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Eisner AwardsPress Release

Press Release Image Comics is thrilled to congratulate the creators of comic books who received 18 nominations in nine categories for the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards, which were announced by Comic-Con International on April 16.

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Boom StudiosEisner Awards

Press Release BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that BOOM! Town’s debut publication I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER is nominated for a Best Humor Publication Eisner Award! “I’m ecstatic, through the roof even, to have been able to work with Shannon Wheeler on I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER to showcase his gut-busting humor and hopefully bring another Eisner Award to his mantel!” says BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “I’ve known Shannon for over 20 years, and probably know his work better than almost anyone, and I always knew that people would respond to his non-TOO MUCH COFFEE

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Marvel

Marvel has announced that Strange Tales #1, the first in a three issue mini-series, has sold out at the distributor level, prompting the company to send the issue back to press. Likewise, the Hulk #14, featuring the Rulk seeking revenge on Domino, sold out as well.  Both issues will be getting the variant treatment, that you can see after the jump.

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Press Release

Press Release Brave New World Comics, the 2008 Eisner award winning super store located in Los Angeles’ Santa Clarita Valley, is proud to announce the opening of their Master Class Series. Writing for Comics with Mark Waid is the first in a brand new series of classes that the community friendly store plans to offer. “Mark is a tremendously popular and talented writer.”, says Portlyn, co-owner of the store, “We’re thrilled that he’s going to be sharing his wisdom and experience with our students!”

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Major SpoilersMajor Spoilers PodcastPodcast

In this issue: We three take a look at WE3, while Angus and Die Fledermaus duke it out. Will it be girls in bikinis, Victorian detectives, or the blind that go under the microscope? How about all three in this issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers133.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!

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Marvel

Press Release If the pages of Marvel Comics could move, what would they look like? Wonder no more! Marvel Comics announced the launch of its first ever original motion comic, Spider-Woman. The legendary, Eisner-award winning Brian Michael Bendis wrote the story of Spider-Woman, with art by Eisner Award winning artist Alex Maleev (Daredevil and Stephen King’s N. Mobisodes).  The first episode of Spider-Woman will be available on iTunes beginning August 19, 2009, with additional episodes released every two weeks.

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IDW PublishingPress Release

Anyone get a chance to read Parker since its release last week?  I have it sitting here, but have been quite swamped with comic convention coverage, and other work stuff to dive into it. Press Release In its first week of release, IDW is proud to announce that Darwyn Cooke’s The Hunter, an adaptation of Richard Stark’s novel, debuted on The New York Times best seller list at number three. The Hunter has earned high praise for Cooke’s compelling interpretation of Parker, and has been critically lauded nationwide by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post

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comic conventionIDW PublishingPress Release

Press Release Today at San Diego Comic Con, IDW Publishing announced that Eisner award-winning creator Bill Willingham will be joining the company on two separate projects. Willingham will bring his lauded storytelling ability to IDW’s ongoing Angel series, with his first six-issue story, “The Crown Prince Syndrome,” launching in December. Then, in 2010, IDW will publish a new fantasy book by Willingham and artist Gene Ha: Back Roads, the first collaboration of these two highly regarded creators. “Bill is someone I’ve long wanted to work with,” said IDW Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall. “His storytelling ability and strong sense of character perfectly

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From the EditorMajor SpoilersMarvel

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew is taking a peek at Grant Morrison’s run on the New X-Men series. From Amazon.com Sixteen million mutants dead – and that was just the beginning! In one bold stroke, writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman) propelled the X-Men into the 21st century, masterminding a challenging new direction for Marvel’s mutant heroes that began with the destruction of Genosha and never let up. Regarded as the most innovative thinker of the current comic-book renaissance, Morrison proceeded to turn the mutant-hero genre on its ear. Gone were the gaudy spandex

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Diamond Comic DistributorsSolicitations

Each month, Previews showcases products that can only be purchased through specialty shops via Diamond Comic Distributors.  Diamond sent Major Spoilers the rundown of exclusives from the July Previews.

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Boom StudiosSneak Peek

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Boom! Studios’ adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and the buzz is good.   To prove it, Boom! sent along a five page sneak peek of the first issue arriving in stores in June. Richard Starkings brings his unique eye and talent to BOOM! Studios new maxi-series DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? The Eisner Award-winning designer has won “Best Letterer” six times in a row from The Comic Buyers’ Guide and “Best Letterer” nine times in a row from Wizard Magazine and revolutionized comic book lettering digitally with his

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Archie ComicsSneak Peek

This week, Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Betty & Veronica Double Digest #170.

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IDW Publishing

One of my favorite finds from the 1980’s was Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer.  Since it wasn’t published by one of the big two at the time, I had a devil of a time tracking down the individual issues.  Each comic book convention I’ve attended in the recent years, have either not had the missing issues I needed, or had the price jacked up beyond having a nice reader copy. Fortunately, this October (2009), IDW will release the complete collected Rocketeer series in a nice hardcover edition featuring a cover remastered from Dave Stevens original work. After more than a decade

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Harvey Awards

BALTIMORE, MD (Feb. 17, 2009) — The Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con are proud to present the official Nomination Ballot for this year’s Harvey Awards. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. Ballots can be downloaded from HarveyAwards.org and completed forms can be e-mailed to harveyballots@hotmail.com.  Ballots are due for submission by Friday, March 27th. In addition, Scott Kurtz has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies for the Harvey Awards dinner and ceremony. “Scott has

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