It was announced that Disney Junior is starting production on an animated The Rocketeer adventure series aimed at kids 2-7, and inspired by Dave Stevens original comic book series.
The Rocketeer will follow character Kit, a young girl who receives a surprise package on her birthday revealing that she’s next in line to become the Rocketeer, a legendary superhero who has the ability to fly with the help of a rocket-powered jet pack. Armed with her cool new gear and secret identity, Kit is ready to take flight and save the day with her gadget-minded best friend, Tesh, and airplane-mechanic uncle, Ambrose, who join her on epic adventures. There will also be an original song in each episode, which will contain a pair of 11-minute story segments.
So fans of the comic and original movie will be glad to see a new version of this story; sort of. Disney's version of The Rocketeer will premiere sometime in 2019.
source: Scoop magazine.
BBC Worldwide Americas and Titan Comics have announced that, alongside premiering in the Doctor Who season, the Thirteenth Doctor will be debuting in comics this fall.
This new ongoing comic series, written by Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Star Wars: Rogue One) with art by artist Rachael Stott (The Twelfth Doctor) joined by colorist Enrica Angolini (Warhammer 40,000), features the Thirteenth Doctor, as played by Jodie Whittaker. The new Doctor made her first appearance on 2017’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, “Twice Upon A Time,” regenerating from Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor.
In Fall 2018, the highly anticipated new TV season ushers in a new era for Doctor Who with showrunner and executive producer Chris Chibnall’s fresh vision and the arrival of Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. Joining the first female Doctor is a team of new companions played by Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, and Tosin Cole in a year full of action and adventure.
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor kicks off a new iteration of Titan’s Doctor Who comics. For further news and developments on this series join Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.
Members of the Galactic Council (otherwise known as RISFC members) participated in a LARP (Live Action Role Playing) session for our February meeting. Members were each assigned a character from different parts of the galaxy, with their own personalities, unique traits, and resources. RISFC members were able to role play, which included trading in 'commodities', helping a starving planet, and even a bit of scheming and espionage. Most LARP sessions involve wearing costumes, but since this was an introduction to the game, we settled for name tags. We followed the storyline on why a Race was almost wiped out by a terraforming device (turns out it was delivered to the wrong planet), and yes, there were lots of snacks too. Special thanks to RISFC Board member Dale Miller for putting this thing together; we had an awesome time!
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Ursula K. Le Guin, the best-selling author of beloved science fiction and fantasy novels like The Left Hand Of Darkness and the Earthsea series, has died at her home in Portland, Oregon. She was 88.
"The family of Ursula K. Le Guin is deeply saddened to announce her peaceful death yesterday afternoon," her family tweeted Tuesday from her official account. No cause of death was immediately given.
Le Guin's books have sold millions of copies worldwide, inspired other authors, and been translated from English into dozens of languages. Her work often explored themes unseen in other science fiction.
Le Guin was lauded many times over the course of her career for her contribution to the genre, winning top awards, including the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2014 from President Obama. In 2003, she became the first woman to be named a Grandmaster of Science Fiction.
Her latest book, published in 2017, was collection of essays titled No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters.
She is survived by her husband, son, two daughters, two brothers, and four grandchildren. Source: BuzzFeedNews
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