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NBM Publishing revealed five graphic novels it will be publishing next year:
You can check out the rest of the covers for the graphic novels here.
– Image Comics revealed that they will be publishing a collection of Kieron Dwyer’s political cartoons, set to be called “Unpresidented.” The collection will contain Dwyer’s cartoons that lampoon the American political and culture direction since the election of President Trump in 2016. In a press release for the collection Dwyer described how “The economy of information in an excellent editorial cartoon is, in my opinion, the highest form of graphic storytelling,” which is what he strives to achieve in his own work. “Unpresidented” will be released in comic book stores on April 29 and in bookstores on May 5.
– Lucifer star, Tom Ellis, has revealed the show’s fifth and final season will be 16 episodes long and be split into two halves. The final season will be airing on Netflix at an unannounced date. Netflix picked up the show which aired on Fox for three seasons, with the fourth season being released on the streaming platform earlier this year.
– Yesterday marked the investor day conference for AT&T’s upcoming streaming service HBO Max. Among the upcoming projects announced were three DC Comics TV series: Strange Adventures, which is described as a “DC super hero anthology” that will feature characters from across DC’s canon. Each episode will be an hour long and explore the “intersecting lives of ordinary humans and superhumans,” although the HBO Max Twitter account seeming to counter this statement, saying that the show will be about Adam Strange.
The second show to be announced is an adaptation of “Green Lantern,” although details regarding it are under wraps for now. Greg Berlanti will be serving as executive producer on both of these series. DC Super Hero High is the third series to be announced at this time, and will be a half-hour comedy series about students at a boarding school for gifted individuals. Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect) will be the executive producer for the series, with Brownstone Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television producing the series. At this point, it is unclear whether the series is an adaptation of DC’s ongoing Super Hero Girls franchise. Launch dates for the series were not announced, but HBO Max will be launching in May 2020 for the price of $14.99 a month.
– Finally, veteran actor John Witherspoon, who voiced Robert “Granddad” Freeman on The Boondocks, has died at the age of 77. Regina King, who worked with Witherspoon on The Boondocks and Friday, wrote on Twitter: “My dad, my grandpa, my comedic inspiration! I love you Spoons! Rest In Paradise, King.” Born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 27, 1942, Witherspoon was also a main cast member on The Wayans Bros., The Tracy Morgan Show, and Black Jesus, and also had roles on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Proud Family, and Black-ish. He is survived by his wife Angela Robinson, and their two sons.