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– Marvel announced a bunch of new X-Men titles the other day with “RessurXion”, and the hits keep coming. Sina Grace and Alessandro Vitti are going to produce the “Iceman” series. “With this series, you’ll see how much knowing yourself and understanding yourself helps inform the scope your abilities,” Grace said in an announcement interview. “And that’s the mission statement of the book, that Bobby realizes these things about himself, and is striving to become a better hero and leave a better legacy behind.” “Iceman” #1 will debut in Spring 2017.
– At an investor conference, Kevin Tsujihara, CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, said there’s big things in the work for DC. “What is becoming more and more important is really these big franchises,” he claimed. He also hinted that there might be a streaming service to capitalize on DC’s “rabid fan base.”
– Fans of Shigeru Mizuki’s “Kitaro” series, it looks like Drawn & Quarterly is about bring more Kitaro to you. Included in this is a “kid-friendly” format and lower price point. There will be Kitaro stories at least through 2018.
– To honor “the upset of the century,” the team behind “Baki-Dou” have inserted US President-Elect Donald
Drumpf Trump into their series’s latest installment, appearing in “Weekly Shōnen Jump”.
– In news sure to send some of our staff into titters, Jason Momoa will appear in full Aquaman garb on DC Comics covers sometime in 2017.
– Here’s part two of Paul Tumey’s interview with Michael Tisserand, the man who wrote the biography of “Krazy Kat” creator George Harriman. There’s a lot of dope artifacts in the interview alone, suggesting that the book itself might be a true treasure trove. Meanwhile, you should all go read those old “Krazy Kat” strips, because they’re fantastic.
– In some not-comics news: Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed on to compose the score and write the songs for the upcoming Kingkiller Chronicles adaptation. Patrick Rothfuss’s fantasy series isn’t just getting a big-screen adaptation, but a TV show and video game as well. I wouldn’t be too surprised to see a comic pop up in there at some point. (The Slow Regard of Silent Things, the last book in the sequence, did feature illustrations by Nate Taylor.)