Roy of the Rovers turns 67 this month, and we take a look at his career during the 1970s. We also talk H’wood rumors, and review Reservation Dogs on Hulu, Black Manta #1 from DC Comics, Hellboy and the BPRD 1957 – Family Ties, and Norse Mythology II both from from Dark Horse Comics.

NEWS

Hayley Atwell to Voice Lara Croft in Netflix’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Anime Series

Hayley Atwell has been cast in Netflix and Legendary Television’s upcoming ” Tomb Raider ” anime series. Atwell will voice the franchise hero, Lara Croft, in the new series based on Square Enix’s iconic game. This upcoming series marks the character’s anime debut.

Brian Robbins Officially Tapped to Lead Paramount

Brian Robbins has officially been named president and CEO of Paramount Pictures, replacing Jim Gianopulos as head of the studio behind the “Mission: Impossible” and “Transformers” franchises, and setting up a new era in the oversight of one of Hollywood’s big movie studios.

She-Ra Live-Action Series in Early Development at Amazon (EXCLUSIVE)

A She-Ra live-action series is in early development at Amazon, Variety has learned exclusively. As the project is in the very early stages, no writer is currently attached. DreamWorks Animation will serve as an executive producer after recently producing the Netflix animated series “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.”

‘The Batman’ Spinoff Series About Penguin in Early Development at HBO Max

HBO Max is developing a series about The Penguin that will be a spinoff of ” The Batman” feature, Variety has learned from sources. Colin Farrell is set to play the notorious supervillain in “The Batman.” According to sources, Farrell has been approached to star in the spinoff series but no deal is currently in place.

 

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1957 FAMILY TIES
Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Artist: Laurence Campbell
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 15, 2021
Before they can track down an errant copy of Gustav Strobl’s Witchcraft and Demonology, Hellboy and B.P.R.D. agent Susan Xiang are sidetracked by a beset housewife’s pleas for help. Unraveling the mystery of an unwanted house guest may lead the occult investigators right to where they wanted to be, but also right into demonic danger.

Rating: ★★★★☆
You can purchase this issue via the comiXology affiliate link (comixology.sjv.io/b3VaVm)
MATTHEW
BLACK MANTA #1
Writer: Chuck Brown
Artist: Valentine De Landro
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 7, 2021

Following his appearance in the Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular, the scourge of the seas now gets his own series. Black Manta is chasing a rare metal with incredible powers, and he’s not the only one who wants to get his hands on it, friend and foe alike! Torrid is a former ally who has escaped hell (literally!) to answer the call of the metal, but can Manta trust her? Hopefully so because he might need her help to fend off Devil Ray, a new competitor for the role of the biggest villain underwater.

Rating: ★★★☆☆
You can purchase this issue via the comiXology affiliate link (comixology.sjv.io/qnyEML)

RODRIGO
NORSE MYTHOLOGY
Writer: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
Artist: Mark Buckingham
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 22, 2021
Thor and Loki are led to the castle of the king of giants who gives them a series of bizarre and comical challenges to participate in.

Rating: ★★★★½
You can purchase this issue via the comiXology affiliate link (comixology.sjv.io/QObND3)
ASHLEY
RESERVATION DOGS
Writers: Sterlin Harjo, Taika Waititi, Bobby Wilson
Director: Sydney Freeland, Sterlin Harjo
Stars: Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis
Publisher: HULU
Comedy series about four Native American teenagers growing up on a reservation in eastern Oklahoma.
Rating: ★★★★☆

DISCUSSION

ROY OF THE ROVERS: The Best of the 1970s
Writer: Tom Tully
Artist: Yvonne Hutton, David Sque
Publisher: Rebellion
The seventies was a very turbulent time in Britain.
Following on from the optimism of the sixties, the country faced a decade of
strikes and power cuts. Luckily for the fans of Melchester Rovers, Roy Race and
his loyal time mates provided great moments of glory for their fans, starting
with European Cup final win in 1973 in the year that the club celebrated its
50th anniversary.

It was the decade in which footballers became real
superstars a time when Melchester goalkeeper Charlie Carter had to choose between
staying at the club or perusing a burgeoning career as a pop singer. And
it was a period when Roy Race truly cemented himself as the heart, soul and
brain of the club by taking on the role of player manager.

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