June 2, 2021 – Multiversity Comics
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In case you missed it, AfterShock has announced “10 Years to Death” by Aaron Douglas and Cliff Richards.
– TKO Studios presented a new range of TKO shorts in time for the exits of “Djeliya” and “Scales & Scoundrels”. “River of Sin” by Kelly Williams and Chas! Pangburn follows a group of secret townspeople in search of their lost children and seeking to free them from the grip of a homicidal swamp witch. Alex Paknadel and Ian MacEwan’s “Roofstompers” is a rural thriller that follows a woman’s recovery from a bear attack in the home of elderly strangers, who increasingly seem to have no interest in her. Finally, “The Walk” by Michael Moreci and Jesús Hervás tells the story of a group of deep sea explorers on a precarious journey across a mysterious ocean floor. All three shorts are available from TKO now for US $ 2.99 each.
– Heavy Metal goes digital, bringing its list of comic book magazines to the online platform GlobalComix. For US $ 7.99 per month, Heavy Metal will give readers access to their entire catalog of ezines, comics, manga and graphic novels as part of the GlobalComix GOLD subscription. “We are extremely excited to introduce the world of Heavy Metal to comic book fans around the world,” said Christopher Carter, CEO of GlobalComix. “Not only do they produce extremely high-quality artwork and stories that fit well with our horror and sci-fi communities, but perhaps more importantly, Heavy Metal is keenly aware that digital publishing is going beyond just putting comics in an app and rather goes deeper into the area of community building and fan engagement. Heavy Metal Comics are available for purchase now on GlobalComix.
– Charles M. Schulz, the designer and creator of “Peanuts”, exhibits his Hagemayer tapes posthumously for the first time at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., In June. The exhibit, Adults by Schulz, consists of seven four-panel strips that follow a group of adults in their daily struggles, while wearing Schulz’s familiar ‘Peanuts’ style. “Peanuts” ran from October 1950 to February 2000 and remains one of the most popular comics in history.
– The winners of the 33rd annual American Library Association Lambda Literary Awards, for best LGBTQ + fiction of the year, have been announced. The best comics went to Bishakh Som’s “Apsara Engine”, while Mike Curato’s early memoir and graphic novels “Flamer” won the LGBTQ Young Adult award. Congratulations to all the winners, who were selected from over 1,000 book submissions from over 300 publishers, by a panel of over 60 literary professionals.
– Spider-Man’s Gallery of Thugs takes center stage in June in a series of cover variations to celebrate “The Chameleon Conspiracy” and “Sinister War,” the “Amazing Spider-Man” events of Nick Spencer et al. . of summer. All 20 covers of “Sinister Villains of Spider-Man” can be seen on Newsarama.
– In a new report on the rights of Editors Weekly, it was revealed that writer Veronica Park Anderson and artist Tatiana Hill will be releasing their first YA vampire roller-derby graphic novel, “Blood City Rollers,” via Labyrinth Road in the summer of 2023. It has also been reported that designer Mel Valentine Vargas would adapt Meg Médina’s Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass to the medium of comics. The book follows a Latina girl’s strategy to stop her persistent bully and will be released on the 10th anniversary of the original YA novel in 2024.
– Animation by Seth Rogen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The film now has a release date set for August 11, 2023. The image, produced by Rogen through his company Point Gray Pictures, is written by Neighbors scribe Brendan O’Brien, and directed by Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines). The CG animated film will be distributed by Paramount.
– Finally, Anime News Network ran an op-ed by Lynee Loveridge on the Sailor moon franchise, which claims that voice actor – and alleged rapist – Todd Haberkorn directed the English dub of Eternal Sailor Moon. Loveridge explained how, after scheduling an interview with Haberkorn to determine his account of the events surrounding the alleged assault, he ended all contact with Loveridge and contacted his male colleagues to ask them “if they could guarantee [her] professionalism for this interview due to [her] the status of “self-proclaimed feminist” and “sexual assault survivor”. Loveridge said Haberkorn has continued to find work although his supervisors are fully aware of the charges against him. Eternal Sailor Moon will be released internationally on Netflix tomorrow; Haberkorn is also expected to be working on the Funimation dub. Pretty Boys Detective Club.