Creators | Eugene Son, a friend of late comics creator Dwayne McDuffie, announced plans to transform the writer’s website from “one that promoted his work to one that reflects his immense legacy.” The site’s blog will remain active, with plans to post old columns and scripts written by McDuffie, as well as tributes and stories from McDuffie’s friends. Earlier this week Son posted a 2002 essay he said was one of McDuffie’s most-read works, “Six Degrees of St. Elsewhere (aka The Grand Unification Theory).” [DwayneMcDuffie.com]
Publishing | Wizard has hired Kevin Kelly as managing editor of its “website, social media and digital content endeavors.” Kelly has previously worked for several entertainment websites, including io9, Moviefone, Cinematical and Joystiq, and was most recently senior features editor for G4tv.com. [press release]
Manga | Playback hosts a “Manga Moveable Feast” on Ken Akamatsu’s Love Hina, which returns to print from Kodansha Comics next week. [Playback:stl]
Cover art for Anthrax's "Worship Music," by Alex Ross
Long-running heavy metal band Anthrax has unveiled the cover art for its forthcoming CD Worship Music, featuring an original painting for Alex Ross. It’s the third cover Ross has created for Anthrax, following 2003’s We’ve Come for You All — the band’s previous studio album — and the 2004 live album Music of Mass Destruction.
Worship Music will be released Sept. 13 in the United States by Megaforce Records.