The Rundown: November 1, 2022 – Multiversity Comics – Multiversity Comics | NutSocia

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Art by Roberto De La Torre

Titan Comics and Heroic Signatures have announced the creative team for their new ongoing series, Conan the Barbarian, via CBR. The book is written by Jim Zub and features art by Roberto De La Torre with colors by José Villarrubia. Zub and De La Torre have both previously contributed to Marvel’s Conan revival. Titan and Heroic Signatures announced their partnership back in June. Alongside the new series, Titan will continue the Savage Sword of Conan omnibus series previously published by Marvel. Savage Sword of Conan Volume 9 will be released in Fall 2023. Titan’s “Conan the Barbarian” is scheduled to begin in June 2023.

– Through AIPT, Tokyopop has announced the third installment in their series of original graphic novels set in the United States nightmare before christmas Universe, The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Battle for Pumpkin King. Written by Dan Conner from a story by Shaun McLaughlin and DJ Milky, and featuring artwork by Deborah Allo and Roberto Scalia, the book chronicles the story between Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie, who went from good friends to bitter rivals. This five-issue series is scheduled to begin in March 2023.

– That reports Deadline DC’s Stargirl will conclude with its third season currently airing on The CW. star girl is the latest CW series to come to an end after Nexstar Media Group acquired the network. Created by Geoff Johns, the series stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, a character Johns created when he started his career in 1999, and has had what I consider to be his best season ever star girl yet.” Season three also stars Joel McHale as Starman, as he offers to coach Courtney. DC’s Stargirl will air on Wednesdays through December 7, 2022.

diversity reports that Cristin Milioti has been cast as Sofia Falcone in the upcoming HBO Max series The Batman Spinoff series based on Colin Farrell’s penguin. Sofia Falcone is the daughter of Carmine Falcone, portrayed by John Turturro in The Batman. Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot served as his right-hand man. The series is believed to resume immediately after the film. The Penguin is one of three branches of The Batman currently in the works on HBO Max.

– Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been cast by Deadline to star in the Disney+ series from Marvel Studios miracle man. Abdul-Mateen will star as Simon Williams, the actor-turned-Wonder Man. The series is directed by Shang Chi‘s Destin Daniel Cretton and hawk eye‘s Andrew Guest, with the former serving as director and executive producer and the latter as head writer. The series will also see the return of Sir Ben Kingsley’s Trevor Slattery. miracle man is currently under development.

– Marvel has announced that it has signed a long-term deal with EA for at least three action-adventure games that will be available on consoles and PC. Each game will feature its own story set in the Marvel Universe, starting with Motive Studio’s third-person game Iron Man, currently in development. The team creating the game is led by Olivier Proulx, who previously worked on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game.

publishers weekly reports that a federal judge has blocked the proposed takeover of Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random House parent Bertelsmann. The merger would have given Bertelsmann unprecedented dominance in the US book market, while Penguin Random House already has a market share of 24 percent. The acquisition came after Simon & Schuster’s parent company, Paramount Global, decided to sell the company in 2020 as part of a decision to focus on film, television and Paramount+. Random House plans to appeal the decision.

– Finally, heart stopper Star Kit Connor has come out as bisexual, tweeting, “I’m bi. Congratulations on forcing an 18 year old to come out. I think some of you missed the point of the show. Goodbye.” diversity Connor made the decision after being accused of “queerbaiting” on social media. Alice Oseman, who wrote the series and the comic it’s based on, expressed her support for Connor, saying, “I really don’t see how people can watch heart stopper and then happily spend their time speculating about sexuality and judging based on stereotypes. I hope all these people are fucking embarrassed. Kit, you are amazing.”

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