NEW CREATIVE TEAM FOR 'JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE' #902/24/20 @ 7:18 pm EST
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'THE WALKING DEAD': NEW “LOOK AT THE FLOWERS” CLIP03/29/20 @ 2:57 pm EST
BOOM! Studios announced today a brand new creative team for the next story arc of JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, a twelve-issue comic book series based on stories from Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
writers Jeffrey Addis and Will Matthews, introducing the untold histories of key characters from the show, and featuring explosive events tying into the critically acclaimed Netflix series from The Jim Henson Company, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #9, available in May 2020, begins an all-new arc presenting the origin story of All-Maudra Mayrin, Gelfling leader and pivotal character from the acclaimed show The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
, presented by a new creative team of writer Matthew Erman (Long Lost
) and artist Mi-Gyeong Jo (Beastlands
). Mayrin takes her place as the leader of all Gelfling clans, but she feels unprepared for the great responsibility before her. When whispers of a Gelfling rebellion reach her, she must decide who she can trust—and if she herself is truly worthy of this responsibility.
Matthew Erman is a comics writer from Columbus, Ohio. Alongside Lisa Sterle, he co-created the critically acclaimed comic horror series, Long Lost, which was optioned for Film/TV by Producer Jenny Klein (The Witcher, Daisy Jones and The Six
). Since then, he's worked with IDW on a new Care Bears: Unlock the Magic
series as well as Vault Comics on his upcoming original graphic novel Bonding
, with artist and co-creator Emily Pearson. His short work can be found in anthologies such as Corpus
(2018), Dead Beats
(2019), and Everything is Going Wrong
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
is a woven tapestry of creative genius and I, somehow, got to add my own thread. The comic series has built on the incredible foundation of the Netflix series by expanding the world and the characters we all fell in love with,” said writer Matthew Erman. “I'm so excited for everyone to read the story of the newly crowned and young All-Maudra Mayrin and her bizarre and emotional journey in Thra's Silver Sea! Getting the opportunity to show who Mayrin is and being trusted by BOOM! Studios and the Jim Henson Company to really scour her depths as a character was an honor and delight. I can't wait for everyone to see this.”
Mi-Gyeong Jo is a comic artist and illustrator based out of Seoul, Korea best known for her work on the original comic book series Beastlands
“This story shows a whole new aspect of the All-Maudra Mayrin. I'm so excited to illustrate Mayrin's early adventures as a young, brave but untested Gelfling leader," said artist Mi-Geyong Jo. "I really enjoyed illustrating this adventure on Thra, and I hope fans enjoy coming on this journey with me.”The Dark Crystal
is the groundbreaking 1982 film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, featuring never-before-seen puppetry in a fantasy adventure about a young Gelfling who embarks on a quest to save his world from the vicious Skeksis by restoring the lost shard of the broken dark crystal. A prequel television series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, premiered on Netflix on August 30, 2019.
JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #9 (OF 12) features a main cover by illustrator Mona Finden and a variant connecting cover by artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews (R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond
“Whether the All-Maudra is a villain or a hero in your story, she is inarguably one of the most important figures during the Age of Resistance who left an indelible mark on Thra and changed the course of Gelfling history forever,” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Matthew Erman and Mi-Gyeong Jo bring to life the epic origins of the complex and powerful leader, All-Maudra Mayrin, in this new story arc that shows us a young Mayrin just as she comes to power and what happens when unexpected events test her worth.”
JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Bolivar
by Sean Rubin; Mouse Guard
by David Petersen; Girl in the Himalayas
and New World by David Jesus Vignolli; Jane
by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; Persephone
by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky and licensed series including Lev Grossman’s The Magicians
by Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak; Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal
and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.
Print copies of JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #9 (OF 12) will be available for sale on May 27, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com
to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire. A softcover edition of JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL CREATION MYTHS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION is now available in bookstores everywhere.
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AMCHEAVY METAL: DAN FOGLER LAUNCHES 3 TITLES03/29/20 @ 2:49 pm EST
has released an appetite-whetting clip from tonight's episode of The Walking Dead.
The episode, "Look at the Flowers", premieres Sunday, March 29 at 9/8c on AMC.
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BRANDON CRONENBERG SCI-FI THRILLER 'POSSESSOR' ACQUIRED BY NEON03/29/20 @ 2:39 pm EST
Dan Fogler, the actor you know as Jacob Kowalski in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
and Luke on The Walking Dead,
is a huge fan of comics.
This summer, Heavy Metal magazine is launching three comics titles of Fogler’s Fiction — Fishkill
, Brooklyn Gladiator
and Moon Lake
. The first two are already available for pre-order.Brooklyn Gladiator
issue #1, arrives July 1. Fishkill
issue #1, coming July 8. And Moon Lake
#1, coming July 15.Brooklyn Gladiator
features art by Heavy Metal
favorite Simon Bisley, and Fishkill
is drawn by Eisner-nominated Ben Templesmith.
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DeadlineJOE QUESADA ANNOUNCES NEW MORNING STREAMING SHOW03/29/20 @ 2:36 pm EST
reports that Neon has taken U.S. rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s sci-fi thriller Possessor,
which made its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The distributor will announce a release date in the future for the pic. Well Go USA is handling the home entertainment release.Possessor
, which stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean and Jennifer Jason Leigh, follows corporate agent Tasya Vos (Riseborough), who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies – ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.
Out of Sundance, the movie scored a 93% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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DC COMICS RELEASING LIMITED SELECTION OF NEW TITLES DIGITALLY THIS WEEK DESPITE DIAMOND SHUTDOWN03/29/20 @ 1:58 pm EST
Marvel's executive vice president Joe Quesada, like many of us, has been going a tad stir crazy since the ongoing pandemic social distancing, so he has popped a video announcement onto his Facebook
and Twitter accounts announcing a new morning show he will be hosting starting Monday.Joe Q's Mornin' Warm-Up
should be, at least in initial stages, as loose as it comes as Quesada familiarizes himself with home streaming tech. From his vid, it sounds as though there will be the usual: Q & A with fans, interviews, behind-the-scences looks, tutorials, live guests over video conferencing tech, etc.
Quesada said the show would start Monday morning, with an announcement coming on Marvel
’s YouTube account.
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MGM IN TALKS FOR HOT ANDY WEIR SCI-FI NOVEL, 'THE HAIL MARY'03/28/20 @ 12:00 pm EST
Last week comic fans and stores were hit with a huge blow thanks to the coronavirus pandemic when Diamond Comic Distributors announced that they will no longer receive shipments of new comics at its warehouses due to the ongoing pandemic, a move that means product dated on or after April 1st will not be shipped. Now, ComicBook.com
reports that DC will be going forward with releasing a limited selection of new DC comics digitally on Wednesday, April 1st.
At this point, full details of what DC will release digitally on Tuesday are not yet available. What is known is that at least some of the week's planned new releases will be made available for customers on digital platforms.
Last Monday, Diamond Comic Distributors announced that they will no longer receive shipments of new comics at its warehouses. In an official statement Steve Geppi, chairman and CEO of Diamond’s parent company Geppi Family Enterprises, stated that the move was prompted from what they were hearing from retailers -- specifically that due to stay at home orders put in place by various state and local governments, stores were no longer able to service customers in a business as usual manner. Additionally, Geppi cited the strain and challenges being experienced by supply chain and others due to the coronavirus pandemic as part of the decision to cease weekly distribution of new product at this time.
On Saturday, DC released their own statement on the ongoing issues of distribution and returnability, indicating that they are looking at other distribution methods, something that could long run lead to the end of Diamond's position in the industry and open up other avenues of sales and shipment.
"Additionally, because we anticipate that continued disruption to business operations will create regional volatility, DC is exploring a multi-distributor model to provide us with the flexibility needed during this crisis to get new content to our readers on an ongoing basis," that statement reads. "In the short-term, we continue to engage in active conversations with Diamond to help us solve the distribution issues that have arisen and hope to get new product to stores that want or need it as soon as possible. We will provide additional information about how we’ll make that happen in the coming days."
Stay tuned to DF News
for further updates on this situation.
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SHIRI APPLEBY IN TALKS TO DIRECT DISNEY+ BODY-SWITCHING MOVIE 'WOULDN'T IT BE NICE'03/28/20 @ 11:53 am EST
Just what we were waiting for, a hot film deal.
Days after the town jumped all over the new novel by The Martian
author Andy Weir, sources said that Project Hail Mary
is in exclusive negotiations to be acquired by MGM in a 7-figure deal. Ryan Gosling will produce with Ken Kao. It is the latest bold move for Michael De Luca since taking the reins of the movie side of the studio. The deals are expected to close quickly.
The book is described as a solitary tale of an astronaut on a space ship who is tasked with saving the planet. There are some very clever twists which will not be given away here, but are consistent with the ingenuity that made The Martian
a thrilling ride.
Gosling is attached to play the astronaut as well. (via Deadline
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THRKRISTEN BELL TO HOST NICKELODEON TOWN HALL SPECIAL FOR KIDS TO ADDRESS CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS03/28/20 @ 12:01 pm EST
reports that in one of the first deals to get underway since Hollywood locked down due to the coronavirus crisis, Disney+ is hiring a director for one of its features.
Shiri Appleby, best known for her longtime acting work on shows such as UnREAL
is in negotiations to direct Wouldn’t It Be Nice
, a body-switching romantic comedy in the works at Disney+.
Appleby, who also directed episodes of unREAL
as well as several other shows, would make her feature-helming debut with Nice
. The way she nabbed the gig is very much of the moment in the way Hollywood is operating in these times of lockdown: Sources say Appleby presented her take on the project to Disney executives via Zoom. If a deal makes, she is likely to be the first director to be hired by the studio in this fashion. The project has not been greenlit and is still in development, insiders say.Nice
tells of teenage friends — a star football player on the rise and a brainy girl with few prospects — who wake up 20 years later to find out they are married and living a life neither of them expected.
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'STAR TREK: DISCOVERY' SEASON 3 FIRST TEASER RELEASED03/28/20 @ 11:43 am EST
Kristen Bell and Nickelodeon have teamed up for a special offering a kid's-eye view of life today amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hosted by Bell, #KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall
will be an hour-long special that directly addresses kids' questions and concerns about COVID-19 and provides tips and insights from medical experts. Kids and families across the country will also give first-person accounts of how they're handling social distancing and other changes in their lives. Alicia Keys is set to perform at the event as well.
"It’s so important to remember that we are all in this together, and our kids and loved ones need outlets to help them process and understand what’s going on and, most importantly, to still feel connected," Bell tells EW
about the special. "I hope kids and families come away from this special feeling a little more comfortable and that they enjoy some much-needed moments of humor during this difficult time." #KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall
is set to air Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m.
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Russell T Davies has penned and posted
a prequel to the Doctor Who
adventure, "Rose" – the episode that marked the series. What we weren't expecting was for Davies to post a sequel to the return episode, "Revenge of the Nestene".
In the sequel, Davies took us back in time to the last days of "The Time War"… and the beginning of the Doctor's return. This time, viewers get a sense of what happened after the final credits rolled on the the Doctor's return. Both were released to coincide with the global anniversary live-stream/live-tweet that took place on Thursday, which Davies also took part in. (via Bleeding Cool
"Revenge of the Nestene" sequel vid: https://youtu.be/CpFoOkSDgnc