A few more notes on things we’re seeing from orbit on monitor duty in The Beat’s Watchtower:
The may have cancelled the Walking Dead panel, but we’ve got some art for the two TV versions…
The 2016 “Answer the Call” crew Ghostbusters get a 5 issue miniseries called Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (you guessed the titled, didn’t you?) dropping in October.
The creative forces behind this series are writer Kelly Thompson(Hawkeye, Ghostbusters: Deviations) and artist Corin Howell (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ghostbusters: International) both of whom have confronted the paranormal and lived to tell the tale, each having played in the Ghostbusters comics sandbox previously. Their rendition of the new generation of ‘busters is the next exciting addition to the ever-expanding Ghostbusters shared universe, and will serve as the perfect jumping-on point for Ghostbusters fans—old and new alike—combining the spirit of the original franchise with the spunk of the 2016 film.
TokyoPop is bringing the manhua (the Chinese Equivalent of manga) Bloodivores over to the US.
TOKYOPOP®, a POP Media Holdings company, announces today an exclusive partnership with Artention Films Corp and TencentHoldings Ltd. to bring the popular digital 漫画 (manhua – Chinese manga) Bloodivores时空使徒to the new digital comics platform POP Comics® along with upcoming eBook editions on Kindle, iBookstore and more.
After a case of widespread insomnia strikes the planet, a large number of people became mad with rage. A new medicine was produced to cure the illness with an unfortunate side effect: vampirism. These treated vampires become known as bloodivores,and must wear a special necklace to warn others of their condition.
Born from bloodivore and human parents, MiRyu was known as “The Child of Hope” tying bloodivore and humankind together. However, when MiRyu is arrested as the principal offender in a bank robbery, he is taken to a special prison operated by the Bureau of Special Threat Management for observing bloodivores.
The popular digital comics series launched in April of 2016, before premiering as an anime in October of last year, with twelve episodes currently available through the ubiquitous anime streaming service Crunchy Roll.
And more than a little art from Valiant’s Bloodshot Salvation #2:
This October, Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan soldier forward into a heartbreaking tale of villains, vengeance, and vendettas soon to be fulfilled that will define Bloodshot’s future once and for all time, only in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #2 – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Monika Palosz (X-O MANOWAR), Philip Tan (Suicide Squad), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), and Glenn Fabry (Preacher)!
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.