With New York Comic-Con finally over, I’m doing a special edition of News Roundup for what has been announced so far. Just like the SDCC Coverage, I’ll be sharing only the summaries of the events with a link to the proper news stories. Also, the Viz Media Panel and The Harvey Awards Winners have already been covered.
DC Announces A New Event for 2023 titled “The Lazarus Planet”
Kicking off not only the convention coverage, but also next year’s event that is spinning out from ‘Batman vs Robin’ is The Lazarus Planet. Bringing Writer Mark Waid, and creators Riccardo Federici, Gene Luen Yang, Billy Tan, Nicole Maines, Skylar Patridge, Francis Manapul, Dan Watters, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, and Josie Campbell together for an event that will shake the DC Universe to its Core! For more on this event, head over to AIPT.
Bowser prepares for War in the Very First Super Mario Trailer!
We finally get to hear Jack Black as Bowser, and Linda Belcher, as Mario (Thanks, go out to DavidToons for letting me share this animation.) I mean, Chris Pratt! In a special Nintendo Direct, Shigeru Miyamoto greets the Comic-Con Crowd and introduces Illumination’s Chris Meledandri, who has promised fans that they would be completing animation for the film by next week. Meledandri also confirms that they are working hand-in-hand with Nintendo Composer Koji Kondo to incorporate authentic music into the game. The Super Mario Bros. Movie will be released on April 7th, 2023.
Jinkies! HBO MAX Unveils New Information about the Adult Animated Series, Velma
It certainly has been an eventful week for our favorite Geeky Lady named Velma, she recently come out in a new film (the love was so intense, it caused her glasses to melt!), and now new information has come up HBO MAX’s new series, Velma. This new, bold take on Velma has thankfully escaped the animation chopping block and will be streaming soon on HBO MAX. For more information on this new series, head over to IGN for full details.
Joe Quesada makes his return to DC, Nikolas Draper-Ivey, and Vita Ayala Return Static to Dakota in 2023
It was described as a “Surprise and Delight” at DC’s “Jim Lee & Friends” panel, discussing upcoming Batman-related titles from Creators Marc Silvestri, Spencer Ackerman, and Nikolas Draper-Ivey. Speaking of Nikolas Draper-Ivey, he and Vita Ayala will be making their return to Dakota for the upcoming second season of the hit Milestone series Static: Season One titled ‘Static: Shadows of Dakota‘. Milestone Media is making its return in 2023 with new titles such as Icon vs Hardware, Milestone 30th Anniversary Special, and Milestones In History.
The final part of this summary is the surprise return of Joe Quesada to DC Comics. For those familiar with Quesada, he was a former Chief Creative Officer and Editor-In-Chief at Marvel Entertainment, he announced his return to DC Comics with new Cover Art for Batman #131 and Batman #132. Here is a list of what else was announced from DC Comics.
- The New Era of Superman Starts This January
- DC Gotham City Panel Highlights
- New ‘Batman/Spawn’ #1 Covers By Comics Veterans Revealed
- DC ANNOUNCES DC UNIVERSE INFINITE ULTRA
- DOOM PATROL SEASON 4 DEBUTS DECEMBER 8th on HBO MAX
- ‘Titans’ Season 4 Teaser Trailer: HBO Max Confirms Premiere Date & Previews Beast Boy’s Supersuit
Marvel Unleashes Their Upcoming Story Slate for 2023, and More!
The Future at Marvel looks Sinister. Marvel has announced their upcoming slate for 2022-2023, and we’re seeing the return of the Avengers Assemble Series, which is coming in November. It is helmed by Jason Aaron, who is concluding his almost 5-year run, bringing artists Bryan Hitch, Javier Garrón, and Aaron Kuder for the ride.
Dark Web is the next story, and readers don’t have to wait for long on this one. Coming December 2022, we’ll be seeing two spurned clones Madelyne Pryor (The Goblin Queen), and Ben Reilly (Chasm) ready to unleash their wrath in the newest Spider-Man and X-Men Crossover event! The dramatic event will fan the flames of the classic INFERNO crossover and impact Spider-Man, the X-Men, Venom, Ms. Marvel, and more in a series of tie-in issues and limited series.
Summer of Symbiotes: Sun’s out, tongue’s out! Spinning out of titles like VENOM, CARNAGE, and RED GOBLIN comes a slew of new symbiotic stories. Get ready for the return of old faces, the debut of new symbiote heroes, and exciting shifts for iconic symbiote stars. It’s a season of symbiote insanity! Coming Summer 2023.
The Fall of X: The X-Men hoped Krakoa would last forever. Time to find out if they were right. Also, coming Summer 2023.
Listed below is what else was announced by Marvel.
- A Twisted Fate Awaits Mutantkind in ‘Sins of Sinister’
- New ‘Captain America: Cold War’ Details Have Emerged
- Jonathan Hickman Reveals More Details about His Mysterious Upcoming Marvel Series
- ‘Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Forever’ One-Shot Coming February 2023
- Everything Announced at ‘Marvel’s Voices: The World Outside Your Window’ Panel
- Everything Announced at the ‘Women of Marvel’ Panel
- ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Will Be Back with Season 2!
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Set Out to Rebuild Their Family
The Owl House’s Three-Episode Third Season is set to Premiere on October 15th
While this was the first panel since its premiere in 2020, it is also it’s last. For two seasons it has captivated its viewers with its unique story, and well-written characters. But that has come to a screeching halt due to what was described as a “Branding Problem“. It didn’t fit Disney’s brand because it was serialized and attracted an older audience. According to Polygon, Terrace sounded disappointed that she didn’t get to dive into Hooty’s true origin or give some more backstory to Raine and Eda, who she calls her favorite characters to write. But she says that the crew went all out when it came to making sure that the animation and story were the absolute best for this last hurrah. The Three-Episode Third Season is set to Debut on the Disney Channel on October 15th.
Yen Press Announces a Massive Slate Of Licenses At NYCC!
Following Viz Media’s Panel Announcement, Yen Press wasn’t far behind with a Slate of Licenses. Titles such as Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (Manga), Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Freya (manga), and Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (Novel). For a detailed list of what was announced, check out Crunchyroll for further details.
Crunchyroll adds Revenger, The IceBlade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World, and By The Grace of The Gods Season Two to their Line up
During their Industry Panel, Crunchyroll announced three new anime that will be coming to their service soon. Revenger, The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule The World, and Season Two of By The Grace of the Gods. There isn’t a release date for Revenger, however, but the other two will be released in 2023.
My Hero Academia Season Six English Dub Set to Debut on October 15th
Crunchyroll also announced during the weekend that it will debut the English Dub of the sixth season of My Hero Academia on October 15th. The season will air for two continuous cours (a quarter of a year) for a total of 25 episodes.
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