CUPPA COMICS: Saga Wins Big, DC Suffers Batwoman Fallout and Marvel Dominates Market

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Each day I meticulously comb through the comics news so you don’t have to!

Today there’s animation news, TV news, some civil discourse, medicine, and even a little bit from Wall Street, proving once again how comics have become big business!

Enjoy your Cuppa Comics for Tuesday, September 3!

Saga Sweeps 2013 Harvey Awards

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In a crowded field which included Matt Fraction’s and David Aja’s Hawkeye and Scott Snyder’s Batman, Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga walked way with six awards at this year’s Harvey Awards, including Best Writer, Best Artist, and Best Series.

PBS Super Hero Night

After originally planning to release their upcoming documentary Super Heroes: A Never Ending Battle over the course of a week, PBS announced that they would be releasing the full film on October 15th as the centerpiece of a three-hour block of programming devoted to Super Heroes.

DC Receives Death Threats

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In the wake of last week’s announcement by J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman that they would be departing their critically acclaimed series Batwoman after the publisher cancelled a planned marriage storyline between Batwoman and her partner Maggie Sawyer, The Outhousers reported that the publisher has been receiving death threats towards individuals who work there.

DC Brings on Openly Gay Writer for Batwoman

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After the ongoing backlash over the publisher’s decision to axe a same-sex marriage storyline, Inside Pulse reported on Saturday that DC Comics has named openly gay writer Marc Andreyko as the new writer on Batwoman.

Marvel Regains Market Share Lead

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On the strength of their INFINITY event, Marvel Comics retook the lead in market share for the month of August, according to a report on Sunday over at Bleeding Cool.

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Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He also hosts the weekly Infinite Crossover podcast in cooperation with Fanboys Inc. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and daytime supporter of all things technical. contact:joshuadepstein@gmail.com

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Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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