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Below are mostly Warner Brothers comic properties that have officially been optioned without further announcements of where they are in production.  Keep in mind that not all of these projects are guaranteed to make it to the screen one day...as of now, they are only optioned

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  • 1st appearance of Granny Goodness, head of Darkseid's training facility
  • [August 2020 - Kathy Bates (Misery) speculated to be cast in the role of Granny Goodness]
  • 2nd appearance of Mister Miracle
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  • 1st appearance of Romy Chandler, Charlie Fields, Jackson Davies, Marcus Driver, Nate Patton, Ron Probson, Nelson Crowe - members of the Gotham Police Department
  • [July 2020 - HBO Max will produce and air an original series based on the Gotham City P.D. set in the same universe as the Matt Reeves 'Batman' movie. The Hollywood Reporter said that some have been calling it Gotham Central but this is not an official title for the series. Notable Gotham police who also appear in comics but don't have a first appearance in this issue are Harvey Bullock, Renee Montoya and Commissioner Gordon]
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  • 1st appearance of Jessica Cruz as a Green Lantern
  • Death of Myrina Black
  • 1st appearance of Jason, Wonder Woman's brother
  • Batman reveals that the Mobius Chair informed him that there are three individual Jokers who he has faced throughout the years
  • [July 2020 - if the rumors are true that J.J. Abrams plans to develop a Justice League Rebirth movie then Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are likely to be a part of the team in the Green Lantern HBO series]
  • [October 2020 - confirmed to appear in the HBO Max Green Lantern series]
  • 📈 +1900% copies sold versus previous week
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  • Road Rage: a collaborative written effort by father and son, Stephen King and Joe Hill
  • Features two stories, Richard Matheson's 'Duel' and 'Throttle'
  • Throttle synopsis: a motorcycle gang is pursued by an unseen assailant driving a big rig
  • [May 2020 - adaptation coming for HBO Max]
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  • 1st team appearance of Justice League Dark: Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman and Zatanna
  • [Justice League Dark is currently in-development for HBO Max with J.J. Abrams producing]
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  • One-shot preview of upcoming titles and characters
  • 1st appearance of Ryan Choi, the fourth Atom, a Chinese/Korean scientist
  • [May 2020 - Zach Snyder teases an expanded role in the re-cut Justice League film coming 2021 on HBO Max]
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Martian Manhunter
  • [May 2020 - Zack Snyder teases Martian Manhunter will make an appearance in the Justice League recut for HBO Max]
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  • Reintroduction of Rose (Thorn) as a teenager
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 12,589
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  • Team-up of Django and Zorro
  • Co-published by DC and Dynamite
  • [June 2019 - announced that Quentin Tarantino and Jerrod Carmichael will co-write the screenplay based off of this series]
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  • 1st team appearance of the Trench, a group of piranha-like, flesh-eating sea creatures
  • *James Wan's Trench horror film could be produced for HBO Max
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  • 1st appearance of Niobe, a young girl on a quest to save the fantasy world of Asunda
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  • 1st issue that introduces the dark fantasy world of Asunda
  • [March 2019 - in-development for HBO]
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Adam Strange
  • 1st appearance of Alanna, daughter of Sardath
  • 1st appearance of Sardath, a scientist from Rann who created Zeta-Beams
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  • A young woman wields a bewitched Viking axe against four criminals whose decapitated heads speak to her and continue to endanger the life of the one she loves
  • *similar to the Millarworld deal with Netflix, it is logical for Warner to secure a multimedia deal with Joe Hill under the Hill House imprint for HBO Max
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  • In the Old West, a diabolical vampire named Skinner Sweet is a new breed of vampire who hunts in the daylight as well as by night
  • Won the 2011 Harvey and Eisner awards for "Best New Series"
  • *Scott Snyder will return to American Vampire under DC’s Black Label which could cause some momentum on this issue
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  • 1st appearance of Maika
  • [October 2019 - in-development for HBO Max, with writer/producer Janet Lin - later the exclusive article was retracted for reasons unknown]
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  • 1st appearance of King Mob, Ragged Robin, Boy, Lord Fanny and Jack Frost
  • [November 2018 - Morrison and Universal Cable Productions adapting for TV]
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  • 1st appearance of Spider Jerusalem
  • [July 2020 - in 2019, sources shared with Key Collector Comics that this property was optioned and strongly backed by producers but recent events have caused uncertainty as to whether or not Warren Ellis' movie and TV deals will be moving forward]
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  • Series created by Jason Aaron about organized crime on an Indian Reservation
  • * it's only a matter of time before this gets picked up
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  • A 12 issue series written by Tom King who drew from his military experience in Iraq to deliver a dramatic detective story and character study
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  • 1st appearance of Dizzy Cordova
  • 1st appearance of Agent Graves
  • [February 2019 - a press release refers to an upcoming TV series]
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  • Fictional series about people who have survived paranormal experiences
  • [November 2018 - optioned by the CW]
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  • Story about an American Civil War set in the future
  • [March 2020 - wrapped filming]
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 18,705
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  • Written by Brian Michael Bendis
  • [June 2019 - Bendis announced the TV rights have been sold]
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  • A woman leads an American Revolution after being pushed to her limit
  • [August 2018 - in-development for Cinemax, sister company to HBO]
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  • Premiere issue a new series written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Michael Gaydos about a tattoo artist who is also an assassin
  • *Bendis confirmed that Pearl has been acquired for a TV series but was quiet on any further details
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Zatanna
  • [July 2020 - Zatanna rumored to be the next HBO Max project following the also rumored, Rose and Thorn and Constantine]
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  • 1st appearance of Lobo
  • *there is some early chatter that Lobo might be on deck for HBO Max