On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; Greg Grunberg is a Dream Jumper for Scholastic, The Doctor coming to Nickelodeon’s TMNT, Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer, DC Comics bringing Convergence books back, Gerry Duggan writing Chewbacca for Marvel, and Superman’s journey now.
SDCC: Scholastic announces graphic novel by actor Greg Grunberg
At Scholastic’s party Thursday night at Comic-Con International, the pubblisher announced the latest addition to its Graphix line of middle-grade graphic novels: Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape, by actor Greg Grunberg (Heroes, the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens). It will be illustrated by Lucas Turnbloom, creator of the comic strip Imagine This and a contributor to both the Axe Cop graphic novels and the Team Cul de Sac anthology.
The book will feature a foreword by Grunberg’s longtime friend, director J.J. Abrams.
David Tennant, Peter Stormare, & Michael Dorn, To Guest Star On Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Today at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Nickelodeon announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been renewed for a 20-episode fifth season.
Additionally, the network reavealed several exciting celebrity guest stars lending their voices to the upcoming fourth season of the series, including David Tennant, Ron Perlman, and Michael Dorn.
Here’s the official description of the characters these guest stars will be voicing:
- David Tennant (Dr. Who) guest stars as The Fugitoid who was once an alien scientist named Dr. Honeycutt, but after his body was destroyed, his brain was saved and placed into the body of a robot.
- Peter Stormare (Fargo) guest stars as Lord Dregg, an arrogant, insectoid crime lord. When the Turtles incur his wrath, he becomes one of their most dangerous enemies.
- Michael Dorn (Star Trek) stars as Captain Mozar, the supreme Commander of the Triceraton Fleet. He is a cunning and brutal military commander who answers only to the Triceraton Emperor.
- Additional guest stars debuting later this year include: Lance Henriksen (Aliens) as Zog, a scout for the alien Triceraton army; Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) as Armaggon, a vicious, bounty-hunter robo-shark with a taste for turtle; and Zelda Williams (The Legend of Korra) as fan-favorite Mona Lisa, a highly skilled Salamandrian warrior.
The Walking Dead trailer for season 6 has Rick looking bloody and brutal
The Walking Dead is always a big hit at Comic-Con, and today the team behind the show took the opportunity to show off the first trailer for the upcoming sixth season. Because this is The Walking Dead, everything is vaguely miserable, horrible, and unsettling, but it looks like the season will really be doubling down on Rick Grimes’ transformation. He basically looks like a blood-covered madman for most of the trailer, and every single character seems to notice.
Read more at this link: http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/10/8930115/walking-dead-trailer-comic-con-2015
SDCC: DC COMICS ANNOUNCES “CONVERGENCE” SPINOFF TITLES
Fans hoping for more of DC Comics’ alternate universe tales following the conclusion of the publisher’s line-wide “Convergence” event get their wish this October.
Announced today via IGN, “Superman: Lois and Clark,” “Telos” and “Titans Hunt” will take readers to the far reaches of the Multiverse, each one picking up where the respective characters’ “Convergence storylines left off.
Read more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/sdcc-dc-comics-announces-convergence-spinoff-titles
SDCC: MARVEL ANNOUNCES “CHEWBACCA” LIMITED SERIES BY DUGGAN & NOTO
Following in the footsteps of Princess Leia and Lando, Chewie is set to get his own Marvel Comics limited series in “Chewbacca” by Gerry Duggan (“Deadpool”) and Phil Noto (“Black Widow”). MTV News sat down with Duggan to discuss what’s next for Han Solo’s furry friend.
As fans are aware, Chewie doesn’t speak Standard — only in howls and grunts. However, following the “Groot” series, Marvel is no stranger to characters who aren’t very outspoken and Duggan revealed that he has a plan in place for the language barrier. “It’s one of the first things we talked about. That we were going to let Chewy be Chewy and not try and change anything that’s on the internal [dialogue], the caption boxes or anything like that.”
“But you know, a little bit of good news here is that Phil Noto is my collaborator on this book, and he’s gonna be able to tell the story whether or not there are any balloons or boxes at all,” he added.
SDCC: SUPERMAN’S NEW JOURNEY
Lois Lane has exposed Superman’s secret to the world, and DC Comics’ Friday afternoon panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con International shed further light on how the revelation will affect “Action Comics,” “Superman,” “Batman/Superman,” and “Superman/Wonder Woman” moving forward. DC’s Vice President of Marketing John Cunningham moderated the discussion with panelists Gene Luen Yang, Greg Pak, Heath Courson, and Max Landis.
Neal Adams’ “The Coming of the Supermen” launches in December. But Adams said, “I want to know about the Max Landis thing – do you know who his father is?” Adams began.
“That’s how I always want to be introduced,” Landis said. “Imagine your father, as you knew him as a kid, and random strangers coming up to you and said ‘I love your dad.!’”
Read more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/sdcc-supermans-new-journey