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American Born Chinese gets an In Production Featurette

Two worlds. One epic adventure.

Based on the praised graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese got a featurette released for D23 Expo.

The graphic novel turned television series is coming to Disney+.

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It’s one of two new comic book days! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news from around the web.

DC – The Jewish Roots of Harley Quinn – If you don’t know…

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Myth, monsters, and seers meet in MEDUSA AND THE BLIND PRIESTESS – Free comics!

The Beat – Disney orders American Born Chinese series, directed by Shang Chi helmer – Nice!

The Comichron – 25 years counting: On completing my 300th consecutive monthly Direct Market Sales report – Some fun history and congrats!

Harley Quinn

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The weekend is almost here! There’s tons of awesome comics to read, and movies to see. Hope everyone has a fun and relaxing time.

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Fox 8 – Comic books used to get toy guns off Cleveland’s streets – Uh, maybe use comics kids would be excited for?

La Canada Valley Sun – Teacher requests swapping Helen Keller tale with multicultural graphic novel – A good choice I think.


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Talking Comics – Captain Marvel #15

ICv2 – Crystal Cadets

CBR – Injection #1

Talking Comics – Secret Wars #2

The Outhousers – Starve #1

Around the Tubes – Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving folks!

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ComicBook.com – Oldboy Graphic Novel Now Available Online – Nice.

Bleeding Cool – Marvel Postpones Matt Fraction And Joe Madureira’s Inhuman #1 – Hmmm.

ICv2 – ‘Sin City’ TV Show – Could be a cool noir anthology series.

Kotaku – Thor Actor Visits Kid’s Hospital. In Armor. – This is amazing of her.

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Picture Me Reading – American Born Chinese

Comic Vine – Aquaman #25

Talking Comics – Aquaman #25

Comic Vine – Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men #1

Comic Vine – Catwoman #25

Comic Vine – Damian: Son of Batman #2

Talking Comics – Never Ending #1

Comic Vine – New Avengers #12

Comic Vine – Nova #10

Talking Comics – Pretty Deadly #2

Comic Vine – Red Lanterns #25

Comic Vine – Savage Wolverine #12

Comic Vine – Scarlet Spider #24

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #28

The Beat – Uncanny Avengers #14

Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #14

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New comic book day has come and gone, what’d everyone get?

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Bleeding Cool – Frank Miller To Meet With Zack Snyder Over Superman-Batman Movie Plans “In The Next Few Days” – Yeah, cause he totally gets the characters.

CBLDF – Using Graphic Novels in Education: American Born Chinese – An awesome new column for this important organization.

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Comic Vine – Animal Man Annual #2

Comic Vine – Batman Annual #2

Comic Vine – Batman, Incorporated #13

Comic Vine – Daredevil #29

Comic Vine – Detective Comics Annual #2

Comic Vine – Fearless Defenders #7

Comic Vine – The Flash Annual #2

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy #5

Comic Vine – Indestructible Hulk #11

Bleeding Cool – Liberator #2

ICv2 – New Crusaders: Legacy TP

Comic Vine – Red Lanterns #22

Comic Vine – Superman Annual #2

Comic Vine – Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1

Comic Vine – Trinity of Sin: Pandora #2

Comic Vine – Uncanny X-Force #9

Comic Vine – Venom #38

CBR – The Wake #3

Comic Vine – The Wake #3

Talking Comics – X-Men #3

Comic Vine – X-Men #3

The Beat – Wednesday’s Review Slate: Skybreaker, Liberator and Tom Strong

SDCC – First Second Books

Official Press Release

First Second: Awards, Authors & Programs at San Diego Comic-Con

First Second, the book industry’s premier publisher of graphic novels, is excited to announce our spectacular line-up for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

In Brief:

–          Eisner Awards: we’re up for four of them!

–          Authors: we’ve got them!  Including Eisner Nominated Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Prime Baby, Level Up) and debut author Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost).

–          Programs: interested in non-fiction, teens, schools, or libraries?  Read on for more.

–          2011 is First Second’s Fifth Anniversary.  We’re excited about this milestone event.

First Second graphic novels are up for FOUR Eisner Award this year.

The Unsinkable Walker Bean, by Aaron Renier – an ABA Independent Bookstore Bestseller!

  • “Everything you want from a rip-roaring adventure: Exciting, deep, funny, and scary, with tremendous villains and valor galore.” — Booklist

Prime Baby, by Gene Luen Yang

  • “Delightful.” – BoingBoing

Zahra’s Paradise, by Amir and Khalil

  • “A heartbreaking story . . . not just about tyranny, loss, and grief, but a celebration of the will to live.” – Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

And Hilary Sycamore, First Second’s colorist, receives a nomination for her work on the First Second titles City of Spies, Resistance, Booth, Brain Camp, and Solomon’s Thieves.

Interested in authors?  Some of First Second’s best will be at this year’s SDCC.

Leland Myrick: Myrick’s first graphic novel, Missouri Boy, was a Booklist Best of the Year.  Also a contributor to the Flight anthology series, he follows this up with a new graphic nonfiction work, a biography of Richard Feynman.  Feynman will be in stores in August; get an advance look at this stunning new work at the San Diego Comic-Con.

  • Signing: Thursday, 4:30; First Second Booth 1323

Dave Roman: New York Times-Bestselling author Dave Roman presents his first work as author/illustrator, Astronaut AcademyABC’s Good Morning Connecticut calls it “hysterical.” And Comic Book Resources says, “Astronaut Academy is wonderful, and you should read it.”

  • Signing: Friday, 11:00; First Second Booth 1323
  • Signing: Saturday, 2:00; Autographing Area 2
  • Signing: Sunday, 11:30; First Second Booth 1323

Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham: Two-time Eisner Award Winner, Printz Award winner, and National Book Award Honor recipient Gene Luen Yang returns to San Diego for his third Eisner nomination and with a new book (with art by Thien Pham): Level UpWired calls this entry in the Tiger Mother debate, “A fascinating look into the tension between parents with high (and rigid) expectations and kids who have their own ideas about how to live.”

  • Signing: Friday, 3:00; First Second Booth 1323
  • Signing: Saturday, 2:00; Autographing Area 2
  • Signing: Sunday, 2:00; First Second Booth 1323

Vera Brosgol: Brosgol’s debut graphic novel, Anya’s Ghost, has been getting rave reviews from around the industry – from Neil Gaiman’s declaration: “A masterpiece,” to The New York Times: “Remarkable. . . . with an attitude and aptitude reminiscent of Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Brosgol has created a smart, funny and compassionate portrait of someone who, for all her sulking and sneering, is the kind of daughter many parents would like to have. And the kind of girl many of us maybe once were.”  Anya’s Ghost is an Amazon Best of the Year graphic novel, the only teen graphic novel to be so recognized.

  • Signing: Friday, 2:00; First Second Booth 1323
  • Signing: Saturday, 2:00; Autographing Area 2
  • Signing: Sunday, 3:00; First Second Booth 1323

First Second is sponsoring the following programs at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

THURSDAY 3:30 – 4:30 True StoriesChester Brown (Paying For It), Tom Devlin (Art Director of D&Q), Peter Kuper (Stop Forgetting to Remember), Leland Myrick (Feynman), and Thomas LeBien (Publisher of Hill & Wang’s Novel Graphics line) discuss the ins and outs of non-fiction graphic novel stories.  What are the lines between truth and fiction when images are involved in a story? Room 26AB

THURSDAY 4:30 – 5:30 Comics for Teens – Teen comics creators Cecil Castelluci (Plain Janes), Hope Larson (Mercury), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), and Gene Luen Yang (Level Up) come together for a discussion of what make a comic fit a teen audience.  Do books for teens have something special that books for kids and adults don’t have?  Moderated by Scott Westerfeld (New York Times Bestselling Teen Author). Room 26AB

FRIDAY 4:30 – 5:30 Comics in the Library – Librarians Gene Ambaum (Unshelved) Candice Mack (LA Public Library), Mike Pawuk (Cuyahoga County Public Library), and Eva Volin (Alameda Library) come together for a discussion of the place of comics in the library.  Which ones should you buy, where do you shelve them, and how do you convince the people you work with that comics have a real place in the library?  This panel will tell you all this and more.  Moderated by Gina Gagliano (First Second Books). Room 26AB

SATURDAY 5:30 – 6:30 Comics in the Classroom – Teachers Anastasia Betts (UCLA), Christina Blanch (Ball State University), Thien Pham (Bishop O’Dowd High School), and Cheryl Wozniak (San Francisco Public Schools) discuss the place of comics in the classroom.  Moderated by Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics). Room 26AB

SUNDAY 10:00 – 11:00 Teen Comics Workshop – Teens!  Join teen comics creators Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost), Thien Pham (Level Up), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) for the interactive comics workshop adventure of your lives.  Learn exciting new things about storytelling!  Character development!  Drawing!  And so much more. Room 30CDE

First Second Fifth Anniversary

2011 marks First Second’s fifth anniversary.

Says Newsarama, “It’s hard to believe it’s been half a decade since First Second Books debuted in the spring of 2006, but the calendar doesn’t lie. In those five years, First Second established itself as one of the comic book industry’s most versatile, forward-thinking and critically acclaimed houses in memory.”

With a list that includes National Best-sellers, YALSA Great Graphic Novels, National Book Award Honor titles, Printz Award winners, First Second has been a source for change in the graphic novel industry, inspiring authors, illustrators, and publishers to raise the standards of graphic novel publishing.

First Second publishes such titles as American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang), The Photographer (Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefevre), Adventures in Cartooning (James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost), The Fate of the Artist (Eddie Campbell), Robot Dreams (Sara Varon), Laika (Nick Abadzis), and Drawing Words and Writing Pictures (Jessica Abel and Matt Madden).  See more at www.firstsecondbooks.com.

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The weekend is almost here and there was a large mix of news yesterday.  Below is what you might have missed as you were celebrating the summer.

Around the Blogs:

The Comics Journal – The Comics Code Revisited, Part 1A great review of some important history.

Kotaku – Spider-Man Dies, I Think, but, hey, Warren Spector’s Writing DuckTales and there’s a Phoenix Wright MangaKotaku highlights this week’s new releases.

The Beat – Kittens or Keffiyehs? The truth behind Superman #712The company made it through admirably the past controversies, so to scrap this story just makes no sense.

Con Coverage:

Geekweek – LOCKE AND KEY Pilot Will Play At SDCC

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Comic Con 2011 Updateable Programming List

Bleeding Cool – Britain And The Phillippines Invade San Diego Comic Con

IGN – No Avengers Panel at Comic-Con

MTV Geek – Dark Horse Announces Their SDCC-Exclusive Domo Figure!

Around the Tubes Reviews:

HPL’s Graphic Novel Guide – American Born Chinese

The Alternative – Falling Skies Vols. 1 – 4

IGN – Flashpoint: The Reverse Flash #1

IGN – Flashpoint: Kid Flash – Lost #1

Opinions of a Wolf – I Kill Giants

MTV Geek – Soul Eater Vol. 6

IGN – Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160

CBR – Witch Doctor #1

Complex – Spider-Man Dies This Week! Do You Need To Know Anything Else?

Martin’s View – Comic Books of the Week (6/15/11)

Comicvine – Comic Book Reviews For The Week of 6/17/11