November 8, 2022 – Multiversity comics

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In case you missed it, “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” co-creator Kevin O’Neill deceased69 years old. We also examined February Mignolaverse releases.

‘Night Fever’

– Image comics announcement “Night Fever,” a new original graphic novel from writer Ed Brubaker, artist Sean Phillips, and colorist Jacob Phillips. Described as a Jekyll-and-Hyde story, the book will follow protagonist Jonathan Webb on a business trip to Europe, as he finds himself wandering a city at night with “the mysterious and violent Rainer as guide”. It will be released in comic shops on June 14 and in bookstores on June 20, 2023.

– A.W.A. Studios announcement “Black Tape”, a 60s/70s horror/rock n’ roll comic book by Dan Panosian (in his early days as a writer) and artist Dalibor Talajić. The book is set after the sudden death of rock star Jack King, with his widow Cindy struggling to protect his legacy when the investigation takes an occult turn. The title refers to an unreleased album by Jack, who will undoubtedly be at the center of his mysterious disappearance. Issue 1 (of 5) goes on sale February 1.

– IDW Publishing has published a 14-page prologue for the new Sonic Frontiers game, “Sonic Frontiers Prologue: Convergence”. Written by Ian Flynn with art by Evan Stanley and color by Heather Breckel, the comic sees Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, and Amy Rose battle Dr. Eggman, who “acts strangely.” It is available for read for free digitallywhile Sonic Frontiers (which Flynn co-wrote) is available on all major game consoles starting today.

– Lucasfilm announcement the cast for The AcolyteDisney+ star wars series set in the time of the High Republic. In addition to previously reported and announced names like Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto and Jodie Turner-Smith, the show will also include Dafne Keen (Logan, Its dark materials), Rebecca Henderson (Manhunt), Charlie Barnett (Russian doll), Dean Charles Chapman (1917, game of thrones), and Carrie-Anne Moss (The matrix). The Acolyte will follow a former Padawan who “reunites with her Jedi master to investigate a series of crimes”, and is currently in production for a presumed release in late 2023.

–Daniel Kaluuya will express Spider-Punk in Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse. Hobie Brown’s Earth-138 (the original Prowler), the punk rock-themed Spider-Punk was created by Dan Slott and Olivier Coipel, and first appeared in the original “Spider-Verse” storyline. in 2014. The role marks the Oscar-nominated get out and Nope the star’s second swing in the Marvel universe, after his W’Kabi turn in Black Panther. Through the Spider-Versewhich will also (fully) feature Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099 and Issa Rae as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, hits theaters June 2, 2023.

Variety reports Clémence Poésy (The tunnel) and Adam Nagaitis (Chernobyl) joined the cast of The Walking DeadDaryl Dixon’s spin-off, which will take place in France. Poésy will play Isabelle, “a member of a progressive religious group who joins forces with Daryl on a trip through France,” while Nagaitis will play Quinn, a “displaced Briton who rose to power in post-apocalyptic Paris in as a black merchant and the owner of the Demimonde, a sexy underground nightclub. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixonstarring Norman Reedus, will premiere next year.

– In other casting news, Saturday Night Live veteran Sasheer Zamata joined the cast of Agatha: Chaos Coven in an unnamed role; while Brett Goldstein and Bowen Yang will voice characters in the future Garfield film. It’s unclear who they’ll play in the reboot, which is due out May 24, 2024, but the film will also star Goldstein. Ted Lasso co-star Hannah Waddingham and Yang’s SNL co-starring Cecily Strong.

– Finally, Kevin Hart’s production company, Hartbeat, acquired an equity stake at comic book publisher Black Sands Entertainment. Black Sands’ output includes graphic novels and animated shorts inspired by African history, including the self-titled “Black Sands” books, which Hartbeat will now help develop into a feature film and animated series. Manuel Godoy, co-founder and CEO of Black Sands, said Hart “understands the world of independent business and intellectual property. Her expertise will help propel our brand into a household name and empower a new generation of young black designers for years to come. Black Sands will one day be one of the top ten anime in the world.

Kimberly B. Nguyen