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In case you missed it, Dark Horse Comics have announced “Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land.”
– Variety reports that DC Comics has promoted Marie Javins to editor-in-chief following the restructuring of the company in August. She had been serving as the co-editor-in-chief, with Michele R. Wells, since August. Javins will report to Daniel Cherry III, senior vice president and general manager of DC Comics. She will be responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of the company’s annual publishing schedule to grow all DC imprints. She’ll also lead the strategy for expanding worldwide consumer reach of DC Publishing content, and provide editorial and creative direction for DC imprints. Prior to her promotion, Javins served as DC’s executive editor of global publishing and digital strategy.
– Marvel have announced “Predator: The Original Years Omnibus” Vol. 1. This hardcover edition will contain stories from the series that first launched after 1987’s Predator. The book includes stories from Mark Verheiden, Franz Henkel, John Arcudi, and Chuck Dixon, among others, as well as art from the likes of Chris Warner, Ron Randall, Dan Barry, Mark Bright, Evan Dorkin and many more. “Predator: The Original Years Omnibus” Vol. 1 debuts in July.
– Via Anime News Network, Hajime Isayama’s “Attack on Titan” is getting a full-color serialization in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English digitally and in print, and it published the 31st volume in August. Crunchyroll also reports that a statue of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin has been put on display in Hita City, Isayama’s hometown. The statue is located in front of Oyama Dam, where Isayama got the idea for the walls in the manga. The plaque has both a Japanese and an English message. You can read it here. “Attack on Titan” is reportedly ending soon, and the final season of the anime premieres in December.
– Panel Syndicate have released a trailer for “The One You Feed,” a five-issue series from writer Donny Cates, and artist Dylan Burnett, with colors from Dean White and lettering by John J. Hill. “The One You Feed” follows Prince Apollo after he is sent out into the wilderness to prove himself worthy of his father’s throne – but his quest might not be all that it appears to be. “The One You Feed” #1 is available here.
– Al Jazeera reports France’s foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, has visited Egypt in an attempt to ease tensions with the Muslim world, after protests in several countries against France’s defense of the publication of caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Le Drain met with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry as well as Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, Egypt’s highest Muslim authority. The highly anticipated meeting tackled French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s decision in September to reprint the cartoons, which Muslims consider to be blasphemous. The French Minister told reporters “I have emphasized, and emphasize here, the deep respect we have for Islam. What we are fighting is terrorism, it is the hijacking of religion, it is extremism…” You can read more here.
– Variety reports Ken Spears, co-creator of Scooby-Doo has died. He was 82 years old. Spears’s son, Kevin Spears, said he died from complications related to Lewy body dementia. Born Charles Kenneth Spears on March 12, 1938, Spears grew up in Los Angeles, California, where he befriended the son of animation producer William Hanna. Spears was later hired at Hanna’s company, Hanna-Barbera Productions, in 1959 as a sound editor. There, he met fellow Scooby-Doo creator Joe Ruby, and the two began a fruitful writing partnership, and later co-founded Ruby-Spears Productions. Spears’s death a little over two months after Ruby passed away on August 26. He is survived by his two sons, Kevin and Chris; their wives, his five grandchildren and his three great-grandchildren.
– Via NME, Singaporean cartoonist Sonny Liew’s “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” will be adapted into an animated series. Published in 2015, “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” tells the story of the titular fictional cartoonist, and depicts crucial episodes of Singaporean history in satirical fashion. The upcoming animated series adaptation will span six episodes, each running for around 30 minutes. The adaptation will be handled by international production and distribution house 108 Media, which is headquartered in Singapore.Continued below
– CBR reports DMG Entertainment and Sony’s Bloodshot has a sequel in the works. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bloodshot suffered at the box office, however, the studios were able to pivot to a home video release within two weeks of its theatrical opening, and proved to be a success on VOD platforms and streaming. Expectations are that Vin Diesel will reprise his role as the titular character, however, there are currently no details on which cast and crew members will return alongside Diesel, or when a planned sequel is expected to premiere.
– In anticipation of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Marvel and Adidas announced they have collaborated on a sneaker that will be worn by Spider-Man in the upcoming title. The Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Superstar features striking black and red color blocks, along with Adidas’s signature three-stripes. The instantly recognizable shoe has a Spider-Man webbing print on the heel and a PlayStation tag on the laces — along with Miles’s own Spidey tag, too. Available in sizes for both adults and kids, the sneakers will be available in the U.S. on November 19, 2020.
– Finally, Video Games Chronicle reports that Sam & Max Save The World Remastered will be released on December 2, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch and PC. While the gameplay, story, puzzles and jokes are unchanged, new features include a 16:9 aspect ratio, increased resolution, dynamic lighting and improved lip sync. The audio has also been remastered, and the game’s playable with the original point and click mouse controls, a keyboard, or controller.