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The Rundown: October 5, 2019 (NYCC ’19 Edition)

Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at We usually don’t post The Rundown on Saturdays, but it’s New York Comic Con weekend, and there’s way too much news to be left until Monday!

In case you missed it, Marvel is relaunching “Star Wars” and “Darth Vader,” Conner and Palmiotti are writing “Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey” for DC Black Label, Berger Books is pairing up with Peter Milligan for “Tomorrow” and an “Enigma” reprint, Amy Reeder will be working on an “Amethyst” ongoing for DC’s Wonder Comics, BOOM! revealed “Alienated” by Spurrier and Wildgoose, IDW announced “Bermuda” by Layman and Bradshaw, Dark Horse is launching “Alter Nation: The Mystery of Whining and Winny,” Jason Aaron is co-writing a graphic novel with country musician Sturgill Simpson, and Oni Press announced “Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence,”

We also have news announced from Marvel’s Next Big Thing Panel including Cates and Klein on a new “Thor” series, Ewing and Cabal on a relaunched “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and Slott, Gage, and Woods working on “Iron Man 2020.”

– The Hollywood Reporter has news on a timeline being developed at DC Comics that was announced at New York Comic Con’s DC Nation panel. Publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee explained the DC Timeline is broken down into four segments: the Dawn of the Heroic Age beginning with the arrival of Wonder Woman, the Space Age prompted by the arrival of Kal-El, the Age of Crisis marking the years between ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ and ‘Flashpoint,’ and the ‘Flashpoint’ era marking the ‘New 52’ up to the present ‘Rebirth’ initiative.

– Adventures in Poor Taste! reported on IDW’s slate of nonfiction graphic novels for 2019 and 2020 which include “After the Spring,” “The Mueller Report,” and “Tiananmen 1989.” The last, newly acquired book is the memoir of survivor Lun Zhang, and was illustrated by Adrien Gombeaud and Ameziane.

– BOOM! Studios announced the graphic novel “WWE: The New Day” will be written by Evan Narcisse (“Rise of the Black Panther”) and Waypoint editor-in-chief Austin Walker with art by Daniel Bayliss (“Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York”). The graphic novel starring the tag team New Day will be released sometime next year.

– France 24 reports comics artist and film director Joann Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat)’s latest work is a 130-page graphic novel called “Fashion Week.” Sfar said it’s a comedy about “a group of old school crooks who eye up the jewellery of a influential celebrity and find themselves swept up in the whirlwind of the fashion world,” adding it was “liberally based on the raid on Kim Kardashian.” A film version, co-written by Marion Festraëts, is also in the works.

– reported that a trailer premiered at New York Comic Con for Iron Man VR with a release date set for February 28, 2020. The video game in collaboration with Sony and Marvel will be available on Playstation VR.

– Newsarama also has the trailer for the third season of Runaways. The Hulu exclusive television show will return Friday, December 13th and will last for ten episodes. The new season will feature Elizabeth Hurley as antagonist Morgan Le Fay.

– Deadline has a trailer for an upcoming Syfy documentary on comic book creator Todd McFarlane. The documentary features interviews with McFarlane and his contemporaries including Jim Lee and Joe Quesada. McFarlane: A Documentary will be released by the end of 2019.

– The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive on Rachel Maddow joining the cast of The CW’s Batwoman as Vesper Fairchild. Maddow is a known Batwoman fan who has written an introduction to the first volume of the character’s “Detective Comics” run. Batwoman debuts this Sunday, October 6th.

– Comic Book Resources has the gameplay trailer for the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers video game featuring Kamala Khan. Kamala is expected to be the narrative linchpin for the video game that brings the Avengers together. The video game is scheduled to be released May 15, 2020.

– And finally, Newsarama also has details on Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, the twelve-episode animated series that will air on CW Seed. Michael Chiklis (GothamThe Shield) will star as Slade Wilson (Deathstroke). Deathstroke is written by J. M. DeMatteis and will air in the first quarter of 2020.

This article originally appeared on on October 5, 2019.