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– Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s “Monstress” Vol 1 won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, beating out recent trade paperbacks of “Black Panther,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Paper Girls,” “Saga,” and “The Vision.” The awards were held on August 11 at Worldcon 75: Newsarama has a full list of the nominees and winners, whom the Los Angeles Times has noted were mostly women like Liu and Takeda.
– Speaking of awards, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Riverdale, The Flash and Supergirl all took home trophies from the 2017 Teen Choice Awards. CBR has a full breakdown of all the winners in every category, which include Tom Holland, Zendaya, Chris Pine, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, and Riverdale‘s Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch and Camilla Mendes.
– Marvel has announced “Power Pack” is returning in November for ‘Marvel Legacy:’ the title will resume with #63, and the creative team includes writer Devin Grayson (“Black Widow”) and artist Marika Cresta (“Grimm Tales of Terror”). ComicBook.com has the cover art and solicitation for the issue, along with those for “Spider-Man/Deadpool” #23 and #24, “Guardians Of The Galaxy” #146 & #147, and “Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider” #10.
– SyFy Wire has the first look at the new Vertigo horror series “Imaginary Fiends.” Written by “Hack/Slash” creator Tim Seeley and drawn by Stephen Molnar (“Star Trek”), it depicts a world where imaginary friends are very real, and attempting to gain power. The first issue is out November 15.
– Image also have a new horror series in November, titled “The Gravediggers Union,” which is written by Wes Craig, expanding on an earlier story from his online “Blackhand Comics” series. Drawn by Toby Cypress (“Blue Estate”), the comic revolves around three members of a brotherhood “who bury the dead in the day and make sure they stay buried at night.” The full press release, with comments from the creators, can be read at Newsarama.
– BOOM! Studios have announced “Bad Mask” for November. Described as the “first multimedia graphic novel experience,” the comic by Jon Chad comes in a box with worldbuilding supplements like trading cards, in-universe publications and access to online videos and letters. “Bad Mask” itself tells the story of Gabrielle, a young recruit in the titular organization who realizes she’s on the wrong side. The press release is also on Newsarama.
– John Romita Jr. spoke at the Boston Comic Con about his forthcoming collaboration with Frank Miller, “Superman: Year One.” “I’ve seen the reactions online about, ‘Oh, my God, here we go, another Superman origin,’ and it’s not really the origin retelling,” CBR quoted him as saying. “It’s after the origin, it’s after he lands, what happens between the time he lands and the time he realizes what he is.” He also said to expect it to be around 100 pages in length.
– Entertainment Weekly has received a photo from the set of Jessica Jones season two, revealing David Tennant will be back as Kilgrave. It was not clarified if Tennant will play the supervillain in a flashback, or if Kilgrave will develop a healing factor like his comic book counterpart. Jessica Jones returns early next year.
– Joel McHale is in talks to star in the TV version of Valiant’s “Quantum and Woody:” he could play Woody Henderson, the white half of the titular adoptive brothers. The Russo brothers, who directed McHale on Community and Arrested Development, are the executive producers, while Ant-Man writers Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari are tentatively set to serve as showrunners.
– Joi “SJ” Harris, the first female African-American professional road racer, has died while working as a stuntwoman on Deadpool 2. Harris was doubling for Zazie Beetz as Domino on a motorcycle, which swerved out of control and crashed into a window at Shaw Tower in Vancouver. Deadline has the full details, including a statement from director David Leitch, a former stuntman himself.Continued below
– Melody Reed has been selected as operations manager of the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) festival. Jeff Smith (“Bone”), President and Artistic Director of CXC, said in a press release, “We’ve only known Melody a short time, but already she is a perfect fit. I am pleased to welcome Ms. Reed to the festival, and look forward to working with her.”