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In case you missed it, Marvel announced a new “Black Widow” #1 written by Jen and Sylvia Soska with art by Flaviano, due out in January.
– During Marvel’s X-Men panel, it was revealed that “Uncanny X-Men Annual” #1 will launch alongside the new volume of “Uncanny X-Men.” The issue will be written by Ed Brisson (“Extermination”) with art by Carlos Gomez (“Red Sonja”). The book asks the question, “Cyclops: Dead or Alive?” The adult version of Scott Summers has not been seen in the Marvel Universe for some time. After killing Professor Xavier under the influence of the Phoenix Force, he eventually died due to Terrigen poisoning in 2016’s “Death of X.” “Uncanny X-Men Annual” #1 will hit comic book shelves in January.
– Rooster Teeth Productions and DC Comics are partnering for comic books based on anime-style webseries RWBY and upcoming science fiction cartoon gen:LOCK, reports Entertainment Weekly. RWBY began in 2013 and has been previously adapted into several manga series, with the sixth “volume” of the show beginning on October 27. gen:LOCK will premiere on January 26.
– At IDW’s ‘Making Kids’ Comics the IDW Way!’ panel, many new all-ages comics were unveiled. Among the plethora of announcements, Top Shelf Productions stated they will release a new all-ages book titled “Supers” by Frederic Maupome and Dawid, and “Johnny Boo is King!” by James Kochalka, the 9th book in the series. Writer Delilah S. Dawson also talked about “Marvel Action: Spider-Man,” explaining it’s set in a brand new universe where Peter, Miles, and Gwen Stacy exist and become friends after meeting up when attending a contest hosted by Tony Stark.
– Bleeding Cool reports that at the “Todd McFarlane Talks Movies, Comics and Toys” panel, the “Spawn” creator announced that he will be “meeting with a member of the Game of Thrones cast on Tuesday to discuss a new comic for Image.” Though further details are scarce, McFarlane said that he’s “looking to announce more soon.”
– In a tweet, Erik Larsen said that the original art for the cover of “Savage Dragon” #88 was stolen while at NYCC this weekend. He later tweeted again, showing off a commission he did for the supposed perpetrator.
– Entertainment Weekly reported that at Daredevil‘s NYCC panel, the audience was introduced to Wilson Bethel’s mystery man posing as Daredevil as a man named Agent Dex. Jeph Loep said “I think it’s safe to say that maybe the worst kept secret in the history of Marvel is that this season we would be telling an origin story for one of the more iconic characters and I think we all want to have the opportunity to be able to say his name, but I think Wilson has earned the right to tell people the story of who you’re going to become.” Bethel then confirmed to the room at Madison Square Garden that Daredevil season 3 would be an origin story for how Benjamin Poindexter becomes the villain Bullseye. The room was treated to footage showing how Dex can land a shot even when bouncing a bullet off a traffic sign. Daredevil season 3 begins streaming on Netflix on October 19, 2018.
– At SYFY’s Happy! panel, details about season 2 were revealed, with comic book creator and executive producer Grant Morrison explaining that “The second season, it’s like a Christmas present, but it’s from an eccentric uncle who gives you something like part ownership of a Komodo dragon.” Morrison and the other executive producers, Patrick Macmanus and Brian Taylor also announced a special guest star this season: “Weird Al” Yankovic. Happy! returns in 2019.
– Deadline reports the second season of the CW’s Black Lightning will feature Erika Alexander as Perenna, “a therapist with telepathic abilities that works with Jennifer (series co-star China Anne McClain) to help her handle her manifesting powers and the complex bundle of emotions they stir up.” Alexander is best known as Cousin Pam on The Cosby Show. She has also appeared in Get Out, Bosch, Queen Sugar and Beyond. Black Lightning season 2 begins tomorrow night.Continued below
– In other CW casting news, Gina Gershon (Bound) and Trinity Likins (Christmas in the Air, Unspeakable) have been cast as Jughead’s mother and sister in Riverdale. The announcement, as reported by CBR, was made during the show’s panel yesterday at New York Comic Con. Both actors will make their debut on the December 12 episode of the CW drama.
– Gotham has cast Shane West to play Bane, as reported by Comicbook.com. Showrunner John Stephens and Sean Pertwee, who plays Alfred Pennyworth, teased a showdown between Bane and Alfred similar to the controntation in the ‘Knightfall’ storyline. “We have an altercation, and Cat’s involved, and we give very good account of ourselves,” Pertwee said, “but I get my back broken.” Gotham will return sometime in early 2019 on Fox.