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In case you missed it, BOOM! Studios announced “Bags (Or A Story Thereof)” by Patrick McHale and Gavin Fullerton, and Vault announced their first three Myriad label titles.
– The British graphic novel publisher, SelfMadeHero, announced six graphic novels for Spring 2019. The first three, set for release on March 26 are as follows:
The next graphic novels on the release schedule are as follows, with a release date of April 30:
The final graphic novel on SelfMadeHero’s Spring schedule is due out on May 28:
– The Beat exclusively announced Top Cow will publish “La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo,” a graphic novel by Beat alum Henry Barajas with art by J. Gonzo, about Barajas’s great-grandfather, Ramon Jaurigue, an activist, WW II veteran and co-founder of the Mexican, American, Yaqui, and Others (M.A.Y.O.) organization. The book will be published in mid-2019.
– The Indian webcomic series, “Sanitary Panels,” had an entry criticizing Facebook taken down from the platform briefly, before being restored. In the October 31 comic, Rachita Taneja, criticized the inconsistency with which the social media giant operates, because they have failed to take action against those who posted violent and abusive messages to her, but allegedly blocked her profile for commenting that “‘men are trash’” on one of her friend’s posts. Taneja was notified early on Tuesday that the post taken down for violating the Community Guidelines of the social media platform. Then, at 7pm on Tuesday, the post was reinstated on her page. “Sanitary Panels” was started by Taneja in 2014 and this is the first time that Facebook has taken down one of her posts.
– Tom Akel was dropped from the position of Head of Content at LINE Webtoon. Akel had been in the role since 2014 and told Bleeding Cool that the removal “wasn’t by choice” and that there was “no explanation given.” During his time at LINE Webtoon, Akel has commissioned work with Warren Ellis, Colleen Duran, and Marc Silvestri, and most recently started to write “Backchannel” with Stan Lee, which he confirmed will continue under his stewardship.
– Rebecca Taylor left her editorial position at DC Entertainment after three years in the role. Her most recent work was on the Justice League line relaunch. Before that, Taylor worked on titles such as “Batman,” “Gotham Academy,” and “Dark Knight III: The Master Race.”Continued below
– Ryan Stegman revealed that Dave Gibbons (“Watchmen”) has drawn the variant cover to the upcoming “Venom” #11 which you can view here. The cover pays homage to “Watchmen” #1 following a long running joke that Stegman made on Twitter back in April that “Venom” is “way better than ‘Watchmen.'” The issue is due out December 21.
– Deadline broke another big piece of casting for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing, with Andy Bean (Power) and Derek Mears (2009’s Friday the 13th) set to portray biologist Alec Holland and the titular monster, respectively.
– Deadline also reported the CW is developing an adaptation of Lauren Beukes, Dale Halverson and Ryan Kelly’s Vertigo series “Survivors’ Club.” Inspired by classic ’80s horror films, the 2015 comic followed a group of grown-ups, who survived childhood encounters with demons and other monstrosities, banding together against new threats. The show will be written and executive produced by Jared Frieder (Sweet/Vicious).