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Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1

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

The Beat – Marvel’s shocking history of promoting itself at SXSW – If you read one thing today, make it this.

CBR – Netflix’s The End of the F–ing World Season 2 is in Production – Nice.

ICv2 – VIZ Sent Google Over 200 Million URL Takedown Notices – That’s a lot of notices.

Review

The Beat – Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1

Around the Tubes

It was new comic day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’d you enjoy? 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 in our morning roundup.

Washington Post – A Ferrari test drive. Hate groups’ message boards. Bryan Edward Hill goes to extremes to find his comic characters. – You’re going to hear this creator’s name a lot over the next year.

CBR – Death Note Sequel Reportedly in Development By Netflix – The first is so bad.

ICv2 – Wizard World Lost $505K in Q2 – How much longer can they keep going?

Newsarama – The End of the F***ing World Renewed for Second Season on Netflix & Channel Four – Awesome to see a second season.

The Comichron – Black Label Batman Damned #1 leads advance reorders; Fantastic Four #1 tops reorders – This isn’t too surprising.

 

Reviews

Newsarama – Action Comics #1002

Talking Comics – Mr. and Mrs. X #2

The End of the Fucking World, Reprinted!

Before The End of the Fucking World was a genre-bending, international smash hit on Netflix and Channel 4, it was the 2013 critically-acclaimed graphic novel by Charles Forsman, published (without the asterisks) by Fantagraphics Books! Re-released this past fall in a new hardcover edition, the book flew off the shelves within 24 hours of the hit series’ debut on Netflix last Friday. As a result, an ambitious third printing of The End of the Fucking World has been expedited and will hit stores in early February.

The End of the Fucking World is an eight episode series that premiered on Channel 4 and All 4 in the United Kingdom in October of 2017 and on Netflix internationally on January 5th, 2018. The show stars Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther as Alyssa and James, two teenagers whose predilections for nihilism spiral into horrific and humorous mayhem.

Originally self-published by Forsman in mini-comic form, The End of the Fucking World was collected and published as a softcover graphic novel by Fantagraphics in 2013. It was re-released in hardcover in late 2017 in anticipation of its small screen debut.

Pre-order your copy of The End of the Fucking World today from your local bookstore, comic shop, or directly.

Review: TEOTFW

The Secret life of Walter Mitty is one of those movies that no matter what walk of life you come form, you can relate to. His fantasies throughout the movie speaks to anyone and everyone who felt something towards someone. His fantasies with his object of desire is any boy who falls in love with a girl. His fights with the new boss, is anyone who has had a bad relationship with their supervisor. The movie made the viewer assured that every fantasy was too fantastical to be true.

Eventually, Mitty goes on his own real-life adventures, in the movie, ones which if you had a bucket list, these would be the places you ventured. Not once did he get the girl or hit his boss in the face, as his justice was assuredly passive aggressive. Therefore, when these impossible feats happen in real life, we all wish we could be in their shoes. So, when I heard about TEOTFW (The End of the F*$king World), where one of the main characters becomes nihilistic, and act upon these fantasies.

We meet James, a young adult, who goes through life, not caring about himself and is nonchalant about hi relationships and surroundings. This change when he meets Alyssa, his girlfriend, who despite his abuses, and violent behavior, is like a puppy dog in love. Eventually, James starts killing people, leaving a ton of bodies in his wake, and with the police on his trial, but James and Alyssa’s bond becomes even stronger. By book’s end, James and Alyssa got caught, but everyone who they across including the police officer hunting them, becomes affected this murderous duo.

Overall, a hard-hitting, frightening look at inhumanity and the darkness that occupies all of us, as it this is an exercise in restraint, and those without it. The story By Charles Forsman was scary, suspenseful, and disturbing. The art by Forsman reminds of Garry Trudeau’s work on Doonesbury. Altogether, a crazy ride, which will make the reader understand, that everyone is one bad choice from ruining their lives.

Story: Charles Forsman Art: Charles Forsman
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

SPX 2013: Ignatz Award Winners

The Small Press Expo was held this past weekend September 14 and 15th in Bethesda, Maryland and with it the annual presentation of the Ignatz Awards. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Winners are highlighted in bold.

Outstanding Artist

Lilli Carre for Heads or Tails
Michael DeForge for Lose #4
Miriam Katin for Letting It Go
Ulli Lust for Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life
Patrick McEown for Hair Shirt

Outstanding Anthology or Collection

Freddie Stories by Lynda Barry
Heads or Tails by Lille Carré
Peter Bagge’s Other Stuff by Peter Bagge
Stark #1 by Tusen Hjartan
Very Casual by Michael DeForge

Outstanding Graphic Novel

The Property by Rutu Modan
Susceptible by Genevieve Castree
Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust
When David Lost His Voice by Judith Vanistendael
You’ll Never Know Vol. 3: A Soldier’s Heart by Carol Tyler

Outstanding Story

“Arid” (Secret Prison #7) by Tom Hart
Birdseye Bristoe by Dan Zettwoch
“The Carnival” (Heads or Tails) by Lilli Carre
Gold Star by John Martz
“Neighbors” (Stark #1) by Joanna Hellgren

Promising New Talent

Sam Alden for Hawaii 1997 & Haunter
Nathan Bulmer for Eat More Bikes
Philippa Rice for Looking Out
Diana Thung for August Moon
Angie Wang for “The Teacup Tree” (Secret Prison #7)

Outstanding Series

The Hive by Charles Burns
Lose by Michael DeForge
Madtown High by Whit Taylor
Pope Hats by Ethan Rilly
Prison Pit by Johnny Ryan

Outstanding Comic

Hyperspeed to Nowhere 2: Return to Entropy by Lale Westvind
The Life Problem by Austin English
Looking Out by Philippa Rice
Pope Hats #3 by Ethan Rilly
St. Owl’s Bay by Simon Hanselmann

Outstanding Minicomic

The End of the Fucking World: Part 16 by Charles Forsman
Il Cammino Delle Capre by Kris Mukai and Zachary Zezima
Hawaii 1997 by Sam Alden
Layaway by Joseph Lambert
Powdered Milk Vol. 10: The Man Who Could Not Read by Keiler Roberts

Outstanding Online Comic

Bird Boy by Annie Szabla – http://bird-boy.com/
Haunter by Sam Alden – http://studygroupcomics.com/main/haunter-part-1-by-sam-alden/
Gabby’s Playhouse – Ken Dahl/Gabby Schulz – http://www.gabbysplayhouse.com/
July Diary by Gabrielle Bell – http://gabriellebell.com/2012/07/01/july-diary-day-one/
SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki – http://mutantmagic.com/

Charles Forsman Joins Forces With Fantagraphics

Charles Forsman Joins Forces With Fantagraphics 
Fantagraphics is proud to announce it has obtained the rights to the first two books by award-winning cartoonist Charles Forsman.
The first book, THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD, will be released during the 2013 Spring / Summer season (exact release date t.b.a). The 128 page black and white graphic novel, which will include all twelve issues of the critically-acclaimed minicomic series, follows the unfeeling, sociopathic teen James and his earnest girlfriend, Alyssa, on the brink of adulthood.
The second book, to be released during our 2013 Fall Season, is an original graphic novella titled CELEBRATED SUMMER. This funny and moving story escalates the humor and tension between two acid-fueled teens, Mike and Wolf, on a turbulent road trip. CELEBRATED SUMMER is clocked in at 48 pages of resplendent black and white comics.
Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds says publishing Forsman was a “no-brainer.”
“Like a lot of folks, I’ve been reading Chuck’s minis for a few years and loving them,” says Reynolds. “He has a keen ability to write brutally honest and hilarious stories about adolescence, and pitch-perfect dialogue. His cartooning is also wonderful; I see echoes of very fine company, from Schulz to Huizenga, but it’s entirely Chuck’s voice.”
Forsman modestly says, “When I was a kid reading HATE and EIGHTBALL in my bedroom, I knew I wanted to be the kind of person that would make comics like those. Now that Fantagraphics has agreed to publish my comics, I guess I am now that person.”
Charles Forsman graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008. That same year he won two Ignatz awards for his series, SNAKE OIL. Now, Forsman is himself a mini-comics publisher, called Oily Comics, and he also creates a monthly comic strip for Rhode Island newspaper, Mothers News. A consummate small-press advocate himself, Forsman created the Muster List to comic and zine lovers’ delight. He lives in Massachusetts with his partner, Melissa, and has a cat named Bruce.