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– In news that isn’t really all that surprising for a number of reasons, AMC has ordered Preacher to series, with 10 episodes debuting sometime in 2016. The network, which has already seen a comics adaptation (The Walking Dead) do dynamite business for them, seems very excited to work with Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, and their entire production team on the series. Rogen shared the news via Twitter today, where he tweeted out the image you see to your left, which is the first official bit of artwork we’ve seen from the show.
– Marvel keeps announcing new books that run the gamut from extremely interesting to incredibly boring. Today’s is the former – “Patsy Walker, a.k.a. Hellcat!” by Kate Leth and Brittney Williams is about as outside the box of a book as you could get from Marvel in 2015. The book has elements of romance comics, meta commentary, and good ol’ fashioned superheroics. Count me in when it is released in December!
– The first wave of books from AfterShock Comics, the new line headed up by former DC/Marvel editor Mike Marts, has been announced. These titles will debut a week apart from one another in December, starting with “Replica” from Paul Jenkins and Andy Clarke, followed by Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina’s “InSeXts.” “SuperZero” from Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Rafael de Latorre, and Garth Ennis and Simon Coleby’s “Dreaming Eagles.”
– When rumors of “The Dark Knight III” surfaced, one name that was always attached as a co-writer was Scott Snyder. Well, why wasn’t he solicited as being part of the book? Scott himself has answered that query, and it essentially boils down to the fact that he didn’t want to get in the way of Frank Miller and Brian Azzerello’s creative process.
– “Unity,” the first of Valiant’s books to really focus on a larger swath of the universe, is wrapping up with issue #25 – but it isn’t getting just any finale. No, it is getting an all-star comedy special, featuring the comics writing debut from Tom Scharpling, best known for “The Best Show” podcast.
– NEW FLASH TRAILER! NEW FLASH TRAILER! NEW FLASH TRAILER!
– Details for ‘Batman Day’ – September 26 to you plebeians not in the know – have begun to come out, including some special variant covers, an 8 page preview of “Batman and Robin Forever,” as well as a series of signings.
– If you’ve got a few bucks to spare, perhaps consider donating to help out veteran inker Bob Wiacek.
– A new Humble Bundle puts together some of the rarest works by Neil Gaiman and, I must say, this is one of the most interesting collections Humble Bundle has put together thus far.
– Please, PLEASE take the time to read this interview with Justin Jordan, as he lays out the differences between working for Image and BOOM!, an the insights that he shares are truly invaluable to aspiring writers.
– Just the other day, I saw that were were 100 days from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Well, never too early to start filming the sequel, I guess?
– Speaking of Star Wars, i09 is doing a great job recapping all the new continuity that takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. A must read if you love Star Wars.
– And, finally, if you love Star Wars, you’re going to covet the hell out of this custom coffee table.