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– After 42 issues, Terry Moore is bringing his horror series, “Rachel Rising” to a close. There will be a seventh trade paperback and an eventual omnibus. “I don’t have any announcement about what comes after Rachel,” Moore tweeted. “The other critters in my head will have to wait their turn.” A fan favorite, “Rachel Rising” has been nominated for numerous Harvey and Eisner Awards, with Moore winning the Best Cartoonist Harvey in 2013 and 2014.
– The rumor mill has it that DC will go Biblical on their line in 2016, relaunching everything again. This follows an ominous tweet from co-publisher Dan Didio, with a blue curtain saying “REBIRTH.” Speculation comes that this is so the comics universe ties in with the movie universe for synergy reasons. Who knows how this will play out, especially after superhero movies go the way of the Western, like Spielberg predicted. Expect Marvel to follow suit sometime later.
– Reports are claiming that Scott Snyder will be leaving “Batman” to return to “Detective Comics” Summer 2016. With that dumb movie coming out in May, and all those rumors of a company wide resurgence flying around, the main title will undoubtedly be more inclined to making sure Batman fits the Batfleck mold, or at least conforms to all the ridiculous waste-of-time-and-shelf-space events the major corporate superhero comic companies are drawn toward.
– Read this: a profile about Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, and Boom! Studios and how they’ve managed to carve out a niche in an overly crowded superhero world to tell their own stories. A lot of their success seems to come from balancing licensed material (which IDW seems to love) with their own properties (like Dynamite) and creator-owned projects (like Boom!). Movies and TV adaptations are also a major player.
– Dan Auerbach, of The Black Keys, is composing a soundtrack for an upcoming series “Murder Ballads” by Gabe Soria and Paul Reinwand. Published by Z2 Comics, the book is a “rock n roll nori story about the music industry and redemption.” In conversation with Abraham Riesman, Auerbach said, “I wasn’t so much into comics, but where we kind of met up was on the music front. …I was really big into northern Mississippi music, so I understood the reference points he was talking about.”
– Drop what you’re doing, because Emily Carroll posted a new comic: “Some Other Animal’s Meat”.
– On Friday we asked what did you think of the new CW/DC show, Legends of Tomorrow?
- At the time of this writing, 52 of you, for 41% of the voters, absolutely hated it. However, there was an three-way split between answers, with 22 people saying they loved it and would watch every week, 22 more saying they liked it well enough but were still planning to watch it every week, and 22 saying it was O.K., and will give it a few more episodes before throwing in the towel.
- Commentators weighed in as well! “Overall, it felt like an hour-and-a-half movie cut down to 45 minutes. Every scene felt like it was just skimming the surface except for the fight scene with Chronos and the post-battle scene,” said Nicholas Pamieri, though he admitted to loving the cast and looking forward to future episodes. Jewbs claimed that you basically had to watch it like Alex from Clockwork Orange with eyeballs&ears saying it, “Felt quite shoe-horned in at the start but once assembled I laughed out loud a lot more than expected.”
Be sure to check back Friday for our next Weekly Readers’ Poll!