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– Bestselling, multiple award-winning creators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, who have worked on books such as “The Fade Out,” “Kill Or Be Killed,” and “My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies,” have renewed their exclusive deal with Image Comics. The deal was first announced five years ago with “Fade Out,” and the renewal is effective immediately. Brubaker commented on the renewal in a press release, stating “the last five years at Image, with the freedom to just follow our creative instincts and do whatever we want to, has been the most successful time of our career together.” Phillips added “nothing beats the great time we’ve had making exactly the comics we want to make, so we’re signing up for another five years. And to make it even better, we’re back with a new issue of ‘Criminal’ every month.” Brubaker and Phillips will be relaunching their “Criminal” series as a monthly ongoing again with issue #1 on January 9.
– According to Bleeding Cool, all orders have been cancelled for John Ridley’s five-issue series “The Other History of the DC Universe.” The comic however will be resolicited at a future date. The first issue was supposed to be released as part of DC’s Black Label on January 30, in time for the beginning of Black History Month. The series was going to focus more on the lives of characters like John Stewart, Vixen, Supergirl plus many others, and their efforts to overcome real world problems.
– Christina Hendricks’s fan favorite Firefly character Saffron will return in a new one-shot from BOOM! Studios. “Firefly: Bad Company” #1, written by Josh Lee Gordon and drawn by Francisco Mortarino, will release March 2019. Gordon commented “Though we only meet Saffron briefly, it’s a testament to the richness of Firefly and its world that she remains endlessly compelling all these years later.” The comic will feature Saffron’s early life and will show her ties to the current ongoing BOOM! Studios series “Firefly.”
– The 76th annual Golden Globes nominations were announced yesterday and there were some comic book movies among the list of nominees. Black Panther has nominations for Best Drama Motion Picture, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song with “All The Stars.” Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has also been nominated for Best Animated Motion Picture. The winners will be announced January 7.
– Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira surprised students at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women In Entertainment event on Wednesday, when they introduced the Black Panther Scholarship, a new scholarship created by Walt Disney Studios, which is worth $250,000. The first Black Panther Scholarship was awarded to 17-year old high school student Kalis, who plans to train as a pediatric dermatologist at the Loyola Marymount University. She said after being awarded the scholarship, “I would like to thank my parents who birthed me, who made me who I am today… I just want to stand and say this is for girls who live in Compton, who live in Inglewood, and this is for girls and men who face adversaries. I just want to say that we can do it and it is possible.”
– During the Game Awards, Geoff Keighley announced Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. The trailer featured (for the first time in the series) the Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, Spider-Man and the X-Men, plus the Infinity Stones, the Black Order and the Green Goblin. The game will be developed by Team Ninja, creators of the Dead or Alive franchise. It will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive and will release in 2019, a decade after Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.
– TOKYOPOP and German animation Studio Seufz are co-producing an anime version of Nana Yaa’s “Goldfisch.” Stu Levy, TOKYOPOP’s founder stated, “ We’re very excited to be in business with Studio Seufz, who is a brilliant and talented animation studio,” he added, “having the chance [to] develop a German-flavored Shonen anime is just about as exciting as it can get.” “Goldisch” is a manga inspired by the Greek mythological story of King Midas. TOKYOPOP have yet to announce a release date.Continued below
– Finally, Fox Digital Studio, Heavy Metal Media and 4th Row Films are developing a documentary about “Heavy Metal” magazine, which will be directed by Douglas Tirola (Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, Brewmaster).