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Whedon Fox Taking The Buffy Comics License

For years, Dark Horse Comics has been publishing its ongoing comic series based on the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” TV series with events in the books taking place in the years after the events of the series.

Now, in a recent interview with CBR, series creator and comics writer Joss Whedon confirmed that the upcoming fourth and final issue of ‘Buffy Season Twelve: The Reckoning’ will be the end of the Dark Horse Buffy era and then the rights to the series revert to Fox. He says:

“We want to do something more with Dark Horse right now – especially because Fox is taking the Buffy license and the Firefly license back. And Dark Horse has shepherded these licenses for decades now…

I heard about all of this after the fact. It’s like Disney taking Star Wars over to Marvel. All the sudden we realize this is happening. So I’m writing this from a position that will leave everybody in a position where you feel some closure, but it’s definitely not, ‘Oh, I now I won’t ever want to read about them again.’

Similar to the show, we’re not going to close it all off in the sense of ‘Everybody’s dead!’. We wanted to give the Dark Horse era some closure. What they’ve done over the years with Scott Allie and Sierra Hahn, and everyone there has put their souls into this. The artists like Georges [Jeanty] and everyone were such a perfect match. It’s been a great combination, so it couldn’t just end.”

The last issue of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Twelve” hits stores September 19th.

Eisner Award-winning writer John Layman (CHEW, LEVIATHAN) and artist Afu Chan (Immortal Iron FistsSpera) team up for OUTER DARKNESS, an all-new sci-fi/horror series coming this November from Image/Skybound Entertainment.

“Thanks to Afu Chan and Skybound, we’ve succeeded in making OUTER DARKNESS as perfect and beautiful as I’d envisioned it to be since finishing Chew,” said Layman. “I’m so unbelievably excited that OUTER DARKNESS is being announced to the world. I’m absolutely in love with this book.”

In OUTER DARKNESS, humankind has successfully colonized the galaxy. But during our interstellar travels, we discovered a terrifying secret out in the vast reaches of space…

Enter Captain Joshua Rigg and the crew of the starship Charon, who will encounter demonic possessions, hauntings, and cosmic horror as they embark on a desperate rescue mission into the Outer Darkness of space—where everything wants to kill them.

“It was scary, in good way, working with John Layman and Skybound, especially on a comic filled with monsters and in space where nobody can hear you,” said Chan. “I am always on the edge of my seat while drawing these pages, and I can’t wait for people to experience the ride when reading OUTER DARKNESS. It is the best work I’ve done yet.”

OUTER DARKNESS #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, November 7th.

Source: Space is profoundly terrifying in John Layman and Afu Chan’s OUTER DARKNESS

Alf Reboot
Earth to Gordon Shumway: Book an appointment with your groomer.

Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a reboot of the beloved ’80s alien sitcom ALF, TVLine has learned exclusively. The original series — which centered on a hairy, sarcastic extraterrestrial who is taken in by a middle-class family — ran for four seasons NBC, with the series finale airing March 24, 1990. All told, 102 episodes were produced.

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Locke and Key TV Series Officially Lands at Netflix

Co-creator and illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez shared the news on his Twitter account, along with the show’s official logo on Wednesday.

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Locke & Key centers around three siblings who move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts after their father is brutally murdered. There, they discover magical keys that give them a wide array of powers and abilities. On their trail is a demon who also wants the keys at any cost.

Writer/creator Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King and famous for his novels Heart-Shaped Box, The Fireman and Horns, which was adapted into a directed by Alex Aja and starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple.

The streaming giant, and producer of hits GLOW and Stranger Things, announced in a press release Locke & Key will be developed and executive produced by Carlton Cuse, famous for shows such as Nash Bridges and Black Sash, and his company Genre Arts, along with Meredith Averill at Genre, David Ozer and Ted Adams from IDW, and series creator and writer Joe Hill.

Source: Locke & Key TV Series Officially Picked Up by Netflix | CBR

Details Of Batman Animated Series Blu Ray

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed details about the long-awaited “Batman: The Animated Series” complete Blu-ray box-set.

The disc set will include all eighty-five episodes of the highly acclaimed and Emmy-winning series along with the twenty-four episodes of “The New Batman Adventures” and the ‘Mask of the Phantasm’ and ‘Sub-Zero’ movies. The set will consist of new remasters of all episodes and the movies, a new hour-long featurette, audio commentaries, three Funko pops, and a deluxe art book.

The set will retail for $112.99 and will be available on Blu-ray on October 16th. Check out the cover art for the set below.

Source: Blu-ray.com

    Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Under the Tuscan Sun) is set to star in FX’s Y pilot, its long-gestating drama based on the acclaimed post-apocalyptic science fiction DC comic book series Y: The Last Man. Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Imogen Poots (Green Room, Frank & LolaLashana Lynch(Captain Marvel, Bulletproof), Juliana Canfield (Succession) and Marin Ireland(Sneaky Pete, Hell or High Water) round out the stellar ensemble cast.

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    #WeBelieve in creator-owned panels, signings,
    & con exclusive variants
    Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego this year for San Diego Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 18th through Sunday, July 22nd. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.
    COLLECTED EDITION CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):
    • ICE CREAM MAN, VOL. 1: RAINBOW SPRINKLES hardcover by W. Maxwell Prince & Martin Morazzo, cover by Morazzo, $35 +tax
    • VS, VOL. 1 hardcover by Iván Brandon & Esad Ribić, cover by Ribić, $35 +tax
    LIMITED* SINGLE ISSUE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):
    * Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.  
    • IMAGE FIRSTS DEADLY CLASS #1 by Rick Remender & Wes Craig, featuring a SYFY cast photo cover, FREE
    • FARMHAND #1 by Rob Guillory, cover by Guillory, $10 +tax
    • UNNATURAL #1 by Mirka Andolfo, cover by Andolfo, $10 +tax
    SINGLE ISSUE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at SKYBOUND side of booth – #2729):
    • WALKING DEAD #181 by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard, cover by Charlie Adlard & Dave McCaig, $10
    • REDNECK #13 by Donny Cates & Lisandro Estherren, cover by Geoff Shaw & Dee Cunniffe, $10
    SINGLE ISSUE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at TOP COW booth #2629):
    • INFINITE DARK/THE FREEZE FLIP BOOK by Ryan Cady & Andrea Mutti, covers by Phil Sevy (THE FREEZE) and Andrea Mutti (INFINITE DARK), FREE with a Top Cow booth purchase or by attending a Top Cow panel
    • APHRODITE V #1 by Bryan Hill & Jeff Spokes, cover by Natali Sanders (Limited to 1,000), $10.00
    CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):
    • DEADLY CLASS T-shirt, $24.99 +tax
    • DEADLY CLASS enamel lapel pin, $10 +tax
    CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE (sold at TOP COW booth #2629):
    • WITCHBLADE enamel lapel pin, $10
    • SUNSTONE enamel lapel pins, $10
    SIGNINGS AT THE IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#2729)

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    This October, Eisner-nominated writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY, Space-Mullet) will launch an all-new head-banging, face-melting adventure from Image/Skybound Entertainment: MURDER FALCON.

    The world is under attack. Monsters have invaded our streets and our homes, and there’s only one thing that can stop them: METAL.

    “Music is something that brings me a lot of joy, and it was my goal to translate that into images, thus bringing MURDER FALCON into the world,” said Johnson. “It’s a super combo of all the things I love, and I’m so excited to share it with you all.”

    Jake’s life is falling apart: no band, no girl, no future…until he meets Murder Falcon, a legendary monster-killer sent from The Heavy to destroy all evil. But he can’t do it alone—he needs Jake by his side, shredding up a storm. Now, with every chord Jake plays on his guitar, the power of metal fuels Murder Falcon into all-out kung fu fury on those that seek to conquer Earth.

    Better watch out, monsters—METAL WILL DESTROY ALL EVIL!

    MURDER FALCON #1 will launch from Image/Skybound Entertainment on Wednesday, October 10th.

    Source: MURDER FALCON: get ready to shred!

    Even before hitting shelves this August, the forthcoming CROWDED by Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, Harley Quinn), Ro Stein and Ted Brandt (Captain Marvel, Raven: The Pirate Princess), Triona Farrell (Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu), and Cardinal Rae (BINGO LOVE, ROSE) is stirring up buzz with The Hollywood Reporter dropping the news yesterday that Rebel Wilson has optioned the film rights to the series with the goal of starring in and producing the movie adaptation. Wilson will develop the project and produce it via her Camp Sugar production banner. Also producing is Oni Entertainment.

    First announced at the prestigious Image Expo in February, CROWDED explores the seedy implications of today’s technology with the gut-wrenching resonance of a Black Mirror episode. In CROWDED, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps, including Reapr: a crowdfunding platform to fund assassinations. Charlie Ellison leads a quiet, normal life until she’s suddenly targeted by a million-dollar Reapr campaign. Hunted by all of Los Angeles, Charlie hires Vita, the lowest-rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. As the campaign picks up speed, they’ll have to figure out who wants Charlie dead before the campaign’s 30 days—or their lives—are over.

    CROWDED #1 Cover A by Stein & Brandt and CROWDED #1 Cover B by Stott hit stores on Wednesday, August 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, July 23rd.

     

    Source: CROWDED picked up for a movie adaptation

    Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

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