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In case you missed it, news from this week’s San Diego Comic-Con began in earnest yesterday (and we ran no less than nine pre-con announcements). Be sure to follow the SDCC 19 tag to keep current on all this week’s Comic-Con news.
– In a press release, Six Foot Press announced they’ll be publishing an in-depth look at legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz’s (“The New Mutants,” “Elektra: Assassin”) work. “Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution” will include over 200 pages of art, including never before seen sketches from Sienkiewicz’s private notebooks. The book releases in October and will be followed by two more volumes. To learn more, head over to Six Foot Press’s website.
– Marvel Comics announced that Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s “Absolute Carnage” miniseries will now run for five issues, rather than the previously-solicited four. Marvel also revealed Stegman, Frank Martin, and JP Mayer’s cover to “Absolute Carnage” #4, in an announcement over at their website.
– The Saturn Awards announced this year’s list of nominees, which includes a number of comic adaptation-specific categories, as well as comics-adjacent movies and TV shows that managed to sneak their way into other categories (looking at you, Alita: Battle Angel and Krypton). You can view the full list of nominees by clicking the link above. The winners will be announced on September 13.
– In somewhat related news, Saturn Award-nominated actress Melissa Benoist will be directing an upcoming episode of The CW’s Supergirl, and sporting an updated costume in season five. Supergirl returns to the CW on October 6.
– Marvel Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada will host his own Disney+ series in 2020, in which he asks guests from a variety of industries how they tell their stories. According to Wired, Joe Q’s Storyboards will run about a dozen 10 to 15 minute episodes, featuring guests like Hugh Jackman, Johnny Weir, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay.
– In other Marvel Entertainment news, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo are launching a brief U.S. tour to say “thank you” to MCU fans. You can find full details and tour dates for the We Love You 3000 Tour (which begins this week at SDCC and ends on Aug. 25 in Anaheim, CA) at Marvel.com.
– And finally, the first teaser for The King’s Man, the next entry in 20th Century Fox’s Kingsman series, dropped yesterday. You can check it out on YouTube. The movie, a prequel exploring the origins of the Kingsman organization during WW1, will be released on February 14, 2020.