July 25, 2022 – Multiversity comics

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In case you missed it, it was San Diego Comic-Con, so we had additional previews on Saturday and Sunday covering all the news from the convention.

Cover by Valerio Giangiordano

– Writer Mark Russell and artist Mico Suayan will set Blade and Dracula towards the same goal in a recently announced one-shot, “Blade: Vampire Nation.” The same goal will be for Blade to uncover an assassination plot in Dracula’s Vampire Nation, with Dracula himself employing the Vampire Hunter to finish the job. The Vampire Nation is still in its infancy, having been recently established in the Marvel Universe in “Avengers,” and the assassination plot threatens not only to derail the country, but to spread across- beyond its borders and around the world. The one-shot, which will feature cover art by Valerio Giangiordano, is slated for release in November.

Weekly editors reported five graphic novel deals this week, including First Second’s acquisition of Penelope Bagieu’s upcoming graphic memoir, “Overlays.” Bagieu is best known for “Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World”, a translated collection of her French comic book blog entries, “Les Culottées”. “Overlays” will collect stories from eras of her childhood and adolescence that were most influential in shaping her. Montana Kane is set to serve as “Overlays” translator, while Robyn Chapman will serve as editor. “Overlays” is currently slated for a fall 2023 release.

– September will see the return of the Infinity Comic, “It’s Jeff,” from writer Kelly Thompson, artist Gurihiru and writer Sarah Brunstad, to Marvel Unlimited. Dubbed “Season 2,” the comic will continue to tell the stories of fan-favorite character Jeff the Land Shark, who was created by Thompson and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo during their tenure on “West Coast Avengers.” You can check out promotional artwork for the throwback series here.

– from Netflix The sand man received an official trailer, giving audiences the best look at the upcoming comic book adaptation from Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg. The trailer shows Dream (Tom Sturridge) enlisting the help of Joanna Constantine (Jenna Coleman) to ensure dreams stop escaping the Dreaming and prevent the downfall of humanity. One of the escaped dreams is Boyd Holbrook’s Corinthian, which is featured prominently in the trailer; Also featured are Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer Morningstar and his estate, Hell, and Mason Alexander Park’s Desire, and their estate, the Threshold. As part of the show’s panel at SDCC, Gaiman revealed that Dave McKean provided the show with its end credits titles. You can check out the trailer here, then watch Neil Gaiman’s breakdown on vanity lounge.

– Nickelodeon has revealed the voice cast for the upcoming animated series Transformers: EarthSpark. The series will follow the lives of the first generation of Earth-born Transformers alongside their human families, primarily 13-year-old Robby Malto (Sydney Mikayla) and his 9-year-old younger sister, Morgan ‘Mo’ Malto (Zion Broadnax). The Malto family also includes two Transformers, Twitch (Kathreen Khavari) and Thrash (Zeno Robinson). The next generation of Transformers will be joined by franchise mainstays Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron, who are set to be voiced by Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Rory McCann respectively. Transformers: EarthSpark is set to debut in November on Paramount+ or Nickelodeon in select territories. You can see the full voice cast and watch the trailer here.

– The first teaser for Batwheels, the upcoming preschool anime series, has been released. The series will follow Bam, Bibi, Redbird, Batwing, and Buff, all sentient versions of the Bat-family vehicles, as they battle Gotham’s villains along with their human counterparts. Jacob Bertrand is leading the voice cast as Bam the Batmobile, while Ethan Hawke will voice Batman and Madigan Kacmar will voice Bibi, Batgirl’s motorcycle. The series is set to launch with an origin special on Batman Day, September 17, exclusively on Cartoonito on HBO Max, with a Cartoon Network broadcast to follow on an unconfirmed date. The teaser can be found at THR.

– To finish, Fullmetal Alchemist: Scar’s Revenge will arrive on Netflix in the United States on August 20, the streaming service has announced. The film is a sequel to the 2017 release Fullmetal Alchemist, whose lead role, Ryōsuke Yamada, returned to the role of Alphonse Elric. Mackenyu Arata joined the film’s cast as Scar, described in the film’s trailer as a “state alchemist serial killer”, who is fueled by his distrust of alchemy afterward”[destroyed] his body.” A third live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film, Final transmute was released in Japan in June, but does not yet have a US release date. The Fullmetal Alchemist The series is based on the manga by Hiromu Arakawa.

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