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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021



MARVEL COMICS FOR MAY

Marvel Comics has provided The Continuum with its solicitations for May.

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TODD MCFARLANE LAUNCHING UNIVERSE

Image Comics president Todd McFarlane has announced an attempt at creating his own multi-character, interconnected comic=book universe. His stated goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what the other comic industry giants, Marvel, and DC Comics, have accomplished with their comic book universes.

The character Spawn, created by McFarlane, will be at the forefront of the initial launch of new titles, but the long-term goal is that Spawn will become but one of many characters that will succeed not only in the comics industry but in many mediums across the globe.

McFarlane announced four new titles coming out in 2021, with three of them continuing as regular monthly titles, meaning that there will be an opportunity for fans of the Spawn character and his new expanding world to get their stories from it on a weekly basis.

"The simple question is this: DC Comics started a shared universe in the late 1930s. Marvel Comics began theirs in the early 1960s... so, can lightning strike a third time beginning in 2021?" McFarlane sadi. "I personally do not have the answer to that question right now, but the only way to get an answer to that question is to make the attempt in the first place.

"This is a long-intended plan that will need the help of dozens and dozens of creators to help create hundreds and hundreds of characters. And then to reward those creators if any of their ideas pay off in a big way outside of the comic industry. The quest isn't to have our ideas exclusively live in the comic-book industry but to have merit and value outside of that industry as well. My character Spawn has been an example of what can happen with creation... so, what are the possibilities if hundreds of creations are brought together? Marvel and DC Comics have shown us that a collective group of characters, together, in a shared universe can resonate globally. I think it is time for David to attempt to join the same arena as the Goliaths of the world."

In June, in what McFarlane is calling "2021 the Year of Spawn," comic retailers will be able to order Spawn's Universe #1. This will be a book that will set the stage with a story that will then spill out into the other new monthly titles.

The first title will release in August with a book called King Spawn #1, the first time in 28 years years that anyone can buy a monthly issue #1 Spawn book.

In October comes the second new monthly called Gunslinger Spawn. The title character has been a hit among the fanbase over the past year.

And there will be a new #1 team book, The Scorched, which will band five characters together to fight against forces too big for any of them to take on alone. Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn and She-Spawn begin the group's adventures, but McFarlane promises a rotating cast of heroes over the coming months to keep the roster of heroes fresh. He also said that he would be bringing in new major villains into the fold, too.

McFarlane has recruited such creators as Art Adams, Jason Shawn Alexander, Carlo Barberi, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, Donny Cates, Jim Cheung, Mike del Mundo, Javier Fernandez, David Finch, Jonathan Glapion, Kevin Keane, Ales Kot, Puppeteer Lee, Sean Lewis, Sean Gordon Murphy, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, Marc Silvestri, Marcio Takara and Frank Quitely.

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IDW PUBLISHING FOR MAY

IDW Publishing has provided The Continuum with its solicitations for May.

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD RETURNS

AMC has released images and details from the second half of Season 6 of Fear The Walking Dead, which will premiere on Sunday, April 11 at 9 p.m (ET).

Episodes will be released to AMC+ subscribers the Thursday before the episode airs on the main network.

Here's how the network sets up the second half of the season:

"As Morgan's (Lennie James) bid to free the remaining members of the group becomes bolder, Virginia (Colby Minifie) grows increasingly desperate to find her sister and protect the settlements from forces working inside and outside her walls. The second half of Season 6 reveals the impact of what living under Virginia's control has done to each person in this group, who once saw themselves as a family. New alliances will be formed, relationships will be destroyed, and loyalties forever changed. When everyone is forced to take sides, they discover the meaning of, 'The End is the Beginning.'"



BRIEFLY

VERY BRIEFLY: The Wednesday, Feb. 24 episode of Resident Alien on Syfy is titled "Love Language."



MAY 2021 SOLICITATIONS

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

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