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.
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) Continue reading Presenting The 2020 Eisner Awards Winners→
Okay my friends, I am back with one more chapter from the Day One visuals from the 2018 New York Comic Con. We’ve seen a lot of awesome stuff so far and if you are just joining us you should really click HERE first to enjoy all of the chapters that preceded this one. I will continue along in The Block which was where I left off. As with the preceding chapters, I am not talking continuously and only as inspired. In addition to some cool vendors we have a lot of awesome cosplayers in this installment.
Today is the “Free Comic Book Day” for 2017 and there are a whole lot of awesome titles to secure for absolutely nothing. I hit my neighborhood shop Galaxy Comics in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn a short time ago and rushed back to showcase images of what is out there and that you should still be able to find providing you act fast. Here we go.
As we go through the stuff that I observed at today’s FCBD, I figured I would speak up on a few of them as the visuals go by but I will admit that I didn’t know every single title that was available today. This wouldn’t be a problem with the two offerings by Marvel and their “Guardians” title and the “Secret Empire” one. Each of these has a second story for fans to enjoy. Never a bad thing.
Not only is the excitement rising for “GOTG” since their film opened yesterday but also for “Wonder Woman” whose feature comes early next month. This Valiant Comics offering gives two tales which appears to be a common thread on this years FCBD
Since next Saturday is the 2017 “Free Comic Book Day”, I’ve culled together a presentation of some of the titles that I am hoping to snag at my participating retailer. I figured since their is one more New Comic Wednesday between now and then, that it would be a good idea to showcase a few titles so you can make sure the place where you purchase your own titles will have them if they are participating in “Free Comic Book Day” at all. If they are not, I suggest that you use this time to peruse the official website of the event to find a store close to you that does. The information comes straight from each companies press items along with the images so let’s get on down to it.
DC COMICS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:
WONDER WOMAN FCBD 2017 SPECIAL EDITION: New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka and fan-favorite artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story!
(Writer) Greg Rucka, (Artist) Nicola Scott
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS FCBD 2017 SPECIAL EDITION: DC Super Hero Girls is an exciting new universe of superhero storytelling that builds character and confidence and empowers girls to discover their true potential. This special FCBD issue features an exciting, action-packed story from the upcoming original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SUMMER OLYMPUS that readers of all ages will enjoy.
Hey so we are back and continuing the summary of the new mini-series by Dark Horse Comics featuring the mighty Slayer with “Slayer: Repentless”, It’s issue number two now and if you missed my narrative about the debut issue you’ll want to click on THIS LINK to be more up to speed on the goings on. When we last left, our hero had just received his powers and was learning that with great powers comes great responsibility. Oh wait, that’s a different character altogether but our main protagonist did meet Slayer at the closing pages of the issue. Sort of like when Rey finally reached Luke Skywalker in “The Force Awakens” and the credits began to roll as soon as he turned around.
The “hero” of the tale is Wyatt and he is on a mission of vengeance having just suffered a tremendous loss and the odds against him are rather high since he is facing off against a militant Neo-Nazi order with whom he once had a close association to. Fortunately, he has the guys in Slayer to help fight the battle and as noted in the previous summary, this is the Slayer of now in today’s musical geography. The violence is at an all-time high in this one and the language somewhat colorful and as you read through you will likely chuckle at the occasional Slayer song lyric reference being dropped. I won’t spoil where they are for you of course and leave that to your reading. Continue reading An Overview Of Dark Horse Comics: “Slayer: Repentless” #2→