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– 45 pieces from late Marvel artist John Buscema have been stolen. Walt Simonson, tweeting on behalf of Buscema’s daughter Dianne Buscema-Gerogianis, posted scans of the stolen artwork on his official Facebook. While they couldn’t go into detail due to the ongoing police investigation, Simonson and the Buscema family are asking anyone to come forward if they see any of these pieces for sale.
– A free content update for the video game Terminator: Resistance has added both an a digital prequel comic from Dark Horse, and a new “Infiltrator Mode.” Infiltrator Mode allows players to take the role of a T-800 unit, destroying Resistance outposts. The two-part comic, “Zero-Day Exploit,” was previously only available to European buyers who purchased a physical copy of the game. While the game is available for both PlayStation 4 and XBox One, the comic and Infiltrator Mode are only available for the Steam version of the game.
– Whitney Gardner has revealed the cover for her new graphic novel “Long Distance” on her Twitter. The OGN will follow space-obsessed teen Vera, as she struggles adjusting to life in her new home in Seattle, and the weirdness that happens when she goes to summer camp. “Long Distance” is published by Simon & Schuster, and will hit shelves on June 29, 2021.
– Random House Graphic announced via their Twitter that they will release Violet Chan Karim’s “Summer Vamp” in 2024. Intended for middle-grade readers, the graphic novel is set in a summer camp for vampires, and follows a young girl as she tries to blend until she can make her escape.
– Also via their Twitter, Random House Graphic will release Nilah Magruder’s “Reel Love” in 2023. The semi-autobiographical graphic novel follows 12-year old Nilah as she goes on vacation to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and learns to embrace her asexual identity. The rights were purchased in auction, with seven publishing houses competing.
– A new trailer for the Beastars anime debuted during the Fuji TV Anime Lineup Unveiling 2020 live stream. Season two of the series, adapted from Paru Itagaki’s manga, will premiere on January 5, 2021. The first episode will air on Netflix in Japan, with new episodes every following Thursday. The following day, the series will premiere on Fuji TV’s Ultra+ time slot. Both the trailer and theme song can be viewed on YouTube.
– Marvel has announced a new ”Marauders” one-shot, tying into the company’s ‘King in Black’ event. “King in Black: Marauders” #1 will see Red Queen Kitty Pryde leading her team against Knull, the evil god of the symbiotes. Gerry Duggan will write the series, with Luke Ross providing art. The comic hits shelves this February.
– In an interview with Mondo 2000, legendary writer Grant Morrison discussed their gender identity through the years, and how the evolution of language has caught up with it. “I’ve been non-binary, cross-dressing, ‘gender queer’ since I was 10 years old,” Morrison says. “But the available terms for what I was doing and how I felt were few and far between.” The writer subsequently confirmed to CBR their preferred pronouns are “they/them.”
– Jim Gaffigan has been cast as Thunderbolt in DC’s Stargirl. The comedian will provide the voice for the CGI character, released from the pink pen stolen by Courtney (Brec Bassinger) in the first season. Season 2 of DC’s Stargirl will premiere on The CW next year.
– Finally, artist Chris Bachalo announced over Twitter that he is recovering from the coronavirus. Tweeting a sketch of Neil Gaiman’s Death yesterday, the Deadpool cover artist apologizes for not being more communicative, but assured fans he’s “almost back to full speed — getting better.”