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Masters of the Universe Returns Courtesy of Netflix and Kevin Smith

Netflix has revealed that the 1980s Masters of the Universe will return in a new animated show. Masters of the Universe: Revelation picks up where the first series left off. Netflix is working with Kevin Smith for the show. Smith will serve as the project showrunner and executive producer for the limited anime series.

Revelation will focus on unresolved storylines from the 80s show and is not a reboot like the recent She-Ra and the Princesses of Power which also is on Netflix.

Mattel Television is producing the series while Powerhouse Animation is handling the animation. Powerhouse is behind Netflix’s Castlevania.

It’s unknown when the series will debut.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Netflix Wants You to Binge Mark Millar’s Chrononauts: Futureshock

Chrononauts: Futureshock

Netflix is going to attempt to bring its binge model to comics with Mark Millar‘s Chrononauts: Futureshock. All four issues of the miniseries will be released on the same day in October.

The series is a follow up to the 2015 series by Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy. It has characters Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly attempting to time travel to the future but something is preventing them from doing so. It opens up the question as to if this is a problem that there isn’t a future to go to?

Being released through Image Comics, the art is by Eric Canete and features main covers by Pasqual Ferry and first issue variants by Travis Charest, Kev Nowlan, Rey Macutay, and Canete.

This isn’t the first time this has been done. Robert Kirkman’s Tech Jacket Digital tried it in 2014. Publisher TKO Studio allows you to choose to purchase an entire series at once as single issues or as a collected edition on release.

The model is an interesting one as stores have a bit more risk put on them. Usually, stores order future issues based on past issues performances. With a same-day release for all issues that data is removed from the equation. For instance, the first issue of Chrononauts sold 57,465 copies according to estimates while the second sold 33,551. The third issue saw sales of 26,605 and fourth issue was 25,261. Huck #1, also by Millar, sold 37,775 copies in 2015. His more recent series The Magic Order, Millar’s first major release through Netflix, saw estimated sales of the first issue at 158,425 copies, #2 at 33,784, #3 at 29,870, #4 at 27,959, and #5 at 27,372. It’s unknown if this series will have incentives for stores like his previous.

Chrononauts: Futureshock is out October 30.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

SDCC 2019: Netflix Brings The Witcher and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to Hall H

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is just a few weeks away and the announcements are rolling in as far as what we’ll be seeing at the convention and especially Hall H.

Netflix has announced that they’re bringing The Witcher and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to the convention. The back-to-back panels take place on Friday, June 19.

THE WITCHER: A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

Friday, 7/19/2019; 2:15PM – 3:00PM
Hall H

Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, THE WITCHER is an epic tale of fate and family.  Be among the first to get the exclusive scoop on the highly anticipated new Netflix original series centering around famed monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia. Be introduced to the world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified. 

NETFLIX PRESENTS: THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE

Friday, 7/19/2019; 3:30PM – 5:15PM
Hall H

Netflix presents an exclusive sneak peek at the highly-anticipated fantasy series, THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, based on Jim  Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, THE DARK CRYSTAL. In this stunning new prequel, three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects, the cast and creators discuss all of your burning questions about bringing Thra to life. 

SDCC 2019: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Heads to SDCC for the Honor of Grayskull!

For the honor of Grayskull! DreamWorks Animation is bringing its critically acclaimed Netflix original series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 with a host of activities, including a jam-packed panel featuring executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) on Friday, July 19.

SHE-RA PANEL AND EVENT DETAILS

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Her Universe Fashion Show presented by She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Doors open at 5:15 PM
Show at 6:00 PM
Harbor Ballroom, Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will be joining Her Universe and Hot Topic as a presenting sponsor for this year’s highly anticipated, 6th annual Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 18th at 6PM in the Harbor Ballroom at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. Celebrated as one of the must-see events at SDCC, fandom meets fashion as “geek couture” once again hits the runway in this thrilling competition where 24 fashion designers compete for the opportunity to design a fashion collection with leading Fangirl Fashion brand, Her Universe, for Hot Topic. At this interactive show, hosted by actress and Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein, the audience will choose one of the winners. Inspired by DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, the theme for this year’s show is the “Power of Fashion.” Her Universe, will also debut new She-Ra designs that will be available at Her Universe booth #1321 and Comic-Con fans will be the first to be able to purchase these limited edition looks!

FRIDAY, JULY 19

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
10:15 – 11:15 AM
Room 6BCF at San Diego Convention Center

Join the Rebellion as executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) offer a peek inside the highly anticipated third season set to debut August 2 on Netflix. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly Senior Editor Patrick Gomez.

Signing: DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Mattel Booth #3029 at San Diego Convention Center

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power signing with Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Marcus Scribner (Bow), Lauren Ash (Scorpia), and Merit Leighton (Frosta).

SHE-RA AROUND THE CON

Mattel
Booth #3029
Retail Booth #2945 at San Diego Convention Center

This year at SDCC, Mattel will have a host of fun activities that include the unveiling of an all-new doll collection inspired by She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Throughout the weekend, fans will be able to pose as She-Ra in an interactive photo-op, view the full 2019 She-Ra doll line and collect She-Ra and the Princesses of Power giveaways including crowns, swords, pins, posters and more. Additionally, Mattel’s convention exclusive, the She-Ra vs. Shadow Weaver 2-pack doll set, which includes a free poster from Scholastic, will be on sale at retail booth #2945.

Her Universe
Booth #1321 at San Diego Convention Center

Her Universe will debut new She-Ra designs at the Her Universe booth, where Comic-Con fans will be the first to be able to purchase these limited edition looks!

Han Cholo
Booth #1720 at San Diego Convention Center

Han Cholo is bringing amazing DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power items to San Diego Comic Con. The limited edition enamel pins will include a 2-part set featuring She-Ra and Catra, as well as Glimmer and Bow pins. Be sure to stop by booth #1720 and get these fun collectibles while supplies last! 

Both Netflix and Disney Threaten Georgia Boycott Over Anti-Choice Law

Two big studios have finally spoken out on the anti-abortion legislation signed into law in Georgia.

Netflix is the first major studio to speak out about the recently signed law. Other smaller ones have threatened boycotts or enacted them. Netflix has produced shows like Stranger Things and Ozark in the state. They said they would “rethink their investment in the state.”

Disney CEO Bob Iger also spoke out this week saying it’d be “very difficult” for the company to continue filming in Georgia as well following up with “I rather doubt we will.” He cited the fact that many people wouldn’t want to work in the state. Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame were both filmed in the state. Kristin Bell‘s upcoming Disney+ series Encore was to film in the state.

I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. Right now we are watching it very carefully.

I don’t see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there.

– Bob Iger, Disney CEO

The law doesn’t go into effect until January and faces numerous court challenges. Disney said they will currently continue production there but also said they will support partners and artists who choose not to do business with the state.

In 2016 when Georgia signed a religious freedom bill that was criticized as anti-gay, Disney was vocal when it came to a proposed boycott of the state.

Dubbed the “heartbeat bill,” the law signed by Governor Brian Kemp bans abortion after six weeks, a short time period that many don’t even know they’re pregnant. It also would allow the prosecution of anyone who seeks an abortion out of state and anyone who helps them. It’s one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States.

The movie industry brought more than 92,000 jobs to the state in 2018 through 455 productions infusing around $2.7 billion into the local economy. The state offers tax incentives up to 30 percent back which has drawn production to there.

The state is already losing money over the law. The Kristen Wiig upcoming comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar has pulled out of the state and will no longer be filming there. J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele are donating their salaries from productions in Georgia to help fight the law.

The MPAA hasn’t taken a stand and is waiting to see how court battles play out.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Gets a Living Dead Dolls and You Can Pre-Order it Now

There’s a new witch in town! Sabrina Spellman, from the hit Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, joins the Living Dead Dolls family!

Sabrina is a half-human, half-witch who must reconcile her dual nature while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.

Sabrina is outfitted in a red dress with button detailing and a doily collar, black leggings, and Mary Jane shoes. She comes complete with Salem, her familiar spirit, in a static pose.

No need to sign the Book of the Beast to add Sabrina to your collection! The Living Dead Dolls Presents Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stands 10” tall and features 5 points of articulation. She is packaged in a window box, perfect for display.

The figure is available for pre-order now and is expected to ship some time between November 2019 and January 2020.

The Living Dead Dolls Presents Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Around the Tubes

The Magic Order #1

The weekend is almost here and we’re busy getting the second episode of Graphic Policy Weekly (or new weekly news show) ready! While we prepare for that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

WLS-TV ABC Chicago – More than $10M in comics hit Chicago auction block – That’s some vintage comics.

IGN – Netflix’s The Magic Order: James Wan to Be Producer of Mark Millar Series – This could be pretty cool.

CBR – CW Announces Deathstroke Animated Series – Yes please!

Newsarama – The Tick Canceled – It wasn’t good people!

Graphic Policy Weekly Episode 1: Pilot

Welcome to the launch of Graphic Policy Weekly, our new weekly show going over the biggest comic news out there.

On this debut episode:

  • Last week and this week’s comics!
  • Marvel Celebrates 80 Years
  • Dark Horse and Netflix cut a first look deal

Main story:

  • Polarity, Lion Forge, and Oni Press, this past week’s biggest comic news. We dissect what it means, why it happened, and why you shouldn’t believe the spin.
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