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Congrats to All of the Eisner Winners. Check Out the Full List.

 

San Diego Comic-Con might make news when it comes to movies and television, but it’s also the home of the Eisner Awards, one of the biggest awards in comics. Taking place Friday night of the convention it’s a time honored tradition.

The highly coveted Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award went to Comicazi of Sommerville, Massachusetts.

Here is a complete list of the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Congrats to all of the nominees and winners.

Best New Series: Black Hammer, by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (Dark Horse)

Best Limited Series: The Vision, by Tom King and Gabriel Walta (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint: Demon, by Jason Shiga (First Second)

Best Reality-Based Work: March, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf)

Best Graphic Album—New: Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, by Jill Thompson (DC)

Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan (Paper Girls, Saga) (Image)

Best Writer/Artist: Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye) (Pantheon)

Best Penciller/Inker—Individual or Team: Fiona Staples (Saga) (Image)

Best Coloring: Matt Wilson (Cry Havoc, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine; Black Widow, The Mighty Thor, Star-Lord) (Image, Marvel)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon; Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In) (DC, Dark Horse)

Best Lettering: Todd Klein (Clean Room, Dark Night, Lucifer; Black Hammer) (DC, Dark Horse)

Best Digital Comic: Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover

Best Webcomic: Bird Boy, by Anne Szabla

Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples (Saga) (Image)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Moebius Library: The World of Elena, by Jean “Moebius” Giraud et al. (Dark Horse)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, by Sonny Liew (Pantheon)

Best Humor Publication: Jughead, by Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Derek Charm (Archie)

Bill Finger Award: William Messner-Loebs and Jack Kirby

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: The AV Club

Best Comics-Related Book: Krazy: George Herriman: A Life in Black and White, by Michael Tisserand (Harper)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work: Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, by Carolyn Cocoa (Bloomsbury)

Best Publication Design: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, designed by Sonny Liew (Pantheon)

Best Short Story: “Good Boy,” by Tom King and David Finch, in Batman Annual #1 (DC)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot: Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In, by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, and Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

Best Anthology: Love Is Love, edited by Sarah Gaydos and Jamie S. Rich (IDW, DC)

Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award: Anne Szabla, writer/artist of Bird-Boy

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Joe Ferrara, for work in prostate cancer awareness, and Mark Andreyko, for the Love Is Love anthology.

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8): Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clinton (Tundra)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12): Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17): The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (Marvel)

Hall of Fame: Judges’ Choices: Milt Gross, H.G. Peter, Antonio Prohias, Dori Seda Voters’ Choices: Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, George Perez, Walter Simonson, James Starlin

Will Eisner Spirit of Retailer Award: Comicazi, Somerville, MA

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Colorful Cases of the 1930s, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: The Complete Wimmin’s Comix, edited by Trina Robbins, Gary Groth, and J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)

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Watch the Crowdfunding Success Stories Panel from San Diego Comic-Con

I had the opportunity to moderate the Crowdfunding Success Stories panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Luckily ComicBlitz, who put the panel together, live streamed it. So, if you missed it you can catch the rather interesting panel with some great advice.

San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Thursday Photos

Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone. Check out photos from the convention including cosplay, sites, toys, and more.

San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Wednesday Photos

Wednesday at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with some fun. We got to check out the Tick experience from Amazon, talk to some great creators, walk the floor, and see some of what’s coming from DC Collectibles over the next year. Check out the photos below from the convention!

SDCC 2017: Telltale Has Updates on Batman, Walking Dead, and The Wolf Among Us 2

To kick off San Diego Comic-Con, Telltale Games had a triple announcement about three games, Batman: The Enemy Within, The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and The Wolf Among Us 2.

The publisher, alongside DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today announced Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series, a new five-part, episodic game series that continues Telltale’s unique take on the Caped Crusader. Episode one, ‘The Enigma,’ will be available for download starting August 8th, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac, and will become available on iOS and Android-based devices later this year.

The series will also be available at retailers this October for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on a special ‘Season Pass Disc,’ which will include the first episode of the season, as well as download access to all subsequent episodes as they are released through an online connection.

In this latest chapter, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions. Which of Batman’s new allies will you choose to trust? And how deep into the darkness will you let Bruce descend?

This new season will be accessible to both returning fans and newcomers alike, though players’ choices from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series will optionally carry over into The Enemy Within. This season will also include Telltale’s unique multiplayer ‘Crowd Play’ feature, which allows friends and family to engage with the adventure together by helping to decide the direction of the story from any mobile device with an online connection.

Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent including Troy Baker, who returns to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, as well as Anthony Ingruber, who will reprise his fresh take on ‘John Doe,’ better known to fans as The Joker.

The company, Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, announced today that the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – The Final Season (working title) is now in development to premiere in 2018.

In a series retrospective in celebration of Comic-Con through Telltale’s Summer 2017 Update, the development team at Telltale sat down to reflect on the journey of series protagonist ‘Clementine’ since the first episode premiered in April of 2012. In discussing the character’s path all the way through 2017’s conclusion of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Telltale confirmed that this fourth and final season would focus on Clementine in the lead role, allowing players to fully step back into the shoes of the fan favorite character.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season (working title) will debut in 2018 on consoles, PC/Mac, iOS and Android-based devices. Additional platforms are yet to be announced.

In partnership with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the Telltale has announced a second season of The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning episodic adventure game series based on Bill Willingham’s ‘Fables’ comic book series, is set to debut in 2018.

With overwhelming popular demand from fans since the series concluded in 2014, Telltale surprised their fans today in an announcement video from the cast and crew confirming that the project is coming in the year ahead. Though this new season has not yet been officially titled, it will debut in the second half of 2018 across all major gaming consoles and mobile gaming devices. This new season will begin a fresh story arc for its returning cast of characters, featuring the return of Adam Harringtonas Bigby Wolf and Erin Yvette as Snow White.

The second season of The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series will be a standalone product separate from season one and is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The second season will be available for download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices. Additional platforms are yet to be announced. The series is currently in development and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

BOOM! Studios’ New Merchandise at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

BOOM! Studios has announced it will debut new merchandise at its booth at Comic-Con International: San Diego (a.k.a San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC). The BOOM! Studios booth is located at #2229 on the show floor.

Mouse Guard Enamel Pins
$10 each (also available at David Petersen’s booth, GG-09)

Lumberjanes Enamel Pins
$10 each

New Lumberjanes Badges

$5 each

BOOM! Studios Blind Boxes

$20 each
Each box, available in All Ages or Adult, contains 15 assorted comics and may include past exclusives, variant covers, and signed books. One Adult box contains the ultra-rare Armored Red Ranger variant cover.

In addition, BOOM! Studios will have on display prototypes of exclusive Mouse Guard watches, which can be pre-ordered at the booth.
Fabric band – $60   Leather band – $75

Check Out the New Batmobile at San Diego Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel are set to arrive in style and rev things up at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with the Justice League Batmobile, before Gotham City’s most iconic vehicle roars onto screens November 17 in Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated action-adventure feature film Justice League. Fans are able to get an up-close look at the Ultimate Justice League Batmobile at its first public showcase in Mattel Booth #3029.

The hybrid prototype military and civilian vehicle, reaching speeds of up to 205 MPH, has been integrated with the latest in covert military grade armaments as well as stealth and active protective systems. With twin .50 caliber retractable machine guns, missile launchers and more, the Justice League Batmobile is over 20 feet long and weighs in at a whopping 8,500 lbs. Mattel will also release a RC replica of the Justice League Batmobile that will be available for presale at retailers nationwide, beginning July 20,2017.

Inspired by its real-life counterpart, the Ultimate Justice League Batmobile comes to life in epic detail, complete with RC functionality, premium deco and real-world features. The remote-controlled Batmobile features smoke release from the exhaust pipe, moving missiles on the hood of the vehicle, roaring engine sounds, and four armored up wheels. Through an app-enabled tablet or smartphone, users can assume the role of the Batman and take complete control of the Batmobile, all from the palm of their hand!

Around the Tubes

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off later today! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook where’ll be posting up the sites and sounds live throughout the day!

While you wait for that, here’s some comic news from around the web.

Around the Tubes

Newsarama – How Much Does Comic-Con Cost? And How Much Does It Make? – If you’ve been wondering…

The Beat – Batman: The Dark Prince Charming – Is DC Getting Back Into the OGN Game? – Would you like more original graphic novels?

Action Lab: Danger Zone SDCC 2017 Exclusives

Action Lab: Danger Zone has several exclusive covers and other items that will be available at San Diego Comic Con. Action Lab: Danger Zone is located at Booth #2006. These are the mature readers comic book exclusives available at the show:

DOLLFACE #7 REGULAR AND RISQUE

Price: $20.00
Booth #2006
Each cover limited to 250

The battle continues as Lila and Ivan take on the giant, gluttonous, witch, who means to crush them. Literally.

INFINITE SEVEN #5

Price: $10
Booth L-15
Limited to: 25 copies

After the tragic events of last issue, Anthony “Smash Brannagan” Zane lies in a coma at the edge of death, while a friend from his past threatens to expose the Shadow Cabinet to the world, putting her in the crosshairs of the Infinite Seven! The status quo has changed, making this the PERFECT jump on point for new readers!

SPENCER & LOCKE #1

Price: $10
Booth #2006
Limited to 100 copies

The exclusive limited edition of the biggest hit of the summer from Action Lab.

When his grade-school sweetheart is found dead, there’s only one friend Detective Locke can trust to help solve her murder — his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. But when they face a vicious crime syndicate and memories from Locke’s traumatic youth, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to find the truth?

VORACIOUS #1

Price: $10
Booth CC-15
Limited to 50 copies

An exclusive, limited edition of the sold out Voracious #1 from Action Lab Entertainment! Features a wraparound San Diego beach cover and a new dinosaur recipe by Brent Hersant, executive chef at Garage Kitchen in San Diego! 60 big pages! Written by Markisan Naso and drawn by Jason Muhr.

JURASSIC PARK MEETS TOP CHEF! Haunted by the death of his sister, Chef Nate Willner has lost his desire to cook. Forced to move back to his hometown in Utah and work at a coffee shop, Nate’s life is quickly becoming a dead end. But when he unexpectedly inherits a time travel suit that takes him to the age of dinosaurs, Nate’s passion for cooking is reignited! Extra-Sized Debut Issue!

VORACIOUS APPETITE ASHCAN #1

Price: $5.00
Booth CC-15
Limited to 50 copies

A full-size black-and-white preview book of the upcoming third volume of VORACIOUS! Featuring 13 story pages, an interview with Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr, pin-ups by other artists and a sketchbook section on the making of the next volume.

ZOMBIE TRAMP VOLUME 1 #1 REISSUE REGULAR AND RISQUE

Price: $20
Booth #2006
Each cover limited to 250

The impossible to find, long out of print original series, in full color for the first time! Revisit the powerful origin story that launched a modern cult classic as high priced Hollywood call girl, Janey Belle, gets set on her fateful path to become… Zombie Tramp! This is a remastered reprinting of the first series that was never before released in single issues to the direct market.