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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021



MARVEL COMICS FOR DECEMBER

Marvel Comics has provided The Continuum its solicitations for December.

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GRENDEL TO NETFLIX

Netflix has greenlit Grendel, an eight-episode series based on the Matt Wagner comic book from Dark Horse Comics.

Here's how the show is described:

"Based on Matt Wagner's groundbreaking comic-book series, Grendel follows Hunter Rose, a gifted fencer, writer and assassin. Seeking to avenge the death of a lost love, he goes to war with New York's criminal underworld, only to realize...why beat them, when you can join them?"

Andrew Dabb will servce as writer, showrunner and exectuve producer. Other executive producers include Wagner, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Chris Tongue.

The series is a Netflix production and comes out of Netflix's first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment. Netflix and Dark Horse have previously collaborated on the popular series. Netflix is in production onf the animamted series, Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles.

The cast is led by Abubakr Ali as Grendel/Hunter Rose. The cast also includes: Jaime Ray Newman as Jocasta Rose, Julian Black Antelope as Argentm Madeline Zima as Liz Sparks. Kevin Corrigan Barry Palumbo, Emma Ho as Stacy Palumbo, Erik Palladino as Teddy Ciccone, Brittany Allen as Annabelle Wright and Andy Mientusas as Larry Stohler.

"I couldn't be more thrilled about the Grendel saga, one of the longest-running independent comics series, finally being translated into live-action for the screen," Wagner said. "Under the sharp guidance of showrunner Andrew Dabb, our incredible creative team, sure-to-be stellar cast and Darkhorse Entertainment have teamed with Netflix to produce this provocative adaptation that will bring my characters and concepts to an all new audience and yet still provide excitement and surprises for die-hard fans. I'm especially excited to see Abubakr Ali bring the character of Grendel/Hunter Rose to life -- he has the charisma, style and vital edginess that I've been envisioning in the role for years."



DYNAMITE'S VAMPIRELLA/DRACULA: UNHOLY

Dynamite Entertainment has announced Vampirella/Dracula: Unholy, continuing Christopher Priest's Vampirella saga continues this holiday season with the now married Daughter of Drakulon traveling to Dracula's castle to cheat fate/

The story picks up from Vampirella #25, but the backstory behind these events goes back much longer.

Priest is joined in the series by artist Donny Hadiwidjaja.

"We've kept Dracula off the board, from day one, because I'd planned to do this," Priest said. "One of my first requests to Dynamite, 'No Drac for the first year, please.' When we bring Dracula into our series, we need that to be an event. I realize how over-used a claim it is but, trust me, you'te in for the trippiest love triangle/murder mystery in Dracula history, as well as an all-new vision for the classic character. It's really tough to hype this book without blowing major plot twists. Donny and I are having a real blast with this."

Here's how the series is described:

"This is a Dracula story like no other. Defeated at the hands of a jealous lover, the genetic code of the Lord of Evil has been preserved within a deadly virus and passed on through generations to a young boy hunted by zealots seeking to worship him and religious fanatics trying to kill him. Saved from certain death by Vampirella, the creeping genetic time bomb was arrested, only to become active again twenty years later as the Dracula Virus begins feeding on its human host. Vampirella comes to his aid again, enacting an archaic blood rite which joins her in unholy matrimony to the man who would become Dracula.

"The newlyweds must now travel to the ancestral lands of Transylvania to discover more about themselves, each other, and the twisted history that has lead them to this point. Plus, blood rituals. No event series has been this pivotal to Vampirella's world since another 25th issue lead to her death 25 years ago."

Cover artists for the book include Adam Hughes, Lucio Parrillo, Rose Besch, Shannon Maer, KyuYong Eom, Greg Hildebrandt and cosplayer Ani-Mia.



BRIEFLY

DEVIL'S REIGN VARIANTS: Devil's Reign, by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto, will launch in December and see Kingpin's bold scheme to take down every hero ranging from the Fantastic Four to the X-Men.

To commemorate the event, Marvel is releasing Villains' Reign variant covers, transfoming heroes into foes. Mashups include Captain Marvel as Mole Man, Hulk as Kingpin, She-Hulk as Kraven the Hunter, Black Panther as Sabretooth, Mary Jane as Nightmare, Doctor Strange as The Ringmaster, Captain America as Princess Python and Thing as Death

Following is a schedule for the first eight covers:

On sale Dec. 1: Hulk #2 by Pete Woods and Thing #2 by Dan Panosian.

On sale Dec. 9: Black Panther #2 by Kael Ngu.

On sale Dec. 15: Amazing Spider-Man #82 by Joshua "Sway" Swaby and Avengers #51 by Pete Woods.

On sale Dec. 22: Captain America/Iron Man #2 by Leinil Francis Yu and Death of Doctor Strange #4 by Annie Wu.

On sale Dec. 29: Captain Marvel #35 by Todd Nauck.

BOOM!'S BUCKHEAD: BOOM! Studios has announced a December launch for five-issue limited series, Buckhead, an Afrofuturist series from writer Shobo Coker and artist George Kambadais, about an African immigrant family meeting strange new people and dealing with unusual experiences in the mysterious town of Buckhead, USA.

Here's how the book is described:

"Toba and his mother, a renowned scientist, have just immigrated to the US. But instead of living in the Big City like Toba always dreamed, they've moved to a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest called Buckhead. In the middle of the picturesque and pedestrian town, Toba discovers that things aren't as perfect as they seem. He and his newfound friends start playing a strange video game that looks like a perfect replica of ancient Benin and its people. Soon, Toba is on the run from the frightening men in black, trying to solve the mystery of his new hometown and save his friends before it's too late!"

"Buckhead is a story I've wanted to tell since I moved to the US; a story that captures the terrifying wonder and otherworldly newness of being an immigrant kid in a new world. A story of ancient Benin kingdoms, of vengeful Yoruba daemons, of virtual reality, video games, and improbable science. It's been a blast writing it, and I hope you enjoy reading it," said Coker.

Buckhead #1 features main cover art by Kambadais, as well as a video game homage variant cover by Simangaliso Sibaya and variant cover art by Khoi Pham.

NEW SUPERGIRL: Here's how The CW describes "The Gauntlet," the episode of Supergirl airing on Tuesday, Sept. 28:

"Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and team race Nyxly (Peta Sergeant) for control of a magical totem that controls courage. Supergirl and Nyxly battle and each get a piece of the totem but learn the first person to pass the test of courage will gain control of the entire thing. Meanwhile, Lena (Katie McGrath) is still struggling to make sense of her newfound gift."

The episode was directed by Tawnia McKiernan with story by Dana Horgan and teleplay by Jay Faerber and Brooke Pohl.



NOVEMBER 2021 SOLICITATIONS

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

* BOOM! 5TUDIOS.

* DC COMICS.

* DARK HORSE COMICS.

* MARVEL COMICS.

* RED 5 COMICS.











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