Off-Panel: June 9, 2015

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

The musical, by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, scooped up a total of five awards, including those for book, score, and direction of a musical. For his work in the show — based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel — veteran Michael Cerveris also was named best actor in a musical.

The musical adaptation of Fun Home cleaned up at the Tony Awards (and Tesori/Kron are the first all-female team to win). Will more graphic adaptations follow?

Comic book fans of the world – were you planning on spending your spare cash on anything other than cinema visits and DVD box-sets for the next six years? Well, tough. Hollywood has other ideas.

Den of Geek has the next 48 comic book movie releases mapped out for you. No, seriously.

AMC’s The Walking Dead has cast Corey Hawkins, the star of NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, to play a key comic book character, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Now this is some good casting news.

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