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– Dark Horse Comics announced “Carmilla: The Last Vampire Hunter,” a sequel to this year’s graphic novel “Carmilla: The First Vampire.” Writer Amy Chu and artist Soo Lee will continue their take on Sheridan Le Fanu’s seminal horror tale, which follows social worker-turned-vampire hunter Athena Lo, as she heads to San Francisco to uncover her dark family history. “Her journey escalates into a nightmare when she’s violently introduced to a new gang of Asian American vampires and its unlikely leader, who hold shocking secrets. As she navigates this dangerous territory, Athena can’t escape the ghost of Carmilla… and neither can the vampires.” Lettered by Sal Cipriano, the book will be released on July 10, 2024.
– Warner Bros. released a teaser trailer for Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths, the animated version of Marv Wolfman and George Pérez’s seminal maxiseries, revealing the project will be a film trilogy. Directed by Jeff Wamester, who helmed four of the previous DC Tomorrowverse features, the films will feature Jonathan Adams as the Monitor and the Anti-Monitor, plus much of the voice cast from the latest iteration of the DTV DC animated film universe, including Darren Criss (Superman), Jensen Ackles (Batman), and Matt Bomer (the Flash). The movies will be released digitally and on home video sometime next year.
– Attention British Harley Quinn fans: the wait for season four is nearly over. The latest series will premiere with a double bill on E4 on Tuesday, November 28, at 10:35 pm. The new season, which sees Harley and Poison Ivy try to maintain a long-distance relationship while respectively working with the Bat-Family and the Legion of Doom, ran in the States on Max earlier this year (following a Valentine’s Day special), and you can read our thoughts on it here. The show began on DC Universe (now DCU Infinite) in 2019, and has been renewed for a fifth season.
– A documentary about the history of MAD Magazine is in the works, set to be helmed by Oscar and Emmy-winning director Jessica Yu (13 Reasons Why, Quiz Lady). The project has been approved by the magazine, who have granted Yu and her team exclusive access to their archives, while its owner DC Comics is listed among the production companies with Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, and R.J. Cutler’s outlet This Machine Filmworks (Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul). It is unknown where the film will be released.
– In much more adult news, Bleeding Cool shares the infamous Penthouse magazine’s ’90s foray into comics, “Penthouse Comix,” is returning as a bimonthly series next year. The first issue of the series, simply named “Penthouse Comics,” will feature four ongoing stories by creators Jean-David Morvan, Stephen Desberg, Steve D, Jean Dufaux, Guillem March, Alain Queireix, Jef, and Rey Macutay, plus a photoshoot and editorial. It will retail for $9.99 on February 14. Cover artists on the relaunch will include Matteo Scalera, Jeff Dekal, Joshua Swaby, Marc Aspinall, Vanesa Del Rey, Maria Llovet, Tula Lotay, Jae Lee, and Marguerite Sauvage.
– Finally, the English voice cast of the new Rurouni Kenshin anime series have responded to creator Nobuhiro Watsuki’s crimes, by announcing they have donated a portion of their salaries for the show to Child Rescue Coalition. Watsuki, 53, was arrested and fined for possession of child abuse material in 2017. Publication of the manga was suspended until after the judgment; it continues to be released monthly by Shueisha, although Viz Media rescinded the localization rights. New media, including live-action films based on the series, have continued to be produced, with Crunchyroll carrying the new cartoon outside Japan. You can find out more about CRC’s work, and donate to them at the link.