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Marvel Entertainment Reveals Comic-Con Panels Schedule

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We are only a few weeks away from the return of San Diego Comic-Con International after a two year in-person hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Marvel will also make a return to Comic-Con and announced a list of panels for the event.

SDCC takes place in San Diego, Calif. from July 21-24, 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center and various places in downtown.

Find out more about Comic-Con via comic-con.org.

Friday, July 22

60 Years of Spider-Man: A This Week in Marvel Special Event

3:00-4:00pm // Room: 25ABC
Ryan Penagos (aka Agent M, VP & Creative Executive) and Nick Lowe (VP & Executive Editor) are joined by the one-and-only Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four) and other surprise guests for a very special live episode of the This Week in Marvel podcast! Ring in the 60th year of Spider-Man with Amazing Fantasy #1000 and see what dangers lurk at the Edge of the Spider-Verse!

Marvel Comics: Marvel Fanfare

4:00-5:00pm // Room: 25ABC
C.B. Cebulski (Editor in Chief) is here to answer your burning questions! Come to inquire about everything and anything you ever wanted to know about the Marvel Universe. What is the wackiest version of Spider-Man from across the multiverse? Does the Illuminati have a poker night? Which Marvel editors would survive Judgment Day? You’ll never know for sure unless you attend this panel! Featuring special guest TBA — and an exciting giveaway!

Saturday, July 23

Marvel Comics: Judgment Day

1:45-2:45pm // Room: 6A
Nick Lowe (Executive Editor) and C.B. Cebulski (Editor in Chief) prepare to pass judgment on their fellow panelists, including Adam Kubert (Wolverine), David Pepose (Fantastic Four), and other Mighty Marvel guests! With the Eve of Judgment already behind us, join this can’t-miss discussion about what trials and tribulations are just around the corner for the Avengers, X-Men, Eternals, and the rest of the Marvel Universe!

Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing

3:00-4:00pm // Room: 6A
Marvel‘s most famous panel returns! C.B. Cebulski (Editor in Chief), Nick Lowe (VP & Executive Editor), and editors Darren Shan and Lauren Bisom lead a line-up of luminaries including Christopher Cantwell (Iron Man), Ram V (Venom, Carnage), and Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing (Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty). What lies ahead for Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, Ghost Rider, and the rest of the Marvel Universe? And what is the mysterious looming danger of the DARK WEB that threatens the future of Spider-Man and the X-Men? This is the only place you can find out! Come for the incredible reveals and stay for a unique giveaway!

Sunday, July 24

Women of Marvel

10:30am-11:30am // Room: 6A
The Women of Marvel are here! Writer and podcast host Angelique Roche will lead a lively discussion with Marvel stars including Senior Editor Lauren Bisom, author Nic Stone (Shuri: A Black Panther Novel), and other Mighty Marvel Guests! What is it like for women working in the industry today, and what is next for Marvel’s woman-led titles? And don’t miss a special giveaway at the end of the panel!

Capes and Tights will have coverage of Comic-Con and a round-up following the event.

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SDCC 2022: Spectacular Weekend of News

Trailers, Teasers, Reveals, News, and so much more from SDCC 2022.

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There has been so much information coming from the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this weekend, including announcements surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Walking Dead, Comic Books, and more. With all this news, lets touch on a few of the items.

MOVIES + TV

SDCC FIRST-LOOK NATIONAL TREASURE: EDGE OF HISTORY

On Thursday, Disney+ released a first-look teaser trailer for the television series sequel to the National Treasure films.

Lisette Alexis was cast in the lead role of Jess Morales with Catherine Zeta-JonesLyndon Smith, Zuri Reed, Jake Austin Walker, Antonio Cipriano and Jordan Rodrigues in supporting roles. Justin Bartha has also joined the series as a guest star to reprise his role from the original films.

Some of the series plot was revealed, as Morales embarks on a journey to save a long-lost Pan-American treasure and uncover her family’s mysterious past.

BRZRKR STILL ON TRACK FOR FILM AND SERIES

Writers Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt and artist Ron Garney discussed the record-breaking comic BRZRKR on Friday to a roaring crowd. During the panel they confirmed BRZRKR is not only getting the feature-film treatment, but also a series at Netflix. The film will be live-action, while the series will be Anime. Additionally, the creative team announced new BRZRKR comic book specials and one-shots are on the horizon.

The 10th issue in the hit 12-issue series goes on-sale at your local comic book shop on September 21, 2022.

THE GOON HEADING TO NETFLIX

The Goon comic book film adaptation is moving forward at Netflix with Patrick Osborne set to direct. The film, which is based on. the comic book by Eric Powell has been stuck in development hell for several years. The Goon was originally published by Dark Horse. Tim Miller is still connected to this project.

MARVEL’S MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR SDCC FIRST-LOOK

Disney shared a trailer for the upcoming Disney Channel Marvel series starring Alison Brie, Andy Cohen, Jennifer Hudson, and more.

I AM GROOT SDCC FIRST-LOOK

I Am Groot hits Disney+ with a series of five original shorts — following Baby Groot’s glory days growing up, and getting into trouble among the stars — created by Ryan Little and directed by Kirsten Lepore. Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper reprise their roles as Groot and Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy respectively.

Attendees of SDCC 2022 were the first to see the new trailer for I Am Groot. However, the trailer has now been released online for us all to enjoy.

MARVEL ANIMATION MAKES A SPLASH AT SDCC

What If…? season two gets a date of early 2023 and ordered for a third season. Marvel Zombies gives a look at the first season drawings. Spider-Man: Freshman Year is coming in 2023 with a second season ordered for 2024 entitled Spider-Man: Sophomore Year. X-Men ’97 will hit Disney+ in 2023. Marvel animation is just getting started.

THE WALKING DEAD GETS RICK + MICHONNE SPIN-OFF SERIES

Originally set for three films, Rick Grimes will return to The Walking Dead Universe with a six-episode limited series on AMC along with Michonne. Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira will reprise their roles as Rick and Michonne respectively. The series is expected to air in 2023.

THE WALKING DEAD FINAL SIX EPISODES GETS PREMIERE DATE

The Walking Dead‘s ending will start on October 2, 2022 with the final six episodes of the 11th season.

SHAZAM: FURY OF THE GODS GETS SDCC TRAILER

DC and Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the upcoming Shazam sequel due out on December 21, 2022. The movie follows Dwayne Johnson‘s Black Adam release in October, Shazam’s traditional comic book enemy.

The film will be set a few years after the first film with the Shazam Family as established heroes in the DC Extended Universe. The Daughters of Atlas are the villains of the story.

LOTS OF SDCC LOOKS AT BLACK ADAM

Dwayne Johnson displayed his full Black Adam costume as well as a SDCC trailer featuring the Justice Society‘s Atom Smasher, Doctor Fate, Cyclone, and Hawkman. Black Adam is due out on October 21, 2022. Additionally, Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller.

MARVEL ANNOUNCES END OF PHASE 4 and ALL OF PHASE 5

Marvel Studios surprised us all with the news the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 will conclude with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in November. Phase 5 will kick-off with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in February 2023 and wrap-up with newly announced Thunderbolts film in November 2024. All Phase 5 films and series were announced.

MCU HUGE SDCC PHASE 6 NEWS

Following the announcement of the end of Phase 4 and the complete Phase 5, Marvel moved on to announce “The Multiverse Saga” will encompass all of Phase 4-6 with Phase 6 starting with Fantastic Four. Additionally, the sixth phase will include not one, but two Avengers films. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars in May 2025 and November 2025 respectively.

Phase 6

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER GETS SDCC TEASER

In the powerful trailer we are introduced to Namor the Sub-Mariner as well his Atlantean family. Namor and the City of Atlantis make their debuts in the film and by the looks of it, have a major role to play. Wakanda, Atlantis, Kings, Queens, Black Panthers and much more make this epic conclusion to Phase 4 a much anticipated film.

Wakanda Forever will also debut the character of Ironheart prior to her television series in 2023 as part of Phase 5. We even get a quick glimpse of who is next in line for the title of Black Panther in the final seconds of the teaser trailer.

KANG and M.O.D.O.K. CONFIRMED FOR QUANTUMANIA

The Marvel Studios SDCC panel on Saturday night officially revealed Jonathan Majors as Kang The Conquerer, previously only known as “He Who Remains” from Loki season one. Majors was welcomed with cheers from the crowd and the excitement was palpable.

Kevin Feige, President at Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer at Marvel, also revealed M.O.D.O.K. (Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing) will make an appearance in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Additionally, Bill Murray has been cast in an unknown role.

CHARLIE COX RETURNS IN DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN

Charlie Cox returns to the Daredevil costume in Daredevil: Born Again coming to Disney+ as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5 in 2024. Cox will be joined by his fellow Netflix star Vincent D’onofrio in the new 18-episode series.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 3 SDCC UPDATES

The story is centered around Peter Quill (Starlord) attempting to win over Gamora who is the new leader of The Ravengers. However, Quill must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them. We will also learn more of Rocket’s origin story, seeing him get taken as a baby raccoon and then raised by The High Evolutionary. The comedy appears to be more toned down in parts and overall the film appears to be a real tear jerker.

It was revealed Maria Bakalova is playing Cosmo the Space Dog and Chukwudi Iwuji is confirmed to be playing The High Evolutionary. Iwuji attend the panel dressed as his character.

COMICS

BATMAN / SPAWN CROSSOVER HAPPENING AGAIN

Jim Lee, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics, and Todd McFarlane announced on Friday night another Batman / Spawn crossover comic is in the works. They first crossed-over in 1994 for two issues, Spawn / Batman #1 was written by Frank Miller and drawn by McFarlane while Batman / Spawn: War Devil was written by Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon and Alan Grant and drawn by Klaus Janson.

Batman / Spawn #1 is set for release on December 13, 2022. A new trade paperback collection of Batman / Spawn: War Devil will release a few weeks prior on November 15.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS / TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COMING BACK

The 1990s comic books are returning as BOOM! Studios and IDW Publishing have confirmed a return of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic. Writer Ryan Parrott and cover artist Dan Mora will handle the comics.

TMNT: THE LAST RONIN SERIES CONTINUES IN THE LOST STORY

TLR: The Lost Years

(Kevin Eastman / Ben Bishop / IDW)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans are getting more of The Last Ronin after the creative team announced the spin-off five-issue series at SDCC 2022. The Lost Story will see the return of writer/creator Kevin Eastman, writer Tom Waltz, artist Ben Bishop and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado. SL Gallant will join the art team. The series will hit shelves in November.

MARVEL TEASES NEW MASSIVE AVENGERS EVENT AND HICKMAN SERIES

Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel at SDCC teased a ton of upcoming projects including the grand finale of Jason Aaron‘s Avengers saga and the next big project for Jonathan Hickman. Aaron will enter its final phase, Avengers Assemble, in November 2022, while the Hickman will be delving into the cosmic side of things.


Of course a ton more stuff was announced, revealed and talked about at this year’s SDCC, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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The Lost Years: The Last Ronin Riveting Story Continues

Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, and Luis Antonio Delgado are back for The Last Ronin – The Lost Years!

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(Kevin Eastman / Ben Bishop / IDW)

Just when we thought we saw the end of The Last Ronin, the crew from the five-issue miniseries announces The Lost Years at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday as part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle “Ronin-verse.”

The Last Ronin – The Lost Years expands on the smash-hit The Last Ronin over a five-issue miniseries with the first issue scheduled to be out in November 2022. Kevin Eastman (TMNT, Drawing Blood), Tom Waltz (TMNT, Silent Hill), Ben Bishop (The Aggregate, Drawing Blood), and Luis Antonio Delgado (TMNT, Ghostbusters) return from the original series with S.L. Gallant (G.I. Joe) joining the fray.

“Continuing to expand on an idea Peter Laird and I had 35 years ago with this incredible creative team has been the adventure of a lifetime,” Eastman said in a quote obtained from io9. “To continue exploring and telling stories within the Last Ronin universe couldn’t possibly be more exciting for me. I’m so thrilled we get to stay and play here for a while and I can’t wait to share everything we have planned. Buckle up, TMNT fans! We’ve got two turtle universes that are both about to get seriously awesome!”

The Lost Years

(Kevin Eastman / Ben Bishop / IDW)

The Last Ronin series followed a lone surviving Turtle in a future NYC far different than the one we know today. The Last Ronin goes on a seemingly hopeless mission to obtain justice for his fallen family and friends. Layouts were done by Eastman with inks by Esau and Isaac Escorza, along with Bishop. Eastman, Laird and Waltz were responsible for the story.

Although the ending of the original series was fairly concrete, Eastman and his creative team have found a way in The Lost Years to examine more of the Ronin-verse. “As time passed, we began to realize that Last Ronin’s story was so much bigger than we had originally anticipated–past, present, and future,” Waltz explained in a statement obtained from io9. “There’s so much more about this world that we still want to share with our fans.”

This team-up between Eastman and Bishop is not the first time. As stated already the two worked together on The Last Ronin, but also have teamed up on Eastman’s Kickstarter released comic “Drawing Blood” where Bishop is the main artist. Now, the amazing creative team returns for The Last Ronin – The Lost Years.

During the announcement, the panel showed a cover of The Lost Years with lines done by Bishop and painted over by Eastman in a winter scene. The artwork on The Last Ronin has been spectacular and it will continue in The Lost Years.

Due to the pandemic and a number of other factors, it took almost 18 months to release the five issue of The Last Ronin with fans having to wait 3-4 months in-between issues. It will be interesting to see what the timeframe of releasing The Lost Years is after the first issue hits shelves in November.

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2022 Eisner Award Winners and HOF Inductees

Over 150 print and online titles from across 65 publishers were nominated for the 2022 Eisner Awards.

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The 2022 Eisner Awards ceremony took place on Friday, July 22 at the San Diego Comic-Con. The award banquet honors the greats in the world of comic book creation and is named after the comic book pioneer Will Eisner.

This year’s Eisner Award judges were comics writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel, author/art historian Kim Munson, retailer Aaron Trites, writer/editor/journalist Rik Offenberger, librarian Jameson Rohrer, and comics journalist/historian Jessica Tseang.

BEST SHORT STORY

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
“Funeral in Foam,” by Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier, in You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife (Iron Circus)

“Generations,” by Daniel Warren Johnson, in Superman: Red & Blue #5 (DC)
“I Wanna Be a Slob,” by Michael Kamison and Steven Arnold, in Too Tough to Die (Birdcage Bottom Books)
“Tap, Tap, Tap,” by Larry O’Neil and Jorge Fornés, in Green Arrow 80th Anniversary (DC)
“Trickster, Traitor, Dummy, Doll,” by Triple Dream (Mel Hilario, Katie Longua, and Lauren Davis), in The Nib Vol 9: Secrets (The Nib)

BEST SINGLE-ISSUE / ONE-SHOT

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez (DC)

Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1, edited by Darren Shan (Marvel)
Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver and Other Tales, by David Petersen (BOOM!/Archaia)
Nightwing #87: “Get Grayson,” by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC)
Wolvendaughter, by Ver (Quindrie Press)

BEST CONTINUING SERIES

EISNER AWARD WINNERS:
Bitter Root, by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene (Image)
Something Is Killing the Children, by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera (BOOM! Studios)

The Department of Truth, by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds (Image)
Immortal Hulk, by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, et al. (Marvel)
Nightwing, by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC)

BEST LIMITED SERIES

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
The Good Asian, by Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi (Image)

Beta Ray Bill: Argent Star, by Daniel Warren Johnson (Marvel)
Hocus Pocus, by Rik Worth and Jordan Collver, hocuspocuscomic.squarespace.com
The Many Deaths of Laila Starr, by Ram V and Filipe Andrade (BOOM! Studios)
Stray Dogs, by Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner (Image)
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, by Tom King and Bilquis Evely (DC)

BEST NEW SERIES

Eisner Award: The Nice House on the Lake

(DC Black Label)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
The Nice House on the Lake, by James Tynion IV and Álvaro Martínez Bueno (DC Black Label)

The Human Target, by Tom King and Greg Smallwood (DC)
Not All Robots, by Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr. (AWA Upshot)
Radiant Black, by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa (Image)
Ultramega, by James Harren (Image Skybound)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (up to age 8)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Chibi Usagi: Attack of the Heebie Chibis, by Julie and Stan Sakai (IDW)

Arlo & Pips #2: Join the Crow Crowd!, by Elise Gravel (HarperAlley)
I Am Oprah Winfrey, by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos (Dial Books for Young Readers)
Monster Friends, by Kaeti Vandorn (Random House Graphic)
Tiny Tales: Shell Quest, by Steph Waldo (HarperAlley)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (ages 9-12)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Salt Magic, by Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock (Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House)

Allergic, by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter (Scholastic)
Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat, by Ben Towle (Dead Reckoning)
Rainbow Bridge, by Steve Orlando, Steve Foxe, and Valentina Brancati (AfterShock)
Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear, by Trang Nguyen and Jeet Zdung (Dial Books for Young Readers)
The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean, by Kim Dwinell (Top Shelf)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS (ages 13-17)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
The Legend of Auntie Po, by Shing Yin Khor (Kokila/Penguin Random House)

Adora and the Distance, by Marc Bernardin and Ariela Kristantina (Comixology Originals)
Clockwork Curandera, vol. 1: The Witch Owl Parliament, by David Bowles and Raul the Third (Tu Books/Lee & Low Books)
Strange Academy, by Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos (Marvel)
Wynd, by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas (BOOM! Box)

BEST HUMOR PUBLICATION

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Not All Robots, by Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr. (AWA Upshot)

Bubble, by Jordan Morris, Sarah Morgan, and Tony Cliff (First Second/Macmillan)
Cyclopedia Exotica, by Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Scumbag, by Rick Remender and various (Image)
Thirsty Mermaids, by Kat Leyh (Gallery 13/Simon and Schuster)
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, by Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata, translation by Nova Skipper (VIZ Media)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife, edited by Kel McDonald and Andrea Purcell (Iron Circus)

Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (And Not So Possible)Tomorrows, by Rose Eveleth and various, edited by Laura Dozier (Abrams ComicArts)
My Only Child, by Wang Ning and various, edited by Wang Saili, translation by Emma Massara (LICAF/Fanfare Presents)
The Silver Coin, by Michael Walsh and various (Image)
Superman: Red & Blue, edited by Jamie S. Rich, Brittany Holzherr, and Diego Lopez (DC)

BEST REALITY-BASED WORK

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
The Black Panther Party: A Graphic History, by David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson (Ten Speed Press)

Hakim’s Odyssey, Book 1: From Syria to Turkey, by Fabien Toulmé, translation by Hannah Chute (Graphic Mundi/Penn State University Press)
Lugosi: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula, by Koren Shadmi (Humanoids)
Orwell, by Pierre Christin and Sébastien Verdier, translation by Edward Gauvin (SelfMadeHero)
Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, by Kristen Radtke (Pantheon/Penguin Random House)
The Strange Death of Alex Raymond, by Dave Sim and Carson Grubaugh (Living the Line)

BEST GRAPHIC MEMOIR

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Run: Book One, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury, and Nate Powell (Abrams ComicArts)

Factory Summers, by Guy Delisle, translated by Helge Dascher and Rob Aspinall (Drawn & Quarterly)
Parenthesis, by Élodie Durand, translation by Edward Gauvin (Top Shelf)
Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest, by Nate Powell (Abrams ComicArts)
The Secret to Superhuman Strength, by Alison Bechdel (Mariner Books)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM—NEW

Monsters

(Fantagraphics)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Monsters, by Barry Windsor-Smith (Fantagraphics)

Ballad For Sophie, by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia, translation by Gabriela Soares (Top Shelf)
Destroy All Monsters (A Reckless Book), by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
In., by Will McPhail (Mariner Books)
Meadowlark: A Coming-of-Age Crime Story, by Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth (Grand Central Publishing)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM—REPRINT

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
The Complete American Gods, by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton (Dark Horse)

Locke & Key: Keyhouse Compendium, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez (IDW)
Middlewest: The Complete Tale, by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona (Image)
Rick and Morty vs Dungeons and Dragons Deluxe Edition, by Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub, and Troy Little (Oni)
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: California Deluxe Edition, by Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, and Becky Cloonan (Dark Horse)

BEST ADAPTATION FROM ANOTHER MEDIUM

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
George Orwell’s 1984: The Graphic Novel, adapted by Fido Nesti (Mariner Books)

After the Rain, by Nnedi Okorafor, adapted by John Jennings and David Brame (Megascope/Abrams ComicArts)
Bubble by Jordan Morris, Sarah Morgan, and Tony Cliff (First Second/Macmillan)
Disney Cruella, adapted by Hachi Ishie (VIZ Media)
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, by Robert Tressell, adapted by Sophie and Scarlett Rickard (SelfMadeHero)

BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
The Shadow of a Man, by Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten, translation by Stephen D. Smith (IDW)

Ballad For Sophie, by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia, translation by Gabriela Soares (Top Shelf)
Between Snow and Wolf, by Agnes Domergue and Helene Canac, translation by Maria Vahrenhorst (Magnetic)
Love: The Mastiff, by Frederic Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci (Magnetic)
The Parakeet, by Espé, translation by Hannah Chute ((Graphic Mundi/Penn State University Press)

BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL—ASIA

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection, by Junji Ito, translation by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)

Chainsaw Man, by Tatsuki Fujimoto, translation by Amanda Haley (VIZ Media)
Kaiju No. 8, by Naoya Matsumoto, translation by David Evelyn (VIZ Media)
Robo Sapiens: Tales of Tomorrow (Omnibus), by Toranosuke Shimada, translation by Adrienne Beck (Seven Seas)
Spy x Family, by Tatsuya Endo, translation by Casey Loe (VIZ Media)
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, by Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata, translation by Nova Skipper (VIZ Media)

BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT—STRIPS (at least 20 years old)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Popeye: The E.C. Segar Sundays, vol. 1 by E.C. Segar, edited by Gary Groth and Conrad Groth (Fantagraphics)

Friday Foster: The Sunday Strips, by Jim Lawrence and Jorge Longarón, edited by Christopher Marlon, Rich Young, and Kevin Ketner (Ablaze)
Trots and Bonnie, by Shary Flenniken, edited by Norman Hathaway (New York Review Comics)
The Way of Zen, adapted and illustrated by C. C. Tsai, translated by Brian Bruya (Princeton University Press)

BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT—COMIC BOOKS (at least 20 years old)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
EC Covers Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Farewell, Brindavoine, by Tardi, translation by Jenna Allen, edited by Conrad Groth (Fantagraphics)
Marvel Comics Library: Spider-Man vol. 1: 1962–1964, by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, edited by Steve Korté (TASCHEN)
Spain Rodriguez: My Life and Times, vol. 3, edited by Patrick Rosenkranz (Fantagraphics)
Steranko Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artisan Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
Uncle Scrooge: “Island in the Sky,” by Carl Barks, edited by J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)

BEST WRITER

Something Is Killing The Children

(BOOM! Studios)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
James Tynion IV, House of Slaughter, Something Is Killing the Children, Wynd (BOOM! Studios); The Nice House on the Lake, The Joker, Batman, DC Pride 2021 (DC); The Department of Truth (Image); Blue Book, Razorblades (Tiny Onion Studios)

Ed Brubaker, Destroy All Monsters, Friend of the Devil (Image)
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons Book One(DC)
Filipe Melo, Ballad for Sophie (Top Shelf)
Ram V, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr (BOOM! Studios); The Swamp Thing(DC); Carnage: Black, White & Blood, Venom (Marvel)

BEST WRITER / ARTIST

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Barry Windsor-Smith, Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Alison Bechdel, The Secret to Superhuman Strength (Mariner Books)
Junji Ito, Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection, Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection, Sensor (VIZ Media)
Daniel Warren Johnson, Superman: Red & Blue (DC); Beta Ray Bill (Marvel)
Will McPhail, In: A Graphic Novel (Mariner Books)

BEST PENCILER / INKER or PENCILER / INKER TEAM

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Phil Jimenez, Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons (DC)

Filipe Andrade, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr (BOOM! Studios)
Bruno Redondo, Nightwing (DC)
Esad Ribic, Eternals (Marvel)
Craig Russell, Norse Mythology (Dark Horse)

BEST PAINTER / MULTIMEDIA ARTIST (interior art)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)

Federico Bertolucci, Brindille, Love: The Mastiff (Magnetic)
John Bolton, Hell’s Flaw (Renegade Arts Entertainment)
Juan Cavia, Ballad for Sophie (Top Shelf)
Frank Pe, Little Nemo (Magnetic)
Ileana Surducan, The Lost Sunday (Pronoia AB)

BEST COVER ARTIST

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Jen Bartel, Future State Immortal Wonder Woman #1 & 2, Wonder Woman Black & Gold #1, Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary (DC); Women’s History Month variant covers (Marvel)

David Mack, Norse Mythology (Dark Horse)
Bruno Redondo, Nightwing (DC)
Alex Ross, Black Panther, Captain America, Captain America/Iron Man #2, Immortal Hulk, Iron Man, The U.S. of The Marvels (Marvel)
Julian Totino Tedesco, Just Beyond: Monstrosity (BOOM!/KaBoom!); Dune: House Atreides (BOOM! Studios); Action Comics (DC); The Walking Dead Deluxe (Image Skybound)
Yoshi Yoshitani, I Am Not Starfire (DC); The Blue Flame, Giga, Witchblood(Vault)

BEST COLORING

Undiscovered Country

(Image Comics)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Matt Wilson, Undiscovered Country (Image); Fire Power (Image Skybound); Eternals, Thor, Wolverine (Marvel); Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters (Oni)

Filipe Andrade/Inês Amaro, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr (BOOM! Studios)
Terry Dodson, Adventureman (Image Comics)
Katie O’Neill, The Tea Dragon Tapestry (Oni)
Jacob Phillips, Destroy All Monsters, Friend of the Devil (Image)

BEST LETTERING

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Barry Windsor-Smith, Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Wes Abbott, Future State, Nightwing, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman Black & Gold (DC)
Clayton Cowles, The Amazons, Batman, Batman/Catwoman, Strange Adventures, Wonder Woman Historia (DC); Adventureman (Image); Daredevil, Eternals, King in Black, Strange Academy, Venom, X-Men Hickman, X-Men Duggan (Marvel)
Crank!, Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, The Tea Dragon Tapestry (Oni);Money Shot (Vault)
Ed Dukeshire, Once & Future, Seven Secrets (BOOM Studios)

BEST COMICS-RELATED PERIODICAL / JOURNALISM

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
WomenWriteAboutComics.com, edited by Wendy Browne and Nola Pfau (WWAC)

Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
The Columbus Scribbler, edited by Brian Canini, Jack Wallace, and Steve Steiner, columbusscribbler.com
Fanbase Press, edited by Barbra Dillon, fanbasepress.com
tcj.com, edited by Tucker Stone and Joe McCulloch (Fantagraphics)

BEST COMICS-RELATED BOOKS

All of the Marvels

(Douglas Wolk / Penguin Press)

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
All of the Marvels, by Douglas Wolk (Penguin Press)

The Art of Thai Comics: A Century of Strips and Stripes, by Nicolas Verstappen (River Books)
Fantastic Four No. 1: Panel by Panel, by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Chip Kidd, and Geoff Spear (Abrams ComicArts)
Old Gods & New: A Companion to Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, by John Morrow, with Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)
True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee, by Abraham Riesman (Crown)

BEST ACADEMIC / SCHOLARLY WORK

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Comics and the Origins of Manga: A Revisionist History, by Eike Exner (Rutgers University Press)

The Life and Comics of Howard Cruse: Taking Risks in the Service of Truth, by Andrew J. Kunka (Rutgers University Press)
Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal Identity,by Zack Kruse  (University Press of Mississippi)
Pulp Empire: The Secret History of Comics Imperialism, by Paul S. Hirsch (University of Chicago Press)
Rebirth of the English Comic Strip: A Kaleidoscope, 1847–1870, by David Kunzle  (University Press of Mississippi)

BEST PUBLICATION DESIGN

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Marvel Comics Library: Spider-Man vol. 1: 1962–1964 (TASCHEN)

The Complete American Gods, designed by Ethan Kimberling (Dark Horse)
The Complete Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Deluxe Edition, designed by Justin Allan-Spencer (Fantagraphics)
Crashpad, designed by Gary Panter and Justin Allan-Spencer (Fantagraphics)
Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo, designed by Tyler Boss (Z2)
Popeye Vol. 1 by E.C. Segar, designed by Jacob Covey (Fantagraphics)

BEST WEBCOMIC

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Lore Olympus, by Rachel Smythe (WEBTOON)

Batman: Wayne Family Adventures, by CRC Payne and StarBrite (DC/WEBTOON),
Isle of Elsi, by Alec Longstreth
Navillera: Like a Butterfly, by Hun and Jimmy, translation by Kristianna Lee (Tapas Medie/Kakao Entertainment), https://tapas.io/series/navillera-like-a-butterfly
Unmasked, by Breri and Nuitt (WebToon Factory/Europe Comics)

BEST DIGITAL COMIC

EISNER AWARD WINNER:
Snow Angels, by Jeff Lemire and Jock (Comixology Originals)

Days of Sand, by Aimée de Jongh, translation by Christopher Bradley (Europe Comics)
Everyone Is Tulip, by Dave Baker and Nicole Goux, everyoneistulip.com
It’s Jeff, by Kelly Thompson and Gurihiru (Marvel)
Love After World Domination 1-3, by Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu, translation by Steven LeCroy (Kodansha)

EISNER HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

Kevin Eastman

(The Hundred)

At the end of April, Comic-Con announced the six creators who would be automatically inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2022: Marie Duval (co-creator in 1867 of the British cartoon character “Alley Sloper,” considered the first recurring cartoon character), Rose O’Neill (creator of The Kewpies in 1912), Max Gaines, Mark Gruenwald, Filipino American artist Alex Niño (DC, Marvel, Warren, Heavy Metal), and P. Craig Russell (Elric, The Sandman, Coraline, American Gods, and Norse Mythology).

In addition to the automatic inductees, the judges also selected 17 nominees from whom voters would select an additional five creators to be inducted. The inductions include Howard Chaykin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, Asian American civil rights activist and G.I. Joe scribe Larry Hama, manga great and Shojo pioneer Moto Hagio, and Daredevil: Born Again and Batman: Year One creator David Mazzucchelli. Also inducted to this year’s Hall of Fame is Animal Man‘s Grant Morrison.

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