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– At the Dragon Con Awards held during the long weekend, “The Dresden Files: Dog Men” won Best Comic Book, while “The Dresden Files: Wild Card” received Best Graphic Novel. Wonder Woman was also voted Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie, beating out Logan and Doctor Strange among others. You can browse the full list of winners at Newsarama. They also have a list of the winners from the Joe Shuster Awards, which were held during the weekend in Toronto.
– Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the airing of “The Cat and the Claw,” the first episode of Batman: The Animated Series. To mark the anniversary, DC have announced Batman Day on September 23 will revolve around Harley Quinn, as she made her debut in “Joker’s Favor” on September 11, 1992. Among the comics offered on Batman Day are “Batman Day 2017 Special Edition,” which includes an original 3-page Harley Quinn story by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Bret Blevins, and “DC Super Hero Girls Batman Day 2017 Special Edition,” which contains a sneak preview of the upcoming OGN “DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle.”
– DC also announced Geoff Johns and Gary Frank will be at the New York Comic Con for a “Doomsday Clock” panel on October 6, at 6:00 pm ET. They also revealed a cover for the first issue (that goes on sale November 22), which depicts Batman reading Rorschach’s journal.
– Dark Horse Comics have a competition offering five different librarians a chance of winning a cameo in a forthcoming “Plants vs. Zombies” comic. They have also uploaded “Lifeformed: Herding Cats,” a preview of Matt Mair Lowery and Cassie Anderson’s OGN “Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact,” which is due out September 13.
– Bleeding Cool have learned the latest issue of Playboy Magazine contains a “Kingsman” comic written by Rob Williams, and drawn by Turkish artist Ozgur Yildirim. The plot has Eggsy guarding Britain’s EU exit fee, which is being made as a gold delivery on the Channel Tunnel. Williams also wrote “Kingsman: The Red Diamond,” the first issue of which is out today.
– Director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World, The Book of Henry) has left Star Wars: Episode IX. In a statement, Lucasfilm said it was a mutual agreement based on differing visions for the film. It’s the latest in a series of directorial shake-ups for the series, following Ron Howard replacing Phil Lord & Chris Miller on the Han Solo movie, though that came towards the end of principal photography. Trevorrow had been attached to Episode IX since 2015, and the film was due for release on May 24, 2019.
– Megan Carpentier, from the upcoming It, has been cast as Kinsey Locke in Hulu’s Locke & Key pilot. She joins another It cast member, Jackson Robert Scott, who was selected last week by director Andy Muschietti to play Bode Locke. The role of Kinsey was played by Sarah Bolger in Fox’s 2011 pilot.
– Empire have an exclusive image of Jon Bernthal in Netflix’s The Punisher, which confirm the series will have flashbacks to Frank Castle’s service as a Marine. Meanwhile, CBR confirmed the show will have a panel at NYCC, along with other Marvel TV shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways and The Gifted.
– Supergirl has recast the roles of the young Danvers sisters for flashbacks in the sixth episode of season three, which is titled “Midvale.” TV Line reports Izabela Vidovic (The Fosters) and Olivia Nikkanen (The Americans) will respectively replace Malina Weissman and Jordan Mazarati as young Kara and Alex. It’s not known why, though it may have to do with Weissman being busy filming season two of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Supergirl season three starts October 3.
– Millennium Films are planning a film adaptation of “Sheena, Queen of the Jungle,” with the intention of shooting next year. Sheena, who was created by Will Eisner and Jerry Iger in 1938, was actually the first female comic book character with her own title, and was previously played by Tanya Roberts in a 1984 film produced by Columbia Pictures.Continued below
– Indian Country Today, the most prominent Native American newspaper in the United States, announced it would be ceasing operations due to financial problems. Their cartoonist, Marty Two Bulls, shared his final piece for the paper on Facebook.