You can read more of our coverage from the weekend here and here. The film will hit theaters December 20, 2019.