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– English actor Blake Ritson (Da Vinci’s Demons) will be playing Brainiac on the upcoming Syfy series Krypton, while Paula Malcolmson (Ray Donovan, The Hunger Games) has been cast as Charys, the matriarch of the House of El. Meanwhile, Jesse Rath (Defiance) has been cast as Brainiac 5 on Supergirl, joining Amy Jackson as Saturn Girl in the tenth episode of season three, “Legion of Super-Heroes.”
– Batman co-creator Bill Finger is getting a street sign in New York City. The new sign, Bill Finger Way, will be located at East 192nd Street and the Grand Concouse in the Bronx, in the northeast corner closest to Poe Park, where Finger’s family explained he and Bob Kane first discussed the character of Batman. An unveiling ceremony, attended by members of Finger’s family, will be held on December 8.
– The episode description for the eighth episode of The Gifted, “Threat Of eXtinction,” reveals the Fenris Twins, Andreas and Andrea von Strucker, will appear and be played by Paul Cooper and Caitlin Mehner. Their debut airs November 20.
– IDW’s “Darkness Visible” is being developed as a TV series by their entertainment division. The comic, written by Mike Carey & Arvind Ethan David with art by Brendan Cahill, debuted earlier this year, and is set in a world where demons live uneasily side-by-side with humans after helping the Allies win the Second World War.
– IDW are publishing a comic book adaptation of Lawrence Block’s novel Eight Million Ways to Die next year. The book was the fifth in Block’s Matthew Scudder series and was adapted into a 1986 film starring Jeff Bridges. The character was more recently played by Liam Neeson in the 2014 film A Walk Among the Tombstones. The comic, written and drawn by John K. Snyder III (“Doctor Mid-Nite”), will be released in June and is 144 pages long.
– Meanwhile, Drew Ford, owner of IDW’s archival imprint It’s Alive! found himself a victim of bank fraud. You can read an explanation of what happened and provide donations at his GoFundMe.
– On Friday, the second annual Libya Comic Con was shut down by the conservative militia RADA Special Deterrence Forces. RADA, which acts on behalf of the provisional government in Tripoli, objected to many aspects of the convention, and assaulted attendees while handing the six organizers to prosecutors for their perceived “attack on morals and modesty.”
– “I Kill Giants” artist Ken Niimura’s new project, “Umami,” is out today digitally via Panel Syndicate. The series, which in Japanese means “pleasant savory taste,” is his first ongoing and is available as “a DRM free PDF, [which you] pay what you want.”
– The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are having a comic strip contest, the subject of which is admitting being HIV-positive. It is open until December 4, and each entry is eligible for a cash prize.
– Finally, in news we missed from New York Comic Con last month, Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s own guy in the chair, Jacob Batalon, confirmed he will be returning as Ned Leeds in Avengers: Infinity War.