Welcome to our weekly comics industry news roundup!
Shortbox announced that they would not be attending the Thought Bubble Festival this year because of the event’s involvement with Frank Miller, citing his propagation of anti-Muslim hate. Thought Bubble eventually responded by removing Miller from their guest list.
Runaways will end with issue #38, reports Gamesradar. The issue was promoted as a celebration of the 100th issue of the series published across various volumes. While the cancellation is a disappointment to fans of the characters, some are just fine with no longer having to deal with writer Rainbow Rowell on a beloved series because of the issues of white privilege and racism she represents.
Bleach fans can celebrate the 20th anniversary of the manga series with a special one-off chapter from creator Tite Kubo.
Malissa White has shared her experiences of racism from creator Frank Gogol at the 2018 NYCC Barcon. Gogol has since responded to the accusations expressing a desire to have an open dialogue with White “to better understand where she is coming from.”
DC Comics’ chief creative officer Jim Lee and senior VP and general manager Daniel Cherry III spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about “future-proofing” the comics publishing industry.
CNN spoke to Andrew Aydin, who co-authored the graphic novel Run: Book One with the late Congressman John Lewis. Aydin hopes that the book will help change the minds of Congress and young people in regards to voting rights.
Henry Barajas has been named sales manager at Oni Press, leaving his previous role as director of operations at Top Cow.
Read up on the history of Pittsburgh in comics.
The shortlist for the 2021 British Fantasy Awards has been announced.
Scott Snyder has made a deal with Comixology to co-create eight original titles for their digital lineup, which will then be collected in print by Dark Horse Comics. The first book to be released is We Have Demons with frequent collaborator Greg Capullo.
Joe McCulloch announced that he has been named editor at The Comics Journal, alongside Tucker Stone.
And finally, artist Nicola Scott revealed the secret origins of Nightwing’s ass:
When I started this bit it was really just to make Gail giggle.
More than a decade later it’s taken on an entire life of its own. 🍑
The Secret Origin of Nightwing’s Ass: https://t.co/rztqgB9Hcr
— ⚡️Nicola Scott⚡️ (@NicolaScottArt) July 25, 2021