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2017 Eisner Award Nominees

Kill or Be Killed, Saga, Paper Girls, Black Hammer, Criminal,  Astro City, Mockingbird & Beasts of Burden appear to be the nomination leaders. Details below Continue reading 2017 Eisner Award Nominees

Amazon Announces Premiere Date for The Tick

Well, it looks like comic book fans might be spending a fair amount of time in front of the television this August (or whatever type of screen they use for viewing such content). Yesterday Amazon announced that their new Tick series would debut on August 25th, exactly one week after Netflix drops The Defenders. It should provide an entertaining study of contrasts as one of the strengths of last year’s pilot was how gleefully it parodied the grim-dark tone of Netflix’s superheros. No official statement, yet, on the number of episodes, but IMDB lists director credits for seven, so eight, perhaps?

The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz & Griffin Newman. It will be available through Amazon Prime’s streaming service.

Cheers.

New DC Line Of Comics Spinning Out of Dark Night Event

DC Comics will launch a new line of comics titled Dark Matter spinning out of the previously announces Dark Nights: Metal event. The titles will include a new version of The Challengers of The Unknown by Scott Snyder & Andy Kubert with additional series by James Tynion IV & Jim Lee, Dan Abnett & John Romita Jr, Dan Didio, Justin Jordan, Justin Jordan’s beard & Kenneth Rocafort, Robert Vendetti & Tondy Daniels. More details at EW

First Trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

 

As part of today’s The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration, Disney released the first trailer for Episode VIII. As with most initial views it is mostly teaser, but still, it’ll give fans shivers . . .

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, opens December 15th.

Cheers.

Star Wars Celebration Remembers Carrie Fisher

The annual Star Wars Celebration kicked off today with the 40th Anniversary of A New Hope. As part of the festivities, participants took time to pay tribute to the recently departed Carrie Fisher. They offered testimonials along with an affecting video honoring both Leia Organa and the actress who brought her to life.

The Star Wars Celebration continues in Orlando through the weekend. Next up tomorrow: The Last Jedi.

Cheers.