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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020



SUPERGIRL TO END AFTER SEASON 6

The CW and Warner Bros. Television have announced that Supergirl is coming to an end after its upcoming sixth season.

The show, starring Melissa Benoist, is set to start production on its final season this month.

On Instagram, Benoist wrote, "To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement. Seeing the incredible impact the show has had on young girls around the world has always left me humbled and speechless.

"She's had that impact on me, too. She's taught me strength I didn't know I had, to find hope in the darkest of places, and that we are stronger when we're united."

The final season of 20 episodes is set to begin mid-season.



MARVEL COMICS' S.W.O.R.D.

Marvel Comics has announced a December lauch for S.W.O.R.D., the newest X-Men title from writer Al Ewing and artist Valerio Schiti.

Here's how the book is described:

"In last year's groundbreaking House of X, the mutant nation of Krakoa was founded and quickly became a major force on the world stage. Now, Jonathan Hickman's grand new vision for mutantkind continues as the X-Men look to do for the galaxy what Krakoa did for the planet.

"In the startling aftermath of X of Swords, mutantkind will take the bold next step in claiming their destiny by relaunching the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate to deal with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of Earth. The events of S.W.O.R.D. will have a tremendous impact not only on the X-Men's world, but the Marvel Universe as a whole, as the mutants of S.W.O.R.D. warp the cosmic landscape forever. The stellar cast includes Magneto, Abigail Brand, Cable, Frenzy, Wiz Kid, Fabian Cortez, former Avenger Manifold, and many other fan-favorite mutants who will be stepping into the spotlight in a major way."

"It's an absolute blast to be working with the X-team, and to bring Marvel's merry mutants into the new Age of Space - and introduce space to the new age of Krakoa," Ewing said. "And it's not just X-readers and space explorers who get what they want -- fans of my more cosmic Marvel work will have plenty to digest as well, as mutantkind thinks even bigger and takes it even further, into realms I'm almost surprised they let me get away with. After conquering death, what's next -- and will we survive the experience?"

S.W.O.R.D. will reunite Ewing with Schiti. The pair previously joined forces on Marvel's cosmic epic, Empyre.

"I really love Al's books, so I'm very happy to have the chance to be on his side in this new adventure. We already had the chance to work together, a few years ago on Mighty Avengers and more recently on Empyre, so now we trust each other and we can use a more 'flexible' working method. He can switch from full script to 'Marvel style' when needed, and I can change panels or layouts when I think that could work better. This is definitely one the best working partnerships Ifve ever had," Schiti said.

"I can't say much about what S.W.O.R.D. does, but I can say that every team member will have a peculiar role to play. That's why I designed their uniforms with technical clothing, urban outfits, and even ceremonial uniforms: every role needed a different reference and a different starting point. The space outfits are inspired by trekking or hiking clothes, far from the typical space suit because these characters are explorers, not astronauts."



BRIEFLY

BLACK WIDOW DELAYED: Marvel Studios' Black Widow has been pushed back again, this time from Nov. 6 to May 7, 2021.

Also moved back are Eternals from Feb. 12, 2021 to Nov. 5, 2021 and Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings from May 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021.

20th Century Studios' The King's Man has now moved up from its Feb. 26 date to take the Feb. 12 spot vacated by Eternals.

PEACEMAKER ON HBO MAX: HBO Max is set to explore the origins of the Peacemaker character, the master of weapons from the upcoming The Suicide Squad film, in the new Max Original action-adventure-comedy series Peacemaker.

HBO Max has given a straight-to-series order of eight episodes for the first season of the show. John Cena will reprise his role from The Suicide Squad movie to star in the series, and the film's writer/director James Gunn will write all eight episodes of Peacemaker and will direct multiple episodes, including the first.

Here's what HBO Max revealed about the show:

"While details about Peacemaker are being kept under wraps, the series will explore the origins of the character that Cena will play in the upcoming film, a man who believes in peace at any cost -- no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. The series will extend the world that Gunn is creating for The Suicide Squad movie, which is scheduled to be released in theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 6, 2021."

Cena said: "I have said before that it has been a tremendous honor and an incredible opportunity to be part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie. I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for Peacemaker. We can't wait for fans to see this."

Gunn and The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran will serve as executive producers of the series, with Cena as co-executive producer. Peacemaker is scheduled to begin production in early 2021, prior to Gunn beginning work on the next Guardians of the Galaxy film.

DARK HORSE FIRST LOOKS: For covers and six-page preview of Stranger Things: Science Camp #1, arriving in stores on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from Dark Horse Comics, CLICK HERE.

ZENESCOPE FIRST LOOKS: For cover and six-page preview of Tales of Terror Quarterly: Hellfire, arriving in stores on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from Zenescope Entertainment, CLICK HERE.

ARCHIE UPDATES COMIXOLOGY DEAL: Archie Comics, is expanding its availability on comiXology, the leading digital comics service. Starting Sept. 23, with the publication of Sabrina: Something Wicked #3, comiXology will release new titles on comiXology Unlimited the same day they are available in print.

The new initiative marks the first time a major U.S. publisher has made content available day-and-date with the subscription-based streaming service.



DECEMBER 2020 SOLICITATIONS

Below are solicitations posted for December. Click on the publisher's name for the full listings and check back soon for additional solicitations.

* ARCHIE COMICS.

* DARK HORSE COMICS.

* DC COMICS.

* IDW PUBLISHING.

* MARVEL COMICS.

* RED 5 COMICS.

* TITAN COMICS.

* ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT.









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