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CHEW Continues in June 2020 with CHU

Chu Cover

The Beat:

Fans of the New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award winning, beloved humor/crime comic Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory will be served an all-new spinoff series from Layman, and with art by Dan Boultwood, in the forthcoming Chu from Image Comics. For fans hungry for more—Skybound’s popular Outer Darkness/Chew crossover will be collected into trade paperback and available in July.

New spinoff series Chu promises to be a delectable cat-and-mouse story and will stand on its own for new readers—but delight longtime fans of the Chew universe—and will launch from Image Comics this June.

“After more than 60 issues of Chew, it was never a matter of if I would return to the world Rob Guillory and I created, but when. I needed a break after the book ended, but it wasn’t too long after that I started missing the characters and the world, and had the itch to return. It was something I approached cautiously because, while Chew was a complete story, I wanted to return to it in such a way it would be new and say something different, and it took a while to find the right angle. Outer Darkness/Chew was a step in that direction, as well a coda, a flower on the grave that was the story of Tony Chu. Chu is a different take on the Chu family and the Chew-universe, and in many ways it is a mirror, the flip side,” said Layman. “I’m confident readers of Chew will enjoy it, but it’s also something totally new, the story of Saffron Chu, not Tony Chu. She was completely absent from Chew, and this first story arc will tell the story of why that is.”

While Chew’s Tony Chu is a cibopath—able to get psychic impressions from what he eats—Chu’s Saffron Chu is a cibopars—able to learn secrets from who she eats with. Tony is a cop. Saffron is a criminal. They are brother and sister, and they are on a collision course.

I’ve always felt that Chew was one of the most underrated titles to come out of the Image Comics renaissance of the mid-to-late 2000’s. Very glad to see the universe continue.

GREYHOUND Trailer: America’s Dad, Tom Hanks, Goes to War. Again.

In the early days of WWII, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) in his first command of a U.S. destroyer, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats.

I’ll be honest, Tom Hanks Gravitas Filled Drama is a guilty pleasure of mine, so I’m already in the bag for Greyhound.

What makes the movie more interesting, however, is that Hanks both stars in and wrote this one.

Greyhound hits theaters on June 12, 2020.

The Last of Us Headed to HBO as a TV Series

Hollywood Reporter:

Craig Mazin, the creator of the acclaimed limited series Chernobyl, is reteaming with HBO [to] adapt The Last of Us, the massive Sony PlayStation video game franchise.

In a rare development in the world of video game adaptations, the writer and creative director of the game, Neil Druckmann, is also involved, and will work with Mazin to pen and executive produce what is intended to be a series.

Well fuck yeah.

New Trailer for ANTEBELLUM Starring Janelle Monàe

Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late. ANTEBELLUM is a terrifying new thriller from the producer of the acclaimed films GET OUT and US, and groundbreaking directors Gerard Bush and Christoper Renz (Bush+Renz) – an exciting new voice in filmmaking.

I could be in to a lot more 42 second trailers which leave you questioning what the awesome movie you just had teased to you was.

I’m in.

Antebellum hits theaters on April 24, 2020.

Ghost of Tsushima Hits PlayStation on June 26th

PlayStation.Blog:

Ghost of Tsushima is coming to PS4 on June 26! It is so exciting to finally be able to announce our release date, and even better that it’s just a few months away. We can’t wait to share the world we’ve created!

Today we revealed a brand-new trailer that showcases our hero, Jin Sakai. In the past, we’ve shown the world around Jin, but this time we wanted to give you a taste of the people he meets along his journey and the scale of the threat that forces him to transform into a new kind of warrior.

The trailer, below, is fantastic, and completely sold me on Ghost of Tsushima.

My only concern is that the game may be Dark Souls-esq in its difficulty.

Sure hope it’s not.