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– In what is being called a “editorial group restructuring”, IDW has named David Hedgecock as their new editor-in-chief. Previous EIC, Chris Ryall, will stay with the company as their chief creative officer after serving as editor-in-chief for over a decade. This, along with IDW’s move to work with Penguin Random House, looks to be a new day for the company.
– Archie Comics has announced that a new ongoing focusing on Reggie Mantle, titled “Reggie And Me”, will be launching this autumn. The title will be written (in a decision that, quite frankly, baffles me) by Tom DeFalco and illustrated by Sandy Jarell. In addition, a week after the first issue’s release, Archie Comics will be releasing an 80 page special celebrating Reggie. Somewhere, Jess Camacho is in tears over this news.
– In a move that was received with cries of “Finally!”, Marvel announced that a new “Hawkeye” series is coming this December that will focus solely on Kate Bishop. The series will be written by Kelly Thompson with art from Leandro Romero and Jordie Bellaire and will see Kate return to LA to make it as private detective/superhero. This is gonna be cool.
– In a move that stirs up so many conflicting feelings in me that I simply don’t have space to explore here, Marvel also announced that a new “Hulk” series will drop this December focusing solely on Jennifer Walters. Exploring Jennifer’s trauma and anger after the events of “Civil War II” (something I’m sure many of us are feeling after reading the book), the series will be written Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Nico Leon.
– Marvel’s December releases has also teased a classified Star Wars series that is confirmed to be created by Kieron Gillen and Kev Walker. Is this going to be the Doctor Aphra solo series that Gillen seems to really want to write? Probably, because I’ve given up hope for Marvel to explore the unexplored areas of Star Wars canon.
– Bleeding Cool has a full breakdown about Tim Seeley’s comments regarding the fate of the “Blade” series he was announced to be writing at Marvel. It’s an interesting read and shines a spotlight on a writer actively considering their race as a factor in the marketing of a book.
– Finally, CW has given us our first look at Tyler Hoechlin in motion as Superman in a short teaser for the second season of Supergirl. This is going to be amazing.