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Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles Wins the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book

Exit Stage Left

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles won the 2019 GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Comic Book.”

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and the issues that affect their lives.

It crosses media recognizing film, television, blogs, journalism, comics, and video games.

Published by DC Comics, Exit Stage Left is by Mark Russell, Mike Feehan, Mark Morales, Sean Parsons, José Marzan Jr., Paul Mounts, and Dave Sharpe.

Check out the comic nominees below and the full set of winners here.

Batwoman, by Marguerite Bennett, K. Perkins, Scott Godlewski, Fernando Blanco, John Rauch, Deron Bennett – DC Comics

Bingo Love, by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-onge, Joy San, Cardinal Rae – Image Comics

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, by Mark Russell, Mike Feehan, Mark Morales, Sean Parsons, José Marzan Jr., Paul Mounts, Dave Sharpe – DC Comics

Fence, by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, Joana LaFuente, Jim Campbell – BOOM! Studios

Iceman, by Sina Grace, Robert Gill, Nathan Stockman, Ed Tadeo, Rachelle Rosenberg, Federico Blee, Joe Sabino – Marvel Comics

Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, by Lilah Sturges, Polterink, Jim Campbell – BOOM! Studios

Oh S#!t It’s Kim & Kim, by Magdalene Visaggio, Eva Cabrera, Claudia Aguirre, Zakk Saam – Black Mask Comics

Runaways, by Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka, David Lafuente, Takeshi Miyazawa, Matthew Wilson, Triona Tree Farrell, Jim Campbell, Michael Garland, Joe Caramagna –Marvel Comics

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, by Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, Emilio Laiso, Kev Walker, Marc Deering, Rachelle Rosenberg, Java Tartaglia, Joe Caramagna, Travis Lanham – Marvel Comics

Strangers in Paradise XXV, by Terry Moore – Abstract Studio

Finalists for the 5th Annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics Announced

Dwayne McDuffie

The five finalists for this year’s Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics have been announced. The selection committee consisted of nine comics and animation professionals who personally knew and worked with Mr. McDuffie and/or have demonstrated a serious commitment to his vision of excellence and inclusiveness on the page and behind the scenes, Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Jennier de Guzman, Joan Hilty, Jamal Igle, Mikki Kendall, Heidi MacDonald, Kevin Rubio, Geoffrey Thorne, and Will J. Watkins.

The winner will be announced live at an awards ceremony at the Long Beach Convention Center on Friday, February 15 at 7:30pm PT and serving as the closing ceremony of the 2019 C3: Comic Creator Conference. Phil LaMarr will return as the Master of Ceremonies.

Below are this year’s nominees. Congrats to all:

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! Who’s excited and what do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBR – Constantine Animated Series to Air on The CW – Nice!

ComicBook – ‘The Walking Dead’ Casts Former ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Ryan Hurst as Beta – This is some solid casting.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Action Comics #1002

The Beat – The Beatles Yellow Submarine

Comics Bulletin – Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

Comics Bulletin – Sex Criminals Vol. 5

Newsarama – Venom #5

Talking Comics – West Coast Avengers #1

Review: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the complete Snagglepuss Chronicles!

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles collects issues #1-6 and the Snagglepuss story from Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Special #1 by Mark Russell, Mike Feehan, Mark Morales, Jose Marzan Jr., Paul Mounts, Dave Sharpe, Howard Porter, Steve Buccellato, and Ben Caldwell.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores on August 28th. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

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Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Quartz – Graphic novels are novels. Five any literate person should read – What do you think are some folks should read?

The Comichron – Saga, Punisher, Titans lead advance reorder categories as July ends – An interesting mix of titles.

 

Reviews

The Beat – Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

Newsarama – Fantastic Four #1

Comic Book – The Sandman Universe #1

Newsarama – The Sandman Universe #1

The Beat – Where She Walks

This September The Snagglepuss Chronicles Comes to the Stage

Written by Mark Russell, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles has been a critically praised comic series published by DC Comics.

Featuring the classic Handa-Barbera character Snagglepuss, Russell has re-envisioned him as a Southern Gay playwright struggling during the Red Scare of the 1950s.

The comic miniseries focused on Snagglepuss as he struggles in his personal and professional life and the play he’s attempting to put on.

This September, the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival will present a staged reading of the comic series directed by Brenna Geffers.

The Snagglepuss Chronicles takes place Sunday, September 30th and tickets run $22.50 for students and $45 for full price.

Preview: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #6

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #6

(W) Mark Russell, Brandee Stillwell (A) Mike Feehan, Sean Parsons, Gus Vasquez (CA) Ben Caldwell
In Shops: Jun 06, 2018
SRP: $3.99

His life and career are in ashes, but Snagglepuss still has one card to play. Don’t miss the unforgettable conclusion to EXIT STAGE LEFT! Plus, in the explosive finale to “Sasquatch Detective,” Tonya’s disguise is blown while investigating a crime ring inside a day spa!

Preview: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #5

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #5

(W) Mark Russell (A) Mike Feehan, Sean Parsons (CA) Ben Caldwell
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Snagglepuss is faced with the ultimate dilemma: save his friend or follow his conscience, as his final showdown with the House Committee on Un-American ActivitIes looms.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Jon

Top Pick: Isola #1 (Image Comics)Isola is the story of a young warrior with a mysterious bond to her companion: a green tiger. I was struck by how well the creators used the strengths of the medium to their advantage. Well worth the time of any fan of fantasy, adventure or books that are good.

 

Joe

Top Pick: The Avengers #687 (Marvel) – This weekly event has been so much fun, and each issue has added to the wild story in a great way. Iron Hulk, Rogue Hulk, what’s next?!

The Amazing Spider-Man #798 (Marvel) – We are almost to issue 800, and I have enjoyed most of this run by Slott. So while I am excited to see what Slott does with Iron Man and leaving this title, I am also excited to see how this continues and wraps up.

Marvel Two-In-One #5 (Marvel) – Now that a new Fantastic Four book has been announced and that this book is going to continue, I am invested in this book even more. It’s been a great time, and Zdarsky and Schiti are an awesome team.

Analog #1 (Image) – Gerry Duggan is one of my favorite writers on Deadpool, Guardians and previously Uncanny Avengers. The combination of him penning this book and the premise make this book sound awesome.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Mech Cadet Yu #8 (BOOM! Studios) – Definitely not an issue to start with but there’s something fantastic about this issue that encapsulates the hope in this giant robot for kids series. The action is solid, there’s tons of personality. Just amazing all around. One of my favorite series of the past year.

Copra Round Five (Bergen Street Press) – If you’ve missed the single issues of this indie superhero comic, now you can pick them up with no excuse.

Curse of Brimstone #1 (DC Comics) – The latest entry into the “New Age of Heroes,” the first issue is great on character building and presenting a series in a location you don’t see too many superhero comics. Really interesting start.

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #4 (DC Comics) – Still making the case as to series of the year material. Every issue is a fascinating read and you never know what to expect inside.

The Walking Dead #178 (Image Comics/Skybound) – Just when the series was getting to a lull, things have shifted with the “New World Order” storyline. I want to learn more about this new society because as good as it looks on the surface, there’s no way it’s as good as it seems.

 

Jen

Top Pick: Sex Criminals #23 (Image Comics) – If I could only read one comic for the rest of my life, Sex Criminals would probably be that book. Twenty-three issues in and the tale of Jon and Suzie continues unfolding in some sort of weird origami flower of layers under layers under layers. There’s angst! There’s laughter! There’s plenty of sex positivity! And as usual, there will be Easter-egg style puns pouring out of artist Chip Zdarsky’s background work.

Cat N Bat TP (IDW Publishing) – Every now and again you want a break from the angst and drama of mainstream comics. Cat N Bat follows in the footsteps of Get Fuzzy, Mutts, and to a lesser extent, Garfield, where two animals are besties who can’t help getting in and out of trouble together. With the added twist of “silent comedy”, Cat N Bat is sure to make you laugh without feeling like a repeat of what came before.

Snotgirl #10 (Image Comics) – Snotgirl kind of sneaks up on you. There’s not a great way to simply pitch the original premise of internet it-girl Lottie Person, whose only real roadblock in issue 1 was her allergic reaction to…the entire world. Lottie is soon put on an experimental allergy medication, meets an impossibly cool mystery chick, and has a falling out with her brunch group of fellow blogger/vlogger ladies. Issue ten rounds out the second arc of the series, which included a Misery-style former assistant, and a murder mystery that the local police are determined to pin on someone.

I Hate Fairyland #18 (Image Comics) – Skottie Young continues his pet project, where he takes a gigantic bloody hatchet to his own signature fluffy sweet style. The series focus has shifted from the green-headed Shirley Temple look-alike Gertrude to Fairyland at large. Issue 18 promises to zoom out and focus on the greatest threat Fairyland has ever seen, a resurrected baddie ready to wipe out every adorable creature great and small.

Preview: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #3

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #3

Story: Mark Russell Art: Mike Feehan
Ink: Mark Morales Color: Paul Mounts Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Editor: Marie Javins Assistant Editor: Diego Lopez
In Shops: Mar 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

On Broadway, there’s always more drama off the stage than on. Snagglepuss navigates a world of love affairs, intrigue, and backstage backstabbing the best he can, aware that he holds the careers and lives of others in his paw.

And in an all-new Sasquatch Detective bonus backup feature, written by Brandee Stilwell with art by Gus Vazquez. In this chapter, Tonya is on the case of UNSOLVED MYSTERIES for the LAPD.

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