Comic News Roundup 12/16/16

Comic News Roundup 12/16/16

  TOP STORIES FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016 Eisner Judges Announced Image Reveals Southern Bastards Variant Rogue One Opens Big Top Reviewed Books Comic News Roundup is a curated selection of news stories related to comic books, comic book films, and other associated media. Josh EpsteinJosh 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,…

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Comic Con International Names 2017 Eisner Award Judges 

Comic Con International Names 2017 Eisner Award Judges 

Press Release Comic-Con International is proud to announce that the judging panel has been named for the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. This blue-ribbon committee will select the nominations to appear on the Eisner Awards ballot. This year’s judges are: Alan Campbell Alan Campbell is a longtime member of the Comic-Con International Board of Directors and has been involved in putting on the San Diego Comic-Con and related events for over 30 years. He…

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DC Makes King’s BLACK DEATH IN AMERICA Free Online

DC Makes King’s BLACK DEATH IN AMERICA Free Online

As summer peeks around the corner and San Diego Comic Con creeps ever closer, Eisner season is rounding into form and DC Comics is making a push for readers to notice one of their few nominees, Tom King‘s Black Death in America. Originally released as a part of the 2016 Vertigo: CMYK anthology, DC announced today that they are releasing the story for free online download. The story can be downloaded via the ComiXology app or…

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Indies Utterly Dominate 2016 Eisner Awards Nominations

Indies Utterly Dominate 2016 Eisner Awards Nominations

Yesterday, Comic-Con International released the list of nominees for the 2016 Eisner Awards. The broad field, encompassing every sort of release in the comic book industry, included creators from nearly every publisher in the business. Most notable, though, was the near-total exclusion of work from the comic book industry’s two largest players in DC and Marvel Comics. Out of a possible 158 nominations, only 15 were handed to work or creators working on Big Two…

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Parker and Jarrell’s METEOR MEN Sells Out, Gets Second Printing

Parker and Jarrell’s METEOR MEN Sells Out, Gets Second Printing

Jeff Parker is no stranger to success, and the recent debut of Meteor Men is just another case in point. Portland-based independent comic book publisher Oni Press announced today that of the collaboration between Parker and artist Sandy Jarrell has sold out at the distributor level and will be returning to press for a second printing. The Meteor Men graphic novel was recently awarded a nomination for the 2015 Eisner Awards, and demand has surged in the wake…

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Indie Publishers Lead the Way In All-Ages Eisner Awards Nominations

Indie Publishers Lead the Way In All-Ages Eisner Awards Nominations

While not all comics are for kids, those which do target the younger demographics certainly deserve acclaim for helping to develop the next generation of comics readership and the 2015 Eisner Awards have named a few books which have helped do just that. Whereas the more mainstream publishers such as Marvel and DC focus solidly on the late teen to middle-age markets, independent publishers have found a nice in producing quality work geared towards those…

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SDCC 2012 Eisner Award Winners

SDCC 2012 Eisner Award Winners

Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners 2012 July, Friday 13th at the Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel these awards were presented at the 24th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, part of Comic-Con International: San Diego. Mark Waid and Daredevil get some much deserved love, and the Comics Reporter takes best comics-related journalism… this year. Best Short Story “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW)…

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