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– will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas’ comic “Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles”, co written by Benjamin Jackendoff and illustrated by Damion Scott, has gotten the AR (augmented reality) treatment through a new app coming in early 2018. The AR app, available on the iTunes App Store and through Android Play, brings the comic to life through animations, voice acting from hip-hop and R&B stars Rakim, Queen Latifah, KRS One, and Mary J Blige. It also includes narration from Marvel icon Stan Lee and musical score from Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer.
– Ghanaian cartoonist Bright Tetteh Ackwerh has created several editorial cartoons attacking China’s abuses of his country and the local government leaders allowing them. The first cartoon published on his Facebook in April honored the campaign against illegal gold mining which is polluting Ghanaian rivers and is supported by China. He has gone on to expose more of China’s abuses of their country and hopes his efforts will encourage other artists to help draw attention to these issues.
– “Wonder Woman Earth One” Vol. 2, hinted at SDCC to be out by Christmas, looks to be missing that projected date. It’s currently slated for the fall of 2018, most likely August. There is, however, some artwork beginning to appear hinting at the story.
– The CW released an extended trailer for the upcoming Arrowverse Flash crossover event Crisis on Earth-X. The story starts with the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West turns very dark as the heroes evil counters from a Nazi-earth arrive.
– Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kiara Forward magazine announced the live action adaptation of “School-Live” (“Gakko Gurashi”) will be released next year in Japan. The comic, about a group of high school girls who are the only survivors of a zombie attack in their town, i by Norimitsu Kaihō and Sadoru Chiba. Started in 2012, it currently has nine collections and a 12-episode animated series. The comic will return for its current hiatus on December 20th.
– South Korean game company, Com2us, is teaming with Robert Kirkman’s Skybound to produce a comic adaptation of their Summoner War mobile game. CEO of Skybound North Catherine Winder commented on the companies excitement to partner with Com2us to expand the already rich gaming world creating comics, animation and more.
– Todd McFarlane gave fans a holiday preview look at the new script for the Spawn movie in production. His plans reveal that the detectives Sam and Twitch are the focal characters with the monsters and demons the story elements that they stumble upon during a particularly messed up case.
-WB Games in Montreal possibly confirmed the long-standing rumor that DC’s game universe will be getting bigger. The game division responsible for Batman: Arkham Origins is apparently looking for a Technical Director to oversee a new project.
– Clark Gregg, Agent Colson of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, posted a link, via Twitter, to the first 17 minutes of Season 5. Premiering December 1st, he new season promises a big surprise and Gregg saw no reason for viewers to wait to see the fun on offer.
– Finally, we asked you how you would be irresponsibly spending your money on Black Friday with ComiXology’s big sale. The results are in and 65% of readers said it was for the $5 DC trades. 19% of you were about Image’s sales while 7% were stocking up on the Dark Horse collections. Make sure to check back this Friday for our latest Weekly Readers’ Poll!