COMING UP: Charmed #2 - April 12th, 2017 / Charmed #3 - May 10th, 2017 / Charmed #4 - June 21st, 2017


Something for Sunday #3

Sundays are beautiful, but they are often slow on news. So here is a collection of stories from the past week that I didn't cover in the site for you to read while, i don't know, finding the perfect rhymes for your spells. This format of posts will be including both comic and non comic Charmed news.

  • Maria Sanapo on Instagram:
    • "Don't miss Charmed #4 from DynamiteComics in June ! Covers and interiors by me, colors by the amazing Ceci de la Cruz, story by the super @ericaschultzwrites and edited by @anthonymmarques !! 💃🏻💪🏼😎😍❤️❤️"
  • Charmed #2 is now available for pre-order from Google Play. QR code below.
    • "Djall is the hottest new art curator in San Francisco. When Phoebe gets a premonition of an attack at a gallery, the Charmed Ones learn that Djall is more than he seems."
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Charmed #4 - Release Date, Covers D & E Revealed

In Shops: June 21, 2017

  • CHARMED #4 CVR D 10 COPY SANAPO B&W INCV
  • CHARMED #4 CVR E 20 COPY CORRONEY VIRGIN INCV

The summary and Covers A,B & C were revealed last week. You can see them here.

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Something for Sunday #2

Sundays are beautiful, but they are often slow on news. So here is a collection of stories from the past week for you to read while, i don't know, brewing your potions. This format of posts will be including both comic and non comic Charmed news.

  • Byron Brewer interviewed Erica Schultz about Charmed #3. They talk about Maria Sanapo's art, fan interaction and "playing" in the Charmed universe. Erica talked a bit about a story development in the series.
    • Erica Schultz: "Where the sisters first thought Djall was the victim and an innocent, they’ve now realized that he’s likely their adversary, but they can’t prove it yet. Remember, magic is unknown to the vast majority of the world, so every time the sisters cast a spell or use their powers, they risk exposing themselves and magic, so they can’t do anything about Djall until they’re absolutely sure.
      Lastly, Gabe owes everything to Djall. He’s not likely to just let him be taken down, is he? Unless, of course, Paige is in the crosshairs…"
  • Erica Schultz on Twitter:
  • Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause had a panel at Salt Lake City Comic Con 2017. You can watch the whole panel here.
    • "Holly Marie Combs (Piper Halliwell) and Brian Krause (Whitelighter Leo Wyatt) from Charmed have great synergy talking about life as their work on the show Charmed!"
  • Alyssa Milano cast in the CW drama pilot ‘Insatiable’. Milano has signed on to play a recurring role in the beauty pageant-themed pilot.
    • "Disney Channel grad Debby Ryan stars as a vengeance-minded teen who enters the world of beauty pageants with the help of lawyer-turned-pageant coach Bob. Milano will play Coralee, Bob’s social-climbing wife. It’s expected to be a major recurring role if the pilot is picked up to series."
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Charmed #4 - Covers & Summary

CHARMED #4
Cover A: Joe Corroney Cover B: Maria Sanapo Cover C: Photo Cover Writer: Erica Schultz Art: Maria Sanapo

  • Paige and Gabe are in the Underworld being used to power the multitudes of demons coming onto our plane of existence. Many in the Charmed Ones’ circle have already been replaced by demons, closing in on finishing them off before looking to take over the world.
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Win A Dynamite Comics Prize Pack from Previewsworld

  • "Enter now for a chance to win a Dynamite Comics Prize Pack from Dynamite Entertainment and PREVIEWSworld! The prize pack consists of one issue of Charmed #1, James Bond #1, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys #1, and Vampirella #1! Just become a PREVIEWS Insider and sign up for our FREE Weekly e-Newsletter! If you are already signed up, then you are already entered. But if not, use the form below to Sign Up Now! Contest ends March 18th! (One Winner will be selected at random from all PREVIEWSworld e-Newsletter Subscribers as of 3/18/17 at 11:59PM)"

Details and how to enter here.

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Something for Sunday #1

Sundays are beautiful, but they are often slow on news. So here is a collection of stories from the past week that I didn't cover in the site for you to read while, i don't know, enjoying your tea. This format of posts will be including both comic and non comic Charmed news.

  • Comic book companies have started overshipping their titles in order to boost new launches and meet demand. According to Bleeding Cool, Dynamite joined the trend by shipping 20% more comics for Charmed #1 (and Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys #1).
    • Nick Barrucci (Dynamite's CEO/Publisher): "We have two great series by incredibly talented creators, and series that have the potential to bring in readers from outside of the comics market. We will be promoting each launch with the support of our rights holders, CBS and Simon & Schuster, to reach a broader market, and wanted retailers to have copies on hand as we reach out to a broader market. We want to take risk away from retailers and shipped an additional 20% of their orders at no cost to help them capitalize day and date. We know that this promotion will be successful for our retail partners and look forward to evaluating the results for future new promotions."
    • The article also features a new summary for Charmed #1: "Charmed #1 proudly continues the story of Phoebe, Piper, and Paige, television’s favorite witches, in all-new adventures set within official continuity! By the creative team of Erica Schultz and Maria Sanapo, the story follows the Halliwell Sisters as they confront a terrifying force in the San Francisco art world, a threat perhaps greater than the Power of Three!"
  • If you read Charmed #1, you can also read a writer's commentary by Erica Schultz on some of the issue's pages. Erica touches on pages 1, 2, 8, 11, 19 and 22.
  • On Twitter, Erica shared some updates on how the comic is progressing and what she is working on now.
  • The Infamous Podcast had an extended interview with Joe Corroney. You can listen to the podcast here.
    • The Infamous Podcast: "This week Johnny and Brian sit down and talk with artist Joe Corroney in this extended interview episode. Joe shares how he became a professional artist, what it is like to work for Lucasfilms, how he got into comics and more!"
  • Something a bit out there but interesting to read. THR did a "Buffy at 20" article in which they talked with the actors about the show's legacy. In a "should there be a revival?" question, Michelle Tranchtenberg, who played Dawn, answered:
    • Michelle Trachtenberg: "A great idea would be an animated version of Buffy where it's just our voices. It's hard because everything is a remake these days. They're rebooting Charmed. I was able to tell Joss (Whedon) recently that I'm in the Writers Guild now and I've sold screenplays and pilots, but the thing I struggle with in my writing is that Buffy lived in a world where social media and cellphones weren't a part of the story. You couldn't Google "blah blah blah demon." You had to go physically to the magic shop and find a book. You cannot re-create that today. Even if you tried to date it to back then it wouldn't have the same impact as when it was fresh. If it ain't broke don't fix it. From a writer's perspective that's what I view the show as. It would ruin the legacy to have it be in modern times, and we already did it right back then."
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Interview with Erica Schultz - Charmed #1

INTERVIEW

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Kostas: Hello, Erica! Congratulations on the launch of the new Charmed comic book series. Everyone seems to like #1!

Erica: Thank you so much! I really appreciate the support from the fans. I’m very excited to the see the book in stores.

 

Kostas: You are writing Charmed for the first time so for readers who are now getting to know you and your writing, can you tell us about how you started writing, and more specifically writing comics, and some of the books you’ve written?

Erica: I always wrote and drew growing up, and I studied Literature in college, but I started writing comics in 2009 with my first creator-owned book, M3. Vicente Alcázar is the artist on the 12 issue series. I had read comics growing up, and loved the medium, so when I was working as an animator on the Astonishing X-Men motion comics “Gifted”, I got into the behind the scenes of making comics. I ended up taking a story that I had jotted down about an assassin named Machiavella Maria Marcona, and turned her into the comic character, M3.

Aside from M3, I’ve written Revenge for Marvel, based on the ABC TV series of the same name. I was also part of the DC Talent Development Workshop and had the opportunity to write a story starring Hawkgirl drawn by Sonny Liew. I was part of the all female writing team chosen by Gail Simone to write for Dynamite’s crossover series, Swords of Sorrow. I have stories in anthologies like Vertigo SFX #1, The 27 Club, and RISE: Comics Against Bullying, along with the upcoming anthologies #ENDTHESTIGMA: A Mental Health Anthology and This Nightmare Kills Fascists.

 

Kostas: How were you chosen to be the writer for the series?

Erica: I was very lucky to have had a relationship with Dynamite from my work on Swords of Sorrow. I had reached out to the editors there, always seeing if a property that would fit with me was coming to them. When Charmed became available, I was asked if that was something I’d like to write. I immediately jumped at the opportunity.

 

Kostas: You’ve mentioned that you are a big fan of the TV Show. What drew you in and what are some of your favorite memories watching it?

Erica: I was a fan of Charmed when it ran on TV. I’m excited that it’s on Netflix now. What I enjoyed most about the show is what I tried to get into the script; a sense of fun, adventure, action, and heart. Because the show revolves around these otherworldly characters and situations, the relationship between the sisters is so important to keep the story grounded and believable. There was humor, heartfelt moments, romance, and escapades. If I had to pick a favorite episode, I’d say Witch’s Tail where Phoebe turns into a mermaid.

 

Kostas: I thought the feel of the show and the already established characters’ voices sounded spot on. What did you do to prepare to write the comic?

Erica: Thanks very much! I really went for a comic that could be plucked from the show.

My only real preparation was to re-watch several episodes to make sure that I had the characterizations right. That was the fun part!

 

Kostas: The comic is taking place during the events of the show. Was this a decision you took or a direction CBS gave you?

Erica: Honestly, I don’t even remember what the rules were other than that I can’t use Prue Halliwell. Aside from that, I was pretty much given free reign.

 

Kostas: Is it hard trying to fit the events of the comic in the middle of the canon the show has set? Do you find it limiting and how do you deal with making your content and stories match what is already there?

Erica: I don’t mind trying to make the story fit because I don’t think it has to be a perfect fit. We fudged the timeline a hair between seasons 4 and 5, Paige having a charge, Phoebe at the paper, but Piper not pregnant yet. My concern wasn’t so much that it was 100% in line with specific events of the show, but that it was a fun story that people would enjoy and would look at as another adventure The Charmed Ones had.

 

Kostas: It is always interesting to know the process that happens “behind the pages”. What are your steps as a writer of a comic book from the initial idea to having a complete page?

Erica: Writing creator owned work is a bit different from licensed work, but my process is mostly the same. I write a paragraph or two of the whole story arc. Then I break each issue into a paragraph. Then each issue gets broken into an outline. Then each outline gets fleshed out into which page has which actions. Then each page gets fleshed out into panels and dialogue.

 

Kostas: Maria Sanapo’s interiors and the colors by Haerwork Studios are beautiful! How much are you “directing” the art whether that means the look of a new demon or character or location?

Erica: I’m not directing the look at all, Maria and Haertwork Studios are bring all that on their own, and they’re doing a phenomenal job! The likenesses of the actresses to the characters are wonderful, and the colors just pop, especially when Paige and Leo orb.

 

Kostas: Since the comic was announced and the first information about it appeared, everyone went into speculation mode especially about when it is set. With the first issue out the debate is still going. “Phoebe has her column, that means Season 4…”, “There is no mention of Cole…”, “but Paige has a charge so that means at least Season 5” etc. Do you have a definite answer on the timeline or do you want fans to discover the specifics as the issues go by?

Erica: I’ll admit that the timeline was fudged a bit. We are in season 4 with aspects of season 5. So Paige has a charge, Shaina, and Phoebe has more responsibilities at the paper, like in season 5, but Piper isn’t pregnant yet, like in season 4. We took creative liberties that we hope the fans will forgive us for.

 

Kostas: The interaction and bond between the sisters is always something fans can’t get enough of. And #1 surely delivers in that aspect with the scene in the kitchen, for example. How important is it for you to have such moments between the sisters?

Erica: One of the hallmarks of Charmed is the relationship between these sisters. I don’t think the series could survive any other way. The love and bond between these characters is so important, not only to the comic, but to the story. It grounds each one of these characters, and shows a human side of them. They’re flawed, but they care so much for each other. That was paramount to get into this story.

 

Kostas: Art and paintings are a big plot point in the story. How did you come up with the idea to use art as a way for Demons to invade the human world?

Erica: Many years ago, when I was still a young, single gal living in New York City, not unlike Phoebe, I had several friends who were artists who would show in galleries. I wouldn’t say I was “part of the scene,” but I did attend more than my fair share of showings, and I got to witness the interactions between dealers, agents, talent, and patrons. I thought I’d bring some of that experience to this story.

 

Kostas: What can you tease from the second issue? I hear there is a big gallery attack coming.

Erica: In issue 2 we learn more about Djall, Paige’s friend, Gabe, and we meet Paige’s charge, Shaina. The sisters get to kick some more ass, and the plot thickens!

 

Kostas: When Elise joined the Bay Mirror, they were still doing paste ups in the dark room but this is the era of social media. Where can people find you online?

Erica: I can be found on Twitter at @EricaSchultz42 and my website EricaSchultzWrites.com.

 

Kostas: Finally, is there anything you would like to add for the fans reading this?

Erica: We really appreciate the support for Charmed and hope the fans enjoy this take on the Halliwells.

 

Kostas: Thank you very much, Erica!

Erica: Thank you so much!

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Out Today - Charmed #1

Charmed #1 is out today!

  • Most do not believe, but magic is all around us. Beings we cannot see dance among the spaces between the light and darkness. Many are benevolent, yet we must be wary of those who wish to do us harm. But there are three young women in San Francisco, three sisters who protect mankind from Evil conquering our world. The Charmed Ones, Piper, Phoebe, and Paige: all blessed with extraordinary abilities, who keep the rest of us safe from what lurks in the shadows.

As with every new comic season, the Spoilers page is now open! Feel free to discuss the issue there.

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Charmed #1 - Covers G & H (Logoless Variants)

The updated final covers G & H by Joe Corroney and Maria Sanapo.

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Updated Charmed #1 cover by Maria Sanapo

As expected Cover B got updated with the new clothing. Here is your first look at it. The previous version with the controversial clothing will not be used. I made a comparison GIF below.

#1 releases next week. Download the previews  in PDF form --->

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(Updated) PREVIEW - Charmed #1

Preview the first 3 pages and credits page of Charmed #1.

  • Most do not believe, but magic is all around us. Beings we cannot see dance among the spaces between the light and darkness. Many are benevolent, yet we must be wary of those who wish to do us harm. But there are three young women in San Francisco, three sisters who protect mankind from Evil conquering our world. The Charmed Ones, Piper, Phoebe, and Paige: all blessed with extraordinary abilities, who keep the rest of us safe from what lurks in the shadows.

"...A Thousand Deaths"

  • Written by: Erica Schultz                             
  • Illustrated by: Maria Sanapo                  
  • Colored by: Haertwork Studios
  • Lettered by: Tom Napolitano
  • Cover A by: Joe Corroney
  • Cover B by: Maria Sanapo and Haertwork Studios
  • Edited by: Anthony Marques

The back of the book features all cover variants.

 

[Update]: Two more pages for you to preview.

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Emerald City Comic Con exclusive print by Joe Corroney

Planning to visit Emerald City Comic Con? You have the chance to get an exclusive limited print of the cover of Charmed #1 by Joe Corroney:

  • "Here's a look at my "Charmed" Emerald City Comic Con exclusive print commemorating the release of the first issue of the new comic book series this March from Dynamite Entertainment. The prints are 13" x 19" and will be very limited so be sure to stop by my booth #1419 at the show this weekend in Seattle to grab one for your collection. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at ECCC soon!" X
  • "I'll be appearing at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA this March 2nd-5th. Stop by my booth at #1419 on the main show floor (just below "The Block") and get my new ECCC exclusive Charmed print."

Source: JoeCorroney / EmeraldCityComicCon

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Crop Preview - Joe Corroney's Cover for Charmed #4

Crop preview of a new cover by Joe Corroney:

  • Painting a very p.o.'ed demon on a new cover for #Charmed #DynamiteEntertainment #comicbooks #digitalart #cintiq #wacom

The cover will also feature all 3 Charmed Ones as can be seen in the layers on the right of the image.

Source: JoeCorroney

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Charmed #3 - Release Date and Cover E revealed

CHARMED #3

  • As souls begin to rack up in the underworld, more and more demons begin to pour over into our world. The Charmed ones begin to suspect that Djall is behind the gallery attack and decide to investigate to prove it. Can the find out what they need to or fall prey to the latest attack?
In Shops: May 10, 2017

The issue will be released in 5 cover:

  • CHARMED #3 CVR A CORRONEY
  • CHARMED #3 CVR B SANAPO 
  • CHARMED #3 CVR C PHOTO 
  • CHARMED #3 CVR D 10 COPY SANAPO B&W INCV (A black and white version of Cover B by Maria Sanapo. Not revealed yet)
  • CHARMED #3 CVR E 20 COPY CORRONEY VIRGIN INCV
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Charmed #3 - Covers & Summary revealed

CHARMED #3
Cover A: Joe Corroney Cover B: Maria Sanapo Cover C: Photo Cover

Writer: Erica Schultz Art: Maria Sanapo

  • As souls begin to rack up in the underworld, more and more demons begin to pour over into our world. The Charmed ones begin to suspect that Djall is behind the gallery attack and decide to investigate to prove it. Can the find out what they need to or fall prey to the latest attack?
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Charmed #2 - New Character WIP

We have a nice flow of small previews by Maria Sanapo as we are approaching the release of the first issue.

Below is a new character she is working on for Charmed #2.

  • Trying to figuring out a new character ... I begin to draw... and here it comes out @yanickpaquette LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Charmed #2 WIP! 😎❤😎 You can preorder #1 here: http://www.midtowncomics.com/store/search.asp?pl=16&q=charmed+vol+2+%231

Source: MLSanapo on Instagram

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Charmed #2 - Covers B & E Revealed

Below are covers B and E of Charmed #2 by Maria Sanapo with colors by Ceci de la Cruz.

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Charmed #2 - WIP Panel

New panel preview by Maria Sanapo:

  • Charmed #2 WIP! ❤😘❤ You can preorder #1 here: http://www.midtowncomics.com/store/search.asp?pl=16&q=charmed+vol+2+%231

Source: MLSanapo on Instagram

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Charmed #1 - 9th Cover Revealed

Charmed #1 will be released in one more cover variant, a black and white version of Maria Sanapo's cover. A total of 9 covers for #1!

Most interesting thing about this cover, it features a big change in the clothes the Charmed Ones are wearing and also Phoebe's pose.

(I made a comparison GIF below)

Now let's see if the changes will carry over in the final Cover B and H versions too.

 

(CHARMED #1 SANAPO B&W FOC INCV)

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Charmed #2 WIP - A New Character

Maria Sanapo posted a WIP panel from Charmed #2, introducing a new character:

  • Charmed #2 WIP! A new character is born! Who is she?????😱⭐️😎 You can preorder #1 here: http://www.midtowncomics.com/store/search.asp?pl=16&q=charmed+vol+2+%231

Source: Maria Sanapo on Instagram

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Erica Schultz talks Charmed #2

Byron Brewer interviewed Erica Schultz about Charmed #2.

Some new info about Djall:

  • Djall has a very complex back story.
  • As a lover and patron of art, and a self-proclaimed expert on humanity, Djall sees himself as the savior of the Underworld. His plan is to unite the Underworld with the one goal of killing the Charmed Ones.
  • Having been around a long time, Djall has come in contact with many witches, so the idea of him having tussled with a Halliwell or Warren isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

Erica also talks about the Charmed reboot, Maria Sanapo's art and where she would relocate the Charmed Ones. You can read the full interview here.

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Charmed Reboot delayed until 2018

The CHARMED Reboot that was recently announced is now delayed until 2018 according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • "With little room on its schedule, the network is sticking with six pilot orders this season — even with last year. While neither The Lost Boys nor Charmed were among the orders, both hail from important producers to the network in Rob Thomas (iZombie) and Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane the Virgin).
  • Sources say the Charmed draft — penned by Jane the Virgin writers Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin — didn't come in the way the network had hoped and that Urman, who remains busy wrapping up the third season of the Gina Rodriguez critical darling didn't have the proper time to commit to it this season. Urman will take on a larger role in retooling Charmed for next season once she's out of the woods on showrunning Jane."

Source: THR

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Charmed #1 - Retailer Incentive Cover H 20-Copy Sanapo revealed

Maria Sanapo's virgin (logoless) cover H for Charmed #1.

I will update when a higher quality version pops up.

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New podcast interviews with Erica Schultz

The past week Erica appeared in two podcasts where she talked about Charmed.

 

Creator Talks (Charmed talk starts at 10:30)

Secrets of the Sire (Erica joins at 23:15)

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Preview Panel - Paige

One more preview panel of Paige by Maria Sanapo.

  • Charmed comic WIP… what does Paige have in mind? 😁😏😲🌟🌟🌟
    Out in march, don’t miss it! 💫✨🌟

Source: Maria Sanapo

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Charmed feature in CSN

Charmed is featured in Comic Shop News. Thanks to Libug22 for the heads up and pictures.

Erica Schultz revealed that the first arc of the series will be 5 issues long. She also talked a bit about Prue.

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Charmed #2 - to be released in 5 covers + Release Date

Cover A: Joe Corroney Cover B: Maria Sanapo Cover C: Photo Cover

Writer: Erica Schultz Art: Maria Sanapo

  • Djall is the hottest new art curator in San Francisco. When Phoebe gets a premonition of an attack at a gallery, the Charmed Ones learn that Djall is more than he seems.

In Shops: Apr 12, 2017

 

COVERS:

  • CHARMED #2 CVR A CORRONEY (See below)
  • CHARMED #2 CVR B SANAPO (Cover by Maria Sanapo - Not revealed yet)
  • CHARMED #2 CVR C PHOEBE PHOTO (See below)
  • CHARMED #2 CVR D 10 COPY CORRONEY VIRGIN INCV (See below - First look at a Virgin INCV cover)
  • CHARMED #2 CVR E 20 COPY SANAPO VIRGIN INCV (Virgin INCV version of cover B SANAPO - Not revealed yet)

You can find the previous #2 solicit newspost here.

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Dynamite's Charmed is set during Season 4 + New info on the antagonist, Djall

BleedingCool has an interview with Erica Schultz in which she shares some new info about the new comic series by Dynamite.

Erica reveals that it takes place during Season 4:

  • This story arc takes place during the show, around season four. Piper, Phoebe, and Paige are working through balancing their lives with being young professionals AND the saviors of the free world.

On Djall, the antagonist of the story arc:

  • Djall is an old demon who takes issues with The Charmed Ones simply because of who they are. In the Charmed Universe, the sisters are the defenders of good in our world. Every demon, Djall included, want to upset that balance of power between good and evil and take over.
  • The difference between Djall and many of the other demons is that he has a patience for the kill. Djall has a very meticulous plan for getting the sisters out of the way.

Erica also talks about writing a licensed property and her working relationship with the interiors artist, Maria Sanapo. You can read the whole interview over at BleedingCool.

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Preview Panel - Paige

Maria Sanapo posted a WIP of her Charmed art, this time from her interiors of an upcoming issue.

Source: MLSanapo

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Cover WIP - New cover by Joe Corroney

Beautiful new cover WIP by Joe Corroney featuring Paige.

  • New Charmed art in progress #DynamiteEntertainment #WarnerBros #comicbooks #digitalart #wacom #cintiq #RoseMcGowan

Source: Joe Corroney

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Covers & Summary - CHARMED #2

CHARMED #2
Cover A: Joe Corroney Cover B: Maria Sanapo Cover C: Photo Cover

Writer: Erica Schultz Art: Maria Sanapo

  • Djall is the hottest new art curator in San Francisco. When Phoebe gets a premonition of an attack at a gallery, the Charmed Ones learn that Djall is more than he seems.

Below are Covers A by Joe Corroney and Cover C (Photo Cover).

Interesting to note that this issue is also titled : ...A Thousand Deaths. Maybe in this series the story arcs instead of the individual issues will be titled.

Source: BleedingCool

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Cover WIP by Maria Sanapo + Erica Schultz currently writing Charmed #3

Maria Sanapo posted a new cover WIP, this time featuring Piper:

  • Another Charmed cover WIP! Better not mess with Piper this time! 😈❤😈 X

Erica Schultz is currently writing Charmed #3. She posted a photo on Twitter:

  • Sometimes, even when I'm sitting here with my laptop open and ready, it's easier to write things by hand. X
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Preview - Charmed #1 (Preview by CBR)

CBR has an exclusive preview of pages 1 and 3 of Charmed #1 by Dynamite Comics.

Source: CBR.com

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Miscellaneous - New summaries and descriptions

The return of the cult favorite TV show. The magical sisters of the WB's fan-favorite series Charmed return for all new comic book adventures.

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Eight seasons, millions of viewers, and dozen of awards and nominations... Dynamite's Charmed returns the Halliwell sisters to ravenous fans everywhere!

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Charmed #1—The Charmed Ones return for another season of comic adventures, as a demon in the underworld plots to bring them down once and for all. (Erica Schultz, Maria Sanapo)

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Sneak Peek - New cover by Maria Sanapo

Maria Sanapo posted a WIP crop of a new cover she is working on featuring Paige.

Source: Maria Sanapo

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The Charmed Reboot is a very standalone show

Here is what CW's president Mark Pedowitz said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour:

  • “At this point, it is a self-contained, self-sustained show. There is the power of three element in there, but at this time, it is a very standalone show.”

On if the original cast will return:

  • “In terms of whether the [original] characters or actresses will come into the series, we’ll see what happens as the series goes on. That’s to be determined.”

On fan reactions:

  • “I think people like to see things they love … but they’re also gonna be harsh critics if the re-imagining doesn’t meet their criteria — as we’ve all seen on social media.”

Source: TVLine / EW

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Erica Schultz shares hints of what's to come in new interview

Erica Schultz shares some hints on the plot of Charmed by Dynamite Comics in a new interview by Previews:

 

Q: You're the first writer to take up the pen on the brand-new Charmed comic series. What are your thoughts on contributing to the show canon and setting the tone for the Dynamite Charmed comics to come?
Erica Schultz: I'm thrilled to be a part of the Charmed canon and to contribute to its stories. I was a big fan of the show. I hope to bring a lot of the same action, emotion, and humor that made the television series so great.
Q: What aspects of the individual Halliwell sisters do you find most fascinating to explore in your writing?
Erica: Piper took on a huge burden after Prue died, and it weighs heavily on her. Sure, she'll brush it off, but she really hurts inside. Phoebe really grew up and started taking ownership of her life, but she still holds a lot of guilt for her party girl past. Paige... well, Paige is still growing up, and has a lot to learn. But that gives us room to explore her as a character.
Q: For your story, you've chosen paintings as the conduit for evil. What's the appeal of using this creative media as a plot point for Paige, Phoebe, and Piper?
Erica: Paintings are entertainment like movies or books. You can lose yourself in them. That'll be a hint to what's to come.
Q: What would you want a hardcore Charmed fan to know about your story, and what do you think will attract the attention of curious newcomers?
Erica: Charmed always had a lot going on in each story arc. I hope avid fans recognize familiar aspects of the show while newcomers allow themselves to be immersed in the fantastical world of the Halliwell sisters.

 

Based on Erica's descriptions of the sisters it looks like the comic will take place soon after Prue died and early in Paige's Charmed "career". I'm thinking during Season 4? What do you think?

The January issue of Previews has a feature on Charmed #1. Above is an image shared of it by Joe Corroney on Facebook:

  • Wow... very cool seeing my cover art for #Charmed issue 1 go full page as a featured item in the new #Previews, way to go #DynamiteEntertainment! This issue ships in March so be sure to order your copy today. X
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Interview with Pat Shand - Final Season 10 interview

The final Season 10 interview with Pat Shand is here! Click on the image to read the whole interview at CharmedComicFan10.

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Charmed Prequel - The original cast and crew react

Below are reactions from the show's cast and crew. The post will be updated as more reactions are coming along.

 

We wish them well. X

Charmed fans! There are no fans like you. You're the best of the best. X

Because things are always better with bell bottoms and big collars X

 I have a funny feeling that a Charmed reboot will still be more popular than a Trump presidency. :P X

Hahahaha! X

Great shows get remade all the time. I hope it's done well and all the Charmed fans are happy X

You just never know. For me it's like the new Star Wars movies. They are really good. But I miss the original cast. That's what I grew up w. X

from 1976? Well thats weird X Pretty much eliminates Glen X Pretty everybody... definitely no i wasnt born yet but 1976 maybe hahaha X

Re new Charmed, let's not judge 'til we've seen it! A new show about female empowerment & feminine magic is potentially a great thing! X

Yes it's true. They started casting this week!!! X

it's always good to see a new show come to life, hope it's loved as much as the original...me as JeremyBurns to return?🤔😈 X

I'd love to show up for old times sakes!!!! Fans want some continuity!!! Would be fun too!!! X

Best fans in the world. Your support is everything! X

@Rosemcgowan Irreplaceable X

 We wish them well and a title reboot. Hocus Pocus? Craft? Witches of East End? OR try something new and different? https://www.bustle.com/p/new-updates-on-the-charmed-reboot-confirm-the-halliwell-sisters-wont-be-with-us-again-28758?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=owned&utm_campaign=90sbustle X

 But he got the Charmed being "a stand alone" part right. X

it better not be the same Book

It best not cuz that shit won't work. X

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Charmed (by Dynamite Comics) to be set during the TV show

The most asked question about the new comic is finally answered by Erica Schultz on Twitter. The comic will take place during the show with Piper, Phoebe and Paige as the Charmed Ones. Prue is not in the story.

 

ooh, this is exciting! Does this pick up after the show, tie into Zenescope's run, or take place "during the show"?

This is Paige, Phoebe, and Piper, and it takes place during the show. X

 

Hi is the new Charmed comic going to be Season 11 & is Prue going to make an appearance

Prue isn't in this story, this takes place during the show with Paige, Piper, and Phoebe. X

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Charmed Prequel in development at CW (Updated)

Season-zero is reporting that the CW is developing a Charmed prequel by the team of the TV Show "Jane The Virgin" .

"Jane The Virgin" creator Jennie Snyder Urman and producer Brad Silverman are behind the project. The pilot is written by Amy Rardin & Jessica O’Toole (The Carrie Diaries) and directed by Brad Silberling (Jane The Virgin, A Series of Unfortunate Events movie) and will "follow three witches who fight evil in a small New England town during the seventies/eighties (1976)."

 

Another attempt at a Charmed spin-off happened 3 years ago when a reboot was in the works but it was then cancelled. Will the prequel be picked up? We will have to wait and see.

 

Source: Season-zero.com

 

EDIT: TVLine has unofficial descriptions for the 3 witches:

 

"a Charmed reboot is once again in the TV cauldron, with The CW ordering a one-hour pilot script that is being billed as a prequel-ish reimagining of the beloved WB original."

"Featuring an all-new cast, the potential series revolves around three witches who are brought together to fight evil in a small New England town circa 1976."

  • Tina: African American. Whip-smart, Tina is one dissertation (and one dissertation advisor) away from a PhD. She can be reserved, even standoffish, in uncomfortable situations, but she picks up on everything and she’s definitely making quick, accurate judgments about you.
  • Paige: Caucasian Cheerful, curvy, wholesome and as all-American as the apple pie she can’t wait to serve to the husband she has yet to marry. Paige’s main goal in life is to marry a rich doctor and be a wife and mother.
  • Annie: Caucasian. Intense, smart, and quick to anger. She dresses neutrally, though she could give two s–ts if you like her outfit, so stop wondering what “neutral” means. But under that tough façade, well… there is a fragility. A person desperate to be loved, and love.

Source: TVLine

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Erica Schultz talks about Charmed

Byron Brewer interviewed Erica Schultz about writing Charmed.

Some info from the interview:

  • Erica is a huge fan of Charmed and is really excited to write the comic.
  • Some new allies and enemies will be introduced.
  • "In this opening arc, we’ll see our usual run of the mill demons and warlocks, but the big bad will have a whole lot more class."
  • Erica aims "to write a story that is as comfortable on a comic page as it would be on the screen" and hopes both super and new fans will enjoy it.

 You can read the full interview here / here

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Charmed #1 added in Dynamite's site

Charmed #1 is now added in Dynamite's site and it is a featured title in their home page.

 

CHARMED #1

Price: $3.99

Shipping: March, 2017

Genre: Fantasy, Media Tie-In
Publication Date: March 2017
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 3/8
Balancing work, witchcraft, and a life is never easy, and the Charmed Ones are stretched too thin. Meanwhile, a demon in the Underworld rallies the troops with a plan to take out the Charmed Ones forever.

 

Dynamite (Home page)

Dynamite's March 2016 Solicitations

CHARMED #1

 

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope 2017 brings you health and happiness and everything you ever wished for!

So many Charmed related things to look forward to this year starting with January 24th when Pat Shand's Charmed novel, Charmed: Social Medium, will be released.

Then on March 8th Dynamite's Charmed #1 will be released which will kickstart Dynamite's new monthly Charmed comic series. Charmed every month again!

And also we are expecting release dates for Charmed Season 10 Volume 3 and Charmed: Symphony for the Devil sometime this year!

Exciting times for the fandom and I can't wait to cover everything. Stay tuned!

 

- Kostas

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New Summary + Covers revealed - Charmed #1 to be released in 8 Covers

January PREVIEWS for March 2017 is out and it reveals a new summary for CHARMED #1:

  • Balancing work, witchcraft, and a life is never easy, and the Charmed Ones are stretched too thin. Meanwhile, a demon in the Underworld rallies the troops with a plan to take out the Charmed Ones forever.

Previews also reveal that #1 will be released with a total of 8 (!) covers:

  • CVR A CORRONEY (The cover by Joe Corroney that was revealed a couple of days ago)
  • CVR B SANAPO (See below)
  • CVR C GROUP PHOTO (See below)
  • CVR D PAIGE PHOTO (See below)
  • CVR E PHOEBE PHOTO (See below)
  • CVR F PIPER PHOTO (See below)
  • RETAILER INCENTIVE #1: CVR G 10-COPY CORRONEY VIRGIN INCV (Most likely a limited release cover - Not revealed yet)
  • RETAILER INCENTIVE #2: CVR H 20-COPY SANAPO VIRGIN INCV (Most likely a limited release cover - Not revealed yet)

*Covers G & H are Virgin covers. Virgin comic covers usually have no branding or words on them but the artwork. In this case they will most likely feature the artwork of Covers A & B.

 

Sources: Previewsworld / BleedingCool

                   COVER A                                          COVER B                                        COVER C                                         COVER D

                  COVER E                                         COVER F

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Charmed #1 coming March 2017 - Cover, Summary, Art Preview & Creative Team

Comixology has the solicitation for Charmed #1 by Dynamite Comics up. You can even pre-order it now!

Charmed #1

  • A dark force has set its sights on the art world of San Francisco and the only ones who can stop it are Phoebe, Paige, and Piper! Dynamite is proud to present a brand-new Charmed story by writer Erica Schultz (Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro, Revenge) and artist Maria Sanapo (Grimm, DC Comics Bombshells) that will CHARM returning fans and new alike!

Release Date: March 8, 2017

Source: Comixology

 

Update: It looks like Maria Sanapo will also be creating covers for the series. On her instagram page she has uploaded a Cover WIP featuring Piper and Phoebe!

Source: MLSanapo on Instagram

 

Update: Joe Corroney is the cover artist of CHARMED #1. Joe has uploaded pics of his process on his instagram.

Source: JoeCorroney on Instagram

 

Update: Maria Sanapo confirmed on tumblr & instagram that she will be creating both interiors and covers for the series:

  • Great news! Really happy and proud to announce that I’ll be part of the creative team of the new ‘Charmed’ comic series, doing covers and interiors! (This cover in particular is by the supertalented @joecorroney) so much to @anthonymmarques and all the fantastic crew of Dynamite, Ceci de la Cruz and Erica Schultz!! That’s a perfect way to end up the week! 😍😍😍❤☀️💃🏻

Source: MLSanapo on Tumblr

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News coming soon

According to Dynamite's twitter handle, news are coming soon. Fingers crossed!

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First Reactions to Dynamite's Charmed Comic Announcement

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New Charmed Comic Title Announced by Dynamite Comics and CBS

In a shocking, unexpected turn of events, Dynamite Comics announced that they will be publishing a Charmed comic book title in 2017. And that is all we know so far. Newsarama's post mentions that Dynamite will share more details, including a creative team, later this year.

 

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES LICENSE WITH CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO REVIVE EVERGREEN TELEVISION PROPERTIES

Mighty Mouse and Charmed to Return in All-New Comic Book Series for 2017

October 4, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment and CBS Consumer Products announced today a new license agreement for two classic properties from the rich history of television: the animated legend Mighty Mouse, and the hit 90’s series Charmed!

Mighty Mouse returns to comics for the first time in 30 years, just in time for the character’s 75th anniversary in 2017! Mighty Mouse was first conceived in 1942 as a parody of another cape and cowl hero introduced a few years earlier, and went on to star in countless animated films for the better part of the next 20 years, finding a new life on Saturday mornings in the 1960’s.

“Mighty Mouse is as much a part of American pop culture as the two characters he is inspired by,” says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and publisher. “The original comics and animation entertained generations of fans, and with the popularity of superhero movies, there couldn’t be a better time for his return! I am thrilled that Dynamite will be able to bring this timeless hero to a whole new generation of fans.”

Charmed premiered critical acclaim and commercial success, and by the end of its eight-season run, had won numerous awards and aired in more than 20 countries. Charmed follows the Halliwell sisters: three witches, each powerful in her own right, but invincible when they come together to summon The Power of Three. Protecting innocents from the underworld’s demons, the Halliwell sisters battle evil from their family home in San Francisco.

“Charmed is a perfect fit for Dynamite for a number of reasons,” says Dynamite CEO and publisher Nick Barrucci. “We have had tremendous success with cult television properties, and the Halliwell sisters will be right at home. Our plans for these new series are sure to please comics readers and die-hard TV junkies alike!”

Details on Dynamite’s upcoming Mighty Mouse and Charmed publishing programs will be released in the coming months.

Sources: CBR / BleedingCool / Newsarama / Dynamite

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