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In case you missed it, former Marvel Vice President Mike Hobson has passed away at the age of 83.
— “2000 AD” announced that it will continue “2000 AD Regened,” its popular all-ages one-shots, in 2021. The 48-page issues feature new takes on well-known characters, as well as brand new stories. The new year will see the return of “Pandora Perfect” by Roger Langridge and Brett Parson, and “Department K” by Rory McConville and P.J. Holden, as well as the debut of new series like “Action Pact” by Michael Carroll and Luke Horsman, and “Lowborn High” by David Barnett and Philip Bond. The first issue hits shelves on February 24.
— Marvel Unlimited is celebrating the arrival of “King in Black” this December by making the fist five issues of 2018’s “Venom,” and the first two issues of “Absolute Carnage,” free to read without a subscription. The issues will be available until December 14, while “King in Black” #1 releases December 2.
— DC will release “Batman: Earth One” volume 3 by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Jon Sibal, and Brad Anderson, on June 8, 2021. According to the synopsis, the third volume will seemingly include the return of two characters presumed dead: Harvey Dent and Adrian Arkham, Bruce Wayne’s grandfather.
— Mangamo has launched its Android app after an investment from the Sony Innovation Fund. The monthly digital manga subscription service offers ad-free, unlimited access to over 300 manga titles such as “Attack On Titan,” “Fairy Tail,” and “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.”
— Syfy announced Resident Alien, the TV series based on Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Dark Horse series, will premiere on January 27, 2021. Starring Alan Tudyk, the show follows Harry, an alien disguised as a human doctor on Earth, and becomes involved in solving a local murder. The show also stars Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, and Levi Fiehler.
— HBO Max revealed Starfire’s costume for Titans season 3. Played by Anna Diop, the series marks the first-ever live-action Starfire, with the costume designed by Laura Jean Shannon as the first physical suit created for the character. Check it out here.
— Finally, David Hemblen, who voiced Magneto on X-Men: The Animated Series, has passed away at the age of 79. He is the second actor who worked on the show to have died this year, following Norm Spencer (Cyclops), who passed away at the age of 62 on August 31. Hemblen is survived his daughter Kate, her husband Glyn, and two grandchildren, Anna Thomas and Celyn Thomas.