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In case you missed it, we had an exclusive preview of today’s “Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club” #2.
– Dark Horse announced “The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects” will receive an expanded 20th anniversary edition next year. Creator Mike Mignola revealed the new edition will include 40 pages of new material, including 19 pages from ‘Axorr, Slayer of Demons,’ an unfinished story that will nevertheless find a home here. The expanded “Amazing Screw-On Head” will be published in June 2022, twenty years (and a month) after the original comic’s debut on May 15, 2002.
– ComiXology’s “Snow Angels Season 2” will receive a physical release courtesy of Dark Horse. The collected edition of the Jeff Lemire and Jock series will be available in print in June 2022, after the first season hits shelves that February. “Snow Angels Season 2” is the latest comiXology title to receive a print release from the publisher as part of a licensing that includes Greg Lockard & Tim Fish‘s “Liebestrasse,” Kel McDonald & Tyler Crook‘s “The Stone King,” and Erica Schultz & Marika Cresta‘s “Forgotten Home.”
– “There is no ‘The’ future,” teases a new “X-Men” promo image from Marvel. “There is no Destiny.” The quote, attributed to Mystique’s wife Irene Adler (a.k.a. Destiny), offers a hint to the next major storyline in the pages of Marvel’s X-line. ‘Destiny of X’ is set to debut Spring 2022, though other details are vague, including whether the title refers to the overarching story arc or a separate title. This will be the first line-wide arc without Jonathan Hickman in the Krakoa era, which saw Adler take a controversial position on the living island nation’s Quiet Council.
– DC released the official trailer for DC League of Super Pets. Featuring the voices of Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the animated feature follows Krypto the Super Dog (Johnson) as he fights to save the world with a team of superpowered housepets. It’s slated to hit theaters on May 20, 2022.
– The Nutty Boy, an adaptation of Ziraldo’s comic book and strip series, will receive a live-action adaptation from Netflix Brazil. The series was announced as part of Netflix’s More Brazil on Screen online event, hosted from the company’s Sao Paulo, and celebrating ten years of Brazilian production from the streaming giant. The Nutty Boy was announced alongside Wake Up, Carlo as upcoming additions to the streamer’s kid & family collection.
– In other Netflix news, the official Hilda Twitter announced that the animated Sparrow Scout will star in her own movie. Hilda and The Mountain King premieres on the streaming service on December 30. The series is based on Luke Pearson’s graphic novels.
– Brian Michael Bendis wants to say “Thank you!” to retailers who ordered “Joy Operations” #1, by sending them a free variant with a cover from Andrea Sorrentino. Bendis told retailers that, having worked in a comic shop before finding success in the industry, he “experienced all of the triumphs and frustrations you face every day, and it was on my mind while we were putting together our new line of Jinxworld books at Dark Horse… starting with ‘Joy Operations!’” Retailers who order either the A cover (by Stephen Byrne) or B cover (by David Mack), and opted to receive promotional materials, will receive one copy of the special issue per storefront.
– “Agatha All Along,” Agatha Harkness’s Munsters-esque theme song from WandaVision, has been nominated for a Grammy. The throwback number received a nod for Best Song for Visual Media, making it the first song from a TV show to be nominated for the category in eight years. “Agatha All Along” was written by husband-and-wife duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen, Frozen II), and performed by Kathryn Hahn, who portrayed Harkness in the series. The awards will be presented on January 31, 2022.
– Finally, Steenz’s “Heart of the City” is getting its first collected edition, “Heart Takes the Stage,” due out May 2022. Steenz posted the front and back covers on their Twitter, including the blurb from cartoonist Dana Simpson. Steenz asked fans to keep their eyes open for launch events and shows in 2022.