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    The Rundown: November 7, 2018

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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, BOOM! Studios announced “Bags (Or A Story Thereof)” by Patrick McHale and Gavin Fullerton, and Vault announced their first three Myriad label titles.

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    – 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:

  • “Lomax: Collectors of Folk Songs” by Frantz Duchazeau. The graphic novel follows the father and son team of John and Alan Lomax, in 1933, as they search the Southern U.S. to find and record the “raw authentic sound of American folk music.”
  • “Blossoms in Autumn,” written by Zidrou and illustrated by Aimee de Johgh, which explores falling in love in later life through the relationship of 59 year-old widower, Ulysses and former model, Mrs Zolena.
  • “Guantanamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani,” by writer Jerome Tubiana and artist Alexandre Franc, will tell the story of 14 year-old Mohammed El-Gharani as he is falsely sold to the American government as a member of Al-Qaida and sent to Guantanamo.
  • The next graphic novels on the release schedule are as follows, with a release date of April 30:

  • Written by Alessandro Tota and illustrated by Pierre Van Hove, “Memoirs of a Book Thief” is set in the 1950s and tells the story of Daniel Brodin as he becomes the “toast of the Parisian avant-garde crowd” by reciting an obscure Italian verse to the Parisian literati.
  • “Maggy Garrisson” follows the titular character as she lands the secretarial job for a private detective and is thrown into the world of “corrupt cops, criminals, and crooked businessmen.” The graphic novel was written by Lewis Trondheim with Stephane Oiry providing the artwork. The comic was first published by French magazine, Spirou and then by Belgian publisher, Depuis.
  • The final graphic novel on SelfMadeHero’s Spring schedule is due out on May 28:

  • “Art Masters: Basquiat.” Written by Julian Voloj and illustrated by Soren Glosimodt Mosdal, this documents the life and artwork of Jean-Michael Basquiat, including his “graffiti projects, his relationship with Andy Warhol and the tragic substance abuse that would end his life.”
  • – 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.”

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    – 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).


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