August 3, 2022 – Multiversity Comics

August 3, 2022 – Multiversity Comics


The Rundown is back! This is our daily summary of comic news stories that we missed the previous day. Are you able to share a link? Email our team at rundown@multiversitycomics.com.

In case you missed it, AfterShock announced “The Last Ride of Pillar & Pryde.”

“Time Traveler Tales”

– Dark Horse Comics Announcement they will team up with video game streamer and podcaster Karl Jacobs for “Time Traveler Tales,” a series based on his Minecraft playthrough Tales from the SMP. The comic will be written by Dave Scheidt (“Mayor Good Boy,” “Aw Yeah Comics!”), with art by Kelly and Nichole Matthews (“Just Beyond,” “Magic Tree House”). More details about the series will be revealed at a later date. Tales from the SMP was created in 2020. Jacobs and his fellow gamers create a story about Karl as a time traveler. Dark Horse Publishing has the Minecraft comics license since 2018. They have published books based on the game’s creators, Sarah Graley, Kristen Gudsnuk and many others.

– Bleeding Cool shared comments from various comics creators revealing they were infected with COVID-19 during San Diego Comic-Con; they include Mark Waid, Tom King, Jamal Igle, Amy Chu, and John Layman. It should be noted SDCC took the virus seriously, enforcing masking and vaccination checks, and many of these individuals were infected outside the convention center, including (as shared by The Beat) the post-Eisner Awards party, which was poorly ventilated after a guest complained the balcony doors were “letting in too much wind.”

– Netflix launched The Sandman: Dreamcast, a meditation aid featuring the voices of Neil Gaiman and various members of the show’s cast, including Tom Sturridge (Dream) and Vivienne Acheampong (Lucienne). The 28-minute experience invites listeners relax and to enjoy the descriptions of Dreaming. The SandmanSeason 1 of Netflix’s The Walking Dead is available on Friday, August 5th.

– A commercial for the upcoming Ghibli Park, animated by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki himself, was released. A Cat Train that looks like the Cat Bus is featured in the advertisement for the park. My Neighbor TotoroCarrying characters from Totoro Spirited Away. Ghibli Park will open in Nagakute (Japan) on November 1, 2022.

– Finally, the BatgirlWarner Bros. has taken the movie. Discovery merger is a failure and will not be released on the original intended home of HBO Max at the time this article was written. VarietyOther sources confirmed the story. New York Post, explaining the movie was shelved because of Warner Bros.’s new CEO David Zaslav’s desire for all DC films to be major theatrical releases. The nearly finished movie was deemed complete by the new regime. BatgirlThe film, which was produced at a cost of $90million, is not worth being released in theaters. VarietyDeadline claimed that the studio is using the tax write-off to justify their decision, almost certainly guaranteeing that the movie will not be released.

Despite this, Post‘s claims saying otherwise, there is no proof the decision was a result of poor test screenings, with Deadline adding the studio is mulling approaching directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and lead actress Leslie Grace, for new projects. Grace is also included. BatgirlJ.K. Simmons starred as her father, Commissioner Jim Gordon. Michael Keaton played Batman in the sequel. Flash movie. Brendan Fraser played the villain Firefly, while Ivory Aquino played Barbara’s best friend Alysia Yeoh, who would’ve been the first major trans character in a superhero film. This movie was meant to be released exclusively on HBO Max this year. Blue BeetleThe film will be released theatrically in theaters on August 18, 2023. Meanwhile, Keaton will reprise his role as Batman in the controversial FlashFilm still on track for June 23, 2023.

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