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— In a press release, Kodansha and comiXology Originals announced the digital release of all 35 volumes of “Shaman King” on October 6, 2020. The release includes the final three volumes that were never published in English, featuring brand new cover art by Hiroyuki Takei. Kodansha also revealed that the “Shaman King” spinoff series will also be available in English for the first time, beginning with “Shaman King Zero” on October 13. “Shaman King: Flowers” will be available on October 20, followed by “Shaman King: Red Crimson” on October 27, and “Shaman King: Super Star” on December 8. Print editions of the series are still scheduled to be released between 2021 and 2022.
— Former Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is making his comic debut with “The Trap,” a futuristic sci-fi story about an aspiring athlete. Co-written by Briggs and Kyle Higgins, with art by Danielo Beyruth, the 120-page comic is currently available through Kickstarter. It is scheduled to ship in August 2021.
— BOOM! Studios has pushed back “BRZRKR,” the 12-issue series co-written by Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt. According to the publisher, the delay is due to a change in artists from Alessandro Vitti to Ron Garney. The first issue will now be released on February 17, 2021.
— Despite uncertainties due to the pandemic, LA Comic Con is moving forward with an in-person event at the LA Convention Center from December 11-13. The event will include safety protocols such as wearing a mask. According to the show’s website, ticket buyers will receive a full rollover/refund if the event is cancelled. Tickets are on sale now.
— Wizards of the Coast revealed a limited edition Magic the Gathering deck featuring iconic characters from AMC’s The Walking Dead. It includes cards illustrated by a variety of artists, including a Michonne card drawn by Romana Kendelic. The Walking Dead Secret Lair deck will be available for preorder on October 4, 2020.
— Finally, GKIDS announced that the computer animated Lupin III: The First will be shown in select theaters next month. The English dubbed version will be screened on October 18, followed by the original, subtitled version on October 21, and both will be released digitally in December. You can watch the trailer for the dub here, and the subtitled one here.