COMIC NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 2017!

I said that this year, I’m only going to do a news post once-a-month because nobody comments on them and I don’t think people read them.  But my backlog of stories is growing, so I’m dropping my news post a week before the end of February.  I enjoy writing them, even if you all don’t seem to enjoy reading them, so you may see more than once a month.  We’ll see.

I’ll start this round-up of the most interesting happenings and to-dos from the world of comic books and comic book adaptations with news from the TV world…

COMICS ON TV

LEGION.  The FX adaptation of a Marvel mutant comic I’ve never read has been incredible so far.  It’s not getting great ratings, but it’s visually extraordinary and easily as complex as anything on HBO.  Please give it a shot.  I don’t want it to be cancelled too soon!  And speaking of X-Men books…
X-MEN.  FOX has ordered a pilot for a “movie continuity ‘adjacent’” TV series about mutants.  The pilot will be produced and directed by Brian Singer, who handles the X-filmverse.  And in other Marvel TV news…
 
CLOAK AND DAGGER.  The Freeform series (a Disney cable netlet geared to teens) will begin filming soon, and will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who did the wonderful movie “Love and Basketball.” And speaking of black teen superheroes…
BLACK LIGHTNING.  DC’s heroic, African American version of Electro has gotten a pilot order from the CW.  The series will focus on the character’s daughter as a new hero.  And speaking of children of supers…
RUNAWAYS.  Hulu is moving forward with its live-actoin adaptation of Marvel’s cult-classic series created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona.  It’s about six kids who run away from home when they learn their parents are supervillains.  It’s been cast as follows: Rhenzy Felix as the team’s unofficial leader, Alex Wilder; Lyrica Okano as teen witch Nico Minoru; Gregg Sulkin as jock Chase Stein; Virginia Gardner as the beauty queen of the team, Karolina Dean; Ariela Barer as nerdy idealist Gert Yorkes; and Allegra Acosta as the baby of the group, Molly (who is changed from white to Hispanic for the show).  Oh, and in the villain arena we’ve got James Marsters—Spike, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was probably the best comic book type TV show of all time.
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