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Ben & Jerry’s Debuts The Long March, an Art Exhibit about Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis dedicated his life—repeatedly risking injury and arrest—to defending every American’s right to vote. The icon passed away on July 17 leaving a legacy of fighting for justice and inspiring so many to continue his battles. “The vote,” he often said, “is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument we have in a democratic society and we must use it.”

Ben & Jerry’s is honoring his legacy with this livestream launch of The Long March, a new art installation dedicated to telling the congressman’s story and inspiring everyone to get out and vote! The exhibit is based on the best-selling award-winning graphic novel by Rep. Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

The virtual launch takes play on September 22 at 7pm EST.

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Space Bear

San Diego Comic-Con’s virtual event kicked off yesterday! How many have checked it out already? How many plan to? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide which virtual panels to attend, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – After a voting glitch, many questions remain about 2020 Eisner Awards – This year’s results should be interesting because of the voting issues.


CBR – Chu #1
IGN – March Book One
But Why Tho Podcast – Space Bear
Comics Bulletin – X-Men/Fantastic Four #4

Watch Cong. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin Discuss March

On October 7, Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin discussed their graphic novel March Book One as part of Vermont Humanities Council’s Vermont Reads choice for 2019.

The event is presented by the Vermont Humanities Council and sponsored by the University of Vermont and Middlebury College.

You can watch the presentation courtesy of Vermont PBS.

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

New York Times – ‘Master Race’ Comic Book Story Comes Up for Sale – Interesting.

WHYY – Princeton’s comic book exhibit spotlights superheroes of civil rights movement – This sounds awesome!

EW – How a new wave of graphic novels is revitalizing classics — and pushing diversity – Interesting read.



Newsarama – Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1

The Beat – I Feel Machine

Newsarama – James Bond 007 #1

Talking Comics – Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1

Comic Mix – March

Newsarama – Outer Darkness #1

Congressman John Lewis Announces Run, His Next Graphic Novel, Picking Up Where March Left Off

Congressman John Lewis is a Civil Rights legend, Congressman, and award-winning comic book writer. In a Time exclusive, the Congressman will again visit his past in a new graphic novel, Run. The graphic novel will pick where where March left off. Lewis is reuniting will co-writer Andrew Aydin and will be joined by artist Afua Richardson (who created the art in this article) as well as Nate Powell who handled the art for the original trilogy. Powell’s contribution will be a transition sequence that links to the two graphic novel series. Run will be published by Abrams ComicArts, March was published by Top Shelf.

March was a three volume series that explored Lewis’ early life and his time during the Civil Rights using the election of President Obama as framing. All were bestsellers and award winners. March: Book Three was the first graphic novel to win the Nation Book Award.

Run: Book One will tell how Lewis led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the time period that followed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Time called the organization the “most militant of all U.S. civil rights organizations.” The first graphic novel will explore the group’s history as it struggled with lost support at being a nonviolent organization during the time period.

Run: Book One will be published on August 14, 2018.

Watson & Holmes and March top the 2016 VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Awards

The Diversity & Inclusion Forum of the Virginia Library Association has announced the 2016 winners of the VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award. The group has identified two winners, one for the “Adult” category and one for the “Youth” category. In addition books have been identified to be part of an “Honor” listing as well as “Overfloweth.”

The announced said “the deliberation was quite intense due to the high quality of the submissions.” Congratulations to everyone mentioned, it’s a fantastic listing of graphic novels and comics for readers to check out.

Winning the “Adult” category was Watson and Holmes Volume 2 by Lyndsay Faye, Brandon Easton, Hannibal Tabu, Steven Grant and Karl Bollers, illustrated by N. Steven Harris, Dennis Calero and Eli Powell and published by New Paradigm Studios. The series is a reimagining of the classic characters and is highlighted by its “black role models and grittier storytelling.” The crimes also feature diverse elements such as “sex slavery, suicide, transgender sex workers and more.”

Winning the “Youth” category was March: Book 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell and published by Top Shelf Productions. The graphic novel concludes the trilogy of books chronicalling Congressman John Lewis’ experiences during the Civil Rights Movement.

Other books honored include Brotherman: Revelation, Japanese Notebooks: A Journey to the Empire fo Signs, Paper Girls, Your Black Friend, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, and The Nameless City.

“Overfloweth” titles include The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Deluxe Edition, Gumballs, Agents of the Realm, and Faith.

The Graphic Novel Diversity Award is a project of VLA’s Diversity & Inclusion Forum. You can learn more by visiting the forum’s website.

Check out the full listing at what was said about each series.

Around the Tubes – Injustice 2, Digital Comic Therapy, and NBM

It’s a new week and we’ve got lots on tap. But, while you wait for things to kick off, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Beat – March: Book Three wins big at the Annual Glyph Awards – Congrats to all of the winners!

The Atlantic – The Power of Digital-Comic Therapy in Schools – An interesting read.

Publisher’s Weekly – Graphic Novels Publisher NBM Turns 40 – Congrats!

Kotaku – Injustice 2 Might Have A Deadshot Problem, Depending On Who You Ask – Who’s playing the game?

ICv2 – IDW To Produce ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Games – This is pretty cool and should be interesting.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – The Mighty Thor #19

Talking Comics – Secret Empire #2

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