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Check out the Hugo Award’s “Best Graphic Story or Comic” Nominees

Hugo Awards

The nominees for “Best Graphic Story or Comic” for this year’s Hugo Awards have been announced. Normally, the winners are announced at Worldcon but with the event this year canceled due to COVID-19, it’s unknown when the winners will be announced.

The nominees were announced on April 8 and were decided from 1,584 valid nominating ballots with a total of 27,033 nominations. Members nominated up to five works/people in each category, and the top six works/people in each category were shortlisted as finalists.

Check out all of the Hugo nominees and the comic nominees below:

  • Die, Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker, by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans, letters by Clayton Cowles (Image)

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  • LaGuardia, written by Nnedi Okorafor, art by Tana Ford, colors by James Devlin (Berger Books; Dark Horse)

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  • Monstress, Volume 4: The Chosen, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image)

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  • Mooncakes, by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker, letters by Joamette Gil (Oni Press; Lion Forge)

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  • Paper Girls, Volume 6, written by Brian K. Vaughan, drawn by Cliff Chiang, colors by Matt Wilson, letters by Jared K. Fletcher (Image)

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  • The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 9: “Okay”, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, colors by Matt Wilson, letters by Clayton Cowles (Image)

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On top of the comics above, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel are nominated in “Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form,” and Watchmen: “A God Walks into Abar” and Watchmen: “This Extraordinary Being” are nominated in “Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.”

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New York Comic Con has come and gone and we’re already focused on Baltimore Comic Con in a few weeks. What was your favorite announcement from NYCC? Let us know in the comments. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – Ms. Marvel Gets The Team Back Together In The Avengers Video Game – Expect a lot more characters to be revealed.

Entertainment Weekly – The Walking Dead renewed for season 11 with Lauren Cohan returning as series regular – Not too surprising.

The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Walking Dead’ Season 10: Paola Lázaro Cast as Princess – Yay! Princess!

CBLDF – Colorado Comics Store Drag Show Continues Despite Protests – Good.


CBR – Batman #80
The Beat –
Comics Bulletin –

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Bury the Lede

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? It’s also the start of New York Comic Con today! What are you all looking forward to? Sound off in the comments below as far as both. While you wait for NYCC to kick off here’s some reviews from around the web.

The Beat – Bury the Lede
Newsarama –
Contagion #1
Newsarama –
DCeased #5
House of X #6
Newsarama –
House of X #6
Justice League #33
The Beat –

NYCC 2019: Lion Forge Launches Mooncakes with Signings

Just ahead of the release of an all-new collection of the beloved queer Chinese-American fantasy romance from co-creators Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu, Lion Forge has announced signings and events at New York Comic Con, and a launch event at New York’s Books of Wonder on October 14!

Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu will appear in the Oni/Lion Foge booth #2028 with daily signings throughout the show. Their full New York Comic Con signing schedule can be found below.

Thursday, October 3: 5 PM – 6 PM
Friday, October 4: 10 PM – 11 PM
Saturday, October 5: 12 PM – 1 PM
Sunday, October 6:  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

Additionally, fans can see the co-creators in conversation Oni editor-in-chief, Sarah Gaydos and others on the below panel on Thursday October 3: 

Uh Oh, It’s Magic: Supernatural Creator-Owned Comics
Thursday October 3
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Room 1B03

Oni and Lion Forge present a panel of some of the year’s most anticipated creator-owned comics and graphic novels just in time for the Season of the Witch! Join Editor-in-Chief Sarah Gaydos, Senior editor Jasmine Amiri, along with Daniel Barnes and D.J. Kirkland (Black Mage), Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper), and Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu (Mooncakes), for a “spirited discussion” on “the craft” of creating some of the most magical comics for teens and adults alike!

Off of the show floor, Books of Wonder will be hosting a tie-in event to New York Comic Con on Sunday, October 6 at 6pm. Details can be found below:

Books of Wonder is thrilled to be hosting a special New York Comic Con at BoW event! Join us on October 6th at our 18 West 18th street store for this fantastic panel with eight amazing authors! Stop by on Sunday, October 6th 6-8pm for your chance to meet Garth Nix for Angel MageMackeni Lee for Loki: Where Mischief LiesJess Rothenberg for The Kingdom, Heidi Heilig for A Kingdom for a StageWendy Xu and Suzanne Walker for Mooncakes, and Zoraida Cordova for A Crash of Fate; moderated by Dhonielle Clayton for The Everlasting Rose.

Tuesday, October 14 @ 6PM
Books of Wonder


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Snowpiercer: Extinction

The weekend is almost here and we’ve got lots to do on our end as we head into the next round of conventions. While prepare, what geeky things will you all be up to this weekend? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: The Sea In You chronicles an unlikely friendship between a mermaid & a goth girl – Free comics!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Xulin Wang’s Prescribed Burn tackles the importance of controlled fires in Canada – Free comics!

Kotaku – Goofy Spider-Man Glitch Turns Everyone Into Walking Piles Of Denim – Well ok then.

CBR – The Flash Film Is Director Andy Muschietti’s Next Project – Interesting combo.


The Beat – Grease Bats
Comic Attack – Killers #2
The Nerd Daily – Mooncakes
ICv2 –
Snowpiercer Prequel: Extinction Vol. 1
Comics Bulletin –
Transformers #11

Lion Forge Reveals the Release Date and Cover for Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu’s Mooncakes

Following this past weekend’s American Library Association Midwinter conference in Seattle, WA, Lion Forge has announced Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu’s Mooncakes will be released in print for the first time in October of 2019. The series is a queer Chinese-America fantasy romance.

Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town. 

One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home. 

Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.

Mooncakes began online in 2015 and has been updated on the first and fifteenth of each month since. Lion Forge first announced its publication in 2017, and today reveals both this much anticipated collection’s brand-new cover and publication date of October 2, 2019 in comic shops, and October 15 in bookstores. Mooncakes will resume online on February 14, with pages uploaded weekly ahead of the print release this fall.