Fans of Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s bestselling, Eisner award-winning seriesMonstress will have plenty to celebrate heading into the Fall with a special limited edition Monstress Book One hardcover hitting shelves this week; a new installment of the ongoing series—Monstress #30single issue—and Monstress, Vol. 5 trade paperback hitting shelves in September; and a two-issue miniseries—Monstress: Talk-Stories—launching in November from Image Comics.
Longtime fans and new readers will want to get their hands on the deluxe limited edition of Monstress Book One hardcover—each copy signed by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda—a limited print run of only 500 copies. It collects the same interiors as the standard Monstress Book One hardcover edition: Monstress #1-18 single issues of the beloved and multiple award-winning comic series, plus extras, but with a stylish new cover.
Monstress #30 will conclude the current story arc and asks: Who will win this crucial first battle between the Federation and Arcanics? And whose side is Maika on, anyway?
Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), Monstress returns with Talk-Stories, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood.
On sale Wednesday, August 5 – Monstress Book One Limited Edition Deluxe Hardcover (Diamond Code: JAN209110, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1432-0)
Available for pre-order:
On sale Wednesday, September 2 – Monstress #30 (Diamond Code JUN200256)
On sale Wednesday, September 30 – Monstress, Vol. 5 (Diamond Code JUL200117, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1661-4)
On sale Wednesday, November 25 – Monstress: Talk-Stories #1 (of 2)
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.
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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Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #3 (of 5)
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HAMMERHEAD’S REVENGE, AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF SPIDER-MAN AND THE BLACK CAT!
• PETER and FELICIA’s past revealed! • In the present, HAMMERHEAD makes good on a deadly threat to the Black Cat! • The all-new Gamerverse story continues with an unforgettable chapter in the saga of Marvel’s Spider-Man!
Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #2 (of 5)
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BLACK CAT HEARTS SPIDER-MAN!
• The BLACK CAT continues her mysterious crime spree in New York… • …but will her reappearance catch SPIDER-MAN in a tangled web between MARY JANE and his former flame?! • An all-new look into Peter and Felicia’s fiery passion and the deadly consequences of a Super Hero romance. • ME-OW!
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As if the events of MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: VELOCITY and CITY AT WAR weren’t harrowing enough, Spider-Man finds himself in the middle of a gang war in New York City. But as he butts heads with the likes of HAMMERHEAD and the MAGGIA, the unexpected reappearance of old flame FELICIA HARDY, also known as the BLACK CAT, sets Spider-Man’s world on fire!
Black Cat’s heroic days are behind her, but what is the secret behind the treasures she’s thieving? And why would Spider-Man let her go?! Delve into previously untold tales of Spider-Man and Black Cat’s relationship, and a shock ending that will make your webs spin! Don’t miss the excitement as your favorite wall-crawler returns in the next GAMERVERSE series!
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ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST! BÊLIT undergoes a harrowing experience… but will she emerge stronger or forever broken by the ordeal? And: N’Yaga’s greatest challenge! PLUS: The conclusion of the all-new BÊLIT novella, “BONE WHISPERS”!
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INTO THE DEPTHS OF STYGIA! • BÊLIT’s mad quest takes her on a new course… • But will the sea monsters she’s been hunting prove to have a deeper connection to her future? • N’YAGA returns! But what has he been up to since Bêlit last encountered him? • PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new BÊLIT novella, “Bone Whispers” as Bêlit learns the truth behind the mysterious King’s treasure!
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“HUNTED” PART 3 • Something horrible happened last issue that’s galvanized all the villains! • Spidey desperately needs to get out of this horrible situation, but there are lives (innocent and otherwise) at stake and…well…he’s Spider-Man.
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FIRST BLOOD ON THE HIGH SEAS! • BÊLIT finds her first battle at sea! • But will her impetuous nature lead the crew to victory, or sink her ambitions before they’ve begun? • Either way, CAPTAIN SATURNINUS will need a new ship! • PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new BÊLIT prose novella!
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)