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In case you missed it, DC Comics announced the six-issue “Gotham: Year One” miniseries, and “Judge Dredd” and “Batman” writer Alan Grant has died at age 73. We also have an exclusive look at Marvel’s upcoming “Gambit.” ” #1.
– DC Comics has revealed that their current crossover event has a secret title: “Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths”. The publisher used the “Dark Crisis” panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday to reveal that Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere’s limited series is actually a sequel to George Pérez’s original “Crisis on Infinite Earths” legendary series and Marv Wolfman. “We kept the real name a secret from the start because we didn’t want to reveal what happened in the middle of the story, with the return of Infinite Earths,” said writer Joshua Williamson. The first three issues from the artist formerly known as “Dark Crisis” will be reprinted with the newly announced full title. DC also used the panel to highlight a flurry of event-related books, including “Dark Crisis: The Deadly Green” by writers Ram V, Joshua Williamson, Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel and artist Daniel Bayliss; “Dark Crisis: The Dark Army” by Mark Waid, Dennis Culver and Delilah S. Dawson; and “Dark Crisis: War Zone” by Jeremy Adams and Stephanie Williams. “Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths” is heading to its conclusion with issue 5 of 7 due out August 30.
– Two big Power Rangers announcements came from BOOM! San Diego Comic-Con Studios. First, ComicBook.com has learned that the new creative team for “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” starting with issue #101 will be writer Melissa Flores (“Power Rangers,” “The Dead Lucky”) and artist Simona Di Gianfelice (“All-New Firefly”). “Being able to write ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ is a dream come true, and I can’t help but pinch myself,” Flores said. Issue 101 will feature the start of the new “Recharged” era and will see the Rangers reunite for a “bold new adventure”. Mateus Manhanini provides main cover, with variants from Bon Bernardo, Francesco Tomaselli, David Mack and Dani Pendergast. “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” #101 reloads in October.
– The second Power Ranger news from the convention: the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” crossover will get a sequel later this year. Via ComicBook.com, the team of Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora will reunite for the book. Details are clear on what will bring the two iconic teams together again, with the announcement saying only that the teams will unite to “save the world from a growing danger that threatens to bring both teams to the brink”. “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II” kicks off in December.
– IDW creator Scott Snyder’s recently launched line, dubbed Dark Spaces, continues to grow. Via AIPT, the monthly “Dark Spaces: Good Deeds” series comes from writer Che Grayson and artist Kelsey Ramsay. “One of our primary goals with the ‘Dark Spaces’ line is to champion emerging talent,” Snyder said, “and I’m especially thrilled to be working with Che Grayson, an explosively talented writer and filmmaker, and the artist exceptional Kelsey Ramsay. The story follows a teenage girl and her mother who move to a new town in Florida, only to uncover a supernatural tale wrapped up in the town’s violent obsession with the fountain of youth. “Dark Spaces: Good Deeds” will launch in 2023. “Dark Spaces: Wildfire,” the first title in the lineup, launched this week.
– Via CBR, Dark Horse intends to reprint Richard Corben’s “Murky World” and “Den” in deluxe hardcover editions. New editions will include new content, as well as presentations by several industry creators. “Murky World” – which gets its first full collection – follows Tugat the warrior as he awakens to find himself in “a bizarre land populated by hungry undead, cruel necromancers, buxom cyclops, evil cults, and Moreover”. The hardcover includes an introduction from “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola, as well as Corben’s “Dark Horse Presents” one-shot. “Den: Neverwhere” follows adventurer Den into the fantasy world of Neverwhere, in a saga “overflowing with horror, magic and violence”. José Villarrubia will restore the art and write the front, with Blambot’s Nate Piekos handling the re-lettering. Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt will also make an introduction. “Murky World” gets its hardcover on April 26, 2023, while “Den: Neverwhere” releases July 26, 2023.
– The Netflix animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe released a trailer for its upcoming third season. The season promises to be the “epic conclusion” of the series, as He-Man and the other Masters prepare for the final war against Skeletor with the fate of the universe hanging in the balance. The third and final season of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe debuts on August 18.
– An all-star guest cast has assembled for Disney’s upcoming animated film Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series. Going through HEY, Alison Brie, Andy Cohen, Daveed Diggs, Maya Hawke, Jennifer Hudson, Method Man, Cobie Smulders and Wesley Snipes will all have guest appearances on the show, with Omid Abtahi, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michael Cimino, Indya Moore and Craig Robinson appearing on a recurring basis. They join a core cast that includes Diamond White as the titular genius girl and Fred Tatasciore as the prehistoric best friend, as well as Alfre Woodard, Libe Barer, Sasheer Zamata, Jermaine Fowler, Gary Anthony Williams, and Laurence Fishburne. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur should be released in 2023.
– Disney+ has added R-rated superhero movies to its service in the US via Variety, dead Pool, Deadpool 2and Logan have all made their way to the service, which primarily offers family content in the United States. Disney noted in the announcement of the additions that “subscribers are encouraged to review their parental control settings to ensure the most appropriate viewing experience for them and their families.” All three movies are available on the service starting today.
– Syfy has announced on Twitter than their series Foreign resident was renewed for a third season before the second half of season two aired. The third season would consist of 12 episodes. Based on the comic of the same name by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, Foreign resident follows an alien (Alan Tudyk) who takes on the identity of a doctor in a small town, only to find himself developing human feelings and emotions. Created by Chris Sheridan and also starring Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund and Levi Fiehler, Foreign resident returns for the remainder of season two on August 10.
– Finally, TaleFlick Productions has taken over the TV rights to the webcomic “God Mode” created by Chris Crosby. Via Deadline, the Keenspot comic follows an Asian-American teenager who “creates a video game cheat code website that explodes in popularity at the dawn of the Internet” in 1995. The project is fast-tracking and is currently seeking showrunners, with TaleFlick CEO Uri Singer serving as executive producer.