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It’s one of two new comic days! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news from around the web to start the day.

The Beat – Sook-Yin Lee is adapting Chester Brown’s 2011 graphic novel PAYING FOR IT for a movie – Another comic coming to the screen.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Zombies and unicorns?! Check out HOOVES OF DEATH – Free comics!

CBR – Arrowverse Over? The CW Cancels The Flash With a Shortened Season 9 – Had to end at some point.

Kotaku – TwitchCon Doesn’t Care That The Pandemic Is Still Happening – SDCC was strict and there was still a good outbreak. Be careful, the pandemic isn’t over.

Paying for It

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It’s a new week and we have a lot coming at you! Kicking things off, here’s some comic related news you might have missed over the weekend.

How to Love Comics – Where To Start Reading Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) Comics [Reading Order + Guide] – If anyone wants to get reading before the show!

ICv2 – Tapas Merges with Prose Platform – Some interesting moves!

DC Comics – Read Four of DC’s Eisner-Nominated Comics…for Free! – Read some of what’s nominated!

The Mary Sue – The CW Boss Implies Superheroes Still Have a Place There Despite Cancellations – Well sure, if they bring viewers and cost the right amount.

Yen Press – Open Positions at Yen Press – They’re hiring!

Ms. Marvel

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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the weekend to begin, here’s some comic related news from around the web to kick things off!

CBR – The CW Cancels DC’s Naomi After One Season – Unfortunate but not too surprising.

Comicbook – Zack Snyder Fans Reportedly Rigged the Oscars’ Fan-Favorite Awards With Bots – Duh? This wasn’t obvious? It was a stupid decision by the Academy to begin with. Online polls are utterly worthless.

The Beat – NAOMI cancelled, GOTHAM KNIGHTS picked up as The CW’s content shuffle continues – None of these decisions are shocking.

Naomi

Gotham Knights picked up by The CW for a Pilot

Gotham Knights
The show has nothing to do with the game with the same name.

As part of a trio of pilot orders, Gotham Knights might be coming to The CW.

The show comes from Batwoman executive producers Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux and executive story editor Natalie Adams.

In the show, Bruce Wayne is dead, murdered. It brings together his adopted sons in an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies when they’re framed for killing the Caped Crusader. This group must fight to clear their names. But, with no Dark Knight to protect it, the city descends into further danger. Will this team become GOtham’s next generation of saviors? Its Gotham Knights?

Though it takes place in Gotham, the show will not be tied into Batwoman and it’s also not related to the upcoming video game with the same name from Warner Bros.

The CW’s Earth-Prime Comes to Comics with a 3 Month Event!

The creative minds behind The CW’s hottest DC super hero shows are bringing their talents and the characters they’ve made so popular to comic books in a can’t-miss comic book event!

Earth-Prime is a three-month, six-issue event set entirely in the universe of DC’s popular super hero TV shows. All issues are part of the Warner Bros. Television show canon, approved by CW television show producers. Each of the first five issues spotlights a different CW/DC super hero show, with the sixth issue serving as a cross-over finale.

Earth-Prime #1 (The CW’s Batwoman) – Out April 5

Ryan Wilder, aka Batwoman, makes her costumed comic book debut in a story co-written by series writers Natalie Abrams and Kelley Larson, plus series cast member Camrus Johnson (Luke Fox/Batwing), with art by Clayton Henry.

Ever since the tech that created many of Batman’s rogues hit the streets, Ryan Wilder has been running herself ragged trying to contain the new villains popping up around Gotham City. But when Clayface’s (making his CW debut) mud binds itself to a local high schooler, Batwoman will need help from an unexpected source to contain this muddy foe! Also, follow how Luke Fox balances his life as a super hero and a boyfriend!

EARTH-PRIME #2 (The CW’s Superman & Lois) – Out April 19

Superman & Lois series writers Adam Mallinger, Jai Jamison and Andrew Wong join DC fan-favorite artists Tom Grummett and Norm Rapmund in a story spotlighting Clark Kent and Lois Lane’s first anniversary. Trying to celebrate their marital bliss is never easy when you’re a super hero husband and news reporter wife; especially when world-saving and creating hard-hitting stories continue to spoil your plans! Plus, the true origins of the evil Superman from John Henry Irons’ world are finally revealed!

Both issues feature cover art by Kim Jacinto and will feature photo variant covers based on each individual show. Subsequent issues will spotlight The CW television shows DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s Stargirl and The Flash, all written or co-written by creative talent from the shows. Each issue will also include bonus material created by cast members of The CW shows, as well as “teasers” that will provide clues to the nature of the final crossover in issue #6.

Check Out the New Trailer for The CW’s Naomi “Power”

Get ready, DC fans…Naomi is on her way. From Oscar nominee/Emmy winner Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, and starring Kaci Walfall in the title role, Naomi follows the journey of a cool, confident, comic book–loving teenager as she pursues her hidden destiny. As Naomi journeys to the heights of the Multiverse in search of answers, what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Here is a first-look clip from the series, coming soon to The CW.

Naomi is based on the comic series by Brian Michael BendisDavid F. Walker, and Jamal Campbell.

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web.

ICv2 – Library of American Comics and EuroComics Moving to Clover Press – Interesting move.

ComicBook – DC’s Naomi Adds Stephanie March to New CW Series – So excited for this television series.

Comic Review

Talking Comics – Batman: Fear State Omega

Batman: Fear State Omega

Get a First Look at Naomi

Get ready, DC fans…Naomi is on her way. From Oscar nominee/Emmy winner Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, and starring Kaci Walfall in the title role, Naomi follows the journey of a cool, confident, comic book–loving teenager as she pursues her hidden destiny. As Naomi journeys to the heights of the Multiverse in search of answers, what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Here is a first-look clip from the series, coming soon to The CW.

Review/Recap: Stargirl S2E1 “Summer School: Chapter One”

Stargirl’s season two premiere starts off with a flashback to the a Golden Age, with a young Rebecca meeting a young boy named Bruce in small town Indiana. Young Bruce coaxes her to disobey her mothers’ order to stay on the porch, causes her to almost get hit by a car and steal a present from her neighbors birthday party stash on the nearby front porch. The present turns out to be a possessed doll and Bruce turns out to be an evil entity and Rebecca ends up presumably dead and found by her mother with her screams heard while the camera ominously focuses in on her family mailbox in front of the abandoned front porch and the name McNider.

We then flash to the future with Stargirl and her team patrolling before curfew strikes on the hunt for supervillains but, no one believes that any ISA members remain free except Courtney who really wants to stay on patrol. The other team New JSA members head home and Stargirl retreats to her home to go over old JSA files to find some new evil to go up against.

Life As They Know It: Courtney becomes so involved in finding evil where there might not be any that Pat tries to remind her to enjoy the quiet moments and life itself. With no one willing to go on her over vigilant quest with her this episode sets Stargirl up to be the superhero who cried wolf, especially when we seen the glowing orb in her makeshift lair near her research. This set up makes it feel like the supervillains aren’t going to be the only foil to the team this season, Stargirl is going to have to go up against finding a workable solution for maintaining work/school/life balance. Courtney isn’t the only one having problems, Beth discovers her parents are getting a divorce, Hourman Jr., finds a mysterious trouble site in the woods on his way to school and Yolanda/ Wildcat has made crying in a confessional her daily routine as she deals with the memory of losing someone she cared about and then having to kill his father to save herself and the rest of the JSA.

Episode MVP: Not a major character by any means but, Zeek gave me joy. His character is a comedic delight that added a bit of levity to an otherwise dark and serious episode. He oversteps, he’s nosy, pushy and wants to put a flamethrower on Stripsey but, damn it if watching him do whatever he’s gonna do no matter what Pat says and watching Pat get all flustered while trying to be small town polite isn’t the most awesome thing, IDK what is.

New Storyline, Who This? This season Courtney has an unfortunate run in with Artemis in the lunchroom where she flips her classmate and the run in leads me to believe that we are about to get more Artemis. Whether she’s going to be a villain or join the JSA is yet to be seen but, whichever way this storyline goes I’m sure it’s going to be interesting. There’s also the OG Starman who’s looking for his old sidekick/driver and potentially his staff.

Best Scene: It’s a tie for best scene. This episode we get an emotional scene between Pat and Courtney in the school hallway after finding out that not only did she attack a fellow student (see above paragraph) but, she is failing several classes and has to go to summer school in order to continue on the junior year. The two talk about how her Stargirl duties in some cases are going to have to come in second to school , Courtney makes a quip about Pat quitting his superhero duties which stings a little but, they come back full circle and compromise enough to have them both leave without a bad taste in their mouths. The second scene that’s worth mentioning is a more action based one than an emotional and cerebral one. Watching Stargirl go toe to toe with the owner of the green orb in what we are lead to believe is an intruder with villainous intent we discover it’s actually the Green Lantern’s daughter! But, that fight scene was amazing!

Overall: As far as second season premieres go, this was a solid episode. It tied up some lingering questions from the season finale, delved into the emotional and mental backlash of the teams actions from last seasons finale, added some new insights and storylines , all while making sure the episode was cohesive and interesting. The premiere also set up a less campy tone than the other CW /DC collaborations and even though the show is centered around high schoolers some of the plot point are not only universal but border on adult. The show goes dark but, in a way that pulls you in and revolves around emotional depth, multidimensional character development and a genuine story that you care about. The writers and director managed to hook me in by the time the credits rolled and make me eager to see how the rest of the season plays out.

Rating: 8.4

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