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Yen Press Announces 11 New Manga and Light Novels at NYCC Metaverse

Yen Press revealed their slate of upcoming titles during a virtual panel yesterday at the New York Comic Con Metaverse.

Acquisitions included the manga titles, Hana-chan and the Shape of the World, Please Put Them On, Takamine-san!!, In Another World With My Smartphone, Can’t Stop Cursing You, Sex Education 120%and Love of Kill.

New light novels acquisitions include Durarara!! SH, Yokohama Station SF, and Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is Actually a Legendary Assassin. The light novel and manga adaptation of Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense rounds out the newest titles to join Yen Press’ catalog.

Get the details on the titles below!

Durarara!! SH

Story by Ryohgo Narita
Illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda

In the sequel series to the urban fantasy Durarara!!, Yahiro Mizuchi has come to Tokyo in the hopes of starting a new life (and maybe seeing the Headless Rider), but the famous Dullahan hasn’t been seen in half a year—and neither has anyone who’s gone to find her!

Durarara!! SH is a sequel series of the legendary Durarara!!, the most well known work by Ryohgo Narita, the creator of Baccano! and Dead Mount Death Play. With Durarara!! standing out as one of the most beloved franchises of the past decade, one that helped launch light novels in the West, Durarara!! SH is a highly anticipated release by the most passionate of light novel readers.

Durarara!! SH

Hana-chan and the Shape of the World

Story and Art by Ryotaro Ueda

It’s the story of a girl. A girl who lives in the country. A girl encountering fragments, both bitter and sweet, of the world around her. It’s the story of the shape of her world.

Hana-chan and the Shape of the World is a unique addition to the growing category of slice-of-life manga, one that features a loveable female protagonist, a stylized art style and a story reminisicent of Yotsuba&!Hana-chan and the Shape of the World is complete in one volume.

Hana-chan and the Shape of the World

Please Put Them On, Takamine-san!

Story and Art by Yuichi Hiiragi

The student council president, Takane Takamine, is a beauty beyond compare, and she would normally never associate with a friendless nobody like Koushi Shirota. After seeing her undressed, however, he’s forced to become her walking “closet” as she changes underwear throughout the day. But Takamine’s stripping isn’t merely to tease—it’s the key to unleashing her time-bending powers!

Please Put Them On, Takamine-san! is a spicy romantic comedy manga that puts a sexy spin on popular science fiction tropes, one that appeals greatly to fans of the best-selling Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai looking for more of an edge.

Please Put Them On, Takamine-san!

In Another World With My Smartphone

Story by Patora Fuyuhara
Art by Soto and Eiji Usatsuka

Due to God having a bit of a clumsy accident, Touya Mochizuki is killed and reincarnated in a medieval fantasy world, along with his smartphone…? His easygoing, wondrous journey through another world starts here!

In Another World With My Smartphone is a manga adaptation of the light novel series that inspired the hit anime. The ongoing series puts a fun twist on the ever popular isekai genre.

In Another World With My Smartphone

Yokohama Station SF

Story by Tatsuyuki Tanaka
Illustrations by Yuba Isukari

In a future where Yokohama Station covers most of the island of Honshu, there are two ways of life-inside the station and outside. Life within the station is strictly controlled, and those who fail to follow the rules are expelled to the harsher world outside. When one of these exiles receives a temporary ticket to go into the station, he’s also given a mission to find the leader of a group determined to free humanity.

Yokohama Station SF is a dystopian science fiction novel that has enjoyed best-seller status in Japan. An epic tale that is complete in one volume, Yokohama Station SF is a must-read for fans of Japanese science fiction novels.

Yokohama Station SF

Can’t Stop Cursing You

Story by Kensuke Koba
Art by Natsuko Uruma

Those who make contracts with devils gain the power to curse others to death. Their mortal enemy: the Curse Detective Kiyoharu Saeyama, who uses traces of the curses left on their victims to uncover the identities of these sick killers. Let this deadly, paranormal game of psychological warfare begin!

Can’t Stop Cursing You is an edgy and suspenseful manga series that features a stylish and often gruesome art style. A relatively new series that is quickly gaining traction in Japan, Can’t Stop Cursing You is a welcome addition to the ever popular category of psychological thriller manga.

Can’t Stop Cursing You

Sex Education 120%

Story by Kikiki Tataki
Art by Hotomura

Gym teacher Tsuji-sensei has one mission: help with Japan’s terrible modern sex education standards. The problem is, her students barely know their birds from their bees! Between a girl who already has a girlfriend, a hard-core BL lover, and a girl who only cares about cats, Tsuji-sensei has her work cut out for her.

Sex Education 120% is a school life manga that takes a comedic and sexy approach to discuss the topic of sex education. Led by an eccentric cast of characters all with their own lovable quirks, Sex Education 120% answers all the questions one would ask (and might not know to ask!) on a very important subject.

Sex Education 120%

Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is Actually a Legendary Assassin

Story by Kennoji
Illustration by KWKM

Roland is the world’s greatest assassin, he’s a man who’s taken a worthless skill and made it so powerful that he managed to kill the greatest demon lord that’s ever lived. He could live out the rest of his days as a wealthy and famous man, but instead chooses…an exceedingly normal life working at an adventurer’s guild?! For someone as exceptional as Roland, aiming for a normal life won’t come easy, however…

Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill is Actually a Legendary Assassin is an adventurous fantasy light novel series that is growing in popularity. The light novel series features popular RPG elements and a protagonist who shows himself to be a reluctant hero, an increasingly popular element seen in some of today’s hottest light novel series.

Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is

Love of Kill

Story and Art by Fe

She’s a professional hitman. And he…is also a professional hitman. And she’s his target. Caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, will she fall first…or will he?

Love of Kill is a thrilling manga series filled with intriguing action and romance. Originally a webcomic that has enjoyed success for years, Love of Kill is a dramatic and compelling romance story unlike any manga seen in the West.

Love of Kill

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense (light novel)

Story by Yuumikan
Illustrations by Koin

When it comes to the VRMMO NewWorld Online, Kaede Honjou isn’t your run-of-the-mill greenhorn gamer. Forgoing a typical stat allocation for her Great Shielder, Maple, she pumps all her points into defense from the get-go! Her reasoning? “I don’t want to get hurt.” With no magic, agility, or strength to speak of, this walking fortress will have to get creative to beat the baddies early on. But little does she know that her pure-stat build will propel her to chaotic new heights that even the game admins couldn’t account for!

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense is the light novel series that inspired the hit anime that stands out as one of the most popular of 2020. Led by an adorable and endearing protagonist, this series excellently combines action, comedy and ever popular RPG elements to tell a story that appeals to a wide audience.

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense (light novel)

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense (manga)

Story by Yuumikan
Art by Oimoto
Original Illustrations by Koin

When Kaede Honjou agrees to try out VRMMO gaming with her best friend from high school, her inexperience and “I don’t want to get hurt” outlook cause her to max out her defense points—leaving her with no attack points to speak of! Luckily for her, the game’s mod system is diverse enough that a little creativity boosts her special abilities to heights beyond the game admins’ wildest imaginations…Will this noob become a new star in NewWorld Online?!

The Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense manga does an amazing job portraying the events of the highly-anticipated light novel series in an art style that is just as adorable as its protagonist. This manga adaptation appeals greatly to fans of the upcoming light novel series as well as the hit anime.

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense (manga)

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is coming from Tokyopop

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness

Tokyopop has announced their release of a manga-style graphic novel to accompany the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG animation, as revealed at their New York Comic-Con Metaverse panel.

A survival horror franchise, Resident Evil has been a favorite of gamers since its first launch in 1996, and the series has sold over 100 million units cumulatively. With 2021 marking the 25th anniversary, Capcom and TMS Entertainment recently announced original CG animated series is exciting news for horror fans, and the graphic novel series will follow protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield in an adaptation of the CG animation.

Get a Last Minute Guide to New York Comic Con’s Virtual Metaverse

New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con & MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse kicks off tomorrow at 12pm ET and continues into the weekend with a robust lineup of star-studded panels streaming exclusively on YouTube. Additional New York Comic Con staples, such as the Show Floor, Artist Alley, and cosplay contest, have also gone virtual this year.

Below you can find a full How To Metaverse guide to help you explore all the great content New York Comic Con has to offer.

HOW TO METAVERSE

When is it?
Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11

Where is it?
Panel programming will be exclusively live-streamed at YouTube.com/NYCC, while the Show Floor, Artist Alley, and other features can be found at www.FindtheMetaverse.com.

Is it free?
Most of Metaverse, including all panels, is free to enjoy and open to all. However, there are a few paid features for those interested. Fans can visit Growtix to purchase exclusive experiences like meet and greets, live Q&As, and personalized video recordings to get up close with their fave guests.

How to…Watch Panels:
NYCC & MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse programming can be found exclusively at YouTube.com/NYCC. The NYCC YouTube programming is presented by Alienware in the U.S. Fans can subscribe to the channel now and tune in (for free!) beginning Thursday, October 8 at 12pm ET / 9am PT for content featuring the biggest names in television, streaming, comics, books, gaming and more. The full programming schedule is available now.

How to…Engage with the Community:
Of course, no New York Comic Con or MCM Comic Con event would be complete without the opportunity for fans to connect with like-minded people, debate their most loved fandoms, and interact with their favorite celebrities. There’s loads of opportunities for fans to socialize, and for celebrities/guests to join in too:

  • YouTube Panel Live Chat

Guests, partners and fans alike can join in with the live YouTube chat as a panel premieres; they can react in real time, ask questions and continue the conversation outside of the video, making for a real 360 experience. 

  • Hop onto the ReedPop Discord server

Another great way to connect fans is in our Discord server – think YouTube live chat, but 24/7, 365 days a year. Visitors will be able to join a fandom specific channel and share stories, memes, run polls or just hang out and chat. Some guests will be joining fans after their panel premieres, with organized meet-ups, podcast sessions, and even K-pop dance classes, there’s a lot going on!

Visit https://www.findthemetaverse.com/discord for more information on how to access the server and take part.

How to…Show Off Your Cosplay:
SYFY WIRE is partnering with con organizer ReedPop for a cosplay contest hosted entirely on SYFY Wire’s Instagram page. The competition is open to all amateur cosplayers from around the U.S. Now through October 6, cosplayers can post a photo of their homemade cosplay on your personal page, use the hashtag #FanFaveCosplayContest, and tag both SYFY Wire and @newyorkcomiccon. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 14, and will receive a NYCC 2021 experience package including 4-day badges for them and a friend.

In addition, SYFY WIRE is co-sponsoring NYCC’s annual Cosplay Central’s Virtual Championships of Cosplay, the most prestigious pro-cosplayer event in all the land. Scheduled to kick off Saturday, Oct. 10, the event will feature 50 cosplayers with Jaremi Carey, of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as the host.

How to…Support Artists and Retailers:
Just like at a live event, fans will be able to browse Artist Alley for unique creators, snag geeky gifts and nerdy merch in the Retailer Zone, and find the latest and greatest brands on the Show Floor – only this time it’s virtual! Fans can explore the Show Floor and Retailer Zone to check out booths from brands like Bandai, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, and Viz. Additionally, the virtual Artist Alley features 300 artists each showcasing exclusive artwork, merch, specials, and more.

Fans can also find exclusive merch through in the Official Show Store with new products added right up to the event.

Dark Horse Comics Announces its Convention Exclusives and Panels For Metaverse

DARK HORSE COMICS PANELS

Head to the virual panels online featuring some of Dark Horse’s world-renowned creators!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
9:55 AM – 10:25 AM PT
Creating Worlds – Building a Comics Universe for the Ages

Dark Horse Comics is known for cultivating creator-owned comic universes expanding the worlds of licensed comics. Join Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Critical Role), Nnedi Okorafor (LaGuardia, Binti), Chris Roberson (Witchfinder, iRobot), and Gene Luen Yang (Avatar the Last Airbender, Superman Smashes the Klan) as they discuss the universes they’ve built up and out in comics and beyond.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
1:55 PM PT

SYFY’s Resident Alien – Sneak Peek & Panel Featuring Executive Producer and Cast

Be among the first to see 10 minutes of SYFY’s new series Resident Alien, followed by a virtual Q&A with star Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One), writer/executive producer Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), and cast members Sara Tomko (Once Upon A Time), Corey Reynolds (The Closer), Alice Wetterlund (Silicon Valley), and Levi Fiehler (Mars) moderated by IGN Editorial Manager, Laura Prudom. The series, based on the Dark Horse comic, follows a stranded alien’s entertaining attempts to fit into small-town American life while keeping his true identity under wraps and pursuing his own mysterious agenda.

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES 2020

2020 is an unprecedented year, and while we’re all coming together from home, Dark Horse comics is thrilled to offer fans the chance to get our 2020 convention exclusives through Dark Horse Direct. All convention exclusives are available for purchase now!

StarCraft: Scavengers #1 Convention Exclusive Variant (Wei Wong) 

$10.00 Each
Limited quantity of 1000
Limit of 5 per person

Writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things comic series, Critical Role: Vox Machina comic series) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Mass Effect: Discovery, Star Wars) join forces for StarCraft, a new series further exploring the expansive universe of Blizzards hit game! A group of terran space scavengers hope to pull off the job of their lifetimes, pillaging a derelict protoss ship.
* Produced by Dark Horse Comics in close collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment.
* Writer Jody Houser takes readers on a sci-fi-horror thrill ride in space!
* Exclusive cover art by Wei Wong!

StarCraft: Scavengers #1 Convention Exclusive Variant (Wei Wong)

BANG! #1 Convention Exclusive Sketch Cover (Matt Kindt)

$40.00 eachLimited quantity of 500
Limit of 1 per personA best-of-the-best secret agent with memories he couldn’t possibly possess, a mystery writer in her 60s who spends her retirement solving crimes, a man of action with mysterious drugs that keep him ahead of a constant string of targeted disasters, a seemingly omnipotent terrorist organization that might be behind it all . . .

And they’re all connected to one man: a science-fiction author with more information than seems possible, whose books may hold the key to either saving reality or destroying it.

* A mind-bending story that ties in with past Kindt works (Revolver).

Action, mystery, and altered reality! Individual, one of a kind, sketched covers by Matt Kindt! No two copies will be the same!

** Cover selection is randomized upon order placement. Sketch will not match the image displayed. Sketches may include line art, stamp work, artistic damaging, etc. This item is NOT eligible for return or exchange.

BANG! #1 Convention Exclusive Sketch Cover (Matt Kindt)

X-Ray Robot #1 Convention Exclusive Variant (Christian Ward)

$10.00 eachLimited quantity of 1000
Limit of 5 per personMax is a family man seeking a more interesting life. While conducting a new experiment at work, the fabric of his reality is torn before his eyes, and a robotic figure appears, claiming to be his 277-year-old self. The robot is able to ”X-Ray” multiple dimensions and battles a nihilistic entity from another dimension who wants to take all life to its ”Pre-Big Bang” status. Max and the robot embark on an interdimensional roadtrip through past and future to take down the ”Nihilist” and save the universe!

* Mike Allred’s new bizarre superhero character X-Ray Robot!

”One of the best cartoonists in all of comics has done it again! X-Ray Robot is another Allred homerun!!” -Brian Michael Bendis

”Michael Allred kicks so much ass I can barely stand it. X-Ray Robot is the work of a master!” -Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars

Exclusive cover art by Christian Ward! This stunning artwork plays homage to the Seattle grown grunge phenomena, Nirvana.

X-Ray Robot #1 Convention Exclusive Variant (Christian Ward)

Machine Gun Wizards Convention Exclusive Book Plate (Christian Ward)

$10.00 eachLimited quantity of 200
Limit of 5 per personAn adhesive bookplate with exclusive art by Christian Ward to apply to your copy of Machine Gun Wizards.
Eliot Ness and his team of Untouchables work overtime taking on dangerous criminals that hide in the seedy underbelly of 1930s Chicago. Except in this world, Al Capone isn’t dealing in alcohol, but in magic. With Lick, a drug that grants magical powers to anyone who ingests it, mobsters become wizards, ordinary men become monsters, and darker secrets than Ness can imagine lie at the heart of it all.

Collects the four-issue miniseries and features a sketchbook section and pinups by Declan Shalvey, Ian Bertram, Tula Lotay, and more.

Machine Gun Wizards Convention Exclusive Book Plate (Christian Ward)

Scout Comics Reveals their New York Comic Con 2020 Exclusives

Scout Comics has revealed its four NYCC exclusives this year, All four are first issues of some current and upcoming Scout titles: Phantom Starkiller, Sh*tshow, Grit, and It Eats What Feeds It. These exclusives will be title-free covers on gorgeous 100lb heavy card stock.

All exclusive Scout NYCC titles will be available at the Scout’s webstore starting NOW, October 7, 2020 for $25.00 a piece.

Use Order Code NYCC2020 at checkout to receive 50% off these exclusives and ALL other NYCC past exclusives until Sunday, October 11th at 11:59 pm eastern time.

IDW Reveals its Panels and Exclusives for the Virtual New York Comic Con

Even though conventions are being held virtually this year, it doesn’t mean that fans have to miss out on engaging panels or the hunt for hot new collectibles! This week, IDW Publishing is taking part in New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse and you can too from the comfort of your own home with a pair of wildly insightful creator panels, convention exclusive comic variants, and more surprises!

IDW’s dedicated NYCC web store launches today, the home for all of IDW and Top Shelf Production’s convention exclusives, signed bookplate editions, special bundles, and bargains aplenty! Here’s the rollout plan:

  • Beginning Today, October 5th: As a special “thank you” to their devoted fans, the webstore debuts with hard-to-find con exclusives and autographed merchandise from conventions past, many available at special discounts! IDW has opened its vaults, so come see what incredible rarities you’ve missed from previous shows!
  • Beginning Thursday, October 8th: IDW’s new convention exclusives for Fall 2020’s hottest comic books become available to order! Batman/The MaxxCanto IILocke & KeySnake EyesSonic The HedgehogStar Wars Adventures, and Transformers / Back to the Future… featuring cover artwork by today’s fan-favorite comic artists: Gabriel RodríguezEvan StanleySam Kieth, and more!
  • Beginning Friday, October 9th: IDW’s first surprise exclusive release of the show is unlocked… featuring cover artwork by one of 2020’s most sought-after comic artists! Stay tuned to IDW social media for the coming revelation!
  • Beginning Saturday, October 10th: The second surprise exclusive release will unlock! Longtime comic fans will NOT be disappointed! IDW’s social media will reveal soon — keep an eye out!

Throughout the event, IDW will also run a special contest for fans to win one of each of IDW’s NYCC 2020 convention exclusive comic book variants — to enter, simply enter your email address at IDW’s NYCC web store.

Full details for all of IDW’s panels and exclusive products for New York Comic-Con are available below!

IDW PROGRAMMING FOR NYCC

Don’t worry if you miss the panel when it first launches — the best thing about NYCC’s virtual nature is that you can watch any and all programming at your leisure from the comfort of your own home, anytime you want!

IDW Presents: The World of Locke & Key

Unlock what’s next in the world of Locke & Key, now a hit Netflix original series! Join New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Full ThrottleNOS4A2, Dying is Easy) and legendary artist Gabriel Rodríguez in conversation with series editor Chris Ryall, as they welcome you back to Keyhouse. Be the first to hear more about the next wave of comics and graphic novels in the Locke & Key franchise!

  • Joe Hill (writer, Locke & Key)
  • Gabriel Rodríguez (artist, Locke & Key)
  • Chris Ryall (editor, Locke & Key)

Panel Goes Live: Thursday, October 8, at 4:20pm EST (1:20pm PST).

IDW Presents: The World of Locke & Key

IDW Presents: Sonic The Hedgehog Comics!

Go fast with Sonic the Hedgehog comics! Join the IDW writers and artists who bring your favorite blue blur to life, one panel at a time. Learn more about what artist and writer Evan Stanley has in store for the ongoing series. Plus, find out what the bad guys are up to in Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys with writer Ian Flynn and artist Jack Lawrence. Moderated by Sonic editor David Mariotte and featuring SEGA of America’s Licensing Manager, Michael Cisneros!

  • Ian Flynn (writer, Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys)
  • Jack Lawrence (artist, Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys)
  • Evan Stanley (writer/artist, Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • Michael Cisneros (licensing manager, SEGA America)
  • David Mariotte (editor, Sonic The Hedgehog)

Panel Goes Live: Friday, October 9, at 12:20pm EST (9:20am PST).

IDW Presents: Sonic The Hedgehog Comics!

IDW’S CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES

All new convention exclusives will be made available to order beginning Thursday, October 8th, with two surprise items becoming available on Friday, 10/9, and Saturday 10/10, respectively. IDW is offering free domestic shipment on all orders of $35 or more. Visit IDW’s convention webstore here to place orders — but hurry, these hot comics are only available while supplies last, and the web store closes at midnight on October 11th!

Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams – The Lost Compendium – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written & Illustrated by Sam Kieth
Convention Exclusive Cover by Sam Kieth
$20.00

Canto II: The Hollow Men #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by David M. Booher, Illustrated by Drew Zucker
Convention Exclusive Cover by Drew Zucker & Vittorio Astone
$10.00

Canto II: The Hollow Men #2 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by David M. Booher, Illustrated by Drew Zucker
Convention Exclusive Cover by Drew Zucker & Vittorio Astone
$10.00

Locke & Key: …In Pale Battalions Go… #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by Joe Hill, Illustrated by Gabriel Rodríguez
Convention Exclusive Cover by Gabriel Rodríguez
$10.00

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2 – Convention Exclusive Variant
By Rob Liefeld
Convention Exclusive Cover Featuring Toy Packaging Art from Hasbro
$15.00

Sonic the Hedgehog #33 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written & Illustrated by Evan Stanley
Convention Exclusive Cover by Evan Stanley
$10.00

Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by Ian Flynn, Illustrated by Jack Lawrence
Convention Exclusive Cover by Evan Stanley
$10.00

Star Wars Adventures #1 (2020) – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by Michael Moreci & Nick Brokenshire, Illustrated by Ilias Kyriazis & Nick Brokenshire
Convention Exclusive Cover by Derek Charm
$10.00

Transformers/Back to the Future #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by Cavan Scott, Illustrated by Juan Samu
Convention Exclusive Cover by Andrew Griffith
$10.00

IDW Convention Exclusives

The 2020 Harvey Award Winners Have Been Announced

The Harvey Awards

Ahead of the official ceremony later this week, the winners for the 2020 Harvey Awards have been announced. The award ceremony has gone virtual this year with the initial group of nominees announced in August and then the winners chosen by vote.

The 2020 winners are:

Book of the Year: Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
Digital Book of the Year: The Nib edited by Matt Bors (thenib.com)
Best Children or Young Adult Book: Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC Comics)
Best Manga: Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama (Kodansha Comics)
Best International Book: Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, translated by Janet Hong (Drawn and Quarterly)
Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel: Watchmen by HBO, based on Watchmen (DC Comics)

The Harveys will also be inducting Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), and the founding members of Milestone Media which includes Denys Cowan, Derek T. Dingle, Michael Davis, and the late Dwayne McDuffie into this year’s Harvey Awards Hall of Fame.

The virtual ceremony will be broadcast on October 9 at 4:50 pm as part of New York Comic Con’s Metaverse. The ceremony will be hosted by Vivek Tiwary and will feature Gene Luen Yang, Neil Gaiman, Jill Thompson, and Damon Lindelof.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Horizon Zero Dawn #1 Gets a NYCC Exclusive Cover

Following the hugely successful launch of Titan Comics and Guerrilla Games brand-new series Horizon Zero Dawn, the first original comic book set in the world of the global smash-hit PlayStation game, both parties are excited to announce that an exclusive variant cover by Peach Momoko is now available to purchase as part of New York Comic Con 2020.

On top of that great news, fans will be excited to learn that this cover is actually one of a pair of connecting covers by Peach. Check out the San Diego and New York Comic-Con exclusive covers side-by-side below featuring portraits of characters from the bestselling game, Aloy and Talanah.

SDCC Variant available to pre-order from: 
US, Canada & Rest of the World
UK & EUROPE – Forbidden Planet
NYCC Variant available to pre-order from: 
US, Canada & Rest of the World
UK & EUROPE: Forbidden Planet

Diamond Select Toys’ NYCC 2020 Exclusives are Revealed

New York Comic-Con 2020 has gone online and joined the Metaverse, but you can’t stop the NYCC exclusives! Diamond Select Toys is offering five exclusives this year, including four available through a variety of retailers and one that is only at shop.diamondselecttoys.com! To check out the exclusive Gallery dioramas and Vinimates vinyl figures based on Marvel Comics, Godzilla and the Rocketeer, read on, then find a comic shop or place your order online!

Rocketeer Vinimates Rocketeer Noir NYCC 2020 Vinyl Figure

Extra! Extra! The newsreels are alive with footage of the latest homegrown hero, the high-flying Rocketeer! This 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure features an all-new black, white and silver paint scheme, to resemble the newspaper photos and film footage of the day. With an articulated head and a pose straight from the movie, this exclusive Vinimate comes packaged in a full-color box, and is limited to only 300 pieces. Only at shop.diamondselecttoys.com! Designed by Barry Bradfield! A Diamond Select Toys release! (Item #NOV198148, $9.99)

Godzilla Vinimates Fire Rodan NYCC 2020 Vinyl Figure

Rodan returns! As seen in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, the winged Kaiju Rodan is re-animated as Fire Rodan, with an all new paint scheme on his Vinimates vinyl figure! Measuring approximately 4 inches tall, this Vinimate features an articulated neck and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 1,000 pieces! Designed by Barry Bradfield! A Diamond Select Toys release! (Item #JUN208517, SRP: $9.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Lady Deadpool Unmasked NYCC 2020 PVC Diorama

This Diorama is a beauty! Lady Deadpool removes her mask for this exclusive Marvel Gallery Diorama, revealing her beautiful, unscarred face. Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this sword-brandishing sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 1,000 pieces! Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! A Diamond Select Toys release! (Item #APR208467, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Venom Glow-in-the-Dark NYCC 2020 PVC Diorama

They are Venom! Eddie Brock reunites with his partner in hate, the alien symbiote, to become Venom once more in this exclusive Marvel Gallery Diorama! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture depicts Venom mid-merge, with Brock visible under the symbiote, and features glow-in-the-dark paint details! It is made of a high-grade PVC with detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 2,000 pieces!  Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Phil Ramirez. A Diamond Select Toys release! (Item #DEC198501, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Jubilee Bubble NYCC 2020 PVC Diorama

The X-Men’s resident sparkler kicks butt and chews bubble gum in this exclusive Gallery Diorama! Wearing her trademark yellow coat, this version of Jubilee blows a bubble as she dodges the Danger Room’s attacks. The X-Woman stands approximately 8 inches tall, and is made of a high-grade PVC with detailed sculpting and paint applications. She comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 1,000 pieces! Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. A Diamond Select Toys release! (Item #JUL198251, SRP: $50.00)

New York Comic Con Announces its First Wave of Panels

New York Comic Con

ReedPop has announced the first wave of panels for this year’s all-digital New York Comic Con’s Metaverse. From October 8-11, the New York Comic Con YouTube channel will exclusively live stream panels from leading entertainment brands.

In addition to panels streaming live & on-demand exclusively via YouTube, fans will be able to participate in talent Q&A’s during panels, turn every panel into a watch party and geek out with other fans using YouTube’s Comments, Community Tab, and Live Chat features.

New York Comic Con’s Metaverse will bring huge names from pop culture and entertainment to YouTube over the four day event for an amazing fan experience:

Get Heated with the Cast & Creator of Hulu’s Helstrom

There’s about to be one hell of a Helstrom family reunion and you are all invited! Join the cast and creator of Hulu’s upcoming horror series, Helstrom, as they discuss what went into bringing this twisted comic to life and answer fans’ burning questions. All 10 episodes of Helstrom premiere Friday, October 16th on Hulu.

Conversation and Behind-The-Scenes Look at Hulu’s New Horror Series Monsterland 

 You can’t escape what lives within! Discover the monsters and unpack the thought-provoking tales brought to life in Hulu’s new series, Monsterland, based on the collection of short stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s “North American Lake Monsters.” Join cast members and creator/showrunner Mary Laws as they delve into the nightmares and share a look at what happened behind-the-scenes. All 8 episodes of Monsterland premiere Friday, October 2nd on Hulu.

Cast of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. Reveals First Look At Hulu’s New Animated Series

First Look At Hulu & Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. Everyone’s favorite big-headed, egomaniacal supervillain is coming to Hulu! Get an exclusive first look at the upcoming adult animated series, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., hear from creators Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum and meet our hilarious cast of characters voiced by Aimee Garcia, Ben Schwartz and Melissa Fumero. Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. is coming soon to Hulu.

From the Nightmares of Clive Barker | A Conversation with the Cast of Hulu’s BOOKS OF BLOOD

 Step into uncharted and forbidden territory, joining the cast and creator of Hulu’s upcoming film BOOKS OF BLOOD for a conversation around the film. Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed horror anthology, the film will take audiences on a journey through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time.

It’s time for AN-I-MAN-IACS! Voice Cast & Producer Panel 

The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot are heading home to the Warner Bros. Water Tower.  But first they’re making a quick stop at NY Comic Con to give the fans an exclusive first look at their brand-new series coming soon to Hulu. Join executive producer Wellesley Wild, co-executive producer Gabe Swarr and voice cast members Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell and Maurice LaMarche for a lively panel that will most definitely be zany to the max.  Animaniacs is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation and premieres on Hulu on Friday, November 20.

Metaverse Presents: ‘Lost’ Anniversary Fan Q&A With Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse

Join the showrunners of the hit tv series for this special, one-time event where they’re answering fans’ burning questions, moderated by Josh Horowitz! Be sure to submit your own using the #lostinthemetaverse hashtag.

Archer Cast Trivia Showdown (FXX) 

Archer Cast Trivia Showdown (FXX) – Archer, FX Networks’ award-winning animated comedy series about the world’s greatest spy and his cohorts, returns to NYCC for the ultimate trivia battle royale in celebration of the show’s 11th action-packed season, premiering Wednesday, September 16 at 10pm ET/PT on FXX. Play along with series stars H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates as they mine their memories and test their knowledge for this not-to-be-missed foray into the trivia daaaanger zoooone, hosted by Executive Producer Casey Willis. And don’t forget to catch up on all seasons of Archer, available for streaming via FX on Hulu.

What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Q&A 

What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Q&A – Fresh off its eight (8!) Emmy® nominations, What We Do in the Shadows returns to New York Comic Con for a LIVE discussion with the cast and producers. Come with your burning questions about vampires, slayers, ghosts, necromancers and… Jackie Daytona! Named “TV’s funniest comedy” by Rolling Stone, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years. Joining the conversation will be series stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch and the creative team. Seasons 1 and 2 are now available on FX on Hulu.BAAAAT!

Spotlight on Doctor Who Featuring Stars Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill | BBC AMERICA 

BBC AMERICA, in partnership with HBO Max, spotlight Doctor Who and the series’ return to New York Comic Con with the Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker, and companion Yaz, played by Mandip Gill. Together with moderator Melanie McFarland, TV Critic for Salon.com, they will look back at their epic past two seasons in the TARDIS, which have been packed with shocking twists, turns and surprises, and discuss their favorite moments to date. The two stars return in BBC AMERICA’s highly-anticipated Doctor Who Festive Special, “Revolution of the Daleks,” premiering this holiday season. Doctor Who is a BBC AMERICA co-production with BBC Studios. In the U.S., Doctor Who premieres exclusively on BBC AMERICA with past seasons available to stream exclusively on HBO Max.

The Watch: A First Look At BBC AMERICA’s Newest Series

Dive into the thrilling fantasy world of BBC AMERICA’s newest series The Watch, featuring a discussion with cast and executive producers, special guests and a first look at the series. The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it. Moderator – actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) – joins panelists and series stars Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), Lara Rossi (I May Destroy You), Adam Hugill (1917), Jo Eaton-Kent (Don’t Forget the Driver) and Marama Corlett (Blood Drive), along with executive producers Simon Allen (The Musketeers) and Richard Stokes (Broadchurch).

AMC’s The Walking Dead 

The Walking Dead will present a panel at NYCC spotlighting episode 1016, “A Certain Doom,” which will air as a standalone episode Sunday, October 4 at 9 PM ET/8c.

In The Walking Dead’s, “A Certain Doom,” Beta engages in the final battle of the Whisperer War. 

 AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead 

Fear the Walking Dead will present a panel for the series’ upcoming sixth season, premiering Sunday, October 11 at 9 PM ET/8c.

Season six of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family once united by a mission to help those in need. After being torn apart by Virginia (Colby Minifie) and her Pioneers, the group is now dispersed across her far-reaching settlements. Morgan’s (Lennie James) last message at the end of season five implored the group to “Live” and this season we’ll see what that means to each of them. Some will find the stability and opportunity within Virginia’s communities to be intriguing, some will sink into darkness, while others will fight back against what has been forced upon them. Life behind Virginia’s walls will test each and every one of them in different ways, forcing them to define who they are in this new world.

AMC’s The Walking Dead: World Beyond 

The Walking Dead: World Beyond returns to NYCC as the third series in wildly successful The Walking Dead Universe. The series is set to premiere Sunday, October 4 at 10 PM ET/9c

The Walking Dead: World Beyond delves into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest.  Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other.  Some will become heroes.  Some will become villains.  But all of them will find the truths they seek.

Cast of Starz’s American Gods Tease Season 3 Details

AMERICAN GODS – #GodSquad are you ready for divine intervention? Stream with your favorite gods as they journey to Lakeside and talk all things Season Three of the hit STARZ Original Series “American Gods.” Following his discovery last season that Mr. Wednesday is his father, Shadow attempts to break away and assert himself as his own man. As he settles into life in Lakeside, he uncovers a dark secret while exploring questions of his own divinity. Guided on this spiritual journey by the gods of his black ancestors, the Orishas, Shadow must decide exactly who he is — a god seeking veneration or a man in service of the “we.”

The Sound of “The Sandman” with Neil Gaiman and Friends – presented by Audible and DC 

In celebration of the first-ever audio adaptation of “The Sandman” — based on the bestselling DC graphic novel series that rewrote all the rules — Audible will bring together master storyteller Neil Gaiman, aural auteur Dirk Maggs, and other special guests to reveal the creative process behind this groundbreaking audio production. Panelists will discuss how the source material, including the detailed notes for illustrators in Gaiman’s original manuscripts, was painstakingly taken off the page and brought to life in a fully-immersive listening experience featuring a 68-member, all-star cast led by James McAvoy, cinematic soundscape, and original music score.

DC’s Stargirl Cast & Producer Panel 

DC’s Stargirl creator/executive producer Geoff Johns joins series stars Brec Bassinger (Bella & the Bulldogs, All Night), Yvette Monreal (Rambo: Last Blood, Faking It), Anjelika Washington (Tall Girl, Girl’s Room), Cameron Gellman (Heathers), and Meg DeLacy (The Fosters), as they relive the first season’s most epic moments. Join your favorite Blue Valley residents as they share behind-the-scenes tales and scoop on what’s to come for Season 2. DC’s Stargirl: The Complete First Season is currently available to own on Digital, Blu-ray, DVD, and now streaming on The CW app.

The CW’s NANCY DREW Panel featuring the Cast & Producers

 NANCY DREW stars Kennedy McMann (Nancy Drew), Scott Wolf (Carson Drew), Alex Saxon (Ace), Leah Lewis (George Fan), Maddison Jaizani (Bess Marvin), Tunji Kasim (Ned “Nick” Nickerson) and Riley Smith (Ryan Hudson), will be joined by creator/executive producer Noga Landau and showrunner/executive producer Melinda Hsu Taylor to discuss The CW’s hit drama.

Exclusive Interviews with the Creators of Steven Universe – The End of an Era

 Join Steven Universe series creator Rebecca Sugar and author Chris McDonnell as they discuss Steven Universe: End of an Era (Abrams Books), the new art book that features concept art, storyboards, background paintings, and exclusive interviews about one of the most progressive, imaginative, and beloved animated series of our time. Joined by Kat Morris (writer, storyboard supervisor, supervising director) and Alonso Ramirez Ramos (producer, director on Steven Universe Future), the panel will explore the process of creating season four through Steven Universe Future, as well as the show’s incredible legacy. Moderated by journalist Charles Pulliam-Moore (io9/Gizmodo).

The Godfather of Gaming – An Exclusive Conversation with Sid Meier

Join us for an exclusive talk with one of the most influential game changers in the industry. For years, video games were regarded as just another form of mindless entertainment, devoid of meaning and entirely mechanical. Today, video games are significant cultural commodities and an acknowledged art form because of the contributions of video game giants. Watch as Sid Meier, the game designer and developer behind the Civilization series, discusses the tales of his video game pioneering in a sneak peek of his upcoming book release.

SID MEIER’S MEMOIR!: A Life in Computer Games (W. W. Norton & Company) takes fans through the life and legacy of one of the most influential creative forces in video game history. The memoir will dive into the challenges he faced and how he influenced the strategy game genre we know today. As part of New York Comic Con’s Metaverse, Sid Meier will also be joined in conversation by Soren Johnson (Lead Designer, Civilization IV), as they reminisce about the joys of creation, the excitement of expanding possibilities, and the very heart of playing video games—and of being human.

Dungeons & Dragons & cooking!

The authors of the new official D&D cookbook, Heroes’ Feast, share how they developed recipes and culinary backstory from the different realms of the fantasy RPG. Join Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, and Jon Peterson as they talk about their process and share some of the dishes featured in the new book.

Lucasfilm Publishing | Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away 

Join some of the biggest and best Star Wars authors as they talk about some of their exciting new projects set in a galaxy far, far away. Featuring Daniel José Older, Preetei Chhibber, Phil Szostak, Katie Cook, Zoraida Cordova and Amy Ratcliffe. Moderated by This Week In Star Wars host Kristin Baver.

Valiant Heads to Hollywood

Before Paramount’s HARBINGER movie hits the big screen in 2021, learn all about Valiant Entertainment’s upcoming comic [CLASSIFIED] and witness this bold new take on the classic franchise. Plus, exclusive reveals from NINJAK, BLOODSHOT, X-O MANOWAR, RAI, and more!

Moderated by Tiffany of YouTube’s ComicPOP, join writers [CLASSIFIED], [CLASSIFIED], Jeff Parker, Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum, and Senior Editors Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins for an exclusive look at the future of the Valiant Universe and its must-read new comics.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Seven Seasons of Amazing Gear & Gadgets with Prop Master, Scott Bauer and Live Auction Preview

Prop Store is bringing over 500 lots of original props and costumes from all seven seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to an online auction this October 8th to November 10th (go to Propstore.com/Marvel for more information). Join series Prop Master, Scott Bauer, as he talks about his experiences working on Marvel Television’s longest running television series and as he reveals the stories behind some of his favorite pieces in the auction.

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