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Random comics-related things


I’m sure someone’s mentioned this already but I can’t find the thread it’s in:


I posted something on Saturday on the Facts and Factoids thread. Great photo!


The Warren Ellis doc Captured Ghosts is now on Youtube:






Opinions please. Where does Allstar Superman 1-12 rank compared to the following?

Grandville (2009) - Talbot
Doctor Strange 1-10: The Way of the Weird/The Last Days of Magic (2015) - Aaron & Bachalo/Nolan/Deodato/Fornes/Walker
Low Life: Hostile Takeover 1700-1709 (2010) & The Deal 1750-1761 (2011) - Williams & D’Israeli
Immortal Iron Fist 1-16, Annual 1, Civil War: Choosing Sides, Orson Randall and The Green Mist of Death (2006) - Brubaker/Fraction & Aja/Various
Daredevil 32-37: Out (2002) - Bendis & Maleev
Manhunter Special Edition - Detective Comics 437-443 (1974) + Manhunter 1 (1984) + Batman LOTDK 100 (1997) - Goodwin & Simonson
Stormwatch 37-50 (1996) + 1-11 (1997) + WildC.A.T.S./Aliens (1998) - Ellis & Raney/Hitch/Jiminez/Ryan/Sprouse


Of those that I’ve read, I’d say above all of them.

Which will probably mean it’s bottom of your list. :slight_smile:


All-Star Superman is, I think, my favourite comic. So yeah, put it straight to number one.


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I can only compare it with Grandville, but I’m not sure a comparison is meaningful, it’s like apples and oranges.

If pushed, I would say that moments from All-Star outshine anything in Grandville, but Grandville is the more consistent overall work.


I try and apply the, ‘going out the door’ test. I’m leaving the house and meeting a friend who might be late. What do I take with me? Or more simply, ‘what would i rather read again?’



Well, at least they didn’t use the words “Biff”and “Pow” in the headline.



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Eisner Award Winners:

Best Short Story
”A Life in Comics: The Graphic Adventures of Karen Green,” by Nick Sousanis, in Columbia Magazine(Summer 2017)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot
Hellboy: Krampusnacht, by Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes (Dark Horse)

Best Continuing Series
Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)

Best Limited Series
Black Panther: World of Wakanda, by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Alitha E. Martinez (Marvel)

Best New Series
Black Bolt, by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward (Marvel)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Good Night, Planet, by Liniers (Toon Books)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)
The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill (Oni)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)

Best Humor Publication
Baking with Kafka, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Anthology
Elements: Fire, A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color, edited by Taneka Stotts (Beyond Press)

Best Reality-Based Work
Spinning, by Tillie Walden (First Second)

Best Graphic Album—New
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
Boundless, by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
Kindred, by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for the Freedom, by Marcelo D’Salete, translated by Andrea Rosenberg (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
My Brother’s Husband, vol. 1, by Gengoroh Tagame, translated by Anne Ishii (Pantheon)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
Celebrating Snoopy, by Charles M. Schulz, edited by Alexis E. Fajardo and Dorothy O’Brien (Andrews McMeel)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, by Katsuhiro Otomo, edited by Haruko Hashimoto, Ajani Oloye, and Lauren Scanlan (Kodansha)

Best Writer
Tom King, Batman, Batman Annual No. 2, Batman/Elmer Fudd Special No. 1, Mister Miracle (DC)
Marjorie Liu, Monstress (Image)

Best Writer/Artist
Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)

Best Cover Artist
Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)

Best Coloring
Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Best Lettering
Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo, Groo: Slay of the Gods (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
The Comics Journal, edited by Dan Nadel, Timothy Hodler, and Tucker Stone, (Fantagraphics)

Best Comics-Related Book
How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels, by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden (Fantagraphics)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work
Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, by Frederick Luis Aldama (University of Arizona Press)

Best Publication Design
Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, designed by Phil Balsman, Akira Saito (Veia), NORMA Editorial, and MASH•ROOM (Kodansha)

Best Digital Comic
Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, by Harvey Kurtzman, Josh O’Neill, Shannon Wheeler, and Gideon Kendall (comiXology Originals/Kitchen, Lind & Associates)

Best Webcomic
The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill, (Oni Press)

The Bill Finger Excellence in Comics Writing Award
Joye Murchison Kelly, Dorothy Woolfolk

The Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award
Frederick Joseph, Comics4Kids

The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award
Norma Comics, Barcelona, Spain

The Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award
Hamish Steele, Pantheon (Nobrow)
Pablo Tunica, TMNT Universe (IDW)

Hall of Fame Carol Kalish, Jackie Ormes, Charles Addams, Karen Berger, Dave Gibbons, Rumiko Takahashi


Glad to see the Akira 35th anniversary boxset get a couple of nods, it was a great reproduction of the series.


I was happy to see Black Bolt get a nod. It’s fallen under the radar a fair bit (and everyone is generally bored of The Inhumans) but I caught up with it on Unlimited after good reviews and it’s a great little series.