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SDCC 2018: Bluefin Offers a Bandai Shogukan Voltron Exclusive

Bluefin has announced a special version of the Super Voltron Super Mini-Pla from Bandai’s Shokugan brand that will be offered as a convention exclusive at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.

This special Voltron variant includes exclusive box-art and an additional effect part to recreate the “Form Blazing Sword” sequence and is not found in the standard version of the model kit. It will be offered to Comic-Con attendees at the Bluefin Booth with an MSRP of $70.00. During the convention Bluefin will offer a wide array of products for sale from popular Bandai brands including Bandai Hobby and Bandai Shogukan.

Comic-Con is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction, and pop culture events, and will take place July 18th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. Bluefin will be located in Booth #401.

Voltron is the newest addition to the Super Mini-Pla product line from Bandai Shokugan and is set for general wide release in August by authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now; MSRP will be $62.00. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Bandai Shokugan.

Voltron is the legendary hero from one of the greatest giant robot anime action series of the 1980s and returns in collectible form in an impressive new Super Mini-Pla model kit that stands more than 7 inches tall when completed. The Black Lion, Red Lion, Green Lion, Blue Lion, and Yellow Lion are each fully articulated and poseable and combine together to form the iconic Voltron robot. Accessories include a Spinning Laser Blade and Blazing Sword. Parts from each of the lions also may be combined to form a Shokugan original mega-blaster weapon.

As the Super Mini-Pla name implies, this compact model kits offer simple pre-colored snap-together assembly. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue.

DC teams up with Snapchat for Fan Competition to Win Badges to San Diego Comic-Con!

Are you a DC fan? Do you have a creative streak? Still need badges to San Diego Comic-Con?

Then the DC Super Heroes x Snap Lens Studio Competition is for you!

DC is partnering with Snap Inc’s Lens Studio to ask fans to create the ultimate DC-themed Snapchat Lens celebrating Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. In return, the winner and one guest will receive a three-night trip to San Diego Comic-Con, July 19-22! The full prize includes roundtrip airfare, a hotel room, two Comic-Con International badges, wristbands for comic talent signings at the DC booth, $500 for expenses, and swag from DC and Snapchat

Enter by July 8 where you’ll find the entry instructions and free downloadable Lens Studio software. This competition is only open to United States residents who are 13 or older; competitors under 18 will need permission from a parent or legal guardian. The winner will be notified by email on or about July 12.

Be sure to click here for the full contest details, and good luck!

SDCC 2018: My Hero Academia’s Creator Kohei Horikoshi is Appearing at the Show Courtesy of VIZ Media

VIZ Media will welcome My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi for his first-ever North American professional appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.

Kohei Horikoshi is scheduled to participate in a variety of events during the convention including the official My Hero Academia panel discussion. The panel will feature several notable voice actors including Christopher R. Sabat, voice of All Might, and Justin Briner, voice of Deku, from the anime adaptation of the popular series. The creator will also be a part of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump panel. A pair of autograph sessions are also scheduled to take place during the show. Event times and additional information will be announced soon.

San Diego Comic-Con is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction, and pop culture events, and will take place July 18th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #2813.

Kohei Horikoshi was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1986. He received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006, and after publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump, his first serialized work in Weekly Shonen Jump was Oumagadoki Doubutsuen in 2010. BARRAGE and his current series, MY HERO ACADEMIA are published in English by VIZ Media.

My Hero Academia asks… What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

An instant best seller, My Hero Academia has also been adapted into a hit anime series available from Funimation; the Season 3 SimulDub is currently streaming. My Hero Academia Volume 13 will be available in print and digital editions this June. Free chapters of the spin-off series, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, inspired by the massively popular manga, are currently available.

SDCC 2018: Exclusive Metallic Green Cammy Street Fighter Lil Knockouts Vinyl Figure

Cryptozoic has announced the presale for their San Diego Comic Con 2018 exclusive Metallic Green Cammy Street Fighter Lil Knockouts Vinyl Figure. The figure requires a $12 non-refundable purchase and is available only for pick-up at San Diego Comic Con.

The Metallic Green Cammy Street Fighter Lil Knockouts Vinyl Figure is limited to 300 figures and packaged in Cryptozoic’s signature tin with foil sticker marking Street Fighter’s 30th anniversary. Each figure is stamped with “30th Anniversary” on base and individually numbered on the bottom.

Your friends will be green with envy! Here’s your chance to own the Metallic Green Cammy vinyl figure created exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con 2018! You can avoid missing out on this extremely limited figure by purchasing it now and then picking it up at Cryptozoic’s Booth #115 during Comic-Con.

Metallic Green Cammy is a variant of the regular Street Fighter Lil Knockouts vinyl figure, part of Cryptozoic’s collectibles line featuring characters from the long-running video game franchise. This version of the figure is painted entirely green as a tribute to the character’s signature green outfit, which indicates her military background. Each figure is stamped with “30th Anniversary” on the base and is individually numbered (from 1 to 300) on the bottom. Designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Sam Greenwell, the 2.75-inch collectible comes packaged in Cryptozoic’s signature, collectible tin with a foil sticker marking the 30th anniversary of the Street Fighter series.

There’s a limit of 5 per customer and goes on sale 10 am PST on May 15, 2018.

SDCC 2018: Exclusive Metallic Green Blanka Street Fighter Lil Knockouts Vinyl Figure

Cryptozoic has announced the presale for their San Diego Comic Con 2018 exclusive Metallic Green Blanka Street Fighter Lil Knockouts Vinyl Figure. The figure requires a $12 non-refundable purchase and is available only for pick-up at San Diego Comic Con.

The Metallic Green Blanka Street Fighter Lil Knockouts Vinyl Figure is limited to 300 figures and packaged in Cryptozoic’s signature tin with foil sticker marking Street Fighter’s 30th anniversary. Each figure is stamped with “30th Anniversary” on base and individually numbered on the bottom.

It’s not easy being green, but it really does suit him! Here’s your chance to own the Metallic Green Blanka vinyl figure created exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con 2018! You can avoid missing out on this extremely limited figure by purchasing it now and then picking it up at Cryptozoic’s Booth #115 during Comic-Con.

Metallic Green Blanka is a variant of the regular Street Fighter Lil Knockouts vinyl figure, part of Cryptozoic’s collectibles line featuring characters from the long-running video game franchise. This version of the figure is painted entirely green as a nod to the trademark green color of the character’s skin, as well as the flag of his home country, Brazil.

There’s a limit of 5 per customer and goes on sale 10 am PST on May 15, 2018.

SDCC 2018: Obsidian Idol Batman DC Teekeez Vinyl Figure Exclusive from Cryptozoic

San Diego Comic Con 2018 is a little over two months away and the exclusives are already being revealed and up for pre-order. Cryptozoic has revealed the Obsidian Idol Batman DC Teekeez Vinyl Figure which is available for pre-order now.

The figure is available for pick-up only at San Diego Comic-Con and requires a $15 non-refundable presale purchase. There’s a limit of 5 per customer and is limited to 300 figures.

Ready for a truly dark knight? Here’s your chance to own the Obsidian Idol Batman DC TeeekeezTM vinyl figure created exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con 2018! You can avoid missing out on this extremely limited figure by purchasing it now and then picking it up at Cryptozoic’s Booth #115 during Comic-Con.

Obsidian Idol Batman is a variant of the regular DC TeekeezTM vinyl figure, part of Cryptozoic’s collectibles line that is inspired by tiki culture and features iconic DC characters and a distinctive wood-carved aesthetic. Designed by Mark Doublin and sculpted by Stephan Ehl, this version of the figure pays tribute to Batman’s connection to the color black … after all, most of his heroics take place in the darkness of night! Plus, obsidian is volcanic glass that has a tradition of being a protective talisman, fitting in nicely with Batman’s status as Gotham City’s protector. The 2.625-inch collectible comes packaged in Cryptozoic’s signature window box with a foil sticker marking it as exclusive. Like all DC TeekeezTM, it is stackable.

 

Please read the detailed information in the “Description” section below before making your presale purchase.

DESCRIPTION

The $15 presale purchase is non-refundable for the Obsidian Idol Batman DC TeekeezTM vinyl figure, which will be available exclusively at Cryptozoic’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.

In order to claim your purchased Obsidian Idol Batman, you must come to Booth #115 at the San Diego Convention Center during SDCC at any of the following days and times: Wednesday (Preview Night) 6-9 pm, Thursday through Saturday 11 am to 7 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. You must bring all three of these items:
Your photo ID
Your 2018 San Diego Comic-Con badge
The credit card used in this transaction
At the booth, your purchase will be verified and you will be given your vinyl figure.

Please note:
Cryptozoic will NOT ship this item to you. If you do not pick it up, you will lose the item and the money you paid.
You cannot designate someone else to pick up this item for you.
Your presale purchase reserves this item for pick-up at our booth.
There will be an additional supply of Obsidian Idol Batman figures for purchase at our booth while supplies last.
Any Obsidian Idol Batman vinyl figures not sold or picked up during San Diego Comic-Con 2018 will be available for sale on our eStore after the event.

SDCC 2018: Lights’ Skin&Earth will Feature Exclusive Access to New Art, Bonus Materials, and Album

Alt-pop phenom and comics artist Lights has announced the graphic novel edition of her ground-breaking comic series Skin&Earth, set for release this July via Dynamite Entertainment. The six-issue story arc, written and illustrated in its entirety by Lights and in conjunction with last fall’s Skin&Earth album, is collected in a 200-page hardcover edition and trade paperback, along with a personal introduction by Lights, digital codes giving access to the music, and additional variant art, including a contribution by comic heavyweight, Jim Lee. The comic series and corresponding album are combined here for the first time in this interactive edition, which will be premiered by Lights at 2018 San Diego Comic Con.

The collected edition includes:

  • All six issues of the Skin&Earth comic book
  • Interactive ShareCodes to access the full album, music videos and other bonus content
  • Links to merch from the series
  • Variant art from Jim Lee, Joby Harris, Derek Lewis, Gianna Rose, and Matt Mitchell
  • New bonus content
  • Personal introduction from Lights
  • Dustjacket and special cover

Diamond Announces its 2018 San Diego Comic-Con PREVIEWS Exclusives

Diamond Comic Distributors is offering seventeen extremely limited PREVIEWS exclusives for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 19-22). The list includes variants of several popular Marvel titles, including The Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, and Deadpool, a two-pack of Superman ViniMates vinyl figures to commemorate his 80thbirthday and landmark Action Comics #1000, an assortment of PVC and PX statues, and more! Comic-Con attendees will be able to preview the items at the Diamond PREVIEWS Booth #2401 and purchase from participating retailers on the show floor.

For more information and to pick up our one-sheet listing retailers on the show floor where you can purchase our SDCC PREVIEWS Exclusives, make sure to visit the Diamond PREVIEWS Booth #2401.

Comics & Graphic Novels

SDCC 2018 JIM HENSON BENEATH DARK CRYSTAL #1

(W) Adam Smith (A) Alexandria Huntington

Writer Adam Smith (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special) and artist Alexandria Huntington (Avengers Origins) present a new sequel to the hit film! The realm of Mithra is being rebuilt by the newly-crowned Ember Queen Thurma. But while she seeks to save all people, a long-forgotten tribe of Firelings disputes the legitimacy of her reign… and they have proof that another Fireling is the true heir to the throne. (MAR188001) Limited to 2,000 copies.

SDCC 2018 CHARLIES ANGELS #1

(W) John Layman (A) Joe Eisma

The Angels are back, baby! -The original Angels, Jill, Kelly and Sabrina! Travel back to the swingin’ 70s, and revisit the butt-kicking, crime-fighting, mold-breaking lady detectives who took 70s TV by storm, ready to do the same to comics 40 years later! Break out your bell-bottoms, feather your hair, and jump back to an era of peanut-farmer presidents, gargantuan gas-guzzlers and foxy female detectives… for a globe-trotting adventure that’s simply too big and epic for the 70s-era boob tube. Written by elderly Eisner winner and solicitation-writing former-superstar John Layman, and with art by his scrappy but lovable youngster pal, Joe Eisma. This is one comic you DON’T DARE TO MISS!!!! (MAR188166) Limited to 2,000 copies.

SDCC 2018 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #7 FOIL CVR

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas

Secrets revealed! After the dramatic events of the last two issues and the secret of Dr. Eggman, Sonic races off to shut down the organized Badniks at the source. Unfortunately, there’s more at play than Sonic has realized, and more powerful players…One of the first major villains of the new series revealed! Special foil cover to celebrate entering the second half of Sonic’s first year at IDW! (MAR188123) Limited to 2,000 copies.

SDCC 2018 MAGIC ORDER #1 (OF 6)

(W) Mark Millar (A) Olivier Coipel

We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in The Magic Order, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night, they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness…unless the darkness gets them first. Mark Millar’s first Netflix comic book, drawn by the incredible Olivier Coipel (Amazing Spider-Man, Thor). (FEB188362) Limited to 2,000 copies.

SDCC 2018 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 VAR

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Ryan Ottley

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is…Spider-Man?! But that’s far from all you’ll find here – a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker’s job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that’s not enough, you’ll see a new roommate, new love interests – and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to basics courtesy of Nick Spencer (Secret Empire, Superior Foes of Spider-Man) and the Marvel debut of Ryan Ottley (Invincible)! Rated Teen. (MAR188242) Limited to 4,000 copies.

SDCC 2018 CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 VAR

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Leinil Francis Yu

IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA. For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra’s takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield…and a new enemy is rising! Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the symbol that is Captain America? Rated Teen+ (MAR188238) Limited to 4,000 copies.

 

SDCC 2018 DEADPOOL #2 VAR

(W) Skottie Young (A) Nic Klein

COSMIC CALAMITY! A strange and powerful being from outer space is coming to destroy Earth – but WHY? WHO CARES?! Deadpool is totally going to merc it dead! Take that, space nerd! Ummm, that’s the right thing to do, right? And…Wade can do it? Right? And there totally won’t be any repercussions, right? RIGHT? I, uh…I’ve got a lot riding on this… Parental Advisory (MAR188239) Limited to 4,000 copies.

SDCC 2018 2018 VENOM #3 VAR

(W) Donny Cates (A) Ryan Stegman

Still recovering from his injuries, Eddie Brock – the Wicked Web-Slinger known as VENOM – has to defend NYC against the most powerful foe he’s ever faced! The only thing standing in his way? Miles Morales…SPIDER-MAN! Though Eddie and the symbiote have no qualms with this particular web-slinger, the same can’t be said for Miles’ feelings about Venom…Rated Teen+ (MAR188240) Limited to 4,000 copies.

 

SDCC 2018 X-23 #1 VAR

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Juann Cabal

Cloned from a warrior, raised as a killer, Laura Kinney has gone through hell and come out the other side a hero. After a stint as the All-New Wolverine, she returns to her roots as X-23 to make sure no one ever has to go through the horrors she did. With her sister Gabby and their pet Jonathan in tow, X-23 forges her own destiny in this new series by Mariko Tamaki (Hulk, Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer) and Juann Cabal (All new Wolverine, Elektra). Rated Teen+ (MAR188241) Limited to 4,000 copies.

Merchandise

SDCC 2018 DC COMICS 80TH ANN SUPERMAN VINIMATE

It’s Superman’s 80th birthday, and in the wake of his landmark 1000th issue, Diamond Select Toys is offering this commemorative two-pack of DC Vinimates vinyl figures! Based on his first appearance and modern-day look, these two 4-inch vinyl figures are sculpted in the block-figure style and strike trademark Superman poses. Limited to only 1,500 pieces, this exclusive two-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. (JAN188825) Limited to 1,500 pieces.

SDCC 2018 MARVEL GALLERY GREY HULK PVC STATUE

Now that’s a Hulk of a different color! The Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas returns to Comic-Con with a new variant that celebrates the multi-colored history of the Hulk. This new grey-skinned edition of Diamond Select Toys’ hit Hulk PVC features an all-new head sculpt and captures the character in one of his fan-favorite looks. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama comes packaged in a full color window box. (JAN188824) Limited to 5,000 pieces.

SDCC 2018 MARVEL GALLERY WHITE PHOENIX PVC STATUE

The Phoenix has returned! Sweeping down from the stratosphere to once again merge with its favorite host, the Phoenix Force has returned to Comic-Con in the form of the X-Man Jean Grey, but in an all-new look! This white-costumed edition of Jean Grey as Phoenix captures the powerful entity in a frequently fan-requested look, and measures approximately 10 inches tall. She comes packaged in a full color window box. (JAN188826) Limited to 5,000 pieces.

SDCC 2018 MARVEL GALLERY UNMASKED X-23 PVC STATUE

She’s the best there is at what she does, and what she does isn’t pretty – but she is! Laura Kinney, a.k.a. X-23, a.k.a. the all-new Wolverine, removes her mask in this Comic-Con-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a menacing pose that contrasts with her fetching facial features, Laura stands approximately 9 inches tall atop an X-logo base, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (JAN188827) Limited to 4,000 pieces.

SDCC 2018 DC CLASSIC HARLEY GREEN & PURPLE VINYL FIG

Harley Quinn has been around for over 25 years and she is as crazy as ever! This Previews-exclusive variant of the 7-inch Classic Harley Quinn vinyl figure highlights her connection to The Joker by giving her classic jester costume a green-and-purple makeover. She playfully holds her signature mallet behind her back as a reminder that, when Harley is around, mayhem is always just moments away! Designed by Pedro Astudillo and Anders Ehrenborg, the figure is packaged inside a display-worthy window box. (DEC178678) Limited to 2,000 pieces.

SDCC 2018 POP MARVEL TELEPORTING LOCKJAW & BLACK BOLT

Meet the ruler of the Inhumans, Black Bolt, and his teleporting canine sidekick, Lockjaw, stylized as a Marvel Pop! two-pack. The duo is being released as a 2018 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, and the figures stand 3 3/4″ tall with the vital inclusion of forehead antennas that help them control their powers. Black Bolt is glow in the dark for nocturnal adventures requiring illumination and Lockjaw is depicted mid-teleportation. (DEC178718) Limited to 15,000 pieces.

SDCC 2018 DC COMICS BATMAN WHO LAUGHS PX STATUE

From the popular Dark Nights Metal series comes this stunning statue of the “jokerized” Batman from the Dark Multiverse, the Batman Who Laughs! Standing 8.1 inches tall, this prince of chaos is featured in his signature buckled outfit that’s covered in small details to really bring this Batman to life. Each Previews Exclusive statue is hand painted with metallic details, individually numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. (SEP178828) Limited to 2,000 pieces.

SDCC 2018 VOLTRON HYPERPHASE VOLTRON PX 5PC GIFT SET

Voltron was built to harness the mysterious Quintessence energy and establish peace and harmony throughout the universe!  Face with the Galra’s innumerable armies, the Voltron team taps into Princess Allura’s unique connection to the Quintessence and imbues the Lions with this energy, upgrading their weapons systems and supercharging this robotic defender! The legend comes alive when the Lengendary Lions are combined to form the unbeatable defender of the universe, Voltron!  These five powerful Lions transform and combine to form a towering 16” Voltron action figure with lights and over 50 phrases and sound effects from the DreamWorks ™ series Voltron legendary Defender. Includes all new Quintessence enhanced projectile launchers! (JAN189071) Limited to 3,000 pieces.

SDCC 2018: Batwoman DC Pumps Vinyl Figure San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive

Cryptozoic Entertainment has announced the presale for the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Batwoman DC Pumps vinyl figure. The figure will only be available for pick-up at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 and will retail for $15 which is non-refundable.

The SDCC-exclusive variant of 2.25-inch Batgirl DC Pumps vinyl figure is limited to 300 figures. It’s packaged in high-fashion-style shoebox with foil sticker marking it as exclusive as well as being numbered at the bottom. There’s a limit of 5 per customer.

At 10 am PST on May 1, 2018, visit this page and the link to the presale will appear here. (If you have technical issues seeing the link after 10 am PST, please clear your browser cache.)

A shoe fit for Gotham City’s famed female vigilante! Here’s your chance to own the Batwoman DC Pumps vinyl figure created exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con 2018! You can avoid missing out on this extremely limited figure by purchasing it now and then picking it up at Cryptozoic’s Booth #115 during Comic-Con.

Batwoman is a variant of the Batgirl DC Pumps vinyl figure, part of Cryptozoic’s collectibles line featuring miniature high-heeled shoes inspired by the costumes, props, and personalities of DC’s favorite female Super Heroes and Super-Villains. The figure pays homage to the black-and-red costume of Batwoman, a.k.a. Kate Kane, in current comic books from DC.

The 2018 Eisner Nominations Have Been Announced

The Eisners are the Oscars of comics held at San Diego Comic-Con each year. Today, this year’s nominations have been announced and the list is varied with a diverse group of creators, publishers, and voices. Check out below for this year’s group of nominees.

Congrats to everyone nominated and involved in the creation of these comics.

Best Short Story
  • “Ethel Byrne,” by Cecil Castelluci and Scott Chantler, in Mine: A Celebration of Liberty and Freedom for All Benefiting Planned Parenthood (ComicMix)
  • “Forgotten Princess,” by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Antonio Sandoval, in Adventure Time Comics #13 (kaboom!)
  • ”A Life in Comics: The Graphic Adventures of Karen Green,” by Nick Sousanis, in Columbia Magazine (Summer 2017), http://magazine.columbia.edu/features/summer-2017/life-comics?page=0,0
  • “Small Mistakes Make Big Problems,” by Sophia Foster-Dimino, in Comics for Choice (Hazel Newlevant)
  • “Trans Plant,” by Megan Rose Gedris, in Enough Space for Everyone Else (Bedside Press)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot
  • Barbara, by Nicole Miles (ShortBox)
  • Hellboy: Krampusnacht, by Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes (Dark Horse)
  • Pope Hats #5, by Ethan Rilly (AdHouse Books)
  • The Spotted Stone, by Rick Veitch (Sun Comics)
  • What Is Left, by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (ShortBox)

Best Continuing Series
  • Black Hammer, by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and David Rubín (Dark Horse)
  • Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming (BOOM! Box)
  • Hawkeye, by Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, and Mike Walsh (Marvel)
  • Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
  • The Wicked + The Divine, by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (Image)

Best Limited Series
  • Black Panther: World of Wakanda, by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Alitha E. Martinez (Marvel)
  • Extremity, by Daniel Warren Johnson (Image/Skybound)
  • The Flintstones, by Mark Russell, Steve Pugh, Rick Leonardi, and Scott Hanna (DC)
  • Mister Miracle, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC)
  • X-Men: Grand Design, by Ed Piskor (Marvel)

Best New Series
  • Black Bolt, by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward (Marvel)
  • Grass Kings, by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins (BOOM! Studios)
  • Maestros, by Steve Skroce (Image)
  • Redlands, by Jordie Belaire and Vanesa Del Rey (Image)
  • Royal City, by Jeff Lemire (Image)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
  • Adele in Sand Land, by Claude Ponti, translated by Skeeter Grant and Françoise Mouly (Toon Books)
  • Arthur and the Golden Rope, by Joe Todd-Stanton (Flying Eye/Nobrow)
  • Egg, by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books)
  • Good Night, Planet, by Liniers (Toon Books)
  • Little Tails in the Savannah, by Frederic Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci, translated by Mike Kennedy (Lion Forge/Magnetic)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)
  • Bolivar, by Sean Rubin (Archaia)
  • Home Time (Book One): Under the River, by Campbell Whyte (Top Shelf)
  • Nightlights, by Lorena Alvarez (Nobrow)
  • The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill (Oni)
  • Wallace the Brave, by Will Henry (Andrews McMeel)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
  • The Dam Keeper, by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi (First Second/Tonko House)
  • Jane, by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón K. Pérez (Archaia)
  • Louis Undercover, by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi)
  • Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Spinning, by Tillie Walden (First Second)

Best Humor Publication
  • Baking with Kafka, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1, by Tom King, Lee Weeks, and Byron Vaughn (DC)
  • The Flintstones, by Mark Russell, Steve Pugh, Rick Leonardi, and Scott Hanna (DC)
  • Rock Candy Mountain, by Kyle Starks (Image)
  • Wallace the Brave, by Will Henry (Andrews McMeel)

Best Anthology
  • A Bunch of Jews (and Other Stuff): A Minyen Yidn, by Max B. Perlson, Trina Robbins et al. (Bedside Press)
  • A Castle in England, by Jamie Rhodes et al. (Nobrow)
  • Elements: Fire, A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color, edited by Taneka Stotts (Beyond Press)
  • Now #1, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
  • The Spirit Anthology, edited by Sean Phillips (Lakes International Comic Art Festival)

Best Reality-Based Work
  • Audubon: On the Wings of the World, by Fabien Grolleau and Jerémie Royer, translated by Etienne Gilfillan (Nobrow)
  • The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Calamity Jane: The Calamitous Life of Martha Jane Cannary, 1852–1903, by Christian Perrissin and Matthieu Blanchin, translated by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander (IDW)
  • Lennon: The New York Years, by David Foenkinos, Corbeyran, and Horne, translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger (IDW)
  • Spinning, by Tillie Walden (First Second)

Best Graphic Album—New
  • Crawl Space, by Jesse Jacobs (Koyama Press)
  • Eartha, by Cathy Malkasian (Fantagraphics)
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
  • Stages of Rot, by Linnea Sterte (Peow)
  • The Story of Jezebel, by Elijah Brubaker (Uncivilized Books)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
  • Boundless, by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole by Charles Burns, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
  • Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection, by Colleen Coover (Oni/Limerence)
  • Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero, by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Unreal City, by D. J. Bryant (Fantagraphics)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
  • Beowulf, adapted by Santiago García and David Rubín (Image)
  • H. P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories, adapted by Gou Tanabe, translated by Zack Davisson (Dark Horse)
  • Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, adapted by Christophe Chabouté, translated by Laure Dupont (Dark Horse)
  • Kindred, by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
  • Audubon: On the Wings of the World, by Fabien Grolleau and Jerémie Royer, translated by Etienne Gilfillan (Nobrow)
  • Flight of the Raven, by Jean-Pierre Gibrat, translated by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander (EuroComics/IDW)
  • FUN, by Paolo Bacilieri, translated by Jamie Richards (SelfMadeHero)
  • Ghost of Gaudi, by El Torres and Jesús Alonso Iglesias, translated by Esther Villardón Grande (Lion Forge/Magnetic)
  • The Ladies-in-Waiting, by Santiago García and Javier Olivares, translated by Erica Mena (Fantagraphics)
  • Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for the Freedom, by Marcelo D’Salete, translated by Andrea Rosenberg (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
  • Furari, by Jiro Taniguchi, translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • Golden Kamuy, by Satoru Noda, translated by Eiji Yasuda (VIZ Media)
  • My Brother’s Husband, vol. 1, by Gengoroh Tagame, translated by Anne Ishii (Pantheon)
  • Otherworld Barbara, vol. 2, by Moto Hagio, translated by Matt Thorn (Fantagraphics)
  • Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories, by Junji Itotranslated by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
  • Celebrating Snoopy, by Charles M. Shulz, edited by Alexis E. Fajardo and Dorothy O’Brien (Andrews McMeel)
  • Crazy Quilt: Scraps and Panels on the Way to Gasoline Alley, by Frank King, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)
  • Foolish Questions and Other Odd Observations, by Rube Goldberg, edited by Peter Maresca and Paul C. Tumey (Sunday Press Books)
  • Sky Masters of the Space Force: The Complete Dailies, by Jack Kirby, Wally Wood et al., edited by Daniel Herman (Hermes Press)
  • Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, by Russ Manning et al., edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
  • Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, by Katsuhiro Otomo, edited by Haruko Hashimoto, Ajani Oloye, and Lauren Scanlan (Kodansha)
  • Behaving MADly, edited by Craig Yoe (Yoe Books/IDW)
  • The Collected Neil the Horse, by Arn Saba/Katherine Collins, edited by Andy Brown (Conundrum)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration, 1917-2017, by Paul Gravett, Denis Kitchen, and John Lind (Kitchen Sink/Dark Horse)

Best Writer
  • Tom King, Batman, Batman Annual #2, Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1, Mister Miracle (DC)
  • Matt Kindt, Grass Kings (BOOM! Studios); Ether (Dark Horse); Eternity, X-O Manowar (Valiant)
  • Jeff Lemire, Black Hammer (Dark Horse); Descender (Image)
  • Marjorie Liu, Monstress (Image)
  • Mark Russell, The Flintstones (DC)

Best Writer/Artist
  • Lorena Alvarez, Night Lights (Nobrow)
  • Chabouté, Moby Dick (Dark Horse); Alone, The Park Bench (Gallery 13/Simon & Schuster)
  • Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)
  • Cathy Malkasian, Eartha (Fantagraphics)
  • Jiro Taniguchi, Furari, Louis Vuitton Travel Guide: Venice (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
  • Isabelle Arsenault, Louis Undercover (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi)
  • Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC)
  • Gary Gianni, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea (Dark Horse)
  • Ramón K. Perez, Jane (Archaia)
  • David Rubín, Black Hammer #9 & #12, Ether, Sherlock Frankenstein #1–3 (Dark Horse); Beowulf (Image)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
  • Federico Bertolucci, Love: The Dinosaur, Little Tails (Lion Forge/Magnetic)
  • EFA, Monet: Itinerant of Light (NBM)
  • Jean-Pierre Gibrat, Flight of the Raven (EuroComics/IDW)
  • Cyril Pedrosa, Portugal (NBM)
  • Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)

Best Cover Artist
  • Jorge Corona, No. 1 with a Bullet (Image)
  • Nick Derington, Mister Miracle (DC); Doom Patrol (DC Young Animal)
  • Brian Stelfreeze, Black Panther (Marvel)
  • Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)
  • Julian Totino Tedesco, Hawkeye (Marvel)

Best Coloring
  • Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)
  • Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC)
  • Ed Piskor, X-Men: Grand Design (Marvel)
  • David Rubín, Ether, Black Hammer, Sherlock Frankenstein (Dark Horse); Beowulf (Image)
  • Dave Stewart, Black Hammer, BPRD: Devil You Know, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, Sherlock Frankenstein, Shaolin Cowboy (Dark Horse); Maestros (Image)
  • Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, What Is Left (ShortBox)

Best Lettering
  • Isabelle Arsenault, Louis Undercover (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi)
  • Clayton Cowles, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Redlands, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); Black Bolt, Spider-Gwen, Astonishing X-Men, Star Wars (Marvel)
  • Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)
  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo, Groo: Slay of the Gods (Dark Horse)
  • John Workman, Mother Panic (DC Young Animal); Ragnorak (IDW)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
  • Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
  • The Comics Journal, edited by Dan Nadel, Timothy Hodler, and Tucker Stone, tcj.com (Fantagraphics)
  • Hogan’s Alley, edited by Tom Heintjes
  • Jack Kirby Collector, edited by John Morrow (TwoMorrows)
  • PanelXPanel magazine, edited by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, panelxpanel.com

Best Comics-Related Book
  • Deconstructing the Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius, by Jean Annestay and Christophe Quillien (Humanoids)
  • How Comics Work, by Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher (Wellfleet Press/Quarto Group)
  • How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels, by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden (Fantagraphics)
  • Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini, by Richard Pini (Flesk)
  • Monograph, by Chris Ware (Rizzoli)
  • To Laugh That We May Not Weep: The Life and Times of Art Young, by Glenn Bray and Frank M. Young (Fantagraphics)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work
  • The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life, edited by Jared Gardner and Ian Gordon (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics, by Kate Polak (Ohio State University Press)
  • Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, by Frederick Luis Aldama (University of Arizona Press)
  • Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin, by Brannon Costello (LSU Press)
  • Picturing Childhood: Youth in Transnational Comics, edited by Mark Heimermann and Brittany Tullis (University of Texas Press)

Best Publication Design
  • Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, designed by Phil Balsman, Akira Saito (Veia), NORMA Editorial, and MASH•ROOM (Kodansha)
  • Celebrating Snoopy, designed by Spencer Williams and Julie Phillips (Andrews McMeel)
  • Monograph, designed by Chris Ware (Rizzoli)
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, designed by Jacob Covey (Fantagraphics)
  • Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration, 1917-2017, designed by John Lind (Kitchen Sink/Dark Horse)

Best Digital Comic
  • Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain/comiXology)
  • Barrier, by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin (Panel Syndicate)
  • The Carpet Merchant of Konstaniniyya, by Reimena Yee (reimenayee.com/the-carpet-merchant)
  • Contact High, by James F. Wright and Josh Eckert (gumroad.com/l/YnxSm)
  • Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, by Harvey Kurtzman, Josh O’Neill, Shannon Wheeler, and Gideo Kendall (comiXology Originals/Kitchen, Lind & Associates)
  • Quince, by Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner, and Emma Steinkellner, translated by Valeria Tranier (Fanbase Press/comiXology)

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