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Grendel is Coming to Television from Netflix

Grendel Omnibus Vol 1

An unexpected comic property is heading to Netflix. Matt Wagner’s award-winning Grendel is heading to the small screen as Netflix has ordered 8 episodes of the series. The show will star Abubakr Ali who will be the first Arab Muslim male actor to lead a comic adaptation. The series will be written and executive produced by Andrew Dabb and is part of Netflix’s first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment whose Dark Horse comics published the comic series.

Grendel was originally published by Comico but eventually moved to Dark Horse. First appearing in October 1982 in the Comico Primer anthology, the character got his own series in 1983 moving publishers due to financial trouble.

The story is about Hunter Rose, an assassin and successful author who seems to avenge the death of a lost love going to war against New York’s criminal underworld.

Also cast in the series are:

  • Jaime Ray Newman as Jocasta Rose
  • Julian Black Antelope as Argent
  • Madeline Zima as Liz Sparks
  • Kevin Corrigan as Barry Palumbo
  • Emma Ho as Stacy Palumbo
  • Erik Palladino as Teddy Ciccone
  • Brittany Allen as Annabelle Wright
  • Andy Mientus as Larry Stohler

Cowboy Bebop Gets Companion Books and a Comic Series to Go with its Live-Action Netflix Release

Titan Publishing has announced a new collaboration with Netflix to publish the official fiction, non-fiction, and comics for the eagerly anticipated upcoming series, Cowboy Bebop, set to premier on Netflix on November 19 2021. A prequel novel to be published in November 2021 will be followed by a beautiful coffee table art book detailing the making of the series in Spring 2022.  These will also be accompanied by an original comic book series featuring the characters from the show, which will debut in December 2021.

Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.

With an exclusive adventure leading into the events of the series, COWBOY BEBOP: A SYNDICATE STORY: RED PLANET REQUIEM is written by Sean Cummings, a staff writer on the series. Explore the rich history of Cowboy Bebop through the eyes of a young Spike Spiegel and Vicious.

COWBOY BEBOP: A SYNDICATE STORY: RED PLANET REQUIEM

COWBOY BEBOP: MAKING THE NETFLIX SERIES captures the epic journey behind the scenes of Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation! Featuring an exclusive foreword by showrunner André Nemec, this official companion is packed full of beautiful concept art and revealing behind-the-scenes photography, as the cast and crew tell the story of how one of the most influential anime series of all time was translated over to live action in this much-anticipated series produced by Netflix and Tomorrow Studios (Snowpiercer).

COWBOY BEBOP: MAKING THE NETFLIX SERIES

COWBOY BEBOP: THE COMIC SERIES will introduce fans of the series to a never-before-seen comic story. Set in the year 2171, the bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop chase an ex-gang member who holds a vest which gives the wearer unlimited luck. This new series will be penned by DC comics veteran Dan Watters with art by Lamar Mathurin and will debut with a range of fantastic covers including cover art by comics legend Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau. #1 of this four-issue story will arrive in stores December 2021 with a collected trade paperback coming May 2022.

COWBOY BEBOP: THE COMIC SERIES

The Old Guard Gets a Sequel Directed by Victoria Mahoney

The hit Netflix film The Old Guard is officially getting a sequel. The movie has long been rumored to get a follow up after a well received debut. Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo, and Chiwetel Ejiofor are all anticipated to return for the sequel to action film.

The movie will be directed by Victoria Mahoney who recently served as the second unit director on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX -The Rise of Skywalker, making her the first woman and first Black woman to direct a Star Wars film.

The screenplay will be written by Greg Rucka, who along with Leandro Fernández, created the comic series the film is based on. Published by Image Comics, the original comic series was launched in early 2017 and has since seen multiple volumes and spin-offs.

According to Netflix, the film was seen by 78 million households in its first four weeks.

The Old Guard

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God of Tremors

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are you all excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Book Riot – Where To Read Comics Online For Free – A handy guide.

Kotaku – First Look At Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop, Which Might Not Suck – Live action adaptations of anime/manga don’t exactly have the best record…

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: BAD SIGNS is what happens when Survivor, The Office, and Lost make a baby – Free comics!

Reviews

That Hashtag Show – Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Vol. 3 #3
The Beat – God of Tremors
Blogcritics – Let’s Not Talk Anymore
That Hashtag Show – Masters of the Universe: Revelation #2
Collected Editions – Raven

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Kingdom is Back on Netflix!

Transformers: War of Cybertron Kingdom

Netflix and Hasbro, Inc., in partnership with Rooster Teeth, today premiered Chapter Three – Kingdom – of the Transformers: War of Cybertron Trilogy. This highly anticipated final chapter of the animated trilogy, contains six, ~twenty minute episodes which are available to stream now!

Having crash-landed on Earth, the Autobots and Decepticons are confronted by two rival Cybertronian factions from a future that their conflict has inadvertently created, as the heroes and villains of the classic Beast Wars: Transformers series make their War for Cybertron debut. Now the Autobots must team up with the Maximals to confront the Decepticons, who have joined forces with the Predacons, in the race to find the missing AllSpark. However, the Predacons are in control of the Golden Disk, a mysterious artifact which has a personal connection to Megatron and gives him an untold advantage over his enemy, Optimus Prime. Which faction will triumph in the final battle that will decide the fate of Cybertron’s future?

Rooster Teeth (RWBY, gen:LOCK) is producing the original series for Netflix, and Polygon Pictures (GodzillaKnights of Sidonia) is serving as the animation studio. TRANSFORMERS veteran F.J. DeSanto (Transformers: Titans ReturnTransformers: Power of the Primes) is serving as showrunner on the series with several contributing writers, including George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse), and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Transformers: Rescue Bots).

The Series voice talent cast includes Jake Foushee (Optimus Prime), Jason Marnocha (Megatron), Linsay Rousseau (Elita-1), Joe Zieja (Bumblebee), Frank Todaro (Starscream), Rafael Goldstein (Ratchet), Keith Silverstein (Jetfire), Todd Haberkorn (Shockwave, Red Alert), Edward Bosco (Ultra Magnus, Soundwave), Bill Rogers (Wheeljack), Sophia Isabella (Arcee), Brook Chalmers (Impactor), Shawn Hawkins (Mirage), Kaiser Johnson (Ironhide), Miles Luna (Teletraan I, Cliffjumper) and Mark Whitten (Sideswipe, Skywarp).

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy Chapter Three Premieres July 29

Netflix, Hasbro, in partnership with Rooster Teeth, will premiere Chapter Three – Kingdom – of the Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy.

This highly anticipated final chapter premieres globally on Netflix on July 29, 2021.

Having crash-landed on Earth, the Autobots and Decepticons are confronted by two rival Cybertronian factions from a future that their conflict has inadvertently created, as the heroes and villains of the classic BEAST WARS: TRANSFORMERS series make their WAR FOR CYBERTRON debut. Now the Autobots must team up with the Maximals to confront the Decepticons, who have joined forces with the Predacons, in the race to find the missing AllSpark. However, the Predacons are in control of the Golden Disk, a mysterious artifact which has a personal connection to Megatron and gives him an untold advantage over his enemy, Optimus Prime. Which faction will triumph in the final battle that will decide the fate of Cybertron’s future?

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Magic #3

It’s a new week and we’ve got lots coming at you. So strap in and get ready! We’re kicking off the week with some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – The New Guardians Of The Galaxy Game: 8 Details You Might Have Missed – What’d you all think of the game reveal?

Book Riot – 5 Romantic Manga That Mystery and Thriller Readers Will Enjoy – What would you add to the list?

The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’: Battles Over Budgets, Executive Purge Factor in Cancellation – This seems about right.

Reviews

That Hashtag Show – Magic #3
Talking Comics – Poison Ivy: Thorns
Collected Editions – Superman Vol. 4: Mythological

TRESE Volume 1: Murder on Balete Drive TP is Going Back to Print

Ablaze has announced that Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo‘s TRESE Volume 1: Murder on Balete Drive has sold out at Diamond and is going back to print.

The comic series has been turned into an anime series which premieres on Netflix this Friday, June 11.

With TRESE Volume 1’s second printing, and TRESE Volume 2: Unreported Murders hitting shelves soon, fans will have just enough time to get caught up on the supernatural mysteries steeped heavily in Filipino mythology before the upcoming Netflix’s anime launches June 11th. The series, helmed by Jay Oliva, director of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2013) and Justice League Dark (2017), features Pretty Little Liars star, Shay Mitchell, as the voice of Alexandra Trese in English, and Liza Soberano (My Ex and Whys, Alone/Together) in Filipino.

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