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In case you missed it yesterday, Dark Horse announced a new middle-grade graphic novel called “Conspiracy of Ravens.”
– Kicking off, The Hollywood Reporter published a long exposé into the affairs of Stan Lee called “Stan Lee Needs a Hero.” The article discusses the recent death of Lee’s wife, the issues with his daughter JC and her problematic spending habits, and the ongoing list of men and lawyers that have taken advantage of Lee.
– Lion Forge‘s Catalyst Prime superhero universe has added and shuffled members of its editorial team. Andrea Colvin is the Executive Editor, followed by Assistant Editor Desiree Rodriguez, editor Jasmine Amiri, and newly hired editors Shawna Gore, Greg Tumbarello, and Amanda Meadows. Lion Forge founders Carl Reed and David Steward II are also stepping in as Editorial Directors.
– Bleeding Cool has reported that CBS Interactive has purchased ComicBook.com. This is the second comic book related site the company owns after purchasing Comic Vine as part of Gamestop.
– In an interview with Newsarama, “Unbeatable Squirrel Girl” creative team Ryan North and Erica Henderson revealed that artist Derek Charm will draw the next arc of the book starting in May after Henderson’s departure. Henderson also teased that she has an “R-rated” graphic novel in the works, and two graphic novels with Brandon Montclare coming from Penguin Random House. Henderson and North have been on “Unbeatable Squirrel Girl” since 2015, and created 39 issues and an OGN. North and Charm previously worked together on “Jughead” at Archie Comics.
– Fan Expo Dallas took place last weekend, and while many people were tuned in to C2E2 (myself included), Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo were at the con to talk the end of “Metal.” The duo talked at DC’s exclusive premium “Fan Experience” and Snyder revealed a good number of details about the new “New Justice” line of titles. You can find those here, but of course beware of spoilers!
– The longlist for the 2018 Orwell Prize for Political Writing were released yesterday and included a graphic novel for the first time. “Threads From the Refugee Crisis” by Kate Evans, a graphic novel of Evans’ time in the French port town of Calais among refugees there, was the first graphic novel nominated for the awards. The shortlist will be announced on May 18th and the winners on June 25th. You can see the full list here.
– The nominees for the Peabody Awards were also released and included Legion and Star Trek: Discovery in its Entertainment category. You can see the full list of nominees here.
– The nominees for the National Cartoonist Awards were also revealed yesterday and included Cliff Chiang, Dean Ormston, and Sana Takeda in its comic book category, as well as Emil Ferris, Tillie White, and Campbell Whyte in its graphic novel category. You can find the full list of nominees here.