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Presenting The 2020 Eisner Awards Winners

Hello my friends and Happy Saturday to you all. As previously mentioned, the San Diego Comic Con went virtual this year and has been delivering a number of awesome things since this past Thursday under the banner “ComicCon@Home” and much like the physical event has been keeping websites such as this one very busy. Despite the inability to host a real in person affair there are still comics to announce, film trailers to reveal and toys to showcase. One of the big events that happens annually during SDCC is the doling out of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and I am here to help share the winners of the awards that were announced last night. I’ve left the nominees in for good measure and I hope that some of your favorites won in the end. Let’s take a look.

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Best Short Story:
WINNER – “Hot Comb,” by Ebony Flowers, in Hot Comb (Drawn & Quarterly)
“How to Draw a Horse,” by Emma Hunsinger, The New Yorker
“The Menopause,” by Mira Jacob, The Believer
“Who Gets Called an ‘Unfit’ Mother?” by Miriam Libicki, The Nib
“You’re Not Going to Believe What I’m About to Tell You,” by Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal

Best Single Issue/One-Shot:
Coin-Op No. 8: Infatuation, by Peter and Maria Hoey (Coin-Op Books)
The Freak, by Matt Lesniewski (AdHouse)
Minotäar, by Lissa Treiman (Shortbox)
WINNER – Our Favorite Thing Is My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
Sobek, by James Stokoe (Shortbox)
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Hulu Presents: “Helstrom” Teaser Trailer

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The Premise: Daimon and Ana Helstrom, the children of a powerful serial killer, hunt the worst of humanity. (c/o Wiki).
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Marvel Comics’ Neal Adams and Mark Waid Discuss “Fantastic Four: Antithesis”

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The Press Release:
Next month, two comic book greats join forces to deliver a Fantastic Four tale for the ages! Industry legend Neal Adams and Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid bring you FANTASTIC FOUR: ANTITHESIS, a modern Marvel blockbuster jam-packed with a fan-favorite roster of Fantastic Four heroes as well as a new villain guaranteed to send shockwaves throughout all of fandom. While Mark Waid is no stranger to Marvel’s first family, having penned a character-defining run back in 2002, FANTASTIC FOUR: ANTITHESIS will be the first full-length Fantastic Four story ever illustrated by Neal Adams. This all-star creative team sat down for an interview with Marvel host, Lorraine Cink, to spill details about their highly anticipated series!

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“Working with [Neal Adams] has been on my bucket list since I was kid,” said Waid. “This was the perfect opportunity.”
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IDW Publishing Announces: “Marvel Action: Chillers” For Halloween

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The Press Release:
When an ancient supernatural manuscript threatens Earth’s mightiest heroes, it’s up to Doctor Strange and armored teen Ironheart to save the day in Marvel Action: Chillers, the latest thrilling addition to IDW Publishing’s line of comics aimed at middle grade readers!

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“Marvel Action: Chillers” #1

Written by Jeremy Whitley (Unstoppable Wasp), the bi-weekly Chillers miniseries debuts in October and runs for four issues, each one featuring a framing story starring Doctor Strange and Ironheart, with a second tale focusing on spooky adventures involving Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, monster hunter Elsa Bloodstone, and more! Contributing artists for the series include Ahmara Smith, Bowen McCurdy, and Bill Underwood, and Sweeney Boo, the fan-favorite artist of Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, will provide the covers for all four issues.
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United Artists Releasing: “Bill & Ted Face The Music” Official Trailer #2

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Back in June, I shared the first trailer for the upcoming feature “Bill & Ted Face The Music” and if you missed that post just click HERE to be on point with the whole thing from the onset. As I noted back then, it’s been a pretty long time since we’ve joined them on excellent adventures and bogus journeys and considering the state of the world that we are in right now, some gut-busting laughs are sorely needed. Let’s start this day that feels the same as the day before the day before by enjoying the second Official Trailer for “Bill and Ted Face The Music”.

The Premise:
Now enduring the monotony of middle-aged life, William “Bill” S. Preston, Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan are warned by a visitor from the future of the need for them to create a song in 78 minutes that will save all life on Earth and the entire universe. The pair work with their families, old friends, famous musicians, and each other to complete the task.
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