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– According to the letters pages in the latest issue of “Captain Marvel,” artist Carmen Carnero will be leaving the book for “X-Corp,” the latest of the new X-Men books coming out in February. In the comics, X-Corp, or X-Corporation, was a nonprofit organization founded by Xavier during Grant Morrison’s “New X-Men” run in 2001, which acted as a global extension of the X-Men’s battle for mutant rights. It was rendered defunct and shut down by Cyclops after the ‘Decimation’ storyline in 2005.
– Publishing company Pavilion announced that it has picked up a second graphic novel from Pam Smy, author and illustrator of “Thornhill.” Smy’s new graphic novel, “The Hideaway,” is set to be published in September 2020, and will offer two separate perspectives on the same event. One will follow runaway Billy McKena as he hides in an overgrown graveyard, while the other will follow the characters back at his home and the police who are searching for him. “The Hideaway” is geared towards middle-grade readers and adults, and will be the first in the publisher’s list of new children’s illustrated fiction titles.
– The popular comics series “Bone” will be getting its very own animated kids series on Netflix. Netflix has acquired the rights to the comic and will be developing the series as a part of their kids programming lineup. Created by Jeff Smith, “Bone” was first published in 1991 and ran 55 issues, ending in 2004. The series won 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards, and is one of the most celebrated comics in the industry. The Bone series will follow the Bone cousins as they adventure through a vast desert and into a valley where mystery awaits. Smith is set to oversee the TV show.
– The Arrowverse has revealed the first look at the main villain of the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” The exclusive shows LaMonica Garrett as the destroyer of the multiverse, the Anti-Monitor. The Arrowverse crossover is based on the comic series of the same name by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” starts off with Supergirl on December 8th, with Batwoman and The Flash to follow on December 9th and 10th, respectively, and will end with Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow in January.
– “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will also be introducing Detective Jim Corrigan: Stephen Lobo from Continuum and Supernatural will be playing the detective, who is also the human host of the powerful entity, Spectre. It has not been stated whether or not Corrigan’s alter-ego will be making an appearance, but in the comics, Corrigan and Spectre are among some of the heroes that go face to face with the Anti-Monitor. Emmett J. Scanlan previously played Earth-1’s Corrigan on Constantine.
– Batwoman still has no official air date for the UK: according to a tweet from Sky, the DC CW shows’ broadcaster in the country, the show’s premiere will be held off indefinitely as WarnerMedia are keeping the show for its upcoming streaming service HBO Max (which currently has no official plans to launch outside America). With the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover airing in December, this will cause a lot of disruption and disappointment for fans of the Arrowverse in the UK, as they are sure to miss out on some important plot points of the crossover event.
– Finally, Jonah Hill is no longer in talks to play the villain of Matt Reeves’s The Batman. It was first reported last month that Hill would be playing either Penguin or Riddler. Warner Bros. is now eyeing new candidates for the villain who will join the film alongside Robert Pattinson, Jeffrey Wright, and the newly announced Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. The Batman is slated for June 25th, 2021.