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The Rundown: September 30, 2016

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Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at rundown@multiversitycomics.com.

– In what seems like it probably shouldn’t be news in 2016 but is, Greg Rucka has said that Wonder Woman has “definitely” had relationships with women. This has been subtext for quite some time in many Wonder Woman comics, but it is refreshing to see this handled so matter-of-factly.

– While this doesn’t necessarily impact the comics sharing the name and characters, Adventure Time will be ending its television run in 2018. Like I said, the comics may continue past the show’s airings (look at Batman ’66 still having comics fifty years later), but it is still reason for many to be bummed.

– The big bad of the CW’s massive, four-show crossover later this year will be the Dominators, cosmic DC villains with a history with the Legion of Super-Heroes. Now, we’ve seen a Legion ring on The Flash before – could this be a backdoor pilot for a Legion show? Oh man, do I hope so.

– Speaking of Arrow, it appears that television stars like Stephen Amell are making over $100,000 for a weekend’s worth of appearances at major comic conventions. Hey, CW – wanna cast me as anyone?

– Winston Duke has signed on to play Man-Ape in Black Panther. When will we get the inevitable Man-Ape/Man-Bat crossover? C’mon, DC and Marvel, get your shit together!

– In what is truly a miscarriage of justice, Suicide Squad has now made more money at the box office than Iron Man. You read that right.

– And, finally, can you imagine living in a world that had a Mike Mignola-designed New Gods movie? That certainly wouldn’t be the same world that Iron Man under-performed Suicide Squad at the box office.


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