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Abbott, Black Panther, Monstress, On a Sunbeam, Paper Girls, and Saga Nominated for the 2019 Hugo Awards

Hugo Award

Today, the finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced online today by Dublin 2019.

Below are the nominees for “Best Graphic Story” and you can get the full list of nominees here. Three Image Comics series were nominated while BOOM!, Marvel, and First Second all received one nomination.

Congrats to all those nominated!

  • Abbott, written by Saladin Ahmed, art by Sami Kivelä, colours by Jason Wordie, letters by Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)
  • Black Panther: Long Live the King, written by Nnedi Okorafor and Aaron Covington, art by André Lima Araújo, Mario Del Pennino and Tana Ford (Marvel)
  • Monstress, Volume 3: Haven, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
  • On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden (First Second)
  • Paper Girls, Volume 4, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Cliff Chiang, colours by Matt Wilson, letters by Jared K. Fletcher (Image Comics)
  • Saga, Volume 9, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Below are the finalists for the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards for “Best Graphic Story.”

  • Buck Rogers: Martians Invade Jupiter, by Philip Nowlan and Dick Calkins (National Newspaper Service)
  • Flash Gordon: Fiery Desert of Mongo, by Alex Raymond (King Features Syndicate)
  • Garth, by Steve Dowling (Daily Mirror)
  • Plastic Man #1: The Game of Death, by Jack Cole (Vital Publications)
  • Le Secret de la Licorne [The Secret of the Unicorn], by Hergé (Le Soir)
  • Wonder Woman #5: Battle for Womanhood, written by William Moulton Marsden, art by Harry G. Peter (DC Comics)

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Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1

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

The Comichron – January 2019 comics sales estimates online: Four comics over 100k copies – For those that enjoy the race.

CBLDF – Influential Censored Comics: Saga, A Story for Every Type of Family – Some history in comic censorship.

CBR – Cobie Smulders to Star in Stumptown TV Adaptation – Hells yes!

Reviews

Talking Comics – Avengers: No Road Home #2
Newsarama –
Hulkverines #1
Comic Attack –
Incursion #1
CBR –
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1

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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

Joe’s Corner: This Week’s Reviews, Spider-Man, Flash, Infinity War, Justice League Dark and More!

This is a weekly comic review show for comics Joe pulls or picks up. This video is for comics coming out the week of July 25th 2018. Joe reviews the books he picked up and gives us his favorite books of the week and at times, a cover of the week. If you’d like, follow Joe @jriddy5000son on Twitter, Instagram, and Mixer.

The comics I buy are bought from Secret Comix Cave, an awesome comic store. Support your local comic shop!

Physical comics featured:

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 Marvel Comics
The Flash #51 DC Comics
Infinity Wars: Prime #1 Marvel Comics
Justice League Dark #1 DC Comics
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #33 Marvel Comics
The Punisher #228 Marvel Comics
The Sentry #2 Marvel Comics
Venom #4 Marvel Comics
Wonder Woman #51 DC Comics

Other comics:
Saga #54
Action Comics #1001

Books Of The Week:
Justice League Dark #1

Covers Of The Week:
Venom #4 by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin

Saga #54 Heads Back to Print

Image Comics has announced that issue Saga #54 of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ multiple Eisner Award-winning series—which marks the “season finale” of the space opera’s ninth arc—is being fast-tracked for a second printing in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

Saga’s ninth—and most shocking—story arc tackles fake news and genuine terror through the lens of our favorite spacefaring family and their fellow outcast companions.

Saga #54, 2nd printing (Diamond code: JUN188387) will be available on Wednesday, August 22nd. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, July 30th.

Saga, Vol. 9 (Diamond code: JUL180297, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0837-4) hits comics shops on Wednesday, September 26th and bookstores on Tuesday, October 2nd.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? What are you skipping? Sound off in the comments below!

New York Times – Graphic Novel in Running for Man Booker Prize for First Time – Congrats!

Newsarama – Saga Goes On Year-Long ‘Intermission’ – Interesting and maybe a good thing?

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – The Life of Captain Marvel #1

Newsarama – The New World #1

Image Reveals Four Artist Appreciation Variants

Image Comics has revealed the first four of a series of virgin editions of highly anticipated new issues—Infidel #1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell, Moonshine #8 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, Saga #50 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, and Gideon Falls #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino—each of which will feature back cover quotes from the writers on the importance of their collaborating artists.

The front covers of these variants will be without series logo, Image logo, issue number, or price.

Gideon Falls #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino will be available on Wednesday, March 7th.

Infidel#1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell will be available on Wednesday, March 14th.

Moonshine #8 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso will be available on Wednesday, March 21st.

Saga #50 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Diamond Code JAN188081) will be available on Wednesday, March 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 5th.

Funko’s Specialty Series: Alana Pop! & Capable Rock Candy

Every store deserves an amazing Funko exclusive!

In an effort to recognize their most special accounts and loyal retailers, Funko is continuing their Specialty Series. Every month, they announce two major exclusives – this month includes one Pop! and Rock Candy.

Why is it so special? You’ll only be able to find these Specialty Series exclusives in boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and from qualified online retailers. This is your chance to help support local businesses and smaller retailers, and you’ll pick up an amazing exclusive item in the process!

The latest exclusives are a Pop! from SagaAlana with Baby Hazel, and Capable Rock Candy from Mad Max Fury Road!

Remember, these two fantastic pieces are exclusive to the Specialty Series. So pay a visit to your favorite specialty store or your local comic book shop and let them know to order the Specialty Series from Funko.

Pop! Comics: Saga S1 – Alana with Baby Hazel

Rock Candy: Mad Max Fury Road – Capable

Saga Gets Funko Pops!

Saga, the epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by acclaimed writer Brian K. Vaughan and award-winning artist Fiona Staples, is coming to Funko!

Saga depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, as they flee authorities from both sides of a galactic war. Traveling with their newborn daughter, Hazel, they encounter astonishing aliens, fearsome bounty hunters and a host of allies and enemies alike as they try and keep their new family safe.

The figures are out this February. Figures include Lying Cat, Alana, Marko, Prince Robot IV, and The Will. Look for The Will chase! A rarity of 1-in-6.

Look for exclusives! Izabel the ghostly babysitter is available at Hot Topic!

Check your local comic book shop for a bloody version of Lying Cat! A Previews exclusive.

At Barnes & Noble look for pink Lying Cat.

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