What do Scooby-Doo, Legion, and a witch/werewolf romance have in common? Well, they’re all part of today’s comic news roundup...and that’s probably about it.
Let’s kick things off with the one on TV. The upcoming third season of Legion will definitely be even less conventional than its predecessors and that’s saying something for the body-swapping mutant FX show. And some of that strangeness will be coming from the source. Speaking to SYFY WIRE at the Stan Lee tribute event Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee, Legion co-creator Bill Sienkiewicz explained that he’s contributing some work to the show’s latest entries.
“I’ve actually been doing some work on the third season, that’s filming right now,” Sienkiewicz said. “So I’ve actually contributed some stuff that’s going to be in the series, in the upcoming season.” And what’s Sienkiewicz’s tease for Legion fans? “I’m gonna say one word: lunchbox.” As if fans expected anything less weird.
Next up is about a little comic that could, Mooncakes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu’s renown webcomic is getting a print edition from Lion Forge Comics this October. The romance between witch Nova Huang and werewolf Tam Lang has been winning hearts since 2015 and will finally be in a version fans can hold in their hands come Oct. 2.
“Mooncakes is a labor of love,” Walker and Xu said in a statement. “We set out to tell a story of reunion — two childhood crushes who find each other again to find out whether their friendship could be something more. Nova and Tam’s love thrives in a rich, vibrant world of magic, demons, and elder witches, and their journey is a reflection of all we value as creators. We couldn’t be more thrilled that Lion Forge is releasing it in print, and we are so excited to share Nova and Tam’s story with the world!”
Mooncakes will continue to publish online starting on Feb. 14, with new pages publishing on an accelerated weekly schedule as the print release nears.
Finally, an older meme has been picking up steam lately — so much, in fact that DC Comics has gotten in on the fun. There’s been plenty of jokes circulating the web about Scooby-Doo’s resident sandwich-lover Shaggy being a secret powerhouse of anime-protagonist proportions. Stemming from the cartoon film Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, where the skinny hippy is hypnotized into being a tough guy, the meme took off — even reaching live-action Shaggy actor Matthew Lillard:
Now, DC Comics is poking its own little fun, tweeting out a Superman/Shaggy cover with the sentiment, “Hope? We thought the ‘S’ stood for ‘Shaggy’. #Shaggy #Zoinks:”
The only problem is that Shaggy isn’t weak to Kryptonite. Stay safe out there, masked villains. Shaggy’s pursuit of justice never sleeps.