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– At The Beat, BOOM! Studios imprint Archaia announced “The Grand Abyss Hotel,” an original graphic novel from artist David Rubin (“Ether”) and writer Marcos Prior. The book, first released in Spanish in 2016, followed a masked vigilante battling politicians in a world overrun by big business, fake news and neoliberalism. The English translation will be published in May 2019.
– Lion Forge announced they will translate Danish writer/artist Palle Schmidt’s crime series “Stiletto” from March 2019. The series will be published acros three 48-page issues, all at the value price of $5.99. First published in 2015, “Stiletto” follows two detectives investigating the murder of two policemen guarding a witness, and uncovering a leak known only as “Stiletto.”
– Tom King will not be writing the upcoming “Batman”/”The Flash” crossover that will address the fallout from “Heroes in Crisis.” King said that he took a break to write “secret TV stuff.” “The Flash” writer Joshua Williamson will handle the two issues of “Batman” included in February’s crossover, with King returning in March. This will also extend King’s run on the title to 105 issues so that he will have written 100 issues of the series when he is done.
– Skybound announced that much of the original team of Telltale’s The Walking Dead has restarted development of the game after the studio’s closure and Skybound taking over development. Release dates for the final two episodes will be released soon, and original purchases of the game will still be honored.
– The New York Times has released its list of “100 Notable Books of 2018.” Nick Drnaso’s “Sabrina” from Drawn and Quarterly and Hillary L. Chute’s “Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere” from Harper both got mentions.
– The New York Public Library also released a “Best Books of 2018” list, and their collection includes “Be Prepared” by Vera Brosgol, “Check, Please! #Hockey!” by Ngozi Ukazu, “X-Men: Grand Design” by Ed Piskor, and “Woman World” by Aminder Dhaliwal.
– The Official Selections for the Angoulême Prize were announced yesterday. Some of the titles include “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters,” “Royal City,” Sabrina,” and “Sheriff of Babylon.” The Prix René-Goscinny 2019, a lifetime achievement award for writers, was also awarded to Pierre Christin, writer of “Valerian.”
– Margo Robbie announced the full title for the upcoming Birds of Prey film via her Instagram page yesterday, when she posted a photo of the script’s title page. The film will be called, deep breath, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
– Netflix has announced the U.S. premiere dates for several of its original anime series, including their adaptation of Keisuke Itagi’s manga, “Baki.” Baki debuted in Japan on June 25, and will make its way stateside on December 18. Other titles Sirius the Jaeger and the second half of Last Hope will premiere on December 21, and Hi Score Girl on December 24.