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The Rundown: October 20, 2022

By | October 20th, 2022
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Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at rundown@multiversitycomics.com.

In case you missed it, Dark Horse Comics have announced “Stranger Things: The Many Ghosts of Dr. Brenner.” We also spoke to Tim Seeley about his upcoming book, “Hexware.”

Cover by Mike Mignola

– Via The Beat, Dark Horse Comics has announced a new omnibus edition of the comic adaptations of legendary fantasy author Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories. Originally published by DC Comics and Epic Comics in the ‘70s and the ‘90s, Dark Horse had previously reprinted the stories in two paperback collections in 2007 and 2016, respectively titled “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser” and “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: The Cloud of Hate and Other Stories.” The all-star list of creators whose work features in the omnibus includes Howard Chaykin, Mike Mignola, Dennis O’Neil, Walter Simonson, and Jim Starlin. “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Omnibus” reaches comic shops on June 14, 2023 and bookstores on June 27, 2023.

– A long list of creators who previously contributed to the character of Nightwing will pitch in for the character’s upcoming anniversary issue. Via CBR, “Nightwing” #100 is bringing in Rick Leonardi, Scott McDaniel, Mikel Janin, and Javier Fernandez to join regular series artist Bruno Redondo and writer Tom Taylor. The solicit text promises to “cheer how far we’ve come by looking through the decades at what has made Nightwing a beloved hero.” Leonardi and McDaniel were both artists on the original Nightwing solo series that began in 1996 and ran until 2009. Janin provided the art for the 2014-2016 series “Grayson,” which saw the titular character acting as a spy for the secret agency Spyral, while Fernandez was the artist for the 2016 ‘Rebirth’ era series. The oversized “Nightwing” #100 swings to shelves on January 17, 2023.

– Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas has provided a new song alongside the trailer for his new comic “Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man,” which released its first issue this week. Via AIPT, Taboo is co-writing the limited series with B. Earl, with art by Juan Ferreyra. Taboo’s song “Welcome to the Neighborhood” strikes a spooky tone that matches with the theme of the series, which finds Peter Parker “spiraling into a waking nightmare” as he tangles with the classic New Mutants villain, the Demon Bear. “Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man” #1 is available now, and you can check out the trailer featuring Taboo’s music and Ferreyra’s art here.

– Creator Megan Huang has broken the news on Twitter that her series “Rangers of the Divide” will not be publishing a second arc with Dark Horse. Huang refers to the book’s ending as a mutual decision stemming from issues Huang had with the publishing and marketing of the book, including a lack of communication about the book’s proper release dates, and the fact that publishing and shipping costs were being deducted from her royalties. The rights for the series will now revert back to Huang, who said that she will continue the story of the characters “one way or another.”

– The Kickstarter campaign has launched for the new live-action horror short film Room Service, written by James Tynion IV, directed by PK Colinet, and storyboarded by artist Elsa Charretier, for which the trio have produced a trailer further detailing their plans and inspirations for the project. “We live in a world where everything is for sale, for the right price,” Tynion says, “Room Service is a brutal glimpse inside that world.” Colinet compared the film to films like Ex Machina, Get Out, and Oldboy, saying the project allowed him to explore his love of “human driven horror.” Room Service has an expected delivery date of September 2023.

– Walter Hamada, president of DC Films since 2018, is finally set to part ways with Warner Bros Discovery following well-reported clashes with studio head David Zaslav. Via Deadline, it had been previously reported that Hamada nearly resigned his position after Zaslav cancelled the nearly completed film Batgirl. Hamada’s reign at the company was marked by highs and lows, helping to shepherd major successes like Aquaman, Joker, and The Batman, while also being accused by actor Ray Fisher of interfering in the investigation into director Joss Whedon’s misconduct on the set of Justice League. Hamada’s resignation comes two days before the release of Black Adam, on which he is credited as an executive producer. Zaslav has been public in his intent to recruit a “Feige-like” figure to head DC Films, with LEGO Movie producer Dan Lin and former Fox executive Emma Watts being named as potentials.

– Filmmaker Gerard McMurray (The First Purge) is set to adapt the Vault Comics series “Resonant” from writer David Andry and artists Alejandro Aragon and Skylar Patridge. Via The Hollywood Reporter, McMurray will write and direct a series based on “Resonant” as part of his newly inked overall deal with BET Studios, adapting the project alongside CBS Studios and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions. “Resonant” takes place a decade following an event known as the Waves, which unleashed “humanity’s most violent impulses.” The story follows a single father venturing out into the dangerous world to find medicine for his youngest son.

– An immersive experience based on Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is opening in Minneapolis next year. Via SuperHeroHype, the “immersive fan convention” known as The Uncanny Experience will run for two days, allowing guests to visit the X-Men’s classic headquarters. Visitors will receive a student ID badge and take classes on a variety of subjects, such as mutant history and understanding tarot (taught of course by the mutant Tarot). The convention will also feature guest appearances by “X-Men” scribe Chris Claremont, X-Men: The Animated Series director and animator Larry Houston, and X-Men: The Animated Series voice actors Lenore Zann (Rogue) and Cal Dodd (Wolverine). You can enroll in The Uncanny Experience ahead of the start of term on September 16 and 17, 2023.

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Reid Carter is a freelance writer, screenwriter, video editor, and social media manager who knows too much about pop culture for his own good. You can find his ramblings about comics and movies at ReidCarterWrites.com and his day to day ramblings about everything else on Twitter @PalmReider.


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