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In case you missed it, Berger Books is publishing “Carmilla: The First Vampire.” Mignolaversity also took a look at October’s releases.
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– Peter David is following his return to the Maestro with a miniseries focused on Bruce Banner’s Las Vegas Mafioso alter-ego, Joe Fixit. Yildiary Ciar will draw the issue’s first issue, which is due for release in 2023. David says, “When I created Joe Fixit decades ago, it was merely as a means to shake up the standard formula… I had no idea that the character would have this much staying power, and that so much would eventually be done with him in the pages of the ‘Immortal Hulk.’ I’m thrilled that Marvel has given me this opportunity to revisit with an old friend.”
– Detroit: Become Human is getting a spin-off manga. “Detroit: Become Human Tokyo Stories: is due out tomorrow in Japan, and will be available on Comic Bridge. The book will be written by Saruwatari Kazami and drawn by Moto Sumida (who calls the source material “one of my favorite games I’ve ever played”). The manga, which is named after the Japanese title, examines android unrest in Japan and contrasts it with the American setting of the videogame.
– Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla’s “Night of the Ghoul” is getting a print release courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. October 5th will see the first issue. Described as a “dazzling work of horror, intercutting between the present-day narrative and the story of a lost horror film,” the print release will feature variant covers from Francavilla, Tula Lotay, Francis Manapul, and J.H. Williams III. The availability of the copies depends on how many were ordered by retailers.
– YellowjacketsAnd Addams FamilyStar Christina Ricci will portray Harley Quinn Harley Quinn & The Joker: Sound MindThe new podcast of audio dramas from Spotify, DC, Warner Bros. Eli Horowitz directed, wrote and directed the project.HomecomingThe podcast will also be hosted by Billy MagnussenThere is no time to die) as the Joker and Justin Hartley (This Is UsBruce Wayne. The audio drama centers on Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a young doctor who forms a partnership to save her dying father. The release date of the audio drama has not been announced.
– Five more audio adaptations of classic “Judge Dredd” stories will be available from Penguin Random House in September. The five stories are “Judge Dredd: Origins,” “Dredd Vs Death,” “Judge Anderson: Shamballa,” “Rogue Trooper: Welcome to Nu-Earth,” and “Nemesis the Warlock.” These adaptations will feature a full voice cast, original score, and an immersive soundscape.
– A24 has released a trailer for Funny PagesA coming-of-age film about a young man who asks for mentorship from an Image Comics employee. Young artist Robert is played by Daniel Zolghadri Gone Baby GoneMatthew Maher plays Wallace, a comic industry veteran. Owen Kline’s directorial debut, the film will be released in select theaters. It will also be available for purchase on August 26.
– Finally, a new article from The Hollywood Reporter details how comic creators are compensated when their characters appear in the MCU, revealing the disparity between the amount they’re promised and what they actually receive. Highlighting this is Devin Grayson’s back-and-forth with Marvel after Yelena Belova, a character she created with J.G. Jones was featured in Black Widow. Grayson was awarded $5000 out of an expected $25,000 with no explanation by Marvel. The report describes how Marvel uses ambiguous language to determine compensation. This includes the number of characters in a project, screentime, and the number of people who created each character. To wit, Grayson believes she and Jones would’ve received $2000 for Yelena’s appearances in HawkeyeThe offer was $300 per episode.