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.
Brace yourself because things are about to get strange with the July 4 Netflix release of Stranger Things season 3. Bring home the entire cast including Pop! Jim Hopper dressed to impress, Pop! Lucas wearing casual attire, Pop! Max ready to go to the mall, Pop! Dustin wearing camp clothes, Pop! Will the Wise dressed for a Dungeons & Dragons session, Pop! Erica looking ready for action, Pop! Steve wearing an adorable Ahoy hat and carrying an ice cream cone, Pop! Eleven dressed for the mall and Pop! Eleven ready for battle.
Pop! TV Strange Things Season 3 are coming soon from Funko.
It was announced today that Netflix has closed a first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment. Under the new deal, Dark Horse Entertainment will give Netflix a first look at its IP for both film and TV and has started exploring future projects. Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Paul Schwake signed on to produce.
Netflix and Dark Horse have previously collaborated on the action-comedy series The Umbrella Academy based on the comic series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, which was recently renewed for a second season, as well as Jonas Åkerlund’s feature filmPolar based on the comic series by Victor Santos.
Netflix and Mark Millar have announced their latest project created in-house, Space Bandits—a female led sci-fi story, described by Millar as a female Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid set in space with a massive and exciting cast of characters.
Superstar Artist Matteo Scalera will illustrate the comic-book translation of this original Netflix property, published by Image Comics.
In Space Bandits, Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal operations, they run heists across the galaxies—hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their treacherous crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.
As a special bonus, and available to order at the same time, is a limited edition series of Space Bandits Legends Covers, featuring Miller’s all-time favorite comic-book artists—artists Miller was obsessed with in high school, and whom he has wanted to work with for years.
The first of these five very limited edition covers will be illustrated by comic-book legend Howard Chaykin, and will retail for the same price as a comic-book cost when Mark was in high school… just 75 cents. All other covers will retail at the regular $3.99 price.
Space Bandits #1 will be available in stores on Wednesday, July 3. The final order cutoff deadline is June 10.
Diamond Codes: SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover A SCALERA – MAY190028 SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover B SCALERA – MAY190029 SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover C LEGENDS VAR CHAYKIN – MAY190030 SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover D COIPEL – MAY190031 SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover E PICHELLI – MAY190032 SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover F BLANK VAR – MAY190033
It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
Reeling from the aftermath of Chloe seeing his devil face, Lucifer faces a new challenge: Eve, the original sinner herself, is back. Does she want revenge for when he tempted her out of Eden oh so many years ago… or something else entirely?
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode second season of The Umbrella Academy. The television series is based on the comic series written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics.
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min will reprise their roles with production beginning this summer.
The series is about forty-three infants who are born to random, unconnected women on the same day in 1989. The women didn’t show signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who trains the kids to save the world. The family comes apart when they come together as adults to solve the death of their “father.”
Steve Blackman will return as the showrunner and executive producer.