|FACE THE PARANORMAL IN BEN 10™: THE MANCHESTER MYSTERY ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL 07/10/19 @ 6:31 pm EST
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‘TITANS’ SEASON 3 CASTS SAVANNAH WELCH AS BARBARA GORDON 01/20/21 @ 3:06 pm EST
BOOM! Studios today announced BEN 10™: THE MANCHESTER MYSTERY, the newest middle grade original graphic novel based on Cartoon Network’s global hit series Ben 10™, with Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Francesca Perrone (Steven Universe), in stores March 2020.
Ben Tennyson isn’t your average 10-year-old...he’s also the wielder of the Omnitrix, an alien device that allows Ben to shift into ten different alien forms from around the galaxy. Together with his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, they protect the world from alien incursions.
The game’s afoot in BEN 10™: THE MANCHESTER MYSTERY as Ben Tennyson attempts to solve the mystery of a famous haunted house! Solving the Manchester Mystery would guarantee Ben a spot on his favorite supernatural television show but as he investigates the abandoned home, with his trusty cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max to round out the ghost hunting team, new secrets are revealed and it turns out not everything is as it seems. Science meets the supernatural as Ben wields the Omnitrix to pit aliens against ghosts in this thrilling new tale of mystery!
CB Lee is a Lambda Literary Award-nominated writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the Sidekick Squad series (Duet Books), Ben 10™ (BOOM! Studios), and All Out (Harper Teen). CB loves to write about queer teens, magic, superheroes, and the power of friendship. When not nationally touring as an educator, writer and activist, CB lives in Los Angeles, where she can neither confirm nor deny being a superhero.
“Ben thinks he's going to be bored at the ‘Living Museum’ at the historical reenactment town of Manchester, but when he finds out his idols the Mystery Boys are there investigating some strange disappearances, he's excited to prove himself.” said writer, CB Lee. “ It was so much fun to write this ghostly adventure with Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max as they put together clues and solve a mystery!”
Francesca Perrone is a comic book artist from Italy. In 2017, Perrone graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics in Naples. Perrone has drawn a series of covers for theSteven Universe comic book series for BOOM! Studios, and in 2019, will debut Bianca - Little Lost Lamb with Italian publisher, Shockdom.
“What mysteries lie in the Manchester House? Could it be... haunted? It's up to Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max to find it out in this thrilling new adventure,” said artist, Francesca Perrone. “I couldn't have been happier when I received the chance to bring to life this amazing script, and I hope you'll be as excited as I am!”
This is the fourth original graphic novel release from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network, featuring a cover by artist Mattia di Meo (Adventure Time). Fans can find BEN 10™: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE from CB Lee and Lidan Chen is available in bookstores everywhere, and keep an eye out for the upcoming debut of BEN 10™: FOR SCIENCE! from CB Lee and artist Mattia di Meo in July 2019.
“We had a lot of fun throwing Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max into an adventure that’s packed full of spooky fun for the team as they confront phenomenon that can’t be explained by science. . . or so we think.” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Will Ben prove that there are such things as ghosts? And if they are real, how will Team Tennyson deal with being stuck in a house full of them?! CB and Francesca push Ben to the limits of understanding in this thrilling installment of Ben’s adventures.”
BEN 10™: THE MANCHESTER MYSTERY is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Ben 10, and Over The Garden Wall, along with original series like Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, and Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews.
Cartoon Network’s Ben 10™ was recently greenlit for season four and is expected to premiere globally beginning 2020. The new season will follow Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max on adventures to some of the world’s most popular destinations including Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will continue to empower its worldwide fanbase through new alien transformations, action-packed battles with villains and more. Ben 10™is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.
Print copies of BEN 10™: THE MANCHESTER MYSTERY will be available for sale in March 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores and the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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TitansSWASHBUCKLING CYBERPUNK ADVENTURE TAKES FLIGHT IN 'JULES VERNE’S LIGHTHOUSE'01/20/21 @ 2:51 pm EST
has found its Barbara Gordon. Variety
has learned that Savannah Welch has been cast in the role of the HBO Max show’s upcoming third season.
In Season 3, Barbara Gordon is Gotham City Police Commissioner and uses a wheelchair. She used to be Batgirl until she was shot and paralyzed by the Joker. She has a combative relationship with Bruce Wayne and her life gets more complicated when Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) returns to Gotham, rekindling their old romance and starting a new crime fighting partnership.
Welch is known for her role in the History Channel military drama Six
, in which she played a Marine who suffered an amputation in combat. Her other onscreen appearances include the critically acclaimed films Boyhood
and Tree of Life
Welch herself is an amputee, losing one of her legs after an accident in 2016. Since then, she has become a spokesperson for the disability community.
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NETFLIX LANDS ADAPTATION OF YA GRAPHIC NOVEL ‘HEARTSTOPPER’01/20/21 @ 2:40 pm EST
Bestselling creative duo David Hine and Brian Haberlin—who brought readers breakout hits like The Marked and Sonata—are back again this April with an all-new adventure in Jules Verne’s: Lighthouse.
Set on the high seas of space, and based upon the work of master storyteller Jules Verne, this five issue science fiction miniseries will launch from Image/Shadowline with an extra length first issue.
“Brian introduced me to this lesser-known Jules Verne story of dastardly brigands and survival on a lonely, windswept island,” said Hine. “We did the obvious thing and transformed it into an epic science-fiction tale of space piracy, wormholes, galaxy-spanning conflict and a glitchy but lovable robot called Moses.”
Jules Verne’s: Lighthouse is set at the edge of the galaxy, where there is a giant supercomputer known as the Lighthouse. The only brain powerful enough to navigate ships through a sargasso of naturally occurring wormholes, potentially cutting months or even years off a spaceship’s journey. Three humans, one alien, and a nanny bot have manned the remote station for years in relative peace until the arrival of Captain Kongre and his band of cutthroat pirates threatens the future of civilization and reveals that each of the Lighthouse crew has been hiding a shocking secret.
He who controls the Lighthouse controls this part of the galaxy.
Haberlin added: “Lighthouse is a story that has been in my orbit for years. It’s one of Jules Verne’s most interesting stories on an emotional/psychological level. David and I love playing with flawed characters and this story is simply full of them. A tale of survival and redemption, against all odds at the far corner of the universe!”
Jules Verne’s: Lighthouse #1 Cover A by Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke (Diamond Code FEB210038) and Jules Verne’s: Lighthouse #1 Cover B by Haberlin and Van Dyke (Diamond Code FEB210039) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 14.
Jules Verne’s: Lighthouse #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
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Deadline'MY LITTLE PONY / TRANSFORMERS II' CONTINUES IDW’S WILD CROSSOVER OF BELOVED HASBRO BRANDS01/20/21 @ 2:34 pm EST
reports that Netflix is to adapt YA graphic novel Heartstopper
as an eight-part series with Doctor Who
helmer Euros Lyn attached to direct.
This comes 18 months after See-Saw Films, the company behind Top of the Lake
and State of the Union
, optioned the rights to Alice Oseman’s comic.
The half-hour series will be written by Oseman, who previously published YA novels including Solitaire, Radio Silence
and I Was Born For This!Heartstopper
tells the story of Nick and Charlie, two British teens at an all-boys grammar school. Charlie, a high-strung, openly gay overthinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, one day are made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realized. Heartstopper
is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger.
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By popular demand, IDW once again welcomes fans of all ages to the most imaginative comic book mashup of Hasbro creations ever with My Little Pony / Transformers II, a four-part monthly miniseries launching in April!YOUR FIRST LOOK AT THE FINAL ISSUE OF 'AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS'01/20/21 @ 2:25 pm EST
While using a modified Spacebridge to bring magic to Cybertron, the Decepticons end up unleashing a more powerful evil from Equestria than they ever could’ve imagined. Two worlds collide in the return of this hit crossover concept, with a first issue by writers James Asmus and Sam Maggs, and artists Jack Lawrence and Casey W. Coller!
“I can’t wait to jump back into this world of magical friendships that really is More than Meets the Eye,” says Maggs. “It’s such a blast coming up with the most fun (and downright weird) pairings of ponies and ‘bots, and I think fans of both series are going to be surprised at what’s we’ve got for them this second time around!”
“The first crossover was about as much fun as I’ve had in my writing career,” says Asmus. “I am hugely delighted that we’re not only doing a follow up, but getting to flip the script. In the first series, we got to tell really charming and fun stories by tossing the Autobots and Decepticons into the colorful, magical world of Equestria. But now, dragging dark magic and friendly ponies into the sci-fi world of Cybertron lets us play with brand new tones, toys, and team-ups!”
Editor Megan Brown says, “We are so excited to work with some amazingly talented writers and artists to bring this marvelous mashup back to comic stores! Just like the previous volume, many creators are contributing stories that are going to bring our favorite ponies to Cybertron and beyond, including returning writers James Asmus, Sam Maggs, Ian Flynn, and returning artists Jack Lawrence, Casey W. Coller, Priscilla Tramontano, and Tony Fleecs — all joined by some new, exciting faces! The creators on this series are exceptional, able to bridge the gap between Autobot and pony to make a colorful, vibrant world. We’re thrilled for everyone (and everypony!) to see what we have in store!”
My Little Pony / Transformers II #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Tony Fleecs, Cover B by Bethany McGuire-Smith, and two Retailer Incentive editions featuring art by Jon Gray and Anna Malkova, respectively.
For information on how to acquire copies of My Little Pony and Transformers comic books, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
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'STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC' SHORTS SERIES LAUNCHES01/20/21 @ 10:19 am EST
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #5, the series finale of the original series from acclaimed comics creator Dan Panosian (Slots
), artist Marianna Ignazzi, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Mike Fiorentino, a supernatural mystery about a group of high schoolers steeped in witchcraft and the town they live in filled with long-hidden secrets and unchecked power. Available on January 27, 2021.
After discovering the truth about Waverly, our Ravens find themselves in over their heads, but Wilma is just beginning to understand the scope of her power and must now decide how she wants to use it…
AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #5 features main cover art by Dan Panosian, as well as variant cover art by Qistina Khalidah (Something is Killing the Children
), and Pius Bak (The Magicians
AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR
by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Once & Future
by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children
by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Faithless
by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; The Red Mother
by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert; Wynd
by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Seven Secrets
by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; and We Only Find Them When They’re Dead
by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides
by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Joss Whedon’s Firefly
from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy the Vampire Slayer
from Jordie Bellaire and Ramon Bachs; Angel
from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and the Mighty Morphin
and Power Rangers
from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino.
Print copies of AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #5 will be available on January 27, 2021 exclusively 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 like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire. AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS SC will be available in local comic shops on June 2, 2021 and wherever books are sold June 8, 2021.
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‘SHE-HULK’: GINGER GONZAGA JOINS DISNEY+ MARVEL SERIES01/20/21 @ 9:41 am EST
This month, Lucasfilm launched the first phase of Star Wars: The High Republic
, a new era of Star Wars storytelling set centuries before the Skywalker saga.
To support the publishing initiative, Lucasfilm is launching a series of animated shorts to help fans get to know The High Republic
's heroes. Characters of Star Wars: The High Republic
follows Star Wars: Forces of Destiny and Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures as the latest Star Wars digital shorts series. Each episode spotlights a different High Republic character starting with Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh.
You can see the first episode of Characters of Star Wars: The High Republic by clicking here.
Future installments of Characters of Star Wars: The High Republic will appear on the Star Wars YouTube channel. (via ComicBook)
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She-Hulk‘PIXAR POPCORN’ TRAILER: DISNEY+ TO PREMIERE ANIMATED SHORTS FEATURING ICONIC CHARACTERS01/20/21 @ 11:22 am EST
is a legal comedy that centers on the eponymous heroine (Tatiana Maslany), aka Jennifer Walters, an attorney who has similar powers to her cousin, Bruce Banner/The Hulk.
Gonzaga plays Walters’ best friend. As announced at Disney Investor Day, Avengers
star Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as The Hulk and Tim Roth is reprising his Hulk
character of The Abomination on She-Hulk.
The series is directed by Kat Coiro and Anu Valia, with Jessica Gao serving as head writer.
Marvel declined comment. (via Deadline
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WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?01/20/21 @ 9:20 am EST
A slew of new animated shorts featuring iconic Pixar characters are slated to debut January 22 on Disney+.
Disney has announced that the shorts, collectively titled Pixar Popcorn
, would feature characters from acclaimed films ranging from Toy Story
, to The Incredibles
. The company also announced the names for the shorts on Tuesday: “Dancing with the Cars", “Unparalleled Parking", “Soul of the City", “Cookie Num Num”, “Chore Day: The Incredibles Way”, “Dory Finding", “A Day in the Life of the Dead”, “To Fitness and Beyond”, and “Fluffy Stuff with Ducky & Bunny”.Pixar Popcorn
will mark Disney+’s first original animation release of the year. Animation has been a key component for Disney’s streaming service, which launched in November 2019 with the well-received Forky Asks a Question
animated series. Disney+ has premiered a handful of animated titles since then, including Short Circuit
, and the seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
. (via IndieWire
Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/R9DEbXYGWCk
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NEW 'WANDAVISION' COSTUMES FEATURETTE RELEASED01/20/21 @ 9:14 am EST
This April, writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Pasqual Ferry team up for a Spider-Man story like none other in SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER’S SHADOW. The critically acclaimed writer, currently wowing readers with his Eisner-nominated work on Daredevil, has crafted a thrilling saga that will explore Peter Parker’s dark side. Superstar artist Pasqual Ferry (The Mighty Thor
) and colorist Matt Hollingsworth (Hawkeye
) join him to bring to life one of the most ruthless Spider-Man stories Marvel Comics has ever told.
Peter Parker once put on an alien suit that nearly destroyed his life – but what if he’d never taken it off? Ignoring every warning, Spidey embraces the dark symbiote! Haunted by terrible nightmares and exhausted by an endless barrage of bad guys, Peter can’t seem to catch a break these days. So when the Hobgoblin attacks, he finds a hero at the end of his rope…and vulnerable to new dark impulses. Spider-Man is about to change his rules – but is it truly Peter who is in charge?
“I’m thrilled to be kicking off a new era of “WHAT IF” stories with this tale of a Spider-Man gone bad! How bad will he be? Will he have a goatee and no hyphen in his name? Pick up issue one to find out! But seriously, I feel that with SPIDER’S SHADOW we’re exploring some dark situations with Spidey and the Marvel Universe, while making it cool and fun to read. I think longtime fans will love it and new readers will be amazed at what Marvel lets us do,” Zdarsky teased. “Pasqual and Matt are producing amazing work on this book. When every page comes in, I share them with all of my friends even though Marvel says I’m not allowed to do that.”
“Since I started working at Marvel some long years ago, I always dreamed of drawing Spider-Man, I came close a couple of times to get it, but the God of Thunder and Iron Man got in the way at the last moment— which were quite a joy too. So when I was offered the opportunity to draw this miniseries, you can imagine my happiness. In addition, I always wanted to experiment with the black suit from Secret Wars
so the icing on the cake was doing that in the form of a “What If” series set at the beginning of that journey,” Ferry said. “Chip's script is really shocking and surprising, a delight for someone fan of the character like me, and I'm sure it will catch the readers as much as it is drawing it with me. Hold on to the seats, because SPIDER’S SHADOW is going to surprise you in a way that you cannot imagine!”
Check out the cover by Phil Noto below and don’t miss this terrifying tale when SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER’S SHADOW #1 hits stands in April.
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has released a behind-the-scenes video diving into the critically-acclaimed costuming involved in the WandaVision
series thus far. The costuming has been, in many cases, a visual love letter to the sitcoms of the 1950s and '60s.
The first two WandaVision
episodes are now streaming on Disney+ while the third drops January 22nd.
Costume featurette: https://twitter.com/i/status/1351439254828806144