September 26, 2022 – Multiversity Comics
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September 26, 2022 – Multiversity Comics

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In case you missed it, Drawn & Quarterly announced “Winnie-the-Pooh” by Travis Dandro, the first graphic novel ever based directly on the original book.

Cover by Dave McKean

– The 2022 Harvey Awards will see writer Neil Gaiman, cartoonist Gilbert Shelton, writer and editor Roy Thomas, and the late cartoonist Marjorie Henderson Buell aka Marge, be inducted into the Awards’ Hall of Fame, The New York Times reported. Gaiman, best known as the writer of “The Sandman,” reflected on his imminent induction as “an unalloyed delight” because “[Harvey Kurtzmann] was one of the greats, and so many of the people who have been inducted already have been people I looked up to over the years.” The cohort’s induction will take place at the Harvey Awards ceremony at New York Comic Con, which takes place on October 6-9; you can see the full list of nominees for the Awards’ six categories here.

– Through popverse, Scholastic imprint Graphix revealed the cover art for “Four Eyes” by writer Rex Ogle and artist Dave Valeza. The graphic novel is aimed at a middle-grade audience, and is loosely based on Ogle’s own life; “Four Eyes” will follow Rex, a sixth grader who is already self-conscious due to everyone else having had their growth spurt, who has to start wearing an ugly pair of glasses chosen by his parents. “Four Eyes” is scheduled for publication on May 2, 2023, and you can see the cover here.

– Book Palace Books announced “It’s About Time: A Memoir in Pictures and Words” by Brian Bolland. Bolland, who is best known for his work on “2000 AD” and his DC Comics work, will explore everything that has influenced him as an artist in the memoir, including “his family history, his friendships, the comics he was reading, [and] the bands he was listening to.” Comedian Johnny Vegas and artist Dave Harwood will provide a foreword and introduction to the memoir, which Book Palace have slated for release in the Spring of 2023. There are three different editions of the memoir available for pre-order at the publisher’s website.

– Netflix made a host of announcements and reveals at this year’s Tudum event:

  • First, ahead of Tudum on Saturday, the streaming service revealed the upcoming Addams Family series, Wednesdaywill premiere on (Wednesday) November 23. A clip of Wednesday forming an alliance with Thing, who had been sent to spy on her, was released at Tudum.
  • Release dates were revealed for the next entries in the witcher universe, with its prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origincurrently scheduled to debut on December 25, whilst the third season of its flagship series, starring Henry Cavill, is due to arrive in the Summer of 2023. In addition, it was revealed that Minnie Driver will play a time and world-traveling shapeshifter, a Seanchai, in Blood Origin, and serve as the show’s narrator as well as being “a character in her own right.” You can check out a poster and a behind-the-scenes video forThe Witcher season three here.
  • Netflix gave audiences its first glimpse into the Mexican “American Jesus” adaptation, El Elegidowith a behind the scenes video narrated by comic book writer Mark Millar, and introduced by newly revealed cast members Dianna Agron and Tenoch Huerta. The series will follow thirteen-year-old Jodie, who discovers he has powers that mirror those of Jesus Christ, and struggles to come to terms with the expectations and responsibilities that come with them. Peter Gross is the artist of the comic book series. A premiere date for the series was not announced.
  • You can check out all of the content released by Netflix at Tudum, which includes a clip from slumberlanda teaser for Hellbound‘s second season, and a behind-the-scenes video for Extraction 2, here.

    – In further Netflix news, at the Japan iteration of Tudum, the release dates for four manga series adaptations were announced:

  • The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House is set to debut on January 12, 2023. The series is a live-action adaptation of “Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san” (“Makanai in the Maiko Lodge”) by Aiko Koyama, which follows 16-year-old Kiyo as she becomes a cook in the house of the maiko after failing in her efforts to become one of them.
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  • Alice in Borderland‘s second season is scheduled to premiere on December 22; a ‘super teaser’ trailer for the series was released too, which you can watch here.
  • the horror anime, Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, which adapts twenty stories by Junji Ito, was given a January 19, 2023 release date. A host of new cast members were revealed, along with stills from four of the stories; they can be found here.
  • The second season of The Way of the Househusband, an adaptation of Kousuke Oono’s manga series, will also be arriving in January 2023, although its specific release date was not given. Four images from the upcoming season were released and you can check them out here.
  • EW revealed that Doom Patrol will be returning for its fourth season in December. The HBO Max series will introduce Madeline Zima in the role of Casey Brinke. Showrunner Jeremy Carver stated “[they] finally found a way to bring her into the story in a way that feels wholly organic to us,” adding that Casey’s involvement in the show will “not just [be] a cameo.” Created by Gerard Way and Nick Derington, Casey is a comic book-within-a-comic book superhero spawned by Danny the Street. To see Zima as Casey Brinke, head over to EW‘s Fall TV guide.

    -James Earl Jones has reportedly retired from voicing Darth Vader, and signed over the rights to Lucasfilm. With the rights, Lucasfilm, along with voice-recreating company, Respeecher, will be able to use AI software to mimic his voice in the future. Jones had been “looking into winding down” his active role in voicing the Star Wars villain, according to Lucasfilm sound editor Matthew Wood, and he showed Jones what Respeecher could accomplish; this convinced Jones and resulted in him signing over his voice rights. Responder were involved in Jones’s voicing of Darth Vader in the recent Disney+ series, Obi-Wan.

    – Finally, comic book artist, Carlos Pacheco, best known for his work on “Avengers Forever,” announced that he has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurodegenerative disease most commonly referred to as ALS. Pacheco made the announcement via a Facebook post which has since been deleted, although he has since responded to tweets about his announcement. In the post (translated from Spanish by CBR), Pacheco said about his diagnosis that it “doesn’t make me feel less fortunate to have lived the life I have lived, for the experiences I’ve had, the achievements I’ve made , and the people I’ve been fortunate to cross paths with.” Pacheco had been on a sabbatical from his comic works due to rehab for the paralysis of his right leg, with further career plans yet to be made public.

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