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GLAAD Media Award Nominees Have Been Announced

The GLAAD Media Awards nominees have been announced, which includes a category for comic books. The 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.”

The awards tend to recognize “mainstream” representation, so you’ll rarely see indie comics on the list.

Below are the nominees for comics, and comic related other media. You can find the full list at their site.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women from Annapurna Pictures was nominated for “Outstanding Film – Wide Release.” The film is a loose history of the creation of Wonder Woman.

Wynonna Earp, which is based on a comic series, was nominated for “Outstanding Drama Series.”

Legion‘s episode “Chapter 8” was nominated for “Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character).”

For comics, the nominees are:

America, by Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones, Ming Doyle, Stacey Lee, Ramon Villalobos, Walden Wong, Jen Bartel, Annie Wu, Aud Koch, Flaviano, Joe Rivera, Paolo Rivera, José Villarrubia, Jordan Gibson, Tamra Bonvillain, Brittany Peer, Rachelle Rosenberg, Travis Lanham (Marvel Comics)

The Backstagers, by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh, Walter Baiamonte, Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)

Batwoman, by Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, Steve Epting, Jeromy N. Cox, Stephanie Hans, Renato Arlem, Adriano Honorato Lucas, Fernando Blanco, John Rauch, Deron Bennett (DC Comics)

Black Panther: World of Wakanda, by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yona Harvey, Rembert Browne, Alitha E. Martinez, Manny Mederos, Joe Bennett, Afua Richardson, Roberto Poggi, Tamra Bonvillain, Rachelle Rosenberg, Virtual Calligraphy, Joe Sabino (Marvel Comics)

Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, by Sarah Vaughn, Lan Medina, Phillip Hester, José Villarrubia, Janice Chiang (DC Comics)

Goldie Vance, by Hope Larson, Jackie Ball, Brittney Williams, Noah Hayes, Sarah Stern, Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)

Iceman, by Sina Grace, Alessandro Vitti, Ibraim Roberson, Edgar Salazar, Edgar E. Tadeo, Robert Gill, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Sabino (Marvel Comics)

Lumberjanes, by Kat Leyh, Shannon Watters, Carolyn Nowak, Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho, Aubrey Aiese (BOOM! Studios)

Quantum Teens are Go, by Magdalene Visaggio, Eryk Donovan, Claudia Aguirre, Zakk Saam (Black Mask Studios)

The Woods, by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas, Ed Dukeshire (BOOM! Studios)

Scott Lobdell’s Happy Death Day Wins the Weekend Box Office

It was a happy weekend for Happy Death Day which topped the box office dethroning Blade Runner 2049, last weekend’s winner. Written by comic writer Scott Lobdell and directed by Christopher B. Landon, the $4.8 million budgeted film earned an estimated $26.5 million at the domestic weekend box office and an additional $5 million at the foreign box office. The film scored a “B” CinemaScore and was 54% female and 46% male of which 63% were under the age of 25. The film should do well and make Universal and Blumhouse a decent amount of change before its run is done.

Blade Runner 2049 dropped to second in its second week adding $15.1 million to its domestic total to bring that to $60.6 million. That film added $29.3 million to its international earnings to bring that to $98 million for a worldwide total of $158.6 million after two weeks on a $150 million budget. The film has yet to open in China and Japan and both of those are on October 27. Expect a big boost that weekend.

The Foreigner debuted in third place with $12.8 million beating expectations. The film has already been open overseas where it has earned $88.4 million on a $35 million budget.

In fourth place was It which added $6.1 million to its domestic total. The film has brought in a monster $314.9 million domestically and $630.6 million worldwide on just a $35 million budget. When 2017 wraps, this will be one of the films people will be studying and trying to repeat.

Rounding out the top five was The Mountain Between Us which added $5.7 million to its domestic total bringing that to $20.5 million. The film has earned $30.2 million worldwide.

Of note for comic fans…

The controversial “biopic” of the creator of Wonder Woman, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women crashed and burned with just $737,000 from 1,229 theaters. That’s just $600 a theater and the 18th worst debut of all-time. The audience was 52% female and 70% over the age of 25. Distribution rights for the US went for $1 million. So… yeah.

We’ll have a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations in an hour.

New York Comic Con 2017: Professor Marston & The Wonder Women Gets a New Trailer

In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940’s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her ‘sexual perversity’, he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston’s muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research — while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.

The film is directed and written by Angela Robinson, produced by Amy Redford, Terry Leonard, and stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, and Connie Britton.

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women comes to theaters October 13, 2017.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Gets Its First Trailer

The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive’s feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston’s children together. The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman’s creation.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Gets a Teaser Trailer

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is an upcoming biopic looking at the creator of Wonder Woman, William Moulton Marston.

Directed by Angela Robinson, the biopic is set to follow Marston’s creation of Wonder Woman and the inspiration he drew from the women in his life, like his wife, Elizabeth, and their live-in girlfriend, Olive. The film stars Luke Evans as Marston, Rebecca Hall as Mrs. Elizabeth Marston, and Bella Heathcote as Olive Byrne.