July 8, 2021 – Multiversity Comics
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– Newsarama reports that the miniseries “The Death of Doctor Strange” will be accompanied by several one-shots, including “Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers”, written by Alex Paknadel, with illustrations by Ryan Bodenheim (“Red Mass for Mars”) . The comic will see the evil deity Cyttorak, now emboldened in the wake of Strange’s death, wreak havoc in Manhattan thanks to his avatar, the Juggernaut. It goes on sale in October, shortly after the release of “Death of Doctor Strange” # 1 on September 22.
– Going through ICv2, Kodansha announced that they will be releasing Akira: wall art, an art book which reproduces an artistic project inspired by the manga of Katsuhiro Otomo, and which was produced with the participation of Otomo. They also revealed that they will be reissuing three out of print Osamu Tezuka titles (“Apollo’s Song,” “Ode to Kirihito” and “Princess Knight”) in new omnibus editions in one volume. All of these books will be available in spring 2022.
– Yesterday saw the release of Matteo Pizzolo and Anna “Muckraker” Wieszczyk’s “Godkiller: Tomorrow’s Ashes” # 1, and to mark the occasion, publisher Black Mask Studios also released by surprise “Godkiller: Walk Among Us” # 8, an epilogue to the previous series that was previously only published in the pocket-sized store. Rhythm has more details.
– Speaking of Matteo Pizzolo, Deadline reports that he is in the process of writing an animated series based on the superhero horror comic “Faust”, at Sony Pictures Television. Created by writer David Quinn and artist Tim Vigil in 1987, “Faust” followed John Jaspers, a vigilante who sold his soul to acquire superpowers, and who must now rise up against Mephistopheles to save his lover, Dr. Jade DeCamp, and find her soul. The series has already been adapted into the 2000 English-language Spanish film Faust: Love of the damned, directed by Re-animator producer Brian Yuzna.
– Going through Anime news network, Vinland Saga returns for a second season. Based on Makoto Yukimura’s Viking manga, Vinland Saga is a loose account of the life of Icelandic explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni, one of the first Viking settlers of Vinland (now Newfoundland). The first season premiered in July 2019 and was broadcast worldwide on Amazon Prime. It will be released as a home video with an English dub from Sentai Filmworks later this summer. It is not known when Season 2 will air.
– “The complete season 1” of the animated series Cleopatra in space is added to Hulu on Wednesday, July 14. The show, produced by DreamWorks and based on Mike Maihack’s Graphix books, was originally released exclusively on NBCUniversal Peacock’s streaming service. Maihack tweeted he was “excited about the show (and the books) potentially reaching a wider audience”. Cleopatra in space follows a teenage version of the ancient Egyptian queen after being transported 30,000 years into the future, where she learns that she is the prophesied savior of the Nile galaxy. A total of 26 episodes have been released at the time of writing.
– UK Star girl fans won’t have to wait long for the second season, with Geektown Reporting of new episodes will be added to the show’s UK home, Amazon Prime, the day after their US premiere. Star girl Season 2 will air Tuesday August 10 on The CW and in the UK from August 11.
– MGM has published a trailer for The Addams Family 2, the sequel to the 2019 animated film, which sees the spooky, wacky clan on vacation. Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg and Bette Midler will all reprise their roles, while Javon “Wanna” Walton will replace Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley. Bill Hader and Wallace Shawn will also be voicing new characters. The film will hit theaters on October 1.
– To finish, Houston Public Media reported that the city’s Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore filed a lawsuit against its neighbor, the Crowne Plaza River Oaks hotel, in a most unusual but fitting way: with a 13-page comic. The comic, created by Third Planet owner TJ Johnson with various artists, alleges that the hotel “allowed guests to throw” all kinds of objects “from the building’s balconies, including plates, luggage racks and ladders – all of which damaged the roof of the store.The case is ongoing.