Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Comic Book Fast Look for 02/05/2020 (2 Weeks Out)

Greetings Comic Book Fans,

Welcome as Northwest Comics & Games Presents Comic Book Fast Look for 02/05/2020 (2 Weeks Out). As we're taking a quick peek at what's soon to comic book stores.

Power Rangers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 $3.99 Boom! Studios
Rita Repulsa faces off against Shredder for control of the weapon that will change the Power Rangers forever! No matter who wins, the world will never be the same! As the two villains battle, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers team up with their new allies the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to storm the Foot Clan base to save Tommy. 

Batman #88 $3.99 DC Comics
The conspiracy that will rock Batman's world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and…Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke finally takes down Batman?!

DVD Tuesday | New DVD Releases January 28th, 2020


Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tim Miller
Actors: Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, Brett Azar
Plot: Set thirty years after the events of Terminator 2, Sarah Connor teams up with a T-800 and new female cyborg in order to protect a young woman from a new, liquid terminator who can copy himself - once again hoping to secure the future against the threat of Skynet.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday's Headlines | 2019 Comic Book Sales Units/Dollars


TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12$5.99OCT190523-MDC
2X-MEN #3$3.99OCT190903-MMAR
3BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #3 (MR)$5.99SEP190478-MDC
4DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE GOLDEN CHILD #1$5.99OCT190471-MDC
5VENOM #21$3.99OCT191001-MMAR
6HARLEY QUINN: VILLAIN OF THE YEAR #1$4.99OCT190466-MDC
7SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN: ALIEN REALITY #1$4.99OCT190971-MMAR
8INCOMING #1$9.99OCT190860-MMAR
9AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #35$3.99OCT190926-MMAR
10SUPERMAN #18$3.99OCT190580-MDC

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12$5.99OCT190523-MDC
2INCOMING #1$9.99OCT190860-MMAR
3BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #3 (MR)$5.99SEP190478-MDC
4DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE GOLDEN CHILD #1$5.99OCT190471-MDC
5HARLEY QUINN: VILLAIN OF THE YEAR #1$4.99OCT190466-MDC
6TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #100$7.99SEP190620-MIDW
7HARLEEN #3 (MR)$7.99SEP190494-MDC
8X-MEN #3$3.99OCT190903-MMAR
9SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN: ALIEN REALITY #1$4.99OCT190971-MMAR
10VENOM #21$3.99OCT191001-MMAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SHIPPED
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1HOUSE OF X/POWERS OF X HC$60.00SEP190963-MMAR
2BATMAN TP VOL 11 THE FALL AND THE FALLEN$17.99SEP190554DC
3WATCHMEN TP$24.99JUN190614-MDC
4SILVER SURFER BLACK TP TREASURY EDITION$29.99SEP190990MAR
5BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 04 AGE OF DOOM PART II$19.99MAY190209DAR
6BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 06 (MR)$29.99OCT191313-MDE
7GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 01 INTERGALACTIC LAWMAN$17.99SEP190568DC
8DAREDEVIL BY CHIP ZDARSKY TP VOL 02 NO DEVILS ONLY GOD$15.99SEP190982MAR
9MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES TP (MR)$12.99AUG190092IMA
10STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA TP VOL 06 UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAP$15.99SEP190997MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1HOUSE OF X/POWERS OF X HC$60.00SEP190963-MMAR
2ANNIHILATION OMNIBUS HC$125.00JUL191087MAR
3Y THE LAST MAN OMNIBUS HC (MR)$150.00APR190576DC
4INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US OMNIBUS HC VOL 01$125.00MAR190580DC
5ABSOLUTE DARK KNIGHT III THE MASTER RACE HC$125.00APR190525DC
6ANIMAL MAN BY JEFF LEMIRE OMNIBUS HC$99.99APR190524DC
7SILVER SURFER BLACK TP TREASURY EDITION$29.99SEP190990MAR
8MMW FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 21$75.00JUN191034-MMAR
9WATCHMEN TP$24.99JUN190614-MDC
10BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 06 (MR)$29.99OCT191313-MDE

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1GRIMM FAIRY TALES ADULT COLORING BOOK VOL 01$12.99OCT151871ZEN
2OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 49$29.95APR191757-MGEM
3BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS SC$44.99MAR172148UDO
4DARK SOULS III DESIGN WORKS HC$49.99JUN182173UDO
5MEGA MAN ZERO HC OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS$44.99APR192142UDO
6ART OF ATARI HC$39.99JUL161467DYN
7KONOSUBA LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 10$14.00OCT192327YEN
8OKAMI OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS SC$39.99MAY073783UDO
9DOCTOR WHO TARDIS TYPE FORTY INSTRUCTION MANUAL HC$19.99MAY188247PEN
10GEARS OF WAR RETROSPECTIVE HC$49.99MAY192131UDO

Monday's Headlines | End of the Year 2019 Comic Book Sales


TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 37.89%
DC 33.55%
IMAGE COMICS 5.91%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.34%
BOOM! STUDIOS 4.03%
DARK HORSE COMICS 2.67%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.56%
VIZ MEDIA 1.00%
TITAN COMICS 0.57%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.48%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 7.00%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 45.60%
DC 31.35%
IMAGE COMICS 5.93%
BOOM! STUDIOS 3.66%
IDW PUBLISHING 3.51%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.51%
DARK HORSE COMICS 1.87%
TITAN COMICS 0.51%
ARCHIE COMICS 0.47%
ABLAZE 0.44%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 4.14%


COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS UNITS
DECEMBER 2019 VS. NOVEMBER 2019
COMICS 0.18% -1.28%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -11.06% -18.03%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -3.00% -2.48%
TOYS 13.47% 16.61%
DECEMBER 2019 VS. DECEMBER 2018
COMICS 7.08% 5.36%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 15.77% 2.87%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 9.20% 5.21%
TOYS 166.96% 191.68%
YEAR 2019 VS. YEAR 2018
COMICS 4.33% -0.92%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -2.01% -7.95%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 2.54% -1.44%
TOYS 25.96% 28.65%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED
PUBLISHER COMICS
SHIPPED
GRAPHIC NOVELS
SHIPPED
MAGAZINES
SHIPPED
TOTAL
SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS 103 32 0 135
DC COMICS 86 32 1 119
IMAGE COMICS 36 7 0 43
IDW PUBLISHING 28 13 0 41
BOOM! STUDIOS 23 14 0 37
DARK HORSE COMICS 22 9 0 31
DYNAMITE 14 4 0 18
KODANSHA COMICS 0 13 0 13
TITAN COMICS 8 2 2 12
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 9 0 0 9
OTHER NON-TOP 10 80 109 11 200
TOTAL 409 235 14 658

Monday's Headlines | Weekend Box Office

It’s another big weekend for Bad Boys For Life as the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led action comedy secures a sophomore weekend victory. The Sony Pictures release has secured nothing but wins since it opened over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend and finally moved past the $100 million domestic mark in its second Saturday at the box office. 

New STX release The Gentlemen, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring a murderer’s row of lads including Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, and Colin Farrell, has emerged from its opening weekend in a respectable fourth place.

Bad Boys For Life is proving to be catnip for moviegoers during its second weekend in theaters. After crossing the $100 million mark in domestic sales on Saturday, the third film in the Bad Boys franchise added $34 million total in domestic sales. Showing on 3,775 screens, the Sony picture averaged a strong $9,007 per theater. 

These sophomore weekend numbers represent a 46% drop since last weekend. As the film heads into its third week in theaters, the film has a domestic total of $120.6 million and international total of $38.9 million, bringing its worldwide total up to $160 million.

Meanwhile, The Gentlemen did decently well in its opening weekend. Ritchie’s latest crime comedy caper follows Mickey (McConaughey), a powerful English drug dealer looking to sell of his empire so he can finally settle down with the love of his life (played by Michelle Dockery). 

The Gentlemen ties in numerous plots threads, like the introduction of Grant’s character, Fletcher, a man who digs up secrets about the rich and powerful to blackmail them with and Golding’s character, Dry Eye, a relatively upstart drug lord who serves as Mickey’s main opposition. The STX release earned $11 million in its opening weekend, averaging $5,095 per theater and showing on 2,165 screens. The Gentleman secured a B+ CinemaScore and a 72% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film fared far better overseas, bringing in $22.5 million.

Speaking of Universal Pictures, another notable high from this weekend’s box office comes courtesy of Oscars 2020 frontrunner 1917, which not only fared well at the DGA Awards on Saturday night but also did well in its fifth weekend at the box office. 

After adding another $15.8 million to its domestic earnings, 1917 officially crossed the $100 million mar and now sits at $104 million. The Universal feature dropped a slight 28% in its week-to-week total but added 325 screens this weekend. This brings it up to 3,937 screens nationwide with an average of $4,013 per screen. 

Number seven movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker also crossed a box office earnings threshold this weekend. In its sixth weekend, the Disney/Lucasfilm picture brought its domestic total up to $501.6 million after it raked it $5.2 million at theaters nationwide.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Weekend Headlines | December 2019 Comic Book Sales

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (January 17, 2020) — Superman's confrontation with Dr. Manhattan changes the DC Universe forever in Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's Doomsday Clock #12 from DC, the final issue of the best-selling series and the best-selling comic book of December 2019 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was December's top publisher, with a 37.89% dollar share and a 45.60% unit share. DC was second, at 33.55% and 31.35% respectively. In third, Image Comics had a 5.91% dollar share and a 5.93% unit share, followed by IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment.

In addition to Doomsday Clock #12, DC had five titles in the top ten. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman: Last Knight on Earth #3, the finale of their Black Label series, ranked #3; Frank Miller and Rafael Granpá's Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child one-shot ranked #4; Harley Quinn: Villain of the Year #1 ranked #5; and Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado's Superman #18, the landmark issue in which Superman reveals his secret identity to the world, ranked #10.

Marvel Comics also had five titles in the top ten. Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu, and Gerry Alanguilan's X-Men #3 ranked #2, Donny Cates and Mark Bagley's Venom #21, the first chapter of "Venom Island," ranked #5; Peter David and Greg Land's Symbiote Spider-Man; Alien Reality #1 ranked #8; Incoming #1, the all-star one-shot that sets the stage for 2020, ranked #8; and Nick Spencer and Oscar Bazaldua's Amazing Spider-Man #35 ranked #9.

Among the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100 was the publisher's top book at #17; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 from BOOM! Studios ranked #29; Todd McFarlane and Jason Shawn Alexander's Spawn #303 was Image Comics' top book at #45; and Dynamite Entertainment's Vampirella #6 ranked #61 for the month.

Marvel Comics' House of X/Powers of X, a hardcover collection of the two mini-series by Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, and R.B. Silva that heralded a revitalization of Marvel's mutant franchise, was the best-selling graphic novel of December and one of the publisher's four titles among the top ten. DC's Batman Volume 11: The Fall and the Fallen by Tom King and Mikel Janin led DC's slate of three titles in top ten at #2. Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and Rich Tommasco's Black Hammer Volume 4: Age of Doom Part 2 from Dark Horse Comics ranked #5, and Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys Omnibus Volume 6 from Dynamite Entertainment ranked #6.

Zenescope Entertainment's Grimm Fairy Tales Adult Coloring Book Volume 1 was December's best-selling book.



How does Diamond calculate the charts? 

It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

Weekend Headlines | Top 3 Manga Comic Books

Hello Manga Fans,

Here's your Top 3 Manga Comic Books you might like to read this weekend! Please be sure to contact your local store see if they have these titles in available.


Torture Princess Fremd Torturchen Novel SC Vol 03 $14.00 Yen On
The Grand King has been vanquished at last, but her death comes at great cost. Hina's long slumber, Kaito's contract with the Emperor, and the death of Godd Deos will have lasting consequences in ways they have yet to realize. With three demons left to vanquish, and a long road of uncertainty before them, how will Elizabeth and Kaito face what lies ahead? For readers ages 16 and up. 

Overlord Undead King Oh GN Vol 02 $13.00 Yen Press
Hilarious hijinks are in store in this four-panel Overlord spin-off! Between playing dress-up, looking for a partner for Hamusuke the hamster, and discussing what they should do for the ending theme of the Overlord anime's second season, there's never a dull moment for Ainz, Albedo, and the gang! For readers ages 13 and up. 

Toradora Light Novel Vol 09 $13.99 Seven Seas Entertainment
It's Ryuuji's first day of his second year of high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yuusaku, and more importantly, the girl he's secretly crushing on, Kushieda Minori. But just when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor, he unwittingly crosses the most feared girl in school, Aisaka Taiga, making her into his arch enemy. To top it off, Taiga has moved in right next door to Ryuuji and happens to be Minori's best friend! Can this school year possibly get any worse?!

Weekend Headlines | Manga Gem of The Week

Black Lagoon GN Vol 11 $12.99 Viz Communications
Disavowed by the Chinese government and now hunted as a traitor, Feng Yifei has turned to Rock and Revy for help. While dodging the PRC's four hired guns from one side of Roanapur to the other, Feng presses Rock to make an important decision. Things get even more complicated when Eda shows an interest in the situation, and if she's involved, it means the CIA isn't far behind... For mature audiences.

Weekend Headlines | Comic Book Preview Scout Comics April 2020

ASSASSIN AND SON #1
Written by Shad Gaspard and Marc Copani and Illustrated by Eder Messiah
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: April 15, 2020
April is WrestleMania season! Featuring the comic writing debuts of former WWE wrestlers, Shad Gaspard (member of Cryme Tyme) and Marc Copani (Muhammad Hassan)! ASSASSIN AND SON is a gritty urban-western set in present-day New York. Donovan Braddock is a one-man killing unit who works with a team of covert assassins known as "The Horsemen," When Braddock attempts to live a normal life and leave his old violent life behind he discovers that violence still follows him as his wife is cold-heartedly murdered in front of both him and his young son. Now with nothing to live for, this tragic event sends father and son on an epic journey of revenge and consequence that becomes their "Path of Vengeance."

ELECTRIC BLACK Volume One Trade Paperback
Written and Illustrated by Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall
Full Color, 144 pages, $17.99
On Sale Date: April 29, 2020
Dare you step within the sinister halls of THE ELECTRIC BLACK? A doomed ship infested with demonic rats, an elixir of life that devolves people into blood craving monsters, and a nefarious necklace with apocalyptic properties all await you inside. The cursed antique shop calls out, appearing in any time or space, soliciting new customers that it hungers to corrupt or devour. The poor souls that enter never leave empty handed. Its dark light will shine on macabre mysteries, grisly murders, and other frightful occurrences. Julius Black is the store's enigmatic demonic proprietor and narrator. Along with his psychopathic employees, he regularly manipulates patrons for his own devious purposes. Inside the eerie emporium, all of the forbidden objects have secrets to unlock. This inaugural volume collects the first four issues of the quarterly, ongoing series, containing exclusive bonus artwork and a special cover gallery.

EVERGLADE ANGELS #1
Written Blake Northcott and Scott Lobdell and Illustrated by Roc Upchurch
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: April 15, 2020
A wrong turn down a dead end road. A car that won't start. An unspeakable evil emerges from the darkness. No phones. No weapons. No escape. Think you've seen this all before? THINK AGAIN. When a girls softball team takes a shortcut through the Florida Everglades, they veer off the path towards a night they'll never forget – drinking, dancing – one last hurrah before college starts and they go their separate ways. When they stumble into a trap set by a murderous cult, the stage is set for a night of blood-soaked carnage – but the cult has never dealt with victims who are ready to fight back. And while the girls might not have home field advantage, they have a game-changing surprise of their own.

TART Trade Paperback
Written by Kevin Joseph and Illustrated by Ludovic Sallé
Full Color, 160 pages, $19.99
On Sale Date: April 29, 2020
Special NONSTOP! Imprint trade paperback where Scout releases a World Premiere issue followed by the entire story in a collected volume at a special reduced price! Seven issues worth of art and story for the price of five! The Rulers of Hell have lost an asset of power, and they are willing to tear the history of the world apart to hunt it down. As a team of time-traveling demon hunters known as The Toxic Fruit work to thwart them, their newest recruit, Tart Acid, learns what it’s like to continually fight the Hordes of Hell in order to protect all we experience from crumbling into chaos.

Thanks for reading!

Weekend Headlines | DC Comics Delays Legion of Super-Heroes #4

Yesterday, DC has informed retailers that Legion of Super-Heroes #4 has been postponed two weeks. Originally solicited for a February 5 release, it is now scheduled to arrive on February 19.

Earlier this month, the issue's co-artist Travis Moore was replaced with Mikel Janin - working alongside series artist Ryan Sook.

The publisher hasn't given a reason for the scheduling or art changes.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #4
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by RYAN SOOK and MIKEL JANIN
cover by RYAN SOOK
card stock variant cover by ALEX GARNER
The secret origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes revealed! Exactly how did this ragtag group of idealistic, super-powered teens from all across the galaxy find each other? What pulls them and keeps them together? Another gorgeous issue of DC’s future superstars also reveals clues to how Aquaman’s lost trident may be the key to Earth’s future and survival!
ON SALE 02.19.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
FC | DC

Weekend Headlines | MARVEL Cancels Hulu's Shows

Yesterday, news broke from Marvel and Hulu. It looks like Marvel’s Howard the Duck will not hatch—at least as an animated series on Hulu. And the reportedly delayed Tigra & Dazzler has also been shelved.

Howard the Duck writer/executive producer Kevin Smith has told Newsarama.com that the writing staff of his cartoon was notified on January 22 that development was halted.

"I got a text from [fellow executive producer] Dave Willis in the morning saying, 'We got Tigra and Dazzler’d,'" Smith said. "I called him and asked ‘Is that what I think that means?’ And Dave said he had just got the word that there will be no Howard the Duck show. The only explanation was ‘We have no plans for this character at this time,'."

Back in December, The Hollywood Reporter ran a story that Marvel had fired Tigra & Dazzler's entire writing staff (including its showrunner) but planned to replace them all as part of a "as part of a larger creative overhaul."

That has now changed, and Newsarama.com has confirmed that Tigra & Dazzler has been shelved completely. Howard the Duck, Tigra & Dazzler, M.O.D.O.K., and Hit Monkey were all part of a linked cartoon universe set to stream on Hulu. All four series were set to build to a crossover called The Offenders.

Casting announcements for M.O.D.O.K. were made just days ago, and work will reportedly continue on both that series and Hit Monkey for eventual showing on Hulu. No details on the planned crossover are known at this time

For his part, Smith remains philosophical about Howard the Duck's cancelation.

"We had a lot of great writers who put in a lot of really hard work and came up with some inventive scripts, but we all got paid, so no one’s complaining," he said. "But we were all there to do the show, so that’s a bit of a bummer."

Smith saw the writing on the wall with Marvel’s October 2019 restructuring, which saw Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige placed in charge of Marvel TV and publishing as well. Smith remains philosophical about that as well.

"As a fan of the Marvel Universe, I like Kevin being in charge of things in the sense of everything - comics, TV and movies," Smith said. "It makes sense to have it under one guy, especially the one guy who’s brought Marvel the most success in recent years."

Howard the Duck has had several cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and may well appear in future projects there. An animated What If…? series is planned for Disney+.

“Look, by the time What If…? airs on Disney+, this will be a distant memory," Smith said. "People will be like, ‘Look! It’s Uatu! He’s telling his stories!’ So as someone who was working on the show, it’s a bummer. But as someone who’s a fan of Kevin Feige, I’m like, 'Kevin, whatever you say.' He’s the most important Kevin in the universe, the Kevin who must be spared above all others. Even my mother agrees. I’m not offended in the least."

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday's Headlines | DISNEY+'s STAR WARS: OBI-WAN Show On Hold

Sorry Star Wars..... Confirmed a few hours ago. Production on Disney+'s Star Wars TV series Obi-Wan has been placed on hold, according to Collider.

Reports indicate that scripts for the series didn't meet Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy's standards and were sent back to the writing staff for retooling. They go on to report that the crew, which had assembled at London's Pinewood Studios to begin pre-production, has been adjourned with hopes to restart production by the summer.

Though production has been delayed, a premiere date for Star Wars: Obi-Wan has not been announced.
Not a good start!