Another good week for media news on options and other media happenings dealing with comic books. Here is a wrap up of the mid-week forward events.
First up, rumor has it that Naruto will be making its jump from animation to live action in the states thanks to Lionsgate films. There was apparently a casting call for the leads. Not sure if this is the first appearance in the US or not, but a couple of copies of Shonen Jump #1 have sold for more than double what copies sold for in April. Two auctions, one in the Mid $12 range and one in the $14 range. This was a preview of the mangas that would be in the ongoing. These were looked over as they were freebies and may be out there in back issue bins. Good luck finding Naruto’s real first appearance in Akamaru Jump #03 1997
The off again, on again, off again, on again New Mutants Movie got a new release date. It was heavily speculated this could end up straight to Disney Plus, but will be in theaters August 28th, 2020. New Mutants #1 and Marvel Graphic Novel #4 are back into play.
Deadline reported that HBO Max is in the early development stage of a feature adaptation for the Trottle novella. Comicbook Speculation mentioned the IDW series Road Rage featured an adaptation of the story. Copies are selling for $16-$40 depending on cover.
1990’s Image Comics and Maximum Press series Black Flag has garnered some attention. Dan Fraga, the artist of the series, is bringing the book back via Indiegogo. He also went online to say he is a part of the “Comicsgate” movement. Not sure if it is the attention from the Indiegogo or from the “Comicsgate” hubbub, but copies are selling for $55 for the wrap cover and $30 for the preview edition. The preview edition from Image is a jam piece between Fraga and Todd McFarlane. Copies of both the Maximum Press #1 and the Image Comics Preview are for sale on Amazon.
Let me know if you saw something we missed.