Everyone needs a little cheer during the holiday season, even Mr. Freeze. Batman and the gang of jolly juveniles team to tell tales of holiday cheer. We also review Mank, DC’s Very Merry Multiverse #1, and Resident Alien: Your Ride is Here #2.

NEWS

Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora on Detective Comics #1034 From March 2021

It’s Detective Comics time… Today, there have been more CCXP announcements from DC Comics regarding their March titles. The DC Omniverse. DC 2021. Whatever you wish to call it. And you know the drill. Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora will be the creators on from #1034 in March, after their two-issue stint on Future State: The Dark Detective in January and February.

The Orville: Seth MacFarlane Sci-Fi Series Resumes Season 3 Filming

The last time we checked in on the ever-busy Seth MacFarlane ( The Winds of War and War and Remembrance miniseries, Carlotta Walls/”Little Rock Nine” series, animated 70’s sitcom Good Times reboot), he was offering viewers a few flecks of optimism regarding when production would resume on the third season of Hulu’s sci-fi dramedy series The Orville.

‘Invincible’: Mahershala Ali, Jonathan Groff, Ezra Miller, Nicole Byer, Jon Hamm & Djimon Hounsou Join Voice Cast of Robert Kirkman’s Animated Series For Amazon

During the panel for Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming animated series Invincible at CCXP Worlds, Robert Kirkman’s series announced several high-profile voice cast additions. They include Oscar winner Mahershala Ali as Titan, Clancy Brown as Damien Darkblood, Nicole Byer as Vanessa & Fiona, Jeffrey Donovan as Machine Head, Jonathan Groff as Rick Sheridan, Emmy winner Jon Hamm as Steve, Djimon Hounsou as Martian Emperor, and Ezra Miller as D.A.

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
MANK
Writer: Jack Fincher
Director: David Fincher
Actors: Gary Oldman, Amanda Sefried, Lily Collins, Tom Pelphrey, Arliss Howard, Tom Burke, Charles Dance
Studio: Netflix
Release Date: December 4, 2020
1930’s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.

Rating: ★★★★½

MATTHEW
DC’S VERY MERRY MULTIVERSE #1
Writer:TOM KING, IVAN COHEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS, THOMAS SNIEGOSKI, PAUL SCHEER, NICK GIOVANETTI, SHOLLY FISCH, BRANDON THOMAS, JAY BARUCHEL, and others
Artist: ELEANORA CARLINI, DUSTIN NGUYEN, STEVE LIEBER, SCOTT HEPBURN, VANESA DEL REY, and others
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: December 8, 2020
Joy to all 52 worlds—it’s time to celebrate the holiday season across the DC Multiverse! In ten stories that will light your yule log and spike your eggnog, Batman decks the gaslit halls, Lobo goes Old Testament in space, Ragman learns the true meaning of Saturnalia, President Superman attempts to figure out how Bizarro stole Christmas, and Harley Quinn tries her hand at interdimensional caroling. These seasonal sagas are sure to help you have yourself a very merry Multiverse!

Rating: ★★★½☆

RODRIGO
RESIDENT ALIEN: YOUR RIDE IS HERE #2
Writer: Peter Hogan
Artist: Steve Parkhouse
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 09, 2020
Harry’s been stranded in small town Patience, Washington, pretending to be a human doctor for so long, he’s actually managed to build some relationships with the locals. Brad and Amanda’s wedding day draws near, Dan is concerned about Harry’s safety, and a sinister federal agent pretending to be a new Patience resident visits Harry’s clinic for a checkup!
“One of the most charming and wonderful comics being published today.” -Jeff Lemire

Rating: ★★★★☆

DISCUSSION

THE BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1
Writer: Paul Dini
Artist: Bruce Timm, Ronnie Del Carmen, Glen Murakami, Dan Riba, Kevin Altieri
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: December 6, 1994
64-page one-shot special featuring five thrilling, funny, or touching yuletide stories by a slew of creators from “The Adventures of Batman & Robin,” the hit cartoon from Warner Bros. Animation.
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