Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (10/8 – 10/14)

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Welcome back to another installment of “Last Week in Geekdom” where I comb the internet for all the new you need to know so you don’t have to. I’m in the thick of researching for the rest of the month’s October Mythology Specials, so if you’d like me to talk about anything in particular, now’s the time to let me know. Also, if you’re into spooky art and/or are participating in this month’s Inktober, scroll to the bottom to check out my Instagram for my contributions. Anyways, new highlights for this month: people are still talking about the whole DC Batpenis debacle and what kind of impact their reaction will have on future Black Label comics; Stan Lee has come forward with statements and interviews about the whole elder abuse allegations; and many new one-shot manga and anime debut announcements below. I would highly suggest scrolling down to the video suggestions and watching StrucciMovie’s documentary on parasocial relationships. Even at its 2-hour length, it’s worth the watch. As always, have a great Sunday!

Anime and Manga News

  • Rainbow Days’ creator Minami Mizuno creates a new one-shot manga in a November 13th issue of Bessatsu Margaret.
  • Happy Marriage?! mangaka Maki Enjoji will be ending Everlasting Love manga soon with no ending date yet announced.
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes ranks #10 among domestic anime films ending its theatrical run with $5.7 million.
  • The first promo video for Trigger and XFlag’s original anime project Promare has revealed a 2019 premiere date.
  • Kimi ni Todoke manga will be getting a third spin-off chapter in March of 2019.
  • Gag manga Kyo Kara Ore Wa gets a new serialization in Shonen Sunday S after more than 20 years.
  • Domestic Girlfriend anime to debut in January of 2019 and may stream on Amazon Prime.
  • The Morose Mononokean anime’s season two will be debuting in January of 2019.
  • GKIDS has acquired the North American License to Studio Ponoc’s anime anthology film Modest Heroes and plans to release the film in January of 2019.
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil sequel film will premiere on February 8th.
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun creator Izumi Tsubaki publishes new on-shot manga on October 25th titled You Like Me Don’t You?
  • Zombieland Saga has gotten a manga adaptation currently serializing on Cygames’ Cycomi manga website.

Comic News

  • Stan Lee has come forward with an exclusive statement to Bleeding Cool about the elder abuse allegations and Keya Morgan’s scripted “hostage videos”.
  • DC Comic publishers tell Polygon that they are reassessing the content in Dc’s new Black Label line after outcry over Batman: Damned.
  • Jim Zub discusses his plans for the new Champions #1 over on his blog.
  • Marvel is celebrating the upcoming Fantastic Four wedding with a line of variant covers featuring the series most well-known villains.
  • Chuck Wendig is fired from Marvel and future Star Wars comics over breach of social media policy.
  • Bleeding Cool removes interview with Comicsgate member Vox Day and issues an apology after outcry from readers.
  • James Gunn has been hired to write DC’s Suicide Squad 2.
  • Ryan Coogler will be writing and directing the next Black Panther sequel film.
  • Disney’s buyout of 20th Century Fox could close as soon as January 1st.
  • Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, an imprint of Image, has formed a deal with Sony Television to produce many of their titles for the big screen.
  • Image Comic’s God Country has been optioned for the big screen by Legendary Entertainment with Donny Cates writing the screenplay.

Featured Articles

  • Bleeding Cool writer Rich Johnston theorizes from rumors circulating around NYCC that the fallout over the Batpenis debacle will result in more harsh censorship at DC.
  • SyFy Wire goes inside NYCC to report on the panel “Old Classics, New Voices: Diverse Creators Rate the Comics Canon” and how comic fans grapple with the problematic comics of the past.
  • Book Riot examines what the Batpenis controversy says about the comic book industry as a whole and the kinds of hypocrisy that become evident.
  • Kate Sanchez from the But Why Tho? podcast details the kinds of monsters you’ll find in Border Town #2.
  • Wired has reprinted a speech from Warren Ellis given at Thought Bubble Festival about the nature of comics and the unique way they engage with their audience.
  • Dawn H on Otaku Magazine takes a look at the history and story of Cardcaptor Sakura and how it differentiated itself from other magical girl shows.

Featured Interviews

  • The Comics Beat talks to The Wicked and the Divine creator Kieron Gillen about what it’s been like working on the series and how it will be once it comes to end next year.
  • The Daily beast sits down with an exclusive interview with Stan Lee on his life in comics and the fall-out over elder abuse allegations.
  • The Comics Beat talks with Beck creator Harold Sakuishi on his influences and comic storytelling.

Featured Videos

  • The One Panel Later podcast discusses Boys Love this episode, how it has developed, the negativity many fujoshi face, and some recommendations.
  • Mother’s Basement discusses why he thinks the most recent opening for Attack on Titan is perfect for the new season despite fan criticism.
  • StrucciMovies takes a deep dive into the problems with parasocial relationships, examining what happens when people develop relationships with people behind the camera or 2D characters.

Featured WordPress Post

  • The Weekend Otaku discusses the troubling relationship between anime and Western viewers specifically in terms of fascism in anime.

See my Inktober contributions for this week on my Instagram. I missed two days this week, but I think I managed to create some good things like cute cat cultists.

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