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Upcoming comic book solicitations and reviews of key titles along with comic book publishing industry news.

This Just In: The 2021 Harvey Awards Announce Nominations

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The Press Release:
The Harvey Awards today revealed the nominations and opened the voting for the following categories: Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Best Manga, and Best International Book. The nominees for the 2021 Harvey Awards are:

Book of the Year:
* The Book Tour by Andi Watson (Top Shelf Productions)
* Cyclopedia Exotica by Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Department of Truth, Vol 1: The End Of The World by James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds (Image Comics)
* Heaven No Hell by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf (Abrams)
* The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House)
* Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith (Fantagraphics)
* Stone Fruit by Lee Lai (Fantgraphics)
* Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen? by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC Comics)
* Save It For Later: Promises, Protest and Parenthood by Nate Powell (Abrams)
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Marvel Reveals Joe Jusko “Marvel Masterpieces” Variant Covers for October

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The Press Release:
Acclaimed artist Joe Jusko’s iconic Marvel Masterpieces trading card illustrations are cemented into the hearts of every Marvel fan who grew up in the 90s, and now readers can treasure them all over again in a brand-new collection of variant covers!

Jusko’s beautiful depictions of your favorite Marvel characters will grace the covers of your favorite titles throughout the month of October. Masterfully capturing the power of the Avengers, the horror of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery, and the allure of the X-Men, Jusko’s painted artwork has mesmerized fans for decades and ushered in the trading card boom of the 90s. Now, the MARVEL MASTERPIECES VARIANT COVER series will give fans a chance to own a piece of Marvel Comics history in an exciting new way!
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Marvel Reveals “X-Men: The Trial Of Magneto” Covers For August

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The Press Release:
Yesterday, fans learned that the Scarlet Witch’s shocking murder will be the mystery behind the upcoming series, X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF MAGNETO! Now, check out brand-new cover artwork from top artists Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and Elizabeth Torque as well as the fully revealed main cover by Valerio Schiti. These gorgeous pieces showcase Wanda Maximoff in what will be a major turning point in her complex history with Magneto and the X-Men…

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“X-Men: The Trial Of Magneto” #1

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Marvel Reveals “Captain America” 80th Anniversary Variants For July

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The Press Release:
This year, Marvel Comics is honoring the 80th anniversary of Captain America with a new collection of extraordinary variant covers! Gracing the covers of your favorite ongoing series throughout July will be reimagined versions of iconic heroes including Black Widow, Miles Morales, and Spider-Man. These star-spangled homages have been designed and crafted by some of the industry’s greatest artistic talents: John Cassaday, Steve McNiven, Iban Coello, Pepe Larraz, Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Brooks, Nick Bradshaw, and Terry and Rachel Dodson.
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Marvel Announces “Phoenix Song: Echo” For October

The Press Release:
The Phoenix Force has chosen a new host! Spinning directly out of Jason Aaron’s Avengers storyline “Enter the Phoenix” comes PHOENIX SONG: ECHO #1, a brand-new series from best-selling Hugo Award winning novelist Rebecca Roanhorse and rising star artist Luca Maresca (Avengers). Roanhorse previously wrote the Cheyenne hero in last year’s Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1 and now returns to the saga of Maya Lopez as she deals with her biggest transformation yet. The exhilarating story will be packed with revelations about both Echo’s ancestry and the Phoenix Force mythos as well as the debut of new heroes and the shocking return of an iconic X-Men villain…

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“Phoenix Song Echo” #1

Echo is now the host of one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel Universe, and she has burning questions that demand answers. Still learning her new cosmic abilities—and struggling with the Phoenix’s overwhelming personality—Echo strikes out to return to her roots. But the reservation has even fewer answers. And where power goes, evil follows. Someone wants Echo to fail—and unleash a power only the greatest heroes in history have been able to control.
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