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In case you missed it, a “Hulkverines” miniseries was announced by Marvel Comics, Kelly Thompson and Andy Fish are working on a new “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” series, and we sat down with Jody Leheup and Nathan Fox to talk about “The Weatherman.”
– Seven Seas Entertainment have announced a new manga series called “My Little Pony: The Manga – A Day in the Life of Equestria,” which will be released in June of 2019. There’s no word on the creative team, but each volume of the series will be set in the world of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and consist of eight self-contained but interconnected stories featuring the Mane 6 and other characters from the world. In addition to the new manga, Seven Seas is releasing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Papercraft – The Mane 6 & Friends, a papercraft book that will be available for purchase July of 2019.
– The Image Comics series “Sleepless” will end in January with issue #11. The artist for the book, Leila de Duca, announced the end of the series on her Twitter account. After a fan asked if “Sleepless” #11 would be the “very last” issue, Del Duca confirmed that would be, and that it was planned that way from the beginning.
– In other Image Comics news, the publishing house issued a press release stating that Top Cow Productions have partnered with Humble Bundle to offer a collection of new and old Top Cow comics in an effort to raise money for charity. The “pay-what-you-want” contributions can go to Direct Relief, the organization providing support for those affected by the California wildfires, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and Musicians on Call. You can view the available titles and make purchases here.
– Eisner Award-winner Chris Samnee has partnered with The Folio Society to release the first ever illustrated version of Michael Chabon’s novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Samnee is most well known for his work on Marvel Comics titles like “Daredevil” and “Captain America.” The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, written by Michael Chabon, illustrated by Chris Samnee and colored by Matthew Wilson is available exclusively through The Folio Society.
– Newsarama has the first look at “Teen Titans: Raven,” an original graphic novel from DC Comics’s new young adult imprint, DC Ink. Written by Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures) and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo (“The Forbidden Love Story”), it will retell the Teen Titan’s origin story, picking up after her mother’s death in a tragic car crash and Raven’s relocation to New Orleans.
– Comics publisher eigoMANGA has launched a free streaming service called Comic Climax. The service includes comics like “Give My Regards to Black Jack” and “God Drug” along with original animation, soundtracks, and feature films. The service is available on iOS and Android.
– Random House Graphic has acquired the rights to Andi Watson’s graphic novel, “Forest of Shadows,” a story about a lost boy in a magical forest. Publication is scheduled for 2020.
– Mixed martial artist and actrees Gina Carano has been cast in the Star Wars television series The Mandalorian. It follows on from the previous day’s news that Pedro Pascal was in negotiations to play the title character. Little else is still known about the show, written and executed by Jon Favreau, other than it is set between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order.
– Finally, newcomer Ella Jay Basco (Grey’s Anatomy, Veep) has been cast as Cassandra Cain in Warner Bros.’s Birds of Prey. The film will see Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) team up to protect Cain when she finds a diamond belonging to Gotham City crime boss Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). The movie is due out February 7, 2020.