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Super-Sized SDCC Geeky Weekly Edition

by on July 12, 2015
 

So many things happened. I spent most of my week glued to my Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Periscope, and any other social media feeds scouring for anything related to San Diego Comic Con. I also spent most of this week trying to see if I could budget an SDCC trip next year: the verdict on that looks pretty murky as of right now.

 

Anyway, since there is a lot of news I want to bring you for this week’s special edition of the Geeky Weekly, I won’t pander any more. On with the goods, we’re going to do this real quick!

 

∴ Frozen, Pixel, and Book of Mormon actor Josh Gad is reportedly in talks to join the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie. For the part of Jacob, Gad and Office actor John Krasinki are in the running. Whoever snags the part would be starring alongside Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.

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Photo courtesy of Hogwartssite.net. Not confirmed as an official photo.

 

∴ Sherlock, the TV show that airs once every millennium, released a trailer for a special Christmas episode. Sherlock, Watson and Mrs. Hudson appear to be in the 19th century. As you can guess, this episode will air around Christmastime. Oh, and Watson has his mustache back.

 

∴ In more BBC SDCC news, attendees got the first look at the next season, and the episode starring Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams. The season 9 trailer gave a glimpse of the forthcoming season which will air on BBC America on September 19. Take a look at the trailer and start guessing on who Williams will be playing. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman reprise their roles.

∴ The CW has picked up its latest comic book based series. This time, we will be getting a live-action TV show on the Archie comics. The show had previously been in production for Fox, by the CW has the reigns now as announced at San Diego Comic Con. The series will be entitled Riverdale and Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti is producing this as well. There is no mention of when it will be debuting.

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∴ One of the most controversial comic books, and also one of the most famous, The Killing Joke is receiving the animated movie treatment. The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, revolves around the Joker after his stint at Arkham Asylum. One of the most controversial aspects of the comic book is spoiler alert the torment Barbara Gordon endures. This animated film is set for 2016. DC also announced two other animated films; Batman: Bad Blood (no relation to the Taylor Swift song), and Justice League v Titans, the first original DC film to feature the Teen Titans.

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∴ While the big news for this years is divided amongst the creation trailer for Star Wars and the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad trailers, which we’ve posted about, Marvel had their presence. The notables for them is the new releases for their mobile gaming, a new villain for season 3 of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Inhuman-hunter Lash. Oh, and there was a Civil War of sorts between the cast of AOS and Agent Carter, where each group competed for the best dubsmash. (I think Hayley Atwell won it).

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∴ And your 2015 Eisner Award winners are:

BEST SHORT STORY

  • When the Darkness Presses, Emily Carroll, self-published http://emcarroll.com/comics/darkness/

BEST SINGLE ISSUE (OR ONE-SHOT)

  • Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

BEST CONTINUING SERIES

  • Saga, Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image)

BEST LIMITED SERIES

  • Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Eric Shanower & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)

BEST NEW SERIES

  • Lumberjanes, Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (UP TO AGE 7)

  • The Zoo Box, Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke (First Second)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (AGES 8-12)

  • El Deafo, Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS (AGES 13-17)

  • Lumberjanes, Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)

BEST HUMOR PUBLICATION

  • The Complete Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson (Andrews McNeel)

BEST DIGITAL/WEB COMIC

  • The Private Eyeby Brian Vaughan & Marcos Martin http://panelsyndicate.com/

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, edited by Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, & Chris Stevens (Locust Moon)

BEST REALITY-BASED WORK

  • Hip Hop Family Tree, vol. 2, Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM — NEW

  • This One Summer, Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (First Second)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM — REPRINT

  • Through the Woods, Emily Carroll (McElderry Books)

BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT — STRIPS (AT LEAST 20 YEARS OLD)

  • Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, edited by Alexander Braun (TASCHEN)

BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT — COMIC BOOKS (AT LEAST 20 YEARS OLD)

  • Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

BEST US EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL

  • Blacksad: Amarillo, Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)

BEST US EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL — ASIA

  • Showa 1939-1944 and Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan, Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)

BEST WRITER

  • Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender (Dark Horse); The Shadow Hero (First Second)

BEST WRITER/ARTIST

  • Raina Telgemeier, Sisters (Graphix/Scholastic)

BEST PENCILLER/INKER

  • Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)

BEST PAINTER/MULTIMEDIA ARTIST (INTERIOR ART)

  • H. Williams III, The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo/DC)

BEST COVER ARTIST

  • Darwyn Cooke, DC Comics Darwyn Cooke Month Variant Covers (DC)

BEST COLORING

  • Dave Stewart, Hellboy in HellBPRDAbe SapienBaltimoreLobster JohnsonWitchfinder,Shaolin CowboyAliens: Fire and StoneDHP (Dark Horse)

BEST LETTERING

  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: SensoUsagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)

BEST COMICS-RELATED PERIODICAL/JOURNALISM

  • Comics Alliance, edited by Andy Khouri, Caleb Goellner, Andrew Wheeler, & Joe Hughes, www.comicsalliance.com

BEST COMICS-RELATED BOOK

  • Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, vol. 3, Dean Mullaney & Bruce Canwell (IDW/LOAC)

BEST SCHOLARLY/ACADEMIC WORK

  • Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews, edited by Sarah Lightman (McFarland)

BEST PUBLICATION DESIGN

  • Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, designed by Jim Rugg (Locust Moon)

 

Creators added to the Eisner Hall of Fame:

John Byrne

Chris Claremont

Denis Kitchen

Frank Miller

Marjorie Henderson Buell and Bil Woggon were inducted by the judges’ discretion without a general vote.

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