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Roger Langridge This Friday at Big Planet Comics

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Big Planet Comics will be hosting award winning comic writer and artist Roger Langridge this Friday at their Vienna location.  Langridge has most recently doing work for BOOM! Studios, including their well praised The Muppet Show as well as Snarked!.  He was also part of the team that put out the amazing Thor: The Mighty Avenger.

It’s not often we get comic talent to visit stores in our area, so we need to take advantage and show support so we can get more of them visiting in the future.  You’ll also get a free copy of Snarked #0.

Where: Big Planet Comics 426 Maple Ave. E. Vienna, VA 22180
When: September 9, 2011
Time: 5pm to 7pm

Comic Professionals Honor Peers at 2011 Harvey Awards

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Comic Professionals Honor Peers at 2011 Harvey Awards

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 1, 2011 – Comic professionals came together Saturday night, August 20, 2011 to honor their peers during the presentation of the 2011 Harvey Awards, sponsored by DC Comics, comiXology, Insight Studios, IDW, and Painted Visions Comics, Cards & Games. The banquette to honor those nominated and the winners in more than 20 categories was hosted by the Baltimore Comic-Con and Cards, Comics & Collectibles.Harvey Award Recipient Logo

Named in honor of Harvey Kurtzman, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of comics and is the only industry award both nominated and selected by comic professionals. First awarded in 1988, it is one of the industry’s oldest and most respected awards.

Scott Kurtz, who is best known for his webstrip, PvP, served as Master of Ceremonies for the third year in a row, bringing his great sense of humor and charisma to the stage.

Special thanks go to the sponsors who generously donated to the 2011 Harvey Gift Bags, including: Abrams Books; Adhouse Books; BOOM! Studios; DC Comics; IDW; Lasermach; Legendary Comics; Top Cow; and Popfun Merchandising.

This year’s winners include:

Best Letterer: John Workman, Thor, Marvel Comics

Best Colorist: Jose Villarrubia, Cuba: My Revolution, Vertigo/DC Comics

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel: Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau, Universal Press Syndicate

Best Online Comics Work: Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton, http://harkvagrant.com/

Best American Edition of Foreign Material: Blacksad, Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, Dark Horse Comics

Best Inker: Mark Morales, Thor, Marvel Comics

Best New Series: American Vampire, Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafeal Albuquerque, Vertigo/DC Comics

Most Promising New Talent: Chris Samnee, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Marvel Comics

Special Award for Humor in Comics: Roger Langridge, The Muppet Show, BOOM! Studios

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers: Tiny Titans, Art Baltazar and Franko Aureliana, DC Comics

Best Graphic Album Previously Published: Beasts of Burden, Even Dornkin and Jill Thompson

Best Anthology: Popgun #4, edited by DJ Kirkbride, Anthony Wu and Adam P. Knave, Image Comics

Best Domestic Reprint Project: Dave Steven’s The Rocketeer: Artists Edition, design by Randall Dahlk and edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW

Best Cover Artist: Mike Mignola, Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics

Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation: The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death, Todd Hignite, Abrams ComicArts

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation: Dave Steven’s The Rocketeer: Artists Edition, design by Randall Dahlk and edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW

Best Original Graphic Album: Scott Pilgrim Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press

Best Continuing or Limited Series: Love and Rockets: Volume 3, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, Fantagraphics

Best Writer: Roger Langridge, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Marvel Comics

Best Artist: Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit, IDW

Best Cartoonist: Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit, IDW

Best Single Issue or Story: Daytripper, Fabio Moon and Gabiel Ba, Vertigo/DC Comics

Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Hero Award: Mike Gold

Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Stan Lee

Paul McSpadden, Harvey Awards Administrator, was also honored with an award commemorating his 24 years of service.

The Baltimore Comic will host the Harvey Awards for the seventh year during the 13th annual show, taking place September 8-9, 2012.

Save the Date! Baltimore Comic-Con 2012!

That’s right! Mark your calendars now for next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place the weekend of September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center, and we’ll see YOU in Baltimore!

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

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It’s post Free Comic Book Day and the news over the last 24 hours has been pretty quiet.  While you were enjoying your free comics, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

The Beat – Free Comic Book Day 2011 news round-upHopefully you had fun and got lots of free comic books.

Infidel Blogger’s Alliance – Leftist moonbat makes pathetic attempt at insulting meJust call me Mr. Moonbat.  I’ll have a nice deconstruction later on today or tomorrow.

The Mary Sue – Pagans Split on Thor‘s Depiction of Norse GodsBut what’d they think about a black man depicting a Norse God?

The Beat – Dark Horse makes FCBD comics available for free download – Every comic book company should be doing this.

Con Coverage:

The Beat – TCAF reports: awesome

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Comic Book Resources – FCBD: Thor: The Mighty Avenger #1

Vivid Scribe – Othello

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It’s a packed edition of Around the Tubes with lots of stories we missed but also continuing WonderCon coverage and a flood of reviews.  Enjoy!

Around the Blogs:

Comics Alliance – Sean Phillips & Crime Novelist Don Winslow’s Free ‘Sunset on Sunset’ Comic [Preview]Philips’s work is some of the best out there.

Bleeding Cool – Live From The DMZ LaunchesOne of my favorite series gets a great website dedicated to it.  I can’t wait to see what it has in store.

Comic Book Resources – I Like Marvel’s Re-Numbering PlanI generally agree with this assessment.

Newsarama – New Doc to Explore Comics Code, Fredric Wertham ArchivesThis is a key moment in comic book history.  One every fan and free speech advocate should understand.

Bleeding Cool – A Comic Show – The Best Week In Comics Of The Year So FarA solid week of books.

WonderCon Coverage:

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Judd Winick

Examiner – WonderCon 2011: 35,000 fans, hundreds of superheroes go home happy (Video)

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Rick Remender

Graphic Novel Reporter – Happy Birthday, Wonder-Con: A Review of the Show

Comicvine – Wondercon 2011: The Cosplay Challenge

Comicvine – WonderCon2011: Mattel Booth Tour

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Joe Quesada

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Frank Quitely

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Spider-Man: Edge of Time Interview

GeekWeek – Wondercon ’11: Watch The New THUNDERCATS Trailer in HD

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Floor Wrap-Up

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: J.T. Krul (Part 1-DC Comics)

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Jeph Loeb

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Graphic Novel Reporter –Anya’s Ghost

Graphic Novel Reporter – Babymouse: Cupcake Tycoon

Graphic Novel Reporter – Beauty and the Squat Bears

Seattle Pi – Elephant Man

Seattle Pi – The Complete Essex County

The Aaugh Blog – Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown

Graphic Novel Reporter – Hellblazer: Pandemonium

Graphic Novel Reporter – Lethe

Waking Brain Cells – Lost & Found: A Graphic Novel Wonderland

Graphic Novel Reporter – Lucille

ICv2 – Mercy Thompson: Moon Called’ Vol. 1 TP

North 40 – North 40

Seattle Pi – Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Graphic Novel Reporter – The Rawhide Kid: The Sensational Seven

Seattle Pi – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Graphic Novel Reporter – Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki

Graphic Novel Reporter – Thor: The Mighty Avenger

GeekWeek – Time Bomb

Seattle Pi – Tumor

Graphic Novel Reporter – The Waking

Preview – Your First Look At Thor: The Mighty Avenger #5!

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Your First Look At Thor: The Mighty Avenger #5!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Thor: The Mighty Avenger #5, from acclaimed team of writer Roger Langridge and artist Chris Samnee! Thor’s quest for the truth behind his exile to Earth has had him cross paths with some of Marvel’s greatest heroes and some of its worst villains. Now, Thor must face Namor, the Sub-Mariner in aquatic combat! Can the Odinson defeat the King of Atlantis? Find out in Thor: The Mighty Avenger #5!

THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER #5 (AUG100628)

Written by ROGER LANGRIDGE

Pencils & Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

Rated A …$2.99

FOC – 9/23/10, On-Sale – 10/13/10

Thor: The Mighty Avenger #5 COVER Read more

Experience The Magic of Asgard In Thor: The Mighty Avenger – Double Rainbow!

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Experience The Magic of Asgard In Thor: The Mighty Avenger – Double Rainbow!

Marvel is pleased to announce that both Thor: The Mighty Avenger #1 and Thor: The Mighty Avenger #2 have sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at a retail level) and due to retailer and fan demand alike, will return with Thor: The Mighty Avenger – Double Rainbow! From the magical creative team of writer Roger Langridge and artist Chris Samnee, Thor: The Mighty Avenger – Double Rainbow reprints the first two issues of this critically acclaimed series for fans who may have missed them the first time around. Full of action, suspense, drama, romance and intrigue – it’s Thor like you’ve never seen him before!

“If you love Thor, like Thor, or heard the word “Thor” one time, you’re gonna want to give Thor: The Mighty Avenger a shot” exclaims editor, Nate Cosby. “Reading this book is better than ice cream. DOUBLE RAINBOWWWW!!!!!”

Fans and critics agree, Thor: The Mighty Avenger is a must read!

“This comic is quite possibly the best new superhero title of the year and is exactly what any lover of superheroes should be reading.” – Chad Nevett, ComicBookResources.com

“In terms of dream fulfillment, Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee seem to have made a rainbow connection, a terrific pairing of writer and cartoonist on a light, whimsical, and accessible new Thor comic. Thor: The Mighty Avenger offers a refreshing back-to-basics interpretation of the thunder god free from the confines of continuity. It’s only just begun, but it looks to revel in everything weird and wonderful about the character, and by extension, the Marvel universe.”  – Paul Montgomery, iFanboy.com

Roger Landgridge‘s writing is perfect for this series. It is fun, fast and self-contained. All you need to know is between the covers. Partner that with Chris Samnee‘s art and you’ve got magic.” – Shawn Daughhetee, HeroesOnline.com

“I’m pleased to say they haven’t slacked on the talent in this book and it is a must-read not just for the young ones, but for anyone who is a fan of the character.” – Amanda McDonald, Newsarama.com

Banished from Asgard, Thor must team up with your favorite Marvel heroes, and battle your favorite Marvel villains in order to find his way back home – over the rainbow bridge. It’s the series that has everyone clamoring for more, and with Thor: The Mighty Avenger – Double Rainbow fans have the chance to experience the enchantment from the very beginning.

THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER – DOUBLE RAINBOW (JUL108106)

Written by ROGER LANGRIDGE

Pencils & Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

Rated A …$3.99

FOC – 9/2/10, On Sale – 9/22/10

THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER – DOUBLE RAINBOW

Preview – Your First Look At Thor: The Mighty Avenger #4!

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Your First Look At Thor: The Mighty Avenger #4!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Thor: The Mighty Avenger #4, from the red hot creative team of Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee! Thor and the Warriors Three are en route to Asgard when they take a wrong turn and wind up in Oxford. Captain Britain doesn’t take too kindly to the Norse Interlopers and before anyone knows it, Thor and Captain Britain find themselves in an international showdown for the history books! Thor: The Mighty Avenger #4 has it all: Norse Gods, British warriors, and slugfests galore!

Fans and critics agree, Thor: The Mighty Avenger is a smash-hit!

“…a terrific pairing of writer and cartoonist on a light, whimsical, and accessible new Thor comic…It’s only just begun, but it looks to revel in everything weird and wonderful about the character, and by extension, the Marvel universe.” – Paul Montgomery, iFanboy.com on Thor: The Mighty Avenger #1

“So far Thor, The Mighty Avenger earns three bullets. What gives the book its fourth? The character interaction, the development, the verisimilitude in the dialogue which imbues these literally two-dimensional art figures with emotion and depth.” – Ray Tate, ComicsBulletin.com on Thor: The Mighty Avenger #2

“Langridge’s story is filled with enough bits of Thor’s Marvel-based mythology to make this title an instant hit for experienced Thor fans, but Langridge keeps it loose enough to make this book instantly approachable to Thor rookies.” – Doug Zawisza, ComicBookResources.com on Thor: The Mighty Avenger #2

Don’t miss out on this must-read series when Thor: The Mighty Avenger #4 hits shelves this September!

THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER #4 (JUL100617)

Written by ROGER LANGRIDGE

Pencils & Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

Rated A …$2.99

FOC – 8/19/10, On-Sale – 9/9/10

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